A Dream Scenario For OSK-Shiptech

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Last week, MSC Group and Onorato Armatori have signed a historical contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for the order of four luxurious ro-pax ferries. OSK-ShipTech is behind the concept design for the largest ferry order ever.
“Our two largest clients are now doing business together, so to us, this is a dream-scenario, where we are appointed designers on the basis of earlier projects and long-term successful cooperation with all parties. This is such a significant project, and this order is a fantastic opportunity to bring our competencies, the yard’s strength and the owners’ joint pool of many years’ of experience into play,” says CCO of OSK Group, Anders Ørgård.
The contract includes an option for four additional ferries of the same type. In any case, this a record ferry order – and a quantum leap for the joint cooperation between GSI and OSK.

Port Of Tilbury’s New Port Proposal Begins Examination Process

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The Port of Tilbury’s proposals to build a new port terminal, TILBURY2, on the Thames close to the current port has been examined at Issue Specific and Open Floor hearings on February 20 and 21 by the Examining Authority, appointed by the Secretary of State.
TILBURY2 intends to build on a site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station and will include a new deep water jetty in the river Thames.
The proposed terminal will act as a satellite of the main port and it is proposed that it will comprise a ferry terminal.
The project will also include surface access proposals to link the site to the existing road and rail networks.

Hurtigruten’s First Hybrid Vessel Launched

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Although this vessel is an expedition cruise ship rather than a coastal Hurtigruten unit, it is worth mentioning. Indeed, ROALD AMUNDSEN touched water for the first time during a launching ceremony at the Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.
The successful launching marks an important milestone in the construction of the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship that will be fitted with large battery packs.
From the bay outside the yard, guests and crew on LOFOTEN, built in 1964 and Hurtigruten’s oldest vessel, greeted the newest addition to the fleet.

Photos : Oclin – Hurtigruten