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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
Companies & People

Damen’s Gorinchem shipyard to undergo major upgrade

Damen Shipyards Group is to upgrade its Gorinchem yard by adding more repair facilities and a 150-tonne ship lift. Preparations are already under way for the project that is geared to boosting the Netherland’s maritime manufacturing sector and is due…

17.11.2022
Shipping

Green hydrogen deal signed at COP27

MAN Energy Solutions and several organisations and companies have signed a ‘Joint Statement on Green Hydrogen and Green Shipping’ to promote the rapid adoption of green hydrogen-based marine fuels this decade. Partners in the collaborative…

16.11.2022
Offshore

Floating solar power demonstrator at Dutch wind farm

Offshore floating solar power specialist, SolarDuck, is to build a 5-MW demonstrator plant, with energy storage capacity, at the Hollandse Kust West VII wind farm in waters off the Netherlands. The contract, awarded by German-based energy…

15.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Damen dredge package for Spanish-built split-hopper

Damen Dredging Equipment has supplied a full dredge package for the new Omvac Catorce, a trailing suction hopper dredger built by Spain’s Nodosa Shipyards for the country’s marine engineering and dredging company, Canlemar. During its construction,…

14.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Merre to build research and patrol boat

French shipyard Société des Établissements Merré has won a tender of the French Office for Biodiversity to design and build a maritime research and patrol boat. The vessel will be operated in the Martinique Marine Natural Park in the Caribbean. The…

14.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Pelagic Partners sets up offshore wind fund, orders CSOVs

Cyprus-based investment enterprise, Pelagic Partners, has established a new vehicle, Pelagic Wind Fund, which has ordered a series of two+two+two new commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) at India’ Cochin Shipyard. The contract, worth EUR…

11.11.2022
Shipbuilding

ABS awards AiP for ammonia fuel systems to be tested on a tug

Classification society ABS has issued two Approvals in Principle (AiP) to Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Co Ltd and Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Technology Co Ltd for their ammonia-fuelled vessel and the related fuel supply system. The fuel systems…

10.11.2022
Shipbuilding

BV joins global battery network

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has signed up to the Maritime Battery Forum (MBF), a network of companies and organisations established in 2014 which aims to further the development and deployment of batteries in the maritime and offshore…

09.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Baltic Enabler named in Zeebrugge ceremony

The 28,000dwt ConRo, Baltic Enabler, has been named in Zeebrugge; Belgium, and christened by Anette Johansson, wife of Wallenius Sol managing director, Ragnar Johansson. The 242m-long vessel, with Super 1A ice class, has a cargo capacity of 6,442…

08.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Philly Shipyard wins deal to build Aloha-class container vessels

U.S. shipbuilder Philly Shipyard has won an order from shipping company Matson Navigation to build three 3,600-TEU Aloha-class container vessels powered by LNG dual-fuel engines. The order is worth about US1 billion. The new vessels are contracted…

08.11.2022