Tag: <span>Shipbuilding</span>

Ocean Infinity adds world’s largest marine robotic vessels to Armada fleet
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Ocean Infinity adds world’s largest marine robotic vessels to Armada fleet

Ocean Infinity has announced plans for the next phase of its Armada fleet of robotic vessels with a signed contract for eight 78-metre, optionally crewed robotic vessels. These fuel-efficient, onshore-controlled vessels will initially only utilise a skeleton crew onboard. In due course they will be capable of working with no personnel offshore whilst also consuming...

ABB wins power and propulsion order for five Fincantieri vessels
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ABB wins power and propulsion order for five Fincantieri vessels

ABB has secured an order of around $150 million to deliver a comprehensive scope of technologies to power next-generation cruise ships built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri ABB will equip five newbuild vessels with Azipod electric propulsion, which has a proven ability to significantly reduce fuel consumption onboard. Each cruise ship will be powered by twin...

Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro
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Finnlines begins construction of hybrid ro-ro

Finnlines has begun construction of its second new hybrid ro-ro vessel at the Chinese Nanjing Jinling shipyard. The vessel is being built as part of the company’s EUR 500 million newbuilding programme, which includes three green hybrid ro-ro vessels as well as two eco-friendly Superstar ro-pax vessels to further increase Finnlines’ energy efficiency. The vessels will...

Kongsberg Maritime to design and equip krill vessel for Rimfrost
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Kongsberg Maritime to design and equip krill vessel for Rimfrost

Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted to design and equip a highly innovative vessel for the Norwegian krill processing firm Rimfrost. The ship is to be built by Westcon, who will complete the vessel at their facility in Norway after initial construction at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. It is expected that the 120m ship will...

Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process
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Modularisation could cut costs and overhaul the ship design and production process

The Transport: Advanced and Modular (TrAM) research project aims to develop a zero emission fast going passenger vessel through advanced modular production that has previously not been demonstrated. 14 project partners are working together with new manufacturing methods to achieve a 25 per cent lower production cost and 70 per cent cut in engineering costs...

ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding
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ClassNK examines approval process for 3D models in shipbuilding

ClassNK, Japan Marine United (JMU), and NAPA have completed a joint feasibility study on 3D model based plan approval using 3D CAD models as part of their technical investigation project. Shipbuilding designs are gradually transitioning from 2D drawings to those designed with 3D CAD software. Classification societies, whose plan approvals are currently based mostly on...

PROSTEP builds digital twin to optimise shipbuilding
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PROSTEP builds digital twin to optimise shipbuilding

Bremen-based Fr. Lürssen shipyard, the Machine Tool Laboratory (WZL) at RWTH Aachen University and PROSTEP AG have launched the ProProS research project, with the aim of setting up a digital twin for the manufacturing and assembly processes at shipyards and to use it for status control and optimisation of shipbuilding production. The Lürssen-based family-owned company...

LR awards HHI AiP for HDF-3800 frigate design
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LR awards HHI AiP for HDF-3800 frigate design

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded approval in principle (AiP) to South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the design of its HDF-3800 frigate. The design allows for the frigate to be equipped with modern weapons and sensors, and it will be able to undertake Anti-Air Warfare (AAW), Anti-Surface Warfare (ASuW), and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)...

Nesec announces €250 million fund for Dutch shipping
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Nesec announces €250 million fund for Dutch shipping

Mona Keijzer, the dutch state secretary for economic affairs and climate policy, has inaugurated the Nesec Shipping Debt Fund. Institutional investors and the Province of Groningen offer through the fund financing for Dutch shipowners who are planning to acquire (or re-build) short-sea vessels. The fund is partly backed by a guarantee from the Dutch state....

Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels
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Wärtsilä and Chinese shipbuilder to jointly develop hybrid vessels

Wärtsilä has signed a strategic five-year agreement with Chinese state-owned shipbuilder CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding Company Huangpu Wenchong to develop a hybrid powered dredger, which could possibly extend to other hybrid vessels as well. The purpose of the agreement is to build a cooperation framework and working mechanism for the research and development of hybrid...

DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency
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DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency

DNV GL has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company (GSI) for a joint development project (JDP) to improve welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency through the automatic detection and assessment of radiography testing (RT) digital images. Shipbuilding involves countless welds. X¬rays are used to detect weld imperfections, such as porosity, slag, and cracks....

CADMATIC and PROSTEP cooperate on digital shipbuilding solutions
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CADMATIC and PROSTEP cooperate on digital shipbuilding solutions

Developer of 3D-based design, engineering and information management software, CADMATIC, has agreed to intensify its cooperation deal with vendor-independent PLM consulting and software company PROSTEP. The companies have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) to enter a closer partnership to deliver end-to-end digital shipbuilding and shipping solutions. The intention of the partners is to further...