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CP Ships Appoints Torrens VP

Iain Torrens has been appointed vice president, treasurer for CP Ships. He is based at the company's management headquarters in London and reports to CFO Ian Webber. In his new role Torrens will be responsible for group treasury and taxation activities. Graham Lambert continues with his treasury responsibilities reporting to Iain Torrens. Torrens was previously Deputy Group Treasurer for Cookson Group plc, the U.K. international materials technology company.


Magellan Corp. and Marine Electronics Leader Lowrance Electronics Inc. to Merge

Lowrance Electronics Inc. of Tulsa, Okla., will be merged into California-based Magellan Corp., a leading satellite access products company, as a result of a merger agreement among those companies and Magellan's parent company Orbital Sciences Corp. The transaction will create a nearly $150 million, satellite-based, consumer and recreational electronics business under the Magellan banner, according to David W. Thompson, Magellan chairman and Orbital president and CEO.


Marine equipment makes waves at OTE

By NEIL DOWNING James Rall, of Hydroacustics Inc., of New York, explains uses for the Proteus ROV roaming ocean vehicle, used for exploration with cameras and lights. The ROV is controlled by a joystick. The Providence Journal / Steve Szydlowski PROVIDENCE — Jason Cedro clicked on a computer mouse at the Rhode Island Convention Center yesterday and on the screen appeared a live, gull’s-eye view of Narragansett Bay, from a camera perched miles to the south at Beavertail State Park


Northrop Grumman 3Q Profits Soar

Northrop Grumman Corp. (NOC) said third-quarter profit soared 62%, helped by a gain from the dissolution of a joint venture and a strong performance in its ships business. It also raised its forecast for 2007 earnings from continuing operations. The Los Angeles global defense and technology company said net income rose to $489m, or $1.41 a share, from $302m, or 86 cents a share, a year earlier. The latest results included a gain of $21m, or 6 cents a share


Chinese Ballast Water Treatment Manufacturer Gets Supply Order

Shangai-based PACT Environmental Technology win $3.5M orders for BWT plant Euro Tech Holdings Company Limited  announce that its subsidiary, PACT Environmental Technology Company Ltd.("PACT") has recently been awarded  contracts worth about US$1.3million from two companies outside China and another one  worth about US$2.2million from a company in Jiangsu, China. These contracts  cover design, supply


Oceanfoil, Clarke Designs and UCL Continue Aerofoil Development

Oceanfoil, the maritime technology company developing aerofoil technology, announced the formation of partnerships with naval architects Owen Clarke Design LLP and University College London’s Energy Institute (UCL-Energy). Oceanfoil will work with naval architects Owen Clarke Design LLP during the final design and engineering phase, leading to the manufacture of the working prototypes of the new improved wingsails for sea trials in the second half of 2014


IBM , Dassault Systems Collaborate on Platform Design

IBM and Dassault Systems announced that PLM solutions from IBM and Dassault Systems are driving a multi-national collaborative global design and manufacturing oil platform project that includes China-based Yantai Raffles Shipyard, Norwegian offshore technology company Sevan Marine, and Brazil's state-run oil company, Petrobras. The complex Sevan Stabilized Platform (SSP) 300 project, wherein Yantai Raffles builds the Sevan Marine-designed oil platform, utilizes CATIA


Aker Kvaerner Acquires Drilling Technology Company

Aker Kvaerner has signed an agreement for acquisition of 50 percent of the shares in the German company Wirth Maschinen- und Bohrgeräte-Fabrik GmbH (Wirth) with an option to buy the remaining shares within the next years. Wirth is a quality supplier of drilling equipment such as mud pumps, drawworks and components for top drives. In addition the company provides tunnel and foundation boring machines for infrastructure projects and products for the mining and processing industries.


