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Titan joins SEA-LNG to broaden infrastructure skill base of coalition

SEA-LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition established to demonstrate LNG’s benefits as a viable marine fuel, and Titan LNG, a leading independent alternative fuels supplier, have announced that Titan will become a member of the coalition. SEA-LNG and Titan particularly recognised that together, and in combination with SEA-LNG’s wider membership, they can expedite the decarbonisation...

Damen delivers Stan Pontoon 12032 to Renco

Damen Shipyards has delivered a Stan Pontoon 12032 to Italian construction and logistics contractor Renco. The pontoon will be supporting major energy companies in their activities in south-eastern Africa, acting as a jetty extension for use by supply vessels. The Stan Pontoon 12032 is the largest standard pontoon in Damen’s range, measuring 120m by...
DEME

DEME’s offshore installation vessel Orion joins the fleet

On 29 April, offshore installation vessel Orion officially joined DEME’s fleet. This next-generation vessel brings a game-changing installation concept to the offshore energy market. DEME is honoured that Mrs Amélie Michel, spouse of Mr Charles Michel, President of the European Council, has agreed to be the godmother of this unique new vessel. In a...
Castor Marine

Fourth Wagenborg W2W vessel connected by Castor Marine

Castor Marine has outfitted Wagenborg Offshore’s fourth Walk-to-Work (W2W) vessel Koenigsborg with a seamless connectivity installation. The VSAT internet and Tampnet 4G connectivity solution provide the crew with continuous communications channels when working on offshore assets, real-time reporting options to onshore teams and, of course, leisure use in downtime. Castor Marine was also contracted...
Oceandock LX

Oceandock LX: redefining offshore wind turbine installation

Windthrust has developed a new safe and secure technology that will redefine offshore wind turbine installations around the world: the Oceandock LX. The Oceandock is a 60,000 self-propelled floating port and installation vessel for Substations, Monopile Foundations and Wind Turbine Generators. The Oceandock LX has a 60,000m² clear deck area, 700,000m3 of underdeck area...

BSM extends its Fleet Monitoring Platform

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) makes further progress in the digitalisation of its fleet management. Building on the success of its existing LiveFleet monitoring platform, BSM is expanding the portal with a powerful addition. The new LiveFleet tool “Performance Overview” is pioneering support to take informed decisions on maintenance work and drydock planning. LiveFleet is...

ABB to power world’s first hybrid-electric biomass fuel carriers

The Japanese Shipowners’ Association has announced that the Japanese shipping industry will take on the challenge of 2050 net zero GHG1. One of its most significant initiatives is e5 Lab, a consortium comprising Asahi Tanker, Exeno Yamamizu Corporation, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, and Mitsubishi Corporation, with the purpose of developing renewably powered commercial ships. Addressing...

IHC Dredging introduces operations monitoring on its Beavers®

To achieve optimal use of IHC Dredging assets and to increase operational efficiency, an operations monitoring dashboard is now offered on all new Beaver® vessels. Understanding how an asset performs is vital to maximising operational efficiency and earning potential. With data driven intelligence, IHC Dredging provides insight and performance control to its customers. Accessible...

Schottel acquires the majority stake in Elkon

German propulsion expert Schottel and Elkon, the Turkish specialist for marine electrical system integration, will operate as partners in the maritime market in the future. The corresponding contract for the purchase of the majority stake in Elkon by the holding company Schottel Industries GmbH has now been signed in Istanbul, Turkey, and announced at...

Radio Holland wins 10-Vessel Contract with ALP Maritime Services

Radio Holland is awarded with a Managed Service Agreement (MSA) for the entire ALP Maritime Services fleet. The companies have been working together in the global maritime market for more than ten years. The longstanding partnership involves the complete install base in navigation and communication equipment. ALP, established in January 2010, is a specialist...

