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Multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant launched

AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China launched Jan De Nul Group’s new multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant. The sister vessel, Daniel Bernoulli, will be launched in March 2017.... Feb 27 2017 6:20AM

Steel Cut for World's First LNG Cruise Liner

German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT held a steel cutting ceremony on February 21 in Papenburg marking the ceremonial start of construction for the newest cruise... Feb 24 2017 4:10PM

Vigor to Build 2 More San Francisco Ferries

Vigor said it was awarded the contract to build two additional ferries for WETA (the Water Emergency Transportation Authority) in San Francisco, Calif.... Feb 24 2017 10:53AM

Ultramar Takes Delivery of Catamaran Ferry

A high capacity 48m catamaran passenger ferry Ultramar has been delivered to the Mexican operator Ultramar.
 
Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Midship Marine in Louisiana,...
Feb 23 2017 7:24AM

Building the Ship of the Future

Ships of the future will have to be lighter, smarter, cleaner, more reliable, more efficient and safer. 
 
Sounds like a tall order, but that’s where the industry is headed....
Feb 22 2017 9:03AM

Norwegian Orders Four Ships from Fincantieri

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. said it has reached an agreement with Fincantieri S.p.A. to construct the next generation of ships for its Norwegian Cruise Line brand,... Feb 17 2017 11:44AM

Cargo Ship to be Converted into a Dredger

Group De Cloedt will have her dry cargo vessel DC Eems converted into a trailing suction hopper dredger.
 
Kooiman Marine Group in Zwijndrecht has received the order for this project....
Feb 10 2017 9:26AM
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Multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant launched

AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China launched Jan De Nul Group’s new multipurpose vessel Adhémar de Saint-Venant. The sister vessel, Daniel Bernoulli, will be launched in March 2017.

To perform a variety of functions, different mission equipment is available and can be installed on the vessels: subsea rock installation through an inclined fall pipe or a flexible fall pipe; subsea trenching, installation of cables and umbilicals; installation works by means of a heave compensated crane etc ....

Steel Cut for World's First LNG Cruise Liner

German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT held a steel cutting ceremony on February 21 in Papenburg marking the ceremonial start of construction for the newest cruise liner for Rostock-based cruise company AIDA Cruises. The new cruise ship will be the world’s first capable of operating completely on liquefied natural gas (LNG).
 
Felix Eichhorn, President of AIDA Cruises, pressed the start button of the computer-controlled cutting machine to commence work on the first steel plate for the next generation of AIDA cruise ships....

Vigor to Build 2 More San Francisco Ferries

Vigor said it was awarded the contract to build two additional ferries for WETA (the Water Emergency Transportation Authority) in San Francisco, Calif.
 
The shipbuilder started constructing the first two WETA ferries in this class in spring 2015, said Tim Kolb, General Manager of Vigor Ballard.
 
Under the latest contract, the two new hulls will be constructed at Vigor Ballard (formerly Kvichak) and the superstructure at Vigor’s Harbor Island shipyard. 
 
Designed by Incat Crowther,...

Ultramar Takes Delivery of Catamaran Ferry

A high capacity 48m catamaran passenger ferry Ultramar has been delivered to the Mexican operator Ultramar.
 
Designed by Incat Crowther and built by Midship Marine in Louisiana, Ultramar is specifically designed for the operator’s busy Playa de Carmen – Cozumel run, offering high capacity, high durability and a world-class passenger experience.
 
Carrying 844 passengers on a relatively short run, turnaround is paramount. Ultramar is optimized for a fast turnaround with multiple boarding areas over two decks....

Building the Ship of the Future

Ships of the future will have to be lighter, smarter, cleaner, more reliable, more efficient and safer. 
 
Sounds like a tall order, but that’s where the industry is headed. Experts like DNV GL and Rolls Royce concur: technologies available today will combine with those just around the corner to enable a better class of ship in the very near future. This emerging reality is already allowing owners and regulators to demand just such ships.
 
CEO Arnstein Kjesbu of Eltorque, manufacturer of electric valve actuators,...


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