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DNV GL trialled its VGP verification service onboard Wilh. Wilhelmsen ro-ro vessel 'MV Tarago'

DNV GL trialled its VGP verification service onboard Wilh. Wilhelmsen ro-ro vessel 'MV Tarago'

Quality control shipbuilding partnership
China Merchants Industry Holding (CMIH) and Norway-founded DNV GL have partnered to advance shipbuilding in the gas carrier, offshore and special vessel segments. 26 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Wagenborg sets new standard with EasyMax
‘Easy to build, easy to operate, easy to load’ have been the guiding principles for Wagenborg’s new class of home-grown multipurpose carrier, writes David Tinsley. 22 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Lloyd Werft spells out wide-ranging future
Lloyd Werft Bremerhafen (LWB) has ended months of silence to reveal it will convert the US cruise ship 'Crystal Symphony' in autumn and overhaul Germany’s biggest research icebreaker, 'Polarstern', after a year in which it handled four cruise ships, reports Germany correspondent Tom Todd. 20 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Major reefer operator builds container capacity
A dramatic change is taking place in the profile of the reefership fleet controlled by Seatrade through the deliveries of a new generation of container vessels embodying a high reefer intake. By David Tinsley. 09 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
MAN diesel-electric propulsion for windfarm vessel
A wind service operation vessel (WSOV) under construction for French owner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs at Cemre shipyard in Turkey will feature MAN Diesel & Turbo’s EPROX diesel-electric propulsion system. 09 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Cruise ship industrial park for Shanghai
Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has signed an agreement with China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Shanghai’s district of Baoshan to create a cruise ship industrial park in the area. 09 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Deltamarin container vessel to be built in China
Icelandic Eimskip and Greenland-based Royal Arctic Line A/S have ordered three energy-efficient container vessels designed by Deltamarin. 01 Jun 2017 - The Motorship
Ecoship builder confirmed
Japan’s Peace Boat cruise organisation says it will construct its unique Ecoship green concept cruise vessel with the Finnish shipbuilder Arctech. 31 May 2017 - The Motorship
Crucial stage passed for first LPG ferry
The ‘world’s first’ Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) fuelled ferry designed to use GE’s Combined Gas turbine Electric and Steam (COGES) system has successfully completed Hazard Identification (HAZID) meetings. 25 May 2017 - The Motorship
GDD and Zeppelin combine engine businesses
Leading repair and conversion yard German Dry Docks (GDD) is expanding its marine engine repair and maintenance business by integrating its own MWB Power division and new partner Zeppelin Power Systems (ZPS) in a new company, writes Tom Todd. 15 May 2017 - The Motorship
The new Norwegian explorers
Two polar expedition cruiseships for Norwegian operator Hurtigruten promise to be among the most environmentally friendly ships ever built thanks to the use of batteries and innovative waste heat recovery and fresh water production technologies. 15 May 2017 - The Motorship
Vard adds research expedition vessel to orderbook
An advanced diesel-electric, battery assisted vessel for Norwegian environmental project Rosellinis Four-10 is to become one of the largest ships ever designed and built by Vard. 02 May 2017 - The Motorship
Dramatic year for German shipbuilding
It has been a dramatic year in German shipbuilding with newbuilding on a high and repair and conversion facing consolidation challenges and changing markets, writes Germany Correspondent Tom Todd. 20 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Vigorous BP fleet development programme
Comparable to the major periods of tanker ordering and construction in BP’s long history, the fleet rejuvenation programme currently under way will see 32 newbuilds delivered to UK-based BP Shipping over the period between early 2016 and March 2019. David Tinsley reports. 20 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Neo-Panamax series for South American trade
Hapag-Lloyd has invested in a new generation of boxships on the strength of new opportunities offered by the enlargement of the Panama Canal and prospects of long-term growth in Latin American economies. David Tinsley reports 18 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
HMD develops double side-hulled LPG carrier
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) had received approval in principle from DNV GL for a LPG carrier design that employs a double side-hull to offer increased protection of liquefied gas tanks. 12 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Damen to buy Keppel’s Verolme repair yard
Damen Shipyards Group has entered into an agreement with Keppel Offshore & Marine to buy the Verolme shipyard in Rotterdam. 11 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
Seaspan invests in collaborative robot welding
Vancouver shipyard group Seaspan is to lead a C$1 million investment in collaborative robotic systems company Novarc Technologies, which develops robots and advanced control techniques to make pipe welding more efficient. 10 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
COSCO appoints C-Job for windfarm vessel design
Dutch naval architect C-Job is to provide a basic design package for DEME subsidiary GeoSea’s offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’, to be built by COSCO Offshore in Qidong, China. 04 Apr 2017 - The Motorship
HHI outlines US1.8bn smart ship plan
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has revealed investment plans totaling US$3.1 billion – including US$1.8 billion for the shipbuilding business as the group beings trading as four independent companies. 03 Apr 2017 - The Motorship