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Shipbuilding

SCF takes delivery of second Atlanticmax LNG carrier

Sovcomflot (SCF) has taken delivery of the 174,000m3 SCF Barents, the second in a series of three Atlanticmax-class LNG carriers ordered in 2018. The vessel is on long-term charter to a Shell subsidiary. The latest delivery brings SCF’s operating LNG...

18.09.2020
Shipping

Abu Dhabi’s Port Khalifa expansion on track

Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has announced that the expansion of the Khalifa Port is on pace for completion. Phase 1 of ADP’s Logistics and South Quay project is set to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2021. By then, the port’s container...

17.09.2020
Shipbuilding

RoPax ferry launched in Finland

Wasaline’s RoPax ferry Aurora Botnia has been launched at Finnish shipyard, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). Due for delivery in spring 2021, the vessel will be deployed on the Kvarken Strait between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden. The vessel’s...

16.09.2020
Offshore

Equinor seeks share in Japan’s first offshore wind round

Norwegian state energy firm, Equinor, has teamed up with Japanese electricity companies, Jera and J-Power, in preparation to submit a joint bid in the first round of the country’s offshore wind auction. The move reflects Equinor’s strategy of...

15.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Skipsteknisk-designed factory trawlers to be built in Turkey

Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard has signed contracts for two Arctic freezer trawlers with customers from Denmark and the Faroe Islands. Designs for the two vessels were created by Norwegian ship design consultants Skipsteknisk (SK-119) and both will be...

15.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Swedish cluster introduces Oceanbird

A Swedish consortium has developed a wind-powered car carrier design capable of carrying about 7,000 vehicles. Called the Oceanbird, it is a project from the KTH Centre for Naval Architecture, shipping group Wallenius Marine and maritime technology...

14.09.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN books first orders for Chinese emission-compliant engines

MAN Energy Solutions’ Chinese licensee, CMP, has landed the first orders for small-bore, four-stroke engines complying with imminent new Chinese emission regulations applying to inland and coastal ship operations. The new emission limits, embodied in...

14.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen delivers fast crew transfer vessel

A Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, named Green Waves, has been delivered by Damen Shipyards Group to Dutch shipping services company, Rederij Groen. Together with three existing FCS 2610 units, the new vessel will be deployed in the transfer of...

11.09.2020
Offshore

Integrated crew and vessel management system

UK-based fleet monitoring and control specialist, Reygar Ltd, and CrewSmart, a regulatory compliance and crew management company, are to provide an integrated system for High Speed Transfers (HST), a Swansea-based crew transport set-up, operating in...

10.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Russian joint venture orders ten more LNG carriers

Sovcomflot (SCF) and natural gas producer, Novatek, have signed contracts for ten icebreaking Arc7 LNG carriers to be built at Russia’s Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the country’s far eastern Primorski Krai region. The vessels, which will be leased...

09.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Next Generation Shipyards and Coastwise sign for construction of new OSVs

Next Generation Shipyards in the Netherlands has an order to build two offshore service vessels (OSV), a monomaran crewtender, for Dutch maritime service provider CoastWise. The contract includes two options for repeat vessels. The new 27m-long type...

08.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Third E-Flexer RoRo delivered to Stena

The third of nine E-Flexer RoRo vessels, Galicia, ordered by Stena RoRo at CMI Jinling (Weihai) has been delivered by the Chinese shipyard. The 214.5m-long vessel, with a capacity of 3,100 lane metres and 1,100 persons including crew, has been...

08.09.2020
Shipping

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to test marine carbon dioxide capture system

Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, is developing a small CO₂ capture system for small ships. CO₂ capture stops the gas being released into the air rather than preventing the engine producing it. The...

07.09.2020
Shipbuilding

NMDC takes delivery of new dredger from Royal IHC

Abu Dhabi’s National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has taken delivery of a new dredger, Ghasha, from Royal IHC (IHC) in the Netherlands. Following successful sea trials, the 8,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) is now heading for the...

07.09.2020
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 5/2020: A quantum leap in shipping?

Well, if this were a “normal” year, this piece would revolve all around the upcoming leading maritime trade fair SMM and – certainly to a much smaller extent – WindEnergy Hamburg. Both shows had to be postponed. Because 2020 is not a normal year! Si...

04.09.2020
Offshore

Drone delivers 3D-printed spare part from shore to North Sea platform

A four metre-long drone has recently flown a 3D-printed spare part for the Troll A platform’s lifeboat system from Equinor’s Mongstad base to the offshore installation 80km away. The trial project, believed to be the first of its kind involving...

04.09.2020
Shipping

DNV GL completes first remote in-water surveys with ROVs

The classification society has successfully completed three in-water remote surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) on vessels managed by Bergen-based short-sea shipping company, Wilson ASA. The first such survey, monitored remotely by a...

03.09.2020
Shipping

DSME orders FSU mooring equipment in Norway

Seasystems AS, a subsidiary of Oslo-listed Scana ASA, has won a contract to supply mooring equipment and analyses for two floating storage units (FSUs) under construction at DSME in South Korea. The Norwegian company will provide hull brackets and...

02.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Ship recycling – firming steel prices lift rates

Following a lengthy spell earlier this year when virtually no ships were recycled, activity in the key demolition centres of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Turkey has bounced back and prices have regained much of their earlier losses. Firmer steel...

01.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Locally built dredger in Argentina

Argentine yard SPI Servicios Portuarios Integrados will build a dredger using a DOP Dredger component package from Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands. The Argentinian shipyard will build major components itself and assemble the dredger. The...

01.09.2020