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Hellenic Navy Orders Siemens Technology

Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group is now to equip a fourth Class 214 submarine with modern propulsion, control and monitoring technology for Greece. The project includes delivery of the Permasyn electric motor, the PEM fuel cell modules, and the "Nautos" automation system. The order volume is about EUR 21 million. Handover of the submarine to the Hellenic Navy is scheduled for 2009. In 2001, Siemens had already received an order to equip three vessels of the same type. Like the previous three vessels, the new submarine will have a Siemens Permasyn type electric propulsion drive. These DC-powered permanent-magnet excited synchronous motors are characterized by an extremely low signature, high availability, compact dimensions, and simple operation.A PEM fuel cell system (PEM - Polymer Electrolyte Membrane) powers the submarines underwater, permitting propulsion without outside air (air independent propulsion, AIP). The AIP system is a development by HDW. Siemens is providing the fuel cell modules and the control and monitoring equipment.The Nautos integrated automation system controls, monitors, and coordinates the entire ship's engineering. Operation and monitoring are performed centrally at the control console. This relieves the operator of routine tasks, facilitates operation of the submarines, and increases reliability and safety.The equipment from Siemens is the latest technology available for non-nuclear submarines

Siemens Fits Out Italian Submarines

The Marine Engineering Subdivision of Siemens Industrial Projects and Technical Services Group (ATD) is fitting out two submarines for the Italian Navy with propulsion and control systems worth $60 million. About half of the order will go to Siemens Power Generation Group (KWU), which will be supplying the fuel cells for the propulsion system. Currently under construction at Italy's Fincantieri shipyard to drawings supplied by German shipyards Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG and Thyssen

EPD, Siemens Form Solutions Partnership

Electronic Power Design, Inc. (EPD) and Siemens Industry, Inc. Drive Technologies today announced that the companies have formed a solutions partnership for Siemens ELFA R hybrid propulsion systems.  Siemens recently released its newly designed ELFA hybrid propulsion system, which offers considerably enhanced fuel consumption, range, redundancy, and maneuverability. The Siemens ELFA successfully closes the gap between large merchant vessels and small recreational and commercial crafts

Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group

The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has received an order from the Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) to supply electrical equipment for a new semisubmersible offshore drilling rig. The rig will be used for deepwater drilling operations in harsh environments. The final customer is Odfjell Invest Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda. The order is worth around 15 million euros and the drilling rig is to be delivered in October 2008.

Chinese Shipyards and Siemens Offer Solutions

Offshore Production more and more important for Oil and Gas Supply Deep water production from the offshore sector will grow considerably in China and worldwide in order to further secure own supplies. Siemens has developed solutions to improve the reliability of and production time for offshore drilling and production platforms. Siemens is teaming up with Chinese shipyards to build up a reputation as key player in the international offshore market which is currently dominated by countries

Siemens Wins Navy Contract

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Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI) wona contract to equip two U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels with its unique diesel electric propulsion solution at Dakota Creek Industries Inc. (DCI), located in Anacortes, Wash. Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) will design the ships. The total order value is more than $10 million. "Siemens' dedication to supporting Dakota Creek Industries exemplifies a

Clariant & Siemens To Promote New Sour Gas Shift Technology

Schematic of the Siemens fuel gasification process

Siemens Energy and Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, signed an agreement to cooperate in the commercialization of a new, jointly developed sour gas shift (SGS) technology for coal gasification. The agreement appoints Clariant as the exclusive catalyst supplier for all projects where Siemens offers sour gas shift ("SGS") systems. While the collaboration covers all global projects, commercialization will focus on China – the region with the highest growth rate of

Six CTruk Cats Head for Irish Sea Wind Farm

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CWind wins contract for 6 CTruk 20T multi-purpose cats to provide crew & load transfer services at Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm. Cwind say that this is their largest vessel contract win, and the six workboats will arrive on site over the next two months as construction activity picks up. The two most recent additions to CWind’s charter fleet, 'CWind Adventure' and 'SC Buzzard', are the first vessels to join the Siemens team at Gwynt y Môr

MacGregor Cranes from Cargotec for Windmill Park


Order for MacGregor offshore cranes raises Cargotec's stake in sustainable energy production Cargotec is supplying two MacGregor offshore deck cranes for installation on an offshore converter platform, BorWin beta, which will feed 800MW of renewable energy generated by two offshore windfarms into the German electricity grid. The power converter will begin test operation at the end of 2012. The MacGregor luffing cranes have an SWL of 10 tonne at 41m outreach and will be used to offload

