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Versatile LNG carrier series for Malaysia
Bucking the trend, MISC has opted for spherical cargo tanks and steam turbine propulsion in its new stage of LNG carrier fleet development, writes David Tinsley. 04 Aug 2017
Gas bunkering begins at Zeebrugge
Gas bunkering has begun at the Port of Zeebrugge with the bunkering vessel 'ENGIE Zeebrugge' making its first deliveries of LNG. 15 Jun 2017
First purpose built LNG bunker vessel
ENGIE, Fluxys, Mitsubishi Corporation and NYK have taken delivery of what has been called the world’s first purpose built liquefied natural gas bunkering vessel (LBV) from Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd. 15 Feb 2017
Panama approves Japanese scrubber system
A newly-developed Hybrid Sox Scrubber System has been officially approved by the Republic of Panama after testing results have been verified. 19 Jan 2017
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MET turbocharger for WinGD
The MET turbocharger has been selected as the first turbocharger for dual-fuel X-DF engines produced by Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (WinGD). 05 Jan 2017
MHI delivers new-generation cruise ship
Japanese engineering company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., has completed delivery of the AIDAprima, the first of two LNG-powered cruise ships being built for AIDA Cruises at MHI’s Nagasaki Shipyard and Machinery Works. 15 Mar 2016
Norwegian company orders two Ramform survey vessels from MHI
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reports a new contract for two 3D seismic seabed data acquisition survey ships, to the Ramform W design, for Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) of Norway. 18 Apr 2011
MHI to collaborate with BW Offshore in LNG-FPSO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan has reached a basic agreement with the Norwegian-based BW Offshore Limited, one of the world's leading FPSO contractors, to collaborate in the marketing of FPSO for LNG. 31 Mar 2010
Chinese engine manufacturer completes first Mitsubishi-UE
China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) subsidiary Yichang Marine Diesel Engine (YMD) has completed its first Mitsubishi-UE low-speed marine diesel engine under a technology licensing arrangement with MHI. 07 Jun 2010
MHI to reorganise shipyards
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan will be reorganising its production structure for shipbuilding and ocean development business, which is currently undertaken at the company's three shipyards in Nagasaki, Shimonoseki and Kobe. 21 Jul 2010
MHI develops hybrid turbocharger
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Japan says that it has developed a generator-integrated hybrid turbocharger which uses exhaust gas for both turbocharger drive and electricity generation. 26 Aug 2010
Slurry tanker for MHI
NYK Line is planning to build a 175,000 dwt slurry tanker at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for the shipment of New Zealand ironsand. 08 Oct 2010
Japan inks order for two PCTCs
Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WWASA) and Wallenius Lines have ordered two new pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). WWASA will take delivery of the first vessel in 2012. 13 Oct 2010
MHI completes ‘MALS-14000CS’ design
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has completed the conceptual design of the ‘MALS-14000CS’, a ‘New Panamax’ 14,000 TEU container vessel that will contribute to the prevention of global warming. 14 Oct 2010
MHI to install test engine at Kobe
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will install testing equipment for two-stroke, low-speed marine diesel engines at the company's Kobe shipyard and machinery works in Hyogo, Japan. 15 Oct 2010
Doosan to manufacture MET turbochargers
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Doosan Engine of Korea have signed an agreement under which MHI will license manufacturing and marketing of its MET turbocharger, a supercharger for marine diesel engines, to the Korean firm. 26 Oct 2010
Japanese to develop green engines
Major Japanese engine builders are developing engines that produce less exhaust gasses in preparation for more stringent international emissions regulations in 2016. 26 Oct 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
Mitsubishi gets Ramform orders
Norwegian-based Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) has signed a ‘letter of award’ with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the delivery of two Ramform W-class vessels, with the option for another two ships. 16 Feb 2011
NYK orders ‘green’ LNG turbine ship
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order from Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) for a LNG carrier capable of marked reductions in fuel consumption. 02 Mar 2011
New distributor for MHI in Romania
Mitsubishi Heavy Industry’s European Equipment division says that it had appointed WaterMota SRL of Romania as a new distributor of engines for Central Europe. 08 Apr 2011
Dedicated unit to retrofit BWT systems
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan has created a new unit to deal specifically with installations of ballast water treatment systems, as well as necessary ship modifications, in vessels already in service. 11 Jun 2011
World’s first SCR NOx removal system installed on bulker
NYK Line, Oshima Shipbuilding, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Akasaka Diesels and Sakai Chemical Industry are to begin shipboard tests of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) nitrogen oxide (NOx) removal equipment. 22 Jun 2011
