Viasea and Containerships join forces on a new route

This partnership will enable the two shipping companies to offer, what they believe is, the market’s best shortsea solution between Norway, Poland and the Baltic countries.

Containerships has invested to a strong growth path with new LNG-vessels and trucks. The other focus has been to open new services in its main market area in the Baltics. Opening a new service in Norway with a strong player like Viasea enables us to offer competitive solution to our customers right from the beginning and speeds up our growth, says Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, CEO of Containerships plc.

Eniram SkyLight 3.0 introduced for fleet performance monitoring

Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has launched Eniram SkyLight 3.0 for fleet performance monitoring and is partnering with Concirrus to deliver sophisticated solutions for marine insurance underwriting based on accurate operational data.

Eniram SkyLight 3.0 is a significant update to its subscription-based fleet performance monitoring service. The service now includes mobile notifications and virtual propeller RPM (revolutions per minute) sensing. This latest innovation supports Wärtsilä’s intention to lead the marine industry’s transformation towards a Smart Marine Ecosystem via improved connectivity and the use of real-time data.

Wello to export Wave Energy Converters to China

The Finnish wave energy technology provider Wello has signed an important contract with the Chinese conglomerate CIMC OEI. This contract paves Wello’s way to the vast Chinese energy market and enables Wello to reach a most competitive position in renewable energy technology markets worldwide.

Kvaerner Invests in New Quay at Stord

Kvaerner said it plans to invest NOK 370 million ($46.8 million) in a new quay at the company’s facility at Stord. 
”The objective for this upgrade will be to make the facility more flexible. We invest now to strengthen our competitiveness, and this extension will position Kvaerner for deliveries of new solutions to  both oil and gas projects and other market segments,” said Kvaerner president & CEO, Jan Arve Haugan.

Croatian Kermas Eyes Arctech Helsinki Shipyard

Croatian investment corporation Kermas Group intends to buy Arctech Helsinki Shipyard (AHS) in Finland from Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation, USC confirmed to World Maritime News.

KERMAS plans to acquire a 55 percent stake from USC, becoming a majority shareholder of the Finnish shipyard, the group told World Maritime News separately.

Wärtsilä extends the service agreement with Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ldt. for another 10 years

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a 10-year service partnership agreement with the Swiss company Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD), a leading developer of two-stroke low-speed gas and diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping. The new partnership agreement appoints Wärtsilä as an authorized global service provider for all WinGD products and provides WinGD and its customers continued access to Wärtsilä’s worldwide service network and comprehensive services offering. It also enhances the opportunity for Wärtsilä to provide integrated smart solutions and smart services to the merchant shipping industry.

Evac Group has appointed Tomas Michelsson as President, Offshore and Merchant vessel business

Evac Group has appointed Tomas Michelsson as President, Offshore and Merchant vessel business, effective January 8, 2018.

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 tops customer choice for large-flow ballast water treatment systems

PHOTO Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 for large-flow ballast water treatment systems

Among owners of tankers and other large vessels, the number who choose UV ballast water treatment over electrochlorination continues to grow. To date, Alfa Laval has won orders for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 totalling almost 90 systems in the range of 1000 m3/h or more.

Nordic Marine Insurance and Alandia Insurance tie the knot

Nordic Marine Insurance Ltd (NMI) and Försäkringsaktiebolaget Alandia (Alandia) have signed an agreement, whereby Alandia acquires 44.48% of the shares in NMI through a rights issue, which strengthens NMI’s financial position in order to prepare for further growth. 

Game Changer sold and back at Damen for customisation

Dutch shipbuilder Damen is delighted to announce the sale of 70-metre Game Changer (227 ft) from the Yacht Support range.

Game Changer is Damen’s fourth Yacht Support vessel sold in the 70-metre segment, proving the ongoing demand for large yachting solutions for worldwide adventures, helicopter and dive operations. Damen has a total of 12 Damen Yacht Support vessels delivered or in build. The next available Yacht Support vessel is a 55-metre YS 5009 Adventure, which will be delivered before the summer this year.

Fourth Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services

Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, has taken delivery of another Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel for operations in the offshore oil fields in the Gulf of Guinea. This takes the total delivered vessels/Guardians since the first arrived in early 2014 to four. Guardian 4 has joined its three sister ships in providing security services to the oil majors active in Nigeria’s territorial waters, together with additional support services including crew transfers and equipment deliveries.

Exciting new shuttle tanker concept with Wärtsilä solutions creates optimal economic and environmental performance

PHOTO: The new shuttle tanker concept creates both economic and environmental benefits for owners.

A new shuttle tanker concept developed by the world’s largest provider of shuttle tanker services; TEEKAY, in close cooperation with Wärtsilä, will offer a new level of ecological and economic solutions by using Wärtsilä’s smart technology in innovative ways. 

MacGregor acquires Rapp Marine to strengthen its offering for the fishery and research segment

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to acquire Rapp Marine Group (RMG) in order to strengthen its offering for the fishery and research vessel segment. MacGregor’s existing portfolio includes already various deck handling equipment, such as cranes and booms, but with RMG, MacGregor is able to offer complete solutions with advanced winches and related control systems. The enterprise value of the acquisition was approximately EUR 16 million.

Keppel Singmarine Delivers Multi-Purpose High Ice-Class Vessel

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered a multi-purpose ice-class vessel to New Orient Marine Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based Maritime Construction Services SA (Maritime Construction Services). 

Innovative Wärtsilä HY hybrid modules to provide economic and environmental benefits for Swedish port tug

The technology group Wärtsilä will supply two Wärtsilä HY2 hybrid power modules for a new escort tug being built for the Swedish port of Luleå located on the Gulf of Bothnia in the northern end of the Baltic Sea. The vessel is being built at GONDAN Shipbuilders, in Asturias, Spain, and the order with Wärtsilä was booked in December 2017. When launched in early 2019, it will become the first vessel operating with a Wärtsilä HY solution.