NNS Hosts Susan Ford Bales for Aircraft Carrier Update
Huntington Ingalls Industries said that its Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division hosted a visit by Susan Ford Bales, daughter of the late President Gerald R. Ford and sponsor of his namesake ship. Bales received a briefing on Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) construction progress since her last visit in August 2010. Following the briefing, Bales toured Ford with shipyard leadership, ascended NNS' 1,050-metric ton crane to get a bird's-eye view of the shipyard…
Coast Guard Foundation Hosts 31st Annual Salute to USCG
Non-Profit’s Annual Gala Celebrates the United States Coast Guard Service Across the Nation. The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its 31st Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard will take place on Thursday, October 13, 2011 in New York City. The event will honor the bravery and courage of the guardians who enforce maritime law…
Durrell, Irving Shipbuilding Eye $35B Shipbuilding Deal
As it is the builder of 80% of Canada’s current Surface Combatant fleet, Halifax, Nova Scotia-based Irving Shipbuilding is justifiably confident in its bid to win a sizable portion of the Canadian government’s estimated $35b National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy contract. With the award announcement expected mid-October, on the eve of his yard potentially winning the biggest deal in its history…
Great Lakes Shipyard Begins Workboat Construction
At Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, the laying of the keel marks the start of construction on a 60-foot work boat for the Port of Milwaukee. The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin awarded the contract in June 2011. The vessel is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, WA, the vessel’s capabilities will include general harbor work, icebreaking, salvage and dive operations.
GE to Supply U.S. Navy with Fuel Control Kits
GE to Supply United States Navy with Additional LM2500 Digital Fuel Control Retrofit Kits. One kit for T-AOE-8 Fast Combat Ship Retrofit. GE Marine reports that…
NATO Weekly Piracy Assessment
Reporting period: 29 September - 05 October 2011 (Updated: 06 October). During the reporting period (29 Sep – 5 Oct 11) there were two incidents of suspicious activity…
Hoyer Motors Gains ABS Approval of Motors
Hoyer Motors has received the first design approval from ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) of IE2 motors. More approvals are expected. Hoyer Motors has acquired the first approval of their IE2 marine motors. The design approval from ABS opens up for many new business areas and is an essential step forward for Hoyer Motors."The marine Industry is a key area for Hoyer Motors, and it is our belief that our marine customers can see the benefit of switching to more energy friendly IE2 motors.
New CEO at Eiva
New CEO and completion of succession change at Eiva. Jeppe Nielsen, 44, will take over the position as CEO as of 24 October 2011 at Eiva. Jeppe Nielsen has a masters…
Keel Marine Selects Paramarine Ship Design Software
Keel Marine selects Paramarine as their ship design software platform. Paramarine advanced marine design software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by Keel Marine to replace their in-house developed ship design software. For nearly fifty years Keel Marine, who are based in the UK, has delivered naval architecture and marine engineering services globally to an impressive range of commercial and government entities.
AVEVA releases AVEVA Engineering
Transforming integrated working to reduce project risk and cost. AVEVA, a provider of engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, has released AVEVA Engineering, a new product where the full definition of tagged engineering items (equipment, lines etc.) can be developed by multi-disciplinary teams of specialist engineers working concurrently.
Fairmount Glacier Positions FPSO Offshore Nigeria
Fairmount Marine’s powerful tug Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted in the installation of the floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) Usan, offshore Nigeria. For this operation Fairmount was contracted by Saipem Energies, which needed a 200 ton bollard pull tug for this job. FPSO Usan is one of the largest of its kind: 320 metres long and 61 metres wide. The unit is build by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. The Usan oilfield is discovered about ten years ago.
Metso Upgrades Valve Testing and Approvals
Metso is strengthening its product offering by certifying valve products according to the latest widely accepted fire-safe standard - API 607 6th edition. The plan is to replace all former fire-safe certificates and to widen the range of Metso fire-safe certified products in order to better serve our customers' needs and requirements and to expand the applications for our product range. At present…
ROV Sent to Determine Oil at 900 Feet
ROV will be used in an attempt to determine if oil is present on sunken WWII tanker. Global Diving and Salvage Inc. has been contracted by the United States Coast…
Inland Salvage Completes Salvage of Sunken Barge
Inland Salvage Inc. Completes Lightering and Salvage Operations of Sunken Hopper Barge. Inland Salvage Inc.recently completed the removal of approximately 1000 tons of structural scrap steel from a sunken hopper barge and subsequent salvage of the barge which had been obstructing a loading dock on the Mississippi River near LaPlace, LA. Immediately upon being notified by the dock's owner that Inland Salvage Inc.
Hot Water Diesel Pressure Washer from Water Cannon
Water Cannon's washer provides superior surface preparation for commercial marine applications. Customizable with PSI ratings to 4,000 and power to 8.0 GPM, Water Cannon’s hot water diesel powered pressure washer is designed for commercial marine applications such as surface preparation, barnacle removal and corrosion control. Self-contained with dual 15-gallon poly-diesel fuel tanks and a 12-volt battery in a marine duty battery box, this washer needs no external power.
Spectec Announces Contract with Gungen Maritime
SpecTec and Gungen Maritime and Trading A/S recently announced the signing of a contract for the migration of their AMOS BS system to the latest version of AMOS2 Enterprise Management.
Viking Life-Saving Equipment Expands to Panama
VIKING has announced the next step in its continued global expansion with a Latin American sales and service facility at Colon, Panama. Leading marine safety equipment provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has announced the addition of a Latin American sales and service facility located at Colon, Panama on November 1, 2011. The move to establish a presence in Panama is another step towards fulfilling…
Indonesia to Buy Korean Submarines
Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering reportedly has been awarded exclusive negotiator status to sign a W1 trillion export contract for diesel submarines with…
GL "Seal of Approval" for Caterpillar Marine Dealer Network
Caterpillar Marine Power Systems has contracted Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to certify the Marine Service Assessments (MSA) of its worldwide marine dealer network. marine…
HATLAPA Acquires Triplex AS, Extends Portfolio
Hamburg-based manufacturer HATLAPA Marine Equipment has purchased a majority shareholding in the Norwegian deck machinery company Triplex AS. In doing so HATLAPA’s traditional product portfolio of compressors, steering gear and winches has now been significantly expanded to include all components of a typical deck machinery package for supply vessels and AHTs. With oil and gas exploration and production…