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What’s Got Us Talking 7th January 2021

The latest news from across the industry that ‘got us talking’

Welcome to our first weekly round-up of ‘what’s got us talking’ 2021, a collection of topical industry news from both our marine and industrial sectors.


Delivery of 40 Steering Grids to Parsifal tankers Concordia Damen

Veth Propulsion deliver 40 Steering Grids to Parsifal tankers Concordia Damen

The construction of these sustainable LNG tankers will be spread over the next 4 years and will be equipped with the type VSG-1200L steering grid and electric motors of 425 kW. Veth Propulsion is proud to have been a partner in realizing this partnership from the beginning. Concordia Damen and Veth Propulsion have had a strong cooperation for many years.

The World’s First Battery-Powered Crawler Crane Has Arrived From Liebherr

The World’s First Battery-Powered Crawler Crane Has Arrived From Liebherr

While many manufacturers are introducing electric compact equipment, German manufacturer Liebherr is debuting its second electric-drive large machine: crawler cranes.

HST MARINE EXPANDS INTO THE WORKBOAT MARKET

HST Marine expands into workboat market

Damen Shipyards Group has recently signed a contract with HST Marine for the delivery of a Multi Cat 2309. The company, which was the launching customer for Damen’s Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710, is the first to order the brand-new, mid-range Multi Cat design bringing new capabilities to the market. HST will use the vessel to extend their business operations beyond crew transfer and into workboat activities. 

Boots and Tesco offer help with Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Boots and Tesco offer help with Covid-19 vaccine rollout

High street chains Tesco and Boots have offered to help with the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.

It is believed that Tesco has offered its distribution arm to help with the rollout of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine while Boots is opening three Covid-19 vaccination sites, in Halifax, Huddersfield and Gloucester.