New Aker Arctic Oblique Icebreaker

By Peter Pospiech at May 17, 2013 04:57
Filed Under: Azimuth pod, Company News, Shipyards, Workboats
The ARC 100 HD increases ice management and pollution control capability As a result of the increased tanker traffic in the Gulf of Finland and an innovation campaign Aker Arctic has developed a revolutionary new type of vessel, an asymmetric ice-breaker. This oblique icebreaker takes further the already well known "double acting" stern working icebreaking method by being able to break an ice channel of 50 m width by proceeding with the side ahead. In addition to icebreaking, the vessel is excellent also during the ice season in oil spill combat operations, in escort and emergency towing, fire fighting and ecological monitoring. Thus the vessel by its performance replaces several traditional vessels in a compact, cost-efficient high performance unit.The vessel is a compact size icebreaking vessel provided with diesel-electric propulsion with three azimuthing thruster propellers. The propulsion solution and the special hull form allow the vessel to operate efficiently ahead, astern and ... [More]

New doublehull inland tanker DETTMER TANK 140 in operation

By Peter Pospiech at May 15, 2013 05:07
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, General, Shipyards, Workboats
Europe‘s largest family shipping company invests in fleet expansion B.Dettmer Reederei GmbH&Co.KG, Bremen, largest European family owned inland shipping company, transports with most modern ships up to 3.500 t loading capacity as well as tug-barges up to 6.000 t goods of all kinds on the European inland waterway systems. It is a company maxim to invest continuously in the latest state of the art tank ships. On 28. February 2013 the most modern inland tank ship took off at Hitzler Shipyard in Lauenburg, Germany. Management official Julia Dettmer mentioned that owners Dettmer Reederei had invested around €5.8 million in the new Type C tankship, being officially named as DETTMER TANK 140 and going into service in May. She will be the prototype for Dettmer tankers of the future.  DETTMER TANK 140 shortly after its watering “Because of the high technology demands we have created one of the most modern ships on Germany’s waterways”, said Ms Dettmer. The... [More]

Hamburg Port Authority named new pilot tender „LOTSE 4”

Lightweight aluminum structure for low fuel consumptionHamburg Port Authority (HPA) received a brand new pilot boat and named it LOTSE 4. Godmother was Mrs Cordula Ortmann, employee of the Hamburg Port Pilot Brotherhood (Hafenlotsenbrüderschaft).The around 1.7 million EURO expensive boat has been built at Shipyard Hermann Barthel in Derben, Germany. The shipyard built the boat in around nine month. With this new ship HPA owns now four pilot tender.Dimensions of the new boat are of 18 m in length, 4.82 m width and a max depth of 1.25 m. Two MAN Diesel engines with an output of 360 kW each at 1.800 rpm enforce the boat up to 20 knots. The propulsion concept includes furthermore two reverse gear units and a hydraulic controlled helm. Crew consists of one skipper and one ships mechanic. The new pilot tender during its christening ceremony To reduce exhaust emissions HPA selected drive motors which fall short of the existing exhaust emission legislations by 30%. Furthermore, instead o... [More]

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]

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]

“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]

Tailor-made Combi Freighter ‘Hoogvliet’ launched by Damen

By Peter Pospiech at April 02, 2013 05:48
Filed Under: Company News, General, Shipyards, Workboats
DAMEN Shipyards Group daughter Damen Shipyards Bergum is proud of the delivery of Damen Combi Freighter 3850 ‘Hoogvliet’. The carrier for oversized cargo was launched at Cruise Terminal Rotterdam in early February by lady sponsor Annefleur Janssen. She is the daughter of one of the participants of the business alliance, which will deploy the vessel in European waters. The main participants are Hartel Shipping and Hudig & Veder. Both have expressed their satisfaction with the way Damen Shipyards Bergum met their specific demands. In turn, the shipbuilder’s sales manager Remko Bouma acclaims the unique collaboration between an ‘old’ company such as Hudig & Veder and Hartel Shipping and their expert logistics stakeholders, thus providing the proper conditions for tailor-made production and delivery. Damen’s customer has chosen for a compact limited partnership (LP) structure to invest in a series of four carriers to be deployed in parcel service... [More]

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