Jan De Nul Vessels Equipped with New Filter to Prevent Emissions

May 1, 2019
Jan De Nul Vessels Equipped with New Filter to Prevent Emissions

Shipping emissions are a serious threat to human health. Therefore, Jan De Nul is fitting its new vessels with a state-of-the-art filter system, which processes exhaust gases and prevents nanoparticle emissions. This article explains the technology (with video).

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Acta Marine Takes Delivery of Walk-to-Work Vessel Acta Centaurus

April 30, 2019
Acta Marine Takes Delivery of Walk-to-Work Vessel Acta Centaurus

Building on the experience with the first Ulstein Walk-to-Work construction support vessel the Acta Auriga, the yard has now delivered its sister vessel, the Acta Centaurus.

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Fleet Expansion Jan De Nul Continues

April 29, 2019
Fleet Expansion Jan De Nul Continues

Jan De Nul's fleet expansion programme goes beyond the recently ordered mega offshore jack-up installation vessel Voltaire. The first of three water injection dredgers has now been delivered with more to follow.

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Floating Substructures Considered for Hywind Offshore Wind Farm

April 26, 2019
Floating Substructures Considered for Hywind Offshore Wind Farm

DEME Offshore and Equinor are studying the potential of floating concrete substructures for the planned Hywind Tampen floating wind farm project in the North Sea off Norway's coast.

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DNV GL Clears the Way for Two New Offshore Designs

April 18, 2019
DNV GL Clears the Way for Two New Offshore Designs

Classification society DNV GL has presented China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) with Approval in Principle (AiP) certificates for two new offshore units: an arctic single column drilling unit and a wind turbine shuttle.

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Beating the Offshore Elements with Autonomous Docking

April 16, 2019
Beating the Offshore Elements with Autonomous Docking

Offshore weather conditions can be a real challenge. To increase the window of operation, efficiency and safety, Bosch Rexroth and Vroon are developing and testing technology that will allow offshore access systems to dock autonomously.

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VIDEO: Introducing the World's First Electric Freefall Lifeboat

April 16, 2019
VIDEO: Introducing the World's First Electric Freefall Lifeboat

The world’s first electric-powered freefall lifeboat has passed its final drop tests in Amsterdam. The rugged electric system is designed to withstand the heavy g forces of freefall launch and can sail at full speed for 30 minutes, followed by 10 additional hours at 50 per cent of maximum speed.

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