South Korea: Avikus autonomous navigation tech picked for 23 large ships




Avikus, an autonomous navigation solutions startup founded by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group in late 2020, has been contracted by two compatriot shipping companies to install an autonomous navigation solution for large vessels.

LNG carrier Prism Courage, built by HHI and delivered to SK Shipping in 2021

Avikus’ Level 2 autonomous navigation solution, known as HiNAS 2.0, will be supplied to SK Shipping and Sinokor Merchant Marine.

The contract is “the world’s largest order for ship autonomous navigation control solution”, according to Dohyeong Lim, CEO of Avikus.

“In fact, it is the first in the world to mass-produce an advanced navigation assistant solution capable of controlling ships,” Lim added.

Specifically, HiNAS 2.0 will be

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Armón.Talks about repeat ferry





24. February 2022

Spanish ferry company Baleària is negotiating with Spanish yard Armon Gijon about building another fast ferry. It would be a repeat vessel of 123m-long and 28m-wide ferry Eleanor Roosevelt which was recently completed by Armon for sailings between Palma de Mallorca, Dénia and Ibiza. The vessel is an aluminium catamaran with dual-fuel diesel/LNG propulsion. The company is negotiating this second order due to the satisfactory initial commercial service results of the Eleanor Roosevelt and positive response of passenger and freight users, especially the ferry’s stability in heavy seas. Armon is supervising improvements to this prototype which are being carried out in the Gibraltar shipyard Gibdock, by a team Armon has moved there. In this warranty review, two bow thrusters are

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Another double delivery of SMST gangway and crane for Acta Marine



Once again Acta Marine is equipping two newbuild Construction Service Operation Vessels (CSOVs) with SMST mission equipment. The close cooperation between the two parties is reaffirmed by the contract signed with Tersan Shipyard for a modular W2W system package. The equipment will be at the operational heart of both vessels, securing optimal logistics and safe and efficient transfer of personnel and cargo.

“We are very pleased to be part of the two next generation Methanol MDO/HVO powered CSOVs for Acta that will be built at Tersan Shipyard”, says Menno de Jong, Sales Manager at SMST. “For us the contract is a testimony of proven quality and solid performance of our W2W and cargo handling equipment on board Acta Auriga and Acta Centaurus.”

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Nuevo revés internacional para las aspiraciones de Navantia

La Voz de Cádiz

La empresa española queda en fuera de juego en el concurso para la construcción de tres fragatas a Polonia

En tres años ha perdido opciones en Estados Unidos, Canadá y Asutralia

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Navantia sigue sin firmar un contrato de construcción naval en el extranjero. La compañía pública ha recibido un nuevo revés al quedar en fuera de juego del concurso de Polonia para la construcción de tres fragatas. Las ofertas que siguen adelante son alemans e inglesas.

La oferta de Navantia fue seleccionada el pasado agosto en lo que se denomina carrera corta o finalista del concurso abierto por el Ministerio de Defensa de Polonia para el diseño de tres fragatas mediante un contrato de Transferencia de Tecnología (ToT). Esa lista la conformaban

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