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Chantiers de l’Atlantique awarded AiP for rigid sail

Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to French shipbuilder, Chantiers de l’Atlantique, for its Solid Sail, a 1,200m2 rigid sail comprising composite materials specially developed for large vessels. The new…

28.03.2022
Shipbuilding

All American Marine and Teknicraft awarded AiP for CTV design

Classification society DNV has issued Approval in Principle (AiP) to U.S. yard All American Marine and marine architect Teknicraft for a concept design of a new type of crew transfer vessel (CTV). The 28m-long vessel has a high projected speed of 29…

28.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection announces fleet growth

U.S. hotel and travel group Ritz Carlton has ordered two luxury cruise ships of about 46,000gt from French yard Chantiers de l’Atlantique, with an option for additional vessels. The announcement comes at a time as The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection…

25.03.2022
Offshore

Offshore wind firm opts for Inmarsat communications

Norwind Offshore, a Norwegian start-up in the offshore wind service sector, is to have a package of Inmarsat communication systems installed on board its first three ships. The first vessel, a former platform supply ship undergoing conversion to a…

25.03.2022
Companies & People

Damen cements Greek ties as it competes for corvette programme

Damen Shipyards Group has signed a Declaration of Intent with the Hellenic Marine Equipment Manufacturers and Exporters (HEMEXPO) group to work more closely in the shipbuilding, marine equipment, and technology sectors. The agreement was signed…

24.03.2022
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Asian builders extend their lead as new contracting spree speeds up

As new ship orders gather pace after the worst ravages of the pandemic, China’s lead in global shipbuilding becomes even more evident. But South Korean and Japanese builders are also contributing to Asian dominance in the newbuild sector, writes…

23.03.2022
Shipbuilding

MAN and DNV team up on decarbonisation and digitalisation

MAN Energy Solutions and DNV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a closer collaboration on decarbonisation, digitalisation, and the hydrogen value chain. Under the terms of the agreement, which will run for three years, the partners…

23.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Norwegian ship operator NRS orders new ambulance craft

Norwegian Rig Shuttle AS (NRS) has placed an order with Maritime Partner, based in Aalesund, to construct an ambulance vessel of 22m length and a capacity of 30 passengers. The order for the catamaran of type Alusafe Cat 21 was awarded after a…

22.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Progress on Edda Wind CSOVs ramps up at Gondan

Spain’s Gondan Shipyard in Figueras has launched the second of five commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs). The launch came a week after the naming ceremony of the first ship in the series, Edda Breeze. Both ships are being built for…

22.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä unveils methanol fuel option for new and existing ships

Technology group Wärtsilä has released details of a new fuel supply system, MethanolPac, which can operate with the Wärtsilä 32 Methanol engine to provide an entire system for new and existing ships. Suitable for both main engines and auxiliary…

21.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Tersan Shipyard signs contract for a freezer stern trawler

Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard has an order to construct one 80m-long stern trawler. Customer is Niqitaq Fisheries from Canada. The newbuilding will be the 3rd vessel that Tersan builds for a Canadian Customer. The 18m-wide trawler will be built and…

18.03.2022
Shipping

Successful bio-VLSFO trial completed in Singapore

The 2009-built capesize bulk carrier, Friendship, owned by Seanergy Maritime Holdings of Greece, has completed a round trip between Singapore and Saldanha Bay, South Africa, using B10 biofuel bunker fuel supplied by TotalEnergies. The 176,952dwt…

18.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Työvene secures an order for a TSHD

Finnish shipbuilder Työvene has won an order for a trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) from the maritime agency in Gdynia, Poland. The order is worth about euro 20 million. The contract is a result of a tender, where the design developed by…

16.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Italian yard wins Croatian patrol boat contact

Italy’s Cantiere Navale Vittoria has won a contract from the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia for two 21.5m-long coastal patrol boats. With aluminium hulls and a beam of 6.5m, the vessels will have MAN engines producing 1,213 kW…

16.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Electric ferries in Singapore to have Zinus autonomous charging systems

Norway’s Zinus AS, an autonomous and shore power specialist, has won its first contract in Asia to provide autonomous charging systems for three electric passenger ferries under construction in Singapore. The fast catamarans are being built at…

15.03.2022
Shipbuilding

PIL’s new container ships to have dual-fuel engines

Singapore-based Pacific International Lines (PIL) has chosen WinGD X92DF-2.0 dual-fuel engines for four 14,000-TEU container ships under construction at Jiangnan Shipyard in China. The ships, billed as ‘ammonia-ready’, will be able to use gas or…

14.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Aquaculture vessel to be powered by a Caterpillar hybrid solution

Caterpillar Marine has entered into an agreement with California-based Pacific6 Enterprises to supply a parallel battery hybrid propulsion system for a new aquaculture farming vessel. The ship was designed by Oceantec Ltd., a New Zealand based naval…

14.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Liquid carbon dioxide carriers equipped with dual-fuel engines

MAN Energy Solutions is to supply ME-GI dual-fuel engines to Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd for installation on two new 7,500m3 liquid carbon dioxide carriers. The ships are to be built for Northern Lights, a joint venture between Equinor,…

11.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä supplies technology package for Australian RoRo vessel

Technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a contract to supply the main and auxiliary engines as well as a comprehensive engineering package for a new-build RoRo ferry for Australian shipping company SeaRoad Shipping. The 210m-long and 29.30m-wide…

11.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Logistics group adopts wind power for shortsea RoRo vessel

Luxembourg-headquartered logistics group, CLdN, is to install two tilting Rotor Sails from Finland’s Norsepower Oy Ltd aboard the Delphine, a 2018-built RoRo vessel. The two Rotor Sails, 35m by 5m, are expected to cut emissions by 7% to 10%,…

10.03.2022