Category archives for: Vessel Design

RS Surveys Construction of Arktika Icebreaker

RS Surveys Construction of Arktika Icebreaker

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has performed survey of the forged blanks of a new generation RITM-200 reactor vessel for the lead dual draft nuclear icebreaker Arktika (project 22220). The new icebreaker Arktika is built to RS class with the class notation КM Icebreaker 9 [2] AUT2-ICS EPP. During the construction of the icebreaker, […]

ABS to Class Some of the Biggest

ABS to Class Some of the Biggest

ABS, the leading offshore and maritime classification society, has been selected by Edison Chouest Offshore and Island Offshore through the company Island Ventures II LLC to class two next-generation offshore construction vessels (OCVs). The ULSTEIN SX165 design vessels, ordered through Island Ventures II LLC, will be built at Ulstein Verft in Norway and Edison Chouest’s […]

NSRP Shortlists Four Major R&D Projects for Funding

NSRP Shortlists Four Major R&D Projects for Funding

The Executive Control Board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has selected four major research and development projects for award, as part of the Program’s continuing mission to reduce costs associated with U. S. shipbuilding and ship repair. These new projects, valued at approximately $6.6 million in both Navy funding and industry cost share, […]

DCNS, Partners See Future in Hydrogen Fuel

DCNS, Partners See Future in Hydrogen Fuel

What if, in the near future, fishing boats replaced the diesel engine by a propulsion mode reducing both their energy bills and their polluting emissions, while contributing to the improvement of their crews’ working conditions? That is the goal of FILHyPyNE, a major naval hydrogen technology project for multi-species fishery backed by the Mission Hydrogène […]

Deltamarin Wins Design Contract for World’s Largest Hospital Ship

Deltamarin Wins Design Contract for World’s Largest Hospital Ship

Deltamarin has won a design contract from China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) for the new 37,000 GRT hospital ship. The floating hospital will be built for Mercy Ships at CSIC’s Tianjin Xingang Shipyard. Deltamarin’s contract includes approval, procurement and detail design for the vessel, which will be the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, and the first […]

Boustead-Macduff’s Teamwork Continues to Bear Fruit

Boustead-Macduff’s Teamwork Continues to Bear Fruit

The ongoing collaboration arrangement between the Boustead Heavy Industries Group (BHIG) in Malaysia and Macduff Ship Design in Scotland, initially signed in June 2011, continues to reap rewards. North Tugz of Northport, MarsdenPoint, New Zealand has placed an order for a new design 17m Macduff harbour tug with BHIG. The vessel will be built at […]

EBDG Expands Senior Engineering Team

EBDG Expands Senior Engineering Team

Elliott Bay Design Group, a leading Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, has hired seasoned marine professional Jim Towers. Towers, originally hired at the firm in 2000, brings over 30 years’ experience to his role as Senior Naval Architect and Marine Engineer. Tower’s extensive skill set includes […]

VARD Confirms Strongest Year Since ’07

VARD Confirms Strongest Year Since ’07

Vard Holdings Limited (VARD), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels, today announced its fourth quarter and full financial year 2013 (4Q2013 and FY2013) results ended 31 December 2013. Record order intake translates into improved visibility as order book extends into 2017 During 2013, VARD garnered its strongest full […]

Robert Allan Presents Latest Evolution of the Z-Tech Concept

Robert Allan Presents Latest Evolution of the Z-Tech Concept

Leevac Shipyards has completed the construction of the second of two Robert Allan designed Z-Tech® 2400 tugs. Zeus was delivered to its owners Suderman & Young Towing Company of Houston, Texas in December following the delivery of her sister Chloe K in September to her owners: Bay-Houston Towing Co. of Houston, Texas. Both tugs are […]

STXM Supports Eastern on the USCG OPC Program

STXM Supports Eastern on the USCG OPC Program

STX Marine has worked closely with Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) and other partners of ESG’s team over the past 18 months to produce a unique design for US Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. As one of the three selected shipyards, ESG will compete to win the contract to build up to 11 OPCs. […]

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