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D’Appolonia Takes Majority Stake in SeaTech

Photo courtesy of RINA Group

D’Appolonia, the independent engineering consulting company of RINA Group, headquartered in Italy, announced it has acquired a majority stake in Fano-based SeaTech Srl. According to D’Appolonia, the acquisition aims to strengthen its position in the marine offshore oil and gas sector. SeaTech provides analysis and design services, manages projects for offshore pipelines, subsea systems and structures and met-ocean monitoring systems, and also provides engineering supervision services on site. D’Appolonia CEO, Roberto Carpaneto, said, “Having SeaTech as part of the group helps us to consolidate our engineering expertise in the oil and gas sector, especially in the growth area of subsea systems and deepwater exploration." Founded in 2000, SeaTech has a current turnover of €2.8 million. SeaTech will be 68 percent owned by D’Appolonia with the remaining shares held by its founders.

Sener Enters Singapore With SeaTech

SENER is proud to announce its entry into Singapore with the introduction of the FORAN CAD/CAM/CIM System at the offices of SeaTech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd., a recently incorporated marine design and consultancy organisation. SeaTech is founded by two dynamic and experienced professionals, Mr. G. S. Chopra, 46, and Mr. A. V. Kamath, 47, both qualified naval architects who bring together more than 50 years of combined experience in ship design and shipbuilding to SeaTech. Both, Mr

FAU Receives $2m ONR Grant to Design and Build Prototype

Florida Atlantic University's SeaTech - Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering in Dania Beach, which is part of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, has been awarded a $2m grant by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to investigate, design and build a prototype of a rapidly-deployable, multi- mission platform to be used as an enabling technology for seabasing. This concept of a "base at sea" will enable and sustain operations equivalent to the size of a Navy unit or larger -

FAU Gets Funds to Help Create Base at Sea

Florida Atlantic University is helping the U.S. military move to the next level, according to a report on The Office of Naval Research (ONR) has provided $2 million to the university to design and build a sea base – a large platform to be used as a jumping-off point for the operations of a Navy unit. FAU’s SeaTech – Institute for Ocean and Systems Engineering in Dania Beach – received a $2 million grant from ONR to investigate, design and build a prototype.

Kiel Canal Pilots Install PC Rembrandt


On Jan. 2, BMT SeaTech Ltd, provider of maritime products and consulting services, and a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, announced the successful installation of its PC Rembrandt ship simulation system at the headquarters of the Kiel Canal Pilots Association in Brunsbuttel, Northern Germany. Current training of Kiel Canal’s 123 pilots takes place at the full bridge simulator of the Maritime Academy of Bremen. However, with up to 140 vessel movements a day and growing

BMT Group Created from Merger

The BMT Group, maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced the merger of three companies, BMT SeaTech, BMT Argoss and the Southampton and Polish businesses of BMT Cordah. The merged entity will retain the name of BMT Argoss. The capabilities of each company are being brought together to offer customers full turn-key solutions. In the Oil and Gas sector, BMT is working with oil majors to provide environmental information

Double-Hulled Products Carrier for Dubai Company

In late August of this year the Dubai Drydocks delivered a handsome 45-metre lube oil tanker to Gulf Agency Company of the same city. The vessel, named GAC Mumtaz was built to a design from Mr. G.S. Chopra of Seatech Solutions in Singapore. With a beam of 12 metres the boat will carry up to six TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) containers in addition to three 50 cubic metre lube oil cargo tanks. Other tankage includes 60 cubic metres of fuel and 20 cubic metres of water

CITIS 2002 Awards Honor Innovators

Communications and IT companies in shipping were toasted at the CITIS 2002 Awards in London in March with top honors going to a daily electronic newspaper, an evacuation simulator, a collision avoidance trainer and a message management concept. In addition to innovation awards in four categories, International Maritime Organization secretary general William O’Neil received a lifetime achievement award for overseeing the introduction of the Global Maritime Distress & Safety System.

