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VT Halmatic Names New Tech Director

VT Halmatic said that Professor Bob Cripps, currently Engineering Manager at the RNLI, will be joining VT Halmatic as Technical Director as of May 9, 2005. Professor Cripps worked at Lloyds before moving to the RNLI and has extensive technical knowledge and experience of small craft and composite technology. The continuing challenge for technical excellence is essential to the VT Halmatic business plan. Professor Bob Cripps will lead the technical team supported by Dr Andrew Humphries, Marine Design Manager and Dr Robin Mableson, who heads up the Composite Technology Centre. The VT Composite Technology Centre (CTC) was formed in 2001 by the amalgamation of composite expertise from various divisions within the VT Group. The CTC provides engineering solutions across a wide range of composite applications, from design to production. As part of an ongoing diversification program, The CTC also manages a wide range of projects outside of the shipbuilding market. Contracts have been successfully completed in the military, transport, offshore, nuclear and civil engineering industries. The company operates from two sites; Portchester Shipyard, a purpose built yard occupying a 15 acre waterfront site at the top of Portsmouth Harbour and Sandquay, Dartmouth where the company has recently redeveloped the site to offer enhanced refit capability in the South West.


Transas Group Demos New Tech

On the April 11, 2005, Transas presented Virtual Ship, created and based on the latest developments in the field of three-dimensional technologies, at the St. Petersburg stand at the international Hanover Industrial Trade Fair. According to the plan of the St. Petersburg Administration, President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin and German Counselor, Gerhard Shroyder were expected to take a virtual journey aboard this unique starship


I-Tech to Supply CMP with New Biocide Anti-fouling Ingredient

Ships hull in drydock: File photo

I-Tech says it has entered into a non-exclusive supply agreement with Chugoku Marine Paints Ltd (CMP) for use of I-Tech’s proprietary product, Selektope, in commercial antifouling paints. Selektope is to be used as the principle biocide in new products to be brought to the market by CMP. The suppliers say that CMPs decision marks not only an important milestone for I-Tech but also sets the starting point for antifoulings containing a new selective biocide with a repellant mode of


Keppel Sells Cathodic Protection Technology

The Directors of Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel) announced the sale of 100 percent stake in Cathodic Protection Technology Pte Ltd (CP Tech) by Keppel Integrated Engineering to the management team at CP Tech for a total cash consideration of S$3.9 million. CP Tech is one of the largest providers of cathodic protection systems in the Asia-Pacific region. The divestment is in line with Keppel’s strategy of disposing its non-core assets.


Bay-Houston Towing Receives First Z-Tech Tug

Bay-Houston Towing Co. has taken delivery of the first of their innovative Z-Tech 7500 tugs. The Z-Tech 7500 design is the largest of the Robert Allan line of Z-Tech tugboats. The WESLEY A was delivered to Bay-Houston on Dec. 18, 2007 by her builder, Main Iron Works, of Houma, LA after extensive dock and sea trials at New Orleans. The WESLEY A is only the second Z-Tech 7500 to be completed, and is also only the second Z-Tech to be built in the United States


Tugboat Upgrade Bolsters Canal Capacity

Eight new Z-Tech tugboats are in store for the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to bolster Canal capacity and provide enhanced towing power. As the number of Panamax size vessel transits increase, the new, more powerful tugboats will provide 82 percent more towing power to navigate these larger vessels. The new tugboats will replace eight of the Canal's current fleet of 24. Three of the new tugboats are scheduled to be delivered in December 2006 and five in January 2008.


New Tech Saves Time for Shipbrokers

Stelvio has reacted to demands from the shipbroking sector for faster and more accurate vessel positioning and cargo order data by developing software which it claims will cut the workload by half. ShipDecision from Stelvio is designed to eliminate the need for brokers to search manually through the thousands of incoming daily emails. The Vessel Position feature of the system examines each incoming message and automatically extracts the critical vessel


Wattyl Acquires Wasser High-Tech

Wattyl Limited of Sydney, Australia acquired Wasser High-Tech Coatings on July 1, 1999. In its most recent fiscal year, Wattyl achieved sales of $347 million and pre-tax profit of $23.2 million. Wattyl specializes in most aspects of the paint and coating industry including architectural and decorative coatings, industrial maintenance, OEM, marine and automotive refinishing. This acquisition, which strengthens Wasser's ability to both sell and service their growing worldwide business in the


Mack Power To Market Diesel Engine

Mack Trucks will market its premier 12-liter diesel engine, the E7, as a power source for various industrial and marine market applications. The company's newest business unit, Mack Power, supports the marketing, sales, engineering, service and parts operations for E7's strategic move into several new market segments. An electronically managed engine, E7 will be available for the major industrial market segments of agricultural, construction, general industrial, material handling


Mack Power to Market Diesel Engine

Mack Trucks will market its premier 12-liter diesel engine, the E7, as a power source for various industrial and marine market applications. The company's newest business unit, Mack Power, supports the marketing, sales, engineering, service and parts operations for E7's strategic move into several new market segments. An electronically managed engine, E7 will be available for the major industrial market segments of agricultural, construction, general industrial, material handling


