Shipbuilding Company News

21 Nov 2019

InfraStrata Joins Forces with Navantia

Image: Navantia

InfraStrata, the parent company of Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff, has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Spanish shipbuilding company Navantia SA.Under the MoU, the companies plan to cooperate on offshore wind projects, among other things.Subject to completion of the acquisition of the assets of Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries Ltd and Harland & Wolff Group PLC by InfraStrata, the memorandum envisages utilizing these assets for the purposes of providing a range of services to Navantiaā€¦

08 Nov 2019

HII Authenticates Keel of Jack H. Lucas

Shipā€™s Sponsors (left to right) Catherine B. Reynolds and Ruby Lucas trace their initials onto a steel plate that will be welded inside the guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125). Looking on is Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, who spoke at the ceremony. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII

Americaā€™s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125).Lucas was the youngest Marine and the youngest service member in World War II to receive the Medal of Honor.ā€œWe are honored to have with us today the sponsors of this great ship, including Ruby Lucas, widow of our shipā€™s namesake. It is Navy tradition to name destroyers after men and women who served their country with distinction and this ship is certainly no exceptionā€¦

31 Oct 2019

HII Finishes Acceptance Trials for Tripoli

The Ingalls-built amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) sails the Gulf of Mexico during builderā€™s trials held in July. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII

Americaā€™s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HHI) said that it has successfully completed acceptance trials aboard the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7).The second ship in the America class spent three days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico with the U.S. Navyā€™s Board of Inspection and Survey (INSURV), performing vital test procedures that included a full power run of the main propulsion system.ā€œThe success of these trials is the culmination of the hard work and determination from our shipbuilders and leadership team.

30 Oct 2019

FSG Launches New RoRo Freight Ferry

Image:  Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

German shipbuilding company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) announced the christening and launch of a new 4,076 lane meter roll-on, roll-off (RoRo) freight ferry in Flensburg yard.The ship was named ā€œLIEKUTā€, which means ā€œstraight aheadā€ in the local dialect of Lower German, reflecting the continued focus and endeavour of SIEM Europe and FSG.The new vessel is the eighth Ro-Ro vessel ordered from FSG by Norwegian shipping company SIEM Europe.The ship was launched after being officially namedā€¦

10 Oct 2019

HII Expands Shipbuilder Academy Program

Pic: Huntington Ingalls Industries

Americaā€™s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) said that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday for its new Shipbuilder Academy site in Gulfport.Shipbuilder Academy was established in 2016 at Ingallsā€™ Maritime Training Academy with a mission to provide enrolled students with a strong foundation in the maritime industry and fill the current industry skills gap.Through a partnership with the Gulfport School Districtā€¦

06 Oct 2019

Vard Delivers Hanseatic Inspiration

Image: Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

Vard, a Fincantieri subsidiary, has delivered the new Hanseatic Inspiration to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the second in a series of three 230-guest luxury expedition ships for the German cruise operator.With her close to 16,000 gross tons and 139 meters long, ā€œHanseatic inspirationā€ follows sister ship ā€œHanseatic natureā€, delivered in April by Vard Langsten in Norway, while a third vessel, ā€œHanseatic spiritā€, is scheduled for completion in 2021.Each ship is tailored to allow passengers to access remote regionsā€¦

20 Sep 2019

HMS Prince of Wales Goes for Maiden Voyage

Prince of Wales sections leaving Cammell Laird in Birkenhead. Photo: Cammell Laird

Britain's newest aircraft carrier has sailed out of Rosyth dockyard for the first time. The GBP3bln, 65000 ton HMS Prince of Wales will sit at anchor in the River Forth for around 2-7 days following departure from the dockyard to complete Initial Sea Safety Training.The vessel is the sister ship of HMS Queen Elizabeth."Cammell Laird is proud to have played a key role in the construction of this magnificent vessel ā€“ one of the most powerful surface warships ever constructed in the UKā€¦

20 Sep 2019

Finnish Navy Orders 4 New Vessels at Rauma

Image: Rauma Marine Constructions

The Finnish shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) won the contract from the Finnish Ministry of Defence for the construction of four new Pohjanmaa-class naval vessels, for the total cost of EUR 1.3 billion.The design phase will resume with immediate effect and construction of the first vessel will start at the shipyard in 2022. The Finnish Government approved the procurement, valued at approximately EUR 700 million, yesterday, September 19, 2019.Rauma Marine Constructionsā€¦

