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Shipbuilding

New hybrid research vessel for the University of Vermont

U.S. yard Derecktor has started building a 19m-long catamaran research vessel ordered by the University of Vermont in the United States for the university’s Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources. The University envisions three…

08.12.2020
Offshore

RWE and DEME to install patented collars on wind farm foundations

German energy company, RWE, and Belgian marine engineering specialist, DEME Offshore, are to use monopile foundation collars for the first time when construction begins at the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Installation work will…

07.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Strategic Marine signs contract with Centus Marine

Singapore-based shipyard Strategic Marine has an order from Centus Marine for one 40m-long fast crew boat (FCB). That will be the 48th vessel delivered by the aluminium shipbuilding specialist to Malaysian operators. Delivery is scheduled for January…

07.12.2020
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Shipping to demonstrate its green credentials

Writing in these pages a few weeks ago, shipping economist Martin Stopford estimated that today’s fleet of more than 61,000 commercial vessels, plus many thousands of service ships, will generate about half of the shipping industry’s global carbon…

04.12.2020
Shipbuilding

FSG clinches RoRo order

Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (FSG) has won an order for a 210m-long RoRo ferry, with an option for a second vessel, from IVP Ship Invest, a company within the Tennor Holding group. The order, which could be worth EUR 140 million, is the first…

04.12.2020
Shipping

3D visualisation studio opens for shipping

Rotterdam-based Maritime Studios, a 3D visualisation studio for the maritime industry, has opened for business and has delivered 3D renders and computer graphics imagery to its first clients. Kevin van Deursen, Creative director at the new studio,…

03.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Scandinavian ferry project targets hydrogen for fuel

Copenhagen-based ferry company, DFDS, is collaborating with partners in a project to develop an electrically powered ferry using a green hydrogen fuel cell system. The aim is for the ferry to operate entirely on hydrogen power. Working with DFDS,…

02.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Incat Crowther releases details of ShadowCAT concept

A new COVID-19-inspired shadow vessel concept named Haven was designed by Australia-based naval architect, Incat Crowther. Haven is a 68.2m-long catamaran superyacht support vessel made of aluminium. Two MTU 16V4000 main engines will allow a service…

02.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Steel cutting ceremony for first vessel in Arctic LNG 2 series

A steel cutting ceremony has been held at Russia’s Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Primorsky to mark the start of construction of 15 icebreaking LNG carriers for Sovcomflot that will serve the Arctic LNG 2 project. The first of the 172,000m3 Arc7…

01.12.2020
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Editorial of Ship&Offshore 8/2020: A virtuous circle

An extraordinary year is coming to an end. While we are certainly all hoping for more normality in 2021, we are also very aware that there will be many more difficult months ahead. The recent – not surprising – announcement by Hamburg Messe und…

01.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Vard lands deal for eight robotic vessels

Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard, is to build eight highly automated multi-purpose vessels for Texas-based marine robotics company, Ocean Infinity, a specialist in hydrographic and geophysical underwater surveys. The shipbuilder’s Vard Vung Tau yard in…

30.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Piriou develops CTV with hydrogen hybrid propulsion

French yard Piriou has developed a new concept of crew transfer vessel (CTV) with hydrogen hybrid propulsion. The vessel has a length overall of 27m and breadth of 9.7m. Maximum speed is 25 knots and five tonnes of cargo can be carried. In addition…

30.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen converts PSV to fish feeder

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has completed the conversion of a platform supply vessel (PSV) into a fish feed carrier for Norway Eidsvaag AS. The vessel carries the name Eidsvaag Opal. The project involved the insertion of a new 5m section to lengthen…

27.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Svitzer takes delivery of new tugboat

Global towage operator Svitzer has taken delivery of the Svitzer Vestri, a MED-A2360 series tug design from Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine. Svitzer Vestri is an azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug with a 62-tonne bollard pull and will be deployed in…

26.11.2020
Shipping

Havyard sets up new company to promote hydrogen power

Havyard Group has established a new company, Havyard Hydrogen AS, to take the next steps in the development of hydrogen as a fuel for ships. With a particular focus on hydrogen power for large ships sailing long distances, the company expects to have…

25.11.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN lands engine contract for up to six LPG-fuelled VLGCs

MAN Energy Solutions has won a contract from Petredec Holdings (Eastern) Pte Ltd for up to six MAN B&W 6G60ME-LGIP dual-fuel engines for very large gas carriers (VLGCs) being built at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard. The order comprises three firm vessels…

24.11.2020
Shipbuilding

New ferries for Lake Geneva to have Wärtsilä Stage V engines

Two new passenger ferries being built at Swiss shipyard, Shiptec AG, are to have high-speed Wärtsilä 14 engines complying with the EU Stage V emission standard for inland waterway vessels. The 60m-long ferries, with capacity for 700 passengers, will…

23.11.2020
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SURVITEC OPTIMISES LIFERAFT SERVICING WITH RAFTXCHANGE RENTAL OFFER

Survitec has rebranded its established liferaft rental and exchange service to meet increasing market demand for service flexibility.

23.11.2020
Offshore

First stage of FPSO design order

Norwegian engineering firm and marine architect Sevan SSP said it has a study contract from Norwegian energy company Equinor to prepare initial design for a floating production storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). The FPSO would be for the Wisting

23.11.2020
Shipping

Danelec to run data over DNV GL Veracity platform

Voyage data recorder, ECDIS and ship-to-shore information company, Danelec, will now run its data over DNV GL’s Veracity platform. The move will enable the Denmark-headquartered company to pass data securely and efficiently from its DanelecConnect…

20.11.2020