Product and Technical Innovation
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FSG Delivers Eighth RoRo Newbuild to Siem

Germany

Germany’s shipbuilder Flensburger-Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has delivered another 32,336 GT roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ferry to Norwegian company Siem Europe. The newbuild, named Liekut, was...

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Schottel launches retractable version of its rim thruster

Germany

The newly developed Schottel Retractable Rim Thruster (SRT-R) covers the power range up to 500 kW, offering many advantages, such as low noise emissions and tailor-made solutions for a wide range of...

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Jan De Nul to set up Crete-Peloponnese link

Belgium

Jan De Nul and Hellenic Cables have joined forces to install and protect a submarine power cable between the island of Crete and the Peloponnese region of the Greek mainland.Greek grid operator...

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Hopper Dredger Alexander von Humboldt is the first to sail 2,000 hours on 100% sustainable marine biofuel

Belgium

Jan De Nul Group has completed, in close collaboration with MAN Energy Solutions and GoodFuels, 2,000 hours using 100% renewable 2nd generation Biofuel Oil (BFO) on...

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Aboard the Giant Sand-Sucking Ships That China Uses to Reshape the World

China

Massive ships, mind-boggling amounts of sand, and an appetite for expansionism in the South China Sea: the recipe for a land grab like no other.MIT Technology Review Vince Beiser CSIS Asia...

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The Clipper Stad Amsterdam has been refloated in Den Helder

Netherlands

The Clipper Stad Amsterdam has recently been refloated in Den Helder’s historic Willemsoord Harbour. On May 26th, the drydock doors were opened, allowing sea water in. It was the first time the...

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Royal IHC and MARIN successfully complete DP testing on autonomous SOV

Netherlands

On Thursday 11 June, MARIN and Royal IHC successfully completed the dynamic positioning (DP) assessment tests for the T60-18 service operation vessel (SOV) at MARIN’s basins in Wageningen, The...

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Damen Delivers ASD Tug 2312 To Iskes In IJmuiden

Netherlands

On May 25th in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, Damen Shipyards Group delivered an ASD Tug 2312 named Jupiter to Iskes. The vessel, one of Damen’s next generation tugs, offers a package combining safety,...

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thyssenkrupp Marine Systems presents results of MUM project

Germany

thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has presented the results of a pioneering research project on the feasibility, usability, construction and operation of large modular underwater vehicles. The focus was...

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Danfoss Editron picked to power U.K.’s first hybrid crew transfer vessels

Denmark

Ejsberg, Denmark headquartered crew transfer vessel (CTV) builder and operator MHO-Co A/S has selected Danfoss Editron to deliver the drivetrain systems for the U.K.’s first two hybrid CTVs.The...

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Alfa Laval launches PureSOx Express

Sweden

For vessels in the 40,000–65,000 DWT size range, such as handymax bulkers or product tankers, the cost of installing a SOx scrubber has sometimes outweighed the benefits. Now Alfa Laval is offering...

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Flex LNG to take delivery of first 2020 newbuild vessel

Norway

Flex LNG, the shipping company controlled by billionaire John Fredriksen, is to take delivery of its first newbuild vessel for this year.The Norway-based company said on Wednesday it expects LNG...

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Damen preps Apollo for SeaMade work

France

DEME Offshore’s jack-up Apollo has undergone spudcan shoes extension installation at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s yard in Dunkerque, France.With the new spudcan extensions, Apollo will be...