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World’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel
After a tender procedure, shipyard Royal Niestern Sander and a joint-venture between Mercury Sakhalin and Pola have signed an agreement for the construction of the world’s first shallow draft ice-breaking walk to work vessel.
Liquid cargo pumps on 4,000th vessel
On Friday 15 May 2020, the shipping company Utkilen received delivery of their new vessel, Saltstraum, now ship number 4,000 worldwide in operation with Framo pumps on board.
Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage signs contract with Verolme Special Equipment
Damen Shiprepair Harbour & Voyage has signed a joint partnership cooperation with Verolme Special Equipment for the provision of services to exhaust gas cleaning systems, widely known as Marine Scrubbers.
Damen unveils new Utility Vessel 2613 for versatile fish-farming operations
The Damen Utility Vessel (UV) 2613 draws upon the heritage of proven vessels from the shipyard’s portfolio, such as the Multi Cat and Shoalbuster, to deliver extreme versatility to the fish-farming sector.
GNS puts fleet tracking and navigation management on smartphones
GNS makes new service free of charge to all users of Voyager FLEET INSIGHT (VFI) to support shipping company staff working remotely.
Meyer Turko challenged by Covid-19
"The corona pandemic has changed the situation unexpectedly and totally. We are facing the fact that the corona-caused pause in cruising requires to stretch the order book. We are currently discussing the details with our customers. "
Theyr to use AI to define the sustainability of commercial shipping
Theyr has signed up to SPRINT to develop an industry-leading marine vessel routing application, enabling a cleaner future for commercial shipping.
Coronavirus disruption - an opportunity for China shipyards
A decline in the rate of infections in China provides yards with the opportunity to re-organise their delivery schedules to address an approaching output slump.
New workboat for the Autonomousship Reseach Program
The ProZero 8m Full Cabin Service Boat is outfitted and utilized as a fast and flexible multi mission workboat, and is purchased from ProZero of Denmark, after an extensive tendering process.
Damen to supply five coastal ferries to Zanzibar Government
Damen Shipyards has signed a contract with the Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications & Transport of the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar for the supply of five inshore ferries to carry tourists.
Supply orders to Turku almost doubled in two year
Meyer Turku Oy known as the Turku shipyard is a very important local operator in the economic area of Turku and in Southwest Finland.
Carnival Mardi Gras floated out at Meyer Turku shipyard
The float-out of the coming flag-ship of Carnival Cruise line ‘Mardi Gras’ was celebrated at Meyer Turku shipyard. The 180 000 GT cruise ship will be the largest one in the Carnival fleet after delivery later in 2020.
Bangladesh aims at becoming the next big shipyard country
Gentium and Damen Shipyards Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh in Dhaka. The goal of the MoU is to establish and develop a shipbuilding and ship repair industry in the Bangladesh.
CSSC and DNV GL sign new strategic cooperation agreement
A framework agreement between both parties was signed during Marintec China trade fair last week by Mr. Qian Jianping, Vice President of CSSC, and Norbert Kray, Regional Manager for Greater China at DNV GL – Maritime.
New foiling workboat range introduced
Artemis Technologies has announced a joint venture with Denmark’s Tuco Marine Group to produce the world’s first zero emissions workboat.
DNV GL and Huangpu-Wenchong sign JDP on 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership
At the Marintec China trade fair in Shanghai, DNV GL entered into a Joint Development Project (JDP) with Huangpu-Wenchong Shipbuilding Company (HPWS) on a 5,000 TEU LNG dual-fuel containership.
Costa Smeralda delivered from Meyer Turku shipyard
Costa Smeralda was today delivered to Costa Cruises from Meyer Turku shipyard and will sail towards Barcelona tomorrow afternoon. The ship is one of the most innovative, and some would claim, the most beautiful ships ever built at Turku shipyard.
Damen secures repeat order from B.C. Ferry Services
BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional Damen Road Ferries 8117 E3, also known as the “Island Class vessels”.
New 12m Site-Management boat from ProZero
After success with sales of both 8m, 11m and 15 Meter ProZero vessels for the aquaculture industry, ProZero now launch a new ProZero model in the fish farming markets.
