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LR grants AiP for floating platform ballast system

Spanish offshore engineering and wind technology company, Seaplace, has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register for a new technology to improve the stability of floating offshore wind platforms. The active ballast control…

24.05.2021
Shipbuilding

BV grants AiP for wind-assisted feeder design

A wind-assisted container feeder design, Trade Wings 2500, has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from Bureau Veritas (BV). The 2,500-TEU vessel is based on LNG-electric propulsion with pods, and six Oceanwings® sails which can be partially…

21.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Ireland's new research vessel to honour explorer Tom Crean

Spanish yard Astilleros Armon is currently constructing a state-of-the-art multi-purpose marine research vessel for the Irish Republic. The new oceanographic vessel, costing 22.5 million euros, will be named RV Tom Crean honouring the Irish expl Tom…

21.05.2021
Companies & People

Norsepower signs exclusive deal with ship repair network

Finland’s Norsepower Oy Ltd, a wind energy system provider for commercial ships, has signed an exclusive partnership with Newport Maritime Services (NMS), an online quotation and ship repair booking company with an international network of 14…

20.05.2021
Shipping

Swiss climate tech start-up seeks crowd-funded equity

Daphne Technology, a climate tech start-up in Saint-Sulpice, Switzerland, is raising equity through Crowdcube, described as “the world’s largest crowdfunding platform”. The company has developed a “universal green converter” to assist global…

19.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Stena’s fifth E-Flexer delivered in China ahead of schedule

Côte d’Opale, the fifth E-Flexer RoPax vessel in a series of nine vessels ordered by Stena RoRo, has been delivered by Chinese shipyard, CMI Jinling (Weihai). The delivery took place six weeks ahead of schedule. The vessel is now en route for Europe…

18.05.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 3/2021: The power of water

When discussing a sustainable, future-oriented form of propulsion for transport and logistics, the word “hydrogen” comes up very quickly. Be it in cars, buses, trains, trucks or, of course, ships – hydrogen is regarded as a drive source with high…

17.05.2021
Shipbuilding

GAC plans Jones Act-compliant LNG bunker barge

GAC Bunker Fuels, a division of the Dubai-based GAC Group, is planning to issue a request for proposal to U.S. yards to build a Jones Act-compliant LNG bunker barge. The vessel will be constructed, owned, and operated by another third party. Under…

14.05.2021
Shipping

EU grant for global alliance on smart port logistics

Rotterdam is to lead an international alliance of 45 companies, knowledge institutes, and ports, in the pursuit of sustainable and smart logistics in port operations. The consortium has already been awarded about EUR 25 million in funding from the…

14.05.2021
Shipbuilding

MAN to provide tailored hybrid power setup

MAN Engines is launching a new modular setup, MAN Smart Hybrid Experience, to meet the needs of individual customers as they set out up their own hybrid power arrangements on vessels. Flexibility to combine conventional marine engines and electric…

13.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Kongsberg signs three-ship upgrade deal with Hurtigruten

Kongsberg Maritime is to work alongside Norwegian shipyard, Myklebust Verft, on the conversion of three Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express vessels to hybrid operation. The first vessel to undergo the upgrade will be the shipping company’s Richard…

12.05.2021
Companies & People

Alfa Laval to acquire StormGeo

Stockholm-listed Alfa Laval is to buy Bergen-based weather service provider, StormGeo, for about NOK 3,630 million (EUR 362 million) on a debt and cash free basis. In a statement, Alfa Laval said that the acquisition would accelerate its digital…

11.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen lands three-tug Australian contract

Perth-based towage and port operations provider, Engage Marine, has ordered three ASD Tug 3212 from Damen Shipyards Group. The 85-tonne bollard pull units, based on a design that is one of Damen’s “Next Generation Tugs Series”, will provide towage…

10.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Titan LNG to further increase infrastructure

Dutch company Titan LNG, an independent supplier of LNG marine fuel, plans construction of an LNG bunkering barge and announces a development tender. To be called Krios, the vessel will increase availability of LNG as a marine fuel in the port of…

10.05.2021
Companies & People

Viking acquires container fire specialist, HydroPen

Viking Life-Saving Equipment has acquired HydroPen which has developed the container fire-fighting system HydroPenTM. Both companies are based in Denmark. HydroPen, now installed on a significant number of container vessels, works by attaching a…

07.05.2021
Shipbuilding

CMA CGM announces fleet expansion

French shipping group CMA CGM has ordered 22 container ships from Chinese CSSC Group. The order will include 12 ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 10 to run on very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO), CMA CGM said in a statement. The value of…

07.05.2021
Shipbuilding

DNV grants AiP for LNG tank insulation with leak detection

DNV has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to cryogenic insulation specialist, Passer Marine AS, for new LNG fuel tank insulation incorporating leak detection functionality. The system is intended for prismatic ‘type B’ tanks, which require a…

06.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Germany’s Lürssen pioneers fuel cell technology for superyachts

Bremen-headquartered superyacht builder, Lürssen, has taken a major step forward with its first fuel cell installation on a superyacht. The vessel, currently under construction, is being built for “a pioneering and technology-driven client”, the…

05.05.2021
Shipbuilding

AiP for LNG bunker vessel

Canadian group SeaspanLNG has secured an approval in principle (AiP) from classification society Bureau Veritas for a new design of a 7,600cu.m liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel. The bunker vessel was designed for ship-to-ship LNG transfer…

05.05.2021
Shipbuilding

Norway’s first LNG bunkering vessel classed by BV

Bureau Veritas (BV) has overseen conversion of the 850dwt bunker tanker, Oslo Tank, into Norway’s first LNG bunkering vessel, Bergen LNG. The vessel, built in 2010 at Nevsky Shipbuilding in St Petersburg, is on long-term charter to Gasnor and will…

04.05.2021