Japanese yard completes upgrade
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) says it has completed the modernisation of its Enoura shipbuilding facility at the Shimonoseki Shipyard & Machinery Works in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. 06 Jul 2011
Carnival orders new Aida and Costa ships
Carnival Corporation has announced it has reached agreement for the construction of three new cruise ships - one 132,500gt vessel for its Costa Cruises brand and two 125,000gt ships for Aida Cruises. 03 Aug 2011
Boiler after-sales agreement signed
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has signed an agreement with the UK-based Harris Pye group to carry out after-sales service on MHI marine boilers on a world wide non-exclusive basis. 05 Aug 2011
MHI develops new generation LNG carrier
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has completed development of a new-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier marking an evolutionary advance from Moss type 1 LNG carriers. 01 Oct 2011
MHI retrofits ballast water treatment system
Earlier this year, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) received an order from the Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) for conversion and installation work of a ballast water treatment system on NYK’s Auriga Leader, a pure car/truck carrier. 15 Sep 2011
Japanese marque puts more resources into R&D
Complementing its production of low-speed machinery under licence from Wärtsilä, with whom it has a history of collaboration, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ sustained in-house development of the UE range ensures that European designs do not completely dominate the world market for large, two-stroke marine engines, writes David Tinsley. 31 Oct 2011
Two new LNG carriers for Osaka Gas and Mitsui OSK Lines
Osaka Gas has entered into an agreement with Mitsui OSK Lines for joint ownership of two new LNG carriers and a placement of ship-building orders to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. 31 Oct 2011
MHI confirms order for Aida cruise ships
The memorandum of understanding between Carnival Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has now been converted into a contract. The order, for two cruise vessels for Carnival’s Aida brand, was signed on 2 November. 02 Nov 2011
Turbo developments major on increased airflow and greater efficiency
Advances in turbocharger design allow smaller frame sizes, energy savings, higher efficiency, reduced emissions and cost savings, writes David Tinsley 31 Dec 2011
Marketing agreement for MHI turbocharger
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and STX Metal, a marine diesel engine manufacturer in Korea, have signed an agreement under which MHI will license production and marketing of its MET marine turbocharger. 30 Nov 2011
Indian yard benefits from Japanese support
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has agreed with L&T Shipbuilding Limited (LTSB), the shipbuilding arm of India's Larsen & Toubro Ltd to provide a range of technological support for construction of commercial vessels. 28 Dec 2011
New damage stability device from Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries says it has developed a system to enhance the damage stability of ships, enabling reduction in capsizing risk, and has received the first order for the new system for a ro-ro cargo vessel. 08 Feb 2012
New damage stability system from Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) in Japan says it has developed a system to enhance the damage stability of ships, enabling reduction in capsizing risk, and has received the first order for the new system for a ro-ro cargo vessel. 31 Mar 2012
Asia partners up in ship design
China’s Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group has signed a new joint agreement with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to work on design optimisation for the new Crown MHI bulk carrier concept. 13 Mar 2012
MHI vessel wins award
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been awarded the ‘Ship of the Year 2011’ award by Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE) for its ro-ro ship, ‘Tønsberg’. 14 Jun 2012
MHI to develop dual fuel two-stroke engine
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is to begin development of dual fuel versions of its own low-speed marine diesel engines, to be known as the UEC-LSGi series, which will be capable of using both HFO and natural gas as fuel. 05 Jul 2012
MHI completes engine test facility
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has announced the completion of its full-scale test facility for low-speed, two-stroke marine diesel engines, known as 4UE-X3, at the company's Kobe Shipyard and Machinery Works in Japan. 09 Jul 2012
MHI licenses machinery to Imabari
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) recently singed a contract with Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Japan under which MHI licenses production and marketing of deck machinery. 14 Jul 2012
Emsys ordered by MHI for AIDA vessels
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has ordered an Emsys advanced emissions monitoring system from WR Systems for two new vessels being built for Carnival’s AIDA cruise line. 03 Sep 2012
MHI verifies air lubrication system
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has installed its its first Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS) on a ferry and has verified its effectiveness in saving energy and reducing carbon dioxide. 04 Oct 2012
NYK orders two fuel-efficient PCTCs
