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Approval in Principle for VLCC diesel/ammonia fuel setup

Classification society DNV has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for a new 'Fuel Ready' notation applying to a diesel/ammonia dual-fuel arrangement on a new 300,000dwt VLCC design. The setup could enable…

23.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Second hybrid PCTC launched in China for UECC

A second 3,600-CEU hybrid pure car truck carrier (PCTC), under construction at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard, has been launched for European short-sea operator, UECC. The vessel is one of a trio of LNG-powered PCTCs, equipped with shaft generators and…

20.08.2021
Shipbuilding

PCTCs to surpass IMO 2030 targets with WinGD energy setup

Four pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) ordered by Japan’s NYK Line at China Merchants JinLing Shipyard (Nanjing) are to have WinGD hybrid energy systems enabling them to exceed IMO 2030 targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The integrated…

19.08.2021
Shipbuilding

First new Prima Class cruise ship floated out in Italy

The first of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) six Prima-class of ships, Norwegian Prima, has been floated out at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice. The vessel is due for delivery in 2022, with others in the class scheduled to be commissioned…

18.08.2021
Shipbuilding

RMC launches and names largest ship yet

Finnish shipyard, Rauma Marine Constuctions (RMC), has launched and named MyStar, a 50,000gt LNG-powered ferry under construction for Estonia’s Tallink Grupp. The largest vessel to be built at the Rauma yard was named by the Estonian president,…

17.08.2021
Offshore

Hybrid CTV handed over by Diverse Marine

26m-long hybrid crew transfer vessel (CTV), HST Ella, designed by UK ship design firm Chartwell Marine and built at Isle of Wight-based Diverse Marine, has been delivered to HST Marine, an offshore vessel services company based on the UK’s south…

16.08.2021
Shipbuilding

CMB and Tsuneishi present hydrogen-powered ferry

Belgian shipowner CMB and Tsuneishi, Japan, have presented one of the world’s first hydrogen-powered ferries. The HydroBingo was realised through the joint venture between the two companies, JPNH₂YDRO, launched in April. HydroBingo is the first…

16.08.2021
Offshore

Wilhelmsen takes stake in Norwegian deep-sea miner

Norwegian marine services company, Wilhelmsen, and its majority-owned port logistics subsidiary, NorSea, have taken an 18% stake in Loke Marine Minerals, a Norwegian deep-sea mining entity established in 2019. They are co-investors with TechnipFMS, a…

13.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä engines for two new TT-Line RoPax ferries

Multi-fuel engines and fuel gas supply systems are to be supplied by Wärtsilä for two new RoPax ferries ordered by Australia’s TT-Line at Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in Finland. They will be deployed on the route between Melbourne, Victoria,…

12.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Liebherr supplies cranes for two Oldendorff projects

Liebherr is supplying seven CBG 360-type grab cranes to service two Oldendorff-owned bulk carriers in North Vietnam and a third vessel in West Africa. Four cranes have been installed on 10m-long platforms to transship coal from two 18,000dwt…

11.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Vard to build two, option two, CSOVs for Rem Offshore

Vard has won a EUR 100 million order to build two, option two, construction service operations vessels (CSOVs) from Norway’s Rem Offshore. The two firm ships will be built to a Vard 4 19 design, with hulls constructed in Vard Braila, Romania, and…

10.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Esvagt signs up Ulstein for converstion of two PSVs

Esbjerg-based offshore service and safety vessel operator, Esvagt, is to convert two platform supply vessels (PSVs) into emergency response rescue vessels (ERRV) at Ulstein Verft in Norway. The two supply ships, Hermit Fighter and Hermit Prosper,…

09.08.2021
Shipbuilding

SFK orders additional electric ferry

German ferry and towage operator Schlepp- und Fährgesellschaft Kiel (SFK) has ordered one more fully electric harbour ferry from Hardinxveld-Giessendam-based Holland Shipyards Group. The design of the additional ferry, to be named Wellingdorf, is…

09.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Vard delivers first LNG-powered hybrid polar expedition ship

Fincantieri-owned shipbuilder, Norway-based Vard, has delivered Le Commandant Charcot to Marseille-based cruise line, Ponant. The 30,000-gt Polar Class 2 vessel is claimed to be the first hybrid-electric polar exploation ship with icebreaking…

06.08.2021
Shipbuilding

UC San Diego receives state funding for new research vessel

The University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) has been awarded US$35 million in state finance to design and build a new coastal research vessel with a first-of-its-kind hydrogen-hybrid propulsion system. The vessel will be designed to…

06.08.2021
Offshore

Deepwater FPSO starts production in China

A large semi-submersible floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) unit, Shen Hai Yi Hao, has been commissioned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) on the Lingshui 17-2 gas field in the South China Sea. The FPSO, with a…

05.08.2021
Shipbuilding

BV classes world’s first hybrid surface effect ship

The 43-knot twin-hulled surface effect ship (SES), CWind Pioneer, equipped with a diesel and electric drivetrain and batteries, has been classed by Bureau Veritas (BV). It is claimed to be the world’s first hybrid-powered SES. The vessel, which has…

04.08.2021
Shipbuilding

German contractors deliver two further corvettes to Israeli Navy

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) has handed over the last two of a total of four ordered corvettes to the Israeli Navy. The identical INS Atzmaut and INS Nitzachon, which are around 90m long and 13m wide, are part of the SA`AR 6 class and were…

03.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft lines up for residential yacht contract

Meyer Werft could win a vital construction contract for a residential yacht, Njord, with capacity for 1,000 passengers and crew and a delivery date at the end of 2025. The 289.3m-long vessel is to be built for Ocean Residences Development Ltd but is…

02.08.2021
Shipbuilding

ABS, Robert Allan, Signet and USCG use 3D process

The first commercial U.S. vessel designed, built and verified using an end-to-end 3D design process is now under construction in a pioneering project by ABS, Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL), Signet Maritime Corporation and the United States Coast Guard…

02.08.2021