Europe's fledgling offshore wind power industry has produced an order for an entirely new breed of vessel designed to transport and position wind turbines. U.K.- based engineering firm Mayflower Energy has contracted one such vessel from Shanhaiguan
Burmeister & Wain Shipyard, Copenhagen, recently delivered Yard No. 883 the M/S Baumare — the third of a series of 17 fuelsaving Panamax bulkcarriers of approximately 64,000 dwt on the yard's order list. The M / S Baumare was delivered to the shipping company Baumare Inc.
The culmination of two years of construction, the R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer emerged from the Larose, La., shipyard of North American Shipbuilding as the nation's first commercial icebreaking research ship. Able to break ice three feet thick at a speed of three knots,