C-Job Opens US Office

July 15, 2019
C-Job Opens US Office

Dutch ship design and engineering agency C-Job Naval Architects will expand its activities in the United States by opening an office in Houston, Texas, this summer. The new office is to help the firm penetrate the American market.

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Sleipnir Bunkers LNG in Preparation of Maiden Voyage

July 11, 2019
Sleipnir Bunkers LNG in Preparation of Maiden Voyage

Titan LNG chartered a ship from Anthony Veder and sent it to Indonesia for the first offshore LNG bunkering in this part of the world. On the receiving end, was Heerema’s newest vessel Sleipnir. The world's largest semi-submersible crane vessel is preparing for its maiden voyage from Singapore to Spain.

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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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Powerful Hybrid Tug Reduces Emissions by Twenty Per Cent

July 8, 2019
Powerful Hybrid Tug Reduces Emissions by Twenty Per Cent

Escort tug Vilja is the first vessel to be equipped with Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution "HY". The system has been specially developed for the tug market and features a green, power boost and smokeless operational mode. At top bollard pull, the vessel reduces emissions by twenty per cent compared to conventional vessels.

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Studies into Vulnerability of Distributed Systems and Ammonia as a Marine Fuel Nominated for Maritime Designer Award

July 4, 2019
Studies into Vulnerability of Distributed Systems and Ammonia as a Marine Fuel Nominated for Maritime Designer Award

Agnieta Habben Jansen with her entry 'Vulnerability Reduction of Distributed Systems' and Niels de Vries with his research titled 'Ammonia as renewable fuel for the maritime industry' have been nominated for this year's Maritime Designer Award. This award is intended for individual designers, PhD students, recent graduates and start-ups who want to bring their work and approach to the fore.

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New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

July 3, 2019
New Bulk Carrier Design Meets IMO 2030 Targets

Through the use of optimised propulsion, LNG, sails, energy storage and solar panels, a new type of bulk carrier has been designed that meets IMO's 2030 emissions targets. Remarkable about the design is that it uses currently available technologies.

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LNG-powered Sleipnir Passes Sea Trials

July 1, 2019
LNG-powered Sleipnir Passes Sea Trials

The Sleipnir, Heerema Marine Contractor’s newest semi-submersible crane vessel, has completed its sea trials and crane load tests. It is the world's first LNG-powered construction vessel as well as the largest crane vessel in the world.

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Schoolchildren Design Sailfish Container Ship

July 1, 2019
Schoolchildren Design Sailfish Container Ship

The Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) challenged Dutch schoolchildren to design the ship of the future. The result: a container ship in the form of a sailfish with a retractable sail, a frictionless shark skin and a flexible moving tail.

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TU Delft Solar Boat Team to Compete without Its 'Wings'

June 27, 2019
TU Delft Solar Boat Team to Compete without Its 'Wings'

During a test run on the Dutch IJsselmeer, the TU Delft solar boat lost one of its hydrofoils. Despite several diving expeditions, the lost 'wing' was not found. The team has now decided to compete at the World Championships without it.

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Sendo Liner, DC Orisant and Bravo Eugenia Contend for KNVTS Ship of the Year Award

June 27, 2019
Sendo Liner, DC Orisant and Bravo Eugenia Contend for KNVTS Ship of the Year Award

Inland navigation vessel Sendo Liner, trailing suction hopper dredger DC Orisant and superyacht Bravo Eugenia will compete for this year's title of KNVTS Ship of the Year. The jury will judge the vessels on design, economics, sustainability and environment, safety and building process.

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