Vessels & Shipyards – Page 13

  • Further refinement and optimisation of versatile ro-ro/lo-lo capacity. (credit: Grimaldi).
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    GRIMALDI BOOSTS DEEPSEA RO-RO INVESTMENT

    2021-02-26T11:44:00Z

    Signalling yet another stage in the unerring renewal and development of the Grimaldi fleet, the Italian company has ordered six ro-ro multipurpose vessels for the West African trade in South Korea, writes David Tinsley.

  • The WITV will be built to ABS Class Photo: ABS
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    First Jones Act WTIV to be ABS Class

    2021-02-24T12:47:00Z

    The first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), a key vessel for the development of the United States offshore wind industry, will be built to ABS Class.

  • The Solid Sail solution in the Silenseas design proposal. (credit: Chantiers de l’Atlantique).
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    FRENCH SAIL SYSTEM MOVES UP A GEAR

    2021-02-22T12:15:00Z

    France’s leading shipbuilder is preparing the next stage in the technical validation necessary for the commercialisation of its sail-assist technology for large vessels, writes David Tinsley.

  • Another advanced offshore loader for the North Sea, the Altera Wave. (credit: Altera).
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    ECO SHUTTLE TANKER DESIGN MAKES MARK

    2021-02-18T10:17:00Z

    Continuous development in offshore tanker technology finds new expression in the latest addition to the Norwegian merchant marine, the 103,500dwt Altera Wave, writes David Tinsley.

  • UECC ceo Glenn Edvardsen noted that the newbuildings qualified for green financing from Svenska SkeppsHypotek (credit: UECC)
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    PEAK SHAVING EFFICIENCIES ON UECC HYBRID PCTC

    2021-02-15T16:48:00Z

    European ship operator United European Car Carriers (UECC) has successfully operated a pair of LNG-fuelled short-sea PCTCs since 2016. The company is now building a series of three further vessels that will be the first LNG battery hybrid PCTCs in the world.

  • At point of handover, HL Eco and HL Green. (credit: POSCO).
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    NEWCASTLEMAX TRANSITION TO LNG FUEL

    2021-02-15T16:32:00Z

    A seminal event in the move towards the use of LNG fuel in the deep-sea bulk trade lanes is signalled by the handover of two Korean-owned and -built vessels, writes David Tinsley.

  • The diesel-electric barge design is intended to ensure shipments from BASF's Ludwigshafen complex (pictured) are not disrupted by low water levels. (credit: BASF)
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    CUSTOM-DESIGNED FOR CHANGING RHINE CONDITIONS

    2021-02-11T10:31:00Z

    A unique design of diesel-electric inland tanker has been ordered to sustain a key industrial traffic on the Rhine, writes David Tinsley.

  • Rendering of the MAN 12V175D propulsion engine (credit: MAN ES)
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    MAN 175D hybrid-propulsion package for Indonesian Navy minehunters

    2021-02-09T15:44:00Z

    MAN Energy Solutions has been selected to supply a complete hybrid-propulsion package for two Indonesian Navy minehunters under construction at Abeking and Rasmussen in Germany.

  • Cemex Go Innovation completing trials. (credit: Cemex UK).
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    PRODUCTIVE NEW CARGO DREDGER FOR UK

    2021-02-08T11:43:00Z

    Signalling a further phase in the renewal of the UK marine aggregates dredger fleet, the 103m Cemex Go Innovation has been completed by her Romanian yard of build, writes David Tinsley.

  • Rendering of the new polar icebreaker
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    GE joins Davie shipyard Polar Icebreaker programme

    2021-02-03T17:50:00Z

    Chantier Davie in Quebec, Canada has added a third partner, GE, to its Polar Icebreaker program. The shipyard announced that GE was joining its Polar Icebreaker program in January, following the addition of Vard and Serco in December 2020.

  • Thun Blyth, safely aground at low tide in St Sampson, Guernsey.(credit: Geos Group).
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    NIMBLE TANKER FOR DRYING BERTHS

    2021-02-01T11:19:00Z

    Swedish family-owned Erik Thun Group retains a high profile in the short-sea market and its long experience in the coastwise distribution of refined oil products and petrochemicals has found new expression in the 80m tanker Thun Blyth, writes David Tinsley.

  • The 5,000t crane is the dominant feature of the Jan De Nul newbuild at Haimen, China. (credit: Jan De Nul).
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    CRANE SHIP FOR BIGGEST WINDFARM LIFTS

    2021-01-29T11:30:00Z

    Heavy-duty capability and sustainability find new levels in the monohull offshore construction ship ordered from a Chinese yard by Jan De Nul, writes David Tinsley.

  • Oldendorff explores rotor sails for bulkers as Scandlines evaluates ferry rotos experience.
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    Oldendorff tests wind propulsion on bulkers

    2021-01-29T11:18:00Z

    One of the world''s largest bulk shipping companies, Oldendorff Carriers, has joined with partners to develop and test a rotor sail wind propulsion system for dry bulkers, reports Tom Todd.

  • The new Newport Maritime Services online portal aims to bring greater accessibility and transparency to the retrofit and repair market (credit: Newport Maritime Services)
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    New online portal to boost transparency in repair and retrofit market

    2021-01-27T11:22:00Z

    While online platforms have introduced improved transparency around availability and quotations in many corners of the shipping industry, the ship repair and retrofit sector had been seen as a ''hard-to-digitalise'' sector - until now.

  • Damen’s RSD Tug 2513 Photo: Damen
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    Damen delivers new RSD Tug 2513 to Malta

    2021-01-27T11:11:00Z

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered a new, next-generation, Damen RSD Tug 2513 to the Rimorchiatori Mediterranei-owned Tug Malta.

  • ABS to class the first Jones Act offshore wind farm SOV Photo: ABS
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    ABS to class first US wind farm SOV

    2021-01-27T11:06:00Z

    The first US-flagged Jones Act offshore wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) will be built to ABS Class.

  • UHL Faith on trials off the Chinese coast. (credit: UHL).
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    SECOND COMING OF ECO LIFTER CLASS

    2021-01-25T10:55:00Z

    A massive boost to the fleet deployed by Hamburg-based United Heavy Lift (UHL) is in prospect with the start of deliveries of eight newbuilds from China, writes David Tinsley.

  • The Atlas-C class, a titan for windfarm projects. (credit: Knud E Hansen).
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    NEW TITAN FOR WINDFARM DEVELOPMENT

    2021-01-21T10:05:00Z

    Versatility and customisation are pivotal to a new concept of offshore windfarm construction vessel from a leading Danish designer, writes David Tinsley.

  • Incat-built Buccoo Reef will help upgrade a key part of the Trinidad & Tobago transport infrastructure. (credit: Incat)
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    FAST FERRIES FOR VITAL TRINIDAD ROUTE

    2021-01-18T14:16:00Z

    Heralding a major reinvestment in the Trinidad & Tobago transport infrastructure, two high-speed ro-pax catamarans are being readied for introduction into the mainline service linking Port of Spain and Scarborough, writes David Tinsley.

  • An innovative vessel to serve European space technology. (credit: Jifmar Offshore).
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    SAIL-FITTED RO-RO FOR TRANSATLANTIC RUN

    2021-01-08T15:57:00Z

    Dutch shipbuilder Neptune Marine has landed the prestigious order for a sail-assisted ro-ro vessel designed to transport rocket components, writes David Tinsley.