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Offshore

New generation CTV with hybrid technology from Northern Offshore

Swedish offshore contractor Northern Offshore Services has ordered a new type of crew transfer vessel with hybrid propulsion from Norwegian yard Grovfjord Mek. Verksted. To be named Energizer, it is scheduled to be delivered in late 2020. The new...

20.06.2019
Shipbuilding

ABB unveils new turbochargers for small- and medium-bore two-strokes

ABB has launched two new turbochargers, scaled down from larger models, specifically for small- and medium-bore two-stroke engines. The A255-L and the A260-L are smaller versions of the well-proven A100-L and A200-L designs, but provide more power...

19.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Ferry retrofit with a diesel-electrical drivetrain system

Suomenlahden Telakka Oy, a ship repair yard focusing on small commercial vessels operating in the Gulf of Finland, has commissioned Danfoss Editron to replace the propulsion system on board the ferry, Prostvik 1. The 1983-built vessel, 50m-long and...

19.06.2019
Shipping

New davit range launched by Survitec

A new range of davits suitable for life-rafts, rescue boats and fast rescue craft was launched at Norshipping by Survitec, a manufacturer of marine and offshore safety equipment. The new products, engineered in collaboration with a European partner,...

18.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Vard wins second order for Australian cruise expedition ship

The successful completion and delivery of the expedition cruise vessel, Coral Adventurer, from Vard’s Vietnam shipyard, Vard Vung Tao, earlier this year, has led to a second contract from Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions. Like the Coral...

17.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Dismountable dredger design for deeper waters

Damen’s new twin-hulled deep cutter suction dredger, the DCSD500, has been designed to operate at dredging depths hitherto only possible with larger vessels. The dismountable unit has been designed for easy transport in container-sized packages by...

17.06.2019
Offshore

ABS and digital twin specialist offer enhanced service

Classification society ABS has teamed up with Akselos, a Massachusetts-based digital twin specialist to enable highly complex marine and offshore structures to be modelled with high accuracy and simulated in real time. The move comes as advances in...

17.06.2019
Shipping

Nordic heavyweights team up in zero emissions initiative

Finnish technology company, Wärtsilä, is heading a new initiative to promote the transition to clean marine fuels. The Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea (ZEEDS) project is focusing on green fuels for ships in a move to reduce shipping’s carbon...

14.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Ulstein promotes X-BOW® for new RoPax designs

Norway’s Ulstein has introduced a new range of RoPax ferries, based on its ‘compact concept’, incorporating its distinctive X-BOW feature for improved seakeeping, reduced speed loss, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and improved passenger...

14.06.2019
Veranstaltung

Gagarin Prospect wins Next Generation Ship Award at Nor-Shipping

A Sovcomflot tanker, Gagarin Prospect, the first in a series of ‘Green Funnel’ 114,000-dwt Aframax tankers designed to operate on LNG as a primary fuel, was awarded the Next Generation Ship Award last week at Nor-Shipping. Together with other vessels...

13.06.2019
Shipbuilding

CIMAC Congress 2019 addresses current challenges in the large engine industry

From June 10th to 14th, the 29th CIMAC World Congress is being held in Vancouver, Canada. Being started with an impressive opening ceremony, the Congress is regarded as the most important platform for information exchange and personal contact of...

12.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Kongsberg targets cruise, ferry, RoRo and container ship sectors with new thruster range

Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new series of tunnel thrusters which, it claims, will be particularly suitable for cruise ships, ferries, RoRo vessels and container ships. Designed with ease of installation, maintenance and cost as priorities, the...

12.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Jan de Nul orders third offshore installation vessel in China

Luxembourg-headquartered Jan De Nul has ordered a third offshore jack-up wind turbine installation vessel at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry in China. The vessel will be the largest of its kind, with a payload of about 14,000 tonnes and a crane...

12.06.2019
Shipping

Customised supply chain monitoring

German shipowner Hapag-Lloyd recently introduced its new real-time container monitoring programme“Hapag-Lloyd LIVE”. In an initial step, the company will outfit its entire reefer fleet of some 100,000 containers with the monitoring system.  Real-time...

11.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Order placed for environment-friendly Norwegian ferry project

A contract to build to two environmentally friendly car ferries with hydrogen and battery propulsion has been signed by Norwegian yard Westcon with Norwegian ferry company Norled. They will carry 299 passengers and 80 cars. Earlier this year, Norled...

10.06.2019
Companies & People

Palfinger signs joint venture with Chinese lifeboat manufacturer Neptune

Palfinger Marine GmbH, headquartered in Salzburg, Austria, and Jiangyin Neptune Marine Appliance Co. Ltd, headquartered in Jiangyin, China, have entered into a global sales and service cooperation agreement. One of the main pillars of the agreement...

07.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Cammell Laird reveals plans for a RoPax ferry design

British shipyard Cammell Laird has plans to expand into the ferry market with a new design of a RoPax ferry, as the company revealed at Nor-Shipping. Cammell Laird is working on the design now with an international design house ahead of the formal...

07.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Color Hybrid appointed ‘Ship of the Year 2019’

The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, was appointed ‘Ship of the Year 2019’. Ulstein Group CEO Gunvor Ulstein received the award from HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway at the Nor-Shipping exhibition on June 4th 2019. The Color Line...

06.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Italian yard hands over decommissioning tug to Russian Federation

Cantiere Navale Vittoria has delivered the EUR 8 million C.871 РИМ—MОСКВА (Rome–Moscow) tug to SevRao/RosRao, two ship operating companies within the Russian Federation that will manage the vessel. The 65-tonne bollard pull vessel will be deployed in...

05.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Jotun claims more predictable performance for new coating range

Sandfjord-based Jotun has revealed details of three new products in its existing biocide-based SeaForce range. The three coatings incorporate HydractiveTM technology which, the company claims, ensures that biocides are released in a more predictable...

04.06.2019