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RBG Safety Performance Improves

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RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was acquired by Stork Technical Services (Stork), has delivered an outstanding safety performance by significantly reducing its lost time incident frequency rate (LTIFR) for the second year running.   Since launching its award-winning REACH initiative in December 2009, RBG has demonstrated continual improvement in its safety performance by:   • Reducing its LTIFR in the UKCS by more than 35% in 2011, following on from a 51% reduction in 2010 • Reducing its global LTIFR by over 30% in 2011, following on from a 38% reduction in 2010 • Reducing its total recordable frequency rate, which includes LTIs, restricted work cases and medical treatment cases, in the UKCS by 55% and 40% globally in 2011   The positive impact of REACH on RBG’s safety performance has lead to Stork adopting the initiative, which will be rolled in Q1 2012 across its global operations in the UK, Central Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Middle East. Doug Meikle, CEO for Stork Technical Services, said: “I would like to congratulate RBG on another excellent safety achievement. REACH has clearly had a very positive effect on the company’s safety performance and this was a significant factor in our decision to adopt the initiative across Stork Technical Services

Stork Wins West African Subsea Contract

Stork Subsea director, Roddy James, with one the division’s specialist dive intervention craft.

Stork Technical Services lands major West Africa subsea inspection project.   Stork Technical Services (Stork), the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the chemical, oil and gas and power sectors, today announces a major £10million contract win for subsea inspection activity with a major operator, offshore West Africa. Stork announced the contract at the Subsea 2012 exhibition

General Dynamics Awarded $36M Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $36.6 million contract to provide engineering and technical services and production in support of the multi-purpose processor program for submarines. The program is a combination of hardware and software that enables submarines to process data collected by towed and hull sonar arrays. The

Stork Opens New Operations Facility

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Stork Technical Services Subsea opens new operations facility. Stork Technical Services Subsea, the subsea division of the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, today announces the opening of a dedicated operational hub at Stork’s UK headquarters in Aberdeen.   Stork Subsea has invested more than £1million in the 15,0002ft facility which houses the company’s extensive fleet of dive

N-Sea Acquires Stork's Subsea Business


The acquisition of the subsea business of Stork Technical Services in Aberdeen is a next step in the realization of the growth strategy pursued by both companies and reaffirms the commitment of N-Sea to its strategy of becoming a leading Survey and IMR company, N-Sea said. The combined businesses will have a position in North Europe delivering IMR and Survey solutions to operators with subsea infrastructures in the oil and gas as well as  renewable industries

Braemar SA Expands Offshore Technical Services

Braemar SA has recently expanded technical services to the offshore oil and gas industry with the addition of OCIMF certified OVID inspectors/master mariners. OVID is the OCIMF administered program and industry standard for monitoring the suitability and maintenance of vessels working in the offshore industry. Braemar SA has served the maritime industry for more than 150 years and typically provides a broad range of independent third party marine audits, warranty surveys

Crowley Organizational Changes

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Crowley announced changes in leadership and company organization involving its logistics, technical services and marine salvage business lines.    Rinus Schepen, Crowley's senior vice president and general manager of logistics, has announced his retirement effective in June 2009. Schepen, a 20-year Crowley veteran, has been a significant contributor to the company's success and will continue to work for Crowley on special assignments in retirement.  

Wilhelmsen Appoints Neilan Asia Pacific Sales Director

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service appointed Sean Neilan Sales Director for its Asia Pacific region. Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies Unitor marine products, technical services, ships agency services and maritime logistics.  

HII: Funding for DDG 1000 Modified

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $10,999,993 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) for research, development, test, and technical services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer.  Technical services include technology development, analytical modeling, qualification of materials, potential design/process improvements, and design excursions.  Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (80 percent), and Gulfport, Miss

Imtech Strengthens Position in Belgian Marine Market

Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it has acquired the Belgian maritime technical services provider Van Stappen & Cada NV. This company realizes annual revenue of over 3 million euro. The acquisition will be paid in cash and will immediately contribute to the earnings per share. It will enable Imtech to further strengthen its position in the Belgian marine market.

