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  • Writer's pictureSarah Whiteford

Thor changes hands, Maersk Deliverer contract extended & Svitzer offers carbon-neutral towage

It’s Good News Monday!

This Monday we talk about:

  1. Offshore Wind: Harren & Partner has acquired the DP2 jack-up vessel Thor from DEME

  2. Maersk Deliverer receives contract extension from Inpex

  3. Svitzer is offering carbon-neutral towing in the UK

Image Credit: Bart Snoei,

According to : "Thor is a 2010-built dynamic positioning (DP2) jack-up crane vessel ideal for maintenance projects at offshore wind energy plants as well as wind turbine installations. With a 500-t capacity, a high-outreach offshore crane and a fully equipped accommodation block for up to 56 people, this highly versatile vessel also has a strong track record. Thor is 107.82 metres long and sails under the Madeiran flag."

Image Credit: is reporting "Inpex has exercised an option to extend its charter of Maersk Drilling’s ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig Maersk Deliverer for operations on the Japanese operator's giant Ichthys gas field offshore Western Australia.

The 12-months extension is expected to start in July 2023 in direct continuation of the rig’s current contract, which has a dayrate of US$266,200. Another 12-month option remains on the Maersk Deliverer’s contract."

Svitzer's tugs running on biofuel assist an LNG carrier into Grain LNG terminal on the Medway in Kent (source: Svitzer). Image from Riviera

Martyn Wingrove at Riviera reports "Shipowners and operators can cut their scope 3 carbon emissions from towage services using Svitzer’s tugs in the UK after an agreement was signed with a procurement platform provider.

Svitzer offers carbon-neutral EcoTow for escorting and manoeuvring ships into and out of terminals in London and Medway, in southeast England, with its tugs powered by sustainably sourced marine biofuels. Up to 10 tugs working in the Thames Estuary and Medway River run on sustainable second-generation biofuels derived from hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO)."

Smile, it’s Good News Monday! :-)


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