Frontline, the world's largest tanker company, is now developing methods capable of reclaim all polluting gases produced during sea transport. Its vessel Front Granite has successfully tested the new technology developed in co-operation with the small Norwegian firm Venturie AS. This new technology reportedly eliminates the problem with pollution gases during operation, and testing has been so positive that Frontline intends to install it on all its oil cargo ships. The technology developed is also promising for solving several other environmental problems both on land and at sea.
LEADING international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued guidelines for the Risk-Based Qualification of New Technology. Qualification is a process by which a new technology or an existing technology used in a new context is validated. The qualification process is intended to prove with an acceptable level of confidence and in a cost effective manner that a technology is fit for purpose, that it complies with the specifications that the designer developed and that it is
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defense, Senator the Hon. Sandy Macdonald, recently unveiled a new class of highly advanced sea mine sweeping technology being developed by Australia's Defense Science and Technology Organization (DSTO). During a visit to DSTO Sydney, Senator Macdonald witnessed a demonstration of the new technology. The new system is based around high temperature superconducting magnet technology and represents a leap forward in magnetic mine sweeping
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) announces 15 winners for its inaugural Spotlight on New Technology Program. These winners are recognized before, during and after the 35th annual OTC, 3-6 May, Reliant Center at Reliant Park in Houston. Winners and their submissions are listed in alphabetical order: "We are excited about the response to the introduction of the Spotlight on New Technology program, " said Rod Allan, OTC .04 Chairman
Winners Recognized for Innovative Products for Offshore The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which takes place May 6-9 in Houston, has announced 15 technologies that will receive the 2013 Spotlight on New Technology Award recognizing innovative new products that provide significant impact for offshore exploration and production. The awards will be presented at 1600 hours, 6 May, in Reliant Center. The Spotlight on New Technology Awards, which are for OTC exhibitors
GE Oil & Gas has been awarded a "Spotlight on New Technology Award" by the Offshore Technology Conference for its next generation subsea electronics module, the VetcoGray SemStar5. The Spotlight on New Technology Award recognizes new and innovative technologies significantly impacting offshore exploration and production sectors. It is judged by an expert panel on five criteria: the technology should be new, innovative, proven, used in a broad range of applications
Camcon Technology unveiled a new technology application designed to increase the volume of oil that can be recovered from the world's reservoirs as well as reduce operating costs. Developed specifically for the oil and gas industry, the Camcon Intelligent Gas Lift configuration is part of Camcon binary actuator Technology (BAT). The application aims to enhance the recovery of oil from reservoirs by introducing gas injection management capabilities to improve extraction flow
SUNY Maritime College will present the College’s 5th Annual Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping, Tuesday, February 2, 2010, the “Tiv,” McMurray Hall, Maritime College, Throggs Neck, N.Y. Admission to the day-long seminar is free and it is hosted by the Maritime College Department of Global Business and Transportation. The day will begin with a complimentary continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m. There will be morning and afternoon sessions.
ABS has appointed Diana Diettrich to director, technology integration. Diettrich will be responsible for formulating and directing the development and integration of new technology based services in the areas of risk and reliability, safety assessment and human factors engineering. Diettrich will assume this technology role from ABS' world headquarters in Houston, Texas, as part of the classification society's overall global technology and research efforts.
While acknowledging concerns to the daunting problem of guarding America's ports, the government is pursuing new technology to protect the nation. But some business leaders complain there is no clear strategy, and they are concerned about who is going to pay the bill. By summer's end, more than 400,000 port workers will be matched against the terrorist watch lists as the first major step to tighten port security. Ultimately, by year's end, all 750
The recent IMO Symposium on the Future of Ship Safety recommends that the International Maritime Organization (IMO) carries out a full review of the existing regulatory regime, in order to meet future needs and expectations. Following two days of intense discussions on a wide range of issues
Transas SIM UC 2013 User’s Conference, July 15-19, 2013, Maryland In the middle of the summer more than 200 maritime professionals from marine simulation training centers from around the world will migrate to the U.S. east coast for four days of hands-on demonstration
The Crown Commissioners announce a site leasing program to encourage investment in a range of offshore wind test & demonstration projects, including a leasing round for floating offshore wind technology. The Crown Commissioner's plans were announced at the RUK offshore wind conference and
Popularized by Mark Twain and generally credited to 19th-century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli (1804–1881)*, the above line, which in its full form is “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics” is one of my favorites
GE Marine announce successful testing of first 12V250 engine to meet upcoming EPA Tier 4i & IMO Tier III emissions without exhaust after-treatment. The announcement was made at the recent Nor-Shipping trade fair in Oslo, Norway, following the successful completion of an extensive
Mr. Koji Sekimizu says in his blog that it was fitting that Nor-Shipping's theme – 'Next generation shipping' – came in the year that IMO implemented EEDI & SEEM. Excerpts from the Secretary-General's blog entry follow:
Statistics suggest an industry shift to permanent positions accompanied by inflation in packages worldwide as recruiters attempt to stem the global skills gap. OilCareers.com announced that it has seen a significant rise in the amount of roles offered by recruiters in relation to unconventional
Towage and salvage specialist Multraship said it has further strengthened its multipurpose fleet with the addition of the ASD tug Multratug 20. Multraship has contracted with international broker and consultant DSB Offshore for the long-term bareboat charter of the 72-ton bollard-pull vessel
The Port of Los Angeles and the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding which paves the way for increased cooperation and partnership. The two ports have agreed to share strategies and best practices on topics ranging from port infrastructure
Apprentice George Woolliss, 18, found himself hovering above the rooftops of Bournemouth & Poole College last week. George, from the village of St Leonard’s near Ringwood, was given a bird’s-eye view of the latest high-tech equipment loaned to the college on a long-term basis by
Port of Los Angeles officials announced the development of its Energy Management Action Plan (E-MAP) initiative designed to improve energy efficiency at America’s busiest container port. Included in the plan will be the nation’s largest port energy assessment.
The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation (Højteknologifonden) has invested in a project collaboration aimed to reduce older container ship energy comsumption by 10-20%. The collaborators in the project are MAN Diesel & Turbo
Following a contract signed on May 15, 2013, echosounders from Kongsberg will play a part in the American Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI), for the monitoring of subsea life along both U.S. coasts. OOI is a cable-based array of scientific sensors designed to monitor the marine habitat
A former National Hydrographer of the UK addressed marine engineers at the recent IMarEST Gordon Hodge Memorial lecture. ‘Radical new technologies are approaching the maritime industry on a steady bearing and it is time to respond.' This was the key message former National Hydrographer of
FMC Technologies entrusted Rina Group’s company, RINA Services, with the Technology Qualification of its new technology loading arms designed for installation on the FSRU Toscana and also the Chiksan Articulated Tandem Offshore Loader (ATOL) marine loading arms.