Product and Technical Innovation
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CorPower Ocean Launches In Portugal

Portugal

With a 16M EUR investment plan, wave energy developer CorPower is establishing a R&D, Manufacturing & Service Centre for Wave Energy Converters in Viana do Castelo, northern Portugal.The...

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Damen sold a full option Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 to Servimagnus

Netherlands

The Damen Shipyards Group has sold a full option Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500 to the Argentinian dredging contractor Servimagnus. The CSD will work on the ambitious waterways programme in the...

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Futureproof Tugs: Efficient, Sustainable and Automated

World

Tug owners are cutting emissions and increasing automation. Subject to technology choices, ‘greener’ tugs are a global phenomenon today, while the autonomous tugs of tomorrow are starting to...

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Damen Holds Keel-Laying For Port Of Auckland’s Fully Electric RSD-E Tug 2513

New Zealand

On 7th July, in Vietnam, Damen Song Cam Shipyard, together with joint venture partner Song Cam Shipyard hosted a keel-laying ceremony for the electric RSD-E Tug 2513 that Damen is building for the...

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Wärtsilä makes Expert Insight available for two-strokes and scrubbers

Finland

Wärtsilä’s digital predictive maintenance product, Expert Insight, originally launched in November 2019 for four-stroke engines, has now been extended to support two-stroke engines. It is available...

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Hudong to deliver third Yamal LNG carrier

China

China’s Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding is to deliver another LNG carrier that will serve the Novatek-operated Yamal project in the Arctic.Hudong said in a statement the 174,000-cbm LNG Phecda left the...

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Consortium develops Autonomous Guard Vessel concept

World

Offshore wind farms and other offshore structures could soon be protected by Autonomous Guard Vessels (AGV). A consortium of maritime companies has just released a concept design that exploits...

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Danelec Marine to Upgrade VDRs and Facilitate Remote Management on Uni-Tankers Fleet

Denmark

(Birkeroed, Denmark – July 7, 2020) Danelec Marine has been chosen by Danish shipping company Uni-Tankers to upgrade aging and obsolete VDRs on 10+ vessels.Some of the VDRs are 10 or more years old...

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Russian shipyard is another step nearer to building ARC7 LNG carriers

Russian Federation

Russian plans to build ARC7 class LNG carriers domestically are moving forward. Paris-headquartered LNG containment system specialist GTT has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement...

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Five Zero Emissions Propulsion Damen Ferries 2306 E3 Delivered To Arriva, Copenhagen

Denmark

Damen Shipyards Group has delivered five Damen Ferries 2306 E3 to Arriva Denmark in Copenhagen. Arriva is operating the vessels on behalf of Danish public transport agency Movia. The vessels are...

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Weeks Marine Buys Ball Joints from Straatman for new Dredger

Recently, Straatman received an order from Weeks Marine for the engineering and production of two Pinch Ball Joints.The Pinch Ball joint is mostly used between a floating pipeline and cutter suction...

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Østensjø offshore wind quartet to have electric Voith Schneider Propellers

Netherlands

Four offshore wind supply vessels on order for Norway’s Østensjø Group at two Spanish shipyards will each be equipped with two electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP).The vessels will be delivered...

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Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam Delivers Trawler ‘Jonge Johannes’

Netherlands

Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam has recently delivered a twin-rig fly shooting trawler to Urk-based brothers Rense and Johannes de Boer. The new vessel is the LT 295 Jonge Johannes.The LT 295...

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Delivery And Order Round-Up

World

Despite Covid-19 disruptions, this month’s look at the world of tug construction has news of no fewer than 32 vessels either delivered or recently ordered.If the order of reporting is determined by...

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Full scale testing of ammonia as a marine four-stroke fuel set to start next year

Netherlands

Wärtsilä reports that the world’s first long term, full scale test of ammonia as fuel in a marine four-stroke engine is planned to start in the first quarter of next year. The project brings...