06 Sep 2019

Eesti Begins LNG Bunkering in Hanko Port

Image: Eesti Gaas

Estonian energy company Eesti Gaas began providing liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services to LNG-powered vessels in the port of Hanko, Finland, for the first time in addition to Tallinn and Helsinki.For the port of Hanko, this means scheduled LNG bunkering on its premises, and Eesti Gaas will be providing the service to two new ships in addition to Tallinkā€™s Megastar.The two ships bunkered by Eesti Gaas in the port of Hanko are the largest dual fuel LNG vehicle carriers in the world.

19 Aug 2019

Worldā€™s First: LR Digital Type Approval to HHI

Pic by LR, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

The world's largest shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries Co (HHI) has become the first to obtain a Lloydā€™s Register (LR) approval for a digital component as it received green light to use the technology for its Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS).According to LR, digital type approval delivers an assurance system to provide confidence in the market for the supply of digital components and offers all the benefits of traditional type approval; reassurance on supply chain quality and robustness within the marine environment.

08 Aug 2019

Fincantieri Floats Out Enchanted Princess

The Godmother of the ceremony was Miss MarinellaCossu, a historic employee of the yard. Photo: Fincantieri

The largest shipbuilder in Europe Fincantieri has floated Princess Cruisesā€™ new Enchanted Princess out of the building dock at its yard in Monfalcone, Italy.The Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste said in a press release that interior fittings will now begin, leading the fifth Royal-class ship to its delivery, scheduled in 2020.The ceremony was attended by Firouz Mal, Princess Cruises director new build services, while Fincantieri was represented, among others, by Roberto Olivari, director of the shipyard in Monfalcone.

02 Aug 2019

HII Bags USS John C. Stennis Overhaul Gig

HIIā€™s Newport News Shipbuilding is planning for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). U.S. Navy photo

The US Navy Navy has earmarked $290 million for the second and third year of a major overhaul of the John C. Stennis aircraft (CVN 74) carrier, the shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced.Under the contract, HII's Newport News Shipbuilding division will plan for the refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the Nimitz-class nuclear-powered carrier, said Americaā€™s largest military shipbuilding company.As part of the planning contract, Newport News also will perform some shipboard work, which will take place in Norfolk.

25 Jul 2019

Estonian Ferry Opts for Hybrid Retrofit

Image: Tallinna Sadam

Estonian ferry company TS Laevad has signed an agreement with the Estonian shipbuilding company Baltic Workboats AS to rebuild the ferry Tõll, which operates the on the Virtsu-Kuivastu line, into environmentally friendly hybrid ship.The subsidiary of Tallinna Sadam said in a press release that during the reconstruction, a battery bank will be installed on the vessel to reduce the consumption of diesel fuel and reduce the resulting exhaust gas by replacing fossil fuel with electricity stored in battery banks.According to Jaak Kaabelā€¦

23 Jul 2019

LHA 7 Completes Trial

The Ingalls-built amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA 7) sailed the Gulf of Mexico for four days last week on builderā€™s sea trials. Photo by Derek Fountain/HII

The U.S. Navyā€™s newest America-class amphibious assault ship, the future USS Tripoli (LHA 7), successfully completed builderā€™s trials, said Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII).Americaā€™s largest military shipbuilding company said in a press release that the second ship in the America class spent four days at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, testing the shipā€™s main propulsion, combat and other systems before returning to HIIā€™s Ingalls Shipbuilding division.Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias said: ā€œCongratulations to the Navy and Ingalls team for a solid LHA 7 builderā€™s trials.

