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Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä and Fincantieri complete three-ship upgrade

Three Windstar cruise ships have been lengthened, equipped with new engines, and fitted with a range of machinery upgrades as part of Windstar’s USD 250 million ‘Star Plus’ project. The vessel upgrades took place at Fincantieri’s Palermo shipyard,…

23.11.2021
Shipping

Yara Birkeland completes maiden voyage

The long-awaited maiden voyage of the world’s first electric container ship, Yara Birkeland, was completed last week after the vessel crossed the Oslo Fjord and arrived in the Norwegian capital. The vessel, built by Norwegian shipyard Vard, is the…

22.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Danfoss’ Editron division to power first Portuguese electric ferry

Portuguese yard Navaltagus has an order to construct a 37m-long passenger/vehicle ferry with electric power. Danfoss’ Editron division will provide a fully electric marine drivetrain system to cut emissions and reduce running costs. The two-deck…

22.11.2021
Companies & People

New Damen service hub opens in Hamburg

A new service hub in Hamburg has been opened by Damen Shipyards Group. Intended to service clients in Germany, Denmark and Poland, the new setup takes the number to 15 locations around the world, including Africa, the Americas, Asia, Middle East, and…

19.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Chartwell and Zelim develop crewless rescue vessel

Zelim, a British start-up company developing a complete lifesaving system for offshore energy, has partnered with British naval architect Chartwell Marine to develop a remotely operated rescue vessel with no crew. The Survivor-class vessel will be…

19.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Italian Coast Guard orders multi-purpose offshore vessel

Italian shipyards Fincantieri and Cantiere Navale Vittoria have won an order from the Italian Coast Guard for an 85m-long multi-purpose offshore unit. Both shipbuilders will operate through a temporary grouping of companies. The contract, worth…

18.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä to launch engine conversion platform early in 2022

Technology group, Wärtsilä, is to launch a two-stroke future fuels conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022. The platform will enable the operators of existing two-stroke main engines to convert them to burn clean-burning fuels in the…

17.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Bahri takes delivery of first gas-ready VLCC

Saudi Arabian shipping company, Bahri, has taken delivery of the 319,000dwt Rayah, the first VLCC in the company’s fleet designed and built as ‘gas-ready’. Constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan in a joint project between…

16.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Keel laid for third South African navy patrol vessel

A keel-laying ceremony for a third multi-mission inshore patrol vessel (MMIPV) has taken place at Damen Shipyards Cape Town. The MMIPV is being built for the South African Navy and will enable a faster response to threats including illegal…

15.11.2021
Offshore

Hybrid electric CTVs now in service at Hornsea Two

Two new Chinese-built hybrid crew transfer vessels (CTVs) have been commissioned by wind farm transfer company, MHO-Co, to service Ørsted’s Hornsea Two wind farm in the North Sea. The CTVs – MHO Asgard and MHO Apollo – have propulsion systems based…

12.11.2021
Shipbuilding

First of three methanol-powered product tankers launched

The first of three 49,900dwt methanol dual-fuel product tankers, Stena Pro Patria, ordered by the Proman Stena Bulk joint venture, has been launched at Guangzhou Shipyard International in China. Outfit of the tanker will now continue prior to sea…

11.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Havyard delivers sixth wellboat in Havtrans series

Havyard Leirvik has delivered the last of six wellboats, Åsværfjord, to Frøy Group, a subsidiary of Norway’s listed aquaculture corporate, NTS ASA. Built to a ‘Havtrans’ design, the vessel has a capacity of 3,250m3 in three circular tanks, enabling…

10.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Pollution-free ferry traffic in Stockholm

Swedish energy systems group Echandia has an order to equip a new emission-free high-speed passenger catamaran to be operated in the Stockholm region. Client is Green City Ferries AB, a company which is developing zero-pollution ferries for public…

09.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Scandlines to introduce zero-emission ferry between Germany and Denmark

Copenhagen-based Scandlines has ordered a zero-emission freight ferry at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey. The ferry, which will have almost 25% more capacity than vessels in operation on the route today, will be deployed from 2024 on the passage between…

09.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Compressed hydrogen carrier awarded AiP

Technology group Wärtsilä and Global Energy Ventures (GEV), an Australia transport group, have been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) for a 430-tonne compressed hydrogen gas carrier. The design has been developed for the shipment of green…

08.11.2021
Shipping

IAPH and SGMF to collaborate on fuels

The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) and The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on the safe, effective, and sustainable supply of gases as marine fuels. The…

05.11.2021
Shipbuilding

MAN makes engineering expertise available to Erma First

MAN Energy Solutions Benelux is to provide after-sales technical support services for vessels with Erma First ballast water installations calling at ports and repair yards in Northern Europe. Using the MAN Primeserv Omnicare strategy, customers will…

05.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Verton places dry cargo vessel order with Thecla Bodewes

Dutch yard Thecla Bodewes has secured an order for four 7,000dwt diesel-electric multi-purpose dry cargo vessels placed by Vertom, one of Dutch leading international operating shipping companies. The LABRAX design is especially developed to Vertom’s…

05.11.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen delivers two hybrid fire-fighting vessels to Flotte Hamburg

Two Damen Fire-Fighting Vessels 3508 have been delivered to Flotte Hamburg, a subsidiary of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). The hybrid service ships, with 315 kWh of battery capacity, are capable of working for extended periods, operating under…

04.11.2021
Companies & People

Europort: Partnership announced to tackle medium-speed diesel emissions

Germany’s Kompressorenbau Bannewitz (KBB) and UK-based Eminox have announed a new partnership to collaborate on the reduction of emissions from medium-speed diesel engines, enabling compliance with IMO III, Stage 5 and EPA regulations. The…

03.11.2021