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Kawasaki Heavy says liquefied hydrogen carrier may leave Japan this month

The world’s first liquefied hydrogen carrier could leave Japan for Australia to pick up its first cargo of hydrogen late this month though the return date has yet to be set due to COVID-19, Japan’s Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd 7012.T said on Friday. The A$500 million ($353 million) pilot project, led by Kawasaki and backed by the Japanese and Australian governments, was originally scheduled to ship its first cargo of hydrogen extracted from brown coal in Australia in spring. It was delayed to the second half of Kawasaki’s financial year ...

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Daewoo shipyard wins Eneti’s order to build second wind turbine installation vessel

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will build a second wind turbine installation vessel for Eneti, a Monaco-based company specializing in offshore wind farm construction and services. The order worth 382.9 billion won ($324 million) was part of an option for a contract secured in May 2021. A wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) has specific needs, different from traditional oil and gas-focused offshore operations. Demands for offshore wind power generators are growing thanks to a global trend to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and reduce greenhouse emissions. In a regulatory ...

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Samsung Heavy Industries Sells off a Drillship from Inventory

Samsung Heavy Industries has sold one of the five drillships in inventory to a European buyer for US$245 million. The drillship will be delivered within the first quarter of 2023 after preparations for restarting operations. It is one of two drillships that were originally ordered by Ocean League in Greece in 2014 but has been in inventory following cancellation of the contract in October 2019. “The sale is expected to provide additional liquidity and reduce maintenance costs, further strengthening our financial structure that has been bolstered by a recent capital ...

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DSME Lands Orders for 6 LNG Carriers

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has won orders for six LNG carriers worth 1.5 trillion won. The latest orders boosted the company’s order intake so far this year beyond US$10 billion (about 11.81 trillion won), the first time in seven years. DSME recently signed contracts with two shipowners in North America to build four and two LNG carriers, respectively. The total amount of orders stood at 1,495.6 billion won. These ships will be built at DSME’s Okpo Shipyard and delivered to the clients by the second half of 2025. ...

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GTT will design the tanks of four new LNG carriers ordered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering to operate in Arctic waters

GTT announces that it has received an order from its partner, the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), for the tank design of four new LNGC1 on behalf of the Japanese ship-owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL). GTT will design the tanks of these four LNG carriers for navigation in cold temperature2, with a total LNG tank capacity of 174,000 m3 per ship. Each tank will be fitted with the GTT’s membrane containment system adapted to the extreme conditions of navigation in arctic waters. Deliveries of the vessels will ...

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Hyundai Heavy Demonstrates AI-based Vessel Fire Surveillance System

Global shipbuilding conglomerate Hyundai Heavy Industries Group made the first demonstration of the artificial intelligence (AI)-based vessel fire surveillance system that it developed using in-house technologies, after installing it on an liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier on Tuesday. The system is a safety solution using AI to detect and surveil fires on ships. By analyzing videos from several CCTV cameras and fire-related big data, the system can instantly detect embers and smokes when a fire occurs on a ship. With deep learning technology that can analyze data and learn for ...

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The EU agrees: the recycling of ships is a matter of global environmental justice

In its proposal for a new regulation on waste shipments published last week, the European Commission surprised many observers by rejecting their earlier romance with the Hong Kong Convention and return to the Basel Convention’s affirmation that the Global South should not become the world’s dumping ground for hazardous wastes, even when those wastes are ships. In 2013, EU-flagged vessels were removed from the scope of the waste shipment rules by way of the EU Ship Recycling Regulation, which aimed to ignore the Basel Convention in favor of following the ...

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HHI receives an Approval in Principle for Hi-Float Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation

Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has delivered an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (HHI) for its design and development of “Hi-Float”, a floating offshore wind turbine foundation. The certificate was delivered to Seon Mook LIM, Executive Vice President of HHI, by Christophe CAPITANT, Chief Country Executive of BV Korea, at a ceremony hosted by HHI Offshore & Industrial Division in Ulsan, Republic of Korea. Based on HHI’s vast experience with offshore projects, the offshore floating wind substructure “Hi-Float” is ...

