Jet Edge, Inc., a manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet and abrasivejet systems for precision cutting, surface preparation and hydrodemolition, has appointed Antoine Deproost as its new International Sales Engineer. Deproost is responsible for sales of Jet Edge systems in Europe, South America and the Middle East, and for developing international distribution partners in Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean and Central America. Antoine brings to Jet Edge more than 20 years of experience in international sales and global product management. Deproost has an Electro-Mechanics engineering degree from T.I.K.B of Belgium and a specialization diploma in electronics from PBNA, a Dutch engineering academy. He also has received training in marketing and sales. Deproost is a native of Brussels, Belgium.
SpotterRF was one of 15 industry partners selected to participate in a Department of Defense (DOD) demonstration seeking cutting edge technologies with high potential of improving the warfighter's mission effectiveness and survivability. The Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program conducted its first capability demonstration, Jan. 14-27, 2013 for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) off the coast of Virginia Beach, VA.
Project manager Larry Smith is excited about the latest crew boat built at C&G Boat Works' Mobile shipyard for sister company Graham Gulf. Larry started working with owner Janson Graham's grandfather 32 years ago and takes a kind a family interest in each new boat, but this one, the Graham Honor, is the company's first jet. "It allows a flatter hull," explains Smith, "With only about 1.5 ft. of taper from the deadrise of the bow's entry to the nearly flat stern
Transmission Engineering Company (TECO) announced they have received an order for thirty Doen DJ110Z Water Jets from Willard Marine, in Anaheim, Calif. The water jets will be installed in Willard Marine’s 36-ft Rigid Inflatable Boat for the U.S. Navy. The order includes water jets, hydraulic pumps and steering components, with deliveries being completed by March 2011. “Our ability to respond quickly is one of the many values we bring as a business partner with Willard
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won a contract from India’s Cochin Shipyard to supply 60 water jets for a new fleet of 20 Fast Patrol Vessels for the Indian Coast Guard. The contract will involve the supply of Rolls-Royce Kamewa 71S3np water jets (three per vessel), and associated equipment including a joystick control system which will enhance the manoeuvring capabilities of the vessels. The 50 metre long vessels, which are currently under construction
Rolls-Royce, is to develop a new, highly efficient water jet to propel unmanned surface craft for the US Navy. The new water jet will be the smallest Rolls-Royce design to date, with a diameter of just 100 millimetres, and will quietly propel the craft through the water on remotely controlled missions that include intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Rolls-Royce will develop the water jet part of the innovative small propulsion system
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation introduced a new line of rigid bottom, soft-sided launches, named the Resilient Class. The first of this class will be a 40-footer for the Charleston, S.C. pilots. Available in lengths from 30 ft. to 70 ft. (9.14 m to 21.3 m), the Resilient Class of vessels is designed by C. Raymond Hunt Associates of Boston, whose association with the Somerset, Mass., shipyard dates back to 1978
Alabama-based offshore operator, P.G. Charter Boats have ordered a new 164 ft. high speed survey vessel driven by Hamilton water jets. The aluminum craft, which resembles Gulf of Mexico crewboats, will be driven by triple Hamilton waterjets powered by MTU diesel engines through ZF gearboxes. The propulsion system will be controlled by a dual station HamiltonJet MECS software configurable electronic control system. Designed by DeJong and Lebet of Jacksonville
Two pairs of Hamilton HM651 jets with 25-in. impellers are being installed on two 170 x 30 ft. (51.8 x 9.1 m) hulls being built for the Candy fleet at Swift Ships Morgan City shipyard. Powered by 12-cylinder Cummins KTA38-M2 engines rated for jet application at 1,350-hp at 1,900-rpm, the jets were introduced at last year's Workboat Show in December. Auxiliary power will be provided by two Cummins 6B5. 9GM-powered 50 Kw gensets. Cargo capacity on the vessel's 105 x 24 ft. (32 x 7
The Coast Guard of Taiwan has recently taken delivery of CG hull 123 and CG 125, which form part of Taiwan's 500 ton project. These two new vessels were built by Jong Shyn shipyard and are equipped with 4 x MJP 850 jets provided by Sweden-based MJP Waterjets. Comparing these new waterjets with the CP propellers of the preceding conventional ship, the results are striking. The new MJP propulsion arrangement is said to cost 40% less, while, at the same time
Blue North has contracted Dakota Creek Industries in Anacortes, Washington, to build an eco-friendly, technologically advanced fishing vessel. The innovative “green” boat – which will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2014 – was specifically developed for the Alaska
Jotun launched Jotachar JF750, the passive fire protection (PFP) coating system which they say significantly reduces installation time and cuts material costs. Following an extensive development and testing program, the launch of Jotun’s new mesh free PFP helps owners
NAMJet to provide Traktor Jet propulsion system for the new oyster harvest vessel ‘Pacific Express 1’. Washington ship builder Penn Cove Shellfish (dba Everest Marine) has chosen Arkansas-based NAMJet to provide the propulsion system for its new oyster harvest vessel
To protect the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Coast in Western Australia’s north-west region, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) to establish an area ships should avoid. A new AMSA Marine Notice will recommend ships keep at least two nautical miles from the edge of Ningaloo
Two inbound chemical tankers collided, Wednesday, approximately 70 miles south of Galveston, causing some internal damage to one of the tankers. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston were notified of the collision by a National Response Center report at approximately 4:30 a
The Coast Guard and local agencies are working to refloat an oil rig platform supply vessel after it ran aground on San Jose Island, Texas. No injuries, damage or pollution were reported, but the captain estimated that the vessel had 8,000 gallons of fuel and 110 gallons of lube oil on board.
Two recent refits of waterjets are unique in one respect that they allow a direct comparison between waterjet brands, while everything else remains unchanged. Waterjets from Marine Jet Power were recently used to solve some significant propulsion issues and in one case the exchange even
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, is building the first of three Chesapeake Class pilot boats for coastal and offshore patrol operations and port security provided by the Colombian Department of the Navy. Designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates
BRP expands its marine engines portfolio by offering an inboard jet propulsion system, using its proven Rotax 4-TEC 1503 engine. BRP's Marine Propulsion Systems division in Sturtevant, Wisconsin, formerly the Outboard Engine division
UK-based EcoAdBlue offers world-wide delivery of its marine urea, a liquid used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC) systems for marine diesel engines. EcoAdBlue say that it distributes Urea throughout the world from nine of its strategically placed production sites allowing it to offer
PPG Industries said the topsides of the USS Freedom, lead ship of the U.S Navy's littoral combat ships (LCS), have been repainted using AMERCOAT(R) 240 edge-retention epoxy and PSX(R) 700SG epoxy-polysiloxane coatings by PPG's protective and marine coatings (PMC) business.
Coast Guard Station Charlevoix, Michigan, accept delivery of the station’s new 45-foot Response Boat-Medium, built by Marinette Marine, of Manitowoc, Wis. The RB-M can respond faster than previous boats of similar size with a top speed in excess of 40 knots and has advanced search
Afai Southern Shipyard awarded contracts to build 4 coastal fast rescue vessels for a Chinese Government agency. The contracts were signed between Afai and the Salvage Bureau of Ministry of Transport in the South China port city of Guangzhou.
ABB Turbocharging to attend upcoming 27th CIMAC World Congress on Combustion Engine Technology in Shangai, China. The World Congress, from 13-16, May 2013, is held once every three years and constitutes CIMAC’s major, most forward-looking, influential event
In a move that could change the way the maritime industry views propulsion technology, GE’s Power Conversion business increased its offshore systems portfolio with Inovelis, a podded thruster with unmatched fuel efficiency and overall performance.