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Neptun Werft to build innovative river cruise ship

Neptun Werft is continuing its long-standing and very successful partnership with Viking and has now received the order to build another innovative ship designed specifically to navigate the Seine River. Delivery is scheduled for March 2025. The ship will comply with the strictest exhaust gas regulations of the European Union and, like four sister...

A new feather in Royal Huisman’s cap

Panamax sloop Nilaya reached another milestone with her departure from her construction hall at the builder’s Vollenhove facility in preparation for the installation of her towering rig in Amsterdam. This highly anticipated superyacht is the first to utilise Royal Huisman’s new Featherlight™ design and production method. Continuous weight monitoring throughout the build of Project...

TSHD Hegemann V passes sea trials

Recently, Kooiman Marine Group performed successful sea trials on board the trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Hegemann V. According to the shipbuilder, the newbuild BNR219 has been put to the test off the Dutch coast in beautiful conditions. The newbuild, developed by Kooiman in a collaboration with Hegemann, is designed to execute multiple types...

Damen Yachting launches SeaXplorer 58 in Antalya

The Damen Yachting team is pleased to announce a milestone moment as the SeaXplorer 58 yacht was lowered into the water. Having emerged from the shed, the yacht will now undergo her final build phase in preparation for delivery to her Owner in the coming months. In the spirit of exploration A custom yacht,...
SMST

Next milestone: SMST gangway and crane on board first ever Asian CSOV

After being on board the first ever Chinese SOV with its walk-to-work equipment, SMST has reached another milestone in the Asian market. Recently, Marco Polo Marine, a Singapore-based marine logistics company, has awarded SMST the contract for the delivery of their mission equipment to the first ever Asian Commissioning Service Operations Vessel (CSOV). This...

RoRo ferry MV Tennor Ocean sets course for Bremerhaven

Newbuilding 782 has left the Flensburg Fjord today and set course for Bremerhaven. The 210-metre-long RoRo ferry is on the move to Dock 3 at Lloyd Werft. During its week-long stay there, the shipbuilders of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) will carry out the remaining work on the ship’s hull to optimise the performance data. Afterwards,...
Les Alizés

Heavy lift vessel Les Alizés has left the shipyard

Jan De Nul NextGen heavy lift vessel Les Alizés has left the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Europe. The vessel has been delivered by the shipyard on 16 January and has departed on 18 January. Les Alizés is specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting and installing offshore wind turbine...
Acta Marine

Steel cutting ceremony for Acta Marine’s CSOV

The steel cutting ceremony of the first of two next-generation Methanol MDO/HVO powered DP2 Construction Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) for Acta Marine was arranged on 18 January 2023 at Tersan Shipyard. The SX216 design of the vessel has been developed exclusively and in close collaboration with Ulstein Design & Solutions. The steel cutting is the...
Houlder

Houlder collaborates with Blue Sea Power on gas-to-power projects

Houlder is collaborating with Blue Sea Power, an integrated energy solution provider as a gas-to-power company based in Athens, to develop three innovative floating LNG-to-power barges (FSRPs). The FSRP barges, which are set to be operational by 2025, will efficiently provide greener, lower emission baseload and peak power to the non-interconnected islands of Kos,...
Starlink

Elcome brings Starlink to the maritime industries

Elcome International is providing SpaceX’s Starlink Internet services to its global maritime and mobility customers. From merchant vessels to oil rigs to luxury yachts, Starlink enables maritime customers to connect from the most remote waters across the world, just like they would in the office or at home. For more than fifty years, Elcome...

Marlink completes migration of UNI-TANKERS’ fleet to its hybrid network

Marlink, the smart network solutions company, has completed the migration of UNI-TANKERS’ owned fleet to its global hybrid network solution. The Danish shipping company UNI-TANKERS, recognised for its high operational quality, selected Marlink as an expert partner to support its digital transformation, combining hybrid high-throughput connectivity with cloud-data access, remote IT support, and proactive...

Holland Shipyards Group to build three new MPP coasters

As partner of the Dutch-based Hudig & Veder Group, Hartel Shipping & Chartering, has awarded Holland Shipyards Group for the delivery of three newbuild MPP coasters of 3.800DWT. The new vessels, designed by Conoship, measure 89,42m by 13,20m and will have a cargo hold capacity of 5.530m³ and a tween deck to allow for...
Voltaire

Largest jack-up installation vessel Voltaire delivered

Jan De Nul’s jack-up vessel Voltaire has left the COSCO Shipping Shipyard in China and is currently heading for Dubai. The vessel has been delivered by the shipyard last Thursday 15 December and has departed this morning. With her crane capacity of 3,000t, four immense legs of 130m, and capacity to lift 16,000t of...
VERTicale

VERticale: future-proof installation vessel for offshore wind

The growth potential for offshore wind energy and the race towards net-zero emissions are major accelerators when it comes to the installation of renewable energy sources. Wind turbines are constantly evolving, and capacities of over 15MW are likely to be no exception within just five years. But when wind turbines and capacities are continuously...

