Japanese NGO Peace Boat has commissioned Spanish naval architecture firm Oliver Design to build a high-range eco-friendly cruise ship. The Ecoship cruise liner will feature all the latest innovations in renewable energy use and is destined to become a benchmark for sustainability in maritime transport.
Wison Offshore & Marine announced that it completed delivery of the world’s first barge-based floating natural gas liquefaction and storage facility to Exmar. The contract included engineering, procurement, construction, installation and commissioning services by Wison.
Eco Marine Power announced that it has begun preparing for sea trials of its Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy solution, in co-operation with strategic partners and ship owner Hisafuku Kisen K.K. of Onomichi, Japan.
BOURBON has entered MoU with Automated Ships Ltd to support the building of the world’s first autonomous, fully-automated and cost-efficient prototype vessel for offshore operations, in collaboration with the project’s primary technology partner, KONGSBERG.
MOL announced that three of its 50,000 DWT methanol carriers received prize rewarding the most technologically advanced ships. The vessels are the world’s first methanol carriers with main engines that use methanol as fuel.
Keppel Offshore & Marine announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Shipyard, will soon deliver the world’s first converted Floating Liquefaction Vessel owned by Golar Hilli Corporation, a subsidiary of Golar LNG. The vessel was named Hilli Episeyo at a ceremony in Keppel Shipyard on 2 July.
The Norwegian companies Kongsberg Seatex and Radionor have teamed up to develop Maritime Broadband Radio. Norway is the first nation in the world to implement maritime broadband communication on ships and aircrafts in public service, which enable exchange of information, limiting damage when accidents occur.
DEME’s latest newbuild, the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Minerva’, was officially named in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, on June 23rd. The 3,500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger is the first dredging vessel in the world equipped with dual fuel engines and capable of operating in LNG mode.
Fighting against illegal fishing, the Australian research organization CSIRO announced that it is developing the world’s first notification system that alerts authorities, when offending vessels arrive in port. The web-based reporting tool identifies and ranks vessels across the globe based on a list of behaviours associated with illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing.
Prysmian Group announced that it entered in a partnership with the research institute CEA Liten, to provide cables on the Energy Observer, the world’s first catamaran powered solely by renewable sources. The vessel is committed to a six-year trip around the world, building a consensus about new solutions for a cleaner future.
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