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  • Construction began on the first of a pair of CSOVs at Tersan Shipyard on 18 January 2023. The vessels will be the first to be equipped with Ulstein Design's TWIN X-STERN design.
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    Steel cut on first Ulstein Twin X-Stern design CSOV

    2023-01-23T12:57:00Z

    A steel cutting ceremony held on 18 January marked the beginning of construction of the first of two DP2 Construction Service Operating Vessels (CSOVs) for Acta Marine at Tersan Shipyard.

  • Mr Toyota, General Manager of the Ship & Marine Department of Sumitomo Corporation; Mr Hiraga, President of Oshima Shipbuilding; and Mr Sollied, Country Manager of DNV Japan Maritime.
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    AiP for ammonia-fuelled Kamsarmax

    2023-01-23T12:20:00Z

    Sumitomo Corporation and Oshima Shipbuilding have been awarded a new approval in principle (AiP) from DNV for an ammonia-fuelled Kamsarmax bulk carrier design.

  • The use of LNG and other alternative gases or low-flashpoint fuels is expected to become more widely adopted in the future.
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    Tracing the true footprint of eco-fuels

    2023-01-20T12:10:00Z

    A new report has been published exploring how technology can help trace the true carbon footprint of sustainable marine fuels

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    New EEXI and CCI regulations

    2023-01-20T09:14:00Z

    DNV is advising customers to urgently check the approval status of their EEXI and CCI documentation after new statutory requirements came into force

  • The innovative digital solution makes use of GTT's Sloshing virtual sensor (pictured) to optimise the maintenance of LNG membrane tanks.
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    AiP for LNG membrane tank maintenance optimisation tool

    2023-01-19T13:18:00Z

    GTT has obtained Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd’s Register for an innovative digital solution for sloshing activity assessment, which is designed to optimise the maintenance of LNG membrane tanks.

  • Børge Nogva, CEO, Høglund Marine Solutions
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    Eitzen Group acquired majority holding in Høglund

    2023-01-19T12:59:00Z

    Eitzen Group, a family owned shipping group based in Oslo, has acquired a majority stake in Norway-based Høglund Marine Solutions after agreeing an investment deal on 18 January 2023.

  • The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) has launched the world's first digital ship register.
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    Denmark launches first digital ship register

    2023-01-19T12:22:00Z

    The Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) completed the launch of the world’s first digital ship register on 16 January 2023.

  • Crowley and ESVAGT have opted for US Great Lakes yard FBS for a new Jones Act-compliant SOV
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    Fincantieri Bay Lands US SOV Order

    2023-01-19T11:58:00Z

    CREST Wind, a joint venture between US ship operator Crowley and ESVAGT, has awarded a contract for a 88-metre long offshore wind services operation vessel (SOV) to Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. The contract represents the first order for an SOV for the Wisconsin shipyard.

  • Mr. Emanuele Traversa (BU Manager Value Added Services of SIRM Italia), Mr. Claudio Aleandri (CEO/COO of SIRM Italia), Mr. Park Joosung (Regional manager / Senior Vice President of KR) and Mr. Maurizio Saponara (Project Manager & Business Analyst of SIRM
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    KR launches cyber security training for European clients

    2023-01-18T11:25:00Z

    Korean Register (KR) is offering maritime cyber security officer e-learning training in conjunction with maritime technology company SIRM Italia. The company is providing training to Oltremare, a services company in Italy’s Assarmatori National Shipping Association that provides training to its members.

  • Leclanché's new G/NMCA cells will have a 20% higher energy density compared with conventional Li-ion cells.
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    Leclanché to bring higher-performance Li-ion batteries to market in 2024

    2023-01-18T11:11:00Z

    Leclanché, the integrated European battery supplier and manufacturer, has announced that it succeeded in reducing the cost and environmental impact of producing a new high-performance Lithium-ion cell. 

  • Rolls-Royce has announced that it has successfully passed the first test runs of a modified mtu Series 4000 12-cylinder gas engine operating on pure hydrogen. The tests produced "very good results in terms of efficiency, power, emissions and combustion."
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    Rolls-Royce Power Systems achieves 100% H2 operation

    2023-01-18T10:42:00Z

    Rolls-Royce has announced that it has conducted successful tests of a 12-cylinder mtu Series 4000 L64 gas engine running on 100% hydrogen fuel. The tests were conducted by the Power Systems business unit and were described by Rolls Royce as ”showing very good characteristics in terms of efficiency, performance, emissions ...

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    Maritime industry on standstill

    2023-01-18T10:22:00Z

    A majority of maritime professionals thinks the industry lacks the skills needed for digitalisation

  • Thun Tankers has ordered 4 additional R-class battery-hybrid shortsea tankers from Ferus Smit.
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    Thun extends battery-hybrid coastal tanker orders with Ferus Smit

    2023-01-18T10:11:00Z

    Thun Tankers, the Sweden-based shortsea specialist, has extended its orderbook, placing an order for four further battery-hybrid R-type coastal tankers, lifting its orders for the new vessel type to six.

  • The report concludes that a holistic view of training will be needed when transitioning crews to alternative fuels and technologies
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    Report identifies clear training gap on alternative fuels

    2023-01-17T14:10:00Z

    A recent study published by the Maritime Just Transition Task Force tackles details that crews need immediate training to handle decarbonisation

  • The Blue Sea Power project offers a potential solution to provide other disconnected islands in Greece and the EU with green energy.
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    Floating LNG-to-power barge project offers solution for disconnected islands

    2023-01-17T12:20:00Z

    Houlder, the design and engineering consultancy, is collaborating with Blue Sea Power, an Athens-based gas-to-power company, to develop three floating LNG-to-power barges (FSRPs).

  • A major Mexican ship-owner has selected Ascenz's Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) for an oil tanker.
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    First EFMS installation in Americas for Ascenz

    2023-01-17T12:06:00Z

    A major Mexican ship-owner has awarded a contract for the installation of an Electronic Fuel Monitoring System (EFMS) to Ascenz, a GTT Digital company. The contract is the first for the GTT subsidiary in the Americas. 

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    Solvang orders propulsion upgrade to meet EEXI standards

    2023-01-17T11:41:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions’ PrimeServ after-service team is to provide a propulsion upgrade for a 2007/2008 gas carrier owned by Solvang ASA. The propulsion upgrade also includes the introduction of main-engine power limitation and optimisation of the existing CP propeller and aft-ship system to enable it to meet impending EEXI regulations.

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    UK funding for methanol-fuelled leisure vessel concept

    2023-01-17T11:21:00Z

    Chartwell Marine has announced that it has received a UK government grant of £320,000 (USD393,000) to develop and test the feasibility of an innovative methanol-fuelled long-range multi-hull vessel design.

  • A consortium of academic institutions and industrial companies are participating in the EU-funded Smart European Shipbuilding project (SEUS).
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    Bid To Boost EU Yard Efficiency

    2023-01-17T10:48:00Z

    An EU-funded, four-year technological research project has been launched this month with the ultimate goal of boosting the competitiveness of European shipyards.

  • Imabari Shipbuilding formed a capital and business alliance with Japan Marine United (JMU) at the beginning of 2021.
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    New Japanese Engine Force In The Making

    2023-01-16T14:30:00Z

    Japan’s largest shipbuilder is taking a stake in the country’s two-stroke engine production sector. A draft agreement has been signed for Imabari Shipbuilding’s intended 35% equity participation in a company to be created through the spin-off of Hitachi Zosen’s marine engine business.