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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
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…
Buckskin Prospect Gets U.S. Deepwater Drilling Permit
Maersk Oil is participating in a new deepwater well in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after operator Chevron received a drilling permit from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The permit marks the restart of the drilling campaigns Maersk Oil has been a part of in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico after deepwater activities were suspended last year as a consequence of the Deepwater Horizon accident.
Trans Motor Enters Norwegian Market
Trans Power Ltd. is for the first time exhibiting at Nor Shipping in Lillestrøm. Trans Power Ltd., is now ready to supply the Norwegian market. At Trans Motor Ltd.
Euroseas Time Charter Renewals for Two Containerships
M/V Ninos, a 1,169 teu, 1990 built feeder containership, has been extended for about 1 year at a gross daily rate of $11,200. The new rate will apply from the 1st of June 2011. The new rate represnts an increase of about 65% over the vessel's current rate. M/V Kuo Hsiung, a 1,169 teu, 1993 built feeder containership, has been extended for about 1 year at a gross daily rate of $11,200. The new rate will apply from the 15th of June 2011.
Alewijnse Marine Systems Opens Office In Brazil
Alewijnse Marine Systems has taken another step in confirming its position as a key supplier to the worldwide maritime market by opening an office in Brazil. Alewijnse recognises that Brazil is a vital high-growth market that is emerging as a world economic power, and which hosts a booming shipping and offshore industry. A physical presence in the country is therefore a key part of Alewijnse’s strategy for the region, where it will focus on offshore services and new-build activities.
Spectec Inaugurates New Office In Brazil
Following the opening of the legal entity in Brazil last year, SpecTec is happy to announce the official inauguration of its 25th office worldwide, in Rio de Janeiro that took place on 12th May. The office is located in one of the newest and most beautiful areas of Rio, Barra de Tijuca, in the Centro Empresarial Mario Henrique Simonsen, along Avenida das Americas. The inauguration event was attended by SpecTec’s excellent service suppliers in Brazil…
New Profit Record for Kleven Maritime
2010 was a Gullåren for Kleven Maritime. The Company delivered record results for 2010. Operating profit came to 238.7 million, an increase of 96 million from the record year 2009. The profit before tax was 213.8 million, an increase of 97.3 million from the year before. The country's largest Norwegian-owned shipbuilding group also has good speed control in 2011. The order list is now in 10 new buildings, for a total contract sum of 3.7 billion.
CMA CGM: Giant Of The Seas Christened
The CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping company and first in France, is pleased to announce that the CMA CGM TITAN, an 11,400 teu* vessel, was christened at the Dunkirk Terminal in the presence of her godmother, Mrs Laurence Parisot, President of the French employers federation, MEDEF. CMA CGM TITAN’s christening at Dunkirk Port, one of ten ports serviced by CMA CGM on Europe’s Atlantic front…
MAN Investigating Irregularities During Handover Of 4-Stroke Marine Diesel Engines
In the light of indications of possible irregularities during the handover of 4-stroke marine diesel engines produced by MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, the management board of MAN SE has launched an investigation, to be carried out by the compliance department of MAN SE together with external consultants. This investigation is still ongoing. The management board of MAN SE was today informed about interim results.
Weeks Marine to Build Ocean Going Dredges
Investment Based on U.S. Commitment to ‘Private Sector First’ Philosophy Announcement Coincides with Annual National Dredging Meeting in Washington, DC Washington, DC._WEEKS MARINE Inc.