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Shipbuilding

WinGD and HSD to develop big-bore methanol-fuelled engines

Swiss marine power company, WinGD, and South Korea’s HSD Engine have established a joint development project to focus on the development of WinGD’s methanol-fuelled big-bore engines. The engine partners are aiming to have an engine capable of…

06.09.2022
Companies & People

Kotug completes Seaways takeover

Rotterdam-based towage firm, Kotug International BV, has completed the acquisition of Seaways, a family-owned operator of DP2 anchor handlers, terminal and towage tugs, crew transfer vessels and cargo barges. It was founded by Captain Ashish Nijhawan…

05.09.2022
Offshore

Atlantic Wind Transfers signs for Chartwell CTVs

U.S. offshore wind farm support company Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has placed an order for six crew transfer vessels (CTV) from U.S. yard St. John’s Ship Building. The vessels are designed by British company Chartwell Marine. The Ambitious class…

05.09.2022
Shipbuilding

C-Job research supports nuclear for marine propulsion

Netherlands-based ship design firm, C-Job Naval Architects, has concluded that nuclear energy based on molten salt reactor (MSR) technology is a carbon-free technology that should be considered for maritime applications in the future. The research…

02.09.2022
Shipbuilding

GIZ order for climate-neutral island supply vessel is milestone in funding project

Within an international climate protection project, Transitioning to Low Carbon Sea Transport, involving Germany’s University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, the German society for international cooperation (GIZ) has ordered construction of one…

02.09.2022
Offshore

Floating ammonia production plant secures AiP from DNV

A concept developed by Norway’s H2 Carrier AS to produce green ammonia on a floating production plant at sea has secured Approval in Principle (AiP) from DNV. The P2XFloaterTM, developed by the Fornebu-based green energy firm, is based on the…

01.09.2022
Shipbuilding

Bureau Veritas issues new ‘Biofuel Ready’ notation

Classification society, Bureau Veritas (BV), has launched a new ‘Biofuel Ready’ notation which is intended to support shipowners and operators address the challenges of biofuel use to ensure ship safety and environmental compliance. The notation can…

31.08.2022
Companies & People

Gotlandsbolaget invests in green hydrogen producer Plagazi

Swedish shipping company Rederi AB Gotland ("Gotlandsbolaget") aims to develop a zero-emission Ro/Pax ferry. Called Gotland Horizon, it is among Sweden's first projects to create a large-scale hydrogen-powered vessel for both passengers and freight. …

31.08.2022
Shipping

Stellium and Voyager Portal to provide digital transportation management

Stellium, a management consultancy, and Voyager Portal, an operations management platform for dry and liquid bulk shipping, have set up a partnership to provide digital transportation management for wet and dry commodity shipments. Transportation…

30.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Storylines and Brodosplit sign contract to build private residence vessel

U.S. company Storylines said it has now signed a firm contract with Croatian yard Brodosplit to build an environmentally sustainable private residence ship. An initial contract for the vessel had been reported in early 2021. Brodosplit, part of the…

30.08.2022
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 5/2022: Welcome back...

...that might be the thought in the minds of many maritime professionals at the moment – a few days before the world’s leading trade fair SMM opens its doors after a four- instead of two-year break. Once again – and for the 30th time – the maritime…

30.08.2022
Shipbuilding

FSG and Oceanex sign MoU on ConRo ship design

Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) and Newfoundland-based intermodal transport company, Oceanex Inc, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the development of a climate-neutral container RoRo ship design.   The MoU…

29.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Joint R&D agreement to develop ammonia FSRB

Japanese shipping group NYK Line and a consortium involving Japan’s Nihon Shipyard, classification society ClassNK, and industrial group IHI Corporation (IHI),  have signed a joint research and development agreement for the commercialisation of an…

29.08.2022
Offshore

Van Oord opts for Azipod propulsion for wind installation vessel

Rotterdam-based Van Oord has chosen Azipod® propulsion for its new offshore wind installation vessel, Boreas. The jack-up vessel will have four Azipod units with total power of 18 MW as components of a digital ABB AbilityTM package comprising…

26.08.2022
Shipbuilding

Holland Shipyards will convert inland vessel to be powered by hydrogen

Dutch shipping company Future Proof Shipping (FPS) has contracted Holland Shipyards Group to retrofit an inland container vessel to a zero-emissions ship with a hydrogen propulsion system. The deal involves the vessel Maas of 110m length and 11.45m…

26.08.2022
Shipbuilding

DNV launches new tailshaft condition notation

DNV is offering a new notation, TMON(Oil lubricated, +), that is designed to minimise tailshaft and propeller risks by enhanced condition monitoring and early detection of potential failures. The classification society’s existing class notations…

25.08.2022
Shipping

Next level of vessel autonomy verified

Following successful collision avoidance trials in Sigapore, the harbour tug Maju 510 has received the Autonomous and Remote-Control Navigation Notation from classification society ABS and the Smart (Autonomous) Notation from the Maritime and Port…

24.08.2022
Offshore

Tanks tests of floating hybrid energy platform completed

Bombora Wave Power, part of the EuropeWave Programme, has completed tank tests of a floating foundation for offshore wind and wave electricity supply. The foundation formed part of an adapted semisubmersible InSPIRE platform, developed in partnership…

23.08.2022
Featured Article, GreenTech 2022

Meeting demand for low-emission, high-efficiency propulsion

Hybrid power systems are defined as the combination of new and conventional technologies that make possible electric power generation in vessels for higher performance, greater efficiency and lower greenhouse gas emissions. Read more

23.08.2022
Shipbuilding

ABS assesses nuclear technology for commercial ships

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has signed a contract with ABS for research into the possible application of advanced nuclear reactor technologies in commercial shipping. The USD 800,000 research project was awarded through the DOE’s Office of…

22.08.2022