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Shipbuilding

New expedition cruise vessel design

Denmark’s Knud E. Hansen has launched a new expedition cruise ship design, Phoenix World Village, incorporating the latest disease prevention and control, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and airborne and surface disinfection...

18.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Caterpillar sells Swedish unit to Gula Skrinet AB

Caterpillar group company, Caterpillar Luxembourg Sarl, is to sell Caterpillar Propulsion AB and its subsidiaries to Sweden’s Gula Skrinet AB in a transaction that is expected to close at the end of this month. Caterpillar’s Swedish subsidiary...

17.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Port of Oslo invests in green-technology vessel

The Port of Oslo has signed a contract with Norwegian yard Maritime Partner to build a patrol boat with hybrid propulsion. The vessel is due for delivery early 2021. The new boat of type Alusafe 1300 MKIII Patrol Hybrid will be  made of recyclable...

17.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Gondan completes fishing vessel for Norwegian owner

Spain’s Gondan Shipbuilders has launched a 69.9m-long stern trawler, built to a Kongsberg Maritime design, for Norwegian owner Engenes Fiskeriselskap AS. The vessel, the first to be built for the Norwegian company in Spain, will operate in northern...

16.06.2020
Shipping

Ocean Infinity to install Kongsberg LARS systems

Houston-based seabed exploration company, Ocean Infinity, is to install Kongsberg Maritime launch and recovery systems (LARS) on its 15-strong Armada fleet of robotic ships for the handling of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs). Currently under...

15.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Singapore’s first LNG bunker vessel launched in China

Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel has been launched at China’s Keppel Nantong Shipyard. The 7,500m3 vessel will be operated by FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd and is due for...

15.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Pella Sietas to take over FSG?

Flensburger Schiffbau Gesellschaft (FSG) has announced that it is in negotiations with the German-Russian Pella Sietas Group regarding a possible purchase of the Flensburg-based shipbuilding company.   The talks with Pella Sietas have not yet been...

12.06.2020
Offshore

Aker BP launches emission reduction initiative

Norwegian exploration and production company, Aker BP, has signed a one-year contract with Yxney Maritime, an Oslo-based software firm, to support its emission reduction programme. Yxney uses data analytics to aid decarbonisation in the maritime...

12.06.2020
Shipbuilding

ABB to provide power systems for Washington State Ferries’ new vessels

Power and technology firm ABB has been selected by Vigor Fab LLC, an American shipbuilder, as the supplier of hybrid-electric propulsion and energy storage systems for the latest vessels that will join the Washington State Ferries’ fleet. The...

11.06.2020
Offshore

Bourbon manages offshore wind installation in Portugal

Marseille-based Bourbon Subsea Services has towed and connected the third 8.4-MW floating wind turbine for the Windfloat Atlantic offshore wind farm, sited in the Atlantic Ocean 20km off the Portuguese coast near Viano do Castelo. The company is...

10.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Zero-emission vessel concept unveiled by Havyard

Norway’s Havyard Design & Solutions has developed a zero-emission vessel design, based on its experience in advanced hybrid ferries, which will enable visitors to view the innermost parts of fjords, World Heritage sites and even city centres with no...

09.06.2020
Shipbuilding, Offshore

Walk-to-work vessel for year-round operation

Dutch yard Royal Niestern Sander will construct an offshore support vessel for crew transfer from Russia. Customer for the shallow-draught ice-breaking walk-to-work vessel is a joint-venture between Mercury Sakhalin and Pola. After delivery in...

08.06.2020
Shipping

Consortium develops emissions-free barge concept

The technology group Wärtsilä has joined a consortium of key partners to form Zero Emission Services BV (ZES), an enterprise aimed at making inland waterway shipping more sustainable. The other founders of ZES are ING Bank, energy and technical...

05.06.2020
Shipping, Covid-19 Update

DNV GL unveils infection prevention certification

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, has announced the launch of new infection prevention certification for the maritime industry during a virtual press conference. Designed in close collaboration with DNV GL Healthcare, the assurance...

04.06.2020
Offshore

Palfinger wins Japanese crane contract

Germany’s Palfinger Marine Solutions has won a contract to supply 33 fixed boom cranes for Japan’s first large-scale commercial wind farm off the coast of Tohoku in the country’s northern region. The project actually consists of two wind farms – Akit...

04.06.2020
Shipping

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and LTW sign contract to build and charter an FRSU

LNG Terminal Wilhelmshaven (LTW) has signed a contract with Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines for an FSRU for operation in Germany's planned LNG terminal at Wilhelmshaven. LTW, a subsidiary of German power company Uniper, is the project...

03.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Collaboration on LNG bunkering vessel concept

British marine architect Tritec Marine and shipping company Stena LNG have cooperated to create a new design of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel, called the SAFE Bunker concept. The design aims to prevent the bunker vessel making contact...

02.06.2020
Shipbuilding

Rotor Sail installed on board Copenhagen

Finland’s wind propulsion specialist Norsepower Oy Ltd has notched up the fourth successful installation of its Rotor Sail, this time on board Scandlines’ hybrid passenger ferry, Copenhagen, which operates on the route between Rostock, Germany and...

01.06.2020
Companies & People

TKMS takes over Brazilian yard

German naval shipbuilder ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) said it has signed a contract to buy the Oceana shipyard in Brazil. The seller is Brazilian Alianca S.A., a company owned by CBO Group in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The acquisition is being...

01.06.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN supplies engines for largest-ever container ships

The first in a series of twelve ultra large container ships, the 23,964-TEU HMM Algeciras, equipped with a MAN Energy Solutions main engine, was launched recently at Daewoo’s Okpo yard in South Korea. Its MAN B&W 11G95ME-C engine, capable of...

29.05.2020