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Shipbuilding

AiP for ammonia-fuelled PCC

Classification society ClassNK has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co Ltd for their jointly developed design of an ammonia-fuelled pure care carrier (PCC). Ammonia is…

09.12.2021
Shipbuilding

New tug design paves the way for carbon-neutral fuels

Svitzer, Robert Allan Ltd, and Sanmar Shipyards have developed a new tug design that is more powerful in all directions, integrated into a smaller unit, and comes ahead of likely new fuels for the towage sector. The TRAnsverse Tug is suitable for…

09.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Steel-cutting ceremony marks start of Silver Nova construction

Construction of Monaco-based Silversea Cruises’ first ship, Silver Nova, has now begun at Meyer Werft in Papenburg. The hybrid vessel is due for delivery in the summer of 2023. The LNG-fuelled ship is expected to set new standards of sustainability,…

08.12.2021
Companies & People

New CEO of German Naval Yards Kiel

Rino Brugge has replaced Jörg Herwig as CEO of German Naval Yards Kiel GmbH (GNYK) following a decision by the supervisory board. Brugge began his new position at the beginning of December, having been working on the GNYK management team since the…

07.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Dual-fuel E-Flexer begins long-term charter with Brittany Ferries

The second of five E-Flexer RoRo ferries ordered by Stena RoRo for long-term charter by Brittany Ferries has been delivered by Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai). The Salamanca is the sixth ship in the E-Flexer class and the first in the series to…

06.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Port of Narvik seeks to have both emission-free and fast workboat

Norwegian yard Grovfjord Mekaniske Verksted (GMV), located near Narvik,  is set to build a hydrogen-powered high-speed workboat for Norway’s port of Narvik. The port wants a workboat which should be both fast and emission-free. Norwegian engineering…

06.12.2021
Shipbuilding

GLDD orders Ulstein-design rock installer at Philly

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co LLC (GLDD) has ordered a Jones Act-compliant rock installation vessel, designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, at Philly Shipyard, with an option for a second ship. The first unit is expected to be commissioned in the…

03.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Seaway 7 celebrates steel-cutting of next-generation WTIV

At China Merchants Heavy Industry yard in Jiangsu, Norwegian offshore support group Seaway 7 celebrated the steel cutting ceremony for its next-generation wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The type GustoMSC NG-14000XL-G jack-up vessel, called

03.12.2021
Shipping

Digital test field set up for 5G port terminal connectivity

A digital test field at two RoRo terminals for a new 5G terminal communication and traffic control system will be established in the Port of Kiel, Germany. The EUR 1.75 million project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital…

02.12.2021
Shipbuilding

World’s first towboat fuelled by methanol to be commissioned in 2023

A towboat designed by Elliott Bay Design Group in the United States and due to be commissioned in 2023 will be powered by a methanol-to hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen One will join Maritime Partners’ 1600-vessel fleet equipped with a fuel cell from e1…

02.12.2021
Shipbuilding

First of three battery hybrid PCTCs commissioned by UECC

European shortsea RoRo company, UECC, has taken delivery of the first in a series of three dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from China’s Jiangnan Shipyard. The ship’s design has been developed together with the…

01.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Baffin Fisheries opts for Arctic factory freezer trawler

Canadian fishing company Baffin Fisheries has ordered an Arctic factory freezer trawler from Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard based on the Skipsteknisk ST-119 design. Skipsteknisk has through the last ten years designed a large number of factory freezer…

01.12.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen awarded EU Stage V certification for emissions reduction system

Damen Shipyards has become the first shipyard group to be awarded EU Stage V certification for its emission reduction dystem (ERS). The ERS combines soot filters with a selective catalytic reduction system to remove particulate matter and nitrogen…

30.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Griffin Hoverwork wins order from Japan

British hovercraft builder Griffon Hoverwork has won an order worth over 25 million pounds (US$33.4 million) to supply three of its type 12000TD hovercraft to Japan. The deal with the Oita Prefecture government will see the hovercraft operating…

30.11.2021
Companies & People

Partners aim to provide fast-track hydrogen fuel option

Wärtsilä will collaborate with ABB, classification society RINA, Helbio (a hydrogen energy system specialist), the Liberian Registry, and an unnamed energy major, to pursue a fast track for providing independent hydrogen fuel systems for ships. The…

29.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Langh Ship and Outokumpu start newbuilding project

Finnish shipping company Langh Ship has ordered three multi-purpose dry cargo vessels of 7,800dwt from Wuhu shipyard in China. The vessels will serve global leader in stainless steel, Outokumpu, on the short-sea lane between Finland and continental…

26.11.2021
Shipping

New source of green ship funding

A EUR 420 million fund has been set up by Prow Capital to provide a new source of finance for shipowners undertaking retrofits or contracting new vessels that can demonstrate measurable emissions reductions. The Green Shipping Fund has been…

26.11.2021
Shipping

Svitzer to convert London tug fleet to biofuel

Tug owner and operator, Svitzer, is to convert its ten-vessel fleet of tugs, based in London and the Medway, to run on marine biofuel. The towage group will offer a new service option to customers – Ecotow – achieving a carbon reduction of about 90%.…

25.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Lloyd’s Register unveils first digital register of certified AI systems

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues to advance and play a greater role in the maritime sphere, Lloyd’s Register has launched an Artificial Intelligence Register of AI systems and providers that are certified by the classification society. The…

24.11.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 6/2021: Talking ‘bout a revolution

Is it too late or can we still change something? This is probably the most common question being asked when following news coverage of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Scotland’s Glasgow. Will the representatives of around 200 nations have…

24.11.2021