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Vessel Build & Maintenance

Gorch Fock reprieved as repair costs soar
Repairs and maintenance being carried out on the veteran German Navy sail training ship 'Gorch Fock II' will continue and last into 2018 despite soaring costs now being put at about €75 million. 20 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cortec Corporation celebrates 40 years of fighting corrosion
When US company Cortec produced its first shipment of 1200 vapour corrosion inhibitor emitters in a garage in 1977, it would have been difficult to envision subsequent growth into the multimillion-dollar global enterprise Cortec has become today. 17 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Parker Kittiwake expands distributor network with appointment in Denmark
Parker Kittiwake, the condition monitoring technology specialist, has announced the appointment of a new distribution partner in Denmark. 15 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Refit following mine damage
While working on a project in Indonesia, Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Volvox Terranova’ was heavily damaged by an old sea mine. Van Oord decided to repair and modernise the vessel at the same time. 15 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Naval work for Alewijnse
Netherlands-headquartered global system integrator Alewijnse Marine has signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy for the electrical refit of ‘HNLMS Pelikaan’ (A804), a logistics support vessel designed and built for operations in the Caribbean Sea. 08 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Red Jet refurb
UK, Solent ferry provider Red Funnel’s high speed passenger ferry ‘Red Jet 3’ has undergone her annual survey and refit with Wight Shipyard Co at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight marking the first time the vessel has been refitted on the Island since it was built there by FBM Marine. 08 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Burgess Marine beating the Brexit blues
UK ship repairer and marine engineering services provider Burgess Marine has recently completed a successful winter refit season in Cherbourg. Despite Brexit, Burgess says that business has boomed as the company has completed two refits for Wightlink and one for Condor Ferries at its 5000T syncrolift facility in the French port. 02 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
LNG-powered inland tanker delivers innovation and savings
Europe’s inland shipping industry has the prospect of reaping significant fuel-savings with the introduction of Damen’s solely LNG-powered ‘Ecoliner’. 13 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Multipurpose connectable polyethylene workboat
US-headquartered Lamor says its clever Seahunter modular workboat system has gained international popularity, and is used in many European countries for many commercial purposes. It is manufactured in Norway, Spain and Finland. 10 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Safehaven XSV 17
Irish boatbuilder Safehaven Marine has launched the prototype of its latest new design: XSV 17 ‘Thunder Child’. 09 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
SMS Aquaculture service vessel
Southampton Marine Services has launched its latest vessel, a 23m aquaculture service vessel, at its Ocean Quay shipyard in Southampton UK. 08 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Guardian from Tinn-Silver
Dutch boat builder Tinn-Silver has developed a new larger design of small workboat called the Guardian. 07 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
15m pilot boat
France’s Alumarine Shipyard has begun the construction of a new aluminium 15-metre pilot boat from its 12 to 18 metre AMS range, developed with the architect Geronimo Naval Design. 07 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Thin plate panel line
Finnish manufacturing equipment specialist Pemamek has signed an agreement to deliver a thin plate panel line to Vard Shipyard in Tulcea, Romania. The new delivered solution will ensure a high-quality production of demanding thin plate panels used in building vessels, such as special cruise ships. 03 Feb 2017 - Maritime Journal
Whaly’s workhorse
Dutch company Whaly has been producing small boats made from moulded polyethylene for several years now. These have been hardwearing tough boats designed primarily for the leisure market where they are appealing as a rugged alternative to more conventional craft. 27 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Redbay turns 40
Northern Ireland-based RIB builder Redbay Boats is celebrating its 40th anniversary in style with expanded building facilities and new models. The company, led by Tom McLaughlin started off in a small rented shed building small open wooden boats and then moved into building small GRP angling and sports boats. 27 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
German police boats take shape
The first of three big ocean-going police patrol ships is now under build after years of lobbying by the German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) and their supporters to get Government approval and funding to replace obsolete vessels. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
German newbuild offers pollution control
A new multi-purpose coastal protection workboat being built for delivery to north German authorities this year will double up as a pollution control vessel. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Retrofit rotorsail
Norsepower Oy Ltd., the Finnish provider of auxiliary wind propulsion systems, recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping company Viking Line to install its Rotor Sail Solution onboard the ‘M/S Viking Grace’, an LNG-fuelled cruise ferry. 26 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ulstein SX195 for Acta Marine
Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Ulstein Verft AS has signed a contract for the building of a DP2 Construction Support Vessel (CSV) for the Netherlands based Acta Marine B.V. 25 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal