Norwegian coastal cargo ship completes autonomous voyage

The Eidsvaag Pioner, a supply ship equipped with a range of Kongsberg Maritime technologies, has completed a 160-nautical mile autonomous voyage carrying fish feed from Norway’s Averøy port to an offshore fish farm. The vessel is one of two that are…


Editorial of Ship&Offshore 3/2023: It’s that season again

By the time this issue of Ship&Offshore was being finalised, some of our publishing house colleagues had just returned from their main and most important show – transport logistic in Munich. Here, too, the pandemic had caused cancellations and…


Methanol fuel systems for four Chinese boxships

Alfa Laval is to supply FCM Methanol low-flashpoint fuel supply systems for four container ships ordered by a Chinese owner at one of the country’s shipyards. The container vessels are to have two-stroke WinGD methanol main engines and four-stroke…


Gibdock’s owners mark first successful year

UK-based Balaena, which acquired Gibraltar’s ship repair facility, Gibdock, twelve months ago, has marked the first anniversary with a commitment to develop and expand shipyard business further. The marine engineering company, which specialises in…


Zero-emission tugs for European harbours

Boluda Towage and Damen Shipyards have established a new partnership to introduce zero-emission tugs to ports and harbours in Europe. The first new methanol-fuelled tug is intended to be a Damen RSD-E Tug 2513, the partners said. They are now…


Volvo Penta launches new propulsion package

Volvo Penta has revealed details of a new version of its Inboard Performance System, designed for commercial vessels, workboats, and superyachts in the 25 to 55m range. Due for launch in 2025, the new Volvo Penta IPS professional platform is designed…


PrimeServ Tier III upgrade for cruise ship

Ambassador Cruise Line’s Ambience has undergone a MAN PrimeServ retrofit enabling the cruise vessel to meet Tier III emission regulations and operate in the Norwegian Heritage Fjord. Managed by Bernard Schulte Cruise Services, the vessel has had…


New wind propulsion partners target Greece and Cyprus

Spanish wind propulsion specialist, bound4blue, and Piraeus-based Oceanking, an engineering services company, have set up a partnership to promote eSAIL technology in Greece and Cyprus. The eSAIL system is based on suction sails. It combines the…


Vard wins two-ship contract from Purus Wind

Ship design and construction firm, Vard, has won a contract from UK-based Purus Wind for two, option two, commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV). The value of the contract has not been disclosed. The two firm vessels will be built to a Vard…


Wärtsilä wins ten-year ferry service contract

French ferry operator, Corsica Linea, has signed up Wärtsilä in a ten-year Guaranteed Asset Performance (GAP) agreement for its new RoPax ferry, A Galeotta, built at Italy’s Visentini shipyard and commissioned in January this year.   The 206m-long…


Svitzer orders two TRAnsverse tugs in Turkey

Towage group Svitzer, part of A.P. Møller-Mærsk, has ordered two tugs of a new TRAnsverse design for its Australian business at Uzmar Shipyard in Turkey. Developed in collaboration with sector specialists Robert Allan Ltd, the tugs will be…


Statkraft and CIP score on Irish wind

Norway’s Statkraft AS and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have won 500 MW of potential offshore wind development in Ireland’s first auction. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA), one of seven renewable energy projects given the go-ahead last…


Stena to introduce methanol ferries on Irish Sea

Stena Line is to boost freight capacity in its Irish Sea trade with the introduction of two new hybrid RoRo ships using methanol as fuel on the route between Belfast and Heysham. Construction of the ships is to start in Weihai, China, through Stena…


Vard to build more vessels for offshore wind market

Vard has won an order for up to four commissioning service operation vessels (CSOVs) from UK-based North Star, which operates the largest wholly UK-owned fleet in the North Sea. The latest CSOVs, with DP2 capability, will be built to a Vard 4 22…


Telenor and Globetech announce collaboration deal

Norway’s state energy firm, Telenor Maritime, and Globetech AS, a Kristiansand-based information, communications, technology (ICT) company, have signed a collaboration agreement to develop new business and extend market reach. Globetech’s worldwide…


Damen completes double delivery of tug and pontoon

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered a multi-purpose Shoalbuster 3209, Aria, and a Stan Pontoon 4113 to marine contractor and workboat operator, A. R. Singh Contractors Ltd. The tug and barge combination will be deployed on marine engineering and…


Cunard’s Queen Anne launched at Fincantieri

The 3,000-passenger cruise ship, Queen Anne, has been launched at Fincantieri Marghera shipyard in Venice exactly one year before it is due to embark on its maiden voyage to Lisbon on May 3rd, 2024. The 113,000-gt vessel, with 14 decks, has been…


AAL reveals details of new heavy-lift ships

Singapore-based multi-purpose and heavy-lift operator, AAL Shipping, has released the first details of its Super B-Class heavy-lift ships developed jointly with Columbia Shipmanagement (CSM). The first of six ships in the new class, AAL Limassol, is…


FPSO contractor adopts submerged turbine technology

Malaysia-based Yinson Production, an operator of floating production storage offloading (FPSO) units, is to deploy Framo’s Submerged Turbines to regenerate energy from waste cooling water at its offshore installations. The company, which aims to be…


ABB wins Azipod naval retrofit contract

ABB has won its first naval Azipod® retrofit contract for the Spanish Navy’s flagship, Juan Carlos 1. The contract to install an electrical propulsion system at Spain’s state-owned Navantia shipbuilding company follows a feasibility study to assess…