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W&O Supply Adds New Positions

W&O Supply announces one new hire and two promotions to support the company’s growth. To provide management and leadership for the company’s mission critical services, W&O Supply has created a new department dubbed Shared Services. W&O Supply’s Shared Services department combines materials management, information technology, warehousing and logistics, enabling the company to improve communication and workflow between these services for its 13 locations across the U.S. John Kilbride has been promoted to Vice President of Shared Services and is responsible for the seamless integration and management of these services which are shared by all W&O Supply branches. Carl Herman has been promoted to Director of Materials Management and SPACE Valve Products. In this position, Herman will manage multiple product lines, including SPACE valves. In addition, W&O Supply welcomes Kevin Smith. Smith has been hired as a Sales Engineer for the Engineered Products and Automation division. Based in Houston, he will serve W&O Supply’s offshore energy client base.


NG Logistics Support Contract for U.S. Navy

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) support for navigation and steering systems installed on U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines. The contract was awarded by Naval Inventory Control Point, Mechanicsburg, Pa., exercising a three-year option on a previously awarded five-year PBL contract. The total value of the three-year contract is $42m


First Ship Completes Second ULTRA-S

Sailors aboard USS Milius (DDG 69) completed their second Unit Level Training Assessment-Sustainment (ULTRA-S) on March 14. All U.S. Navy surface ships are familiar with the Unit Level Training Assessment, Engineering (ULTRA-E), Unit Level Training Assessment, Certification (ULTRA-C), and ULTRA-S, but Milius is the first ship to complete a second, in a series of continual ULTRA-S assessments. According to Cmdr. Tom Rowley, senior assessor and SHIPTRAIN department head


AERA Receives Contract

Advanced Engineering and Research Associates (AERA) Inc., Alexandria, Va., is being awarded a $5,046,276 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification under previously awarded contract to exercise an option for U.S. Navy, foreign military, and material management support services. AERA will provide technical and management support to assist Program Executive Office, Theater Surface Combatant managers in planning Ship Project Directive configuration requirements


AVEVA Catalogue Manager Increases Profitability

AVEVA Catalogue Manager enables the consistent and accurate generation of complete catalogue and specification data

New addition to the AVEVA Enterprise Resource Management product family offers fast, multi-disciplinary creation and maintenance of accurate Plant and Marine catalogue information. AVEVA has  announced the launch of AVEVA Catalogue Manager, a ground-breaking new product set, to save significant man-hours in large capital projects through the rapid, streamlined generation of accurate and consistent part numbers, component specifications and bulk material catalogues.


Management Software Chosen for Fast Cruise Ferries

The 2,200-passenger 29 knot fast cruise ferry Moby Aki will be fitted with RINA InfoSHIP management software. (Photo courtesy of RINA)

Italian cruise ferry operator Moby S.p.A. has chosen the RINA InfoSHIP software suite for managing maintenance and purchase processes across its entire 13-ship fleet.   RINA InfoSHIP Maintenance and Purchase Module (MP), developed in cooperation with IB Software and Consulting, facilitates and reduces the costs of management of planned and unplanned maintenance, stocking and inventory.   The package of software which Moby will deploy is the core of the InfoSHIP suite and is


Connecticut Launches Maritime Cluster

Connecticut Lieutenant Governor M. Jodi Rell recently announced the official launch of the state's newest industry cluster-maritime- at a ceremony on board the Cross Sound Ferry motor vessel, John H., in New London. The organizational center for the cluster, Connecticut Maritime Coalition (CMC) represents the five components of the industry-transportation, manufacturing and services, recreation, commercial fishing environment-working together to help the maritime companies in Connecticut


Korean Shipbuilders DSME Establish Smart Shipyard

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) use Tablet PC's, smartphones to speed up shipyard communications DSME has now established the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards (4G) in the shipyard with technology belonging to SK Telecom, and by this means DSME adopted its Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless communication technology. In the project, DSME first rebuilt the shipyard’s communication infrastructure and Okpo shipyard’s 3G radio wave reception was


GL ShipManager Software for Q-Shipping

Dutch shipmanager Q-Shipping to equip its whole fleet with Germanischer Lloyd's ship management solution. Q-Shipping provides ship management services for vessel type such as bulk carriers, general cargo vessels, MPP vessels, ro-ro vessels, container vessels, offshore vessels, seagoing contractor material, tankers and commercial yachts from its offices in the Netherlands, Turkey and the Ukraine. GL ShipManager is an integrated ship management software solution supporting Technical


MHI's Entity to Oversee Material Handling Equipment, Engine and Turbocharger Businesses

Organizational Structure Courtesy MHI

Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) decided in principle to launch a new wholly owned entity to integrally oversee its current businesses in material handling equipment centered on forklift trucks, engines and turbochargers. The new entity will serve as an independent management body to provide integrated and swift responsive oversight of these three core businesses. Under this initiative, MHI looks to generate synergy benefits, streamline its organization


