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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.


NMEA Names Furuno ‘Best Radar’ for 40th Year

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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.  


Shin Kurushima Uses Intergraph SmartMarine 3D

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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


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


FARO 3D Documentation Conference

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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.


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


Creating Patterns with PropCad Premium

Pattern Corrections is used to expand and thicken propeller designs to create machining models and casting patterns. Individual control is provided for separate blade parameters. (Image: HydroComp)

The new Pattern Corrections utility allows users to quickly create machining models, casting patterns, and molds DIRECTLY from PropCad   HydroComp announced its PropCad software for the geometric modeling of marine propellers has receieved an upgrade


BIG DATA & Maritime: The Downside

Tony Baker, Loss Prevention Director

North P&I Club Warns on Downsides of "Big Data" on Ships There is no question that the era of "Big Data" -- and all that those two words encompass -- will be transformational in the maritime market for the coming generation


Jensen Maritime wins Design & Engineering Contract for U.S. Cruise Ships

Jensen Design Crusie Ship Rendering (Courtesy: Crowley / Jensen)

Jensen Maritime was recently selected to provide detailed design and production engineering services for two, 100 passenger, U.S. flagged, coastal cruise ships for Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc.   The twin screw diesel ships, will be built at the Washington state shipyard of Nichols


Polarcus Deploys World’s Largest Manmade Object

Polarcus Amani (Photo: Polarcus)

Offshore geophysical company Polarcus is breaking production records off Myanmar, employing the largest manmade moving object on earth    Polarcus is currently acquiring an ultra-wide 3D marine seismic project offshore Myanmar, for which its vessel Polarcus Amani is towing an in-sea


Chariot Starts Namibia Seismic Work

Operations in Nimibia Courtesy Chariot Oil & Gas

 Chariot Oil & Gas Limited, the Atlantic margins focused oil and gas exploration company, today announces that in conjunction with its partners AziNam (20%), NAMCOR (10%) and Ignitus (5%), it has commenced a 3D seismic acquisition survey of approximately 2


Norway: EMGS in 3D EM Data Sale

Barents Sea and Norway Courtesy EMGS

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement with an oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. The company did not reveal the name of the client, however


ISS, CGG Ink Brazil Agency Deal

The Oceanic Vega - courtesy of CGG

  Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world's leading maritime and logistics service provider, has signed a contract with CGG to provide offshore agency support services for a new oil and gas exploration project in the Barreirinhas Basin in the equatorial margin of northern Brazil.


Surveys without Scaffolds: Ship Tanks Inspected with Drones

DNV GL surveyors tested a camera-equipped drone to visually evaluate structural components through video streamed to a tablet. One surveyor operated the drone, while a second checked the video feed in real time.

Classification society DNV GL informs it has recently completed several tests using drones to support the hull survey of two vessels.   Conducted by the classification team based in Gdansk, Poland, the tests took place at the Remontova shipyard


Meyer Werft Deploys Dassault Systèmes’ Marine & Offshore Solutions

“On Time to Sea” and “Designed for Sea” Industry Solution Experiences for Digital Collaborative Innovation

  On the way in a new digital era: Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Meyer Werft, one of the world’s leading cruise ship builders


EMGS Sells Daybreak Data in Gulf of Mexico

BOA Galatea Photo EMGS

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) announces that the Company has entered into a data licensing agreement with an international oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Daybreak project located in the western US Gulf of Mexico worth a


Sonardyne Demonstrates Vessel Navigation Capabilities

Vessel equipment specifiers from across Europe witnessed first-hand the capabilities of Sonardyne’s NOAS as an important new aid to vessel navigation and underwater obstacle avoidance (Photo: Sonardyne)

Maritime security technology company, Sonardyne International Ltd, has demonstrated the capabilities of its Navigation and Obstacle Avoidance Sonar, NOAS, during three days of water borne demonstrations in Plymouth, south-west England.  


Ulstein Equipment Wins IRO Innovation Award

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Ulstein Equipment B.V. was awarded the IRO Oil & Gas Innovation Prize for its Ulstein Colibri, a 3D motion-compensated crane add-on system for the purpose of increasing vessel operability. This aims to enable smaller and more cost-effective vessels to be used in harsher weather conditions.


SSI to Unveil ShipConstructor 2016 R2 at WorkBoat

SSI's latest release, ShipConstructor 2016 R2 will be unveiled for the first time in public at the International WorkBoat Show, December 1-3, in New Orleans.   According to SSI, the new software enhances productivity via new features and benefits


SSI Hires Holder for US Sales

SSI has hired CAD/CAM specialist Robert Holder as part of its sales force in the U.S. market.    According to SSI, the hiring is intended to meet the expanding demand for SSI's design and manufacturing solutions in the shipbuilding and offshore industries.  


Cadmatic Used for Alaska Ferry Design

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has awarded the Alaska Class Ferry project to Vigor Alaska shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska, where construction is currently underway. Providing production design for the ferry is Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten






 
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