Last month Kongsberg Marine launched the Compact DP Series from Kongsberg Maritime. A solution for the smaller vessel and operator, it offers a complete DP class 1 solution for dynamically positioned vessels and is designed to meet the requirements of Offshore Service Vessels and workboats. The system consists of two main components, the cPos and cJoy, both of which use Kongsberg RCU technology, within the (cPos or cJoy) Compact Controller. This forms the heart of the system and is scalable to fit any DP class 1 system. The controller's main function is to implement DP and joystick control algorithms, take actions as to operator commands and the information collected and processing from the various sensors in the DP system. These actions are converted by the Compact Controller to the signals that operate a vessel's propulsion and thruster systems. The cPos is designed to provide full Auto Position functionality with options for Auto Pilot control, Line Tracking mode and Follow Target. The system is designed to interface with DGPS, Fanbeam, gyros, MRU, anemometer and thrusters as standard though several interfaces are available as options including HiPAP hydroacoustics and diesel-electric power plants. The cJoy system adds wind-compensated joystick control with automatic heading control and optional simple station keeping to the Compact DP Series.
MMT (Sweden) completed a survey which includes collection of parametric sub-bottom profile (SBP) data with a Kongsberg TOPAS PS 40 system. The system was hullmounted on MMT´s survey vessel Triad. The survey covered an area of 6000 km2 in the Baltic Sea with an extensive amount of data. The SBP data was collected during a hydrographic survey for the Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) where high resolution bathymetric data will be used to update sea charts
Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. announced the addition of Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator support to its online Fugawi X-Traverse collection for use with Fugawi navigation software, Apple iPhone and MacENC for Apple OS X. The combination of Fugawi X-Traverse and Hilton’s Realtime-Navigator gives users an unparalleled set of ocean condition tools to identify fish holding locations. The ultimate saltwater fishing tool, Fugawi X-Traverse provides users of the iPhone
RIO DE JANEIRO - Independent driller Panoro Energy (PEN.OS) expects to drill three wells in Brazil's offshore Santos Basin in coming months, the company's chief executive said Wednesday. During a presentation at the 18th Latin Oil Week, Panoro's Kjetil Solbraekke said three prospects will be targeted, with the first well drilled in June or July. (Dow Jones)
DNV is taking lifeboat safety one step further. The company claims that maritime lifeboat safety will be enhanced by transferring offshore lifeboat design practices to ships. The shortcomings of existing free fall lifeboat designs were revealed in a number of incidents related to structural safety, human loads and headway back in 2005. A joint industry project was initiated by OLF (the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association) to find the reasons for these incidents.
DMW Marine Group announced it has completed factory acceptance testing on four of its model M400.24A4 cranes with DNV OS E101 certification and type approval. The cranes are for installation on new drillships for a U.S. customer, DMW said, adding that 12 more cranes are to follow in the next year for the same customer. dmwmarinegroup.com
By Chief William J. Feller, NTTC Corry Station Public AffairsA revolution in Navy training is under way at Naval Technical Training Center (NTTC), Corry Station as the school reached a milestone in cryptologic training. Twelve new Fleet-ready cryptologic technicians graduates became the first Cryptologic Technician Maintenance/Operator (CTM/CTO) class to use the Network-Centric Common Core curriculum.In his recent address to the Naval War College’s annual Current Strategy Forum
International Boat & Marine Auction Services, in cooperation with Marine Business Exchange, Inc. (marinebusinessexchange.com) announced the auction of the 1982 Bulk/Refrig. Cargo Hauling Vessel, M/V June B, to be sold to the highest bidder, no minimum reserve. The auction will take place Wednesday, March 25, 2:00 p.m., at the Freeport Harbor, Bahamas - Mail Dock. M/V June B features: Engine Model # 6LU35 HP 1800 PS Speed 320 RPM 6 Cylinders 4 Strokes Cylinders Bore
L-3 Maritime Systems has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to supply its Seaframe Control System for the next Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The contract is for the first ship and includes options for an additional 14 ships. L-3 Maritime Systems’ Seaframe Control System will provide advanced automation and control of the ship’s propulsion, electrical, ventilation and other machinery systems
