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Shipbuilding

Edda Wind continues fleet expansion

Edda Wind, a 50:50 joint venture between Norway’s Wilhelmsen group and Østensjø, has ordered two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) at Astilleros Gondan in Spain. The 89.3m-long vessels, due for delivery in 2023 and 2024, will provide…

22.03.2021
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore 2/2021

Unique opportunity for design innovation

International shipping faces an unprecedented challenge as it prepares for rapid decarbonisation and the adoption of entirely new marine fuels within one or two ship generations. With most ship construction capacity now centred in Asia, the…

22.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Ostseestaal builds electric-driven vessels for ZSG

German yard Ostseestaal GmbH has an order to build three electrically powered passenger ferries for operation on Lake Zurich and river Limmat in Switzerland. Ostseestaal won a European-wide tender for the contract from the company…

22.03.2021
Offshore

Awind aims to take a lead in offshore

Norwegian company Awind AS has signed newbuilding contracts for two wind farm support vessels with Chinese yard China Merchants Industry in Hong Kong. Awind AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions AS (IWS), said the order is for…

18.03.2021
Shipping

Bureau Veritas issues new wind propulsion notations

Bureau Veritas (BV) has issued two new notations setting out classification requirements for wind propulsion systems (WPS) on new ship designs. The notations, which cover both standing and running rigging, provide load cases and coefficients for the…

18.03.2021
Shipbuilding

New modular dredger design to raise efficiency

A new series of modular trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) designs from Netherlands-based C-Job Naval Architects will include variable features that enable clients’ requirements to be met more easily. The TSHD series promises to fill the gap…

17.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Dutch partners order two multi-purpose coasters

Longship Group BV and VMS Shipping have ordered two 6,080dwt multi-purpose tweendeckers at Bijlsma Shipyard, part of the Veka Shipbuilding Group, at a cost of EUR 21 million. The joint venture partners will split management responsibility for the…

16.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Vard delivers second cruise ship to Coral Expeditions

Coral Geographer, a second expedition cruise vessel of Vard 6 01 design, has been delivered to Australian cruise line, Coral Expeditions. The 93.7m-long vessel, built at Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam, has been specially tailored for voyages to remote and…

15.03.2021
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Editorial of Ship&Offshore 2/2021: Tailwind for niche markets

When I first started working at the editorial department of Schiff&Hafen and Ship&Offshore, the delivery of the LoRo vessel E-Ship 1 was a big topic. The vessel, ordered in 2006 by wind turbine manufacturer Enercon at the Lindenau shipyard in Kiel,…

15.03.2021
Shipping

AAL Shipping acquires two new heavy-lift vessels

Singapore-based AAL Shipping is expanding its core fleet of multi-purpose, heavy-lift vessels with two 25,800dwt G-class units, AAL Gladstone and AAL Gibraltar, formerly Pacific Action. The ships will join two other G-class vessels, AAL Genoa and AAL…

15.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Electric ferry to join fleet of Västtrafik

Another electric ferry is set to join the fleet of Västtrafik, the organisation responsible for public transportation in the port city of Gothenburg. Finnish yard Uki Workboat (Uudenkaupungin Työvene Oy) is going to build the port ferry which is…

12.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Replacement of outdated research vessel approved

The NWO-I (Dutch Foundation of Scientific Research Institutes )Foundation Board has approved the NIOZ (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research ) investment for the construction of a new ship in the national research fleet. Next Generation…

11.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Expeditionary Survey Boat named at Damen Shipyards Den Helder

The naming ceremony and transfer of the Expeditionary Survey Boat (ESB) Hydrograaf of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has taken place at Damen Shipyards Den Helder (DSDH). The 16m-long ESB will provide up-to-date information about the soil…

11.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Stena Bulk presents new bulk carrier concept

Gothenburg-based Stena Bulk has unveiled a modular, zero-carbon bulk carrier, designed for the simultaneous carriage of dry, liquid and gas cargoes to maximise efficiency. The InfinityMAX builds on the concept of combination carriers, which were…

10.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Container ship order boom

Container shipping lines are ordering new vessels amid rising demand for box shipping services, giving a long-awaited boost to the outlook for shipyards in Asia. Shipping lines have ordered over 20 large container vessels in January and February 2021…

10.03.2021
Shipping

New venture to boost ammonia as marine fuel

OCI NV, MAN Energy Solutions and Hartmann Gas Carriers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance the use of ammonia as a marine fuel. The partners envisage that OCI, a Netherlands-based producer and distributor of natural gas-based…

09.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Deltamarin unveils LNG-powered container ship feeder

Ship design firm, Deltamarin, has launched a new LNG-powered Kielmax feeder container ship design in its C.Delta series. The C.Delta2100 has ice-class capability and a container capacity of 2,100 TEU in four holds and on deck. The design can be…

09.03.2021
Shipping

New German/Dutch joint venture in heavy-lift sector

Hamburg-based SAL and Schiedam-headquartered Jumbo, both specialists in heavy-lift and project cargoes, have announced a new joint venture. The companies will combine large parts of their fleets, together with engineering and commercial activities,…

08.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Symphony opts for new ECOBOX project cargo vessels

Symphony Shipping, based in Breda, the Netherlands, has placed an order with Dutch yard Ferus Smit to build two project cargo freighters. The 12,500dwt ships will have large floor space for large-sized project loads, including a movable tween deck.…

08.03.2021
Companies & People

DNV joins Smart Maritime Network

The classification society DNV has joined the Smart Maritime Network, an initiative to support and promote the safe sharing and standardisation of data in shipping’s rapidly expanding IT sector. The move comes as data usage and transfer continues to…

05.03.2021