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Rolls-Royce Opens New Facility in Newfoundland

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has enhanced its global customer support capability in Canada with a new Marine service center located in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland, one of the busiest ports in the Canadian Maritimes. Encompassing 25,000 square feet, the new Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine service center in Mount Pearl will provide state-of-the art repair and overhaul expertise for customers throughout the East Atlantic Provinces and the Canadian Great Lakes region. Rolls-Royce has invested in this location to support its expanding customer base and growing demand in the region.  Newfoundland’s Minister of Business, Ross Wiseman, joined Mount Pearl Mayor Randy Simms, Rolls-Royce Marine Regional Director Bill Malacrida and other Rolls-Royce representatives at the official ribbon cutting ceremony today to open the new facility.  The site is expected to be operational by October 2009. In 2009, Rolls-Royce opened new facilities in Galveston, Texas and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for support to the oil and gas industry.  In addition, the Group opened a new operation in Mumbai, India and has recently expanded facilities in Vancouver, BC, Veracruz, Mexico, Singapore, Rotterdam, Holland, and Ulsteinvik, Norway.  (www.rolls-royce.com)


Steelwork Preparation Specialists Open Minnesota Facility

Blasting Batch-Booth: Photo courtesy of Blast One

Blast-One industrial solutions for OEM, shipyards, steel fabrication, and machine & equipment refurbishing open new manufacturing division. Ohio based Blast-One International recently opened its Blast-One Industrial Solutions (BIS) division centered in Burnsville, Minnesota. Blast-One Industrial Solutions (BIS) designs, manufactures, installs and commissions blast rooms, abrasive recycling equipment, abrasive recovery equipment, spray booths, dust collection systems, powder coating booths


WESMAR Honored for Export Achievement

The presentation of an Export Achievement Certificate to Small and Medium-Sized Firms was awarded to WESMAR in late May of 2002 by the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Division. Commerce Deputy Secretary Samuel Bodman highlighted World Trade Week by presenting three Washington companies with the U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Achievement Award. The award recognizes business clients of the Department's Commercial Service that have used their services to make


Port of Palm Beach Opens New Office and Terminal

The Port of Palm Beach will celebrate the grand opening of the new 100,000 sq. ft. Cruise Terminal and Maritime Office Complex on February 11. Festivities will include the inaugural State of the Port Address before local, regional and state dignitaries and a tour of the new Cruise Terminal. The Port of Palm Beach District is an independent special taxing district of the state of Florida. The Port District, located in Palm Beach County and established in 1915 by the citizens of Palm Beach


US Container Manufacturer Listed Among Fastest Growing

Hoover Container Solutions, provider of liquid & bulk container systems, listed as one of Houston's top 100 fastest growing companies. Houston Business Journal's "Fast 100 List" ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the Houston area by percentage of growth in revenue from 2010-2011. Hoover has experienced 30% or greater annual revenue growth for three years in a row which is a direct result of its efforts to provide greater value to its customers


Canada to Fund Short Sea Shipping Project

The Honorable Peter Van Loan, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, on behalf of the Honorable Ed Fast, Canada’s Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway, Dr. James Lunney, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo—Alberni, and Mr. Robert Bennie, Chair of Nanaimo Port Authority, today announced funding for a short sea shipping project in British Columbia, further bolstering Canada’s Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative (APGCI).


A&P Shipcare Opens New Facility

A&P Shipcare have announced the opening of a new repair facility in Tilbury Freeport, London. The facility, which will support the nationwide, 24 hour, 365 day service already provided by the existing A&P Shipcare network, comprises workshop facilities in the port capable of carrying out engine and mechanical overhauls, steelwork, pipework renewals and electrical repairs and installations. Also available from this division are riding squads and procurement of ships spares.


DNV Gets Half of All Middle East Shipbuilding Contracts

Risk manager for the oil and gas sector, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), has won more than half of all new shipbuilding contracts for owners in the Middle East and India, according to AB. The company will undertake 90 new-build projects in total, all of which are scheduled for delivery over the next two years. The orders, which bring DNV's total dead weight tonnage (DWT) on order to over 6.6 million, follow the delivery of 14 vessels in 2006, with a combined DWT of 1.24 million.


IHC Merwede Appoints South East Asia CEO

Denis Welch, CEO, South East Asia

IHC Merwede strengthens its internationalisation strategy with new CEO for South East Asia. IHC Merwede, a global maritime, engineering and manufacturing group, has appointed Denis Welch as its CEO for South East Asia. He will be responsible for helping the company to reinforce its regional identity and expand its Asian-centred operations – which are focused on its offshore and marine activities. IHC Merwede President Govert Hamers says: “Mr Welch’s appointment


Torqeedo Powers Searobotics Unmanned Vessels

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SeaRobotics specializes in creating vessels that are remotely or autonomously operated. A number of these unmanned surface vessels (USV) are powered by motors manufactured by Torqeedo, a leader in electric propulsion.  The USVs by SeaRobotics range from 3.5-11 meters. Customers using these USVs include domestic and international military organizations, universities, oceanographic institutes, and various government agencies.


