Wärtsilä Organizes Ship Design

“The new Wärtsilä Ship Design entity is basically a sales organization doing sales support and project management,” said Jaakko Eskola, group vice president, Wärtsilä Ship Power. “It will be a real global design company, currently with 14 operating units across the world.” Wärtsilä has combined its various ship design units into a single entity called […]

New OCVs Raise the Bar

According to Voith Turbo Schneider, the 145 m long,30 m wide offshore construction vessel being built for North Sea Invest AS, is the largest and most powerful ship to be equipped with Voith Schneider Propellers as main propulsion. A new ship for Norway-based North Sea Invest AS will be built in Vigo, Spain, by Astilleros […]

U.S. Navy to Add Three LCS Ships in Fiscal 2010

It was recently reported by the U.S. Navy that it would amend an ongoing competition between Lockheed Martin Corp. and General Dynamics Corp. to add three shore-hugging littoral combat ships in fiscal year 2010. The Navy said it would delete a ship it had hoped to buy with fiscal 2008 funds from the competition, in […]