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Agreement Between GTT and DSEC

Photo: Gaztransport & Technigaz

 The leading global stakeholder in the shipping of liquefied natural gas (LNG) GTT and Korean DSEC, a renowned naval engineering company, have signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement for the construction of GTT membrane containment systems.   This deal strengthens both GTT and DSEC’s commercial offer.

First Mobile MTU Gas Engines for Rederij Doeksen

The two catamarans are currently being built by Strategic Marine’s shipyard in Vietnam for the Dutch shipping company Doeksen. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

The first two preproduction units of the new mobile MTU gas engine from Rolls-Royce have completed performance tests and were accepted by the customer at the beginning of December.   MTU delivered the first two of a total of four 16-cylinder Series 4000 gas engines, each with an output of 1,492 kW, for two new catamarans.

Mitsubishi, Wärtsilä Joins for Improved Power and Propulsion Solution

Photo: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment Co., LTD (MHI-MME) and the smart technology group Wärtsilä have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the commercial marketing of a new energy solution for ships.    The solution combines innovative technologies from both companies

N-Sea Develops UXO Detection System

Roddy James, N-Sea Chief Operating Officer (Photo: N-Sea)

Subsea IMR provider N-Sea has launched Magsense, a vertical gradiometer array specifically designed for highly accurate Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) campaigns.   Developed in-house by N-Sea, the system has been designed to collect and record high resolution data in magnetically noisy subsea environments and hostile conditions,

ABB’s First Azipod D Unit Begins Operation

(Photo: ABB)

An 8,000 kW rescue tug, the first vessel installed with ABB’s Azipod D electric propulsion system, has been delivered by Huangpu Wenchong Shipyard to customer Guangzhou Salvage Bureau, a division of the Chinese Ministry of Transport.    Before delivery, the rescue tug was tested in sea trials where it exceeded design targets in bollard pull,

Eye on Design: C-DRONE

(Image: MARIN)

New autonomous system for undisturbed wave spectrum measurements   During trials the correct measurement of metocean conditions is crucial for reproducibility, performance prediction and to avoid disputes between different stakeholders. MARIN believes its new C-DRONE can make it much easier to obtain accurate measurement data.

Wärtsilä 20 Diesel Engine Gets a Power Upgrade

The upgraded Wärtsilä 20 engine gaines added power from increased cylinder output of 220kW. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

An upgraded version of the Wärtsilä 20 diesel engine features greater power density thanks to increased cylinder output. The new engine will receive its officially launch at the Marintec conference and exhibition in Shanghai, China from December 5 to 8.   According to the manufacturer, the increased

DNV GL Launches D-Class

Photo: DNV GL

 DNV GL has launched a “D-Class” (Data Smart Classification) joint development project to develop an innovative Dynamic positioning (DP) verification approach. In a series of workshops DNV GL is seeking input from the industry regarding the goals, methods, means and deliverables of the project.   Downtime,

First Class Approved 3D Printed Ship’s Propeller Unveiled

(Photo: Damen)

The world’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled following rigorous testing verified by Bureau Veritas at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands.   The groundbreaking propeller is the result of collaboration between RAMLAB, Promarin, Autodesk,

Dual-Fuel Variant of MAN L23/30 Engine Awarded TAT

Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo

 MAN Diesel & Turbo’s dual-fuel MAN L23/30DF engine successfully passed its Type Approval Test (TAT) at CSSC Marine Power (CMP) in Zhenjiang in front of the industry’s main classification societies.    The five-cylinder test engine in China had an output of 125 kW per cylinder at a nominal speed of 720/750 rpm.

Kalmar Rolls Out New Range of Equipments

Kalmar Essential Reachstacker and Kalmar Essential range and TL2. Photo: Kalmar

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new range of equipment designed to offer customers in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region a value-based choice of the high quality, reliable equipment that Kalmar is known for.    Based on Kalmar's proven G-generation platform, the Essential range includes reachstackers, empty container handlers and forklifts.

Kawasaki Tests Prototype AUV in UK Waters

(Photo: Kawasaki Heavy Industries)

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced it has completed verification testing of its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) in U.K. waters.   With a focus on the growing demand for pipeline maintenance in the offshore oil and gas fields, Kawasaki said it has been developing AUVs utilizing sophisticated

Wärtsilä Introduces its Smart Marine Ecosystem Vision

Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem vision is centred on high levels of connectivity and digitalisation. Photo: Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

 The smart technology group Wärtsilä is at the forefront of harnessing the changes taking place in the shipping industry to deliver value and optimisation for its customers.   By orchestrating these developments through the use of high levels of connectivity and digitalisation, Wärtsilä intends to

Hempel Rolls Out New Cargo Hold Coating

Photo provided by Hempel

Hempel has launched Hempadur Ultra-Strength Fiber 47510, a new cargo hold coating said to deliver up to 40 percent reduction in cargo holds maintenance costs, according to the coatings manufacturer. Hempel said the new coating is specifically designed to withstand conditions experienced by cargo holds,

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