Product and Technical Innovation
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Vard to design and build SOV for Taiwan offshore wind farms

Taiwan

Ålesund, Norway, headquartered Fincantieri group member Vard has won a contract to design and construct an offshore wind Service Operation Vessel (SOV) for Taiwan’s Ta San Shang Marine Co., Ltd., a...

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Finnlines hybrid RO/ROs to have MAN B&W two-stroke main engines

Italy

Grimaldi Group member Finnlines has awarded MAN Energy Solutions an order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238-meter RO/RO vessels intended for...

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MINSHIP trials biofuel on bulk carrier

Germany

Bavarian ship management company MINSHIP and its subsidiary MINMARINE have embarked upon a biofuel trial as part of their efforts to cut the carbon footprint of their fleet.The trial run is being...

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Schottel propulsion package picked for giant crane ship

Belgium

A 236.80 meter long and 52.00 meter wide crane ship ordered by Belgium based Jan De Nul Group at the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China last November (see earlier story) will have a full Schottel...

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Euronav disposes of Suezmax veteran

Belgium

Belgian tanker shipping company Euronav has sold the eldest vessel in its fleet, the 2001-built Suezmax Cap Diamant for USD 20.8 million. The tanker owner and operator said that the capital gain on...

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Keppel O&M in MOU to develop new energy solutions

Singapore

Successful applicants for grants being offered under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Singapore’s Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) will have...

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IntelliTug Sea Trials Successfully Completed

Finland

Technology group Wärtsilä and PSA Marine have successfully completed initial sea trials for the IntelliTug.Taking advantage of advances in automation in the shipping industry takes many forms...

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Samsung Heavy books $209.2 million order for two LNG-fueled VLCCs

Korea, Democratic People's Republic of

In a regulatory filing today, South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) disclosed in its regulatory filing that it has won a contract worth a total of $209.2 million to build two...

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First fully-electric shiphandling tug will have Kongsberg thrusters

New Zealand

The fully-electric ship-handling tug on order at Damen Shipyards by the Port of Auckland, New Zealand (see earlier story), will be equipped with two Kongsberg US255 L PM FP azimuth thrusters that will...

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Royal IHC New Deep Sea Special Environmentally Friendly Motor

Netherlands

With the use of permanent magnets and high-tech bearings, Royal IHC has created the Deep Sea Special Motor. An environmental friendly submerged electric motor for the deep sea mining and oil & gas...

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TI Geosciences’ SWORD Is Ready To Penetrate Global Seafloor

Netherlands

New generation seafloor drill rig is ready to prod the offshore market, from shallow water Offshore Wind & Renewables to the ultra-deep Oil & Gas and Mining sectors. The next generation...

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DNV GL remote approach to machinery planned maintenance speeds surveys

Norway

Classification society DNV GL says that with its new remote approach to machinery planned maintenance, Machinery Maintenance Connect (MMC), instead of requiring surveyors to travel to each...

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Double ended ferry to be retrofitted with Schottel EcoPellers

Germany

Spay, Germany, based propulsion specialist Schottel reports that its successful Schottel Rudder EcoPeller (SRE) is set to be installed in a retrofit project for the first time.Norwegian ferry...

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New Tallink vessel laying-down ceremony in Finland to be broadcast online

Finland

Construction starts on a new vessel for Estonian shipping line Tallink on Monday, at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) in western Finland.The new ship, a shuttle vessel called the MyStar, has...

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Construction of World’s Largest LNG-Fueled RoRo Ship Begins

China

China-based Yantai CIMC Raffles Shipyard has cut the first steel for a new LNG-powered roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) vessel ordered by Swedish shipping company Wallenius SOL. The vessel, which will be the...