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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding participates in Roboship project

Japanese yard Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is taking part in a project to develop a crewless coastal freighter called the Roboship. The project is a joint effort between Japanese joint venture company e5 Lab, some 22…

20.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Volvo Penta unveils upgraded D16 engine portfolio

New, more powerful versions of Volvo Penta’s D16 engines are now available, following an upgrade programme across the entire D16 range. The engines are used in many applications across different sectors but in a marine context, they can be used as…

19.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Icebreaking offshore vessel to have Steerprop azimuths

Rauma-based Steerprop is to provide azimuth propulsion and steering systems for a shallow-draught icebreaking offshore service vessel under construction for the Russian companies, Mercury Sakhalin and Pola. The double-acting, walk-to-work vessel is…

18.11.2020
Shipping

Greener shipping with another methanol-ready vessel

Proman Stena Bulk Ltd has finalised an agreement to build an additional vessel under its joint venture partnership. Methanol-ready 49,900dwt petrochemical product carrier Stena Prosperous is scheduled to join Stena ProPatria and Stena ProMare in…

17.11.2020
Offshore

DNV GL issues new rules on floating wind structures

New rules on floating wind structures released by DNV GL have been designed to provide a solid basis both for experienced stakeholders and new entrants to the sustainable energy sector. The rules apply standardised well-proven maritime processes to…

16.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Ireland’s first catamaran wind farm service vessel under construction

Singapore’s Penguin Shipyard has started construction of a 27m-long catamaran wind farm service vessel. The third in Penguin’s Windflex 27 series has been sold to Irish operator Farra Marine and was designed by Australia-based naval architects Incat…

16.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Hybrid conversion for Brazilian OSV

Brazilian offshore vessel operator, CBO, has signed a contract with Helsinki-headquartered Wärtsilä to retrofit its platform supply vessel (PSV), CBO Flamingo, with a hybrid propulsion system. The PSV is understood to be the first vessel in Latin…

13.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Concordia Damen signs contract for 40 eco-friendly dual-fuel barges

Dutch yard Concordia Damen, part of Dutch yard group Damen, has signed a contract to build 40 environmentally friendly dual-fuel barges with institutional investors advised by investment bank J.P. Morgan Asset Management. The barges will be chartered…

13.11.2020
Offshore

Palfinger to supply cranes for Brazil’s largest-ever FPSO

Offshore floating energy project manager, MODEC, has placed a contract with Austria’s Palfinger Marine GmbH to supply two wire luffing lattice boom cranes for the largest floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit ever delivered to…

12.11.2020
Offshore

FSU conversion ready for Myanmar deployment

The conversion of the 125,541m3 LNG carrier, LNGT Power Anatolia, ex Northwest Seaeagle, into a floating storage unit (FSU) has been completed at Sembcorp Marine’s Admiralty Yard in Singapore. The project was overseen by Singapore-based ship manager,…

11.11.2020
Shipbuilding

LPG-fuelled gas carrier completes successful sea trials

The first of twelve gas tankers earmarked by Singapore-based tanker owner, BW LPG, for LPG engine conversions has undergone successful sea trials. The 2015-built LPG tanker, BW Gemini, has been equipped with a Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply System in a…

10.11.2020
Companies & People

Austal expands support business

Australian shipbuilder Austal has signed an agreement to take over Australian yard BSE Maritime Solutions for US$19.6 million. Austal said the acquisition will help expand its ship repair and related support business across the defence and…

10.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen completes research vessel rebuild

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam has completed the rebuild of a former offshore survey ship into an advanced exploration and research vessel, OceanXplorer. The new ship, owned by OceanX, is equipped with a series of submersibles, sonar arrays, manned…

09.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Heesen Yachts starts construction of Project Sparta

Dutch yard Heesen Yachts has started construction of a 1,200gt superyacht, the largest steel-hulled displacement motor yacht built by Heesen up to now. The 67m yacht, Project Sparta, has a hull form designed by naval architects Van Oossanen, and has…

09.11.2020
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 7/2020: Vision of the future

By the time this issue of Ship&Offshore is published, the world most likely knows whether it has to put up with Donald Trump for another four years. As if Covid-19 and all the challenges, losses and restrictions it entails – both in our professional…

06.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Aker Arctic designs next generation Baltic icebreakers

Finland’s Aker Arctic Technology has signed a contract with the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) and the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) to develop a new series of icebreakers for difficult Baltic Sea ship escort operations.  Ake…

06.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Havyard to restructure operations at Leirvik yard

Weak demand and challenging economics have forced Norway’s Havyard Group to restructure operations at its Havyard Ship Technology yard in Leirvik where six vessels are currently under construction. The shipyard will now focus on repairs, service and…

05.11.2020
Covid-19 Update

SMM goes digital

SMM organiser, Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC) has announced that the event, previously postponed from early September this year until February 2021, will now take place as a virtual meeting place called: SMM Digital – The Maritime Business Hub.…

04.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Six more ice-class LNG tankers to have ABB Azipod® propulsion

ABB has won a contract from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Azipod® propulsion systems for six icebreaking LNG carriers that will operate on the Northern Sea Route. The 170,000m3 vessels, to be deployed on the Arctic LNG 2 project from…

04.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä wades into wind sail sector

Technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UK-based Anemoi Marine Technologies on future sales and servicing of rotor sails. The Finnish giant plans to integrate Anemoi into its Propulsion Business, the company said in a…

03.11.2020