ABS Guide for SOx Scrubber Ready Vessels Released

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  New class notation recognizes vessels designed with SOx Scrubber ready features to facilitate cost-effective and time-efficient retrofit. (Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the global marine and offshore industry

Crowley Orders BWT System Retrofits

Bill Metcalf (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corporation has entered into strategic partnership agreement with South Korean-based green technology developer Panasia Co., Ltd. for ballast water treatment systems to be installed during retrofitting of its ATB fleet. The agreement also includes technical services, engineering

Crowley Formalizes New Business Segments

Wendy MacDonald and Mike Golonka (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley formalizes new GlobalShip Management and Government Services groups; Golonka and MacDonald assume new vice presidential roles   Crowley Maritime Corp. has formalized two new groups, Government Services and Global Ship Management

Royston Appoints New US Distributor

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Diesel power engineering specialist Royston has appoint a new U.S.-based distributor, citing growing interest in its advanced Enginei marine fuel management and monitoring systems.   The Houma, La.-based Bow 2 Stern Technologies LLC will provide sales and technical service support for the

Dynamic Positioning Training Center Launched in Shanghai

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C-MAR, an international marine and offshore services provider, and the Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) has officially launched the Dynamic Positioning training facility (DPC-SMU) at a special ceremony in Shanghai. In the first joint venture of its kind

Korean Register Opens Green-ship Certification Center

The Korean Register informs it has formally opened the Green-ship Equipment Test Certification Center in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea.   This large-scale facility will be operated by KR and has been built with the full support of Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the governments

Global Diving & Salvage Opens California Office

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. announced the expansion of its California regional operations with the addition of a new office in Southern California.   Located in Signal Hill near Long Beach, the new office supports Global’s core service lines: marine construction

RINA Launches Open-sea Crane Standards

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RINA has launched new standards for cranes which will be used for transhipment of bulk cargoes at sea and has completely revised and rebased its rules for offshore cranes used in offshore construction, service and demolition. Under the new rules for lifting appliances

Global Opens S. California Office


  Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has expanded its California Regional operations with the addition of a new office in Southern California. Located in Signal Hill near Long Beach, the new office supports Global's core service lines; Marine Construction, Casualty Response, Offshore Support

China Ocean Shipbuilding Acquires Jiangxi Gas

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 China Ocean Shipbuilding Industry Group (COSIG) with its unit, China Ocean LNG has bought a 47% stake in Jiangxi Petrochina Kunlun Gas (Jiangxi Gas) for a total of ($6.2m), according to a stock market statement.   The Chinese yard noted the benefits of investing in Jiangxi Gas

Jotun to Update Performance Guarantees

The 17 National Standardization Bodies represented on ISO’s Marine Environment Protection Sub-committee (ISO-TC8-SC2) has voted in favor of circulating ISO 19030 parts 1 and 2 as Draft International Standards. In anticipation of final approval of the standard expected next year

American Boatbuilders Association Select IMTRA

  IMTRA, the leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, announced today its selection by the American Boatbuilders Association (ABA) as a Supplier of Choice for lighting products. With a focus on service and product development

Kalmar Bags order from ÖBB-Infrastruktur

cargo handling equipment for general cargo and intermodal operation at the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG terminal

  Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a valuable order from long-standing partner Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) to supply cargo handling equipment for general cargo and intermodal operation at the ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG terminals at Wolfurt

Marine Claims & Casualty Investigation Conference

  HINODE Maritime Events is conducting the "Conference on Handling Marine Claims and Investigating Marine Casualties". According to the organisers, the program which is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the Vivanta by Taj - President, Cuffe Parade

TOTE Shifts Maritime Companies under Unified Brand

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U.S. Jones Act carrier TOTE announced it has shifted operating companies Totem Ocean Trailer Express and Sea Star Line, respectively serving the Alaskan and Puerto Rican/Caribbean markets. Going forward, the companies will be known collectively as TOTE Maritime.

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