Tag: <span>Shipbuilding</span>

Royston secures government funding for decarbonisation project
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Royston secures government funding for decarbonisation project

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has secured government funding for a collaborative project to examine the potential of new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of river ferry services. The move will see the UK-based firm working in local partnership with Newcastle University and ferry operator Nexus to look at ways to decarbonise the...

I-Tech and IFF combine antifouling technologies in joint agreement
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I-Tech and IFF combine antifouling technologies in joint agreement

I-Tech, developers of the antifouling technology, Selektope, has signed a joint development agreement with IFF Microbial Control, providers of SEA-NINE 211N, and developers of the new SEA-NINE ULTRA marine antifouling agent technology. The two entities seek to explore technical opportunities by combining their respective technologies, which together can offer high performance, sustainable and regulatory compliant...

RoPax owner selects Wärtsilä multi-fuel engines for newbuilds
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RoPax owner selects Wärtsilä multi-fuel engines for newbuilds

TT-Line Company, an Australian ferry fleet owner and operator, has placed an order with Wärtsilä  for engines and fuel gas supply systems for two new Ro-Pax ferries.  The order was placed in June 2021 and the vessels are currently being built at the Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) yard in Finland. TT-Line currently operates two ferries, Spirit...

NAPA and CADMATIC co-develop intelligent ship design solution
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NAPA and CADMATIC co-develop intelligent ship design solution

3D-based design, engineering, and information management software solutions provider CADMATIC and the maritime software, services and data analysis provider, NAPA, have announced a new integrated, intelligent ship design software solution to enhance the design process for shipyards and ship design companies. The solution combines proven design tools to fulfill users’ requirements for comprehensive software covering...

Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker
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Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts onboard the oil tanker Endeavor. Traditionally, parts used in shipbuilding and repair are manufactured via casting or forging techniques. For this project, the consortium aimed to utilise Additive Manufacturing (AM) to fabricate three types of parts that...

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...