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Shipbuilding

Schottel to supply propulsion systems for fish carriers

The Turkish shipyard Sefine recently delivered Aqua Skilsøy, the third of six live fish carriers (LFC), to DESS Aquaculture Shipping AS in Grimstad, Norway. All six live fish carriers, each with a live fish hold capacity of 3,900m³, will be assigned...

12.05.2020
Covid-19 Update, Shipping

Ferry operator aims for Covid-19 safe certification

Spanish ferry company, Baleària, is planning to be the first shipping company with vessels and facilities that have been certified as free of Covid-19 by classification society Bureau Veritas (BV). The Global Safe Site Covid-19 certification at the...

11.05.2020
Offshore

French boost for offshore wind power

Renewable electricity from offshore wind farms has received a boost in France which could become Europe’s fourth-largest offshore wind power producer by 2030, according to analysis from Oslo consultant, Rystad Energy. By that date, the country aims...

08.05.2020
Offshore

Bladt and Parkwind sign agreement to construct Baltic Sea substation

Danish offshore fabrication yard Bladt Industries has signed an agreement with power group Parkwind for the design, fabrication and installation of the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore wind substation. The platform is jointly developed and will be jointly...

08.05.2020
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore 3/2020

Innovation drives down offshore wind costs

The focus on developing new ways to optimise operations and maintenance (O&M) activities in the offshore wind segment is growing fast. Read more

07.05.2020
Companies & People

Kotug completes Marsol acquisition

Rotterdam-headquartered Kotug International BV has completed the acquisition of Dubai-based Marsol International Ltd, an offshore and marine terminal service provider specialising in single point mooring (SPM) buoy terminals and related...

07.05.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN engines chosen for latest offshore installation vessel

Six MAN 12V32/44CR main engines are to be installed on Jan de Nul’s latest offshore installation crane vessel currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry and already named Les Alizés. Providing total power of 43,200 kW, the...

06.05.2020
Shipbuilding

Weeks Marine orders trailing suction hopper dredger

U.S. dredging contractor Weeks Marine has placed an order with U.S. yard Eastern Shipbuilding Group to construct a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). It will be a sister ship to Magdalen, a 118m-long twin-screw dredger designed by Royal IHC,...

06.05.2020
Covid-19 Update, Events

SMM postponed to February 2021

The world's biggest maritime trade fair, SMM in Hamburg, has been postponed to February 2nd to 5th 2021 due to the corona pandemic and its associated global restrictions. This has just been announced by its organisers, Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH...

05.05.2020
Companies & People

Rolf Stiefel takes over management of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

The classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has appointed Rolf Stiefel as the new regional chief executive for Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) and Russia. He has taken over the position based at BV's regional office in Hamburg on...

05.05.2020
Offshore

Partners to build Taiwan’s first wind installation vessel

Joint venture partners CSBC and DEME Offshore have initiated the early works contract for the first heavy- lift wind installation vessel to be built in Taiwan for operation in the country’s rapidly developing offshore wind sector. The joint venture,...

04.05.2020
Covid-19 Update, Shipbuilding

Hapag-Lloyd delays container ship order

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd said it is delaying plans to order large contai­ner ships because of the coronavirus crisis. Hapag-Lloyd chief executive officer Mr Rolf Habben Jansen said the company is currently considering when it will place...

04.05.2020
Shipbuilding

Naming ceremony for world’s largest container ship

The South Korean President, Moon Jae-in, various Government ministers and other high-ranking officials were amongst the 160 distinguished guests who attended HMM’s naming ceremony of the world’s largest container ship, the 23,964-TEU HMM Algeciras,...

01.05.2020
Shipbuilding

Flensburger Schiffbau goes into self-administration

An experienced team of restructuring experts, lawyers and shipbuilding specialists have moved in to oversee the affairs of German shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) after an application to the Flensburg District Court from the...

30.04.2020
Shipbuilding, Offshore

Spanish builder wins CSOV contract

Astilleros Gondán has won a contract for two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs), billed as the first “zero emission” ships of their type, from Norwegian shipowner, Østenjsø Rederi AS. The vessels are to be built to a design developed by...

30.04.2020
Covis-19 Update, Shipbuilding

Pandemic causes Meyer Turku to lay off people

The Meyer Turku shipyard in Finland, part of the Meyer Group in Papenburg, has announced the layoff of 450 people due to the current pandemic crises. Further 900 employees are affected by other measures, such as work time adjustment and temporary...

29.04.2020
Shipping

Carriers blank more sailings as virus impacts spreads

Data released during the third week of April by Copenhagen-based eeSea, a maritime and supply chain intelligence company, indicated that 302 sailings out of a total of 2,693 in May – equivalent to 11% – had already been cancelled across all of the...

29.04.2020
Offshore

Vard wins Taiwanese SOV contract

Fincantieri-controlled shipbuilder, Vard, has won a contract to design and build a service operation vessel (SOV) for Taiwanese shipping company Ta San Shang Marine, a joint venture between the country’s Ta Tong Marine Group (TTM) and Japan’s MOL....

28.04.2020
Offshore

Subsea 7 awarded major North Sea wind contract

Swedish state-owned multinational power company, Vattenfall, has awarded a “substantial” contract to Subsea 7 for the provision of supply and installation services at the Hollandse Kust Zuid 1-4 (HKZ 1-4) wind farm in the North Sea. The contract is...

27.04.2020
Shipbuilding

Sembcorp builds LNG hybrid tug powered by ABB

Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine has an order for a new type of tug capable of switching between low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines and zero-emission battery power. Engineering group ABB said it will supply electric propulsion, power, energy...

24.04.2020