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2006 Ship Production Symposium Call for Papers

Submissions for the Ship Production Symposium will be accepted in one of two categories: 1. Published paper with a presentation at the conference. 2. Presentation (PowerPoint) at the conference (no paper prepared for publication). The goal for the SPS sessions is 2/3 published papers with presentations, and 1/3 presentations only. The SNAME Ship Production Committee, composed of the NSRP Ship Production Panel Chairs, will make the determination as to which submissions will be accepted. While any topics related to ship production will be considered, this year’s theme is Design/Build and What's In Between! Papers relevant to this theme might include, but are not limited to, the following: - 3D Modeling - Ship Design Operations (i.e. sortie rates, shipboard firefighting, stores load-out) - 3D Modeling - Life Cycle Issues (assembly/disassembly/removal/re-install) - Design for Production Guidelines - producibility in shipbuilding - Integrated Master Planning and the Role of Simulation - Pre-production Planning based on Common Constraints - space, time, and labor - Facility Capacity Issues and Potential Solutions - Managing Contract Execution and Cost - Effective Change Management - from Contract Award through Delivery - Environmental, Safety, and Health Issues and their Impact on New Design - Modern Design Standards in Naval Ship Classes - HME (Hull, Mechanical, Electrical) - Technology Insertion - the Dilemma


2013 Ship Production Symposium: Call for Papers

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The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2013 Annual Meeting has released a call for papers. The SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held from November 6-8 in Bellevue, Wash. Deadline for abstracts is June 3.  Please send all submissions to SPSpapers@sname.org. Interest areas include: •Ship Design & Material Technologies •Ship Warfare Systems Integration •Surface Preparation & Coatings


SNAME Journal in Thomson Reuters Web Index

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SNAME Journal of Ship Production and Design Now Included In Thomson Reuters Web of Science Index of Scholarly Literature The Journal of Ship Production and Design (JSPD) published by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has been accepted for coverage in the Thomson Reuters Web of Science Index of Scholarly Literature. The SNAME Journal of Ship Research has been indexed in the Web of Science for many years.


Sname Preview: 2004 SNAME Set for Washington, D.C.

One of the maritime industry's premiere annual events, the 2004 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Exposition, is scheduled to grace scenic Washington, D.C., scheduled from September 29 to October 1, 2004. Washington, D.C., the center of U.S. political power, is an appropriate host for the event, as the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) annual meeting and exhibition are well-renowned for bringing together an enviable gathering of the maritime industry's elite


Japan Dockyard Introduces Intergraph SmartMarine

Shin Kurushima Dockyard Company has introduced Intergraph's 3D CAD/CAM software into the production phase of its ship projects. SKDY had chosen to standardize on SmartMarine 3D and successfully demonstrated its use of the industry-leading solution with a steel-cutting ceremony. With Intergraph's continuous enhancement of SmartMarine 3D, the solution has out-of-the-box content and functionality to support ship production


SNAME Houston Conference Unaffected by Hurricane

The following is a message recently posted by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers regarding its annual meeting in Houston: We are pleased to confirm that all arrangements for the 2005 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium are intact at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas Hotel-Houston. Hurricane Katrina HAS NOT affected our Conference and Expo plans at these facilities.


Northrop Grumman Awarded LPD Contracts

Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, New Orleans, La., is being awarded a $2,491,389,968 fixed-price incentive contract for construction of two LPD 17 Class amphibious transport dock ships (LPD 22 and 23), with long lead time materials and associated labor for a third (LPD 24). In addition to ship production, this effort will include procurement of long lead material and also inspection, testing, storing and maintaining long lead material


NSRP to Hold Surface Prep Panel

The National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) Surface Preparation and Coatings Ship Production Panel will conduct its summer meeting on July 19-20, following the NAVSEA Standard Specification for Ship Repair and Alteration Committee (SSRAC) 2007 Meeting (for further information, please visit: SSRAC 2007 Meeting) Presentations at this meeting will include updates on panel projects, updates on coating research activities, and technical topics related to preservation of ships.


R4 Version of ShipConstructor Released

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ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) announced the release of the R4 version of ShipConstructor 2008, an AutoCAD-based ship production design software. In addition to many production-focused improvements, the new version includes an enhanced user environment thanks to AutoCAD 2009 compatibility. “We have introduced changes in key areas including pipe spool drawings, pipe bending output, and production output display options


The Glosten Associates Get New Pres, Employees

L.R. Edgar, III, President, The Glosten Associates (Photos courtesy The Glosten Associates)

The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture and marine engineering consulting firm announced new leadership changes. The Glosten Associates Board of Directors elected John L.R. Edgar, III, as President effective January 1, 2011.  Edgar will serve as Glosten’s fourth President since its founding in 1958.  William L. Hurley, Jr., having served as President since 2001, will serve as Chairman of the Board. 


