Scanship wins major cruise ship contract

Through its subsidiary company Scanship, Vow ASA has been awarded a €5.7 mill contract with a major European shipyard for the delivery of two advanced wastewater purification systems. The systems will be installed on two undisclosed cruise ships due to enter service in 2024 and [Read more...]

2021-02-12T19:16:33+00:00 February 12th, 2021|Technology|

Tallink installs fuel efficiency software

As part of its ongoing programme to increase fuel efficiency, Tallink Grupp has installed Qtagg’s EcoPilot system on the cruise ferry ‘Isabelle’. EcoPilot is a voyage optimisation tool incorporating autonomous speed and power control, as well as weather routing. The software controls the propulsion machinery [Read more...]

2021-02-12T19:01:51+00:00 February 12th, 2021|Technology|

Carnival picks Shell Marine

Shell Marine has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide marine lubricants to Carnival Corp’s global fleet of 89 ships. Carnival will also offset the CO2 emissions from the marine lubricants it purchases from Shell, through Shell’s nature-based carbon credits. Joris van Brussel, General Manager, [Read more...]

2021-01-26T20:22:38+00:00 January 26th, 2021|Technology|

‘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|