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Furuno Releases New Autopilot

 Furuno NavPilot 700 Autopilot series

Several years ago, Furuno introduced their NavPilot 500 Autopilot series, which brought an advanced, self-learning and adaptive Autopilot to market. That Autopilot enjoyed years of success and now Furuno is following it up with the all-new NavPilot 700 series, which includes a host of new, groundbreaking and extremely beneficial features.   On the surface, the NavPilot 700 series flaunts a refreshed look, providing it a family look with Furuno’s popular NavNet 3D, GP33, RD33 and FI50 instruments. However, it’s “under the hood” where the NavPilot 700 series really excels! First is the “Safe Helm” and “Power Assist” modes. “Safe Helm” temporarily disables the NavPilot steering control when manual operator helm changes are sensed. “Safe Helm” is a critical safety feature designed for emergency maneuvering or dodging obstacles. The original course is restored automatically or manually after the maneuver is completed. “Power Assist” mode significantly reduces steering effort, similar to power steering on a car. These revolutionary new modes enhance the safety of the Autopilot and provide a unique interface to the vessel’s hydraulic hand steering system, delivering unrivaled comfort and steering control from any manual helm on the vessel. The optional FPS8 Power Steering Module and appropriate software are required to activate the Safe Helm feature.  

Furuno Introduces New High Power NAVNET Pair

Furuno added to its NavNet series of Radar/Chart Plotters, the 1953C & 1953C/NT. Designed for all types of vessels, the 1953C series bundles high-power X-band radar performance with NavNet technology. Built to commercial-grade standards, the 1953C is a 12kW Radar with a 1/8 to 72 nm range. It is available with either a four or six ft. open array antenna. This unit presents true color radar images on a high-resolution 10.4-in. color LCD, housed in a waterproof case.

Shin Kurushima Uses Intergraph SmartMarine 3D

Shin Kurushima Dockyard Company Limited.bmp

Japan’s leading shipyard to demonstrate use of Intergraph software by cutting steel plates at BARI-SHIP 2011 HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 26, 2011 – Shin Kurushima Dockyard Company Limited (SKDY), recognized as one of the world’s most productive shipyards, has standardized on Intergraph® SmartMarine® 3D as its 3D design and modeling solution of choice for its ship projects. Japan-based SKDY sought to implement leading-edge technology to increase its leading

Integraph Releases Pipe Stress Analysis Software Update

Intergraph Releases CAESAR II 2011 R1 for advanced integration with Smart 3D & SmartPlant Review for data transfer from piping design to the engineering environment. Intergraph has released an upgraded version of CAESAR II – the world’s most widely used pipe stress analysis software – that offers advanced integration with its market-leading plant, offshore and material handling design solutions, SmartPlant 3D, SmartMarine 3D and SmartPlant 3D Materials Handling Edition

Seismic 3D Vessel Charter by Seabird Exploration

Seabirds Voyager Explorer: Photo credit Seabird Exploration

SeaBird Exploration, through a subsidiary of Ordinat Shipping AS, charters the 3D vessel 'Geo Pacific' from Fugro. The vessel has been fixed on a 4 month time charter, intended to be converted into a  3 year bareboat charter with four one-year options to extend the contract. Furthermore, SeaBird will also have purchase options on the vessel in year three and, to the extent the lease is extended, year four. The vessel is fully equipped and will be a valuable addition to SeaBird's 3D

NMEA Names Furuno ‘Best Radar’ for 40th Year

FR8065 (Image: Furuno)

For 44 years, the National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) has bestowed its NMEA Best Product Awards to marine electronics manufacturers for product excellence. Over that time, Furuno has been the most recognized company in the marine electronics field with a total of 215 wins. This year, Furuno won three more NMEA awards at the 2015 NMEA Conference & Expo in Baltimore, including its 40th straight Best Radar Award.  

Friede & Goldman Selects AVEVA Marine

AVEVA said that Friede & Goldman (F&G) has selected AVEVA Marine. F&G will use AVEVA Marine to create intelligent 3D models of mobile offshore drilling and production units with the goal of shortening design cycle time and improving information handover and communication with clients. F&G selected AVEVA Marine after an evaluation of available software solutions for 3D marine design.

Transas 3D VTS Module for Port Ops

Transas 3D VTS

Transas is glad to announce its enhanced 3D VTS solution. First presented to the world maritime market in 2008, current version of 3D VTS has been significantly upgraded. The product visually represents the full-scale 3-dimensional view of the navigational situation in the VTS area. The functionality enhances situation awareness both from ashore and critically from onboard perspectives. 3D VTS complements the range of Transas solutions facilitating safe navigation in the port and coastal

FARO 3D Documentation Conference


The FARO 3D Documentation Conference, to be held October 13-15, 2014, was created as a forum for sharing knowledge, best practices and insight into the world of laser scanning and 3D documentation. Over the course of two days at Disney’s Swan & Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla., attendees will hear from respected visionaries on current issues and the future of our industry in the keynote sessions and learn hands-on from expert instructors in our workshop sessions.

