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Navy Energy Conservation Open BAA Released

The , Carderock Division (NSWCCD) has issued a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) discussing Energy Conservation Applications for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) Combat Logistics Force, Auxiliaries and Sealift ships. The BAA solicits innovative concepts for Navy shipboard energy conservation and carbon footprint reduction with the potential for rapid transition to Fleet operation.  The solicitation is BAA number N00167-11-BAA-01.  The Energy Conservation BAA will be open for two years and white papers may be submitted any time throughout the period beginning 1 December 2010 and ending 31 October 2012.  This BAA, more information and directions for submitting white papers to NSWCCD can be found at http://www.navsea.navy.mil/nswc/carderock/pub/business/baa.aspx.  


NSA: Cuts Coming for Offshore

The Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) had high hopes of maintaining status quo while the White Paper on shipping policy was still pending. These hopes were not met in the Government's proposal for a National Budget, put forward last week, according to NSA. The net-wage scheme for ferries is to continue, but cuts are proposed for offshore vesssels. According to NSA, there are no proposals affecting the tax regime for shipowning companies or owners in the National Budget


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


Husky Announces Contracts for White Rose Offshore Project

Husky Energy Inc. (Husky) announced that time charter contracts have been awarded to Knutsen OAS Shipping A.S. for two newbuild shuttle tankers to transport oil from the White Rose offshore project to market following commencement of production planned for late 2005. Husky is the operator of the White Rose project, the third major oil field development in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin located about 217 miles east of Newfoundland and Labrador


Norway to Retain Statoil Stake

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Photo: http://www.regjeringen.no)

Norway's right wing government will retain its current holding in oil and gas firm Statoil , backing off a pre-election proposal to cut the stake to about 50 percent from the current two thirds of the shares.   The government led by the Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg has pledged to reduce the state's role in the economy to give the private sector more breathing space and shrink what it considers a bloated public sector.  


Whiting Petroleum To Acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas At $6 Bln

Photo Courtesy Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp

  Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) (“Whiting”) and Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) (“Kodiak”) today announced a definitive agreement pursuant to which Whiting will acquire Kodiak in an all-stock transaction valued at $6.0 billion, based on the closing price of Whiting on July 11, 2014, and including Kodiak’s net debt of $2.2 billion as of March 31, 2014. The transaction will create the largest Bakken/Three Forks producer with over 107


TSB Responds to Marine Safety Recommendation

The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada issued its Assessment of the response of Transport Canada to the earlier TSB Marine Safety Recommendation relating to structural fire protection and fire-extinguishing systems. Following the engineroom switchboard fire on a cruise ship in British Columbia, the TSB recommended that Transport Canada submit a paper to the IMO requesting a review of requirements for structural fire protection and fire-extinguishing systems


Auckland to Host Conference

The High Performance Yacht Design Conference will once again be held in Auckland, from February 14-16, 2006. The conference will look at new thinking and technical developments that are driving current changes in the field of yacht design. High Modulus, a Gold sponsor, will be hosting a dinner for all delegates on the final evening of the event. In addition, High Modulus will present two papers at the conference: Michael Eaglen will co-present a paper about the design process for the Wally


Husky Energy Makes New Oil Discovery

The Canadian Press has reported that Husky Energy Inc. has made a sizeable new hydrocarbon discovery in western section of its White Rose oilfield located off the shore of Newfoundland. The energy firm said Tuesday that current data suggests the discovery could contain a potential recoverable resource of several million barrels of oil. This potential recoverable resource is in addition to the gross proved and probable reserves of approximately 240 million barrels recognized in the White


Hanjin Signs $150M Commercial Paper In U.S.

