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Vard lands second fishing order from Luntos

Fincantieri-owned Vard has won a contract from Russian fishing company, Luntos Co. Ltd, for the design and construction of a second stern trawler incorporating a range of technologies to maximise productivity and optimise environmental performance.…

02.11.2020
Companies & People

Naval yard executive to head FSG

Philipp Maracke, a member of the management team at German Naval Yards Kiel, is to take over as CEO of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) from November 2nd. The 40-year-old has wide-ranging experience in the naval shipbuilding sector and is…

30.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Design deal for zero emission ferry

Norwegian group Havyard Design & Solution AS said it has been chosen as designer for two new battery-powered ferries to be operated by Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1 ASA. No yard has yet been selected to build the vessel. Havyard will develop the…

30.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Norwegian owner takes delivery of Gondan-built fishing vessel

Norwegian fishing, fish farming and seafood company, Prestfjord AS, has taken delivery of the 77.3m-long stern trawler, Sunderøy, from Spain’s Astilleros Gondan. The vessel, one of the most advanced of its kind, is the second ship built by Gondan…

29.10.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN completes first dual-fuel LPG retrofit

MAN PrimeServ, MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division has completed the world’s first dual-fuel engine conversion for Oslo-listed owner, BW LPG. The main engine aboard the LPG tanker, BW Gemini, a MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 unit, has been converted into…

28.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Goodchild Marine returns to fishing boat market

British shipyard Goodchild Marine, based in Norfolk, has a contract to deliver a new built fishing boat to Scotland. The type Rorcal 121.PS vessel is due to be delivered to the Skye Shellfish Company Limited on the Isle of Skye in Scotland in spring…

27.10.2020
Shipbuilding

National Geographic Resolution outfit under way

Outfitting of Lindblad Expedition’s latest cruise vessel, National Geographic Resolution, has begun at Ulstein Verft in Norway. The hull, built at Gdynia in Poland, is being transferred to the Norwegian shipyard’s dock hall where outfitting work will…

26.10.2020
Offshore

Kongsberg signs up MacGregor to enhance wind installation pile gripping system

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract with MacGregor to supply key components for the Pile Gripper Guidance System (PGGS) on board the world’s largest offshore wind foundation installation vessel, Alfa Lift, currently under construction in China.…

26.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Construction start of Tanzanian lake ferry

A keel-laying ceremony was recently held in the Tanzanian port of Mwanza to mark the start of construction of a RoRo passenger ferry for Tanzania operator Marine Service Company. Designed by Spain’s Sener and South Korea’s GAS Entec, the vessel will…

26.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen receives AiP for crew supplier from ABS

Damen’s Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710 has been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) by classification society, ABS. The AiP has been achieved following modifications to the vessel design to achieve compliance with US Environmental Protection Agency…

23.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Helsinki Shipyard signs contractual agreement for another 5-star cruise vessel

Finland’s Helsinki Shipyard Oy said it has an order from shipping line Swan Hellenic to build one luxury expedition cruise vessel of 12,000gt. The order is worth 150 million euros. Two vessels for Swan are already in Helsinki Shipyard’s orderbook.…

23.10.2020
Shipping

Rotterdam embarks on ambitious shore power strategy

The Port of Rotterdam and the Municipality of Rotterdam have announced a joint programme to provide shore power for a ‘significant share’ of sea-going vessels calling at the port by 2030. This will enable ships to shut down their generators, plug in…

22.10.2020
Shipbuilding

New concept for hydrogen gas carrier

A new compressed hydrogen gas carrier design has been announced by Australian company Global Energy Ventures (GEV). Called the H2 Ship project, the vessel is designed to carry up to 2,000 tonnes of compressed hydrogen. The company will now seek to…

21.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Dual-fuel engines for Newcastlemax carriers

Five 210,000dwt Newcastlemax bulk carriers, under construction at China’s Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding for Singapore owner, Eastern Pacific Shipping, are to have MAN dual-fuel 6G70ME-GI Mk 10.5 engines. The vessels, due for delivery during 2022,…

21.10.2020
Shipping

Marlink and Quadrille launch news channel for seafarers

Maritime communications company Marlink and software partner Quadrille are extending their existing partnership with the launch of a dedicated news and information channel for seafarers. The multi-language Marlink channel, XChange Media, is a…

20.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen to supply tug design

Damen Group has been awarded a contract to design a new offshore terminal tug for U.S. offshore and shipbuilding group Edison Chouest Offshore. Chouest will initially build two ASD (Azimuth Stern Drive) Tugs 5016 at its Louisiana shipyard. Damen has…

20.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Japan’s first LNG ferries to have Yanmar engines

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (MOL) has ordered dual-fuel engines from Osaka-based Yanmar for Japan’s first two LNG-powered ferries. The vessels, provisionally named Sunflower Kurenai and Sunflower Murasaki, will be built at Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s…

19.10.2020
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore 6/2020

Shipping losses at record low, but political tensions cloud the horizon

Large shipping losses are at a record low having fallen by over 20% year-on-year, according to marine insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE’s (AGCS) Safety & Shipping Review 2020. However, the coronavirus crisis could endanger the long-term…

16.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Incat’s latest ferry floated out in Tasmania

The Buccoo Reef, a 100m-long fast ferry under construction at Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd in Hobart, has been floated out and is now alongside the wharf undergoing machinery commissioning. The vessel will be delivered to clients in Trinidad and Tobago…

16.10.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN gains dual-fuel engine TAT

MAN Energy Solutions has successfully concluded a type approval test (TAT) of the dual-fuel retrofit kit for its MAN 32/40 engine type. The TAT was carried out with the participation of classifications societies ABS, DNV GL and Lloyd’s Register, but…

15.10.2020