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Shipbuilding

Edison Chouest constructs U.S. Jones Act compliant windfarm SOV

U.S. yard group Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) is to build a new type of windfarm service operations vessel (SOV). The vessel will be Jones Act compliant as one of the first of its type. Under the Jones Act, ships operating in U.S. domestic waters…

15.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Niagara Falls sight-seeing goes electric

ABB has provided integrated electric power and propulsion systems for two new sight-seeing ferries operated by Niagara Falls tour company, Maid of the Mist Corp. The two zero-emission vessels – James V. Glynn and Nikola Tesla – named after the…

14.10.2020
Offshore

Ulstein presents hydrogen hybrid WTIV design

Vessel designer Ulstein Design & Solutions has announced a new design for a hybrid-powered wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV). The type Ulstein J102 zero-emission turbine installation vessel can operate 75% of the time in zero-emission mode…

14.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft delivers Iona to P&O Cruises

Meyer Werft has delivered the cruise ship Iona to the British shipping company P&O Cruises. The Iona is the first of two new ships for the P&O Cruises brand. Six more ships for Carnival Corporation have already been ordered in Papenburg and from…

12.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Construction of electric fast ferry

Norwegian public transport company Kolumbus AS and Norwegian yard Fjellstrand have signed a contract for the delivery of a new type of fully electric-powered fast ferry. The aluminium-built vessel is expected to achieve speeds between 20 and 30…

12.10.2020
Offshore

Partner companies plan to raise geothermal drilling efficiency

Netherlands-based Huisman Equipment BV, an engineering and drilling technology specialist, and energy company Eavor Technologies Inc, with headquarters in Calgary, have announced an agreement to design and build a new generation of automated drilling…

12.10.2020
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 6/2020: All inclusive

The European Parliament has voted in favour of including carbon emissions from shipping in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Provided that the decision is adopted, it would require owners of ocean-going vessels of 5,000gt and above, calling at…

09.10.2020
Shipbuilding

DEME launches twin-hulled SOV at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey

Belgium’s DEME, a dredging, offshore and marine engineering company, has launched its first-ever service operation vessel (SOV) at Cemre Shipyard in Turkey. Named Groene Wind, the vessel is of small waterplane area twin hull (SWATH) design and will…

09.10.2020
Shipbuilding

World’s largest civilian hospital ship nears delivery

The Global Mercy, the world's largest civilian hospital ship, is nearing completion at the Tianjin Xingang shipyard in northern China. Mercy Ships, the international charity organisation that ordered the vessel, expects it to enter service by the end…

08.10.2020
Companies & People

Online training initiative to include mental health support

Hamburg-headquartered Danica Crewing Specialists and the Norwegian Training Center (NTC) in the Phillippines are to offer a portfolio of 36 online courses for seafarers in Eastern Europe. The courses are aimed at strengthening seafarers’ competency…

07.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Rina signs MoU with Chinese R&D organisation

The classification society Rina has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China State Shipbuilding Corporation’s subsidiary, Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI), to develop an interface with the research company’s 3D…

06.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Fuel cell project to develop emission-free operation

A research project launched in Norway is testing the use of fuel cells on board ocean-going vessels over long distances.The new technology opens for many different types of fuel, including green ammonia and LNG. With this flexibility, vessels can…

05.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft delivers Spirit of Adventure

Meyer Werft in Papenburg has delivered the 58,250gt Spirit of Adventure¸ the second of two similar vessels built for UK cruise line Saga Cruises. The 236m-long vessel has a breadth of 31.2m and capacity for about 1000 passengers in 554 cabins, all…

05.10.2020
Shipping

Kongsberg and MAN to formalise digital partnership

Kongsberg Digital and MAN Energy Solutions are to provide joint digital infrastructure for vessels in the Høegh Autoliners fleet. The project will mark the first step in the two companies’ digital partnership, formalising plans set out in a…

02.10.2020
Shipbuilding

U.S. Coast Guard awards more FRC-type vessels

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded U.S. yard Bollinger a contract worth just over US$222 million to build four more Sentinel-class fast response cutters (fast patrol vessels) of 353 tonnes displacement. This announcement brings the total number of the…

02.10.2020
Shipbuilding

Danish design of an icebreaking cruise vessel

Danish marine architect Knud E. Hansen has introduced its latest design -  an icebreaking expedition cruise vessel. The 144m-long ship can accommodate 300 passengers in 150 cabins. The number of crew is specified with 150. The vessel features a…

01.10.2020
Shipping

Abu Dhabi Ports boosts logistics division

Abu Dhabi Ports has acquired MICCO Logistics, marking a further step in the port’s strategy of strengthening its international and regional distribution network. MICCO is being integrated into Abu Dhabi Ports Logistics, making the division the…

30.09.2020
Shipping

3D joint venture to shake up shipping procurement model

Wilhelmsen Marine Products and thyssenkrupp have signed a letter of intent signalling the start of a joint venture offering new spare part procurement methods based on additive manufacturing – 3D printing – for shipowners and operators. The new…

29.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Keppel reveals construction and conversion deals

Singapore yard Keppel Offshore & Marine has clinched contracts worth a total of S$200 million (US$146.4 million). The orders were placed with its subsidiary yards Keppel AmFELS and Keppel Shipyard. In the United States, Keppel AmFELS will build a…

29.09.2020
Shipping

ABB scores major hit with Great Eastern deal

India’s Great Eastern Shipping Company is to install ABB’s AbilityTM Tekomar XPERT engine performance and diagnostic software across its fleet of bulk carriers and tankers. Following successful trials on two vessels, India’s largest private shipowner…

28.09.2020