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Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä and Siem Offshore sign a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a Wärtsilä Optimised Maintenance Agreement covering two offshore Well Intervention Vessels owned by Norway based Siem Offshore. The 5-year agreement will ensure the optimal maintenance required to reduce the vessels’ fuel consumption and emissions by utilising the latest digital technology to provide real-time monitoring and support. The agreement...
Swan Hellenic

SH Vega announced as name of second Swan Hellenic ship

Swan Hellenic today announced the keel laying of SH Vega, the second of three purpose-designed ice-class expedition cruise ships that Helsinki Shipyard is building for the iconic cultural expedition cruise pioneer. The keel was laid in accordance with seafaring tradition and current COVID-19 restrictions, immediately receiving the outfitted and painted block 302 which had...
Voith

Voith equips German multi-purpose vessels with Inline Thrusters

On behalf of the German government, Lemwerder-based shipbuilder Abeking & Rasmussen Schiffs- und Yachtwerft (A&R) is building three multi-purpose vessels for use in German waterways. The Ship Technology Department at the BAW (German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute) is responsible for planning and design, tendering, and ongoing construction management. Over the next three...
Schottel

Schottel propulsion systems for nine more Russian cargo vessels

Schottel has delivered propulsion units for nine more newly built cargo vessels. Each of the carriers, designed by the Russian company Marine Engineering Bureau, is equipped with two rudder propellers from the German propulsion expert. The main propulsion of the multipurpose dry cargo vessels consists of a pair of diesel-driven Schottel RudderPropellers type SRP...
Videotec

Videotec’s Digital Event scheduled for 25 February

Videotec invites customers and partners to keep up to date with the company’s newest technologies by joining their upcoming Digital Event. The Videotec Digital Event is a virtual space where you can meet the team of experts and easily access the latest information on Videotec’s new products, applications and services. You can follow the...
Kongsberg

Kongsberg technology will secure green footprint of new next-generation wind turbine installation unit

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit. BT-220IU is to be built for the Norway-based company OIM Wind, with an option for another vessel of identical design. The vessel will be suitable for...
Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä participating in EU-funded project to decarbonise long-distance shipping

Wärtsilä, as part of a consortium led by the University of Vaasa in Finland, will play a major role in an important project aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shipping. Project CHEK – deCarbonising sHipping by Enabling Key technology symbiosis on real vessel concept designs, has been granted funding of EUR 10 million...
Schottel

SCHOTTEL Middle East appoints Dirk Wagner as new Managing Director

With effect from 1 April 2021, Dirk Wagner will take over as Managing Director at SCHOTTEL Middle East (SME) assuming the responsibilities of Andrew Bull, who will be leaving the company to pursue other interests outside of SCHOTTEL. Dirk Wagner has extensive experience and expertise in the area of ship propulsion. He joined SME...
Damen Marine Components

Damen Marine Components wins steering gear contract

Damen Marine Components (DMC) has been awarded a contract by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique for the supply of rudders and steering gear systems for the future French Navy Logistic Support Ships of the class Jacques Chevallier. For each Logistical Support Ship, DMC will supply two Van der Velden TIMON flap-type rudders including extended trunk...
Chevron

Chevron Marine Lubricants keeps ships sailing amid VLSFO engine challenges

Chevron Marine Lubricants has helped ship owner customers identify and manage a distinctive engine condition challenge associated with the widespread switch to low-sulphur fuels. Some ship owners using very low-sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) have reported build-up of red deposits on piston crowns and top edges, sometimes combined with red iron burrs in scavenge ports....
Inmarsat

New milestone for Inmarsat

Inmarsat has completed its 10,000th Fleet Xpress ship installation. Simultaneously the company has launched a new ‘Fleet Data Academy’ with existing partners, shipowners and operators to support the full understanding and adoption of the rapidly growing range of digital applications that are making the maritime industry safer, greener and more efficient. Fleet Xpress clients...
SMM Digital

SMM Digital – free of charge

The time has come: SMM DIGITAL is opening from 2 to 5 February 2021. Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the 29th edition of SMM will be held as a purely digital conference. And it’s free of charge – this is how the leading international maritime trade fair demonstrates its...
ABB

ABB, Hyundai Global Service and HHI-EMD strengthen partnership

A new agreement between ABB Turbocharging, Hyundai Global Service (HGS) and Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) has established a ‘total service solution’ for ABB and Hyundai customers, delivering optimal efficiency and emissions performance across the entire vessel. Under the agreement, ABB Turbocharging will support HGS in providing long-term maintenance and service...
Huisman

