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Damen

COTECMAR and Damen sign contract

On Tuesday 27September, COTECMAR and Damen signed a contract for the co-development of the Contractual Design for the next generation of frigates for the Colombian Navy. The signing ceremony took place on board of the ARC  Almirante Padilla in the Naval Base ARC Bolivar in Cartagena, Colombia. The design for the program Plataforma Estratégica...
Strategic Marine

Strategic Marine delivers first of two Fast Crew Boats to Blue Petra

Strategic Marine has delivered a new 40m Fast Crew Boat (FCB) to Malaysia-based Blue Petra, a fully-owned subsidiary of Great Ocean. The vessel was delivered on 19 September 2022. Great Ocean is a licensed Petronas contractor and a preferred supplier to the Malaysian oil and gas industry. Blue Petra focuses on providing FCBs to...
Aeolus

Major crane upgrade for offshore installation vessel Aeolus

Van Oord’s offshore installation vessel Aeolus will get a major crane upgrade. By installing a new, longer boom on Aeolus’ existing crane, the vessel will be ready to handle the newest generation up to 15MW turbines for offshore wind projects. Van Oord decided to upgrade the Aeolus to ensure that the vessel remains competitive...

ABB and MAN collaborate on dual-fuel electric propulsion solutions

ABB and German engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions have set a course to work together on helping a key segment of global shipping ease pressure from rising fuel costs and greenhouse gas regulations. A Memorandum of Understanding, signed at September’s SMM trade show in Hamburg, envisages a dual-fuel electric plant concept based on MAN’s...

Naming ceremony for world’s biggest ice-rated ConRo vessel

Botnia Enabler is not only the world’s biggest ice-rated ConRo vessel with multi-fuel operation, but also the biggest ship that has ever called at the Port of Skellefteå. It was with much due pomp and ceremony that invited guests, politicians and representatives of trade and industry bore witness to the ship’s godmother Ulla Löfven...

Van Oord and Deme awarded contract from Allseas

Last week, Van Oord and Deme have been awarded a contract from Allseas in support of the Darwin Pipeline Duplication Project, located offshore Northern Australia. The joint venture will be responsible for providing support for the shallow water pipeline installation scope in Northern Territory waters including trenching, pipe pull operations and rock placement works....

Next step to climate-neutral ship

The methanol-powered fuel cell system from Meyer Werft’s strategic partner Freudenberg e-Power Systems is the first of its kind in the world to receive class approval. This means that the system can now be used on seagoing vessels and represents an important development step towards new maritime energy systems and climate-friendly shipping. In more...

GEA at the SMM in Hamburg: Setting off for new shores

How can shipping become climate-neutral as quickly as possible? This is the central theme of the leading international trade fair for the maritime industry, SMM 2022 in Hamburg. SMM’s leitmotif is “Driving the maritime transition”. GEA, as a leading supplier of high-performance plants for the treatment of fuel oil, lube oil, and bilge water,...

DNV launches NAUTConnect at SMM

At the SMM trade fair in Hamburg today, classification society DNV announced the launch of its new NAUTConnect service. Offered as an additional voluntary class notation and developed in collaboration with the industry, NAUTConnect is hosted on DNV’s Veracity platform and is designed to enable the optimal performance and safety of navigational systems. NAUTConnect...

Baudouin launches 6F21 at SMM

Baudouin is currently exhibiting at SMM in Hamburg and officially launched the new 6F21 to the European market. Performance technology This level of performance was achieved by the evolution of multiple technologies. The 6F21 includes a strengthened engine structure to withstand high torque and a higher cylinder pressure of well over 200 bar. A...
methanol-fueled

WinGD and HSD Engine collaborate to deliver methanol-fueled two-stroke engines

Swiss marine power company WinGD and Korean engine builder HSD Engine have initiated a Joint Development Project (JDP) to advance the development of WinGD’s methanol-fueled big-bore engines. The aim is to deliver an engine capable of running on carbon-neutral green methanol by 2024, providing shipowners with a power solution enabling them to meet IMO’s...
FSG

FSG and Oceanex sign forward-looking MoU

The transportation and shipbuilding industry gained attention during the high-ranking German delegation trip to Canada, in which FSG Managing Director Philipp Maracke participated at the invitation of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. The head of the shipyard Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft together with Sid Hynes, Executive Chairman of Executive Chairman of Newfoundland based Oceanex, signed a Memorandum...