APL Logistics wins Emerson Rosemount’s Supplier Award

APL Logistics has received the best supplier award from global manufacturing technology giant Emerson’s Rosemount business unit for the second year in a row.  Tom Moser, President of Emerson Process Management, handed out the 2010 Supplier of the Year award to the global third party logistics provider in Rosemount’s annual strategic supplier summit held at Minneapolis, Minnesota, last month. “It’s an honor for APL Logistics to be recognized by Emerson Rosemount


Velocious Strengthens Subsea Services with Mock ROV

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Velocious Australia has added to its portfolio of innovative subsea engineering and remote technology services through the development of a new Mock ROV.   Most recently used to test tools for Chevron’s flagship Gorgon project off North West WA, the Mock ROV has the capability to replicate every function an ROV would carry out in a subsea environment to ensure safety and operational integrity. Unlike most industry Mock ROVs


FARO Debuts New X Series Laser Scanner

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    FARO Technologies, Inc., a 3D measurement, imaging and realization technology company, announced the release of the new FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D X 130. According to the manufacturer, the Focus3D X 130, the newest member of Focus3D X Series range of laser scanners


ABS Approves GTTNA’s LNG Bunker Barge Design

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Houston-based GTT North America (GTTNA), U.S. subsidiary of French engineering and technology company Gaztransport & Technigaz SA (GTT), has received approval in principle (AIP) from ABS for the design of a 2,200 cubic meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge


Canada Grain Handlers to Expand, Crops Overwhelm System

Three Canadian grain handlers said this week that they will expand facilities to handle the country's crops, after a record-smashing harvest overwhelmed the transportation system. Viterra, owned by Glencore Xstrata PLC, said on Thursday it will spend C$100 million ($92 million) to boost grain


Harris Corp Awarded Huge Navy Satcom Contract

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Florida-based Harris Corporation informs it has been awarded a US Navy potential US$133-Million broadband satellite communication terminal contract. Highlights: Harris to deliver up to 120 high-data-rate terminals to support mission communications and morale of shipboard personnel.


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


Capstone Turbine Named a Fastest Growing Company

Capstone Turbine Corporation, a clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced the company's inclusion on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North


Light Structures to Help Secure Future of Giant Ichthys LNG Facility

Light Structures, a global technology company for fiber optic monitoring and analysis systems, has won the contract to provide the critically important Load & Fatigue Monitoring Solution for the $2.7 billion Ichthys LNG Central Processing Facility (CPF)


Ichthys LNG Facility to Use Light Structures Monitoring Solution

Light Structures, a global technology company for fiber optic monitoring and analysis systems, has won the contract to provide the Load & Fatigue Monitoring Solution for the $2.7 billion Ichthys LNG Central Processing Facility (CPF), currently under construction by Samsung Heavy Industries


Siemens’ Ballast Water Management Anti-biofouling Earns U.S. Patent

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The U.S. Patent Office has awarded Siemens Water Technologies a patent for a system and method to control biofouling of filters used as a first stage of treating ballast water in its SeaCURETM Ballast Water Management System. The patent, entitled “Method and System for Biofouling Control


MCI to Launch New Reefer Technology

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Eyeing vast new efficiencies in global fresh produce and fresh-cut flower transport, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is now partnering with Boston-based technology company Primaira LLC to develop an air cleaning system in Star Cool Integrated refrigerated containers.


Modern Technology’s Answer to the Ghost Ship

A Russian cruise ship, the Lyubov Orlova, allegedly adrift on the Atlantic Ocean since last year, is a haunting reminder of the present dangers that can afflict our shores. The 328-ft, 1,565-ton cruise liner was being towed down to the Dominican Republic to be sold for scrap metal from Canada when


Maersk Develops Air Cleaner for Refrigerated Containers

Eyeing vast new efficiencies in global fresh produce and fresh-cut flower transport, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is now partnering with Boston-based technology company Primaira LLC to develop an air cleaning system in Star Cool Integrated refrigerated containers.


S2 Fuel Cell in Final Development Stage

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Nordic fuel cell technology company PowerCell is in the final stage of development of its next generation fuel cell stack platform, the S2. The S2 covers a larger power range up to 25 kW and maintains the same tolerance towards CO and reformate gas as the present platform, the S1


WaveRoller Obtains DNV GL Verification

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WaveRoller, the wave energy device created by wave energy developer AW-Energy has received independent performance verification, taking the wave power industry one step closer to commercialization. WaveRoller received its validation after operating in fully exposed ocean environment during


MIOX Safe Water Management for Cruise Ships

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Safe water management onboard any ship is a challenge, a challenge magnified exponentially onboard the world’s largest cruise ships with thousands of passengers and crew in close quarters. Just last month it again made global headlines as Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of Seas was forced


 
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