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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...

Another double delivery of SMST gangway and crane for Acta Marine

Once again Acta Marine is equipping two newbuild Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with SMST mission equipment. The close cooperation between the two parties is reaffirmed by the contract signed with Tersan Shipyard for a modular W2W system package. The equipment will be at the operational heart of both vessels, securing optimal logistics and...

Kongsberg Digital signs prestigious MOU

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) and Maritime Industry Authority in the Philippines (MARINA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) representing a significant milestone for innovation and transformation in maritime training in the Philippines Kongsberg Digital’s suite of simulation systems provides efficient and realistic training for maritime students and crew so building vital skills promoting safety,...

The odd one(s) out

Fully certified Redwise-DCP pilots were called upon to pilot two “specials” recently. Being no strangers to fully laden VLCC’s, Car carriers and container vessels, sometimes there is an odd one out that draws some extra attention. The first exceptional one being the Ultra Large Ore Carrier NSU Brazil with a deadweight of 399.821 ton....
Olympic

Olympic contracts up to four offshore wind vessels at Ulstein Verft

Olympic contracts two firm Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) and two options for the same at Ulstein Verft. The vessels have hybrid battery propulsion and are prepared for methanol fuel to enable zero emissions. They are based on the ULSTEIN SX222 design with TWIN X-STERN from Ulstein Design & Solutions. Norway-based Olympic has a...

Kooiman Marine Group wins Van Oord order for two dredgers

Van Oord has again awarded Kooiman Marine Group an order for two Water Injection Dredgers (WID). This order follows the previously successful deliveries of the ‘Maas’ and the ‘Mersey’. Delivery is scheduled for the first half of 2024. The WID’s ‘Maas’ and ‘Mersey’ were delivered in mid-2021 and have been in continuous operation since...

ERZIA completes sale of Santander Teleport to FMC Globalsat

ERZIA successfully completed the sale of the Santander Teleport to FMC Globalsat (FMC) and will now focus on the growth of its microwave and maritime satcom division, known as VIDA by ERZIA (VIDA). After receiving the final approval from the Spanish government authorities, the Santander Teleport (ST) is now owned by FMC, a company...
Sembcorp Marine

Sembcorp Marine delivers world’s first eighth-generation drillship

Sembcorp Marine has successfully completed the delivery of the world’s first eighth-generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, for Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Atlas. The completion of Deepwater Atlas marks a key milestone in Sembcorp Marine’s offshore construction track record. The vessel’s successful delivery is a testament to the group’s proven capabilities in providing innovative and pioneering...
Van Oord

Van Oord orders second pair of new generation water injection vessels

Van Oord has ordered the construction of two additional state-of-the-art water injection vessels from Kooiman Marine Group after the successful operation of sister vessels Maas and Mersey in 2021. The new vessels will have the same specifications, supplemented by innovative optimisations. The first of the two vessels will be commissioned in the first half...
MacGregor

MacGregor signs a five-year service agreement with Color Line

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a five-year service agreement with Color Line. This agreement is an extension to previous contracts between MacGregor and Color Line and now includes all vessels in their fleet together with their Norwegian and Danish terminals. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2022 second quarter orders received. The contract...
ammonia

Bureau Veritas completes new study on ammonia as fuel

Bureau Veritas (BV) carried out a study aiming at de-risking the use of ammonia as a marine fuel, with a specific focus on leak mitigation and treatment, in collaboration with the global multi-energy major TotalEnergies. The joint preliminary study has evaluated the health and safety risks from ammonia leaks for crew and passengers and...
KenzFigee

Strategic cooperation KenzFigee and CMIC

KenzFigee and CMIC signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to explore how both companies can complement each other with regards to the design and supply of identified key products needed to meet the fast growing offshore wind market in China. This cooperation is a result of the rapidly emerging market and the huge and urgent...
James Fisher

James Fisher and Graig launch the innovative Ulstein Twin X-Stern SOV

James Fisher and Sons and Graig Shipping have unveiled a pioneering service operation vessel (SOV) design concept. The Ulstein Twin X-Stern named Ulstein SX221 Diamond SOV will support the UK’s ambitious target of 50GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030 – as part of its Net Zero Strategy. The innovative concept is the...
Acta Marine

Ulstein desigs methanol-fuelled offshore wind vessels for Acta Marine

Acta Marine orders the two first Ulstein Twin X-Stern Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with design from Ulstein Design & Solutions. The design contract also includes options for two vessels, all four of the SX216 design by Ulstein. The vessels will be delivered with dual-fuel methanol/diesel power generators. “We are pleased to build on...

Naval forces: Innovations for enhanced security

At the leading international maritime trade fair from 6 to 9 September 2022, numerous exhibitors will showcase technology innovations geared towards the needs of naval forces. In parallel with the exhibition, experts and high-ranking officials of international navies, the industry and international organisations will meet at the security conference MS&D to discuss defence challenges,...

Thecla Bodewes shipyard secures another order for two 7,000 TDW vessels

Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has been awarded an order for building and delivery of another two 7,000 TDW Diesel-Electric Multi-Purpose Dry Cargo vessels for Vertom, one of the leading international operating shipping companies in the Netherlands. In 2021 the yard already received an order from Vertom for 4 similar vessels. The LABRAX 7,000 TDW Cargo...

Approval for LCO2 Spherical Cargo Tank System

The ceremony took place at Posidonia 2022.Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Mitsubishi Shipbuilding – part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group – for a spherical cargo tank system for liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carriers. The ceremony took place at Posidonia 2022,...

Høglund helps to power world’s largest ethane carrier

Høglund Marine Solutions has delivered a meticulously engineered automation and control system for the Pacific Ineos Belstaff, the world’s largest ethane carrier. During the project, Høglund – the leading global marine solutions and integrated automation systems expert – designed an integrated automation system with ship performance monitor and a customised control system. The technology...

Fourth electric ferry for the North Sea Canal

The fourth electric ferry for the North Sea Canal, the NZK Pont 103, was christened on Thursday 12 May 2022. Inge Keur, Commercial Director of GVB performed the christening. The christening took place in Hardinxveld Giessendam at Holland Shipyards Group (HSG), where the ferry was built. The new ‘plug-in ferries’ will replace all diesel...

Increase ship design efficiency with a multidisciplinary design process

Check out the Siemens On-demand Webinar on increasing ship design efficiency with a multidisciplinary design process. In this session, we examine how the mechanical, electrical and software features of a vessel can be managed in a single collaborative environment thanks to a comprehensive digital twin. The digital twin becomes the single source of truth...

Massive Arctic season sale

On 5 May 2022, Swan Hellenic announced that its new 5-star ship SH Vega will launch ahead of schedule in July, departing Helsinki Shipyard immediately to carry the cultural expedition cruise pioneer’s Arctic Summer Season. Celebrating the elegant ice-class ship’s maiden cruises, Swan Hellenic has launched a special Arctic Summer Season ’22 Sale that...