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Progress made for the construction of world’s first hydrogen ferry

Ferry company Norled and the shipyard Westcon have signed a contract for the construction of two new ferries. One of them will be the world’s first car ferry that sails on hydrogen and the other will be a battery-powered ferry. The two ferries are expected to be ready in March and May 2021. 

Delivery of world’s first LNG cruise ship delayed

German shipyard Meyer Werft informed that it will delay the delivery of AIDAnova, the world’s first LNG fueled cruise ship. Before this announcement, AIDA Cruises was planned to receive the cruise ship on November 15, in Bremerhaven. AIDA Cruises said that the vessel will start its maiden voyage as scheduled on December 2.

First LNG carrier with full re-liquefaction system delivered

South Korean shipbuilder DSME announced that it has launched the world’s first LNG carriers using a full re-liquefaction system that completely re-liquefies the evaporative gas generated from LNG carriers. The company also delivered the world’s first LNG cargo ship with partial liquefaction system in 2016.

World’s first hydrogen ferry to be built

Port Glasgow based Ferguson Marine along with the University of St Andrews will construct the world’s first hydrogen ferry, called ‘HySeas III’. The development of the vessel is expected to cost around €12.6 million, and will begin constructions on 1 July 2018. The vessel’s fuel will be produced from renewable electricity.

First-registered Polar Class 6 vessel launched

Hondius meets Lloyd’s Register demands for ice-strengthened cruise vessels and exceeds the requirements of the Polar Code as adopted by the IMO. The ship is designed for exploratory voyages that provide first-hand contact with the Arctic and Antarctica. The ship is planned to start operations during the summer of 2019.

World’s first FSO ship with 40-year hull lifespan completed

FSO Ailsa is the world’s first Floating Storage and Offloading vessel with a 40-year hull lifespan. The ship is planned to set sail in June for the Culzean gas field in the UK North Sea. The vessel has a 430,000-barrel condensate storage capacity, and can have a 25-year continuous operability without drydocking.

World’s first polar class dual fuel oil tanker launched

Desgagnés christened and launched the M/T Mia Desgagnés, the world’s first polar-class dual-fuel oil/chemical tanker. The ship will be able to operate on three different types of fuel, including LNG, reducing GHG emissions. The ship will weigh 15,000 tons and its will have a capacity exceeding 17,000 m³.

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