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Lockheed Martin Passes Design Review

Lockheed Martin marked a milestone in the Norwegian Navy New Frigate program with completion of the Critical Design Review for the Integrated Weapon System. As a result of the successful review, the Royal Norwegian Navy authorized Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics and Surveillance Systems of Moorestown, N.J., and Lockheed Martin Overseas Corporation to commence detailed design of the Integrated Weapons System (IWS). The IWS includes the full complement of ship sensors, weapons, computing suite and communications equipment designed to give the Nansen-class frigates advanced anti-submarine, anti-surface and anti-air capabilities. Based on the U.S. Navy's Aegis combat system, the IWS also will support interoperability of Norwegian Navy ships with those of the United States and other users of the Aegis system. Lockheed Martin is developing the IWS for five new Norwegian frigates being built by the Spanish shipbuilder IZAR Construcciones Navales, SA. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, IZAR will construct the new frigates at its Ferrol, Spain facility. Delivery of the first frigate is scheduled for 2005. Also participating in the Critical Design Review was Lockheed Martin supplier Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace (KDA) of Kongsberg, Norway. Procurement of this total integrated weapon system is a first for the Royal Norwegian Navy, and the second sale of Aegis technology to a European Navy. The first sale was to the Spanish Navy for installation aboard four F 100 frigates


Raytheon Completes DDG 1000 Deckhouse Integration Design

Raytheon Company completed the Delta Interim Detailed Design Review for the DDG 1000 Integrated Deckhouse and Apertures (IDHA) Element. The DDG 1000 is the Navy's next generation multi-mission destroyer. The IDHA Element is responsible for the integration design of apertures into the DDG 1000 composite deckhouse. The apertures comprise a system of antenna arrays for functions such as radars and communications that are to


Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman To Team For USCG Proposal

Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding announced the creation of a joint venture partnership under which the two major corporations will submit a proposed "best value" solution for the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program. This newly formed joint venture - Integrated Coast Guard Systems - formalizes a partnership underway for more than three years. The team is hosting its Functional Design Review (FDR) for the Coast Guard this week at Lockheed Martin's facility in Moorestown


Kyushu Selects Intergraph SmartMarine 3D

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Institution of higher education uses integrated 3D design solution for shipbuilding design research HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 15, 2011 – Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), one of Japan’s top science and research universities, has selected Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D design and engineering software for use in its Department of Creative Informatics to use in shipbuilding design research. Kyutech researchers have been working with major shipbuilders in Japan to


Bureau Veritas Extends Russian partnerships

Bernard Anne, managing director of BV’s marine division

Bureau Veritas is extending its partnerships in the Russian shipping and offshore sector, focussing on High Arctic offshore projects.   Bureau Veritas and the Russian Register are working together to provide basic design review for the Shtokman FPU for the two tenderers: SAIPEM, SAMSUNG and SOFEC (SSS) and AKER, TECHNIP and SBM (ATS). The process has called for a comparison between BV and RS rules, design review and documentation review, and performance of thermal


ABS, DSME Partner on First LNG Fueled Drillship

Innovative LNG fueled drillship project will promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability in offshore operations. ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has entered into a joint development project (JDP) with South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to develop the industry's first LNG fueled drillship. The JDP will address challenges associated with storing and managing cryogenic LNG safely by combining DSME's


General Dynamics Completes Milestone in Design of Navy's MUOS

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , announced that it has completed the Critical Design Reviews (CDRs) for all segments of the ground system as well as terminal waveform software of the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), the U.S. military's next-generation narrowband global mobile satellite communications system. The ground system and terminal waveform software will be provided to Lockheed Martin , prime contractor for the MUOS program.


Bureau Veritas Issues Guidance For Risk-Based Qualification Of New Technology

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LEADING international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the Risk-Based Qualification of New Technology. Qualification is a process by which a new technology or an existing technology used in a new context is validated. The qualification process is intended to prove with an acceptable level of confidence and in a cost effective manner that a technology is fit for purpose, that it complies with the specifications that the designer developed and that it is


Irving Progresses AOPS Design, Prepares 2015 Construction

Irving Shipbuilding welcomed Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defense, to Halifax Shipyard to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).  Under the Definition Contract Irving Shipbuilding will refine and complete the AOPS vessel design to the high degree of detail for Canada and for those who will


Irving Shipbuilding Embarks on AOPS Design Stage

Shipyard Ministerial Visit: Photo credit Irving

Canadian Government ministers attend the shipyard to mark start of work on the design of new Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOCS). Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence to Halifax Shipyard today to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).


