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VARD contracts Hydroniq for newbuild stern trawler

The shipbuilding group VARD has placed a contract with Hydroniq Coolers to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a newbuild stern trawler currently under construction. VARD is constructing the vessel at its Vard Vung Tau yard in Vietnam. Under..

BIO-UV awarded type approval for new low flow ballast water treatment system

BIO-UV Group, the French leader in UV-based water treatment technology, has received IMO & USCG type approval for its next generation low flow rate ballast water treatment system range. The BIO-SEA L Easy-to-Fit system had to undergo new type approval..

New LARS solution will reduce risk of damage to AUVs

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new Launch and Recovery System (LARS) solution for its Hugin range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements. The new LARS solution benefits from the..

Malin adds marine hatches arm to business

Scotland-based Malin Group is introducing a new hatches product range to its current marine offering and has appointed Fraser Gunn as its new business unit manager. Malin Hatches will be based at Malin’s existing Westway Business Park premises on the..

MCS awarded contract by AAD for supply services in Antarctica

Maritime Construction Services (MCS) has been awarded a contract by The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) for Supply Services in the Antarctic region. The contract includes the resupply of several AAD stations in Antarctica, dedicated to climate research for the polar..

bio-fouling control

Innovative, proactive and sustainable bio-fouling control

Jotun and Kongsberg Maritime have joined forces to develop a game-changing proactive hull cleaning solution designed to provide full operational flexibility and an unbeatable environmental footprint. Called Jotun HullSkater, this new lean, green cleaning machine is part of Jotun Hull..

New training simulators for JRC/Alphatron Marine

JRC/Alphatron Marine is reintroducing Marcom-A training and ECDIS Type Specific Training on its new VSTEP simulators. JRC/Alphatron Marine offers different kinds of operational and technical training at multiple training centers worldwide for distributors, shipping companies, yards and other players in..

MAN re-enters Finnish Market with Baltic Order

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply the engines for a shuttle ferry newbuilding for Tallink Grupp, the Estonian shipping company. A diesel-electric plant comprising 5 × MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel main engines – with LNG as primary fuel..

ABB wins contract for Japan’s first super-size wind turbine installation vessel

ABB’s advanced power systems has been chosen for the first self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel built in Japan. The 28,000-GT jack-up ship – a purpose-built, self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) delivered from a Japanese yard – will feature ABB’s..

Inmarsat supports Nekton mission

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress maritime broadband service has been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean to be transmitted to audiences worldwide. The Nekton Institute..

Piriou deliveres 23m trawler Anthemis

Piriou has delivered 22,75m trawler Anthemis for artisanal fishing to shipowner Cabaret Jérôme. Designed for bottom and midwater trawling in the Channel and the Irish Sea, this new vessel will shortly be christened in her home port in St Brieuc,..

Torqeedo supplies electric propulsion for new French hydrographic boat

Alumarine Shipyard has delivered a new hydrographic survey boat that is powered by an innovative dual electric/diesel propulsion system to the Port of La Rochelle. Torqeedo worked closely with the naval architect and shipyard to specify, install and integrate an..

LNG cargo handling system experience a key factor in latest order Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply the cargo handling system for a new 18,000 cbm LNG bunkering vessel. The ship is being built for Korea Line at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea. Wärtsilä’s extensive experience and impressive track..

Scrubbers removing more sulphur emissions than required by law

Scrubber reliability and their emissions reducing efficiency were addressed in February during a technical seminar in which members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 reported on the installation and performance of their respective exhaust gas cleaning systems. A shipowner..

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden wins contract for Ocean Surveyor

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet in Sweden has won the public tender for a contract to undertake a major life extension programme on the survey and research vessel S/V Ocean Surveyor, owned by SGU, Sweden’s national geological survey agency. The vessel will undergo..

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 certified for installation on Chinese-flagged vessels

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society. With the Chinese type approval in hand, PureBallast 3 systems can now be installed on vessels..

Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has delivered the world’s fastest brownfield Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) modification and upgrading project safely and on time. Named FPSO Abigail-Joseph, the vessel was delivered..

Tubes and piping most failure-prone in oil and gas and maritime industries

New DNV GL research based on more than 1,000 failure cases has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types. The..

Six newly built Navy tugs driven by propulsion solutions from Schottel

Bolko, the first of a total of six multi-role tugs built by Remontowa Shipyard in Poland has recently been delivered to the Polish Navy. Further five tugs (Gniewko, Mieszko, Semko, Leszko, and Przemko) are scheduled for delivery in the near..

Hydro wins key project for next generation coastal cruise ships

Hydro has been awarded contracts from Tersan Shipyard to deliver aluminium solutions for the upper sections of ships under construction for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten. “We are very pleased that we were able to use our innovative design and aluminium..

First dredger with ultra-low emissions has arrived in Belgium

Jan De Nul Group’s newest Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Sanderus has just arrived in Belgium to execute maintenance dredging works in the coastal ports. Not just any dredger, but an ULEv with ultra-low emissions as this vessel has a two-stage..

DNV GL awards MSC new container ship fire safety notation

At DNV GL’s recent annual London press briefing, DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen announced the classification society has awarded a ground-breaking new class notation to mitigate fire risks on container ships to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. The notation..

Kongsberg to supply propulsion and control systems for Mystic Cruises

Kongsberg Maritime has won contracts worth approximately EUR 30 million to equip three adventure cruise ships, with a fourth to follow. Built by WestSea Viana Shipyard in Portugal and destined for delivery to Portuguese cruise company Mystic Cruises, the vessels..

Foreship scrubber enquiries surge as owners clear the air

Independent naval architect and marine engineering specialist Foreship reports a growing number of owners are reviewing their decisions on the best way to meet IMO 2020 emissions restrictions. The consultancy says it has seen an unprecedented surge of enquiries on..

Norwegian Cruise Line signs fleet-wide agreement for A-LF-Sea hull coating

Nippon Paint Marine has signed a long-term supply contract with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian) to provide antifouling systems to 13 cruise ships operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The agreement, signed..