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North Star expands into European offshore wind market with newbuild SOV

North Star expands into European offshore wind market with newbuild SOV

In a significant move, North Star, the leading UK provider of offshore infrastructure support services, has secured a landmark contract with Germany’s energy utility giant EnBW. The agreement involves the delivery of a cutting-edge hybrid-electric Service Operations Vessel (SOV) for a decade-long minimum charter to support the He Dreiht wind farm off the coast of […]

Hydrodynamic optimisation of a zero emission battery-driven catamaran

Hydrodynamic optimisation of a zero emission battery-driven catamaran

By Yan Xing-Kaeding, Hamburgische Schiffbau-Versuchsanstalt The optimisation of battery-powered ships for efficient, emission-free coastal passenger transport brings to the forefront a significant emphasis on hydrodynamic design. This intricate process, crucial for minimising resistance and energy consumption, takes on heightened importance due to the unique requirements of these vessels. Operating on short-distance routes and focusing on […]

2025 deadline for e-methanol engine

2025 deadline for e-methanol engine

A collaboration between engine manufacturer RollsRoyce, injection system supplier Woodward L’Orange and non-profit research institute WTZ Roßlau aims to develop a high-speed maritime internal combustion engine (ICE) capable of running on green methanol (or e-methanol). Working under the ‘MeOHmare’ banner, the project partners hope to have the concept for this ICE nailed down by the […]

Meyer Re and Damen Shiprepair to cooperate

Meyer Re and Damen Shiprepair to cooperate

The Meyer Group and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) have signed a cooperation agreement. DSC will work with the recently established Meyer Re division of the German group, which offers shipping companies refurbishment and conversion solutions to maximise their vessel’s sustainability. Through the cooperation with Damen, Meyer Re will secure dock capacity and manpower for […]

Offshore wind steers heavy lift shipping towards greener future

Offshore wind steers heavy lift shipping towards greener future

Wuhu Shipyard’s series of Orca class vessels for Germany’s SAL Heavy Lift and Jumbo Shipping will set new benchmarks in efficiency, it is claimed. Daniel Johnson reports. Currently the second-largest renewable source of electricity following hydropower, wind power is one of the cornerstones of the green energy transition. Offshore wind in particular holds enormous promise […]

Schottel expands reach of global service network

Schottel expands reach of global service network

German propulsion specialist attracts additional partners to support customers in Europe and North America. The German propulsion system supplier Schottel is further strengthening its after-sales repair, service and maintenance strategy, which is based on being as close as possible to its global customer base. The company currently has more than 100 service locations worldwide supported […]

Ship design: making collaboration accessible and easy

Ship design: making collaboration accessible and easy

German startup has disruptive ambitions for cloud-based 3D ship design platform As a notoriously conservative industry it probably shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that ship design and construction wasn’t exactly among the pacesetters when it comes to cloud-based collaboration. However, a German startup company is hoping it can seize the advantage where other […]

Voith tackles Giant project

Voith tackles Giant project

One of the biggest projects carried out by the German propulsion system supplier Voith over the course of 2021 involved the 161m offshore construction vessel North Sea Giant which is equipped with five Voith Schneider Propellers (VSPs), each with a diameter of around 4.5m, two located in the bow and three in the stern. The […]

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