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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. www.tetratech.com     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


Making Seaweed More Useful: ABB Control Technology

ABB & FMC personnel tour plant: Photo credit ABB

Using ABB’s control system technologies for an advanced, 24 hour chemical process, FMC Biopolymer converts seaweed to alginate for use in thousands of products. ABB has supplied process automation, motors and drives to FMC Biopolymer for more than 20 years. To further develop the process control system capabilities, the company has chosen to upgrade their main automation system from ABB's Advant to ABB's award winning Extended Automation System 800xA.


RINA Acquires CSM Materials Technology Center

Growing Italian engineering, testing, inspection, certification and ship classification group RINA has bought the major shareholding in Italy’s leading center for innovation in materials technology, CSM. According to RINA, the move strengthens its expertise in specialized steel processes and products, especially for the energy sector and in innovative waste to energy conversion technologies. RINA CEO Ugo Salerno said


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


New Technology Has Promising Maritime Applications

Millennium Cell Inc., which designs and develops systems for the safe use of hydrogen fuel in energy applications, has teamed with Seaworthy Systems in a CCDOTT (Center for Commercial Development of Transportation Technologies) and California State University, Long Beach Foundation program. This program will demonstrate the benefits of using its fuel to power ships and facilities in ports. The project is designed to meet CCDOTT goals for zero emissions from fuel cells


OSI to Acquire Technology Supplier

Offshore Systems International has entered into a formal agreement to acquire a United States-based defense contracting company. The purchase price will be $9 million, of which approximately $8.1 million will be paid in cash, with the balance to be paid by the issuance of 1,067,975 OSI common shares. OSI first announced a non-binding letter of intent to acquire the target company on July 11, 2005. The target company reported revenues of approximately $12 million


SHIPPINGInsight 2014 Agenda Announced

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Annual Conference, Exhibition and Networking Event Brings Together Shipowners and Technology Companies to Address Practical Solutions for Efficient Operations The organizers of SHIPPINGInsight 2014 report that the agenda has been finalized and all speaking positions and sponsorships have been


General Dynamics Launches Morgan County NextGen-911

  General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics, has implemented a NextGen-911 emergency service solution for Morgan County, Ohio. The NextGen-911 solution enables Morgan County to easily accept emergency information from a variety of sources and provides first


Editorial: Gas ... It's Both the Question & the Answer

Greg  Trauthwein, Editor & Associate Publisher

When the time comes to pull an edition together, sometimes the content simply takes on a life of its own, as is the case with the July 2014 edition and the proliferation of ‘gas’ throughout. While the advent of gas and all that this little word encompasses is hardly breaking news


New Subsea Fiber-optic Cable to Link N. America & UK

CEO Bjarni Thorvardarson fronts survey vessel: Photo (2011) Hibernia Express

TE SubCom has announced the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.  The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK


Wärtsilä's JV with CSSC to Expands Engines Range

  Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for manufacturing medium and large bore medium speed diesel and dual-fuel engines. The CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co


Wärtsilä and CSSC in 2-stroke engine JV

Wärtsilä game-changing 2-stroke dual-fuel engine technology

  Wärtsilä and China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture, which will take over Wärtsilä’s 2-stroke engine business. Through the agreement, CSSC will own 70% of the business through its affiliate CSSC Investment


Discussion: Cruise Ship Waste Management

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Ship to Shore flexible Recycling DEERBERG-SYSTEMS sets the course for the future of waste management onboard cruise ships With a round table discussion in Hamburg, DEERBERG-SYSTEMS said it is addressing the questions of tomorrow gathering cruise lines, ship yards, ports and disposal companies


ABB Wins $35 mln HVDC Upgrade Order in Canada

Valve+hall credit ABB

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth about $35 million from Hydro-Québec to upgrade the 350 megawatt (MW) Madawaska high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission link, that connects the grids of New Brunswick and Hydro Québec in southeast


Sergey Gustov In-Charge of Gazprom LNG Saint Petersburg

Sergey Gustov

Sergey Gustov has been appointed Director General of Gazprom LNG Saint Petersburg. Sergey Gustov was born in the Vladimir Region in 1969. In 1992 he graduated from Plekhanov Saint Petersburg State Mining Institute, majoring in Technology and Comprehensive Mechanization of Strip Mining


Maersk Demonstrates BELCO Scrubber Technology

Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has partnered with the Maersk Group to successfully demonstrate BELCO Marine Scrubber technology aboard the Maersk Tukang, a containership with max TEU Capacity of 8,112.


Kongsberg Tech Chosen for 13 Newbuild Projects

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Kongsberg Maritime’s Full Picture solution has been selected by Chinese and Korean shipbuilders for 13 advanced newbuild offshore vessels with a total value of 330 MNOK. Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Offshore Co. (DSIC), CIMC Raffles (CIMC)


Good Profitability Noted in Wärtsilä H1 Interim Report

Wärtsilä 46DF Engine: Image courtesy of the manufacturers

Power solutions providers for the marine and energy markets, Wärtsilä, has released a summary of its Interim Financial Report January-June 2014, excerpted as follows: Highlights of the Review Period January-June 2014 Order intake decreased 5% to EUR 2,305 million (2


Sergey Gustov Takes charge of Gazprom LNG Saint Petersburg

Sergey Gustov appointed Director General of Gazprom LNG Saint Petersburg

  Sergey Gustov was appointed Director General of Gazprom LNG Saint Petersburg. Sergey Gustov was born in the Vladimir Region in 1969. In 1992 he graduated from Plekhanov Saint Petersburg State Mining Institute, majoring in Technology and Comprehensive Mechanization of Strip Mining


China Studies Floating Gas Plants for South China Sea

Photo: CNOOC

Chinese energy giant CNOOC Group is studying the possibility of building a multibillion-dollar floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, as-yet untried technology that would likely be used to produce gas from the deep waters of the South China Sea.


FURUNO and Electronic Navigation Join Forces

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Electronic Navigation Ltd (ENL), New Zealand’s largest marine electronics company and the developer of the WASSP sonar, and FURUNO Electric Co., Ltd of Japan, a manufacturer in the global marine electronics industry, are joining forces






 
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