FG International’s First Single Pole Lifter Installation
FG International Holland BV, the Dutch Special Lifting company, has recently applied a brand new construction called FG Single Pole Lifter. Willtéco was awarded the high profile job to construct and exchange gearboxes on a jack-up platform in IJmuiden, The Netherlands. While the jack-up does have two sizeable deck cranes, both cranes cannot fully reach the enclosed area where the gearboxes are located.
ABS Approves Hayata Products
Hayata, LTD., a manufacturer of stainless steel cable ties and banding, has been granted Type Approval status for their products by ABS. This certification states…
AAPA and GPA to Host Conference
The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA), in coordination with the Georgia Ports Authority, will host the seminar Communicating the Importance of Infrastructure Investment…
CSA Recognizes Safety in Shipping Industry
The U.S. maritime industry publicly recognized the women and men responsible for safe ship operations at the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held at the Loews New Orleans Hotel on June 2, 2011. Over 180 people, representing over 70 companies, attended the annual industry-sponsored event. The Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) announced the results of the 2010 Jones F. Devlin Awards. Those awards were…
Keppel Shipyard to Deliver New FPSO
Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to deliver its latest Floating, Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) project, Armada TGT 1, to Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada). Nelson Yeo, MD of Keppel Shipyard, said, "We would like to thank our valued customer Bumi Armada for entrusting Keppel Shipyard with the conversion of all their FPSOs. "The success of any complex conversion project depends on the trust and teamwork between a shipyard and its customers.
Pearl GTL Plant Open for Business
Qatar Petroleum and Shell announced that the Pearl gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, located in Ras Laffan Industrial City in the State of Qatar, has sold its first commercial shipment of GTL Gasoil.
Gibbs & Cox Appoints DeMasi
Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firms, announced the appointment of Frank DeMasi to Deputy Director of its Government Services Group.
Solstad Ships Dock at Gibdock
Norway’s Solstad Offshore has returned to Gibdock for the conversion and drydocking of the 84m long, 4500 dwt Platform Support Vessel Normand Vester. This follows the conversion of the Normand Trym and Normand Vibran at the Gibraltar yard, successfully completed for the same owner last year. While the Normand Vester project is similar in scope to these earlier conversions, there are some differences.
WSS Signs Contract with KPT
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has signed its first contract with Karachi Port Trust (KPT) to supply cleaning chemicals during 2011 – 2012, demonstrating an ongoing…
Rolls-Royce Opens Poland Facility
Rolls-Royce opened a new Marine Service Center today in the Port of Gdynia, Poland. The opening marks the latest stage in the development of a global Marine Service Center network…
COMEQ and SAFAN Announce Partnership
COMEQ, Inc. of White Marsh, MD, and SAFAN of Lochem, the Netherlands, have announced a partnership for the sales, service and parts supply of the SAFAN line of sheet metal and steel fabricating machinery. SAFAN, a long-time manufacturer of hydraulic press brakes and hybrid shearing machines, was the first to develop "servo electric" press brakes in 1995. Many of the SAFAN E-Brake servo electric press brakes had been sold under the Finn-Power brand name throughout North America.
MAN Diesel & Turbo Improves WHR Systems
MAN Diesel & Turbo used the world premiere of its MAN B&W ME-GI gas engine in Copenhagen to present efficiency technologies for its twostroke engines, namely its WHR (Waste Heat Recovery) systems…
MAN Diesel & Turbo Launches New Engine
With the market launch of its new, two-stage-turbocharged MAN 18V48/60TS engine, MAN Diesel & Turbo is continuing the expansion of its product portfolio with a low-emission…
GE Marine to Power Naval Ship
GE Marine reports that it will provide Austal USA, Mobile, Alabama, with two LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines to power the United States Navy’s fourth LCS-Class-Independence variant. The new LCS will be named USS Montgomery, and will be powered by the LM2500s arranged in a COmbined Diesel and Gas turbine (CODAG) configuration with two diesel engines. Austal USA plans to launch the second LCS-Class-Independence variant USS Coronado in the fourth quarter 2011.
Noah Ship Management Controls its Growth
So where do you turn when you would like to start your own ship management company, but you need a million dollars and the worst financial crisis of a lifetime has rendered traditional sources moot? In the case of Dubai, UAE-based Noah Ship Management’s Svein Elof Pedersen and Thomas Chacko Arakal, the core tenants of the real estate business – Location, Location, Location – applied to their vision of creating a small, efficient ship management company.
Arctic Spill “Response Gap” Under the Microscope
Make no mistake about it: the Arctic is open for business. The cumulative environmental footprint of oil exploration outfits, merchant shipping, mining, eco-tourism and the cruise ship trades is thus far minor, but the potential for an exponential increase in commerce – especially if the climate trends now affecting the region continue – is seemingly limitless. For the maritime industry, the down side to this is as big as the most promising business opportunity to come along in decades.
Interview: Joe Angelo, MD, INTERTANKO
In shipping, there’s little that one can count on from year to year. The word “change” comes to mind immediately. Another constant is a steady hand at the helm at the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO), the voice of the world’s collective tanker market. So, when Joe Angelo replaced long time (10+ years) INTERTANKO stalwart Peter Swift as INTERTANKO Managing Director less than 4 months ago, industry watched closely for any changes in course.
Alternative Fuel: Defrosting LNG
As Cargo, Fuel or both; LNG is emerging as the clear and clean way forward for the maritime industry. The use of LNG as a marine fuel is not new. Vessels trading cryogenic LNG have burned boil-off natural gas in steam boilers for many years as a simple solution to maintaining necessary temperatures and pressures within cargo spaces. The use of the fuel varied according to the size of the ship and a boil off rate ranging between 0.10 to 0.18 percent of the total cargo.
MarPro INTERVIEW: USCG Admiral Robert Papp
When Admiral Robert J. Papp assumed the duties of the 24th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard on May 25, 2010, he also served notice that it won’t be business as usual at headquarters.
Delivery of Stena Premium
Concordia Maritime has taken delivery of the product tanker Stena Premium, which will soon enter into a three-year charter contract with Glencore subsidiary ST Shipping.