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Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä completes delivery of 15 fuel supply systems for LPG retrofits

The last of 15 LPG fuel supply systems (LFSS) have now been delivered to BW LPG by technology firm Wärtsilä. The systems have been installed as retrofits, enabling the Singapore-headquartered shipowner to operate the ships using LPG as fuel. The…

23.05.2022
Offshore

Maersk completes mooring line installation for floating wind project

The anchor-handling supply ship Maersk Mariner, operated by Maersk Supply Service, has successfully undertaken mooring line installation at the pilot DemoSATH floating wind project in Spain. Led by Saitec Offshore Technologies in collaboration with…

23.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Scandlines installs Norsepower sail on hybrid ferry

Copenhagen-based ferry company, Scandlines, has installed a 30m-high Rotor Sail from Norsepower on the 169.5m-long ferry, Berlin, which has 1,600 lane-metres of capacity and space for 1,300 passengers. The Rotor Sail was installed during a routine…

20.05.2022
Shipping

Nordic partners claim up to 80% GHG reductions with new hybrid fuel

Finland’s Neste Corporation and Danish marine fuel supplier, Nordic Marine Oil, have unveiled a new hybrid marine fuel that could offer substantial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings of up to 80%. The Neste MarineTM 0.1 co-processed fuel,…

19.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Bureau Veritas approves flexible fuel-cell technology

Classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV), has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to EODev for its fuel cell-based REXH2® technology. Designed to generate low-carbon electricity aboard ships, the hydrogen fuel cell technology can provide power…

18.05.2022
Shipbuilding

MAN and STX to collaborate on EEXI engine modifications

MAN Energy Solutions and STX Heavy Industries Co Ltd, are to cooperate on providing engine power limitation options to ship operators seeking to comply with new Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) requirements from next January. The…

17.05.2022
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 3/2022: The big goal

February 24th 2022 has marked a turning point for Europe and the Western world, or – as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has put it – the day marks the beginning of a “new era”. The illegal war of aggression in Ukraine has already lasted longer than…

16.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Wallenius Sol takes delivery of ice-class ConRo vessel

The 27,000dwt Botnia Enabler, a multi-fuel ConRo vessel with the highest Finnish-Swedish ice class, has been handed over to owner Wallenius Sol by Chinese shipyard, CIMC Raffles. The 242m-long hybrid vessel, registered in Sweden, is designed for the…

16.05.2022
Offshore

Vineyard Wind project generates vessel orders

U.S. offshore support company Patriot Offshore Maritime Services has ordered a crew transfer vessel (CTV) for wind farms from U.S. yard Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding. Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen…

16.05.2022
Shipping

Navtor integrates search-and-rescue system into digital software platform

Norwegian marine digital specialist, Navtor, has announced integration of the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue (AMVER) system into the latest version of its chart table software, NavStation. The digital platform will now include AMVER…

13.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Volvo Penta hybrid vessel commissioned for Arctic sightseeing tours

A new hybrid-electric vessel, Kvitbjørn, has begun sightseeing tours in Arctic waters for Hurtigruten Svalbard. The Marell M15, a result of three years of collaboration between the travel firm, power provider Volvo Penta, and Marell Boats, has a…

12.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Royal Bodewes lands construction deal with Asian customer U-Ming

Dutch yard Royal Bodewes was awarded a contract to construct one 7,750dwt cement carrier. Customer is Taiwanese shipping company U-Ming Marine. It is the first time Royal Bodewes will build such a ship for an Asian customer. The new vessel for…

12.05.2022
Shipping

DB Schenker plans zero-emission feeder service in Norway

Deutsche Bahn logistics subsidiary, DB Schenker, plans to launch a zero-emissions feeder service between Ikornnes and the Port of Ålesund on Norway’s west coast. Using a 50m-long vessel with a deadweight capacity of 300 tonnes, the 23-nautical-mile…

11.05.2022
Offshore

Esvagt invests in SOV capable to operate on green fuels

Cemre Shipyard, Turkey, has an order from Danish offshore vessel owner Esvagt and Danish energy group Orsted for a service operation vessel (SOV) which can operate on green fuels. Orsted and Esvagt had recently decided to take a step to help…

11.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Royal Arctic Line commissions new HAV Design cargo ships

Greenland-based Royal Arctic Line has taken delivery of two new ice-class general cargo ships built to a design specially developed by Norway’s HAV Design, part of the HAV Group. The 37.6m-long Arpaarti Arctica and Tilioq Arctica have capacity for…

10.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Ship design firm unveils details of new liquid hydrogen carrier

C-Job Naval Architects and LH2 Europe have released details of a 37,500m3 liquid hydrogen carrier design that could pave the way for a new green energy trade between Scotland and Germany by 2027. The 141m-long vessel will be powered by hydrogen fuel…

09.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Methanol dual-fuelled tanker begins sea trials in China

The first of three 49,990dwt methanol-powered dual-fuel tankers, Stena Pro Patria, has started sea trials in China. Built at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for Proman Stena Bulk, the tanker is the first vessel with this fuel arrangement to be…

06.05.2022
Shipbuilding

Niestern Sander wins third EasyMax order

Dutch shipping company Wagenborg Shipping placed an order with Dutch yard Royal Niestern Sander to build another 14,000dwt multi-purpose freighter. The type EasyMax ship will be the third vessel of this class ordered by the customer, future sister…

06.05.2022
Offshore

4G connectivity for multi-role W2W offshore vessel

Wagenborg Offshore’s fourth walk-to-walk (W2W) offshore vessel, Koenigsborg, has been equipped with a 4G communications system from Castor Marine. The VSAT internet and Tampnet 4G setup fulfils all of the requirements of crew members when working on…

05.05.2022
Shipping

New drive to promote ammonia as fuel

Contracts for multi-fuel vessels placed by owners such as Höegh Autoliners are inspiring new initiatives to provide supplies of ammonia as marine fuel. Yara’s Clean Ammonia unit (YCA) is collaborating with partners, including owners, engine…

04.05.2022