ShipBuilding Industry News
Now a major industrial group capable of building ever larger ships out of aluminium, OCEA is celebrating 30 years of business. It was in February 1987 that Roland Joassard and Fabrice Epaud founded OCEA by taking over a shipyard in Les Sables-d’Olonne…
In Zaandam on 12 November, the winners of the Dutch Maritime Awards 2018 were announced. At the Maritime Awards Gala, an annual exclusive networking event, 1,000 maritime professionals were able to celebrate the successes of the strong capacity for innovation seen..
Royal IHC has been awarded the KNVTS Ship of the Year award for the 8,400m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Scheldt River, designed and built for DEME.
Royal IHC successfully launched the Spartacus, a 44,180kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) designed and built for DEME. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, the Netherlands. It was performed by Mrs Fabienne Ackermans, the..
Recently, ship owner SunStone Ships declared the first option at the CMHI yard in the Infinity-class series of expedition cruise vessel designs. The ship owner has now declared option number two. The total amount of CX103 designed vessels under construction..
Fincantieri and global travel brand Virgin Voyages, have signed a contract valued at approximately EUR 700 million for the construction of a fourth cruise ship, which will be delivered at the end of 2023.
Schottel has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards to equip the first fully-electric vessels to operate in Canada. The new Amherst Island and Wolfe Island ferries will be propelled by four Schottel Twin Propellers STP 260 FP, each with an input power..
The shipping line Baleària, a pioneer in the application of liquefied natural gas in sea transportation, has marked another milestone with the construction of the world’s first passenger and cargo fast ferry powered by dual LNG engines.
Deltamarin and Elomatic, both from Turku Finland, have signed a significant agreement with MV WERFTEN Wismar GmbH for the basic and detail design of a second Global class cruise ship.
SceneScan Monopole is the first laser sensor developed for offshore windfarms which eliminates the need for fixed reflective targets to be installed. This ground-breaking technology is designed to increase safety on board service operation vessels (SOVs), where vessel positioning sensors..
With the new tug MED XXIX, which was recently put into service, Turkey-based Med Marine’s new fleet of six Schottel-propelled vessels is now complete. The ASD-type tugs are designed for harbour and terminal operations as well as for coastal towing.
If sea-going vessels were better informed about the availability of berths and adapted their speed accordingly, substantial savings could be made in terms of fuel and CO2 emissions. This conclusion is based on a study that was recently commissioned by..
The technology group Wärtsilä has inaugurated its new Hybrid Centre, the first of its kind in the world. The facility represents an innovative concept that will enable further development and deployment of the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module, while at..
MSC Cruises and Fincantieri today announced the signing of a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the construction of four ultra-luxury cruise ships for a total value in excess of EUR 2 billion.
On Tuesday the 16 October 2018, Allard Castelein, CEO of the Port of Rotterdam, officially opened the Falck Safety Services and Fire Academy Maasvlakte-Rotterdam training centre. This new training centre teaches and trains fire brigades from the public and (petro) chemical..
Florida based Aeolus Energy Inc. awarded Ulstein the design contract to develop the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind Service Operations Vessel (SOV). Based on Ulstein’s proven SX195 design, a customised version will be developed meeting the specific requirements..
AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, today announced MV Werften has renewed its commitment to AVEVA with an agreement to use a greater range of solutions from the AVEVA portfolio to design and construct cruise ships. Every MV Werften..
Caterpillar Marine is pleased to announce that the Spanish shipping company Baleària, will be converting three ferries from Diesel to LNG dual fuel using Caterpillar and MaK solutions. Caterpillar Marine dealer Finanzauto will perform the engine conversion, with work on..
Ouyang Offshore today (10 October 2018) launched its new-build wind turbine installation vessel, OuYang 1, at Dayang Offshore Equipment’s yard in Jiangsu, China. Further, the Chinese shipowner has awarded Aqualis Offshore a contract to supervise the construction of a second..
On 7 September, the opening day of the World Port Days, the first Skoonbox was revealed by Wim van Sluis, Chairman of Maritime by Holland, the Dutch maritime network organisation. This marks an important step in the realisation of a..
Containerships’ third and fourth LNG-powered vessels were christened last week at the Wenchong Shipyard, China. The vessels received names M/S Containerships Finn and M/S Containerships Balt, honouring Containerships’ roots and history.
In 2017, Ulstein Design & Solutions AS announced their first design and equipment contract on an X-BOW expedition cruise vessel for ship owner SunStone Ships. The contract included nine options, and the first option has now been declared.
Damen has carried out the successful floating of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati. The carefully executed procedure was achieved by raising the water level in the yard’s dry dock by..
The dredging contractor Dutch Dredging (Baggerbedrijf de Boer) welcomed two new vessels to its fleet last week during the naming ceremonies for the Papillon and the Fregate. Both vessels will go to work in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou..
During SMM 2018, SICK has received type approval from Lloyd’s Register of Shipping for its MARSIC300 ship emissions measuring device. A total of seven classification societies have now issued type approval for the MARSIC300. The MARSIC300 is very low in..