Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Newport News sector has appointed David Reith to the position of controller. In this role, Reith has responsibility for internal systems and process controls for Newport News' accounting and operations finance functions. Reith will report to Linda Leukhardt, vice president of Business Management and chief financial officer for the Newport News sector. "Dave's considerable business and financial management experience will be a significant asset to the Newport News sector," said Leukhardt. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman Newport News, Reith worked for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems (ES) sector, most recently serving as the business manager for all communications business in ES. With 15 years of experience, Reith has held a variety of management positions including financial planning manager and business manager within the Systems Development and Technology Division of the ES sector and deputy business manager for the transition and integration of Litton operations into ES. Reith received his bachelor of arts degree in 1987 from Western Maryland College in Westminster, Md.
Statoil expands its exploration portfolio with the acquisition of 25% participating interest from Vale SA in BM-ES-22A in the Espirito Santo Basin offshore Brazil. BM-ES-22A is comprised of the two Blocks ES-M-468 and ES-M-527. Petrobras is the operator with 75% equity and Vale holds a 25% share. It is located in the Outer Espirito Santo Basin partially adjacent to the BM-ES-32 license where Statoil is partner and which holds the Indra discovery.
MacAndrews has upgraded the existing tonnage on its Swahili Express Service, which provides a regular container service between the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East/Gulf and East Africa, with a new vessel. The new ship, MacAndrews SWALA, is 1100 teu capacity and is one of two vessels in the service which has a nine-day sailing frequency and calls at Khor Fakkan, Karachi, Nhava Sheva, Jebel Ali, Dar es Salaam and Mombasa with a 28-day round voyage time
CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the upgrading of its ASEA service connecting Asia, Kenya and Tanzania, effective since October 12th, 2011. The new ASEA weekly service will deploy 6 ships of 2500 TEU (4 provided by CMA CGM Group and 2 provided by Emirates Shipping Line) and will allow the Group to provideits customers with below pluses: - Direct weekly service to Kenya and Tanzania gateways - Deployment of bigger vessels
RPSEA Releases Ultra-Deepwater Program RFP to fund research & development projects to secure energy for America. The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) announces the release of the remaining 2011 Ultra-Deepwater Program request for proposals (RFP) to award $14 million in oil and natural gas research and development projects offshore. This RFP will include the following four Technical Areas of Interest:
FORAN has been the CAD/CAM System used by the Chilean shipyard ASMAR in the development of an Oceanographic and Fisheries Research Vessel, a state of the art design built for worldwide oceanographic and fishing service and geological research. The vessel, Cabo de Hornos, has been already delivered. With a length overall of 74.1 m, breadth molded of 15.6 m and depth to main deck of 8.5 m, the vessel can reach a speed of 14.3 knots, with accommodation for 68 persons
While the international shipping industry already is under acute pressure to reduce emissions, a new study – which claims that worldwide 60,000 deaths each year are attributable to pollutions from ships – could help to increase public pressure further. The study, published in the American Chemical Society’s publication Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) (DOI: 10.1021/es071686z) was produced by a team led by James Corbett of the University of Delaware and James Winebrake of the
Veolia ES Industrial Services announced the addition of the Viking Poseidon to its fleet of deepwater marine vessels. The vessel was delivered to Galveston Bay in February and has completed its first job in the Gulf of Mexico. The Poseidon’s design technology and equipment will allow for greater deepwater capabilities at a time when customers are calling for such services. Mr. Michel Gourvennec, President and Chief Executive Officer of Veolia Environmental Services North America
Evergreen Line, Wan Hai Lines Ltd (WHL), and Simatech Shipping have agreed to operate an East Africa Service (EAF) with three ships of 1,200 TEU capacity. Evergreen, WHL, and SSF will each operate one vessel. The East Africa (EAF) service will have the following port rotation: Colombo - Mombasa - Dar es Salaam - Colombo The first EAF sailing is scheduled to commence from Colombo on May 11, 2010.
According to a report from Reuters, two fully loaded Greek tankers carrying around 1.2 million barrels of crude oil left the Libyan port of Es Sider on March 1, the vessels' owner said. (Source: Reuters)
DNV’s Enhanced Classification Rules for mobile offshore units presented in May have been further improved through a process of industry consultation and feedback. The final versions of the related DNV Offshore Standards have been released and are available now.
Maritime forces from the United States, 10 East African and two European nations, along with several international organizations, have just commenced the multinational maritime exercise Cutlass Express 2013 off the coast of East Africa. Exercise Cutlass Express 2013
SENER has attended the 2013 SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers) annual meeting from November 6-8 in Bellevue, Washington. During the event, technical sessions took place as part of the Ship Production Symposium, where engineers from the shipbuilding industry presented
The contract for the design of a 1,200 passenger vessel was signed between Sener and Posco Plantec (part of the South Korean group POSCO Family) in Madrid on June 13, 2013. The vessel is to be build and designed for the following operational areas: Northern Mozambique, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar
Do we sense a touch of desperation from the executive corridors of Maersk Line as the Triple-E delivery dates approach? Maersk Line boss Nils Smedegaard Andersen was in a confident mood after his carrier posted a decent $204 million profit in the first quarter
Rafael Martínez-Abarca was appointed Operations Manager of the Marine Strategic Business Unit (MaSBU) of SENER, an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of about 5,500 professionals and offices in four continents. Rafael Martínez-Abarca replaces in this position
Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld-Giessendam recently delivered the Damen Patrol Vessel 1304 Hybrid, designed and constructed for Waternet (the Water Network Foundation). The most striking features of this hybrid patrol vessel are that it is clean, quiet
Sener was the winning bidder for the turnkey project for the second Virtual Design Center (VDC) of Navantia, this time for its Factory in Ferrol. This is the second with similar scope supplied by Sener to Navantia, after the first installation in the Factory of Cartagena in 2011
The engineering and technology group SENER will attend as an exhibitor the DSEI exhibition, the world’s largest defense and security event, which is held from September 10-13 at the ExCeL convention center in London. SENER’s Engineering and Construction division will present at the
Maersk Line’s first 18,000 teu vessel, the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, which was doing the rounds on her maiden voyage in Northern Europe last week, has prompted much speculation on her economies of scale, particularly as HHI has just confirmed that it is negotiating an order for five slightly
A new NOAA report that examines national oil pollution threat from shipwrecks has been presented to the U.S. Coast Guard. With as many as 20,000 recorded shipwrecks in NOAA’s database, the May 2013 report finds that just 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S
The naval architecture and marine engineering consultant STX Canada Marine (STXM) signed a contract with Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. (SENER) for the license to use the FORAN CAD/CAM System. After the implementation of FORAN in its headquarters in Vancouver
Stasiun Teknik, a newly created design office from Batam (Riau, Indonesia), has selected FORAN as their main design tool for marine consultancy. The engineers and designers have been previously involved in ship design from other companies, and their knowledge allows Stasiun Teknik to successfully
Capacity management is firmly on the minds of Maersk executives as the largest container ships in the world steam into service. Photographs of Maersk Line’s 18,000 TEU ships are flooding in from ports around the world as the carrier phases its giant new vessels phase into the AE10
The eighth edition of FGROUP (FORAN Reference Group) meeting took place in SENER offices in Tres Cantos, October 17-18, 2013. In attendance were 18 persons from 13 key FORAN customers, so taking more importance over the years as a fundamental FORAN event that usually takes place every two years