Iran to Launch Home-Made Submarine Soon

Iranian submarines. Pic by Ettelaat

 Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Islamic Republic will soon launch a new domestically-manufactured submarine.   "The Navy's new submarine will be launched soon," Iran's state-run news agency quoted Rear Admiral Sayyari as saying


Robert Allan Ltd. Named CIMarE Charter Member

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Robert Allan Ltd. announced its election as the Charter Corporate Member of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) Roll number 0001.   CIMarE national council created the corporate membership class in an effort to further engage corporations, organizations


Naval Experts, Students to Examine Littoral Challenge

Photo: Naval Postgraduate School

The 2nd Annual Wargame Planning Session is being conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Littoral Operations Center (LOC) in Monterey, Calif., on April 23, 2015; followed by a Surface Warfare - Littoral Combat Innovation Workshop on April 25, 2015.  


KVH Outlines Ship-to-Shore Connectivity

Brent Bruun, Executive VP of Mobile Broadband at KVH, speaks at CMA 2015 (Image courtesy of KVH)

The next generation of connectivity between ship and shore will be dominated by the development of applications to help ship owners and managers reduce costs by enhancing operational efficiency, automating processes, and avoiding expensive repairs


RCCL Plans to Scrub Emissions into Shape

AEP inside the stack of a Royal Caribbean Ship. Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

As new emission standards enter force across the commercial maritime sector, Royal Caribbean has opted to outfit 19 of its ships with scrubbers from two manufacturers. This month we visit with Harri Kulovaara, EVP, Maritime, and Kevin Douglas, VP, Technical Projects/Newbuilds


Efficient Computer Control with G&D

Server room of a VanOord dredger: Extremely robust and durable G&D products for special applications fulfill all technical requirements.

For centuries, mariners have relied on paper maps to navigate the world’s oceans and waterways. Today, the computer technology used on board literally controls the vessel. Along with computers, KVM technology enters ships across the world


The Switch Receives PM Shaft Generators Order

Photo courtesy of The Switch

The Switch, a supplier of megawatt-class permanent magnet (PM) generator and full-power converter packages for wind power and other renewable energy applications, received another order to deliver two PM shaft generators to WE Tech Solutions of Finland.  


Damen Yichang Shipyard Broadens its Shipbuilding Portfolio

Pic: Damen Yichang Shipyard

Damen Yichang Shipyard in China, a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Sinotrans CSC, is rolling out a larger portfolio of vessels to a wider market audience.   The yard on the Yangtze River is already building a number of specialized pontoons


Goa Shipyard Seeks Foreign Tie-up for $5.3 billion Navy Order for MCMVs

Image: Goa Shipyard Ltd

 India's Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has decided to tie up with the foreign yards for the technology transfer required to create these high-tech ships, after bagging the deal to build Mines Counter-Measures Vessels (MCMVs) for the Indian Navy.  


San Diego Launches Blue Tech Vision

Mayor, Supervisor & City Council President Propose Blue Tech Incubator    As part of a new blue tech vision that will create more maritime jobs for the San Diego region, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and County Supervisor Greg Cox today proposed an initiative that was jointly approved


Sweden Orders New Submarines

A26 submarines: Picture by SAAB AB

 Sweden is to buy two new submarines from constructors Saab Kockums. The A26 subs are to be delivered by 2022 and will cost up to SEK 8.2 billion ($945 million).   "This is the biggest single decision when it comes to economic investments that we will make during this parliament


Damen’s China Yard Expands Build Portfolio

Photo: Damen

The Damen Yichang Shipyard in China, commencing operations in 1999 as a joint venture between Damen Shipyards Group and Sinotrans CSC, has delivered cargo vessels from the Damen portfolio. Now, Damen announces the yard is rolling out an increased portfolio of vessels to a wider market audience


Arctic Rescue Vessels Named in Wismar

Photo courtesy of Nordic Yards

Nordic Yards holds naming ceremony for new icebreaking rescue and salvage vessels designed for Arctic operations   After a construction period of around 17 months, two identically designed icebreaking rescue and salvage vessels have been named Beringov Proliv and Murman during a ceremony at


Ballerina's First Electric Ferry Enters Service

Photo courtesy of DIAB

With around half a million plug-in electric cars are on the roads worldwide, electric propulsion is now slowly spreading into other types of transportation, one of which is electric boats. Stockholm ferry operator Ballerina has introduced a new, electrically propelled passenger ferry


Founder Stolt-Nielsen Passes Away

Jacob Stolt-Nielsen

Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, 83, passed away today in the company of his family at his home in Oslo.   An entrepreneur and visionary of boundless enthusiasm and energy, Jacob Stolt-Nielsen founded Parcel Tankers, Inc. in 1959 and pioneered the global trade for liquid chemicals






 
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