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ABS Opens Engineering Office in Istanbul

ABS has opened a new engineering department at its regional headquarters in Istanbul. “ABS is committed to providing the most responsive service to its clients,” says ABS Europe Vice President, Engineering Kirsi Tikka. “This new department complements our other engineering offices in London, Hamburg, Genoa and Piraeus and will allow us to offer our clients, both shipowners and shipyards in the Black Sea region, more personalized service and faster turnaround times.” ABS Engineer Simon Burthem will lead Istanbul’s engineering review and approval activities. He will relocate to Istanbul from the ABS Divisional headquarters in London to head up the new engineering department. His team will support clients with engineering project management and provide design plan reviews and approvals-in-principle, and will conduct engineering review of proposed major repairs or conversions of existing vessels in the region’s shipyards as required. According to ABS Black Sea District Manager Willem Van Tatenhove, Turkish yards are rapidly filling with orders to ABS class, primarily smaller chemical and product tankers, feeder containerships, general cargo vessels and tugs. “We are also seeing increased activity in Romania,” he adds, “and the pending modernization of the shipyards in Bulgaria and Ukraine will further increase the need for a local, expert engineering capability.”

Rutter Names Engineering & Automation President

Rutter Inc. announced that effective July 10, 2006, Mr. Glenn Willar, P. Eng. will become the new President of Rutter Engineering & Automation Inc. Willar is a familiar face to Rutter's management and engineering personnel. He is an Electrical Engineer with 19 years of experience and has held multiple leadership positions with SEA Systems Limited (SEA) and the Systems Engineering Division of Digital Products Limited (DPL), prior to their

SEA Wins $5.4m Contract

Systems Engineering Associates Corp. (SEA CORP) has won a $5.4m contract to help replace traditional periscopes on Navy submarines with electro-optical technology. The contract calls for SEA CORP to provide support for Photonics Imaging Systems programs at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport. The work will include program management, administrative support, engineering analysis, problem reporting and correction and integrated logistics support for systems using

Kvaerner Wins Hild Jacket Contract

Total E&P Norge AS has awarded Kvaerner an EPSC-contract (Engineering, Procurement, Supply and Construction) of close to NOK 1.2 billion for delivery of a steel jacket to be located at the Hild Field offshore the Norwegian North Sea.  "We are very pleased to have won our second jacket this year in tough international competition. This is in line with our strategy, and demonstrates our strong position in the jacket EPC market, says Nina Udnes Tronstad

HHI to Deploy 3DEXPERIENCE Design Platform

Hyundai Heavy Industries Selects Marine & Offshore Industry Solution Experiences for Design and Engineering of Offshore Structures Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, a company in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced that the offshore and engineering division of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has chosen to deploy Dassault Systèmes' 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its marine and offshore industry solution

Trelleborg Provides Floatover Tech to Project in West Africa

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has completed its supply of floatover equipment for Phase 3 of the DSO Escravos Gas Project; the operation’s first floatover in West Africa.   Contracted by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), Trelleborg provided Leg Mating Unit (LMU) pads for the floatover process, as well as surge fenders, shock pads and rubstrips to constitute the project’s boat landing systems.   

Navy Honors Memory of Local Engineering Pioneer

A ceremony was held on November 19, 2001, to rename the Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station’s (NAVSSES) Surface Ship Systems Engineering Complex, the Richard C. Cunningham Engineering Complex. The building (77H) was renamed to honor Cunningham’s pioneering work and engineering innovations in machinery controls and other accomplishments in naval machinery engineering. During the ceremony, Rear Admiral William Cobb, Jr

ICERS 9: The 9th International Conference on Engine Room Simulators

Keynote Speaker for the event RDML Michael J. Browne, USN, the Deputy Chief Engineer (SEA 05A) and Director, Strategic Planning for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

ICERS 9 Set for November 2 - 5, 2009, Kings Point, N.Y. The International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA) in cooperation with The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and The Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS) presents ICERS 9. The International Conference on Engine Room Simulators is the global forum for the exchange of knowledge, experience, views, research results and the identification of common problems with respect to the specification

Sembcorp Plants UK Footprint

Sembcorp Marine (SMOE) acquires, from Smulders Group, SLP Engineering Limited (SLP) based in Lowestoft, UK. SLP  will be renamed Sembmarine SLP Limited (Sembmarine SLP) and will be held through newly incorporated company Sembmarine North Sea Limited (Sembmarine North Sea).  Sembmarine North Sea will be 70% owned by SMOE and 30% owned by eight members of the SLP Management team led by its Managing Director, Mr Paul Thomson.