DNV GL Opens New Vietnam Office

From the opening of the Vietnam office March 21 2014. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & CEO, DNV GL.

DNV GL announced that it has moved into a new office that was officially opened by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & CEO, DNV GL. The official ceremony was part of the program of the Norwegian trade delegation visiting Vietnam this week


ASRY, ABB Industries Sign Agreement

ASRY signs ABB pact: (L to R) Magdy Mustafa, Nils Kristian Berge, John Fyfe

ABB Industries to open new workshop in ASRY, providing certified turbocharger expertise, global warranties, and onsite access to worldwide network Ship and rig repair specialist ASRY reports that it has signed a co-operation agreement with ABB Industries (LLC), Dubai


ClassNK Releases EEDI Verification Software – Free

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Japanese classification society ClassNK says it offers its Minimum Propulsion Power Calculation Software and ISO-based Progressive Speed Trial Analysis Software free of charge to the shipping Industry ClassNK has released its new PrimeShip-GREEN/MinPower software


WireCo Acquires Netherlands’ Endenburg

Company will open new crane distribution center WireCo WorldGroup Inc., the world’s leading producer and marketer of specialty steel ropes and high synthetic ropes, announced today that WireCo has acquired the assets of Endenburg B.V., a Netherlands-based company


The Switch: New Drive Train Tech

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The Switch is a Finnish manufacturer of permanent magnet motors, generators and converters which recently launched what it dubs as a ‘next-generation drive train’ for energy efficient power generation and propulsion of merchant vessels


Marin’s New Simulator Bridges Engineering and Operations

From left to right: Bas Buchner (President of MARIN), Robert Hanraads (The Nautical Institute) and Peter Noble (President of SNAME)

On Tuesday, December 10, Peter Noble (President of SNAME) and Robert Hanraads (the Nautical Institute) jointly opened the new bridge simulator at the Marin offices in Houston. They were asked by Marin for this event to illustrate that this simulator was built as a bridge between engineering


Fugro Opens New office in Mozambique, East Africa

Fugro recently opened new office premises in Mozambique's Port of Maputo, and has also established the only internationally accredited laboratory in the country. Continuing to meet the fast-growing demands of the country’s large-scale industries


ClassNK Opens New Office in Casablanca

Classification society ClassNK established a new exclusive survey office in Casablanca, Morocco, which began operation on January 1, 2014. Located on the Atlantic Ocean in northern Africa, Casablanca is Morocco’s largest city and one of North Africa’s largest ports


CANDEN Marine Fuel Services Opens New Office

Gayle Lewis

Montreal-based CANDEN Marine Fuel Services Ltd. announced the opening of its new East Coast Canadian office. The organization forms one of the independent marketers of marine fuels in Canada with a focus on the Canadian and American East Coast ports, as well as the ports in the Caribbean.


Alion Opens New Facility in Charleston

Keeping warfighters connected at all times is essential to mission success and is the driving force behind the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SPAWARSYSCEN Atlantic). Alion Science and Technology, a global engineering


Aspida Maritime Security Open New Office

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Private Maritime Security Company (PMSC) Aspida Maritime Security said it has opened a new office in Copenhagen, adding to its locatons in London, Athens and Seoul. “Our presence in Denmark will improve the quality of service offered to our current Danish customers and ultimately serve


Indian Maritime University Opens New Campus

Union Minister for Shipping Shri G K Vasan yesterday inaugurated the Karaikal campus of the Indian Maritime University (IMU) in the Union Territory of Puducherry. To fulfill the aspirations of the youth in maritime training, education and career building


Crowley Opens New Guatemala City Office

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In an effort to better serve customers and business partners, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Guatemala-based liner and logistics teams have moved into a new office space in the heart of Guatemala City, the country’s bustling metropolis and most populous city in Central America.


Louisiana LNG Project Gets Important Non-FTA Export Approval

Signing ceremony: Image courtesy of GDF Suez

Cameron LNG, one of the most advanced US LNG export projects, (promoted by GDF SUEZ as a shareholder and a capacity holder), has been granted conditional non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) approval from the US Department of Energy (DOE). The Non-FTA agreement will enable GDF SUEZ to export LNG


China, Taiwan, Reach Important Cross-Straits Shipping Agreements

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A series of economic cooperation agreements have been reached by Chinese mainland and Taiwan at a recent meeting, reports Xinhua. The mainland's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and its counterpart in Taiwan have concluded their two day's talk in South China's Hunan city


 
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