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Shipbuilding

New partnership takes autonomous vessel control a stage further

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics have signed an agreement to collaborate on remote command, autonomous control, and digital crew support systems designed for commercial, naval and defence, and leisure vessels. The new products will complement…

30.09.2021
Shipbuilding

DNV AiP for new ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design

British shipping company Navigator Gas has been awarded approval in principle (AiP) for an ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design from classification society DNV. An industry consortium, including MAN Energy Solutions, Babcock International and the…

29.09.2021
Shipbuilding

LR to provide assurance in LNG digital twin development

Lloyd’s Register (LR), Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are to focus on digital twin technology development in the LNG sector. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed at Gastech 2021, the…

28.09.2021
Shipbuilding

JDP set up to develop ammonia-fuelled auxiliary engines

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have set up a joint development programme (JDP) to develop four-stroke marine auxiliary engines, fuelled by ammonia. The engine company is already working on clean-fuel technology, and has already…

28.09.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 5/2021: Turning the tide

While we are finalising this issue of Ship&Offshore, London International Shipping Week (LISW) is in full swing. Of course, not in the same format as prior to the pandemic – travel restrictions and hygiene regulations have led the organisers to use a…

27.09.2021
Shipping

Chemical tanker completes North Atlantic voyage on biofuel

The 20,762dwt Tufton-owned chemical tanker, Monax, recently completed a trans-Atlantic voyage between northern Europe and Canada using 100% sustainable biofuel supplied by Netherlands-based GoodFuels. The biofuel, derived from feedstock including…

24.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Torqeedo and Fassmer Shipyard announce electric ferry concept

Germany’s Fassmer Shipyard and Torqeedo, a producer of electric drive systems, have announced a fully electric ferry concept for public transport. The Fassmer CIT-E Ferry is powered by a Torqeedo integrated drive system. The CIT-E Ferry can be…

24.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Silverstream clinches largest order yet for air lubrication systems

UK-based Silverstream Technologies has won a contract to supply more than 30 Silverstream® systems on new container ships under construction for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC). MSC expects that the installations will save more than USD 300…

23.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Strategic Marine launches new upgraded fast crew boat design

Singapore-based Strategic Marine has revealed design details of its latest generation of fast crew boats. Its new Aluminium 42m Gen 4 Fast Crew Boat incorporates a range of new features which can expand operating capabilities, improve safety, raise…

22.09.2021
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore SmartShip 2021

Route to autonomous ship safety

Autonomous ship technology can improve maritime safety according to One Sea, the industry grouping targeting 2025 as its target for the first autonomous maritime ecosystem. Some of One Sea’s leading technology company members explain why, and how.…

22.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Yanmar to supply dual-fuel engines for LNG-fuelled coal carrier

Japan’s Yanmar has received an order for dual-fuel engines that will be used to power generators on board a large LNG-fuelled coal carrier to be built at Namura Shipbuilding. The vessel will be operated by Mistui O.S.K. Lines. The high thermal…

21.09.2021
Shipbuilding

FSG to build LNG-powered RoRo ferry for Australia’s SeaRoad

German shipyard, Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), has received an order from Australian company SeaRoad for a RoRo ferry with LNG propulsion. The 210m-long and 29.30m-wide 43,100gt newbuilding will have 3,792 lane metres for cargo…

20.09.2021
Companies & People

JDP set up to develop very large CO₂ carrier

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and ABS have established a joint development project (JDP) to work together on the design of a 70,000m3 very large carbon dioxide carrier. The move comes as carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS)…

20.09.2021
Shipping

United Heavy Lift signs up for Kongsberg vessel performance software

Hamburg-headquartered United Heavy Lift GmbH (UHL) is adopting Kongsberg’s Coach Solutions, a vessel performance and optimisation service, to increase operational efficiency and reduce its environmental footprint. UHL’s fleet of heavy-lift and…

17.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Partners in JDP to assess electric LNG carrier design

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (HZS), Wärtsilä and ABS are to work together in a joint development project (JDP) to assess scope for the design of a flexible and future-ready electric LNG carrier. In a statement, the partners said that the…

16.09.2021
Events

CMA Shipping returns “in-person” to Connecticut

The 36th edition of the CMA Shipping Expo & Conference will take place from October 13th to 15th in Connecticut, US. After a two-year absence due to the global pandemic, the show will return to an “in-person” event, organisers Connecticut Maritime…

15.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Simon Møkster opts for hybrid conversions from Vard

Two Simon Møkster Shipping platform supply vessels (PSVs), Stril Orion (built in 2011) and Stril Polar (2012) are to be converted to hybrid units with the installation of SeaQ Energy Storage Systems from Vard Electro. The ships’ conversions, which…

15.09.2021
Shipbuilding

First of four largest-ever VLECs launched in China

The first of four 99,000m3 very large ethane carriers (VLECs), designed with IMO Type B tanks, has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard in China. The ship, Pacific Ineos Belstaff, is one of a series of ABS-classed tankers under construction for Tianjin…

14.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Kiel shipyard wins AHTS conversion contract

German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH (GNYK) has won a contract from Le Havre-based Les Abeilles International to convert two anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) ships into powerful salvage tugs. The two 91m-long vessels, Siem Diamond and Siem Garnet, both…

13.09.2021
Shipping

Replaceable batteries to transform inland waterway operation

Replaceable battery packs from Wärtsilä now enable inland waterway vessels to operate on electrical power, with no emissions. The development represents a significant breakthrough as Wärtsilä explained that, until now, battery containers have been…

13.09.2021