SENNEBOGEN: The ‘Purpose’ Behind ‘Purpose-built’

Image: SENNEBOGEN

SENNEBOGEN LLC has recently launched its new website, designed to turn the spotlight onto the users and the applications for purpose-built material handlers throughout the Americas. The new design provides a versatile platform that will allow the website to continue growing and adding new


Stena Orders Ro-pax Newbuilds from China

Stena Line ro-pax newbuild to be built at AVIC Weihai Shipyard (Image: Deltamarin)

Stena RoRo, a subsidiary of the Swedish ship owner Stena AB, and AVIC International Ship Development (China) Co. Ltd. have signed a contract, subject to board approval, for four ro-pax ferry newbuilds, including option for another four. These will be some of the first ro-pax ferries to be built in


US Navy Awards Additional LCS Work to Austal

Austal Limited has been awarded a not-to-exceed $9,937,228 modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract to provide procurement and engineering efforts in support of scope changes on fiscal 2015 and fiscal 2016 ships.  


Austal Wins Support Deal for LCS 8

Photo: Austal

Austal Limited announced it has secured an order worth nearly $11.8 million from the U.S. Navy to provide engineering and management services for advance planning and design in support of the Post Shakedown Availability for the Littoral Combat Ship Montgomery (LCS 8).  


Bangladesh Ship Recycling Project Begins

Photo: IMO

An agreement between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has been signed for the parties to collaboratively improve safety and environmental standards in the country’s ship-recycling industry.  


AVEVA to Acquire FabTrol Systems

Richard Longdon, Chief Executive of AVEVA Photo by AVEVA

  AVEVA Group plc announces that it has agreed to acquire FabTrol Systems, Inc. from the Dowco Group of Companies the acquisition is expected to complete by Friday 26 June 2015. FabTrol is a software business, headquartered in Eugene


Newport News Shipbuilding Adds Warehouse Space

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has increased its indoor material storage capacity by more than 500,000 square feet with the addition of new warehouse space in the West Park Warehouse Complex in Hampton.  


Eniram Expands Training Services, Onboard and Onshore

Photo courtesy of Eniram

Eniram Ltd, a provider of energy management technology and analytic services to the shipping industry, today announced the addition of in-depth training services for its Eniram platform and associated products.  According to Eniram , the training portfolio is aimed at ship officers as well


AVEVA Upgrades Structural Steel Software

Photo courtesy of AVEVA

AVEVA has released new enhancements to its AVEVA Bocad product range for structural steel detailing software.   AVEVA Bocad features a plate and bar nesting capability for more efficient planning and use of materials, the developer said


Fincantieri to Optimize Large-Scale Shipbuilding Projects

Intergraph Smart Yard leverages the engineering design basis to provide an extensive portfolio of integrated, preconfigured solutions addressing yards’ key work processes across the project life cycle.

  Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and the world's leading builder of cruise ships, has selected Intergraph Smart Yard to improve the execution of international large-scale cruise, military and merchant ship building projects.


Fincantieri Launches Nuclear Waste Vessel for Russia

Photo: Fincantieri

New semisubmersible floating platform will be used to transport special material decommissioned by the Russian Navy    Itarus, the new semisubmersible floating platform built to transport Russia’s nuclear materials, was launched at a ceremony on November 19 at Fincantieri’s


ZF Acquires Bosch Rexroth Industrial Gears Arm

The now fully completed acquisition of the industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox portions of Bosch Rexroth consolidates ZFs industrial gears business portfolio – these will also be used for heavy tunnel drilling machines. (Photo: ZF)

ZF acquires industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox segment from Bosch Rexroth   Following the go-ahead from antitrust authorities, on December 1, 2015 ZF has officially taken over the industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox business from Bosch Rexroth AG


Energy-efficiency Training Course Now Online

Energy efficiency training Course Photo IMO

  A complete package of training materials on IMO’s energy efficiency requirements is now available to download free of charge from the IMO website. The package, including presentations, posters, exercises and assignments, will be of interest to anyone wanting to understand how to


CSCS Educates at the SNA Symposium

Representatives from the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) educated the surface warfare community on who they train and how they support the Fleet at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Symposium Jan. 12 - 14 (U.S. Navy photograph, courtesy Center for Surface Combat Systems)

Representatives from the Center for Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) educated the surface warfare community on who they train and how they support the Fleet at the Surface Navy Association (SNA) Symposium January 12-14.    Capt. Bill McKinley, CSCS commanding officer


Proposed Changes to Long Island Sound Dredged Material Sites

Image: EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend its 2005 rule that designated the Central and Western Long Island Sound Dredged Material Disposal Sites. The proposed amendments will help meet the goal of reducing or eliminating dredged material disposal in open waters of the






 
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