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Goltens Ground Breaking at DMC

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Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre, announced that ship repair and maintenance company Goltens carried out a ground breaking ceremony of its new office and workshop facility in DMC.   The company has launched its business in the city, and laid the foundation stone for the construction of facilities dedicated to building and repairing ships. Goltens, which has a strong presence in the Middle East and across 21 locations around the globe, are under a long term Musataha ground development agreement with DMC for two plots within the DMC. The plots measuring about 23,000 square metres are leased to Goltens for a period of 25 years.  “When we announced the opening of the maritime zone of the city in March of this year we were determined to develop Dubai Maritime City as part of the Strategic Plan of 2014. Today I want to emphasize that the vast collection of amenities and facilities provided by DMC to encourage business by sea is an opportunity for real growth and development of this vital sector. Infrastructure development is progressing rapidly and we see heightened interest from companies all over the world in this unique facility,” said Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World.   “Goltens is recognized for its reputation as a reliable, dependable and responsive provider of a wide variety of ship repair and mechanical services

China Government to Upgrade & Restructure Shipyards

The State Council has issued a three-year plan, ending in 2015, to upgrade and restructure the mainland's troubled shipbuilding industry, a further move to stabilise economic growth, reports the South China Morning Post (SCMP), citing Xinhua. The sector faced "unprecedented, severe challenges" as a lack of new orders, owing to weakness in the global shipping market, had exacerbated overcapacity in the industry, Xinhua reported, citing a government document.

ConocoPhillips and Bechtel Renew Worldwide LNG Alliance

ConocoPhillips and Bechtel Corp. have agreed to renew their collaboration of pursuing worldwide liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects. The collaboration will build upon the recent success of ConocoPhillips as a major owner and participant in the worldwide LNG industry, and Bechtel's recent awards in the engineering and construction of major projects in Trinidad and Egypt. "The ConocoPhillips-Bechtel collaboration continues our commitment to providing our LNG technology while leveraging our

Trelleborg AGM – 2011 Best Year Yet

Trelleborg, manufacturers of products to seal and protect industrial structures in harsh environments report good performance at AGM Approximately 700 shareholders attended Trelleborg’s recent Annual General Meeting in Trelleborg . The theme of CEO Peter Nilsson’s address was “A continuously evolving Trelleborg”. “2011 was the best year so far for Trelleborg. We achieved our financial goals and strengthened our finances

Saab Announces Fifth-Generation R5 Maritime AIS

“The new R5 AIS products from Saab are the first to incorporate software-defined radio (SDR) transceivers together with newly developed high-speed analog-to-digital converters in a type approved Class A system,” says Stefan Karlsson, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Saab TransponderTech.   “The result is a dramatic improvement in receiver sensitivity, stability and signal processing compared to our already exceptional R4 platform.”

Gulfstream Services: Billy Marcel Promoted

Gulfstream Services, Inc. (GSI) names Billy Marcel as Manager of Global Operations – Decommissioning Services Division. US-based Gulfstream Services, Inc. is a global corporation focused on developing high pressure equipment solutions for the international oil and gas industry.  GSI has four divisions – rental tools, wireline, cementing assembly and decommissioning – in four strategic oil and gas hubs.

Videotel and MTNB Promote Good Training Practice

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Videotel and the MTNB join forces to promote good practice in on board training and to simplify the training minefield.   Every industry has its training needs. However the unique operating environment within the maritime sector, particularly on board a vessel, means that new recruits can be faced with a daunting array of training requirements and options.  The Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) has responded to this

Sonar Marketplace Offers Opportunities Say Northstar Electronics

Market opportunities are there for high-definition, 3D imaging sonar, Northstar Electronics tells shareholders, updates Echotec LOI Northstar Electronics, Inc. which previously signed a Letter of Intent to acquire Echotec Sonar Corp., is announcing revenue opportunities within the sonar marketplace, along with an update to the LOI. As previously announced, Echotec Sonar is developing High Definition Sonar (HDS) systems which are capable of 3-D imaging for the military

ZF Gearboxes for MPI Workboats


MPI Workboats, an operator of purpose-built aluminum wind farm support catamarans, has received ZF gearboxes installed in six of its latest vessels. Designed and constructed to work in challenging environments to transport passengers in comfort and safety , the boats are less than 12 months old and supply installations in British and European waters and further afield. Andrew Wragg, Superintendent at MPI Workboats, said

Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Workshop

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Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Workshop – Southampton – May 13 & 14, 2015   In May 2015 U.K. based Shock Mitigation will bring together a group of experts armed with the latest knowledge that will assist the sub IMO professional sector to understand the possibilities of utilizing hybrid power and storage systems. The aim is to identify the potential of hybrid systems for specific sectors, starting with diesel / electric for wind farm support vessels, pilot boats

LR, SCC Release Low Carbon Pathways 2050 Study

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Shipping in Changing Climates, a $4m multi-university and cross industry research project funded by EPRSC, have today released Low Carbon Pathways 2050 – a new study that details a number of potential pathways for the shipping industry’s transition to a

VOS Start Equipped with Barge Master Gangway

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Vroon has  announced that walk-to-work vessel VOS Start is to be equipped with the brand-new Barge Master Gangway.   This unique combination will enable safe and efficient transfer of personnel and cargo. The Barge Master Gangway incorporates an access tower with elevator

Overcoming the Propeller Supply Bottleneck

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Hydrocomp’s ProCad facilitates in-house Process Control of Propeller Design and Manufacture.   Maritime Tactical Systems Inc. (MARTAC) is a Florida-based company building next-generation unmanned vessels for military applications

NYK Conduct Annual Safety Campaign

NYK president Tadaaki Naito, NYK executive officers, and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels Photo NYK

n August 24, NYK president Tadaaki Naito, NYK executive officers, and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers held a meeting at NYK headquarters in Tokyo to openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels that NYK is managing and operating.  

Striking Bollard Pull Results for ALP Striker

ALP Striker performed an impressive and most satisfactorily bollard pull test

ALP Striker achieved an impressive and most satisfactory bollard pull results of 309.6 tonnes during her sea trials. The DP II Anchor Handling Salvage Tug was delivered on 12 September to ALP Maritime Services. The vessel is designed for towing very large floating objects while also offering

Vard Design for USCG OPC Program

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Vard Holdings Limited said a design developed by its subsidiary Vard Marine was selected for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program. Eastern Shipbuilding Group and team partners were selected for the detailed design and construction phase for the U.S

Germany's DST Bags IWAI Contract for Designing Special Vessels

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 With its objective of providing safe, environment friendly and economical mode of transportation through National Waterway-1 (NW-1), the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI),Ministry of Shipping signed a contract with DST, Germany to design vessels

High-pressure Plunger Pumps with New Drive Tech

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KAMAT has fundamentally revised the mechanical powertrain of its triplex plunger pumps for pressures up to 3,500 bar. As a result, the pumps operate much quieter, and the drive systems consume less energy - in particular in combination with a variable speed drive.   

Protecting Global Maritime Traffic

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 The world economy depends on safe, protected, secure and sustainable maritime traffic.    International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s Chris Trelawny outlined how sustainable maritime development, underpinned by good maritime security can support improved economic development

Keppel FELS Delivers Accommodation Unit to Floatel

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Keppel FELS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has delivered Floatel Triumph, a fifth high-specification accommodation semisubmersible (semi), to Floatel International Ltd (Floatel). The semi, which is built to Keppel's proprietary SSAUTM5000NG design

MPA Academy Trains Over 110 Global Maritime Leaders

Participants from various regions at the 6th Maritime Public Leaders Programme (MPLP). Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) training arm, the MPA Academy (MPAA) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), jointly organised the 6th MPLP from 3 to 7 October 2016, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) under the Singapore Cooperation

DNV GL Brings Wind Industry Leaders Together in “Validation of Turbulence Models”

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 Together with global partners, DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and renewables certification body, has launched a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to develop a new Best Practice for the validation of turbulence models.   

Finnish Shipyard wins Ship Deal from Royal Caribbean

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Miami-based cruise line operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Meyer Turku shipyard signed a memorandum of agreement for two next generation cruise ship orders to be delivered in 2022 and 2024. The around 200,000 gross ton large cruise ships under the project name “Icon” will

DCNS to Showcase Digital Ship Technologies

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Naval defense services and systems provider and integrator DCNS said it will showcase its digital and high technology naval solutions at the Euronaval Exhibition from October 17-21, 2016 in Paris-Le Bourget.   These solutions, according to DCNS

Damen Partners with TeamTec for BWTS

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Damen Green Solutions has signed a letter of intent with Norwegian company TeamTec to supply and service the AVITALISTM ballast water treatment system.   The system combines filtration and a proven, eco-friendly chemical treatment solution optimized for medium-sized to large vessels

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