AMSC Cuts Costs, Crew, Citing Bad Wind Power Market
AMSC (Nasdaq:AMSC), a global solutions provider serving wind and grid leaders, today announced that it has reduced its workforce by approximately 25 percent and is consolidating office space to lower operating costs and enhance liquidity in response to challenging conditions in the wind power market. Reductions have been made across all of AMSC's major geographic locations and functions. The company now has a global workforce of approximately 340 employees.
EPCSA Policy Statement - November 2012
EPCSA recognizes the importance of simplification of port processes, and Port Community Systems (PCS) provide a user driven port community solution. However, so…
Floating Production Orderbook Picks Up Steam
IMA has just completed an in-depth analysis of the floating production sector. The 175 page report Floating Production Systems: Assessment of the Outlook for FPSOs, Semis, TLPs, Spars, FLNGs, FSRUs and FSOs is the 48th in a series of IMA reports on the deepwater production sector that began in 1996. Some highlights from the new report are below. Recent Order Pace Consistent With Our Five Year Forecast…
Maritime Craft Services Orders Three More
Maritime Craft Services (Clyde) Ltd has ordered three more Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers just months after taking delivery of its first FCS 2610 catamarans. Based in Largs, Ayrshire (UK), MCS signed for three Twin Axes in November. The vessels will be delivered in the first quarter 2013. With more than 30 years of experience, the Scottish firm operates a 16-strong fleet of tugs and workboats internationally and already has several Damen vessels including Multi Cats…
Resolve Completes Federalized Wreck Removal
Resolve Salvage & Fire, the salvage, emergency response and wreck removal subsidiary of Resolve Marine Group, Inc., has completed the removal of the grounded 202-foot freighter Jireh from Mona Island. Mona Island lies 35 miles off the western coast of Puerto Rico and is a 22- square-mile ecological reserve managed and protected by Puerto Rico’s Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA). Resolve worked closely with the Unified Command -- comprising U.S.
Inland Waterway Information System Installed by Transas
Transas install and commission a River Information System on the Dnieper and Danube rivers. The River Information Service was designed specifically to ensure safe navigation on inland waterways, to provide electronic data transfer between water and shore through real time information exchange and harmonise information services to support traffic management in inland navigation. The system comprises…
Offshore Asset Safety System Launched by Raytheon
SMARTBLUE Container for offshore asset safety launched by Raytheon Anschütz, headquartered in Germany. A containerized version of the company's SMARTBLUE surveillance system was shown in Galveston, Texas, at an on-site demonstration. The innovative container solution is a customizable and ready-to-deploy surveillance system complete with Radar, AIS and a long-range surveillance camera on a buy or rental basis for offshore asset protection.
No Hands ISR Project Involves US/Japan Firms
MSHIP Co., a San Diego naval design firm joins with Uemura Seisakusyo Co., Ltd. of Japan on the project. MSHIP has designed the next generation high-speed military platform — Stiletto ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) — which will focus on future warfare with extensive use of unmanned systems. The Stiletto ISR, a mothership for unmanned systems, will offer easy launch, support and retrieval of unmanned vehicles.
Serco Awarded US Navy Production & Engineering Contract
Serco Inc wins production & engineering services contract in support of United States Navy's Automated Digital Network Systems (ADNS). The five year contract exercises…
Kirby to Acquire Barge & Tankship Operator Penn Maritime
Kirby Corporation (Kirby) has signed an agreement to acquire Penn Maritime Inc. (Penn) and Maritime Investments LLC. Penn Maritime is an operator of tank barges…
Upgraded MTU Engine to Display at IWB Show 2012
Tognum to showcase its upgraded MTU 8V 4000 engine, world's first EPA Tier 3 commercial marine engine in its class. Tognum will display its upgraded MTU 8V 4000 M54 Ironmen workboat engine—the world’s first EPA Tier 3 solution in its class—at the International Workboat Show, booth 2601, Hall C, in the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Dec. 5-7, 2012. Designed for compliance with U.S. EPA Tier 3 emissions regulations without the use of exhaust aftertreatment…
IMO Exceptional Bravery at Sea Awards 2012
Canadian & Chilean rescuers presented with Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea 2012 at IMO HQ in London. Sergeant Janick Gilbert (posthumously), Master Corporal Max Lahaye-Lemay and Master Corporal Marco Journeyman, crew members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron, were nominated by the Government of Canada, in recognition of the exceptional bravery which was displayed by them…
LNG Tanker Fitted With MARINER OMNIPURE® System
Severn Trent De Nora’s MARINER OMNIPURE® Series M55 Sewage Treatment System selected for use aboard LNG tanker. German ship operator Pronav has chosen the system for use aboard the “LNG Gemini”, a 72,472dwt LNG tanker. The M5508 model, which can treat black and gray water for up to 25 persons, will be installed aboard the vessel in late November 2012 when she is in Subic Bay, Philippines. Vessels generate…
Unmanned Aircraft to Fly Off US Aircraft Carrier
An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator loaded on board aircraft carrier 'USS Harry S. Truman' for test flying. The X-47B, which boasts a wingspan of more than 62 feet (wider than that of an F/A-18 Super Hornet), will demonstrate seamless integration into carrier flight deck operations through various tests. During each demonstration, the X-47B will be controlled remotely via a hand-held control display unit (CDU).
Maritime VSAT Provider KVH Upgrades Network
KVH Industries, Inc. provides 60% more capacity for EMEA region of mini-VSAT broadband network. The company has just completed a major upgrade to the mini-VSAT Broadbandsm network that will provide customers in Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa (EMEA) with a 60% increase in satellite capacity. The added capacity was provided by consolidating bandwidth covering two separate regions into one powerful unified beam…
New Head of DNV Research & Innovation, Rune Torhaug
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) appoints Rune Torhaug as the new Managing Director for DNV Research and Innovation. Bjørn Kj. Haugland, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer says: "Mr. Torhaug has a strong background in risk and reliability, and a proven track record of applying risk methodology to critical problems in several industries. His drive for research is backed by his extensive technology and operational leadership experience. He has a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from NTNU and a Ph.D.
Northrop Grumman Navigation Systems for New Indian CG Vessels
Northrop Grumman Corporation to supply advanced shipboard navigation systems for 20 fast patrol vessels for the Indian Coast Guard. Under the contract, awarded through the company's Indian reseller Marine Electricals Ltd., Northrop Grumman's Sperry Marine business unit will provide a navigation package including VisionMaster™ Total Watch™ multifunction displays, electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS)…
Container Stacking Cranes Abu Dhabi Order for Konecranes
Konecranes to deliver 12 more Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) to the container terminal at Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi. Following upon the successful delivery of a complete automated container yard system including 30 Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) to the new Khalifa Port, Konecranes will deliver a further 12 ASCs to the port, which officially started commercial operations on 1 September 2012. Deliveries will take place in Q4 2013 and Q1 2014.
Winch Instrument Display Provider Wins Award
Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) wins US Small Business Administration Excellence Award. The 'Excellence' award was given for supporting Lockheed Martin’s aerostat program with the US Defense Department. This award recognizes small businesses that have excelled in their performance in support of large prime contractors. “MTNW was nominated by Lockheed Martin because we were able to provide industry…
Container Ship Propellor Damage Fixed by FN Diving
Heavy shaft vibrations led a container shlp owner to call in FN Diving in Rotterdam for underwater repair of the propellor. The inspection of the propeller revealed a deformation on one of the blade tips due to impact damage, the blade was found bent up to a 70 degree angle towards pressure side, while the tip of the next blade was broken off. In cooperation with the Propeller manufacturer, FN Diving determined an in situ repair plan.