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Shipbuilding

Investment into major ferry refit

In collaboration with naval architects Hauschildt Marine, Danish yard Fayard is working on a 13-million-euro ferry retrofit contract for shipping company Smyril Line. Work involves Smyril Line’s RoPax vessel Norröna, built in Germany at Flender…

15.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Hybrid solution to minimise carbon footprint for new Canadian ferry

Canada’s Western Pacific Marine shipyard is building a lake RoRo ferry for its client, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in Canada. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2022. The new vessel will then serve the…

12.02.2021
Companies & People

Yara and NG3 to collaborate on shore power development

Norway’s Yara Marine Technologies (YMT) is to work with NG3, a French shore power connection specialist, in the development of shore-to-ship power systems. The move follows a recent announcement from the EU Parliament that greenhouse gas (GHG)…

11.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Stena plans fossil-free ferries for Kattegat Sea

Sweden’s Stena Line plans to deploy two battery-powered ferries across the Kattegat Sea between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn before 2030, the company has announced. Stena is collaborating in the project with Volvo Group, Scania and the Port of…

10.02.2021
Shipbuilding

State-of-the-art ferries to serve the Saronic Islands

Greek ferry operator Attica Holdings has signed an order with Norwegian yard Brødrene to build three catamaran passenger vessels to serve the Saronic islands in Greece. The total investment amounts to 21 million euros and will be covered by own funds…

10.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Strenghtening position as wellboat builder

Zamakona Yards, Spain, has won a new order from Norwegian customer Intership AS for a 2,500m3 wellboat to transport live fish. The 76m-long and 17m-wide vessel will be built at the facilities of Zamakona in Bilbao and is scheduled for delivery in the…

09.02.2021
Shipbuilding

MSC Cruises takes delivery of new flagship

Geneva-based MSC Cruises has taken delivery of MSC Virtuosa, which was built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St Nazaire, France. The 331m-long ship is the second vessel in the Meraviglia Plus-class after MSC Bellisima, which was delivered in…

09.02.2021
Shipping

JDP to assess potential of wind power aboard bulkers

A joint development project (JDP) signed by Germany’s Oldendorff Carriers, London-based Anemoi Marine Technologies, Lloyd’s Register and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) has been set up to assess the scope of wind-assisted…

08.02.2021
Companies & People

WinGD dual-fuel engine wins world record acclaim

WinGD’s 12X92DF engine, designed to operate on LNG, has been awarded the Guinness World Records® title as the most powerful commercially available otto-cycle engine. The 12X92DF engine, first built in 2019, completed tests at engine builder CSSC-MES…

08.02.2021
Companies & People

Rolls-Royce sells Bergen Engines to TMH Group

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell the Bergen Engines medium-speed gas and diesel engines business to TMH International, the international branch of TMH Group. The transaction value is approximately EUR 150 million. TMH Group, based in…

05.02.2021
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore 1/2021

Extending uptime for tugs

Rolling movements are often the limiting factor for tug operations in waves. However, the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) with its fast and dynamic thrust adjustment, enables efficient active roll stabilisation and dynamic positioning (DP). This…

05.02.2021
Offshore

Norwegian partners target offshore wind projects

Norwegian state company, Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy company, is to cooperate with Aker Offshore Wind and Aker Horizons in the development of offshore wind project opportunities off the country’s coast. The companies will focus…

05.02.2021
Shipbuilding

ABB wins first electric ferry contract in South Korea

Busan Port Authority has awarded ABB a contract to supply a power and propulsion system for South Korea’s first zero-emissions electric ferry. The vessel will be built at Haemin Heavy Industries in Busan, a specialist in lightweight environmentally…

04.02.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 1/2021: The world keeps turning

As this issue of Ship&Offshore goes to print, it has just been announced that this year’s Nor-Shipping will be postponed until January 2022. While this may not be a huge surprise, some optimists were still hoping that the industry would be able to…

03.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Japanese post-panamax bulker delivered

Japan’s Namura Shipbuilding Co Ltd has delivered a 101,314-dwt post-panamax bulk carrier, Cape Ace, to Kawasaki Kisen Co Ltd, featuring a range of innovative features that promise to raise vessel productivity. The 250m-long vessel has a beam of 43m,…

03.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Chartwell landing craft to bolster ICCB offshore fleet

Irish Commercial Charter Boats (ICCB), an Irish boat charter company, has ordered a 12m-long landing craft from Chartwell Marine. The vessel will be built at the Arklow Marine shipyard. The newbuilding has been developed by Chartwell Marine to meet…

03.02.2021
Shipbuilding

ABS to class first Jones Act SOV

ABS is to class the first wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) to be designed and built in the United States. Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) will engineer and operate the 80m-long SOV, which is to be constructed in one of the company’s affiliated…

02.02.2021
Shipbuilding

Corvus Energy to start development of maritime fuel cell systems with Toyota

Energy storage pioneer Corvus Energy is set to start development and production of sustainable, large scale maritime-certified hydrogen fuel cell systems. Production will be located in Bergen, Norway with car manufacturer Toyota as key partner and…

01.02.2021
Shipping

KVH and GreenSteam to collaborate on ship-to-shore data connectivity

Nasdaq-listed KVH Industries has announced a new partnership to provide dedicated connectivity for GreenSteam’s vessel performance optimisation systems. The tie-up with KVH Watch® Solution Partner will enable ship data to be sent from ship to…

01.02.2021
Shipping

Havyard to develop zero-emission hydrogen technology

An unnamed European entity has enlisted Havyard’s expertise in hydrogen-based zero-emission technology to develop what is described as “a brand new concept for transporting cargo between European ports”. The European company was introduced to Havyard…

29.01.2021