Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has contracted Damen Marine Components (DMC) for a series of rudders and steering gear systems. The equipment is for five vessels that Navantia is constructing for Armada Española – the Spanish Navy.
Siemens to add FORAN marine design software to its Xcelerator portfolio of integrated software and services, helping marine customers adopt a comprehensive digital twin approach to ship design and construction
Leading Classification Society ClassNK granted its first Innovation Endorsement “Provider Certification” for organizations to TSUNEISHI FACILITIES & CRAFT CO., LTD. (TFC). Upon examining TFC’s established organizational structure for innovation and its innovation activities, the Society granted Class C and D certification to the provider.
The Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Ingeniería de Topografía y Caminos S.A. (T&C), a major civil contractor in Paraguay, for a customised Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 500. T&C will use the dredger to transform the southern river bank of the capital Asunción, in the Costanera Sur project. The modular dredger will sharply increase sand production, required to meet the ambitious projects deadlines.
A new bitumen tanker for France-based Rubis Group, currently under construction at China Merchants Jinling Shipyard, will feature azimuth thrusters from the German propulsion expert. The 15,000-dwt asphalt carrier will be driven by two highly efficient SCHOTTEL EcoPellers and one TransverseThruster. Designed by Swedish FKAB Marine, the vessel will be deployed in West Africa for asphalt transportation services.
Korean engine manufacturer HSD Engine is to offer ABB’s diagnostics and advisory software Tekomar XPERT to shipowners operating its two-stroke and four-stroke marine engines.
The technology group Wärtsilä continues to lead the ongoing transformation of the energy and marine sectors towards carbon-free solutions through its future fuel development work. The company is pioneering the adoption of hydrogen and ammonia as viable engine fuels through advanced testing in Wärtsilä’s fuel-flexible combustion engines.
ClassNK conducts third-party verification of GHG emissions from entire value chain - including Scope 3 emissions - of NS United Kaiun Kaisha and issues a GHG verification statement
While efforts to build a decarbonized society are being accelerated such as through strengthened GHG reduction targets in various countries and with the progress of sustainable finance, a framework for assessing GHG emissions has also been introduced to IMO regulations.
Damen Shipyards Group has concluded a licence agreement with US-based Conrad Industries. The agreement will see the Conrad Shipyard LLC construct two Damen Multi Cats 3013 for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has proclaimed its roles to support the transition of the shipping business to zero-emission. While efforts to build a decarbonized society are being accelerated such as through strengthened GHG reduction targets in various countries and with the progress of sustainable finance, a framework for assessing GHG emissions has also been introduced to MARPOL.
ABB’s automation, propulsion and switchboard systems for vessels have successfully been verified to meet DNV’s class notation ‘Cyber secure SP0’, based on the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) guidelines for cyber risk management.
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its advanced Cargo Handling System for four new 91,000 cbm capacity Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) vessels being built for the Norway-based fleet owner Avance Gas. The ships are under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) yard in South Korea. The orders with Wärtsilä were placed by DSME in April and May 2021.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Hull Monitoring” that summarize technical requirements for a hull monitoring system to achieve the improvement of the ship safety, and stipulates the relevant class notation.
A new beam trawler that Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam is building for Rederij Devan has recently been launched in Gdansk, Poland. Following the launch, the Z21 Avanti has arrived in Stellendam, the Netherlands. Here, the Maaskant yard will continue the construction of the vessel with further outfitting.
Kongsberg Digital has signed a partnership agreement with Recogni to add their Blue Power EMS application to the Kognifai Marketplace. The application, which is big data based, is an energy efficiency tool that can reduce fuel consumption with more than 15 percent.