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Bluewild contracts new factory trawler with design from Ulstein

The fishing company Bluewild is expanding its fleet with a new factory trawler designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. Gentle handling of the catch and the lowest possible energy consumption have been important elements in the design development. The trawler will be built at Westcon Yards. The stern trawler is of the design type...

Damen Cutter Suction Dredger 450 delivered to the Russian Arctic

A customised Damen Cutter Suction Dredger 450 has been delivered to the Russian Arctic region on time, despite a very tight schedule and the extremely remote location. The new CSD has to perform various capital dredging projects within the ice-free, short time window available. The contract for the CSD450, named Zephir, was signed in...

Kongsberg Digital joins forces with IKM Instrutek

IKM Instrutek have now joined forces with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) to connect their services to Vessel Insight. Vessel Insight is a cloud-based platform that collects data on board the vessel and transfers the data securely to the cloud. By connecting IKM Instrutek’s sensors and services to Vessel Insight, they can offer their Condition Monitoring...
SMST

Norside Wind opts for SMST’s gangway solution 

Norside Wind AS has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of a motion compensated gangway combined with an Access & Cargo Tower for the conversion of former platform supply vessel Farland. The contract is a continuation of their cooperation that was sealed last year with the first contract for supplying a similar set...

Kongsberg delivers innovative propulsion technology to Vard for vessel newbuilds

The new ship-owning company Norwind Offshore will fit Kongsberg equipment to its two new Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs), to be built by Vard. Kongsberg Maritime’s scope of delivery encompasses a combination of systems which will enable the operator to maximise operational windows whilst minimising overall energy consumption. Key to this is the propulsion...

Damen signs up Erma First

Damen has signed its first contact with ballast water treatment systems producer Erma First. Greek company Erma First will be supplying its oneTANK, which is the world’s smallest ballast water treatment system. oneTANK uses chemical injection methods to clean ships’ ballast water and therefore represents an important expansion of Damen’s ballast water treatment system...

Jan De Nul wins landmark electrification project in Abu Dhabi

A joint Venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan has awarded a HVDC cable installation and convertors package for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project to a consortium composed of Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T. Jan De Nul will be in charge of the design,...
Piriou

Piriou signs contract with TOWT for the construction of 81m sailing cargo ship

Piriou have just signed a contract with TOWT for the design studies and the construction of an 81m sailing cargo ship whose goods capacity will be 1,100t in a single ocean crossing. After the design studies phase, the ship construction will take eighteen months. This unit will be outfitted in Concarneau and the launch...
Skoonbox

Damen acquires Skoonbox to cut yard emissions

Damen Shipyards Group has taken over the Skoonbox from Skoon Energy. The world’s first maritime-certified, multi-purpose battery container will be used to deliver renewable power at the company’s own yards for applications where diesel generators or ships’ engines are primarily used at present. This 20-foot container is the first step towards Damen’s sustainable battery...
Les Alizés

Next generation offshore wind installation vessel Les Alizés launched

An important milestone is reached in the construction of Les Alizés, a Next-Gen floating offshore installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning. Jan De Nul launched Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This vessel will be the largest heavy lift vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to install XXL offshore...
general cargo vessel

Future-proof general cargo vessel

Conoship International Projects developed an innovative, future-proof and environmentally friendly 3,600dwt general cargo vessel, suited for sea-river operations. This vessel can be considered the new standard for low-air draught sea-river coasters. The first series of six of these diesel-electric propulsed cargo vessels will be constructed at Fosen Yard Emden, Germany. With its well thought...

NES to equip cable lay vessel for zero emission operations

29 December 2021 – Ship engineering company Peak Marine Tech has awarded Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) a contract to supply the battery and control systems to enable zero emission cable lay operations from the converted Fjord Connector cable lay vessel owned by Seaworks Kabel. Under the contract, NES will deliver a complete battery system...

Damen Shoalbuster 3815 SD delivered to Caspian Offshore Construction

Damen Shipyards has delivered a new Shoalbuster 3815 SD to Caspian Offshore Construction LLP (COC). The Shoalbuster 3815 SD is one of the newest and largest vessels in the Shoalbuster range and stands out for its ability to operate in waters of no more than 120cm in depth. Named the Caspian Amwaj, this new...

