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CEMEX UK Orders Dredger Newbuild

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CEMEX UK has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group to build the first in a new generation of Marine Aggregate Dredgers, the owner’s first newly commissioned dredger in 20 years.   Steel cutting will take place later this year, and the vessel is expected to be delivered at the end of 2019 from Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania.

Wärtsilä acquires Transas

Transas Collaborative Decision Making Platform uniting Ship, Fleet Operations, Training and Ship Traffic Control Image Transas

Wärtsilä announced today that it has acquired Transas, an innovative, digital solutions provider headquartered in the UK. This acquisition is a recognition of Transas’ strong position in the maritime technologies market and its technological leadership. The transaction will allow Transas to work within

World's Largest DynaRig Sailing Yacht Delivered

(Photo: Oceanco)

Oceanco Yacht delivered 106.7M (350 ft) Black Pearl— the largest Dynarig sailing yacht in the world. This three-masted sailing yacht Black Pearl is unlike any yacht the world has ever seen. This unique and complex vessel is the realization of a discerning owner’s vision. She is the result of an elaborate

Lamprell, GustoMSC join forces to develop Jackup Rig design

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Lamprell announced its exclusive collaboration with GustoMSC to develop the Lamprell Jackup-43 (LJ43) jackup rig design, creating an advanced drilling rig with the highest level of safe, efficient and reliable drilling capabilities.  The LJ43 drilling rig will combine Lamprell’s system integration capability,

Cummins QSK95 Propulsion for Ferry Newbuild

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Azam Marine’s next newbuild, Kilimanjaro VII, will be the first passenger ferry powered by QSK95 propulsion engines from engine manufacturer Cummins.   Two QSK95 propulsion engines will provide main propulsion power to the new Incat Crowther designed fast catamaran, which will be built by Australian

Executives Larkins, Morais Acquire SSI

From left to right: Darren Larkins and Denis Morais (Photo: SSI)

As of March 1, 2018, CEO Darren Larkins and President & CTO Denis Morais have acquired ownership of the shipbuilding software development company SSI from the company’s founder Rolf Oetter.   Larkins and Morais have been managing SSI for the past seven years while Oetter has focused on other initiatives.

North Carolina Ferries Change Course for the Future

Credit: NCDOT

Shoaling shifts NCDOT’s propulsion needs, prompting a sea change. Thrustmaster waterjets step in to carry the day.   In Swansboro, N.C., boatbuilder U.S. Workboats (formerly Armstrong Marine) is assembling the linchpin of the North Carolina Department of Transport’s (NCDOT) business plan for its future Outer Banks ferry services.

Marine News Boat of the Month: March 2018


Baydelta’s First Hybrid Tractor Tug Jensen Maritime was recently selected to provide the design for Baydelta Maritime’s new 100-foot, Z-Drive hybrid tugboat. It will use Rolls-Royce hybrid technology and represents the first installation of a hybrid system for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB),

SENER to Present New Material at APM

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Spain's SENER will be present at the 15th edition of the Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) Exhibition, which will be held from March 14 to 16, 2018 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.   SENER will participate in this event as part of the Spain Pavilion, organized by the public business entity, ICEX Spain Exportación e Inversiones,

Ship Architects' Comer Stepping Down

Joseph H. Comer (Photo: SAi)

Ship Architects, Inc. (SAi) has announced its current Principal Naval Architect, Joseph H. Comer is stepping down and turning over the leadership position to Altug Basaran, P.E., its current Director of Operations.   Ship Architects has been in business since 1999, providing a broad range of engineering

Two Incat Crowther Ferries join Ultramar

Courtesy Ben Soileau, Marine Designer, Incat Crowther

Incat Crowther has delivered City Jet 1 and City Jet 2. The 28m Passenger ferries are part of a six vessel new build program for the Cancun-based operator, Ultramar.   The vessels will operate at high frequency across the enclosed lagoon adjacent to Cancun, thereby sparing tourists a notoriously lengthy

OSD Unveils New Series of Ice Class Designs

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Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has unveiled a new series of Ice Class vessel designs, especially suited for marine services around the development of new arctic ports, terminals and offshore structures.   A prerequisite for this type of vessel, operating under arctic conditions, is the ability to

Deltamarin Bags Ro-pax Design Contract

The Deltamarin design philosophy is about seeing the big picture, and making even the smallest details suit your operation.  Photo courtesy Deltamarin

 Deltamarin Ltd has signed a contract with Chinese Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd (GSI) for consultancy and engineering services for the DFDS ro-pax ferries. Deltamarin earlier carried out contract design of the ship concept for GSI in cooperation with the owner. Deltamarin will provide the

Shipbuilding: Damen's New Journey

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Damen embarks on a new voyage with cruise newbuilding The cruise market is experiencing a period of success. The segment has been growing by around 6.7 percent annually for some time now and with strong growth for seen in some markets – notably China – the potential for the industry is considerable.

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