Damen signs with Port Authority of Jamaica for new Utility Vessel 3911
On 21st August, Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with the Port Authority of Jamaica (PAJAM) for the delivery of a Utility Vessel 3911. The vessel will be used by Damen’s client for buoy-laying and maintenance support operations.
Damen wins Award for  Human Machine Interface
Damen Shipyards Group has won an award for the Human Machine Interface that it has been developing over the past two years for its Next Generation Tug Series.
First IMO Tier III-compliant tug in Europe.
Dutch towage company and maritime services provider Multraship Towage & Salvage has carried out christening ceremonies at its home port of Terneuzen in the Netherlands for its two new Damen-built tugs.
High Speed Transfers places order for fourth  Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2710
High Speed Transfers (HST), the recent new entry into the crew transfer sector, has placed its fourth order for a Damen next-generation Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, to be named HST Euan.
Maritime Technology Framework strengthens ties between DSME and DNV GL
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and DNV GL have signed a framework agreement which will see them cooperate on joint development projects (JDPs) for future technologies in the shipbuilding and offshore plant industries.
DSME, NAPA, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, and AVL partner to develop digital ships
DSME, Korea Maritime and Ocean University, NAPA and AVL have announced a strategic co-operation agreement to develop digital ships and related strategic solutions.
New ProZero 8m Center Console Interceptor for Hamburg Police Special Forces.
Tuco Marine Group closes deal for new ProZero 8m Center Console Interceptor with Hamburg Police Special Forces.
Innovative expedition cruise vessel to Celebrity Cruises
Shipyard De Hoop has recently completed successful sea trials with Celebrity Flora, an innovative expedition cruise vessel for Celebrity Cruises, daughter of RCCL.
DP WORLD Acquires Fraser Surrey Docks
DP World PLC announces the acquisition of Fraser Surrey Docks from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners.
Damen Shipyards Group reports net loss for 2018
Damen Shipyards Group has posted a net loss of 17 million euro for 2018. This is the first time in 15 years that the Dutch shipbuilder has announced losses.
Damen and Arriva extend ferry service from Copenhagen city centre
Arriva Danmark has extended the requirements of its contract with Damen Shipyards Group in order to account for longer ferry routes in the city of Copenhagen.
Nauti-Craft awarded prestigious maritime innovation award
Australian based Nauti-Craft Pty Ltd has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Royal Institution of Naval Architects/QinetiQ Maritime Innovation Award for its development of the Nauti-Craft Marine Suspension System (“NCMSS”).
Costa Smeralda floated out with traditional ceremonies at Meyer Turku shipyard
The float-out of Costa Smeralda, an LNG powered 180 000 GT cruise ship, marks the beginning of the final stage of construction for this Italian style beauty engineered and constructed in Finland.
Twin Damen Fast Crew Suppliers 2710 ordered by  Hung Hua Construction Co. Ltd. of Taiwan
The contract was signed at the end of January and the vessels will be built at Damen Shipyards Singapore for delivery in early 2020.
New diving bell ship for WSA Koblenz
WSA Koblenz (WasserSchiffahrtsAmbt) has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to build a new diving bell ship. The ship will succeed an existing vessel – the Carl Straat, which has been in operation since 1963.
Meyer Turku Delivers New Mein Schiff 2 to TUI Cruises in Kiel
TUI Cruises takes delivery of New Mein Schiff 2, a fresh take on a long series of ships from Meyer Turku shipyard.
New order for RoPax ferries
Stena Line, Brittany Ferries and DFDS has ordered RoPax ferries in China.
Damen announces new service accommodation and transfer vessel
Damen Shipyards Group has recently announced a new design. The Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 3410 service accommodation and transfer vessel (SATV).
Danish shipyard orders large equipment package from Rolls-Royce
The Danish yard Karstensens Skibsværft is set build and design two new vessels for trawl and purse seine fishing ordered by two Icelandic ship-owning companies.
TUCO Marine appoints new representative for the ProZero series of Fast Boats.
