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ABB to supply power package for first fully electric US tug

Crowley Maritime Corporation has chosen an integrated electric propulsion system from ABB for a 25m-long tug, eWolf, to be built by Master Boat Builders Inc of Alabama. On delivery in 2023, eWolf will be the first fully-electric tug in the United…

30.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Port Botany and Sydney Harbour to get new firefighting vessels

The Port Authority of New South Wales, has signed a $10 million contract with Australian shipbuilders Birdon to build two new multipurpose firefighting vessels for Sydney Harbour and Port Botany. The two new firefighting vessels will provide Port…

30.07.2021
Shipbuilding

RINA to class China’s largest cruise ship yet

Classification society RINA has been retained to provide class services for the construction of the largest cruise vessel yet to be constructed in China. Due for delivery in 2025, the 140,000gt vessel is to be built at Shanghai Waigaoqiao…

29.07.2021
Offshore

Energy majors sign up to develop offshore hydrogen park

RWE, Equinor, Gasunie and Shell have signed a declaration of intent to collaborate on the development of the AquaSector project, intended to be Germany’s first large-scale offshore hydrogen park. The partners intend to install about 300 MW of…

28.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Chinese WTIVs to have Wärtsilä thrusters

Two new jack-up wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) under construction for China Three Gorges Corporation are to have steerable propulsion and transverse tunnel thrusters from Wärtsilä. The orders were placed by CSSC Huangpu Wenchong…

27.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Stena RoRo orders three further E-Flexer RoPax ferries

Gothenburg-based Stena RoRo has ordered E-Flexer number ten, eleven and twelve at China’s CMI Jinling (Weihai) Shipyard. One of them has been ordered on the basis of a new charter agreement with Canadian federal Crown corporation, Marine Atlantic, a…

26.07.2021
Companies & People

Rolls-Royce sets out decarbonisation plan

Rolls-Royce Power Systems has released details of its plan to cut greenhouse gas emission by 35% by the end of this decade, compared with 2019, and to become ‘net zero’ by 2050 at the latest. “With ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’, we’re not just taking…

26.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Volkswagen continues to switch to low-emission fleet

German carmaker Volkswagen has placed charter guarantees which have generated orders by other shipowners for four car carriers with dual-fuel engines using liquefied natural gas (LNG). By replacing diesel ships Volkswagen aims to be the first…

26.07.2021
Featured Article , Ship&Offshore 4/2021

Cruising prepares a steady comeback from Covid-19

More cruise ships are about to resume operations. How and when should they prepare? What new regulations should they take into consideration, and how can the quality of operations be enhanced to a new normal? Read more

23.07.2021
Shipbuilding

JFE Steel vessel charter generates newbuilding orders

Japanese steelmaker JFE Steel Corporation has signed long-term deals with NYK Line, “K” Line and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines to charter three 210,000dwt LNG-fuelled bulk carriers for transporting iron ore and coal from overseas locations to JFE Steel’s…

23.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Ulstein-designed Ocean Explorer delivered by Chinese builder

The latest expedition cruise vessel in Sunstone Ships’ Infinity series, Ocean Explorer, has been delivered by China’s CMHI Haimen shipyard. The vessel will be operated by Vantage Cruise Line. Like other ships in the series, the Ocean Explorer is a…

22.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen to build customised CSD for civil contractor in Paraguay

Damen Shipyards Group has won a contract from civil engineering contractor, Ingenieria de Topografia y Caminos S.A. (T&C), to provide a customised cutter suction dredger (CSD) for the Costanera Sur project. The CSD500 will operate on the southern…

22.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Kewatec signs major contract with ICE-SAR

Finnish yard Kewatec AluBoat , based in Kokola, has contracts with two separate customers to build a series of rescue vessels and a research ship. Kewatec has won the tender and signed a contract to deliver three search and rescue vessels the…

21.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Crowley will operate first all-electric port tug

U.S. maritime group Crowley has ordered an all-electric port tug from U.S. yard Master Boat Builders. The vessel, named eWolf, is part of Crowley’s programme to protect the environment, improve sustainability and decarbonisation, said company…

21.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Bangkok boosts electric ferry fleet with twelve more boats

The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) has commissioned twelve new commuter ferries, adding to the seven integrated battery-electric boats, all powered by Germany’s Torqeedo propulsion systems. The latest 14.5m-long fibreglass vessels, built at…

20.07.2021
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä expects ammonia-blend engine later this year

Wärtsilä expects to have an engine running on an ammonia-blended fuel later this year, and an engine concept based on pure ammonia operation in 2023. The company has revealed recent progress on new fuels as it continues to work on the development of…

20.07.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 4/2021: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

June 1st marked the official start of the United Nation’s proclaimed Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (“Ocean Decade”). The main aim of this initiative, which will last from 2021 to 2030, is to educate and create opportunities for…

19.07.2021
Companies & People

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft acquires Nobiskrug

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) acquires the business operations of the superyacht shipyard Nobiskrug, including the shipbuilding facilities, trademark rights and the company’s intellectual property. As part of a transferring reorganisation,…

19.07.2021
Offshore

ABS classes floating turbines for offshore wind farm

ABS has classed three semi-submersible floating units, designed by United States-based Principle Power, housing 8.4-MW MHI Vestas turbines for the WindFloat Atlantic wind farm. Europe’s first large-scale floating wind farm is sited 20km off the coast…

19.07.2021
Companies & People

Alfa Laval buys stake in air lubrication developer

Alfa Laval has acquired a minority stake in Rotterdam-based technology firm, Marine Performance Systems BV, which has developed a patented air lubrication technology called FluidicAL. Resulting fuel savings could reach 8-12% at a ship’s normal…

16.07.2021