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Offshore

Orsted and Esvagt plan joint investment

Danish energy group Orsted and Danish offshore contractor Esvagt have decided to invest in a new service operation vessel (SOV) which can operate on green fuels. No shipyard has yet been named for the order. The vessel will measure 93m long, 19.6m…

18.04.2022
Shipping

IMO and MPA to collaborate on route-based action plans

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have launched a new programme, NextGEN, to develop decarbonisation initiatives along specific routes across the Asia-Pacific region. GEN stands for…

15.04.2022
Companies & People

BSM and Amon Maritime establish joint venture

The German company Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) and the Norwegian ammonia specialist Amon Maritime announced the creation of the 50/50 joint venture Ula Ship Management (USM) during the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo. USM will be based in…

14.04.2022
Shipping

Norwegian project to focus on safe autonomous ferry transits

Classification society, DNV, and partners Bastø Fosen, Kongsberg Maritime, Kongsberg Seatex, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) launched the Safemate project at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo at the beginning of this…

14.04.2022
Shipping

Sail power and voyage optimisation now available in Norsepower package

Both new and existing customers of Norsepower Oy Ltd, a Finnish provider of sail power systems for commercial ships, will now be able to benefit from a supply package comprising both wind sail system and voyage optimisation from software and data…

13.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Damen moves in on aquaculture sector

Working closely with Exeter-based Coastal Workboats in the UK, Damen Shipyards Group has begun to build aquaculture vessels for stock. The Landing Utility Vessel (LUV 2208), with a length of 22m and beam of 8m, is a versatile design that can be…

12.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Hurtigruten plans emission-free ships

Norwegian shipping company Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express plans to design and build zero-emission passenger/cargo ships for Norwegian coastal services, with the first ready to sail by 2030. Hurtigruten has agreed cooperation with research…

12.04.2022
Offshore

Offshore hydrogen production plant granted AiP by ClassNK

ClassNK has issued Approval in Principle (AiP) for a floating hydrogen production plant that could use sustainable offshore energy to generate green hydrogen. The concept has been developed by Japan Offshore Design & Engineering Platform Technology…

11.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Cemre signs contract for two Isley ferries

Turkish yard Cemre has been awarded a newbuilding contract to design and build two RoRo ferries for Scotland’s state-owned Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL). Cemre had recently been named as preferred bidder for the contract. The 95m-long…

11.04.2022
Shipping

‘Nordic Roadmap’ to supercharge decarbonisation drive

A group of Nordic companies, headed by classification society DNV, is to develop a roadmap for the introduction of sustainable zero-carbon fuels across the Nordic region, including the possible launching of ‘green corridors’ and the necessary…

08.04.2022
Shipbuilding

ABB to provide power systems for three Baltic ferries

Three new hybrid-electric ferries to be built at Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA in Gdańsk for Polish ferry company, Polskie Promy, are to have power, automation, and propulsion systems supplied by ABB. The 195m-long ships will carry cars and…

07.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Erik Thun orders tenth vessel in Vinga series

Shipping company, Erik Thun, from Sweden has signed a contract with Chinese yard China Merchants Jinling for a 17,999dwt dual-fuel tanker. The newbuilding, a sister vessel of Thun Venern, will be the tenth ship in the Vinga series, all trading within…

06.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Brunvoll to supply thrusters for three new CSOVs

Norway’s Brunvoll has won a contract to supply a series of thrusters for three commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) under construction for Edda Wind. The vessels, due for delivery in 2024, are being built to a Salt Ship design, one at…

05.04.2022
Shipbuilding

Saga to expand its river cruise fleet

British cruise and tourism group, Saga, has announced expansion of its river cruise business with four new inland waterways passenger ships to be built for operation on four rivers. The news, which was announced with Saga’s annual results, is part of…

05.04.2022
Offshore

Vallianz and Royal IHC team up to support offshore wind farms

Singapore group Vallianz Holdings and Dutch yard Royal IHC have entered into a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in the design and construction of a next-generation wind farm service operation vessel (SOV). Designed by Royal IHC to meet the…

04.04.2022
Shipping

Intelsat to provide more capacity for Marlink network

The cruise sector’s recovery, greater demand for communications in waters to the high north and south, and a steady increase in vessel connectivity, have prompted Marlink and Intelsat to extend their partnership. The satellite service company will…

04.04.2022
Shipbuilding

C-Job launches tailored series of cutter suction dredgers

Ship design firm C-Job Naval Architects has launched a new series of mid-range cutter suction dredgers (CSD) which can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of operators. A wide range of options includes stationary or self-propelled vessels…

01.04.2022
Offshore

Maersk to provide installation vessel for US offshore wind farm

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has won a contract from Empire Offshore Wind, a joint venture between Equinor and bp through a 50:50 partnership in the United States, to provide a new type of wind installation vessel (WIV) for development of the Empire 1

31.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Wind sails to be installed on short-sea general cargo vessel

Dutch shipowner, Amasus Shipping, has signed a contract with Cantabria-based wind power company, bound4blue, to install two 17m-high eSAILs® on its 2,850dwt general cargo vessel, Eems Traveller. The Netherlands owner operates a fleet of more than 70…

30.03.2022
Shipbuilding

LNG-fuelled RoPax gets ten-year support package

The first LNG-fuelled RoPax to operate from the UK, the Brittany Ferries-owned Salamanca, will benefit from a ten-year service agreement with technology group, Wärtsilä. The ferry was built at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) and is the…

29.03.2022