Vessels & Shipyards

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    Dutch know-how for US cableship project


    The first US-flag, Jones Act-compliant, cable layer to serve the offshore wind market is being developed

  • Damen Shipyards and CMA CGM to cooperate on increasing container ship efficiency

    Damen to modify CMA CGM vessels


    Modifications to ten CMA CGM vessels will bring fuel savings of more than 10%, says Damen

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    CMA CGM selects Damen for retrofit campaign


    Container liner owner and operator CMA CGM has selected Damen Shipyards Group to install energy efficiency solutions onboard a number of container vessels over the next few years. The agreement marks the first time CMA CGM has selected European yards for the installation of complex energy efficiency modifications.

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    Autonomous eco-vessel collaboration launches


    Classification society, Indian Register of Shipping, is teaming up with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers to foster innovation and sustainability in the maritime industry

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    Norway’s Vestland Evaluating Hydrogen Value Chain


    Ocean Hyway Cluster and partners are exploring the potential for retrofitting PSVs for hydrogen or ammonia fuel, including what value a local industry could create for Vestland in western Norway.

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    EPS to retrofit suction sails on board oil tanker


    Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) has announced that it has signed a deal to retrofit fixed suction sails on board an oil tanker.

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    Solvang orders world’s first full scale onboard CCS retrofit


    Solvang ASA, the Norway-based shipowner, has ordered a full-scale, turnkey Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) retrofit on board one of its LPG carriers with Singaporean shipyard Seatrium. The contract is understood to be the first of its kind for a full-scale CCS unit.

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    EU Backs efuels Retrofit for Bulker


    A bulk carrier is to be converted to run on next-generation fuels under an EU-sponsored initiative aimed at accelerating international shipping’s decarbonisation. The EUR17m ($18.2m) GAMMA collaborative project, named in reference to usage of ‘green’ ammonia and (bio)methanol, will see a 62,000dwt Ultramax bulker retrofitted with new technologies.

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    Nippon Paint Marine rides high on sustained market growth


    Nippon Paint Marine has plenty in the pipeline this year, following the appointment of its new president

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    Chemfleet adds three ships to Berg energy efficiency upgrade after verifying 10% fuel savings


    Specialised ship manager Chemfleet has confirmed that an in-service Berg Propulsion upgrade to control systems onboard the tanker YM Miranda has yielded fuel savings of around 10%.

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    COSCO Shipping Nantong completes first dual-fuel retrofit


    COSCO Shipping announced that it completed the first dual-fuel conversion at its Nantong shipyard, located near Shanghai, on 1 January. 

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    Thruster upgrade improves Croatian ferry’s seakeeping


    A recent thruster retrofit has helped a Croatian ferry deliver much-improved thrust and performance values, enabling the operator to tighten the ferry’s schedule on a new route with stronger winds and currents. 

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    Retrofit to X-DF dual-fuel propulsion for Moss-type LNG carriers


    Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) has announced that it plans to conduct a programme of main mover replacements for Moss-type LNG carriers within its fleet, substituting low pressure low speed dual-fuel engines for their current steam-turbines. The ship owner and operator is conducting a joint project with Namura Shipbuilding and Sasebo Heavy Industries.

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    TA for Ecomotus’ EcoPro Fuel Catalyst System


    RINA has awarded Full Type Approval to the EcoPro Fuel Catalyst System, a standalone retrofit design that uses hydrogen to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency on marine engines.

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    Alfa Laval to supply LFSS for first boxship MeOH-conversion project


    A.P. Moller-Maersk (Maersk) has specified Alfa Laval’s fuel supply system FCM Methanol for the first methanol retrofit project on a container vessel.

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    COSCO inks 4+9 ME-LGIM conversion deal


    COSCO Line has awarded COSCO Heavy Industry Shanghai Co. Ltd. a contract to retrofit the main engines aboard 4 container vessels equipped with MAN B&W 11S90ME-C10.5 prime movers. These will be retrofitted to dual-fuel MAN B&W 11S90ME-LGIM10.5 types capable of operation on fuel-oil/methanol.

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    BMT hydrogen propulsion retrofit white paper


    BMT has published the results of a collaborative study exploring the feasibility of retrofitting medium-sized Ro-Pax ferries with a range of hydrogen propulsion and storage technologies. The study was conducted jointly with PA Consulting.

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    Harland & Wolff Pact With Aluminium Specialist


    Expansion-minded UK group Harland & Wolff (H&W) is adding another string to its bow through this month’s signing of a memorandum of understanding with Australian aluminium shipbuilding specialist Austal.

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    UK Backs Methanol Retrofit Project


    Cummins’ proposal to collaborate with maritime partners in the development and deployment of a methanol conversion kit for its QSK60 engine has qualified for UK research funding.

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    Hafnia orders orders Wärtsilä propulsion retrofits for tankers


    Hafnia, the Singapore-headquartered tanker operator, has awarded Wärtsilä the contract to supply propulsion solutions for ten oil and chemical tankers.