ShipBuilding Industry News
If sea-going vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly, substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions. This conclusion is based on a study that was recently commissioned by..
The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at..
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri today announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships for a total value in excess of EUR 2 billion.
On Tuesday the 16 October 2018, Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, officially opened the Falck Safety Services and Fire Academy Maasvlakte-Rotterdam training centre. This new training centre teaches and trains fire brigades from the public and (petro) chemical..
Florida based Aeolus Energy Inc. awarded Ulstein the design contract to develop the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind Service Operations Vessel (SOV). Based on Ulstein’s proven SX195 design, a customised version will be developed meeting the specific requirements..
AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced MV Werften has renewed its commitment to AVEVA with an agreement to use a greater range of solutions from the AVEVA portfolio to design and construct cruise ships. Every MV Werften..
Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce that the Spanish shipping company Baleària, will be converting three ferries from Diesel to LNG dual fuel using Caterpillar and MaK solutions. Caterpillar Marine dealer Finanzauto will perform the engine conversion, with work on..
Ouyang Offshore today (10 October 2018) launched its new-build wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment’s yard in Jiangsu, China. Further, the Chinese shipowner has awarded Aqualis Offshore a contract to supervise the construction of a second..
On 7 September, the opening day of the World Port Days, the first Skoonbox was revealed by Wim van Sluis, Chairman of Maritime by Holland, the Dutch maritime network organisation. This marks an important step in the realisation of a..
Containerships’ third and fourth LNG-powered vessels were christened last week at the Wenchong Shipyard, China. The vessels received names M/S Containerships Finn and M/S Containerships Balt, honouring Containerships’ roots and history.
In 2017, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS announced their first design and equipment contract on an X-BOW expedition cruise vessel for ship owner SunStone Ships. The contract included nine options, and the first option has now been declared.
Damen has carried out the successful floating of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati. The carefully executed procedure was achieved by raising the water level in the yard’s dry dock by..
The dredging contractor Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf de Boer) welcomed two new vessels to its fleet last week during the naming ceremonies for the Papillon and the Fregate. Both vessels will go to work in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou..
During SMM 2018, SICK has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping for its MARSIC300 ship emissions measuring device. A total of seven classification societies have now issued type approval for the MARSIC300. The MARSIC300 is very low in..
Leading marine operations software company Helm Operations announced today that it has been acquired by Toronto-based Volaris Group Inc. Volaris specializes in strengthening and growing technology companies and is a leader in the marine software space.
With maize export being a key product for the USA’s economy, it’s vital that this transport network operates efficiently. Svendborg Brakes’ SOBO iQ braking system delivers intelligent, reliable braking for some of the busiest barge-unloading conveyors on the river network.
As digitalisation continues to reshape the maritime industry, the first commercial autonomous vessels are due to launch in the next several years. To help build a safety culture around these new technologies, DNV GL has released a new class guideline..
Royal IHC has secured a contract from Belgium-based DEME for the design and build of four new vessels. The order consists of a copy of the recently delivered 8,400m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River, a 2,300m3 TSHD, and..
On 20 August 2018, the first LNG dual-fueled handysize bulk carrier in the world –M/V Haaga has been delivered to her Finnish shipowner ESL Shipping from Jinling Shipyard in Nanjing, China. The Finnish hybrid solutions company WE Tech equips its..
The next Nobiskrug advances state of the art with new technology features reflecting owner’s focus on minimizing environmental impact Nobiskrug’s Project 790 is one of the first yachts built under the new strict IMO Tier III emissions regulations.
Bakker Sliedrecht Again Involved in Building Offshore Support Vessel Bibby WaveMaster Horizon by Damen
After the successful commissioning of Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1, Damen Shipyards started building its successor Bibby WaveMaster Horizon, purpose-built for the transfer and accommodation of support and maintenance engineers at offshore wind farms. Electrical system integrator Bakker..
In September, around a hundred international maritime professionals took part in the annual Maritime Charity Golf Event, organised by Yellow & Finch Publishers in favour of the CliniClowns.
The dream of cutting all emissions in the energy supply and drives is taking shape in different industries. Lithium-ion batteries play here an essential role. They provide excellent advantages in terms of service life, costs, safety and efficiency. But their..
The expanding line of diesel marine generators from Kohler now ranges up to 500kW while remaining compliant with the latest emission requirements. The company’s innovative generators are ideally suited to global installations in transient applications and integrate a variety of..
Songa Offshore, an international midwater drilling contractor active in the harsh environment of the North Atlantic basin, uses IFS Applications as a springboard for digital innovation: the next generation maintenance.