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Shipbuilding

Polar expedition vessel delivered by Brodosplit

Croatian shipyard, Brodosplit, has handed over the polar expedition cruise ship, Ultramarine, to US cruise line, Quark Expeditions, part of the Travelopia Group. The 128m-long vessel, with capacity for up to 200 passengers and 140 crew, was…

12.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Construction of Transtejo ferries starts at Gondan

Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has started construction of ten electric ferries for the Portuguese river passenger transport operator Transtejo-Transportes Tejo S.A. With a capacity of around 540 passengers, they will operate on the Tagus…

12.04.2021
Shipbuilding

AiP for GTT’s new digital sloshing system

Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle (AiP) for a digital system, developed by Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), for LNG membrane tank maintenance. Based on the company’s “sloshing virtual sensor” technology and using its tank digital twin,…

09.04.2021
Shipping

Meriaura targets carbon-neutral transport

Finnish shipping group Meriaura has started the preparation and design of a container feeder ship which will be part of a transport concept that targets 100% carbon neutrality. The concept is based on hybrid propulsion that enables the ship to…

09.04.2021
Shipping

Hydrogen-powered vessel on River Seine

The European Innovation Project Flagships is set to deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel operating on hydrogen, plying the river Seine in Paris. The hydrogen cargo transport vessel will be owned by French inland shipowner…

08.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Low-emission tugboats to benefit LNG Canada project

A new towage venture called HaiSea Marine has a contract from energy group LNG Canada to build and operate low-emission electric-/gas-powered escort and harbour tugs for the gas export terminal in Kitimat in Canada. HaiSea Marine, a joint venture…

08.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Contract for ultra-sustainable live fish carrier

Norway’s HAV Design and Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) have won a NOK 90 million contract for a live fish carrier which claims to have the smallest environmental footprint per unit of transported salmon. The vessel has been ordered by Frøy AS and…

07.04.2021
Shipping

Egil Ulvan Rederi chosen to realise hydrogen-powered vessel project

Norwegian shipping company Egil Ulvan Rederi has won a contract to build and operate a new type of zero-emission cargo ship. The contract was awarded by Heidelberg Cement Norway and Norwegian agricultural cooperative Felleskjopet AGRI who aim to…

07.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Svitzer strengthens Scandinavian presence

Towage firm, Svitzer Europe, is to station two new icebreaking tugs, just delivered from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine, in Scandinavia. The two new vessels will enable the tug company to strengthen its presence across the Nordic countries. The…

06.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft first to win new cruise order

A subsidiary of global logistics group Nippon Yūsen Kabushiki Kaisha, NYK Cruises, has placed an order with Meyer Werft to build a 51,950gt vessel in the shipyard’s covered building dock in Papenburg. The 229-m long vessel will be powered by LNG and…

06.04.2021
Shipbuilding

“Most sustainable workboat” to join Acta Marine fleet in the summer

The Coastal Crown, a multi-purpose hybrid workboat of ultra-shallow draught Multicat design, is in the final stages of construction at Netherlands shipyard, Bijlsma Wartena, and will join Acta Marine’s 40-ship fleet this summer. Claimed to be “the…

01.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Stockholm to commission electric fast ferry in 2023

A 30-passenger all-electric ferry is due to enter service in Stockholm in 2023. Funded by the city’s boat builder, Candela Speedboat, and the Swedish transport authority, the 12m-long P-30 is claimed to be the world’s fastest and most…

31.03.2021
Offshore

Bureau Veritas completes Ghana LNG classification project

Bureau Veritas (BV) has completed classification of the newly built Torman LNG floating regasification unit (FRU) at Tema Port in Ghana. The import facility, developed by Luxembourg-headquartered Gasfin, involves both the FRU and a Moss-type floating…

30.03.2021
Shipping

New LNG bunkering service launched in Antwerp

The Port of Antwerp, gas infrastructure group Fluxys, and liquid natural gas supplier, Titan LNG, have celebrated the christening of a new LNG bunker barge, FlexFueler 002, now in operation from its base at quay 526/528. The barge, which will make…

29.03.2021
Shipbuilding

L3Harris selected to design an autonomous ship concept for DARPA

U.S. group L3Harris Technologies was chosen by U.S. Government’s Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for phase one of the two-phase No Manning Required Ship (NOMARS) program. The company is selected to design a long-endurance autonomous…

29.03.2021
Shipbuilding

DSME wins AiP class approval for in-house rotor sail system

DNV has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) for a rotor sail system developed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The technology is designed for large oil tankers and LNG carriers. The virtual AiP ceremony was attended by Hwa-Lyong…

26.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Strategic Marine notches up two more FCB orders from Centus Marine

Singapore-based offshore service vessel operator, Centus Marine Sdn Bhd, has placed a contract for two 42m-long fast crew boats (FCBs) at the island nation’s shipbuilder, Strategic Marine (S) Pte Ltd. The two FCBs, due for delivery in the second and…

25.03.2021
Shipbuilding

First ME-GA engine demonstration

MAN Energy Solutions has demonstrated its latest low-speed, dual-fuel engine – an MAN B&W ME-GA type designed for LNG/fuel-oil running – at a recent ceremony live-streamed from its Copenhagen Research Centre. The new engine is an Otto-cycle variant…

24.03.2021
Shipbuilding

ClassNK issues AiP for methanol dual-fuelled tanker

ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP)  for the design of a methanol dual-fuelled tanker developed by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Company Ltd. The design complies with the IMO’s “Interim Guidelines for the Safety of…

24.03.2021
Companies & People

New specialist survey company set up in Hamburg

Nicola Offshore GmbH, a new specialist survey company, has opened for business from headquarters in Hamburg. The company is a joint venture between Nicola Engineering GmbH, a marine survey firm, and Netherlands-based workboat manufacturer, ProMarine…

23.03.2021