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Mitsubishi Denies GE Rumors

Japan’s largest heavy machinery maker Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. denied a newspaper report that it is in talks with General Electric Co. on a business alliance. Japanese daily Asahi Shimbun said the two companies have started negotiating to form a business alliance for small power generators. "It is not true that we have started such talks," said a spokeswoman for Mitsubishi Heavy. But she said the company will consider a variety of alliances in many business fields in the future. The newspaper said limited capital investment by Japanese power companies amid a prolonged economic slump had forced the two rivals to join hands. In May, Mitsubishi Heavy reported its first-ever loss, for the business year that ended last March. Many of Japan's traditional industries continued to suffer from the nation's decade-long economic downturn. No immediate comments were available from GE. – (Reuters)


MHI's Two New Firms Commence Operations

MHI Shipyard, Nagasaki Credit Wiklpedia CCL

  On October 1 two new wholly owned group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) succeeding to MHI's ship construction operations in the Nagasaki district will commence business operations. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. will handle ship constructions, while Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Hull Production Co., Ltd. will manufacture hull blocks. By making full use of the diverse resources cultivated at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works


LNG Carriers on the Upswing

This past March concluded an agreement between Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and Kawasaki Shipbuilding for construction of an LNG carrier with a capacity of 145,000 cu. m. With two of the carriers already delivered to Mitsui for use by both Oman and Algeria under co-ownership, this agreement marks the third informal order placed for this such vessel. In addition, both Kawasaki Shipbuilding and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries received an order for one 145,000 cu. m


Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Revamp Singapore Businesses

MHI to launch new Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES) in Singapore, integrating three local afiliated companies. Effective October 1st 2012 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will launch a new company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (MIES), to supersede the current MHI Industrial Engineering & Services Private Ltd. (also abbreviated as MIES) after taking over various business functions of two other MHI


Kongsberg Maritime Outfits New PGS Vessels

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Two new state-of-the-art Ramform Titan-class seismic vessels under construction at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard in Japan for Norway headquartered Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) will feature a delivery from Kongsberg Maritime including integrated navigation, Dynamic Positioning and an extensive back-deck handling systems package. The contracts, valued at  more than $50 million, were signed by Kongsberg Maritime and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


Japanese Consortium Pulls Out of Brazilian Shipyard Ecovix

Construction of hulls in Rio Grande. Photo: Engevix Construções Oceânicas SA

 A consortium of Japanese shipyards decided to sell its stake of Ecovix, which controls the Rio Grande Shipyard, reports Reuters.   Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, four other shipbuilders said in October 2013 acquired 30% of Ecovix-Engevix Construcoes Oceanicas in a deal reportedly worth some 30 billion yen (about $305 million at the time).    In addition to MHI, the Japanese group includes Mitsubishi Co and the Imabari, Namura and Oshima Shipbuilding companies


MHI Suffers Another Fire

Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) extinguished a fire on an LNG being built at the Nagasaki yard. According to reports, the nearly-completed ship is being inspected for possible damage. Last October, the P&O cruise ship, Diamond Princess, suffered from a major fire at the same shipyard. MHI continued construction after an examination of the damage.


Steering Gear, Deck Machinery Licensed to Chinese Manufacturer

Mooring Winch MHI: Photo credit MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) licence Chinese manufacturers Jiangsu Masada Heavy Industries Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with Jiangsu Masada Heavy Industries Co, Ltd., in Jiangsu Province, China, under which MHI is to license production and marketing of steering gears and deck machinery based on company technology to Jiangsu Masada.  The steering gear and deck machinery technologies to be licensed are for small and medium-sized


Japanese Firm to Set Up Houston Compressor Plant

MCO Compressor deliveries in UAE: Photo courtesy of MCO

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), is to establish MHI Compressor Manufacturing, LLC in Pearland, Texas, to produce and service oil industry compressor equipment. The company will produce and service compressors in the U.S. market to accommodate demand generated by rapid growth in shale gas and oil development. Supported by this growth, many new petrochemical plant construction projects are planned


MHI Subsidiary in Brazil for FPSO Compressors

Piracicaba Factory of NGM where MCO-B office will locate. Courtesy Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation

   In December Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corporation (MCO), a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Hiroshima, will establish a new company in Brazil in a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation (MC), to be known as MHI Compressor do Brasil Ltda. (MCO-B). Creation of the new entity, which will launch commercial operations in February 2016, is targeted at developing the Latin American market for compressors


Germany Out of Australian Submarine Tender

Image by US Navy

 As a bid from Germany’s ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) loses ground over technical concerns, the competition for a A$50 billion ($34.55 billion) contract to build Australia’s next submarine fleet is narrowing to a race between Japan and France, reports Reuters.  


