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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
Shipbuilding

Partners to receive EUR 5 million grant for hydrogen-powered tanker project

Teco 2030, Shell and other partners have been awarded a EUR 5 million grant for the development of HyEKoTank, a project to retrofit an 18,600dwt products tanker with a 2.4-MW fuel cell system from Teco 2030 and 4,000kg of compressed hydrogen storage…

07.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Ulstein begins Windea Leibniz upgrade

The 2017-built offshore wind service operation vessel (SOV), Windea Leibniz, has returned to its building yard, Ulstein Verft,  for modifications that will enable the ship to support offshore wind projects in a wider range of conditions. Upgrade of…

07.11.2022
Shipping

Launch of Amon Offshore

Amon Maritime, ship operator based in Norway, has started Amon Offshore, created to build, own and operate a fleet of ammonia-powered supply ships for the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The new company intends to operate services with ammonia-powered…

07.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Baltic Workboats wins police vessel order

Estonian yard Baltic Workboats AS has an order to build two police patrol vessels for operation in the port of Hamburg and within the EEZ of Germany in the North Sea. The order is worth about 17 million euros and was placed by the Flotte Hamburg GmbH…

04.11.2022
Offshore

New jacking system unveiled for renewables market

Netherlands-based Huisman has completed a successful Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for its new Jacking Gearbox, a key component in the company’s new jacking system. Incorporating a Huisman Variable Frequency Drive Control System, load distribution is…

03.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Permanent magnet technology supports Northern Lights project

Two 7,500m3 liquefied CO2 carriers to be built for the Northern Lights carbon capture project at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) in China, will be fitted with ABB permanent magnet shaft generators. The generators will raise fuel…

02.11.2022
Shipbuilding

Spirit of Tasmania IV keel-laying ceremony held in Rauma

A keel laying ceremony has been held at Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in Finland to mark the start of hull construction on car and passenger ferry, Spirit of Tasmania IV. The vessel is the first of two sister ships being built for Tasmania’s…

31.10.2022
Shipbuilding

WinGD lands 50-engine order for LNG carriers

WinGD has won a contract to supply 50 low-pressure, dual-fuel X-DF engines for 25 LNG carriers to be built for QatarEnergy’s North Field East project. The order is a key component in the largest LNG newbuilding project so far. The 25 vessels are due…

31.10.2022
Shipbuilding

Damen tug delivered and additional newbuildings ordered

Fairplay Towage Polska, based in Gdynia in Poland, has taken over its first Damen tug of type Shoalbuster 2711 ICE, the Fairplay-37. “This vessel will be the first in our fleet of this power that is able to enter Baltic and North Sea ports with…

31.10.2022
Offshore

SeaRenergy commences on- and offshore logistics support for DolWin6

SeaRenergy has embarked on a contract to provide logistics services for Siemens Energy in preparation for the commissioning of DolWin6, an offshore grid connection system in the German North Sea for the transmission of wind energy from sea to land.…

28.10.2022