Archives for 2021

ICE and Decarbonisation of Shipping

ICE’s longstanding effort of designing ships that use fuel more efficiently – and thus emit less Green House Gases (GHG) – has traditionally involved optimising the shape of ships’ underwater hulls to minimise resistance, and selection of effective propellers to…

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ICE Re-starting Onsite Design Service

With the disruptive C-19 pandemic slowly getting under control, ICE is finally able again to second designers to clients’ offices in different countries. Currently, ICE has experienced engineers providing technical assistance to clients in Germany, the UK and the Netherlands….

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ICE Returning to Face-to-Face Meetings

Face-to-face conferences and trade shows are starting to take place once again, following nearly two years when such events have either been cancelled, postponed or changed into cyber format. Although the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic are far from over,…

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ICE to Develop a Wind-Powered Ocean Tug

Bluewater Engineering has contracted ICE for concept development of the SKYTUG (www.skytug.co.uk), an innovative class of vessels designed for ocean towing of slow-moving cargo ships. Incorporating Bluewater’s patent-pending technology to deploy and control large kite arrays, SKYTUGs will effectively convert…

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UK Clients Visiting ICE Design Office

In August, a relaxation of UK’s COVID-19 travelling restrictions added Romania on the so-called “green list” of countries from which travellers with valid vaccinations no longer would need to quarantine upon arrival in the UK. As a result, ICE had…

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Zero-emission Ferries Successfully Completed

ICE is pleased that the construction and trials of both 72-metre Amherst Islander II and the 99-metre Wolfe Islander IV ferries were successfully completed. The vessels recently sailed from the shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Galati to Constanta, for onwards transportation to…

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3D Laser Scanning Project

One of ICE’s experienced engineers recently performed a 3D laser scanning and survey on-board a vehicle carrier, with focus on the engine room.  He produced an accurate Point Cloud database, which was delivered to the client to allow design work…

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ICE Successfully Passes ISO 9001:2015 Audit

In June, DNV Business Assurance performed the periodic audit on the ICE’s Quality Management System (QMS). The audit scope included verification of both ICE’s main design office in Galati, Romania and ICE’s Branch Office in Split, Croatia.  Due to the…

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Summer Holidays

We inform our clients and other business associates that this summer ICE will not have a common holiday period. Many of our employees will take time off in July and August but our offices will remain open and ongoing contracts…

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ICE in Energy Storage Systems (ESS) Cooperation

To provide its customers with leading ESS technology, ICE has entered into a cooperation with Sterling PlanB Energy Solutions, a world leader in design, supply and servicing of safe lithium-ion battery systems on ships. Steinar Draegebo, ICE’s Chairman and CEO…

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Good News from MV WERFTEN

ICE was very pleased to be advised this week by its valued customer MV WERFTEN that – after a prolonged period of Covid-19 related difficulties – the shipbuilder will now progressively be returning to normal operation after having secured financing…

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