South Korea's shipping container operator Hanjin Shipping reportedly signed a deal with ABN AMRO Bank to issue $150 million in asset-backed commercial paper in the United States. ABN AMRO lead managed the issues backed by outstanding freight fares overseas owed to Hanjin at a 1.05 percent rate above LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). The bonds will carry a three-year maturity and the funds, to be deposited in early December, would be used to pay off debt, the company said in a statement


Activity at Lerwick Harbor - Forecast

LERWICK HARBOR

  Increases in cargo, passengers and mackerel landings helped the Port of Lerwick achieve forecast traffic levels in the half-year to June, 2014, compared with the same period in 2013. The total for all cargoes handled at the port rose 8%, with combined ferry and cruise passengers jumping 13


Northrop Grumman Enhances VMFT Software

AIO-compatible ECDIS shown in operation off the coast of New Zealand (Image courtesy of Northrop Grumman)

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that its latest VisionMaster FT (VMFT) software now includes ADMIRALTY Information Overlay (AIO) as an integral element of its Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) based navigation system making additional chart information available to


China Appeals WTO Ruling on US Solar Panel Dispute

China has appealed against a WTO dispute panel report on anti-dumping duties applied on certain Chinese products by the United States, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said on Friday. The appeal covers products including solar panels, wind towers, thermal and coated paper


HMS Illustrious Decommissioned

HMS Illustrious

HMS Illustrious – the last of the Royal Navy’s Invincible-class aircraft carriers – was decommissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base today, marking the end of her 32-year career. The ship’s White Ensign was lowered for the final time during the decommissioning ceremony in


Container Shipper Nautilus Files for Bankruptcy

Nautilus Holdings Ltd, a Bermuda-chartered company that leases containerships, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York, becoming the latest victim of a depressed shipping industry. The company has about $770 million in debt, according to papers filed late Monday with the U.S


White House: No Change to US Policy on Crude Oil Exports

The White House said on Wednesday there had been no change to U.S. policy on exports of crude oil. White House spokesman Josh Earnest made the comments after reports on Tuesday that U.S. officials have told energy companies they may export a variety of ultra-light oil if it has been minimally


Navy 3D Spares Printing: 'The Future of Logistics'

3D Printing workship Dam Neck: USN photo

The U.S. Navy hosted its first 'Maker Faire', a series of workshops titled, "Print the Fleet," to introduce 3D printing and additive manufacturing to Sailors and other stakeholders attending a two-day event held at Combat Direction Systems Activity (CDSA), Dam Neck, a Navy warfare center


Jeppesen Wins IHMS Contract in Singapore

Jeppesen has been awarded a contract to develop and implement an Integrated Hydrographic Management System (IHMS) for the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, a governmental agency established to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime center


Paris MoU Issues Report on Port State Control

The Paris MoU published its report on 2013’s worldwide flag performance, “White, Grey and Black Lists.” The report indicates further improvements towards quality shipping. Last year Thailand and the United States of America were moved up to the White List


Dutch Rrecycler Invests in Rotterdam Area Facility

Peute Recycling, a Netherlands-based recycling firm

Peute Recycling, a Netherlands-based recycling firm, has announced plans to undertake a significant investment at its recycling facility, located in Dordrecht, near the port of Rotterdam. The company says it will lay asphalt on 6,000 square meters of its facility in the summer of 2014


Caterpillar CEO Warns of Obstacle to U.S. Competiveness

Highway works: Image credit Caterpillar

In a July 10, 2014 opinion article headlined, "Congress must move on the Highway Trust Fund," Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman outlined the risks to U.S. competitiveness if Washington's leaders can't fix short and long term infrastructure funding issues.


US see Credible Prospect of Nuclear deal with Iran

Josh Earnest

  The White House said on Friday there was a "credible prospect for a comprehensive deal" with Iran over its nuclear program that made it necessary to extend talks with Western powers another four months. "This extension will allow us to continue the negotiations while


House Subcommittee Hearing Highlights “Dismal State” of U.S. Icebreaking Capability

Craig H. Allen, Sr.

At the July 23, 2014, hearing of the House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation on “Implementing U.S. Policy in the Arctic” the committee chairman, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), opened the proceedings by holding up a graphic of the icebreaker fleets of the


New Australian Navy Submarines to be Japan Built?

HMAS Sheean: Image credit RAN

Australia should discuss building its next-generation fleet of submarines overseas, the Department of Defence said on Monday, a shift that could open the door to a partnership deal with Japan that carries political risk at home and abroad.


BP Reports Better Second Quarter 2014 Results

BP

  BP today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2014. Underlying replacement cost profit for the quarter of 2014 was $3.6 billion, 34% higher than the $2.7 billion reported for the same period in 2013 and 13% higher than the $3






 
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