First VLCC Order with the New G-Type Engine
Greek ship management company Almi Tankers S.A. is set to establish itself as a market front runner with the new ultralong-stroke G-type engine tailor-made for Very Large Crude Carriers. Athens-based ship management company Almi Tankers S.A. will be the first to equip two VLCCs with the very first new 7G80ME-C9.2 engine launched by MAN Diesel & Turbo. The engines will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea with test bed running in January 2013.
Intermanager Welcomes Bibby Shipmanagement
InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, is delighted to welcome Bibby Ship Management Ltd to its membership. Located in Liverpool, Bibby Ship Management Ltd provides a quality assured comprehensive technical management service to the international marine industry. The firm's parent company, Bibby Line Group Limited, has been established for 200 years and…
Extra-long Outreach Seismic Multipurpose Davits
Norway-based boat handling system and specialised davit supplier Vestdavit has been contracted by Mitsubishi Heavy Industry on behalf of Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to design and supply extra-long outreach workboat/lifeboat/FRC davits for PGS’s 5th generation Ramform new building seismic vessels. The two davits for each of the two vessels building at Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Japan for 2013 delivery…
KPI Bridge Oil celebrates 40th Anniversary
KPI Bridge Oil is celebrating its 40th anniversary in September 2011. KPI Bridge Oil, Inc. was established in 1971 in New York as KPI Oil Associates, Inc. The company was one of the first true marine fuel broking houses in the U.S. and is today one of the largest bunker broking and trading houses in the Americas with offices in New York, Miami, Seattle and Valparaiso, Chile. The solid foundation and…
Hallin Dedicates ROV Support Vessel
Hallin Marine expanded its fleet of offshore support vessels with Kendal, a multipurpose subsea vessel, with both ROV and Air Diving capability installed departs for her first project with PT Pertamina Hulu Energi Offshore North West Java (PHE ONWJ) in Indonesia, this coming Saturday after the naming ceremony. PHE ONWJ, as her first customer, has engaged the vessel for a 3 month IRM campaign in North Java.
SHI Awards Noreq Largest Ever Contract
Noreq won the contract for Lifeboats, davits, Fast Rescue Boat and Rescue boat davit for the six drill ships Maersk Drilling are building with Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The contract is valid for all drill ships and is consisting of 6pcs 80-persons lifeboats together with belonging davit and one fast rescue boat with davit for each ship. Thus a total of 36 lifeboats and davits are ordered all together. This makes this contract the largest in Noreq history.
Wärtsilä Waterjets for LCS Class
Wärtsilä won the contract to supply the waterjet propulsion system for two US Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Independence Class vessels with an option for an…
Imtech Receives the 'Royal' Designation
Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in Europe and on the global marine market) announces that Her Royal Highness the Queen of the Netherlands has decided to grant Imtech N.V. the right to use the designation 'Royal'. This special Predicate is awarded today by Mr. Jan Franssen, Queen's Commissioner in the Provence of South Holland, in the presence of Mr. Ahmed Aboutaleb, Mayor of Rotterdam. Royal Imtech is now a fact.
Kongsberg Maritime Wins Navy Engine Room Simulator Deal
Kongsberg Maritime was selected by BAE and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to provide a custom engine room simulator for the training of engineers aboard Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Canberra Class Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) vessels. The new LHD Engineering System Trainer (LEST) is designed to enhance the Navy’s ability to train LHD vessel engineering personnel, an important and critical factor in operational availability.
Statoil Announces Discovery
Statoil, together with partners Petoro AS, Det norske oljeselskap ASA and Lundin Norway AS, has drilled the Aldous Major North prospect (PL 265) in the North Sea. Samples taken from well 16/2-9S, drilled by the rig Transocean Leader, have proved a column of oil of up to 8 metres in formations dating from the Upper Jurassic period. Due to the limited reservoir quality, the partnership will consider further exploration drilling on Aldous Major North in order to clarify the structure’s potential.
VULKAN Couplings Launches the VULKARDAN G 84
VULKAN Couplings is launching the VULKARDAN G 84 at the Koremarine in Busan (26th to 29th October 2011, Hall LB, Stand Number 0.58), and this coupling has especially been designed for generator drives and electric motors in the medium power range. With the arrival of this product innovation, the company has supplemented the VULKARDAN G product range that has been recently launched for marine drive components in order to be able to cater for a higher torque range up to 63 kNm.
Diana Shipping Announces Time Charter Contracts
Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) entered into two time charter contracts with EDF Trading Limited, London, for its two Newcastlemax dry bulk carriers, the m/v Los Angeles and the m/v Philadelphia…
AMPOL Completes Downed Platform Project
American Pollution Control Corp. (AMPOL), a leading oil spill response and total environmental solutions provider, has completed a platform recovery project in Amelia, La., announced CEO Kirk Headley. From planning to implementation, the total project took approximately five years and included lifting the platform and remediating hydrocarbons and hydrogen sulfide on the recovered platform that had been trapped beneath 100 feet of mud.
Coastal Marine Expands in Brazil
Coastal Marine Equipment has extended its presence into the Brazilian marketplace by teaming with Macnor Marine and Macnor Services to assist in equipment sales and service.
Coastal Marine Equipment on LCS
Coastal Marine Equipment is continuing its success in supplying marine deck equipment for government and military projects with the latest being equipment for Austal…
Electric Boat Wins $174m Navy Deal
Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $174,486,588 cost-plus-fixed-fee option under existing contract (N00024-10-C-2118) for additional lead-yard services…
This Day in Navy History
1776 - John Paul Jones in Providence sails into Canso Bay, Nova Scotia, and attacks British fishing fleet. 1943 - U.S. destroyers and landing craft land Australian troops at Finschhafen, New Guinea.
LITASCO to use Upgraded eSDS solution from ESS
Lukoil group companies will be the first new customers to use ESS’s upgraded and much improved eSDS Solution for compliance with REACH/GHS requirements. Electronic Shipping Solutions, the leading shipping eDocs provider, is pleased to announce that several members of the LITASCO Group have signed up to use its electronic Safety Data Sheet (eSDS) Solution. LITASCO will take advantage of the recently released upgrade to the eSDS Solution…
Increased Demand for Rudder Conversions
More and more ship owners turn to Becker Marine Systems for rudder conversions of vessels already in service. The easy installation of a new Becker Rudder System can dramatically improve manoeuvring performance and reduce fuel consumption. Becker Marine Systems’ After Sales Team has long been known for quality and flexibility when it comes to refurbishing Becker Rudders that have been in service for decades.
Reflex Marine Launches First Accredited Service Center
Expert in marine personnel transfer Reflex Marine has launched a global accredited service centre programme, for its FROG and TORO devices, to ensure uniformly high standards of maintenance and safety for its clients. The first of the accredited service centres has been established in Dubai and will significantly increase the level of support given to new and existing clients in the Middle East. Enermech…