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Earth to Elon...

The billionaire’s Starlink satellites are winning approval in maritime


Major 3-in-1 project Plans emerge for a container port, flood barrier and tidal turbines 14 Urban waterways

A smart ferry scheme will put city rivers back on the map

Tugs spotlight New boats and orders signal a healthy sector

Hydrogen CSOVs WindCat orders a series from Damen

Spot the problem Machine learning picks out low performers

Subsea protection The UK diverts money from a flagship into surveillance vessels 36 New WISTA leader Elpi Petraki on the shipping industry for women

SANMAR delivers third tug to operate in challenging waters around Orkney

FREYJA OF SCAPA, the third new tug built by Sanmar Shipyards for Orkney Islands Council, has been welcomed to its new home in the Scapa Flow after completing a 3.500 nautical mile delivery voyage from the Sanmar Tuzla Shipyard.

Like its previously delivered sister tugs ODIN OF SCAPA and THOR OF SCAPA, the RAstar 3200SX design FREYJA OF SCAPA is based on Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd’s specific design to provide the levels of performance and seakeeping ability that is essential when operating in extremely challenging conditions such as those often found in the seas around Orkney.

Measuring 32m LOA with a moulded breadth of 13m and moulded depth of 5.35m, FREYJA OF SCAPA is powered by two high-speed marine diesel Caterpillar 3516C engines, each producing 2.350kW at 1.800 rev/min to drive Kongsberg US255CP azimuth thrusters, achieving an impressive bollard pull of 78-plus tons and a free-running speed ahead of over 14 knots.

The Z-drive tug has FiFi 1 fire-fighting capability and can carry 165m3 of fuel oil and 20m3 of fresh water. Accommodation comprises two cabins for two officers in the upper deck and four cabins for four, which can increase to six crew with pullman beds, in the lower deck.

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Industry veteran Kommer Damen wins Lifetime Achievement
Supply chain woes The key to success lies in fixing weak links
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SolarDuck hired for Tokyo Bay

Dutch floating wind firm SolarDuck has announced it will build Japan’s first offshore floating solar demonstrator as part of the city’s future plans. The solar power generation and automated sailing boat technology will be trialled in Tokyo Bay as part of a metropolitan government plan ’to create a sustainable city that looks 50 to 100 years into the future’. Few details were released, although the project does include marine battery storage, the announcement said.

Jupe named IMRF CEO

The International Maritime Rescue Federation has named Caroline Jupe as its new CEO following the retirement of Theresa Crossley. Jupe joined the IMRF in 2016 and became head of Fundraising and Projects, developing initiatives to improve the practices of search-andrescue organisations around the globe.

“Maritime SAR is constantly evolving in response to new challenges, but we are stronger when we face those challenges - and work out solutions –together,” she said.

Three hybrid vessels for HST

Damen will build three Fast Crew Supplier 2710 vessels for HST (High Speed Transfers) for delivery in 2024. The vessels will be fitted with 190kW battery arrans so they can operate on electric while in harbour or waiting offshore. When running on diesel, the batteries can be charged and used to run the hotel operations on the vessel. Damen says the boats will be IMO Tier 3 compliant.


The UK Royal Navy has rescued a small snowbound team of UK polar researchers on the Antarctic peninsula after tonnes of snow buried buildings and damaged a roof at their research base.

Sailors from the Royal Navy ice patrol ship HMS Protector, the only ice patrol ship belonging to the Navy, spent two days clearing snow and carrying out repairs at the Port Lockroy site, where a UK Antarctic Heritage Trust team carry out their research. Between two and four metres of snow have fallen in recent days.

Equipped with two cranes capable of lifting up to 60 tonnes, the 4,700HP HMS Protector has a 5,000-tonne total displacement and can sail through ice with a thickness of half a metre. She pays regular visits to international bases in Antarctica, delivering supplies and monitoring climate change such as glacial retreat and melting ice. Data are recorded with hi-tech sensors and used to update seafaring charts ”Protector’s marine engineers used traditional naval damage control methods using wooden stakes and blocks to stabilise the

8 A research team had to be dug out of its base in Antarctica

structure, similar to how they would support a deckhead or bulkhead on a damaged warship,” the Navy reported.

“It is good for the ship’s company to step ashore and help out. The sailors were all smiles and happy to get cracking on with such a worthwhile task,” said

his second visit of the year to Port Lockroy. ‘’I was taken aback by the sheer amount of snow and how the buildings had all but disappeared.”

Despite fears that the planet is warming, research by various organisations, including a 2015 NASA report, show ice density at the South Pole is increasing.

In February 2022, a report in EOS, the science magazine published by the American Geophysical Union, showed the extent of ice at the Antarctic has been increasing for the last 40 years.

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Historic Hamburg tunnel revamp

Both tunnel tubes of St Pauli Elbtunnel are being refurbished in a major, complex project being undertaken by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA).

The tunnel has enabled the people of Hamburg to cross from

the northern habour to Elbe island for more than 100 years.

As well as being used by around 40,000 cars and a million pedestrians a year, its pipelines also carry fresh water through the 430m length under the River Elbe.

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warrant officer First Class Lee ‘Rattler’ Morgan, Protector’s executive warrant officer, paying 8 HMS Protector


MacGregor introduces TLE crane

A fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane has been unveiled by load handling firm MacGregor, finally closing the gap in the company’s electric crane portfolio, the firm says. The drive system has been electrified and in combination with the energy storage system, the crane consumes 60% less energy compared with a hydraulic drive system, MacGregor says, ‘bringing efficiency to the next level’.

On the hunt for colossal squid Polar tourism vessel Ocean Endeavour has set sail on a journey to find the colossal squid, the world’s largest invertebrate at 40ft (12m) in length, and not the same as its cousin, the giant squid. The Danish vessel aims to find and film the animal where it is believed to live in the Southern Ocean around Antarctic, although it has never actually been observed there. The team wants to find the animal by 2025, which is 100 years since it was discovered.

New harbour master for Cowes

Captain Shane Wood will become harbour master in Cowes on the Isle of Wight in February 2023. “As a Master Mariner with more than 30 years of experience with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary and extensive experience of piloting, ship handling and dredgers during the past seven years, Captain Wood has a clear understanding of the many aspects of the role of harbour master in,” said Cowes Harbour Commission chief executive Gary Hall.


Netherlands-based Castor Marine is the latest satellite service provider to offer Space X’s Starlink to its portfolio.

The company says being an authorised reseller means it can now offer SD-WAN automatic and dynamic switching between Starlink, VSAT, Iridium, Fleetbroadband and 4G/5G LTE services, resulting in a seamless user experience unthinkable just a few months ago.

Billionaire Elon Musk’s firm Space X has thousands of satellites orbiting Earth at about 550km, much closer than standard satellites, which means latency is much lower and access from remoter regions easier.

The system consists of two flat panel antennae that require a minimum of space above deck. No matter how many vessels hook up to Starlink, all systems can be monitored and managed remotely from a single digital portal. It also has end-to-end encryption to ensure safe data traffic and protect the confidentiality of its contents.

Castor Marine CEO Ivo Veldkamp has since said he expects Musk’s system to replace 4G/5G connectivity on merchant marine and offshore vessels and yachts.

“Vessels currently replying on VSAT will add Starlink for their high bandwidth requirements, while keeping VSAT on board as a back-up and fail-over service,” he said.

In September, Marlink announced it had added

Starlink to its portfolio.

“Starlink is a ground-breaking service, bringing a new level of connectivity at sea, accelerating automation and digitalisation for shipowners and improving internet experience for everybody on board,” said Mark Olthius, Castor Marine director.

”We see a big demand from both our established customer base and new customers.”


Fugro Quest, a state-of-the-art vessel equipped with advanced deep-water technology, has become the the newest addition to the operator’s geotechnical fleet.

The vessel’s energy efficient design results, on average, in significantly lower fuel consumption than for other geotechnical vessels.

Moreover, its ability to take hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) biofuel and remote operations

and data processing capabilities support more sustainable operations.

”Fugro Quest consumes less fuel than other large geotechnical vessels. It is hybrid ready, comes with automatic handling of tubulars and geotechnical tools and has the latest IT capabilities onboard to safely carry out operations across the globe,” said Dennis Koenen, Fugro’s service line director for Geotechnics in Europe and Africa.

Fugro uses this type of vessel to determine the exact composition of the soil: the resulting data are essential to establish the optimal location and design of offshore developments, such as wind farms.

The new vessel’s capabilities include the acquisition of highquality geotechnical data from 2,000 metres below sea level.

It is equipped with cutting-edge systems and advanced deepwater technology such as WISON Mk V Ecodrive, SEACALF Mk V Deep Drive, as well as dedicated coring systems and onboard soil-testing laboratory facilities.

The vessel’s remote positioning and fast data-processing capabilities enable clients to access acquired project data in near real time from the cloud.

8 The new vessel’s capabilities include the acquisition of highquality geotechnical data from 2,000 metres below sea level

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8 The offshore deepwater container terminal would be powered entirely by tidal turbines

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A £2.5 billion project to provide an offshore deepwater container terminal powered entirely by tidal turbines that will also act as a flood defence barrier is being planned for eastern England MARINE CIVILS Credit: Centre Port Click here to read article on Maritime Journal online

I’ve not seen anything like this, especially not in the UK, in terms of the size, the scale, the magnitude and the legacy it will have for the next hundred years. I think this will be the cornerstone for other similar marine projects to follow our lead on this


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8 The red line shows how the new 11-mile structure would connect Norfolk with Lincolnshire Credit: Centre Port Holdings Linc to Norf Route
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The vision for LEEF is to provide a facility that is suitable for operations and maintenance activities and construction support for the offshore energy industry, creating the East of England’s premier offshore energy hub.

“The winning design for LEEF will enable us to deliver this hugely exciting project and create a competitive edge for companies across the Southern North Sea energy sector,” said Andrew Harston, ABP director for Wales and Short Sea Port.

“Having recently won ‘Best Project’ in the regional Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2022, LEEF has the potential to attract many supply chain companies to Lowestoft, bringing new jobs and prosperity to the area.”

Next phase

As part of the next phase of the project, ABP will invest around £1 million in the detailed design of infrastructural upgrades of the site, including the addition of extra capacity to accommodate the next generation of larger offshore support vessels. The design phase is anticipated to last around six months with the construction following over the next 12 months and

potential for vessels to begin using the facility from 2024.

LEEF forms part of the Port Gateway project, which is one of five projects that will benefit from Lowestoft’s towns deal awarded in 2020 by the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities as a result of a successful Investment Plan submitted by East Suffolk Council.

The Port of Lowestoft has a long history of servicing the offshore energy sector, as a home to O&M bases for Scottish Power Renewables and Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE). It also benefits from its strategic location and close proximity to Orbis Energy and PowerPark, where key offshore energy developers, operators and service providers are located.

“McLaughlin & Harvey is delighted to have been awarded the design contract for ABP’s Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility,” said Seamus Devlin, civil engineering director, McLaughlin & Harvey.

”We bring experience from our ever-expanding expertise in civils and marine works, and look forward to commencing the design of this exciting project in the near future.”

Contract awarded for ‘English Riviera’ resilience

Civil engineering firm BAM Nuttall has begun investigations and site surveys along a kilometre of coast in southwest England.

The company has been given a contract as part of a £150 million (€174 million) scheme to protect a coastal railway and cliffs in Devon, southwest England, which is sometimes known as the ‘English Riviera’.

BAM is currently building a new sea wall at the town of Dawlish, where it has installed a link bridge and stilling basin, and the cliff protection work will begin after that is completed.

”BAM Nuttall has begun ground investigation works and site surveys along

8 Coastal resilience works are needed on a stretch of coast near ‘England’s Riviera’

the 1km stretch to inform the detailed design of the scheme,” the company says. “It is also seeking agreement for land

access and consents for the work, which is expected to start in sproing 2023 and last one year.

“The resisience measures will include netting designed to retain the cliffs in some high-risk locations, and catch gences in others, which will stop any cliff material ebfore it reaches the railway.”

“Since the infamous storms washed away the railway in Dawlish in February 2014, BAM is proud to have played a vital part in the restoration and safeguarding of the vital south-western route on behalf of Network Rail and the SWRRP,” said Huw Jones, BAM Nuttall managing director, Transport.

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8 McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the design contract for ABP’s Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility
ABP has awarded the design contract for its ambitious Lowestoft Eastern Energy Facility (LEEF) to marine and civils company McLaughlin & Harvey
Credit: McLaughlin & Harvey
As part of the next phase of the project, ABP will invest around £1m in the detailed design of infrastructural upgrades of the site, including the addition of extra capacity to accommodate the next generation of larger offshore support vessels



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Early information has been released about a potential tender for port redevelopment works on the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands.

The St Helier Harbour Master Plan, by the Ports of Jersey, will also see the replacement of the Elizabeth Terminal, ’which will improve the start and end of passenger journeys and enhance visitors’ first and lasting impressions of the island’, the company says.

”Elizabeth Harbour’s Roll On Roll Off (RoRo) trailer operation is now exceeding capacity,” says the company. ”Our proposals will see the existing Lift On Lift Off (LoLo) crane operation moved from New North Quay to Elizabeth Harbour. This new combined area will safeguard the Island’s supply chain by supporting anticipated freight requirements for future generations.”

A £40 million (€46.6 million) contract could be up for grabs for the project, which needs to begin in August 2023 and will last just under two years. The work will include new land creation with a combination of suspended deck and reclamation; a lift on lift off crane berth with associated equipment; dredging a new berth pocket and basin; and a concrete block return wall and revetment.

