General News – Page 7

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    DNV claims Purus VLEC class contract


    DNV is to class a pair of very large ethane carriers (VLECs) for gas transportation specialist Purus. The ships will be built in South Korea at HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI). The contract is for two 98,000cbm VLECs, with delivery scheduled for 2026-2027.

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    GE Vernova to provide hybrid-electric propulsion package for auxiliaries


    A UK consortium has awarded GE Vernova the contract to supply an advanced hybrid propulsion solution for three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships on order for the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD).

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    Norwegian Yard Lands Japanese Contract


    In a rare case of a European shipbuilding success on the Japanese market, the VARD Group has won an order from Toyo Construction for a cable lay and construction vessel.

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    Consortium to drive digital standards for 3D vessel design approval expands


    A consortium to encourage the development of a common standard for data exchange relating to 3D design data has added SSI, the specialist provider of shipbuilding software as a member.

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    Thun Bolsters Short-Sea Fleet Investment


    Prominent short-sea specialist Erik Thun has extended its fleet development programme by placing a further tranche of orders with Ferus Smit in the Netherlands.

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    CMB.TECH puts technology at heart of Euronav reorientation


    Euronav NV and CMB NV, its controlling shareholder, entered into a share purchase agreement for the acquisition of 100% of the shares in CMB.TECH in December 2023, and CMB.TECH CTO Roy Campe noted that the company is taking an ecosystem approach to the emerging hydrogen complex, putting technology at the heart of investments.

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    Wärtsilä signs four-year agreement to to support Carnival’s waste handling


    Wärtsilä has signed a four-year Service, Spares and Technical Support agreement with Carnival Corporation. The contract covers a platform for providing the support needed to maintain and operate the onboard waste-handling equipment efficiently, and in compliance with the most stringent environmental regulations. The order was recorded in Wärtsilä’s order book in Q2 2023.

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    Karpowership inks contract for 48 DF engines with MAN ES


    Karpowership, the world’s largest operator of power barges, has signed a contract with MAN Energy Solutions for the delivery of 48 dual-fuel engines for Karpowership’s fleet of power plant ships (Powerships). The engine order consists of MAN 18V51/60DF dual-fuel engines with a mechanical output of 20.7 MW each.

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    IMCA calls on ship operators to clean hulls


    The IMCA has released guidance on biofouling not just to save fuel and cut emissions but also to minimise the transfer of invasive marine species to foreign waters.

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    Iberian Atlantic ports to explore H2 and methanol


    A number of Atlantic ports on the Iberian peninsular are to play host to a variety of pilot schemes exploring the use of hydrogen and methanol for shipping and port vehicles.

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    HD Hyundai Marine Solution integrates turbo analytics into digital ship system


    HD Hyundai Marine Solution (HD HMS) has signed an agreement with Accelleron to simplify access to Accelleron’s digital turbocharger optimisation solutions for vessels built or serviced by HD Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering. As part of the agreement, Accelleron’s Turbo Insights performance analytics platform will be integrated into HD HMS’s Integrated Smartship System (ISS), with further digital solutions also deliverable through ISS on demand.

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    Further Boost To Prysmian Cableship Fleet


    Spurred by growing demand for interconnector and offshore windfarm cable systems, Milan-headquartered Prysmian Group has ordered two high capacity cable laying ships. This further stage of fleet development represents a capital expenditure of approximately EUR350m ($383m), and entails distinct classes of vessel.

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    First marine application for MAN 49/60 engine


    MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded the contract by Royal Boskalis B.V., the Dutch dredging and marine services company, to supply 3 × MAN 49/60 engines for a 31,000 cbm Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD).

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    DNV data sees orders for alternative-fuelled vessels grow


    The latest stats from DNV’s Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform found that a total of 298 ships with alternative fuel propulsion were ordered in 2023 – an 8% increase year on year. The year also saw methanol go mainstream, with a sharp increase in orders (138) putting it neck and neck with LNG (130). Additionally, 2023 marked a breakout year for ammonia, with 11 orders for vessels run on this fuel, and more in the pipeline.

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    Nakilat orders LNG and gas carrier series from Hyundai Samho


    Nakilat has placed an order with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for the construction of two 174,000 cbm LNG carriers and four 88,000cbm Very Large LPG/ Ammonia gas carriers on Tuesday, 9 January. The vessels are scheduled for delivery from the shipyard between 2026 and 2027.


    First hydrogen-powered CTV enters service in German offshore market


    FRS Windcat Offshore Logistics has announced the deployment of the first hydrogen-powered dual fuel Crew Transfer Vessel in Germany, servicing various wind farms in the German Baltic Sea.

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    Chevron appoints new GM to spearhead its marine business growth


    Chevron has announced the appointment of Ayten Yavuz as the new General Manager of its Global Marine Products business. With an extensive background spanning numerous years in the industry, Ayten brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will significantly contribute to the advancement and expansion of the company’s initiatives.

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    ABS AiP for SDARI MeOH-fuelled Ultramax design


    A methanol-fuelled Ultramax bulker design from Shanghai Merchant Ship Design and Research Institute (SDARI) was granted Approval in Principle (AIP) by ABS in late 2023. The design for the 65,000 dwt bulk carrier was jointly developed with Lemissoler Navigation Ltd. and was noteworthy as it represented the first such methanol-fuelled design for China’s shipbuilding industry.

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    IACS publishes machinery piping systems quality recommendation


    The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) has published a new Recommendation (No. 177), to enhance the quality of machinery piping systems in shipbuilding.

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    Clarksons research identifies divergent trends in vessel segments


    Clarksons Research issued its latest Green Technology Tracker on 2 January, confirming that the proportion of vessels ordered with alternative fuel capable or ready propulsion systems accounted for 45% of all orders placed by gross tonnage (GT) in 2023.