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Den Breejen Shipyard innovates with Project Rheingold

With Project Rheingold, Den Breejen Shipyard is serving the market by building a luxury river cruise ship on-spec, based on an optimised platform, with a carefully considered and fully customizable design. The short delivery time of this project offers cruising companies a rare opportunity to quickly expand their fleet when the cruising business picks...
Mayflower Wind

Mayflower Wind signs agreement for hybrid electric CTV

Mayflower Wind, the developer of a deep water offshore wind project signed an agreement with Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding/Duclos Corporation of Somerset (MA, US),  for the specification, design, and manufacture of a Jones Act-compliant, hybrid battery diesel electric crew transfer vessel. The design of this CTV utilises technologies that will provide significant fuel savings and emissions...

Damen’s FCS 7011 completes sea trials

After five years of market consultation, research, design, engineering and construction, the first of Damen’s ground-breaking Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 class has completed its sea trials off the Turkish coast and is set to begin the passage to the Netherlands. The offshore energy market and prospective customers will soon be able to experience...

AkzoNobel’s hull management system sets new standards

Ship owners can now make unrivalled fuel and emission savings after AkzoNobel’s International brand launched the marine industry’s most environmentally sustainable hull management package. Intertrac HullCare offers operators unprecedented control by combining remote inspection, advanced cleaning technologies and big data monitoring into a system which sets new standards for operational efficiencies. By ensuring that...
Van Oord

Van Oord orders mega installation vessel

Van Oord has ordered a new offshore installation vessel to further strengthen its market position in offshore wind. The jack-up vessel can operate on methanol and install up to 20MW wind turbines at sea with a very low CO2 footprint. The investment is in line with the increasing global demand for offshore wind farms....
Liftal

LIFTAL takes over Damen Hoisting

Liftal Hijstechniek will take over Damen Hoisting as of 1 October. For Liftal, this acquisition represents a strategic expansion towards the Rotterdam region, and for Damen a choice to keep focusing on its core business. Liftal Hijstechniek, which has been established in Vlissingen in 1998, is an expert in the field of testing and...

Bachmann and Real-Time Innovations (RTI) Join Forces

Bachmann and Real-Time Innovations (RTI) Join Forces to Deliver DDS-based Industrial Automation Solution for Autonomous Shipping. Supported native port eliminates integration challenges between DDS and non-DDS users, increases application security ,and reduces time to market. Feldkirch, Austria – September 22, 2021 Bachmann electronic and Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the largest software framework company for autonomous...

100 years of Schottel

2021 is a special year for Schottel. 21 November marks the 100th anniversary of the company’s founding by Josef Becker. The trained locksmith opened his workshop in a small German village on the Rhine and almost 30 years later he wrote shipping history by inventing the rudder propeller that is steerable through 360 degrees....

Fuel flexibility is the future of the maritime industry

Last year, ADS van STIGT celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Over the years, the company has grown into a strong sales and service organisation that has developed from representative of foreign manufacturing companies to an independent importer, distributor, and maintenance expert. ADS van STIGT is a supplier of propulsion systems and electronic control and monitoring systems for pleasure to mega yachts, from...

An event we won’t easily fore-get!

On 3 September, the nice and sunny weather conditions were a true reflection of this year’s Yellow & Finch Maritime Charity Golf Event. After all the restrictions for meeting each other in the past eighteen months, all the participants enjoyed the fun and successful event all the more. The eleventh edition of our charity event took place at the Golfclub Grevelingenhout golf course on 3 September. Beautifully located at...

Replaceable battery containers enable inland waterway vessels to operate with zero emissions

The technology group Wärtsilä has developed and delivered a mobile battery container solution that will enable inland waterway vessels to operate with zero emissions. The first order, comprising three units, was placed by ZES (Zero Emission Services) BV, a Netherlands based company founded in 2020 by ING Bank, energy and technical service provider Engie,...

The Machine Odyssey

On 14 September 2021, Sea Machines Robotics announced that it will embark on a 1,000nm autonomous and remotely commanded journey around Denmark later this month. Aptly named The Machine Odyssey, the voyage marks a landfall moment for autonomous transportation and is slated to prove that the world’s waterways are primed and ready for long-range...

ePropulsion opens Hong Kong office

ePropulsion, a global leader and market challenger in marine electric propulsion systems and services, is opening an office in Hong Kong to strengthen its research and development (R&D) capabilities. The new facility will support ePropulsion’s growth as an elite innovator that is introducing a smarter boating experience to the world. The new R&D capabilities...

