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Offshore

Aibel to provide converter platform

Norwegian fabrication yard Aibel has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for an offshore wind platform. The contract is from Britain’s Dogger Bank Wind Farm to build the converter platform for the third phase of…

04.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Grimaldi signs up for six new RoRos at Hyundai Mipo

Italy’s Grimaldi Group has ordered six new multi-purpose RoRo vessels from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, South Korea, in a deal worth more than USD 500 million. The 45,684dwt ships in the new G5 class will have capacities of 4,700 lane metres, 2,500…

03.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Next step in Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy

The Canadian Government has awarded a C$453.8 million (US$357.2 million) contract to Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards in Canada to start construction of an offshore oceanographic science vessel (OOSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard. The vessel will be…

03.03.2021
Shipbuilding

ABS to class first Jones Act WTIV

The first Jones Act-compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), under construction at Keppel AmFELS in Brownsville, Texas, will be classed by ABS. The 150m-long WTIV, under construction for Virgina-based power company, Dominion Energy, is to…

02.03.2021
Shipping

Danes plan green ammonia for ferries

Danish ferry line, DFDS, together with partners, is working on a new “Power-to-Ammonia” fuel project that could see the company’s 50-plus vessels using green ammonia as fuel. DFDS ferries produce 96% of the company’s emissions and the company is…

01.03.2021
Shipbuilding

New project on tug controlled from shore

Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime, and ABS have signed an agreement to collaborate on what is claimed to be the first commercial tug, RecotugTM, to be operated entirely from a remote control centre on shore. Svitzer will provide a new tug with crew,…

01.03.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft cuts steel for latest P&O cruise ship

The first steel for P&O Cruises’ latest vessel, Arvia, has been cut at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg shipyard. The second vessel in the Excel class, powered by LNG, will join the company’s current flagship, Iona, in December 2022. The ship will be the…

26.02.2021
Offshore

Safeway wins new contract for motion-compensated gangway

Netherlands-based Safeway, a specialist in offshore transfer equipment, has won a contract from Van Oord to supply the latest version of its Safeway Seagull motion-compensated gangway system for the subsea construction ship, Topaz Tangaroa. The…

25.02.2021
Shipbuilding

NYK to further reduce GHG emissions with new PCTCs

Japan’s NYK Line has placed an order for four pure car and truck carriers (PCTC) of 72,800gt fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Jinling Shipyard in China. The contract is part of NYK’s plan to replace current vessels with around 40 newly…

25.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Wallenius Wilhelmsen plans full-scale PCTC powered by wind

Wallenius Wilhelmsen is planning to have a wind-powered 7,000-vehicle pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) design ready to be ordered at a shipyard by mid-2022. The Norwegian-Swedish shipping company intends to commission the Orcelle Wind in 2025,…

24.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Brunvoll to provide propulsion system for Vard cable layer

Norway’s Brunvoll will supply an entire propulsion and manoeuvring system for an advanced cable layer under construction at Vard Brattvåg for Dutch marine engineering company, Van Oord. The vessel, of Vard 9 02 design, will feature a range of…

23.02.2021
Offshore

Vestas claims 15-MW turbine sets new standard

Danish wind turbine company, Vestas Wind Systems AS, has launched a new turbine that will increase offshore wind generation capacity, lower costs and improve efficiency. The V236-15.0 MW turbine will strengthen Vestas’ ability to compete for tenders…

22.02.2021
Offshore

Atlantique Offshore Energy chosen to construct substation for German offshore wind park

French yard Chantiers de l’Atlantique has been selected by Danish power group Ørsted to build an electrical offshore substation for operation off Germany. Its business unit Atlantique Offshore Energy will undertake engineering, procurement,…

22.02.2021
Shipping

Maersk plans to operate world’s first carbon-neutral liner vessel by 2023

Danish container shipping group Maersk plans to introduce the world’s first carbon-neu­tral liner container ship in 2023. The vessel will be a feeder vessel of about 2,000 TEU using methanol as fuel. The vessel will be able to operate on standard…

19.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Schottel supplies propulsion systems for more Russian dry cargo ships

Schottel has delivered diesel-driven RudderPropellers for nine dry cargo vessels designed by Russia’s Marine Engineering Bureau. Each of the ships now has a pair of diesel-driven SRP 340 RudderPropellers with an input power of 1,200kW at 1,000 rpm. …

19.02.2021
Offshore

Orange Marine picks Vard design for cable repair vessel

Fincantieri-owned Vard has won a contract from submarine telecommunications company, Orange Marine, for the design of a fibre-optic cable repair vessel. The Vard 9 03 design, which is also suitable for the maintenance of inter-array power cables used…

18.02.2021
Shipbuilding

NYK orders LPG dual-fuel VLGCs to further reduce emissions

Japanese shipping group NYK (Nippon Yusen Kaisha) has placed an order for two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) dual-fuelled very large gas carriers (VLGCs) with Japanese yard Kawasaki Heavy Industries. They will be the first dual-fuelled VLGCs in the…

17.02.2021
Shipbuilding

RINA and SDARI team up on methanol/ammonia tanker design

Italian classification society, RINA, and the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have entered into a joint development project agreement to design a tanker capable of operating either on methanol or ammonia. SDARI will…

17.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Kongsberg to supply advanced systems for multi-task subsea installation vessel

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a letter of intent with Brodosplit Shipyard and Croatian engineering firm, DIV Group, to provide a wide range of components for the first of up to four field development vessels. They are under construction for…

16.02.2021
Companies & People

Damen teams up with Sea Machines Robotics

Damen Shipyards has established an alliance with Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics to develop collision avoidance functionality for vessels designed by the shipbuilding group. Initially, Damen will adopt Sea Machines’ SM300 autonomous-command and…

15.02.2021