Marine Propulsion News


Schottel, Lyon Shipyard in U.S. Offshore Wind Push

Mar 23, 2022

Schottel said Wednesday it had reached an agreement with Norfolk-based Lyon Shipyard that positions both companies for the expansion of the U.S. offshore wind industry. The maritime propulsion specialist said the agreement was established based…

Wärtsilä to Supply Methanol-fueled Engines for Van Oord's Offshore Wind Installation Vessel

Jan 24, 2022

Five Wärtsilä 32 engines capable of operating with methanol will power a new Offshore Wind Installation Vessel (WIV) being built for Dutch contracting company Van Oord at Yantai CIMC Raffles shipyard in China, in what is the first such order for the Finland-based marine engine and equipment maker…

VARD Orders Kongsberg PM Thrusters for Rem Offshore's CSOV Duo

Sep 13, 2021

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has won a deal with VARD shipyard to supply a large package of permanent magnet (PM) thrusters for installation on two new offshore wind farm maintenance vessels ordered by REM Offshore. The scope of delivery for…

Steerprop Azimuth Propulsion for Icebreaking W2W Vessel

Nov 13, 2020

Finland-based propulsion specialist Steerprop has recently won a contract to deliver azimuth units as the main propulsion and steering system for a shallow-draught ice-breaking vessel being built for offshore oil operations in the Russian Far East…

Tech File: Hybrid-Electric Propulsion for Crew-less Vessels

Jul 22, 2020

The move to autonomy on the world's waterways is undeniable, with the direction clear, the pace hazy. What is clear is the need for reliable, fuel efficient propulsion, and last month Torqueedo announced a deal to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems to power XOCEAN’s XO-450 USV…

Østensjø Newbuilds to be Equipped with Electric Voith Schneider Propellers

Jul 01, 2020

Voith reports it will deliver eight electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP) to the Norwegian shipping company Østensjø, for four offshore wind service operation vessels (SOV) that are being built at the Astilleros Gondán shipyard in Spain for delivery from 2022…

GE Powers World’s Largest Crane Vessel

Oct 23, 2019

In September, Heerema Marine Contractors’ semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir completed its first project, installing the topsides for the Leviathan development in the Mediterranean, a world record lift.At 220 meters long and 102 meters wide…

Norway Should Invest in Kongsberg Share Issue -Government

Sep 28, 2018

Norway should invest about 2.5 billion Norwegian crowns ($306.26 million) in Kongsberg Gruppen's planned share issue, to help pay for the firm's acquisition of Rolls-Royce's Commercial Marine unit, the government proposed on Friday.If approved by parliament…

Report: Decarbonize Maritime by 2035

Mar 27, 2018

While the notion that maritime transport could be 'zero-carbon shipping' by 2035 may seem fallacy to the majority, a new report reviews the pathways to zero-carbon shipping.According to a  new report published by the International Transport Forum at the OECD…

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