SALEM, N.H., May 5, 2011 – L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. (L-3 Klein) announced today the first deliveries of its HarborGuard Integrated Waterside Security and Surveillance System for a major U.S. security upgrade program. With its ability to provide immediate alerts and updated threat positions, L-3’s HarborGuard System is a key component of new security measures throughout the U.S. that provide continuous coverage and monitoring of all surface activity around dams
Scheepswerf van Os has delivered the outfitted Pieter Breugel to shipping company Vloot DAB. The ship will employed in the ferry service between Hoboken and Kruibeke, Belgium. The vessel measures 28.65 x 9 meters, has a draft of 1.94 meters and is suitable for the transport of 240
Maritime safety products and systems can entail everything from a sophisticated integrated bridge system down to cleaning products for the galley. Here are a few recent introductions that appear particularly topical in the never-ending push for safer ships and crews. Free Fallin’
The completion of a joint industry project (JIP) to improve existing standards and regulations around subsea lifting operations has resulted in a new recommended practice (RP). The recommended practice developed by DNV GL provides guidance on the proper design and correct operation
Sour service fluids from wells place significant demands on pipeline material, particularly in deeper water. This can present major technical and financial challenges for pipeline operators as the fluids can cause fractures and cracks which affect pipeline performance and reliability
Innovation is a key driver in the development of advanced monitoring systems for environmental and safety compliance in the marine sector. Patrice Flot and Alain Meslati of diesel engine control and instrumentation specialists CMR Group, explain more about the latest technologies.
Damen Shipyards Group said it has received an order for a Multi Cat 2712 from Norwegian owner Samba AS based in Os (Bergen). The vessel will be the first newbuild from Damen’s proven range of workboats to operate in Norway’s large aquaculture and oil spot market industry.
Northport Systems Inc., creators of Fugawi X-Traverse, and Muskoka Tech Inc., developers of PathAway GPS navigational, mapping and tracking software for mobile smartphones and tablets, announced today greatly expanded chart support for Android mobile devices.
In the past few weeks, Harding, an international supplier of maritime safety equipment, has signed three framework agreements with Statoil, Petrobras and A.P. Møller Mærsk. "This shows that our global strategy of being a complete supplier of both equipment and services was
Sea spray icing is one of the major challenges when operating in Arctic conditions. DNV GL is now launching an industry collaboration which will develop a simulation model that bridges functional winterization requirements and real physical conditions for drilling rigs
The marine industry watched as the United States’ largest floating drydock, the Vigorous, was delivered to its final home at Vigor Industrial’s Portland shipyard on the Willamette River in August. W&O is one of the partners that supported Vigor in this $40 million dollar project
Harding Safety’s FF1200 freefall lifeboat is the first on the market to receive a Statement of Compliance (SoC), issued by DNV GL, stating that this boat is in accordance with the aforementioned standard. DNV GL prepared DNV-OS-E406on request from, and in close cooperation with
W&O is one of the partners that supported Vigor in the $40m project to build and deliver the largest floating drydock in the U.S. – Vigor Industrial’s Vigorous – which was delivered recently to its new home in Portland on the Willamette River
Teekay’s Petrojarl Knarr FPSO has received PSA Norway’s Acknowledgement of Compliance (AoC), and has now arrived the Knarr field in the North Sea. The AoC is a statement from the PSA expressing the authorities’ confidence that petroleum activity can be performed by the facility
The six vessels (plus four options) placed in the Norwegian yard will be assigned Lloyd’s Register (LR) class notations 100A1, Offshore Supply Ship AHTS, Fire Fighting Ship 1 (2400), Ice Class 1A PS, RD (2.8), IWS. Steel cutting is expected to begin in June 2015 with the first two
SBM Offshore has entered into an agreement to sell the DSCV SBM Installer, a Diving Support and Construction Vessel (DSCV), to OS Installer AS for US$150 million in cash. OS Installer AS is a newly established joint venture between Ocean Yield ASA (75%) and SBM Offshore (25%)