VARD secures new contract for stern trawler

VARD, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured a new contract for the design and construction of one stern trawler for Deutsche Fischfang-Union in Germany. The contract value is in excess of NOK 500 million. The stern trawler has been developed by...
offshore installation vessel

Major milestone for revolutionary offshore installation vessel

An official launching ceremony for the revolutionary offshore installation vessel Green Jade was held at CSBC’s shipyard in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, marking a major milestone in the construction of this vessel, which is designed to handle the next generation of multi-megawatt turbines, jackets and components. Green Jade will be the second of these exceptional vessels...
Maersk Supply Service

Maersk Supply Service constructs pioneering installation vessel for US market

Since 2019, Maersk Supply Service has been developing an innovative concept for the installation of offshore wind turbines, using a new design for a wind installation vessel. This leading-edge method will be 30% more efficient than using conventional jack-up vessels due to the wind installation vessel’s unique feeder capabilities. Supporting the newbuild investment, Maersk...

VARD orders BWTS for six more marine robotic vessels

Shipbuilding group VARD has awarded Norwegian Greentech a contract to deliver the ballast water treatment systems (BWTS) to six marine robotic vessels that will be built at Vard Vung Tau in Vietnam for an undisclosed shipowner. VARD has designed a unique multi-purpose platform that allows for onshore remote control, light crewed or uncrewed operations....

Wärtsilä signs long-term service agreement with Brittany Ferries

The technology group Wärtsilä will provide technical support via a long-term service agreement for its broad scope of solutions installed on Brittany Ferries’ latest RoPax vessel, the ‘Salamanca’. The 10-year agreement was signed in December 2021. The ferry has been inaugurated on 25 March and makes its first commercial sailing from Portsmouth, U.K. to...

Nor-Shipping 2022 – The Arena for Ocean Solutions 

Nor-Shipping is the globally leading exhibition and event programme based in Norway. This is where the maritime and ocean industries meet to connect, collaborate and facilitate sustainable success in the ocean space. Taking place every two years, Nor-Shipping operates as a hub for international decision makers from both the private and public spheres. This...

Fender Innovations to take over Polymarine Service

Fender Innovations of Wieringerwerf, manufacturers of lightweight fender systems for fast-sailing vessels, has completed a commercially important acquisition. The new partner is PolyMarine Service based in Vlaardingen, manufacturers of cast fender systems for slightly heavier workboats. Both companies will form part of the Fender Innovations Group. For Fender Innovations, this is the first acquisition...
US offshore wind

SCHOTTEL and Lyon Shipyard partner to serve US offshore wind

SCHOTTEL has reached a mutual agreement with Norfolk-based Lyon Shipyard that positions both companies for the expansion of the US offshore wind industry. The agreement was established based on their shared long-term strategy to support both the existing market and the up-and-coming offshore wind farm industry. US wind farm operations will need a large...

Swan Hellenic announces changes to cruises in response to Ukraine crisis

SH Minerva sets new course with additional UK Celtic discovery sailings, while second ship SH Vega now due to launch in September and join her for next Antarctica season. On Monday 21 March 2022, Swan Hellenic announced a series of changes to its 2022-23 cultural expedition cruises, responding both to the tragic situation in Ukraine...
LiMain

LiMain: changing the way you think about maintenance

Accelerated by the global pandemic, there is a growing desire among platform operators for new approaches to regular maintenance. Previously, maintenance processes for offshore platform equipment were time-consuming, costly and required many resources. Additionally, platform owners face many obstacles that are difficult to manage, such as availability of personnel, weather conditions and need for...

Market leader ready to fill the gap in offshore wind

There is a shortage of specialised heavy lift vessels needed to install the increasing number of larger, next generation wind turbines. This jeopardises the offshore wind farm realisations. The proven, off-the-shelf heavy lift vessel designs from Ulstein can help to close the foundation installation gap. The timely realisation of offshore wind farms that are...
Aqua Helix

Ampelmann mobilises S-type system on the Aqua Helix

Ampelmann and Damen Shipyards Group are ready to enter the final testing phase of their joint project that fully integrates the S-type motion compensated gangway with the newly constructed fast crew change vessel, the Aqua Helix (FCS 7011). Final testing will commence at the end of February and customer trials are expected to begin...

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...