Video: Boskalis Lifts Mega-Cruise Ship on Boka Vanguard

July 15, 2019
Video: Boskalis Lifts Mega-Cruise Ship on Boka Vanguard

Boskalis has loaded cruise ship Carnival Vista onto its semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Boka Vanguard. The operation took place off the coast of Freeport last weekend. The cruise ship was then transported to the Grand Bahama's Shipyard on Saturday evening where it will be repaired while resting on the Vanguard's deck.

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Damen Wins Maintenance Contract for Three Dutch Naval Vessels

July 11, 2019
Damen Wins Maintenance Contract for Three Dutch Naval Vessels

Damen Shipyards Den Helder will conduct an extensive maintenance and modernisation programme for the Royal Netherlands Navy. The contract concerns support ship HNLMS Pelikaan and hydrographic survey vessels HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes.

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Upgrade Planned for Pioneering Spirit's Lift Capacity

July 9, 2019
Upgrade Planned for Pioneering Spirit's Lift Capacity

After winning the contract to remove Equinor's 48,000-tonne Statfjord A platform in the Norwegian North Sea, Allseas already announced it would increase the Pioneering Spirit's lifting capacity. Now, the offshore contractor has revealed by how much: by 12,000 tonnes to 60,000 tonnes.

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First LNG Retrofit Project for a Container Ship Planned

July 9, 2019
First LNG Retrofit Project for a Container Ship Planned

For the first time, a large container ship will be converted to LNG propulsion. In May 2020, Huarun Dadong shipyard will equip Hapag-Lloyd's Sajir with a dual-fuel system that will allow the five-year-old vessel to burn LNG and — as a backup — low-sulphur fuel.

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Boskalis to Dry Dock Cruise Ship on Boka Vanguard

July 2, 2019
Boskalis to Dry Dock Cruise Ship on Boka Vanguard

Cruise ship Carnival Vista will undergo a dry docking whilst it is resting on Boskalis' semi-submersible heavy lift vessel Boka Vanguard. This world first will take place in the coming weeks in Freeport, Bahamas.

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First European Conversion of Dredger to Dual-fuel LNG/MGO

June 21, 2019
First European Conversion of Dredger to Dual-fuel LNG/MGO

Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (DSDu) has converted the 117-metre, 8500-cubic-metre trailing suction hopper dredger Samuel de Champlain to dual-fuel LNG/MGO propulsion. It is the first time such a conversion has been carried out in Europe.

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Moon Pool Installed on Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo

June 5, 2019
Moon Pool Installed on Heavy Lift Jack-up Apollo

DEME Offshore’s newest heavy-lift jack-up Apollo underwent a refit to install a moon pool installation. The process involved creating an opening right through the centre of the vessel, from the main deck down through the engine stores and finally through the hull.

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Cautious Progress for Dutch Maritime Technology Sector in 2018

May 20, 2019
Cautious Progress for Dutch Maritime Technology Sector in 2018

Activity in the Dutch maritime technology sector, which consists of over 100 shipyards and 800 maritime suppliers, rose slightly in 2018. Higher turnover does not always translate into a major growth in profit, however, and price levels remained under pressure in many companies.

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Damen Completes Shallow Dive Support Vessel Conversion in Brazil

May 14, 2019
Damen Completes Shallow Dive Support Vessel Conversion in Brazil

Damen and Wilson Sons Estaleiros have completed the conversion of platform supply vessel Fulmar into a shallow dive support vessel (SDSV). For this, the vessel needed an upgrade from DP1 to DP2 Class notation.

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Royal IHC Launches Dredging Equipment 'Webshop'

May 6, 2019
Royal IHC Launches Dredging Equipment 'Webshop'

Through an online tool, named the Solution Advisor, Royal IHC's dredging customers can now select and order IHC dredging equipment online.

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