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Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo add new dimension to partnership with mtu engines and integrated bridge solutions

Rolls-Royce and Sanlorenzo have agreed to deepen their successful cooperation and to give their partnership a new dimension with future technologies in the coming years: Rolls-Royce business unit Power Systems will be one of the leading suppliers for Sanlorenzo within the next three years as main propulsion provider for certain yachts of the SL line, delivering mtu 10V, 12V and 16V 2000 yacht engines with a compact IMO 3 solution. Sanlorenzo will also be one of the first builders to equip a...

ClassNK joins as signatory to Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization

Over 150 industry leaders and organizations call for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050 - Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization urge world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. The private sector is already taking important steps to decarbonize global supply chains. It is indispensable that governments deliver the policies that will supercharge the transition and make zero emissi...

Petredec selects Inmarsat fleet hotspot fleet-wide after consultation with seafarers

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has secured a significant new commitment to its Fleet Hotspot internet portal service, following an extension of its Fleet Xpress service agreement with leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport group Petredec. Fleet Hotspot has been designed by Inmarsat to give crew onboard access to high-speed connectivity with the freedom to use their own devices. As the owner of one of the most modern fleets of specialized...

Teknotherm at NEVA 2021

NEVA, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conference for Commercial Shipping, Shipbuilding, Offshore Energy, Ports, Inland Waterways and Oceanography is an international shipping, shipbuilding, ports and offshore energy exhibition and the largest maritime forum in Russia. Its aim is to promote the development of the Russian commercial maritime industries and provide a gateway to meet shipping and offshore energy executives under one roof in St. Petersburg, the maritime capital of Russia....

New study reveals vessels using Jotun HPS reported 20% lower carbon intensity in operations

  Based on the latest carbon emissions MRV data published by the EU, it can be seen that cargo vessels using Jotun’s Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) reported a 20% lower carbon intensity on average in operations compared to non-HPS peers in 2019 and 2020.  Cross-checked statistics also indicate lower carbon emissions than from vessels known to be sailing with some “low-friction” foul-release silicone coatings that claim to offer market-leading performance. Only co...

BAE Systems welcomes £85m future submarine program contract

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) has awarded BAE Systems a £85m contract to support early design and concept work on the Royal Navy's next generation of submarines. The contract will enable the Company's Submarines business to progress the early stages of a program to deliver a replacement for the Astute class, helping to sustain the UK's future underwater military capability and support 250 highly-skilled jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defense,...

Lynette Jackson appointed as new head of communications at Siemens

Lynette Jackson (49) has been appointed as the new head of global communications at Siemens. She will report to Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG, effective October 1. Jackson takes over from Judith Wiese, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG responsible for HR, Sustainability and Global Business Services, who has been acting as interim head of communications since April. “We are very pleased to announce Lynette Jackson as our new head of...

BAE Systems and Dell Technologies innovate for UK Naval Defense

BAE Systems is working with Dell Technologies on delivering innovative digital capability for the new City Class Type 26 frigates. The first three frigates in this class include HMS Glasgow, a cutting-edge UK-designed ship currently being built on the Clyde in Glasgow.    The collaboration will deliver a Shared Infrastructure to host the ship’s essential systems, including a number provided by third parties, on a single, reliable digital platform. It will take full a...

BAE Systems expands its clean energy footprint with two new projects for maritime sector

BAE Systems, in collaboration with other maritime industry leaders, has secured funding from the UK Department of Transport to design, develop, and demonstrate exciting new power and propulsion technologies for London, with the potential to reduce emissions across global waterways.  Working across two separate projects in the city with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, a ferry operator, and Cory, a waste to energy management company, BAE Systems will use its expertise in providing inte...

£110m contract for high frequency radio communications

A £110 million contract has been awarded to deliver the new Defense Strategic Radio Service (DSRS) to critical military operations. DSRS uses the Earth’s ionosphere, part of the upper atmosphere, to allow radio signals to be sent and received across thousands of kilometers. This allows communications to be rapidly delivered across a variety of domains to service personnel, regardless of whether they are on land, in the air or at sea. The new communications service removes the tra...

Babcock sells first new frigate design license to Indonesia

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has secured the first export contract for its Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design license agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use from its facilities in Surabaya, Indonesia.   The breakthrough deal comes two years since Babcock’s AH140 design was first announced as the preferred bidder for the UK Type 31 frigate program at D...

Babcock introduces Arrowyard to its portfolio of global ship build and support

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has launched a dynamic new approach within global shipbuilding that enables international customers to build and support the company’s Arrowhead 140™ frigate (AH140) in-country, delivering a range of potential economic and social benefits to local and national communities. Arrowyard™ developed from Babcock’s rich engineering know-how and shipbuilding experience, brings together a comprehensive range of technology and...

Maritime’s £56bn UK economic impact revealed at the start of London International Shipping Week

A new study has revealed the significant economic contribution of the maritime industry, contributing more than £56.4 billion per annum. These 2019 figures represent a 19% increase from the last time statistics were produced for the industry in 2017, which put the annual figure at £47.4bn, higher than aviation and rail combined at the time. The preliminary Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) findings, commissioned by Maritime UK, come as global industry leaders conve...

