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ABB technology partner for first methanol-hydrogen fuel cell towboat

ABB Marine & Ports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maritime Partners LLC (MP), Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and e1 Marine to develop a hydrogen-powered inland towboat for operation in the U.S. The 27m towboat, Hydrogen One, designed to push barges along inland waterways, is intended for deployment on the vast...
emission reduction system

Damen Shipyards achieves official EU Stage V certification for its Emission Reduction system

Damen has become the first shipyard to achieve official EU Stage V certification for its in-house developed emissions reduction system. With many Damen vessels operating in harbours and waterways that are close to or within urban areas, the group recognised that it had an obligation to develop an emission reduction system to address the...
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MOU Agreement facilitates rotor sail integration

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Norsepower. The collaboration between these industry leaders will facilitate the addition of wind propulsion to KM’s integrated power and propulsion systems. Under the MoU, ship owners and shipyards will be able to choose between fully integrated systems, or solutions incorporating stand-alone products. Focused on...

Nor-Shipping 2022: From goals to action

A raft of respected business leaders, ocean experts, and key industry stakeholders have been revealed as participants in the unique Blue Talks programme at Nor-Shipping 2022. Running from 10-13 January, the Blue Talks complement Nor-Shipping’s main theme of taking positive #ACTION within the ocean space, with hour-long sessions dedicated to the future strategies, solutions...

Wärtsilä launches 2-stroke future fuels conversion solution

The technology group Wärtsilä will commercially launch its Two-Stroke Future Fuels Conversion platform during the first quarter of 2022. This innovative and patented engine combustion technology platform will enable the fast and cost-effective conversion of two-stroke main engines to operate on clean-burning future fuels. This is seen as a major step in the maritime...

Breeding ground for maritime innovations

Somewhat hidden in the corner of hall 4, it was quite busy at Europort for 4 days. No fewer than 18 start-ups – no older than 5 years – share space in the Rising Stars Pavilion. It turns out to be a true breeding ground for maritime innovations. The Rising Stars Pavilion is an...

Bakker Sliedrecht delivers electrical system integration

Two years after shipbuilder Damen and electrical system integrator Bakker Sliedrecht signed a partnership agreement for the construction of De Beers Marine Namibia’s new vessel, the ship has been delivered. Bakker Sliedrecht has done the complete electrical engineering, electrical system integration, commissioning and delivery of more than 150m of switchboards. The 177m vessel AMV...

Fugro launches its new generation of uncrewed surface vessels in the Netherlands

Fugro’s Blue Essence, an offshore certified uncrewed surface vessel (USV) with an electric remotely operated vehicle (eROV), will begin its first project in the Netherlands. During operations the vessel is controlled from an onshore remote operations centre (ROC) via a satellite connection and will be used for the inspection of offshore assets, construction support...
Survitec

Survitec completes acquisition of Blue Anchor Fire & Safety

Survitec has completed the acquisition of Blue Anchor Fire & Safety, one of Scotland’s leading providers of survival solutions providers to the fisheries, maritime and offshore energy industries. The investment, part of Survitec’s expansion strategy, follows the acquisition in May of Norway’s Hansen Protection, a leading provider of personal protective equipment. Baba Devani, Chief...

Sea Machines completes world’s first 1,000nm autonomous voyage

In a milestone moment, tugboat Nelly Bly uses computer vision and autonomous tech to circumnavigate Denmark and gather essential data on waterways. Sea Machines Robotics​​​​, the leading developer of autonomous command and control systems for the maritime industry, announced today that it has completed the world’s first 1,000+ nautical miles autonomous and remotely commanded...

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...