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has announced that it has received an order, jointly with Imabari Shipbuilding, for two next-generation pure car and truck carriers (PCTCs) for Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line). 15 Oct 2012
New MHI high performance propeller
Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has developed a new high performance propeller called the MAP Mark-W, especially suitable for retrofitting service vessels. 12 Nov 2012
MHI seeks to ramp up cruise repair work
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries reports that the increasing profile of the cruise business in Asia is leading MHI to strengthen its cruise ship repair and conversion business, having taken two orders for work on cruise vessels. 12 Dec 2012
MHI releases 2012 construction figures
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has released its 2012 vessel construction figures at its Nagasaki, Kobe and Shimonoseki shipyards – and the results are somewhat underwhelming for Japan’s main shipbuilder. 27 Dec 2012
Japanese launch ‘BWTS in a box’
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) have jointly developed technology which they say will allow a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) to be contained in a standard-size freight container, saving on retrofit time and cost. 23 Jan 2013
MHI and Hakata team up on container carrier
Japanese company’s Mitsubishi Heavy industries (MHI) and Hakata Shipbuilding Co have teamed up to develop a 1,000 teu container carrier and have received their first order. 19 Mar 2013
LNG carrier joint venture
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) and Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd have formed a joint venture called MI LNG Co Ltd to handle the design and marketing of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessels. 26 Mar 2013
MHI deck cranes for STX Construction
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has signed an agreement with STX Construction (Dalian) Co Ltd, a group company of Korean shipbuilder, STX Corporation, to license production and marketing of its marine deck cranes. 06 Apr 2013
MHI Ramform vessels for Norway
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order from Norwegian marine seismic and electromagnetic services provider, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS), for two of its Ramform Titan class vessels. 26 Apr 2013
Latest Ramform pushes the bounds in seismic vessel technology
Providing a major capacity boost and raising the stakes in the high-density segment of the rapidly growing market for marine seismic data acquisition, Norwegian-headquartered specialist Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) is investing in a new generation of seismographic research ships, by David Tinsley. 09 Sep 2013
MOL looks in to containership safety
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is looking to improve its safety standards following the ‘MOL Comfort’ incident, which occurred on 17 June 2013 in the Indian Ocean. 13 Aug 2013
Research vessel contract for Mitsubishi Heavy
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received an order for construction of a wide-area seabed research vessel from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC). 01 Oct 2013
Turbocharger retrofit carried out on Maersk VLCC
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co (MHI-MME) says that it recently retrofitted its variable turbine inlet (VTI) system to the turbochargers of a Maersk Tankers VLCC. 03 Oct 2013
MHI launches electro-assist hybrid turbocharger
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Company of Japan has announced that it is developing an electro-assist MET hybrid turbocharger, intended to save around 30% of electrical power compared to conventional auxiliary blowers. 17 Oct 2013
New energy demand forecast system
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and the NEC Corporation are collaborating in the development of an energy demand forecast system for ships to enable energy savings for operators and increased environmental efficiency. 12 Nov 2013
Very large LPG carrier ordered from MHI
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Japan has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier, designed for energy efficiency and versatility. 06 Dec 2013
Exhaust gas cleaning system developed in Japan
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha (MKK) have jointly announced the development of a so-called ‘Hybrid SOx Scrubber System’ to remove SOx from marine diesel engine exhaust gas. 13 Feb 2014
Mitsubishi raises its game with new two-stroke generation
Mitsubishi is sometimes overlooked in the area of large two-stroke engine design and development, but the Japanese company is keeping up with current trends by introducing a super-long-stroke family in keeping with current operational practices, as discovered by David Tinsley. 31 Mar 2014
MHI newbuild cruise ship loss
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) says it has made a loss in its cruise ship business, according to its financial results for the year ending 31 March 2014. 24 Mar 2014
Newbuild LPG carrier order
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier to be built at MHI's Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works. 25 Mar 2014
More resident engineers for MHI-MME
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co. Ltd. (MHI-MME) is to station additional marine machinery resident engineers in London (UK), Singapore, and Los Angeles (USA) to expand its global service network. 31 Mar 2014
First LNG order for Japanese joint venture
