Wärtsilä Supplies Bio-Fuel for Cargo Vessel
Wärtsilä's leading engine technology offers flexibility which enables switching of fuels without any interruption in operation should the need arise. This will be the first installation ever where a European commercial shipping operation is going to permanently use liquid bio-fuel. Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions provider and systems integrator, has been contracted by the STX Finland shipyard in Turku, Finland, to supply the main engines for a new multi-purpose cargo vessel.
MOL Enhances Seafarer Education in Philippines
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced an agreement to introduce the Third Year Program with seven merchant marine schools in the Magsaysay Institute of Shipping (MIS*1) in Philippines. The move is aimed at cultivating seafarers who support high level of safety standards in vessel operations. MIS selected new Filipino seafarers from among third-year students at merchant marine schools…
State Secretary Lind Receives WISTA Award
WISTA Norway announces Rikke Lind as the “Shipping name of the year” during Nor-shipping 2011. Lind receives the award as recognition of her dedicated efforts to support women in the maritime industry for more than 10 years. Rikke Lind will accept the award this afternoon at a ceremony in Oslo. Women´s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an organisation for women at management level in the maritime industry.
Keppel Secures B Class Jackup Rig Order
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract with Vision Drilling Pte Ltd (Vision Drilling), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dynamic Offshore Drilling Limited (Dynamic Offshore Drilling), to build its first KFELS B Class jackup drilling rig for US$180 million. Slated for delivery in 1Q2013, the rig will be able to operate in water depths of 350 feet with a drilling depth of 30,000 feet and accommodate 120 men.
Eni Awarded Arguni I Exploration License, Indonesia
In the 2nd Indonesian International Bid Round 2010, Eni has been awarded the 100% participation interest and operatorship of Block Arguni I located on and offshore in the West Papua Province, Eastern Indonesia. The Block Arguni I covers an area of 5,386 square km in the Bintuni Basin, a mainly gas prone, prolific hydrocarbon province, with several giant gas discoveries already in production. The deal…
Telaurus Appoints Davison As Product Manager
Telaurus Communications, a Globecomm Maritime company, has appointed Geoff Davison as Product Manager – Value Added Services. Geoff joins Telaurus with 20 years’ experience in electronics, telecommunications and information technology in the marine, military and avionics markets. For the last 10 years Geoff has held a senior position with AND Group, leading its technical support team for the last five years.
Onboard Wi-Fi Connectivity by Telaurus
Telaurus Communications, a Globecomm Maritime company, has unveiled a significant enhancement to its crew email solution, combining the functionality of its se@COMM software suite with readily available wireless network components. Crew communications – particularly SMS and email services – have developed from being an ‘optional extra’ to an essential service for shipowners and managers serious about crew welfare.
Alewijnse Noord Gets Order For Three PSVs
Alewijnse Noord BV, a subsidiary of Alewijnse Marine Systems based in Drachten, the Netherlands, has recently secured the largest order in its history. The contract is for the installation of the electrical systems on board three new Pilot Station Vessels (PSVs) for the Dutch Pilotage Services. The vessels will be constructed by Barkmeijer Shipyards at Stroobos in the Netherlands. The PSVs are designed to provide offshore accommodation for the crew of the pilot boats.
Tritech Launches Mammal Detection System
Tritech expands its industry-standard sonar range with a key renewables device, launching its Gemini SeaTec Mammal Detection System at the All-Energy show in Aberdeen, UK. Gemini SeaTec is a mammal detection system which provides a valuable tool in the detection of marine life around subsea turbines. Tritech’s subsea sonars have been deployed on marine current structures since 2008 when the company made its first step into the offshore renewables sector.
Converteam Selected by HHI
Power conversion specialist Converteam has been selected by Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) as designer and supplier of high efficiency electrical systems for three newbuild ultra-deepwater drillships for Noble Corporation, one of the world’s largest offshore drilling contractors. The Hyundai Gusto P10000 designed drillships, rated for operations in up to 12,000 feet water depth, are under construction by HHI at their Ulsan facility in South Korea.
EXMAR Teams Up With Pacific Rubiales
EXMAR has teamed up with Pacific Rubiales to build a small-scale LNG export project in northern Colombia. The Colombian-Canadian exploration and production player and EXMAR have begun front-end engineering and design for the scheme. Plans involve building a small liquefaction barge and a pipeline from the company’s La Creciente gas field to the Caribbean coast and shipping to the targeted markets. The project is targeting Caribbean and Central American markets.
European Funding Enhance INS NACOS
Research and development undertaken as part of FLAGSHIP, a part EU-funded maritime transport project, is being incorporated in to the newest version of SAM Electronics’ enhanced navigation product, the NACOS Platinum series. The success of NACOS is based on the unique concept to functionally integrate radar operation, ECDIS and also automation - a key achievement supported by the FLAGSHIP programme.
SFL First Quarter 2011 Results
Hamilton, Bermuda, May 23, 2011. Ship Finance International Limited ("Ship Finance" or the "Company") today announced its preliminary financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011. • The Board of Directors declared an increased quarterly dividend of $0.39 per share. • Net income for the quarter was $32.1 million, or $0.41 per share, including an accrued profit share in the first quarter of $2.3 million, or $0.03 per share.
Marine Propulsion Course with Professor Woud
The first module in the Marine Propulsion Course will start on 22 and 23 September. This seventh edition of the training series will be the last one in which Professor Hans Klein Woud, who played a leading role in the establishment of the successful course, will act as instructor for modules 1 and 5. “The Marine Propulsion Course still meets a significant demand,” says Klein Woud. “The purpose of the…
Seanergy Maritime Announces Hong Kong Operation
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP; SHIP.W) announced today that the Company has reorganized its Hong Kong based subsidiary Maritime Capital Shipping Limited (“MCS”) to take full advantage of the synergies that exist between the parent company and the subsidiary. The MCS office is relocated to 22/F Golden Centre, 188 Des Voeux, Central, Hong Kong, from its previous location at 5 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong.
Gibbs & Cox Appoints Tallant Vice President
Gibbs & Cox, Inc., one of the world’s leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firms, today announced that it appointed Shawn Tallant as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. In this role, Tallant will develop and oversee strategic business plans and execute corporate business growth activities for Gibbs & Cox’s complete portfolio of U.S. government agencies, domestic and international commercial clients.
HATLAPA Focuses on Brazil
With the global economy on the way to recovery and the offshore industry growing substantially, Brazil is acting as major trailblazer in the market place. The marine equipment supplier HATLAPA has been matching the trend in recent years by increasing its activities in the offshore sector as well as making Brazil one of its geographical focus areas. In the past two years, HATLAPA appointed a new representative…
Japanese Shipyard Orders CleanBallast
RWO Marine Water Technology, a part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has received an order for three of its ballast water treatment systems CleanBallast from the Japanese shipyard Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering Co. Ltd. (SHI-ME). The shipyard located in Yokosuka, Japan, has built in excess of 1,300 ships. Specialising in medium-sized tankers with high added value SHI-ME has a reputation in the industry as one of the technology leaders.
ABS New Ice Loads Monitoring Guide
Class society ABS announces the release of a new Guide that assists ship operators in selecting, installing and using systems that monitor local icebelt stresses and alerts crew as to the severity of potential ice impacts. Monitoring systems are becoming a valuable tool for officers navigating vessels in Arctic waters. The sophisticated programs provide the crew near real-time data of local stresses, often visually displaying hull and structural loads as a percentage of permissible levels.
Castrol Marine Supplies ISP
Castrol Marine has announced it is supplying environmentally responsible lubricants to International Shipping Partners (ISP), a global cruise ship management company.