Meyer Werft delivers NORWEGIAN BREAKAWAY

By Peter Pospiech at May 02, 2013 13:05
Filed Under: Company News, General, Shipyards
Most innovative ship for the Norwegian fleet sets sail  On 25. of April Norwegian Cruise Line (Miami, USA) took delivery of the 146.600 GT cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway from MEYER WERFT after a building period of only 18 months. Extensive tests and trials of all systems and intensive training of the crew kept everyone busy in the last weeks prior to the delivery in Bremerhaven. She has a capacity for 4,000 passengers, double occupancy. The ship has a total of 1,024 staterooms and 238 suites.   The luxury cruise liner will be home ported at the New York Passenger Ship Terminal in Manhattan, making seven-night cruises to Bermuda (May thru Sept) and seven-night cruises to the Bahamas & Florida (October thru April). She will be the largest cruise ship homeported year-round from New York City. Norwegian Breakaway is the first of two Breakaway class ships the Papenburg-based shipyard is building for Norwegian Cruise Line. Norwegian Breakaway combines innovative design includi... [More]

Modern Fleet Successfully Fishes for Efficient Propulsion Solution

State-of-the-art, Spanish tuna vessel opts for extremely fuel-efficient propulsion package. Based  in  Spain,  the  PEVASA  Group  recently  ordered  a  complete  propulsion system from MAN Diesel & Turbo for a new tuna vessel. The system is unique in that  it  comprises  a  package  of  three  high-efficiency  products,  including  a modern,   medium-speed   MAN  8L32/44CR   engine   with   common-rail   (CR) technology, a Renk RSVL-950 gear unit, and an innovative MAN Alpha VBS1100 CP  propeller  with  Kappel  propeller  blade  designs  and  rudder  bulb.  This combination increases the propulsion system’s efficiency by up to at least 9%, thereby helping to decrease costs, fuel consumption, and exhaust emissions.   PEVASA has a tradition for placing value on new technology: in 2009, the... [More]

Being “LNG-Ready” could be the best option for many ships

By Peter Pospiech at April 25, 2013 12:48
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Fuels & Lubes, General, LNG fuel
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) classification society now offers shipowners the support they need to make newbuilds and existing vessels ‘LNG ready’ with class approved designs, ready for later, simple retrofit of LNG technology. The service enables shipowners to make smart choices and minimal investments now in readiness for when LNG bunkering becomes widely available.  Shipowners are supported through all stages of the decision-making process as they prepare to meet the IMO air emission regulations entering into force from 2015. There are three obvious technology options for meeting Emission Control Area (ECA) requirements: installing a scrubber, switching to low sulphur fuel oil or to go for LNG as fuel and installing gas engines. Alternative fuels such as methanol and biofuels are also being developed.  “Each option has different uncertainties, for example the relative immaturity of some technologies and the effect market forces will have on the price of the d... [More]

AHTS vessels with innovative propulsion system to operate for BP and Topaz Marine

After completed sea trials, Abu Dhabi-based Adyard recently delivered the anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels “Topaz Dignity” and “Topaz Triumph” to Topaz Energy and Marine, a subsidiary of Oman-based Renaissance Services SAOG. The two 67m-long, 16m-wide 80-tonne bollard pull vessels are ready for anchor handling tug supply services and the transportation of dry and liquid cargo to and from pipe-laying barges, drilling platforms and production platforms for offshore operations. “Topaz Dignity” will operate on behalf of BP on a long-term-contract basis in the Caspian Sea, while “Topaz Triumph” may remain in the Middle East and be operated by Topaz Marine MENA. The vessels are equipped with the latest technical equipment and are custom-built for Fi-Fi Class I and DP2 operations  Propulsion package The twin-screw propulsion package for each vessel comprises eight-cylinder, medium-speed MAN L27/38 engines of 2,720 kW each, horizon... [More]

Nordic Capital purchased Danish Unifeeder

By Peter Pospiech at April 21, 2013 13:10
Filed Under: Company News, General
Former owner Montagu-Fonds is separating from the shipping company after six years.  One of the main player in the North-West European container distribution transport, the Danish shipping company Unifeeder, found a new owner. Six years after entering the shipping business by Montagu Private Equity Fonds, fund-company Nordic Capital has taken over the 1977 founded company. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The new sole shareholder rated the additional purchase as a worthwhile engagement. After all the company has since 2007 strongly expanded and had worked out a very good position as a European market leader in the container feeder segment. In 2012 the company shipped about two million container within its network, which is traditionally in the North and Baltic Sea, but meanwhile also in the Mediterranean Sea. Unifeeder benefits from increasing global trade volumes which are expected to continue to outpace global GDP growth. This trend, coupled with cost-effectivene... [More]

Grontmij launched a new Handysize bulk carrier which is powered by MAN.