The Finnish based dealer Nordec Nautic Oy, is appointed as the exclusive representative for TUCO Marine´s ProZero vessel line in Finland. Nordec Nautic Oy will be promoting the ProZero Boats in the region.
DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for 93K cbm very large ethane carrier design “PANDA E”
Leading classification society DNV GL has awarded Chinese shipyard Jiangnan with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a 93,000-cubic meter (cbm) very large ethane carrier.
Royal IHC to build four new vessels for DEME
Royal IHC has secured a contract from Belgium-based DEME for the design and build of four new vessels.
CSSC welcomes continued expansion of new marine service business
China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited (CSSC) has welcomed the rapid growth of its exclusive marine equipment service platform, CSSC Marine Service Co.,Ltd, (CMS), during its first twelve months of trading.
Damen Marine Components to supply Chilean Navy for ANTARCTIC I project
Damen Marine Components has won a contract to supply steering gear, rudders and stern tube parts for an Antarctic Research vessel of the Chilean Navy, under LRS -Polar 5 Class notation.
DAMEN lays keel for 77-metre DAMEN SeaXplorer expedition yacht
DAMEN SeaXplorer marked a milestone in the construction of the SeaXplorer 77 expedition yacht at a keel laying ceremony at Damen Shipyards Galati on the banks of the Danube.
Upgraded Wärtsilä 20 engine attracting multiple customer orders
The technology group Wärtsilä has received a series of notable orders for the upgraded version of its Wärtsilä 20 engine. A total of 33 engines have been ordered for merchant auxiliary power application in three major shipbuilding projects.
Damen embarks on Danish full electric public transport project for Arriva
Damen Shipyards Group recently signed a contract with leading multinational public transport company Arriva Danmark for five fully-electric ferries, known as the Damen Ferry 2306 E3.
Dutch Police order six patrol vessels from Damen
The Dutch Police has ordered six patrol vessels from Damen Shipyards for its ‘Zeehavenpolitie’ and ‘Landelijke Eenheid’ units.
Largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries delivered to Meyer Turku.
The largest gantry crane in the Nordic countries was delivered today to Meyer Turku shipyard by Finnish Konecranes.
Homeland signs for sixth Damen 3307 Patrol
Homeland Integrated Offshore Services has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel.
Meyer Turku uses good 2017 financial results to finance investments in Finland
Meyer Turku has made a third profitable year in a row with a net profit for the year of 32,2 million Euros in 2017. This profit is used to finance the 200 million euro investment program of Turku shipyard.
Sherpa by name, Sherpa by nature
Local residents and people driving and sailing past the Feadship yard in Kaag are used to seeing impressive superyachts docked up alongside the facility.
Meyer Turku delivers New Mein Schiff 1 to TUI Cruises
The new flagship of German TUI Cruises was delivered today from Meyer Turku shipyard. The beautiful 315 m cruise ship is based on a new design, which is an evolution from the very successful Mein Schiff series.
WINDEA CHOOSES PROZERO 11M WINDFARM SERVICE BOAT
Tuco Marine Group will supply its 11m ProZero Wind Farm Service Vessel daughter crafts to the two Ulstein X-stern vessels ordered by the German based Bernhard Schulte affiliate WINDEA Offshore GmbH.
P&O Cruises Ventura completes two-week docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest
The P&O Cruises Grand-class cruise ship Ventura has just completed a two-week docking at Damen Shiprepair Brest.
New LNG Carrier Named Marvel Falcon
On March 29, a naming ceremony was held in Korea at the Geoje Shipyard of Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that NYK will charter to Mitsui & Co. Ltd. under a long-term contract.
Basra Gataway Terminal takes delivery of new Damen CSD500
Recently, a customised Damen Cutter Suction Dredger, type CSD500, has been named by her owner Basra Gateway terminal at the Damen Dredging yard in the Netherlands.
Albwardy Damen receives Superbrands 2018 award
Albwardy Damen, the joint venture shipyard in Sharjah, UAE, between the Damen Shipyards Group and UAE-based Albwardy Investment, has received a prestigious Superbrands 2018 Award.
