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Next Generation Shipyards and Coastwise sign for construction of new OSVs

Next Generation Shipyards in the Netherlands has an order to build two offshore service vessels (OSV), a monomaran crewtender, for Dutch maritime service provider CoastWise. The contract includes two options for repeat vessels. The new 27m-long type…

08.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Third E-Flexer RoRo delivered to Stena

The third of nine E-Flexer RoRo vessels, Galicia, ordered by Stena RoRo at CMI Jinling (Weihai) has been delivered by the Chinese shipyard. The 214.5m-long vessel, with a capacity of 3,100 lane metres and 1,100 persons including crew, has been…

08.09.2020
Shipping

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding to test marine carbon dioxide capture system

Japan’s Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group, is developing a small CO₂ capture system for small ships. CO₂ capture stops the gas being released into the air rather than preventing the engine producing it. The…

07.09.2020
Shipbuilding

NMDC takes delivery of new dredger from Royal IHC

Abu Dhabi’s National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) has taken delivery of a new dredger, Ghasha, from Royal IHC (IHC) in the Netherlands. Following successful sea trials, the 8,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) is now heading for the…

07.09.2020
Comment

Editorial of Ship&Offshore 5/2020: A quantum leap in shipping?

Well, if this were a “normal” year, this piece would revolve all around the upcoming leading maritime trade fair SMM and – certainly to a much smaller extent – WindEnergy Hamburg. Both shows had to be postponed. Because 2020 is not a normal year! Si…

04.09.2020
Offshore

Drone delivers 3D-printed spare part from shore to North Sea platform

A four metre-long drone has recently flown a 3D-printed spare part for the Troll A platform’s lifeboat system from Equinor’s Mongstad base to the offshore installation 80km away. The trial project, believed to be the first of its kind involving…

04.09.2020
Shipping

DNV GL completes first remote in-water surveys with ROVs

The classification society has successfully completed three in-water remote surveys using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) on vessels managed by Bergen-based short-sea shipping company, Wilson ASA. The first such survey, monitored remotely by a…

03.09.2020
Shipping

DSME orders FSU mooring equipment in Norway

Seasystems AS, a subsidiary of Oslo-listed Scana ASA, has won a contract to supply mooring equipment and analyses for two floating storage units (FSUs) under construction at DSME in South Korea. The Norwegian company will provide hull brackets and…

02.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Ship recycling – firming steel prices lift rates

Following a lengthy spell earlier this year when virtually no ships were recycled, activity in the key demolition centres of Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Turkey has bounced back and prices have regained much of their earlier losses. Firmer steel…

01.09.2020
Shipbuilding

Locally built dredger in Argentina

Argentine yard SPI Servicios Portuarios Integrados will build a dredger using a DOP Dredger component package from Damen Shipyards Group in the Netherlands. The Argentinian shipyard will build major components itself and assemble the dredger. The…

01.09.2020
Offshore

MacGregor wins order for monopile installation system

Cargotec subsidiary, MacGregor, has won a contract to supply the monopile installation system for the world’s largest custom-built offshore wind installation vessel, Alfa Lift¸ currently under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry in…

31.08.2020
Shipbuilding

Construction of new research vessel on the way

Germany’s research centre Alfred Wegener Institute has placed an order with German yard Fr. Fassmer for the newbuilding of a 35.7m-long research vessel. Named Uthörn, it will replace the 1982-built vessel of the same name. The Federal Ministry of…

31.08.2020
Shipbuilding

Kongsberg wins AiP for digital DP surveys

Bureau Veritas has granted Approval in Principle (AiP) for Kongsberg Maritime’s Dynamic Positioning (DP) Digital Surveys (DPDS). Following successful trials with Bourbon Offshore last year, Kongsberg can now undertake annual dynamic positioning…

28.08.2020
Shipbuilding

Damen completes tug delivery just four months after signing

A ceremony in Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has seen the delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2810, Peter Wessels, to Hamburg-based Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer GmbH & Co KG. Damen’s longstanding strategy of building for stock made the tug’s…

28.08.2020
Shipbuilding

ClassNK grants AiP for latest wind power initiative

Japan’s ClassNK has issued Approval in Principle (AiP) to K Line and Airseas SAS for their automated wind power system, Seawing. The AiP has been granted in accordance with the classification society’s Guidelines for Wind-Assisted Propulsion Systems…

27.08.2020
Shipbuilding

ARES bags huge patrol boat contract

ARES Shipyard, based in Antalya, has been awarded an order to build 122 fibreglass-reinforced plastic and carbon composite patrol boats of 12m length for the Turkish Government. The vessels will be delivered within six years. Some 105 of the boats…

26.08.2020
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25.08.2020
Shipping

Hapag-Lloyd enters port optimisation partnership

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has entered a partnership with Intelligent Cargo Systems (ICS) to use its CargoMate port optimisation platform. The move reflects a priority amongst carriers to iron out some of the variables in port-related…

25.08.2020
Shipbuilding

CDPLC signs contract with Norwegian owner

Sri Lanka’s Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC)  has a signed a contract with Norwegian customer Misje Eco Bulk AS to build six eco bulk carriers of 5,000dwt. The contract includes four options for repeat vessels. Signature already took place in March 14,…

25.08.2020
Offshore

Island Offshore orders Kongsberg battery packs

Norway’s Island Offshore is installing battery packs and shore power connections from Kongsberg for three of its platform supply vessels (PSVs) on long-term charter to Lundin Energy Norway. The battery containers will be placed on a mezzanine deck…

24.08.2020