By Peter Pospiech at April 18, 2013 06:16
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Marine Diesel Engines
SEAHORSE 41 – (41,000 DWT) is the new Handy size design and is based on same concept ideas as the famous and successful SEAHORSE 35 and 375, but with slightly enlarged dead weight. The vessel size in the Handy size segment has gradually increased from below 30,000 ton and with Grontmij latest SEAHORSE 41 design, deadweight exceeds 40,000 ton. In the SEAHORSE 41, length overall has been maintained at 180m, while the breadth has been taken out from 30.0m to the present Panamax gauge of 32.26m, with the scantling draught set at 10.5m and hull depth increased from 14.7m to 15m.The SEAHORSE 41 is designed to accommodate the new Green Engine Type from MAN Diesel, which is a MAN 5G50ME-B9.3 supplying 6.500 kW to the propeller. The new engine type has extremely long stroke, which in combination with the enlarged NPT propeller provides very high propulsion efficiency. These features combined with energy saving device from Becker Marine Mewis Duct result in very low fuel consumption. Becke... [More]

“JELGAVA” guards Latvia’s Coast-Line

By Peter Pospiech at April 15, 2013 11:16
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Shipyards
On April 11th 2013 the third SWATH@A&R Patrol Boat for the Latvian Navy was launched at well-known German Abeking & Rasmussen Shipyard in Lemwerder near Bremen. Mrs. Inta Englande, as representative of the town of Jelgava, Latvia, dropped the bottle of champagne onto the bow and named the Vessel “JELGAVA”.This ship  is  the  third  of  a  series  of  five  well  proven  25m  SWATH@A&R  design  by Abeking & Rasmussen. In co-operation with Riga-Shipyard, the vessels are being built in Riga and Lemwerder. The new vessels feature is a modular mission bay at the fore ship. By fitting  appropriate  mission  payloads,  such  as  a  diving  module  or  a  MCM  module,  the capabilities of the vessels can be enhanced flexibly to new roles still to come. Cost  effective  patrol  and  surveillance  and  SAR... [More]

Wärtsilä powers Arctic Offshore Vessel

By Peter Pospiech at April 15, 2013 05:50
Filed Under: Company News, Shipyards
Icebreaking  supply  vessel  built  by  Arctech  Helsinki  Shipyard  was  named  after Russian Navigator Aleksey Chirikov   This vessel and its sister ship VITUS BERING, which is already since end of 2012 in operation, for  Russian shipping company Sovcomflot, will  be similar measuring  99.9  m  in  length  and 21.7  m  in  breadth.  Ship propulsion is designed as a diesel-electric drive. Their four Wärtsilä main engines have a total power of 18,000 kW and consist of 2 x 6L plus 2 x 12V of model 32. Output of each engine is 2 x 3000 kW plus 2 x 6000 kW. Propellers are 2 ABB Azipods VI 1600. Two bow-thrusters of maker Berg supports the ship crew in better and precise maneuverability.  As multipurpose vessels, these vessels are  capable  of  carrying  various  type  of  cargo  and  they  are  equipped  f... [More]

General Electric powers UT755XL PSV-Vessel UNBEATABLE

By Peter Pospiech at April 11, 2013 03:15
Filed Under: Company News, General, Shipyards
Rosetti Marino SpA of Ravenna has delivered to Fratelli D’Amato SpA of Naples the new Platform Supply Vessel “FD UNBEATABLE”, the newest arrival presented by the Ravenna shipbuilder headed by Medardo Ranieri, built for the Shipping Company owned by Mr. Luigi D’Amato. Over 7 metres longer than its previous eight “sisters”, the specifications for the DP2 UNBEATABLE are: length 82 m; beam 16 m; deadweight 3400t; propulsion 2 variable pitch propellers, each approximately 3 metres in diameter and set at the end of shafts driven by 2 General Electric type 16V 228 diesel engines, rated 2.790 kW@955 rpm. Main generating sets: 2 x 296kWe 60Hz with DEUTZ engine of type BF6M1015MC and one emergency-harbour generating set: 1 x 120kWe 60Hz with DEUTZ diesel engine of type BF6M1013MC. The complete engines are supplied and installed by the well-known Italian engine distributor IML motori s.p.a. (Industrie Meccaniche Lombarde). Max speed is around 14.0 knots, range... [More]

German corvette OLDENBURG commissioned - MTU power selected

By Peter Pospiech at April 10, 2013 10:32
Filed Under: Company News, General, Navy News, Shipyards
End of January 2013 one of the latest corvette, the OLDENBURG (F263), has been put into service at the German Navy Base “Hohe Düne” in Rostock-Warnemünde. The ceremony took place in the presence of rear admiral Michael Mollenhauer, officer-in –charge of the navy command in Rostock. The 1. Corvette Squadron includes in total five units. Hereof the ships MAGDEBURG (F261) and the BRAUNSCWEIG (F260) are ready for operation. The BRAUNSCHWEIG is eponym for the whole corvette quintet, which cost in total about 1.2 billions EURO. Further sister ships are the ERFURT (F262) as well as the LUDWIGSHAFEN (F264). The five so far build ships have been completed at the yards of Blohm&Voss, Hamburg, Lürssen, Bremen, and the former shipyard Nordseewerke Emden. With the new class 130- corvettes expands the German Navy significantly their range of applications. They can stay on sea continuously for 21 days. This type of ships makes a world-wide operation within multi-... [More]

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