Two Ultra Low Emission vessels deployed

Jan De Nul Group deploys two Ultra Low Emission vessels, Tristão da Cunha and Sanderus, to dredge in Flemish ports. This way, Jan De Nul complies and even dives below the strict exhaust regulations the Flemish Government implemented for dredging activities. Jan De Nul is the first to introduce ultra-low emission vessels on the...

Successful delivery of methanol-fuelled tanker

Proman Stena Bulk, the joint venture between leading tanker company Stena Bulk and the leading methanol producer Proman, has successfully taken delivery of a further methanol-fuelled tanker, Stena Prosperous, the companies have announced today. The 49,990DWT vessel was successfully delivered from Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) and will now enter commercial operation running fully on...

Hydrogen highway from Scotland to Rotterdam

A study by an international consortium is being launched to research the transport of hydrogen in the form of a Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) from Scotland to Rotterdam. Scotland’s ambition is to produce 5GW of hydrogen by 2030. The European Union wants to import around 10GW by 2030. The Net Zero Technology Centre...

Wagenborg adds four more multi-purpose vessels to fleet

After adding four multi-purpose vessels to its fleet in October, Royal Wagenborg has yet again added four in November and early December. The company acquired the Sprinter, Daan, Panta Rhei, and Ashley. On 2 November, the MV Sprinter was transferred to Wagenborg and renamed Ohioborg. This general cargo vessel measures 89.99m by 12.58m, has...

Nor-Shipping brings Captains Without Borders onboard with Mercy Ships

Nor-Shipping has announced that its 2023 show, taking place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, June 6-9, will support two charity partners for the first time ever. Captains Without Borders, which helps disadvantaged marine cadets from diverse backgrounds, will now join campaigning medical charity Mercy Ships in receiving vital financial support and industry promotion throughout Nor-Shipping...

Damen CSD650 for fleet expansion in Argentina

Major Argentinian contractor Merco Vial S.A. has ordered a Damen CSD650. This cutter suction dredger will expand their current fleet shortly. The delivery of the CSD650 includes the supply of a matching booster station, enhancing the flexibility of the set-up immensely. The cutter suction dredger CSD650 is a customised stock vessel, tailored to Merco...

Van Oord celebrates delivery of Vox Apolonia

During a festive ceremony at the Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd shipyard in Singapore, the delivery of brand new LNG trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Apolonia to Van Oord was celebrated on 13 December. After an intensive construction period, colleagues, partners and suppliers came together to celebrate this memorable moment. The state-of-the-art Vox Apolonia and...
Goldsea

AFAI Southern Shipyard delivers 32m CTV to Goldsea

Incat Crowther is proud to announce the handover of a new purpose-built catamaran CTV to Goldsea Marine & Offshore Engineering (Shanghai). The Incat Crowther 32, built by AFAI Southern Shipyard in Guangzhou, represents a step change for the Chinese offshore wind industry, offering enhanced capabilities including a large cargo zone and a maximum speed...
North Star

North Star raises USD170m investment to build next wave of renewables fleet

North Star has secured a USD170 million financing package to support the next phase of its ambitious offshore wind growth plan as it looks to broaden its position as the UK’s leading service operations vessel (SOV) operator and seize new opportunities in Europe. The investment includes a USD61 million commitment from the Scottish National Investment...
Windcat

Windcat Offshore and Damen Shipyards develop future-proof hydrogen CSOVs

Windcat is pleased to announce an order for the construction of a series of hydrogen-powered Commissioning Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs), with Damen Shipyards. The Elevation Series CSOVs have been designed by Damen Shipyards in cooperation with Windcat and CMB.TECH. The result is a revolutionary new design with increased capabilities and flexibility compared to existing...

Damen Shipyards, Caterpillar, and Pon Power sign MOU

On 28 November, Arnout Damen of Damen Shipyards, Derrick York of Caterpillar Inc and Kees-Jan Mes of Pon Power signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the joint development of a series of dual-fuel methanol / diesel powered tugs. Methanol has been selected as an environmentally friendly alternative to diesel because of its important...