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Karachi, Pakistan, Power Ships Idle Worsen Outages

Two Turkish floating electricity power station ships lie idle off Karachi since late 2010 despite Karachi power shortage The world’s largest power ship lies anchored off Pakistan’s energy-starved port city of Karachi, just one of its 19 chimneys puffing smoke into the sea air, reports Haris Amwar in  Blooberg Business Week news item. The Kaya Bey and a sister vessel, whose furnace-oil generators could halve the city’s peak 600-megawatt energy shortfall, has been largely idle since the Supreme Court suspended its license amid an anti-corruption probe. Karachi’s 18 million people face another summer without the power they need to cool homes or run businesses. The Turkish floating power station dropped anchor in November 2010 as part of Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani’s bid to curb a nationwide power deficit that widened to 6,000 megawatts this month, or 30 percent of demand. Energy shortages, which the government says may slice 4 percentage points off economic growth in the year to June, have stirred public discontent against Gilani. Street protests and factory shutdowns are proliferating less than a year before the next general election.


'Ford' Anchor Aweigh at Newport News Shipbuilding

Anchor-handling test: Photo courtesy of HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries'  reports that its Newport News Shipbuilding division has successfully completed anchor testing on the aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), bringing the ship closer to its 2016 delivery to the U.S. Navy. Ford's new anchor system features a lighter anchor and chain, weighing in at half the weight of the previous Nimitz-class carriers' anchor systems. Newport News shipbuilders recently gathered to test Ford's anchor windlass system that is used to


Rolls-Royce Wins Italian Shipyard Order

Rolls-Royce wins new order from Italian shipyard for integrated power, propulsion & equipment systems for anchor handling vessel Rolls-Royce has signed an £18 million contract with Italian shipyard Rosetti Marino S.p.A for the design and delivery of an integrated power & propulsion and equipment system for an anchor handling vessel. The vessel will be built for Augusta Offshore S.p.A and is a repeat order of a Rolls-Royce UT 712 CD due to be delivered in June from the same yard


From China to Italy

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South China Shipyard (SCS) in is putting the final touches on a sturdy new anchor-handling tug for delivery to Italian buyers. The 42 by 11-meter vessel is powered by a pair of 60 liter V-16 Cummins QSK60 main engines. Each engine delivers 2200 hpat 1800 RPM into Reintjes WAF763 gears with 5.75:1 ratios and four-blade fixed-pitch propellers in nozzles. Electrical needs are met by a pair of Cummins QSM11 powered 240 Kw generators with a harbor set that is a Cummins-powered 60 KW generator.


AHT from South China Shipyard

Photo courtesy South China Shipyard

This past September the South China Shipyard located at Jiangmen City, Guangdong Province, China delivered another in their successful series of 4400 hp, 137.8-ft by 36-ft-meter anchor handling tugs. The Kitty Fox II is classed BV 1 +HULL +Mach Special Service Multi-purpose AHT unrestricted navigation; the vessel is one of a continuing series. It is powered by a pair of 2200 hp Cummins QSK60-M main engines and is fitted with an anchor handling and towing winch set


Delivery: Damen Celtic Presence Felt With Research Vessel

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem has completed the research vessel Celtic Explorer for the Irish Marine Institute of Dublin. This outstanding 215-ft. (65-m) ship was constructed by Damen in partnership with the Vlissingen yard of Royal Schelde and follows two other important vessels previously delivered to Ireland, the research vessel "Celtic Voyager" and the buoy maintenance ship "Granuaille". The work to be carried out by this new vessel will include a National Seabed Survey in Irish waters


Sophisticated Celtic Explorer Delivered by Damen

Damen Shipyards Gorinchem recently completed the research vessel Celtic Explorer for the Irish Marine Institute of Dublin. This 65 m ship was constructed by Damen in partnership with the Vlissingen yard of Royal Schelde and follows two other important vessels previously delivered to Ireland, the research vessel “Celtic Voyager” and the buoy maintenance ship Granuaille. The work to be carried out by this new vessel will include a National Seabed Survey in Irish waters


MacGregor Winch Portfolio Wins Order from Marco Polo

MacGregor now offers an expanded portfolio comprising both MacGregor and Hatlapa products

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured a contract with the Marco Polo Shipyard Pte Ltd with its facilities in Batam, Indonesia, to supply deck equipment for two 76m, 9,000kW anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels with bollard pulls of 150 metric tons, to be constructed for Marco Polo Marine. There are options for two further vessels. Each shipset includes a high pressure windlass/mooring winch, tugger winches, capstans, storage reels and hydraulic power packs


MacGREGOR Plimsoll Wins $7.27M Order

MacGREGOR’s Offshore division has won another order for packages of MacGREGOR Plimsoll deck machinery for a series of 120-tonne bollard-pull offshore anchor-handlers ordered by a Japanese owner At the end of October, Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair Inc. in Japan ordered five shipsets of deck machinery to be installed on 70m-long offshore anchor-handling tug/supply (AHTS) vessels being built for a Japanese owner. Three shipsets of equipment will be delivered in 2008


