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Shipbuilding

Unmanned surface vessel gains LR certification

UK-based SEA-KIT has gained Unmanned Marine System (UMS) certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for its new 12m-long X-class unmanned surface vessel, designed and built for geo-data specialist, Fugro. The Essex-based company is the first to receive…

15.07.2021
Shipbuilding

AIDAcosma moves from building hall to outfitting quay

The 337m-long AIDAcosma, sister ship to the 2018-built AIDAnova, has left Meyer Werft’s Hall 6 at the shipbuilder’s Papenburg yard and is now berthed at the outfitting quay. Following its relocation within the shipyard, the vessel’s mast and funnel…

14.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Havyard Leirvik wins modification contract

Norwegian yard Havyard Leirvik AS has been awarded a contract for the conversion of ferry MF Lote into electric battery operation. The ferry will operate the route Skarberget–Bognes over the Tysfjord in Nordland county, and zero-emission ferries was…

13.07.2021
Offshore

Aker Solutions to conduct FEED for Crown LNG project

Norway’s Crown LNG has signed an agreement with Aker Solutions to undertake the front-end engineering design (FEED) process for an offshore LNG terminal in India. The gravity-based structure will be located on the seabed 19km north-east of Kakinada…

13.07.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore GreenTech 2021: Nice to have, but not enough

The ambitions of the international shipping industry to reduce CO2 emissions and thus achieve the IMO’s climate targets remain unbroken. By adopting the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CCI) at its…

12.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Partners complete successful shipboard carbon capture

Alfa Laval and Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) have successfully completed a shipboad carbon capture project using an adapted Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning system. The test was carried out while a new vessel, belonging…

12.07.2021
Offshore

Rystad expects surge in FPSO awards in 2021 and 2022

More newbuilding contracts for floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO) are expected in 2021 as rising oil prices stimulate more offshore construction, says Norwegian energy research company Rystad Energy. More FPSOs were contracted…

09.07.2021
Shipping

DNV leads JDP assessing hydrogen as fuel

DNV is leading a 26-partner consortium which has launched the Handbook for Hydrogen-fuelled Vessels. It is the first stage of a joint development project (JDP) focusing on the challenges of using hydrogen as a marine fuel. Green hydrogen could play…

09.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Four VLGCs at Daewoo to have Wärtsilä cargo handling systems

Four 91,000dwt very large gas carriers under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Avance Gas are to have Wärtsilä cargo handling systems. The order follows the supply by Wärtsilä of similar systems for an earlier series of…

08.07.2021
Companies & People

Singapore yards consider merger

Singapore yards Keppel and Sembcorp Marine are considering merging their loss-making offshore and marine (O&M) businesses as they battle against a prolonged downturn in offshore orders. A deal would see Keppel transferring its rig-building sector…

07.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Houlder lands two design contracts from Marine Scotland

Houlder, a London-based ship design and engineering firm, has won two contracts from Marine Scotland, the Scottish Government Directorate that oversees management of the country’s seas. The contracts involve design and construction support for a…

06.07.2021
Shipping

Container ship completes first digital port arrival

Hapag-Lloyd’s 4,612-TEU Kobe Express has completed the world’s first digitally controlled port arrival at Tanger Med in Morocco. The container ship is operated by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management. Wärtsilä’s Navi-Port system enabled the real-time…

05.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Proman announces additional methanol-powered tankers

Energy and shipping group Proman has ordered two additional 49,900dwt methanol dual-fuel product tankers from China’s Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI). The new medium-range vessels are scheduled to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2023. P…

05.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Maersk orders feeder vessel fuelled by carbon-neutral methanol

Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has placed an order with South Korean yard Hyundai Mipo to build a new type of 2,100-TEU container feeder vessel with a dual-fuel engine using either methanol or traditional very low sulphur fuel. It is among…

02.07.2021
Companies & People

LR refocuses business in deal with Goldman Sachs

Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) is selling its Business Assurance & Inspection Services division to Goldman Sachs Asset Management. The transaction, which includes the cyber security subsidiary, Nettitude, is expected to close during the…

01.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Joint venture to develop modern wind propulsion

With the aim of radically reducing the marine industry’s carbon footprint and overall emissions, Alfa Laval and Wallenius have announced their intent to form a new 50/50 joint venture. AlfaWall Oceanbird will focus on the development and realisation…

01.07.2021
Shipbuilding

First purpose-built hospital ship delivered in China

The world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy, has been delivered to the charity organisation, Mercy Ships, at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China. Stena RoRo has managed the project so far and the company has recruited a crew from its…

30.06.2021
Shipbuilding

American Cruise Lines confirms two more newbuildings

US company American Cruise Lines has signed contracts with US yard Chesapeake Shipbuilding to build two more inland waterways passenger cruise vessels. They will be repeats of the 175-passenger inland waterways vessel American Melody, which is…

30.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Largest ice-class expedition cruise ship named

The 20,200gt expedition cruise ship Crystal Endeavor has been named at MV Werften in Stralsund by Manuela Schwesig, Prime Minister of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Originally, the vessel was due to be commissioned last year. The event was attended…

29.06.2021
Offshore

WTIV design tailored for offshore windpark installations

Danish marine architect Knud E. Hansen has developed a new design for a wind turbine installation vessel of 155.4m length. The new Atlas A class vessel will be able to carry four new-generation 14-MW wind turbines and aims to achieve cost-effective…

29.06.2021