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ABB Strengthening Marine Presence In Brazil

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An Azipod C factory is planned to better serve the growing market in Latin America May 25, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, is planning to strengthen its marine business presence in Brazil, in order to serve the growing market in Latin America more effectively. Latin America has quickly become a key strategic area for ABB’s marine business. Future plans, which include the establishment of a new Azipod C factory, marine service center and specialized Azipod service center, will help ABB to serve Brazil’s fast-growing shipbuilding industry and to fulfill the requirement for local content. “ABB’s innovative solutions and quality products have won us a leading position in high value added vessel segments, such as drillships, semi-submersible rigs, offshore supply vessels and shuttle tankers”, said Heikki Soljama, head of ABB’s Marine and Cranes Business Unit.“Our portfolio fits well into Brazil’s shipbuilding plans and development, and our investments show ABB’s commitment and confidence in the Brazilian market, and we believe this will gain us a preferred position to supply thrusters for 28 drilling units for Petrobras” Several locations have been evaluated for setting up the new Azipod factory, including Pernambuco, Santos, and Rio De Janeiro, although the final decision has yet to be taken. The planned factory will have the annual capacity of over 30 Azipod units


Rolls-Royce Expands in the Canary Islands

Rolls-Royce announced it has signed a cooperation agreement with the Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas, Canary Islands that it said will enhance the service capabilities of both parties to meet growing demand from rig and drillship owners. A new 1,980m2 service facility will be built by Astican for Rolls-Royce to service and overhaul the complete Rolls-Royce product range, including the simultaneous reconditioning of up to six Azimuth thruster units.


MAN Diesel Service Center Opens in NJ

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MAN Diesel celebrated the grand opening of a new service center in .  Tore Pedersen, Director MAN Diesel PrimeServ, will lead the team providing services, including component reconditioning and spare parts provision to customers for: Two - Four Stroke Engines Marine Gen-sets Stationary Power plants Propulsion Systems Control Systems Turbochargers MAN Diesel PrimeServ joins MAN Diesel North America’s existing facilities in ,, Los Angles and .


EnerMech Service Center Established for Reflex

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 Reflex Marine has established an accredited service centre (ASC) in Norway for its industry-leading FROG and Toro personnel carriers.   The company has appointed mechanical engineering specialist EnerMech AS as the accredited service center in the region. As part of an ongoing program Reflex Marine has established accredited service centers in the UAE, Canada and the Caspian region, and plans to establish further centers in Singapore, the US and Brazil


Hoover Container Solutions Acquire Dolphin Energy Equipment

Hoover Container Solutions, a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., has acquired Dolphin Energy Equipment LLC, a leading provider of cargo and waste management rental equipment and related consumables in the Gulf of Mexico region. Headquartered in New Iberia, La., with a distribution and service center in Port Fourchon, La., Dolphin’s assets include a diversified fleet of cargo carrying units (“CCUs”) certified to the highest standards including DNV and API regulations


Logimatic Launches 3D Vessel Performance Management Service

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Logimatic has expanded the vessel reporting system and dynamic dashboards within its Sertica software package, to provide an improved level of visual presentation of shipboard data and move towards a 3D vessel performance management service.   The Performance Management Service Center will be available to customers requiring expert advice on performance issues. The combined system is built on three dimensions – the Planned Maintenance System


MAN B&W Diesel’s Danish Four-stroke unit Restructures

MAN B&W Diesel’s Danish Four-stroke unit Restructures MAN B&W Diesel A/S has decided to restructure its activities in the company’s Four-stroke business unit. Rationalization is necessary to keep the competitive edge and the structural change will entail a gradual concentration of the Danish Four-stroke engine production in Frederikshavn and, at the same time, a phasing out of production in Holeby. The Holeby division will continue as a center of GenSet competence


ZF Marine Restructures East Coast Activities

ZF Marine LLC, the North American subsidiary of ZF Marine Group in Padova, Italy has implemented some changes to its East Coast service network. To better coordinate service activities up and down the Eastern Seaboard, ZF Marine LLC will now schedule all field service activities out of its South Florida service center in Miramar, FL.  Vessel owners requiring service support from ZF Marine can now dial 1-877-896-4040 and be connected to ZF Marine 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Barriers and Mooring Services for Naval Engineering Center

Truston Technologies Inc., GPA Technologies Inc., Harbor Offshore Inc., Great Eastern Group Inc., and Hardline-Resolute CM, J.V. are being awarded option year three under a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee multiple award contract for barriers and mooring services in support of the Naval Facilities Engineering Service Center in Port Hueneme.  The work to be performed provides for project execution, logistic support, and information management services for installation, inspection


