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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


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


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 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


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


Radio Holland USA Opens RH Long Beach Branch Operation

Radio Holland USA Inc. has appointed William Thompson as the branch Manager of the Long Beach, Calif., office. Historically, the Long Beach office has been a service center supporting the Radio Holland Group brand for the past 23 years. As Branch Manager for the West Coast territory branch operation, Bill will be instrumental in our growth which includes not only service for our global customer base but also equipment sales and service


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


FANZL to become Hamburg Süd

With effect from 1 January 2008, the Hamburg Süd shipping group will be replacing its brand "FANZL Fesco Australia New Zealand Liner Services" with the Hamburg Süd brand. The FANZL office in Seattle will from then on be assuming responsibility for Hamburg Süd's customer activities on US West Coast as a Customer Service Center. Hamburg Süd took over the cross trade operations of Fesco Ocean Management Limited (FOML) between Australia/New Zealand, Asia and


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.


Rolls-Royce Training Center Opens in Brazil

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To better support marine customers in South America, Rolls-Royce has opened a new training center in Brazil, to cater for customers operating the large number of vessels with Rolls-Royce systems that work in country’s deep water oil and gas fields.


Update on Norfolk Navy Yard Shooting

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Capt. Robert Clark, commanding officer, Naval Station Norfolk, provided the following statement during a press conference" "First of all, our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the Sailor killed last night. This is a very difficult and sad time for our Navy family.


Presentations Illustrate Dimensions of Accurate Marine Mapping

The Ocean Dimensions animation helps users visualize how ocean data can apply to several dimensions

Two new products—the Ocean Dimensions animation and Crowded Ocean Spaces: A 3D View visualization—explain why two-dimensional marine maps cannot tell the whole story. Understanding this fact helps viewers gain a more accurate picture of marine-siting conflicts and compatibilities


ABB Turbocharging Service Point at Drydocks World

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ABB engineers and machinery now permanently based onsite in Dubai shipyard Drydocks World, the international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors announced today that ABB’s first-ever Middle Eastern Turbocharging Service Point is now in operation inside its


MurCal Named as Johnson Matthey SEC Distributor

Johnson Matthey’s Stationary Emissions Control (SEC) group announced the appointment of MurCal , Palmdale, California, as a distributor of Johnson Matthey 3-Way catalyst elements and housings for stationary diesel and gas engines. In business since 1953 and primarily serving customers on


San Pedro Bay Ports Make Trucking Clean Air Award

Knight Transportation, Inc. has been named he recipient of an annual San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) Air Quality Award for the sixth time. This award is presented by the staff of the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles


Reflex Marine to Debut FROG-XT

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Reflex Marine said it is set to unveil its newly developed crane transfer device FROG-XT at this year’s Offshore Europe. The company has largely specialized in crane transfer and offshore access with its two key products, FROG and TORO, driving forward improved safety standards


Liebherr Wins Significant Ship Crane Order

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Liebherr reports that there has been a positive trend in the heavy lift crane segement, a sentiment confirmed by a number of significant contracts recorded of late, including a contract for the delivery of six heavy lift ship cranes for the German shipping company Rickmers


WSS Opens Marine Safety & Training Academy in Atwerp

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) opened a new FRS (fire, rescue & service) Center and Safety Training Academy in Antwerp, Belgium.   “The opening of new safety service training facilities around the world will play a vital role in the growth of our total safety offer,” said


My-Villages Purchases DockMaster

My-Villages, a marine mobile technology company, has acquired DockMaster, an information management solution provider for marine retailers, marinas and service centers. The integration of DockMaster software and My-Villages’ consumer and professional application, called The Boat Village


RoadOne Appoints Norfolk Terminal Manager

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution and logistics services company, announced the appointment of Rick Longerbeam as terminal manager for RoadOne IntermodaLogistics’ Norfolk, Virginia location. Rick will lead RoadOne’s expansion in this market to support


New Rexroth Facility Offers Hydraulics Training

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Training for hydraulics and controls technologies used in marine, offshore and industrial applications is now available through the newly opened Rexroth Technology and Service Center at 10305 Round Up Lane in Houston, Texas. Comprehensive


Torqeedo Unveils New Service Center

Increasing efficiency and customer satisfaction, Torqeedo has recently revamped and expanded its service center. Located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, the leader in electric propulsion can repair and troubleshoot 8-10 motors a day in its new 50' x 50' space.


ASRY Signs Solas Agreement

ASRY Chief Executive Nils Kristian Berge (centre) signs deal with Solas Marine Services General Manager Sanjay Prabhu (right)

ASRY, a ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, is expanding its range of in-yard services by signing a Service Agreement with Solas Marine Services Group. The Agreement will allow Solas to build a 2,000-square-meter Service Center for Life Boats


Cummins Adds Two to the Northwest Marine Team

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Cummins Northwest says it has strengthened its marine presence and expertise recently by adding two new professional to its marine organization as follows: Geoff Conrad – Marine Director at Cummins Northwest informs that Mike Fourtner has joined as the newest member of the sales team


 
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