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Wärtsilä signs long-term service agreement with Brittany Ferries

The technology group Wärtsilä will provide technical support via a long-term service agreement for its broad scope of solutions installed on Brittany Ferries’ latest RoPax vessel, the ‘Salamanca’. The 10-year agreement was signed in December 2021. The ferry has been inaugurated on 25 March and makes its first commercial sailing from Portsmouth, U.K. to...

Nor-Shipping 2022 – The Arena for Ocean Solutions 

Nor-Shipping is the globally leading exhibition and event programme based in Norway. This is where the maritime and ocean industries meet to connect, collaborate and facilitate sustainable success in the ocean space. Taking place every two years, Nor-Shipping operates as a hub for international decision makers from both the private and public spheres. This...

Fender Innovations to take over Polymarine Service

Fender Innovations of Wieringerwerf, manufacturers of lightweight fender systems for fast-sailing vessels, has completed a commercially important acquisition. The new partner is PolyMarine Service based in Vlaardingen, manufacturers of cast fender systems for slightly heavier workboats. Both companies will form part of the Fender Innovations Group. For Fender Innovations, this is the first acquisition...
US offshore wind

SCHOTTEL and Lyon Shipyard partner to serve US offshore wind

SCHOTTEL has reached a mutual agreement with Norfolk-based Lyon Shipyard that positions both companies for the expansion of the US offshore wind industry. The agreement was established based on their shared long-term strategy to support both the existing market and the up-and-coming offshore wind farm industry. US wind farm operations will need a large...

Swan Hellenic announces changes to cruises in response to Ukraine crisis

SH Minerva sets new course with additional UK Celtic discovery sailings, while second ship SH Vega now due to launch in September and join her for next Antarctica season. On Monday 21 March 2022, Swan Hellenic announced a series of changes to its 2022-23 cultural expedition cruises, responding both to the tragic situation in Ukraine...
LiMain

LiMain: changing the way you think about maintenance

Accelerated by the global pandemic, there is a growing desire among platform operators for new approaches to regular maintenance. Previously, maintenance processes for offshore platform equipment were time-consuming, costly and required many resources. Additionally, platform owners face many obstacles that are difficult to manage, such as availability of personnel, weather conditions and need for...

Market leader ready to fill the gap in offshore wind

There is a shortage of specialised heavy lift vessels needed to install the increasing number of larger, next generation wind turbines. This jeopardises the offshore wind farm realisations. The proven, off-the-shelf heavy lift vessel designs from Ulstein can help to close the foundation installation gap. The timely realisation of offshore wind farms that are...
Aqua Helix

Ampelmann mobilises S-type system on the Aqua Helix

Ampelmann and Damen Shipyards Group are ready to enter the final testing phase of their joint project that fully integrates the S-type motion compensated gangway with the newly constructed fast crew change vessel, the Aqua Helix (FCS 7011). Final testing will commence at the end of February and customer trials are expected to begin...

Bluewild contracts new factory trawler with design from Ulstein

The fishing company Bluewild is expanding its fleet with a new factory trawler designed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. Gentle handling of the catch and the lowest possible energy consumption have been important elements in the design development. The trawler will be built at Westcon Yards. The stern trawler is of the design type...

Damen Cutter Suction Dredger 450 delivered to the Russian Arctic

A customised Damen Cutter Suction Dredger 450 has been delivered to the Russian Arctic region on time, despite a very tight schedule and the extremely remote location. The new CSD has to perform various capital dredging projects within the ice-free, short time window available. The contract for the CSD450, named Zephir, was signed in...

Kongsberg Digital joins forces with IKM Instrutek

IKM Instrutek have now joined forces with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) to connect their services to Vessel Insight. Vessel Insight is a cloud-based platform that collects data on board the vessel and transfers the data securely to the cloud. By connecting IKM Instrutek’s sensors and services to Vessel Insight, they can offer their Condition Monitoring...
SMST

Norside Wind opts for SMST’s gangway solution 

Norside Wind AS has awarded SMST a contract for the delivery of a motion compensated gangway combined with an Access & Cargo Tower for the conversion of former platform supply vessel Farland. The contract is a continuation of their cooperation that was sealed last year with the first contract for supplying a similar set...

Kongsberg delivers innovative propulsion technology to Vard for vessel newbuilds

The new ship-owning company Norwind Offshore will fit Kongsberg equipment to its two new Commissioning Service Operations Vessels (CSOVs), to be built by Vard. Kongsberg Maritime’s scope of delivery encompasses a combination of systems which will enable the operator to maximise operational windows whilst minimising overall energy consumption. Key to this is the propulsion...

