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CWind continues fleet expansion to enable maintenance of power networks

Offshore support services provider CWind has continued with its fleet development and expansion plans by signing a long-term agreement with Dalby Offshore. The agreement will see CWind immediately add four new vessels to its fleet with the option of an additional two vessels later in the year. It is evidence of the company’s commitment...

Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage signs contract for ECGS service provision

Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage (DSHV) has signed a joint partnership cooperation with Verolme Special Equipment for the provision of services to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS). The agreement arose from a mutual understanding that both parties’ clients were seeking wider availability of services for on-board scrubber installations – either in port or underway....

New deep suction dredger for Hoftijzer Verhuur- en aannemingsbedrijf

TV Dredging, part of the Holland Shipyards Group (HSG), has been awarded a contract by Hoftijzer Verhuur- en Aannemingsbedrijf to build a new deep suction dredger and booster pontoon. The new, custom-build vessel, will be used for sand extraction. The in-house engineered vessel, type TVD DSD 35 DE, has a dredging depth of 37m....

Hartmann Orders ME-LGIP Engines for LPG Tankers

MAN Energy Solutions has won the contract to supply individual MAN B&W ME-LGIP (Liquid Gas Injection Propane) dual-fuel engines to three 5,000m3 LPG tankers currently under construction by CIMC Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering in Shanghai for Hartmann Gas Carrier, the German shipping company. Each newbuilding will receive a propulsion package featuring 1 × 5S35ME-LGIP...

TMC compressors for Fast4Ward FPSO

International compressor supplier TMC Compressors of the Seas (TMC) has won a contract from Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) to supply the marine compressed air system to a newbuild FPSO the yard is constructing for SBM Offshore. TMC will provide a compressed air system consisting of four large service and instrument air compressors with associated...

Penguin selects Schottel for Flex-42X Executive Fast Crew Boats

Following a successful testing and evaluation programme, Singapore-based Penguin International has selected Schottel’s Tunnel Thruster STT 51 FP for its flagship Flex-42X series of eight executive fast crew boats. Penguin is an integrated designer, builder, owner and operator of high-speed crafts as well as a prolific builder of mid-sized crew boats and armoured security...

JRC/Alphatron to supply four integrated bridge systems

JRC/Alphatron Marine has obtained a contract for the supply of four integrated bridge systems for the US-based Seabulk Towing, a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings. Seabulk Towing Holdings provides ship services in seven ports in the Gulf of Mexico ports and Florida coast ports. Besides services they also offer customised solution-based offshore towing for short-...

BIO-UV Group’s BWTS technology adapted to kill coronavirus

The ultra-violet light technology used to kill the invasive species found in ships’ ballast water tanks can be used to protect seafarers, health workers and first-responders from picking up the coronavirus from surfaces. Following research by the France-based company behind the BIO-SEA ballast water treatment, a surface disinfection system could be ready for market...

Alewijnse delivers electrical fit-out for Mexico’s first Long Range Ocean Patrol Vessel

Alewijnse Marine has completed the electrical fit-out of the Mexican Navy’s latest vessel; the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA) vessel ARM Reformador. Built at the ASTIMAR 20 naval shipyard in Salina Cruz, Mexico, with the Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards and its suppliers, it is widely regarded as the most advanced naval vessel afloat in...

VARD enters renewable energy sector

VARD, Fincantieri’s subsidiary and shipbuilders of specialised vessels has signed a new contract for the design and construction of a Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Ta San Shang Marine, a joint venture between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) and Ta Tong Marine (TTM). The vessel – the first one to be built for the Asian...

VARD contracts Hydroniq for newbuild stern trawler

The shipbuilding group VARD has placed a contract with Hydroniq Coolers to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a newbuild stern trawler currently under construction. VARD is constructing the vessel at its Vard Vung Tau yard in Vietnam. Under the contract, Hydroniq Coolers will deliver its hull-integrated Rack seawater cooler to the vessel....

BIO-UV awarded type approval for new low flow ballast water treatment system

BIO-UV Group, the French leader in UV-based water treatment technology, has received IMO & USCG type approval for its next generation low flow rate ballast water treatment system range. The BIO-SEA L Easy-to-Fit system had to undergo new type approval testing as it incorporates a completely new UV-reactor, designed specifically to meet market demand...

