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Stena Line considers using battery power to its fleet

Stena Line signed a contract with Callenberg Technology Group for batteries with a capacity of 1 MWh which will be installed on Stena Jutlandica which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. The battery power in port operation will start before summer.

MISC receives fourth MOSS Type LNG carrier

MISC Group, a maritime solutions and services provider, received the “Seri Camar”, the fourth in a series of five MOSS-Type Seri C Class LNG carriers. The 150,200 CBM LNG carrier has been built for MISC by Hyundai Heavy Industries. Seri Camar will joins its sister MOSS-Type newbuilds Seri Cenderawasih, Seri Camellia and Seri Cempaka on long-term charter to Petronas.

Carnival orders new LNG fueled ship

Carnival Corporation announced that it placed a new order for the German brand AIDA Cruises.The new LNG-powered ship will be built by Meyer Werft in Papenburg, Germany, and is expected to be delivered in 2023. The ship will have a gross tonnage of more than 180,000 and an estimated 2,700 cabins.

TOTE completes phase 1 of LNG conversion

TOTE Maritime Alaska, part of US-based TOTE, has completed the first of four conversion periods for its Orca class vessels, a process that will enable the ships to use LNG as a fuel. The company’s ‘North Star’ completed her first voyage, after being outfitted with two LNG tanks immediately behind the ship’s bridge.

Scotland eyes hydrogen powered ferry service

The Scottish government has awarded funding for a feasibility study on a hydrogen-powered ferry, manufactured by community-owned wind turbines, to operate in Scotland’s west coast.

World’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier delivered

South Korean Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has delivered to compatriot Ilshin Logistics the world’s first LNG-fueled bulk carrier under the dual-class of Lloyd’s Register and Korean Register. The 50,000 dwt bulk carrier has been verified to be in compliance with the IGF Code.

Wärtsilä, Maersk Drilling team up on 25-year thruster strategy

Finnish Wärtsilä and global drilling contractor Maersk Drilling joined forces to create a 25-year thruster maintenance strategy for Maersk’s three semi-submersible rigs and four drillships. By reducing the thruster exchange time, the deep-sea rigs and drillships will spend less time in sheltered waters for thruster maintenance.

Allseas to build world’s largest construction vessel

Swiss company Allseas is considering to construct a vessel big enough, in order to remove some of the world’s biggest oil and gas platforms when they stop their production lives, the company informed. The new vessel will be called Amazing Grace, and it will be able to remove the heaviest platforms reduce decommissioning costs for global oil and gas producers.

Gallery: Welcoming ‘ALP Keeper’ to fleet

The Netherlands-based towage company ALP Maritime has taken official delivery of towing vessel ‘ALP Keeper’ in Okayama, Japan. The vessel is part of the ALP Future Class, meaning it has a fuel capacity of 3400 m3 of IFO/MGO, sufficient for non-stop Trans-Atlantic/Indian, Pacific Ocean towing operations without fuel calls. 

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