NNS Launch US Submarine 'Minnesota'
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding Division launches Virginia-class submarine Minnesota (SSN 783). To achieve her latest milestone, the 7,800-ton Minnesota was moved out of a construction facility into a floating dry dock using a transfer car system. The floating dry dock was submerged, and Minnesota was launched into the James River. Once in the water, tugboats moved the submarine to NNS' submarine pier, where final outfitting and testing will take place.
ESAB Showcase Mechanized Cutting Solutions
ESAB Cutting Systems is exhibiting a wide range of their innovative products at Fabtech 2012 expo in Las Vegas. The range of the company's products exhibited includes software features…
Engine Damage Knocks Ferry Out of Service
Washington State Ferry 'Walla Walla' suffers part engine meltdown in shiprepair yard putting it out of service indefinitely. A failure in one of the drive motors on the 188-car ferry, Walla Walla, has left parts of the ferry near the engine melted and charred, and the vessel is inoperable and out of service indefinitely. The incident happened while the vessel was in for routine, regularly scheduled maintenance work on Sunday, Nov.
FPSO IMMS Order for BMT Scientific Services
Page Europa contracts BMT Scientific Marine Services to provide an Integrated Marine Monitoring System (IMMS) for Floating Production Storage & Offloading vessel.
Smartphone App Keeps Boat Anchor Watch
BoatMonitor app is a remote anchor alarm that enables smartphone or computer to track a leisure boat's position at anchor, moored or in dock. Detailed requirements are accessible here.
Mike Terrett, Roll-Royce COO, Retires
Rolls-Royce announce that Mike Terrett, Chief Operating Officer, has decided to retire at the end of the year. Mike has worked for Rolls-Royce for 34 years and has been instrumental in shaping the current success of the business. Mike, an engineer, started as a graduate apprentice in Derby in 1978. He has succeeded in many roles since then, including as the Chief Engineer on the Trent 800 programme, President and CEO, International Aero Engines (IAE) and President Civil Aerospace.
Brazil's Wilson Sons Report Strong Q3 2012 EBITDA
Port & maritime logistics services providers Wilson Sons Ltd. records record EBITDA of US$ 47.4-million in the third quarter of 2012. The Company recorded Net Revenues…
Singapore BWTS Development Grant for Liqtech International
Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore awards MINT ((Maritime Innovation & Technology) funding to LiqTech International, Inc. subsidiary LiqTech Pte Ltd. The award…
Offshore Survey of World's Most Remote Inhabited Territory
British navy ice patrol ship 'HMS Protector' conducts the first systematic survey since the 1970's of waters off Tristan da Cunha in the South Atlantic. In the first survey of the area to be conducted using modern techniques, HMS Protector used her motorboat and onboard systems to make a multibeam echo sounder survey of the Edinburgh Anchorages. The territory is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world…
Russian GLONASS GPS Designer Fired
The chief designer or Russia’s Glonass satellite navigation system, Yury Urlichich, has been dismissed. The Glonass program has been in the works since the 1970s…
Rolls-Royce's Earlier Financial Trading Guidance Verified
Rolls-Royce state that trading is consistent with the guidance for the Group provided at its half-year results in July 2012. For the full year, the Group continues…
Technip Awarded GofM Subsea Contract
Technip wins a lump sum contract for development of subsea infrastructure for the Cardamom field located in the Gulf of Mexico, Garden Banks block 427. The field…
Korean Shipyard Wins Auto Marine Transport PCTC Orders
Auto Marine Transport contracts Samjin Shipbuilding Industries Korea (Samjin) to build a series of pure car & truck carriers (PCTC's). Auto Marine Transport, a tonnage…
US-based 1EM to Provide Dubai Company With Compact SAT System
1 Engineering & Manufacturing (1EM) develops compact Saturation Diving System (SAT) for Dulam International of Dubai. After three months of internal design work that utilized the company’s years of experience in building 10 large-scale Saturation Diving Systems (SAT Systems), 1EM completed the model for a new “Mini” SAT System that incorporates features of a larger system and offers greater portability while accommodating four to six men.