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Shipbuilding

Silverstream strikes deal with Hudong-Zhonghua

Air lubrication specialist, Silverstream Technologies, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding that will see the Silverstream® System integrated into the shipbuilder’s future designs for LNG carriers. The air...

16.09.2019
Shipbuilding

First X-Bow polar vessel named and delivered

The first expedition cruise vessel in SunStone’s Infinity-class series has been named Greg Mortimer at the China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Haimen base. The 104m-long ship is built to Polar Class 6 standards for venturing in cold waters. It has...

13.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Russian JV set up to manage LNG shipping

Russian shipowner Sovcomflot and Novatek, the country’s second largest gas producer, are establishing a joint venture, OOO Smart, to manage the year-round logistics of both current Arctic LNG transport and possible future projects. Sergey Frank,...

13.09.2019
Companies & People

Rolls-Royce expands yacht services

Rolls-Royce has launched its upgraded Premium Yacht Service at the Cannes Yachting Festival. New services include training sessions for captains and shipyard staff, a new customer care centre dedicated to yacht customers in Italy, digital...

12.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Innovative cargo system for world's largest container ship

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has designed the cargo system for the world’s largest container ship, MSC Gülsün, which was delivered in July 2019 by South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries. The vessel is 400m long, 61.5m wide and is the first in a...

11.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Tennor Holding takes full ownership of FSG

The global investment company Tennor Holding BV has become the sole owner of the German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG. (FSG) This follows the successful acquisition of all remaining shares in FSG from the former owners,...

10.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Seventh International Conference on Ship Efficiency

The German Society for Maritime Technology (Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft – STG) has organised the seventh International Conference on Ship Efficiency, to be held in Hamburg on September 23rd and 24th 2019. In order to take account of current...

09.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Flexible RoPax design

Danish design company Knud E. Hansen has released its newest design, a 154m-long RoPax ferry that can transport up to 1,500 passengers and 440 cars. The vessel has 657 lane meters for trucks and trailers. Its manoeuvring and docking capabilities make...

09.09.2019
Offshore

Offshore accommodation merger raises competition concerns 

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has been investigating the proposed deal between Prosafe SE (Prosafe) and Floatel International Limited (Floatel). Both companies supply semi-submersible offshore accommodation support vessels (ASVs) -...

09.09.2019
Offshore

Firms land first French offshore wind contract

Belgium’s DEME Group and Eiffage Métal of France are members of the consortium chosen to undertake an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract for the first offshore wind farm in France. The 80 foundations required for...

06.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Guidelines for wind-assisted propulsion systems

The classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems for Ships. Environmental regulations continue to tighten, and as the IMO has announced its goal to completely eliminate GHG emissions within this...

06.09.2019
Offshore

Norwegians fund floating wind farm

Enova SF, a Norwegian state agency charged with cutting greenhouse gas emissions and supporting climate-friendly initiatives, is to provide NOK 2.3 billion in funding for the national energy company, Equinor, to develop the Hywind Tampen project, the...

05.09.2019
Companies & People

Cadmatic widens portfolio with CAD acquisition

Turku-based 3D-based design and engineering software specialist Cadmatic has widened its marine portfolio with the acquisition of Kymdata Ltd, a computer-aided design (CAD) software specialist. Kymdata’s CADS Electric software is widely used in...

04.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Series of energy-saving heavy-lift vessels for NYK

Japanese shipowner NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP) said it has signed a contract with China’s Nanjing Jinling Shipyard to build two next-generation energy-saving heavylift vessels of 12,470dwt. They will measure 138.0m length, 23.6m breadth and...

04.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Gas solution for Norwegian bunker vessel

Norwegian shipping company Bergen Tankers is to rebuild a fuel oil bunkering vessel into a liquified natural gas (LNG) bunkering craft to operate in Norway. Previously known as Oslo Tank, the rebuilt vessel will be named Bergen LNG and will operate...

03.09.2019
Shipbuilding

DNV GL grants first maritime 3D printing approval

As additive manufacturing begins to gain traction in the maritime field, DNV GL has issued its first Approval of Manufacturer certificate to the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany. The approval is...

02.09.2019
Shipbuilding

Order for LNG-powered freighters

Finnish energy and paper group UPM said it has reached a long-term charter agreement with Finnish shipping company Bore and Dutch shipping firm Wijnne Barends to design and build seven freighters for sustainable sea transport which will be ordered in...

02.09.2019
Shipbuilding

RoPax vessel for Tahiti

Spanish yard Astilleros Armon has a contract to build a 77m-long RoPax ferry for French shipowner SNGV2 to operate in the Pacific. French marine architects Mauric has just been contracted to deliver both the basic and detailed design packages to the...

30.08.2019
Offshore

Life time extension for FPSO Jotun A

Norwegian yard Rosenberg Worley in Stavanger has signed an EPCI (engineering, procurement, construction and installation) contract to modernise the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel Jotun A. The contract has been awarded by the...

29.08.2019
Companies & People

MAN and Samsung in digital tie-up

MAN Energy Solutions and Samsung Heavy Industries have agreed to cooperate on a long-term strategy to develop technologies and systems for the digitalisation of marine engines. A key element of the agreement is the new digital platform, MAN CEON,...

28.08.2019