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KDA Naval Systems Opens in U.S.

With the appointment of Eric Levitt as Director of Sales and Marketing (US), Kongsberg Defense and Aerospace, Naval Systems has opened a business development office in the U.S. KDA Naval Systems core products include the C-Scope range of Harbor and Port Protection Systems, Topas Parametric Sub-Bottom profilers, the C’Inspector Underwater Vehicle for Hull and Berth Scanning and a variety of Integrated Combat Management Systems for Frigates, MCM vessels and Submarines. Levitt brings five years of experience in Harbor and Port Protection systems from recent positions with Kongsberg Underwater Technologies and Kongsberg Mesotech, manufacturer of the popular SM2000 Diver Detection Sonar in use by the U.S. Navy.

New Corrosion Protection System from GL

Germanischer Lloyd has issued rules for corrosion protection in crude oil tanks, to increases the service life, reduces maintenance and renders better resale opportunity. This protection system is being documented in a special class notation "Cargo Tank Coating.” "Cargo Tank Coating" defines the coating details, including specification of where to coat how, the surface preparation as well as the surveying process. In the course of the year

Conrad Industries Hosts National Safety Seminar

Conrad Industries, Inc. hosted the 2004 Shipbuilders Council of America Fall Safety Seminar at their Morgan City, LA facility, September 22-23. Attendees heard presentations on current shipyard health and safety issues, including CO2 Total Fire Protection Systems, Rigging Safety, and Fall Protection Systems. The Safety Seminar takes place twice a year at SCA member facilities to share current shipyard safety and health information

Cat Delivers 3412C Marine Genset as a Complete MCS-Certified Package

The 3412C marine genset from Caterpillar Marine Power Systems now arrives at shipyards as a complete MCS-certified package. Vessel builders receive the ready-to-install genset as a complete package to be installed as a single component on-board in a simple “plug and play” fashion. Caterpillar provides Marine Classification Society (MCS) certification direct from its factories. Vessel builders are assured a familiar genset electrical interface that is well documented in advance

Statutory Alert: Revised IMO Guidelines for Maintenance

Revised IMO guidelines for maintenance, testing and inspection of fire protection systems and appliances will become effective on May 31, 2013 and are contained in the circular MSC.1/Circ. 1432. These guidelines should be followed in accordance with SOLAS regulation II-2/14, which requires that all fire protection systems and appliances are kept in good order and that a maintenance plan is developed. The guidelines state that certain maintenance procedures and inspections may be

Keeping Machinery Spaces Safe

Fire in the engineroom is one of the largest causes of ship casualties around the world, a fact highlighted in a recent Salvage Association annual review. Finland's Marioff Oy — a well-regarded supplier of fire suppression systems — now offers a dedicated HI-FOG water mist fire protection system for ship's enginerooms. The supplier of water mist fire protection systems for ships is gearing up for unprecedented demand for its tailor made HI-FOG local application system following the May 1999

Northrop Grumman Wins US Navy Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation was selected by the U.S. Navy to develop the Shipboard Protection System, intended to enable naval vessels to counter asymmetric terrorist threats while moored to a pier, at anchor or during restricted maneuvering. Under the terms of the $6 million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide surface combatants, amphibious ships and aircraft carriers with a fully integrated and seamless sensor, analysis and response

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.

Transas Equips New Ice-breaker

The ceremony to launch the new ice-breaker “Fesko Sakhalin” for Far Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO).built at the Finnish shipyard Aker Finnyards took place in May. The new ice-breaker is a part of A unique technical feature of this vessel is the absence of a helm. It is replaced by propellers (AZIPOD), which rotate 360 degrees; this enables the vessel to hold position without anchors, to move through ice in either direction

FMC Technologies Receives $140m Contract

FMC Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: FTI) announced on Jan. 15 that it has signed a contract with BP for the manufacture and supply of subsea equipment for the BP and Sonangol Sinopec International Block 18 field development, located offshore Angola. The contract is valued at approximately $140m in revenue for FMC. FMC's scope of supply includes one gas export regulation manifold, foundations and controls, a high-integrity pressure protection system, chokes and two pipeline end manifolds

Fireboy-Xintex Brings New Tech to IBEX

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Fireboy-Xintex said it will exhibit its latest technology developments at The International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), including newly released carbon monoxide alarm system as well as a new series of fire suppression systems.  