Cargotec Appoints Mikko Pelkonen Senior VP

Mike Pelkonen

Cargotec has appointed Mikko Pelkonen as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and member of the Executive Board and reporting to President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen. He will be responsible for corporate human resources strategy and implementation. The appointment takes effect in August 2013. Mikko Pelkonen is currently Vice President of Human Resources at Nokia Siemens Networks, Mobile Broadband Business Unit

Intermarine Promotes Corporate Finance Director

Chad Call (Photo: Intermarine LLC)

Project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo transporter Intermarine, LLC reports it has promoted Chad Call to Director of Corporate Finance. Call will continue to report to Michael Dumas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Atlantis Chief Joins Ocean Energy

Tim Cornelius. Pic by Atlantis Resources Limited

 Tim Cornelius, CEO of global tidal developer Atlantis Resources has taken a seat on the Board of Directors of Ocean Energy Europe – the industry group for ocean renewable energy – by becoming a Lead Sponsor of the organisation.   

Siemens Power and Drive Systems for New DSV

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Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (ZPMC) has commissioned Siemens to equip the latest diving support vessel being built for Toisa Ltd. with complete drive and power systems.   According to Siemens, the solution is designed to improve the vessel’s reliability and maneuverability

Caterpillar Launches Asset Financial Solutions

Press Release - Caterpillar Oil & Gas has announced the introduction of Asset Financial Solutions, a financial product that provides 100 percent financing new offshore or marine assets. The new solution enables Caterpillar to offer customers a tailored solution to optimize their business and

Silverstream Technologies Names Potts as Head of Supply Chain

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  Silverstream Technologies, pioneers of air lubrication technology for the shipping industry, today announced the appointment of Stephen Potts as its new Head of Supply Chain.  The development is based on the company’s strategy to further expand its infrastructure on the back of

ASL Bags New Shipbuilding Contract

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 Singapore’s ASL Marine Holdings Ltd said that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ASL Shipyard Pte Ltd  has clinched shipbuilding contracts worth approximately SGD140m ($100m) for the construction of a series of tugs and barges.  

Powering the First Electric Commercial Fishing Boat

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The world’s first electric commercial fishing vessel will be powered by a Corvus lithium polymer Energy Storage System (ESS) integrated with a Siemens propulsion system   Corvus Energy announced a Corvus ESS with a Siemens BlueDrive PlusC marine propulsion system will power the Selfa

DONG Becomes Lead Developer of UK's Offshore Wind Hornsea Zone

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Denmark's DONG Energy has become the lead developer of Britain's Hornsea Zone offshore wind scheme after it bought the project rights to the second and third phases of the development Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services.

Diesel-electric Propulsion for 4 Semi-sub Ships

CSBC Corporation Taiwan has chosen Siemens to supply diesel-electric propulsion systems and other accessories for four 65,000-ton semi-submersible deck cargo vessels (SSDCVs). The country’s largest shipyard is building the vessels for a customer in Singapore.  

CWind Secures London Array Vessel Deal

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CWind announced that it is has been awarded a contract for the supply of two crew transfer vessels to the London Array offshore wind farm (OWF) supporting operation and maintenance (O&M) activities. London Array OWF is located 20 km off the Kent coast in the outer Thames Estuary

Sainty Marine Chairman Resigns

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 The chairman of Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine, Wang Shuhua has delivered his resignation amid  the company's deteriorating financial situation, according to an exchange filing.   Wang, 48, took the helm as the president by the controlling shareholder of Sainty Marine

Cosco in Loss, Blames Low Oil Price

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 Cosco Corporation has warned investors of an expected net loss for the second quarter ended 30 June 2015, as against a profit in the previous corresponding period.   The company said the loss is mainly due to the low crude oil prices over recent months which have had an adverse impact

Ensco CFO Jay Swent to Retire

Jay Swent (Photo: Ensco)

Ensco plc announced that EVP & CFO Jay Swent will retire after more than 11 years of service.   Swent will continue to serve in his current role until the succession process has been completed and a new CFO has been named. The completion of the succession process may extend into the

Twin Disc Elects Knutson CFO, Treasurer

The board of directors of Twin Disc, Inc. has elected Jeffrey S. Knutson to the position of chief financial officer and treasurer effective June 22, 2015 in addition to his current roles as vice president of finance, corporate controller and secretary.   

Teekay LNG Announces Board Changes

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. announced changes to Teekay LNG’s board of directors.   Jane Hinkley has been appointed to the chairmanship position succeeding C. Sean Day, who will remain a director of Teekay LNG and chairman of the partnership’s sponsor, Teekay Corporation.  

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