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Shipbuilding

Mediterranean ferry converted for LNG operation

The first of five LNG conversions planned by Mediterranean ferry operator Baleària Eurolineas Maritimas SA has recently been completed by Gibdock shipyard in Gibraltar. The 186m-long Napoles, with capacity for 1,600 passengers and 1,430 lane metres...

23.05.2019
Shipbuilding

New Helsinki office to support Damen’s expansion into cruise and RoPax

A new Helsinki office marking Damen’s entry into the Finnish market for the first time, is part of the group’s strategy to develop business in its new targeted fields of RoPax, cruise and offshore construction. The strategy, introduced last year, is...

22.05.2019
Companies & People

Private equity group acquires majority holdings in maritime e-learning firms

AIM-listed Oakley Capital Investments Limited has acquired majority holdings in the two e-learning businesses, Seagull and Videotel.

21.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Final preparations for
Spirit of Discovery’s June delivery

The 999-passenger Spirit of Discovery, soon to be delivered to Saga Cruises, has been floated out from the building hall at Meyer Werft Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany.

20.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Hovercraft builder Griffon Hoverwork wins new orders for 995ED model

UK-based Griffon Hoverwork has won two new orders for its latest hovercraft model, the 995ED.

20.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Hamburg-based Louis Meyer orders Damen ASD Tug 2411

Dutch yard group Damen has signed a contract for a tug to be supplied from stock for operation in the port of Hamburg.

17.05.2019
Offshore

Major contract from TenneT for Keppel/Aibel consortium

A consortium of Keppel and Aibel has secured a contract worth US$411 million to Keppel for an offshore wind power development off Germany.

17.05.2019
Shipbuilding

MAN’s VTA technology improves turbocharger performance

MAN Energy Solutions’ Variable Turbine Area (VTA) technology, which enables charge air volumes to be matched precisely to the quantity of fuel injected at all points in an engine’s load and speed range, is now standard on the company’s large-bore, four-stroke engines.

16.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Keel-laying ceremony held for Odyssey of the Seas

The keel of Royal Caribbean’s latest cruise ship, the 169,000gt Odyssey of the Seas, has now been laid at a ceremony held in the group’s Neptun Werft shipyard.

15.05.2019
Offshore

Auto-tripping system from Huisman improves drilling efficiency

A new automatic tripping system developed by Huisman has successfully completed tests on a Noble Corporation drillship, the Noble Globetrotter II.

14.05.2019
Companies & People

Försterling new board member at Sloman Neptun

Following the recent retirement of Dirk Lohmann, a long-standing member of the executive board, Guido Försterling was appointed to the executive board of Sloman Neptun Schiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft on May 1.

13.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises christens Hanseatic Nature

Cruise operator Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has christened the first ship of its new Expedition class in the Port of Hamburg. The Hanseatic Nature, a 138m-long and 22m-wide vessel, offers capacity for a maximum of 230 passengers.

10.05.2019
Companies & People

Wärtsilä acquires Ships Electronics Services Ltd and strengthens UK service support

Technology and automation group, Wärtsilä, has acquired UK navigation and communication electronics company, Ships Electronics Services Ltd.

10.05.2019
Companies & People

Vickers Oils opens R&D facility to support expansion plans

A new research and development laboratory, together with an upgrading of existing research facilities, have been completed by Vickers Oil, a UK-based developer and producer of high-performance, environmentally acceptable lubricants for shipping, textile and other industrial sectors. The new R&D laboratory is part of a four-year project to modernise and extend the company’s facilities.

09.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Havyard wins contract for two, option one, live fish carriers

Norway’s Havyard has won a contract from Norsk Fisketransport (NFT) for two live fish carriers, also known as wellboats, with an option for a third ship.

09.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Knud E. Hansen adapts RoRo design for heavy cargo and cold climates

Danish ship design firm, Knud E. Hansen, has won a contract with China’s Nanjing Jinling Shipyard to adapt the design of its Grimaldi Green 5th Generation RoRo vessels for Finnlines, making them suitable for the carriage of heavy cargoes and operation in cold climates.

08.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Acta Marine takes delivery of latest walk-to-work construction support vessel

Norway’s Ulstein Verft has completed the on-time delivery of the dynamically positioned Acta Centaurus, a second walk-to-work offshore construction vessel, to Acta Marine, a dredging, civil engineering and offshore renewables service provider.

07.05.2019
Shipping

Situational awareness enables cruise ferry to increase operational safety

ABB’s situational awareness solution, ABB Ability™ Marine Pilot Vision, is to be installed on Eckerö Line’s cruise ferry Finlandia to enhance safety during manoeuvring and docking.

07.05.2019
Offshore

Rhenus logistics group starts transport support services

Rhenus Offshore Logistics BV has successfully completed the first supply trip to the high-voltage substation, Borssele Alpha, located in the Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone approximately 20km off the coast of Zeeland.

07.05.2019
Shipbuilding

Project to test fuel cells for functioning together with batteries on hybrid vessels

Norwegian yard Fiskerstrand, engineering group ABB and Norwegian group SINTEF are testing fuel cells to provide answers needed by Fiskerstrand to convert an existing ferry to run on a combination of batteries and hydrogen fuel cells.

06.05.2019