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Offshore

Island Offshore service offshore vessel hired for wind farm development

Norway’s Island Offshore has chartered its walk-to-work service offshore vessel (SOV), Island Crown, to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as it completes preparatory work for the commissioning of the GBP 2.5 billion East Anglia One offshore wind farm...

02.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Oceanwide Expeditions orders second Polar-class vessel at Brodosplit

Vlissingen-based Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a second 174-passenger Polar Class 6 vessel, Janssonius, at Croatian shipyard Brodosplit. The vessel, a sister ship to the recently delivered Hondius, will be built to Lloyd’s Register Polar Class 6,...

01.07.2019
Shipbuilding

New design for wind-power assisted cruise vessel

Danish marine architects Knud E. Hansen has announced a new design for a 110m-long sail-assisted cruise vessel. Aimed at the adventure cruise market, the vessel, which can accommodate 100 passengers in 46 normal and two deluxe cabins, will be...

28.06.2019
Shipbuilding

First of two new ships for Saga Cruises handed over

The Spirit of Discovery, the first of two sister vessels built by Meyer Werft for British Cruise line, Saga Cruises, has been handed over and was due to arrive in Dover today. The 58,250gt vessel, with a length of 236m, is due to begin its inaugural...

28.06.2019
Offshore

UK yard launches offshore wind support vessel design

Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) has developed a new windfarm support vessel design, named Vortisea, in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther. The Vortisea brand will target offshore wind vessel operators in Europe and the UK, the company said,...

27.06.2019
Offshore

Kongsberg wins first contract for latest AUV model

Norway’s Kongsberg has signed a deal for the first of its latest HUGIN® Superior autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV), capable of working at depths of up to 6,000m. The contract covers not only the AUV itself but also its supply to an unnamed...

26.06.2019

HullWiper extends network with Indian Ocean hub

HullWiper has launched its latest hull-cleaning operation in Mauritius, close to the international shipping lane used by thousands of ships sailing round the Cape of Good Hope. In partnership with local hull cleaning firm Immersub, the operation will...

25.06.2019

Study on hybrid power generation

Speaking at the CIMAC conference in Vancouver recently, Dr Alexander Knafl, MAN Energy Solutions, presented the results of a new study which examines the potential of hybrid power solutions in light of tightening regulations on greenhouse gas (GHG)...

24.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Damen delivers pioneering dredger upgrade

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque has completed Europe’s first dredger conversion to dual-fuel propulsion. The Samuel de Champlain is a 117m-long, 8,500m3 trainling suction hopper dredger owned by Rouen-based GIE Dragages-Ports and operated by the Port of...

24.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft lays keel for latest P&O Cruises vessel

The keel laying ceremony for P&O Cruises’ latest ship, Iona, has taken place at Meyer Werft in Papenburg. A 461-tonne block, part of the vessel’s future foreship, was chosen for the ceremony, marking the start of construction of the LNG-powered...

21.06.2019
Offshore

New generation CTV with hybrid technology from Northern Offshore

Swedish offshore contractor Northern Offshore Services has ordered a new type of crew transfer vessel with hybrid propulsion from Norwegian yard Grovfjord Mek. Verksted. To be named Energizer, it is scheduled to be delivered in late 2020. The new...

20.06.2019
Shipbuilding

ABB unveils new turbochargers for small- and medium-bore two-strokes

ABB has launched two new turbochargers, scaled down from larger models, specifically for small- and medium-bore two-stroke engines. The A255-L and the A260-L are smaller versions of the well-proven A100-L and A200-L designs, but provide more power...

19.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Ferry retrofit with a diesel-electrical drivetrain system

Suomenlahden Telakka Oy, a ship repair yard focusing on small commercial vessels operating in the Gulf of Finland, has commissioned Danfoss Editron to replace the propulsion system on board the ferry, Prostvik 1. The 1983-built vessel, 50m-long and...

19.06.2019
Shipping

New davit range launched by Survitec

A new range of davits suitable for life-rafts, rescue boats and fast rescue craft was launched at Norshipping by Survitec, a manufacturer of marine and offshore safety equipment. The new products, engineered in collaboration with a European partner,...

18.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Vard wins second order for Australian cruise expedition ship

The successful completion and delivery of the expedition cruise vessel, Coral Adventurer, from Vard’s Vietnam shipyard, Vard Vung Tao, earlier this year, has led to a second contract from Australian cruise operator Coral Expeditions. Like the Coral...

17.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Dismountable dredger design for deeper waters

Damen’s new twin-hulled deep cutter suction dredger, the DCSD500, has been designed to operate at dredging depths hitherto only possible with larger vessels. The dismountable unit has been designed for easy transport in container-sized packages by...

17.06.2019
Offshore

ABS and digital twin specialist offer enhanced service

Classification society ABS has teamed up with Akselos, a Massachusetts-based digital twin specialist to enable highly complex marine and offshore structures to be modelled with high accuracy and simulated in real time. The move comes as advances in...

17.06.2019
Shipping

Nordic heavyweights team up in zero emissions initiative

Finnish technology company, Wärtsilä, is heading a new initiative to promote the transition to clean marine fuels. The Zero Emission Energy Distribution at Sea (ZEEDS) project is focusing on green fuels for ships in a move to reduce shipping’s carbon...

14.06.2019
Shipbuilding

Ulstein promotes X-BOW® for new RoPax designs

Norway’s Ulstein has introduced a new range of RoPax ferries, based on its ‘compact concept’, incorporating its distinctive X-BOW feature for improved seakeeping, reduced speed loss, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and improved passenger...

14.06.2019
Veranstaltung

Gagarin Prospect wins Next Generation Ship Award at Nor-Shipping

A Sovcomflot tanker, Gagarin Prospect, the first in a series of ‘Green Funnel’ 114,000-dwt Aframax tankers designed to operate on LNG as a primary fuel, was awarded the Next Generation Ship Award last week at Nor-Shipping. Together with other vessels...

13.06.2019