Kongsberg Delivers Offshore Ops Simulator
Superior Energy Services of Houston, Texas, took delivery of one of the most advanced maritime training simulators ever developed, in April 2012. The next-generation simulator from Kongsberg Maritime will be used to provide integrated, real-time training for Superior’s offshore marine personnel at its new facility in Anchorage, Alaska. Under the terms of the contract, signed September 2011, Kongsberg…
Two Incat Crowther Boats Under Construction
construction at Gulf Craft LLC in Louisiana, USA. The vessels’ operator, SEACOR Marine, is a progressive company that pioneered the use of fast catamarans in the offshore industry with the commissioning of SEACOR Cheetah in January 2008, and SEACOR Cougar in April 2009. The operator intends to push the boundaries even further with these larger, faster vessels, by offering increased capacity and comfort.
Vizada Signs Agreement with Danos Shipping
Vizada and Vizada Elite Partner SRH Marine Electronics S.A. have signed a 24-month agreement with Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd to equip the company’s fleet of vessels with a full broadband communications system. The partners will provide 1 GB connectivity over Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminals, connectivity will be further enhanced by Vizada XChange and the Vizada Crew PC for optimal internet usage. Danaos Shipping Co.
Austal Sets Keel of U.S. Navy's JHSV 3
On May 3, 2012, Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for the third Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV), one of nine Austal-designed 103-meter U.S. Navy Joint High Speed Vessels under contract with the U.S. Navy. Austal invited Representative Jo Bonner to authenticate the keel. He was assisted by Jeff Cellon who is an “A” Class welder that has been part of the Austal team since May of 2010. A traditional keel-laying ceremony marks the first significant milestone in the construction of the ship.
MSC Hospital Ship Departs for Humanitarian Mission
Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) departed Naval Station San Diego May 3, beginning its part in Pacific Partnership 2012, a four-and-a-half month humanitarian and civic assistance mission to Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. Mercy is crewed by 70 civil service mariners working for MSC who operate and navigate the ship while Navy planners and medical personnel plan and execute the mission.
AVEVA Opens Office in Wroclaw, Poland
AVEVA announced it has opened a new office in Wroclaw, Poland. Serving the Polish market, the office will offer sales and support for all of AVEVA ’s solutions and consulting services.
Aker Solutions to Deliver Services to Kvaerner's Contract
On May 3, 2012 Kvaerner ASA announced its intent to use Aker Solutions as a sub-contractor for its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the topside for the Edvard Grieg platform (formerly Luno). The field is operated by the Swedish oil and gas exploration and production company Lundin. Aker Solutions will deliver design engineering and procurement services from the company's offices in Oslo, Norway and Mumbai, India, with support from Kvaerner.
London Olympics – UK Warship Takes Station
HMS Ocean will berth at Greenwich in east London where she will act as a launch pad for eight Lynx helicopters and a base for Royal Marine snipers in the the final phase of the exercise 'Olympic Guardian', which began earlier this week in Weymouth and in the airspace over the capital. During the Games the ship will also accommodate 300 military personnel who are providing security at nearby Greenwich Park, and engage with Londoners by hosting public visits.
Offshore Wind Farm Transformer Platform – Nordic Yards Steel-cutting
The first steel blank cut has been made at Nordic's Warnemünde shipyard on the largest offshore transformer platform of its type currently under construction worldwide. Wind Farm transformer platform SylWin alpha will be installed west of Sylt to provide the grid connection for DanTysk and Butendiek offshore wind farms. In accord with the date announced at the contract signing in February this year…
Chinese Shipyard Delivers Another Bulk Carrier
The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited announces that COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co.…
Rolls Royce Give Interim Management Statement
Trading since the start of the year is consistent with the guidance provided in our Full Year Report in February. For the full year, the Group continues to expect…
Diana Shipping Q1 Results, Panamax Bulk Ship Delivery
Diana Shipping inc. Diana Shipping Inc. specializing in the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, today reported net income of $20.0 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $33.1 million reported in the first quarter of 2011. Time charter revenues were $57.6 million for the first quarter of 2012, compared to $69.4 million for the same period of 2011, mainly due to reduced time charter rates.
Offshore Drilling Contractor Noble Corp – Fleet Status Report
Noble Corporation recently released a Fleet Status Report showing that the company's 2012 guidance on average fleet unpaid operational downtime is expected to total 3.5%.
Hill International Gets Casablanca Marina Construction Contract
Hill International (NYSE:HIL), the global leader in managing construction risk, announce that it has been awarded contracts to provide project management services for three projects in North Africa.
Israel Gets Nuclear Missile-capable Submarine
An official ceremony to hand over to Israel a Dolphin-class submarine, which can carry nuclear weapons, took place in the German city of Kiel, according to Rianovosti.
Hospital Ship 'Mercy' Deploys After Repairs
“We got underway this morning,” mission spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. S. Maria Lohmeyer said, speaking by cell phone from the ship after Mercy left San Diego Bay. Problems…
Italian Ship to Depart after 3-Month India Detention
Agreeing that Italian ship Enrica Lexie is not the “object of crime”, the Supreme Court has allowed the detained vessel to leave Indian waters and continue with…