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Kongsberg to Deliver Vessel Insight for 26 Island Offshore Vessels

An Island Offshore Platform Supply Vessel - Credit: Kongsberg Digital

Norwegian offshore vessel owner Island Offshore has tasked Kongsberg Digital with equipping its whole vessel fleet with Kongsberg Vessel Insight infrastructure solution.With 26 offshore vessels expected to feature Kongsberg's solutions, this is one of the largest contracts for Vessel Insight since the software solution was launched in 2019.

Marine Battery Firm Corvus Plans 4Q IPO

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Marine battery maker Corvus plans an initial public offer (IPO) in the fourth quarter, aiming to list its shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange, its top executive said on Wednesday.The company, which assembles battery cells into giant batteries for ships such as ferries, cruise vessels, tug boats, [and

Ecochlor’s Filterless EcoOne & EcoOne Hybrid BWMS Get IMO Type Approval

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Ecochlor received IMO BWMS Code Type Approval for its EcoOne and EcoOne Hybrid BWMSs from the Norwegian Maritime Authority. This certification is an amendment to Ecochlor’s existing BWMS Type Approval and is in accordance with the recent and more stringent standards set by IMO Resolution MEPC.300 (72),

Hyundai Heavy Industries Raises $935M. Eyes New Tech Investments

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South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has raised $935 million after pricing its IPO at the top of its indicative range, with much of the proceeds set to fund investments in new technology.It offered 18 million new shares or 20% of shares outstanding in a range of 52,000-60,000 won per share.

ABS Platform Offers Advanced Weather Forecasting

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ABS announced it is adding on-demand, high-resolution historical and forecast weather data on its ABS My Digital Fleet risk management platform together with weather service provider Meteomatics.This latest addition to the ABS My Digital Fleet Alliance Program unlocks weather data that enables actionable

Austal Partners with Computing Services Company DUG

DUG's data centre (Photo: Austal)

Shipbuilder Austal Australia said it has engaged Perth-based high-performance computing as a service (HPCaaS) company DUG Technology group to provide burst compute and storage services to the Henderson, Western Australia shipyard.HPCaaS (HPC) provider DUG plans to build the world’s first climate-positive HPC data center in Geraldton,

The Path to Zero: Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, TotalEnergies Study LCO2 Carrier

Image of an LCO2 carrier. Image courtesy Mitsubishi Shipbuilding

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding has initiated a feasibility study with TotalEnergies for the development of a liquefied CO2 (LCO2) carrier, a key plank in the CO2 ecosystem as carbon dioxide capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) attracts increasing attention worldwide. An LCO2 carrier would play a pivotal

Sperry Marine Debuts Additional Military Layers on VisionMaster Radar and ECDIS

VisionMaster's Additional Military Layers include a Target Intercept feature which allows the operator to plan and execute intercept manoeuvres between one vessel and another. (Image: Sperry Marine)

Sperry Marine has strengthened its portfolio of military navigation solutions with the release of Additional Military Layers (AML) for its VisionMaster series of Radars and ECDIS.The AMLs have been developed to allow defense and naval users to take advantage of Sperry’s commercial radar systems

NOV to Design and Equip Cadeler's New WTIVs

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NOV announced it has signed a contract to design and equip two wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) newbuilds for Denmark-based Cadeler. The new vessels will have the largest jacking capacity in the industry and will be able to transport and install seven complete 15 MW turbine sets or five sets of 20-plus MW turbines, NOV said.

ClassNK Publishes 3D Printing Guidelines

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Classification society ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing(3D Printing)” that summarize the approval requirements for metallic marine equipment by additive manufacturing technology.Additive manufacturing, also know as 3D printing, is a method for manufacturing by laminating and

Marine Autonomy: The Future is Being Revealed

Foss ASD 90 class tractor tug (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Automation, where routine tasks are handled by machines, has been talked about throughout maritime sectors for much of the 21st Century. Initially touted by suppliers of engine room and bridge management systems for its cost savings (with reduced manning levels), its value proposition was then infused

Robosys Testing Advanced Navigation Systems on the Solent

Robosys’ autonomous navigating test vessel ‘Roborat’ cruising on the Solent verifying Voyager 100’s collision avoidance decisions. (Photo: Robosys)

Robosys’ latest product, Voyager 100, is aimed at commercial and workboat vessels and is currently going through a vigorous system-verification series of tests to check and verify that the system is avoiding collisions by making safe and COLREGS compliant decisions – autonomously.For more than a decade,

Cyber Security Threats Challenge International Shipping Industry

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The crippling ransomware attack against the Colonial oil pipeline in the U.S. in May 2021 should be a wake up call for the maritime industry. As a critical part of the global supply chain, the shipping industry could become an attractive target for cyber criminals and politically motivated attacks.

Seismic Isolation System for Pair of Quayside Container Cranes

The crane BASIS is installed in the saddle bracket between the sill beam and main equalizer beam. There are four corners for each crane. This photo shows two corners on the waterside; the two corners on the landside are not shown. Photo courtesy Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CPA).

A seismic isolation system provided by Casper, Phillips & Associates Inc. (CPA) has been installed on two quayside container cranes.The crane base anti-seismic isolation system (BASIS) is built on non-linear time history analysis (NLTHA) and is designed to protect the crane main structure from damage even in contingency level earthquakes.

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