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Severn Trent Opens New Branch Office in Abu Dhabi

Severn Trent Services has announced the opening of a new branch operations office in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The office, the company’s second in the Middle East, will support the business development, sales, local sourcing and technical service efforts of Severn Trent Services’ business units that provide water and wastewater treatment technologies, metering products, operations and management services, as well as products for the marine and offshore markets. The branch office will offer local factory-direct, after-sales support in the entire Gulf region for all of these products, including those sold to the offshore oil and gas industry. Severn Trent Services’ other Middle East office is in Cairo, Egypt.


Severn Trent Receives Technology Leadership Award

Award Presentation: Photo credit Frost & Sullivan

Severn Trent Services receives the 2013 Global Water & Wastewater Disinfection Systems Technology Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. The award, which recognizes the company as a pioneer of stable, safe and sustainable electrochlorination products, was presented at the 2013 European Growth Innovation & Leadership Awards Banquet in London, United Kingdom .   “Severn Trent Services has established itself as the undisputed technology leader in the field of


Severn Trent's Effluent Removal by Centrifuge Technology

Unique centrifuge technology by Severn Trent enhances offshore marine solids handling Severn Trent De Nora has recently incorporated the CentraSep® vertical self-discharging (VSD) centrifuge technology from Advanced Separation Technologies (AST) into its solids handling equipment package. With the offshore marine industry's driving focus on health and safety, the OMNIPURE technology's sanitary handling of solids with minimal operator attendance at the unit sets a benchmark in


Severn Trent de Nora Introduce Omnipure

Severn Trent de Nora (STDN) introduced the Omnipure 6MR, a versatile marine sewage treatment system designed to meet the economic and space requirements of all small to mid-sized vessels in the marine industry. The system’s “ribbon” cell design requires no additional manual cleaning and enables the unit to operate under normal marine sewage conditions. Combined with the low cost of the replaceable cell, the Omnipure 6MR offers customers an economic and easy-to-maintain marine sewage


Basic Approval, Bal Pure Ballast Water Treatment

Photo courtesy Severn Trent De Nora, LLC

The Bal Pure ballast water treatment system from Severn Trent De Nora received basic approval from the International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) 60th session, March 22-26, 2010.  As a result, Severn Trent De Nora has submitted its dossier for final approval of the system at an upcoming MEPC session. Severn Trent De Nora is also scheduled to conduct shipboard testing of the Bal Pure system May through November 2010 on the California Maritime


Severn Trent De Nora’s BALPURE Completes Shipboard Testing

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Non-indigenous species were no match for the BALPURE electrolytic disinfection ballast water treatment system. The BALPURE®ballast water treatment system from Severn Trent De Nora successfully completed shipboard testing in December 2010, effectively neutralizing non-indigenous species. The BALPURE system surpasses requirements for IMO G8 Type Approval and IMO Ballast Water Convention D-2 Standards. Type approval of theBALPURE system is anticipated in the first half of 2011.


Severn Trent to Use Electrocoagulation Reactor

Photo courtesy Severn Trent Services

Severn Trent De Nora has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with The Vinson Gavrel Group to use the company’s patented Ecolotron electrocoagulation (EC) reactor in the Omnipure Series 55 marine sanitation system design. The Omnipure Series 55 systems produce a sodium hypochlorite disinfection solution from seawater in the presence of sewage to effectively treat all sewage. Accommodating treatment capacities up to 598 persons for black water and up to 197 persons for black and


Managing BWT Costs and Compliance

Bill Burroughs

Managing systems costs, redundancy are key to Ballast Water Convention Compliance.   The current market position for ballast water treatment systems is similar to the early phase of the introduction of oily water separators. Eventually, the systems that did not work reliably were forced out, but at great expense to shipowners. While some ballast water treatment system manufacturers struggle to meet the regulatory and operational requirements of global trade


Belgian Registered Fishing Vessel Sinks

Dover Coastguard maritime rescue coordination center called off the search for the last remaining crew member of the Belgian registered fishing vessel Noordster Z122. The fishing vessel overturned eleven nautical miles south of Beachy Head yesterday evening after the nets became entangled with an underwater obstruction. One Belgian crewmember was able to get onto the upturned hull, where he was eventually spotted by a passing merchant vessel called the


This Day in Navy History

1845 - U.S. Naval Academy established at Annapolis, MD on former site of Fort Severn. 1895 - Commissioning of Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. Texas served off Cuba during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of Santiago. Under the name of San Marcos, she was sunk in weapon effects tests in Chesapeake Bay in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II. 1908 - First Navy post offices established in Navy ships


