MSC: Backlog to Continue into 2012
Maritime Services Corporation (MSC), a marine interior company specializing in turnkey installations, reports that it has a backlog of contracts exceeding $10.5m…
No Oil Found on Sunken WWII Wreck
After 11 days of survey and sampling, using both the latest in technology and physical sampling it was determined that no oil remains on the SS Montebello. The on…
Wärtsilä: Catalytic Converters for Multipurpose Icebreakers
Wärtsilä was contracted by Finland-based Arctia Offshore Oy to carry out modification work to two of the company's vessels. The contract was signed in September 2011. The turnkey project involves the fitting of combined Wärtsilä NOx Reducer (NOR) and Oxidation Catalysts (OXI) to the MSV Fennica and MSV Nordica, both of which are multi-functional vessels based on a modified icebreaker design. The ships will also be converted to enable the use of Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel fuel.
Statoil Awards ABB Contract
Statoil and its partners in the Troll licence on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS) decided in September to invest NOK 11 billion in two new compressors on Troll A. The two new compressors will enable Statoil to produce gas even faster and accelerate production at the Troll field by allowing for production with reduced wellhead pressure. The compressors will enable the production of gas from the field all the way until 2063.
KOGT Signs Deal with Offshore Installation
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT) signed an agreement to supply a flexible risers and umbilicals installation system for the ‘Capstan Reel Installation System’ (CRIS), to the Offshore Installation Group (OIG). The patented CRIS design simplifies the subsea installation process, enabling a reduction in installation time and risk, which translates to significant cost savings. The CRIS is a sophisticated new product that will address the risk…
Tanker Delivered to KOTC
KOTC received its fourth giant oil tanker of a capacity of around 2.1 million barrels, from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Al-Rigga…
ClassNK Tops 190 Million Gross Tons
World Leading Class Society Adds 11 Million GT in 9 months. Leading classification society ClassNK continues its streak of incredible growth with the Society’s Classification Committee confirming today that its register topped 190 million gross tons for the first time at the end of September 2011. As ClassNK, already the world’s largest classification society, announced it’s register listed 7,596 ships totaling 190.6 million gross tons at the end of September…
STXM Supports Seaspan NSPS Proposal
STX Canada Marine would like to congratulate Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards on the award of the contract for the Canadian National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) for non-combat vessels. As a First Tier partner, STX Canada Marine (STXM) is proud to have supported the Seaspan Team in the development of the NSPS proposal and looks forward to a long-term relationship with them and being a part of the revitalization of Canadian shipbuilding on the West Coast.
Lyden-Kluss Tapped to be WISTA Press Officer
International Publicist to spearhead WISTA Public Relations Efforts Carleen Lyden-Kluss to raise awareness of WISTA activities and goals. Newly elected WISTA President, Karin Orsel, has announced the appointment of Carleen Lyden-Kluss to the position of Press Officer for this international organization. Carleen is President of Morgan Marketing & Communications, a firm specializing in the commercial maritime arena and has over 30 years of industry experience.
Goltens Ground Breaking at DMC
Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the world’s first purpose-built maritime centre, announced that ship repair and maintenance company Goltens carried out a ground breaking ceremony of its new office and workshop facility in DMC. The company has launched its business in the city, and laid the foundation stone for the construction of facilities dedicated to building and repairing ships. Goltens, which has a strong presence in the Middle East and across 21 locations around the globe…
No Oil Found on Sunken WW II Wreck
Physical sampling determined that no oil remains after 70 years. After 11 days of survey and sampling, using both the latest in technology and physical sampling…
Court Confirms Marco Polo Seatrade Chapter 11 Protection
U.S. Courts confirm Marco Polo Seatrade Chapter 11 protection and frees vessel. The New York Court supervising the reorganisation of Marco Polo Seatrade and its…
IMCA Publishes World-Wide Diving Personnel Statistics
Figures published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) reveal that globally there was a reduction in offshore diving work in 2010, compared with 2009, possibly due to the economic environment. A peak of close to 3,500 diving personnel was employed offshore world-wide by 43 IMCA members (i.e. those who responded to the call for data). This compares with a peak of 4000 from 35 reporting companies last year so the reduction does not stem from fewer reports received.
Kongsberg & Offshore Installation Group Ink Deal
Major new project increases safety and reduces risk of flow line installation. Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies (KOGT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA, has signed an agreement to supply a flexible risers and umbilicals installation system for the ‘Capstan Reel Installation System’ (CRIS), to the Offshore Installation Group (OIG). The patented CRIS design simplifies the subsea installation process…
Kuang Ming Shipping selects AMOS
Hong Kong based SpecTec Asia Pacific East Ltd has entered into an agreement to supply SpecTec AMOS software and related services to Kuang Ming Shipping Corp. head office and its 14 bulk cargo ships. Kuang Ming Shipping Corp. was established in May 1990 in Taiwan. In the beginning, the Company acted as the booking agent to handle the import and export of container shipments for Yang Ming Line in Taiwan.