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The practice of vessels being built by two or more companies, potentially located in different countries, is now becoming routine, especially in Europe. Typically the hull is built in a lower-cost country, such as Poland or China, and then completed in the Netherlands, for example, where costs are higher. However, the Karadeniz Shipyard, located in […]

Piercing the Waves

No longer is a vessel’s performance a question of its installed propulsion system alone. Today, the trend points in the direction of taking the total grip of a ship’s design including the hull, engines, propulsion system and many other components. The new Rolls-Royce UT 790 CD vessel design is proof of this. Its wavepiercing technology […]