The St Helier Harbour project is just one example of hundreds of projects at various stages, from Early Information to Contracts Awarded, that can be found on our MCJwebsite.


(1) La Porte, US (2) Early Information (3) Not stated (4) Pre-solicitation presentation for the Houston Ship Channel expansion channel improvement project (5) USACE


(1) Rotterdam, Netherlands (2) Early Information (3) Not stated (4) Replacing quay walls with caissons to be able to permanently accommodate current and future ships (5) Havenbedrijf NV


(1) San Fernando, Spain (2) Tenders Invited (3) €480,000 (4) Maintenance service of the dry dock in the carrack of the ships and naval train units supported by ALARDIZ (5) Intendente de San Fernando



(1) Paris Le Defence, France (2) Tenders Invited (3) Not stated (4) Two projects to develop and build wind farms in the Channel. Tender deadline January 18. (5) RTE Reseau de Transport d’Electricite


(1) Budapest, Hungary (2) Contracts Awarded (3) 49(3) million HUF (4) Passenger electric catamaran (5) Erzebet a KarpatMedencei Gyermekekert Alapitvany (5) Horanyi Hajogyar Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag


(1) Biberach, Germany (2) Contracts Awarded (3) Not stated (4) Installation of Leading Edge Protection on 21 wind turbines in Baltic Sea (5) Baltic 1 (6) GEV Wind Power Ltd, UK


(1) San Diego, US (2) Early Information (3) Not stated (4) 40ft all-weather patrol vessel for day or night patrol of green water littoral zones eg coastal water approaches, bays, rivers, ports (5) NAVSEA


(1) Koblenz, Germany (2) Tenders Invited (3) Not stated (4) Two commercially available secondhand sea-going tugs for 21,000t full load displacement tug capability


(1) Sophia, France (2) Contracts Awarded (3). €200,000 (4) Replacement of propulsion unit of Nereis II vessel with new, recovery for destruction of old (5) CNRS –Delegation Cote d’Azur (6) SARL Travauz Maritimes et Mecaniques du Lavandou


(1) Norfolk, USA (2) Early Information (3) Not stated (4) Provide marine debris removal services to the requirement needs for the NOAA Marine Debris Program (MDP). (5) National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association


(1) Tallinn, Estonia (2) Tenders Invited (3) €1,400,000 (4) Provision of mooring services at AS Tallinna Sadam Vanasadama quays 9-27 (5) Aktsiaselts Tallinna Sadam


(1) Kungshamn, Sweden (2) Contracts Awarded (3) 6,500,000 SEK (4) Collection of used fishing gear and transportation to Sotenas’ marine recycling centre, and help with handling fishing gear, reporting statistics and performance (5) Sotenas Kommun

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8 St Helier Harbour


Norway-based Corvus Energy has won an order to supply a shoreside battery energy storage system (ESS) for Crowley’s zero-emissions tugboat project

Currently under construction at Master Boat Builders in Alabama, the Crowley eWolf, the first all-electric tug in the United States, will go into service in San Diego’s harbour in 2023 alongside its shoreside charging infrastructure.

Corvus will supply both the 6.2MWh Corvus Orca ESS on board eWolf plus the shoreside system comprising two Corvus Orca BOBs – the containerised version of its Orca ESS – with a total capacity of 2,990 kWh.

Corvus will supply both the 6.2MWh Corvus Orca ESS on board eWolf plus the shoreside system comprising two Corvus Orca BOBs – the containerised version of its Orca ESS – with a total capacity of 2,990 kWh

“The use of the Corvus Orca ESS shoreside will allow eWolf to charge quickly, potentially avoiding the need to upgrade the electricity grid infrastructure at the port,” said Ole Jacob Irgens, Corvus Energy – President Americas.

“Since the Orca ESS has a high C-rate, it is capable of discharging quickly and safely so that eWolf will be quickly recharged and returned into service.”

Pilot boat ordered to allow big ships in port

Portland Harbour Authority in Dorset, UK is set to benefit from a new pilot boat built by Goodchild Marine Services.

The Great Yarmouth based company will construct an ORC 121 for Portland Port as part of a broader investment the port is making to enable larger cruise ships and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships to berth alongside.

“This new pilot boat is part of a wider investment in the port to enable us to react to the changes in the size and types of ships visiting our port,” said Capt Mike Shipley, general manager (Marine) for the Portland Port Group.

“Having researched the ORC range of pilot boats, including visiting ports that operate them, it gave us the confidence that our pilotage services will be enhanced which is good for the port and the visiting ships.”

The ORC 121 features a beak bow hull

Corvus Orca BOB plug-and-play battery room

The Corvus Orca BOB is a class-approved, modular battery room solution in standard 20 ft ISO high-cube container size. Each container has almost 1.5 MWh of energy storage capacity and is capable of ‘fast-charging’ the Crowley eWolf tug.

The complete ESS comes with Orca battery modules, battery monitoring system, HVAC, TR exhaust, and firefighting and detection system. The ‘Plug and Play battery room’ is said to simplify integration into any system integrator’s onboard power management system.

design with minimal drag allowing speeds of up to 26 knots whilst increasing efficiency and reducing fuel use and carbon emissions. It also comes with Goodchild Marine’s Man Overboard Platform as standard.

This vessel, due to enter service in 2025, will be the third pilot boat of its class in the southwest of England built and supplied by Goodchild Marine in recent years.

New coating remover takes out the grind

Propspeed, a foul-release coatings maker, has launched a solvent-based stripper that can efficiently remove foul-release coatings - like the one it makes - from underwater metals.

Stripspeed is simply painted on clean, dry surfaces, left for 30 minutes then scraped off, stripping the coating layer underneath away with it. There is no grinding involved to remove the coating, and no dust or debris is created, therefore the metal does not

become worn through multiple applications.

”In discussions with our network of applicators, we have found that the most time-consuming part of reapplying Propspeed is removing the old layer,” said CEO Chris Baird. ”To make it easier, faster and more cost effective for our applicators, we formulated Stripspeed to easily remove the primer and topcoat all at once, eliminating the hassle, mess and toxic dust or debris that other methods produce.”

On Propspeed’s booth at Seawork this year, it partnered with Marine Protection Systems to demonstrate its foul-release coatings with anode solutions in a demonstration tank.

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8 Corvus is to supply shoreside power for Crowley’s eWolf electric tug
Photo: Crowley 8 Stripspeed, by Propspeed, for coatings removal

The first cruise ship in 25 years to Cammell Laird shipyard has sailed away after a multimillion pound refurbishment, owner operator Fred Olsen Cruise Lines said.

Borealis had steel repairs, a shaft and propeller overhaul and a new coat of underwater paint during the works, which were done in the number 5 dry dock.

Cammell Laird said more than 150 people worked on the vessel, which is 238 metres long and has capacity of 1,360 passengers and 600 crew.

Paul Woodcock, who oversaw the repairs, said a few small steel repairs were done on the hull and in a fuel tank.

“We did also replace the ICCP (impressed current cathodic protection) and MGPS (marine growth protection system) onboard, which meant replacing some steel on the hull, but this was to accommodate different sized anodes rather than any wastage,” he said.

”Props and hubs were fully removed and upgraded with the latest Kongsberg EAL (environmentally approved lubricant) compatible seals, same with the thrusters and stabilisers.”

Hempel X7 silicon anti-fouling was used under water, and dockmasters were used for blasting the hull, he said.

“It is vital that ship repair projects are completed on schedule to minimise the downturn of each vessel,” said Mike Hill,


Borealis has been a member of the Fred Olsen fleet since 2020, when she adopted Liverpool, England as her home port.

Cammell Laird has been operating as a

shipyard for almost 200 years, having been founded in 1828. It carried out repairs during both world wars and produced nearly 200 commercial and military vessels to support the UK’s war effort, including HMS Prince of Wales and HMS Ark Royal

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8 Fred Olsen’s Borealis undergoing refurbishment at the Cammell Laird shipyard at Birkenhead, England
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Norwegian firm Hydrolift, with design knowhow from the Eker Group, has started building the first of a fleet of electric ferries called Hyke that it says could bring urban traffic back to the water

Inner city waterways were once the lifeblood of towns and cities, transporting people, goods and even livestock around urban areas until they were largely replaced and superseded by road and rail.

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8 Hyke Drammen Inset: Jason McFarlane, Hyke CTO

Danish offshore engineer Cadeler has placed an order to build a sixth F-class vessel, which will treble its fleet.

It is the second F-class vessel, a hybrid design that allows the vessel to convert from working as a foundation installation vessel to a wind turbine generator installation vessel. It is scheduled for delivery in 2026.

“The global demand for offshore wind capacity and technological developments resulting in increasingly larger wind turbines calls for large installation vessels,” Cadeler says. ”As a result, Cadeler has now ordered its second F-class vessel, offering clients a unique hybrid design.”


global demand

wind capacity and technological developments resulting in increasingly larger wind turbines calls for large installation vessels. As a result, Cadeler has now ordered its second F-class vessel, offering clients a unique hybrid design

The vessel will have a deck space of 5,600m2, a payload of more than 17,600 tonnes and a main crane capacity that has not yet been revealed. It will be built by the Chinese shipping firm COSCO Heavy Industries, which is also building two X-class vessels for delivery in the second half of 2024.

Tallink Grupp has had its new flagship fast ferry MyStar delivered, with the first commercial voyage taking place on December 13.

A new fast-speed 2,800 passenger ferry has been delivered to the port of the Estonian capital of Tallin.

MyStar was welcomed at the Old City Harbour by a small crowd as she was escorted in to the harbour by a Alfons Håkans tug boat displaying a water cannon salute.

MyStar, which was built at the Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions, will take passengers on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in tandem with Megastar, a sister ship.

”The most technologically advanced and energy efficient vessel in Tallink’s fleet, MyStar is 212.4 metres long,” says Tallink Grupp. ”The ship’s five eight-cylinder dual-fuel main engines are capable of running on liquefied natural gas and marine diesel fuel. The vessel has design speed of up to 27 knots and is using diesel-electric propulsion combined with fixed pitch propellers, giving the best efficiency compared to other vessels.”


Both F and X-class vessels can transport and install seven complete 15MW turbine sets per load, or six sets of monopile foundations, which means fewer trips to and from the offshore site.

“In line with the X-class vessels, the F-class will cater for some of the largest dimensions in the offshore wind industry,” the firm says.

”The decision to build another F-class vessel is based on the strong market demand for assets specialising in installing foundations,” said CEO Mikkel Gleerup. ”Our yet-to-be-built F-class vessels have already been sought after by our customers.

“As announced in August, we have signed a contract with Orsted and have also entered a long-term agreement with an undisclosed customer booking the F-class from 2027-2030.”


MyStar comes equipped with shore-to-ship power solution and smart car deck solution.

Tallink Grupp is one of the leading providers of passenger and cargo transport services in the northern Baltic Sea region, with 15 vessels.

The ship has been delivered at a good time.

8 MyStar was brought into harbour by a tugboat with a water cannon display

In August, the Port of Helsinki reported that ship passenger numbers to Tallin were back up to 80% of pre-Covid levels.

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8 How Cadeler’s fleet of offshore installation vessels will look
Kongsberg Maritime will supply the thruster package, electrical solutions and integrated control system, including dynamic positioning system.
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Only recently Damen reported Fairplay Towage Polska’s order for one of its Shoalbuster range tugs. Demonstrating modern tug builders’ policies of offering short delivery times, the new vessel has now been delivered. Fairplay-37 is a Damen Shoalbuster 2711 ICE and set to play a role in developing the emerging offshore wind sector in Poland’s Baltic Sea sector and beyond, its ice-class capabilities allowing year-round operation in the Baltic.

Built at Damen’s SAFE Shipyard in Gdansk, the shallow draught vessel provides a bollard pull of 47 tonnes via IMO Tier III compliant Caterpillar 3512C main engines, and while the standard design has the option for ice-class, Fairplay-37 is the first of the type to actually be constructed for operations in icy conditions. This first ever Damen-built vessel for Fairplay Towage Polska was followed by a further order for two RSD 2513 tugs to be delivered in Q1 2023.

Orkney Islands Council’s programme of replacing its ageing fleet of tugs that have served the council well for more than 30 years is now complete, with arrival of Freyja of Scapa from Sanmar’s Tuzla yard in Turkey. The tug undertook the 3,500nm delivery voyage under its own keel and the yard’s class name Kocaçay III to its new home in Scapa Flow, joining sister vessels Odin of Scapa and Thor of Scapa, delivered in 2020. Orkney Islands Council now has a trio of powerful ASD tugs based on Robert Allan’s RAstar 3200SX design, well suited for service in the region’s hostile weather conditions, including at the Flotta Terminal.

are still recognising the importance of protecting life, property and the environment following emergencies at sea.

With this in mind, Romania’s General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations has ordered two Damen Stan Patrol 5009 emergency response vessels, part of the government’s ‘Vision 2020’ project aimed at improving the country’s disaster-response capacity.

Described as ‘Search and Rescue Multirole Vessels’, they will be capable of missions up to three days’ duration in rough seas with a range of at least 2,000nm at cruising speed. They will have different roles, one with an SAR capability, including an emphasis on first aid and being capable of evacuating and taking on board at least 50 persons.

