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Shipbuilding

Eidesvik and Wärtsilä embark on ammonia OSV conversion

Norwegian offshore operator, Eidesvik Offshore ASA, and power technology group Wärtsilä, are to collaborate on the conversion of an existing offshore supply vessel (OSV) with installation of an ammonia-fuelled combustion engine and the necessary fuel…

11.10.2021
Shipbuilding

FSO conversion project starts at Drydocks World

UAE yard Drydocks World Dubai has begun work converting an aframax tanker into a floating storage and offloading unit (FSO). The extensive modification and life extension work will include the provision of a new hull coating designed to make the…

11.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen’s new fast crew supply vessel completes sea trials

Damen’s latest fast crew supplier, FCS 7011, has undergone successful sea trials off the coast of Turkey. The 74m-long vessel, with the latest Ampelmann motion-compensated walk-to-work system, has capacity for 122 passengers and a speed of 40 knots.…

08.10.2021
Offshore

Van Oord invests in offshore installation vessel

Dutch offshore contractor Van Oord has ordered a large offshore wind farm installation vessel to further strengthen its market position in offshore wind. The jack-up vessel will be built at Chinese yard Yantai CIMC Raffles. The newbuilding can…

08.10.2021
Shipping

Raytheon Anschütz unveils digital logbook

Raytheon Technologies’ Kiel-based subsidiary, Raytheon Anschütz, has launched an electronic logbook, eLog, to simplify data management aboard ship, remove the risk of human error, and make tamper-proof information available on the cloud. The eLog…

07.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Vard lands contracts for up to five offshore vessels

Fincantieri shipbuilding subsidiary, Vard, has won contracts for up to five offshore wind service vessels from Norwind Offshore, a new company established in Ålesund by Farstad, Volstad and Kleven. The firm contracts relate to the construction of…

06.10.2021
Shipbuilding

AiP for Jones Act compliant WTIV design

Polish/U.S. marine architect Ned Project has been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) by classification society ABS for its hydrogen-ready wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) design. The NP20000X ULAM design is intended to be Jones Act compliant…

06.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Tug newbuildings under construction at Master Boat Builders

At its Coden, Alabama, yard, Master Boat Builders has started construction of four 28.3m-long tugs for U.S. customers. Two are being built for customer Bay Houston Towing Company of Houston and two for Suderman & Young Towing Company, also based in…

05.10.2021
Offshore

DNV targets offshore sector with new ABATE notation

FPSO owner, Altera Infrastructure, is the first offshore company to adopt DNV’s new voluntary ABATE notation, designed to assist owners of offshore assets to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The notation is being piloted on the FPSO, Petrojarl…

05.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Next Lindblad polar cruise newbuild delivered from Ulstein

US-headquartered Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc has taken delivery of the polar cruise vessel National Geographic Resolution from Ulstein Verft. The vessel is now ready to set off for its inaugural polar voyage exploring Antarctica, South Georgia…

04.10.2021
Shipping

Harren & Partner expands breakbulk logistics service

Bremen-based Harren & Partner has expanded its heavy lift and logistics subsidiary, Combi Lift, with a new Forwarding Solutions Division specialising in the non-containerised cargo sector. The company will focus on the efficient shipment of cargo…

04.10.2021
Shipbuilding

Meyer Werft moves into market for large and green mega yachts

Meyer Werft, Papenburg, announced a new design concept for a mega yacht as a move into new markets. The yard is a specialist is cruise ship construction, a sector hit by the corona pandemic. At the Monaco Yacht Show, Meyer Werft, under the under the…

04.10.2021
Shipping

Stena Line and Frederikshavn head for fossil fuel-free traffic

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line, Danish local government authority Frederikshavn Municipality and the Danish port of Frederikshavn have signed an agreement to introduce electrically powered ferries into sailings between Denmark and Sweden. The…

01.10.2021
Shipbuilding

AtoB@C Shipping invests in highly efficient hybrid vessels

Finnish company ESL Shipping said its Swedish subsidiary AtoB@C Shipping AB has ordered a series of six electric-hybrid propulsion coastal freighters of 5,350dwt from Indian yard Chowgule. The total investment value of the six ships is approximately…

01.10.2021
Offshore

Havyard hands over sixth wind farm support vessel

The third and last in a series of HAV 381 service operation vessels has been delivered by Norwegian shipyard, Havyard Leirvik, to Denmark’s Esvagt. The vessel is the sixth wind farm service vessel that the Sognefjorden yard has built for the Danish…

30.09.2021
Shipbuilding

New partnership takes autonomous vessel control a stage further

Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines Robotics have signed an agreement to collaborate on remote command, autonomous control, and digital crew support systems designed for commercial, naval and defence, and leisure vessels. The new products will complement…

30.09.2021
Shipbuilding

DNV AiP for new ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design

British shipping company Navigator Gas has been awarded approval in principle (AiP) for an ammonia-fuelled gas carrier design from classification society DNV. An industry consortium, including MAN Energy Solutions, Babcock International and the…

29.09.2021
Shipbuilding

LR to provide assurance in LNG digital twin development

Lloyd’s Register (LR), Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are to focus on digital twin technology development in the LNG sector. As part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed at Gastech 2021, the…

28.09.2021
Shipbuilding

JDP set up to develop ammonia-fuelled auxiliary engines

Wärtsilä and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) have set up a joint development programme (JDP) to develop four-stroke marine auxiliary engines, fuelled by ammonia. The engine company is already working on clean-fuel technology, and has already…

28.09.2021
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 5/2021: Turning the tide

While we are finalising this issue of Ship&Offshore, London International Shipping Week (LISW) is in full swing. Of course, not in the same format as prior to the pandemic – travel restrictions and hygiene regulations have led the organisers to use a…

27.09.2021