ShipBuilding Industry News
After evaluation of available options, Glasgow based Songa Shipmanagement Ltd., part of the Oslo-based Blystad Group, selected CR Ocean Engineering, LLC, (CROE) as the supplier of exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) for its oil/chemical tankers and heavy lift vessels. CR..
Louisiana-based workboat operator Alexis Marine has awarded a supply contract to Thordon Bearings for the retrofitting of 6in diameter RiverTough bearings to MV Kristin Alexis, the 18.2m twin-screw towboat built by Bollinger Shipyard in 1969. Both the vessel’s shafts will..
Damen Shipyards has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of an Access & Cargo Tower and 3D Motion Compensated Crane for the new build Service Operation Vessel (SOV) of Bibby Marine Services. The SMST equipment helps Bibby to safely..
At the OTC in Houston, China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) (Jiangsu), and DNV GL signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the classification of two multi-activity jack-up units ordered by OOS Energy, which is affiliated with Netherlands-based OOS International. These..
OOS International Group has revealed its new game changing Semi-Submersible Fast Floatel (SSFF). After two years of engineering together with Leenaars BV and close discussions with oil majors, engineering contractors, and evaluating several logistical challenges, the company announces the finalisation..
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) presented the RINA-QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award to GustoMSC for recognition of the company’s work in reducing environmental emissions through moonpool design. The Award was announced at the Institution’s Annual Dinner in London on..
On Thursday, 3 May, the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) named and launched the first of two RoRo ships for the SIEM Group, which will charter out the vessel on long term bareboat charter. The Alf Pollak will be delivered in October..
Boluda France, subsidiary of Boluda Corporacion Maritima – the second largest towage operator worldwide, has just ordered a new series of tugs from Piriou shipyard. Delivery of the first two units is scheduled for 2019. The vessels will be built..
Damen Shipyards Group has announced the introduction of a new model to its Fast Crew Supplier range. The FCS 2710 builds on the success of the best-selling FCS 2610, first introduced in 2011. The first vessel is already in build..
Technology group Wärtsilä has successfully carried out testing of its innovative autodocking technology. The tests were carried out with the ‘Folgefonn’, an 83-metre long ferry owned by leading Norwegian operator Norled. The vessel has hybrid propulsion and is already fitted..
Boskalis is about to set a new record and create another new horizon. Boskalis’ BOKA Vanguard, the world’s largest semi-submersible heavy lift vessel, is currently getting ready to load a 90,000 ton Floating Production, Storage and Offloading platform. This is..
Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) joint venture Keppel Smit Towage has today named its first innovative LNG dual-fuel harbor tug. The tug will shortly enter service and marks a breakthrough to realising clean environmentally friendly harbor towage services in the port..
In a ceremony held at Damen Shipyards Singapore on 19 April, a new Damen RoPax Ferry 4812 was launched. His Excellency, Dr. Augusto da Silva Tomás, Minister of Transport for the Republic of Angola officially launched the new fast ferry,..
Today, research and exploration activities in northern regions are increasing, resulting in a growing demand for Ice Class vessels, capable of withstanding the harsh arctic circumstances. Dutch company Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) now meets this demand with new series of Ice..
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to deliver ship design and an extensive range of equipment to a 70-metre long stern trawler to be built for Olympic Seafood based in Fosnavåg, Norway. The vessel concept is packed with green technology. This..
Tourist ship owner and operator The Fjords has taken delivery of a vessel it believes sets new standards for environmentally responsible passenger transport. Future of The Fjords, a 42m long carbon fibre 400 PAX all-electric catamaran, will begin operation in..
On April 15 2018, DEME’s latest trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Bonny River was successfully launched at Royal IHC’s partner yard Cosco Guangdong Shipyard in China. The vessel has a capacity of 15,000m3 and a maximum dredging depth of 102m…
Marine HVAC supplier Heinen & Hopman has introduced a new CFD analysis service that can accurately predict where deficiencies in the HVAC system may occur before mounting a single piece of equipment onboard a ship. Using computational fluid dynamics (CFD)..
Jumbo has announced the winner of the competition to name their new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV), scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020. Last month, the company launched an internal naming competition. Every employee from around..
National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot LLP, a leader in transportation in the Caspian Sea region, has taken delivery of its third Damen Shoalbuster 2709, the last in the current order. The vessels are ideal for operations in the shallow waters..
Rivertrace launched its innovative SMART ESM monitor at the Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference, Awards and Exhibition being held 17-18 April in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. With the pending sulphur cap regulations in sight, a popular solution for shipowners to ensure compliance..
Maritime cyber security specialist Naval Dome has confirmed it has signed a contract with Piraeus-based Stamco Ship Management to install its maritime cyber defence system aboard 55 Pure Car and Truck Carriers (PCTC). Stamco Ship Management provides technical and commercial..
With a two-day event on the quay of the Biesboschhaven Zuid harbour in Werkendam, Van Oord launches its first LNG-powered vessel: the Werkendam. Because of Van Oord’s 150th anniversary, this event takes place in Werkendam, the cradle of the company. On Friday 13 April,..
M/S Viking Grace has transformed into a sailing ship. The vessel has commenced her first voyage as the only passenger ship in the world equipped with a Rotor Sail to harness wind power for propulsion. Developed by Finnish clean technology and..
With Viega Seapress, Viega Nederland offers a pipe system that was developed specifically for shipbuilding applications. The system accelerates and simplifies installation work on board ships. Viega Seapress complies with high material requirements and can be installed easily, safely and..