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Shipbuilding

Arctic crude oil tanker named in Vladivostok

A naming and flag-raising ceremony for the 41,012dwt crude oil tanker, Mikhail Lazarev, has been held by Sovcomflot in Vladivostok. The tanker has Russia’s Arc7 ice class, enabling independent operation in ice up to 1.8m thick and temperatures as low...

11.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Second expedition cruise ship delivered

Norway’s Vard Langsten has delivered the second of three ice-class expedition cruise ships to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The 139m-long HANSEATIC inspiration, with capacity for 230 passengers in 120 cabins follows sister ship HANSEATIC nature, delivered by...

10.10.2019
Offshore

Poland plans new wind farms in the Baltic

Polish state-owned energy company, PGE Baltica Ltd, is preparing to unveil plans for two new wind farms, sited in the Baltic Sea, at the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia later this week. Construction and installation of the two facilities is expected to...

09.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Wind propulsion boosted by ClassNK AiP

ClassNK has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) for a hard-sail system, which converts wind energy into propulsive force with a telescopic hard sail, based on its September 2019 Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships. The AiP...

08.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Turkish yard to build ice-class tugs

Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine, part of the Eregli Shipyard group, has won an order for two ice-class tugs from towage operator Svitzer. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd for operation in Scandinavia, the TundRA 3000 vessels will use azimuth stern drives...

07.10.2019
Shipping

Ship manager chooses digital monitoring technology

Athens-based ship manager, Minerva Marine, has announced that it will invest in RINACube, a digital platform developed by Italian classification society, Registro Italiano Navale (RINA). The digital technology will be deployed on Minerva’s fleet with...

07.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Development of a multi-purpose research vessel

Construction is to start of a 46m-long research vessel of a new design developed by France’s iXblue Shipyard together with French marine architects Mauric and Drassm, the underwater archaeological research department of the French Ministry of...

04.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Damen wins utility vessel contract

Shipyard group, Damen, has won an order for a utility vessel 3911 from the Port of Jamaica. The vessel will be deployed on buoy-laying and maintenance operations in the ports of the island nation. The 39.4m-long vessel, with a crew of up to twelve,...

03.10.2019
Shipbuilding

IMCA backs batteries for DP vessels

Battery technology offers important environmental sustainability potential for dynamically positioned (DP) offshore construction vessels, the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has said. Hybrid power arrangements have been adopted by...

02.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Classification society advises owners to install BWMS early

ClassNK has warned shipowners not to wait until the last moment to install ballast water management systems (BWMS). The classification society first analysed the installation dates of its registered ships this time last year and found that deadlines...

01.10.2019
Shipbuilding

First large LNG-fuelled PCTC to be built in Japan

Japanese shipping group Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has signed a contract with Japanese yard Shin Kurushima for one of the world's largest LNG-fuelled pure car and truck carriers (PCTC). Several new design features have been used to increase the cargo...

01.10.2019
Shipbuilding

LNG-powered ULCS launched

The first of nine 23,000-TEU LNG-powered ultra large container ships (ULCS) that is being built for the French container line CMA CGM has been launched at the Shanghai Jiangnan-Changxing Shipyard in China. The CMA CGM Jaques Saade, named after the...

30.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Propulsion package for Arctic research vessel

A Skipsteknisk-designed Arctic trawler under construction at Astilleros Balenciaga SA in Spain for the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources is to have a complete propulsion package supplied by MAN Energy Solutions. The package will include MAN...

30.09.2019
Offshore

Equinor to develop world’s largest wind farm project

The UK Government has awarded contracts to Norwegian state energy company, Equinor, and its Scottish partner SSE, to undertake three large offshore wind developments in the Dogger Bank region of the North Sea. The 3.6 GW of installed capacity,...

27.09.2019
Shipbuilding

VARD to build Russian fishing vessel

Ship design and construction firm, VARD, is to build a specialised stern trawler for Russian deepwater fishing company, Luntos Co Ltd, at its Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam. Vard Design in Ålesund has developed the 80.4m-long vessel, which is...

26.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Damen signs contract for an ASD tug

Damen Shipyards has also signed a contract for the delivery of an ASD Tug 2813 to SAAM Mexico for operations in the port of Veracruz. The vessel has a maximum bollard pull of 85 tonnes and a top speed of 13 knots. The ASD Tug 2813 is a standard Damen...

25.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä unveils new gas-only engine

Wärtsilä has launched a pure gas engine for marine applications, called Wärtsilä 31SG. Until now, the company has pursued a dual-fuel strategy for its gas-burning engines but, it says, the new engine, based on the existing Wärtsilä 31 platform, will...

24.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Naval architects appointed for new Interislander ferries

Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech A/S have signed a contract with state-owned New Zealand ferry operator KiwiRail for the design and development of two ferries. The railway-enabled ferries will be operated on the Cook Strait route between New...

24.09.2019
Shipbuilding

MAN Cryo to provide fuel supply system for new LoLo

MAN Energy Solutions’ subsidiary, MAN Cryo, is to supply a LNG fuel gas supply system for a multipurpose palletised cargo and refrigerated Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) vessel, to be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey for Norwegian owner Egil Ulvan Rederi....

23.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Classification society releases third Maritime Forecast

DNV GL has released its third edition of the Maritime Forecast to 2050. The classification society identifies fuel flexibility as essential to meeting the IMO’s future decarbonisation targets. In the deep-sea sector, regarded by many as more...

20.09.2019