NOVEMBER 27, 2014 —Shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of a new design LNG carrier with apple shaped LNG tanks. Evolved from Moss type spherical tanks, their upper half bulges more than the lower, enabling a near 16% increase in LNG carrying capacity without changing the ship's width.
As in MHI's "Sayaendo," or peapod design, there is a a continuous cover over the tanks.
NOVEMBER 27, 2014 — Norwegian shipowner Myklebusthaug Management AS has placed an order at Beşiktaş Shipyard for an advanced multipurpose service vessel that will be the first Rolls-Royce UT design vessel to be built in Turkey.
In addition to the design, Rolls-Royce will supply integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for the vessel under a contract worth £12 million (nearly $19 million).
The vessel is being built to a brand new wave piercing design (UT
NOVEMBER 27, 2014 — The new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (plus four options) ordered from Norwegian shipbuilder Kleven by Maersk Supply Service last month ( see earlier story ) will feature fully integrated solutions from Wärtsilä. There is an option for an additional four vessels within this series. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in November.
Wärtsilä's scope of supply covers the complete power generation solution, electrical distribution and drives system, vessel automation system
NOVEMBER 27, 2014—United Arab Shipping Company (UASC)’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel, the 15,000-TEU M/V Sajir, was recently named at Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipyard in Ulsan, Korea. The Safir is the first vessel in UASC’s current newbuilding program, comprising 17 of the world’s most eco-efficient vessels.
Preliminary calculations on the Safir indicate an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) value that is close to 50% below the 2025 limit established by the
NOVEMBER 27, 2014—Ice Floe LLC dba Nichols Brothers Boat Builders, Freeland, WA, recently named Gavin Higgins as Chief Executive Officer. Higgins brings a wealth of shipyard management experience to his role, more than 30 years of industry experience, having previously served as COO of Nichols Brothers Boatbuilders. Higgins suceeds Matt Nichols, who has served as CEO of Nichols Brothers Boat Builders since February 2012. Nichols, one of the shipyard’s founders, also served as CEO for
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Australian Defense Minister Senator David Johnston was today paddling away from his comment that he wouldn't trust Government owned shipbuilder ASC (formerly Australian Submarine Corporation) "to build a canoe."
Today he told the Senate, that he was just expressing his frustrations with the track record of ASC.
"Regrettably in a rhetorical flourish I did express my frustrations in the past performance of the Australian submarine corporation. In these comments, I did not
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — The Canadian Government has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the procurement of search and rescue lifeboats as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.
Designed by Robert Allan Ltd, the new shore-based self-righting lifeboats will replace the Canadian Coast Guard's existing Arun-type vessels, which have an average age of 18 years. They will be capable of operations up to 100 nautical miles from shore.
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Classification society ClassNK has approved the design of a new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd. After trial operational testing, the engine is expected to receive type approval from ClassNK in December.
The new engine is slated to be used as the main engine on a new LNG fueled tugboat being built by shipbuilder Keihin Dock Co., Ltd. for NYK Line that will be Japan's first LNG fueled
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Cargotec says that its MacGregor subsidiary has secured a comprehensive deck equipment contract from New Times Shipyard, in China, for three new 36,500 dwt Laker-class bulk carriers being built for Intership Navigation Co Ltd. The vessels will each feature an optimized MacGregor cargo-handling system comprising MacGregor cranes and hatch covers as well as Hatlapa steering gear and electrically-driven variable frequency drive (VFD) Hatlapa deck equipment.
NOVEMBER 26, 2014 — Rolls-Royce will showcase several innovative MTU commercial marine products and systems at the upcoming International Workboat Show 2014, Dec. 3-5 at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
Highlighting the MTU exhibit at booth No. 2702 will be the MTU 8V 4000 M54 Ironman commercial marine engine.
Certified for U.S. EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations without the use of exhaust after treatment, MTU Series 4000 commercial marine engines are available with 8,