Major European Yards Embarking on Data Integration

European shipbuilders are launching a new initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform under a project named Code Kilo.
The project is undertaken by EUROYARDS members Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Damen Shipyards Group, Fincantieri, Lürssen, Meyer Werft, Naval Group and Navantia.
An overarching aim is to harmonize data management solutions and standards in order to meet the digitization challenges.

The LNG era takes shape

he LNG era takes shape is a special report from DNV GL’s research on the outlook for the oil and gas industry in 2019. Based on surveys of nearly 800 senior oil and gas professionals, and nearly 300 LNG industry players, the report reveals the implications of the world’s rapidly growing appetite for LNG, the diversification of LNG supply and demand sources, and new dynamics at play in global gas markets.

Alternative Fuels Insight

The Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform provides the shipping industry with an open platform for evaluating the uptake of alternative fuels and technologies.
By providing freely accessible tools for visualising and analysing comprehensive and high-quality data, supplemented by an extensive collection of technical resources, AFI helps ship owners and other maritime stakeholders monitor the global uptake of alternative fuels and assess the best options for their own vessels.

Denis Morais - "Managing Fleet Costs from Design to Decommission"

Vessel lifespans of 30 to 50 years are not attainable without constant and ongoing maintenance, repair and refit. But these activities significantly change the vessel over its lifespan.

If you're a digital twin fanatic, fleet life cycle expert, ShipConstructor die-hard, or are just dipping your toes in for the first time, this eBook has something for you.

Jubilee - 25th anniversary of Associations of Polish Maritime Industries FORUM OKRETOWE

The ceremony, which took place in the original construction department of historic Gdansk Shipyard, gathered more the 70 members of the organization, federal and local government representatives, high ranking navy officers, diplomats from overseas, parliament representatives. 

During the official part of the event, 2 Special Awards established by representatives of the shipbuilding industry in Poland on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the FORUM OKRETOWE, were handed over for two people, who have a significant impact on the events of past in Poland, and present in Europe.

Survey by Remote Inspection Techniques - Use of Approved Service Suppliers

The use of remote inspection techniques (RIT) is increasing. Today, drones, climbers, or robot arms, can be used as an alternative to close-up surveys in both the DNV GL rules and IACS Unified Requirements. RIT may significantly reduce the survey time and costs, while improving the safety of surveyors and the owner’s personnel. From 1 January 2019, DNV GL has approved the use of service suppliers for RIT. This technical news explains how RIT can be used and how suppliers can achieve DNV GL approval.

WEBINAR: Autonomous and remotely operated ships - status and outlook

A modern ship today includes complex automated systems. Increased data collection, processing and inter-connectivity capabilities enable automated systems to be controlled remotely or by algorithms.

The overall progress may gradually increase the applications for remote controlled and autonomous ships, which have the potential to enhance safety, improve the environmental performance, and enable more cost-effective shipping.

This webinar covers:

  • A general overview of the development of autonomous and remotely operated ships

  • The safety challenge and how this can be addressed

  • The regulatory challenge

  • Considerations on the business case and ethics

  • A summary of the DNV GL related class guideline

Damen Cruise inks first contract with SeaDream Yacht Club

Damen Shipyards Group is proud to announce the recent signing of a contract with Oslo,
Norway-based SeaDream Yacht Club. The contract marks a historic moment, being Damen’s first
for a cruise ship. SeaDream will operate the 155-metre Mega Yacht on luxury voyages all over the

Delivering LNG expertise with new Aframax design

A joint development project (JDP) with Korea’s DHSC has resulted in a ready-to-build design for an LNG-fuelled Aframax tanker, offering the industry an attractive option to meet emission restrictions.


Homeland Integrated Offshore Services of Nigeria Adds to its fleet of Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels

Damen Shipyards Group and Homeland Integrated Offshore Services of Lagos have signed a contract in Singapore for the delivery of two additional Damen 3307 Patrol Vessels. This further increases the total number of these vessels in the Homeland fleet with the first ordered in 2014 and the most recent deliveries being three vessels over the course of 2018.

Saudi Arabia undergoing major expansion in maritime

Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is gearing up to make the kingdom a regional logistics hub and drive forward economic diversification and job opportunity, participants at the Saudi Maritime Congress in Riyadh heard on the opening day at the Kingdom Centre in Riyadh a few days ago.

Fuel Cells: industry examines options in race to zero emissions

A maritime consortium, including ABS and Sandia National Laboratories, recently proved the viability of a hydrogen fuel cell ferry designed for operations in the environmentally sensitive San Francisco Bay area.


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