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Ship Repair: Inside the $60m Refit of RV Roger Revelle

The R/V Roger Revelle pictured at sea for a 10-day commissioning and calibration cruise following its midlife refit. Photo Copyright: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

This month MR dives inside the $60 million refit of RV Roger Revelle, a project which leverages a treasure trove of ‘lessons learned’ from recent refits in the academic research vessel fleet and highlights the value of slimming the vendor list.Research Vessel (R/V) Roger Revelle is back at work after

New Kitsap Transit Ferry Completes Sea Trials

Enetai is a new catamaran ferry due to enter the Kitsap Transit fleet in a few weeks. Photo: BMT

A new BMT design 140-ft. catamaran passenger ferry has  reportedly passed its sea trial and is due to enter the Kitsap Transit fleet in the next few weeks. Dubbed Enetai, the boat was built by Nichols Brothers Boat Builders (NBBB) in Seattle, with a sister vessel, Commander,  due to be launched later in 2021.

Schottel Invests in New Crane System for Wismar Manufacturing Facility

Installation of the new crane system at the SchottelGmbH Wismar subsidiary. The investment in the facility amounts to 500,000 euro, ensuring a faster and more efficient production process. Photo Courtesy Schottel

SchottelGmbH Wismar has invested neary $615,000 in a new crane system, a system designed to provide faster and more efficient production process, replacing an old system from 1979.Its two new cranes are double-girder overhead travelling cranes with a load bearing capacity of 50 tonnes each, representing

Fairbanks Morse Acquires Ward Leonard

George Whittier, CEO of Fairbanks Morse

Fairbanks Morse, a portfolio company of Arcline Investment Management, has acquired Ward Leonard Operating, LLC, a provider of motor and control solutions for military applications. This acquisition will expand the scope of power and propulsion equipment and aftermarket services that Fairbanks Morse provides to its core customers, including the U.

BW Opts to Outfilt Trio of VLGCs with new LPG Fuel Supply System

BW Leo © Wärtsilä Corporation

Oslo-listed BW LPG, the world’s largest LPG shipping company, ordered Wärtsilä LPG Fuel Supply System (LFSS) for retrofit to three very large gas carrier (VLGC) vessels. BW LPG had previously ordered four Wärtsilä LFSS’ in 2018, and an additional eight systems in February 2020. The initial order was

Schottel CPPs for Damen-Design Russian Crab Vessels

Ten new crab-catching vessels for the Russian crab catching companies Antey, Merlion and Aqvainvest will be propelled by Schottel.

Ten new crab-catching vessels for the Russian crab-catching companies Antey, Merlion and Aqvainvest will be propelled by Schottel. They will be built at different shipyards in Russia and are designed by Damen as design type CC 5712. Eight will be constructed at Nakhodka and a further two at Brothers Nobel shipyard.

Top Maritime Trends of 2020: Decarbonization is Blowing in the Wind

Wind Propulsion Principles is a complete handbook dealing with all currently applied wind propulsion technologies on board, seen through the lenses of the aerodynamic and hydrodynamic effects, ship operations in weather, design implementation and investment yield assessments, so that a unified roadmap for decision making is available to the shipping community.
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The global shipping industry is going to face a big challenge during the coming years when regulators, investors and stakeholders demand the drastic reduction of CO2 and other GHG emissions during ship operations. But in reality, the change is already underway.Since 2013, any newbuild ship over 400GRT

Wärtsilä Prop Solutions Help Optimize Yang Ming Lines Slow Steaming Ops

The YM Mobility will be one of the latest Yang Ming vessels to be retrofitted with the Wärtsilä FPP and EnergoProFin solutions. © Yang Ming Lines

Wärtsilä will supply its Fixed Pitch Propeller (FPP) and EnergoProFin solutions for two container vessels owned by Yang Ming Lines, the Taiwan-based shipping company, to help the container ship operator maximize efficiency in slow steaming mode.The Wärtsilä solution is designed to enable this adjustment,

Fairbanks Morse Acquires Breco International

Fairbanks Morse acquired Breco International Inc., a diesel engine repair and rebuilding service provider. The move expands service markets for Fairbanks Morse with commercial marine, oil and gas and locomotive, and will add service support for customers.“Breco has an established track record

Havyard Jumps to the Fore on Hydrogen

"If Norway and the rest of the world are to achieve the emission reduction goals, we need solutions that can reduce emissions towards zero. We believe that the timing is right, given that both the market and the regulatory requirements create demand for concrete solutions that can result in substantial reductions in emissions from shipping," said Kristian Osnes, EVP in Havyard Hydrogen. Photo: Havyard.

Havyard said that its complete hydrogen system for ships will be completed in 2021, and to that end the group is establishing a separate company to meet market demand for the solution, which will make it possible also for large ships to sail longer distances with zero emissions. Premised on the international

ABB Nets $150M Power and Propulsion Deal for Five Fincantieri Cruise Ships

(Photo: ABB)

Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has awarded ABB a $150 million contract to equip five newbuild cruise ships with its Azipod electric propulsion and integrated electric power plant setup.Each cruise ship will be powered by twin Azipod units, bringing the total ordered propulsion power for the five newbuilds to 178 megawatts (238,700 horsepower).

Steerprop Azimuth Propulsion for Icebreaking W2W Vessel

Image Credit: Royal Niestern Sander

Finland-based propulsion specialist Steerprop has recently won a contract to deliver azimuth units as the main propulsion and steering system for a shallow-draught ice-breaking vessel being built for offshore oil operations in the Russian Far East.The 75.9 meters long, 14 meters wide vessel is being

Sakura Leader: New LNG-fueled Pure Car Carrier Enters Service

LNG-fueled PCC "SAKURA LEADER". Photo Courtesy Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. completed installation of the first unit of an LNG (liquefied natural gas) fuel gas supply system (FGSS) for marine dual fuel engines, delivered in November last year, on the pure car carrier (PCC) built by Shin Kurushima Toyohashi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The first LNG-fueled

DSME Orders ABB Propulsion Package for Six New LNG Carriers

Credit: ABB

South Korean shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has awarded ABB a contract worth more than $300 million for the delivery of a power and propulsion package for six new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers that will transport LNG along the Northern Sea Route.According to ABB,

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