MI LNG, the joint venture company established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Imabari Shipbuilding, has received an order for an LNG carrier for NYK Line. 11 May 2014
MHI system for industry ‘first’
A Mitsubishi Energy Recovery System (MERS) supplied by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been installed on a Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) for the first time. 22 May 2014
First order for MHI’s UEC50LSH-Eco engine
The first order for the UEC50LSH-Eco low-speed marine diesel engine developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co (MHI-MME) has been placed with MHI licensee Kobe Diesel. 27 May 2014
MHI delivers “super eco ship”
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has delivered the “super eco” passenger ship ‘Tachibana-Maru’ to Tokai Kisen Co Ltd’s Shimonoseki Shipyard and Machinery Works in Japan. 04 Jun 2014
Slow steaming sea trials verify hybrid turbocharger concept
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ Marine Machinery & Engine Co has run sea trials of its hybrid turbocharger with electric-assist function and variable turbine inlet, proving that power consumption can be further reduced at slow steaming 04 Jun 2014
Small-bore UE engine to enter commercial operation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co (MHI-MME) has announced that the first example of its UEC33LSE is to be installed in a chemical tanker currently being built in China. 01 Jul 2014
Mitsubishi reaches 10,000 sales for high speed engine family
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) says that it has reached the milestone of 10,000 unit sales for its 16-cylinder diesel and gas engine, since the original product launch in 1989. 08 Jul 2014
MHI-MME propeller license agreement
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine (MHI-MME) has signed a licensing agreement with Changzhou Zhonghai Marine Propeller (CZZH) for the company to manufacture and market its marine propellers. 21 Oct 2014
MHI bulk carrier delivered
The first of three Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) designed bulk carriers has been delivered to US based Archer Daniels Midlands Company (ADM), following completion at Oshima Shipbuilding in Nagasaki. 29 Oct 2014
MHI develops ‘next generation’ LNG carrier
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has completed development of the ‘Sayaringo STaGE’, its new next-generation LNG carrier. 01 Dec 2014
MHI construction figures
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has released its 2014 construction figures which are down on last year, but it has been a year of transition for the shipbuilder. 22 Dec 2014
MHI next-generation LNG carriers on order
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is to build two next-generation LNG carriers for Mitsui & Co Ltd that will feature hybrid propulsion systems. 29 Jan 2015
Mitsubishi reorganises at Nagasaki
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is to increase its focus on commercial vessels at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works Koyagi Plant, establishing two new companies for ship construction and the manufacture of hull blocks. 04 Feb 2015
Mitsubishi makes progress on low-pressure EGR
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is working on an IMO Tier III compliant scrubber system that it says will achieve lower equipment and operational costs than high-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems. 19 Feb 2015
MHI takes Astomos LPG carrier order
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) will build another very large LPG carrier for Astomos Energy Corp, the fourth vessel in an identical series first ordered in 2013. 02 Mar 2015
Low-pressure EGR confirmed Tier III compliant
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery and Engine Co Ltd (MHI-MME) and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha Ltd has confirmed that its Low Pressure Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system complies with IMO NOx Tier III regulation following tests. 21 May 2015
First low-pressure EGR for bulk carrier
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Mitsubishi Kakoki Kaisha have installed the first low-pressure exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system for a two-stroke diesel engine, onboard a 34,000dwt bulk carrier built by The Hakodate Dock Co. 02 Sep 2015
Hitachi Zosen adopts MHI gas supply system
Engine builder Hitachi Zosen is to fit its LNG-fuelled engines with a high-pressure gas supply system ordered from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). 04 Sep 2015
MHI spin-off companies named
The two new companies established by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) to focus on ship construction and manufacture of hull blocks at its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works Koyagi Plant, have been named. 08 Sep 2015
Next generation LNG carriers
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has received two orders for Sayaringo STaGE next-generation LNG carriers for delivery to two joint ventures established by Chubu Electric Power, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line). 14 Sep 2015
Maersk orders MHI waste heat recovery systems
Maersk Line has placed an order for waste heat recovery systems from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), to be fitted on 11 mega-container carriers under construction by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering. 02 Oct 2015
Four new MHI engine orders
Four new orders for six UEC33LSE-C2 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co, Ltd (MHI-MME) low speed diesel engines have been placed through Japan’s Akasaka Diesels Limited. 19 Oct 2015