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Environmental Services USCG Contract for Tetra Tech

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Tetra Tech, Inc., says it has been awarded the US$60-Million contract with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) for professional architect-engineering environmental services. Under this five-year, multiple-award contract, Tetra Tech will provide services in support of USCG environmental compliance, restoration and environmental liabilities, planning, and sustainability programs. Services will be performed at both onshore and offshore structures, including navigational aids such as lighthouses, in the United States and its territories, and any other location where the USCG may have a mission interest. Tetra Tech adds that it has provided similar environmental services to the USCG for more than 20 consecutive years through multiple contracts that include all branches of the USCG, including its Civil Engineering Units, Facilities Design and Construction Centers, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Centers and Headquarters. About Tetra Tech Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, with more than 14,000 staff worldwide, Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Company supports government and commercial clients by providing  solutions to complex problems focused on water, environment, energy, infrastructure, and natural resources.     Pasadena, CA Pasadena, CAPasadena, CA Pasadena, CA        

Decommissioning Body Elects New Directors

Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, held its annual general meeting last night in St Andrews, with 10 new directors elected from across all sectors of the decommissioning industry. The meeting heard that the supply chain body now has 213 fee paying members. Attendees were also given an overview of Decom North Sea activity over the past year and an update on progress against the various strategic objectives.

New Navy Contracts

Vericor Power Systems, LLC, Alpharetta, Ga., is being awarded a $32,102,544 firm fixed price modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-08-C-4117) to exercise an option for the manufacture, testing and delivery of 24 ETF40B marine gas turbine engines for the Landing Craft - Air Cushion (LCAC) Service Life Extension Program fiscal year 2009 requirements.  Work will be performed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and is expected to be completed by August 2010

SSES Conducting Technology Demonstration on Potential Submarine Fuel Cell Technology

By Chief Journalist David Nagle, Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs Engineers at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division Ship Systems Engineering Station (SSES) in Philadelphia are performing a high-level feasibility and ship impact assessment of a new technology that could revolutionize submarine life support and stealth propulsion dynamics. Representatives from SSES' Machinery Research Department and Naval Sea

Panama Canal Requests Proposals For New Locks Construction

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) released its Request for Proposal (RFP) Friday on the "design-build" contract for the new locks under the Canal's Expansion Program. Four global consortia will now move forward with their bids on what will be the largest and most important project under the $5.25b expansion. The Expansion Program will build a new lane of traffic along the Panama Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling capacity and allowing more traffic and longer

LR Establishes Applied Technology Group

Lloyd’s Register establishes the Applied Technology Group, centered around the activities of Martec Limited   The Applied Technology Group (ATG) describes is a team established with the goal of providing expanding technology leadership capabilities, multidisciplinary consulting services, the development of engineering analysis software and specialized contract research services in Canada and globally across the Lloyd’s Register (LR) Group.  

Aker Kvaerner's Technologies Win OTC Award

Aker Kvaerner's focus on technology has been duly recognized by the 2007 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). Aker Kvaerner's PowerTracCone Crusher and Aker Kvaerner's SeaBooster technologies have both won 2007 OTC Spotlight on New Technology Awards. The PowerTrac Cone Crusher(TM) (full press release attached) provides a new solution for cost efficient, safe and environmentally sound removal of scale from well completions

DNV Publish 'Technology Outlook 2020'

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What are the key technologies that will be in play towards the end of this decade? That is the question that DNV tries to answer in 'Technology Outlook 2020'. DNV explain further: DNV’s Research and Innovation unit has a long tradition of publishing Technology Outlook, where we try to look into the crystal ball for selected industry sectors. Last time was in 2008, and then we looked towards 2015. Future technologies for shipping

GD Contracted to Develop Advanced Submarine Technologies

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $118-million contract by the US Navy for development of advanced submarine technologies General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $117.8 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to develop advanced submarine technologies for current and future undersea platforms.  Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the modification

