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Unique Group Signs Agreement with iXblue to Acquire Five DriX Units

Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has signed an agreement to acquire five Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) DriX units from French high-technology company iXblue, marking a significant investment in the Group’s global portfolio of survey products. With an..

Forum’s Latest Rov Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Forum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has successfully completed sea trials in Norway. The vehicle is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range, and..

Royal IHC and Egyptian MOD Sign Contract for 10 IHC Beavers

Royal IHC has secured an order from the Engineering Authority at the Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MOD). The contract builds on the excellent partnership and comprises the construction of 10 IHC Beaver® 45 Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSDs) and two Delta Multi Craft (DMC)..

Wärtsilä to Supply LNG Bunkering Vessel Simulator

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Kasi Group (Malaysia), provider of integrated marine solutions. The simulator will be used to provide hands-on training to those who will be operating LNG bunkering services. Wärtsilä is..

Survitec Increases Shearwater Lifeboat Capacity in Restricted Conditions

When Shell UK asked Survitec to increase lifeboat capacity on the Shearwater gas hub by more than 22%, the company rose to the challenge. Its solution was to replace the existing three 49-person capacity lifeboats, with three 60-person lifeboats taking..

Wärtsilä Gives Hybrid Upgrade to Offshore Vessel

Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for an offshore sector vessel. Norway-based Eidesvik has contracted Wärtsilä to carry out the upgrade project on its Viking Neptun construction vessel. The 15,900 DWT..

Research Vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough Officially Named

One of the world’s most advanced polar research vessels, RRS Sir David Attenborough, has been officially named at a special naming ceremony held at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead, UK, shipyard. Sir David Attenborough and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended..

Hydrogen-Powered Tug is World First for Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp has ordered the construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world. This ‘Hydrotug’ is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel. The dual-fuel technology is combined with a state-of-the-art..

Maritime Shipping Announces Ambitious Plans at UN Climate Summit

Commercially viable zero emission vessels will be operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030. That is the goal of the Getting to Zero Coalition; a powerful alliance representing senior leaders within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported..

RelyOn Nutec Opens New Training Vessel Amsterdam

RelyOn Nutec has officially opened new training ship Zeus in the harbour of Amsterdam. With this specially designed training vessel, the safety training provider can offer a wide range of fire and lifeboat related training courses for the offshore, maritime..

Van Oord and Shell Start Biofuel Pilot for Vessels

Marine contractor Van Oord is testing the use of biofuel on its fleet, together with Shell. The biofuel reduces CO2emissions by more than 40% compared with conventional marine fuel. The first pilot will take place during a dredging project in..

Yellow & Finch Publishers Partners with CARGO Magazine

Yellow & Finch Publishers is partnering with leading airfreight publication CARGO Magazine. The aim of the collaboration is a more frequently published magazine, offering content which will appeal even more to its readership. CARGO Magazine initiator Raoul Paul of CargoHub..

Wärtsilä Introduces Marine Version of 31SG Pure Gas Engine

The technology group Wärtsilä launches the Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications. It is based on the successful Wärtsilä 31 product platform. The diesel version of the engine has been recognised by Guinness World Records as being..

City of Nantes Launches Hydrogen Shuttle

A new hydrogen fuel cell catamaran is now operational as a shuttle in the French city of Nantes. The Jules Verne 2 is a French first in terms of water transport because it is powered by two hydrogen fuel cells…

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services Orders First Damen Multi Cat DP1

Van Wijngaarden Marine Services has placed an order with Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for a Damen Multi Cat 3013, to be named KILSTROOM. Until now, the company had ordered only from the Shoalbuster range. This new order allows Van Wijngaarden Marine..

ABB Electric Propulsion Installed On Bulk Carrier

ABB enters new market segment with order to install Azipod electric propulsion on board two dry bulk carriers from Germany’s largest bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers. Two self-unloading dry cargo trans-shipment units will be the first bulk carriers in the..


C-Job Naval Architects Appoints VP Engineering and VP Sales

C-Job Naval Architects today announces that Mario Gitte has been appointed Vice President Engineering and Edward Verweij has been named Vice President Sales. Together they will be the executive management team that will run the company’s new branch office in..


New Cooperation Schottel and Ulstein

Ulstein and Schottel will start cooperating to take the next step in automation and digitalisation within marine operations. The former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue CTRL, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and Schottel..

Wight Shipyard

Wight Shipyard Breaks into the Windfarm Market

Wight Shipyard (WSC) is breaking into the Windfarm Support Vessel (WFSV) market with the launch of its new Vortisea brand. The Vortisea brand, designed in collaboration with Australia’s Incat Crowther, is specifically geared towards European and UK windfarms, particularly those..

VARD Taps TMC for Viking Cruises Compressors

VARD has awarded TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) to supply the marine compressed air system for two cruise ships the Norwegian shipbuilder is constructing for Viking Cruises. TMC’s scope of work is to deliver a complete marine compressed air..

Speakers Confirmed for TMS Tanker Conference 2019

Preparations for The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference, which takes place in Dubai, at The Atlantis, the Palm, on 22 October this year, are rapidly gathering momentum. A top-class line-up of speakers and panellists has been confirmed, ensuring the event will..

ExxonMobil Launches Mobilgard M420 Oil

ExxonMobil has added Mobilgard M420 to its range of marine lubricants. Mobilgard M420 is a 20 BN oil that has been rigorously tested specifically for use in medium speed engines using fuels that comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO)..

Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV GL Sign Strategic Cooperation

Spurred by the IMO strategy to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, Oshima Shipbuilding and classification society DNV GL have signed a long-term strategic cooperation to conduct research and development together on new bulk carrier designs. The first design to result..

JRC Europe Appoints Marineq in Russia

JRC Europe has strengthened its influence on the Russian market by concluding a partnership agreement with Marineq.  Marineq is now the official representative of JRC in Russia and other CIS countries and will supply radio and navigation equipment (including spare..

Sonihull Appoints New Non-Executive Director

NRG Marine, the manufacturer of ultrasonic anti-fouling technology, has appointed Darren R Jones as a Non-Executive Director. Jones’ appointment reflects the strong growth of the Sonihull brand within the Leisure Boating, Commercial Marine, Offshore Oil & Gas, and Aquaculture sectors as..