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FSG strengthens management team

German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) is continuing to expand its management team with the appointment of two new experienced shipbuilding executives. Carsten Treuer is the new head of Operations and Bernd Liedtke is now head…

27.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Latest Viking cruise vessel delivered in Italy

The 930-passenger cruise ship, Viking Venus, has been handed over to Viking Ocean Cruises at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard. The seventh ship in the 16-ship series, with options, continues the cruise line’s long association with the Italian…

26.04.2021
Shipping

DNV awards first merchant vessel Silent-E notation

Onex Peace, an Aframax tanker built for international energy trading company Onex DMCC, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s Silent-E notation. The vessel was constructed at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in South Korea,…

23.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Donation contributes to realisation of Denmark's new research vessel

Finance has now been raised to build a new ocean-going research vessel for Denmark. Construction yard has not yet been named. The technical University of Denmark DTU will operate the vessel, all Danish research environments will have access through…

23.04.2021
Shipbuilding

First of three hybrid PCTCs for UECC launched in China

The first of three dual-fuel LNG battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) under construction for United European Car Carriers (UECC) has been launched at Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The first vessel, with capacity for 3,600…

22.04.2021
Offshore

Offshore wind feeder vessel design revealed by Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects

Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have joined forces to develop an offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology. According to the companies, it will be specifically suited for the rigorous demands of operating off the…

21.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Finland’s Rauma wins two-ship RoPax contract

Tasmania’s TT-Line Company has ordered two RoPax vessels at Finnish shipbuilder, Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). The two ships are scheduled for delivery late in 2023 and at the end of 2024. The 48,00gt ferries will accommodate 1,800 passengers…

21.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports expands fire-fighting fleet

Remontowa Shipbuilding has won a tender for the construction of a firefighting vessel. The customer is Szczecin and Swinoujscie Seaports Authority, based in Szczecin. The vessel’s tasks will include carrying out rescue and fire-fighting actions and…

21.04.2021
Offshore

Hempel supplies coatings for tidal energy turbine

Hempel is to provide coatings for the Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in the UK’s Orkney Islands. Orbital O2 has two 1-MW turbines and a rotor area of 600m2 that will use some of the world’s most powerful…

20.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Gondan delivers trawler for Arctic operation

Spanish shipbuilder, Gondan, has delivered the stern trawler, Magne Arvesen, to Norwegian fishing company Engenes Fiskeriselskap AS. The 69.9m-long vessel, built to a Kongsberg Maritime design and equipped with much of the Norwegian company’s…

19.04.2021
Offshore

GE Renewable and Sembcorp to supply converter systems to RWE Renewables

A consortium of GE Renewable Energy’s Grid Solutions and Sembcorp Marine will supply the high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) system for RWE Renewables’ offshore windfarm Sofia on Dogger Bank, 195 kilometres off the British coast in the…

19.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Hybrid drive system for the world’s first LNG hybrid tug

A series of twelve tugs, to be built as replacements for Sembcorp Marine’s existing diesel-powered units, will have Schottel SYDRIVE-E azimuthal hybrid drives capable of operating on LNG or electricity. It is claimed that the vessels are the first…

16.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Hagland Shipping enters into a contract with Royal Bodewes

Norwegian operator Hagland Shipping has awarded a contract to Dutch shipyard Royal Bodewes for construction of two 5,000dwt self-discharging bulk carriers. The design emphasises zero emissions when in harbour and for a substantial reduction of…

16.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Damen delivers larger multifunction aquaculture support vessel

Damen Shipyards has delivered a aquaculture support vessel to Isle of Skye-based Organic Sea Harvest. The landing utility vessel (LUV) 1908 is a larger version of the earlier LUV 1608 and, like the earlier design, has a bow ramp for rolling cargo,…

15.04.2021
Offshore

Innovative crew transfer vessel with suspension system

The newly founded German shipbuilding company Wallaby Boats GmbH (WB) says it wants to build the world's first crew transfer vessel/daughter craft (CTV/DC) with a suspension system. Owned by WB and operated by Offcon GmbH – both companies are based…

15.04.2021
Companies & People

Nakashima acquires majority stake in Becker Marine Systems

Japan’s Nakashima Propeller has acquired a majority shareholding in Hamburg-based Becker Marine Systems. Terms of the deal were not disclosed but the two companies have collaborated for more than 40 years, with Nakashima holding exclusive…

14.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Symphony orders Ecobox XL project cargo vessels

Dutch yard Ferus Smit has an order from ship operator Symphony Shipping, also based in the Netherlands, for two appr. 12,500dwt multi-purpose freighters. The vessels will be an evolution of the Ecobox and Ecobox DP series that the yard already…

14.04.2021
Shipping

Wärtsilä and Finnish Border Guard to collaborate on bioLNG tests

Technology company Wärtsilä is to work with the Finnish Border Guard on tests using bioLNG as fuel for a patrol vessel. State-owned biogas refiner, Gasum, will supply bioLNG for the 96m-long Turva, built in 2014 by STX Finland Rauma Shipyard. The…

13.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Polar expedition vessel delivered by Brodosplit

Croatian shipyard, Brodosplit, has handed over the polar expedition cruise ship, Ultramarine, to US cruise line, Quark Expeditions, part of the Travelopia Group. The 128m-long vessel, with capacity for up to 200 passengers and 140 crew, was…

12.04.2021
Shipbuilding

Construction of Transtejo ferries starts at Gondan

Spanish shipbuilder Astilleros Gondan has started construction of ten electric ferries for the Portuguese river passenger transport operator Transtejo-Transportes Tejo S.A. With a capacity of around 540 passengers, they will operate on the Tagus…

12.04.2021