New Wartsila Manufacturing Facility Opens in China
Wärtsilä CME Zhenjiang Propeller Co Ltd, the joint venture between Wärtsilä Corporation and Zhenjiang CME Ltd, inaugurated its new manufacturing facilities for controllable pitch (CP) propellers in Zhenjiang, China. Wärtsilä CME has invested EUR 12 million (over $17 million) in these facilities, as the company had announced last October. Wärtsilä CME Zhenjiang Propeller is the first company in China to manufacture Wärtsilä-designed, hydraulically-operated CP propellers.
Acquisition of Golar LNG Energy Limited
Reference is made to announcement dated on June 3, 2011 where Golar LNG Limited ("Golar LNG") informed of its intent to exercise its right under Bermuda company…
30 Arctic LNG Tankers By Year 2020
According to a report from the Barents Observer, Vyacheslav Popov, leader of the Commission on National Maritime Policy in the Russian Federation Council, says Russia…
New Ferry Salish Begins Service July 1
The new 64-car ferry Salish will begin service on the Port Townsend/Coupeville route at noon on Friday, July 1, following a community celebration in Port Townsend on June 30.
MOL to Upgrade Container Service
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced an upgrade to its Asia-East Coast South America Service (CSW). From July 2011 through 2012, MOL will launch a total of 10 new 5…
BOEMRE Ups OCSLA and OPA Penalties
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced that the maximum civil penalty rate for Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA)…
Dong, Bladt Offshore Turbine Foundation Deal
According to a report from Recharge, Dong Energy has signed a landmark deal with Bladt Industries for the delivery of 600 foundations for offshore wind turbines over the coming years.
Offshore Solutions B.V. New Engineering, Projects Manager
Offshore Solutions B.V. (OSBV), the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland N.V., has appointed Andy Waterstreet as engineering and projects manager. Mr…
Call for Proposals: TEN-T Program
Yesterday, the European Commission launched three Calls for Proposals under the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) multi-annual program, making €180 million…
Hornbeck Offshore New Directors, Promotion of Exec Officer
Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced today that John T. Rynd and Kevin O. Meyers, Ph.D. have been appointed to its Board of Directors (the "Board"), effective June 23, 2011. Mr.
SENER and CSDDC Sign Agreement
SENER and China Ship Development and Design Center (CSDDC) have signed a Memorandum of Understand for the implementation of the shipbuilding CAD/CAM FORAN system in CSDDC and for the collaboration in ship design and engineering activities and other marine related works. The agreement has been signed in Madrid at SENER headquarters during a visit of a delegation from CSDDC.
NOL Opens Terminal Ahead of Schedule
Today, NOL Group opened its new terminal at the Port of Qingdao with the arrival of the APL Dubai. Originally expected to open in the second half of 2011, the joint…
This Day in U.S. Coast Guard History - June 29
1820-On 29 June 1820 the Revenue cutter Dallas captured the 12-gun brig-of-war General Ramirez, which was loaded with 280 slaves, off St. Augustine. The 8 July 1820…
This Day in U.S. Naval History - June 29
1925 - Ships and men from 11th and 12th Naval Districts assist in relief after earthquake at Santa Barbara , CA 1950 - Truman authorizes sea blockade of the Korean coast 1950 - USS Juneau fire
Daewoo Develops Gas Supply System
In May 2011, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering developed a new HP-FGS (High-Pressure Fueled Gas Supply) system for MAN-Diesel & Turbo’s ME-GI Engine. Though there are small and middle-size LNG fueled vessels already, this dual fuel engine was designed for large commercial vessels. This HP-FGS system supplies highly-pressurized (about 300 bar) natural gas fuel to an engine. To date, existing FGS systems compress gas to a high pressure.
Hallin Marine Undertakes IRM Project
Hallin Marine has commenced a large-scale inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) project off the Malaysian peninsula. The contract centers on the oil rig Cendor MOPU which is undergoing an American Bureau of Shipping UWILD underwater survey for a second year in succession. Hallin is providing saturation diving, cleaning, inspection and reporting services. "Demand for marine-support services in Malaysia is steadily increasing," said Rik Zwinkels, Managing Director, Hallin East Division.
WSS New Zealand Introduces LRE Program
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) New Zealand has announced the signing of its first Liferaft Exchange Program (LRE) contract with Neptune Pacific Line. “When we introduced…
EPA Launches SmartWay Initiative
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the Coalition for Responsible Transportation and the Environmental Defense Fund, is launching…
International Track 100 Recognizes Pole Star
Pole Star Space Applications Ltd.has been recognized as one of Britain’s best performing companies, according to the Sunday Times International Track 100. The league…
Curley Joins RESOLVE Marine Group
RESOLVE Marine Group, Inc. (RESOLVE) announced that John Curley has joined the company as Commercial Director for RESOLVE Salvage & Fire (Europe), Ltd. (RSFA). As Commercial Director of RSFA, Curley is the corporate representative and industry liaison for RESOLVE and its subsidiary companies. In addition to facilitating delivery of services to the company’s OPA90 clients, Curley will promote RESOLVE’s worldwide marine emergency response…