The latest updates from North Star
North Star has signed a strategic partnership with VesselMan, a best-of-breed software company specialising in driving smarter and more efficient projects management with innovative technology.
North Star has secured a contract with energy utility giant EnBW to deliver a new hybrid-electric service operations vessel (SOV) on a decade-long minimum charter to service the He Dreiht wind farm off the coast of Germany.
As the shipping world continues on its journey to decarbonise and green technologies onboard vessels become the new norm, ensuring the workforce is upskilled and safe is key to a sustainable future. With the sector at an important intersection where traditional meets innovation, Colin Rushton, North Star’s Group HR and Crewing Manager says ensuring crews and onshore teams are supported is key to ensuring strong operational performance and a happy workplace.
As North Star celebrates the official naming of its second SOV, the Grampian Derwent, and it’s second daughter craft, the Alison Kay, CEO Matthew Gordon reflects on how collaboration remains the linchpin of progress, driving the business towards a more sustainable future in its ambition to add 40 hybrid Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) to its fleet by 2040.
When Maria Persson was told her original seafaring cadet programme sponsor could not provide her with the offshore experience she needed to complete her training qualification, North Star stepped in to help her out with the necessary operational ship time to qualify. Since then, Maria has made a big splash at the company, securing a full-time position as one of the company’s 1,300 strong workforce earlier this summer.
LR will conduct the design appraisal and survey of two Vard Commissioning Service Operations Vessels, due to be delivered in 2025 to North Star.
North Star has hired sustainable shipping specialist Dr Tamara Topić to lead on the implementation of its environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) strategy, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable business practices aligned to global net zero goals.
SMST has been awarded a contract by Norwegian shipbuilder VARD for the supply of two sets of mission equipment for North Star’s newbuild Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs).
Stillstrom and North Star sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the adoption of offshore charging and vessel electrification technologies for Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) in the offshore wind sector.
With the company’s first two chartered offshore wind fleet newbuilds delivered three months early this summer, and four more of its hybrid-electric ships currently under construction, Fraser Dobbie, chief financial officer at North Star, shares how to ensure you literally don’t miss the boat.
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