Bharati Shipyard Wins Contract

Bharati Shipyard Ltd has secured a contract from Bourbon Supply Investissements, France for export of five 120 tons bollard pull anchor handling tug cum supply vessels. The product range which initially was limited to simple inland cargo barges, deep-sea trawlers and dredgers has been upgraded to building maneuverable and power-packed ocean going tractor tugs, cargo ships, tankers and other support vessels required for the offshore industry. (Source: Myiris.com)


Rig Moves: Mobilized for Performance

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The operation of an oil field involves moving rigs or jackups in a maneuver referred to as a rig move. These complex operations require experience and the coordination of all stakeholders. Explanation by Pål-André Malø, superintendent for new construction


Kraft Power Named Distributor for Scania USA

Engine room of a rescue boat powered by two Scania 16-litre marine engine. (Photo courtesy of Scania)

Continuing its North American service network expansion, Scania has named Kraft Power as its newest marine distributor.   Kraft Power is now a Scania marine distributor for Florida, Georgia, Bermuda and the Bahamas, representing Scania’s latest marine engine platform: 9-, 13-


First ShipArrestor System Delivered in Norway

The ShipArrestor lassoes a target vessel during a trial

Following a full product trial in New Zealand, the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) has signed its acceptance of the first of two ShipArrestor systems from Miko Marine, making Norway the first country with a system that gives it the ability to protect its shores from the danger of drifting


Gamma Builds Customized Yacht for Andrea Bocelli

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Gamma Yachts has built its most customized Gamma 20 so far, with smart design from Vripack, to opera singer Andrea Bocelli.   Gamma Yachts announced the delivery of 22.1-meter M/Y Libertas, the third in its Gamma 20 ‘mini’ super yacht series


Dutch Container Terminal Signs on for Wind Power

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APM Terminals Signs Contract for Wind-Power Generated Electricity for Maasvlakte II Terminal   APM Terminals has signed a two-year, €5 million ($6.23 million) contract with Amsterdam-based NV Nuon Energy for the supply of environmentally-sustainable wind-generated electricity to power


Lakes Limestone Trade Dips in November

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Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.7 million tons in November, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to a year ago, the Lake Carriers’ Association reported. Limestone cargos also trailed the month’s long-term average by 9.2 percent.


Report: Growth Anticipated in the OSV Market

Photo: Bourbon

New report covers market trends to 2019 for global offshore support vessel (anchor handling, towing and supply vessel, platform supply vessel, multipurpose service vessel, crew vessels, standby and rescue vessels, others)   The global offshore support vessel market is expected to grow owing


Crewman Overboard Near Texas

Authorities searching for an overboard sailor 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas   The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and the crew of a nearby ship are searching for a crewman who fell overboard while painting the side of a bulk carrier at anchor about 10 miles off Sabine Pass, Texas, Saturday.


UniSource Buys Gila River Power Station

Power block at Gila River plant

  UniSource Energy Services (UES), an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Fortis Inc., has strengthened its generating portfolio and reduced its reliance on the wholesale energy market through the purchase of a share of the efficient natural gas-fired Gila River Power Station in Gila Bend


Fort Ripley: Multi-Missioned & Fully Capable

Photo by Peter Boyce Hunt Design

On a beautiful Autumn afternoon in Charleston, SC last month, MarineNews Editor Joseph Keefe had the good fortune to attend the christening on the nation’s first dual purpose, rapid response vessel and pilot launch. As the first vessel to be designed for offshore salvage and firefighting


Rolls-Royce Secures Deck Machinery Contract

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Rolls-Royce is to deliver an extensive package of advanced deck machinery to six new high-end anchor handling tug supply vessels (AHTS) to be built by Kleven in Norway for the Danish ship owner Maersk Supply Service. The contract with Kleven is worth in excess of £54m to Rolls-Royce


Kenyan Wind Project Wins Financing

Kenya's delayed Lake Turkana Wind Power project is expected to start generating power by 2017 after the African Development Bank backed financing to build a transmission line to connect it to the national grid, the project's director said.


ABB Wins Milestone Contract with WSIC

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Offshore construction vessel order is the first to include ABB’s integrated power and automation solution consisting of ABB’s advanced power, propulsion and 800xA control and safety system.   ABB will deliver a cutting-edge solution which includes electrical propulsion, power


Kleven Orderbook Pumped up to $1.8b

Diamond Deal: De Beers Marine Namibia, part of De Beers Group, signed a deal with Kleven to build a specialized vessel for deep water mineral exploration.

Norway’s Kleven has enjoyed a strong Q3 with significant orders from Maersk and De Beers, bringing its  order book to 18 vessels valued at $1.8 billion. De Beers Marine Namibia, part of De Beers Group, signed a deal with Kleven to build a specialized vessel for deep water mineral


OilCraft’s TwinBow Challenge

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There’s a new vessel design needling this competitive little shipping town. Still unknown in design circles, the “porpoise-nosed” TwinBow is brainchild to local start-up OilCraft and its wunderkind chief exec, Stian Teige, a self-taught computer renderer.






 
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