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Offshore

EC-backed initiative to boost floating wind

The 13-partner NextFloat Project has been launched in Europe to hasten development of floating wind power. Coordinated by Paris-listed Technip Energies and backed by the European Commission (EC) under its Horizon Europe programme, the project has…

05.12.2022
Shipbuilding

Shell and Alfa Laval to develop GCU

Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited and Alfa Laval have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a gas combustion unit (GCU) suitable for liquid hydrogen carriers. The GCU is an essential safety component for the…

05.12.2022
Shipbuilding

Terntank orders wind-/methanol-ready hybrid tankers

Danish shipping company Terntank has ordered two 15,000dwt chemical/product/biofuels tankers with environment-friendly propulsion from Chinese yard China Merchants Jinling. The order includes options for two repeat vessels. The vessels will have…

05.12.2022
Offshore

SOVs for Chinese wind market take shape

The first two service operation vessels (SOVs) for offshore wind parks in China had their keel-laying ceremony at the Chinese shipyard Zhenhua Port Machinery (ZPMC). The newbuildings of Ulstein series SX195 and SX197 are being built for energy…

02.12.2022
Shipbuilding

NIOZ research vessel to be built by Astilleros Armon

Dutch ocean research agency NIOZ has selected Spanish yard Astilleros Armon to build a research vessel. A final contract is expected to be awarded soon. Armon came ahead in an EU-wide tender for the vessel. It is scheduled to be delivered in summer…

02.12.2022
Shipbuilding

Damen pushes ahead with alternative fuels

Offshore personnel transfer company, Windcat, has ordered two hydrogen-powered commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs), designed by Damen Shipyards in cooperation with Windcat and CMB.TECH. The ‘Elevation Series’ ships will be built by…

01.12.2022
Shipbuilding

Mitsui O.S.K teams up with JERA to develop ammonia carriers

Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with JERA, Japan's biggest power generator, to study development of a new type of gas carriers to transport fuel-grade ammonia. The study will include…

30.11.2022
Shipbuilding

EST-Floattech wins ten-ship battery contract

Netherlands-headquartered EST-Floattech has won a contract from Rolls-Royce Power Systems to supply Green Orca 1050 battery modules for nine fast ferries to be built at Armon Shipyard in Spain, and a 76m-long yacht ordered at Turkey’s Turquoise…

30.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Four new WTIVs to receive Schottel azimuth thrusters

Four new wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV) nearing completion at Jiangsu-based Dayang Offshore Equipment in China, will have Schottel thruster installations for both main propulsion and dynamic positioning operations. Each WTIV will have two…

29.11.2022
Shipbuilding

New standard for 3D model-based design to streamline approval processes

Finnish ship design firm, Deltamarin, has received 3D model-based approval from DNV for classification material relating to Höegh Autoliners’ Aurora-class pure car truck carriers. Deltamarin and DNV have been collaborating with industrial software…

27.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Steel-cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft marks new chapter in sustainable cruising

The start of construction of the 728-passenger Silver Ray, a second Silversea Cruises Nova-class newbuilding, has been marked by a steel-cutting ceremony at Meyer Werft. The 54,700gt vessel is due for delivery in the summer of 2024 and sets a new…

25.11.2022
Offshore

Cecon Contracting enters construction agreement for cable vessel

Norwegian offshore energy industry services company Cecon Contracting AS has placed an order with Sefine Shipyard in Turkey to build a dual-fuel methanol-/battery-powered wind farm cable installation vessel. It is due to be delivered in the first…

25.11.2022
Shipping

Damen-built high-spec tugs deployed in Portugal

Two highly flexible tugs, Dóris and Tétis, built to Damen’s RSD 2513 design, are now operating in the Port of Leixõs adjacent to the Portuguese city of Porto. The two tugs, capable of towing, pushing and indirect towing, were delivered to the port…

24.11.2022
Offshore

BV appointed to certify floating wind farm in South Korea

Bureau Veritas (BV) is to work with the Korean Register to certify Bada Energy’s Gray Whale 3 floating offshore wind farm in Ulsan, South Korea. The facility is to be located 70km from shore in water depths of about 150m. The project is being…

23.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Disney buys half-built Global Dream, plans to complete ship in Wismar

The Walt Disney Company subsidiary, Disney Cruise Line, has bought the unfinished 208,000-gt cruise ship, Global Dream, from the insolvency administrator of the MV Werften Group, which filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. The vessel, also known as

22.11.2022
Shipbuilding

DNV updates standards for wind-based propulsion

Classification society DNV has published an update of the technical standards for wind-assisted propulsion systems (WAPS). The standard, called ST-0511, provides a regulatory framework for review and certification of the technologies and can be…

21.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Steel cutting at Ulstein marks start of Olympic CSOV construction

A steel-cutting ceremony at Norway’s Ulstein Verft last week heralds the start of building two construction service operation vessels (CSOV) for Fosnavåg-based offshore owner, Olympic. The contract, which includes options for two more ships, is…

21.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Norwegian Ship Design lands hydrogen-fuelled bulker deal

Marine architect Norwegian Ship Design has a contract from Halten Bulk to develop two hydrogen-fuelled bulk vessels. Halten Bulk has received NOK 142 million (US$14.1 million) in grants from Norwegian state investment agency ENOVA to help finance…

21.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Stena and OljOla team up for bunker supply project

Swedish bulker supply specialist Stena Oil, as well as engineering and shipping companies Stena Teknik and OljOla have agreed a new joint venture which has ordered one 2,000dwt oil and chemical tanker from Turkey’s Genka yard. The joint venture…

18.11.2022
Companies & People

Heavy-lift, transport and logistics partners announce alliance in the US

Mammoet, a heavy-lift and transport service company, and Bay Crane Services, a crane rental, specialised transport and construction firm, have announced a new strategic partnership in the north-eastern United States. The companies will focus their…

18.11.2022