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Shipbuilding

Cooperation in icebreaker design

Canadian marine architect Vard Marine Inc, owned by Italian group Fincantieri, has agreed cooperation with Finland’s ILS Oy to develop designs for the world icebreaker market and to address the challenges of ice-capable shipping worldwide. They aim…

09.06.2021
Shipping

D’Amico heads biofuels comparison initiative

The d’Amico Group is leading a joint industry project (JIP) to test the performance of B30 biofuel blends derived from advanced second-generation feedstock on board its 74,999dwt product tankers, Cielo Bianco and Cielo di Rotterdam. The aim of the…

08.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Nexans Aurora to be named in Ulsteinvik

The DP3 cable lay vessel, Nexans Aurora, has been delivered by Norwegian builder Ulstein Verft and will be formally named at a ceremony on Tuesday. The vessel, billed as the new flagship of the Nexans fleet, will transport and install subsea high…

07.06.2021
Shipbuilding

BSB orders green passenger ferries

Ferry company Bodensee-Schiffsbetriebe (BSB), which operates sailings on Lake Constance (Bodensee) in south Germany, has ordered two passenger ferries with electric propulsion from German yard Ostseestaal. BSB said the first of the catamarans will…

07.06.2021
Companies & People

Kotug to set up new division to provide electric pusher tugs for inland waters

Rotterdam-based Kotug International BV has set up an Inland Shipping division to provide electric pusher tugs for operation on inland waters. The company will also use AI-driven dispatch and route planning software to support the transfer of cargo…

04.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä develops green autonomous port barge

Finnish group Wärtsilä is to develop an autonomous, zero-emission barge for internal port logistics including container transport in the port of Rotterdam. The company is part of an international alliance, headed by the Port of Rotterdam Authority,…

04.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Hydrogen-ready CSOV takes to the water at Gondan

A hydrogen-ready commissioning service operation vessel (CSOV) being built at the Spanish shipyard, Gondan, in Figueras has just been launched. Under construction for Norway’s Edda Wind AS, the CSOV is the fourteenth ship built for companies related…

03.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Alfa Laval’s deckhouse BWTS awarded DNV design approval

A containerised Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex ballast water treatment system (BWTS) for installation on deck has been issued with a type approval design certificate by DNV. Alfa Laval said that the first design approval for a ‘plug-and-play’ BWTS…

02.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Ulstein designs research vessel for KIGAM

Ulstein has entered into an agreement for construction of an Ulstein SX134 design for Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM). The vessel will be built at Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co in South Korea and be 92m long…

01.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Latest Damen crew supply vessel commissioned by Opus Marine

Hamburg-based Opus Marine GmbH has named and commissioned the latest addition to its offshore service fleet, Allegro, a Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710. Built at Damen’s Turkish shipyard in Antalya, the FCS is the first of its kind to fly the…

01.06.2021
Shipbuilding

Maersk Supply Service to install first hybrid battery on AHTS

Maersk Supply Service has chosen a hybrid battery pack from Wärtsilä to retrofit the Maersk Minder, a diesel-electric anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) ship built at Kleven Werft in Norway and delivered in 2018. One of six M-class vessels, the Maers…

31.05.2021
Companies & People

Swiss-Japanese cooperation agreement

Space and naval engineeringcompany Almatech SA, developer of a passenger shuttle vessel powered by hydrogen fuel cells based in Switzerland, signed a cooperation agreement with Japanese maritime platform e5 Lab, a firm funded by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines,…

31.05.2021
Companies & People

Wärtsilä selected for Norwegian bioLNG plant expansion

Technology group Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply a biogas liquefaction plant for Biokraft, a subsidiary of the Scandinavian Biogas Group, at an existing bioLNG production facility in Skogn, Norway. Expansion of the plant will double output to…

31.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Essberger orders FKAB’s eco-designed chemical tankers

German shipping group John T. Essberger has signed final agreements with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard Dingheng to build four 6,600dwt parcel chemical tankers with dual-fuel propulsion. The contract includes options for an additional four vessels.…

28.05.2021
Companies & People

Delmar Systems expands portfolio with Vryhof acquisition

Houston-based offshore mooring specialist, Delmar Systems, has acquired Vryhof Anchors and Deep Sea Mooring of the Netherlands. The combined entity will have a broader global footprint and an enhanced range of products, Delmar said. The company’s…

28.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Brix Marine building QXMC water taxi

Qathen Xwegus Management Corporation (QXMC), business arm of the Klahoose First Nation, located on Cortes Island, B.C, Canada, has ordered a water taxi from U.S. yard Brix Marine, formerly Armstrong Marine. The corporation, whose activities include…

27.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Keppel O&M awarded AiP by DNV for digital asset support

Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has been awarded Approval in Principle by DNV for its proprietary AssetCare system. This consists of a range of digital services to support assets over their lifecycle. The AiP follows an earlier…

27.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Chinese yard lays keel for UECC’s third hybrid PCTC

A keel-laying ceremony has taken place at Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai for United European Car Carriers’ (UECC) third hybrid pure car and truck carrier (PCTC). The three vessels, with capacity for 3,600 car equivalent units, will run on hybrid…

26.05.2021
Offshore

Maersk upscales in Norway

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) is to strengthen its Norwegian operation by registering one of its anchor handlers under the Norwegian flag, hiring a Norwegian crew, and opening an office in Bergen. The company’s strategy is to take up opportunities in…

25.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Numarine sells superyacht

Turkish yard Numarine, headquartered in Istanbul, has sold a 40.3m-long expedition superyacht. The type 37XP vessel will be launched in summer 2021. The explorer yacht will have an MAN D2868 L425 engine, a maximum speed of 14 knots can be reached.…

25.05.2021