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Van Oord: Christening of SRI Vessel Bravenes Marks Jubilee Year

Photo: Van Oord

 The latest addition to the Van Oord fleet was unveiled Monday 21 May at the Wilhelminakade in Rotterdam. Subsea rock installation (SRI) vessel Bravenes was christened by Ms Yvon van Oord-Barbier, the wife of CEO Pieter van Oord. The well-attended christening ceremony marked the start of a two-day event celebrating Van Oords 150th anniversary.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Completes Sea Trials of Indiana

Indiana. Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries

 Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed the initial sea trials on the newest Virginia-class submarine, Indiana (SSN 789).   The initial round of sea trials, known as alpha trials, provides an opportunity to test all systems and components. It includes

Luerssen Creates Shipbuilding JV

Photo: Lürssen Shipyards

  One of the world’s leading shipbuilders, Luerssen, has teamed with Australian engineering and construction firm Civmec to create a new force in naval shipbuilding and exports.   The joint venture, Australian Maritime Shipbuilding & Export Group (AMSEG), will partner Luerssen Australia, the prime

Stena RoRo Places an Order for LNG Newbuild

Photo provided by Stena RoRo

 Stena RoRo places an order for a further newbuild and signs a 10-year charter contract with Brittany Ferries, said a press release from the company.   The vessel now ordered, which will be built for LNG operation, is the sixth in the so-called Stena E-Flexer RoPax class with delivery set for autumn 2021.

Zvezda Shipyard to Build an Advanced Ice Class Tanker for Rosneft

Photo: Rosneft

 AO Rosnefteflot, a subsidiary of Rosneft, and Zvezda shipyard signed a contract during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum for the construction of a shuttle tanker Arc6 with a deadweight of 69,000 tons.    The contract provides for an option to build a second similar vessel. At the same time,

MSC Cruises Plans MSC Seaview Christening on June 9

Photo: MSC Cruises S.A.

 In just over two weeks, MSC Cruises will christen their newest cruise ship. MSC Seaview.  MSC Seaview is the second Seaside class ship from the cruise line.    With just 15 days until the Christening of MSC Cruises’ new state-of-the-art flagship MSC Seaview, the leading cruise company in Europe announced 

ABCO Industries to Build New Arctic, Offshore Patrol Ships

Photo: Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

 Irving Shipbuilding, Canada’s National Shipbuilder, has awarded an $8.9 million contract to ABCO Industries Limited (ABCO) for the design and construction of 12 metre landing craft for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).   Halifax Shipyard is constructing

DESS Aquaculture Adds New 60M Harvest Vessel

Photo: DESS Aquaculture Shipping

 DESS Aquaculture Shipping AS, a joint venture between Solstad Farstad ASA (SOFF) and Marine Harvest ASA, took delivery of the harvest vessel “Aqua Merdø” on May 24th 2018.    The vessel will commence its 10-year charter contract with Marine Harvest upon delivery at location within few days.   “Aqua

Corvus Bags Five Battery Powered Ferries Contract

Photo: Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy was selected by Norwegian Electric System (NES) to supply lithium ion battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) for two new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.  The ferries will operate on the Magerholm-Sykkylven route. This follows a previous

K Line Adds 'Corona' Series Coal Carrier "Corona Xanadu"

Image: Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha

 Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) is proud to announce the delivery of “Corona Xanadu,” an 88,000 DWT-type special coal carrier at Shin Kasado Dockyard of Imabari Shipbuilding Group Japan on May 23, 2018.    Corona Xanadu is same type as “K” Line’s specialized fleet for transport of thermal coal known as the “Corona-series”.

Shipbuilding: Weldon Named VP at HII Ingalls

Scott Weldon. Photo: HII

Scott Weldon was promoted to vice president of supply chain management at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In this role, Weldon will provide leadership to all Ingalls supply chain management functions, including sourcing, procurement, inventory control and material warehousing. He succeeds Lori Harper, who will retire on Aug.

CMM, Damen Debut Fast Marine Access in Brazil

Damen FCS 7011 CMM at oil rig (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

Compagnie Maritime Monégasque (CMM) and Damen Shipyards Group (Damen) have joined forces to introduce a fast, safe and reliable Fast Marine Access crew change solution for the Brazilian market using a Damen FCS 7011.  The solution looks to transfer personnel between shore and the ever more distant deep sea offshore platforms and flotels.

Electric Ferries on Rise: DNV GL

 The environmental ambitions of the politicians in Hordaland were very high when it came to cutting emissions from ferry operations. A tender for new ferries, supported by DNV GL, resulted in a record investment of 140 million euros in zero-emission technology.   When ferries pass the stunning scenery

Steel Cut for P&O Cruises' New LNG-powered Ship

Photo: P&O Cruises

 P&O Cruises marked a construction milestone last week as it cut the first piece of steel for its newest ship being built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg.  The steel cutting ceremony was attended by P&O Cruises senior vice president, Paul Ludlow; Carnival UK president Josh Weinstein and managing director of Meyer Werft, Tim Meyer.

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