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Shipbuilding

BASF presents innovative tanker

Dutch yard and shipping group Mercurius Shipping will build a new river tanker for German chemicals company BASF specially designed to operate at extreme low water levels in the river Rhine. BASF developed the ship design together with a consortium…

29.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Ultra large container ships for Hapag-Lloyd to have MAN dual-fuel engines

MAN Energy Solutions is to supply dual-fuel MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk 10.5 main engines for six ultra large container ships ordered by Hapag-Lloyd at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. The vessels will have a capacity of about 23,500TEU. The…

28.01.2021
Shipbuilding

South Korean wing sail design awarded AiP
by DNV GL

An auxiliary propulsion wing-sail system developed by Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Seoul-headquartered SK Shipping has been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) by classification society, DNV GL. The 20m-wide wing sails,…

27.01.2021
Offshore

Kongsberg lands floating wind farm contract

Kongsberg Maritime is to provide dynamic positioning and monitoring equipment for Equinor’s floating wind farm, Hywind Tampen, as part of a contract with Aberdeen-based Wood PLC. The 88-MW wind farm will be the world’s largest floating farm and the…

26.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Vittoria Yachts starts construction of first Explorer motor yacht

Italian shipbuilder, Vittoria Yachts, has begun construction of the Bow Sprit, the first motor yacht in the new Explorer line. The 54m-long vessel, designed by Sergio Cutolo, is close to 500gt and due for completion in 2023. The vessel takes its…

25.01.2021
Shipbuilding

MARAD authorises two additional NSMV

U.S. yard Philly Shipyard, Inc. has an order worth US$600 million for two additional diesel-electric training vessels. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) authorised construction of the national security…

25.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Latest SCF carrier named, delivered and deployed

Russia’s PAO Sovcomflot (SCF Group) has commissioned the SCF Timmerman, a 174,000m3 LNG carrier, built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. Sponsored by Ekaterina Grushetskaya, Shell Russia’s vice president for Conventional Oil and Gas, the vessel was…

25.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Launch of Volta series

With the introduction of the Passenger Express 46V, a fully electric-powered 46m catamaran ferry design, Henderson-based shipyard, Austal, has announced a new concept, called Volta, for an electric-powered high-speed passenger ferry. The concept is…

22.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Sembcorp installs hybrid propulsion on first of twelve tugs

Sembcorp Marine is installing two MTU 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines from Rolls-Royce Power Systems on the first of twelve hybrid tugs to be built and delivered as replacements for diesel-powered units between now and 2025. Designed by LMG Marin of…

21.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Neptune Marine awards construction of innovative vessel

Dutch shipyard Neptune Marine has been selected by Jifmar Guyane to build a new type of freighter with sail-assisted power to transport sections of space rockets. The 121m-long vessel, Canopée, will be equipped with four 30m-high sails from the…

20.01.2021
Companies & People

New engine and turbocharger partnership to offer lifetime service

ABB Turbocharging, Hyundai Global Service (HGS) and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) have launched a new partnership to provide a long-term service setup covering engines and turbochargers. The three-way agreement also…

20.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Nakilat takes delivery of Global Star

Nakilat, Qatar’s state-owned LNG shipping company, has commissioned the 173,400m3 LNG carrier, Global Star, which is to be commercially and technically managed in-house. The vessel, built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, has been…

19.01.2021
Companies & People

Marlink expands global satcom services with ITC Global acquisition

Satcom service provider, Marlink, is expanding its network with the acquisition of ITC Global from Panasonic. In a statement, Marlink said that the acquisition will support its expansion in the energy, enterprise and maritime passenger markets whilst…

18.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Piriou to build RoPax ferry

Concarneau-based shipyard Piriou has an order to build a 55m-long/391-passenger RoPax vessel. The French local Government authority Pays de la Loire Region has ordered the vessel to serve the island of Yeu off west France. Delivery is scheduled for…

18.01.2021
Companies & People

Harren & Partner launches SAL Renewables with
Wind Lift 1

Bremen-based Harren & Partner has boosted its offshore wind capability with the launch of SAL Renewables as a sister company to SAL Heavy Lift, and the commissioning of a 2010-built jack-up vessel, Wind Lift 1, for offshore maintenance and turbine…

15.01.2021
Shipbuilding

New diving bell ship completes successful river trials

A new diving bell ship built by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for FMSW Koblenz operator, WSA Rhine, has now successfully completed river trials. The diesel-electric vessel, which is EU Stage V compliant, will replace the existing unit, Carl Straat, and…

14.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Finnish-U.S. partnership to build dredgers for U.S. market

U.S. yard Moran Iron Works and Finnish company Watermaster have joined forces in an OEM partnership to offer dredgers designed by Watermaster for operation in United States waters. Watermaster dredgers have been sold worldwide for 30 years, but not…

14.01.2021
Companies & People

DNV GL changes name to DNV

Classification society DNV GL will change its name to DNV on March 1st 2021. The move comes after a comprehensive review of the company’s strategy as it positions itself for a world in which many of DNV’s markets are undergoing fundamental change. …

13.01.2021
Shipbuilding

SHI delivers DP2 shuttle tanker to AET

A second generation, dynamically positioned, Suezmax shuttle tanker, Eagle Pilar, has been delivered to Malaysia’s AET by Samsung Heavy Industries. The 153,180dwt DP2 vessel has been purpose-built for long-term charter to Brazil Shipping 1 Limited,…

12.01.2021
Shipbuilding

Port of Waterford invests in new pilot boat

The Port of Waterford in Ireland has placed an order with shipyard Safehaven Marine, based in Youghal, Co Cork Ireland, to design and build a new pilot boat fitted with the latest marine safety technology. The contract is worth almost 1 million…

12.01.2021