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Shipbuilding

Gas solution for Norwegian bunker vessel

Norwegian shipping company Bergen Tankers is to rebuild a fuel oil bunkering vessel into a liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering craft to operate in Norway. Previously known as Oslo Tank, the rebuilt vessel will be named Bergen LNG and will operate...

03.09.2019
Shipbuilding

DNV GL grants first maritime 3D printing approval

As additive manufacturing begins to gain traction in the maritime field, DNV GL has issued its first Approval of Manufacturer certificate to the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. The approval is...

02.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Order for LNG-powered freighters

Finnish energy and paper group UPM said it has reached a long-term charter agreement with Finnish shipping company Bore and Dutch shipping firm Wijnne Barends to design and build seven freighters for sustainable sea transport which will be ordered in...

02.09.2019
Shipbuilding

RoPax vessel for Tahiti

Spanish yard Astilleros Armon has a contract to build a 77m-long RoPax ferry for French shipowner SNGV2 to operate in the Pacific. French marine architects Mauric has just been contracted to deliver both the basic and detailed design packages to the...

30.08.2019
Offshore

Life time extension for FPSO Jotun A

Norwegian yard Rosenberg Worley in Stavanger has signed an EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) contract to modernise the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Jotun A. The contract has been awarded by the...

29.08.2019
Companies & People

MAN and Samsung in digital tie-up

MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries have agreed to cooperate on a long-term strategy to develop technologies and systems for the digitalisation of marine engines. A key element of the agreement is the new digital platform, MAN CEON,...

28.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Batteries to be installed on Estonian ferry

Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) is to integrate systems and manage a project to upgrade the diesel-electric ferry, Tõll, which is operated by TS Laevad on routes between Western Estonia’s major islands and the mainland. The upgrade is due to take...

27.08.2019
Shipping

ABB wins first deal for performance software

ABB has won its first contract for recently upgraded engine diagnostics software. Hamburg-based CPO Containerschiffreederei has signed up for the latest version of ABB AbilityTM Tekomar XPERT, launched at the CIMAC Congress in June, for its fleet of...

26.08.2019
Offshore

Techano wins aquaculture contract

Techano, a subsidiary of Holland’s Van Aalst group, has won a contract to provide equipment for Norway Royal Salmon’s new aquaculture facility, Arctic Offshore Farming, which is due to be completed soon at Fosen shipyard, near Trondheim. Norway Royal...

23.08.2019
Shipbuilding

International consortium to finance Genting cruise ships

Two Global Class cruise ships currently under construction for the Genting Group at MV Werften are to be financed through a EUR 2.6 billion package structured by KfW IPEX Bank and an international consortium of lenders. The funding follows EUR 750...

22.08.2019
Offshore

Green CTV fleet for offshore wind farm

Windcat Workboats, part of the SEACOR Marine Group, signed a contract with Swedish electricity company Vattenfall for the provision of CTVs (crew transfer vessels) for the Dutch coast Zuid 1 and Zuid 2 offshore wind farm in the Dutch North Sea. Under...

22.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Scandlines signs up for Norsepower Rotor Sail

Ferry operator Scandlines has signed an agreement with Finland’s Norsepower Oy Ltd to install a 30m-high Rotor Sail on board the hybrid passenger ferry, Copenhagen, which sails on the route between Rostock, Germany, and Gedser in Denmark....

21.08.2019
Shipping

Wilhelmsen to manage Stove Shipping bulkers

Wilhelmsen Ship Management has won a contract for the technical management of two Supramax bulk carriers from Stove Shipping AS. The two vessels, Stove Friend and Stove Tide, were built at Tsuneishi in 2016 and are the latest additions to the Stove...

20.08.2019
Shipbuilding

MAN to supply engines for Australian-built ferries

Two fast ferries, to be built at Austal and Incat Tasmania for operation between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, are to have MAN engines. The vessels will carry passengers and cars on the seabridge between the islands. The 94m-long Austal ferry,...

19.08.2019
Shipbuilding

BeHydro, a joint venture between ABC and CMB

A joint venture between engine builder ABC and CMB called BeHydro aims to commercially launch its first hydrogen medium-speed engine in the course of 2020. Engines currently under development have a power range between 0.8 MW and 2.8 MW and are...

19.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Schottel propulsion installed on new dredger

A new trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), Bonny River, built at Royal IHC’s Chinese partner shipyard, Cosco Guangdong for Belgium’s DEME, is equipped with controllable pitch propellers and transverse thrusters provided by Schottel. The 15,000m3-c...

16.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Esvagt takes three more automation systems

Danish offshore wind vessel operator, Esvagt, has signed a NOK 21 million contract for three more integrated automation, power management, navigation and communication systems with Norwegian Electric Systems (NES). The deal, which comes as part of...

15.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Dynamiq unveils its new Global 300 yacht

Italian shipbuilder Dynamiq has announced a new 30m-long model of its explorer yacht type G300 for long-range cruising. It has 200gt and comes at a base price of US$10.1 million. Similar to other ships developed by Dynamiq Yachts, the new Dynamiq...

14.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Hybrid upgrade for offshore wind support vessel

The recently delivered Acta Centaurus, a DP2 walk-to-work offshore wind construction support vessel owned by Netherlands-based Acta Marine, is to have a hybrid drive, batteries and an energy management system supplied and installed by Wärtsilä. The...

14.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Cooperation to develop electric-powered tanker

A group of Japanese companies announced an agreement to create a strategic partnership to develop electrically powered vessels. The first objective will be to build the world's first zero-emission tanker by mid 2021. The tanker will be a coastal...

13.08.2019