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OOS Serooskerke

Engine Start Up OOS Serooskerke

On 27 November 2018, the engines of OOS Serooskerke were started. The OOS Serooskerke is being built in China Merchants Heavy Industries (Jiangsu). The vessel building contract is effective since 5 August 2016. After ten months of engineering, the steel..

Damen Saab bid

WEG and Praxis to Support Damen Saab Bid for the Brazilian Navy

On 13 December, Brazilian company WEG Electric Equipment, and Dutch company Praxis Automation Technology, both leading companies within their respective fields, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support Damen Saab bid for the construction of four corvettes for the..

Vox Amalia

Queen Máxima Christens Vox Amalia

Her Majesty Queen Máxima performed the christening ceremony for Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger Vox Amalia in Rotterdam 14 December, in presence of 1,400 employees and guests. This was also the final event in the celebrations marking Van Oord’s..

LNG cruise ship

Delivery of the World’s First LNG Cruise Ship

Today in Bremerhaven, the Meyer Werft from Papenburg handed over the world’s first LNG (liquid natural gas) cruise ship to AIDA Cruises (Rostock). The largest cruise ship ever built in Germany will be setting new standards in terms of environmental..

Naviera Integral

15th Fast Crew Supplier FCS 5009 for Naviera Integral

Leading Mexican offshore contractor Naviera Integral has signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of a new Fast Crew Supplier FCS 5009 for delivery in 2019. This will be the fifteenth FCS 5009 to join the Naviera..

Baleària Sets Marie Curie Out to Sail

Baleària Sets Marie Curie Out to Sail

The shipping company Baleària has set its ferry Marie Curie out to sail from the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini; whereas construction on its twin Hypatia de Alejandría is just about finished with the corresponding sea trials planned. They are the..

MV Werften Started Production in New Shipbuilding Hall Complex

MV Werften put into operation the laser-hybrid welding line in its new hall 11 for producing panels measuring up to 25 x 16m for the Global Class cruise ships. In future, close on 150 employees per shift will work in..

Jan de Nul Wins Prestigious Environment Award

Jan De Nul Group pockets another award for its sustainable and innovative approach. Lloyd’s List, a world leading online source of maritime insights, presented today in Dubai the Lloyd’s List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Environment Award to Jan De..

Cavotec automated mooring selected for Great Lakes e-ferry berths

Cavotec Automated Mooring Selected for Great Lakes E-ferry Berths

Cavotec is to supply its innovative MoorMaster automated mooring technology for use with two new-build, fully electrically powered ferries at five berths in Canada’s Great Lakes – the country’s first fully electrical non-cable vessels – highlighting how MoorMaster is a key technology..

First Ever Wärtsilä 31 Engine Retrofit Brings Massive NOx and Fuel Savings to Gardar

The technology group Wärtsilä will deliver its first ever Wärtsilä 31 engine retrofit to Gardar, a fishing vessel owned by Norwegian Gardar AS, built originally in 1998. After the retrofit is completed, Gardar’s fuel consumption will be reduced by 200,000..

Kick-off of project Color Hybrid

On Thursday, 15 November, Color Line and Ulstein Verft marked the construction start-up on the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid. The hull is placed in the dock hall, and several hundred employees are now busy with the vessel’s..

DEME’s giant, next generation installation vessel ‘Orion’ launched in China

DEME’s Next Generation Installation Vessel Launched in China

In a spectacular ceremony DEME’s next generation new offshore installation vessel Orion was successfully launched at the COSCO Qidong shipyard in China on 21 November. Orion will feature an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting..


The OCEA Shipyard Turns 30!

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…

Winners of the Maritime Awards 2018 Excel at Innovation

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..

KNVTS Ship of the Year is Royal IHC’s Scheldt River

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 Spartacus DEME

Royal IHC Launches World’s Largest Cutter Suction Dredger

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..

Third Expedition Cruise Vessel for Ulstein at CMHI

Third Expedition Cruise Vessel for Ulstein at CMHI

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 Will Build Fourth Cruise Ship for Virgin Voyages

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.

First Fully-electric Ferries to Operate in Canada with Schottel Propulsion

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..

Model of the new fast ferry

Baleària Builds World’s First Gas Engine-powered High-speed Catamaran in Spain

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 to design second Global class cruise ship for MV WERFTEN

Deltamarin and Elomatic to Design Second Global Class Cruise Ship for MV WERFTEN

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, the First Targetless Laser Sensor for Offshore Windfarms

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..

Fleet of New Schottel-propelled Tugs for Med Marine Completed

Fleet of New Schottel-propelled Tugs for Med Marine Completed

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.

‘Just-in-time’ Sailing Saves Hundreds of Thousands of Tonnes of CO2

‘Just-in-time’ Sailing Saves Hundreds of Thousands of Tonnes of CO2

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 new Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre will provide customers with the opportunity to learn more about the Wärtsilä HY hybrid power module.

New Wärtsilä Hybrid Centre Will Boost Sustainable Shipping

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..

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