Shipyards

Hybrid electric pushboats will debut on Amazon River system

  The construction of a new fleet of diesel/battery electric push boats has begun at the Belov Engenharia Shipyard for Hidrovias do Brasil. They will be providing terminal assistance on the Amazon River system. Vancouver-based Robert Allan, which has designed the push boats, said that the construction work has recently begun and the first vessel …

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UECC floats first of three LNG battery hybrid PCTCs

  The first of three LNG battery hybrid pure car truck carriers (PCTC) commissioned by United European Car Carriers (UECC) was launched in an official ceremony Monday 12 April at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. The remaining two vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2022. With the launch of our first LNG battery hybrid PCTC, …

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Damen Shipyards Cape Town launches first SA Navy Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel

  On 25 March 2021, Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) launched the first of three Multi Mission Inshore Patrol Vessels (MMIPV) procured by ARMSCOR for the South African Navy (SAN). The vessels will augment South Africa’s maritime security by enhancing the country’s capability to respond effectively, rapidly and cost-effectively to threats such as illegal trafficking …

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St. John’s Dockyard awarded Coast Guard contract

  GATINEAU, QC –  Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard has awarded a $20.7 million (taxes included) contract to St. John’s Dockyard Limited (NewDock), St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, to complete Vessel Life Extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ships (CCGS) Cape Roger and Cygnus. Both stationed …

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Bureau Veritas releases modern rules for wind propulsion systems

  Bureau Veritas (BV) has released new-generation classification rules for wind propulsion systems. These rules will help support and drive the development of zero carbon propulsion options for modern ships. The new Bureau Veritas rule notation for Wind Propulsion Systems (WPS) NR 206 builds on pre-existing BV rules released in 1987. Now two new notations …

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Vard delivers second expedition cruise vessel to Coral Expeditions

  Following successful delivery of the sister ship Coral Adventurer in 2019, Australia-based Coral Expeditions ordered a second VARD 6 01 Expedition Cruise Vessel as part of its fleet expansion.  The brand new Coral Geographer is now ready to sail, arriving from Vard Vung Tau shipyard in Vietnam. Unlike many of the cruise ships that …

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Seaspan Shipyards has awarded more than $1 billion to Canadian companies

  NORTH VANCOUVER – As the COVID-19 pandemic creates a critical need to sustain jobs and drive economic recovery across the country, Seaspan Shipyards announced that it has awarded more than $1 billion in contracts to date to 140 Canadian companies from coast to coast that are supporting design and construction of two Joint Support Ships (JSSs) for …

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RSS Sir David Attenborough delivered to LR Class

  The UK’s largest commercial newbuild for over 30 years has been formally presented with LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. Photo: BAS. Britain’s new polar research ship, the RSS Sir David Attenborough has been awarded LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. The vessel was delivered to Natural Environment Research Council and British …

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Costs veer out of control for Canada’s national shipbuilding plans (expanded version)

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The latest disclosures show that costs are soaring way beyond original estimates for Ottawa’s multibillion dollar program to build new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. It all points to difficult political decisions ahead for the government of Prime Minister Trudeau. First came the disclosure …

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Chantiers de l’Atlantique will soon have a huge prototype “mast / sail” on its site (in French)

  Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique de Saint-Nazaire espèrent commercialiser leur paquebot à voile d’ici la fin de l’année. C’est ce qu’a annoncé ce mardi, le directeur des chantiers navals Laurent Castaing lors d’une conférence de presse, annonçant en même temps qu’un démonstrateur “mât/voile” va être testé sur le site cet été. Le projet, baptisé « Solid …

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