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World’s first biofuel oil fueled dredging vessel to start operations

Boskalis and biofuels supplier GoodFuels will advance the ‘Boskalis on Bio’ program for testing sustainable bio-fuel oil. After successful tests with ‘drop-in’ blends of light biofuel and marine gas oil, Boskalis’ Willem van Oranje will be the first dredging vessel in the world to operate on 100% biofuel oil.

World’s first hybrid floating drilling unit launched

Transocean announced that it has successfully deployed the world’s first hybrid energy storage system aboard a floating drilling unit. The system is now operating on the Transocean Spitsbergen, and it is engaged in drilling operations at the Snorre field in Norway.

First SIMOPS LNG bunkering takes place in port of Helsinki

Nauticor-operated LNG bunker supply vessel Kairos conducted its first SIMOPS (simultaneous operations) LNG bunkering operation with the world’s first container ship retrofitted with an LNG engine, Wes Amelie, at the Vuosaari Harbour container terminal in the Port of Helsinki, Finland. 

Construction to begin on world’s first emission-free push boat

BEHALA informed that the construction of the world’s first emission-free push boat will start in October 2019. The ship is expected to have been completed by the fourth quarter of 2020. The boat will be used mainly for transporting goods on the Berlin-Hamburg and inner-city transport routes.

Construction starts for green RoPax ferry to serve Finland-Sweden

Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions has begun construction of the world’s most environmentally friendly RoPax vessel for the consortium Kvarken Link, to operate between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden. A traditional steel cutting ceremony was held at the shipyard on 16 September.

NYK ship realizes Japan’s first carbon-neutral voyage

NYK has become the first Japanese shipping company to realize a carbon-neutral voyage by offsetting 5,000 tons of CO2, as the company’s environmental car carrier ‘Aries Leader’ completed a journey between Japan and the Middle East.

First hybrid cruise ship completes Northwest Passage crossing

Norwegian operator Hurtigruten announced its expedition cruise ship ‘MS Roald Amundsen’ became the first battery-hybrid powered ship to ever traverse the Northwest Passage, after completing more than 3.000 nm from the Atlantic to the Pacific using hybrid propulsion, this week. 

Crane vessel accomplishes a world’s first 15,300 tonnes lift

Heerema’s SSCV Sleipnir, the world’s largest crane vessel, completed a 15,300 tonnes lift, installing the topsides for Noble Energy’s Leviathan development in the Mediterranean, setting a world record, as by lifting a module of 15,300 tonnes was never done by a crane vessel before.

Canada backs-up world’s first low-noise and low-emissions tanker

Marc Garneau, the Canadian Minister of Transport, announced that Transport Canada is taking an important step in supporting the development of a new vessel design to decrease underwater noise, which will help in the recovery of Canada’s endangered, iconic whale populations.

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