NOIA Supports House Alternative 5 Year Offshore Lease Plan
I write to express the support of the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) for your efforts to expand access to the outer continental shelf (OCS) for oil…
U.S. Shipyard, Silver Ships, Delivers Passenger Vessel to Nigeria
Alabama shipbuilders, Silver Ships, deliver a 30-foot passenger vessel to the U.S. The newbuild will join a sister vessel delivered several years ago to the same owner. The all aluminum passenger vessel will operate in the waters surrounding Lagos and has seating for 30 passengers. It is propelled by twin 250 h.p. Yamaha outboard engines and a 250-gallon fuel tank is provided. A full-length aluminum…
New Vessel AIS Trasceiver by Koden
New for 2012, Koden has introduced the KAT-100 Class A Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver, combining an AIS transponder unit with a high-contrast LCD display featuring rotary control knobs for quick data selection and entry via the keypad. Koden say its new IMO Wheelmarked KAT-100 Class A AIS is an ideal solution for SOLAS and sub-SOLAS class vessels, workboats and high-end private yachts.
Rapp Hydema Completes FAT for ARRV Deck Machinery
Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of Rapp deck machinery for the Alaskan Regional Research Vessel (ARRV) were recently undertaken successfully in Seattle. Other than winches…
Offshore Expansion: With Growth Comes Wage Pressure
Higher salaries paid in the expanding offshore sector are putting wage pressure on other industry segments like classification societies and port state administrations…
Stauff ACT Clamp Also Available In the Twin Series Design
In order to complete the product portfolio and fulfil customers’ requirements, the Stauff ACT Clamp – recently awarded by the U.S. American NACE International association with a prestigious Corrosion Innovation of the Year Award – will also be available in the Twin Series design from the fourth quarter of 2012 on. The new twin clamp allows for the simple, fast and secure fastening of two parallel running pipes with standard diameters from 6 mm to 25.4 mm (from 1/4 inch to 1 inch).
Savisaari New MD of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland
Jaakko Savisaari (56) was appointed new Managing Director of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Finland Oy, a subsidiary of ATLAS ELEKTRONIK, a leading supplier of naval electronics. In previous positions, Savisaari has been an officer in the Finnish Navy, most recently as a military attaché in the USA. He succeeds Sami Sohlberg, who has joined CASSIDIAN in Finland.
Thuraya Partners with T-Mobile to Launch Roaming Service in USA
Thuraya Telecommunications Company has launched its roaming service in the United States of America in partnership with the American mobile operator, T-Mobile. The service…
3rd CIMAC CASCADES: Seminar for Younger Engineers
The third staging of the CIMAC CASCADES seminar for younger engineers and students took place at the ETH Swiss Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland on June 8, 2012. Organized by the CIMAC National Member Association (NMA) in Switzerland, the Division Combustion Engines of the Swiss Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Industries (Swissmem), the event was considered a considerable success by all attendees.
Rolls-Royce Wins OSV Contract
Rolls-Royce signed a £10 million contract with Simon Møkster Shipping for a wave piercing offshore vessel with a new bow design that will go into service for Statoil in the Arctic region. The vessel is designed to pierce through the waves under harsh weather conditions, making it possible to keep a more constant speed, reduce the use of fuel and increase on board safety. Hans Robert Almestad, Rolls-Royce…
Aker Solutions Acquires Subsea Companies
Aker Solutions has acquired the Norwegian companies Subsea House and SSH Engineering and plans to further expand and recruit 50-100 people in Stokke, located in the Vestfold county of Norway. The transaction value is undisclosed. Subsea House and SSH Engineering, currently owned by Subsea Holding, employs 40 people in total. The companies were established in 2007 and have a solid background within development, assembly, testing and refurbishment of subsea tools and products.
Kleven Orders 400-tonne MacGregor Crane From Cargotec
Cargotec has secured a substantial new contract from Norwegian company Kleven Maritime. Delivery includes a 400-tonne MacGregor active heave-compensated offshore crane with an outreach of 15m. A second smaller crane, which will have a safe working load of 100-tonnes at 9m outreach, is also included in the contract. The 400-tonne unit will have its winch installed below the working deck. The cranes are scheduled for delivery at the beginning of 2014.
MSC Ship Delivers BioFuels
Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187), which is currently providing logistical support for U.S. Pacific Fleet's biennial…
Deloitte: Drilling Activity up 64% on UK Continental Shelf
Offshore drilling activity on the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS) rose 64% during the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year, according to the…
AVEVA Opens New Office in Helsinki, Finland
AVEVA (LSE:AVV), has announced it has opened a new office in Helsinki, Finland to support its growing presence in the country and to maximise business opportunities in the power generation industry.
Caley Davits for Japanese Vessels
Caley Ocean Systems has supplied davits for four Japanese Fisheries patrol vessels. The davits will allow the rapid deployment and retrieval of a range of high speed workboats, even in Sea State 6 conditions, during patrol operations. The all-weather Caley davits enable rigid inflatable boats (RIBS) to be held in readiness and launched in seconds. Crew safety is paramount to the davit's handling system…
McDermott Awarded Two Saudi Aramco Contracts
The first project, Karan-45, comprises fabrication of a new wellhead platform, auxiliary platform, jacket and link bridge, with subsea installation of a 20-inch…
St Lawrence Seaway DIS Solution by TRANSAS
St. The St. Lawrence Seaway is one of the most important transportation links in North America. To maximize the efficient use of the seaway, in 2001, the Seaway authorities started to a study to determine the maximum load ships can carry while maintaining a safe Under-Keel Clearance (UKC). Over the years the maximum draft of vessels transiting the Seaway in the MLO Montreal to Lake Ontario and the Welland Canal has been gradually increased.
Marine Generator Market in Asia Pacific to Expand
The recovery of the ship building industry will stoke demand for marine generator sets in the Asia Pacific, with customers preferring to install multiple units of…
Attorney Wins Award for Paper on Coastal Zone Management
The Rhode Island Bar Association honored Rhode Island real estate and environmental lawyer John M. Boehnert with the Rhode Island Bar Journal Lauren E. Jones Writing…