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Shipbuilding

Incat will shortly commence construction of new Korean ferry

Incat Australia Pty Ltd, based in Hobart, Tasmania, will shortly start with the construction of a new 76m-long ferry for Taesung Marine Transport of the Republic of Korea for the Pohang – Ulleungdo service - a ferry route revolutionised by an Incat…

13.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Containerised energy storage offers plug-in battery power

ABB has developed a new containerised energy storage system (ESS). Called Containerized ESS, the new complete plug-in system is housed in a 20ft high-cube ISO container and ready to integrate with the vessel’s main power distribution system, ABB said…

10.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Fednav invests in sustainable shipping

Canada-based bulk shipowner Fednav has signed a contract with Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding for up to ten ocean-going bulk carriers of 34,500dwt for operation on the Great Lakes. The order was signed via Sumisho Marine, part of trading house Sumitomo…

10.09.2021
Shipbuilding

More sustainable engine options for yachts

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG is to provide more sustainable engine options for yacht owners, extending its mtu Series 4000 range. These engines are already IMO Tier III-compliant and suitable for large yachts. April 2022 will see launch of the mtu…

09.09.2021
Shipbuilding

New Jones Act LNG bunker barge to be built in US

Crowley Maritime Corporation and Shell NA LNG, LLC, have agreed a deal enabling construction of a Jones Act-compliant LNG bunker barge at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. The 128m-long barge, the second Jones Act-compliant…

08.09.2021
Offshore

Maersk Supply Service wins West African FSO contract

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) is to provide three support vessels for the second phase of a Cameroon Oil Transportation Company mooring maintenance project. The two-month contract, scheduled for the last quarter of 2022, is to be carried out on the Ko…

07.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Eidesvik and Aker BP continue supply vessel upgrades

Norwegian offshore supply vessel (OSV) operator, Eidesvik, and exploration and production company, Aker BP, are to install batteries on two OSVs, Viking Lady and Viking Prince, in a drive to continue reducing emissions. On completion, eleven of…

06.09.2021
Offshore

Aquaterra Energy pioneers renewable-powered offshore platform

British offshore engineering company Aquaterra Energy has completed the engineering design for a renewable-powered offshore platform for DeNovo Energy Limited. The type Sea Swift offshore platform is part of the development activity for the Zandolie

06.09.2021
Companies & People

Volvo Penta and autonomy specialist form digital start-up

Marine engine builder, Volvo Penta, is teaming up with Qamcom Group, a technology company specialising in autonomy and artificial intelligence, to develop a digital fuel optimisation platform that has been successfully pilot-tested within the Volvo…

03.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Karstensens to construct fishing vessel for European customers

Shipyard Karstensens, based in Skagen, Denmark, has an order for two fishing vessels. A custom-designed 77m-long vessel, named Christina S, will be owned and operated by the Scotland-based Christina S Fishing Company in partnership with P&J…

03.09.2021
Shipping

ClassNK issues guidance on shipboard data quality

ClassNK has released new guidance for shipowners and operators on the collation and use of shipboard data. The classification society’s Data Quality Guidelines addresses the gathering and use of shipboard data among various stakeholders, and the…

02.09.2021
Shipbuilding

DNV launches latest Maritime Forecast

Classification society DNV has launched its latest Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of the Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) suite of reports. Conceived to help shipowners navigate the technologies and fuels needed to meet global greenhouse gas (GHG)…

01.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Finnlines’ fleet upgrade on schedule

North European ferry operator and Grimaldi Group subsidiary, Finnlines, has revealed that its EUR 500 million newbuilding programme in China is proceeding on schedule. The first of three hybrid 5,800 lane-metre RoRo vessels, Finneco I, will embark…

01.09.2021
Offshore

Huisman wins DEME jack-up contract

Netherlands-based Huisman, a heavy lift and construction equipment specialist, has won a contract from marine engineering firm, DEME, to supply a 1,600-tonne Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for its jack-up vessel, Sea Installer. The new crane, with…

31.08.2021
Shipping

BSM Germany uses behavioural science to reduce carbon emissions

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Germany has formed a strategic pilot partnership applying behaviour-based data science to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions of the vessels under its management. Together with London-based software…

30.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Wasaline’s new RoPax, Aurora Botnia, named in Vaasa

Aurora Botnia, a hybrid RoPax built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), has been named at a ceremony in Vaasa, Finland. The 800-passenger ferry, which also has freight capacity of 1,500 lane metres, is owned by Finnish ferry company, Wasaline. The…

27.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Design for automated power transfer vessel

Japanese company PowerX plans to design and build an automated power transfer vessel using huge batteries. The vessel will transfer electricity from offshore wind farms to shore stored in the batteries. The aim is to enable energy transmission…

27.08.2021
Shipping

ClassNK releases guidelines on 3D printing

Classification society, ClassNK, has issued Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) that set out approval requirements for the 3D printing of metallic equipment in shipping. Additive manufacturing technology is now used in various…

26.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Maersk accelerates fleet decarbonisation

Maersk has ordered eight methanol-powered container ships, with a nominal capacity of about 16,000TEU, at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for delivery from the first quarter of 2024. The container giant holds options on four more ships of the same…

25.08.2021
Offshore

ABS to class new Chinese FPSO

South Korea’s SK Innovation, operator of China’s Lu Feng 12-3 oil field, has chosen ABS class for a new 100,000dwt FPSO ordered for the energy reserve by China National Offshore Oil Company Energy and Technology Services Company (Cenertech). The…

24.08.2021