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Shipbuilding

Umoe Mandal contracted to deliver CTVs

Danish crew transfer vessel operator World Marine Offshore (WMO) has contracted Norwegian shipbuilder Umoe Mandal AS to build two second-generation Wavecraft™ crew transfer vessels (CTVs)of the Sprinter 28 design. In addition, WMO has entered into…

03.05.2022
Offshore

New joint venture for effective North Sea crew changes

Damen Shipyards and Ampelmann have set up a new joint venture, OceanXpress, to provide fast and efficient offshore crew changes in the North Sea. Kicking off the new operation is Damen’s Fast Crew supplier (FCS) 7011, Aqua Helix, equipped with an…

03.05.2022
Shipping

New partnership to research fuel cell use in harbour craft

A pilot project between Bureau Veritas (BV), South Korean aluminium boat building specialist, Vinssen Co Ltd, and the Ecolabs Centre of Innovation (CoI) for Energy at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, is to research the potential for fuel…

02.05.2022
Shipbuilding

New Chevron cylinder oil meets MAN high-performance requirements

A new lubricating oil (luboil) from Chevron Marine Lubricants – Taro Ultra Advanced 40 – has successfully completed tests and meets MAN Energy Solutions’ requirements for use in Category II engines. The engine company has issued a ‘No Objections…

29.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Ulstein Thor clears path for zero-emissions cruising

A new vessel concept, unveiled by Norwegian ship designer and builder, Ulstein, could supply clean electricity for a new generation of battery-driven cruise vessels. The 149m-long vessel, Ulstein Thor, equipped with a Thorium Molten Salt Reactor,…

29.04.2022
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29.04.2022
Shipbuilding

ClassNK signs off on ammonia-ready bulker design

A panamax bulk carrier design, initially to be fuelled by LNG but ready to be adapted for ammonia, has been given Approval in Principle (AiP) by ClassNK. The ship design has been developed by the Planning and Design Center for Greener Ships (GSC), a…

27.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Philly Shipyard to complete NSMV series with fifth vessel for MARAD

Philly Shipyard has been awarded the contract to construct one additional National Security Multi-Mission Vessel (NSMV) authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) and ordered by operator TOTE Services. The…

27.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Denmark’s Tuco Marine wins Greenland passenger boat contract

Greenland’s largest passenger shipping company, Disko Line AS, has ordered a ProZero 15m FR Workboat from Tuco Marine. The twelve-passenger boat has been chosen because of features that combine effective operation in hostile conditions with good…

26.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Sister luxury superyacht to follow Emerald Azzurra

Vietnamese yard Ha Long Shipbuilding has started building a second cruise vessel with a capacity of 100 passengers for Australia-based customer Emerald Waterways. The 120m-long vessel Emerald Sakara is planned to be delivered in 2023. It will be a…

26.04.2022
Offshore

Harren & Partner boosts fleet with fourth jack-up unit

Bremen-based Harren & Partner Group has acquired the 2010-built jack-up crane vessel, Thor, to boost its offshore wind installation and maintenance capabilities. The DP2 unit, acquired with the support of Elbe Financial Solutions, has a 500-tonne…

25.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Stena Line ferries to become shore power ready

Stena Line is to upgrade four of its ferries with Yara Marine Technologies’ shore power systems, preparing them for emission-free connections in port when shoreside installations become available. The vessels are to be modified during the second half…

25.04.2022
Shipping

Gen2 Energy partners with Sirius Design to develop hydrogen carrier

Green hydrogen provider, Gen2 Energy, based in Borre, Norway, has signed a contract with Sirius Design & Integration AS for the design of two specialised vessels transporting compressed hydrogen in containers. The design is set to provide a capacity…

25.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Japanese consortium to adopt ABB electric propulsion system

Japanese shipping consortium, e5 Lab Inc, will adopt ABB’s hybrid-electric distribution and propulsion technology for Roboship, a design for a new biomass fuel carrier to be built by Honda Heavy Industries Co Ltd. Partners in the e5 Lab consortium…

22.04.2022
Shipbuilding

New harbour tug for Seabulk features hybrid electric setup

Seabulk recently commissioned a new hybrid harbour tug, Seabulk Spartan, built by Alabama-based Master Boat Builders and equipped with a hybrid electric system from Sweden’s Berg Propulsion. The Robert Allan-designed RApport 3000 is the first of two…

21.04.2022
Shipbuilding

LR grants AiP for Chinese ammonia-fuelled Newcastlemax bulker

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) Approval in Principle (AiP) for a 210,000dwt Newcastlemax bulk carrier design fuelled by ammonia. The carbon-zero fuel (NH3) is considered by many as a possible maritime…

20.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Conrad Shipyard lands tug contract

Conrad Shipyard, US shipbuilding group with five shipyards located along the Gulf Coast in Louisiana and Texas, has an order to design and build two tugs from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The order is worth about US$16.9 million. They are…

19.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Blue Fin Shipping signs up for four more Damen shortsea bulkers

Germany’s Blue Fin Shipping has ordered another four Combi Freighter 3850 bulkers from Damen Shipyards Group, taking the total to six ships since the first contract was signed late in 2020. The first two vessels, Unitas-H and Solitas-H, are already…

19.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Vard wins German contract for new trawler design

Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard, has won a contract to supply a stern trawler of Vard 8 03 design to Deutsche Fischfang-Union GmbH & Co. KG, of Cuxhaven, Germany. The fishing vessel has been developed in close cooperation between the shipbuilder and its…

18.04.2022
Offshore

Orsted and Esvagt plan joint investment

Danish energy group Orsted and Danish offshore contractor Esvagt have decided to invest in a new service operation vessel (SOV) which can operate on green fuels. No shipyard has yet been named for the order. The vessel will measure 93m long, 19.6m…

18.04.2022