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Van Oord

Van Oord orders second pair of new generation water injection vessels

Van Oord has ordered the construction of two additional state-of-the-art water injection vessels from Kooiman Marine Group after the successful operation of sister vessels Maas and Mersey in 2021. The new vessels will have the same specifications, supplemented by innovative optimisations. The first of the two vessels will be commissioned in the first half...
MacGregor

MacGregor signs a five-year service agreement with Color Line

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a five-year service agreement with Color Line. This agreement is an extension to previous contracts between MacGregor and Color Line and now includes all vessels in their fleet together with their Norwegian and Danish terminals. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2022 second quarter orders received. The contract...
ammonia

Bureau Veritas completes new study on ammonia as fuel

Bureau Veritas (BV) carried out a study aiming at de-risking the use of ammonia as a marine fuel, with a specific focus on leak mitigation and treatment, in collaboration with the global multi-energy major TotalEnergies. The joint preliminary study has evaluated the health and safety risks from ammonia leaks for crew and passengers and...
KenzFigee

Strategic cooperation KenzFigee and CMIC

KenzFigee and CMIC signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to explore how both companies can complement each other with regards to the design and supply of identified key products needed to meet the fast growing offshore wind market in China. This cooperation is a result of the rapidly emerging market and the huge and urgent...
James Fisher

James Fisher and Graig launch the innovative Ulstein Twin X-Stern SOV

James Fisher and Sons and Graig Shipping have unveiled a pioneering service operation vessel (SOV) design concept. The Ulstein Twin X-Stern named Ulstein SX221 Diamond SOV will support the UK’s ambitious target of 50GW of offshore wind energy generation by 2030 – as part of its Net Zero Strategy. The innovative concept is the...
Acta Marine

Ulstein desigs methanol-fuelled offshore wind vessels for Acta Marine

Acta Marine orders the two first Ulstein Twin X-Stern Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with design from Ulstein Design & Solutions. The design contract also includes options for two vessels, all four of the SX216 design by Ulstein. The vessels will be delivered with dual-fuel methanol/diesel power generators. “We are pleased to build on...

Naval forces: Innovations for enhanced security

At the leading international maritime trade fair from 6 to 9 September 2022, numerous exhibitors will showcase technology innovations geared towards the needs of naval forces. In parallel with the exhibition, experts and high-ranking officials of international navies, the industry and international organisations will meet at the security conference MS&D to discuss defence challenges,...

Thecla Bodewes shipyard secures another order for two 7,000 TDW vessels

Thecla Bodewes Shipyards has been awarded an order for building and delivery of another two 7,000 TDW Diesel-Electric Multi-Purpose Dry Cargo vessels for Vertom, one of the leading international operating shipping companies in the Netherlands. In 2021 the yard already received an order from Vertom for 4 similar vessels. The LABRAX 7,000 TDW Cargo...

Approval for LCO2 Spherical Cargo Tank System

The ceremony took place at Posidonia 2022.Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Mitsubishi Shipbuilding – part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group – for a spherical cargo tank system for liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carriers. The ceremony took place at Posidonia 2022,...

Høglund helps to power world’s largest ethane carrier

Høglund Marine Solutions has delivered a meticulously engineered automation and control system for the Pacific Ineos Belstaff, the world’s largest ethane carrier. During the project, Høglund – the leading global marine solutions and integrated automation systems expert – designed an integrated automation system with ship performance monitor and a customised control system. The technology...

Fourth electric ferry for the North Sea Canal

The fourth electric ferry for the North Sea Canal, the NZK Pont 103, was christened on Thursday 12 May 2022. Inge Keur, Commercial Director of GVB performed the christening. The christening took place in Hardinxveld Giessendam at Holland Shipyards Group (HSG), where the ferry was built. The new ‘plug-in ferries’ will replace all diesel...

Increase ship design efficiency with a multidisciplinary design process

Check out the Siemens On-demand Webinar on increasing ship design efficiency with a multidisciplinary design process. In this session, we examine how the mechanical, electrical and software features of a vessel can be managed in a single collaborative environment thanks to a comprehensive digital twin. The digital twin becomes the single source of truth...

Massive Arctic season sale

On 5 May 2022, Swan Hellenic announced that its new 5-star ship SH Vega will launch ahead of schedule in July, departing Helsinki Shipyard immediately to carry the cultural expedition cruise pioneer’s Arctic Summer Season. Celebrating the elegant ice-class ship’s maiden cruises, Swan Hellenic has launched a special Arctic Summer Season ’22 Sale that...

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...