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Shipbuilding

Pioneering Norwegian project pursues hydrogen power

Norway’s Havyard Group has developed a hydrogen-based energy system that could have wide applications in commercial shipping, both for existing vessels and newbuildings. The Group, through its subsidiaries Havyard Design & Solutions and Norwegian...

18.11.2019
Shipping

Clean Oceans awarded Norwegian Innovation Cluster status

The Norwegian Clean Oceans cluster, whose members have expertise in dealing with oil spills, pollution from plastic, microplastics and the negative impact of algae, have been awarded Arena status within the Norwegian Innovation Clusters programme, an...

15.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Double celebration at French shipyard

MSC Cruises had a major day of celebrations recently at the Saint Nazaire shipyard, Chantiers de l’Atlantique. The Geneva-based cruise line took delivery of the 6,300-passenger MSC Grandiosa, described as one of the most environmentally advanced...

14.11.2019
Offshore

Semi-submersible gets DNV GL battery notation

The ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig, West Mira, is the first offshore rig in operation to receive DNV GL’s Battery (Power) class notation. The Moss Maritime-designed rig uses a hybrid power plant with lithium-ion batteries whilst operating in DP...

13.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Vard Marine designs largest LNG Jones Act bunker barge

Norwegian group Vard Marine has recently completed the concept design of a new 5,400cu.m liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge for Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, a U.S. yard in Italian group Fincantieri. The barge is being designed for Polaris New...

12.11.2019
Shipbuilding

SCF Group fixes finance package

Russia’s SCF Group has signed an agreement with VEB.RF Group, a Russian financial institution, for the lease financing of the first in a series of icebreaking LNG carriers to provide transport for the Arctic LNG 2 project. The three-train LNG...

12.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Next generation hybrid tankers for Terntank

Danish shipping company Terntank has ordered two chemical/product/biofuels tankers of 15,000dwt with a hybrid battery/gas propulsion from China’s AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding. The order includes an option for two more vessels. The new tankers,...

11.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Spanish yard launches new GRP catamaran

Spanish shipyard, Astilleros Gondan, recently launched the largest and fastest catamaran ferry to be built so far in Spain. Named Krilo Lux, the vessel was launched at the shipbuilder’s GRP Division in Castropol. The 36m-long ferry, manufactured...

11.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft hands over Norwegian Encore

Following delivery of the 169,245gt Norwegian Encore to owner Norwegian Cruise Line in Bremerhaven at the end of October, the vessel was due to leave for Southampton before sailing across the Atlantic to be named in Miami by American singer, Kelly...

08.11.2019
Companies & People

Italian/French yard takeover faces EU investigation

Italian yard Fincantieri faces a full-scale European Union competition investigation into its takeover bid for French yard Chantiers de l'Atlantique on concerns the deal would reduce competition, sources said. The European Commission's preliminary...

08.11.2019
Prospects and Orders

New 115m high-speed catamaran for Molslinjen

Australian yard Austal said it has won an 83.65 million euro (US$92.9 million) contract for the design and construction of a 115m-long high-speed catamaran ferry for Molslinjen of Denmark. The vessel will carry 1,610 passengers and will have space...

07.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Japanese partners to commission electric tug

Japanese tugboat operator, Tokyo Kisen, and e5 Lab Inc, plan to commission an electric tug with a bollard pull of 50 tonnes for operation in Yokohama Port and Kawasaki Port. The e5 Tug, which the partners hope to introduce for commercial operation...

06.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Viking to supply ambulance boats to Greece

A contract to provide three high-speed ambulance boats to support emergency service in the Aegean Sea has been won by Viking Life-Saving Equipment. The Danish company won the international tender, supported and financed by the European Union, which...

05.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Second ASV delivered to Bibby

A second DP2 ‘walk-to-work’ accommodation support vessel (ASV) has been delivered to Bibby Marine Services by Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The 90m-long ASV 9020, named Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, will be deployed in the North Sea where it will work...

04.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Hybrid whale-watcher enters service

An aluminium-hulled whale-watching vessel, Brim Explorer, powered by electricity, has entered service in its home port of Tromsø in Norway. The 140-passenger ship, built at Maritime Partner shipyard in Ålesund, has a Corvus Energy battery package...

04.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Italy’s Prysmian set to launch cable layer

Milan-based Prysmian Group is set to launch the Leonardo Da Vinci which, it is claimed, will be the most advanced cable layer in the world. The DP3 vessel, classed by RINA, is having its hull built at Vard Tulcea in Romania and the ship will then be...

01.11.2019
Shipbuilding

Autonomous tug project

Singapore-based yard Keppel Offshore & Marine has signed a contract with technology group ABB to develop autonomous (crewless) tug operation in the port of Singapore by the end of 2020. ABB, in cooperation with Keppel O&M’s Keppel Marine and...

31.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Partnership to combat seaweed

Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands and Maris Projects have agreed cooperation to combat the invasive Sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean region using a new type of Damen vessel. The seaweed is causing considerable problems in the region. Aside...

30.10.2019
Shipping

Rotor Sails yield savings on tanker

Two 30m-tall Norsepower Rotor Sails installed on board the 109,647dwt products tanker, Maersk Pelican, have yielded fuel savings of 8.2% in a twelve-month trial involving the Helsinki-based technology company, Maersk Tankers, Energy Technologies...

29.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Emissions-free canal push boat with hybrid propulsion

The world’s first emissions-free canal push boat, Elektra, is to have a hybrid propulsion system including a fuel cell, batteries, an electric motor and Rudderpropellers supplied by German propulsion specialist, Schottel. The push boat has been...

28.10.2019