Italy

Prysmian Group boosts its CLV fleet

Prysmian Group boosts its CLV fleet

Italian-based energy and telecoms systems provider Prysmian Group has announced plans for two further cable-laying vessels (CLVs) to meet the growing demand for submarine cable systems for interconnections and offshore wind farm projects. The first vessel, to be designed and built by Norwegian shipyard Vard, a subsidiary of Fincantieri Group, will be built to the […]

MSC orders two new hydrogen-powered ships from Fincantieri

MSC orders two new hydrogen-powered ships from Fincantieri

The Cruise Division of MSC Group has confirmed firm orders for two hydrogen-powered vessels for its luxury travel brand Explora Journeys with the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. MSC has also pledged to continue its push towards a 2050 net zero-carbon emissions target by investing in new environmental technologies for the luxury ships. The deal completes a […]

Anglo-Italian partnership explores shipping’s nuclear potential

Anglo-Italian partnership explores shipping’s nuclear potential

Fincantieri, RINa and newcleo team up for nuclear-propulsion study Although it’s unlikely to offer a short-term solution to shipping’s decarbonisation mission, the tantalising possibilities offered by nuclear power continue to attract a small but growing number of proponents among the industry’s forward thinkers. In late July, Italian shipyard Fincantieri became the latest company to declare […]

Fincantieri to collaborate in nuclear feasibility study

Fincantieri to collaborate in nuclear feasibility study

newcleo, a UK-headquartered nuclear technology company, has announced an agreement with shipbuilders Fincantieri and Italian classification society RINa to carry out a feasibility study into the application of small modular reactors (SMRs) in the shipping industry. In particular, the collaboration will explore the potential of using newcleo’s innovative LFR (Lead-cooled Fast Reactor) as a small nuclear […]

Class society RINa thinks remote surveying is here to stay

Class society RINa thinks remote surveying is here to stay

Italian classification society RINA believes that remote survey systems and technology are becoming an established and accepted part of the inspection and survey regimes adopted in the shipping industry The classification society RINA believes that remote survey systems and technology are becoming an established and accepted part of the inspection and survey regimes adopted in […]

Green, white and red

Green, white and red

The Italian Coast Guard has commissioned Fincantieri  and Vittoria Shipyard to design and build a new eco-friendly, multi-role vessel capable of fulfilling numerous tasks, with suggested missions including sea rescue, civil protection, marine conservation and long-range patrols into deepwater regions, to name but a few.   The order, valued at €80 million (US$90.7 million), includes not only […]

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