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W2W Vessel Arrives in Delfzijl

Today, a new milestone in Wagenborg’s walk to work (W2W) project was achieved with the arrival of the Blue Queen in the port of Delfzijl. Upon arrival, the offshore vessel moored at the shipyard Royal Niestern Sander. In the upcoming..

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OOS Zeelandia Revealed

Holding OOS International Group is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the basic design and construction of the largest SSCV in the world, the OOS Zeelandia, a new Semi-Submersible Crane..

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More Powerful Wärtsilä 20 Engine

The technology group Wärtsilä is launching an upgraded, more powerful version of its well established Wärtsilä 20 engine. This new development features an increased cylinder output of 220kW that will increase the diesel engine’s power density, thereby enabling vessels to..

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WAAMpeller Class Approved

Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is the result of a close..

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New CEO Appointed for Kenz Figee Group

MeeMaken BV, the participation company and investment fund that became owner of Dutch offshore crane supplier Kenz Figee Group in 2016, has appointed Jan Pieter Klaver as new CEO of Kenz Figee Group. Mr Klaver worked at Heerema for 26 years in..

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BIO-SEA B-Range Passes All USCG-Type Approval Tests

BIO-SEA’s B range has successfully passed all tests dedicated to USCG Type approval certification with great performances. The land-based tests have been performed at DHI DK and NIVA Laboratories in fresh, brackish and marine waters. The BIO-SEA range will be..

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Wagenborg Offshore Delivers Second W2W Vessel in Southern North Sea

Wagenborg Offshore has been awarded a 6-year contract by Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and SHELL UK Exploration & Production (Shell UK)) for the provision of a second walk-to-work vessel. NAM and Shell UK work together in combined business unit on..

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Acta Auriga at Ulsteinvik

Acta Marine and Ulstein Verft gladly announce that the Ulstein SX195 hull of Acta Marine’s new Walk-to-Work vessel Acta Auriga has now arrived at Ulstein Verft Norway. During the coming months she will be outfitted, commissioned and explicitly tested. Ulstein..

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Buffed for Optimum Propeller Performance

Hydrex has developed a new way of maintaining ship propellers to achieve maximum propulsion efficiency. The traditional approach is to let the propeller foul and build up a calcareous growth and polish the propellers once or twice a year underwater..

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Norbit Acquires Aptomar

Norwegian technology group Norbit has acquired field monitoring specialist Aptomar. Aptomar is an international provider of products and services for integrated field monitoring. The company has delivered more than 100 field monitoring systems to oil companies and coastal authorities worldwide…

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Damen SAR Vessel Passes Capsize Test

Marking a true unique test, Damen has successfully completed full scale roll-over testing of its Search and Rescue Vessel SAR 1906 with running engines. The tests were performed in Antalya, Turkey in cooperation with the Turkish Coast Guard and the..

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Damen Acquires Shares in DMHI

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI). The shipyard in Mangalia, Romania was established in 1997 as..

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Polar Vessel for Lindblad

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has signed an agreement with Ulstein to build the world’s foremost polar vessel. The new vessel will be built in Ulsteinvik, Norway and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020, with an option for..

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OOS Energy Reveals Game-Changing MAU

OOS Energy, an affiliated company of Holding OOS International Group, has revealed its new game-changing vessel. The Multi Activity Unit (MAU) is a newly designed self-propelled, dynamically positioned jack-up, capable of performing a wide range of services. The unit is..