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MAN Cryo to Supply Icebreaking RoRos with Fuel Gas Supply System

MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer MAN Cryo has signed the contract to supply the LNG fuel-gas supply systems to Wallenius SOL. The Swedish shipping line is having two RoRo newbuildings constructed in China at Yantai Raffles shipyard. MAN..

Kongsberg Group is going to install and test autonomous technology on two vessels in different operational environments. This project is receiving funding of almost EUR 20.1 million – one of the largest grants ever given to Norwegian players – from..

Wärtsilä Sustainable Solutions for Two New Cruise Ships

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply Chantiers de l‘Atlantique, France, a comprehensive package of integrated solutions designed to support and enhance the efficiency and environmental sustainability of the first two World Class cruise vessels being built for MSC Cruises. The ships..

Hydroniq’s Coolers to Subsea Cable Installation Vessel

Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft has contracted Hydroniq Coolers to deliver the seawater cooling system to a cable lay vessel it is constructing for Nexans Subsea Operations. The CLV Nexans Aurora will play a vital role in installation of Nexans’ HV..

Damen Signs MoU for Development of Bangladesh Shipbuilding Initiative

Gentium and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh in Dhaka. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives of the Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh, who are supporting Gentium-Damen in..

Wärtsilä LNG Solution for Four Next-Generation Short-Sea Cargo Vessels

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by Wärtsilä. The ships have been ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate..

Damen and Blohm + Voss Selected for Construction German MKS180 Frigates

The German government has announced its intention to select Damen as the main contractor, together with partners Blohm + Voss and Thales, for supplying at least four Multi-Purpose Combat Ship MKS 180 frigates to the German Navy. The decision was..

ABB Presents Recommendation for Zero-Emission Marine Technology to US Congress

ABB Marine & Ports delivered testimony in the US House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about the future of marine technologies. Underpinning ABB’s commitment to tackling the ever-increasing consequences of climate change, ABB Marine & Ports presented a..

Game-Changing Addition to Fleet for McLachlan Marine

A key player in Aberdeen’s marine support scene has added a tenth boat to its growing fleet of workboat vessels. McLachlan Marine has acquired the 26-metre-long ‘Ocean Titan’, a windfarm support vessel capable of 28 knots and MCA certified up..

Kongsberg and DNV GL Sign Digitalisation Cooperation Agreement

Kongsberg and DNV GL have signed an agreement to enable customers of Kongsberg’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution to share their data for use in DNV GL’s digital class and assurance services. “We believe that broad maritime digitalisation and the..

New SeaRobotics Hybrid-Electric Autonomous Research Boat Is Powered by Torqeedo

Dependable performance, extended time on station and quiet operation are key criteria when conducting acoustic underwater surveys.  That’s why SeaRobotics selected an electric propulsion system from Torqeedo for their Endurance 7.0 autonomous surface vessel (ASV). “Our power requirements for this..

Damen Coordinating Hybrid and Electric Propulsion Research Project

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the application of hybrid and fully electric propulsion in the Dutch mussel farming sector. The project, which is called AQUACULTURe, is a collaborative effort between Damen and numerous parties..

Roll Group Continues to Grow with Fleet Expansion

After the extension of their land activities into Asia in 2019, Roll Group starts 2020 with the addition of another Module Carrier to their fleet. Roll Group officially took ownership of an additional vessel. With a length of 146m, a..

Piriou to Build 250th Aluminium Vessel

Piriou has just recorded an order for a 55m Fast Pax & Supply Vessel (FPSV) from Jana Marine Services. It is the 250th aluminium vessel to be built by the shipyard. Built by Piriou Vietnam with a sea proven Piriou design,..

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Gets CCS Type Approval

Wärtsilä’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) system has been Type Approved in China by the China Classification Society (CCS). This follows the order for the system from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for installation onboard the ‘New Treasure’, a new Very Large Crude..

R. Stahl Tranberg Acquires IMT Helideck Lighting Portfolio

R. Stahl Tranberg, a leading provider and systems integrator of helideck, marine and oil & gas solutions, announced an asset deal with Xylem, a global water technology company, to acquire its well-known IMT helideck lighting portfolio. The transaction – comprising..

Pon Holdings 100% Owner RH Marine Group

Pon Holdings announces that it intends to take over Parcom Capital’s majority share in RH Marine Group. With this transaction, Pon Holdings will become 100% owner of RH Marine Group. The proposed acquisition is pending approval of competition authorities and..

New CEO and Structure for Damen

As of January 1, Arnout Damen will become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group. At the same time, the shipbuilding company is switching to a divisional structure to serve the market more effectively and efficiently. Arnout Damen takes over..

Boskalis Awarded Dredging Contract for Port of Rotterdam

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a multi-year contract for the maintenance dredging in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, ensuring the continued safe access to the port. The contract was awarded by the Port of Rotterdam and the Department of..

BIO-UV Group and Hai Cheung Ink Bio-Sea Agreement

BIO-UV Group has recently strengthened its global partnership network with Hai Cheung Trading (HCT), a specialist marine equipment supplier based in Hong Kong. The strategic alliance aims to reinforce the commercial rollout of the company’s BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system..


Damen to Build New Dutch Combat Support Ship

On 19 December the Cabinet of the Netherlands’ Government has submitted a so-called D-letter to the Parliament, to begin the construction of the Combat Support Ship Zr.Ms. Den Helder. The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the..

Shipyard De Hoop Celebrates its 130-Year Anniversary

Shipyard De Hoop is celebrating its 130th anniversary as a designer, engineer and builder of custom-built vessels. For the occasion, the company hosted a big celebration in November 2019. The event was held in the yard’s own welding shed, which..

Damen’s Ultra Shallow Draught Shoalbuster Completes Sea Trials

Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has successfully completed sea trials and bollard pull testing. The newly designed vessel achieved 18.6t of bollard pull, while still being able to operate in extreme shallow waters. Despite this impressive show of..

Wolfard & Wessels Aims to Create Added Value

At Wolfard & Wessels, we decided to go back to the drawing board. As a company, you can fall into the trap of thinking that everything revolves around your product. In practice, your product is not the ultimate end, but..

Shipyard De Hoop Orders Electrical Systems Package from Alewijnse and Droste

Shipyard De Hoop is building a new event ship, MS RheinGalaxie, for German shipowner Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt (KD). Alewijnse  Marine and Droste Elektro have joined forces in outfitting the vessel with all necessary NavCom and electrical systems. While handling project..