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  • Delivery of first vessel with Wärtsilä HY hybrid technology

    Delivery of first vessel with Wärtsilä HY hybrid technology

    20th July 2019

    The technology group Wärtsilä’s hybrid power module solution, the Wärtsilä HY, is now fully operational on the escort tug Vilja owned by the Swedish port of Luleå. The tug was built at Gondan Shipbuilders in Asturias, Spain and was delivered…

  • World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica

    World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica

    18th July 2019

    Hybrid powered expedition cruise ship Roald Amundsen will be named in the autumn, as Hurtigruten announced the first ever ship naming ceremony in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming…

  • Wärtsilä’s hybrid solution for bulk carriers

    Wärtsilä’s hybrid solution for bulk carriers

    16th July 2019

    The technology group Wärtsilä has achieved a new technology benchmark with the introduction of the marine sector’s first hybrid installation for a bulk carrier. This innovative system will be installed on the bulk carrier Paolo Topicbuilt at Onomichi Dockyard in…

  • Damen signs maintenance contract with  Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    Damen signs maintenance contract with Netherlands Ministry of Defence

    14th July 2019

    On 11 July 2019 Damen Shipyards Den Helder signed a midlife upkeep (MLU) contract with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. With this contract, support ship HNLMS Pelikaan, along with hydrographic survey vessels HNLMS Snellius and HNLMS Luymes, all of the Royal Netherlands Navy, are heading…

  • New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    New Boilers Ordered for the Iconic Paddle Steamer Waverley

    12th July 2019

    Two new steam boilers have been ordered for Paddle Steamer Waverley following the decision two months ago to withdraw the iconic steamship from service. Following the shock announcement that Waverley needs new boilers to sail again a major appeal was…

  • Damen Shiprepair completes maintenance on OSV Deep Arctic

    Damen Shiprepair completes maintenance on OSV Deep Arctic

    10th July 2019

    Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam has bid farewell to the Diving Support Vessel Deep Arctic following a significant maintenance stopover, a substantial proportion of which was spent in dry dock. It was an exceptionally complex project with a total of 2198 work…

  • New Bulk Carrier design to meet environmental targets

    New Bulk Carrier design to meet environmental targets

    8th July 2019

    The technology group Wärtsilä, Japanese ship builder Oshima Shipbuilding, and the classification society DNV GL have delivered the first results of their joint industry development project. At the recent Nor-Shipping exhibition held in Norway, the project partners announced a next-generation…

  • Multraship holds naming ceremony for two new Damen tugs

    Multraship holds naming ceremony for two new Damen tugs

    6th July 2019

    Dutch towage company and maritime services provider Multraship Towage & Salvage has carried out christening ceremonies at its home port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands for its two new Damen-built tugs – one of which is the first IMO Tier…

  • Viking Jupiter maiden call at Tilbury

    Viking Jupiter maiden call at Tilbury

    4th July 2019

    Viking Ocean Cruises’ 47,861gt Viking Jupiter, delivered on 7 February 2019 from Fincantieri in Ancona, made her maiden call at Greenwich on the River Thames on 28 June. The ship stayed at anchor until the night of 1 July as scheduled,…