Tag: Shipbuilding

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...

Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services
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Schottel and Ulstein partner on automation and digital services

Ship design and building services provider Ulstein and manufacturer of propulsion and steering systems Schottel have announced a new cooperation to deliver automated and digitalised services to the maritime industry. Former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue Ctrl, will continue as an independent company under the name Blue CTRL. Both Ulstein and SCHOTTEL will own 50 per...

DSME and DNV GL cooperate on maritime technology development
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DSME and DNV GL cooperate on maritime technology development

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and DNV GL have signed a framework agreement which will see them cooperate on joint development projects (JDPs) for future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries. The agreement confirms the cooperation of DSME and DNV GL through future JDPs to develop advanced technologies to maximise the safety...

Oshima and DNV GL partner on energy efficient bulk carrier design
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Oshima and DNV GL partner on energy efficient bulk carrier design

Oshima Shipbuilding and DNV GL have signed a long-term strategic cooperation to conduct research and development together on new bulk carrier designs. The partners aim to continue the strategic cooperation through to 2030, developing and updating a road map towards the IMO zero emissions scenario, which will be gradually implemented through annual joint industry projects...

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for fuel-efficient LPG carrier
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Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for fuel-efficient LPG carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has held a christening ceremony in Yokohama for a fuel-efficient liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier currently under construction for JX Ocean. The new ship, Future Ace, will be the twelfth of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding’s latest third-generation, 83,000m3-class LPG carriers. The vessel will be highly energy efficient,...

Lindblad confirms order with Ulstein for second polar expedition vessel
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Lindblad confirms order with Ulstein for second polar expedition vessel

Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has signed an agreement with Norwegian shipbuilder and ship designer Ulstein to build a new polar vessel with greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions than previous expedition ships. The new ship will be built to the highest ice class category (PC5 Category A) and will feature Ulstein’s X-BOW concept, which generates a...

South Korea orders 140 LNG-fuelled ships
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South Korea orders 140 LNG-fuelled ships

South Korea has confirmed an order for 140 liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered ships by 2025 to support small and mid-sized shipbuilders. South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy said the government will provide shipbuilders and suppliers with $620.2 million and debt guarantees worth $886 million. The government will also invest in LNG infrastructure...