BAE Systems San Diego Shipyard to modernise USS San Diego

BAE Systems has received a $90.2 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernisation of the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego (LPD 22). The value of the competitively awarded contract could reach $104.8 million if all options are exercised. Under the docking selected restricted availability (DSRA) contract awarded, BAE Systems will dry-dock the 684-foot-long ship, perform work on the underwater hull, repair its system of ballast tanks, preserve its amphibious w...

Kongsberg Digital to deliver real-time drilling software Sitecom to Brazilian major Ocyan

Ocyan decides to use SiteCom for making data available in WITSML. As an operator, having access to complete, standard data in one system is a prerequisite to digitalise and automate processes in scale. Ocyan’s requirements for real-time data shows the robustness and versatility of SiteCom as a data collection software for the industry, says Kristian Hernes, SVP Digital Wells, Kongsberg Digital. Ocyan is one the largest drilling contractors in Brazil with an offshore fleet in service f...

Alfa Laval and Stena Recycling’s groundbreaking sustainability initiative debuts in the Nordics

In April 2021, Alfa Laval announced a new partnership with Stena Recycling to introduce a groundbreaking business model for boosting circularity in the heat exchanger supply chain. The collaboration is inspired by the Circular Initiative, a business-driven collaboration arena in circularity led by Stena Recycling. Titled “Re-Made to matter”, the new initiative will make it possible to upgrade to a more energy-efficient heat exchanger and get a refund on an old one, which will then be...

Hapag-Lloyd joins TradeLens platform

Hapag-Lloyd joined the TradeLens platform. TradeLens offers shippers, consignees and freight forwarders direct access to digitised, multi-carrier visibility and documentation processes for their maritime supply chains through a single platform. Clients can also easily connect their key supply chain partners to the digital platform giving much earlier visibility to their inbound supply chains. All members of the Tradelens ‘ecosystem’ contribute their planned, estimated and actual...

KONGSBERG’s integrated Wind Turbine Installation Vessel technology chosen by COSCO

KM’s Integrated Solution for Wind Turbine Installation Vessels will be crucial to the delivery and operation of the new vessels, which are destined to be among the largest of their type and capable of transporting and installing multiple sets of next- and future-generation wind turbines, and their foundations. This well-proven suite of solutions combines KM’s optimised thruster package and dynamic positioning functionalities to maintain operability in all conditions. Monitoring...

Wilhelmsen Ship Management crowdfunds to support seafarers COVID-19 relief efforts

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is crowdfunding to support Mission to Seafarers (MtS), one of the largest maritime charities serving merchant crews around the world in addressing these hardships faced by the affected seafarers. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption on crew change operations. The fall out effect of this has impacted approximately 150,000 seafarers onboard unable to be signed off and another 150,000 seafarers onshore unable to sign on. world trade This disruption...

Maran Gas adopts KONGSBERG’s K-IMS platform as basis for digitalisation strategy across its entire fleet

“We feel very confident with the decision to implement the K-IMS project with KONGSBERG for the entire fleet,” says Andreas Spertos, EVP, Technical Director, Maran Gas Maritime. “By the end of 2021, K-IMS will be rolled-out to more than 20 LNG carriers of various propulsion types." “Implementation of K-IMS will continue for existing and newbuild vessels until the entire fleet of 40+ LNG carriers is upgraded. K-IMS will replace the existing limited capability data tra...

KONGSBERG USV to minimise Aker BioMarine’s carbon footprint

Sustainable use of the ocean and marine resources is a key part of Aker BioMarine’s strategy. To achieve this, the company has invested heavily in technology that contributes to more sustainable fishery and fishery management. In order to collect detailed data on the krill biomass, Aker BioMarine launched an unmanned solar-powered ocean data drone (Sailbuoy) early in 2020. Now the company has made another important investment, buying a specially designed USV from Kongsberg Maritime. Unm...

KONGSBERG supplies integrated propulsion, electro and automation package for eco-friendly bulk carrier

The gas-powered ship – which can be fuelled using either zero CO2 emission LBG (Liquefied Biogas) or conventional LNG – is being built for the Norwegian short sea shipping company Seaworks, utilising a design which originated with Norway’s leading vessel architects, Polarkonsult. Having been impressed with KONGSBERG’s products, services and support on previous commercial marine projects, Polarkonsult approached KM with a view to supplying a propulsion system and LNG...

Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret A.Ş. signs up fleet to Vessel Insight

"We are very pleased to have signed a contract to deliver the Vessel Insight infrastructure to Güngen", says Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President, KDI. "Güngen is a well-reputed shipping company with high ambitions to digitalise its fleet to the highest level and is thereby a forerunner in terms of standardising the digitalisation process on vessels. We are looking forward to working with Güngen and to unlock the full potential that lies in digitalisation and the...

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