Technip Gets Major North Sea Contract
Technip gains a Marathon Oil Norge AS engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning contract, worth above €300 million, for the Bøyla field development in the North Sea…
First Portuguese Offshore Wind Turbine
Portugal's first offshore wind turbine inaugurated by Energias de Portugal, Repsol, Principle Power, A. The turbine is installed on an innovative floating foundation called the WindFloat.
COSCO Shipyards Deliver 2 More Bulk Carriers
1. COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered a bulk carrier of 57000 DWT, “FEDERICA”, to its European buyer. 2. COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd has delivered a bulk carrier of 57000 DWT…
Jobs Plentiful for 2012 Maritime Academy Graduates
With more than 1,500 young men and women graduating from the seven U.S. maritime academies this year, employment opportunities for the class of 2012 remain plentiful, according to the American Maritime Partnership. “We congratulate the maritime academy graduates for passing the extensive U.S. Coast Guard exam and pursuing a career that will help grow the U.S. economy and keep our country strong and safe…
Becker Marine Wins Another Rudder Order
Becker Marine Systems receives order for 93m2 TLKSR rudders - the largest ever built. 93m2 TLKSR Rudder ordered by STX O&S for 16,000 TEU container vessels Becker Marine Systems has been elected by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding to design and supply the largest ever built full spade rudders for Zodiac’s container vessels of more than 90m2. Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME). The new order also is Becker Marine…
Rickmers Implements Energy Management System on Five Ships
The Rickmers Group is to implement the ABB EMMA Energy Management system, which is provided by ABB – a worldwide power and automation technology group. EMMA will help the ship management teams at Rickmers to operate its ships at a maximum level of energy efficiency and to save fuel. Facing changing markets and increasing price pressures, Rickmers expects the system to improve profitability and reduce the overall environmental footprint.
Keppel Corporation Appoints New Board Director
Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Tan Puay Chiang (陈培璋) as Independent Director on the Board with effect from June 20, 2012.
Cargotec Secures Order from Dong Energy
Cargotec has secured an order for a Siwertell ship unloader from Denmark's power company, Dong Energy; it will ensure a high-capacity unloading of wood pellets and coal for one of the most efficient power stations of its kind. The order is booked into the first quarter order intake. Dong Energy, one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, has placed an order with Cargotec for a Siwertell type ST 790-D ship unloader.
SafeOps: Dredging Industry Full Ahead
Safety experts both in and out of the maritime industry have for years been urging companies to restructure their organizational charts and erase the traditional division between Safety and Operations Departments in favor of disseminating safety responsibilities throughout operational divisions. This internal merger is often sold as an effective strategy for improving employee communications, fostering greater safety leadership throughout a company…
Braemar Shipping Appoints New Chief Executive
The board of Braemar Shipping Services PLC (“Braemar”, “the Group” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Kidwell as Chief Executive with effect from today.
Keppel FELS to Deliver Ukraine’s second KFELS B Class Jackup Rig
Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), is on track to deliver Ukraine's second KFELS B Class jackup rig ahead of schedule…
Rolls-Royce to Power The World’s Largest Construction Vessel
Rolls-Royce has delivered 13 large azimuth thrusters to the world’s largest construction vessel, currently being built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, South Korea for Swiss ship owner and operator Allseas Group. The contract is worth around £18 million and is the largest ever Rolls-Royce thruster order for a single vessel. The thrusters rotate 360 degrees and propel and position the ship, which measures 382 metres in length and 117 metres in width.
Continued Growth for Statoil in North America
Statoil's oil and gas production in North America continues to show strong growth. In the last decade, Statoil's North American portfolio had a Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 20% and the company projects a strong growth rate also going forward. "Average production from our US and Canadian fields in the first quarter 2012 was 149,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day – up as much as 75% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2011.
New Maritime Satellite Voice Terminal
Thuraya Telecommunications Company unveiled today at CommunicAsia 2012 in Singapore its SF2500 maritime satellite voice terminal, developed jointly with partner Addvalue Communications Pte Ltd.
Marit Arnstad Leaves Statoil Board
Marit Arnstad has announced that she will resign from her position as deputy chair and member of the board of directors in Statoil ASA (OSE: STL, NYSE: STO) effective immediately.
Industry Asks IMO to Require Weighing of Containers
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has received a formal proposal co-sponsored by a broad array of industry organizations, labor, and governments to require loaded containers to be weighed to determine their actual weight. The proposal was submitted by Denmark, The Netherlands, the United States, BIMCO, the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)…
This Day in Naval History - June 20
1813 - Fifteen U.S. gunboats engage three British ships in Hampton Roads, Va. 1815 - Trials of Fulton I, built by Robert Fulton, are completed in New York. This…
Boksa Marine Design Supports New Workskiff Projects
BMD provide naval architecture services for two commercial vessels. Boksa Marine Design, Inc. (BMD) has provided hull, structural and outfitting design for two recent Workskiff built boats, a 25’ RIB law enforcement boat and a 31’ RIB salvage and towing vessel. “We’ve been fortunate to partner with Workskiff on these two projects as well as many others over the years. Their boats help clients meet the challenges faced on the water and efficiently operate in all weather conditions…
GL Verifies Product Tanker for Clean Shipping Index
GL issued the vessel with a Statement of Compliance confirming that the data submitted by owner Tarbit Shipping meets the requirements of the Index, an essential step for ensuring the usefulness and transparency of the data provided for the new project. GL was authorised to perform verification checks for the CSI in March and shortly thereafter undertook the verification of the Bit Viking. "The CSI…
Hyundai Starts Export of LNG Fueled Engines
The new gas engine runs on liquefied natural gas rather than heavy crude oil and has a maximum power output of 13,000 bhp. The HiMSEN H35/40GV can be used to generate power for onshore power plants, commercial ships, and offshore facilities including drillships. The new engine emits 20% less carbon dioxide than diesel engines, reduces NOx emissions by 97% to reach world’s lowest level of 50 ppm, and improves engine performance by 47%.