AIDA Prima on Fire - Third Time!

Image: AIDAprima

 AIDA Prima, a new ship for Carnival Corp.'s AIDA Cruises brand, was damaged by a fire early Sunday at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.’s shipyard in Nagasaki, the Japan Times reports.    The fire reportedly was quickly extinguished by workers, with no injuries


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


Australia Submarines: It is Japan vs. France

Soryu-class submarine: Japan Navy

 While Japan is confident it has proven itself the best contender to build Australia's new submarines, the French have moved to undermine Japan’s bid to build the navy’s new submarines.   Representatives from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)


MHI, SBG Invest in Wind Energy Startup Altaeros Energies

The Buoyant Airborne Turbine

  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI") and the Suhail Bahwan Group ("SBG") have invested in Altaeros Energies, a Massachusetts-based technology company, to support the design and production of its Buoyant Airborne Turbine ("BAT") renewable energy and


Shipboard Waste Heat Recovery Technology

New -Technology Shipboard System Converts Heat from Engine Jacket Water into Electrical Power

  Calnetix Technologies, LLC has published a White Paper describing new processes for producing supplemental power for a ship’s electrical load. The White Paper, entitled New-Technology Shipboard System Converts Heat from Engine Jacket Water into Electrical Power


NYK Charters 2 LNG Carriers for Freeport LNG Project

  Two joint-venture companies that NYK has established with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. each concluded a time-charter contract for a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier with Chubu Electric Power Co. Inc. In addition, one of the joint-venture companies


Xerox, MHI Ink ITS Project Deal

Signing ceremony

  Today, at the ITS World Congress and Exhibition, Xerox and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), both leaders in transportation solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore, globally, on a case-by-case basis, potential joint Intelligent Transport System (ITS) opportunities.


First LPG Carrier Order for MHI Shipbuilding

LPG carrier (Image: MHI)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), announced it has received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier.   


Naming Ceremony of LNG JUROJIN

LNG Carrier Courtesy MOL

  Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today took part in a naming ceremony for the newbuilding liquefied natural gas carrier LNG JUROJIN, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. at the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.


NYK and Astomos Conclude Time-charter Contract for 12th VLGC

NYK gas carrier. Pic by NYK Line

 Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)  concluded a time-charter contract for a new VLGC (very large gas carrier) with Astomos Energy Corporation, the world's pre-eminent liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) company.    The new VLGC will be built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co


Thyssenkrupp Bids for Australian Sub Contract

German industrial group Thyssenkrupp has submitted an offer to the Australian government for a contract to build stealth submarines potentially worth tens of billions of euros, the company said on Monday. The contract to build up to 12 submarines, including decades of maintenance


Mitsubishi-led Group Exiting Stake in Brazil Shipyard

A group of Japanese shipbuilders led by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) plans to exit its 30 percent stake in Brazilian shipbuilder Ecovix and declare the investment as a loss, Valor Economico newspaper reported on Tuesday.   The group led by MHI plans to sell its stake in Ecovix


Singapore Rig Builders in Crisis

Image: Sembcorp Marine

 After a decade-long boom, there were zero new orders globally for jack-up rigs last year on account of the current oil downturn. Singapore's largest rig builders finding it difficult to navigate safely, reports The Straits Times.  


MHI Hybrid Turbochargers Awarded for Efficiency

Mitsubishi hybrid turbochargers for marine diesel engines received the Energy-Efficient Machinery Award from Japan Machinery Federation   Hybrid Turbocharger developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd






 
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