Aegir Marine opens new in office in Panama

Aegir Marine has opened a new office in Panama. In addition to reinforcing the company’s presence in Latin America, the new office represents the further expansion of Aegir Marine’s global service network. The maritime stern tube seal and propulsion system service provider now has offices on five continents around the world (The Netherlands, Singapore,...
Huisman

Huisman 2,600mt leg encircling crane for Eneti’s new WTIV

Huisman has signed a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the delivery of a 2,600mt Leg Encircling Crane (LEC), to be installed on Eneti’s new build Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV). The new Leg Encircling Crane has a 147m long boom, capable of reaching 170m above deck. With its 2,600mt lifting...

Barkmeijer Shipyards successfully delivers 3 shallow draft pushers to Chemgas Shipping

With the festive christening of BN354 Muria at the yard in Stroobos, Barkmeijer Shipyards completed the construction of a series of 3 diesel-electric shallow draft pushers for client Chemgas Shipping. Sister ships BN349 Maderas and BN350 Merapi were already transferred to Chemgas in May. The 3 electrically powered push boats are especially suitable for...

First of new Damen Shoalbuster 3514 SD DP2 class named

Recently, a ceremony was held at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, to mark the naming of the first of a new model in the Damen Shoalbuster range. The ultra-shallow, Shoalbuster 3514 SD was christened Brutus by Mrs Mandy Heere-van Eijk, on behalf of the leading tug and workboat company, Herman Sr. As part of the ceremony...
Edda Wind

Edda Wind selects MacGregor for a further two offshore wind service vessels

Following the receipt of equipment orders for four offshore wind service vessels announced in May 2020, MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an additional order for another two commissioning service operation vessels (CSOV) that will further expand the Østensjø Rederi Edda Wind fleet. Both vessels will be built at the Astilleros Gondán shipyard in...

Kooiman Marine Group delivers two dredgers to Van Oord

The christening ceremony of the two custom designed and custom build Water Injection Dredgers (WID) Maas and Mersey took place on 30 June at the office of Van Oord in Rotterdam. The ships are two state-of-the-art WID’s which Van Oord has ordered at the shipyard. The hybrid vessels were developed by Kooiman Engineering in...

Construction walk to work ice breaker in progress

At the Royal Niestern Sander shipyard, the fore ship of the world’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel has been transported from the construction hall to the quay side. Yard number 862 for a joint-venture between Mercury Sakhalin and Pola will be delivered December 2021.   Year-round operations The shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel is specially designed...

Double milestone for Virgin Voyages

The delivery of  Valiant Lady took place yesterday and Resilient Lady was floated out today at the Sestri Ponente (Genoa) shipyard, respectively the second and third of four ships which Virgin Voyages (new cruise operator and a brand part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group) ordered to Fincantieri. Valiant Lady and Resilient Lady, as...

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam outfits new beam trawler

A new beam trawler that Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is building for Rederij Devan has recently been launched in Gdansk, Poland. Following the launch, the Z21 Avanti has arrived in Stellendam, the Netherlands. Here, the Maaskant yard will continue the construction of the vessel with further outfitting. Last year the Belgian company’s owner Steve...

Wärtsilä and Tanger Med enable first real-life digital port call for Hapag-Lloyd vessel

Within the framework of a partnership previously announced between Tanger Med Port Authority and Wärtsilä Voyage – which aims at digitalising maritime port calls -Tanger Med, Hapag-Lloyd, and Anglo-Eastern Ship Management have succeeded in enabling the world’s first digitally controlled port arrival. The ‘Kobe Express’, a container ship owned by Hapag-Lloyd and managed by...

VARD to build largest yacht in the world

On 28 June 2021, VARD, one of the world’s major designers and shipbuilders of specialised vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured the contract for the construction of Somnio, the world’s first residential yacht liner, finished to the highest possible standards. Somnio will be one of a kind and recognizable as the...

Royal IHC hands over second cutter suction dredger to Suez Canal Authority

Royal IHC has now officially handed over cutter suction dredger (CSD) Hussein Tantawy to its respected client Suez Canal Authority. This event marks an important day in the cooperation between Royal IHC and Suez Canal Authority rounding the build of two CSD vessels to specific design needs. With this signing, the SCA now possesses...