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Shipbuilding

Fleet of remote-controlled workboats

Norwegian yard Verksted Grovfjord Mek. Verksted (GMV) has an order to build a series of up to 13 autonomous workboats, called the Armada fleet, for Ocean Infinity, a marine robotics company. GMV, Norway’s largest manufacturer of aluminum work boats,…

28.09.2020
Shipping

Future fuels and decarbonisation now urgent, says DNV GL

A multi-fuel future will develop over the next three decades, with fossil LNG gaining ground before new fuels including e-ammonia, blue ammonia and bio-methanol are adopted at the next stage of development. This is one of the main conclusions of DNV…

25.09.2020
Offshore

NKT invests in cable transport barge

Electric power transmission company NKT invests in transport of offshore power cables produced at its German factory in Cologne with a new-built barge. The EuroCablePontoon 10022 is a shallow-draft design with integrated cable carousel, being built…

25.09.2020
Shipping

Study concludes treating HFO is better than low-sulphur fuels

Wärtsilä Corporation has drawn its customers attention to a recent study by independent research consultant, CE Delft, which concludes that the environmental impact of exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems, also known as scrubbers, is less than that of…

24.09.2020
Shipbuilding

BMT design selected as patrol vessels

British marine architect BMT said its design has been selected for two fast patrol vessels for the British navy. The vessels will be built by British yard Marine Specialised Technology (MST). With an overall length of 19m, the new design, which is…

23.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Marine aggregates dredger launched at Romanian shipyard

A marine aggregates dredger (MAD), to be named Hanson Thames and destined to work for the UK-based Hanson Group, has been launched at Damen’s Galati shipyard in Romania. The vessel will extract aggregates at water depths of up to 55m in the waters of…

23.09.2020
Companies, Covid-19 Update

State aid planned for German shipyard

German yard Meyer Werft, one of the world’s leading builders of cruise ships, is set to receive an aid package worth millions of euros from the regional Government of Lower Saxony where the yard is based. Lower Saxony state economy minister Mr Bernd…

22.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Port of Bergen takes step towards zero-emission port

The Norwegian port of Bergen has ordered a work and security boat with hybrid power from Norwegian yard Maritime Partner AS. The vessel of type Alusafe 1500 MPV will use diesel propulsion for long-range/high-speed sailings and electric/battery…

22.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Coastal cruise vessels launched in Turkey

Two new coastal cruise vessels, under construction for Havila Voyages at Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard, have now been launched. The 179-cabin Havila Castor and Havila Capella will be deployed on Norway’s coastal route between Bergen and Kirkenes. Powered…

21.09.2020
Companies & People

Wilhelmsen throws weight behind Østensjø subsidiary

Wilhelmsen has taken a 25% holding in Østensjø subsidiary, Edda Wind, with an option to acquire a further 25% before June next year. The terms of the deal were not made public. Edda Wind owns and operates service vessels engaged in the commissioning…

21.09.2020
Shipbuilding

SCF takes delivery of second Atlanticmax LNG carrier

Sovcomflot (SCF) has taken delivery of the 174,000m3 SCF Barents, the second in a series of three Atlanticmax-class LNG carriers ordered in 2018. The vessel is on long-term charter to a Shell subsidiary. The latest delivery brings SCF’s operating LNG…

18.09.2020
Shipping

Abu Dhabi’s Port Khalifa expansion on track

Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP) has announced that the expansion of the Khalifa Port is on pace for completion. Phase 1 of ADP’s Logistics and South Quay project is set to be commissioned during the first quarter of 2021. By then, the port’s container…

17.09.2020
Shipbuilding

RoPax ferry launched in Finland

Wasaline’s RoPax ferry Aurora Botnia has been launched at Finnish shipyard, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). Due for delivery in spring 2021, the vessel will be deployed on the Kvarken Strait between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden. The vessel’s…

16.09.2020
Offshore

Equinor seeks share in Japan’s first offshore wind round

Norwegian state energy firm, Equinor, has teamed up with Japanese electricity companies, Jera and J-Power, in preparation to submit a joint bid in the first round of the country’s offshore wind auction. The move reflects Equinor’s strategy of…

15.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Skipsteknisk-designed factory trawlers to be built in Turkey

Turkey’s Tersan Shipyard has signed contracts for two Arctic freezer trawlers with customers from Denmark and the Faroe Islands. Designs for the two vessels were created by Norwegian ship design consultants Skipsteknisk (SK-119) and both will be…

15.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Swedish cluster introduces Oceanbird

A Swedish consortium has developed a wind-powered car carrier design capable of carrying about 7,000 vehicles. Called the Oceanbird, it is a project from the KTH Centre for Naval Architecture, shipping group Wallenius Marine and maritime technology…

14.09.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN books first orders for Chinese emission-compliant engines

MAN Energy Solutions’ Chinese licensee, CMP, has landed the first orders for small-bore, four-stroke engines complying with imminent new Chinese emission regulations applying to inland and coastal ship operations. The new emission limits, embodied in…

14.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen delivers fast crew transfer vessel

A Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, named Green Waves, has been delivered by Damen Shipyards Group to Dutch shipping services company, Rederij Groen. Together with three existing FCS 2610 units, the new vessel will be deployed in the transfer of…

11.09.2020
Offshore

Integrated crew and vessel management system

UK-based fleet monitoring and control specialist, Reygar Ltd, and CrewSmart, a regulatory compliance and crew management company, are to provide an integrated system for High Speed Transfers (HST), a Swansea-based crew transport set-up, operating in…

10.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Russian joint venture orders ten more LNG carriers

Sovcomflot (SCF) and natural gas producer, Novatek, have signed contracts for ten icebreaking Arc7 LNG carriers to be built at Russia’s Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the country’s far eastern Primorski Krai region. The vessels, which will be leased…

09.09.2020