Gibdock Tackles Sixth Special Survey on Comanav Ferry
Gibdock has underlined its strategic location for regional ferry operators following a significant program of work on the ferry Ibn Batouta, for Moroccan operator Comanav.
Noble Orders Drillship Pair; $1.2B Total
Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. ("HHI") for the construction of two ultra-deepwater drillships…
Bloom N. American Sales Manager, Weld Tooling Corp.
Weld Tooling Corporation has named Dave Bloom North American Sales Manager. He has over 25 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry and is already familiar with Bug-O's products and applications. Mark Binder has been promoted to Director of Sales for Weld Tooling Corporation. Binder has been involved with international and domestic sales for some time and brings many years of experience with the company to the job. Mark Kisasonak has been promoted to Head of Engineering.
Wärtsilä Scrubber for Containerships Ltd
Wärtsilä has signed a turnkey contract with Containerships Ltd Oy. The agreement covers the retrofitting of a Wärtsilä fresh water scrubber for the vessel Containerships VII, which is equipped with a Wärtsilä W7L64 main engine. This is Wärtsilä's first commercial marine scrubber project for a main engine. The scrubber will be delivered to the customer in August 2011. The conversion will enable the vessel to meet future sulphur oxides (SOx) emission requirements in Sulphur Emission Control Areas.
Seventh AIDA Ship to Sail with Siemens Technology
Siemens Industry Solutions Division has received an order from the Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, to equip another club ship for the AIDA Cruises shipping company with diesel-electric propulsion systems, and power generation and distribution systems. The scope of supply also includes the automation equipment which will control and monitor all the on-board functions. The value of this order lies in the lower double-digit million euro range.
New Book: Cost Management in Shipbuilding
Global competition in the shipbuilding industry, which is continuously intensifying due to the entry of developing countries into the shipbuilding market, leads to decreasing margins and enormous cost pressure in this industry. Many shipyards have already gone bankrupt through the inability to keep to their original budget that the offer was based on. In the naval sector it is not unusual to double the originally estimated costs when building the vessel.
Stena Bulk, Sonangol Suezmax Pool Reinforced
Stena Bulk and the Angolan oil company Sonangol strengthen the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool with the addition of a further two ultramodern tankers. “These tankers will be added to the pool…
EURONAV Q4 2010 Results
The executive committee of Euronav NV (NYSE EURONEXT BRUSSELS: EURN) reported its preliminary non-audited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010.
NSRP Project Book Released
The National Shipbuilding Research Program Project Book Winter 2010 edition is now available. The Project Book was created as a compilation of both major and panel…
Einshøj Global Chief Strategy Officer, Intellian
Intellian announced the appointment of Søren Einshøj as its new Global Chief Strategy Officer and President. With nearly twenty years in the marine communications industry…
No Toll Increase for Seaway in 2011
The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) announced that there will not be a toll increase in 2011. The decision to extend the toll freeze was made…
Grove Appointed to Chief Technology Officer, ABS
ABS announced the appointment of Todd Grove to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in a move that further underscores the strategic alignment of the classification…
BOEMRE Continues to Respond Leak in GOM
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) is continuing to oversee Apache Corp.’s source control efforts for a natural gas leak near East Cameron Block 278 Platform B.
Open Solicitation, Prop 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has announced an open solicitation period for the Proposition 1B Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program Ships…
General Maritime to Sell, Leaseback Product Tankers
General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR) announced that it has entered into memoranda of agreement to sell three product tankers, the 2004-built Genmar Concord,…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History – January 19
1935- CWO (GUN) and NAP Charles T. Thrun, Coast Guard Aviator Number 3, was killed when his Grumman JF-2 Duck (CGNR V136) crashed at Cape May. CWO Thrun was the…
This Day in U.S. Naval History – January 19
1840 - LT Charles Wilkes, USN is first American to discover Antarctic coast (Source: Navy News Service)