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Offshore

Maersk Supply Service wins West African FSO contract

Maersk Supply Service (MSS) is to provide three support vessels for the second phase of a Cameroon Oil Transportation Company mooring maintenance project. The two-month contract, scheduled for the last quarter of 2022, is to be carried out on the Ko…

07.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Eidesvik and Aker BP continue supply vessel upgrades

Norwegian offshore supply vessel (OSV) operator, Eidesvik, and exploration and production company, Aker BP, are to install batteries on two OSVs, Viking Lady and Viking Prince, in a drive to continue reducing emissions. On completion, eleven of…

06.09.2021
Offshore

Aquaterra Energy pioneers renewable-powered offshore platform

British offshore engineering company Aquaterra Energy has completed the engineering design for a renewable-powered offshore platform for DeNovo Energy Limited. The type Sea Swift offshore platform is part of the development activity for the Zandolie

06.09.2021
Companies & People

Volvo Penta and autonomy specialist form digital start-up

Marine engine builder, Volvo Penta, is teaming up with Qamcom Group, a technology company specialising in autonomy and artificial intelligence, to develop a digital fuel optimisation platform that has been successfully pilot-tested within the Volvo…

03.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Karstensens to construct fishing vessel for European customers

Shipyard Karstensens, based in Skagen, Denmark, has an order for two fishing vessels. A custom-designed 77m-long vessel, named Christina S, will be owned and operated by the Scotland-based Christina S Fishing Company in partnership with P&J…

03.09.2021
Shipping

ClassNK issues guidance on shipboard data quality

ClassNK has released new guidance for shipowners and operators on the collation and use of shipboard data. The classification society’s Data Quality Guidelines addresses the gathering and use of shipboard data among various stakeholders, and the…

02.09.2021
Shipbuilding

DNV launches latest Maritime Forecast

Classification society DNV has launched its latest Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of the Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) suite of reports. Conceived to help shipowners navigate the technologies and fuels needed to meet global greenhouse gas (GHG)…

01.09.2021
Shipbuilding

Finnlines’ fleet upgrade on schedule

North European ferry operator and Grimaldi Group subsidiary, Finnlines, has revealed that its EUR 500 million newbuilding programme in China is proceeding on schedule. The first of three hybrid 5,800 lane-metre RoRo vessels, Finneco I, will embark…

01.09.2021
Offshore

Huisman wins DEME jack-up contract

Netherlands-based Huisman, a heavy lift and construction equipment specialist, has won a contract from marine engineering firm, DEME, to supply a 1,600-tonne Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for its jack-up vessel, Sea Installer. The new crane, with…

31.08.2021
Shipping

BSM Germany uses behavioural science to reduce carbon emissions

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) Germany has formed a strategic pilot partnership applying behaviour-based data science to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions of the vessels under its management. Together with London-based software…

30.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Wasaline’s new RoPax, Aurora Botnia, named in Vaasa

Aurora Botnia, a hybrid RoPax built by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), has been named at a ceremony in Vaasa, Finland. The 800-passenger ferry, which also has freight capacity of 1,500 lane metres, is owned by Finnish ferry company, Wasaline. The…

27.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Design for automated power transfer vessel

Japanese company PowerX plans to design and build an automated power transfer vessel using huge batteries. The vessel will transfer electricity from offshore wind farms to shore stored in the batteries. The aim is to enable energy transmission…

27.08.2021
Shipping

ClassNK releases guidelines on 3D printing

Classification society, ClassNK, has issued Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) that set out approval requirements for the 3D printing of metallic equipment in shipping. Additive manufacturing technology is now used in various…

26.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Maersk accelerates fleet decarbonisation

Maersk has ordered eight methanol-powered container ships, with a nominal capacity of about 16,000TEU, at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for delivery from the first quarter of 2024. The container giant holds options on four more ships of the same…

25.08.2021
Offshore

ABS to class new Chinese FPSO

South Korea’s SK Innovation, operator of China’s Lu Feng 12-3 oil field, has chosen ABS class for a new 100,000dwt FPSO ordered for the energy reserve by China National Offshore Oil Company Energy and Technology Services Company (Cenertech). The…

24.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Approval in Principle for VLCC diesel/ammonia fuel setup

Classification society DNV has issued an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for a new 'Fuel Ready' notation applying to a diesel/ammonia dual-fuel arrangement on a new 300,000dwt VLCC design. The setup could enable…

23.08.2021
Shipbuilding

Second hybrid PCTC launched in China for UECC

A second 3,600-CEU hybrid pure car truck carrier (PCTC), under construction at China’s Jiangnan Shipyard, has been launched for European short-sea operator, UECC. The vessel is one of a trio of LNG-powered PCTCs, equipped with shaft generators and…

20.08.2021
Shipbuilding

PCTCs to surpass IMO 2030 targets with WinGD energy setup

Four pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) ordered by Japan’s NYK Line at China Merchants JinLing Shipyard (Nanjing) are to have WinGD hybrid energy systems enabling them to exceed IMO 2030 targets on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The integrated…

19.08.2021
Shipbuilding

First new Prima Class cruise ship floated out in Italy

The first of Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) six Prima-class of ships, Norwegian Prima, has been floated out at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in Venice. The vessel is due for delivery in 2022, with others in the class scheduled to be commissioned…

18.08.2021
Shipbuilding

RMC launches and names largest ship yet

Finnish shipyard, Rauma Marine Constuctions (RMC), has launched and named MyStar, a 50,000gt LNG-powered ferry under construction for Estonia’s Tallink Grupp. The largest vessel to be built at the Rauma yard was named by the Estonian president,…

17.08.2021