‘Eleanor Roosevelt’ nears delivery

Spanish ferry company Baleària’s LNG powered high speed ropax ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’, currently under construction at the Armon shipyards at Gijon, will begin sea trials ‘in the coming weeks’. Following her trials, the vessel will be delivered in March of this year, according to local reports. She [Read more...]

2021-01-11T22:05:59+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Technology|

Russia’s first LNG bunker tanker hits the water

Russia’s first LNG bunkering tanker for cargo and passenger vessel refuelling, ‘Dmitry Mendeleev’ under construction for Gazprom Neft, was launched from the shipyard last month. The shipyard completed the main stage of the vessel’s construction, including assembling the hull and installing LNG fuel tanks and other [Read more...]

2021-01-11T22:03:10+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Technology|

PrimeServ to retrofit SCR on ‘Amadea’

MAN Energy Solutions’ after-sales division – MAN PrimeServ Augsburg – has developed an selective catalystic reduction (SCR) solution, which is to be retrofitted on board the ‘Amadea’, a cruise ship chartered by Phoenix Reisen and managed by BSM Cruise Services. The retrofit designed by MAN [Read more...]

2021-01-11T21:46:15+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Technology|

PONANT gains BV underwater noise notation

‘Le Jacques-Cartier’, the last in the PONANT ‘EXPLORERS’ series of six expedition class cruise ships, has been awarded Bureau Veritas (BV) class notation NR614 for Underwater Radiated Noise (URN). This award reflects PONANT’s commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its ships and operations, the [Read more...]

2021-01-11T21:30:57+00:00 January 11th, 2021|Technology|

Water lubricated shaft bearings pass muster

A recent inspection of the 20-year-old water-lubricated propeller shaft bearings installed on a twin-screw cruise ship were found to be within classification society parameters. In addition, the bearings were suitable for continued use for a further 10 years. At the shipowner’s request, Thordon Bearings attended [Read more...]

2020-12-12T09:03:49+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Technology|

Wärtsilä upgrades cruise ship engine

The Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engine, used by cruise ship operators, is being upgraded to increase its power output. The higher power output will be available within the same dimensions, thereby delivering greater performance within the same physical footprint. At the same time, the low level [Read more...]

2020-12-12T08:58:19+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Technology|

Princess Cruises to go touchless

Upon the approval to return to service in 2021 Princess Cruises’s fleet will feature the MedallionClass Experience. This offers a number of new features that uses touchless technologies to significantly enhance and personalise the guest experience, as well as support new health protocols. Ship transformation [Read more...]

2020-12-12T08:51:20+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Technology|

Fincantieri introduces new thrusters

Fincantieri’s Marine Systems Business Unit has introduced a new family of tunnel thrusters. The company said that a leading class society validated and certified the results of the hydrodynamic optimisation, confirming that the Fincantieri thrusters reach the lowest levels of vibration and noise available on [Read more...]

2020-12-12T08:40:03+00:00 December 12th, 2020|Technology|