Huisman to deliver 2,200mt leg encircling crane for first Jones Act compliant installation vessel

Huisman is going to deliver a Leg Encircling Crane (LEC) for Dominion Energy’s Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV), Charybdis. With a 2,200mt lifting capacity, its lightweight design, 130m long boom but yet compact house, this crane is unique and ideal for the installation of next generation offshore wind turbines and foundations. The Huisman crane...
electric ferries

Battery systems for the world’s largest fleet of electric ferries

Echandia has signed an agreement with Siemens for 23 modern electric ferries for the South Indian city of Kochi’s public transport. The project comprises a total of 78 zero-emission vessels, which is the world’s largest fleet of electric ferries. The initial 23 ferries will connect the city and its ten islands via 38 different...
ShipFC

ShipFC green ammonia energy system

Interest in ammonia-powered fuel cells for the maritime sector is growing, but stakeholders have been hesitant to commit to investments in large-scale systems. Now the ShipFC project, granted funding from EU’s Research and Innovation program Horizon 2020 under its Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), is aiming to secure a place for ammonia in the...
ABB Marine & Ports

ABB Marine & Ports opens new lab to stress-test cyber threats to shipping

ABB Marine & Ports’ cyber security laboratory opens at key moment in shipping’s digital development as stricter maritime cyber security rules enter force on 1 January 2021 In line with the guidelines set out by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the new laboratory features hardware and software systems developed to help shipowners and operators...
Ulstein

Ulstein awarded design contract for first Jones Act compliant rock installation vessel

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) contracted Ulstein Design & Solutions to design the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act compliant, inclined fallpipe vessel for subsea rock installation. The vessel is considered to be critical in building the future of the US offshore wind industry, including establishing a US-based rock supply chain network. “We are extremely proud...
ABB

ABB reinforces clean hydrogen commitment with ECH2A membership

ABB has been granted membership into the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance (ECH2A), the official EU body focused on an ambitious deployment of hydrogen (H2) technologies by 2030, as a means to reduce carbon emissions and help achieve European carbon neutrality by 2050. Peter Terwiesch, President of ABB Industrial Automation, will be ABB’s Executive Sponsor...
Les Alizés

First steel plates cut for Les Alizés

Jan De Nul kicks off the construction of its 5,000t crane vessel Les Alizés. The steel cutting ceremony took place recently at the shipyard China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) in China, in the presence of Jan De Nul representatives, the Vice General Manager of the shipyard and the Country Chief Executive of M&O China...
Yaskawa

Switched on thinking

Finland-based Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is powering forward with its vision to create bigger and ever more efficient electric drive systems with the start of operations at its heavyweight Large Drive Testing Centre (LDTC) in Lappeenranta in the south-east of the country. This state-of-the-art testing centre can provide some of the answers...
Mammoet

Mammoet launches SK6,000 crane to enhance FPSO modularisation strategies

Constructing FPSO and FLNG modules onshore has allowed EPCs and owners to expedite project schedules and increase cost-effectiveness. By constructing the hull and topsides simultaneously and at greater scale, the time to first production has been reduced. As these components grow, their efficiency rises – but so does the challenge of their integration. The...
Dyneema

Gleistein switches its entire portfolio of products to bio-based Dyneema fibres

With immediate effect, Gleistein is switching its entire portfolio of products made with Dyneema to be manufactured exclusively from bio-based Dyneema fibres. These fibres possess exactly the same trusted strength and reliability of their conventionally sourced counterparts, yet contribute substantially to climate protection due to their renewable, bio-based raw material. This results in a...
Maritime Studios

3D visualisation studio enters maritime industry

Maritime Studios, the 3D visualisation company for the maritime industry, has officially opened its doors. The Rotterdam based studio has made a flying start in the industry with the successful delivery of high end renders for their launching customers. The team – lead by Creative Director, Kevin van Deursen – consists of maritime professionals...
Total Offshore

Damen delivers FCS 1204 to Total Offshore

On 18 November, Damen Shipyards Group delivered a Fast Crew Supplier 1204 to Total Offshore. The crew transfer vessel is the first in the company’s fleet. They will use the FCS 1204, named Swift, to transport offshore personnel to wind farms in the North Sea. Damen and Total Offshore signed the contract on 7 October. Thanks...