DoD FY '13 Budget Proposal: $13B/Year in Shipbuilding
President Barack Obama sent Congress a proposed defense budget of $613.9 billion for fiscal 2013, Feb. 13. The request for the Department of Defense (DoD) includes $525.4 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund base defense programs and $88.5 billion to support Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO), primarily in Afghanistan. Of the discretionary budget, $155.9 billion represents the Department of the Navy's budget request.
This Day in Naval History - Feb. 13
1854 - Adm. Matthew Calbraith Perry anchors off Yokosuka, Japan, to receive the Japanese Emperor’s reply to a treaty proposal. 1913 - Naval Radio Station, Arlington, Va., begins operations.
Jo Tanker Makes the "Diesel Switch"
Jo Tanker, a Norwegian ship owner, has reached changeover and blend fuel requirements by installing JOWA Technology Diesel Switch DS MKII. The switch is type-approved by Germanisches Lloyd and leads to meeting the sulphur emissions levels in CARB and SECA areas. The DS MKII Diesel Switch has been developed by Swedish-based Jowa Technology. According to the company it provides a reliable solution for the shipping industry.
AWT Launches GlobalView Fleet Management 2.0
Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), released GlobalView 2.0, a new version of its fleet management system featuring port forecasts, tide data, tools for customization and direct access to bunker pricing. The new version also includes improved safety features including global ice concentrations and spot forecasts with the latest weather and wave conditions. In addition, fleet managers can now view the voyage tracks of captains using AWT’s BVS onboard system in GlobalView.
Fugro Geos Wins Maintenance Contract
Fugro GEOS won a contract award which provides Qatar Shell with support for a seabed water temperature monitoring system. The 5-year contract will ensure round-the…
Technip Wins Saudi, Kuwait Contract
Technip was awarded a contract by Kuwait Gulf Oil Company (KGOC), for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning assistance of their Gas and Condensate Export System project.
AAPA: Mixed Reaction on Proposed 2013 Budget
With the release of President Obama’s fiscal 2013 budget, the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) expressed both accolades, and some disappointment,…
Scanjet Merges Ariston
Scanjet announced the acquisition and subsequent merger with Ariston cargo and ballast control systems, now renamed Scanjet Ariston. “Joining the group means the…
Blohm + Voss Wins FPSO Conversion Work
Germany's Blohm+ Voss signed an agreement for the conversion and vessel life extension for the FPSO unit EnQuest Producer (formerly known as Uisge Gorm). oil tanker into the FPSO Uisge Gorm, the vessel has been at the yard since January 16, 2012 and is scheduled to remain in Hamburg for 17 months. Following a bidding phase of around 12 months as part of an international tender process, Blohm + Voss Repair was able to win the contract in early February 2012.
Hyundai Heavy Wins Orders Worth $1.1 Billion
Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s biggest shipbuilder, today announced the Company had won orders for 4 liquefied natural gas carriers and 1 LNG floating storage regasification unit worth USD 1.1 billion. Hyundai Heavy won orders to build two 162,000 cbm LNG carriers for Golar LNG of Norway on February 10 and two same-class ships for an unnamed European shipowner on February 8. The contract with…
Seaspan Launches Supplier Self-Registration Portal
Seaspan Marine Corporation is pleased to announce the launch of its Supplier Self-Registration Portal. The multi-year shipbuilding program that Seaspan is undertaking…
NCS Survey Wins Shell Rig Position Deal
NCS Survey, an Acteon company, won a rig positioning contract by Shell. The contract covers Shell’s four entities in Europe; Shell UK Ltd, Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij BV…
Inside the Atlantic Canada Shipbuilding Action Plan
In a bid to inform small and medium sized companies to tap into Atlantic Canada's $33-billion naval fleet renewal, the Government has launched the Atlantic Shipbuilding Action Plan…