Hoover Container Solutions Announces Grand Opening

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Hoover Container Solutions (Hoover), a subsidiary of Hoover Group, Inc., has announced the grand opening of its new distribution and service center in Scott, La. The opening of this facility will provide an increased ease of operation for Hoover products and services to the Gulf of Mexico and the southeastern United States. The new distribution and service center sits on nine acres and is comprised of 25,000 square feet of warehouse and 3,000 square feet of office


Danelec Marine Opens Distribution Hub in Denmark

 Danelec Marine has opened a new European distribution center in Copenhagen. Managed by GEODIS, a global supply chain command company, the distribution center will carry a full range of Danelec Marine products and parts, including ECDIS


Maersk Deploys Weathernews Services

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Weathernews Inc., a privately owned weather company, will provide weather routing services, port forecasts and other weather driven risk communication services to Maersk Line and Maersk Tankers, for safety and bunker saving purposes.


Volvo Penta Acquires Majority Stake in Humphree

Per Landegren, CEO of Humphree, left, and Björn Ingemanson, president of Volvo Penta. (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta has signed an agreement to become the major shareholder of marine technology provider Humphree. The transaction is subject to conditions and expected to close within four weeks.   Having a majority share in Humphree will further accelerate the next step in Volvo Penta’s


Crowley Combining Puerto Rico Facilities

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Further reinforcing its commitment to the Puerto Rico market, Crowley Maritime Corp. is enhancing its total suite of shipping and logistics solutions for consumers and businesses with the consolidation of its Caribbean logistics services into a single new facility in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.


Korean Registry Okays Transas ECDIS

Certificate issued by the Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute proves the systems compliance with all ECDIS-related regulations

  Transas, one of the world's leading providers of integrated navigation solutions, received ECDIS type-approval from the Korean Registry (Korea Marine Equipment Research Institute), making Transas one of a few companies holding an ECDIS certificate from the South Korean maritime authority


Sulzer Takes Measures in the Pumps Equipment Division

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  Based on the current challenging environment in the oil and gas market, Sulzer decided to take measures to streamline the manufacturing capacities of its Pumps Equipment division. Since the beginning of 2015, Sulzer’s Pumps Equipment division has been organized in three


Sweden to Launch MSW for Ship reporting

New routine for ship reporting from 1st October 2015

  On 1 October 2015 the Maritime Single Window (MSW) portal will be launched for reporting of information regarding entry at port. From that date reports that were previously made in SafeSeaNet Sweden (SSNS) will be made in the portal, and simultaneously the reporting system of Port of


Danelec Marine Expands in Brazil

Press release - Danelec Marine has announced that it is expanding its presence in Brazil by naming Telnav Telecomuniçacões Navais a Certified Service Center. With nearly 30 years of market experience, Telnav employs a technical staff of 15 engineers and technicians


Rolls-Royce, Astican Open Las Palmas Workshop

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Rolls-Royce yesterday opened a new, custom built, 2,100-square-meter service facility at the Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas, on Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands. The center is a partnership between Rolls-Royce and the shipyard.   Las Palmas’ position in the Atlantic allows


Available: 300 Free Systems; Wanted: 300 Ships

Which will be the first 300 ships in the world to test and validate Sea Traffic Management (STM) with updated systems free-of-charge?   As the shipping domain is takes steps in information technology, the STM Validation Project aims to demonstrate the STM concept in large-scale test


Foss to Open Oregon Customer Service Center

Foss Maritime Company recently announced it will open a consolidated customer service center in Oregon in April 2016.   The company's existing Portland office will be renovated and modernized to incorporate the best available customer service technologies


SCHOTTEL Expands Repair Capacity

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The newly extended repair facilities at SCHOTTEL’s German headquarters in Spay are now operational. The space was previously used solely for manufacturing new drives, but now the halls offer 2,200 square meters for the repair of SCHOTTEL propulsion systems


Spanish Ship Repair On a Winning Streak

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Strategically located Spain, linking countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas, along with a dynamic coast line dotted with number of highly proactive ports have bolstered its progress helping it to become a global leader in the ‘ship’ repairs and conversion


Beacon Finland Appoints Rio Marine for US Support

Beacon Finland, a maritime-related firm engaged in naval architecture, marine engineering and equipment, has appointed Rio Marine to service its JAK-ATB coupling systems in the U.S.   Tuija Horkko, Beacon Finland’s Chairman, said Rio Marine will become the exclusive company to


USN's 6th MCPON Passes Away

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Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) William "Bill" H. Plackett died peacefully the evening of March 4. He was 78. Plackett became the sixth MCPON Oct. 1, 1985. He relieved Billy C. Sanders and held the job for three years before Duane R






 
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