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Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther Delivers MH-O & Co CTVs

Incat Crowther recently delivered the 39m Multipurpose Crew Transfer Vessels MHO Gurli and MHO Esbjerg. The vessels were built by PT Bintang Timur Samudera in Indonesia and delivered to MH-O & Co to be operated for Ørsted in their Hornsea..

Wight delivers first in class to MBNA Thames Clippers

Wight Delivers First in Class to MBNA Thames Clippers

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co has completed its third and largest vessel for MBNA Thames Clippers, the first Hunt Class Mk3. The 38m Venus Clipper has been built to a ten-month build schedule and is reflective of the increased business..

Ferry La Suprema

18% Energy Savings On Board Ferry After Chiller Optimisation

ABB and Italian shipping company GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci) have completed a first-of-its-kind retrofit of a technology that optimises the performance of chillers used for heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems on ferries – and the results have exceeded all..

Hapag-Lloyd pilot gas-conversion leads the way for emissions reduction and decarbonisation

Hapag-Lloyd Orders Mega-Container Vessel Retrofit to LNG

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of Hapag-Lloyd’s 15,000TEU container vessel MV Sajir to dual-fuel operation. The pilot project will entail the conversion of an existing, HFO-burning MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI..

Van Oord Orders New Generation of Water Injection Vessels

Van Oord has ordered the construction of two state-of-the-art water injection vessels at Kooiman Marine Group. The new vessels will be multifunctional and will include systems that ensure optimal deployment. The first vessel will be commissioned in late 2020.

MAN engines for New Pilot Boat

MAN Rollo will supply two MAN diesel engines that each generate 882kW at 2,100rpm for a new pilot boat, which is being built for the Dutch Pilotage Service (Nederlands Loodswezen). The scope of delivery includes aftertreatment systems (SCR).  

The new SCHOTTEL Pump Jet type SPJ 30

New Schottel Pump Jet Presented

Schottel has presented the new Schottel Pump Jet type SPJ 30: a shallow-water thruster that is suitable for a wide range of different vessel types, such as passenger vessels, ferries, work vessels and freighters. 

DNV GL and Metalships & Docks Sign Agreement for Sailing Vessel

DNV GL has been awarded a contract for the classification of the passenger sailing vessel Sea Cloud Spirit, built by Metalships & Docks in Vigo, Spain. Representatives from both companies came together in Vigo this week to sign the agreement. Ordered..

LNG Bunker Supply Vessel Christened

On 8 February 2019, the LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos was officially christened in the port of Hamburg. The ceremony took place at the Hamburg Cruise Center Steinwerder, with more than 250 guests witnessing the christening of the vessel by..

Deliveries on the increase for Wight Shipyard with their 6th Ferry in two years

Wight Shipyard Co Delivers its 6th Ferry

Wight Shipyard Co delivered its first multi-million pound export order for a 250-passenger river catamaran to operate for Central Danube Region Marketing & Development GmbH’s Twin City Liner – a tourist service running on the River Danube between Vienna and..

Kooiman Marine Group Builts Second LNG Bunker Pontoon

On 5 February 2019, Shipyard Kooiman was engaged to build a second LNG Bunkering Pontoon, named FlexFueler 002. Purchaser of this vessel is the Belgium company Fluxys N.V. The long term operator of this pontoon will be Titan LNG B.V.,..

Portable filter unit

Portable Filter Unit for On-Board Hydraulics

Stauff has developed a compact portable filter unit for mobile filtration of decentralised on-board hydraulic systems. It can easily be transported to the place of use, even in confined spaces. Versions for 50Hz power supply on land and for the..

TB Shipyards Catamaran Gets Navcom from Radio Holland

Radio Holland received an order for a Navigation & Communication package for a 250-passenger, aluminium catamaran ferry built by Thecla Bodewes Shipyards (TB Shipyards, headquartered in Harlingen, Netherlands).  

Damen Awarded Contract For Diving Bell Vessel

WSA Koblenz (WasserSchiffahrtsAmbt) has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to build a new diving bell ship. The ship will succeed an existing vessel – Carl Straat, which has been in operation since 1963. The new vessel, like her predecessor,..

High-Pressure SCR for Two-Stroke Engines Lands First Order

MAN Energy Solutions has announced the very first order for its SCR-HP (Selective Catalytic Reduction – High Pressure) product. Mitsui (MES) has ordered 3 × SCR-HP (cluster 3) units in connection with the building of three 87k-dwt bulk carriers for..

Falck Safety Services Changes Name

Falck Safety Service takes the next step as the world’s leading safety services provider and changes its name to RelyOn Nutec. A name with links to the company’s heritage, customer promise and vision for the future of safety.

Regulatory Update: New Air Emissions Requirements in China Waters

The China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) has recently issued new air emissions requirements, impacting certain-sized vessels entering and operating in China waters.

Videotec announces the ULISSE EVO camera, another technologically innovative step forward in their pursuit of increasingly high-performance and reliable video surveillance products.

Videotec Launches ULISSE EVO: the next stage of PTZ camera evolution from

Videotec announces the ULISSE EVO camera, another technologically innovative step forward in their pursuit of increasingly high-performance and reliable video surveillance products. This new versatile PTZ camera offers performance, competitiveness and design at an unprecedented level.

Tuco Marine wins Best Inshore Aquaculture Boat 2018 Award

15m ProZero vessel wins Best Inshore Aquaculture Boat 2018 Award

Tuco Marine’s 15m ProZero vessel in the special high-pressure cleaning version has been awarded the prestigious ‘Best Inshore Aquaculture Boat 2018’ award by the International Work Boat World Magazine.


Esvagt Turns to Vestdavit for High Seas Windfarm Boat-Handling

Vestdavit has reinforced its claim to be the davit supplier of choice for higher sea states after securing orders to equip three state-of-the-art Esvagt Service Operations Vessels (SOVs) destined to support windfarm maintenance in challenging North Sea conditions.  Developed by..

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..