Back in May 2021, Robert Allan unveiled its new ElectRA series of zero-emission battery electric tugs, including an order for three 2800 marque vessels for HaiSea Marine’s LNG Canada tug fleet. The series ranges from 21m to 28m, including a tractor configured version, and Sanmar has reported an order from SAAM Towage for two ElectRA 2300SX (Sanmar exclusive) versions. The 2300 variant is described by RAL as recognising that as most battery electric tugs will be intended for harbour operations, overnight accommodation will not always be required, freeing up space for in excess of 3,500kWh battery capacity in a flush deck design.

Contract signing and steel cutting for both vessels took place during the recent 26th ITS Convention, Exhibition & Awards week in Turkey and when delivered in 2023, the 70tbp pair will operate in SAAM’s Canadian fleet.

Importance of protection

Returning to news from Damen, despite financial restraints currently affecting many countries, coastal states in Europe

The second will be a fire-fighting multirole vessel meeting fifi-1 notation with multiple spray nozzles, including one on top of a hydraulic arm. It will also be capable of taking at least 30 persons on board. Both will have a winch area for ‘touch-andgo’ helicopter operations, rescue boats and ability to launch drones and remotely controlled unmanned vessels. With top speeds of 22kn they will be built at Damen Shipyards Galati.

Finally, news from beyond Europe worthy of note concerns delivery of four RAL TRAktor 2700-Z tugs by Dubai’s Grandweld Shipyard to Specialities Construction (SCC) for operation in Shuwaikh Port, Kuwait.

Ghanim-1, 2, 3 and 4 have multirole capabilities including firefighting and oil pollution response and offer in excess of 50tbp via Caterpillar main engines and forward-mounted Kongsberg Z-drives. A DMT escort winch is provided forward with a towing hook aft and oil spill response capabilities include a dispersant system and ability to store recovered oil in three dedicated tanks. Accommodation is provided for up to eight crew, all cabins above main deck level.

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The trend with new tug deliveries and orders remains positive including 12 vessels worthy of mention, mostly with European connections.
While the standard design has the option for ice-class, Fairplay-37 is the first of the type to actually be constructed for operations in icy conditions


MSC Mediterranean Shipping Co SA has agreed to acquire 100% of the share capital of Rimorchiatori Mediterranei S.p.A. from parent company Rimorchiatori Riuniti.

The taking over of independent towage operators is nothing new in what has always been an evolving industry, particularly so in recent years. The histories of large towage companies often mention previously well-known smaller local operators now part of the larger company but still with their place in history.

Related to this acquisition is that around 2018 MSC, referred to as the world’s largest container shipping line, established its own towage arm entitled MedTug at the time reportedly to give it more direct control over the provision of towage services at ports where its ships called.

MSC’s move is through its wholly owned subsidiary SAS Shipping Agencies Services Sàrl covering acquisition of Rimorchiatori Mediterranei from Riuniti and a fund managed by DWS Group, one of the world’s leading asset managers with a presence in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed and completion remains subject to receipt of approvals, including from relevant competition authorities.

“With this transaction, MSC continues to confirm its willingness to further improve towage service efficiency across all Rimorchiatori Mediterranei’s operations,” says MSC.

Rimorchiatori Mediterranei has two shareholders, Rimorchiatori Riuniti and DWS Infrastructure, which has a share of 35% in the former.

MSC will be acquiring a leading global


towage operator that generated a turnover of €100 million from operations in 18 major Italian and international ports, including Italy, Malta, Singapore, Malaysia, Norway, Greece and Colombia, with assets of more than 100 tugs and employing around 600 people.

Rimorchiatori Riuniti itself was founded in 1922 so is currently commemorating its 100th anniversary. It says it will keep operating its services in ship owning, ship management and offshore activities through the 100% controlled companies Crystal Pool and Finarge.

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There was widespread concern within the salvage industry and beyond last year when Lloyd’s indicated it was considering closing its salvage arbitration branch. Recent years have seen a decline in the number of salvage acts using LOF, but the reaction clearly demonstrated that there was a place for this simple and trusted contract intended to protect all parties during situations when time is of the essence and Lloyd’s subsequently initiated a programme of work with key stakeholders to find ways to increase use of the form.

Work has been grouped into three areas; linking LOF to business’s environment, social and governance agendas; promoting more use of LOF in Asia and the Far East and looking at awards and costs associated with the contract. The importance of education about the contract is also considered central throughout the workstreams.

Three working groups are made up of a wide range of interested parties with ISU fully represented on all three, and initial sessions have taken place, the outputs to be considered imminently by the Lloyd’s Salvage Group.

The International Group of leading P&I Clubs recently published its report, prepared by former UK SOSREP Hugh Shaw, investigating delays with emergency response contracting and finding that: “Over 80% of stakeholders felt that ‘avoidable delays’ in the contracting and engagement of salvage services might lead to the escalation of a situation to a point where significant damage, loss and/or danger to life might occur.”

The report noted that few casualties improve with age, delay leading to worsening of the situation with accompanying potential for increased risk to property and consequential damage to the environment.

One factor with delays is where progress in the field of

global communications led to “erosion of the authority of masters and deference to shore-based decision making.”

Financial considerations also significantly influenced the choice of contract or salvage services provided.

The report included conclusions and an extensive range of recommendations, all of which will help inform the Lloyd’s LOF workstreams, with ISU saying that rapid intervention and full cooperation in the interests of the owner is always the best approach and its members stand ready to offer their services.

Shift reaches 17 vessel milestone for tug batteries

Canadian energy services provider Shift Clean Energy has reported its tally for supplying batteries to tugs has now reached 17 vessels.

As the towing industry faces the challenges of meeting emissions targets imposed by regulators along with contributing to the sustainability ambitions of its customers, and of course not forgetting the tug owners’ own desire to offer a ‘green’ and more efficient product, new technology providers have been added to the list of component manufacturers to consider when analysing new tug deliveries.

Batteries have long been included in engine rooms of tugs but the requirement for

such energy storage systems (ESS) in the development of hybrid and more recently all-electric tugs has taken this element of each vessel’s components list to another level, so Shift’s latest news is worthy of a closer look.

Shift describes its ESS provision for the 17 tugs as “a major step for decarbonising the marine industry”, mentioning two existing projects for Singapore-based Vallianz and New York-based Zeeboat, along with soon-to-benamed customers for large-scale hybrids set to begin operations in 2023 and 2024.

All-electric tugs, meanwhile, are stated as having economic and environmental advantages, including for each e-tug a reduction of at least 150 tonnes of NOx and

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2,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually compared with a conventional tug.

There is more to the overall picture than the batteries, however, and Vallianz is mentioned as partnering with Shift on its E-tug project, currently in manufacture and with ISS on the all-electric Zeeboat.

Brent Perry, Shift’s CEO and founder, said: “We are seeing customers and designers gravitate towards our solutions due to their inherent reliability, long life and safe operations. The Shift powered tugboats are all equipped with built-in fire detection and fire prevention systems. Safety and industryleading cost efficiency are at the core of delivering these projects.”

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Damen is providing a range of components for two new pusher tug-barge combinations described as a “rare collaboration” producing the first complete inland vessels built in the Netherlands for a long time.

Damen Marine Components (DMC) produces a range of ancillary components for newbuild vessels and this notable order involves components for client Den Breejen Shipyard from Hardinxveld-Giessendam, which is building the two pusher tug-barge combinations on behalf of Rhenus PartnerShip GmbH & Co. KG in Duisburg.

The package includes FLEX Tunnels, the retractable tunnel system described as “significantly increasing efficiency and versatility of ships”, along with complete six-rudder systems and bow-mounted Rotor Manoeuvring Systems (RMS) for the two combinations. Damen says RMS guarantees course stability even in shallow waters and strong crosswinds, adding that inland shipping’s interest in the system has “grown strongly” in recent years with the low water levels being experienced on inland rivers and waterways.

FLEX Tunnels are retracted and embedded into the hull when the barge is loaded, allowing unobstructed water flow to the propeller. When at shallow draught the propellers are not fully

Naval architects Glosten and technology specialist ABB have joined forces to develop a methanol-hybrid shiphandling tug design.

The vessel will provide “a viable path to carbon-neutral operations while minimising operating costs”, they claim.

“Every tug operator is trying to determine their company’s path through this new hybrid and electric world,” says Dave Lee, VP of sales with global workboat responsibility at ABB Marine & Ports, as he and other tug owners contemplate the different choices around new tonnage.

While various combinations of hybrid propulsion options are now well established, the increasing appearance of alternative fuels and pure battery-powered tugs are adding to those choices. Shiphandling tugs generally lead long lives and owners will want to ensure their new investments are future proofed at a time when technological developments are fast moving and various fuel options face availability and price volatility issues.

The design, referred to as the SA-100, is a 30.48m ASD harbour tug propelled by two methanol-compatible Caterpillar 3512E gensets powering electrically driven L-drives. The gensets are complimented by battery banks for zero-emission operation when transiting, peak shaving during general operation and as a boost for achieving the tug’s peak bollard pull of 90 short tonnes.

The tug was also designed to measure under 100 gross registered tons.

“This is the perfect stepping-off point for those that cannot leap headlong into all-electric propulsion,” says Lee. “With this


Optima nozzles, two high-efficiency propellers, two drive systems to simultaneously synchronise six rudders (three for each rudder) and a SP2700 control system.

DMC has equipped ships with FLEX Tunnels before, the very first being Rhenus Duisburg 10 years ago, still in operation without any problems. It is however the first order from Rhenus for Den Breejen Shipyard.

“We’re an all-round shipyard, but we have never built a ship like this for Rhenus PartnerShip before, so we’re very happy with this collaboration,” said Commercial Manager Ben de Rooy.

immersed, resulting in high resistance and low velocity. FLEX Tunnels are then deployed, guaranteeing water inflow to the propeller, allowing the vessel to sail longer in shallow water and/or take more cargo.

DMC will design, manufacture and install the complete package, including associated hydraulics and controls. It will also supply two

Rhenus PartnerShip says it intends to make ground-breaking progress with sustainability and safety, making use of all innovations.

The hull design was developed by maritime research centre DST (Development Centre for Ship Technology and Transport Systems) in Duisburg with the first ship expected to be commissioned by Rhenus in October 2023 and the second in February 2024.


design, the operator will reap some of the instant power availability and operational savings of an electric vessel, without the need to ‘plug in’ at the dock. At the same time, it will allow them to realise a substantial reduction in EPA criteria emissions.”

Peter Soles, of Glosten, leads the conceptual development of the firm’s tug designs.

“We had three primary design objectives in developing this tug, all intended to benefit the owner/operator,” he said. “First, to provide assurance of regulatory compliance and future adaptability; second, to achieve

meaningful improvement in environmental performance; and lastly, to control OPEX costs such that assist services can still be offered at competitive rates.”

ABB’s field of expertise covers a wide spectrum, including marine, with involvement in virtually all vessel types from offshore to passenger to Coast Guard vessels. Glosten’s area of expertise is also wide ranging and includes development of hydrogen-hybrid as well as methanol-hybrid designs.

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8 The tug-barge combination will include a range of DMC components
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8 The methanol-hybrid tug will provide a path to carbon-neutral operations
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Around 140 delegates, including full and associate members representing 50 companies in the sector and from some of Europe’s “most important” shipowners, gathered at the 59th AGM to discuss various challenges affecting the industry. The event was hosted by local association member Boluda Towage.

ETA’s conference, Trends Impacting Towage Operations, focused on current issues within the maritime market impacting day-to-day operations in the towage industry. Within the shiphandling towage sector, tug owners and operators have to work to the demands and schedules of their customers, trends that are largely out of their control. Olaf Merk, from the International Transport Forum, outlined issues caused by market concentration in the liner shipping sector, such as price hikes and shipment delays, which are creating a logistics crisis in terminals.

Advances in technology and the increasingly complex question of which route to go down to meet local and national emissions regulations, along with demands for sustainability and efficiencies, make for interesting times for both tug owners, vessel designers, shipyards and associated industries. Willem-Jan Hamers, from Redwise Maritime Services, and Steve Dougal, from Century Marine Services, analysed the different trends impacting the sector’s operations, including emissions, digitisation, automation and skills and the best ways the industry can adapt to maintain its competitiveness and the highest safety standards.

Next year, ETA’s work will focus on improving the services given to its members and implementing its strategic vision, including representing the industry’s interests before EU and national institutions to raise awareness of the towage sector.

Thanking delegates, ETA Chairman Vicente Boluda said: “During the discussions we had during the event, the ETA members have shown their attention and concern to different issues like the regulation of the industry´s emissions and the new fuels, technologies and solutions that are under development and which will help the sector reach its common objectives.

“We will keep on working to maintain the current high operative capacities and the safety standards that the maritime industry requires with the permanent goal of a greener and more sustainable future for the sector.”

Reports highlight hazards can be fatal

CHIRP Maritime has published two reports reminding the industry of the inherent dangers with day-to-day towing operations.

London-Based CHIRP (Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme) is a charitable trust that considers and shares confidential incident reports that may not otherwise be reported through formal reporting processes. Two incidents recounted recently concern the dangers of interaction when tugs are operating close to the bow of ships, and how open hatches led to the sinking of a tug.

The first incident involved a tug connecting to the port bow of a moving roro passenger ferry in high winds, where the tug left the ferry’s ‘safe zone’.

Hydrodynamic interaction drew the two

hulls together and the tug’s stern collided with the ferry’s bulbous bow, where it became pinned, leading to the tug heeling, taking on water and capsizing, resulting in the loss of two crew.

The report determined the ferry’s speed through the water was such that the safe zone was further away from the ferry’s hull than at a slower speed, and as the tug was using most of its available power to match the ship’s speed it had minimal reserve power to manoeuvre.