TUI Cruises to order a new ship from Meyer Turku
TUI Cruises and Meyer Turku have agreed to build a Mein Schiff 7 with delivery in 2023, which is based on the design of New Mein Schiff 1 & 2. The agreement is still subject to financing, which is now being worked on with the banks and Finnvera.
World’s biggest Rotortug® fra Damen Shipyards
18th January Albwardy Damen in Sharjah hosted a naming ceremony for the world’s biggest Rotortug®, the ART 100-46 RT Raven. The vessel will be operated by Perth-based KT Maritime Services Australia Pty Ltd.
CEMEX UK Marine Limited signs contract with Damen for first Marine Aggregate Dredger
On 19th December in Southampton, Laurence Dagley, Director CEMEX UK Marine Limited signed a contract with Frank de Lange, Regional Sales Director of the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of the first Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD).
Damen delivers Cutter Suction Dredger 450 to Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy in Finland
Damen has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger 450 to Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy in Finland. This is the first time a Damen Cutter Suction Dredger has been deployed in the Scandinavian market.
World’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller unveiled
Following a rigorous testing process, verified by Bureau Veritas, the world’s first Class approved 3D printed ship’s propeller, the WAAMpeller, has been unveiled at Damen Shipyard Group’s headquarters in the Netherlands.
Damen wins 2017 Dutch Logistics Award
Damen Shipyards Group has won the 2017 Dutch Logistics Award. This prestigious prize was presented by the Netherlands Association of Logistics Management (vLm) in recognition of Damen’s high standards of logistical management and efficiency.
Damen acquires Daewoo’s shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries
Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI).
AMELS signs new 78-metre full custom yacht
Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is pleased to announce a new order for a 78-metre AMELS Full Custom yacht (256 ft) by Espen Øino with the contract signed during the Monaco Yacht Show 2017.
Damen displays leading position in global OPV market
Damen Shipyards Group has compiled a comprehensive summary of its worldwide shipbuilding activities regarding Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs).
Damen to open Service Hub in Russian Black Sea port
Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies.
3D printed ship’s propeller takes step closer to completion
A prototype of the world’s first class approved ship’s propeller has been produced using 3D printing techniques.
AMELS 188 superyacht sold with fast delivery in less than a year
Dutch luxury yacht builder AMELS is proud to confirm the sale of the first 57.70-metre AMELS 188 from the Limited Editions range.
Bibby WaveMaster 1 officially named in Rotterdam
Ground-breaking Damen Service Operations Vessel makes her debut
Damen Shipyards Group selects Trojan Marinex ballast water treatment system for Antarctic Research V
After careful evaluation, Damen Green Solutions has designed a ballast water management system (BWMS) for the Government of Australia’s next-generation Antarctic Supply and Research Vessel (ASRV).
Keel-laying at Damen Shipyards Sharjah for RAK Ports ASD Tug 2913
On 28th August, a keel-laying ceremony was held at Damen Shipyards Sharjah. Damen is building an ASD Tug 2913 for Saqr Ports, part of Rash Al Khaimah (RAK) Ports.
Homeland takes delivery of Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel Guardian 3
A Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel has been delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, taking their fleet of these award-winning craft up to three in number.
Important step for Damen Antarctic Supply Research Vessel
Construction of the Damen Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) has taken an important step forward with an official keel laying ceremony.
DAMEN LAUNCHES FREE DREDGE CALCULATOR
Online tool – called Sandy – helps contractors choose the right cutter suction dredger and equipment for the job
Maritime UK welcomes £48m contract
Maritime UK welcomes £48m contract for workboat fleet to support UK carriers and UK jobs
A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 has successfully completed sea trials in Shanghai and is now underway to new owner, Gippsland Ports in Australia on her own keel.
Cammell Laird reaches nine-month milestone on RRS Sir David Attenborough build
Cammell Laird shipyard announced today, MAY 30, at the Nor Shipping Trade Fair in Oslo that it has reached the nine-month milestone in its project to build the UK’s new polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough.
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