FARO to Host 3DRV Driven by Design Tour

FARO Technologies, Inc., the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology, will host the 3DRV Driven by Design Tour Wednesday, September 24, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST at the Corporate Headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida. The upcoming event, cosponsored by FARO, is hosted by Autodesk’s TJ McCue, journalist and 3D enthusiast, with the mission and goal to visit over 100 cities across America over the course of eight months and celebrate

Polarcus Gets West Africa Contract

 Polarcus Limited  has announced it has received a letter of intent for a 3D marine seismic project in West Africa.    The client was not disclosed by the Dubai-based seismic vessel operator, who will utilise its RightBAND technique for the broadband data acquisition. 

Polarcus Awarded Broadband 3D Project in West Africa

Polarcus Limited has received a letter of intent from an undisclosed client to execute a 3D marine seismic project in West Africa utilizing Polarcus' RightBAND technique for broadband data acquisition, the company announced in a press release today.  

New FORAN Update from SENER

SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas SA launched a new version of its marine CAD/CAM system, the FORAN V80.   The new version is fully compatible with the previous ones and includes improvements in all of its modules. The main upgrades come from the initial and basic project stages

SSI to Present Welding & 3D Model Papers at ICCAS

"Intuitive Weld Management" and "Innovative methods for leveraging a 3D model" are two of the white papers that representatives from CAD/CAM developer SSI will present this week at the 17th International Conference on Computer Applications in Shipbuilding (ICCAS) in Bremen

Polarcus Secures New Contract

Polarcus Alima. Photo by Polarcus DMCC

 Polarcus Limited sign a new contract with an unnamed client in terms of a marine 3D seismic project where Polarcus' Right Band technique used  for broadband data acquisition.   It is stated in a stock exchange release. The project

JV for 3D seismic in Arctic

Photo: CGG

 Paris-listed seismic giant CGG and Russia's largest shipowner, SCF Group (Sovcomflot), have formally registered a joint-venture company focused on coldwater  surveys, reports Interfax.  The joint venture, to be called Arctic Geophysical Exploration (AGE)

EMGS Bags Malaysian Award for BOA Thalassa

CEO of EMGS, Bjarte Bruheim

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has received a letter of award (LOA) for a contract worth approximately USD 4.2 million from an oil company for 3D EM data acquisition over their operated area in Malaysia. The two parties have entered into a two-year contract

Kvichak Building 4th Response Boat for NYPD

Photo: John Fleck Photography

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Company, is currently constructing the fourth 44.5-foot Response Boat Medium – C (RB-M C) for the New York Police Department (NYPD) Harbor Unit.   The first three vessels were delivered in April 2010, August 2012 and April 2013

3D Printed Drone Launched from Warship

(U.K Navy photo)

A team of engineers from the University of Southampton launched a 3D printed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from the bow of a Royal Navy warship in a bid to demonstrate the potential use of lightweight drones at sea.   After being launched from HMS Mersey off the Dorset coast in the south of

EMGS Reports $1.6m Multi-client Sales

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) reported multi-client sales from Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea   Marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) data provider EMGS informs it has entered into two new data licensing agreements with two oil companies for the provision of 3D EM data from

HKND Awards Contract for Survey for Nicaraguan Canal

Signing ceremony between HKND Group and CSA Global from Australia. Photograph: HKND Group

 HKND Group, concessionaire of the Nicaragua Interoceanic Grand Canal project, signed an agreement with international geological and resource consultancy CSA Global of Australia in the headquarters of HKND Group in Hong Kong, entrusting CSA Global to conduct an aerial geological survey of the

SSI to Showcase Marine Information Model

SSI's CAD/CAM ShipConstructor software utilizes a Marine Information Model (MIM) to store a wealth of data that can be leveraged for maintenance, repair and lifecycle support.   Slated to exhibit at the American Society of Naval Engineers' Fleet Maintenance & Modernization Symposium

Drydock World Dubai Signs Up to Use Nupas-Cadmatic

Photo courtesy of Nupas-Cadmatic

Nupas-Cadmatic has signed a contract for the delivery of 3D design and information management software to shipyard Drydock World Dubai (DDWD). The largest single deal in Nupas-Cadmatic’s history, the company said the contract represents its breakthrough in the international offshore

Safeguarding Against Safety Concern on FLNG Installations

Press release - Accidental release of cryogenic liquids such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) poses a significant risk to personnel and assets on oil and gas installations. In addressing these risks, Lloyd’s Register Energy has developed a guidance note that provides a consistent methodology

Kværner Verdal AS Selects AVEVA Bocad

Photo: AVEVA

Press release - Kværner Verdal AS has selected AVEVA Bocad Steel and AVEVA Bocad Offshore for use at its design and fabrication yard in Verdal, Norway. Kværner required a specialized structural steel design solution that provided out-of-the box functionality and powerful integration

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