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Conoship unveils “future-proof” cargo vessel

Groningen, Netherlands-based Conoship International Projects has developed an innovative, future-proof and environmentally friendly 3,600 dwt general cargo vessel that it says can “be considered the new standard for low-air-draft sea/river coasters.” The

Southwest Shipyard to build diesel electric ferry for TxDOT

Two of this class of ferries were delivered in 2011 and construction of the latest vessel, which is a diesel-electric version, will begin this fall. EBDG will serve as the owner’s representative.

TxDOT is a long-time EBDG client, and the firm has provided support to the agency since 2008. Following the successful completion of a multi-phased design effort for the first two 28-car ferries to offer service between Port Aransas and Harbor Island, EBDG was selected by TxDOT in 2014 to provide four years of on-call support. The first project under the new contract was for the design of the diesel-electric version of the 28-car ferry.

The new ABS-classed diesel-electric ferry has a length of 161 feet overall, a beam of 52 feet, a depth of approximately 11 feet and a draft of 8 feet.

Design updates to the interior, including the propulsion system, will translate into a vessel that has greater built-in redundancy and requires less maintenance over its lifetime.

The new ferry is set to enters service in February 2017.

“EBDG is pleased to be providing the new generation of ferries for Port Aransas,” stated EBDG VP of Engineering, Brian King. “It’s nice to be once again working with TxDOT and Southwest Shipyard for the construction of another ferry. I am confident that Southwest Shipyard will do an excellent job.”

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CSBC Taiwan opts for Siemens systems for SSDCV newbuilds

AUGUST 18, 2015 — Taiwan’s largest shipbuilder, CSBC Corporation, has chosen Siemens to supply diesel-electric propulsion systems and other equipment for four 65,000 dwt semi-submersible deck cargo vessels (SSDCVs) ordered by a

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New Eastern diesel electric towboat has podded thrusters

FEBRUARY 13, 2015 — Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Panama City, FL, is introducing the Thunderbolt, a 120 ft,  4,200 horsepower inland towboat design that combines  diesel-electric technology with twin electric Verhaar Omega