Royal Bodewes delivers world’s first hybrid self-discharger

Shipping is on the eve of an energy transition. The goal is clear: to move from fossil fuels to zero carbon energy sources and technologies. The ways in which this goal can be achieved, vary. Royal Bodewes is proudly joining this transition by delivering the world’s first newly built hybrid self-discharger: MV Aasfjell. And...

Meyer Werft handed over AIDAcosma as second cruise ship in 2021

On 21 December 21, 2021, Meyer Werft handed over the AIDAcosma to AIDA Cruises, successfully delivering a new cruise ship for the fourth time since the pandemic began. “I would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication and commitment on board, at the shipyard and from the home office. We have proven once...

Fastwater successfully demonstrates Methanol-powered pilot boat

On Tuesday, December 14th, the Fastwater Consortium and the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) successfully demonstrated a pilot boat which has been converted to operate on Methanol fuel. The demonstration in Stockholm Harbour follows the successful bunkering of the vessel at the SMA pilot station in Oxelösund, Sweden, where the pilot boat will be based....

Nor-Shipping to bring industry world together in April 2022

Nor-Shipping 2022 will now take place from 4-7 April. After the difficult decision to cancel its scheduled January exhibition and event programme, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions will now gather the global maritime and ocean industries in Oslo and Lillestrøm in the spring. The rescheduled date will allow for freer international travel, less social...

Optimarin sees ‘commercial rationale’ to bring forward BWT retrofits

Many shipowners are making hay while the sun shines as high charter rates in some market segments have fuelled revenue – but they could reap trouble by delaying yard stays for ballast water treatment (BWT) system retrofits as the clock ticks on installation time, according to leading supplier Optimarin. “There is definitely a commercial...

Damen’s ASD 2312 Tug now available at simulator centres and in Cloud

Damen’s ASD 2312 Tug is now available at simulator centres globally, as well as in the SimFlex Cloud, following an agreement with FORCE Technology, a leading maritime research and development company and frontrunner in developing simulators for the maritime industry. FORCE Technology’s SimFlex simulator model of the ASD 2312 Tug provides an accurate and...

Schottel propulsion systems for first fully electric U.S. tugboat eWolf

Crowley’s new 25m-vessel eWolf, the first all-electric tug to be built and operated in the United States, will be equipped with Schottel systems. As part of the fully integrated electrical package, Schottel supplies two RudderPropellers type SRP 430 featuring the LE-Drive (“Embedded L-Drive”). MariHub, the data IoT Gateway and monitoring solution, completes Schottel’s scope...
North Star

North Star wins contract to complete vessel package for Dogger Bank Wind Farm

North Star Group has clinched the service operations vessel (SOV) contract to support the third phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, off the coast of Yorkshire. The UK firm has secured a long-term charter worth approximately USD 119 million to deliver an additional ship boasting its new hybrid-powered renewables fleet design for Dogger...

Wärtsilä thrusters to provide optimal propulsion performance for new WTIV

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the seven thrusters required for a new Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (WTIV) being built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine yard in South Korea for Eneti. By providing outstanding thrust, robust station-keeping capability and efficient transit operation, the Wärtsilä thrusters will enable optimal propulsion performance for the vessel....

Hatenboer-Water introduces Plastic Free @Sea, a smart solution to reduce plastic waste on board

Reducing plastic waste has become key in environmental protection, including in the shipping industry. Answering the needs of both fleet owners and society in general to take make this happen, Dutch water company Hatenboer-Water developed the Plastic Free @Sea concept. With this concept, and the technology behind it, shipowners can reduce the tens of...

Damen Shipyards reaffirms commitment to Germany

Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards has been busy in Germany in recent weeks, delivering three, specialist bespoke vessels and establishing a full-time office to provide support to vessel operators in the region. These actions reflect Damen’s ongoing commitment to the southern Baltic and German Bight, with their special requirements and many vessel owners and operators. Diving...

ABB technology partner for first methanol-hydrogen fuel cell towboat

ABB Marine & Ports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maritime Partners LLC (MP), Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) and e1 Marine to develop a hydrogen-powered inland towboat for operation in the U.S. The 27m towboat, Hydrogen One, designed to push barges along inland waterways, is intended for deployment on the vast...