ShipBuilding Industry News
Alphatron Marine is pleased to announce the official opening of their new office in Gelang Patah, Malaysia. The openings ceremony will be held during the APM2018 exhibition (stand number E-N26) in Singapore on 15 March 2018 at 15:00 SST. With..
Damen Marine Components (DMC) and Van der Velden Marine Systems (VDVMS) recently announced a merger. As of 1st January the two companies are operating together as Damen Marine Components Netherlands (DMC NL). DMC has been operating ever since the early..
Palau International Ship Registry (PISR), the world’s fastest growing flag, has expanded its technology offering by linking with Pole Star to offer a comprehensive sanctions compliance and risk management service for its fleet vessels. Pole Star’s Purple TRAC is a..
Construction work has begun in Papenburg on the first new ship for the British shipping company, Saga Cruises. Today, Meyer Werft started its steel-cutting process for the Spirit of Discovery, the first ship to be delivered in summer 2019. Lance..
A team comprising the UK’s biggest community energy wind farm, six leading private sector companies and a public sector maritime asset company has been awarded funding by the Scottish Government to carry out a feasibility study into developing a hydrogen-powered..
Dorchester based, Tritex NDT has launched a new ultrasonic metal thickness gauge specifically designed for mounting onto drones for high level inspections. The gauge uses multiple echo to completely ignore coatings up to 20mm thick and the single crystal probe..
Cathelco has won orders to supply equipment for a number of cruise and commercial vessels which are being built in European and Far East yards in the months ahead. Impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) systems will be supplied for..
Canal Barge Company Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana, has ordered another retrofit with Becker Flap Rudders. The US office of Becker Marine Systems announced that the 39m tugboat Eugenie P. Jones, built by the Dravo Corporation in 1975, will..
Nauticor has conducted the largest-ever LNG bunkering operation in Germany in the Elbehafen in Brunsbüttel, when it provided DEME Group’s hopper dredger Scheldt River with 85t of LNG in a truck-to-ship operation this week. Nauticor, a leading provider of LNG for..
The outfitting and completing of Acta Marine’s new walk-to-work vessel Acta Auriga at the Ulstein Verft in Norway is progressing well and on schedule. The installation of the SMST provided mission equipment has commenced early January with installing the 3D Motion..
After the initial order of one 6,000m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger, Jan de Nul Group has ordered a second, identical 6,000m3 TSHD as well as a 18,000m3 TSHD. “The features of these compact and medium-sized vessels make them the best in their class..
Fleet Cleaner is one of the leading players in the ship hull cleaning industry and aims to set an even higher standard for hull cleaning. The company strongly believes that robotic hull cleaning is the future. “We constantly see that..
Acta Marine, which has an offshore walk to work (W2W) vessel under construction at Ulstein Verft, has now ordered another one. This SX195 design is a DP2 W2W Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the offshore industry. “Our first CSV, Acta..
Naval Dome has successfully completed pilot testing of its multi-layered cyber security system for Lloyd’s Register, aboard XT Shipping’s Zim Genova. The 4300TEU containership was operational during the tests, which were supervised by the classification society and bridge systems provider..
Royal IHC has successfully passed the first significant milestones in the design and build process of an integrated reel lay vessel for Subsea 7. The technologically advanced ship is intended for the installation of complex rigid flowlines, including pipe-in-pipe and..
MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) regarding the development and production of MAN B&W ME-LGIP dual-fuel engines. Upon completion, HHI-EMD will be able to deliver liquefied petroleum..
SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, today announced that it has launched a new free-to-access online tool to improve understanding of the current, and rapidly evolving,..
Multraship has taken delivery of the first of two game-changing Carrousel Rave Tugs (CRT) which will make it easier, safer and more environmentally friendly to work with seagoing vessels at much higher speeds than conventional tugs can safely achieve, and..
Maritime ropes supplier Lankhorst Ropes announces Lankonect, a synthetic fibre rope connection for the main tow line that replaces a conventional cow hitch, shackle or similar hardware, providing tug operators with a quicker and safer connection during towing. A typical..
Radio Holland Netherlands has won a tender to supply Navigation/Communications packages for six newbuild vessels of Dutch shipping company Wijnne Barends (Delfzijl, The Netherlands). Wijnne Barends was established in 1855 and has a longstanding relationship with Radio Holland, spanning around..
C-Job Naval Architects has delivered the concept design of a series of five sustainable car and passenger ferries to the City of Amsterdam. The vessels will operate 100% on electricity, thus providing an emission-free urban transport solution. C-Job has designed..
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has launched a new comprehensive, integrated system for creating value from engine and ship data, WiDE (WinGD Integrated Digital Expert). WiDE allows the collection and analysis of ship and machinery data to proactively predict engine..
Coral EnergICE, the first LNG carrier holding the Ice Class 1A Super, was named on Thursday 25 January by Aino-Maija Luukkonen, Mayor of Pori, Finland. The naming ceremony took place at the Port of Turku, Finland. The 18,000cbm LNG vessel..
IRANIMEX2017 consolidated the exhibition’s position as the biggest maritime event in the Middle East. The scale of emerging maritime market opportunities, following Iran’s re-engagement with global trade partners, was brought into sharp focus at IRANIMEX, powered by Europort, which took place..
Classification society DNV GL has launched a new joint development project (JDP) in cooperation with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club, Gard and Skuld to test the potential influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) on failures in..