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Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 certified for installation on Chinese-flagged vessels

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 has become one of the first non-Chinese ballast water treatment solutions to be type approved by the China Classification Society. With the Chinese type approval in hand, PureBallast 3 systems can now be installed on vessels that carry the Chinese flag. The type approval certificate for PureBallast 3 was issued...
Keppel Offshore & Marine

Keppel delivers world’s fastest brownfield FPSO modification project

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard, has delivered the world’s fastest brownfield Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) modification and upgrading project safely and on time. Named FPSO Abigail-Joseph, the vessel was delivered to Yinson Nepeta Production (Yinson), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yinson Holdings Berhad. Mr Chris...

Tubes and piping most failure-prone in oil and gas and maritime industries

New DNV GL research based on more than 1,000 failure cases has revealed that tubes and piping are the most failure-prone components in the oil and gas and maritime industries. Fatigue and corrosion are the most common failure types. The research is based on cases from DNV GL’s global network of five laboratories in...

Six newly built Navy tugs driven by propulsion solutions from Schottel

Bolko, the first of a total of six multi-role tugs built by Remontowa Shipyard in Poland has recently been delivered to the Polish Navy. Further five tugs (Gniewko, Mieszko, Semko, Leszko, and Przemko) are scheduled for delivery in the near future. Each of the ASD tugs is equipped with two Schottel Rudderpropellers type SRP...

Hydro wins key project for next generation coastal cruise ships

Hydro has been awarded contracts from Tersan Shipyard to deliver aluminium solutions for the upper sections of ships under construction for Norwegian shipowner Havila Kystruten. “We are very pleased that we were able to use our innovative design and aluminium shipbuilding knowledge to support what will be among the most environmentally friendly coastal cruise...

First dredger with ultra-low emissions has arrived in Belgium

Jan De Nul Group’s newest Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Sanderus has just arrived in Belgium to execute maintenance dredging works in the coastal ports. Not just any dredger, but an ULEv with ultra-low emissions as this vessel has a two-stage catalytic filter system on board. The dredger Sanderus is Jan De Nul’s fourth Ultra-Low...

DNV GL awards MSC new container ship fire safety notation

At DNV GL’s recent annual London press briefing, DNV GL – Maritime CEO Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen announced the classification society has awarded a ground-breaking new class notation to mitigate fire risks on container ships to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. The notation has been implemented on the largest container ships in the world, the 23,000+ TEU...

Kongsberg to supply propulsion and control systems for Mystic Cruises

Kongsberg Maritime has won contracts worth approximately EUR 30 million to equip three adventure cruise ships, with a fourth to follow. Built by WestSea Viana Shipyard in Portugal and destined for delivery to Portuguese cruise company Mystic Cruises, the vessels are to be used for expeditions in the polar regions. The 126m, 9,300t luxury...

Foreship scrubber enquiries surge as owners clear the air

Independent naval architect and marine engineering specialist Foreship reports a growing number of owners are reviewing their decisions on the best way to meet IMO 2020 emissions restrictions. The consultancy says it has seen an unprecedented surge of enquiries on how exhaust gas cleaning systems can be fitted at short notice, following emerging market...

Norwegian Cruise Line signs fleet-wide agreement for A-LF-Sea hull coating

Nippon Paint Marine has signed a long-term supply contract with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (Norwegian) to provide antifouling systems to 13 cruise ships operating under the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. The agreement, signed late last year, will see the coatings specialist apply its market-leading low-friction SPC antifouling,...

Marine Jet Power expands sales and service network to New Zealand

Waterjet propulsion systems specialist Marine Jet Power (MJP) is further strengthening its worldwide sales and service network with the appointment of Firstbreak, as an official sales and service agent, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. This expansion of the sales and service network will extend current coverage, allowing MJP to offer a more hands-on and...

Wärtsilä thruster solution a key element in vessel conversion project

A comprehensive thruster solution from technology group Wärtsilä will enable Netherlands based Boskalis to convert an existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. In addition to addressing the technical challenges imposed by the project, Wärtsilä has also committed to meeting a demanding delivery schedule for the equipment. The order with Wärtsilä was...

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 SCR system is one of four – originally ordered in 2018 and 2019 –...

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 major naval bases at Esquimalt, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia, with each location...

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, which was also delivered by IHC in 2018. The new TSHD has a number...

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 harbour and terminal operations as well as for coastal towing. Recai Hakan Şen, CEO...

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 with Wärtsilä scrubber systems, enabling them to be in compliance with the International Maritime...

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 CCGS Amundsen and will support the exploration of Arctic and Sub-arctic seafloor eco-systems. Equipped...

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 attended by the President and CEO of Virgin Voyages Tom McAlpin, the Governor of...

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 range of products and services to assist its clients in meeting the requirements of...

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 Q4 2019. The hybrid solution, which includes a 5000kWh energy storage system, will enable...

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 the components for the scrubber system, commissioning, crew training and classification for four identical...

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 on-site repair necessary. Using a Hydrex flexible mobdock the team was able to carry...

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 the technology by constructing a 10-meter Suspension Boat concept. Yanmar showcased the concept boat...

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 3002 STDE-Hybrid, which is known for its low fuel consumption and associated low emissions...