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Shipbuilding

New joint venture on compressed hydrogen development

Technology group Wärtsilä and Australia’s Global Energy Ventures (GEV) are to work together on delivering compressed hydrogen as an energy source to regional markets, as well as a possible carbon-free fuel for ships. The two companies have signed a…

28.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Engine firms collaborate on turbocharger distribution

MAN Energy Solutions and Rolls-Royce Power Systems have signed an agreement enabling the MAN’s PBST brand to distribute mtu turbochargers for high-speed gas and diesel engines. This opens up a new sales channel for Rolls-Royce, in addition to…

25.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Hapag-Lloyd orders more mega-carriers

Hamburg-based shipping group Hapag-Lloyd said it has placed an order with South Korean yard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to build six container ships all of over 23,500 TEU. Daewoo Shipbuilding separately stated it has won a US$1 billion…

25.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Container ships without fossil fuel propulsion

Edge Navigation AS, an Oslo-based start-up aiming to develop commercial ships without fossil fuel propulsion, has chosen Ulstein Design & Solutions to design a new container vessel with the company’s distinctive X-Bow®. Jakob Tolstrup-Møller, Edge…

24.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Piriou inks deal to construct high-performance dredger

French yard Piriou has an order for a 70m-long dredger with hydrogen-assisted power from French local Government authority Occitanie Region. A hydrogen fuel cell will be used for power when the vessel is at anchor or in port, saving up to 20% of…

23.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Stena RoPax completes lengthening project in Turkey

The RoPax vessel Stena Scandica, formerly Stena Lagan, is about to re-enter service, having completed a project at Sedef Shipbuilding in Turkey to increase cargo capacity by about 30%. The vessel was split in half to enable the addition of a new…

23.06.2021
Companies & People

CIMAC World Congress: call for papers

The 30th CIMAC World Congress will be held from June 13th to 17th 2022 in Busan, South Korea. The organisers have now opened the call for papers. All interested stakeholders are invited to submit their proposals for the Technical Programme of the…

22.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Steel-cutting at Crist shipyard for plug-in hybrid ferry

Under construction no P317, Poland’s Crist shipyard has started construction of another environmentally friendly hybrid propulsion ferry for Finnish shipowner Finferries. The newbuilding is the continuation of a long-term cooperation between both…

22.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Classification society launches digital EEXI tool

A new digital tool for shipowners and operators to gauge their ships’ compliance with the IMO’s energy efficiency existing ship index (EEXI) has been launched by DNV. The EEXI Calculator was unveiled on the closing day of the IMO’s MEPC 76 meeting,…

22.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Turku starts to build Icon of the Seas

Construction of Royal Caribbean International’s Icon of the Seas has begun at Meyer Turku in Finland. The occasion was celebrated in the shipyard’s plate hall with attendees including the shipbuilder’s CEO, Tim Meyer, and chairman, Bernard Meyer,…

21.06.2021
Shipping

Port of Kiel commissions another shore power setup

The Schleswig-Holstein Port of Kiel has taken another major step in its decarbonisation journey with the inauguration of another shore power facility at its Ostseekai. The port’s energy set up – with a total of 16 MW of power – now means that one…

21.06.2021
Shipbuilding

NYK opts for car carriers with LNG propulsion

Japanese shipping group NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) has agreed a memorandum of understanding to build 12 pure car truck carriers (PCTCs) with liquefied natural gas (LNG) propulsion. Six ships each with a capacity of 7,000 vehicles will be built by a…

18.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä and RINA present new propulsion arrangement

Technology group Wärtsilä and classification society RINA have announced a new propulsion arrangement that, they say, offers full redundancy, less machinery, lower capital expenditure, reduced operational complexity, and optimised fuel consumption. …

17.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Construction of first, fast, zero-emission ferry starts in Norway

A zero-emission, twin-hulled fast ferry is now being built at Fjellstrand Shipyard in Norway. The 31m-long catamaran, Medstraum, has capacity for 150 passengers and will be equipped with two electric motors and a 1.5-MWh capacity battery with…

16.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Second Lindblad cruise vessel commences final outfit

Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Resolution left Ulstein’s construction hall last week and is now berthed alongside for final outfit. The vessel is a sister to National Geographic Endurance, delivered in 2020, and will be handed over to the…

15.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Sea trial of Aurora Botnia

The car and passenger ferry Aurora Botnia has completed its first sea trial. Built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), the vessel will be operated by Wasaline on the route between the Finnish city of Vaasa and the Swedish city of Umeå. Aurora…

14.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Two new zero-emission ferries for World Heritage fjords

Norwegian ferry operator, Fjord1, has signed a contract for two new zero-emission ferries, developed by HAV Design, to be built at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. The two HAV 934 ferries, with capacity for 80 cars and 249 pasengers, will operate on two…

11.06.2021
Shipbuilding

GEV starts working on pilot-scale C-H2 Ship

Australian company Global Energy Ventures (GEV) has announced a plan to build a hydrogen transport vessel of about 430 tonnes capacity. The 430-tonne ship specification will be a scaled version of the 2,000-tonne C-H2 ship, that received AIP in March…

11.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Japanese partners plan wind power for Capesize bulkers

Osaka-based Namura Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and Tokyo ship operator, NS Kaiun Kaisha Ltd., are collaborating in a joint research project aimed at using wind energy to raise efficiency on board a 183,000dwt Capesize bulk carrier.   Shipbuilder Namura is…

10.06.2021
Companies & People

Greek ballast water company buys RWO

Erma First, a Greek ballast water equipment manufacturer, has acquired German marine water specialist, RWO GmbH. The Bremen-based company, established in 1975, supplies a range of water treatment systems for ships, ports and offshore installations,…

09.06.2021