SENER, ESI Group to Integrate Solutions

IC.IDO VR solution (Photo: ESI)

The global company ESI Group, a virtual prototyping and testing software developer, has joined efforts with SENER, a company in marine engineering and the development of CAD/CAM system for the shipbuilding industry, with the aim of marketing and integrating their respective solutions, IC


Huntington Ingalls CEO Urges Speedup of Next Amphib Ship Program

Mike Petters (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc Chief Executive Mike Petters urged the U.S. Navy to accelerate its new LX(R) dock landing ship program to fiscal 2018 from 2020 to avoid significant costs associated with restarting a production line.  


Cheniere Begins Production At Louisiana LNG Terminal

Construction at Cheniere Energy Inc.’s LNG terminal in Sabine Pass, Louisiana, in Dec. 2013. Source: Cheniere Energy

 Houston-based Cheniere Energy Inc has began production at what will become the first U.S. terminal to export natural gas from shale formations.    It has officially flipped the switch at its liquified natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Louisiana


Arctech Lays Keel for Icebreaking Offshore Vessel

NB 511-514 Icebreaking offshore vessels Courtesy Arctech

Construction on the hull of an icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel for Sovcomflot began today at the Arctech Helsinki shipyard with a keel laying ceremony. The vessel is the first in a series of four icebreaking sister ships ordered by Sovcomflot, Russia’s largest shipping company.


Blue Denmark Maintains Economic Foothold

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The report "Employment and production in Blue Denmark 2015" was published today, providing updated information on Denmark’s vibrant maritime industries.   For the second time, the Economic Council of the Labour Movement has drawn up a report on employment and production in


Iran to Step up Production One Week post-Sanctions

Iran will boost its crude oil production within one week once international sanctions are lifted and is determined to regain its lost market share, senior Iranian oil officials reiterated on Monday. Iran will raise production by 500,000 barrels per day in the first week after sanctions are


AVEVA Upgrades Structural Steel Software

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AVEVA has released new enhancements to its AVEVA Bocad product range for structural steel detailing software.   AVEVA Bocad features a plate and bar nesting capability for more efficient planning and use of materials, the developer said


Shell Starts Bonga Phase 3 in Nigeria

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Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd (SNEPCo) announced the start-up of production from the Bonga Phase 3 project.   Bonga Phase 3 is an expansion of the Bonga Main development, with peak production expected to be some 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent, Shell said


MHI's Two New Firms Commence Operations

MHI Shipyard, Nagasaki Credit Wiklpedia CCL

  On October 1 two new wholly owned group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) succeeding to MHI's ship construction operations in the Nagasaki district will commence business operations. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd


SCHOTTEL Pumps €45 Million into New Factory

Shrink fitting of shaft and bevel gear; ©SCHOTTEL

SCHOTTEL, a German manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, has invested a total of €45 million to open a new state-of-the-art Rudderpropeller factory, increasing the company’s production capacity by roughly 30 percent.  


Belships Signs Deal with Imabari

 Belships has entered into a sale and leaseback agreement with a Japanese counterpart for the ship M / S Belforest.   Belforest, 61,000 dwt Ultramax bulk carrier is currently under construction at Imabari Shipbuilding in Japan and will be delivered around 25 September 2015. 


Can Chinese Steel Support Freight Markets?

Is China’s steel exports enough to support the freight market?   No, it’s not enough, you will need lower Chinese iron ore production too in order to keep growing imports of iron ore into China that will support the dry bulk freight market


EIA Lowers 2015, 2016 US Crude Oil Production Forecasts

The U.S. government on Tuesday lowered both its 2015 and 2016 U.S. crude oil production forecasts as a 60-percent rout in benchmark prices since last summer weighs on shale output.   In its short term energy outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) lowered its 2015 U.S


Vancouver Shipyard Starts Building First NSPS Vessel

Kyle Washington – Seaspan Executive Chairman, Brian Carter – President, Seaspan Shipyards, John Weston – MP West VancouverSunshine CoastSea to Sky, Minister Finley – Public Works & Government Services Canada

  The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, joined by Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver and John Weston, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country


Offshore Oil & Gas: Floating Production Market a Bright Spot

Safe stroll: crew aboard the Maersk Peregrino FPSO off Brazil (and above) Photo: Oeyvind Hagen Statoil

Despite industry gloom about the offshore market, orders for production floaters continue to flow.  Over the past few weeks a speculatively-ordered FLNG found use off Africa, negotiations began to convert a third LNG carrier to an FLNG, an FSRU was ordered and a modified LNG tanker has been






 
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