Damen signs up Erma First

Damen has signed its first contact with ballast water treatment systems producer Erma First. Greek company Erma First will be supplying its oneTANK, which is the world’s smallest ballast water treatment system. oneTANK uses chemical injection methods to clean ships’ ballast water and therefore represents an important expansion of Damen’s ballast water treatment system...

Jan De Nul wins landmark electrification project in Abu Dhabi

A joint Venture of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Electricité de France (EDF) and Kyushu Electric Power Japan has awarded a HVDC cable installation and convertors package for the ADNOC-TAQA Lightning Project to a consortium composed of Jan De Nul Group and Samsung C&T. Jan De Nul will be in charge of the design,...
Piriou

Piriou signs contract with TOWT for the construction of 81m sailing cargo ship

Piriou have just signed a contract with TOWT for the design studies and the construction of an 81m sailing cargo ship whose goods capacity will be 1,100t in a single ocean crossing. After the design studies phase, the ship construction will take eighteen months. This unit will be outfitted in Concarneau and the launch...
Skoonbox

Damen acquires Skoonbox to cut yard emissions

Damen Shipyards Group has taken over the Skoonbox from Skoon Energy. The world’s first maritime-certified, multi-purpose battery container will be used to deliver renewable power at the company’s own yards for applications where diesel generators or ships’ engines are primarily used at present. This 20-foot container is the first step towards Damen’s sustainable battery...
Les Alizés

Next generation offshore wind installation vessel Les Alizés launched

An important milestone is reached in the construction of Les Alizés, a Next-Gen floating offshore installation vessel for offshore renewables and decommissioning. Jan De Nul launched Les Alizés at the CMHI Haimen shipyard in China. This vessel will be the largest heavy lift vessel in Jan De Nul’s fleet, able to install XXL offshore...
general cargo vessel

Future-proof general cargo vessel

Conoship International Projects developed an innovative, future-proof and environmentally friendly 3,600dwt general cargo vessel, suited for sea-river operations. This vessel can be considered the new standard for low-air draught sea-river coasters. The first series of six of these diesel-electric propulsed cargo vessels will be constructed at Fosen Yard Emden, Germany. With its well thought...

NES to equip cable lay vessel for zero emission operations

29 December 2021 – Ship engineering company Peak Marine Tech has awarded Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) a contract to supply the battery and control systems to enable zero emission cable lay operations from the converted Fjord Connector cable lay vessel owned by Seaworks Kabel. Under the contract, NES will deliver a complete battery system...

Damen Shoalbuster 3815 SD delivered to Caspian Offshore Construction

Damen Shipyards has delivered a new Shoalbuster 3815 SD to Caspian Offshore Construction LLP (COC). The Shoalbuster 3815 SD is one of the newest and largest vessels in the Shoalbuster range and stands out for its ability to operate in waters of no more than 120cm in depth. Named the Caspian Amwaj, this new...

Royal Bodewes delivers world’s first hybrid self-discharger

Shipping is on the eve of an energy transition. The goal is clear: to move from fossil fuels to zero carbon energy sources and technologies. The ways in which this goal can be achieved, vary. Royal Bodewes is proudly joining this transition by delivering the world’s first newly built hybrid self-discharger: MV Aasfjell. And...

Meyer Werft handed over AIDAcosma as second cruise ship in 2021

On 21 December 21, 2021, Meyer Werft handed over the AIDAcosma to AIDA Cruises, successfully delivering a new cruise ship for the fourth time since the pandemic began. “I would like to thank everyone involved for their dedication and commitment on board, at the shipyard and from the home office. We have proven once...

Fastwater successfully demonstrates Methanol-powered pilot boat

On Tuesday, December 14th, the Fastwater Consortium and the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) successfully demonstrated a pilot boat which has been converted to operate on Methanol fuel. The demonstration in Stockholm Harbour follows the successful bunkering of the vessel at the SMA pilot station in Oxelösund, Sweden, where the pilot boat will be based....

Nor-Shipping to bring industry world together in April 2022

Nor-Shipping 2022 will now take place from 4-7 April. After the difficult decision to cancel its scheduled January exhibition and event programme, Your Arena for Ocean Solutions will now gather the global maritime and ocean industries in Oslo and Lillestrøm in the spring. The rescheduled date will allow for freer international travel, less social...