Additional factors included water down-flooding through an open door and engine room ventilation duct, and issues around the training for the pilot-exempt master of the ferry.

The second case involved a towing

vessel’s stern compartments flooding during transit, leading to the vessel’s loss. Attempts to pump out the compartments were unsuccessful and the three crew abandoned the vessel and were rescued. The vessel sank close inshore and later recovered, but considered a constructive total loss.

The probable cause was determined to be unsecured or open aft deck hatches, resulting in flooding the aft compartments followed by progressive flooding of other compartments through openings in watertight bulkheads.

The investigating authority noted that in the last five years, it had investigated five casualties involving towing vessels whose weather decks and openings were in poor condition – leading to flooding and subsequent sinking.

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The European Tugowners Association (ETA) has met in Tenerife to mull over trends in the towing industry
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The award is in recognition of his achievements, working methods and contributions to the Dutch maritime sector, in particular with Damen Shipyards, which he took over from his father and uncle in 1969

Kongsberg is to supply heavy duty towing winches for 16 new escort tugs in build at a Turkish shipyard.

The large contract with Turkish tugboat builder Med Marine will deliver heavy duty, Escort Series towing winches for nine escort tugs equipped with azimuth stern drives (ASD).

“I want to thank Med Marine for their excellent cooperation over the past few months it has taken to negotiate these significant contracts,” said Arto Salo, senior sales manager for towing winches, Kongsberg Maritime.

“I’m very pleased that we were able to close such a large deal and I would like to extend my gratitude to the regional team in Turkey, who worked hard on this contract and were key to the final negotiations.”

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This order follows on from a contract signed earlier this year to supply winches for seven tugs to the same yard. The new agreement brings the total number of Kongsberg’s winch supply contracts for Med Marine to 16 shipsets.

Kongsberg Maritime’s Escort Series of towing winches are a popular choice for tug operators in terminals and harbours around the world and there are hundreds of tugs in operation that are fitted with Kongsberg’s towing winches.

The two companies have a longstanding relationship, with many Med Marine-built tugs featuring Kongsberg technology and equipment.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Kongsberg Maritime on these projects. We are

and has grown from one yard then to around 70 companies today. He also holds a number of other positions, including Honorary Consul of Mexico. Kommer has four children, all of whom are active within the company, including CEO Arnout Damen.

8 Early in November the next stage in the takeover process of Boskalis Westminster N.V. by HAL Holding N.V. took place, with the last day of trading of Boskalis shares on Euronext Amsterdam.

The delisting of the Dutch maritime services provider follows a public listing of more than half a century and Boskalis will continue as a private company with its focus on activities including towage and salvage services remaining unchanged. The company says it will concentrate on constructing innovative infrastructure, facilitating energy transition and protecting people and nature from the effects of climate change.

8 Recovery and recycling of 28,413 tonnes of waste from Maersk Honam has been completed four years after the container ship suffered a fire among its cargo in the Arabian Sea.

Dutch maritime recycling specialist

Sea2Cradle’s involvement included being appointed as experts for the P&I Club, overseeing excavation and discharge of debris, and its transport to a designated yard for cleaning and subsequent disposal. Addressing risk at all stages of the process and protecting the vessel owner from any short and long-term liabilities were paramount, including ensuring compliance with local, international and

8 Copenhagen-based Svitzer has appointed Sabrina Weymiens to the newly created role of Head of Transformation.

Svitzer describes the role as being to spearhead its transformation journey and keep the company on track as it tackles decarbonisation and delivers superior customer service. Sabrina was previously Head of Commercial Innovation and prior to that worked for Maersk Growth. Earlier still and outside of the shipping industry she held strategic innovation roles at Implement Consulting and Johnson & Johnson, among others. Her role will include designing and applying principles, methods, approaches and governance of Svitzer’s transformation journey.


confident that this partnership will greatly enhance the mutual interests of both parties in the development of a successful business relationship,” said Ertuğrul Çetin, procurement & technical group manager at Med Marine.

“Together with Kongsberg, we believe we

8 The large contract with Med Marine will deliver heavy duty, Escort Series towing winches for nine escort tugs equipped with azimuth stern drives

are in an ideal position to meet the growing customer demand for Med Marine’s cuttingedge tugs.”

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8 Kommer Damen, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Damen Shipyards Group, has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Annual Maritime Awards Gala. 8 TOWLINES Kommer Damen has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award EU regulations. Credit: Med Marine


The ability to assemble successful supply chains will determine the future success of the floating offshore wind industry, says Mark Goalen, Director of Offshore Engineering at marine consultancy Houlder

In November, the news broke that Shell had cancelled the construction of a demonstrator floating wind farm offshore France. Shell cited supply chain issues among the key reasons for abandoning the project.

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Parkwind, Heerema and Vestas are working together on the Arcadis Ost 1 site, marking ‘an industry premiere’ in wind turbine installation on a commercial scale, the partners say.

“This innovative method has two main advantages: the first is zero seabed interaction, especially important in areas of significant water depth or challenging soil conditions; the second advantage is a shorter installation cycle,” says Parkwind.

“Once pre-assembled the complete RNA (Rotor Nacelle Assembly) is lifted as one piece onto the WTG tower in only one lift,” Parkwind said. ”The pre-assembly process on board Thialf ensures full control, thereby guaranteeing a safe and highly reliable installation environment.

“The reduced number of lifts between the vessel and the structure eliminates key risks of the floating installation.”

In total, 27 turbines by Vestas will be installed, with a total projected electricity generating capacity of 257MW.

Using Heerema’s crane vessel Thialf, the pre-assembled wind turbine tower was lifted to the foundation by one crane while the second crane simultaneously assembled the wind turbine generator (WTG). The assembly was done with a lift on a ‘support’ tower on the vessel itself, where a stable platform developed by Heerema allowed a fast, secure assembly of the nacelle and blades, Parkwind says.

”The floating installation method is the perfect example of what it takes to set new industry standards, and new standards mean new opportunities for offshore wind globally. Arcadis Ost 1 will soon be one of the world’s most advanced wind farms, thanks to its design, components,” said Parkwind CEO Eric Antoons.

In August, the first major step was taken when DEME, using its offshore installation vessel Orion, put the first monopile foundation in place, The Baltic Sea wind farm is due to be fully commissioned next year.

First power generated at Hywind Tampen

Power has now been delivered to the Gullfaks A platform in the North Sea from the first of 11 wind turbines.

Hywind Tampen, Norway’s first floating wind farm and so far the biggest in the world, is predicted to be able to meet about a third of the electricity needs of oil and gas operations owned by Gullfaks Snorre.

As well as being the largest, it is also the first floating farm to power oil and gas operations.

Equinor says that when fully operational, the 11 turbines will generate 88MW, which is half of the current total of floating wind generation in the world.

”This is an important contribution towards transforming the Norwegian continental shelf from an oil and gas province to a broad

energy province,” said Kjetil Hove, executive vice-president for Exploration and Production Norway with Equinor. ”Just a few years ago, no one would

have believed that offshore platforms could be powered by electricity from floating wind turbines. Well, now we have started.”

The €272 million project has been funded by financial services multinational Enova (€218 million) and the Norwegian government’s Business Sector’s NoX Fund (54 million).

Hywind Tampen is 140km from shore in water depths of between 260 and 300 metres. Seven turbines should come online in the next few months, with the remaining four to be installed next year.

Earlier this month, Equinor said it was considering the Celtic Sea off Wales for floating wind as the Crown Estate will in 2023 launch another seabed leasing round around the British Isles.

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Three years after offshore wind firm Parkwind announced a turbine installation would be carried out using a floating method, the first one of 27 has been completed
8 Parkwind
The floating installation method is the perfect example of what it takes to set new industry standards, and new standards mean new opportunities for offshore wind globally. Arcadis Ost 1 will soon be one of the world’s most advanced wind farms, thanks to its design, components
8 Hywind Tampen has begun generating power


The £140 million (€161 million) financing package includes commitments from RBC Capital Markets, BRIDGE (Edmond de Rothschild), IFM Investors and the Scottish National Investment Bank, which has pledged £50 million (€58 million).

The package has come soon after the firm entered the offshore wind market last year, when it won four long-term charter SOV (service operation vessel) contracts for Dogger Bank Wind Farm, which at the moment is set to be the world’s largest on completion in 2026. The SOVs, financed by a £127 million facility from Allianz Global, are due to be delivered from next year.

It also follows investment by the bank into the Port of Aberdeen, which it calls a ‘hub for North Sea offshore services and, increasingly, new offshore wind farms’.

”Raising this level of corporate funding from the bank and other investors, as well as the ongoing backing of Partners Group, provides us with the means to continue to add to our

growing vessel fleet and supports our ambition to be a leading player in the European SOV market,” said chief strategy officer Fraser Dobbie with North Star, which is owned by private equity firm Partners Group.

“The £140 million secured today secures the capital required for us to continue our new-building programme in the year ahead, whilst providing us with the flexibility to continue to expand these facilities to meet our strategy of 40 new SOVs by 2040.”

Crown Estate Scotland, which leases the seabed around the country to offshore projects, said in its latest annual report in November that a record level of revenue had been generated for public spending ‘with the potential for billions of pounds to be invested in Scottish offshore wind’.

The number of seabed agreements has reached 20, it says, with a target of generating 27.6GW of electricity.

Schottel steps into China’s massive wind market

As Schottel wins a deal to supply Chinese firm Ouyang with its thrusters, reports have come out about a wind farm being planned that could power Norway.

Schottel has announced a deal with Ouyang Offshore in Shanghai to install four wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) with its azimuth thrusters, with delivery beginning this year and finishing in June 2023.

Each vessel will be equipped with two electrically driven RudderPropellers (SRP) type 430 azimuth thrusters and two TransverseThrusters type STT 4.

“The 360o steerable SRP combines maximum manoeuvrability and bollard pull

with outstanding course stability during free sailing to provide powerful thrust in the chosen direction at all times,” says Schottel.

The WTIVs are 90m x 42m, can accommodate 100 people and can install turbines in depths of 60 metres.

As China’s offshore wind industry develops, opportunities for European firms like Schottel are bound to increase. The country already has the world’s most wind farms and plans revealed last month show it is set to grow massively in years to come.

A report by news agency Bloomberg and published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) said an industry publication had revealed plans to build a wind farm off the southern coast that would be big enough to power Norway.

The 43.3GW project will be built off Chaozhou, in the Taiwan Strait, by 2025, the report said, quoting a copy of the city’s five-year plan.

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8 North Star has secured £140m financing to progress its offshore wind fleet
Offshore infrastructure support services provider North Star has secured major financing to expand its renewables fleet as Scotland, where it is based, moves towards its net zero goal
Raising this level of corporate funding from the bank and other investors, as well as the ongoing backing of Partners Group, provides us with the means to continue to add to our growing vessel fleet and supports our ambition to be a leading player in the European SOV market
8 Ouyang Wind transfer installation vessel Credit:Schottel


Windcat Offshore has ordered a series of new hydrogen-powered Commissioning Services Operation Vessels from Damen Shipyards

The “Elevation Series” CSOVs have been designed by Damen in cooperation with CMB. TECH, part of Belgiumbased shipping and logistics group CMB.

Initially two vessels will be built at Ha Long Shipyard, Vietnam with options for further vessels in the future to be delivered from 2025 to Windcat Offshore, a new business unit within Windcat that will focus on offshore energy commissioning and services. CSOVs are designed to remain at an offshore windfarm for extended periods of up to 30 days, providing maintenance materials and housing technicians in hotel-style accommodation.

The 120m long, 20m wide Elevation Series vessels will have a significantly reduced CO2 footprint using the same dual fuel hydrogen technology as on board the Hydrocat, the world’s first hydrogen powered Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV). Damen says this approach will also make a critical contribution to the development of rules and regulations related to the use of hydrogen as a fuel in medium-sized vessels. They will be equipped with the latest gangway, crane, thrusters, hybrid battery technology and offshore charging capability.

The Netherlands-based Damen also says it is committed to becoming the world’s most sustainable shipbuilder and is a recognised pioneer in the development of Service Operations Vessels, having designed and built one of the world’s first dedicated walk-to-work vessels five years ago, vessels that are still “performing very well in the North Sea”.

Windcat has been developing the CTV business in all aspects of vessel design, construction and operations for 20 years and just four years ago laid the foundations for the creation of a “ground-breaking” CSOV design. It is now positioned to offer best-in-class service to both the CTV and CSOV sectors on a side by side basis.

It is less than two years since Windcat was integrated into the CMB family, taking a strategic step by investing in these state-of-the-art CSOVs and leveraging CMB. TECH’s hydrogen know-how to bring hydrogen to the offshore wind industry.

CMB and Damen are both family-run businesses where collaboration takes place in an open and constructive manner, both companies seeing a bright future for the offshore renewables sector. The background to this latest development of the now proven SOV design will be examined in more detail in the January edition of MJ.

Steel cutting held for Silver Ray cruise ship

Shipbuilder Meyer Werft has hosted a steel-cutting ceremony in Germany’s Papenburg for a cruise ship that will include a fuel cell system and batteries in its effort to reduce emissions.

Ordered by Silversea Cruises, Silver Ray will be a sister to Silver Nova, which is already in build and should enter service in August 2023. The vessels are powered by LNG while a fuel cell system will power the entire hotel operations. A battery system will increase the overall efficiency of the ship by absorbing peak loads, the company says, and a newly developed Micro Auto Gasification System converts waste on board into thermal energy.

