NIOZ research vessel to be built by Astilleros Armon

Dutch ocean research agency NIOZ has selected Spanish yard Astilleros Armon to build a research vessel. A final contract is expected to be awarded soon. Armon came ahead in an EU-wide tender for the vessel. It is scheduled to be delivered in summer…


Damen pushes ahead with alternative fuels

Offshore personnel transfer company, Windcat, has ordered two hydrogen-powered commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs), designed by Damen Shipyards in cooperation with Windcat and CMB.TECH. The ‘Elevation Series’ ships will be built by…


Mitsui O.S.K teams up with JERA to develop ammonia carriers

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with JERA, Japan's biggest power generator, to study development of a new type of gas carriers to transport fuel-grade ammonia. The study will include…


EST-Floattech wins ten-ship battery contract

Netherlands-headquartered EST-Floattech has won a contract from Rolls-Royce Power Systems to supply Green Orca 1050 battery modules for nine fast ferries to be built at Armon Shipyard in Spain, and a 76m-long yacht ordered at Turkey’s Turquoise…


Four new WTIVs to receive Schottel azimuth thrusters

Four new wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV) nearing completion at Jiangsu-based Dayang Offshore Equipment in China, will have Schottel thruster installations for both main propulsion and dynamic positioning operations. Each WTIV will have two…


New standard for 3D model-based design to streamline approval processes

Finnish ship design firm, Deltamarin, has received 3D model-based approval from DNV for classification material relating to Höegh Autoliners’ Aurora-class pure car truck carriers. Deltamarin and DNV have been collaborating with industrial software…

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