Aberdeen Harbour Completesl Quay Refurbishment
Aberdeen Harbour Board has announced the completion of a £4 million refurbishment project at Commercial Quay East while welcoming the arrival of a new £1 million workboat. The reconstruction work at Commercial Quay East began in January 2010, with main contractor, McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd working alongside Glasgow-based consultant engineering firm Jacobs’, to undertake a varied programme of works.
Contract Awarded for Construction of Valemon Deck
Statoil is to choose Samsung Heavy Industries for construction of the topsides for the Valemon platform. The contract is worth an estimated NOK 2.3 billion. The award has taken place in wide-ranging international competition among pre-qualified suppliers. “We’ve awarded the assignment to build the Valemon topsides to Samsung Heavy Industries,” says Jon Arnt Jacobsen, chief procurement officer in Statoil. “We have good experience with this supplier which also has a good track record in HSE.
MacGregor Cranes from Cargotec for Windmill Park
Cargotec is supplying two MacGregor offshore deck cranes for installation on an offshore converter platform, BorWin beta, which will feed 800MW of renewable energy generated by two offshore windfarms into the German electricity grid. The power converter will begin test operation at the end of 2012. The MacGregor luffing cranes have an SWL of 10 tonne at 41m outreach and will be used to offload supply vessels…
Hiab XS 622 Crane Reaches the Inaccessible
Cargotec introduces a new heavy lifter with state-of-the-art features: new boom system and cylinders, better couplings and seals, HiPro control system and variable pump as standard. The new Hiab XS 622 provides a longer outreach, higher precision and smoother operation than other cranes in the 58 tm capacity range. "Great precision can sometimes be hard to come by at long outreach. But not with Hiab XS 622.
Technip, BASF Sign Umbrella Agreement
Technip was awarded by BASF an Engineering Partner Umbrella Service Contract for chemical and petrochemical projects. Both companies are contemplating a long-term partnership which will provide BASF access to the extensive engineering resources of Technip for its capital investments notably in Europe, but also in other regions. The scope of work encompasses various kinds of services from studies, basic & detail engineering up to project implementation services.
Færgen Takes Delivery of Austal's Largest Catamaran
Austal’s largest catamaran built to date, the 113 metre “Leonora Christina”, was recently handed over to her owners, marking completion of construction of the high speed vehicle-passenger ferry at Austal’s Henderson shipyard. “Leonora Christina” was constructed for Danish company Færgen (formerly Nordic Ferry Services) and is due to depart Austal’s Henderson shipyard for Denmark this week, where it will be operated by Bornholmer Færgen, a subsidiary of Færgen.
Port of Tauranga: Three New Services
Three new weekly container services are calling at Port of Tauranga, all from long term customers of the port. Pacific International Lines (PIL) - a Singapore based, family-owned company - have announced a new service coming out of the West Coast of the United States, calling Melbourne and Sydney in Australia and then Tauranga, before heading back to Brisbane, Taiwan and China. This new service will begin calling Tauranga in July.
N-KOM Drydock Receive First Qatargas Vessel
Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) has received the first Qatargas-chartered vessel “Al Wakrah” to dry dock at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard, Qatar’s new, world-class offshore and marine hub at the Port of Ras Laffan. “Al Wakrah”, which is owned by a Japanese consortium led by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and managed by MOL LNG Transport Co., Ltd. (MOLLNG), will undergo general maintenance works such as main and generator turbine inspections…
Irish Ferries Wins International Marketing Award
Irish Ferries has added to its tally of top awards by winning the prestigious International Marketing Award at the All Ireland Marketing Awards which were presented recently. Irish Ferries won the award for its 'It's everything you go for' campaign created to develop the company's market in Britain. Sponsored by O2, it was presented to the company's marketing manager Daragh O'Reilly at a gala awards ceremony held in the Burlington Hotel recently.
Odfjell Strategic Partnership with Lindsay Goldberg
With reference to the stock exchange announcement 13 December 2010 in which Odfjell announced a process to evaluate strategic alternatives for its Rotterdam tank terminal, the Company today informs that it has entered into a letter of intent to form a strategic partnership with affiliates of US-based private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg LLC. The selection of Lindsay Goldberg follows a careful review and discussions with various interested parties.
Rickmers Container Vessel Breaks All Records
The arrival from China of the Rickmers-owned containership Maersk Elba at the DCT Gdansk terminal on 11 May marked a new era in Baltic shipping. At 13,092TEU and carrying containers 17-wide below deck and 19-wide on the hatchcovers, she is the biggest container vessel by far ever handled by a Baltic port. Whilst in the port, Maersk Elba was visited by many dignatories including Donald Tusk, Poland’s current Prime Minister…
UKHO at Nor-Shipping 2011
The UKHO today announced its attendance at Nor-Shipping 2011 will offer shipping managers both practical guidance and strategic insight to help them effectively…
European Shipping Lines Raided by Antitrust Officials
According to a report from Bloomberg, European antitrust officials raided several of the world’s largest container shipping companies over possible collusion, the European Commission said on May 17.
Ukraine to Build Corvette Class Ship
Ukraine is serious about reviving and further development of its ship-building industry in Mykolaiv region (South Ukraine - Ed.). This is the theme of the visit…
HDW Pulls Out of Greek Sub Contract
According to a report from Defence Professionals, the Greek Minister of National Defence, Prof. Dr. Evangelos Venizelos, announced that the German shipbuilding group…
MTU Upgrades Series 1163 for IMO Standards
Tognum Group Brand MTU has announced that it will update its Series 1163 marine engines for IMO 2 and IMO 3 emissions regulations. While more and more vessel manufacturing is shifted to shipyards in Asia, this will not only contribute to a more environmentally friendly Asian coastline, but also empower Asia to supply more vessels with both powerful and clean marine engines to the world. The upgrade…
Mariners Aboard USNS John Ericsson Rescue Five
Civil service mariners aboard Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Ericsson rescued five people lost at sea in a small boat near the Solomon Islands May 18. While conducting routine operations in the Solomon Sea May 17, Ericsson received notification from the Maritime Rescue Coordination Centers in Australia and Papua New Guinea at about 11 p.m. to be on the lookout for a missing commercial vessel. At about 8 a.m.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service Appointments in Russia
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced two key appointments in Russia as part of its ongoing programme of global expansion. Alexander Fomin has been appointed Account Manager West Russia and will be based in St.Petersburg, handling customer accounts in St.Petersburg, Moscow and the Volga River regions. Mr Fomin, who qualified at the Russian Far East Maritime Academy department of Engineering, steps up from his role as Port Sales Engineer for the company.
U.S. MARAD Presents Posthumous Medals
On Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Maritime Day observance, U.S. Maritime Administrator David Matsuda…
BOEMRE Hearings: Draft Supplemental EIS for O&G Lease Sale
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) will hold two public hearings in New Orleans, La. to accept oral or written comments on…