Calling Silver Ray ‘one of the industry’s most environmentally conscious ships’, Silversea

Cruises CEO and president Roberto Martinoli said she marked an important milestone.

“The second vessel in our pioneering Nova class, Silver Ray - and her sister ship, Silver Nova - will strengthen our leadership in ultra-luxury cruising, introducing

advancements in engineering that support our mission to showcase the world to our guests, and to do so mindfully, respectfully, and in unprecedented comfort,” he said.

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8 Windcat Offshore and Damen Shipyards develop future-proof CSOVs Credit: Damen 8 Meyer Werft and Silversea at the steel cutting of Silver Ray

Western Baltic Engineering (WBE) is unveiling two new models of its electric ‘pusher’ vessel series in a push to decarbonise the US’s inland waterways network.

The vessels – known as the Electric Eel –are the latest editions to the Lithuanian ship designer’s series, reportedly the first of its kind in the world. Known as EE20 and EE26 these new models are adapted from the original EE27 launched by WBE in August.

Various adaptations are being made to suit the waters in the US including a deeper draft and the ability to ‘pull’ as well as greater power and range capabilities.

“We have adapted our design in response to market demand in Europe following the EE27’s launch in August this year,” said WBE’s senior sales manager, Chris Cowan.

“With greater capabilities the designs can operate in the deeper rivers around America, plus they fit with the US drive to switch to more electric propelled craft,” he added.

Mr Cowan said the Electric Eel concept is capturing barge operators’ imagination. “The EE20 and EE26 models can operate in deeper water, with a 2.5m and 2.6m draft respectively compared to 1.2m for the EE27,” he said.

“In addition, both new vessels have greater power with four teu size battery containers


being installed instead of two, enabling range capacity to be boosted from 300km to 375km while the EE26 can push or pull two 1,600 tonne barges and the EE20 can push 2,500 tonnes compared with 2,000 tonnes on the EE27.”

The EE26 is the most radical departure in the series yet as it will offer a ‘pull’ as well as

8 The EE20

‘push’ function to manoeuvre non-propelled barges. All three designs use a wind turbine to generate 5kW of additional electricity for onboard facilities and, as a result of the recent innovations, all models will now carry a methanol back-up generator.

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The steel-cutting ceremony of a new construction service operation vessel for Olympic was held at hull yard Crist in Poland in November.

The vessel is the first of two offshore wind newbuilds being built by Ulstein Verft. Both are planned for delivery in 2024.

The vessels are based on the SX222 CSOV design from Ulstein Design & Solutions. They are among the first vessels to implement the TWIN X-STERN, a ship with two sterns and main propeller units in each end to increase flexibility and operability.

When meeting the Ulstein employees after signing of the newbuild contract, Olympic’s chief executive Stig Remøy said that renewable energy was the future, although the dependence on fossil fuels would continue for some decades.

“The development of vessels has been formidable, looking back at our first vessels, which at the time were at the forefront of fuel efficiency, and now these CSOV vessels, the reduction in fuel consumption is impressive,” he said.

“The offshore wind market is rapidly developing, and the newbuilds will set a standard for a new

generation of offshore wind vessels – increasing the operational window while reducing the emissions.”

He added that Ulstein Verft had been chosen because of its reputation for quality and on-time delivery.

“It is important to work closely together to achieve results, and this project was made possible because the ship owner, the yard and the suppliers teamed up,” agreed Kolbjørn Moldskred, sales manager newbuilds at Ulstein Verft.

Pilot boat allows big ships in port

Portland Harbour Authority in Dorset, UK is set to benefit from a new pilot boat built by Goodchild Marine Services.

The Great Yarmouth based company will construct an ORC 121 for Portland Port as part of a broader investment the port is making to enable larger cruise ships and Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships to berth alongside.

“This boat is part of a wider investment to enable us to react to changes in the size and type of ships visiting our port,” said Capt Mike Shipley, general manager (Marine) for the Portland Port Group.

“Having researched the ORC range of pilot boats, it gave us the confidence that our pilotage services will be enhanced which is good for the port and visiting ships.”

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The Club said it intends to apply a 10% general increase in 2023/24 premium rates amid swirling economic uncertainty and mounting inflationary pressures.

“We can only reasonably conclude that we are currently in the ‘eye of the storm’, with the traditional drivers of claims costs – rapidly rising inflation, commodity and shipping indices – all pointing to a more turbulent future,” said James Tyrrell, chair, North.

Testing times

Despite the war in Ukraine, sharply rising energy and commodity prices and the combination of weakened economic growth and post-pandemic supply chain pressures on shipping, North reports fewer claims and lower claim values through 2022.

Covid-19 related crew claims are down, while the period has seen only one International Group (IG) pool claim recorded.

But the current benign marine insurance conditions within P&I should not deflect the sector from seizing an opportunity to prepare for turbulent times ahead, according to North.

Based on its YTD experience at the six-month point, North projected a 20 February 2023 combined ratio of below 100%. However, the pattern on which the forecast was based is not expected to continue beyond the end of 2022, as trade adjusts to distortions caused by the war in Ukraine and inflationary pressures.

The Club said that the decision to raise premiums was taken with these factors in mind and the impact of investment losses during a period of market volatility.

The challenges of fluctuating markets had been felt in falling investment returns, North’s pre-renewal report indicated, where its portfolio declined by 6.36% in the period to the end of October 2022.

“Despite recent rises in mutual premium rates, it is unlikely that improvements in our underwriting performance and the

success of our diversified business lines will offset inflationary pressures and rising costs across the sector,” said Thya Kathiravel, chief underwriting officer, North.

While applying the 10% general increase, individual member renewals will be negotiated based on detailed assessments of performance, claims records and risk exposure in the usual way, he said. However, a general premium rating increase of 15% would be applied to all FD&D risks written for the 2022/23 policy year.

The global marine insurer’s Pre-Renewal Report 2023 describes a club in robust shape as it heads towards its merger with Standard Club in February 2023.

Viking orders a further three cruise liners

Three more vessels will be built for Viking Ocean Cruises, law firm Norton Rose Fulbright revealed, as advisors to a syndicate of lenders who have agreed to partially finance the builds.

A first vessel, Viking Neptune, was delivered to the firm’s Ancona shipyard on November 10. It was built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, which is also building the other three.

The vessels will be financed with credit loan facillities worth more than $1.5 billion, says Norton Rose Fulbright, and are backed by export credit agency SACE.

The vessel order is a good sign for the cruise industry, which was devastated by the Covid 19 lockdowns, having

experienced a bumper year in 2019, according to insolvency services firm Company Debt.

”It is encouraging that, despite the Covid related issues that have challenged the cruise sector during the last few years, ECA (Export Credit Agency) finance is still available for newbuilding projects of this nature, reflecting an underlying inherent confidence in the passenger cruise sector,” said partner Simon Hartley, leading the firm working on the transaction.

Viking celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

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8 Viking Neptune


Marine communications hardware provider Cobham Satcom has launched a Ku-Ka Dual Band VSAT antenna.

“Sea Tel 1500 VSAT is effectively a two-in-one antenna designed to ensure full business continuity as a vessel transits between different regions and satcom services,” says Peter Kiær, Senior Vice President, Maritime at Cobham Satcom. “We are delighted to bring this flexibility to our customers looking to combine Ku-band coverage with high power regional Ka-band services, while optimising lifetime costs and simplifying operations. All in a compact footprint.”

Dual-band systems are designed to provide more consistent performance than single band antennas by providing the option to operate on two frequency bands with fast, automatic switching between the two.

Dual-band routers commonly used for smartphones, laptops and tablets operate on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Dual-band antenna systems for maritime use, meanwhile, feature VSAT configurations such as Ku-band (12-18GHz), or Ku-band and Ka-band (26.5-40GHz).

Cobham’s Sea Tel 1500 is a dual-band, multi-orbit VSAT antenna solution with a 1.5 metre reflector diameter. Cobham claims it is a ‘first-to-market innovation’ and ‘the first 1.5-metre maritime VSAT antenna to provide electronic Ku-Ka band switching without manual intervention’.

Available in single Ku- or Ka-band, or as the ‘two antennas in one’ dual Ku-Ka-band configuration, the Sea Tel 1500 enables vessels to seamlessly switch from Ku- to Ka-band in a simple click, ensuring they benefit from the best available satellite offering to optimise their operational expenses and ensure always-on connectivity.

While the forthcoming Ku band offers worldwide coverage, Ka band’s high-power service serves the southern hemisphere better, but misses some chunks of northern Europe, in particular the North Sea and Baltic regions. Being able to operate across both frequencies, as well as providing

greater redundancy and reliability, also promises a degree of future proofing. The antenna also promises to maximise performance for vessels demanding high bandwidth for business-critical applications.

Because Sea Tel 1500 provides Ku-band operation on current GEO services in locations where Ka-band services are not available, it ensures full operational continuity regardless of a vessel’s navigation route.

In a world of communication technology transition marked by the emergence of new satellite constellations, Cobham argues that commercial vessel operators require the flexibility to take advantage of the most reliable, highest performing satellite communication methods the future may bring. As a future-ready multi-orbit satcom solution, Sea Tel 1500 allows vessels to use their antennae within multiple satellite operator networks thanks to its ability to switch to different frequencies and networks on forthcoming non-geosynchronous satellite constellations, such as LEO, MEO and HEO.

First delivery of Sea Tel 1500 Ku-Ka Dual Band VSAT Antennas is expected during Q4 2022.

Forward-looking sonar will play nicely with Raymarine plotters

Danish digitalisers Daniamant announced at the recent METSTRADE marine leisure industry trade show in Holland that EchoPilot’s new Forward Looking Sonar, The FLS 3D Gen 4, is now exclusively compatible with the commercial marine-popular Raymarine Axiom MFDs (Multi Function Displays).

Allowing customers to integrate forwardlooking sonar to their Raymarine Axiom Displays, the new FLS 3D is easily connected to the Raynet via a RJ45 to Raynet cable. Once connected, the EchoPilot app will simply appear on the Axiom Display, allowing users to see forward-looking sonar on their display in real-time. Offering dual

8 Users can benefit from full 360-degree rotation of the 3D image

viewing of marine charts and forwardlooking sonar at the same time, the display can also be used in split screen to aid both convenience and situational awareness.

In full, three-dimensional, coloured display, when the FLS 3D is connected to the Axiom display, users can benefit from full 360-degree rotation of the 3D image via touch, as well as the zoom function. This will give a closer view of how the seabed terrain looks ahead and shows potential hazards in real time.

The FLS 3D comes with twin transducers, said to be compatible with any hull form, to ensure complete forward coverage.

Kevin Rough, CEO at Daniamant, told Maritime Journal: “We are thrilled that we can offer this seamless integration with Raymarine displays and look forward to giving end users more flexibility when it comes to choosing the best electronics.”

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Dual-band systems are designed to provide more consistent performance than single band antennas by providing the option to operate on two frequency bands with fast, automatic switching between the two


Danish technology leader ZeroNorth says the only way to stay on top of fleet performance is through constant remote monitoring as this picks up vessel inefficiencies earlier than any other methods.

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Automating recordable, explainable COLREGS advice

Marine autonomous marine control systems developer Robosys describes its recently launched VOYAGER AI 100 SmartPilot as a Collision Avoidance Decision Aid (CADA) to increase safety and productivity at sea.

A decision aid focused on efficient resolution of shipping situations on passage, VOYAGER AI 100 SmartPilot alerts the bridge team to developing situations and offers manoeuvring recommendations. It is integrated with the vessel’s Electronic Navigation Chart (ENC) System, Radar and AIS.

The Master of the vessel can set the

operating parameters of Voyager 100 to take account of the prevailing circumstances and conditions, including navigational hazards, density of traffic, the prevailing weather conditions and any specific vessel circumstances in real time.

Robosys claims that the system is able to reduce the risk of collision by reducing the cognitive burden on watch-keepers and operators. Unlike human operators, opines Robosys, the system is ‘always on watch and always alert.’ The company’s description of the product is careful in its use of phrases

such as ‘Navigation Advice’ and ‘Decision Aid Support, a reinforcement of the distance that the legal aspects of the collision regulations (COLREGS) aspects of vessel autonomy are falling behind the technological capabilities.

UK-headquartered Robosys is a leading developer of autonomous marine control systems; autonomous navigation and collision avoidance, dynamic route optimisation, advanced perception and classification systems, propulsion, machinery and helm control systems for government and commercial vessels and workboats.

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A £250 million (€285 million) programme to build a successor to the Royal Yacht Britannia, one of former UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s pet projects, has been ditched so that two Multi-Role Ocean Surveillance vessels can be brought forward by some months, the govenrment has confirmed.

Defence secretary Ben Wallace told the UK House of Commons that the decision had been made to accelerate the vessels purchase in light of Russia’s activities in the Ukraine and to ward off current and future threats to cables on the seabed, such as the recent Nord Stream 2 pipeline incident.

”To effectively address the current and future threats, we will now invest in MROS ships that protect sensitive defence infrastructure, and civil infrastructure, to improve our ability to detect threats to the seabed and cables,” he said. ”I have also therefore directed the termination of the National Flagship competition with immediate effect to bring forward the first MROS ship in its place and I shall make further announcements on our continued Naval investment in the coming weeks.

”The increasing commercialisation of the seabed for energy and communications purposes has resulted in increased

opportunities for adversaries to hold Western subsea critical national infrastructure at risk,” Wallace said. “The vessels will be adaptable, and able to provide a range of capabilities, such as operating remote and autonomous offboard systems for underwater surveillance and seabed warfare.”

