ABB to supply power package for first fully electric US tug

Crowley Maritime Corporation has chosen an integrated electric propulsion system from ABB for a 25m-long tug, eWolf, to be built by Master Boat Builders Inc of Alabama. On delivery in 2023, eWolf will be the first fully-electric tug in the United…


Port Botany and Sydney Harbour to get new firefighting vessels

The Port Authority of New South Wales, has signed a $10 million contract with Australian shipbuilders Birdon to build two new multipurpose firefighting vessels for Sydney Harbour and Port Botany. The two new firefighting vessels will provide Port…


RINA to class China’s largest cruise ship yet

Classification society RINA has been retained to provide class services for the construction of the largest cruise vessel yet to be constructed in China. Due for delivery in 2025, the 140,000gt vessel is to be built at Shanghai Waigaoqiao…


Havyard Leirvik wins modification contract

Norwegian yard Havyard Leirvik AS has been awarded a contract for the conversion of ferry MF Lote into electric battery operation. The ferry will operate the route Skarberget–Bognes over the Tysfjord in Nordland county, and zero-emission ferries was…


Partners complete successful shipboard carbon capture

Alfa Laval and Japan’s National Maritime Research Institute (NMRI) have successfully completed a shipboad carbon capture project using an adapted Alfa Laval PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning system. The test was carried out while a new vessel, belonging…


Four VLGCs at Daewoo to have Wärtsilä cargo handling systems

Four 91,000dwt very large gas carriers under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering for Avance Gas are to have Wärtsilä cargo handling systems. The order follows the supply by Wärtsilä of similar systems for an earlier series of…


Houlder lands two design contracts from Marine Scotland

Houlder, a London-based ship design and engineering firm, has won two contracts from Marine Scotland, the Scottish Government Directorate that oversees management of the country’s seas. The contracts involve design and construction support for a…




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