ABB Wins Orders Worth $60 Million From Royal Caribbean
Zurich, Switzerland – ABB has won orders worth more than $60 million to provide complete power and Azipod ® propulsion systems for two new cruise ships, to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCL). The ABB order for the first ship was booked in 2011 and for the second vessel in the first quarter of 2012. The new ships are the first vessels in Royal Caribbean’s new class of cruise ships…
First Order Received by Damen Ship Repair Brest
On Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Director André Hollander and Sales Manager Theo Kloosterman proudly announced the first ship repair order of Damen Ship Repair Brest (France) by sounding the bell in the traditional way. It is the first vessel booked under the new management and comes in the second week after the acquisition of the former Sobrena Yard in Brest by the Damen Shipyards Group. The order was granted by the French offshore and subsea service provider Bourbon Offshore Surf…
Imtech Marine Opens Aberdeen Office
Rotterdam - Imtech Marine announced the opening of a new office in Aberdeen. This new location in the Imtech Marine network will open officially on April 25 and…
Caribbean Lacks Resources to Combat Oil Spills: Jamaica
The Caribbean region, including Jamaica and other small island developing states, lacks the resources to combat a major oil spill, delegates to a regional convention on oil spill prevention and response have been warned. Opening the convention to discuss oil spill prevention, preparedness and response in the Gulf of Mexico, keynote speaker Christopher Cargill, Chairman of the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica…
MOL Acquires Competence Management System Certification from DNV
TOKYO—Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the certification of its own seafarer education and training program by Oslo-based Det Norske Veritas (DNV). The…
Tidewater Service Contractors Elect Vice President
John Pyron, Vice President of W R Systems Ltd. and Director of Federal Business for the Engineering Services Division located in Norfolk, VA, has been elected Vice President of the Tidewater Association of Service Contractors (TASC). TASC is an organization dedicated to excellence in contracting in the public and private sectors. Pyron is a retired Navy officer who has over 25 years experience in program management and marketing.
Ocean Safety Opens Office in Aberdeen
The UK’s largest independent marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, has opened a fourth depot in the UK, this one in Aberdeen, in the heart of the oil and…
General Dynamics NASSCO Begins Construction of USNS John Glenn
San Diego - General Dynamics NASSCO today began construction of the future USNS John Glenn, the second ship of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) program.
Foreign-Trade Zone Seminar Hosted by NEOTEC
The Northeast Ohio Trade & Economic Consortium (NEOTEC) and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority are bringing to town a nationally renowned group of Foreign…
BMT Helps Develop Technologies for the Renewables Industry
BMT Syntek Technologies Inc. and BMT Reliability Consultants Ltd. have announced that they are working closely with a number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and solution providers in the renewables industry, helping them to develop technologies to improve the efficiency and reliability of wind turbines. Increasing the swept area of a wind turbine’s blades is the key to improved performance and levels of power generation.
CargoWise Continues North American Expansion in Canada
Chicago — CargoWise is continuing its expansion into Canada with the implementation of its ediEnterprise solution for the Canadian-based C.S World Cargo 2000 Ltd and CAN ASL Inc.
Oldendorff Opts for BASSnet Fleet Management Systems
Oslo, Norway - BASS Software Ltd, a provider of maritime software solutions, has added another client to its expanding customer base, signing on Oldendorff Carriers…
Hamburg Süd Makes Changes to the Executive Board
After 18 years on the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, Joachim A Konrad, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, is to retire at the end of April, 2012. The Advisory…
Emerson Acquires Marine Controls Business From Johnson Controls
St. Louis, Mo. – Emerson today announced that it has acquired the Marine Container and Boiler business of Johnson Controls Inc., enabling Emerson Climate Technologies…
SS United States Conservancy Names Landry to Advisory Council
Washington, D.C. – As the 60th anniversary of the SS United States’ launch and record-breaking maiden voyage nears, the SS United States Conservancy announced that…
Thomas Gunn Navigation and Transas Marine Form Partnership
Thomas Gunn Navigation Services and Transas Marine Ltd. announced today a new partnership which will bring significant benefits to customers of both organisations. Thomas Gunn will now offer Transas Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS as part of its total navigation solution, while Transas will offer Thomas Gunn’s paper chart management service, which includes Admiralty and International HO’s paper charts and paper publications, as a part of its ECDIS package.
Kongsberg Maritime Wins Contract for Tidal Stream Project
A contract has been awarded to Kongsberg Maritime Ltd. to conduct underwater noise studies for an offshore renewables project which could eventually lead to 400MW…
Bieller Appointed Vice President of Atlas Copco
Commerce City, Colorado. – Brian Bieller has accepted the position of vice president of business development at Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, effective April 1. In his new role, Bieller will be part of the management team and will report directly to Erik Sparby, president and general manager for Atlas Copco Construction Equipment. Most recently, Bieller was the sales manager for Atlas Copco Rental, responsible for Canada and the western United States.
Aker Solutions to Provide Services to Statoil
Aker Solutions has entered a long-term agreement with Statoil to provide a full range of heavy well intervention and light-drilling services on the Norwegian continental shelf.
Sonardyne Receives SPRINT Order From Saipem
Sonardyne International Ltd. has received an order valued at over £2.1 million from international oil and gas turnkey contractor Saipem. The order includes six SPRINT systems and associated acoustic positioning equipment, making it Sonardyne’s largest sale of acoustically aided inertial navigation technology to date. SPRINT (Subsea Precision Reference Inertial Navigation Technology) will be deployed in April in the West Delta Deep Marine concession (WDDM).