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Featured Article, Ship&Offshore 4/2020

Alliance makes headway towards autonomous maritime ecosystem

Delivering an autonomous maritime transport system by 2025 will rely on ‘collaboration without borders’ between major players from the international digital, communications and shipping sectors on regulation, testing and validation and research and...

06.07.2020
Shipbuilding

First MTU gas-only engines for Wadden Sea ferry

Two 16-cylinder MTU gas engines from Rolls-Royce installed on the newly commissioned Wadden Sea ferry, Willem Barentz, are demonstrating high performance targets and low emissions at the UNESCO World Heritage site. Dutch shipping company, Doeksen,...

06.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Royal Niestern Sander to convert offshore vessel

Dutch yard Royal Niestern Sander said has signed a contract with offshore contractor Dixstone Holdings Ltd for the conversion of a platform supply vessel into a walk-to-work emergency response and rescue vessel. The vessel arrived at the repair yard...

06.07.2020
Companies & People

Furuno expands portfolio with Danish acquisition

Japanese marine electronics group, Furuno, has acquired EMRI AS of Denmark, an electronic navigation company specialising in autopilots, steering control, dynamic positioning and manoeuvring systems. Terms of the deal, which closed on July 1st, were...

03.07.2020
Comment Ship&Offshore 4/2020

An opportunity in disguise

Slowly but steadily the world seems to adapt. Three months after the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic, we are starting to grasp that it will take an unpredictable length of time until the world as we know it returns. If it...

03.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Innovation fund granted to develop zero emissions ferries

A Belfast Maritime Consortium, consisting of 13 partners, led by Artemis Technologies has won a £33 million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero-emissions ferries. With further investment from consortium partners, the total project...

03.07.2020
Shipping

First engine tests using ammonia as fuel

The Sustainable Energy Catapult Centre’s testing facilities in Stord, Norway, will provide the setting for the first long-term, full-scale testing of ammonia as a fuel in a marine four-stroke combustion engine early in 2021. Supported by a NOK 20...

02.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Sustainable technology specialist sets up maritime business unit

De Nora Water Technologies has established a new maritime division, De Nora Marine Technologies LLC, to drive expansion in the shipping sector and meet the exponentially growing demand for advanced water treatment technologies. De Nora, best known...

01.07.2020
Shipbuilding

Swedish patrol new build with Volvo Penta propulsion

Swedish yard Marell Boats has recently completed a high-speed patrol vessel of 15m length for the Swedish Marine Police. The all-aluminium vessel is fitted with Volvo Penta’s latest D6 propulsion and navigation system. Equipped with twin D6-440 DPI...

01.07.2020
Shipbuilding

MacGregor wins USD 11 million crane order

Cargo-handling specialist and Cargotec subsidiary, MacGregor, is to provide cranes with condition monitoring and predictive maintenance systems for installation on four 62,000dwt general cargo vessels to be built at an unspecified shipyard in Asia....

30.06.2020
Shipbuilding, Offshore

Catamaran CTVs under construction in China

Chinese yard AFAI Southern Shipyard has an order for two hybrid catamaran crew transfer vessels (CTV) for Danish offshore operator MHO-Co. Construction has already started. The vessels have been designed by the shipping company in cooperation with...

30.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Tiltable Norsepower Rotor Sails broaden wind power appeal

Finland’s Norsepower has unveiled a contract to retrofit two 35m-high tiltable Rotor Sails to a Sea-Cargo-owned RoRo vessel, SC Connector, which operates in the North Sea where some of the most favourable conditions for wind-assisted propulsion...

29.06.2020
Shipping

Shipping heavyweights set up marine decarbonisation centre

A not-for-profit research establishment – the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping – is to be established in Copenhagen to research new ways of advancing decarbonisation in shipping. The founding partners are ABS,...

29.06.2020
Offshore

Ulstein delivers third SOV to Bernard Schulte

Ulstein Verft has delivered the service operation vessel (SOV) Windea Jules Verne to Bernard Schulte Offshore GmbH. It is the third SOV to be built for the German company and, like its sisterships, has been built to an Ulstein SX195 design with a...

26.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Gas carriers to convert to dual-fuel LPG engines

Twelve gas carriers owned by Singapore-based BW LPG are to have their engines converted for dual-fuel LPG operation. Approved by the Isle of Man Ship Registry to have an equivalent level of ship fuel safety as methane under the IGC Code 2016, the...

25.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Schottel unveils retractable rim thruster

German propulsion specialist, Schottel, has launched a retractable version of its electrically-powered Schottel Rim Thruster (SRT). Available in a power range up to 500 kW, the SRT-R can provide thrust through 360° and provide dynamic positioning...

24.06.2020
Companies & People

Aegir-Marine expands product range with HPS acquisition

Netherlands-based Aegir-Marine is extending its propulsion service and product range with the acquisition of Holland Propeller Services (HPS). The two companies are both brand-independent suppliers of propulsion and stern seal system components and...

23.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Voith Group continues its electrification drive

Germany’s Voith Group has released details of the electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP), the latest step in its drive to electrify its propulsion technologies. The eVSP offers a range of benefits including energy efficiency, reduced complexity,...

22.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Dredger design completed for GLDD

Netherlands-based C-Job Naval Architects has completed the basic design package of a large trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock company (GLDD). The 105m-long vessel is to be built by Conrad Shipyard, which has five...

19.06.2020
Offshore

Belgian specialists win offshore transformer platform contract

The two Belgian companies ENGIE Fabricom and Iemants, part of Smulders Group, have jointly won an order from TenneT TSO B.V. to build an offshore substation platform of 1,650 tonnes for the wind farm Hollandse Kust (Noord) in the Dutch North Sea. The...

18.06.2020