SRC gets approval for Methanol Superstorage system

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to SRC Group for a new methanol storage retrofit system. The fuel has been identified as one of the frontrunners for existing ships as their owners seek to decarbonise their operations by…

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Spain-Morocco ferry links change hands

Flensburg-based ferry company, FRS, is selling its 23-year-old subsidiary, FRS Iberia, to Denmark’s DFDS. The Danish ferry operator will take over routes between Spain and Morocco including services between Tarifa and Tangier, Algeciras, Gibraltar,…


First electricity from DemoSATH in Spain

The first floating offshore wind installation in Spain, DemoSATH, is now connected to the country’s grid. The test facility will be capable of meeting the annual electricity demand of around 2,000 households. Developed by Spanish engineering firm…


FureBear JV orders two more 'Vinga' tankers

Sweden's Furetank AB and Canada's Algoma Central Corporation have ordered two more Vinga-class product tankers through their 50:50 joint venture, FureBear. The latest contract brings the total number of Vinga intermediate product tankers under…


Wärtsilä to supply systems for methanol-fuelled RoRo ships

Integrated hybrid propulsion systems from Wärtsilä are to be installed on two new RoRo ships, the first methanol-fuelled vessels of this type. They are being built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) for Stena RoRo and will be deployed on…


Damen wins pusher tug order in Paraguay

Concordia Damen has won a contract from Paraguay’s Girona S.A. - Rio Sur Transporte y Logistica for a CDS4115 shallow draught River Pusher tug. The family-owned company will deploy the 5,400hp vessel on services for customers on the 2,695km-long…

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