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Schottel and Ulstein set up joint venture

Marine propulsion specialist, Schottel, and ship designer and builder, Ulstein, are setting up a joint venture to combine their respective expertise and cooperate in the automation and digitalisation fields. Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue CTRL,...

17.07.2019
Shipping

New partnership to supply VDR technology to inland waterway operators

Position, navigtation and timing (PNT) system specialist, Orolia, is to collaborate with Radio Holland in the development of a voyage data recorder (VDR) for inland shipping. The two companies will use each other’s systems in both newbuild and...

16.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Fast ferry design from BMT for US service

BMT is to work with United States shipyard, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB), to provide the design for two 43m-long fast ferries to join Kitsap Transit’s service between Pier 50 in Seattle and Kingston and Southworth over the Puget Sound. The...

15.07.2019
Shipping

Radio link technology to ‘digitalise’ Baltic Sea

Sweden’s Nowhere Networks is using radio link technology to provide a complete network across the Baltic Sea, offering what it claims is 100 times more capacity at a fraction of the cost compared with satellite connections. The technology is based on...

15.07.2019
Companies & People

MAN and Wallem sign global service agreement

MAN PrimeServ is to provide a global service capability for more than 580 components on board ships managed by the Wallem Group, including tankers, container ships, bulk carriers and vehicle carriers. The after-sales service subsidiary of MAN Energy...

12.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Grimaldi completes Corvus battery retrofits on two cruise ferries

Italian ferry group Grimaldi has installed 5.5-MWh Corvus Energy batteries on two cruise ferries, Cruise Barcelona and Cruise Roma, enabling each vessel to operate solely on battery power, free of emissions, during port calls of up to four hours. The...

11.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Multraship names two new tugs during maritime festival

Dutch towage, salvage and service provider Multraship has named two new Damen-built tugs at its home port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands. A Reversed Stern Drive (RSD) 2513 and an Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) 3212 were named Multratug 6 and Multratug...

10.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Neopolia selected for sailing
cargo vessels

French yard Neopolia has been initially selected for the construction of two sail-powered cargo vessels of a new type by customer Neoline. The decision follows the international call for tenders launched by Neoline to some 15 shipyards in 2018....

09.07.2019
Shipbuilding

RINA and CSSC forge agreement on ferry technology

Italian classification society RINA, and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) are to cooperate on ferry construction, with RINA providing support to CSSC in aspects including energy saving, alternative design, passenger comfort and noise...

09.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Schottel Rudderpropellers for
US-built terminal and escort tugs

The first three out of ten terminal and escort tugs equipped with Schottel Rudderpropellers and Vulkan’s Safeguard Basic driveline protection systems have been delivered by Gulf Island Fabrication to Bay Houston Towing Co in the United States. The...

08.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Third Icon-class cruise ship
ordered for RCL

U.S. cruise line Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) said it has entered into an initial agreement with Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku to order a third Icon-class cruise ship. The Icon class is about 200,000gt and carries 5,000 passengers. The vessel is...

08.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Delivery of first vessel with
Wärtsilä HY hybrid technology

Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the Vilja, an escort tug owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. The tug was built at Gondan Shipbuilders in Asturias, Spain, and was delivered at the end of June,...

05.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Damen completes complex
diving support vessel repair

TechnipFMC’s diving support vessel, Deep Arctic, has undergone an extensive class renewal docking at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam. The 156m-long vessel required the renewal of steel plates to its box coolers in the forward, midships and aft sea chests....

05.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Drydocks World starts construction of IMO Tier III tug for Barcelona

Drydocks World has begun the detailed engineering and construction of a 27m-long asymmetric tractor tug to be operated by P&O Reyser in the Port of Barcelona. The tug, due for delivery in mid-2020, will be the first such vessel in the Mediterranean...

04.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Bulk carrier design
to meet IMO 2030 targets

The technology group Wärtsilä, Japanese shipbuilder Oshima Shipbuilding, and the classification society DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project. At the recent Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Norway, the...

03.07.2019
Offshore

Island Offshore service offshore vessel hired for wind farm development

Norway’s Island Offshore has chartered its walk-to-work service offshore vessel (SOV), Island Crown, to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy as it completes preparatory work for the commissioning of the GBP 2.5 billion East Anglia One offshore wind farm...

02.07.2019
Shipbuilding

Oceanwide Expeditions orders second Polar-class vessel at Brodosplit

Vlissingen-based Oceanwide Expeditions has ordered a second 174-passenger Polar Class 6 vessel, Janssonius, at Croatian shipyard Brodosplit. The vessel, a sister ship to the recently delivered Hondius, will be built to Lloyd’s Register Polar Class 6,...

01.07.2019
Shipbuilding

New design for wind-power assisted cruise vessel

Danish marine architects Knud E. Hansen has announced a new design for a 110m-long sail-assisted cruise vessel. Aimed at the adventure cruise market, the vessel, which can accommodate 100 passengers in 46 normal and two deluxe cabins, will be...

28.06.2019
Shipbuilding

First of two new ships for Saga Cruises handed over

The Spirit of Discovery, the first of two sister vessels built by Meyer Werft for British Cruise line, Saga Cruises, has been handed over and was due to arrive in Dover today. The 58,250gt vessel, with a length of 236m, is due to begin its inaugural...

28.06.2019
Offshore

UK yard launches offshore wind support vessel design

Wight Shipyard Co Ltd (WSC) has developed a new windfarm support vessel design, named Vortisea, in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther. The Vortisea brand will target offshore wind vessel operators in Europe and the UK, the company said,...

27.06.2019