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Shipbuilding

ETA Shipping and WBE start newbuilding project

ETA Shipping of the Netherlands and Western Baltic Engineering (WBE), Lithuania, have started their joint engineering of ETA Shipping’s newbuilding project for a modular freighter which is designed for the European coastal trade. Called type ETA…

21.09.2022
Shipbuilding

EUR 1.7 billion contract to build four more cruise vessels

Italian yard group Fincantieri said cruise operator Viking has confirmed orders for four more cruise ships worth about EUR 1.7 billion. This new generation of ships will be designed for hydrogen fuel cells and will set a new standard for the…

20.09.2022
Shipbuilding

MAN and Makita strengthen ties with three-year deal

MAN Energy Solutions‘ service subsidiary, MAN PrimeServ, and engine maker Makita Corporation have signed a three-year deal to strenthen their cooperation. Their aim is to offer the best possible service on high-pressure selective catalytic reduction…

20.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Bureau Veritas awards AiP for LNG/ammonia tanks

Bureau Veritas (BV) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Italian tank design and development firm, Gas and Heat SpA (GH), for a new type of cargo/fuel tank suitable for both LNG and ammonia. A study by GH and supported by a team from BV proved…

19.09.2022
Offshore

Bladt and Semco appointed selected supplier of offshore substations

A consortium of Bladt Industries and Semco Maritime has been appointed selected supplier of two offshore substations for the Baltic Power project in Poland. The project is a joint venture of ORLEN Group and Northland Power Inc. aiming to supply more…

19.09.2022
Shipbuilding

German partners break new ground on fuel cell development

A methanol-powered fuel cell system developed by Meyer Werft and strategic partner, Freudenberg e-Power Systems, is the first of its type to receive class approval. The companies are now preparing to advance the integration of fuel cell technology…

16.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Northern Xplorer signs LOI with West Sea to build zero-emission cruise ship

Portuguese shipbuilder West Sea will soon start work on the first in a series of completely zero-emission cruise vessels, after signing a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Northern Xplorer, a new Oslo-based cruise company which aims to offer fully…

16.09.2022
Companies & People

BASF and SHI to focus on CCS development

German-headquartered BASF and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at Gastech in Milan to assess the feasibility of capturing carbon and storing it on board ships using BASF OASE® blue technology. The companies…

15.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Electric ferry, Medstraum, wins Ship of the Year

A 147-passenger catamaran powered entirely by electricity, Medstraum, has won Skipsrevyen’s Ship of the Year award. The fast ferry, built by Norway’s Fjellstrand Verft, is operated by Kolumbus, a transport company, which has pledged to provide…

14.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Langh Ship orders 1,200-TEU container vessels

Finnish shipping company Langh Ship Oy Ab is expanding its fleet with orders for three 1,200-TEU feeder container ships in China. The newbuildings have been ordered from the Paxocean shipyard in the Zhoushan area outside of Shanghai. Delivery of the…

14.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Converted fishery patroller now a testbed for digital advances

Wärtsilä Voyage chose the SMM event in Hamburg last week for the launch of its AHTI innovation vessel. A converted German Government fishery patroller, the vessel is now packed with latest technologies both from Wärtsilä Voyage and its partners and…

13.09.2022
Offshore

Floating wind: Maersk Supply Service and Stiesdal Offshore enter partnership

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) and Stiesdal Offshore have entered into a strategic partnership to offer combined services to the offshore floating wind sector. With significant expansion predicted for floating wind, this emergent technology has the…

12.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Danaos container ships to have low-drag rudders from Damen

Two 7,100-TEU container ships under construction at Dalian Shipyard for Danaos Shipping are to low-drag rudders supplied by Damen Marine Components. The Van der Velden® Atlantic Rudders are designed to improve water flow, reduce turbulence, and save…

12.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Joint newbuilding programme of SAL Heavy Lift and Jumbo Shipping

German operator in heavy-lift and project cargo shipping, SAL Heavy Lift, has signed building contracts for four firm plus two optional new-generation heavy-lift freighters with Wuhu Shipyard, China. The vessels measure 149.9m in length and 27.2m in…

12.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä and CLdN cooperate to build hybrid RoRo vessels

Technology group Wärtsilä and logistics provider CLdN have jointly developed a new hybrid design for two RoRo vessels. The ships can operate in gas/diesel-mechanical mode now and in gas/diesel-electric mode in the future. They are being built at…

09.09.2022
Shipping

Navtor and Scanreach sign agreement

Digital navigation specialist, Navtor, and wireless sensor expert, Scanreach, have set up a new partnership to enable shipowners and operators to make the most of shipboard data and in support of optimal decision-making. In an agreement signed on…

09.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Schulte Group introduces new design of LNG bunker vessel

German shipowner Schulte Group has presented its next-generation design for an LNG bunker vessel (LBV) at Gastech Exhibition and Conference in Milan. The design removes the need for fenders and spacer pontoons, which take time and manpower to…

09.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Høglund to supply key components for new chemical tankers

Norway’s Høglund is to supply automation and energy systems for four multi-fuel chemical tankers ordered by Norwegian chemical tanker operator, Utkilen, at Icdas in Turkey. The 6,700dwt tankers will be delivered from 2024 and will operate in the…

08.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Piriou to construct second sailing cargo vessel for TOWT

French yard Chantiers Piriou has signed a contract with TransOceanic Wind Transport (TOWT) for construction of a second 81m-long sail-powered cargo vessel. French shipping company TOWT has been focussing on the transport of goods on existing or…

07.09.2022
Shipbuilding

LR awards design approval for HHI carbon dioxide carrier

A 40,000m3 liquid CO2 (LCO2) carrier design developed by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has been awarded design approval by Lloyd’s Register (LR). The 239m-long vessel will be the largest in its class. The tanker will have seven IMO Type C cargo…

06.09.2022