Active Shooter at Washington Navy Yard

An active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters building (Bldg. 197) on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. (Eastern Time). There is one confirmed injury. Emergency personnel are on scene and a "shelter in place" order has been issued for Navy Yard personnel. The Naval Sea Systems Command's headquartes is the work place for about 3,000 people. The organization is comprised of command staff, headquarters directorates

Kruszewski Joins Braemar Engineering

Chis Kruszewski

  Braemar Engineering, the specialist maritime engineering consultancy, today announced the appointment of Chis Kruszewski to the role of Senior Electrical Engineer in its Offshore, DP and FMEA Group. Mr Kruszewski joins Braemar Engineering with immediate effect

Korean Shipbuilders in Red

Photo: Samsung Heavy Industries

 South Korean shipbuilders are struggling with huge losses stemming from the delivery of low-priced ships and a delay in the construction of offshore facilities such as drill ships.   The shipbuilders' earnings are expected to remain in the doldrums until the first half of 2016

Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board

Kevin Smith Courtesy GKN Plc

  Rolls-Royce Holdings plc today announces the appointment of Sir Kevin Smith CBE as a Non-Executive Director.  Sir Kevin will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee

Wärtsilä Debuts Package for hydropower & industrial plant

Wärtsilä Hydro & Industrial services - Keeping the power flowing

  Wärtsilä Corporation, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets, expands into a new market segment, offering a comprehensive package of seals, bearings and associated solutions to hydropower installations and industrial plants

SAILOR VSAT Antenna Systems Unveiled

Photo: Cobham SATCOM

Press release - The team at Cobham SATCOM is unveiling a new generation of 60cm Ka-band VSAT antenna systems at Monaco Yacht Show this week.   The new SAILOR 60 GX and SAILOR 600 VSAT Ka are based on a lightweight, high performance Ka-band VSAT platform designed for Inmarsat Global Xpress

ADF Tests Amphibious Capability

The Amphibious Ready Element on the flight deck of HMAS Canberra during Sea Series 2015

  The Australian Defence Force is testing its newest amphibious capability ahead of the upcoming cyclone season. Exercise SEA RAIDER in Far North Queensland involves some 1400 troops embarked in HMAS Canberra with medium lift helicopters, landing craft and small boats, trucks

China Hooked to South China Sea

Map by Transatlantic Academy

 Despite US President Barack Obama’s warning  thatthe land reclamation work in the strategically important South China Sea would affect peaceful resolution of maritime disputes in the area, China might press on, reports SCMP.  

NYK-TDG Maritime Academy Graduates Its Class of 2015

From left Tadaaki Naito, president of NYK;The most excellent cadet, Stephed Rock P.Dumpayan;Hans Leo J.Cacdac, Administrator of Philippine Overseas Employment Administration J. Roberto C. Delgado, founder and chairman of TD

  NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA), which is located in the suburbs of Manila and jointly run by NYK and the Transnational Diversified Group (TDG),* proudly graduated the 107 students comprising the academy’s Class of 2015 on September 21.  

Keeping a Watchful Eye

Maritime surveillance technique & technology in the new millennium In 2014, Forbes Associate Director for Maritime Services at Control Risks stated that maritime risks are on the rise. Mariners and ship owner/operators experienced a 26% spike in maritime piracy and armed robbery since

Blue Whales Return to Barents Sea

Return of the blue whales

  Employees of the Institute of Sea Research spotted 17 species of blue whales in the Barents Sea in the area of ​​Svalbard. Animals returned to the region after a century of absence. On these meetings the giant cetaceans reported this summer, coast guard ships, and even cruise ships

Québec, Indiana Partner for Great Lakes Shipping

Photo: Ports of Indiana

Québec Minister of International Relations and Francophonie Christine St-Pierre and Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that the Province of Québec and the State of Indiana will launch a new partnership to intensify their collaboration in Great Lakes/St

Mitsui Shipbuilding Acquires TGE Marine

Photo: TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH

 Japanese shipbuilder Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding (MES) has bought 99.36% of the outstanding ordinary shares in German designer and manufacturer of gas tanks and gas handling systems TGE Marine AG to expand its foothold within the market for medium sized multi-gas carriers.  

Four CMA Cadets Awarded Crowley Scholarships

Left to Right: CMA cadets Griffin Sims, Alex Leonard, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Crowleys Victoria Ellis (Photo: Crowley)

Four California Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets were awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships from the Crowley Maritime Corporation. The scholarships were presented to cadets Andrew Leonard, Griffin Sims, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Alex Yonkman by Crowley’s manager for marine

Yemeni Govt, Saudi-led Forces Retake Red Sea Strait

Loyalist Yemeni troops and Gulf Arab forces have seized the Mandab Strait connecting the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden from Houthi fighters, reasserting control over the strategic sea lane, a government spokesman said on Thursday. Residents reported air strikes and shelling by warships in

Arctic Ice 'Too Thick' for Shipping Route

Photo: Inhabitat

 Sea ice in the Arctic is still too thick for Northwest Passage commercial shipping route in spite of warming temperatures. This is according to new research from York University.   Despite climate change, Arctic sea ice remains too thick and treacherous, says the study

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