WCI Laments $800M Cost Overrun at Olmsted Lock & Dam
Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) President/CEO Michael J. Toohey issued the following statement regarding the U.S. “Tucked away in the fine print of the Fiscal Year 2013 Budget, the cost over-run at Olmsted Lock and Dam is finally made public. Alerted in August 2011 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that there was a ‘significant’ change in the cost of the Olmsted project, the users - ho pay half of the costs of the projects and the overruns - repeatedly asked for clarification and have…
Hua Hai Long Joins COSCO Shipping Heavy Lift Ship Pool
On February 1, COSCO Shipping Co., Ltd. signed a POOL agreement with Guangzhou Salvage Bureau of the Ministry of Transport (GSBMT) in Guangzhou Ocean Plaza. According to the agreement, M.V. Hua Hai Long, the 30,000 DWT semi-submersible vessel of GSBMT, will come into service under the management of COSCO Shipping Co. COSCO Shipping aims to become the lead integrator in the global semi-submersible vessel…
Johnson joins Hempel USA
Hempel USA, the global supplier of Marine and Protective coatings has hired Jennifer Johnson as a Sales Representative in the US Gulf. Ms. Johnson will be responsible…
Marine Design: Air Supported Vessels Impress
Effect Ships International AS (ESI) is reporting extraordinary results from tank testing of two Air Supported Vessel (ASV) hull forms, a catamaran- and a mono candidate. A reduction in hull resistance of up to 50%; or more than 40% net powering cut, after deduction of fan powering, has been documented with the ASV mono concept. Lately, air assisted hulls forms have gained increasingly more interest from the maritime sector.
SIS Sets up Home in Brazil
Star Information Systems (SIS) has established a new base in Rio de Janeiro to serve Brazil’s thriving offshore sector. To support the manuever, SIS sent Hans-Kristian Fjaerem, one of the firm’s most experienced consultants, to lead the operation, recruit a local team, and service SIS’ growing portfolio of customers in the region. The pace of economic change in Brazil – now the sixth largest global…
Alfa Laval, Spliethoff Deal for Cleaner Ships
Alfa Laval signed a contract with Spliethoff, a leading player in the transport market. It covers the retrofit of a multiple inlet PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning system on board one of Spliethoff’s vessels which operates mainly in the North European ECA area. It is the first order received by Alfa Laval for such a multiple inlet system. Since the vessel’s engines have a combined rated output of 28 MW, this will be the largest marine scrubbing system ever sold.
Excel Announces Bulk Carrier Contracts
Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM), an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and an international provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes…
Kvaerner Wins Hild Jacket Contract
Total E&P Norge AS has awarded Kvaerner an EPSC-contract (Engineering, Procurement, Supply and Construction) of close to NOK 1.2 billion for delivery of a steel…
ASA Member Completes WA Recovery Operation
American Salvage Association member salvages Hydrogen Reactor outside of Seattle. A member of the American Salvage Association (ASA) responded to a call on December 9 to salvage a 485-ton, 140-foot long stainless steel reactor vessel that rolled off a barge, landing into approximately 60 feet of water near Cherry Point, WA. The reactor is an integral piece in the manufacture of low sulfur diesel fuel.
Northrop Grumman Delivers IBS for Magayacht
Northrop Grumman Delivers Integrated Bridge System for Turkish Megayacht. Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has delivered a state…
ST Engineering Wins $60m Shipbuilding Contracts
Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) reports that its marine arm, ST Marine, has won two shipbuilding contracts worth about $60m from Swire Pacific…
OIG Makes Executive Appointments
Offshore Installation Group said that Steve Preston will join the company in the position of Chief Executive Officer and John Smith will join the company as Executive Vice Chairman.
MACC 2012 Cancelled
One of the country's top in-water boat demonstrations, Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC), has again been cancelled for 2012, as the American Society of Naval…
Springsteel Joins Liquid Robotics as CFO
Liquid Robotics, an ocean data services provider and developer of the first wave-powered Wave Glider marine today announced that Steven R. Springsteel, former CEO of Chordiant Software Inc.
Northrop Grumman Delivers IBS for Turkish Megayacht
Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has delivered a suite of navigation electronics for a new megayacht being built by Proteksan-Turquoise Yachts in Turkey.
S3 Scoop Subsea UK Award
Specialist Subsea Services (S3) celebrated success at the Subsea UK awards after being named winners of the much coveted New Enterprise award. S3 was recognised for its vision in business development and its contribution to the subsea sector, both in the UK and internationally. Graeme Kidd, managing director at S3, said: “Winning the award for New Enterprise is a fantastic achievement and we are very proud to have been recognised by such a prestigious organisation as Subsea UK.
Expro Wins £7.3m Power Connector Contract
Expro has been awarded its single biggest power connector order to date with a contract worth in the region of £7.3million. Aker Solutions, of Norway, has ordered high-voltage subsea connectors for the subsea gas compression system the company is developing for Statoil at the Åsgard field, which is located 124 miles offshore of Norway, in the Halten bank of the Norwegian Sea. The Åsgard project is…
TOTE Names Armstrong President
TOTE, Inc. welcomes James Armstrong to top leadership role at TOTE Logistics. James Armstrong has joined TOTE, Inc. as President for TOTE Logistics. Armstrong comes from Southern California where he served as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Warehousing at Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc. He brings a strong background in transportation and logistics services and has held key leadership roles within the Maersk global organization in the USA, Canada and Asia.
Drydocks World Delivers Anchor Handling Vessels
Drydocks World delivers twin compact high power Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels to Greatship Group. Drydocks World, a service provider in the maritime, oil and gas industries, announced that it successfully delivered two sister Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels Greatship Vidya and Greatship Vimla, from its Singapore yard recently. They are among two ‘V’ Class series vessels for the Greatship Group.
ISU Names Hoddinott General Manager
TITAN Salvage’s Mark Hoddinott Accepts Position as General Manager at ISU. TITAN Salvage's Mark Hoddinott has accepted the position of general manager for the International Salvage Union (ISU). The position will combine the role of secretary general with that of general manager. In this new role, Hoddinott will be responsible to the president of the ISU and its executive committee for the day-to-day running of the ISU and its work on relevant issues.