Van Oord awarded two new projects in south-east Romania

Van Oord has been awarded two new contracts to reinforce the coast at the Romanian seaside resorts of Jupiter-Neptun and Balta Mangalia, Venus and Aurora. After a two year long European tender process, the Administratia Bazinala de Apa Dobrogea-Litoral (ABA-DL) has chosen Van Oord for the design and construction of new groynes and beaches,...

BIO UV Group showcases BIO-SEA units at SMM

French UV water treatment pioneer BIO-UV Group will be exhibiting a pair of BIO-SEA ballast water treatment systems at this year’s SMM. For the first time, the company will be showcasing its new ‘M’-Series BIO-SEA unit alongside the company’s low-flow BIO-SEA ‘L’ series. Visitors to the Hall A1, Booth 124 will be able to...

Schottel RudderPropellers to power world’s first hydrogen tug

The first hydrogen-powered tug worldwide is equipped with Schottel propulsion systems. The vessel, which will be among the cleanest of the fleet of the Port of Antwerp-Bruges, has recently been launched by the Spanish shipyard Astilleros Armon and will enter operations at the Belgian port in early 2023. Jacques Vandermeiren, CEO at Port of...

Alfa Laval FCM Methanol chosen as fuel supply system

Alfa Laval technology is playing a leading role in the marine industry’s transition to carbon-neutral green methanol. In this year’s largest methanol order to date, the Alfa Laval FCM Methanol will be the low-flashpoint fuel supply system (LFSS) on six dual-fuel container vessels. The system was chosen for both its real-life performance and its...

New all-electric heavy lift ship crane

The growth of wind turbines is leading to increasingly heavy individual component weights. In addition, the handling of large components requires a longer outreach of the cranes used than is often the case in the market. The supply of heavy lift vessels with cranes offering a maximum lifting capacity of 800 tonnes is lower...

Kongsberg Maritime’s US Series thrusters to be installed on sixteen new ASD tugboats

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has just signed a sizeable contract with Med Marine in Turkey to deliver 32 high-performance, future-proof US series thrusters for installation on new Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) tugboats. KM and Med Marine have an excellent longstanding relationship with many Kongsberg-equipped Med Marine tugs delivering reliable daily service in most of the...

Royal IHC and Karnafuly Ship Builders sign contracts

Royal IHC and Karnafuly Ship Builders Ltd (KSBL) in Bangladesh have signed contracts for the design, engineering and hardware of four cutter suction dredgers (CSDs). These four mono-pontoon custom-built CSDs (2x 700 mm and 2x 600 mm) will be built in Bangladesh by KSBL for Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA). In addition, Royal...
Steerprop

Steerprop to supply propulsion package for first-of-its-kind WIV

Steerprop has been awarded a major order to supply the complete propulsion package for a state-of-the-art Wind Installation Vessel (WIV). The order builds upon th company’s extensive support and successful track record in delivering fit-for-purpose solutions to the offshore renewables sector. The order was placed in May 2022 by Singapore-based Sembcorp Marine who has...

The first Crew Transfer Vessel designed and manufactured in France

As the installation of the wind turbines on the Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm is underway, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs and Tidal Transit Limited are pleased to announce the delivery to GE Renewable Energy of Inno’vent, the first Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) dedicated to the transfer of technicians and their equipment between the coast and the...

Crossing Lake Victoria with Schottel

With an area of nearly 69,000m2, Lake Victoria is the largest lake in Africa—and a vital resource for around 30 million people who live on its shores. It is not only a source of water and fish but also provides them with transport routes. Every day, almost 40 ferries travel across the lake between...

Huisman launches 700mt travelling quayside crane

Huisman has developed a 700mt Travelling Quayside Crane for the load-out of offshore wind turbine components. The move comes as a result of rising demand for large, 2,600mt and 4,000mt Skyhook Cranes for the load-out of foundation pieces and installation of floating turbines. Huisman is committed to driving the growth of renewable energy and...

BSM’s Fleet Performance Centre supports owners in meeting targets

With new IMO regulations on Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) and Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) taking effect in 2023, BSM’s extended Fleet Performance Centre is supporting ship owners’ efforts in reducing their vessels’ carbon impact. To meet ambitious decarbonisation targets set out for the shipping industry, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) passed two...
KenzFigee

CMIC and KenzFigee sign technology license agreement

TSC Renewables, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMIC, and KenzFigee have agreed on a technology license agreement of the KenzFigee developed 3D Active Motion Compensated (AMC) gangway system. This agreement is a result and part of the recently signed strategic cooperation agreement between KenzFigee and CMIC enabling CMIC to manufacture, market and sell gangway...