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Unique Rudder and Steering Gear System for Ice Breaker Nuyina

In an important milestone in the build of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) Nuyina for the Australian government’s Antarctic Division, Damen Marine Components (DMC) has completed the supply and installation of a number of critical systems. These had to..


Huisman Leg Encircling Crane for Jan De Nul’s Voltaire

Huisman has been awarded a contract for the design, engineering, construction and delivery of the main crane on Jan De Nul’s newest offshore wind turbine installation vessel ‘Voltaire’. The crane will be unique in its size, capacity and novel features..

Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Orders Revolutionary Vessel Voltaire

Jan De Nul Group orders the Voltaire, its third Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel, at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China. With an unrivalled crane capacity of over 3,000t, this jack-up vessel will be able to support the renewable energy industry..

Steel Cutting for Spirit of Adventure

Construction work has begun at Meyer Werft in Papenburg on the second cruise ship for the British shipping company Saga Cruises. The shipyard started its steel-cutting process for Spirit of Adventure. This newbuild for Saga Cruises is to be delivered..

Anthony Veder Has Taken Delivery of Two Combined LNG/LEG Carriers

Today Anthony Veder has taken delivery of two 10,000cbm combined gas carriers, which can transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) and petrochemical gases including ethylene (LEG). With this transaction Anthony Veder expands its fleet to 33 vessels and reinforces its leading..


The Rebirth of the Compact Ocean Going AHT

In the history of ocean towage, several vessels stand out. Among them the anchor-handling towage vessels Tempest and Typhoon, which were delivered by Van der Giessen-de Noord to Wijsmuller Offshore & Towage in 1976. Built to an in-house design by..

Damen Cruise inks first contract with SeaDream Yacht Club

Damen Cruise Signs First Contract With SeaDream Yacht Club

Damen Shipyards Group is proud to announce the recent signing of a contract with Oslo, Norway-based SeaDream Yacht Club. The contract marks a historic moment, being Damen’s first for a cruise ship. SeaDream will operate the 155m Mega Yacht on..

Royal IHC to Design and Deliver Dredge Installations for Van Oord

Royal IHC to Design and Deliver Dredge Installations for Van Oord

Royal IHC is proud to have been awarded a contract for the design and delivery of the complete dredge installations for two new LNG-powered trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHD) from Van Oord.

Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther Delivers MH-O & Co CTVs

Incat Crowther recently delivered the 39m Multipurpose Crew Transfer Vessels MHO Gurli and MHO Esbjerg. The vessels were built by PT Bintang Timur Samudera in Indonesia and delivered to MH-O & Co to be operated for Ørsted in their Hornsea..

Wight delivers first in class to MBNA Thames Clippers

Wight Delivers First in Class to MBNA Thames Clippers

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has completed its third and largest vessel for MBNA Thames Clippers, the first Hunt Class Mk3. The 38m Venus Clipper has been built to a ten-month build schedule and is reflective of the increased business..

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18% Energy Savings On Board Ferry After Chiller Optimisation

ABB and Italian shipping company GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci) have completed a first-of-its-kind retrofit of a technology that optimises the performance of chillers used for heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems on ferries – and the results have exceeded all..

Hapag-Lloyd pilot gas-conversion leads the way for emissions reduction and decarbonisation

Hapag-Lloyd Orders Mega-Container Vessel Retrofit to LNG

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of Hapag-Lloyd’s 15,000TEU container vessel MV Sajir to dual-fuel operation. The pilot project will entail the conversion of an existing, HFO-burning MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI..

Van Oord Orders New Generation of Water Injection Vessels

Van Oord has ordered the construction of two state-of-the-art water injection vessels at Kooiman Marine Group. The new vessels will be multifunctional and will include systems that ensure optimal deployment. The first vessel will be commissioned in late 2020.

MAN engines for New Pilot Boat

MAN Rollo will supply two MAN diesel engines that each generate 882kW at 2,100rpm for a new pilot boat, which is being built for the Dutch Pilotage Service (Nederlands Loodswezen). The scope of delivery includes aftertreatment systems (SCR).  

The new SCHOTTEL Pump Jet type SPJ 30

New Schottel Pump Jet Presented

Schottel has presented the new Schottel Pump Jet type SPJ 30: a shallow-water thruster that is suitable for a wide range of different vessel types, such as passenger vessels, ferries, work vessels and freighters. 

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks Sign Agreement for Sailing Vessel

DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification of the passenger sailing vessel Sea Cloud Spirit, built by Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Spain. Representatives from both companies came together in Vigo this week to sign the agreement. Ordered..

LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Christened

On 8 February 2019, the LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos was officially christened in the port of Hamburg. The ceremony took place at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder, with more than 250 guests witnessing the christening of the vessel by..

Deliveries on the increase for Wight Shipyard with their 6th Ferry in two years

Wight Shipyard Co Delivers its 6th Ferry

Wight Shipyard Co delivered its first multi-million pound export order for a 250-passenger river catamaran to operate for Central Danube Region Marketing & Development GmbH’s Twin City Liner – a tourist service running on the River Danube between Vienna and..

Kooiman Marine Group Builts Second LNG Bunker Pontoon

On 5 February 2019, Shipyard Kooiman was engaged to build a second LNG Bunkering Pontoon, named FlexFueler 002. Purchaser of this vessel is the Belgium company Fluxys N.V. The long term operator of this pontoon will be Titan LNG B.V.,..

Portable filter unit

Portable Filter Unit for On-Board Hydraulics

Stauff has developed a compact portable filter unit for mobile filtration of decentralised on-board hydraulic systems. It can easily be transported to the place of use, even in confined spaces. Versions for 50Hz power supply on land and for the..

TB Shipyards Catamaran Gets Navcom from Radio Holland

Radio Holland received an order for a Navigation & Communication package for a 250-passenger, aluminium catamaran ferry built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards (TB Shipyards, headquartered in Harlingen, Netherlands).  

Damen Awarded Contract For Diving Bell Vessel

WSA Koblenz (WasserSchiffahrtsAmbt) has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to build a new diving bell ship. The ship will succeed an existing vessel – Carl Straat, which has been in operation since 1963. The new vessel, like her predecessor,..

High-Pressure SCR for Two-Stroke Engines Lands First Order

MAN Energy Solutions has announced the very first order for its SCR-HP (Selective Catalytic Reduction – High Pressure) product. Mitsui (MES) has ordered 3 × SCR-HP (cluster 3) units in connection with the building of three 87k-dwt bulk carriers for..

Falck Safety Services Changes Name

Falck Safety Service takes the next step as the world’s leading safety services provider and changes its name to RelyOn Nutec. A name with links to the company’s heritage, customer promise and vision for the future of safety.

Regulatory Update: New Air Emissions Requirements in China Waters

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has recently issued new air emissions requirements, impacting certain-sized vessels entering and operating in China waters.