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Shipbuilding

Electric ferry in New Zealand has components lubricated by sea water

A fully electric carbon-fibre commuter ferry, recently commissioned in New Zealand, is equipped with a Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated propeller shaft arrangement. The 19m-long fast catamaran was built by the Wellington Electric Boat Building…

09.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Construction of two new Australian RoPax ferries starts in Finland

A steel-cutting ceremony in Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) heralds the start of construction of two 1,800-passenger RoPax vessels for the ferry line, Spirit of Tasmania. The ferries will run on the service between mainland Australia and Tasmania…

08.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Hagland Shipping orders another bulker

Norwegian shipping company Hagland Shipping has placed a contract with Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes for construction of one more self-discharging bulk carrier of 5,000dwt. The total investment for this ship will be about NOK 150 million (US$ 16.9…

08.03.2022
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Editorial of Ship&Offshore 2/2022: Fair game at eye level

Just as we are closing this issue of Ship&Offshore, the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing have ended. An event that, in addition to the performance of outstanding athletes, once again saw one thing quite clearly: China’s will to demonstrate its power…

07.03.2022
Offshore

Partners develop amphibious CTV

The energy company RWE and the southern English ship charter company Commercial Rib Charter (CRC) have developed an amphibious vessel for use as a crew transfer vessel (CTV) in particularly shallow and silted-up areas of water. The CRC Walrus is…

07.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Wind-assisted bulker powered by hydrogen awarded AiP

Norwegian shipowner, Egil Ulvan Rederi AS, has been awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) by Lloyd’s Register (LR) for a new zero-emission bulk carrier, developed by Norwegian Ship Design. The 5,500dwt With Orca will be powered by a hydrogen combustion…

07.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Donsö Island owner takes delivery of cutting-edge tankers

Family-owned Swedish tanker company, Terntank, has recently commissioned two 15,000dwt chemical/product tankers that are claimed to set new standards in sustainability and digital efficiency. The Tern Fors and the Tern Island have LNG/LBG…

04.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Manor Marine secures follow-up contract

British yard Manor Marine has landed a contract from customer Mainprize Offshore to build a second offshore windfarm crew transfer vessel. This follows an order for a previous vessel, MO8, in 2021. The second vessel will be built at the Manor Marine…

04.03.2022
Offshore

Maersk awarded contract for Spanish floating wind installation

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has won a contract from Spain’s Saitec Offshore Technologies to install the mooring system for the full-scale prototype DemoSATH project, off the northern coast of Spain near Bilbao. The MSS team is preparing to install…

03.03.2022
Shipbuilding

RINA issues AiP for hydrogen-powered MR tanker

Classification society RINA has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) for a hydrogen-powered medium-range (MR) tanker concept from Swedish firm FKAB Marine Design which, it is claimed, is the first such tanker design that can use currently viable…

02.03.2022
Offshore

AiP for floating offshore wind foundation

Odfjell Oceanwind has been granted Approval in Principle (AiP) by DNV for its Deepsea SemiTM floating wind foundation design. The design, suitable for turbines generating up to 15 MW, has been developed for low cost mass production and is intended…

01.03.2022
Shipbuilding

AAL Shipping increases Super B-Class vessel order

Singapore-based shipowner and operator, AAL Shipping, has ordered two more of its 32,000dwt Super B-Class heavy-lift multi-purpose vessels (MPVs) at China’s Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard, taking the total order to six ships. The company released…

01.03.2022
Shipbuilding

Logistics operator to install carbon capture systems

Rotterdam-based logistics firm, BG Freight Line, is to install carbon capture systems on two container vessels chartered from German owner, HS Schiffahrt. The Filtree filtering and carbon capture systems from Value Maritime will be fitted to the…

28.02.2022
Shipbuilding

Launch of Jan De Nul’s new dredger

Dredging group Jan De Nul Group launches its new water injection dredger, Pancho, at Neptune Marine shipyard in the Netherlands. The newbuilding is planned to be deployed mainly in the Argentine dredging market. A water injection dredger is smaller…

28.02.2022
Offshore

Wilhelmsen takes 21% stake in specialist subsea firm

Wilhelmsen has taken a 21% stake in Reach Subsea ASA, a Haugesund-based, Oslo-listed subcontractor providing subsea services with high-spec remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The subsea vehicles are operated by…

25.02.2022
Shipbuilding

Ålesund fishing firm orders Ulstein-designed trawler

Bluewild, a fishing company based in Ålesund on Norway’s west coast, has ordered a new factory trawler, to be built at Westcon Yards. The stern trawler will be constructed to an Ulstein FX101 design, the first vessel in a new segment for Ulstein…

24.02.2022
Shipping

Kotug provides electric tug for cocoa bean shipments

Rotterdam-based towage company, Kotug International, is to deploy its electric Kotug E-Pusher type M and four barges to make zero-emission shipments of cocoa beans for Cargill. The cargoes will be transported between the Port of Amsterdam and the…

23.02.2022
Shipbuilding

Keel-laying ceremony at Meyer Werft’s Papenburg yard

The keel of P&O Cruises’ latest newbuilding, the 184,000gt Arvia, was laid at a ceremony in the Papenburg shipyard last week. In a traditional ceremony, the facility’s giant 800-tonne crane lowered a 570-tonne block of the ship’s hull onto coins from…

22.02.2022
Shipbuilding

Naikai Zosen wins RoRo ferry order

MOL Ferry Co., Ltd. , part of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., has signed a deal with Japanese yard Naikai Zosen Corporation to build two LNG-fueled RoRo ferries of 15,600gt. The newbuildings adopt the "ISHIN" ship design, which features a streamlined…

22.02.2022
Shipbuilding

French company to build second wind-powered vessel

Brittany-based chocolate manufacturer, Grain de Sail, has ordered a second schooner-type sailing vessel to ship the raw materials needed for its French factories – cacao, green coffee, and rums. The ship’s hull will be built at Piriou in Ho Chi Minh,…

21.02.2022