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Caterpillar Completes Acquisition of Sabre Engines Ltd.

Caterpillar Inc. has acquired Sabre Engines Ltd., a family-owned company in the U.K. specializing in high-performance marine diesel engines. "Caterpillar is proud to announce this acquisition and welcomes Sabre into the Caterpillar family," said Douglas R. Oberhelman, Caterpillar vice-president with responsibility for the company's Engine Products Division. "Sabre is a well-managed company with dedicated people, state-of-the-art design and technology, and a solid customer base. And they have significant growth potential - in markets, technology and products." Sabre has had an established Cooperation Agreement with Perkins Engines Company Ltd. since 1991, whereby Perkins sells core engines to Sabre for marinization. Oberhelman noted the Sabre/Perkins relationship has worked extremely well for both companies and it is from this relationship Caterpillar is confident even further benefits can be achieved. Caterpillar already offers 27 different engine models and sells more marine diesel engines over 250 bhp (185 bkW) than any other manufacturer in the world. The addition of Sabre Engines Ltd. will complement Caterpillar's global offering of marine power systems below 300 bhp (224 bkW). "The benefit to our customers and the marine industry is boat builders will be able to one-stop-shop a wider horsepower range for Caterpillar marine power systems," said Oberhelman.


Perkins Sabre Offers New Engines

The latest additions of the Perkins Sabre offering are the new M85T, M92 and theM115T, which all continue the tradition of the Perkins Sabre marque by being robustly engineered for reliability and durability, and by offering owners and operators a reasonable cost-of-ownership. The turbo-charged models now start with the new three-liter four-cylinder M85T, which develops its maximum 85 hp at 2,600 rpm. This is followed by the four-liter M115T, which develops 115 hp at 2,400 rpm and


Perkins Sabre Launches Two New Engines

The latest additions to the Perkins Sabre Engines line were introduced this autumn. The naturally aspirated Perkins Sabre M92 and the turbocharged Perkins Sabre M115T have already established themselves as the fastest selling Perkins Sabre Engines of all time. This is due largely to the fact that both are direct and easily fitted replacements for the Perkins Sabre M90/4.236, a highly successful marine diesel engine.


Perkins Sabre Launches New Commercially-Rated Engines

Subsequent to the recent launching of several new commercially-rated engines, the latest additions to the Perkins Sabre range are the M85T, M92 and M115T. Continuing the tradition of the Perkins Sabre brand through reliability and durability, the engines are all easy-to-install, with straightforward maintenance and extended service intervals. At the lower end of the power range is a trio of naturally aspirated models - Perkins Sabre M65, M92, M130C and the 4.236/M90


Caterpillar Buys Marine Engine Company

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. bought closely held Sabre Engines Ltd., a U.K.-based company that specializes in high-performance marine diesel engines. Terms of the deal were not released. Caterpillar already sells 27 different engine models and sells more marine diesel engines over 250 bhp than any other manufacturer in the world. The addition of Sabre Engines Ltd. will add to Caterpillar's offering of marine power systems below 300 bhp.


Caterpillar Buys Marine Engine Company

Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. bought closely held Sabre Engines Ltd., a U.K.-based company that specializes in high-performance marine diesel engines. Terms of the deal were not released. "The benefit to our customers and the marine industry is that boat builders will be able to one-stop-shop a wider horsepower range for Caterpillar marine power systems," Douglas Oberhelman, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for the company's Engine Products Division," said.


Perkins Sabre Unveils New Engines

Available to boatbuilders, owners and operators throughout the U.S., Perkins Sabre has introduced the newest additions to its 65 to 800-hp marine diesel range. The four-cylinder model M92 is a 4.2 liter, naturally aspirated 92-hp engine, while the 4 liter, turbocharged M115T runs 115-hp at 2,400 rpm. Replacing one of the most renowned and successful Perkins marine engines to date – the company’s naturally aspirated M90/4.236, which has operated in the U.S. for many years.


Sasebo SRF Workers Recognized for Speedy Repairs

Thirty Japanese contractors serving under Ship Repair Facility (SRF) Detachment Sasebo were recognized May 25 for providing speedy maintenance and repairs to USS Juneau (LPD 10) and USS Tortuga (LSD 46) to get them underway in order to meet operational commitments. The repair facility workers fixed Tortuga’s 20-ton boom and Juneau’s refrigeration system in a compressed time frame. Deputy Commander, Amphibious Force, 7th Fleet, Capt. Brian T


Navy RHIB

A Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) returns to the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) after conducting exercises in the Coral Sea. Carried on most U.S. Navy vessels, RHIBs can be quickly launched for personnel rescue or for transportation of personnel between ships. Cowpens is currently operating off the coast of Australia's Queensland region as part of the combined exercise Talisman Sabre 2005. Talisman Sabre is an exercise jointly sponsored by the U.S


Refueling Down Under

The conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63) receives fuel during a replenishment at sea from the Royal Australian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment ship HMAS Success (AOR 304). The guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) and the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) trail astern. Kitty Hawk is currently operating in the Coral Sea off the coast of Australia's Queensland region as part of Exercise Talisman Sabre 2005


Claxton Remember Past North Sea Subsea Engineering Feat

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Claxton Engineering Services Ltd, a member of the Acteon Group’s risers, conductors and flowlines business, has celebrated the 10th anniversary of its success with the world’s first rigless platform well abandonment operation.


