Drydocks World to Build Self Elevating Platform
Drydocks World, the well established ship repair, conversion and new building Group announced today that it has signed a contract with Mumbai-India based construction group, Afcons Infrastructure to provide detail engineering, procurement, construction and delivery of a Self Elevating Platform AF SEP Samrat. The 45metre long flat bottom pontoon barge, which will be built at the Dubai facility, can…
Transas Hellas Simulator for Swedish Training Center
Transas Hellas supplied a desktop bridge simulator to The Swedish Club Piraeus Training Centre to support the new version of the Maritime Resource Management (MRM) course including Bridge Team Management. An instructor station and a debriefing facility provide instructor with all necessary tools for efficient preparation, editing, conducting, monitoring, playback and assessing the exercise. The Swedish…
New Synapsis Radar and ECDIS Launched
The German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz introduces a new series of Radar, ECDIS and Conning systems. The new Synapsis Workstations are part of the Raytheon Anschütz exhibit at Norshipping 2011. The new generation of Synapsis (Chart-) Radar, Synapsis ECDIS and Synapsis Conning are an integral part of the recently launched Synapsis Bridge Control series. The wide-screen, task-orientated Synapsis workstations are based one an innovative system architecture…
Busy Ulstein Stand At Nor-Shipping
ULSTEIN’s stand at Nor-Shipping has been bustling since the exhibition opened in Oslo on Tuesday this week. On the first day of the exhibition, ULSTEIN launched a new App for iPad containing material from publications, films from naming ceremonies and tank tests, as well product sheets. The App can be downloaded free of charge on App Store. “In just a few hours ULSTEIN’s App became the second most downloaded free App. We wish to use new tools and channels to communicate with our target groups.
Rolls-Royce £20m Support Contract
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has signed a long term contract with BAE Systems to provide in-service support for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers. The Type 45 Daring Class destroyers are each powered by two, cutting-edge, Rolls-Royce WR-21 gas turbines. This contract, worth £20 million, is part of an innovative approach to supporting the Type 45 fleet - known as Class Output Management.
Orders Increase For Marine Dosage Systems
Fuglesangs Ltd AS in Norway has seen an increase in demand for their dosage systems used on seagoing vessels. These systems are used by world-leading system builders (OEMs) and shipowners for several purposes, including ballast water treatment, fresh water treatment, exhaust gas cleaning, low sulphur fuel oil boosting and other. Various systems have been supplied to more than 20 ships and the orderbook is steadily increasing.
BOEMRE Report of Platform Fire Investigation
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today released the findings of its investigation into a fire that occurred Sept. 2, 2010, on Mariner Energy Inc.’s, Vermilion 380 A oil and natural gas production platform located approximately 102 miles off the coast of Louisiana. A BOEMRE Accident Investigation Panel concluded that the fire was caused by the collapse of a fire tube located inside of the platform’s Heater-Treater.
Aker Solutions Offshore Loading Systems Contracts, Brazil
Aker Solutions has won two similar contracts, together worth approx. 120 million NOK, from CQG Oil & Gas Contractors Inc. and CCI Oil & Gas Contractors Inc., for the supply of Pusnes offloading systems(TM) to two FPSOs in the Brazilian market. The offloading systems will be installed on the two FPSOs P-58 and P-62, which are being converted and built for Petrobras. The two FPSOs are spread moored FPSOs, and will use the field proven Pusnes offloading system(TM) at both bow and aft ends.
Hamburg Süd, Maersk Line Second Sling to Asia
After reducing their joint Asia – South Africa/South America East Coast Service in the slack season to one sling, Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line will again be adding a second sling to their service concept with effect from July 2011. With this move, the service partners wish to further improve their service quality and take account of heightened demand in the peak season in this trade. The two slings…
BOEMRE Names Alaska Regional Director
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) Director Michael R. Bromwich today named Dr. James Kendall as the Director of the Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region.
Trawling for Scrap Metal
It looks like a typical Gulf of Mexico double-rigged shrimp trawler. However at 110 by 28-ft she will be bigger than most shrimpers. Like her sister, the Poncho, delivered in 2009, the new vessel is also built with robust framing and extra power. Like the Poncho, the as yet unnamed vessel, will be trawling for scrap metal, old tires and any other scrap is at the site of a decommissioned oil rig. The work, mandated by U.S.
Iconic Engines: Cummins K38-M
Most Americans will recall an iconic automobile engine from their youth. It might be an early 1950s Ford V-8 flat head or a 1970s Dodge 426 Hemi. Over the decades other engines have been added to the list. In a similar fashion mariners have identified classic marine diesels. One such is the Cummins 38-liter 2300-cu. inch engine known over the years as the KTA38. Canadian fisherman John Lenic has been running one in his 1978-built steel purse seiner Ocean Marauder.
Davy Crockett Deconstruction
The 433-foot flat deck barge Davy Crockett continues disassembly on the Columbia River, Wash., Ore., border on May 20, 2011. Metal is cut away from the floating stern section, transferred to a decontamination barge and then to a scrap barge to be hauled away. Meanwhile salvage divers prepare submerged areas for disassembly. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric J. Chandler.
New Range of Efficient Steerprop ECO CRP
Reliability and efficiency are matters of great importance to ship owners. To meet these demands Steerprop has complemented its line of geared azimuth propulsors with a range of high powered units called the Steerprop ECO CRP. The ECO CRP is designed for a wide variety of speeds and capabilities for ships demanding high propulsion efficiency. This range covers ships demanding high power and high speed, such as Offshore Support Vessels, Cruise Liners and Cruise Ferries among others.
Raytheon Anschütz 10,000th Standard 22 Gyro
The German navigation system supplier Raytheon Anschütz has delivered its 10,000th Standard 22 Gyro Compass, making the Standard 22 the world’s most popular gyro compass of all times. As the company announces during an official hand-over ceremony at Nor-Shipping 2011, the jubilee compass has been installed on board of the innovative Platform Supply Vessel “REM MIST” at Ulstein Verft. Raytheon Anschütz has installed the jubilee compass as part of their proven navigation package…
Additional WAGO Components Get GL Approval
Local marine approvals allow worldwide use of automation components in both ship automation and onshore/offshore applications. Thus, the majority of WAGO’s automation components are certified by prominent classification societies. Both 750-881/-882 ETHERNET Controllers and 753-xxx Pluggable I/O Modules from the WAGO-I/OSYSTEM are now certified by Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Additionally, 25+ high-density…
Volvo Penta D13 MG Marine Genset Engine
The new Volvo Penta D13 MG marine genset offers more power and high load acceptance, with emission levels in compliance with EPA Tier 3 and low fuel consumption. The secret is the advanced technology Volvo Penta uses throughout the engine. As with all Volvo Penta marine gensets, the D13 MG is delivered complete with electric generator and onboard electronics, tested and classified. “The D13 MG is better in every respect…
Next Gen EPA Compliant Phasor Marine Models
In addition to its own extensive line of ultra-compact marine and industrial diesel gen-sets, Next Generation Power serves as one of the original Phasor Marine master distributors for the Southeastern US. Next Gen offers Phasor Marine 5-99 kW models that meet EPA Tier 3 and Tier 4 regulations, including newly-introduced ignition protection certified units. Phasor Marine models employ fuel-efficient Kubota and John Deere diesel engines, world-known for their quality and dependability.