DNV GL Wins Statoil Contract for the North Sea

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DNV GL U.K. has secured the third party ICP (Independent Competent Person) multimillion GBP contract, related to compliance with U.K. Offshore Regulations for the Statoil Mariner project. The award is the culmination of two years’ of project FEED support


NSF Expands Independent Lab for USCG

The NSF International Independent Laboratory (IL), the first designated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) to test ballast water management systems (BWMS) for U.S. type approval, will now include the American Bureau of Shipping’s (ABS) expertise


Fitch Affirms U.S. Port Financial Ratings

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As part of its peer review process, Fitch Ratings informs it has affirmed its ratings for standalone U.S. Ports. No ratings were changed as a result of the peer review. In its review, Fitch confirmed or changed, as appropriate, the related attribute assessments (Stronger


RS Develops Engineering Capacity, Implements AIP Service

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has implemented the Approval in Principle (AIP) service as part of a project to enhance the rules for the technical supervision during construction of ships and manufacture of materials and products for ships.


Mukilteo Ferry Terminal: WSDOT Release Environmental Study

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The 60-year old Mukilteo ferry terminal (about 25 miles north of Seattle) is one step closer to replacement with the release of a final environmental impact statement. “We’ve reached a major milestone,” said David Moseley


New VP of Engineering at BMT Designers & Planners

Richard (Rich) Celotto: Photo credit BMT

BMT Designers & Planners (BMT), an operating company of BMT Group Ltd, has announced the promotion of Richard (Rich) Celotto who will take the role of Vice President, Engineering. With almost 40 years’ experience of maritime engineering, Richard has been with BMT for 17 years


MOL Comfort Casualty Investigation Update

Under the leadership of ClassNK Executive Vice President Toshitomo Matsui, the ClassNK Casualty Investigation Team continues to cooperate with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and government authorities to determine the cause of casualty.


LR to Review Titanic ll Safety & Design Features

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Blue Star Line Chairman Clive Palmer appoints Lloyd’s Register to review design and safety features for the Titanic II project. Mr Palmer said Lloyd’s Register had more than 250 years’ experience with passenger ships and would review key design drawings


Navy Awards Design Contracts for UCLASS Carrier Development

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The Navy has awarded four Preliminary Design Review (PDR) contracts for the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) air vehicle segment.
 UCLASS will be the first deployed carrier-based unmanned air system. It will provide persistent, unmanned, semi-autonomous


RINA Performs Design Appraisal for CNG Power Plant

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International classification and verification company RINA Services has performed the design approval for the world's largest Compressed Natural Gas storage plant in Grati, Indonesia. The CNG will feed the local 300 MW power plant. The plant, operated by Indonesia’s PT PLN (Persero)


Pipe Joining: Testing Times for Seaworthy Products

Internal testing is carried out before the regulatory process begins.

For shipbuilders, Type Approval by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) is a key criterion in the selection and installation of products and systems for a wide range of shipboard applications. For manufacturers, meeting IACS standards is a major factor in the design


WNY Shooting Tragedy: SECNAV Orders Security Review

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has directed a rapid review of Navy and Marine Corps' security procedures at military bases in the United States. "Our Sailors, Marines, and civilians are familiar with the dangers of service, but our security is something we can never take for granted


RS, NAPA Strengthen Cooperation

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), an IACS-member classification society and NAPA, a leading software house for ship design and operation today announced that RS will take NAPA software into use to be able to better serve their customers.


RS Reaches Several Agreements at Neva

During the maritime Neva exhibition, taking place this week in St Petersburg, Russia, a number of agreements were signed promoting use of advanced IT solutions and enhancement of professional training within the maritime industry. Participation in NUPAS-CADMATIC Center establishment


Bureau Veritas Classes Brazil’s Largest FPU

P-55 Floating Production Unit

Petrobras’ P-55 Floating Production Unit (FPU), the largest and the first of this kind entirely built in Brazil, is on its way to the Roncador Field, Campos Basin, where it will be installed in a water depth of 1,790 metres. The column stabilized semi-submersible has a capacity of 180






 
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