Product and Technical Innovation
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Austal Vietnam Launches its First Ship

Trinidad and Tobago

Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) reports that Austal Vietnam has successfully launched Hull 397, a 94 meter high-speed catamaran for the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCo) of Trinidad and...

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World’s Largest Construction Vessel Gets First-ever Drone Delivery

Netherlands

Allseas’ giant Pioneering Spirit offshore construction and decommissioning vessel was the home of the first-ever drone to vessel delivery in the Netherlands last week.The Pioneering Spirit is...

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First Steel Cut for Mega Jack-up Voltaire

China

Jan De Nul has started the construction of its next-generation jack-up installation vessel Voltaire with a steel cutting ceremony at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) in China.The Voltaire is...

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Deep Casing Tools Tech Scores UK Patent

United Kingdom

Deep Casing Tools technology that can almost half the cost for extended reach drilling well liner installations secured UK patent.Patents are also pending in Europe, the USA, Canada, UAE and Saudi...

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OOS International’s Newbuild SSCV Awaits Sea Trials

Netherlands

Dutch offshore accommodation provider OOS International has informed that its newbuild semi-submersible heavy lift crane accommodation vessel (SSCV) OOS Serooskerke has been completed and is awaiting...

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CSBC Names Yang Ming’s Two Newbuilds

Taiwan

Taiwanese shipbuilder CSBC Corporation held a naming ceremony for two 2,800 TEU container vessels owned by compatriot Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.The two ships have been named YM Celebrity and YM...

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ST Engineering, Nauti-Craft Join Forces on Offshore Wind CTVs

Singapore

Primarily, the two companies aim to explore the opportunity to incorporate Nauti-Craft’s marine suspension technology into vessels built by ST Engineering. As a further step, they intend to develop,...

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DSME Delivers 2nd 24,000 TEU Behemoth, Featuring Smart Ship Technology, to HMM

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

South Korean shipbuilding major Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has delivered HMM Copenhagen, its second 24,000 TEU containership from a batch of twelve units, to the compatriot...

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UK engineers deliver Hornsea 2 plough

United Kingdom

UK company Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) has delivered a purpose-built pre-lay plough to Boskalis for work on Orsted’s 1400MW Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm off the east coast of England.The plough is...

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Tug Deliveries Round-Up

Netherlands

Seven new tug deliveries held over from last month from Damen Shipyards Group are examined here including a closer look at the design types and new owners.The seven deliveries cover three separate...

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China starts building its 1st autonomous feeder

China

Qingdao Shipyard has launched the construction of China’s 1st autonomous containership, named Zhi Fei.The construction was launched with a steel cutting ceremony held on May 15, according to the...

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Frigate makes delivery voyage to Philippines with quarantine supplies on board

Philippines

When the Jose Rizal, the latest Philippines Navy frigate built by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), departed Korea for Subic yesterday it had some welcome extra cargo on board. The shipbuilder packed...

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Sea trials of new Silversea cruise ship include an unusual world first

Netherlands

Royal Caribbean’s Silversea Cruises brand is preparing to take delivery of its new ship Silver Origin, following a remarkable display of resilience and ingenuity by its builder, the De Hoop shipyard...

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China Merchants VLCC newbuilds will feature air lubrication and sail assistance

China

Marking another step forward in Chinese efforts to reduce shipping emissions, one of two 307,000 dwt VLCCs ordered yesterday by Hong Kong headquartered China Merchants Group will have an...

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Important Milestone Bokalift 2 Crane Vessel Conversion

Netherlands

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) is pleased to announce an important milestone in the conversion project of its new crane vessel Bokalift 2. Yesterday, a steel cutting ceremony took place at...