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Shipbuilding

Damen sells cutter suction dredger to Argentine

The Damen Shipyards Group has sold a cutter suction dredger (CSD) 500 to the Argentinian dredging contractor Servimagnus. The CSD will work on the ambitious waterways programme in the province of Buenos Aires. “Currently, there is an important...

17.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Palfinger wins offshore wind vessel orders

Austria’s Palfinger AG has been chosen to supply a range of cranes and lifesaving appliances for four new offshore wind service vessels being built for Edda Wind in Spain. The offshore wind division of Norway’s towage and marine service company,...

16.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Green Yard takes over Kleven

Norway's Kleven Verft, Ulsteinvik, is taken over by the Green Yard Group, which specialises in ship recycling. The Norwegian company will continue to operate the shipyard under the name Green Yard Kleven. It plans to continue building ships at Kleven...

15.07.2020
Shipping

Hamburg adopts solar power in new berthing area

A new berthing area on the River Elbe, outside the Port of Hamburg, is using solar power for quick-release mooring hook units with integrated capstans. Nineteen solar panels with battery packs provide power for the mooring systems, built by...

15.07.2020
Shipbuilding

The Fjords adds electric vessel to fleet

Norway’s passenger shipping company, The Fjords, has commissioned the fully electric passenger vessel Legacy of The Fjords, joining the fleet of sightseeing catamarans on the country’s west coast. Like its sister vessels Vision of the Fjords and...

14.07.2020
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore SmartShip 2020

Smart thinking on smart ships

The digital transformation in the maritime sector continues to progress and is taking on more and more concrete forms. While many companies can already demonstrate clear strategies and concepts, others are still looking for a suitable orientation. To...

14.07.2020
Companies & People

Bureau Veritas adds Singapore to remote survey hubs

Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has opened a new remote survey centre in Singapore, its fifth digital facility after Rotterdam, Piraeus, Istanbul and Dubai. The Singapore centre will be followed by the opening of more facilities around the...

13.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Concept for unmanned wind farm protection vessel unveiled

C-Job Naval Architects of The Netherlands have announced a new design for an autonomous guard vessel (AGV) to protect offshore wind farms and other installations. The AGV design is smaller and lighter than most current guard vessels used to protect...

13.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen holds keel-laying for fully electric tug

Damen Song Cam Shipyard, together with joint venture partner Song Cam Shipyard, has hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the electric RSD-E tug 2513 that Damen is building for the Ports of Auckland, New Zealand. The RSD-E Tug 2513 is the world’s first...

10.07.2020
Offshore

Construction of French wind farm substation confirmed

A consortium around French yard Chantiers de l’Atlantique has received confirmation of an order for an offshore wind farm substation and other equipment. Customer is a group led by French power group EDF Renouvelables and the contract is to design,...

10.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Sanmar clinches tug order from British client

Turkish yard Sanmar has an order for two tugs from British customer Targe Towing. Designed by Robert Allan, the RAmbler 1200 multi-purpose mini tugs are based on the twin-screw RA 1600 design. These vessels will have a bollard pull of 6 tonnes, a...

09.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Optimarin completes IMO G8 ballast water system tests

Norwegian ballast water treatment system manufacturer Optimarin has successfully completed testing of its UV-based equipment in accordance with revised IMO G8 guidelines. At the same time, its US Coast Guard approval certificates have been modified...

09.07.2020
Companies & People

Van Aalst Group sets up Norwegian maintenance subsidiary

Netherlands-based Van Aalst Group has established a new maintenance company, Nortek Services AS, in Kristiansand, Norway. The new subsidiary will provide 24/7 support, including remote access and direct service from engineers for Safeway, a Van Aalst...

08.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Partners to develop sustainable cruise vessel

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a partnership agreement with architect and yacht designer Stefano Pastrovich for the development of a hybrid boutique cruise vessel. A fully integrated combination of hybrid propulsion and solar panels is said...

07.07.2020
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore 4/2020

Alliance makes headway towards autonomous maritime ecosystem

Delivering an autonomous maritime transport system by 2025 will rely on ‘collaboration without borders’ between major players from the international digital, communications and shipping sectors on regulation, testing and validation and research and...

06.07.2020
Shipbuilding

First MTU gas-only engines for Wadden Sea ferry

Two 16-cylinder MTU gas engines from Rolls-Royce installed on the newly commissioned Wadden Sea ferry, Willem Barentz, are demonstrating high performance targets and low emissions at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Dutch shipping company, Doeksen,...

06.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Royal Niestern Sander to convert offshore vessel

Dutch yard Royal Niestern Sander said has signed a contract with offshore contractor Dixstone Holdings Ltd for the conversion of a platform supply vessel into a walk-to-work emergency response and rescue vessel. The vessel arrived at the repair yard...

06.07.2020
Companies & People

Furuno expands portfolio with Danish acquisition

Japanese marine electronics group, Furuno, has acquired EMRI AS of Denmark, an electronic navigation company specialising in autopilots, steering control, dynamic positioning and manoeuvring systems. Terms of the deal, which closed on July 1st, were...

03.07.2020
Comment Ship&Offshore 4/2020

An opportunity in disguise

Slowly but steadily the world seems to adapt. Three months after the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic, we are starting to grasp that it will take an unpredictable length of time until the world as we know it returns. If it...

03.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Innovation fund granted to develop zero emissions ferries

A Belfast Maritime Consortium, consisting of 13 partners, led by Artemis Technologies has won a £33 million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero-emissions ferries. With further investment from consortium partners, the total project...

03.07.2020