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  • Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex delivered an LNG-fuelled Aframax tanker to Sovcomflot on 29 December 2022.

    Zvezda delivers first of LNG-fuelled Aframax duo


    Russian shipyard Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex in the country’s Far Eastern region announced the delivery of the first in a series of two LNG-fuelled tankers for Russian shipping company Sovcomflot on 29 December 2022. 

  • High-capability new research platform for the Dutch fleet, the 80m Anna Weber-van Bosse.

    Spanish Yard Books Dutch Research Ship


    To the consternation of the Dutch shipbuilding industry, the country’s latest research vessel order has been awarded to a foreign yard.

  • A new milestone for ASMAR: launch of polar research icebreaker Almirante Viel at Talcahuano.

    Chile Readies Multi-Role Icebreaker


    As the first ship of its type to be built in South America, the 110m polar icebreaker Almirante Viel was launched at Talcahuano on December 22 by Chilean contractor ASMAR.

  • TECO 2030 has received its first order for a scrubber unit capable of reducing SOx, NOx, black carbon, and PM emissions.

    TECO 2030 sells its first Future Funnel


    TECO 2030 has received its first purchase order for a future funnel from an undisclosed large European shipowner. 

  • MEPC 70 confirmed that a Mediterranean sulphur emission control area (SECA) would come into effect from 1 May 2025.

    MEPC79: No change to GHG targets


    The 79th session of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 79) was held from 12 to 16 December 2022, with no change to GHG targets agreed on.

  • ABC’s 20EV23 engine provides a new, fuel-flexible option in the medium-speed market.

    Evolve Engine Reaches New Power Levels


    Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) has augmented its medium-speed range with a powerful, multi-fuel engine targeted mainly at passengership, ferry and naval applications. Covering an output range up to 7,200kW, the 20EV23 design is a 20-cylinder development of the Evolve platform, initially introduced just over a year ago in four-cylinder configuration.

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    Star Rises Over The Baltic


    Estonian operator Tallink has realised a further stage of fleet development with the handover in Finland of the 27-knot ro-pax ferry MyStar.

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    Valuable UK Order Goes To Spain


    Northern Spain’s shipbuilding industry has augmented its export workload by landing a £51.8m ($63m) contract from the UK for a multi-function lighthouse/buoy tender. 

  • MAN Energy Solutions will supply a mixed medium and high-speed power package for a second F-class jack-up wind installation vessel under construction at COSCO Heavy Industries.

    Medium and high speed MAN package to power Cadeler F-Class WTIV design


    MAN Energy Solutions is providing a unique mixed MAN medium and high-speed engine package for a wind-turbine installation vessel newbuilding project in China. The vessel will feature an engine configuration based on a mixed MAN medium- and high-speed engine concept with 2 × 6L32/44CR + 2 × 9L32/44CR + 2 ...

  • Norwegian Electric Systems will deliver a battery retrofit on board the OSV Grand Canyon II.

    Volstad Maritime to retrofit battery on third offshore vessel


    Norwegian Electric Systems (NES) will deliver the battery pack and associated control system for battery charging to the Grand Canyon II offshore construction vessel operated by Volstad Maritime.

  • ABS has released a new set of requirements for carbon capture at sea

    ABS launches onboard carbon capture requirements


    ABS has developed a set of requirements to guide the industry in the application of carbon capture technology at sea.

  • Seung Hyeon Yoo (DNV), Andreas Kristoffersen (DNV), Hwa Lyong Lee (DNV), Jang Sup Lee (DNV), Hyun Joe Kim (SHI), Kyung Won Bae (SHI), Hanwee Low (DNV), Jae Woo Kim (SHI) at the award of the certificate

    DNV awards first Blockchain Statement of Fact


    In the first of its kind for a shipyard, DNV has awarded a Statement of Fact (SoF) to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for applying blockchain technology to its own SAS (Samsung Autonomous Ship) and SVESSEL® eLogbook data streams on an operating vessel.

  • Maersk has signed an LOI with SunGas Renewables with the intent of sourcing at least 390,000 tonnes/year in the US from 2026.

    Maersk secures ninth methanol partner


    A.P. Moller - Maersk has entered a Letter of Intent with U.S. based SunGas Renewables for green methanol. 

  • Chris Waddington

    Expert wary of clean tech efficiency claims


    Fuel savings promised by energy efficient technologies may not lead to similar EEXI and CII improvements, an expert has warned at a webinar organised by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). 

  • Tim Meyer, Mika Lintilä and Jason Liberty signed the joint declaration

    JV to strengthen Finnish maritime cluster


    A joint declaration signed in Turku, Finland, is designed to strengthen sustainable shipping and shipbuilding in the Finnish maritime cluster.

  • CII regulations do not adequately take into account the greater complexity and different sailing patterns of chemical parcel tankers compared with product or oil tankers.

    CII rules for chemical tankers criticised


    Stolt Tankers says the the CII is causing headaches for the chemical tanker segment and may even prove counter-productive when it comes to reducing carbon emissions.

  • Executive Vice President Choi Dong-gyu (right), head of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Central Research Institute, and Vice President Se-don Joo, director of POSCO Research Center signed the cooperation agreement on 13 December.

    DSME and POSCO to develop materials for CO2, NH3


    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and South Korean steel maker POSCO have agreed to develop and apply new materials for shipbuilding.

  • Kongsberg has launched a new ULE PM Type retractable azimuth thruster series

    New retractable azimuth thruster series launched


    Kongsberg Maritime has launched a new series of retractable azimuth thrusters, the ULE PM type, which are smaller than competing units while maintaining thrust power. The company expects their compact size makes it applicable to modern offshore wind, fishing, and naval vessel designs in which onboard space is limited.

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    TECO 2030 produces its first fuel cell stack


    TECO 2030 has completed production of what it claims is the world’s first fuel cell stack developed and purposely designed for heavy-duty and marine applications.

  • Construction of the first of Conoship's 3,600dwt coaster began in November 2022.

    Wind-assisted Coaster Orders For Gelibolu, Holland Shipyards Group


    The delayed beginning of construction of a new generation of short-sea cargo vessel has begun at Turkish shipyard Gelibolu, with a further five vessels on order at Holland Shipyards Group.