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Research into alternative shipbuilding materials
A four-year project funded by the EU is seeking to research alternative lighter weight shipbuilding materials to reduce energy and maintenance costs for operators. 06 Jul 2017
New battery pack system from Becker
Becker Marine Systems unveiled its new low-cost, compact battery system which is currently in its test phase. 28 Sep 2016
Hyundai Mipo gets DNL-GL feeder approval
DNV GL presented Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) with Approval in Principle for its Con-Green 2000 feeder design at SMM in Hamburg. 27 Sep 2016
Becker reports smooth start for LNG cold ironing
Hybrid Port Energy, a subsidiary company of Becker Marine Systems, has reported that the Hummel LNG Hybrid Barge at the Port of Hamburg has been working effectively. 07 Jul 2016
SMM focuses on the environment
SMM 2010 is scheduled for 7 to 10 September, at the Hamburg Fair site in Germany. The 24th International Shipbuilding Fair is expected by the organisers to exceed the very considerable size of previous events. 25 Aug 2010
Stena introduces world's largest Superferry
Stena Line’s largest ever investment of over $586 million has been spent on building the two new 62,000gt vessels, with the Stena Hollandica now in service and the Stena Britannica scheduled for delivery by the end of 2010. The 11,600 dwt newbuildings built by Nordic Yards in Wismar, Germany measure 240m long, 32m wide and have a draught of 6.4m. 01 Feb 2011
More efficient rudders for DP applications
The result of an 18 month joint development project between Kongsberg Maritime and Becker Marine Systems has come to fruition, with the launch of a new support tool known as KBIMS. 26 May 2011
Measurement reduces rudder hysteresis
German company Becker Marine Systems has introduced BIMS (Becker intelligent monitoring system) which it says overcomes delays and improves dynamic positioning (DP) and autopilot (AP) systems. 05 Jul 2011
Increased demand for rudder conversions
Becker Marine Systems reports several recent successful applications of its rudder conversion retrofits, which the company claims are easy to install and will significantly improve manoeuvring and fuel economy. 23 Sep 2011
Becker delivers its largest Mewis Duct
Becker Marine Systems has delivered what it says is the largest Mewis Duct yet made, with a diameter of 8.10m, for a VLCC construction project for Samco Shipholding, Singapore, at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. 24 Apr 2012
First installation for intelligent monitoring system
The first new Intelligent Monitoring System from Becker Marine of Germany (BIMS) has been installed on Wilhelmsen’s newbuild car carrier 'Titania'. 02 May 2012
Becker announces healthy order book
Hamburg-based Becker Marine Systems has announced a very good order intake during the past months, despite the current financial situation. 17 Oct 2013
Gas-fuelled cold ironing for Hamburg
Becker Marine Systems reports that its subsidiary Hybrid Port Energy of Hamburg has awarded a building contract to Shipbuilding and Machinery of Komárno, Slovakia to build what it describes as “the world’s first LNG Hybrid Barge”. 02 Dec 2013
LNG hybrid barge makes progress
Becker Marine Systems and AIDA Cruises are making progress with the “world’s first” LNG hybrid barge with the completion of its keel laying ceremony. 31 Jan 2014
Hamburg’s hybrid barge
The Port of Hamburg has finally got its environmentally friendly alternative for supplying power to cruise ships at berth – Becker Marine System’s floating LNG hybrid barge. 20 Oct 2014
Hamburg barge receives first gas container
Becker Marine Systems has announced that its LNG hybrid barge has received its first containerised shipment of LNG. 16 Dec 2014
Becker barge to serve Hamburg LNG market
Becker Marine Systems’ hybrid-power LNG barge ‘Hummel’ is to serve Hamburg’s cruise ship market after completing technical trials successfully. 12 Mar 2015
Hamburg cruise ship gets barge powered
An AIDA cruise ship has become the first vessel at the Port of Hamburg to receive environmentally-friendly power from the Becker Marine Systems’ HUMMEL LNG Hybrid Barge. 01 Jun 2015
Next chapter for Becker’s LNG barge
Becker Marine Systems' LNG hybrid barge concept is making its way to Rotterdam, where it will be used to support cruise ships and help reduce emissions. 06 Oct 2015
Breaking further into China
Becker Marine Systems, a leader in high-performance rudders and energy saving manoeuvring technology, is establishing itself as a competent partner on the Chinese market and now it’s looking to go even further. 10 Nov 2015