Jan De Nul Orders World’s Most-Capable Wind Turbine Installation Vessel

Belgian offshore construction and dredging group Jan De Nul has placed an order for its third and largest offshore wind turbine installation group at COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry in China. The Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel, named Voltaire, will be built with a payload of approximately 14,000 tonnes and an unrivaled crane capacity of over 3,000 tonnes, making it the … [Read more...]

Knud E. Hansen to Design Ice-Class Hybrid RoRo Vessels for Finnlines

Danish ship designer Knud E. Hansen has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard in China to develop the basic design for three large roll-on/roll-off vessels for Finnlines. The vessels will be designed to meet the highest Finnish/Swedish ice class, 1A Super, with hybrid battery power that will provide for zero emissions while in port. The vessels are based on the … [Read more...]

Inventions Shaping Our Oceans: Rafnar Hull

By Ariadne Dimoulas - This article series will look into inventions shaping today’s seascape. How has our mariner history resulted in today’s groundbreaking inventions? Which inventions direct our future? What is the catalyst for these inventions, meaning what is the intersection between a particular place and particular person that causes such a revolutionary spark? Finally, … [Read more...]

Knud E Hansen to Design Hybrid RoRo for Grimaldi Group

Danish naval architecture firm Knud E Hansen has been selected to design six modern roll-on/roll-off vessels for Grimaldi Group. The new vessels will have a length of 238 meters, a beam of 34 meters and a gross tonnage of 64,000 tonnes. Each will have the capacity to transport over 7,800 linear meters of rolling units, equivalent to about 500 trailers, nearly double the … [Read more...]

Rolls-Royce Unveils New Unified Ship Designs

Ship designers at Rolls-Royce have unveiled what the company describes as a radical overhaul of its vessel design philosophy aiming to optimize vessel construction and operations without sacrificing space on board. In the process, the new unified designs will also ensure that a Rolls-Royce-designed vessel, whether it's an offshore support vessel or expedition cruise … [Read more...]