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Shipbuilding

Tanker rates likely to improve

Modest contracting levels, a relatively low order book, demand growth and IMO 2020-induced dislocations are all factors that could lead to a stronger tanker market in the months ahead, according to New York broker, Poten & Partners. In its latest...

07.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Ulstein delivers largest plug-in hybrid vessel

Norway’s Ulstein Verft has delivered the largest car and passenger ferry to incorporate batteries in a hybrid system built so far. The 120m-long Color Hybrid, with capacity for 2,000 passengers and 500 cars, is a ‘plug-in hybrid’ with 5-MW batteries...

06.08.2019
Offshore

Fleet expansion for Seacat Services

British offshore energy support vessel operator Seacat Services has confirmed its option to build a second multimillion-dollar catamaran for the offshore wind sector with British yard Diverse Marine. The option was taken with the initial order for...

06.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Damen launches new ‘MAD’ dredger

The first in a new class of marine aggregates dredgers (MAD) has been launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. Developed jointly by the shipbuilding group and building materials company Cemex, the new 103.5m-long MAD dredger class marks a move...

05.08.2019
Offshore

Rystad sees more jobs shifting offshore

Oslo-based analyst and consultant Rystad Energy has revealed that offshore activity, rather than onshore shale business, is now generating more jobs following a period in which the shale sector was the key driver. The news comes as a result of...

05.08.2019
Offshore

DDW to build platform topside for Dutch wind farm

Dubai’s Drydocks World (DDW) has won a contract with Petrofac and end-client TenneT to build a high voltage alternating current (HVAC) transformer station for the Hollandse Kust Zuid Alpha grid connection in the Dutch sector of the North Sea. The...

02.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Scotline orders third vessel from Royal Bodewes

British shipping company Scotline Marine Holdings has ordered another coastal freighter of about 4,800dwt from Royal Bodewes Shipyard of the Netherlands. The vessel will be almost 90m long and has the newbuilding number 750. It will be named Scot...

02.08.2019
Shipbuilding

Spanish ferry line to commission new Incat vessel

Las Palmas-based Naviera Armas has taken delivery of a new 111m-long ferry, Volcan de Tagaro, built by Incat Tasmania and the fifth Incat vessel to join the company’s fleet. The high-speed vessel is currently in the South Pacific Ocean on a voyage...

01.08.2019
Shipbuilding

New partnership to develop hydrogen technology

MAN Energy Solutions, Hydrogenious LOHC Technologies and hydrogen technology specialist Frames Group BV are to collaborate in the design and construction of large-scale hydrogen storage systems based on liquid organic hydrogen carrier (LOHC)...

31.07.2019
Shipbuilding

BIO-UV to retrofit BWTS replacement

French ultraviolet water treatment company BIO-UV Group is to replace a first-generation ballast water treatment system installed on a 28,890gt cruise vessel. The replacement is necessary because operators of the unnamed ship plan 2020 vessel...

30.07.2019
Shipbuilding

More tug construction orders

Turkey’s Sanmar Shipyards plans to build two tugs with a 70-tonne bollard pull. They will be based on the RAmparts 2400 SX design from marine architects Robert Allan are named the Special Bogacays type. The first of the two latest orders came from...

30.07.2019
Offshore

Consortium to develop offshore solar power

A Belgian consortium has been set up to develop floating solar technology as a green energy source of the future. Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME), Tractebel, Jan De Nul, Soltech and Ghent University believe that photovoltaic...

29.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Electric ferry for busy route in Sweden

Danfoss Editron has provided the electric power equipment for Tellus, which will become Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric car ferry when it shortly enters passenger operations. The 100-metre ferry will be capable of transporting up to 297 passengers...

26.07.2019
Offshore

Start of Northwester 2 construction

Construction works for the seventh offshore wind farm off the Belgian coast have started. Jan de Nul, who had been contracted for fabrication and installation of foundations and wind turbine installation, has commenced with preparation works for the...

25.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Survitec clinches distributor deal

UK-based Survitec has signed a deal with Evacuator Worldwide of the Netherlands for the exclusive marketing and distribution of Evacuator, described as the world’s first fire-proof and panic-proof emergency descent system designed to evacuate people...

24.07.2019
Shipping

DNV GL to support 2020 fuel preparations

DNV GL is offering a free web-based Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) application to help owners and managers prepare for the IMO’s new fuel regime, effective from January 2020. SIPs are not mandatory but are recommended as a way of preparing and...

23.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Construction of second MiNO 6000 towboat to start soon

U.S. shipbuilder Conrad Shipyard will soon start construction of a second tug of 6,000 hp for an unnamed customer for inland waterways operation. The MiNO 6000 class is designed by U.S. marine architects MiNO Marine. The vessel is Subchapter M...

22.07.2019
Companies & People

Chinese approves MacGregor / TTS merger

Chinese competition regulators have approved the takeover by MacGregor of the marine and offshore businesses of TTS Group ASA. German and South Korean competition authorities had already approved the deal and MacGregor, a subsidiary of...

19.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Third new hopper dredger for Van Oord's fleet

Keppel Offshore & Marine said its yard Keppel FELS has won an order from Dutch group Van Oord to build a high-specification trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD). One option has been converted into a firm order. The option was taken with a contract...

19.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Colombo Dockyard completes cable layer

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard has delivered the 5,757dwt KDDI Cable Infinity to Japanese owner Kokusai Cable Ship Co Ltd (KCS). The 113m-long vessel, the largest vessel ever to be built at the Sri Lankan facility, arrived in Yokohama early July....

18.07.2019