Port of San Diego Plans 'Cold Ironing' Facility
Port of San Diego's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal proposes shore-to-ship power provision (subject to project's public approval). The project would allow vessels such as container ships and refrigerated cargo ships to "plug in" and use electrical power from San Diego Gas & Electric , rather than run off their own diesel engines while at berth. The Port has accordingly prepared a Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the shore power project, per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Leaner US Navy Predicted by Admiral
Adm. Mark Ferguson, Vice Chief of Naval Operations, offered a revealing look at the future of the Navy if budget cuts are approved. The admiral gave the keynote address at the recent opening of the ONR (Office of Naval Research) Naval S&T (science and technology) Partnership Conference and ASNE Expo. Speaking to a capacity crowd as keynote speaker, Ferguson said the Navy is already working hard to do more across the globe-with less resources.
FLIR's Thermal Night Vision Equipment Now Touch-screen Accessible
FLIR M‐Series is now compatible with TZTouch through Furuno’s Navnet TZTouch touch‐screen MFDs. FLIR’s popular M‐Series line of thermal night vision just got easier to use than ever, Now all M‐Series functions can be directly accessed through Furuno’s Navnet TZTouch touch‐screen MFDs. Change camera settings, optimize the video, and even pan and tilt the camera directly from your favorite Furuno TZTouch MFD.
ABB Reports Steady Orders, Higher Revenues in Q3 2012
ABB report solid performance in an uncertain market in its third quarter 2012 financial report. • Thomas & Betts contributed approx. ABB reported steady orders…
GD NASSCO Delivers USNS Cesar Chavez
General Dynamics NASSCO delivers 'USNS Cesar Chavez' (T-AKE 14) to the U.S. Navy. USNS Cesar Chavez is the fourteenth and final ship of the T-AKE class of dry cargo-ammunition ships built by General Dynamics NASSCO for the U.S. Navy. NASSCO began constructing the 689-foot-long ship in October 2010, incorporating international marine technologies and commercial ship-design features, to minimize operating costs over its projected 40-year service life.
$14m Up For Grabs in RPSEA R&D Program
RPSEA Releases Ultra-Deepwater Program RFP to fund research & development projects to secure energy for America. The Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America…
Estonian Port Buys Icebreaker
Port of Tallinn signs the purchasing agreement for icebreaker 'MSV Botnica'. The 50 million euro agreement is with the Finnish shipping company Arctia for the outright purchase of the icebreaking vessel. MSV Botnica is a multipurpose icebreaker built in 1998 by Aker Finnyards in Rauma, Finland. Her ice class is ICE-10, length (LOA) is 97.3 and beam 24.3 metres. The maximum speed of MSV Botnica is 16.5 knots in open water; she can maintain a speed of 8 knots in ice up to 80cm thickness.
Seaway Heavy Lifting Hoists North Sea Contract
Cyprus-based Seaway Heavy Lifting awarded a transportation and installation contract for UK's East Anglia offshore wind zone. Aberdeen based Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd awarded the contract to Seaway Heavy Lifting Contracting Ltd for the transportation and installation of two weather monitoring stations for the East Anglia Offshore Wind zone, located in the Southern North Sea, East Anglia Field, UK.
SFL Buys Two Car Carriers, Charters Them Out
Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) acquire two car carriers & both have been chartered out. The Japan-built vessels have a capacity of approximately 6,500…
Investigation Reveals Queensland Pilotage Safety Concerns
Systemic safety issues in Queensland coastal pilotage operations have been identified in an Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigation report. Coastal…
US Leisure Boat Manufacturer's Sales Soar in Q3 2012
Marine Products Corp. announce unaudited results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Marine Products is a leading manufacturer of fiberglass boats under two…
Wärtsilä to Supply Plant for New Russian Icebreakers
Wärtsilä contracted to supply equipment for two new icebreakers being built for a Russian state-owned enterprise by Vyborg Shipyard. The vessels, scheduled to be delivered in 2015…
East London Terminals Invests in New Crane
The East London multi-purpose terminals operated by Transnet Port Terminals have celebrated a historical moment this month when it took delivery of a new Liebherr mobile crane. The MV Annette vessel discharged the crane as a semi-assembled unit, which will be assembled by a team of engineers on site. “It is indeed an exciting moment for the East London terminals as this is a historical moment where East London received its first ever mobile crane.
NOL Reports $50 Million Profit
Increased operational efficiency, better market conditions boost Group’s performance. NOL Group reported net earnings of $50 million for the third quarter of 2012, a $141 million turnaround from the $91 million net loss in the third quarter of 2011. It was the first time since the fourth quarter of 2010 that the global container shipping and logistics group posted a net profit. Singapore-based NOL attributed the improvement in financial performance to increased cost efficiencies…
Spudding of Exploration Well on Darwin
Fairfield Energy, a North Sea-focused independent oil and gas company, announced that the first well of a three well campaign in the Darwin area spudded on 23 October. The well is being drilled from the Ocean Nomad and is operated by Fairfield. The Darwin area includes the southern end of Block 211/27a (previously known as the NW Hutton field) together with an extension into Block 211/27e and lies approximately 130 km northeast of the Shetland Islands in the Northern North Sea.
Rolls-Royce Team to Focus on Naval Ship Design
Rolls-Royce broadened its capability in ship design with the establishment of a new team dedicated to the development of naval ship designs. Rolls-Royce broadened its capability in ship design with the establishment of a new team dedicated to the development of naval ship designs. The new team will aim to develop vessels for navies, coast guards and other maritime agencies, including variants of the Environship merchant ship concept…
Wärtsilä Contracted by Vyborg Shipyard
Wärtsilä was contracted to supply integrated power and automation systems for two Russian icebreakers. Wärtsilä won the contract to supply integrated power and automation…
Shell to Increase Participation in the Beryl Area Fields
Shell signed an agreement with Hess to acquire its interests in the Beryl area fields and the Scottish Area Gas Evacuation System (“SAGE”), for $525 million. The…
New CEO for Drives Portfolio at Siemens
Jürgen Amedick becomes new CEO for the drives portfolio for industry and infrastructure applications at Siemens. Jürgen Amedick took over the leadership of the Large Drives Business Unit of the Siemens Drive Technologies Division on October 1, 2012. The Large Drives Business Unit develops, manufactures, and markets products, systems, solutions, and services for drive engineering in industrial and infrastructure application as well as industries such as shipbuilding…
Obama Administration: More Than 20 Million Acres Offshore Texas for Bid
As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Tommy P.