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ABB to Bring Autonomous Technology to the Port of Singapore

ABB has signed a landmark contract with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine to enable autonomous tug operation in 2020. ABB, in collaboration with Keppel O&M’s technology arm, Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology (KMDTech), will jointly develop the technology for..

Deltamarin Signs Design Contracts with Merima

Deltamarin has signed two design contracts with Merima, a Finland-based company providing turnkey interior solutions for passenger vessels. The contracts cover HVAC and interior design for Merima’s turnkey areas aboard the ferry newbuildings for Tallink and Kvarken Link. The ships..

Schottel Delivers Propulsion Units for World’s First Emission-Free Push Boat

The innovative Elektra push boat, ordered by Berlin harbour’s warehousing and logistics firm BEHALA and developed at the Department of Design and Operation of Maritime Systems at the Technical University of Berlin, will be equipped with rudder propellers from the..

The Race for the Digital Shipyard

Shipbuilders, private vessel owners and ministries of defense around the world are mandating and investing heavily in transformational digital technology that will press time, costs and risks out of vessel design and fabrication. This rush towards the global shipyard is..

Grand Block Ceremony for Nexans Aurora

Nexans has hosted the grand block ceremony for their new cable installation vessel, Nexans Aurora. The vessel will be completed at Ulstein Verft in Norway. The grand blocks for the hull are currently being assembled at CRIST, Poland, and representatives..

MSC Cruises Orders Thordon’s Water-Lubricated Propeller Shaft Bearing

Thordon Bearings has received an order to supply a water-lubricated propeller shaft bearing solution to Fincantieri’s Monfalcone shipyard for installation to MSC Seashore, the third Seaside Class cruiseship to which Thordon’s COMPAC system has been specified. As part of a..

IADC Safety Award 2019 for Boskalis’ Floating Line Connecting System

During the International Association of Dredging Companies AGM in New Delhi, IADC President Frank Verhoeven announced the Safety Award 2019 winner: Boskalis with its Floating Line Connecting System. Boskalis was one of fourteen nominees. Connecting floating pipes is an operation..

PSA Marine signs frame agreement with Hydroniq Coolers

PSA Marine has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a frame agreement which makes the Norwegian technology company the shipowner’s supplier of seawater cooling systems. Under the frame agreement, which is valid for two years, Hydroniq Coolers will supply its Pleat seawater cooler..

Boskalis Dredger to Test Bio-Fuel Oil

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) and biofuels supplier GoodFuels are set to take the next key step in the ‘Boskalis on Bio’ program for the testing of sustainable bio-fuel oil. Following earlier successful tests with ‘drop-in’ blends of light biofuel..

Spliethoff Orders TWO DP2 B-Types

Spliethoff has recently signed a contract with Mawei Shipyard for the newbuild of two DP2- B-type vessels. The versatile characteristics of Spliethoff’s new B-Type make this vessel unique in the market. This state-of-the-art ship combines the intake of a multi-purpose vessel..

Combi Freighter Bandura Gets Innovative Scrubber from Value Maritime

Noordwijk Ocean Services has signed a contract to outfit their freighter Bandura with the new exhaust gas cleaning system (EGCS) from Value Maritime. Installation will take place in February 2020. Noordwijk Ocean Services has been operating mv Bandura since December..

18m Fire-Floats For Bangladesh

Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered a design of two unique fire-floats to Khulna Shipyard Ltd in Bangladesh. The boats will measure 18.9m by 5.3m with a special hard chine semi-displacement hull designed for river service and fitted with twin open..

Two Atlantic Offshore Supply Vessels Given Hybrid Battery Upgrades

The technology group Wärtsilä will engineer, supply, and install complete battery hybrid packages to two offshore supply vessels owned by the Norway-based operator Atlantic Offshore. The upgrading project will be carried out at the Fitjar shipyard in Norway. By converting..

Unique Group Signs Agreement with iXblue to Acquire Five DriX Units

Integrated subsea and offshore solutions provider Unique Group has signed an agreement to acquire five Unmanned Surface Vessels (USV) DriX units from French high-technology company iXblue, marking a significant investment in the Group’s global portfolio of survey products. With an..

Forum’s Latest Rov Successfully Completes Sea Trials

Forum Subsea Technologies’ latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV), the XLe Spirit, has successfully completed sea trials in Norway. The vehicle is the first of a new generation of electric observation class ROVs. It is the smallest in the new range, and..

Royal IHC and Egyptian MOD Sign Contract for 10 IHC Beavers

Royal IHC has secured an order from the Engineering Authority at the Egyptian Ministry of Defence (MOD). The contract builds on the excellent partnership and comprises the construction of 10 IHC Beaver® 45 Cutter Suction Dredgers (CSDs) and two Delta Multi Craft (DMC)..

Wärtsilä to Supply LNG Bunkering Vessel Simulator

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply an LNG bunkering vessel simulator to Kasi Group (Malaysia), provider of integrated marine solutions. The simulator will be used to provide hands-on training to those who will be operating LNG bunkering services. Wärtsilä is..

Survitec Increases Shearwater Lifeboat Capacity in Restricted Conditions

When Shell UK asked Survitec to increase lifeboat capacity on the Shearwater gas hub by more than 22%, the company rose to the challenge. Its solution was to replace the existing three 49-person capacity lifeboats, with three 60-person lifeboats taking..

Wärtsilä Gives Hybrid Upgrade to Offshore Vessel

Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to engineer, supply, and commission a hybrid propulsion system for an offshore sector vessel. Norway-based Eidesvik has contracted Wärtsilä to carry out the upgrade project on its Viking Neptun construction vessel. The 15,900 DWT..

Research Vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough Officially Named

One of the world’s most advanced polar research vessels, RRS Sir David Attenborough, has been officially named at a special naming ceremony held at Cammell Laird’s Birkenhead, UK, shipyard. Sir David Attenborough and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended..

Hydrogen-Powered Tug is World First for Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp has ordered the construction of a tug powered by hydrogen, the first in the world. This ‘Hydrotug’ is driven by combustion engines that burn hydrogen in combination with diesel. The dual-fuel technology is combined with a state-of-the-art..

Maritime Shipping Announces Ambitious Plans at UN Climate Summit

Commercially viable zero emission vessels will be operating along deep sea trade routes by 2030. That is the goal of the Getting to Zero Coalition; a powerful alliance representing senior leaders within the maritime, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors, supported..

RelyOn Nutec Opens New Training Vessel Amsterdam

RelyOn Nutec has officially opened new training ship Zeus in the harbour of Amsterdam. With this specially designed training vessel, the safety training provider can offer a wide range of fire and lifeboat related training courses for the offshore, maritime..

Van Oord and Shell Start Biofuel Pilot for Vessels

Marine contractor Van Oord is testing the use of biofuel on its fleet, together with Shell. The biofuel reduces CO2emissions by more than 40% compared with conventional marine fuel. The first pilot will take place during a dredging project in..

Yellow & Finch Publishers Partners with CARGO Magazine

Yellow & Finch Publishers is partnering with leading airfreight publication CARGO Magazine. The aim of the collaboration is a more frequently published magazine, offering content which will appeal even more to its readership. CARGO Magazine initiator Raoul Paul of CargoHub..