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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..

Marine Jet Power expands sales and service network to New Zealand

Waterjet propulsion systems specialist Marine Jet Power (MJP) is further strengthening its worldwide sales and service network with the appointment of Firstbreak, as an official sales and service agent, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. This expansion of the sales and..

Wärtsilä thruster solution a key element in vessel conversion project

A comprehensive thruster solution from technology group Wärtsilä will enable Netherlands based Boskalis to convert an existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. In addition to addressing the technical challenges imposed by the project, Wärtsilä has also committed..

First High-Pressure SCR System seals class approval

Makita Corporation and MAN Energy Solutions have announced that the first ever PBST-branded and -built cluster-3 SCR-HP system has passed its ClassNK approval test at the MAKITA works in Japan. The most compact of its type in the market, the..

OCEAN Industries orders MAN Propulsion packages for Royal Canadian Navy Tugs

Quebec-based marine group OCEAN Industries has ordered 8 × MAN 12V175D-MM, IMO Tier III-compliant engines in connection with the construction of 4 × 24-metre ASD tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy. The vessels are set respectively for delivery to Canada’s..

National Marine Dredging Company and Royal IHC launch TSHD Ghasha

National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) and Royal IHC (IHC) have successfully launched trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Ghasha. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. Ghasha is based on the success of the 6,000m³ TSHD ARZANA,..

Turkish-built tug equipped with Schottel bestseller

Schottel has secured a contract with Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine to provide propulsion units for a newly built escort and harbour tug. The Robert-Allan-designed tugboat is under construction at the Ereğli Shipyard in Northern Turkey. It will be used for..

Wärtsilä to Supply Customised Hybrid Scrubber to Norwegian Cruise Line

Wärtsilä will supply Hybrid Scrubber system packages, specially customised to meet the specific needs of two cruise vessels. The ships are owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). The 325m long Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway will be fitted..

Forum’s ROV to Support Amundsen Science’s Arctic Research

Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order from Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada) to supply a light work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to support its Arctic scientific research activities. The vehicle will be installed on board the Canadian research icebreaker..

Fincantieri presents Scarlet Lady in Genoa Sestri Ponente

Fincantieri has delivered Scarlet Lady, the first of four cruise vessels for new cruise operator Virgin Voyages, which is part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. The vessel was presented at the shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. The ceremony was..

Damen Unveils Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge

Damen Shipyards Group  has unveiled a Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge (BWPF) to assist vessels in complying with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. The new legislation came into force on September 8th this year and Damen Green Solutions has prepared a..

Three New Finnlines Ships to Go Green with Wärtsilä Hybrid Systems

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply its Hybrid Power Conversion system for three new RoRo ferries being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines, a part of the Italian Grimaldi Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in..

Langh Tech’s Scrubber Systems to Four Gas Tanker Vessels

The Finnish scrubber manufacturer Langh Tech has successfully delivered its exhaust gas scrubber systems to semi-refrigerated gas tankers managed by the Danish shipping company Ultragas. The cooperation between Langh Tech and Ultragas started in summer 2018 and the deal includes..

Underwater Stern Tube Seal Repair in Tasmania

At the end of last year one of the Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out an underwater stern tube seal repair on a roro ship berthed in Port of Burnie, Tasmania. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an..

Yanmar and Nauti-Craft Sign Technology Transfer Agreement for Marine Technology

Yanmar and Nauti-Craft today announce that both companies have entered into a technology transfer agreement with the purpose of commercializing Yanmar’s boats by utilizing Nauti-Craft’s patented marine suspension technology. Cooperation between Yanmar and Nauti-Craft began in 2016 with Yanmar evaluating..

Contract for Seawater Coolers to Newbuild Wellboat

Norwegian shipyard Aas Mekaniske Verksted has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver its hull-integrated Rack seawater cooling system to a wellboat the yard is building for Nova Sea Service. The wellboat is of the yard’s own design, type AAS..

Swedish Sea Rescue Society Boat is First with Dual Diesel and Electric Power

Torqeedo has provided a battery-electric propulsion system for a new dual-mode boat recently launched by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society. The new boat is the first-ever in the Sea Rescue Society’s fleet to have parallel diesel and electric motors. The..