Damen to Build LNG-hybrid RoRo Ferries at Mangalia

June 5, 2019
Damen to Build LNG-hybrid RoRo Ferries at Mangalia

Seaspan will add two 149-metre RoRo ferries with LNG and battery powered propulsion to its fleet. The vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Mangalia in Romania.

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Color Hybrid Wins Skipsrevyen's Ship of the Year Award

June 4, 2019
Color Hybrid Wins Skipsrevyen's Ship of the Year Award

Norwegian maritime magazine Skipsrevyen has selected the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, as "Ship of the Year 2019". With a battery package of 4.7 MWh, the Color Hybrid can travel 12 nautical miles on battery power alone, and is charged with shore power in Sandefjord.

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Wärtsilä Auto-docking System on Sale

June 3, 2019
Wärtsilä Auto-docking System on Sale

Ships docking by themselves has become reality now that technology group Wärtsilä from Finland has booked its first order for SmartDock. This makes it the world’s first commercially available auto-docking solution and is a significant step towards the realisation of autonomous vessels.

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New Doeksen LNG Ferries Arrive in the Netherlands

May 29, 2019
New Doeksen LNG Ferries Arrive in the Netherlands

After serious delays during their construction, Rederij Doeksen's two new LNG car ferries have finally arrived at Den Helder, the Netherlands. The vessels were transported by heavy lift vessel Sun Rise, which will partially submerge to unload the vessels.

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Damen Shipyards Opens Engineering Centre in Finland

May 17, 2019
Damen Shipyards Opens Engineering Centre in Finland

For the first time, Damen has established a presence in Finland. The Helsinki office has been set up to take advantage of the engineering expertise that exists in the country.

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W.D.R. Takes Delivery of New Wadden Ferry Rüm Hart

May 16, 2019
W.D.R. Takes Delivery of New Wadden Ferry Rüm Hart

Thecla Bodewes Shipyards in Harlingen (the Netherlands) has delivered a fast catamaran to German island ferry operator Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr Amrum GmbH (W.D.R.). The vessel manages to combine a relatively high speed with a very low draft.

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EU Awards Funding for Two Hydrogen Powered Vessels

May 15, 2019
EU Awards Funding for Two Hydrogen Powered Vessels

European innovation project FLAGSHIPS will receive 5 million euros from the EU for the development of two commercially operated hydrogen fuel cell vessels. One of the zero-emission vessels will operate in France, the other in Norway.

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Damen Wins Lake District Cruise Vessel Contract ahead of UK Competition

May 7, 2019
Damen Wins Lake District Cruise Vessel Contract ahead of UK Competition

Damen Shipyards will build a diesel-electric Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere Lake Cruises. The company left UK competition behind thanks to its experience and shipbuilding methods, which means the vessel will be built both in Poland and on location.

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Designing a Light-weight Wadden Ferry with Catamaran Hull Form

May 3, 2019
Designing a Light-weight Wadden Ferry with Catamaran Hull Form

Conoship International took to the drawing board to design Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei's new catamaran passenger ferry. The owners’ requirements, specific ways of (dis)embarking and German flag state regulations led to a specific vessel design.

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