Russian Navy to Expand Logistic Support Fleet
The Russian Navy plans over 100 new auxiliary ships by 2020 to satisfy the need for logistics support of its expanding combat fleet. Deputy Defense Minister Gen.
Car Carrier Long-term Charters by Höegh Autoliners
Höegh Autoliners enters into 12 year bare boat charters for two 6, 500 car capacity Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC) to be delivered by DSME in 2014. The vessels will be owned by Ocean Yield AS and will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering's (DSME) shipyard in Mangalia, Romania. Höegh Autoliners has previously taken delivery of a series of 10 PCTCs from DSME and the two 6 500 car capacity vessels will be built based on the same specifications with relevant updates.
Simplex Opens in Australia
The Simplex office in Australia is now up and running – in spite of builders still being on site. The office is run by Australian John Wade, whose extensive experience includes over ten years with Wärtsilä as well as four years at our head office in the UK. He is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport of Australia and a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology. “It is great to be back in Australia,” comments John.
Royal Dutch Shell Alaska Drilling Update
Royal Dutch Shell (“Shell”) is engaged in a multi-year drilling programme to explore for new oil & gas resources in high-potential blocks in offshore Alaska. Important…
Lonza Applauds U.S. Joining International Treaty
Lonza Applauds U.S. Lonza Microbial Control, which has long been an active supporter of an international treaty to assure the use of environmentally sound marine coatings products…
Fairmount Sherpa Tows Rig Atwood Condor
Fairmount Marine’s tug Fairmount Sherpa has delivered rig Atwood Condor fast and safely in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The semi submersible rig was towed from Port Louis, Mauritius, over a distance of 8,100 nautical miles with an average speed of 8.5 knots. The Atwood Condor is a 2012 Singapore build dynamically positioned semi submersible drilling unit capable of operating in 3,050 meters of water and drilling depths up to 12,200 meters.
Acquisition of “Famaba” by E-Crane/Indusign.
Acquisition of 100% of the shares of the Polish Steel Construction company “Famaba” by the Belgian harbor crane manufacturer E-Crane/Indusign. The E-Crane Group of Companies…
Russia Laying the Foundations for Arctic Exploration
Gas production in Russia could pave the way for successful arctic drilling projects after new techniques helped improve efficiency during the region’s harsh winters. The creation of Russia’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant has meant overcoming a number of obstacles similar to those faced within the Arctic region – an increasingly attractive prospect as proven oil and gas reserves decline. The…
FarSounder Launches Next Generation Navigation Sonars
FarSounder Launches Next Generation FarSounder-500 and FarSounder-1000. FarSounder announced the introduction today of their new generation Navigation Sonars. This…
ABS Nautical Systems Signs New Contracts
Pacific Drilling Services, Inc. has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems to implement the NS5 Enterprise Hull Inspection module on four of its drill ships…
VMMS Achieves Excellent Results in First Tests
New offshore wind safety product Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS) achieves excellent results in first tests. Vessel Motion Monitoring System (VMMS) developed…
Yacht Crew Agency Launched by NGY
Neptune Group Yachting (NGY), a luxury yacht charter agency, launches Neptune Crew Placement Division. Julia Haines-LaPenta has been named Director of Crew Placement for Neptune Crew.
Offshore Vessel Simulator Orders For Kongsberg
Mexico's Oceanografia S.A. de C.V. signs multi-million dollar contract with Kongsberg Maritime Simulation’s Mystic, CT, USA office for supply of maritme simulators. The contract is for the supply of a suite of offshore anchor handling, Dynamic Positioning, engine room and crane simulation systems, underpinning the main infrastructure for a new world-class offshore simulation training centre to be situated at Mexico’s primary offshore supply hub for the Gulf of Mexico.
Show of Naval Force Near Straits of Hormuz
Navies of 20 nations from four continents exercise to preserve freedom of navigation in international waterways of the Middle East and promote regional stability.
Korean Shipbuilder Contracts IBM For Data Storage Solution
IBM contracted by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to revamp its IT infrastructure. DSME), one of the world's largest shipbuilding and offshore companies…
Cruise Conference Notes Asia Port Infrastructure Shortfall
Second annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference opens in Singapore with State of Asia Cruise Industry panel discussions. Gianni Onorato, president of Costa Crociere…
Marine Diesel Engine Crankshaft Annealing GL Approved
Dubai-based Goltens Worldwide secures Germanischer Lloyd approval for In-situ crankshaft annealing for medium speed 4-stroke diesel engines. This certification follows a formal review by Germanischer Lloyd of the crankshaft annealing process and related governing documents and procedures. The approved procedure is designed to reduce excessive hardness in damaged crankshaft journals through annealing (heat treatment) of the crankshaft with a minimum amount of material removal.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers LPD 23 'Anchorage' to USN
Ingalls Shipbuilding division delivers the seventh ship of the 'San Antonio' (LPD 17) class to be built at Ingalls. The ship recently completed U.S. Navy acceptance trials, with shipbuilders successfully accomplishing more than 200 tests on the ship during the sea trial period. Ingalls has now delivered seven ships in the class and has four more in various stages of development or construction. LPDs are built to be survivable and flexible.
Labor Union Summit Focuses on Automation Issue
The ILWU and ILA recently met in Washington, D.C.: first item on agenda was report on progress of East Coast USA contract negotiations. The meeting was attended…
Navy Cruiser Modernization Contract For Ingalls Shipbuilding
Ingalls Shipbuilding division gets an US$83.3-million cost-plus-award-fee contract to modernize USS Ticonderoga-class (CG 47) Aegis guided missile cruisers. The contract…