Noreq - Bergen Group Dreggen Join Forces in Brazil
The two Norwegian companies, Noreq and Bergen Group Dreggen have recently established their office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both the companies are well known as suppliers of quality marine equipment to both the offshore and shipping industry world-wide. The increasing activity and the development of new fields in Brazil have lead to a greater demand for the equipment in question and this have now resulted in the establishment of our local office.
Wärtsilä, ABB Turbo Develop Emissions Technology
The 2-stage turbocharging technology being tested on a 20-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engine in the laboratory in Vaasa, Finland. Wärtsilä and ABB Turbo Systems are co-operating in a joint development program for a new application of two-stage turbocharging on large diesel engines. Advanced engine technology, together with two-stage turbocharging, offers significant advantages in fuel consumption and engine emissions.
$73.6M New NOAA Fisheries Survey Vessel
NOAA awarded a $73.6m American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contract to Marinette Marine Corporation located in Marinette, Wis., for the construction of a new fisheries survey vessel…
Colonna’s Shipyard Expands
Colonna’s Shipyard, Inc. of Norfolk, Va. announced a major expansion, the new West Yard Marine Travelift Facility. Situated on approximately ten acres, this facility will accommodate the simultaneous repair of up to 15 vessels including tugs, barges, ferries, workboats, and yachts. Featuring the world’s largest mobile hoist, a US built 1000 metric ton Marine Travelift, the West Yard is designed as a rapid response facility providing immediate repair and a timely return to service.
Volpenhein Samson’s Asia Technical Sales Manager
Samson, cordage specialist, announced the promotion of Kris Volpenhein to Asia Technical Sales Manager. Effective September 1, 2010 Volpenhein will provide focused…
Caterpillar Facilities Safety Milestones
Over the course of the last two years, one of the top priorities for Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has been safety, not only of employees, but also of the customers who operate Cat and MaK marine engines around the world. Internally, Caterpillar facilities are measured monthly by safety metrics recording new injuries, recordable injuries and lost time injuries. By establishing metrics on the production floor and in the office environment…
CMA CGM Takes Delivery of the Figaro
CMA CGM announced the delivery of the CMA CGM Figaro, 8500 teu containership built by Samsung Heavy Industry. The CMA CGM Figaro is registered in France and will sail under the French flag (RIF).
MHI LNG-FPSO Approval for Two Tank Types
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) completed development related to floating production, storage and offloading units for liquefied natural gas (LNG-FPSO),…
Frontline Buys Two Double-Hull Tankers
According to an April 19 report from the Associated Press, shipping company Frontline announced that it has bought two double-hull tankers that will be delivered in either May or June.
Teekay Looks to Expand Shuttle Tanker Fleet
According to an April 19 report from Bloomberg, Teekay Corp., a Hamilton, Bermuda- based owner of oil tankers, will expand its fleet serving in Brazil to take advantage…
India's First Anti-Sub Corvette Launched
According to an April 20 report from The Hindu, launching the country's first Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette (ASWC) for the Indian Navy at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders…
Fire on Deepwater Horizon in GOM
In the photo, a Coast Guard MH-65C dolphin rescue helicopter and crew document the fire aboard the mobile offshore drilling unit Deepwater Horizon, while searching for survivors April 21, 2010. Multiple Coast Guard helicopters, planes and cutters responded to rescue the Deepwater Horizon's 126 person crew. Transocean Ltd. reported the fire onboard its semisubmersible drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which occurred April 20, 2010 at approximately 10:00 p.m.
This Day in Naval History – April 22
1861 - USS Saratoga captures slaver, Nightingale. 1898 - U.S. at war against Spain. 1906 - Commander Robert Peary discovered supposed Arctic Continent did not exist.
This Day in Coast Guard History – April 22
1790- Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, submitted a bill to Congress to create a "system of cutters" to enforce tariff and customs laws along the nation's coastline.
Grant Helps Riverhawk Acquire Travelift
Marine Travelift Inc. announced that Tampa, Fla.-based RiverHawk Marine has acquired one of its 300C mobile boat hoists, thanks in part to a Small Shipyard Grant from the U.S. Maritime Administration. The Small Shipyard Grants program is administered by the Office of Shipyards and Marine Engineering in Washington D.C. RiverHawk’s 7.5-acre facility on West Tyson Avenue in Tampa is located with easy deep-water access from the Gulf of Mexico.
Panama Canal, Alabama State Partnership
On April 21, 2010 Panama Canal Authority (ACP) Administrator/CEO Alberto Alemán Zubieta and Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) Director/CEO James K. Lyons signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly help foster commercial activity between the two entities. The MOU will increase cooperation, such as joint marketing and coordination on modernization and expansion projects, and help boost trade along the “All-Water Route,” the route from Asia to the U.S.
Jumbo Offshore Installs Offshore Wind Equipment
Jumbo Offshore’s crew, engineers and subcontractors have successfully completed the first leg of their current Transition Piece (TP) installation project. Jumbo’s DP2-vessel Jumbo Javelin installed the TP’s, the first 18 of a series of approx. 110, within schedule. The work for the Greater Gabbard Offshore Wind Farm (GGOWF), off the UK’s south-east coast, will take up the better part of the rest of the year.
Sherwin-Williams Coatings for USS Missouri
Nearly 5,500 gallons of Sherwin-Williams coatings have been applied to the historic Battleship Missouri, which recently returned to her home pier near the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The ex-USS Missouri, or Mighty Mo, is known as the site of Japan’s unconditional surrender to Allied Forces on September 2, 1945, ending World War II. The ship was launched in June 1944 and provided firepower in the decisive battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa. On Sept.
Heavy Lift Hoverbarge Solutions
Hovertrans Solutions Pte. Ltd., is a designer and manufacturer of hoverbarges for heavy lift in difficult terrain in the global oil and gas, and specialist transportation industries.
MAN Propels Purse Seiners Series
In February, a new propulsion package contract was made between the Peruvian company COPEINCA (Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.) and MAN Diesel & Turbo, Frederikshavn. Three newbuildings powered by 6L21/31-VBS propulsion packages are to operate off the coast of Peru – primarily for anchovy fishing for the production of fish meal. When the ships’ annual quota has been utilized (takes between 20 days and three months depending on the capacity and vessel efficiency)…