Subsea 7 Wins Pipeline Industries Guild Award

Subsea 7, a provider to the offshore energy industry, has won the Pipeline Industries Guild’s (PIG) 2012 Subsea Pipeline Technology Award. The award was made at the PIG National Dinner in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. The award recognizes Subsea 7’s technology initiative for the installation of Mechanically Lined Pipe (Bubi® pipe) by reel–lay³. Subsea 7’s has been working with the pipe manufacturers  BUTTING to optimize the technical and

AWO Calls on Congress for Vessel Discharges Bill

A federal appeals court ruling handed down this week underscores the urgent need for Congress to pass the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA) and establish a uniform federal framework for the regulation of ballast water and other vessel discharges

ICCOPR Approves Updated Oil Pollution Research Plan


  The Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR) unanimously approved the Oil Pollution Research & Technology Plan (OPRTP) for FY2015-2021 at the committee’s quarterly meeting Sept. 29, 2015, in Arlington, Virginia.

Danish-South Korean Co-operation Strengthened

Headquarters in Sejong City

  The Danish-South Korean Green Growth Alliance met for roundtable talks yesterday. The Minister for Business and Growth's meeting with the South Korean Minister of Oceans and Fisheries is important for further developing the close co-operation.

Friendship to Green Ships

Image: Danish Maritime Authority

 Korea and Denmark both have ambitious national plans for a transition to greener and more energy efficient economies.    The Danish-South Korean Green Growth Alliance met for roundtable talks. The Minister for Business and Growth’s meeting with the South Korean Minister of

EfficienSea2 Rolls out Maritime Cloud

Image: Danish Maritime Authority

 The Danish-led e-navigation project, EfficienSea2, got one step closer to being launched when a core element of the project – Maritime Cloud – was debated by a group of international maritime organisations and companies.  

Using Big Data for Engine Preventive Maintenance

The Methanol carrier MAYARO. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd

 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. announced that it has started a demonstration test of a next-generation condition-based engine monitoring system called “CMAXS e-GICSX” (electronic Global Internet Customer Support neXt)  aboard the recently delivered methanol carrier MAYARO. 

MOL Undertakes CMAXS e-GICSX Test on MAYARO

The Methanol carrier MAYARO

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has started a demonstration test of a next-generation condition-based engine monitoring system called “CMAXS e-GICSX” (electronic Global Internet Customer Support neXt)(*1) aboard the recently delivered methanol carrier MAYARO

FleetWeather Opens New Office in Greece

FleetWeather Business Intelligence, a provider of maritime business intelligence solutions and consulting services for global shippers, announced the opening of a new office this October in Athens, Greece.   According to FleetWeather, the office launch is the result of a developing customer

GTT Inks Framework Partnership Deal with CERN

GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) for the engineering and the construction of several tanks (cryostats)

India Extends Tax Benefits on Bunker Fuel

India has extended the benefit of nil custom and production tax on bunker fuels to domestic coastal movement of containers, in a move to decongest its roads and reduce carbon emissions, a government statement said on Wednesday. Earlier exemptions form the customs and production tax on bunkering

NMEA Award for Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar

NMEA 2015 Technology Award

  Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar has been awarded the Technology Award at the 2015 National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) Conference and Expo in Baltimore, Md. The NMEA 2015 Technology Award is judged by an independent panel of experts recognizing exceptionally innovative

MARAD Backs Emissions Reduction Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it will provide more than $1 million to support the development of two new emission-reducing maritime solutions. The first is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion demonstration project

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

MARAD to Fund Study on LNG Conversions

Midnight Sun will be converted to dual fuel LNG propulsion starting in December 2015 (Photo: TOTE)

MARAD provides funding to further study LNG as marine fuel for containerships The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it has entered a $900,000 cooperative agreement with Totem Ocean Trailer Express Inc. (TOTE) to study the costs and benefits of converting vessel to liquefied natural

Smart Box Ship Features Built-in Container Tracking

CMA CGM Bougainville (Photo: CMA CGM)

CMA CGM Bougainville is billed as the first containership in the world to be equipped with TRAXENS technology, which transforms containers into smart, connected objects.   Newly built CMA CGM Bougainville, the 18,000 teu flagship of French container shipping company the CMA CGM Group

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