The first of two vessels will be delivered as soon as January, the government has confirmed, having been converted from its former function as a commercial vessel. The second will be built from scratch.

In May 2021, Britain announced it would hold a competition for ship builders to tender for a contract to build a national flagship ’reflecting the UK’s burgeoning status as a great, independent maritime trading nation’, Johnson said. It would have been the first national flagship since the Royal Yacht Britannia was decommissioned in 1997.

At the time of writing, the Ministry of Defence had not given any further details of the two MROS vessels on order.

Fugro awarded offshore site contracts

Geo-data specialist Fugro has won contracts to carry out three offshore wind site investigations off the coast of the Netherlands.

The IJmuiden Ver Seite V-VI, Nederwiek Site I and Hollandse Kust Site VIII zones together will form what the Netherlands Enterprise Agency is calling its largest campaign to date.

It is also part of a sped-up process by the Dutch government to meet offshore wind targets by 2030.

The seabed investigation will be carried out by Fugro’s Seacalf MK V DeepDrive

system for seabed cone penetration tests and Wuson MK V Ecodrive.

“Increased laboratory capacity onboard the vessels will ensure faster processing of results,” says Fugro. ”Subsequent extensive laboratory testing will take place in Fugro’s recently extended laboratories in the UK and Belgium.”

All data collected will be used by the wind farm developers for current and future tenders as well as power cable design, archaeology and marine biology investigations, Fugro says.

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The order of a new cable-laying vessel by Prysmian is a sign of the firm’s confidence in the burgeoning submarine cable sector.

The submarine cable-laying industry will get a boost in early 2025 with the launch of a cutting-edge vessel as a sequel to Prysmian’s Leonardo da Vinci, which was delivered in 2021.

The ship, which will be built by Fincantieri subsidiary Vard, will have substantially the same hull as Da Vinci, 170 metres in length by 34 metres, and will carry similar cable installation equipment, enabling it to lay lines at more than 3,000 metres depth.

It will hold two carousels of 7,000 and 10,000 tonnes, which the company says will ensure it has the highest cable-loading capacity in the market and means reduced transport time from factory to site.

“The bollard pull will be in excess of 180 tonnes, conferring the capability to perform complex installation operations and supporting a variety of burial tools,” says Prysmian. ”The vessel will be equipped with

7,000 and 10,000 tonnes,


Maritime Developments (MDL) has delivered two fully electric back-deck systems destined for offshore flex-lay operations in Brazil.

The 85-tonne 4-track tensioner and 48.5-tonne deck winch were bespokely designed by MDL in-house, to complement the client’s installation spread.

“In a changing industry, we’re proud to be leading the way in sustainable and innovative back-deck technology – the result of our client-driven mindset,” said Andrew Blaquiere, managing director at MDL.

“We were early adopters of an in-house electrical department among our peers, which gives me the confidence to say we are experts in this space when it comes to efficient and – most importantly – safe lay or retrieval operations.”

Specialist systems

For the tensioner, MDL’s patented TTS-4/140 Series Tensioner design was used, where the track configuration allows for a single quadrant to open for product acceptance or abandonment, offering 900mm of clearance.

Since the patented design was unique to MDL’s 50-tonne unit, this system had to be re-engineered to enable the lifting of the much heavier top track.

DP3 positioning and seakeeping systems, while the maximum transit speed will exceed 16 knots.

Like Leonardo da Vinci, the new vessel will have green credentials: the high cable load capacity and navigation speed will significantly reduce the number of cable installation campaigns needed, compared to other vessels, thus enabling an overall decrease in CO2 emissions and a reduction in fuel consumption of approximately 40%

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compared to a traditional cable-laying vessel.”

Prysmian says NOx emissions will be reduced by 85% and a 3MW will also be installed.

The new vessel brings the company’s tally of cable-laying vessels to six, and once operational it will work on projects with Dominion Energy in the US, a link power cable project between the UK and Germany, and two offshore wind projects in Germany known as Dolwin4 and Borwin4.


The new system features a 5m track contact length and 305-tonne squeeze per track. Like any MDL TTS tensioner, it also features the Failsafe Grip System ensuring constant hold of the product in the event of a critical failure.

8 The 85-tonne 4-track tensioner and 48.5-tonne deck winch were bespokely designed by MDL in-house

The tensioner was supplied with entry and exit rollers to facilitate the product’s movement into the firing line.

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n Motorenrevisie Spaarnestad Nijverheidsweg 27G, Haarlem, 2031 CN Tel: +31 23 531 03 17

With over 30 years of experience in the field of maritime & industrial diesel engines. We are official dealer of Bosch Diesel Center | John Deere | Yanmar | Balmar | Zenoro | Delphi | Caterpillar | MTU (Service dealer).


n Dacon AS

Durudveien 35, Haslum, Norway1344 Tel: +47 21 06 35 10 Norway’s leading supplier of lamps and portable lighting for professional use, transport boxes, portable fans, inspection equipment for visual condition control, man-overboard boarding systems etc

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n Northern Divers (Eng) Ltd

Oslo Road, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull, Yorkshire, HU7 0YN

Tel: +44 1482 227276

Fax: +44 1482 215712

Established in 1963 we are one of the leading diving contractors in the UK with divers and management experienced in all aspects of underwater work to a maximum depth of 50 metres. We can offer a full complement of diving equipment and a various range of marine craft to cover your requirements.

n Quest Underwater Services Ltd

Ferryman’s Way, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9YU

Tel: +44 1929 405029 Fax: +44 1929 405472

Today Quest provides a large range of diving and marine related services and owns and operates a comprehensive fleet of marine plant and equipment from our operations base at Portland Harbour Dorset.


n Spyderco

820 Syderco Way Golden, Colorado

Tel: +1 1303 279 8383 Fax: +1 1303 278 2229

Spyderco pioneered the modern folding knife, introducing features like pocket clips, serrations and one-handed opening. That innovation and quality are the heart of Spyderco’s distinctive folding knives, fixed-blades and sharpeners.


BP Norse Marine (UK)

Cleverley Cottage, Bishops Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1FX

Tel: +44 1489 890031 Fax: +44 1489 890031

Coastal towing, tug with 12 tonne BP, 160 cubic meters Hopper Barge, 16x8m Crane barge/dredger - Barge Norse 2, silt disposal, quayside maintenance & fendering, and fully crewed deliveries. Based in the Solent area, with 25 years’ experience in the marine industry.

n Jenkins Marine

New Harbour Road West, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AJ

Tel: +44 1202 668558 Fax: +44 1202 669209

Dredging contractors, owners and operators of self-propelled dredge pontoons, split hopper barges, Workboats, tugs and flat deck barges (available with spud legs)

n Rohde Nielsen A/S

Nyhavn 20, Copenhagen K., DK-1051

Tel: +45 33 91 25 07 Fax: +45 33 91 25 14 Specialising in capital and maintenance dredging, land reclamation and coast protection. As Scandinavia’s largest dredging contractor, we thrive on low cost timely and efficient solutions.

n Smals Dredging Ltd

Highbridge Enterprise Centre, Isleport Business Park, Bennett Way, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4AL

Tel: +44 7510 530150

Royal Smals; inland dredging company cleaning and maintaining inland waters. With 20 very accurate, all road transportable cutter suction and deepwin dredgers in various measures we clean your harbours, navigation channels, lakes, inland waters in an eco-friendly environmental friendly way. Moreover, we are always searching for the best way to reuse the dredged up sediment nearby; for flood protection, as farmland fertiliser, by strengthening the quays, or recovering the eroding salt marshes. And much more!

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n UK Dredging

Queen Alexandra House, Cargo Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 4LY Tel: +44 2920 835200 Fax: +44 2920 835216

UK leader offers efficient solutions to dredging requirements throughout Europe. Modern vessels feature latest technology, in-dock dredging maintenance, capital works, buoy lifting and hydrographic/land surveys.


Neptune Shipyards BV See under: Workboat Builders


Neyland Marine Services Limited Unit 52, Honeyborough Business Park, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1SE Tel: +44 1646 600358 Fax: +44 1646 600323

Fault finding, repairs and servicing and all electrical and electronic equipment, communication and navigation systems, motor servicing, windlasses, winches, switchboard and generator specialists, circuit breaker (primary and secondary injection testing), full thermal imaging analysis and reports.


n MJR Power & Automation 85 & 88 Willows Court, Teesside Industrial Estate, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9PP Tel: +44 1642 762151

For over 25 years, MJR has delivered turnkey marine power, electrical and automation projects to the commercial, energy and renewable marine sectors providing consultancy, engineering, construction, installation and commissioning services.


n Charity & Taylor Navigation House, 4 Wilford Bridge Road, Woodbridge, IP12 1RJ Tel: +44 1493 804371

Our business is about helping you sustain yours. We do so by sourcing, supplying, and supporting bridge electronics 24/7, 356 days a year.


n Suzuki GB Plc Steinbeck Crescent, Snelshall West, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK4 4AE Tel: +44 1243 388940

Suzuki is a manufacturer of an automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and outboard marine engines for the global market.


Halyard (M&I) Limited 86 Cobham Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, UK, BH21 7PQ Tel: +44 1722 710922

Exhaust Systems - Noise & Vibration Control - Environmental Protection specialists, Halyard, designs and manufactures high quality, technically advanced equipment. Halyard also distribute: Aquadrive, Emigreen DPF & SCR, Seatorque shaft systems, Siderise noise insulation and Wave filtration.


Battley Marine Ltd East End House, Billingford, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4RD Tel: +44 1362 668641 Fax: +44 1362 668930

Fenders - New and second-hand: all types. Pneumatic (to ISO 17357), Foam, Rubber & Plastic. First Yokohama approved fender repair company worldwide in 1976. Inspection, refurbishment, renetting services also available (no fix, no fee).

Batmar Super Sliding Fender (HDPE): the recycled plastic alternative to timber. Pneumatic and Foam fenders available for Hire at competitive rates – all sizes. ISO 9001:2008 certified.

n Buoyant Works Unit 4, Little Trethew Industrial Estate, Horningtops, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3PZ Tel: +44 7850 778109 Buoyant Works design and manufacture performance driven fendering and offshore wind farm impact protection. Fender applications: Crew Transfer Vessels, Tugs, Commercial Vessels and Quaysides. Outstanding durability maximises protection, increases operational performance and lowers running and maintenance costs.

n Fender Innovations and Poly Marine Fender Systems

Westrak 240, 1771 SV Wieringerwerf Tel: +31 22 37 64 170

Fender Innovations is specialized in Tailor designed and produced Fender Systems specifically adapted to the field of operation. Shared properties of the systems are a minimal weight and long lasting durability. For almost every application such as: tenders, fast rescue, research and survey, wind farm support Vessels, heavy duty ribs, superyacht tenders, unmanned marine systems. Poly Marine Fender Systems is specialized in Heavy Duty fender systems for, Pilot Vessels, Crew Tenders, Pontoons and specials such as Bollard and Shore tension protection.

n Manuplas Unit 18 Estover Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 7PY

Tel: +44 1752 771740

Manuplas design and manufacture vessel fendering, quayside fenders, navigation buoys, mooring buoys and subsea buoys. Manuplas supply to ports, harbours, navies, boat builders and operators and the offshore energy market.


n Shawbrook Bank

Prospero, 73 London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LQ

Tel: +44 7799 134682 / +44 7342 085974

Specialist marine finance provider for UK based SME companies. Marine mortgages available for workboats, WFSV’s, tugs, barges, dredgers, ferries, Thames river craft, hire fleets, coastal ships and other commercial vessels.


n Marine Fire Safety Limited Unit D1-D4, Bridge Business Centre, Brickhouse Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8JW

Tel: +44 1342 844379

Fax: +44 1342 843172

Marine Fire Safety; who are well known and trusted by many for supplying, installing and maintaining firefighting equipment within the commercial marine sector, have teamed up with Lalizas UK to extend their services and support to both new and existing customers.

n Seago Deanland Business Park, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3RP

Tel: +44 1825 873 567

Seago Commercial specialise in sale and hire of SOLAS and ISO approved life rafts. With a range of products including lifejackets, fire extinguishers, pyrotechnics, industrial fibre ropes, wire ropes and chains.

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n Global Insulation (European) Ltd Unit 84, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0EL Tel: +44 2392 462113 Suppliers and Installers of Thermal and Fire Insulation on Aluminium & Steel Structures. 20 years, involvement in marine projects for thermal, acoustic and passive fire protection to many prestigeous vessels.


Adec Marine Limited

See under: Life Saving Equipment


n Atlantis Marine Power Limited Western Wood Way, Langage Science Park, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5BG Tel: +44 1752 208810 UK distributors for generators from 5 to 500 kw prime power. Kohler’s patented P-Gen load share system facilitates smaller generators increasing redundancy and reducing fuel consumption.

n Kohler Power Systems 1 Kristallaan, Zevenbergen, 4761 ZC Tel: +1 800-544-2444 Kohler Power Systems, provides complete power systems, including generators (residential, industrial, mobile, portable, and marine), automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energy-management applications. Kohler has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920

WaterMota Ltd

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n Webasto Webasto House, White Rose Way, Doncaster Carr, South Yorkshire, DN4 5JH

Tel: +44 1302 322232 Fax: +44 1302 322231

Webasto offers robust heating and air conditioning solutions for retrofitting or as original equipment. They do this for any type of commercial boat, patrol craft, cargo vessel, passenger boat or naval vessel. We are also now the sole distributor of WhisperPower in the UK.



