ShipBuilding Industry News
Euro-Rigging, Engineers and Consultants has formally rebranded and has officially changed its name to Eager.one. The new name supports the company’s matured focus areas: Consultancy, Engineering and Design and Construction. In addition, Eager.Academy captures the company’s expert knowledge sharing activities, including..
Jumbo has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) estimated to be delivered in the first quarter..
Today, a new milestone in Wagenborg’s walk to work (W2W) project was achieved with the arrival of the Blue Queen in the port of Delfzijl. Upon arrival, the offshore vessel moored at the shipyard Royal Niestern Sander. In the upcoming..
Holding OOS International Group is pleased to announce it has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Merchants Industry Holdings for the basic design and construction of the largest SSCV in the world, the OOS Zeelandia, a new Semi-Submersible Crane..
The technology group Wärtsilä is launching an upgraded, more powerful version of its well established Wärtsilä 20 engine. This new development features an increased cylinder output of 220kW that will increase the diesel engine’s power density, thereby enabling vessels to..
Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands. This ground-breaking success is the result of a close..
MeeMaken BV, the participation company and investment fund that became owner of Dutch offshore crane supplier Kenz Figee Group in 2016, has appointed Jan Pieter Klaver as new CEO of Kenz Figee Group. Mr Klaver worked at Heerema for 26 years in..
BIO-SEA’s B range has successfully passed all tests dedicated to USCG Type approval certification with great performances. The land-based tests have been performed at DHI DK and NIVA Laboratories in fresh, brackish and marine waters. The BIO-SEA range will be..
Wagenborg Offshore has been awarded a 6-year contract by Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) and SHELL UK Exploration & Production (Shell UK)) for the provision of a second walk-to-work vessel. NAM and Shell UK work together in combined business unit on..
Acta Marine and Ulstein Verft gladly announce that the Ulstein SX195 hull of Acta Marine’s new Walk-to-Work vessel Acta Auriga has now arrived at Ulstein Verft Norway. During the coming months she will be outfitted, commissioned and explicitly tested. Ulstein..
Hydrex has developed a new way of maintaining ship propellers to achieve maximum propulsion efficiency. The traditional approach is to let the propeller foul and build up a calcareous growth and polish the propellers once or twice a year underwater..
Norwegian technology group Norbit has acquired field monitoring specialist Aptomar. Aptomar is an international provider of products and services for integrated field monitoring. The company has delivered more than 100 field monitoring systems to oil companies and coastal authorities worldwide…
Marking a true unique test, Damen has successfully completed full scale roll-over testing of its Search and Rescue Vessel SAR 1906 with running engines. The tests were performed in Antalya, Turkey in cooperation with the Turkish Coast Guard and the..
Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI). The shipyard in Mangalia, Romania was established in 1997 as..
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has signed an agreement with Ulstein to build the world’s foremost polar vessel. The new vessel will be built in Ulsteinvik, Norway and is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2020, with an option for..
OOS Energy, an affiliated company of Holding OOS International Group, has revealed its new game-changing vessel. The Multi Activity Unit (MAU) is a newly designed self-propelled, dynamically positioned jack-up, capable of performing a wide range of services. The unit is..
Taking their ProZero series of workboats to the next level, Tuco Marine launches Denmark’s first workboats capable of remote controlled and autonomous operation. For some time now, the prospect of autonomous vessels has attracted attention in the maritime industry not..
With the new PilotStar NX Raytheon Anschütz continues the path of simplifying autopilot handling in combination with superior steering performance. The new PilotStar NX combines the best steering accuracy known from the Anschütz autopilot systems with intuitive operation and a..
The new Wärtsilä EnergoFlow is an energy saving solution that will return ship operators’ investment in less than two years. By reducing the power losses which occur in the propeller’s slipstream with an optimised inflow, Wärtsilä’s solution improves fuel efficiency..
At Europort, RH Marine introduced the next generation of Alarm, Monitoring and Control Systems (AMCS). The new Rhodium AMCS is the successor of the widely used UniMACS and FT NavVision automation systems. Being completely modular and scalable in terms of..
The Pon Maritime companies Bakker Sliedrecht, Pon Power Bolier and EST-Floattech joined forces to introduce their new Marine Hybrid Solutions at the Europort international exhibition. With this concept, they offer a propulsion and energy solution that combines diesel engines, energy..
As the shipping industry becomes more digitalised, vessels are turning into sophisticated hubs of connected systems and sensors that generate and exchange data both onboard and back to shore. This connectivity increases the need for cyber security and for ways..
Classification society ClassNK has just released the latest version of Good Maintenance Onboard Ships (October, 2017). The comprehensive checklist is designed to be used by shipmasters, crew, shipowners, and other key personnel in order to ensure vessels are safe and..
Alphatron Marine introduced the AlphaHeight at the Europort exhibition. The altitude measurement system consists of a number of sensors on the ship that measure the distances to the bottom of the bridge and the height of the steering house and..