New LARS solution will reduce risk of damage to AUVs

Kongsberg Maritime has developed a new Launch and Recovery System (LARS) solution for its Hugin range of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), which is set to bring about a series of far-reaching operational improvements. The new LARS solution benefits from the uniquely integrated combination of advanced in-house technologies which the Kongsberg group offers, reinforced with...

Malin adds marine hatches arm to business

Scotland-based Malin Group is introducing a new hatches product range to its current marine offering and has appointed Fraser Gunn as its new business unit manager. Malin Hatches will be based at Malin’s existing Westway Business Park premises on the Clyde at Renfrew, with Fraser Gunn tasked with spearheading the company’s provision of gas...

MCS awarded contract by AAD for supply services in Antarctica

Maritime Construction Services (MCS) has been awarded a contract by The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) for Supply Services in the Antarctic region. The contract includes the resupply of several AAD stations in Antarctica, dedicated to climate research for the polar regions. The Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) Everest, the state-of-the-art DP3 Construction Vessel of MCS, will...
bio-fouling control

Innovative, proactive and sustainable bio-fouling control

Jotun and Kongsberg Maritime have joined forces to develop a game-changing proactive hull cleaning solution designed to provide full operational flexibility and an unbeatable environmental footprint. Called Jotun HullSkater, this new lean, green cleaning machine is part of Jotun Hull Skating Solutions. This is the first solution developed for proactive bio-fouling control on ships...

New training simulators for JRC/Alphatron Marine

JRC/Alphatron Marine is reintroducing Marcom-A training and ECDIS Type Specific Training on its new VSTEP simulators. JRC/Alphatron Marine offers different kinds of operational and technical training at multiple training centers worldwide for distributors, shipping companies, yards and other players in the field like crew, superintendents, installation crew, shore maintainers or onboard maintainers. Since February...

MAN re-enters Finnish Market with Baltic Order

MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply the engines for a shuttle ferry newbuilding for Tallink Grupp, the Estonian shipping company. A diesel-electric plant comprising 5 × MAN 51/60DF dual-fuel main engines – with LNG as primary fuel – will power MyStar, which Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) will construct at its yard...

ABB wins contract for Japan’s first super-size wind turbine installation vessel

ABB’s advanced power systems has been chosen for the first self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel built in Japan. The 28,000-GT jack-up ship – a purpose-built, self-elevating wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) delivered from a Japanese yard – will feature ABB’s advanced power and control technologies. The vessel, on order from builder Japan Marine United...

Inmarsat supports Nekton mission

Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress maritime broadband service has been chosen to provide the connectivity backbone enabling images captured by the deep ocean research institute Nekton from the floor of the Indian Ocean to be transmitted to audiences worldwide. The Nekton Institute is an independent, not-for-profit research institute working in collaboration with the University of Oxford....

Piriou deliveres 23m trawler Anthemis

Piriou has delivered 22,75m trawler Anthemis for artisanal fishing to shipowner Cabaret Jérôme. Designed for bottom and midwater trawling in the Channel and the Irish Sea, this new vessel will shortly be christened in her home port in St Brieuc, North Brittany. This delivery is the result of a collaboration between shipowner Cabaret Jérôme,...

Torqeedo supplies electric propulsion for new French hydrographic boat

Alumarine Shipyard has delivered a new hydrographic survey boat that is powered by an innovative dual electric/diesel propulsion system to the Port of La Rochelle. Torqeedo worked closely with the naval architect and shipyard to specify, install and integrate an electric propulsion package consisting of two Cruise 10.0 R electric outboards, each powered by...

LNG cargo handling system experience a key factor in latest order Wärtsilä

Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply the cargo handling system for a new 18,000 cbm LNG bunkering vessel. The ship is being built for Korea Line at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard in Korea. Wärtsilä’s extensive experience and impressive track record in delivering solutions throughout the small-scale-LNG value chain were key factors in the...

Scrubbers removing more sulphur emissions than required by law

Scrubber reliability and their emissions reducing efficiency were addressed in February during a technical seminar in which members of the Clean Shipping Alliance (CSA) 2020 reported on the installation and performance of their respective exhaust gas cleaning systems. A shipowner panel comprising Grimaldi Group, Genco Shipping and Trading, and Spliethoff informed delegates that, despite...

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden wins contract for Ocean Surveyor

Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet in Sweden has won the public tender for a contract to undertake a major life extension programme on the survey and research vessel S/V Ocean Surveyor, owned by SGU, Sweden’s national geological survey agency. The vessel will undergo the life-time extension over the course of twelve months. It will include the replacement...