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n Brimmond Group

Tofthill Avenue, Midmill Business Park, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0QP Tel: +44 1467 633 805

At Brimmond Group we specialise in mechanical, hydraulic or electrical solutions. Our highly qualified engineers can design, manufacture, service and repair a vast range of equipment to meet any client’s needs.

n Hypro Marine

Mount Pleasant Lane, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8LS Tel: +44 1590 681445

As a leading designer and manufacturer of power-assisted steering systems, Hypro Marine has an enviable reputation in the industry for the quality and performance of its products. Specialists in finding unique solutions, we are able to offer a bespoke design and manufacturing service for Integrated Hydraulic Control of single or multifunction hydraulic operations for series-produced power craft.


n A-Plan Insurance

2 Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1DB

Tel: +44 1905 930760

A-Plan Commercial Marine is a long established Specialist Insurance broker providing insurance solutions to the UK Marine market.

n Knighthood Corporate Assurance Services Ltd

Knighthood House, Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 1LB

Tel: +44 1342 327111

Fax: +44 1342 319575

Leading specialist Marine Underwriting Agents & Insurance Brokers to the maritime industry, offering a range of bespoke insurance policies for commercial passenger craft, tugs, workboats and marine service operators throughout the UK and Europe


Fastnet Shipping Ltd

See under: Workboats


Adec Marine Limited

4 Masons Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 9XS

Tel: +44 2086 869717 Fax: +44 2086 809912

Servicing and hire of life rafts, boats and lifejackets. Sales of a complete range of marine safety and firefighting equipment to SOLAS and MED.

n Jo Bird & Co Ltd

Factory Lane, Basonbridge, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4RN

Tel: +44 1278 785546 Fax: +44 1278 780541 Jo Bird and company have been making safety equipment cabinets from composite materials for over 30 years.

Spinlock Ltd See under: Life Jackets


Adec Marine Limited See under: Life Saving Equipment


n DiveCo Marine Ltd Head Office, Marine House, Upnor Road, Lower Upnor, Rochester, ME2 4UY

Tel: +44 1634 566560 DiveCo Marine are award winning, multi-disciplined experts in the project management and delivery of inland and inshore marine engineering, construction and commercial diving solutions for private and public sector projects.

n Hubel Marine B.V. P.O.Box 3219, Rotterdam, 3033 AE

Tel: +31 10 458 7338 Fax: +31 10 458 7662

Hubel Marine is a Netherlands based firm.

Its focus lies on the full range of advice: Registration of Vessels, Corporation Services, Crew Endorsements and Classification Surveys.

n Walcon Marine Cockerell Close, Segensworth West, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 5SR

Tel: +44 1489 579977 Fax: +44 1489 579988

Walcon Marine is a market leader providing quality design, products, construction and installation of yacht harbours and berthing facilities worldwide together with a first class service to its customers.


n TMS (Teignmouth Maritime Services Ltd) Unit 22B Dawlish Business Park, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NH

Tel: +44 1626 866066 Fax: +44 1626 864288 TMS Ltd have many years of expertise in Marine and Civil Engineering. We operate throughout UK and Europe, where we utilise our unrivalled abilities and professionalism to successfully complete marine and civil engineering projects.


n Baars Confloat B.V./ Baars Charter Rivierdijk 276, 3360 AB, Sliedrecht, 3361 AV Tel: +31 184 415566 Fax: +31 184 411227 Hire & Sales of containerised modular (spud) pontoons with a height of 4, 6 and 8 ft, modular multipontoons. See Baars Charter at Dredging Equipment for barges.


n Péguet & Cie

Maillon Rapide, 12 rue des Buchillons, B.P.205, Annemasse, F-74105 Tel: +33 450 95 58 23 Fax: +33 450 92 22 06 Product range fully certified: Self certification in permanent connections as machinery part.-EN 362 certified product range in PPE industrial safety – connectors. Over 200 items available, made in France.


n Navmoor Ltd

The Innovation Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 8XA

Tel: +44 2922 638222 We supply, install, maintain, and refurbish aids to navigation of any type, manufacturer, and age. We Hold stock of lanterns, buoys, mooring, sinkers, and monitoring equipment, to ensure the prompt response to any outage, anywhere in the UK or Ireland. And if you’re thinking about monitoring, you’ve come to the right place, with an online monitoring portal coupled with our own monitoring modules that will blow your mind!

n Robosys Automation Ltd

W1/ 38, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre (MRIC), European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH

Tel: +44 7500 276555 Robosys Automation is a leading developer of AI powered Autonomous Marine Systems including Remote Piloting and Advanced Autonomous Navigation, Remote and Autonomous Platform Control and Remote and Autonomous Payload Control.

n Trinity House

The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3JW

Tel: +44 1255 245121 Fax: +44 1255 245009

Trinity House offers customers costeffective solutions for the maintenance of marine aids to navigation and the provision of marine data acquisition.


n Incat Crowther

P O Box 179, Terrey Hills, HQ Sydney, NSW 2084

Tel: +61 2 9450 0447 Fax: +61 2 8006 5783

Incat Crowther is a diversified marine design business with offices in Australia, USA and the United Kingdom.


n Pharos Marine Ltd Automatic Power Inc Unit 14, Castle Mews, Hampton, London, TW12 2NP

Tel: +44 7535 094337

Pharos Marine is one of the oldest and only UK Based manufacturer of Aids to Navigation in the world. With factories in the UK we have your AtoN needs covered.

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n Briggs Marine Contractors Ltd Seaforth House, Seaforth Place, Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9AX

Tel: +44 1592 872939 Fax: +44 1592 873779 our services include; vessel charter, renewable energy services, offshore windfarm maintenance solution, submarine cable installation, repair and maintenance, marine engineering, marine salvage, pollution response, environmental consultancy, oil and gas terminal operations, aids to navigation services, and third party vessel management


n Tidal Transit Limited Unit 6 North Creake Airfield Business Park, Bunkers Hill, Egmere, Walsingham, Norfolk

Tel: +44 1328 854225

Tidal Transit provides access solutions to the offshore energy industry. Via its fleet of purpose built vessels, Tidal Transit transports people and cargo to and from offshore assets. The company’s fleet is focused on increasing efficiency and time on structures with the aim of reducing the LOCE


n DESMI Pumping Technology A/S Tagholm 1, 9400 Nørresundby, Denmark Tel: +45 9632 8111 Fax: +45 9817 5499 DESMI develop, manufacture, sell and service pumps and pumping solutions including a wide range of environmental equipment for oil spill, seaweed and clean waterways.

n Lamor Corporation UK Ltd 3 Medina Court, Arctic Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7XD

Tel: +44 1983 280185 Fax: +44 1983 280056 LAMOR is the world leader in the manufacture of products and services for the Oil Spill Response Industry. We design and produce Booms, Skimmers, Pumps, Dispersant systems, Vessels and we also design recovery systems to be built into new and older vessels. MCA/ IMO Training, Design and Consultancy on a worldwide basis.


Sue Stevens Media Ltd

7 Foxhills, Ashurst, SO40 7ED Tel: +44 2380 292992

25 years’ experience specializing in Commercial Marine. Media buying, strategic PR campaign planning and implementation, press releases compilation and distribution, newsletters, company brochures and clients’ magazines and social media management.


n Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd 7 Stather Road, Flixborough Industrial Estate, Scunthorpe, DN15 8RR

Tel: +44 1724 400000 paintsandcoatings/ships/ Jotun is the global leading provider of marine coatings, with established positions in protective, decorative and powder coatings worldwide. It has 39 production facilities and representation in over 100 countries.



Ashgrove, Cobh, Cork Tel: +353 86 8054582

Builders of the Interceptor Pilot Boat range, 11.5m, 13m, 14.5m & 16.5m. For when you demand strength and exceptional seakeeping. Also builders of GRP Crew transfer, Patrol & SAR boats, Hydrographic survey vessels, Work boats and Passenger Vessels

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd See under: Vessel Build & Repair


n Ecocoast Studio1.1, Nest@Mallard, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgewater TA6 4RN Tel: +44 1392 877 991 Ecocoast, with now offices in the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom, is a global leader in engineered products for the protection of coastlines, waterways, critical marine assets and infrastructure.


Neptune Shipyards BV

See under: Workboat Builders


n Hamilton Jet EMEA Unit 26, The Birches Industrial Estate, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1XZ

Tel: +44 1342 313437 Fax: +44 1342 313438

HamiltonJet waterjets provide highly efficient propulsion for high speed vessels operating in the world’s most demanding marine environments.

n Stone Marine Propulsion Ltd Dock Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH411DT

Tel: +44 1516 522372 Fax: +44 1516 522377 Stone Marine Propulsion design and manufacture a complete range of high quality propulsion equipment for commercial and naval vessels of all types and sizes. Our latest propeller designs significantly lower fuel consumption and emissions


n Teignbridge Propellers International Ltd Great Western Way, Forde Road, Brunel Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4AW

Tel: +44 1626 333377 Fax: +44 1626 360783

World leaders in innovation, design and manufacture of high performance, high quality propellers and sterngear for 45 years. Approved by all major classification societies. Propellers to 2.55m, shaftlines to 400mm


n Marine Jet Power AB Hansellisgatan 6, Uppsala, SE-754 50 Tel: +46 10 164 10 00

For more than 30 years, Marine Jet Power (MJP) has been redefining the waterjet market with innovation and unsurpassed quality. Engineered and built in Sweden, MJP’s proven stainless steel, mixedflow waterjets are used in many diverse applications, from fast military craft and passenger vessels to workboats worldwide. Over 100 million running hours strong.

n Sleipner Motors Unit 1, Darcey Court, South Brent, TQ10 9EW Tel: +44 1364 649400 Ocean born. Tech bred. Sleipner creates world-leading technical solutions that consistently improve safety and comfort at sea, setting the benchmark for the boating of tomorrow.

n WaterMota Ltd Cavalier Road, Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6TQ

Tel: +44 1626 830910 Fax: +44 1626 830911

WaterMota has been supplying the marine industry with engine room packages since 1911. Heat exchanger/ keel cooled propulsion engines from 5.8 to 22 litres, auxiliary engines, generating sets and custom built power packs, heavy duty reversing gearboxes, hydraulic and power steering systems and power takeoff units, heavy duty sea water pumps for most makes of engines, strainers, impellers and accessories, installation and servicing. Supplying Azcue, D-I, Doosan, Hyundai SeasAll and JMP.


n Rotec Hydraulics Ltd

Rotec Hydraulics Ltd, Unit 1, Venture Way, Priorswood Industrial Estate, Taunton, TA2 8DE

Tel: +44 01823 348 900

Rotec Hydraulics is a leading UK specialist provider of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical mechanical components and engineering services to a wide variety of organisations operating across both public and private sectors.


n Specialised Marine Support Ltd

Specialised Marine Support Ltd, Easdale, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4RF Tel: +44 1852 300341

Accredited and Achilles FPAL registered company specialising in personnel and equipment transfers, safety and guard boat duties, survey and logistical support to the emerging offshore renewables and offshore construction industries throughout Europe.


n Seamariner Ltd

Seamariner Ltd, The Square, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1TA Tel: +44 2380 840374

Seamariner Limited are Marine Recruitment Specialists and have been established since 1992. We hold ISO 9001:2015 accreditation by Lloyds Register and are MLC, 2006 compliant. We supply temporary and permanent seafarers to shipping companies worldwide and our expertise is the basis of our continued success. Having dedicated Recruitment Consultants for each discipline, ship owners will often be guided by our indepth knowledge. Our logistical support team ensures the recruitment process is smooth and efficient.


n Cotesi UK Ltd

10 Ripponden Business Park, Oldham Road, Ripponden, UK, HX6 4DJ

Tel: +44 1422 822000 Fax: +44 1422 821007 Cotesi UK is a manufacturer / supplier of Mooring ropes in different materials from Polypropylene to HMPE Dyneema, Nylon, Polyester, Polysteel, Tow lines, winch lines. Polyform Buoys, Fenders, floats


n English Braids Ltd Spring Lane, Malvern Link, Worcestershire, WR14 1AL

Tel: +44 1684 892222 Fax: +44 1684 892111

English Braids is a family run business established in 1968, now a leading UK manufacturer of bespoke project-based HMPE rope solutions and mooring lines for over 50 years. Official Dyneema partner. With an extensive technical team and a longstanding trusted supply chain we manufacture dyneema winch rope slins, winch ropes and mooring lines from Dyneema HMPE. We have the ability to test an manufacture a range of products in different materials depending on your requirements.


n Johnson Controls Plc

The Security House, Hanworth Rd, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5DA

Tel: +44 1932 743333

Johnson Controls formally TYCO & ADT is a market leader in providing integrated security solutions such as Building Management Systems, Fire Detection, Fire Suppression, HVAC and Security Systems.

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Spinlock Ltd

See under: Life Jackets


n H Henriksen

Trleborgveien 15, Tnsberg, 3101 Tel: +47 33 37 8400 Fax: +47 33 37 8430

H. Henriksen AS is a technology Company with a long and proud history within the maritime and offshore sector. Henriksen has a strong position within safe MOB boat lifting operations, Launch & Recovery systems for offshore vessels, oil Spill Recovery and Entering and Boarding Systems for maritime and urban environments.


