The latest issue of DryDock magazine is now available online.

In Face the Facts, Gavin Allwright, Secretary General of the International Windship Association takes a look at how, with a lot of attention and investment going into alternative, low emission fuel development, the return of wind propulsion avoid becoming an ‘also ran’ technology segment?

In On the Line Neil Graham, Technical Director of marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston, sees signs for optimism in the next 12 months as demand returns and vessel operators take advantage of digitalisation.

The Spotlight in this issue is turned on FPSOs. There is always the discussion over whether to convert FPSOs or build new, but how has that changed during COVID-19, what impact does this have
on safety, and how will the industry change as the world slowly recovers, asks Luiz Feijo, Director Global Offshore, Market Sector Lead – Production, American Bureau of Shipping.

In Market Intelligence Marine Benchmark has looked at the underlying growth in global repair yard activity and has found that it has not been uniform. North East Asia yard activity has averaged 8%pa growth, resulting in an increase in global share – increasing from 20% to 23%. Meanwhile, repair yards in the NW Europe region have fallen from a 28% share in 2011 to 23% currently

In Analysis, we take a look at ferry repairs.  These include green retrofits at Remontowa, a major RoPax retrofit at Fayard, a Covid-safe upgrade by Trimline, new ferry contracts for Cammell Laird, an
entrepreneurial approach to fit-out by SMS and Red Jet upgrade by Wight Shipyard Co, which all go to show that the ferry refit and repair season is in full swing.

Mechanical Matters provides details of a a new maintenance agreement for ABB Turbocharging, a fast rudder shaft turnaround by MarineShaft, and a Silverstream Technologies air lubrication
system tested by Grimaldi.

In Focus features Brookes Bell and the advantages of using NDT on superyachts, new antifoulings from AkzoNobel and a hull optimisation programme from Jotun

Worldwide features repair updates from Besiktas, ART, Multimarine, A&P Falmouth, Remontowa, Lisnave, N-KOM and Subsea Global Solutions.

The issue concludes with latest News from around the world.

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