China’s Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group is busy on a series of offshore vessels for delivery to Paris-headquartered Bourbon under a $1billion framework agreement signed in June, 2010. Significantly, production includes the first Chinese-designed
Statue Cruises, a subsidiary of Hornblower Cruises & Events., has signed an agreement with Derecktor Shipyards in Bridgeport, Conn., to complete the world’s first hybrid ferry using hydrogen fuel by April 2011.
Norway’s Farstad Shipping ASA has placed an order for the first OSV to be built to a new wave piercing design by Rolls-Royce. The vessel is one of four platform supply vessels