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Shipbuilding

OCEA wins tender to construct a survey vessel

French shipyard OCEA yard has won an international tender to build a 35m hydrographic research vessel for the navy of Nigeria. This order follows the delivery of various vessels to the African country during past eight years. The type OCEA OSV…

15.10.2021
Shipping

Bridge simulator system to improve training quality

A new bridge simulator system, SimFlex Cloud, launched by Denmark’s Force Technology, will use virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to model real-life circumstances, enabling bridge officers to continue their training anywhere in the…

15.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Northern Lights awards contract for dedicated CO₂ carriers

As part of the first phase of its CO2 transport and storage infrastructure development, Northern Lights has placed an order for two CO2 gas carriers. The vessels will be built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (DSIC) and are expected to be…

14.10.2021
Shipping

Training for seafarers at sea extended with new service

Satcoms provider Marlink, and digital learning specialist, Mintra, have launched a new service providing digital training for seafarers at sea via a ship’s IT network or through the cloud. Mintra’s Trainingportal – a cloud-based digital education…

13.10.2021
Shipping

Kotug wins long-term service contract in Gabon

Netherlands-based towage operator, Kotug, has won a long-term contract to provide towage support and services for Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon SA (Perenco) in its operations in and around Port Gentil. Kotug will deploy three vessels on the project,…

12.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Eidesvik and Wärtsilä embark on ammonia OSV conversion

Norwegian offshore operator, Eidesvik Offshore ASA, and power technology group Wärtsilä, are to collaborate on the conversion of an existing offshore supply vessel (OSV) with installation of an ammonia-fuelled combustion engine and the necessary fuel…

11.10.2021
Shipbuilding

FSO conversion project starts at Drydocks World

UAE yard Drydocks World Dubai has begun work converting an aframax tanker into a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO). The extensive modification and life extension work will include the provision of a new hull coating designed to make the…

11.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen’s new fast crew supply vessel completes sea trials

Damen’s latest fast crew supplier, FCS 7011, has undergone successful sea trials off the coast of Turkey. The 74m-long vessel, with the latest Ampelmann motion-compensated walk-to-work system, has capacity for 122 passengers and a speed of 40 knots.…

08.10.2021
Offshore

Van Oord invests in offshore installation vessel

Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord has ordered a large offshore wind farm installation vessel to further strengthen its market position in offshore wind. The jack-up vessel will be built at Chinese yard Yantai CIMC Raffles. The newbuilding can…

08.10.2021
Shipping

Raytheon Anschütz unveils digital logbook

Raytheon Technologies’ Kiel-based subsidiary, Raytheon Anschütz, has launched an electronic logbook, eLog, to simplify data management aboard ship, remove the risk of human error, and make tamper-proof information available on the cloud. The eLog…

07.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Vard lands contracts for up to five offshore vessels

Fincantieri shipbuilding subsidiary, Vard, has won contracts for up to five offshore wind service vessels from Norwind Offshore, a new company established in Ålesund by Farstad, Volstad and Kleven. The firm contracts relate to the construction of…

06.10.2021
Shipbuilding

AiP for Jones Act compliant WTIV design

Polish/U.S. marine architect Ned Project has been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) by classification society ABS for its hydrogen-ready wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) design. The NP20000X ULAM design is intended to be Jones Act compliant…

06.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Tug newbuildings under construction at Master Boat Builders

At its Coden, Alabama, yard, Master Boat Builders has started construction of four 28.3m-long tugs for U.S. customers. Two are being built for customer Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston and two for Suderman & Young Towing Company, also based in…

05.10.2021
Offshore

DNV targets offshore sector with new ABATE notation

FPSO owner, Altera Infrastructure, is the first offshore company to adopt DNV’s new voluntary ABATE notation, designed to assist owners of offshore assets to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The notation is being piloted on the FPSO, Petrojarl…

05.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Next Lindblad polar cruise newbuild delivered from Ulstein

US-headquartered Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc has taken delivery of the polar cruise vessel National Geographic Resolution from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is now ready to set off for its inaugural polar voyage exploring Antarctica, South Georgia…

04.10.2021
Shipping

Harren & Partner expands breakbulk logistics service

Bremen-based Harren & Partner has expanded its heavy lift and logistics subsidiary, Combi Lift, with a new Forwarding Solutions Division specialising in the non-containerised cargo sector. The company will focus on the efficient shipment of cargo…

04.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft moves into market for large and green mega yachts

Meyer Werft, Papenburg, announced a new design concept for a mega yacht as a move into new markets. The yard is a specialist is cruise ship construction, a sector hit by the corona pandemic. At the Monaco Yacht Show, Meyer Werft, under the under the…

04.10.2021
Shipping

Stena Line and Frederikshavn head for fossil fuel-free traffic

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line, Danish local government authority Frederikshavn Municipality and the Danish port of Frederikshavn have signed an agreement to introduce electrically powered ferries into sailings between Denmark and Sweden. The…

01.10.2021
Shipbuilding

AtoB@C Shipping invests in highly efficient hybrid vessels

Finnish company ESL Shipping said its Swedish subsidiary AtoB@C Shipping AB has ordered a series of six electric-hybrid propulsion coastal freighters of 5,350dwt from Indian yard Chowgule. The total investment value of the six ships is approximately…

01.10.2021
Offshore

Havyard hands over sixth wind farm support vessel

The third and last in a series of HAV 381 service operation vessels has been delivered by Norwegian shipyard, Havyard Leirvik, to Denmark’s Esvagt. The vessel is the sixth wind farm service vessel that the Sognefjorden yard has built for the Danish…

30.09.2021