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Shipbuilding

RoRo keel laying marks milestone for FSG

The recent keel laying of a RoRo vessel at Germany’s Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) marks the start of construction of the first order won by the yard since its 2020 restructuring. The contract, which has a total value of EUR 140 million…

04.01.2021
Offshore

Fincantieri and Van Oord sign agreement for cable-laying vessel

Fincantieri’s Norwegian subsidiary Vard has signed an agreement for the design and construction of an eco-friendly cable-laying vessel with the Dutch company Van Oord. To be built at the yards in Tulcea, Romania, and Brattvaag, Norway, the…

30.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Norsepower wins first newbuilding contract

Helsinki-based Norsepower Oy Ltd has announced its first order for Rotor Sails to be installed on a newbuilding. Five tiltable Rotor Sails will be provided during 2021 for a large bulk carrier, whose owner prefers to remain anonymous at this stage. …

29.12.2020
Shipbuilding

REM Offshore returns to Kleven with CSV contract

Norwegian offshore vessel operator Rem Offshore AS has ordered a construction service vessel from Norway’s Green Yard Kleven. Green Yard Kleven, established when Green Yard recently bought Kleven shipyard. The taylor-made vessel is scheduled to be…

29.12.2020
Shipbuilding

German cruise ship to have SCR retrofit from MAN

MAN Energy Solutions is to supply selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems for the two MAN 7L58/64 four-stroke main engines on board the German cruise vessel, Amadea, chartered by Phoenix Reisen GmbH Bonn and managed by BSM Cruise Services. The…

28.12.2020
Shipbuilding

MOL to operate coal carrier with hard sail wind power propulsion

Japanese shipping group Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has reached a coal transport deal with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. and confirms it has placed an order with Japanese yard Oshima Shipbuilding for one bulk carrier of 99,000dwt with sail-assisted…

24.12.2020
Offshore

Ulstein to design Jones Act rock installation vessel

Ulstein Design & Solutions BV has won a contract from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. LLC (GLDD) to design the first Jones Act-compliant subsea rock installation vessel for operation in United States waters. Such vessels are considered essential for…

21.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Østensjø Rederi to upgrade two OCVs

Haugesund-based Østensjø Rederi is to retrofit two offshore construction vessels (OCVs) with Wärtsilä Hybrid Upgrade systems to make engine operation more efficient and cut emissions. The two vessels, Edda Fauna and Edda Flora, were both built in…

21.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Royal Arctic takes delivery of first Havyard reefer

Greenland’s Royal Arctic Line AS has taken delivery of the first of two reefer vessels, built to a Havyard Design & Solutions specification at Astilleros Zamakona shipyard in Spain. The 67m-long vessel, Siuana Arctica, is of a Havyard 974 design and…

18.12.2020
Shipping

DSME and KR complete world’s first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering trial

Korean Register (KR) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have completed what is claimed to be the world’s first ship-to-ship (STS) bunkering for gas trial. LNG was successfully supplied from the gas bunkering vessel, SM Jeju LNG2, to…

17.12.2020
Shipping

Industry tie-up provides information about test facilities

Ship agency firm, S5 Agency World, and maritime technology specialist, Voyager Worldwide, have announced a new service to simplify crew changes by providing details of virus test facilities available worldwide through Voyager’s Fleet Insight service.…

16.12.2020
Companies & People

Rolls-Royce takes over Servowatch

Rolls-Royce has acquired Servowatch Systems, a UK-based supplier of integrated automation systems for navies, commercial ships and large yachts. The terms of the deal, signed at the beginning of December by Rolls-Royce and Mumbai-based Larsen &…

15.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Triumph Subsea Services enters into contract with Brodosplit

Triumph Subsea Services has signed a contract with Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit for construction of one field development vessel of type FDV ST-269, designed by naval architects Skipsteknisk. The contract includes options for three additional…

15.12.2020
Shipping

Sperry Marine and DNV GL to share digital navigation data

UK-based Sperry Marine, an integrated bridge system and electronic navigation provider, is to share navigation data securely from its digital bridge platform, SperrySphere, with DNV GL. The move will help to streamline the class survey inspection…

14.12.2020
Shipbuilding

LNG bunker barge to start Antwerp operation in February

Belgian gas infrastructure company Fluxys and Titan LNG, a bunker supplier, will commission the new FlexFueler 002 LNG bunker barge on the Port of Antwerp’s Quay 526/528 in February. Fluxys will provide truck-to-ship bunkering services and Titan LNG…

14.12.2020
Companies & People

SMM without digital exhibitor profiles

SMM Digital 2021 will take place without an exhibitor area with digital company profiles. This has now been announced by Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). Following the technical difficulties at WindEnergy, which was held at the beginning of…

11.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen wins first German FCS 2710 contract

Damen Shipyards Group has won a contract with Hamburg-based Opus Marine to supply a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, the first such deal to be signed in Germany. The vessel, to be called Allegro, will support charterers in the offshore wind sector,…

11.12.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN Engines upgrades portfolio for EU stage V compliance

MAN Engines has refined the emissions performance of engines in its inland waterway portfolio whilst also tripling the most powerful units from 290 kW to 882 kW. Four new engines, including two V12s and a pair of six-cylinder types, will be available…

10.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Greek BWMS receives Chinese approvals

China Classification Society (CCS) has type-approved Erma First’s FIT range of ballast water management systems (BWMS) and China’s flag regulation authority has also approved the FIT series for use on vessels flying the country’s flag. The treatment…

09.12.2020
Offshore

Expanding activities into new markets

After recent concept of a hydrogen hybrid CTV, French yard Piriou has developed a new cable laying vessel, designed to lay and repair both fibre optic and energy cables. The 2,100dwt vessel will be able to lay cables on wind farms as well as repair…

09.12.2020