Shipyards

VT Halter Prepares for construction of polar security cutter

Pascagoula, Miss. – The Polar Security Cutter (PSC) is rapidly progressing through the detailed design phase, and Halter Marine is actively preparing for its construction. In July 2021, Halter Marine will complete upgrades to the launch way area where the PSC will be constructed. The 460-foot icebreaker* is the heaviest vessel per foot of length …

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Damen ships five vessels to Canada

  Five Damen vessels have made their way across the Atlantic Ocean on a unique voyage to Canada under a contract with Ontario-based Doornekamp Construction. It was important for the vessels to keep their schedule since their only access to the St. Lawrence Seaway was via the Montreal locks that close annually around Christmas and …

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Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries have constructed the world’s first LNG-fueled large bulk carriers

  Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) held a naming ceremony for two 180,000-ton bulk carriers operating on LNG last Friday, 11 December. Hyundai said that the vessels, which are the first two in a series of four ships of the same design, were dubbed HL Eco and HL Green, boasted great eco-friendliness as its names …

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Battery powered autonomous feeder ship inches closer to operation

  Fincantieri’s Vard division has delivered the eagerly anticipated zero-emission container vessel Yara Birkeland to its owner, fertilizer manufacturer Yara International.  The 120 TEU Yara Birkeland is the world’s first battery-electric container feeder for commercial use, and the project partners’ ultimate goal is to operate it as an autonomous vessel.  Yara says the vessel will …

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Davie polar icebreaker program confirms design and engineering partners

   LÉVIS, QC – Davie, Canada’s premier builder of Polar and ice-capable ships, today welcomed Vard and Serco as partners in its Polar Icebreaker program, which is the flagship of Davie’s National Icebreaker Centre (NIC). Launched last August, the NIC is a growing centre of excellence for Polar and Arctic expertise. It reflects Davie’s history as Canada’s icebreaking partner …

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MOL orders more LNG carriers for Arctic LNG 2 charter

World’s first heavy icebreaking LNG carrier, Christophe de Margerie (Photo: Total) Japanese shipping major Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) announced charter agreements for three icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers with Russian gas producer PAO Novatek for the Arctic LNG 2 project.  The three vessels will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and …

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Government signals intention to award contract to Davie for CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent life extension work

(Photo of Louis S. St-Laurent on its recent visit to Davie yard in 2019: Chantier Davie) GATINEAU, QC – The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement,today announced that the Government of Canada has issued an Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) signalling its intention to enter into a contract with Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for required …

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CCGS John Cabot joins Canadian Coast Guard fleet

CCGS John Cabot during sea trials. Seaspan Shipyards picture VICTORIA, BC – Today, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan, along with Mario Pelletier, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, welcomed the newly-built Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CGGS) John Cabot, to the Coast Guard fleet. The delivery of this third and …

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Canadian shipyard group assails coast guard planned offshore vessel purchase

Colin Cooke, president CMISA  OTTAWA – The Canadian Marine Industry and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA), representing marine suppliers and shipyards from all across Canada, today voiced a strong objection to the current Request for Proposal (RFP) published for the Canadian Coast Guard. The CGC is again purchasing a used ship from offshore, instead of building this ship right here at …

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Croatian shipyard delivers vessel to Algoma Central Corporation after a long delay

ZAGREB (Croatia) – Croatia’s 3. Maj shipyard said today that it delivered a self-unloading bulk carrier to Canadian marine transportation services provider Algoma Central Corporation, reported SeeNews. The vessel is 198.3 metres long, 23.8 metres wide, can carry up to 31,132 tonnes of cargo, and has an engine output of 7,100 kW, 3. Maj said in a filing to …

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