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    Aluminum is New Standard for Sustainable Marine Vessel Design

    Arksen, a U.K. marine innovation, technology, and adventure company, is partnering with Hydro on an aluminum exploration and research vessel project. Arksen selected aluminum as the key design material for developing a new standard in sustainable marine vessels. The partnership with Hydro provides Arksen with access to low-carbon aluminum and to Hydro’s aluminum expertise. Vessels […]

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    Austal Delivers Aluminum EPF Catamaran to U.S. Navy

    Austal USA delivered the USNS Yuma, the eigth Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) vessel, to the U.S. Navy. The EPF program provides the Navy with providing high-speed, high-payload transport capability to fleet and combatant commanders. The 338-foot long Yuma is an aluminum catamaran capable of transporting 600 tons, 1,200 nautical miles at an average speed of […]

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    Aluminum Used in New York’s Citywide Ferry System

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and Hornblower, the operator of Citywide Ferry, began construction on the 19 aluminum vessels, utilizing the latest in 21st century maritime technology and best design practices. The new vessels will represent the New York City’s first citywide ferry system in over 100 years. The use of lightweight aluminum provides fuel efficiency […]