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Damen Coordinating Hybrid and Electric Propulsion Research Project

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is heading a research project to investigate the application of hybrid and fully electric propulsion in the Dutch mussel farming sector. The project, which is called AQUACULTURe, is a collaborative effort between Damen and numerous parties..

Roll Group Continues to Grow with Fleet Expansion

After the extension of their land activities into Asia in 2019, Roll Group starts 2020 with the addition of another Module Carrier to their fleet. Roll Group officially took ownership of an additional vessel. With a length of 146m, a..

Piriou to Build 250th Aluminium Vessel

Piriou has just recorded an order for a 55m Fast Pax & Supply Vessel (FPSV) from Jana Marine Services. It is the 250th aluminium vessel to be built by the shipyard. Built by Piriou Vietnam with a sea proven Piriou design,..

Wärtsilä Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Gets CCS Type Approval

Wärtsilä’s Exhaust Gas Cleaning (EGC) system has been Type Approved in China by the China Classification Society (CCS). This follows the order for the system from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry for installation onboard the ‘New Treasure’, a new Very Large Crude..

R. Stahl Tranberg Acquires IMT Helideck Lighting Portfolio

R. Stahl Tranberg, a leading provider and systems integrator of helideck, marine and oil & gas solutions, announced an asset deal with Xylem, a global water technology company, to acquire its well-known IMT helideck lighting portfolio. The transaction – comprising..

Pon Holdings 100% Owner RH Marine Group

Pon Holdings announces that it intends to take over Parcom Capital’s majority share in RH Marine Group. With this transaction, Pon Holdings will become 100% owner of RH Marine Group. The proposed acquisition is pending approval of competition authorities and..

New CEO and Structure for Damen

As of January 1, Arnout Damen will become the new CEO of Damen Shipyards Group. At the same time, the shipbuilding company is switching to a divisional structure to serve the market more effectively and efficiently. Arnout Damen takes over..

Boskalis Awarded Dredging Contract for Port of Rotterdam

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has been awarded a multi-year contract for the maintenance dredging in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, ensuring the continued safe access to the port. The contract was awarded by the Port of Rotterdam and the Department of..

BIO-UV Group and Hai Cheung Ink Bio-Sea Agreement

BIO-UV Group has recently strengthened its global partnership network with Hai Cheung Trading (HCT), a specialist marine equipment supplier based in Hong Kong. The strategic alliance aims to reinforce the commercial rollout of the company’s BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system..


Damen to Build New Dutch Combat Support Ship

On 19 December the Cabinet of the Netherlands’ Government has submitted a so-called D-letter to the Parliament, to begin the construction of the Combat Support Ship Zr.Ms. Den Helder. The D-letter, part of the Defense Materiel Process (DMP), is the..

Shipyard De Hoop Celebrates its 130-Year Anniversary

Shipyard De Hoop is celebrating its 130th anniversary as a designer, engineer and builder of custom-built vessels. For the occasion, the company hosted a big celebration in November 2019. The event was held in the yard’s own welding shed, which..

Damen’s Ultra Shallow Draught Shoalbuster Completes Sea Trials

Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has successfully completed sea trials and bollard pull testing. The newly designed vessel achieved 18.6t of bollard pull, while still being able to operate in extreme shallow waters. Despite this impressive show of..

Wolfard & Wessels Aims to Create Added Value

At Wolfard & Wessels, we decided to go back to the drawing board. As a company, you can fall into the trap of thinking that everything revolves around your product. In practice, your product is not the ultimate end, but..

Shipyard De Hoop Orders Electrical Systems Package from Alewijnse and Droste

Shipyard De Hoop is building a new event ship, MS RheinGalaxie, for German shipowner Köln-Düsseldorfer Deutsche Rheinschiffahrt (KD). Alewijnse  Marine and Droste Elektro have joined forces in outfitting the vessel with all necessary NavCom and electrical systems. While handling project..

Hordafor to Treat Ballast Water Domestically

Norwegian shipowner Hordafor invests in treatment of ballast water to become a more competitive and responsible cooperation partner within the aquaculture and fishery industries. While the international ballast water management convention has been implemented to prevent the spread of potentially..


DEME’s First SOV for Offshore Windfarm Maintenance

To be able to offer the total package of services to the offshore wind industry DEME is investing in its first Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for windfarm maintenance. Concepted by DEME and further designed in close cooperation with Vuyk Engineering..

New Vessel Windermere Lake Cruises Launched in Damen Technical Cooperation Project

Lake cruise vessel MV Swift was launched onto the waters of  Windermere in the Lake District National Park in the north west of England. Damen Shipyards Group is building the vessel on location via the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) for..

Royal IHC and Breman Machinery Agree on Exclusive Cooperation

Royal IHC and Breman Machinery have signed an agreement to cooperate on building complex and steel structures with high tolerances and high precision as part of the tender to replace the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines. IHC is competing in..

Hydroniq’s Coolers to Sølvtrans Vessel

Norwegian shipbuilder Myklebust Verft has awarded Hydroniq Coolers a contract to deliver a hull-integrated seawater cooling system to a vessel the yard is building for wellboat company Sølvtrans. Hydroniq Coolers will equip the wellboat with its Rack seawater cooling system…

Keel-laying of Second Global Class Ship

The keel-laying of the second 208,000 gross ton Global Class ship for Dream Cruises took place today at MV WERFTEN in Rostock. The midship section of the Global Class ship is being produced in Rostock. The transfer of the first..

Schottel Wins New Tugboat Propulsion Contract

Schottel has secured a contract with Cheoy Lee Shipyards, Hong Kong, for the supply of propulsion units for a total of four azimuth stern drive (ASD) tugs. Each of the new vessels ordered by Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) will be..

Inmarsat Launches Fleet LTE Service in the North Sea

Global mobile satellite communications specialist Inmarsat will extend its service portfolio for customers with the launch of Fleet LTE, following an agreement with subsea fibre and offshore LTE network operator, Tampnet. The new service which is primarily aimed at offshore..

Wärtsilä Solutions to Make New State-Of-The-Art Vessels Super-Efficient

Technology group Wärtsilä has been selected to supply a comprehensive package of solutions for two new state-of-the-art vessels being built for the Netherlands-based shipping company Spliethoff. The ships are under construction at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard in China. The..

Wight Shipyard’s Largest Export Order of Four Vessels

UK shipbuilder Wight Shipyard has secured an order for four fast ferries from Malta’s tourism Leaders, Captain Morgan. The order consists of four new build vessels, two 20m and two 33m catamarans, all to be designed by One2Three Naval Architects. They..

Royal IHC and Breman Machinery Agree on Exclusive Cooperation

Royal IHC and Breman Machinery have signed an agreement to cooperate on building complex and steel structures with high tolerances and high precision as part of the tender to replace the Royal Netherlands Navy’s Walrus-class submarines. IHC is competing in..