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Sperry Marine and DNV GL to share digital navigation data

UK-based Sperry Marine, an integrated bridge system and electronic navigation provider, is to share navigation data securely from its digital bridge platform, SperrySphere, with DNV GL. The move will help to streamline the class survey inspection…

14.12.2020
Shipbuilding

LNG bunker barge to start Antwerp operation in February

Belgian gas infrastructure company Fluxys and Titan LNG, a bunker supplier, will commission the new FlexFueler 002 LNG bunker barge on the Port of Antwerp’s Quay 526/528 in February. Fluxys will provide truck-to-ship bunkering services and Titan LNG…

14.12.2020
Companies & People

SMM without digital exhibitor profiles

SMM Digital 2021 will take place without an exhibitor area with digital company profiles. This has now been announced by Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC). Following the technical difficulties at WindEnergy, which was held at the beginning of…

11.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen wins first German FCS 2710 contract

Damen Shipyards Group has won a contract with Hamburg-based Opus Marine to supply a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, the first such deal to be signed in Germany. The vessel, to be called Allegro, will support charterers in the offshore wind sector,…

11.12.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN Engines upgrades portfolio for EU stage V compliance

MAN Engines has refined the emissions performance of engines in its inland waterway portfolio whilst also tripling the most powerful units from 290 kW to 882 kW. Four new engines, including two V12s and a pair of six-cylinder types, will be available…

10.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Greek BWMS receives Chinese approvals

China Classification Society (CCS) has type-approved Erma First’s FIT range of ballast water management systems (BWMS) and China’s flag regulation authority has also approved the FIT series for use on vessels flying the country’s flag. The treatment…

09.12.2020
Offshore

Expanding activities into new markets

After recent concept of a hydrogen hybrid CTV, French yard Piriou has developed a new cable laying vessel, designed to lay and repair both fibre optic and energy cables. The 2,100dwt vessel will be able to lay cables on wind farms as well as repair…

09.12.2020
Shipbuilding

New hybrid research vessel for the University of Vermont

U.S. yard Derecktor has started building a 19m-long catamaran research vessel ordered by the University of Vermont in the United States for the university’s Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources. The University envisions three…

08.12.2020
Offshore

RWE and DEME to install patented collars on wind farm foundations

German energy company, RWE, and Belgian marine engineering specialist, DEME Offshore, are to use monopile foundation collars for the first time when construction begins at the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. Installation work will…

07.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Strategic Marine signs contract with Centus Marine

Singapore-based shipyard Strategic Marine has an order from Centus Marine for one 40m-long fast crew boat (FCB). That will be the 48th vessel delivered by the aluminium shipbuilding specialist to Malaysian operators. Delivery is scheduled for January…

07.12.2020
Featured Article, Ship&Offshore 8/2020

Shipping to demonstrate its green credentials

Writing in these pages a few weeks ago, shipping economist Martin Stopford estimated that today’s fleet of more than 61,000 commercial vessels, plus many thousands of service ships, will generate about half of the shipping industry’s global carbon…

04.12.2020
Shipbuilding

FSG clinches RoRo order

Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (FSG) has won an order for a 210m-long RoRo ferry, with an option for a second vessel, from IVP Ship Invest, a company within the Tennor Holding group. The order, which could be worth EUR 140 million, is the first…

04.12.2020
Shipping

3D visualisation studio opens for shipping

Rotterdam-based Maritime Studios, a 3D visualisation studio for the maritime industry, has opened for business and has delivered 3D renders and computer graphics imagery to its first clients. Kevin van Deursen, Creative director at the new studio,…

03.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Scandinavian ferry project targets hydrogen for fuel

Copenhagen-based ferry company, DFDS, is collaborating with partners in a project to develop an electrically powered ferry using a green hydrogen fuel cell system. The aim is for the ferry to operate entirely on hydrogen power. Working with DFDS,…

02.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Incat Crowther releases details of ShadowCAT concept

A new COVID-19-inspired shadow vessel concept named Haven was designed by Australia-based naval architect, Incat Crowther. Haven is a 68.2m-long catamaran superyacht support vessel made of aluminium. Two MTU 16V4000 main engines will allow a service…

02.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Steel cutting ceremony for first vessel in Arctic LNG 2 series

A steel cutting ceremony has been held at Russia’s Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in Primorsky to mark the start of construction of 15 icebreaking LNG carriers for Sovcomflot that will serve the Arctic LNG 2 project. The first of the 172,000m3 Arc7…

01.12.2020
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 8/2020: A virtuous circle

An extraordinary year is coming to an end. While we are certainly all hoping for more normality in 2021, we are also very aware that there will be many more difficult months ahead. The recent – not surprising – announcement by Hamburg Messe und…

01.12.2020
Shipbuilding

Vard lands deal for eight robotic vessels

Fincantieri subsidiary, Vard, is to build eight highly automated multi-purpose vessels for Texas-based marine robotics company, Ocean Infinity, a specialist in hydrographic and geophysical underwater surveys. The shipbuilder’s Vard Vung Tau yard in…

30.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Piriou develops CTV with hydrogen hybrid propulsion

French yard Piriou has developed a new concept of crew transfer vessel (CTV) with hydrogen hybrid propulsion. The vessel has a length overall of 27m and breadth of 9.7m. Maximum speed is 25 knots and five tonnes of cargo can be carried. In addition…

30.11.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen converts PSV to fish feeder

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has completed the conversion of a platform supply vessel (PSV) into a fish feed carrier for Norway Eidsvaag AS. The vessel carries the name Eidsvaag Opal. The project involved the insertion of a new 5m section to lengthen…

27.11.2020