Rolls-Royce Wins £15m Brazilian Order for Offshore Supply Vessels
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order to design and equip two UT 735 SE offshore supply vessels for Brasil Supply. The order is worth £15 million to Rolls-Royce.
AVEVA joins OpenHCM Consortium
AVEVA, a leader in engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, today announced it has joined the OpenHCM (Hull Conditioning Monitoring) Consortium, an initiative to increase ship safety though transparent electronic processing of assessment data for the in-service operation of ships and offshore platforms. The OpenHCM Consortium was formed to carry on the work started under the EC’s CAS projects to develop a neutral exchange standard.
O&G industry body Decom North Sea acts to try to ease predicted skills shortages
Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil & gas decommissioning forum, has commissioned research into the future labour and skills requirements for the growing decommissioning sector to try to alleviate predicted skills shortages in future. With more than £1billion a year of decommissioning expenditure forecast for the UK North Sea by 2015 and only 7% of projects completed to date, DNS will make its findings available to training bodies to help ensure appropriately skilled people are available.
Ecospeed and the RRS Ernest Shackleton
When British Antarctic Survey’s RRS (Royal Research Ship) Ernest Shackleton was drydocked recently in Denmark, the superintendent, engineers and paint specialists there to check the condition of the hull paint were amazed. After two seasons of battering its way through ice up to 2.5 meters thick with a high content of gravel and volcanic lava adding to its abrasiveness, the hull coating was virtually intact and undamaged.
ABB Wins Marine Orders Worth $200 Million in Asia
Energy efficient automation and reliable power for 24 vessels for oil and gas industry. Zurich, Switzerland, August 15, 2011 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group…
Statement from BOEMRE on Loss of Life
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) today confirmed that agency personnel responded on August 16 to a report of a fatality…
New York Cruise Lines Appoints of New President, CEO
New York Cruise Lines, parent company of internationally celebrated tourism companies Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht today announced the appointments of Gus Markou to President and Chief Operating Officer reporting to Samuel Cooperman, Chief Executive Officer. Promoted from Vice President of Operations, Mr. Markou is a 25 year veteran of New York Cruise Lines and has been instrumental in the growth of Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises, The Beast and World Yacht.
ABB Inaugurates New Azipod Manufacturing Base in Shanghai
Azipod improves vessels’ fuel efficiency up to 25%, lowers their environmental impact and provides better maneuvering capabilities. ABB, the leading power and automation technology group…
U.S. Files Lawsuit Against Shipyards for Material False Statements Made to the Coast Guard
WASHINGTON - The United States has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., against Bollinger Shipyards Inc., Bollinger Shipyards Lockport LLC and Halter Bollinger Joint Venture LLC…
Seaway Cargo Shipments Up 21% in July
Port of Green Bay sees increase in petroleum exports. Washington, D.C. (August 18, 2011) – The St. Lawrence Seaway statistics for the month of July indicate steady traffic with cautious optimism as the economy continues to rebound. Year-to-date total cargo shipments through July were 17 million metric tons, up 7.3 percent over the same period in 2010 due primarily to demand for bulk materials used in construction, salt, petroleum products, and Canadian grain.
ASI Releases New UL489 Hydraulic Magnetic Circuit Breakers
Automation Systems Interconnect is pleased to announce the introduction of brand new UL489 hydraulic magnetic circuit breakers. These circuit breakers are available in AC and DC trip curves. The hydraulic magnetic overload technology protects the circuit in both overload and short circuit. All circuit breakers are ROHS compliant. The NDB3-100 series of circuit breakers are screw mount. The NDB3-100 has a rated current from 1A to 100A, rated voltage AC230V/400V, DC80V, 1, 2 and 3 pole.
Washington Gov. Gregoire to Lead Contingent of Top-Tier Presenters at AAPA’s 100th Annual Convention
Sept. 11-15 conference to also spotlight Port of Seattle’s centennial anniversary. Against the backdrop of one of the USA’s busiest and most picturesque working waterfronts…
Bollinger Responds to JOC Allegations
STATEMENT OF BOLLINGER SHIPYARDS LOCKPORT, L.L.C. Since its founding, Bollinger Shipyards has operated on the principle that “quality is remembered long after the…
Immediate success for XpressLink from Ship Equip
Two independent international shipping companies acted immediately and ordered 28 XpressLink systems from Ship Equip. “XpressLink has been enthusiastically embraced by the market, and customers have been quick to respond says CSO Gilles A Gillesen. The cost/benefit have reached a very attractive level and we are very glad customers now see the benefits in this solution”. Inmarsat XpressLink was announced in July as the bridge to Inmarsat Global Xpress to be launched in 2014.
Horizon Delivers FMT's M/V BREES
Bayou La Batre, August, 2011 - Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the third in a series of 120’ Towboats to Florida Marine Transporters of Mandeville, LA. The M/V Brees joins her sister ships, M/V’s Capt. W. D. Nunley and Capt. Kirby Dupuis in pushing cargoes throughout the inland waterways of the United States. “This boat is a true workhorse,” said Ben Forrest, Project Manager for the M/V Brees.
Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay Penalty for Pollution Cover-Up
Puerto Rican-based Shipping Company Sentenced to Pay $700,000 Penalty for Intentional Cover-Up of Oil Pollution. WASHINGTON – Epps Shipping Company, a Liberian corporation…
BAE Mobile Yard Wins Dredge Contract
BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama has been selected by Weeks Marine, Inc. to build an 8,500 cubic yard capacity twin screw trailing suction hopper dredge at its Mobile, Alabama facility.
This Day in Navy History - August 18
1838 - Exploring Expedition under Lt. Charles Wilkes embarks on world cruise. 1911 - First Navy Nurse Corps superintendent, Esther Voorhees Hasson, appointed. 1965…
NUWC Dedicates $11m Facility
The Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport cut the ribbon and officially dedicated a new $11 million Maritime Subsurface Sensor Operations Laboratory on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Sen.
Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor Earns Pacesetter Award
The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor posted the largest increase in international cargo of all the Great Lakes ports during the 2010 navigation season, earning it the prestigious Robert J.