22 Jul 2019

Meyer Group in JV with Stengel

Photo: Meyer Werft

German shipyard Meyer Werft GmbH is intensifying a strategic relationship with long-standing tube manufacturing partner Stengel.The two companies have joined forces to set up a new undertaking: Meyer Stengel Tubes UAB based in Vilnius, Lithuania as a specialist for pipe isometrics to supply all three Meyer sites in Papenburg, Warnemünde and Turku from 2020."This step became necessary in the face of increasing cost pressure from state-owned Chinese shipyards which are building more and more special ships and cruise linersā€¦

22 Jul 2019

Sanlorenzo Americas Names New CEO

Photo: Sanlorenzo Americas

Marco Segato has been appointed CEO of Sanlorenzo Americas, the division that has aided in the Italian superyacht-builderā€™s expansion in North, Central and South America for the last 10 years.The  Italian shipbuilding company company said that Marco Segato, formerly Vice President of Sales of Sanlorenzo Americas since 2014, held important positions in the field of strategic consulting and business development Having developed a great wealth of experience in the boating sectorā€¦

16 Jul 2019

Hyundai Global Service, Intellian Partner

Intellian and HGS sign partnership (Photo: Hyundai Global Service)

Intellian signed a strategic partnership  with Hyundai Global Service (HGS), a subsidiary of the shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) group, on July 15 at Centum Science Park in Busan, Korea.As the first step of the cooperation, both companies will expand HGSā€™ innovative ā€˜Integrated Smart Ship (ISS)ā€™ solution; a digital ecosystem for vessel and fleet management, incorporating a  data analysis platform. This solution supports optimal vessel operation and management and is expected to reduce fuel costs by over 6% per year.

16 Jul 2019

SENER, HHI MoU for Digital Transformation

Image: SENER Group

The engineering and technology SENER and the world's largest shipbuilding company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  to work together in the field of computer-aided systems for ship design and production.Both companies agreed to share knowledge on requirements and roadmaps to set new paradigms for the design, building and operation of future ships, including Artificial Intelligence, Digital Twin, Internet of Things and Virtual Commissioningā€¦

15 Jul 2019

Wärtsilä wins Hopper Dredger Propulsion Deal

Photo courtesy of Damen

The technology group Wärtsilä has again been selected by the Netherlands-based shipbuilding company Damen Shipyards Group to provide the main propulsion solutions for a large Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The dredger is being built for the U.K. company Hanson Aggregates, a leading supplier of heavy building materials for the construction industry. The order with Wärtsilä was signed in May 2019.An identically designed vessel from Damen, which is expected to begin operations within the coming few months, is also fitted with the same Wärtsilä solutions.

13 May 2019

Troubled Pula Shipyard Placed into Bankruptcy

File Image: CREDIT AdobeStock / Ā© Renaschild

Croatia's ailing shipyard in the northern Adriatic city of Pula was placed into bankruptcy by a commercial court on Monday after an almost year-long effort to keep it afloat.The shipyard belongs to Uljanik, Croatia's largest shipbuilding group, which also owns another troubled dock in the northern Adriatic city of Rijeka. A decision on the shipyard in Rijeka is scheduled for June 5.The Pula shipyard has an outstanding debt of 164.8 million kuna ($25 million). Local media reported that it has 1ā€¦

12 May 2019

W/Yachts to Market Ferretti Yachts

Pic: Ferretti Group

Italian multinational shipbuilding company Ferretti Group expands its presence in Europe and announces a new dealership agreement with W / Yachts, that will dedicate itself to the exclusive marketing of Pershing and Ferretti Yachts brands in Poland.The partnership will allow the Group to further consolidate the coverage of the assistance network in Eastern Europe, guaranteeing a full service to the shipowners of the region, starting from the order time to the post-sales.ā€œThis agreement is another important step in our ambitious process of strengthening and expanding our business.

10 May 2019

HII Names James LaCroix as Corp Director

James J. LaCroix has been named corporate director of HIIā€™s Advanced Technologies Office in Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc

American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced  that James J. LaCroix has been named corporate director of HIIā€™s Advanced Technologies Office in Newport, Rhode Island.He will report directly to John J. Donnelly, corporate vice president of advanced technologies, said a release from the largest military shipbuilder in the United States.As the director of the Advanced Technologies Office, LaCroix is responsible for interaction and cooperation with the Naval Undersea Warfare Centerā€¦

05 May 2019

Award for HII's Digital Shipbuilding Transformation

Pic: Huntington Ingalls Industries

America's largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industriesā€™ Newport News Shipbuilding division has been named a recipient of a 2019 CIO 100 Award for adopting business-aligned IT strategies during its integration of modern technologies into shipbuilding.The ongoing initiative, known as Integrated Digital Shipbuilding (iDS), is transforming the way ships are being designed and built, said a press release form the Fortune 500 shipbuilding company.The annual awards programā€¦

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