Sembcorp Marine has secured a design-build contract from Norled, a shipping company based in Norway, for the construction of three hybrid plug-in roll-on / roll-off (RoPax) passenger ferries.

The vessels will be designed by LMG Marin, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, and will be custom-built to operate in the Hella-Vangsnes-Dragsvik short sea route of Norled, Norway.

The double-ended passenger ferries will feature a multi-deck with a length of 84.2m and will accommodate a maximum of 300 people on-board.

Norled is expected to receive the ferries by the end of 2020.

Finnish firms Deltamarin and Elomatic have been awarded two contracts by German shipbuilding company Mv Werften.

Deltamarin and Elomatic will offer basic and detailed design services under two contracts worth €16.5m ($18.7m) and €17m ($19.26m) for the second Global-class cruise ship.

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The vessel will be constructed by Mv Werften at its Wismar and Rostock shipyards.

Deltamarin and Elomatic will be responsible for the engineering and site services required for construction.

The length and width of the second Global-class ship will be 342m and 46.4m, respectively. The vessel will have a gross registered tonnage of 204,000t.

Höegh Autoliners has awarded a contract to Optimarin for the supply of ten retrofitted ballast water treatment (BWT) systems.

“Damen ASD 2411 tugboats will be delivered within three months and will support the Khalifa Port expansion works.”

Optimarin has been associated with Höegh Autoliners for two years. Its BWT systems are UV-based and are approved by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

The new Optimarin Ballast Systems (OBS) will be fitted on the 15 RoRo vessels of Höegh Autoliners.

Höegh Autoliners will receive the first OBS this year, while installation of all the systems is expected to be completed by 2023.

Damen Shipyards Group has received an order from Abu Dhabi Marine Services (Safeen), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, for the delivery of two new tugboats.

Damen ASD 2411 tugboats will be delivered within three months and will support the Khalifa Port expansion works.

The tugboats can handle 400m container vessels with a capacity of 20,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU).

Havila Kystruten, a ship ownership and management company based in Norway, has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce for the supply of power and propulsion solutions.

The propulsion systems will be installed on Havila Kystruten’s four new Ro-Pax vessels to be built by Astillero Hijos de J Barreras shipyard in Spain and Tersan yard in Turkey.

Developed based on the Havyard 923 design, the vessels are expected to enter service in January 2021.