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Shipbuilding

TKMS lands three-sub order from Israel

The Israeli Ministry of Defence and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) have agreed a deal in which the German company will build three Dakar-class submarines for Israel at its site in Kiel. The Dakar class is a new design tailored to meet Israeli…

21.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Oma Baatbyggeri will construct hybrid electric fast ferries

Norwegian yard Oma Baatbyggeri has signed a contract with Norwegian shipping company Norled AS for two hybrid battery-electric fast ferries of 30m length. They will carry 70 passengers at a service speed of about 22 to 25 knots. In the near future,…

21.01.2022
Offshore

BV to certify first floating wind farm in Celtic Sea

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) is to certify the Erebus wind farm, the first floating facility off the Welsh coast in the Celtic Sea. The farm, due to be commissioned in 2026, lies some 44 km off the Pembrokeshire coast in waters about…

20.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Methanol-fuelled bulk carrier design unveiled

Singapore-based dry bulk owner and operator, SDTR Marine Pte Ltd, the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and classification society ABS have unveiled a design for a methanol-fuelled 85,000dwt Kamsarmax bulk carrier. SDARI’s…

19.01.2022
Offshore

World’s first large-scale floating wind projects planned in Scotland

Energy major Shell and ScottishPower plan the world’s first large-scale floating wind farms off the east and north-east coast of Scotland. Two joint ventures – MarramWind and CampionWind – will generate 3 GW and 2 GW of energy respectively,…

18.01.2022
Shipbuilding

CoCo Yachts to build third ferry in a series

Dutch yard CoCo Yachts has an order from Zan Fast Ferries of Zanzibar in Tanzania for another high-speed passenger ferry. It will be the third vessel in a series. The vessel is 49.7m long, 11.2m wide and has a draught of 1.4m. It is powered by two…

18.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Vard wins trawler contract

Vard has landed a third contract from Nergård Havfikse, the fishing division of Norway’s Nergård group, for a sophtisticated stern trawler. The 80m-long Vard 8 02 design, which incorporates a live fish tank to preserve the condition of the catch,…

17.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Schottel wins propulsion contract for Mediterranean bunkering vessel

Schottel is to provide a package of propulsion systems for an 8,000m3 LNG bunkering vessel currently under construction in China. The 5,300dwt vessel, due for delivery in mid-2023, is being built at Nantong CIMC Sinopacific Offshore and Engineering…

14.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Toronto plans ferry fleet replacement strategy

The City of Toronto is recommending a plan to replace its current, aging fleet of passenger/vehicle ferries with fully electric vessels. Although further cost estimates will be undertaken as the project advances, current estimates for the completed…

14.01.2022
Companies & People

Wilhelmsen acquires majority stake in Ahrenkiel Tankers

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) has taken a majority 80% stake in Hamburg-based Ahrenkiel Tankers and will take over the management of five tankers a pat of the deal. The move marks the re-entry of WSM into the tanker sector after ten years. The…

13.01.2022
Shipping

Details released on Nakilat’s collaboration with ABS on decarbonisation

A project team from Qatar’s Nakilat, one of the largest operators of LNG carriers, and classification society ABS have been working together on development of a decarbonisation strategy. The gas carrier owner, with 69 LNG carriers and four LPG…

13.01.2022
Companies & People

Damen acquires flexible and scalable renewable energy setup

Damen Shipyards Group is planning to extend the use of renewable energy at its own shipyards with the takeover of Skoonbox from Skoon Energy. In time, the company could make the technology available to customers around the world. The…

11.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Sumitomo to develop ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier

Japanese yard Sumitomo Corporation has agreed to develop an ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier with Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding. “Companies in the maritime industry are required to replace the fuels for their ships with ammonia, hydrogen and other…

11.01.2022
Companies & People

MV Werften files for insolvency

The management of Germany’s MV Werften has filed for insolvency. The shipyard group with about 1,900 employees at the locations Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund is part of the listed tourism group Genting Hong Kong. According to information from German…

10.01.2022
Companies & People

ABS and HHI to collaborate on autonomous projects

Classification society ABS is to work with Avikus, a subsidiary of Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) specialising in autonomous navigation, to integrate more autonomy into vessel designs. KSOE is part of Hyundai Heavy Industries…

10.01.2022
Offshore

Danish heavy-lift firm places crane order with Huisman

Danish heavy-lift specialist, BMS Heavy Cranes, has placed an order for a 3,000-tonne ringer crane with Netherlands-based Huisman. Delivery is due for the second half of 2023 and the contract includes an option for a second unit. The fully-electric…

07.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Neptun Werft ends 2021 with hull construction order

German yard Neptun Werft has been awarded an order to build the hull of a 120m-long superyacht for an unnamed customer. It is due to be delivered in 2023. The project will provide the yard with welcome work during the current downturn in the…

07.01.2022
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä wins repeat order to supply equipment for latest CMA CGM ships

French container line, CMA CGM, has ordered a broad range of equipment for twelve container ships to be built in China. Six 13,000-TEU vessels will be constructed by Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding and six more 15,000-TEU ships at Jiangnan Shipyard. Wä…

06.01.2022
Offshore

Rebranded floating wind specialist to target venture capital funding

Vidi Energy, a rebranded FloatWind Ltd venture, plans to raise Series A venture capital funding later this year, as it prepares to develop its floating wind technology in various offshore locations. The initiative follows a successful seed funding…

05.01.2022
Shipbuilding

South Korean ammonia-fuelled ship designs awarded AiP

Two ammonia-fuelled ship designs, developed to transport and bunker green ammonia, have been awarded Approvals in Principle (AiP) by the Korean Register (KR). The designs of a 60,000m3 ammonia tanker and a 38,000m3 ammonia carrier/bunker tanker have…

04.01.2022