DPS & Closing the Door on Unnecessary Risk

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The design of many DP vessels dates back to a time when there was limited understanding of how to make closed bus power plants fully fault tolerant. This resulted in a number of potentially costly incidents.  This poor incident record eventually led to many operators preferring to operate

Siemens Supplies Propulsion for Saga Cruises Newbuild

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 Siemens announced it has been awarded a contract to equip the first new build cruise liner for the British based operator Saga Cruises under contract to Meyer Werft in Papenburg.   The awarded package includes a SISHIP eSiPOD propulsion system as well as a power and distribution plant

Cathelco MGPS for Latest Lamprell-built Jack-up

Lamprell Rig Under Construction (Photo: Cathelco)

Cathelco will provide a marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for the latest in a series of jack-up drilling rigs to be built by Lamprell, the UAE based  leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil and gas and renewable energy

Vesper Marine to Protect LIS Underwater Cables

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Vesper Marine announced that it has provided its virtual Automatic Identification System (AIS) to New York Power Authority (NYPA) to protect submerged power cables in Long Island Sound.   The WatchMate Asset Protection System is the first U.S

Industry Group Developing New Hull Coating System

Composition of the PPG SIGMAGLIDE self-adhesive fouling release film solution (Image: PPG)

PPG’s protective and marine business has received EU Funding for a project which aims to produce a new fouling protection system for commercial vessels.   A project development group including PPG, MACtac, Meyer Werft/ND Coatings

ABB To Help Save Venice From the Sea

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 ABB to deliver advanced integrated automation and electrical solution for largest Italian public work project of the last century. ABB will supply the complete integrated electrical and automation system for Mo.S.E. (the Italian acronym for experimental electro mechanic module)

Epoxy Systems Curb Cavitation Threat

Metal pitting caused by cavitation and corrosion (Photo: Belzona)

Polymeric composites and coatings transform heavily corroded rudders   In the Marine industry, cavitation commonly occurs on hydrofoils, rudders, stabilizers, as well as on propulsion systems. Cavitation damage can lead to severe erosion problems and render equipment useless if left

Cathelco Wins Trio of Orders for ICCP Systems on FPSOs

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Cathelco have won orders to supply hull corrosion protection systems for three FPSOs. Two of the systems are being supplied to MODEC, while the third will be installed by Sembcorp Marine’s Jurong yard in Singapore.   The FPSO Cidade de Campos dos Goyatacazes is being built by MODEC

Shipbuilding: Inland Towing Thunderstruck

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Eastern Shipbuilding offers the 4,200 hp Thunderbolt inland towboat designed around twin azimuthing Verhaar Omega electric V-Pod propulsion and diesel-electric technology. The ESG approach was collaborative, with input from operators, naval architects (Gilbert Associates, Inc

Cathelco Supply Equipment for Keppel Projects in Singapore

Press release -Cathelco have won orders to supply equipment for two projects which are being undertaken by Keppel yards in Singapore. The first is to provide marine growth protection systems (MGPS) for a KFELS semi-submersible drilling tender (Project B374).

Cat C9.3 ACERT to Debut at WorkBoat

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Caterpillar Marine unveils Cat C9.3 ACERT power solutions for the commercial marine market   Caterpillar Marine has launched the Cat C9.3 ACERT Marine platform, a EPA Tier 3 compliant addition to the manufacturer’s commercial market portfolio

Norwegian Escape with Biggest Scrubbers sets Sail

Norwegian Escape  Photo Norwegian Cruise Line

  On a sunny October day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape, a brand new cruise ship, sets sail for the first time. On board are five Yara SOx scrubbers – one for each engine. The scrubbers ensure that the cruise is not just pleasurable

Wilhelmsen Upgrades Maritime Protection Nitrogen System

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has re-introduced the Maritime Protection nitrogen inert gas system with significant functionality improvements designed to provide efficient performance and a longer operational life. The primary enhancement is a unique system design with one of the smallest

New Class Rules Favor Seawater Lubricated Props

Thordon Bearings’ seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system meets classification society rules for extended shaft withdrawal periods (Image: Thordon Bearings)

Classification societies are changing their monitoring rules for seawater-lubricated propeller shafts in line with the rules governing the inspection and withdrawal of oil-lubricated stern tube systems.   China Classification Society (CCS), for example

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