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Nexans Aurora

A sunny ride on the Nexans Aurora sea trial

Snow-covered mountain tops, green hillsides and a bright sun on a blue sky make a perfect frame for the lady in red, the CLV vessel Nexans Aurora, on her sea trial. A sunny mood also characterises the atmosphere on board the vessel. The sea trial commenced with the yard’s sea trial on Monday, 3...
offshore wind feeder vessel

Offshore wind feeder vessel design by Ampelmann and C-Job

Ampelmann and C-Job Naval Architects have joined forces to develop a one-of-a-kind offshore wind feeder vessel concept with motion compensation technology, specifically suited for the rigorous demands of operating off the east coast of the US. The concept design combines the knowledge of both companies. Together they have created a viable solution in response...
Saltwater

2021 and beyond -The best is yet to come

Saltwater Engineering was founded in 2007 by four naval engineers. With a small team and a hands-on approach the company was able to deliver engineering solutions, fast. Their flexibility, speed and out-of-the-box thinking made Saltwater Engineering stand out. These traits gave them an edge over incumbents and allowed them to gain a foothold in...
Studer Cables

New owners Studer Cables

Since 30 March, Swiss cable manufacturer Studer Cables is back in Swiss hands. A consortium of buyers around the old and new CEO, Bruno Fankhauser and Helvetica Capital acquired the company from the German LEONI Group. The new owners mark a return to private ownership for this long-standing company and Swiss quality brand for...

Nakashima Propeller and Becker Marine Systems strengthen joint position

Japanese propeller manufacturer Nakashima Propeller and German Becker Marine Systems are further expanding their strategic partnership after decades of cooperation. The combined product portfolio of both companies creates a strong hydrodynamic system provider for propulsion and manoeuvring of ships of all sizes for shipyards and shipping companies worldwide. The Japanese company Nakashima Propeller takes...

Rolls-Royce receives EPA Tier 4 certification

Rolls-Royce has received the EPA Tier 4 certification for its MTU propulsion systems based on its Series 4000 M65L 16-cylinder diesel engines. Denise Kurtulus, Head of Marine Business at Rolls-Royce’s Power Systems division stated, “This means we have climbed to the king’s class of emissions regulations with our engines for yachts and commercial vessels....
Voltaire

Keel laid of Jan De Nul’s Voltaire

On 25 March, at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard in Nantong, China, the keel for Jan De Nul’s Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire was laid. The ceremony took place in the presence of Jan De Nul’s, Cosco’s and Bureau Veritas’ representatives. Voltaire will be the first Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel on the market, able to...
return2live

Europort 2021: Return2Live

The maritime world is eagerly looking forward to meet again live. After the kick off of the global vaccination campaign it is good to see that now also concrete steps have been set to return2live. In February this year the first so called ‘Fieldlab events’ have been held in the Netherlands; a series of...

CRN M/Y mega yacht is taking shape

CRN, the historic shipyard and Ferretti Group brand, is building the fully custom CRN M/Y 142 yacht. After positioning, construction is under way on the new 52m vessel. This all-aluminium mega yacht was designed by the CRN Technical Office in partnership with Omega Architects, for the concept and exterior lines, and Massari Design for the...
Vega online webinar

VEGA Online Live Demo for Shipbuilding

Welcome on board! Anyone who builds ships nowadays has to think big. Dimensions are constantly increasing, as are the demands on safety and efficiency. This is where VEGA level and pressure sensors come in, ensuring optimal processes on board. Whether on or under deck, they optimise ship operating criteria such as sulphur emissions, energy...

Modern World Yachting for equipment, agency and consultancy

Modern World Yachting, founded by Marcel Wortelboer in 2020, always aims to provide the best possible service and equipment. Providing for the Dutch yachting market, MW Yachting has partnered up with several other companies such as CMC Marine, who specialises in electric stabilisers, steering and thrusters, and with Luminart Lighting, who offers all types of lighting solutions. Modern World Yachting has partnered up with DMT marine...
crane components

Giant crane components ready for installation

On 7 March, the deck cargo ship BigLift Barentsz left the Liebherr site at the port of Rostock with two remarkable, giant crane components ready for installation. The white painted slewing platform, as well as the characteristic A-frame of the upcoming Heavy Lift Crane HLC 150000, are now on their way to being assembled...

Royal IHC and DMI sign contract dock and repair HNLMS Groningen

Today, Royal IHC and the Department of Material Maintenance (DMI) of the Royal Netherlands Navy signed a contract for the docking and repair of HNLMS Groningen. Louwrens op de Beek, Director of Defence of Royal IHC and Annemieke Selbach, Head of Purchasing at DMI have signed the contract at the naval yard in Den...
Vuyk Engineering

Royal Doeksen takes over Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam from Royal IHC

On 3 March, 2021, Royal IHC and Royal Doeksen reached an agreement on the acquisition of all shares in Vuyk Engineering Rotterdam. Mid 2020, IHC presented their new strategy going back to its core business. As a result of this new strategy it was decided that Vuyk, among other companies, would be divested. The...
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...