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Havyard Names New CFO

A Havyard 833 WE platform supply Vessel - Credit: Havyard

Norwegian shipbuilding and technology group Havyard will appoint Erik Høyvik as CFO in Havyard Group from August 1, 2020.Havyard, which designs and builds various types of vessels, including those used in the offshore energy industry, said its current CFO Pål Aurvåg, would start in a new role in the company in August.

Austal COO Gregg Promoted to CEO

Patrick Gregg (Left) and David Singleton standing in front of a Guardian-class patrol Boat at Austal's Australian shipyard in Henderson, Western Australia. (Photo: Austal)

Australian shipbuilding group Austal announced its Chief Operating Officer Patrick Gregg will take over as Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2021, following a six-month transition from current Managing Director and CEO David Singleton.Gregg was appointed as COO 3.5 years ago with a view to

Singapore’s First LNG Bunkering Vessel Hits the Water

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Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel has hit the water in Keppel Nantong Shipyard in China. The vessel was moved from land to water on May 28, 2020.The news was shared earlier this week by the vessel-owner FueLNG, a joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine and Shell Eastern Petroleum.

EU Resumes Hyundai, Daewoo Deal Probe

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EU antitrust regulators have restarted their investigation into world No. 1 shipbuilding group Hyundai Heavy Industries' $1.8 billion merger with Daewoo with a decision due by September 3.The European Commission, which warned in December that the deal to create a company with a 21% market share could push up prices,

Port of Aarhus Orders New Tug from Uzmar

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The Port of Aarhus and UZMAR Shipyard connected May 29 via video conference to finalize a contract for the construction of a new RAmparts 3000 series tugboat for delivery in summer 2021.Denmark's largest container port said it invested approximately 45 million DKK, or roughly $6.8 million, to acquire the newbuild,

New Zealand's KiwiRail to Order RoPax Pair

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New Zealand's state-owned KiwiRail has issued a request for proposal to find a preferred shipyard to build two new RoPax ferries for operator Interislander.The international tender follows a NZ$400 Million (US$256.1 million) contribution to the 2020 Budget that enables KiwiRail to procure two new modernized

Future Floating Homes: Naval Arch Students Meet the Challenge with Green Tech

First place (2000 Euros) was won by DAO Innovation, from Romania. Image courtesy: ShipDX/GLO Marine

Naval architecture students in Galati, Romania and Gdansk, Poland, used their technical and soft skills to compete in the final of ShipDX (Ship Design Exercise), the first naval architecture competition in Romania.GLO Marine, the organizer of the competition, looked at current industry trends to propose

Eni, Fincantieri in Decarbonization Co-op

Eni's CEO Claudio Descalzi (File Photo - Credit: Eni, Shared under CC BY-NC 2.0 license)

Italian industrial giants, energy firm Eni and shipbuilding group Fincantieri have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore innovative initiatives in the field of decarbonization and circular economy, including offshore renewable technologies.According to Eni, the activities will focus mainly on waste to energy,

Mammoet Helps Austal Philippines Float Its Largest Ferry Build

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Dutch heavy lift and transport specialist Mammoet was hired to help shipbuilder Austal Philippines carry out a full scope load-out and float-off of its largest ever high speed catamaran ferry launched earlier this year.During its conceptualization phase, Mammoet’s engineers proposed a revised

DEME's New Dredger Completes Sea Trials

New dredger Meuse River will join the DEME fleet this month (Photo: DEME Group)

DEME Group's newbuild trailing suction hopper dredger Meuse River has completed sea trials in the North Sea and will join the Belgium-based contractor's fleet in June 2020.Built by Royal IHC in the Netherlands, the 7,950-cubic-meter Meuse River has the same design as DEME's existing hopper Scheldt River, which entered service in 2017.

Partners to Trial Emissions-free Barging Concept in the Netherlands

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A group of partners in Europe aims to use battery containers on board barges to supply environmentally friendly fully-electric propulsion in lieu of diesel for inland waterway shipping.Supported by the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, the concept is being spearheaded by the Zero Emission Services B.

Russian JV Orders Walk-to-work Icebreaker

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After a tender procedure, Dutch shipyard Royal Niestern Sander and a joint-venture between Russia's Mercury Sakhalin and Pola have signed an agreement for the construction of the world’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel. After delivery in December 2021, Mercury Sakhalin will operate this vessel on the East Coast of Sakhalin,

S. Korean Shipbuilder Shares Soar on $19B Deal with QP

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Shares in South Korean shipbuilders rallied more than 20% on Tuesday following $19 billion worth of deals to build vessels for Qatar Petroleum (QP).QP said on Monday it has signed agreements with South Korea's "Big 3" shipyards to secure more than 100 ships costing over 70 billion Qatari riyals ($18.

Two New Tugs Being Built for China Petroleum

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Shipbuilder PT. Graha Trisaka Industri, in Batam, Indonesia is building a pair of new TRAktor V-3200 tugs for China Petroleum Corporation (CPC), of Taiwan.The shipyard, with support from Robert Allan Ltd., was awarded the construction contract by CPC following an international bid process. A steel cutting

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