Ukraine Crisis Pushes up Gold, Oil, Grains

By Eric Onstad and Manolo Serapio Jr., Reuters Gold, crude oil and grains surged on Monday while industrial metals slid as investors reacted to escalating tensions between Moscow and Kiev after the Russian military tightened its grip on Ukraine's Crimea region.


Farstad Offshore Vessel Squadron Chartered Out

Farstad OSVs: Image courtesy of Farstad ASA

Farstad Shipping ASA reports the following charter contracts, with a total value (including options) of approximately NOK 1.75-billion, as follows: Inpex has awarded contracts to AHTS Far Sword (2006, UT 712 L, 14.700 BHP) and AHTS Far Stream (2006, UT 712 L, 14.700 BHP)


Ivory Coast to File Legal Complaint over Ghana Border Row

Ivory Coast to file legal complaint over Ghana border row

  Ivory Coast said on Friday it would file a complaint with an international jurisdiction after Ghana took legal action to resolve a dispute over the two nations' maritime border in an area rich in hydrocarbons. British firm Tullow Oil has licences in Ghanaian waters near to the boundary


Arctic P Chase Boats Convert to Waterjets

Two 12-m chase boats aboard the Australian-based mega yacht Arctic P has been successfully converted from stern drives to waterjet propulsion. Hamilton Jet, local jet distributor Wiltrading Pty Ltd. and boat builder Stebercraft Pty Ltd. worked closely to retrofit the craft as quickly as possible.


First of new VT Halmatic Nelson for Gibraltar Pilots

Following recent deliveries to the Spanish ports of La Coruna and Algeciras Gibraltar Pilots are the latest recipients of a new Optimised Nelson 35 Pilot Boat from VT Halmatic. A sister vessel for the same customer is in fit-out at VT Halmatic's Portchester Shipyard facility and another for Adour


New & Notable:Halmatic Pilot Boats for Spain's Atlantic Coast

Two of VT Halmatic's new Optimized 35 Pilot Boats entered service with the pilots of La Coruna and Algeciras. Based at opposite ends of Spain's Atlantic Coast these 35's join a list of VT Halmatic pilot boats operating on the Iberian Peninsula and Canary Islands


New Diesel Engine Lines Available for Workboat Market

In recent months several diesel engine manufacturers have expanded their existing engine and generator ranges to include models suitable for workboat, large yacht and fishing vessel applications. This translates to more propulsion choices for boat builders and owners


The Strong Get Stronger

Consolidation in the maritime industry is not something new. In the past five years, oil majors such as Exxon and Mobil, and BP, Amoco and Arco have all consolidated. Shipyards haven't been immune to mergers, either; as Halter was purchased by Friede Goldman; and Litton Ingalls consolidated with


Incat Crowther to Develop 37.5m Catamaran Motor Yacht

Incat Crowther has been commissioned to develop a new high speed catamaran motor yacht for an international businessman. The vessel will be capable of cruising at 25 knots and will have long range capabilities in excess of 3500nm. The stylish new catamaran will be 123 ft


MarineTech Underwater Robot Competitions

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Dr. Alok Verma, Director of Lean Institute at Old Dominion University organized two underwater robotics competitions under a project called MarineTech funded by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). On the morning of July 11, 2009, around 60 people


Kosmos Energy Update on Drilling Cedrela-1 Exploration Well

Kosmos Energy KOS 0.00% today provided an update on the company's drilling of the Cedrela-1 exploration well offshore the Republic of Ghana. The "Transocean Marianas" semi-submersible drilling rig, under contract to another operator in Ghana


Denison Yacht Sales Adds to its Team of Brokers

Bob Denison (Photo: Denison Yacht Sales).

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Marina Del Ray, Calif. - Denison Yacht Sales, a full-service global yacht brokerage and yacht charter firm, recently hired eight new yacht brokers and a charter fleet manager. The new hires will expand the company's presence at its Florida and California offices


Ulupinar XV: An update to Sanmar’s Successful Series of ASD tugs

Ulupinar XV

The Ulupinar Series of compact ASD tugs has proven to be a very successful part of Sanmar’s portfolio, with 14 vessels in service; the first one delivered in 2007.   After five years, the Sanmar board decided that some updates were needed and Robert Allan Ltd


Offshore Vessel Charters for Farstad

Farstad OSV: Image credit Farstad Shipping

Farstad Shipping ASA has been awarded charter contracts with a value of about US$ 58-million. The contracts awarded to Farstad are as follows: Statoil has awarded contracts to PSV Far Spica (2013, PSV 08 CD, 4,000 DWT) and PSV Far Scotsman (2012, PSV 08 CD, 4






 
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