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Shipbuilding

Ship&Offshore live webinar about drive concepts of the future

The combination of diesel engines with electric motors and batteries can offer significant value for the maritime industry and the environment. How shipowners, managers and shipyards can benefit from innovative hybrid drive concepts will be the topic...

25.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Østensjø Rederi grows its offshore wind business

Spanish shipyard Astilleros Gondan has a letter of intent to build four wind farm construction vessels for Norwegian customer Ostensjo Rederi. The 88m-long Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOV) will be used for construction and completion of...

25.10.2019
Shipping

New Intellian terminal for Iridium

Low-earth-orbit satellite operator, Iridium, and satcoms terminal manufacturer, Intellian, have collaborated in the development of a new terminal, the Intellian C700, which is now available as part of the Iridium CertusTM maritime portfolio. The...

25.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Low-emission DP shuttle tankers unveiled

Two LNG-powered, twin-skeg shuttle tankers with dynamic positioning have been named in a ceremony at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The 123,100dwt sister ships, Eagle Blane and Eagle Balder, will be owned and operated by AET, the petroleum...

24.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Block ceremony for cable layer

Blocks for the hull of the Nexans Aurora, a sophisticated cable layer, are now being assembled at Crist Shipyard in Poland as construction of the vessel continues for Paris-based Nexans. The DP3 ship is a complex design and the result of...

23.10.2019
Shipbuilding

18m fire-fighting vessels designed for Bangladesh

Canadian marine architects Robert Allan Ltd has delivered a design of two fire-fighting vessels to Khulna Shipyard in Bangladesh. Construction has started for the Bangladesh navy. They will measure 18.9m of length and 5.3m of breadth with a special...

22.10.2019
Shipping

International symposium on “Digital Platforms for Maritime Safety and Security Applications“

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy together with the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen will be holding the international symposium on “Digital platforms for Maritime Safety and Security Applications” on October 23rd and 24th...

21.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Keel laid for AIDAcosma

The keel for the 337m-long, 42m-wide AIDAcosma has been laid at Neptun Werft in Warnemünde where engine rooms are manufactured for cruise ships built at Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku. Like its sister vessel, AIDAnova, delivered last December, the AIDAc...

21.10.2019
Companies & People

Norsepower strengthens global network

Helsinki-based Norsepower Oy Ltd, designer and manufacturer of wind propulsion systems for commercial ships, has reinforced its global supply and service network through the signing of an agreement with technology company Wärtsilä. The accord comes...

18.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Spliethoff invests in DP2 B-Type Multi-Purpose vessels

Dutch group Spliethoff said it has recently signed a contract with China’s Mawei Shipyard to build two DP2- B-type multi-purpose/heavy-lift freighters of 12,500dwt. This type of vessel aims to combine the intake of a multi-purpose vessel with a DP2,...

18.10.2019
Shipping

Rotterdam deepening project completed

Completion of the project to deepen Rotterdam’s Nieuwe Waterweg means that vessels with a draught of 15m can now access the port’s Botlek area. The stretch of water – one of the busiest in the Netherlands – has been deepened by 1.5m along a stretch...

17.10.2019
Companies & People

Joint development on common data infrastructure

MAN Energy Solutions and Kongsberg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly on a common data infrastructure for the maritime sector. The collaboration will broaden the value offering to vessel operators, improve the return on...

16.10.2019
Companies & People

New towage company set up in Canada

Kotug International BV and Horizon Maritime Services Ltd have established a new terminal and towage services company in Canada. The new joint venture, Kotug Canada, will provide terminal and harbour towage services across the country’s ports,...

15.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Hybrid yacht incorporates thrusters and batteries

The recently delivered Vanadis, the fourth yacht based on an award-winning design, incorporates Schottel azimuth thrusters driven by two CAT C9.3 engines and a lithium-ion battery pack supplying most functions on board and sufficient power to cruise...

14.10.2019
Shipbuilding

UECC goes for third battery-hybrid LNG PCTC

Car shipping company United European Car Carriers UECC, has placed an order with China Ship Building Trading and Jiangnan Shipyard Group for a third car carrier with hybrid propulsion. One option taken with a previous order for two vessels has been...

14.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Arctic crude oil tanker named in Vladivostok

A naming and flag-raising ceremony for the 41,012dwt crude oil tanker, Mikhail Lazarev, has been held by Sovcomflot in Vladivostok. The tanker has Russia’s Arc7 ice class, enabling independent operation in ice up to 1.8m thick and temperatures as low...

11.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Second expedition cruise ship delivered

Norway’s Vard Langsten has delivered the second of three ice-class expedition cruise ships to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. The 139m-long HANSEATIC inspiration, with capacity for 230 passengers in 120 cabins follows sister ship HANSEATIC nature, delivered by...

10.10.2019
Offshore

Poland plans new wind farms in the Baltic

Polish state-owned energy company, PGE Baltica Ltd, is preparing to unveil plans for two new wind farms, sited in the Baltic Sea, at the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia later this week. Construction and installation of the two facilities is expected to...

09.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Wind propulsion boosted by ClassNK AiP

ClassNK has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) for a hard-sail system, which converts wind energy into propulsive force with a telescopic hard sail, based on its September 2019 Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships. The AiP...

08.10.2019
Shipbuilding

Turkish yard to build ice-class tugs

Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine, part of the Eregli Shipyard group, has won an order for two ice-class tugs from towage operator Svitzer. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd for operation in Scandinavia, the TundRA 3000 vessels will use azimuth stern drives...

07.10.2019