Tritech Launches Mammal Detection System

SeaGen tidal turbine, installed in Strangford Lough, County Down, Northern Ireland, (image courtesy of Marine Current Turbines (MCT))

Tritech expands its industry-standard sonar range with a key renewables device, launching its Gemini SeaTec Mammal Detection System at the All-Energy show in Aberdeen, UK. Gemini SeaTec is a mammal detection system which provides a valuable tool in the detection of marine life around subsea turbines. Tritech’s subsea sonars have been deployed on marine current structures since 2008 when the company made its first step into the offshore renewables sector

Atlantic Offshore Rescue Appoints UK Managing Director

Matthew Gordon (left) and John Bryce onboard Ocean Spey (Photo: Atlantic Offshore Rescue)

Atlantic Offshore Rescue has appointed a new managing director for its U.K. division to lead the organization from its Aberdeen base.    Matthew Gordon joined the company at the start of the year and replaces John Bryce, who is retiring but will continue to be involved in Atlantic Offshore Rescue in a consultancy capacity.   Gordon’s previous roles include a general manager position within Viking Seatech and an eight-year employment span with Subsea 7 where his roles

FORAN Users Convene for FORUM 2014

FORAN users gathered June 11-13 for FORUM 2014 (Photo courtesy of SENER)

Organized every two years among the FORAN users, the Eight FORAN Users Meeting (FORUM 2014) took place from June 11-13 in the Parador de la Granja, Segovia. The event started on Wednesday, June 11, with a guided visit to the Royal Palace and Gardens of La Granja

FORAN Users Meeting (FORUM 2014)

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The Eighth FORAN Users Meeting (FORUM 2014) took place June 11-13, 2014 in the Parador de la Granja, Segovia, and when it was over the organizers proclaimed it a great success, recording the highest number of participants ever. On Thursday June 12, Rafael de Góngora

2nd WISTA India Forum Receives Strong Support

Deepak Shetty, the  Director General of Shipping, the chief guest, alongwith the Office Bearers of WISTA India

  On 23rd January 2015, the Royal Mumbai Yacht Club saw around a hundred dignified members of the shipping fraternity gather for the second WISTA Annual Forum, an event that lived up to the industry’s expectations.  The select crowd included long-term supporters of WISTA India and

Rolls-Royce to Supply Engines for First Seabed Mining Vessel

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has secured a landmark agreement to supply six of its new B33:45 medium-speed diesel generator sets to China’s Fuijan Mawei shipyard for configuration aboard the world’s first ever seabed mining vessel. The pioneering vessel

RoPax Propulsion Concept Proves Efficient

Wärtsilä, in conjunction with the Finnish research project SEATECH 2000+, has been developing some new machinery solutions for RoPax vessels. A promising concept is a semi-diesel electric machinery, where mechanical propulsion is combined with a diesel electric power plant

Greatship Group Names “Greatship Rohini”

Shipbuilding one of the latest deliveries MPSV Greatship Rashi delivered to Greatship Ltd..jpg

Today (9.02.2011) for the first time in the history of local shipbuilding industry, Colombo Dockyard named a vessel which will be charted by the owner Greatship Group, for the world renowned Brazilian Oil Company PETROBRAS. The naming ceremony was graced by the Chief Guest Hon

ASRY Builds Four New Shipyard Tugs

(Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

While Bahrain’s Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard Co (ASRY) is an established power in the ship repair business, it had traditionally not engaged in the business of ship and boat building. “The very simple answer, really, is that we have found there is more money to be made

Bahrain's ASRY Lays Foundation as Global Maritime Power

(Photo: ASRY)

While small in stature at just 760 sq. km. with a population of 1.2 million, the Kingdom of Bahrain, an archipelago in the Persian Gulf just east of and connected by causeway to Saudi Arabia, seeks to grow its stature in the world marine market to become a global maritime and logistics center by

Oceanology International China Paves Way for 2014 Repeat

Photo: OI China

Before the close of the inaugural Oceanology International China (OI China) held in Shanghai in early September, more than 70% of the space available for the next show in the series, being held September 3-5 , 2014 at INTEX Shanghai, had been reserved.

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