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Platform launches fundraising campaign for afflicted workers

The NGO Shipbreaking Platform is a global coalition of 17 environmental and human rights organisations advocating for sustainable ship recycling worldwide, and working to reverse the environmental and human rights abuses caused by current shipbreaking practices on the beaches of South Asia. More than 70 percent of end-of-life vessels end up in South Asia, where they are broken down under rudimentary conditions on the beaches of Alang-Sosiya in India, Chattogram in Bangladesh, and Gadani in Pakistan – a practice known as ‘beaching’. The human and environmental impacts of the shipbreaking ...

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MV WERFTEN: Using digital waste management to ensure greater efficiency and sustainability

The MV WERFTEN group is now using the digital platform of the Hamburgbased clean tech company Resourcify for its waste management and recycling. With the software, the shipbuilding company will greatly simplify its disposal processes and make them more efficient: the volume of waste is to be reduced, residual materials better sorted and the potential for recycling waste exploited. MV WERFTEN operates three of the largest and most modern shipyards in Europe in Wismar, Rostock and Stralsund in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where it builds luxury expedition ships and modern and safe cruise ...

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Master Boat Builders and Robert Allan Ltd. Jointly Develop New Battery Hybrid Tugboat Design

Master Boat Builders, Inc. (MBB), together with naval architect and marine engineering firm, Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL) today announced the creation of a new battery hybrid tugboat design, the ElectRA 3000-H. This design has been developed over the past several months to suit the evolving needs of U.S. tugboat operators. MBB & RAL rendering of new ElectRA 3000-H battery hybrid tugboat design. “This unique hybrid tugboat design is the result of a strong and growing working relationship between Robert Allan Ltd. and Master Boat Builders and it builds upon our ...

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Damen Shipyards reaffirms its commitment to Germany with three deliveries and a new service hub

Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards has been busy in Germany in recent weeks, delivering three, specialist bespoke vessels and establishing a full-time office to provide support to vessel operators in the region. These actions reflect Damen’s ongoing commitment to the southern Baltic and German Bight, with their special requirements and many vessel owners and operators. Diving Bell Vessel The replacement diving bell vessel Archimedes, built for owner German government agency FMSW Koblenz to replace a previous vessel, is not only the most unusual of the three, but also one of the most ...

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Hyundai Steel’s First LNG-powered Ship Makes Maiden Voyage

Hyundai Steel Co., South Korea’s No. 2 steelmaker, said Wednesday that its first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered ship made its maiden voyage for the overseas transport of raw materials. The eco-friendly ship, named HL Oceanic, is scheduled to transport 2 million tons of iron ore and coal per year on the route between South Korea and Australia. The HL Oceanic is a 180,000 ton-class LNG-powered ship featuring a length of 292 meters, a width of 45 meters and a height of 24.8 meters. In particular, the LNG-powered ship is based ...

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Shipbuilding/shipping: Recovery in LNG Carrier Orders, Wait for Tankers

Containerships have led growth in freight rates and order placements in 2021. For containerships, the average freight rate and order placements in 1Q-3Q21 surged 240.7% and 1,379.0%, respectively, vs. 2020 levels. Freight rate hikes were mostly attributable to congestion at US ports. Containerships currently have to wait ten days or more for loading and unloading, compared with a pre-pandemic average of two to three days, due to labor shortage. This has caused a drop in the number of sailings and vessel tonnage. HMM saw the quarterly average number of containership ...

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Hyundai Steel to Replace Its Raw Material Carriers with Eco-friendly Ships

Hyundai Steel plans to spearhead carbon reduction by replacing its fleet of raw material carriers with eco-friendly ships. Hyundai Steel announced on Nov. 24 that it has started to operate its first eco-friendly raw material carrier, “HL Oceanic,” which was built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in Mokpo, South Jeolla Province. The Oceanic is an 180,000-ton LNG-powered ship. The carrier left the shipyard for Australia. It will transport 2 million tons of iron ore and coal annually. In March next year, the HL Sunny, the twin ship of the Oceanic, ...

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