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Trade fairs postponed due to COVID-19

At the start of 2020, the shipbuilding industry seemed healthier than it had in years and the outlook was positive. But then the coviD-19 pandemic hit. The world screeched to a halt. Shipbuilding companies and suppliers around the world had..

NSC-Group renews VSAT connectivity contract with Marlink

Technical and operational shipmanager NSC-Group has renewed its agreement with Marlink for provision of high bandwidth Sealink VSAT to its fleet of more than 40 vessels. The agreement enables NSC-Group to support its strategy for digitalisation and vessel performance optimisation..

Videotec’s next-generation of ex-proof PTZ cameras

Videotec announces the arrival of the SERIES2, its new generation of ex-proof MAXIMUS MPX PTZs.Thanks to 34 years of experience, Videotec has unparalleled knowledge in creating indestructible products for external use. As a result, the new SERIES2 range offers the..

Alphatron Marine South supplies NAVCOM packages for three beam trawlers

Alphatron Marine South has received the order to supply a complete navigation and communication package for three beam trawlers sailing under the Belgian flag. A Beam trawler of this type was last built in 2002. Now 18 years later, the..

Austal orders SOLASOLV roller screens

Solar Solve Marine, the UK based manufacturer of SOLASOLV roller screens for ships’ navigation bridge windows has received an order from Austal, via their Australian Distributor. The order was for 42 SOLASOLV roller screens and is the first for two..

Damen awarded contract for German naval vessels

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has officially won the tender for the construction of four MKS 180 frigates for the German Navy. German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is “very optimistic that the construction contract can be signed this year”. “I am..

Thordon’s tailshaft bearing and seal combo saves vessel owners money on the Mississippi

The final vessel in a series of five ship-assist tugs has been successfully converted to Thordon’s RiverTough tailshaft bearings and TG100 shaft seals and has returned to work on the Mississippi River. These five tugs are considered to be the..

Stena Lines provides the 100th reference for Survitec’s Marin Ark 2 MES

Delivery of Stena Lines’ new E-Flexer Ro-Pax ferries have marked the 100th reference for Survitec’s proven Marin Ark 2 Marine Evacuation System. First of class Stena Estrid, delivered in January, is currently serving the Hollyhead-Dublin, route while newly delivered Stena..

Wärtsilä solutions chosen for first Japanese built LNG-fuelled ferries

Technology group Wärtsilä will provide a complete LNG package, comprising the Wärtsilä 31DF engine, gearbox, and LNGPac storage, supply and control system for two new ferries being built on behalf of Ferry Sunflower, a subsidiary of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL)…

Australian all-aluminium ferry Nairana propelled by Schottel

Nairana, a unique all-aluminium ferry, has been equipped with state-of-the-art propulsion solutions from Schottel. Australian shipbuilder Richardson Devine Marine (RDM) has recently handed over the Incat Crowther design vessel to ferry owner and operator Sealink Tasmania. A structurally identical sister..

Shallow water pusher Tenacious launched at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards

The shallow water pusher Tenacious was launched at Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Kampen. Tenacious, with yard number 351, is the second pusher TB Shipyards builds in Kampen for its French client Compagnie Fluviale de Transport (CFT). After the successful delivery..

Important milestone Bokalift 2 crane vessel conversion

Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) is pleased to announce an important milestone in the conversion project of its new crane vessel Bokalift 2. A steel cutting ceremony took place at the shipyard Drydocks World in Dubai. This milestone marks the beginning..

Keel laying for LNG conversion passenger ferry Münsterland

AG EMS and Royal Niestern Sander celebrated the official start of the section building for the LNG conversion of the passenger ferry Münsterland. Royal Niestern Sander will design and build a completely new aft ship for the passenger ship from..

CWind continues fleet expansion to enable maintenance of power networks

Offshore support services provider CWind has continued with its fleet development and expansion plans by signing a long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore. The agreement will see CWind immediately add four new vessels to its fleet with the option of an..

Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage signs contract for ECGS service provision

Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV) has signed a joint partnership cooperation with Verolme Special Equipment for the provision of services to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS). The agreement arose from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking..

New deep suction dredger for Hoftijzer Verhuur- en aannemingsbedrijf

TV Dredging, part of the Holland Shipyards Group (HSG), has been awarded a contract by Hoftijzer Verhuur- en Aannemingsbedrijf to build a new deep suction dredger and booster pontoon. The new, custom-build vessel, will be used for sand extraction. The..

Hartmann Orders ME-LGIP Engines for LPG Tankers

MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to supply individual MAN B&W ME-LGIP (Liquid Gas Injection Propane) dual-fuel engines to three 5,000m3 LPG tankers currently under construction by CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering in Shanghai for Hartmann Gas Carrier, the..

TMC compressors for Fast4Ward FPSO

International compressor supplier TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has won a contract from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) to supply the marine compressed air system to a newbuild FPSO the yard is constructing for SBM Offshore. TMC will provide a..

Penguin selects Schottel for Flex-42X Executive Fast Crew Boats

Following a successful testing and evaluation programme, Singapore-based Penguin International has selected Schottel’s Tunnel Thruster STT 51 FP for its flagship Flex-42X series of eight executive fast crew boats. Penguin is an integrated designer, builder, owner and operator of high-speed..

JRC/Alphatron to supply four integrated bridge systems

JRC/Alphatron Marine has obtained a contract for the supply of four integrated bridge systems for the US-based Seabulk Towing, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings. Seabulk Towing Holdings provides ship services in seven ports in the Gulf of Mexico ports and..

BIO-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus

The ultra-violet light technology used to kill the invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces. Following research by the France-based company behind..

Alewijnse delivers electrical fit-out for Mexico’s first Long Range Ocean Patrol Vessel

Alewijnse Marine has completed the electrical fit-out of the Mexican Navy’s latest vessel; the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador. Built at the ASTIMAR 20 naval shipyard in Salina Cruz, Mexico, with the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards and..

VARD enters renewable energy sector

VARD, Fincantieri’s subsidiary and shipbuilders of specialised vessels has signed a new contract for the design and construction of a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Ta San Shang Marine, a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Ta Tong..

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..