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.
The video presents the first commercial autonomous vessel and also commercial zero ballast vessel in the world. Yara Birkeland is expected to act as a game changer for the environment and for the shipping industry.
Rolls-Royce and Svitzer have demonstrated the world’s first remotely operated commercial vessel in Copenhagen harbour, Denmark. The companies have also signed an agreement to continue their cooperation to test remote and autonomous operations for vessels, such as autonomous navigation, situational awareness, remote control centre and communication.
The video consists of a timelapse showing the construction of the maritime’s industry first automated shoreside robotic charging arm. They are part of ABB’s electrification of the HH Ferries vessels, creating the largest battery powered vessels of their type.
The bunkering vessel ENGIE Zeebrugge performed in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, its first deliveries of LNG as a marine fuel to two new gas-propelled pure car and truck carriers of UECC. The LNG bunkering operations were conducted at the same time that the cargo operations for the carriers were taking place.
ClassNK said that it will commence operation of the world’s first comprehensive electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates, starting from 15 June 2017. The service, ClassNK e-Certificate, will first be made available to Liberian-flagged vessels on the ClassNK register exclusively.
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