Monday, July 7, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Revolutionary New Power System Could be a Game-Changer for the Offshore Sector
The DP2-equipped light construction / ROV vessel Dina Star was delivered last year by Kleven Shipyard to Fonnes-based shipowner, Myklebusthaug Offshore AS and from the following images (shot with a 50 megapixel Hasselblad)...
Monday, June 9, 2014
Bogazici Delivers CAT-Powered Amapola 1 Tug [IMAGES]
Turkish shipbuilder BOGAZICI A.S. recently delivered Amapola 1, the first Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3000 tug, to International Offshore Engineering and Development Company. The 72 ton bollard pull tug...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Lamprell Delivers GustoMSC-Designed “Hydra” to Seajacks
On 2 June, Lamprell, the UAE-based rig builder delivered the GustoMSC NG5500C design jack-up rig Hydra to its client Seajacks on June 2nd. Loaded on to a heavy lift ship, Hydra will...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
For Sea Captains, Flettner Rotors May Make Their Job More Tactical in Nature
In February 1925, the Buckau, a schooner outfitted with cylindrically-shaped, rotating masts 15 meters tall and 3 meters in diameter, crossed the North Sea from Danzig to Scotland to prove...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
ABS to Class North America’s First LNG Bunker Barges
Currently in the design process by Seattle-based naval architecture firm Jensen Maritime are North America’s first LNG bunker barges for Houston-based firm LNG America. Upon delivery in late 2015, these...
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Petronas Considers FLNG Offtake With Latest Ship Order
Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas) has placed a newbuild order recently for a pair of ABS-classed ‘Moss-type’ LNG carriers from Hyundai Heavy Industries. According to ABS, these two ships will...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Ulstein’s Latest Design May Be Practical, but It Sure as Heck Isn’t Pretty
The naval architects at Ulstein have, for the first time, married the X-bow concept with an accommodation vessel… and unfortunately, it’s not the sexiest ship we’ve seen from Ulstein...
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
J.J. Ugland’s New PSV Has a Very Unique Propulsion System
Kleven Verft’s Ulsteinvik shipyard delivered the 5,000 dwt PSV Juanita this month to shipowner J.J. Ugland, with a very unique feature. This ship was designed by Salt Ship Design in Norway...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Fafnir Offshore Orders Hybrid Battery-Powered Arctic PSV
Havyard, the Norwegian ship technology company, signed a contract today to build a hybrid battery powered platform supply vessel (PSV) for the privately-owned Icelandic oil services company, Fafnir Offshore. This...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Deadly Mudslide Claims Maritime Industry Veteran Steve Harris, PE
The deadly mudslide that destroyed a residential area northeast of Seattle on March 22, 2014 killed 34 people, including maritime industry veteran Steve Harris. Steve was a registered professional engineer at...
Monday, March 31, 2014
King Harald Presents Heyerdahl Award to Rolls-Royce
During the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association Annual Conference today, His Majesty King Harald of Norway presented the 2014 Heyerdahl Award to Rolls-Royce in recognition of their work on the “Environship Concept,” an...
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
ClassNK to Acquire Marine Software Giant NAPA
Tokyo-based classification society ClassNK announced today an agreement to acquire NAPA, the world’s leading maritime software house, in a deal hailed as a landmark agreement for improved safety and performance of the whole maritime industry.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
ABS to Class New Ulstein-Designed Offshore Construction Vessels
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has been selected by Island Ventures II LLC, a joint venture between Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore, to class two next-generation, Ulstein SX165-design offshore...
Scana Wins $8.8 Million in Propulsion System Orders
Norway-based Scana Propulsion signed a contract today to deliver the propulsion system for an Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessel (AHTS) being built by Vard Brattvåg for Bourbon Offshore Norway. The AHTS...
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Dr. Stephen Payne – Designing a Liner, Not a Cruise Ship
On the occasion of the Queen Mary 2’s 10th anniversary of her delivery from STX Europe, CUNARD Line’s Chief Naval Architect Dr. Stephen Payne, OBE narrates an inside look at her...
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