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Offshore

Penta Ocean Construction and DEME Offshore sign MoU

Japan’s Penta-Ocean Construction Co, Ltd., a marine contractor, and DEME Offshore of Belgium, an offshore marine engineering company, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together in the construction of offshore wind farms in...

27.03.2020
Shipping

SAMK receives Wärtsilä simulator for autonomous vessel tests

Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) has taken delivery of a navigation simulator and specific mathematical models from Wärtsilä to be installed in its Intelligent Shipping Technology Test Laboratory. The simulator, together with models,...

27.03.2020
Offshore

Svitzer wins ten-year towage service extension

The Sakhalin Energy Investment Company (SEIC), a consortium that is developing and managing the Sakhalin-II oil and gas export facility, has extended Svitzer’s terminal towage contract for another ten years with effect from November 2022. The Maersk...

26.03.2020
Companies & People

Damen appoints new COO

Damen Shipyards Group has appointed Marc van Heyningen as its new chief operations officer (COO) from the beginning of April. Van Heyningen succeeds Jan-Wim Dekker who took on the position of chief commercial officer (CCO) on January 1st. Van...

25.03.2020
Shipbuilding

GVB Amsterdam will provide zero-emission public transport

From 2021, ferry transfer on the North Sea Canal in Amsterdam will be served by completely new and sustainable ferries. GVB, Amsterdam’s municipal public transport provider, has awarded Holland Shipyards Group a contract to build five ferries with...

25.03.2020
Offshore

Rystad: world oil storage full within months

Oslo-based analyst Rystad Energy warned on Friday that global storage capacity for crude oil and products could run out within months. The firm estimates that there are already about 7.2 billion barrels in storage, including 1.3 to 1.4 billion...

24.03.2020
Shipping

IMO Secretary-General stresses shipping’s vital role

IMO Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, has issued a statement relating to the coronavirus pandemic, shipping and the global supply chain. “In these difficult times, the ability for shipping services and seafarers to deliver vital goods, including medical...

23.03.2020
Offshore

Allseas acquires Vitoria 10000 in partnership with DeepGreen

Offshore contractor Allseas plans to convert the former ultra-deepwater drilling ship Vitoria 10000 into a seabed mining vessel. The Vitoria 10000 is 228m long, 42m wide and can accommodate 200 people. In partnership with DeepGreen Metals Inc,...

23.03.2020
Shipping

StormGeo to join DNV GL’s Veracity network

Weather intelligence provider StormGeo and classification society DNV GL have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in preparation for the integration of the company’s fleet performance and weather data on the classification society’s open data...

20.03.2020
Shipbuilding

MAN dual-fuel engines for Estonian shuttle ferry

Estonia’s Tallink Grupp has ordered five dual-fuel 51/60DF main engines from MAN Energy Solutions as part of a diesel-electric plant for a new shuttle ferry, MyStar, the largest vessel to be built at Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in Finland. The...

19.03.2020
Offshore

Norwegian PSVs fixed on long-term contracts

Norway’s Island Offshore has won long-term contracts for three platform supply vessels (PSVs) – Island Crusader, Island Contender and Island Commander – from Lundin Norway. The first two LNG-fuelled vessels have been hired for 600 days from April and...

18.03.2020
Offshore

Equinor and Shell to collaborate on digital initiatives

Equinor and Shell have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together on digital initiatives in business areas including maintenance, production optimisation and supply chain management. The two energy companies are likely to exchange...

17.03.2020
Shipbuilding

Seatrade Cruise Global postponed

The Seatrade Cruise Global show in Miami Beach, orginally scheduled for April 20th to 23rd, has been postponed due to the coronavirus. This has been announced by the organisers. A new date will be published in due course.

16.03.2020
Shipbuilding

SAAM Towage and UZMAR Shipyard sign agreement

Chile-based towage group SAAM Towage has signed a contract with Turkish shipyard Uzmar for construction of two tugs. The vessels will provide services for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) project that energy company Energía del Pacífico (EDP) is...

16.03.2020
Shipping

Finland and Sweden to collaborate on icebreaker design

The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency (FTIA) and the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) are to cooperate on next generation icebreaker designs. In a cooperation agreement, the two organisations have agreed to work initially on designs for...

16.03.2020
Offshore

New Jersey governor unveils high offshore wind ambitions

Phil Murphy, governor of the US state of New Jersey, has unveiled an ambitious offshore wind development programme which is aiming for 7.5 GW of offshore wind power by 2035. It is estimated that this amount of electricity would be sufficient for 3.2...

13.03.2020
Offshore

New super-size jack-up to boost Japan’s offshore wind sector

A 28,000gt wind turbine installation vessel, under construction at Japan Marine United Corporation for Toyo-based Shimuzu Corporation, will set a new record for lifting and carrying capacity. Due for delivery in 2022, the 142m-long jack-up unit will...

12.03.2020
Offshore

Aker BP and Framo sign smart maintenance contract

Norwegian companies Aker BP and Framo have entered into a long-term maintenance contract for sea water lift pumps in which compensation is directly linked to facility uptime. The contract follows a digital pilot project, with data analytics...

11.03.2020
Shipbuilding

ABB and DNV GL pioneer integrated cyber security system

ABB and DNV GL have combined their respective expertise to set up and verify an integrated cyber security system on an unidentified large passenger vessel powered by an ABB Azipod® electric propulsion system. The classification society’s Integrated...

10.03.2020
Shipbuilding

American Cruise Lines expands fleet

U.S. shipping company American Cruise Lines said it has ordered two more inland river cruise vessels from U.S. yard Chesapeake Shipbuilding for operation on the Mississippi river. Construction has started and the vessels are due to be delivered for...

10.03.2020