Adec Marine Limited

See under: Life Saving Equipment


n Subsalve USA

P.O Box 2030, North Kingstown, Ri 02852 Tel: +1 401 88408801 Fax: +1 401 884 8868 Subsalve is the worldwide leader and innovator in the design and manufacture of buoyancy engineered inflatables. Our underwater lift bags are specified to meet the toughest challenges in recreational, commercial, scientific, and military applications.


n Lee Sanitation Ltd Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, CV47 2FE

Tel: +44 1295 770000 Fax: +44 1295 770022

LeeSan, leaders in marine sanitation (now a Pump Technology Ltd Group Company) have over 25 years’ experience designing, specifying and supplying equipment for seagoing and inland waterways craft of all sizes. Extensive stocks of spares and replacement components are available for most marine toilets. Now promoting their “One Stop Pump Shop” so whether it be clean or waste water they can specify a pump for all applications including all the peripherals that you may need.



n Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST)

Head Office: Satellite House, Bessemer Way, Harfreys Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0LX

Tel: +44 1493 440011 Fax: +44 1493 249721

AST is a global supplier of satellite and end-to-end remote communications. We provide a comprehensive range of devices, voice and data connectivity and empower our customers to optimise their operations.


n Allsalt Maritime 2952 Ed Nixon Terrace, Victoria, BC, V9B 0B2 Tel: +1 206 962 1986

Allsalt Maritime is a design, manufacturing, and R&D firm specializing in marine shock mitigation technology whose mission is to create products that give you more days on the water. Allsalt is the owner of the Shoxs and Kinetix product lines.

n Capital Seating

1 Forward Park Sheene Road, Gorse Hill Industrial Estate, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1BF Tel: +44 1162 169910 Fax: +44 1162 169920

Distributors for GRAMMER Nautic. Marine seating of the highest performance and quality. Full suspensions optimised for arduous marine environments, high shock mitigation performance, comfort, ergonomic design and DNV-GL Type approval.


n HUMPHREE Grimboasen 16, Gothenburg, 417 49 Tel: +46 31 744 3577 Fax: +46 31 744 3573 Humphree, based in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden, is a company dedicated to providing: “Speed at sea” through innovative technology solutions for high performance vessels. Specialized in Trim and Stabilisation our Product portfolio consists of Interceptor systems and Fin stabilisation systems.


WaterMota Ltd

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n Lloyds Maritime Academy KNect House, 30-32 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RE Tel: +44 2070 174483 Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the world’s largest provider of professional development courses and academic education qualifications for the maritime industry

n Thames Marine Academy Upnor Road Lower Upnor, Rochester, ME2 4UY

Tel: +44 7703 842852

The sea is a challenging and at times physically exhausting environment in which to work – not for the faint-hearted.


WaterMota Ltd

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n Rubb Buildings Ltd 246 Dukesway, Team Valley Trading Estate, Tyne and Wear, Gateshead, NE11 0QE

Tel: +44 1914 822211 Rubb marine and port structures can be custom designed to meet a variety of bulk handling methods. Relocating and extending is easy and cost effective in a busy environment.


n NH Towage Frederiksø 8, Svendborg, 5700 Tel: +45 62 22 29 11

We perform long- and short-range towages. We have a broad experience in towages of hulls, dredgers, pipes and barges. If the need arises, we can also provide assistance in salvage operations, such as towing vessels in distress to a nearby port of safety. Our fleet is employed in marine construction projects. From offshore wind farms to bridges, piers, and jetties to harbour extensions, assisting dredgers to cablelaying operations, our experience and the flexibility of our fleet can provide a valuable source of assistance to a diverse range of construction projects.

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd See under: Vessel Build and Repair

n Van Wijngaarden Marine Services BV Buitenweistraat 15, 3372 BC HardinxveldGiessendam Tel: +31 184 490 244

A family owned company with over 45 years of experience in the service of: Chartering tugs / workboats / launches for Inland and Sea-going towage, Assistance- and Supply services to provide services for dredging, construction and offshore companies, on projects all over the world, 24/7 – 365 days a year


n DSB Offshore Ltd Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Road, London, SW6 3JD

Tel: +44 2073 842882

Specialist shipbrokers handling the sale & purchase and chartering of Tugs, Jackups, barges, Split hoppers, Dredgers and various Workboats etc. Our services also include Towage, heavy lift transport and Valuations.

n Herman Sr bv

Ebweg 56, Barendrecht, 2991LT

Tel: +31 78 619 25 07

Herman Senior b.v. is a family-owned company based in Barendrecht, The Netherlands. Although the company was founded in 1992, the roots of the company go back all the way to 1976. With our versatile fleet of Multicats and Shoalbusters, Herman Senior offers a wide range of marine services to our customers on a worldwide basis.



Tel: +90 2123111800/01

Thanks to its experienced maritime pilots and high quality tugboats all built in its large-capacity shipyards, Med Marine is Turkey’s leading towage and pilotage operator and had been serving its clients for their newbuilding projects since 1995

n Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd See under: Vessel Build & Repair


n Nemo Power Tools

Unit 3 Landscape Close, Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire, BICESTER, OX25 3SX

Tel: +44 1869 934333 Nemo Power Tools are the first of their kind and the world’s only completely submersible battery-operated power tools.

n Oceanscan Ltd Denmore Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8JW

Tel: +44 1224 707000 Fax: +44 1224 707001

Oceanscan Limited and group companies supply highly advanced subsea and NDT equipment as well as offshore personnel to a range of industries such as oil and gas, defence and renewables.

n Propspeed 23 Akatea Road, Auckland, New Zealand, 0602 Tel: +44 7766 056 911

Ensure operational readiness while reducing cost and saving fuel with Propspeed®. Superior in-field performance, technical support, and over 21 years in the marine industry.


n Miko Marine AS

Vollsveien 4, Lysaker, 1336

Tel: +47 46 90 5000 Fax: +47 22 83 6515

Miko Marine AS (Miko) is an innovative solution-provider to the marine industry. Solutions based on the use of the company’s original idea - a patented magnetic patch called Miko Plaster®have been supplied to clients worldwide, including navies, governmental institutions, ship owners, diving companies, subsea contractors and oil service companies. Since 1996, Miko has developed a range of effective solutions to reduce the risk of oil spill, increase effectiveness and increase safety in the marine industry. Miko is part of Miko Group of Companies and co-located with our other owner, Buksér og Berging AS just outside Oslo, Norway

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n LK Valves and Controls Ltd

Unit 4 Arbour Place, Arbour Lane, Knowsley Industrial Park, Liverpool, L33 7XG

Tel: +44 151 548 3300 Fax: +44 151 548 3311

LK Valves & Controls are ISO 9001:2015 accredited marine valve & actuator stockist & distributer, representing carefully chosen, high end, market leading European principles, with many products having classification Society type approval.



Leigh House, Main Road, Rookley, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NL Tel: +44 1983 400730

ASL GRP (the Air Sea Land Group) is a dynamic armour company with over 30 years’ experience in the armour, security and defence industry. We are based on the Isle of Wight, on the South coast of England.

n Bruce Roberts Europe bv PO Box 250, Veersedijk 59, Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Zuid-Holland, 3340AG

Tel: +31 7868 49990 Fax:+31 7868 13590

Naval architects including design & engineering specialised in metal workboats up to 25m length, from concept idea up to production data and supply of pre-cut building kits.

n jbj Techniques Limited 28 Trowers Way, Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, Redhill, RH1 2LW Tel: +44 1737 767493 Fax: 01737 772041

In-house expertise, a huge selection of products to meet a very broad range of applications. Specification, through technical advice, manufacture and aftersales support, a comprehensive, valued service to the power transmission and hydraulics industries.

n Locate Supplies

Nursling Industrial Estate, Majestic Road, Nursling, Southampton, SO16 0AF Tel: +44 2380747822

A leading metal and plastic supplier within the UK, Locate Supplies is proud to support the marine industry with a range of products including alloy metals, polymers, and specialist materials.

n Navalrocha

Estaleiro da Rocha Conde de Óbidos 1399, lisboa, 036 Tel: + 351 213 915 900

Navalrocha offers a complete ‘onestop-shop’ shiprepair service providing a full range of turnkey solutions. These services are delivered in cooperation with a series of long-standing and trusted partners with offices located within the yard.

n Seaward 1 Prospect Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AD Tel: +44 1983 280333 www.

Seaward boats are hand crafted in the UK, with an established reputation gained through our commercial boat building heritage. Using ‘Best of British’ design and build quality we deliver first class boats for which Seaward is renowned world-wide.

n Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd KOSBAS Kocaeli Serbest Bolgesi, Sepetlipinar SB Mah., 102. Cad. No:14-16 Basiskele, Kocaeli, 41090 Tel: +90 (262) 341 45 10(pbx)

Harbour & ship assist, terminal, escort & offshore tugs and supply vessels; shallow draft utility workboats and river push boats, tugs up to 170 meters in length, any power range whether direct diesel, diesel-electric or hybrid propulsion technology along with wide range of numerous type vessels.


n Aquatic Towage and Marine Ltd 24 Raynes Road, Lee-On-The-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9AL Tel: +44 (0) 7876251409

New business start-up operator Aquatic Towage and Marine Ltd brings together over 50 years of combined towage and work boat experience from its key staff team.

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd See under: Vessel Build and Repair


n Gemmell and Prout Marine Ltd Swann Street, Hull, Yorkshire, HU2 0PH Tel: +44 1482 329600 Fax: +44 1482 216296

Designers and manufacturers of winches, windlasses and capstans. Hydraulic, electric, diesel, pneumatic and manually driven, along with ancillary equipment. Also hydraulic towing winches.

Lebus International Engineers Ltd Pioneer House, Shorebury Point, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2RX

Tel: +44 1253 402402 Fax: +44 1253 345748

Experienced designers and manufacturers of special purpose and standard marine handling equipment inclusive of winches, windlasses, capstans, cranes, davits, reelers, fairleads, cable spooling systems etc.

n Lemans Nederland BV PO Box 527, Bergen op Zoom, NL 4600 AM

Tel: +31 164 680 097 Fax: +31 164 681 971 Lemans Nederland bv is a company situated in the south-west of The Netherlands. We are specialised in hoist, lift, push and towing equipment. As well as deck, dock and quay equipment. Our delivery program consists of for example: Winches, windlasses and capstans (standard and custom built; manual, electric or hydraulic; planetary gear unit, worm-gear, spur-gear, etc; to handle wire, umbilical, rope, chaincable, etc; Either for anchor handling; mooring; fishing; dredging; towing; tug etc), some even from stock. Otherwise with quite short lead times.


n Durowipers Unit 20, Oldends Lane Industrial Estate, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 3RQ

Tel: +44 1453 820972 Fax: +44 1453 820979 Design and manufacture of high performance window wipers. Three year Warranty. DuroWiper Pantographs and Pendulums have a Patented twin drive rotary transfer box giving a remarkable smooth, powerful and reliable performance.

n Exalto Wiper Technologys PO Box 40, 3370 AH, Hardinxveld -Giessendam

Tel: +31 184 615 800 Fax: 31 184 614 045 Marine Exalto produces the world’s best professional marine wiper systems. Exalto makes wiper systems for all kind of vessels in the commercial and leisure sectors.


n Aister C/Baixada do Cocho, nº 228, A Guia – M, Meira – 3, MOAÑA, 6955 Tel: +34 986 240 294 Fax: +34 986 240 157 Safe, reliable and designed for work aluminium boats: bespoke patrols, SAR boats and passenger catamarans.

n Cheetah Marine OceanBlue Quay, The Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, PO38 1JR Tel: +44 1983 852398 Now in our 25th year of production, Cheetah Marine continues to lead Europe in the specialist design and construction of power commercial catamarans. (hydrographic workboat/ catamaran)

n Diverse Marine Medina Ship Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight Tel: +44 1983 300656

DM acquired the assets of equipment of South Boats IOW and trade from Cowes, IOW specialising in the design, construction, refit, repair and maintenance of workboats, military and patrol craft, lifeboats, pilot boats, fishing boats, commercial and pleasure craft

n Neptune Shipyards BV Rivierdijk 586, 3371 ED, Veerdam 1, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, 5308 JH

Tel: +31 184 621423 Fax: +31 184 612741

We design, build, repair, convert and mobilize vessels for the maritime industry. It is our aim to offer you the best solution through innovation, creativity, cooperation and flexibility.

n SMS Group Ltd

Unit 1 Ocean Quay, Belvidere Road, Southampton, Hants, SO14 5QY

Tel: +44 2380 141010

Southampton Marine Services specialise in ship building, ship repairs and steel fabrication across all aspects of the marine industry.

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd See under: Vessel Build and Repair


n Baltic Workboats AS Nasva Harbour, Nasva, Kaarma v, 93872 Saare mk

Tel: +372 452 1140

Baltic Workboats AS has a strong track record for the design, build and delivery of steel and aluminum workboats for professionals around the world.

n Fastnet Shipping Ltd Marine Support Services Base, Bilberry, Waterford City, Waterford

Tel: +353 51 832946 Fax: +353 51 851886

Specialists in Marine Plant Hire, Charter & Sales. Bespoke marine access solutions, CTV / Survey Vessels, Jack up Barges, Pontoons, Tugs, Crane Barges, Dredgers and various other workboats.

Jenkins Marine See under: Dredging

Tidal Transit Limited See under: Offshore Support


n Habbeke

Schelphoek 103, 1621Mk Hoorn

Tel: +31 2993 62182 Fax: +31 2993 67464

Habbeké Shipyard, established in 1966, has almost fifty years’ experience of quality shipbuilding. The wharf builds exclusively in aluminium, and enjoys an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and service. The shipyard builds aluminium workboats, & both open and closed vessels for rescue, pilot or general work duties.

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