Categories for Product and Technical Innovation

WasteFuel launches bio-methanol marine fuel solution

CA, United States

California-based biofuels start-up WasteFuel has launched WasteFuel Marine, a renewable fuel solution for the shipping sector. Perhaps not surprisingly, given that Maersk is an investor in the company, WasteFuel Marine’s initial product will be bio-methanol for containerships. WasteFuel aims for its marine fuels to reduce CO2 emissions by 95% and nitrogen oxide emissions by up… Read More

Philly Shipyard to build the first Jones Act Subsea Rock Installation Vessel for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock

PA, United States

A Jones Act-compliant Subsea Rock Installation Vessel, the first such ship to enter the U.S. market, is to be built to ABS Class by Philly Shipyard, Inc. (PSI) for the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC (GLDD), according to ABS’s release. The vessel will transport and strategically deposit loads of up to 20,000 MT… Read More

Weeks Marine takes delivery of 78′ modified lugger tug

LA, United States

Coden, Ala.-based Rodriguez Shipbuilding finished in January a new 78’x30’x11’6″ lugger tug for Weeks Marine, Houma, La. The James K was designed by the shipyard, the owner, and MINO Marine, New Orleans. With a 10’6″ draft and ½” steel bottom and side shell plate, the new triple-screw tug is powered by three Cummins QSK-19 MRCS… Read More

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Begins Construction of Largest U.S.-built LNG Barge

FL, United States

Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding started construction on the largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunkering barge ever built in the United States. Bay Shipbuilding is expected to complete construction on the barge in late 2023 under contract with Crowley, the largest independent operator of tank vessels in the U.S. Crowley will operate the vessel under a long-term… Read More

ABC ships out gen sets for new Mike Hooks dredge

United States

Two powerful, robust 6DL36 generator sets have left the Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) factory in Belgium for the Southwest Shipyard in Galveston, Texas. They are to be installed in a new, 27-inch cutter suction dredge (CSD) on order for Mike Hooks LLC, West Lake, La. The non-self-propelled CSD will be equipped with an SCR system… Read More

Bollinger delivers final Bahrain-bound Fast Response Cutter

FL, United States

Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the USCGC Clarence Sutphin to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. The 47th Fast Response Cutter (FRC), it is the final ship in a series of six FRCs to be home-ported in Manama, Bahrain. They will replace the aging 110 foot Island Class Patrol Boats, built by Bollinger… Read More

New York City East River project powers 150 houses with tidal currents by Verdant Power

NY, United States

Tapping the power of tides and waves to help power the planet is an attractive concept, but marine-energy companies have long been held back by issues ranging from the financial to the mechanical. Now the movement is finally starting to crest. It’s a muggy July day in New York City, and Ron Smith (MBA 1979)… Read More

Norfolk Dredging Company Receives 75 cubic yard Cable Arm Clamshell Bucket

SC, United States

DredgeWire exclusive, by Judith Powers Norfolk Dredging Company (NDC) received the first segment of a 75-cubic-yard (57-cubic-meter) Cable Arm maintenance dredging bucket at its work site in Charleston, S.C. just before Christmas. Ray Bergeron, president of Cable Arm, decorated the bucket with a large red bow for the trip from Michigan to Charleston. Using its… Read More

Lydia Ann Channel Fleet christens new towboat in Texas

TX, United States

Fleeting and fuel service provider Lydia Ann Channel (LAC) Fleet, Rockport, Texas, christened the M/V Samantha Trueheart, a 78- by 34-foot towboat, in a ceremony held October 30. Samantha Trueheart Gates christens her namesake vessel. (Photo by Lillian Jean Photography) The 2,000 hp. vessel was built and designed by Diversified Marine Services in Bourg, La…. Read More

SPI/Mobile Pulley Works Delivers Idler Barge to Mike Hooks

AL, United States

SPI / Mobile Pulley Works has delivered a brand-new Idler Barge to Mike Hooks LLC. Mike Hooks LLC, family owned and operated since 1945, is providing dredging services for government and private marine construction contractors. The idler barge, fabricated at SWSLP Shipyard in Galveston and equipped with SPI Mobile Pulley Works spud installation, will be… Read More

First fully-electric U.S. towboats set for 2025 availability

TX, United States

Houston-headquartered Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) reports that the first four fully-electric towboats to be built in North America are planned to be available for charter in 2025. The towboats are being developed by New York City headquartered Zeeboat LLC to move container barges between terminals that serve containerships in deepwater ports. ISS is providing Zeeboat,… Read More

Austal USA places San Diego dry dock order

CA, United States

Austal USA reports that, immediately after finalizing its deal on a new repair facility in the Port of San Diego, it placed an order for a floating dry dock. The new floating dry dock, optimized to efficiently dock small surface combatants and similar sized ships, will be the centerpiece of the new repair facility. Construction… Read More

Massachusetts doubles offshore wind in power pipeline

MA, United States

The amount of offshore wind power in the Massachusetts pipeline is poised to roughly double with the selection Friday of projects from both Vineyard Wind and Mayflower Wind to cumulatively generate 1,600 megawatts of cleaner power for the Bay State by the end of this decade. A group of utility executives working with assistance from… Read More

Best Vessels: Distinctive deliveries of 2021

United States

SSG Michael H. Ollis: First of three new Staten Island Ferries Built by Eastern Shipbuilding Group, the 320 foot long by 70 foot beam SSG Michael H. Ollis is the lead ship in a new series of 4,500-passenger ferries built for the Staten Island Ferry Division of New York City’s Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). Externally,… Read More

Master Boat Builders Starts Construction of Crowley’s Zero-Emission Tug

AL, United States

Master Boat Builders has begun construction of Crowley’s eWolf, the first all-electric ship assist tug in the U.S., at its shipyard in Coden, Ala. “Initiating construction of the first-ever fully electric U.S. tugboat, the eWolf marks a historic moment for Crowley and Master Boat Builders,” said Garrett Rice, president of Master Boat Builders. “Today is… Read More

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