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Shipbuilding

International consortium to finance Genting cruise ships

Two Global Class cruise ships currently under construction for the Genting Group at MV Werften are to be financed through a EUR 2.6 billion package structured by KfW IPEX Bank and an international consortium of lenders. The funding follows EUR 750...

22.08.2019
Offshore

Green CTV fleet for offshore wind farm

Windcat Workboats, part of the SEACOR Marine Group, signed a contract with Swedish electricity company Vattenfall for the provision of CTVs (crew transfer vessels) for the Dutch coast Zuid 1 and Zuid 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under...

22.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Scandlines signs up for Norsepower Rotor Sail

Hamburg-based Scandlines has signed an agreement with Finland’s Norsepower Oy Ltd to install a 30m-high Rotor Sail on board the hybrid passenger ferry, Copenhagen, which sails on the route between Rostock, Germany, and Gedser in Denmark. Preparations...

21.08.2019
Shipping

Wilhelmsen to manage Stove Shipping bulkers

Wilhelmsen Ship Management has won a contract for the technical management of two Supramax bulk carriers from Stove Shipping AS. The two vessels, Stove Friend and Stove Tide, were built at Tsuneishi in 2016 and are the latest additions to the Stove...

20.08.2019
Shipbuilding

MAN to supply engines for Australian-built ferries

Two fast ferries, to be built at Austal and Incat Tasmania for operation between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, are to have MAN engines. The vessels will carry passengers and cars on the seabridge between the islands. The 94m-long Austal ferry,...

19.08.2019
Shipbuilding

BeHydro, a joint venture between ABC and CMB

A joint venture between engine builder ABC and CMB called BeHydro aims to commercially launch its first hydrogen medium-speed engine in the course of 2020. Engines currently under development have a power range between 0.8 MW and 2.8 MW and are...

19.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Schottel propulsion installed on new dredger

A new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), Bonny River, built at Royal IHC’s Chinese partner shipyard, Cosco Guangdong for Belgium’s DEME, is equipped with controllable pitch propellers and transverse thrusters provided by Schottel. The 15,000m3-c...

16.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Esvagt takes three more automation systems

Danish offshore wind vessel operator, Esvagt, has signed a NOK 21 million contract for three more integrated automation, power management, navigation and communication systems with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES). The deal, which comes as part of...

15.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Dynamiq unveils its new Global 300 yacht

Italian shipbuilder Dynamiq has announced a new 30m-long model of its explorer yacht type G300 for long-range cruising. It has 200gt and comes at a base price of US$10.1 million. Similar to other ships developed by Dynamiq Yachts, the new Dynamiq...

14.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Hybrid upgrade for offshore wind support vessel

The recently delivered Acta Centaurus, a DP2 walk-to-work offshore wind construction support vessel owned by Netherlands-based Acta Marine, is to have a hybrid drive, batteries and an energy management system supplied and installed by Wärtsilä. The...

14.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Cooperation to develop electric-powered tanker

A group of Japanese companies announced an agreement to create a strategic partnership to develop electrically powered vessels. The first objective will be to build the world's first zero-emission tanker by mid 2021. The tanker will be a coastal...

13.08.2019
Offshore

Palfinger lands major crane contract in Taiwan

Austria’s Palfinger has won a contract to supply 81 lay-down boom cranes to Yunneng Power Co Ltd in Taiwan. The PF 12000-4.6 LDB cranes will be installed on the turbines at the Yunlin offshore wind farm. The 640-MW facility’s 80 turbines will each be...

13.08.2019
Shipbuilding

New show well-timed as cruise order book hits record high

The debut Marine Interiors Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, due to be held in Hamburg in September, comes at an auspicious time for the cruise industry with a record order book numbering 118 ships representing capital investment of more than USD 69...

12.08.2019
Companies & People

Rolls-Royce Power Systems to restructure brands

A closer relationship between the German engine maker, MTU, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary and the Rolls-Royce name is the principal aim of a recently announced rebranding exercise. The move follows the sale of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine...

12.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Second GRP ferry for island services

Spanish yard Gondan Shipbuilders said it has signed a contract for construction of one ferry for the shipowner Líneas Romero, based in Las Palmas. The vessel, built in glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), will have capacity for 360 passengers. 31m long...

09.08.2019
Shipping

MacGregor and COSCO Shipping signs service agreement

Cargotec subsidiary, MacGregor, is to provide spare parts and service to COSCO Shipping, one of the world’s largest fleets, following the signing of a framework purchasing agreement. The deal will cover the parts and service of MacGregor equipment on...

09.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Aquaculture support vessel unveiled

A new landing utility vessel (LUV), designed by Damen and built by Coastal Workboats Scotland, has been unveiled. The first in a new class of LUV 1608 vessels is suitable for a wide range of support tasks in the aquaculture sector, including the...

08.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Tanker rates likely to improve

Modest contracting levels, a relatively low order book, demand growth and IMO 2020-induced dislocations are all factors that could lead to a stronger tanker market in the months ahead, according to New York broker, Poten & Partners. In its latest...

07.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Ulstein delivers largest plug-in hybrid vessel

Norway’s Ulstein Verft has delivered the largest car and passenger ferry to incorporate batteries in a hybrid system built so far. The 120m-long Color Hybrid, with capacity for 2,000 passengers and 500 cars, is a ‘plug-in hybrid’ with 5-MW batteries...

06.08.2019
Offshore

Fleet expansion for Seacat Services

British offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has confirmed its option to build a second multimillion-dollar catamaran for the offshore wind sector with British yard Diverse Marine. The option was taken with the initial order for...

06.08.2019