Ingalls Shipbuilding Appoint Mike Lipski VP Business Development

Mike Lipski: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division inform that Mike Lipski will be the company's vice president of business development, effective April 1, 2014. HII explain that Lipski will be responsible for coordinating capture team efforts for new contracts and managing all


Apostleship of the Sea Hails Role of Women

Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) has paid tribute to its women port chaplains and ship visiting volunteers ahead of International Women’s Day 2014.   AoS says women have and will continue to play a significant role within the organisation


Crewman Missing from Cargo Vessel

At just after 7.30 pm this evening, Humber Coastguard were alerted by VTS Humber to a crewman falling overboard from a small cargo ship moored alongside on the River Trent. The MV Sea Melody was working ropes, when the crewman appeared to become entangled and was pulled overboard


Rolls-Royce to Supply Engines for Huge UAE Offshore Project

Offshore units: Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a strategic contract to supply Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) with power generation equipment and related services to help boost oil and gas processing at the Satah Al- Razboot (SARB) offshore project in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Today in U.S. Naval History: November 8

USS Bagley (DE-1069). Credit: PH1 S. Smith.

Today in U.S. Naval History - November 8 1861 – Capt. Charles Wilkes seizes two Confederate diplomats from the British steamer Trent, causing an international controversy with Great Britain (known as the Trent Affair). 1942 - Operation Torch (Allied landings in French Northwest Africa)


AER Supply to Showcase Sewage Treatment Technology

AER Supply, an international distributor of marine products, is featuring a cost-effective MEPC-compliant onboard sewage treatment system for the U.S. commercial marine market at the 2013 WorkBoat Show. AER was named earlier this year as the distributor for Severn Trent De Nora marine


Thai Navy Accepts BAE Offshore Patrol Vessel

HTMS Krabi

The Royal Thai Navy has become the latest navy to take delivery of an offshore patrol vessel designed by BAE Systems. HTMS Krabi was constructed by Bangkok Dock through a technology transfer agreement with BAE Systems, which supports Thailand’s national policy of self-sufficiency by


Mark Guthrie Joins KVH as VP

KVHs TracPhone V-IP series (Photo: KVH)

KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that Mr. Mark Guthrie has joined the company as Vice President, Global Mobile Broadband Sales to manage the continuing development of the mini-VSAT Broadband network and related products and services.


Severn Glocon Acquires Calidus Engineering

Severn Subsea Technologies research and development centre in Redruth, Cornwall

Control valve engineering specialist, Severn Glocon Group has strengthened its presence in the subsea oil and gas market with the acquisition of HPHT downhole tools company Calidus Engineering. Now renamed Severn Subsea Technologies Ltd, the company will provide research


Robert Allan Design New Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboats

Canadian Coast Guard SAR Lifeboat: Photo courtesy of Robert Allan

Robert Allan Ltd. has designed a new generation of more capable High Endurance Self-righting Search & Rescue Lifeboats for the Canadian Coast Guard. This new design was developed from the successful similar vessels known as the “Severn” Class operated by the Royal National


U.S. Coast Guard Accepts Nine BWTS as AMS

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Followers of the Ballast Water Treatement System (BWTS) situation (ie. presumably anyone reading this publication) were heartened last month when the U.S Coast Guard announced its acceptance of nine BWTS as Alternate Management Systems (AMS), helping to finally bring some clarity to ship owners


Waste-water Treatment Firm Signs US Representation Agreements

Severn Trent De Nora sign agreements for distribution of marine & offshore water and wastewater treatment products in United States. The agreements are with Marine Systems Inc. (MSI) and AER Supply (AER) to serve as exclusive sales and promotional representatives for its electrolytic


Rolls-Royce Confirm 2013 Financial Forecasts

Rolls-Royce state that current trading is in line with expectations, and that their guidance for the full year is confirmed. Since the preliminary 2012 results in February, Rolls-Royce say they have won a US$1.6bn order from International Airlines Group (IAG) for Trent XWB engines


Ships Line Up at U.K. Repair Yard

RFA Mounts Bay & HMS Severn in Drydock: Photo credit A&P Shipyards

Four ships have docked recently at A&P Falmouth's shipyard in SW England for repairs and refitting work. RFA Mounts Bay, Serco tugs Eileen &  Foreceful and the River Class patrol vessel, HMS Severn were the most recent arrivals.


Balpure BWTS Receives USCG Certification

Photo: Severn Trent De Nora

The IMO Type-Approved Balpure ballast water treatment system from Severn Trent De Nora has become one of the first ballast water treatment technologies to receive the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) Alternate Management System (AMS) certification.


 
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