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Harren & Partner launches SAL Renewables with
Wind Lift 1

Bremen-based Harren & Partner has boosted its offshore wind capability with the launch of SAL Renewables as a sister company to SAL Heavy Lift, and the commissioning of a 2010-built jack-up vessel, Wind Lift 1, for offshore maintenance and turbine…

15.01.2021
Shipbuilding

New diving bell ship completes successful river trials

A new diving bell ship built by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for FMSW Koblenz operator, WSA Rhine, has now successfully completed river trials. The diesel-electric vessel, which is EU Stage V compliant, will replace the existing unit, Carl Straat, and…

14.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Finnish-U.S. partnership to build dredgers for U.S. market

U.S. yard Moran Iron Works and Finnish company Watermaster have joined forces in an OEM partnership to offer dredgers designed by Watermaster for operation in United States waters. Watermaster dredgers have been sold worldwide for 30 years, but not…

14.01.2021
Companies & People

DNV GL changes name to DNV

Classification society DNV GL will change its name to DNV on March 1st 2021. The move comes after a comprehensive review of the company’s strategy as it positions itself for a world in which many of DNV’s markets are undergoing fundamental change. …

13.01.2021
Shipbuilding

SHI delivers DP2 shuttle tanker to AET

A second generation, dynamically positioned, Suezmax shuttle tanker, Eagle Pilar, has been delivered to Malaysia’s AET by Samsung Heavy Industries. The 153,180dwt DP2 vessel has been purpose-built for long-term charter to Brazil Shipping 1 Limited,…

12.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Port of Waterford invests in new pilot boat

The Port of Waterford in Ireland has placed an order with shipyard Safehaven Marine, based in Youghal, Co Cork Ireland, to design and build a new pilot boat fitted with the latest marine safety technology. The contract is worth almost 1 million…

12.01.2021
Covid-19 Update

Nor-Shipping postponed to January 2022

The maritime trade show, Nor-Shipping, has been postponed to January 10th to 13th 2022. Orginally scheduled to be held in the first week of June this year, the organisers have now decided to move the dates of the show due to the corona pandemic. The…

11.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Svitzer to boost London fleet with new Damen ASD tug

Svitzer Europe has ordered a Damen 3213 azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug from Damen Shipyards Group to strengthen its operations in the Port of London. The 80-tonne bollard pull tug, Svitzer Thames, is due to arrive in London before the end of March and…

11.01.2021
Shipbuilding

DSME will build six 23,500-TEU container vessels for Hapag-Lloyd

Hamburg-based shipping group Hapag-Lloyd has ordered six ultra-large container vessels of 23,500 TEU from South Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) at a cost of about US$1 billion. The LNG/dual-fuel vessels are due to be…

08.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Havyard delivers latest wellboat in ‘Havtrans’ series

Havyard New Ship Technology (HNST) has delivered the latest vessel, Reisa, in a six-ship series of wellboats to Norsk Fisketransport AS. The medium-sized, live-fish vessels, built to Havyard Design & Solutions’ Havtrans design, have been developed…

07.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Turku delivers 5,200-passenger Mardi Gras to Carnival

Finnish shipyard Meyer Turku has delivered the 180,000gt, LNG-powered cruise vessel, Mardi Gras, to Carnival Cruise Line. The Mardi Gras has a range of distinctive features, including a three-storey atrium with a floor-to-ceiling window and movable…

06.01.2021
Companies & People

GAC Germany opens for business

The global ship agency firm, GAC, has opened a new Hamburg office to support some of the more than 14,000 vessels calling in German ports each year. GAC Germany, located just north of Hamburg, will work alongside the group’s ship spares logistics…

05.01.2021
Offshore

First in a new line of wind farm service vessels from Havyard

Norway’s New Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik has handed over another wind farm service vessel to Danish shipping company ESVAGT. The ESVAGT Schelde is the first in a new series to be delivered to ESVAGT. While the first vessel has been completed,…

04.01.2021
Shipbuilding

RoRo keel laying marks milestone for FSG

The recent keel laying of a RoRo vessel at Germany’s Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) marks the start of construction of the first order won by the yard since its 2020 restructuring. The contract, which has a total value of EUR 140 million…

04.01.2021
Offshore

Fincantieri and Van Oord sign agreement for cable-laying vessel

Fincantieri’s Norwegian subsidiary Vard has signed an agreement for the design and construction of an eco-friendly cable-laying vessel with the Dutch company Van Oord. To be built at the yards in Tulcea, Romania, and Brattvaag, Norway, the…

30.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Norsepower wins first newbuilding contract

Helsinki-based Norsepower Oy Ltd has announced its first order for Rotor Sails to be installed on a newbuilding. Five tiltable Rotor Sails will be provided during 2021 for a large bulk carrier, whose owner prefers to remain anonymous at this stage. …

29.12.2020
Shipbuilding

REM Offshore returns to Kleven with CSV contract

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Rem Offshore AS has ordered a construction service vessel from Norway’s Green Yard Kleven. Green Yard Kleven, established when Green Yard recently bought Kleven shipyard. The taylor-made vessel is scheduled to be…

29.12.2020
Shipbuilding

German cruise ship to have SCR retrofit from MAN

MAN Energy Solutions is to supply selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for the two MAN 7L58/64 four-stroke main engines on board the German cruise vessel, Amadea, chartered by Phoenix Reisen GmbH Bonn and managed by BSM Cruise Services. The…

28.12.2020
Shipbuilding

MOL to operate coal carrier with hard sail wind power propulsion

Japanese shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has reached a coal transport deal with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and confirms it has placed an order with Japanese yard Oshima Shipbuilding for one bulk carrier of 99,000dwt with sail-assisted…

24.12.2020
Offshore

Ulstein to design Jones Act rock installation vessel

Ulstein Design & Solutions BV has won a contract from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC (GLDD) to design the first Jones Act-compliant subsea rock installation vessel for operation in United States waters. Such vessels are considered essential for…

21.12.2020