Building and refurbishment news, features and events

A popular design partner: Spear Green Design

A popular design partner: Spear Green Design
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The marine interior design firm has created high quality interiors for several vessels recently, cementing its reputation in the ferry industry

The marine interior design firm is creating high quality interiors, cementing its reputation in the ferry industry

Regent Seven Seas orders sixth all-suite cruise ship from Fincantieri

Regent Seven Seas orders sixth all-suite cruise ship from Fincantieri
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New vessel will be built as a sister to Seven Seas Explorer and Seven Seas Splendor and debut in 2023

Harland and Wolff starts £5 million refit on five Stena Ferries

Harland and Wolff starts £5 million refit on five Stena Ferries
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 14, 2019

The Irish Sea-based vessels will be dry docked consecutively in Belfast over the next 10 weeks

Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Queen Elizabeth

Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Queen Elizabeth
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 11, 2019

Cunard ship underwent scheduled maintenance and repair work before resuming service

Canaveral Port Authority chooses cruise terminal contractor

Canaveral Port Authority chooses cruise terminal contractor
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Ivey’s Construction wins US$108.5 million contract for the facility and a parking garage

Grand Bahama Shipyard has grand plans for the future

Grand Bahama Shipyard has grand plans for the future
By Jacqui Griffiths | Thursday, January 10, 2019

Grand Bahama Shipyard, a world leader in ship repair, is ensuring growth by expanding into larger and more complex projects

Ship repair company is ensuring growth by expanding into larger and more complex projects

Vard lays keel for Ponant’s electric hybrid polar expedition ship

Vard lays keel for Ponant’s electric hybrid polar expedition ship
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Le Commandant Charcot is to be delivered in 2021 when she will begin sailing in polar regions 

MSC Grandiosa moves a step closer to completion in France

MSC Grandiosa moves a step closer to completion in France
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, January 7, 2019

MSC Cruises' first Meraviglia Plus ship floats out of dry dock at Chantiers de l'Atlantique yard

Incat prepares Virtu Ferries newbuild for sea trials in Tasmania

Incat prepares Virtu Ferries newbuild for sea trials in Tasmania
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, January 4, 2019

New high-speed passenger and vehicle ferry leaves building dock for final outfitting ahead of tests

Why do aluminium ferries have to go fast?

Why do aluminium ferries have to go fast?
By Guest | Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mike Wake, Austal’s sales representative for Europe, outlines how less powerful lightweight aluminium ferries could significantly reduce fuel consumption and pollution

Austal’s Mike Wake discusses the reduced fuel consumption and pollution of aluminium ferries


Brittany Ferries celebrates as FSG floats out Honfleur's hull

Brittany Ferries celebrates as FSG floats out Honfleur's hull
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, December 17, 2018

Newbuild moves a step closer to becoming the first LNG-powered ship to operate on the English Channel

Almaco to build accommodation and more on Viking Line’s new ship

Almaco to build accommodation and more on Viking Line’s new ship
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, December 14, 2018

Climate-smart newbuild will also use Almaco’s Galley Energy Management system

MJM Group expands marine outfitting business to Poland

MJM Group expands marine outfitting business to Poland
By Rebecca Gibson | Monday, December 10, 2018

New design and administration office will support key projects at firm's headquarters in Northern Ireland

MAN Cryo develops first liquefied hydrogen fuel system for ships

MAN Cryo develops first liquefied hydrogen fuel system for ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, December 6, 2018

The cleaner fuel system has been designed in collaboration with Fjord1 and Multi Maritime 

Meyer Werft lays keel for new Norwegian Encore in Germany

Meyer Werft lays keel for new Norwegian Encore in Germany
By Rebecca Gibson | Friday, November 30, 2018

Norwegian Cruise Line marked construction milestone with traditional ceremony 

Hurtigruten’s Fram to undergo first refurbishment since 2007 launch

Hurtigruten’s Fram to undergo first refurbishment since 2007 launch
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Thursday, November 29, 2018

The expedition ship will also be retrofitted with environmentally friendly engines

Chantiers de l'Atlantique boosts ship production capacity by 30%

Chantiers de l'Atlantique boosts ship production capacity by 30%
By Rebecca Gibson | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Company extends pre-assembly area at its shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France 

MSC Cruises to christen first Seaside EVO ship MSC Seashore

MSC Cruises to christen first Seaside EVO ship MSC Seashore
By Rebecca Gibson | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Name was revealed during the steel-cutting ceremony for the new ship at Fincantieri's yard in Italy

Ulstein Verft starts work on new Color Line ferry

Ulstein Verft starts work on new Color Line ferry
By Rebecca Gibson | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Color Hybrid will be the world's largest plug-in hybrid vessel when she is delivered next summer

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships

Windstar Cruises to renovate and extend Star Class ships
By Elly Yates-Roberts | Friday, November 16, 2018

The US$250 million Star Plus initiative will impact all aspects of the onboard experience