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Shipbuilding

Electric tug design with autonomous technology unveiled

Crowley Maritime Corporation group company, Crowley Engineering Services, has unveiled the design of a fully electric tug with autonomous technology, said to be the first of its kind in the United States. Following the recent integration of Jensen…

03.05.2021
Shipbuilding

MBARI orders research newbuilding

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), a private, non-profit oceanographic research centre in Moss Landing, California, has placed an order for a state-of-the-art research vessel with Spanish shipyard Construcciones Navales P. Freire. It…

03.05.2021
Shipping

Euronav orders VLCCs at Hyundai Samho

Europe’s largest listed tanker company, Euronav, has ordered two VLCCs at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea, with an option for a third vessel. As the company pursues its aim of decarbonising the transport of oil by sea, the VLCCs will be…

30.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Aurora class launch crucial step in Höegh’s path to zero emission

Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese yard Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry to place an initial order for a large environmentally friendly car carrier. The new type of  vessel,…

30.04.2021
Shipbuilding

BV classes Singapore’s first hybrid vessel

A 15m-long pilot boat, Singapore’s first hybrid vessel, has been classed by Bureau Veritas (BV). The aluminium Penguin Tenaga, with capacity for 12 passengers, was built at Penguin Shipyard International, which now owns and operates the vessel. BV…

29.04.2021
Shipping

Agreement on solid wing sails

Norway’s Yara Marine Technologies (YMT) and UK-based Bar Technologies (BarTech) have signed an agreement to design and install solid wing sails suitable for large commercial vessels including bulk carriers and tankers. A vessel from Cargill, a global…

28.04.2021
Shipbuilding

X-Gas project vessel to lead to next-generation bunkering

A new design series for medium-capacity liquified gas/gas bunkering tankers has been revealed by Danish marine architect Knud E. Hansen. The centre of the project, called the X-Gas, is a 126.5m-long vessel with a total cargo capacity of 9,000cu.m,…

28.04.2021
Shipping

Flag and class leaders unite to support shipping with technology challenges

Leading flag states and classification societies have united to launch the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF) to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators address technology…

27.04.2021
Companies & People

FSG strengthens management team

German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) is continuing to expand its management team with the appointment of two new experienced shipbuilding executives. Carsten Treuer is the new head of Operations and Bernd Liedtke is now head…

27.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Latest Viking cruise vessel delivered in Italy

The 930-passenger cruise ship, Viking Venus, has been handed over to Viking Ocean Cruises at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard. The seventh ship in the 16-ship series, with options, continues the cruise line’s long association with the Italian…

26.04.2021
Shipping

DNV awards first merchant vessel Silent-E notation

Onex Peace, an Aframax tanker built for international energy trading company Onex DMCC, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s Silent-E notation. The vessel was constructed at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea,…

23.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Donation contributes to realisation of Denmark's new research vessel

Finance has now been raised to build a new ocean-going research vessel for Denmark. Construction yard has not yet been named. The technical University of Denmark DTU will operate the vessel, all Danish research environments will have access through…

23.04.2021
Shipbuilding

First of three hybrid PCTCs for UECC launched in China

The first of three dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) under construction for United European Car Carriers (UECC) has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The first vessel, with capacity for 3,600…

22.04.2021
Offshore

Offshore wind feeder vessel design revealed by Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects

Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have joined forces to develop an offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology. According to the companies, it will be specifically suited for the rigorous demands of operating off the…

21.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Finland’s Rauma wins two-ship RoPax contract

Tasmania’s TT-Line Company has ordered two RoPax vessels at Finnish shipbuilder, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). The two ships are scheduled for delivery late in 2023 and at the end of 2024. The 48,00gt ferries will accommodate 1,800 passengers…

21.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports expands fire-fighting fleet

Remontowa Shipbuilding has won a tender for the construction of a firefighting vessel. The customer is Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority, based in Szczecin. The vessel’s tasks will include carrying out rescue and fire-fighting actions and…

21.04.2021
Offshore

Hempel supplies coatings for tidal energy turbine

Hempel is to provide coatings for the Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the UK’s Orkney Islands. Orbital O2 has two 1-MW turbines and a rotor area of 600m2 that will use some of the world’s most powerful…

20.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Gondan delivers trawler for Arctic operation

Spanish shipbuilder, Gondan, has delivered the stern trawler, Magne Arvesen, to Norwegian fishing company Engenes Fiskeriselskap AS. The 69.9m-long vessel, built to a Kongsberg Maritime design and equipped with much of the Norwegian company’s…

19.04.2021
Offshore

GE Renewable and Sembcorp to supply converter systems to RWE Renewables

A consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine will supply the high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) system for RWE Renewables’ offshore windfarm Sofia on Dogger Bank, 195 kilometres off the British coast in the…

19.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Hybrid drive system for the world’s first LNG hybrid tug

A series of twelve tugs, to be built as replacements for Sembcorp Marine’s existing diesel-powered units, will have Schottel SYDRIVE-E azimuthal hybrid drives capable of operating on LNG or electricity. It is claimed that the vessels are the first…

16.04.2021