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First High-Pressure SCR System seals class approval

Makita Corporation and MAN Energy Solutions have announced that the first ever PBST-branded and -built cluster-3 SCR-HP system has passed its ClassNK approval test at the MAKITA works in Japan. The most compact of its type in the market, the..

OCEAN Industries orders MAN Propulsion packages for Royal Canadian Navy Tugs

Quebec-based marine group OCEAN Industries has ordered 8 × MAN 12V175D-MM, IMO Tier III-compliant engines in connection with the construction of 4 × 24-metre ASD tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy. The vessels are set respectively for delivery to Canada’s..

National Marine Dredging Company and Royal IHC launch TSHD Ghasha

National Marine Dredging Company (NMDC) and Royal IHC (IHC) have successfully launched trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) Ghasha. The ceremony took place at IHC’s shipyard in Kinderdijk, The Netherlands. Ghasha is based on the success of the 6,000m³ TSHD ARZANA,..

Turkish-built tug equipped with Schottel bestseller

Schottel has secured a contract with Turkish shipbuilder Med Marine to provide propulsion units for a newly built escort and harbour tug. The Robert-Allan-designed tugboat is under construction at the Ereğli Shipyard in Northern Turkey. It will be used for..

Wärtsilä to Supply Customised Hybrid Scrubber to Norwegian Cruise Line

Wärtsilä will supply Hybrid Scrubber system packages, specially customised to meet the specific needs of two cruise vessels. The ships are owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). The 325m long Norwegian Breakaway and Norwegian Getaway will be fitted..

Forum’s ROV to Support Amundsen Science’s Arctic Research

Forum Energy Technologies has secured an order from Amundsen Science (Université Laval, Canada) to supply a light work-class remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to support its Arctic scientific research activities. The vehicle will be installed on board the Canadian research icebreaker..

Fincantieri presents Scarlet Lady in Genoa Sestri Ponente

Fincantieri has delivered Scarlet Lady, the first of four cruise vessels for new cruise operator Virgin Voyages, which is part of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group. The vessel was presented at the shipyard in Genoa Sestri Ponente. The ceremony was..

Damen Unveils Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge

Damen Shipyards Group  has unveiled a Ballast Water Pre Filtration Barge (BWPF) to assist vessels in complying with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. The new legislation came into force on September 8th this year and Damen Green Solutions has prepared a..

Three New Finnlines Ships to Go Green with Wärtsilä Hybrid Systems

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply its Hybrid Power Conversion system for three new RoRo ferries being built at the Nanjing Jinling shipyard in China for Finnlines, a part of the Italian Grimaldi Group. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in..

Langh Tech’s Scrubber Systems to Four Gas Tanker Vessels

The Finnish scrubber manufacturer Langh Tech has successfully delivered its exhaust gas scrubber systems to semi-refrigerated gas tankers managed by the Danish shipping company Ultragas. The cooperation between Langh Tech and Ultragas started in summer 2018 and the deal includes..

Underwater Stern Tube Seal Repair in Tasmania

At the end of last year one of the Hydrex diver/technician teams carried out an underwater stern tube seal repair on a roro ship berthed in Port of Burnie, Tasmania. The ship was suffering from an oil leak, making an..

Yanmar and Nauti-Craft Sign Technology Transfer Agreement for Marine Technology

Yanmar and Nauti-Craft today announce that both companies have entered into a technology transfer agreement with the purpose of commercializing Yanmar’s boats by utilizing Nauti-Craft’s patented marine suspension technology. Cooperation between Yanmar and Nauti-Craft began in 2016 with Yanmar evaluating..

Contract for Seawater Coolers to Newbuild Wellboat

Norwegian shipyard Aas Mekaniske Verksted has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver its hull-integrated Rack seawater cooling system to a wellboat the yard is building for Nova Sea Service. The wellboat is of the yard’s own design, type AAS..

Swedish Sea Rescue Society Boat is First with Dual Diesel and Electric Power

Torqeedo has provided a battery-electric propulsion system for a new dual-mode boat recently launched by the Swedish Sea Rescue Society. The new boat is the first-ever in the Sea Rescue Society’s fleet to have parallel diesel and electric motors. The..

Wärtsilä to Supply World’s First Hybrid Powered Self-Discharging Bulk Carriers

Wärtsilä has been selected to provide the complete system design and full equipment scope for two new 9300 DWT self-discharging bulk carriers featuring hybrid propulsion. The ships will be the first of their kind to be fitted with a hybrid..

Ahrma Holding Completes Acquisition of Royal Dirkzwager

Ahrma Holding has taken over Royal Dirkzwager. By combining the expertise and qualities of Ahrma and Royal Dirkzwager in 24/7 service and support, current and future customers of both companies will  benefit greatly. Royal Dirkzwager’s Control Room will expand its..

Damen

Damen OSV 9020 Answers Calls for Versatility in Offshore Support

Following calls for great vessel versatility offshore Damen has developed a new concept vessel – the Offshore Support Vessel (OSV) 9020. The vessel features a stable platform with lots of accommodation, good station-keeping capability, low carbon emissions and lots of..

Alfa Laval Commits to Achieving Zero-Emission Vessels

Alfa Laval has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a coordinated effort to fight climate change by introducing zero-emission vessels by the year 2030. Alfa Laval is committed to reaching this vital goal, which is key to decarbonizing the global..

TMC Bags ALS Compressor Contract for Seven LNG Newbuilds

TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has been awarded a contract by Hyundai Heavy Industries to deliver its air lubrication system compressors to seven LNG carriers the Korean shipbuilder is constructing for Capital Gas Corp. TMC has developed a range..

MAN Cryo to Supply Icebreaking RoRos with Fuel Gas Supply System

MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer MAN Cryo has signed the contract to supply the LNG fuel-gas supply systems to Wallenius SOL. The Swedish shipping line is having two RoRo newbuildings constructed in China at Yantai Raffles shipyard. MAN..

Kongsberg to Install and Test Autonomous Technology

Kongsberg Group is going to install and test autonomous technology on two vessels in different operational environments. This project is receiving funding of almost EUR 20.1 million – one of the largest grants ever given to Norwegian players – from..

Wärtsilä Sustainable Solutions for Two New Cruise Ships

Technology group Wärtsilä will supply Chantiers de l‘Atlantique, France, a comprehensive package of integrated solutions designed to support and enhance the efficiency and environmental sustainability of the first two World Class cruise vessels being built for MSC Cruises. The ships..

Hydroniq’s Coolers to Subsea Cable Installation Vessel

Norwegian shipyard Ulstein Verft has contracted Hydroniq Coolers to deliver the seawater cooling system to a cable lay vessel it is constructing for Nexans Subsea Operations. The CLV Nexans Aurora will play a vital role in installation of Nexans’ HV..

Damen Signs MoU for Development of Bangladesh Shipbuilding Initiative

Gentium and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh in Dhaka. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives of the Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh, who are supporting Gentium-Damen in..

Wärtsilä LNG Solution for Four Next-Generation Short-Sea Cargo Vessels

Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by Wärtsilä. The ships have been ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the Netherlands, an affiliate..