Chinese Shipyard to Construct Havyard Designed PSV's
Basic Offshore contracts with CSSC Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding to build two Havyard 832 L SE Platform Supply Vessels. Basic Offshore is a newly-established shipping company with its main focus on the market in West Africa, and they have an option of buying an additional six Havyard 832 L SE designed vessels from the shipyard. Both new ships on order are to be delivered in 2014. The Chinese state-owned shipyard CSSC Guangzhou Huangpu Shipbuilding CO. Ltd.
TK Foundation Donates to Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships Maritime Training Center buys breathing apparatus with part of a US$225,750 grant from TK Foundation. Since 1978, Mercy Ships has used hospital ships to deliver world-class medical care to developing countries with limited available medical care. Providing safety training for crew is a high priority. The Basic Fire-Fighting (BFF) Coast Guard-approved course requires Mercy Ships to have 30 SCBA units.
First Strategic Marine WSV Delivered
Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine delivers first of 8 Wind Farm Support Vessels (WSV) from its Singapore shipyard. The 21 metre multipurpose vessel was built at the company's recently expanded Singapore shipyard for Madliena Shipping (Jersey) Ltd and will be managed by Njord Offshore Limited, a subsidiary of Norse Management UK, to be employed in wind farm crew transfer and support in European waters.
WSF Add Number of Hands
New US Coast Guard regulations require Washington State Ferries to increase crew on Puget Sound routes. The Jumbo, Super, Issaquah and Evergreen State ferry classes – which carry many of the system’s 22 million annual riders – have new staffing requirements before they may sail on the waters of Puget Sound, in order to comply with a new directive from the United States Coast Guard. Washington State…
FEI Deliver Offshore Drilling Core Analysis Onsite
FEI QEMSCAN WellSite expands to onsite core analysis with system delivery to Kirk Petrophysics. The QEMSCAN® WellSite analysis system is an advanced onsite core analysis system that provides fast support for critical decisions in formation evaluation and drilling operations. Core analysis is an essential component of formation evaluation used by geologists and engineers to determine the production potential of a well and to manage drilling and completion operations.
Nicolaisen Joins TWG
TWG said that Kirk Nicolaisen has joined its sales team, taking on the role of Offshore Energy Account Manager. Kirk is based out of Gulfport, Mississippi, and brings…
NRF Renews Call for Obama to Intervene in Port Strike
The National Retail Federation today issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding the strike that has shut down most terminals at…
BAE Systems Lays Keel for Dump Scow
BAE Systems has completed another milestone in the construction of the first of two dump scows for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. When complete, both vessels will be used to support dredging operations in the United States. Employees and executives from both companies recently gathered at the foot of the 98 ton keel block as Steve Becker, vice president of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, drove the ceremonial wedge and welded his initials in the keel of the first vessel, Hull 107.
Hapag-Lloyd Connects First Ship to Shore Power
Connection in US Port of Oakland, California / Initially a total of 15 Hapag-Lloyd ships receive environmentally-friendly technology / Intelligent, flexible solutions retrofitting existing fleet.
Transocean Completes Sale of Rigs to Shelf Drilling
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) has announced that it has closed on the previously disclosed transaction to sell 38 shallow water drilling rigs to Shelf Drilling Holdings, Ltd.
MTU Series 4000 Engine at Workboat Show
Upgraded MTU 8V 4000 is world’s first EPA Tier 3 commercial marine engine in its class. Continuing its long tradition of reliable and efficient commercial marine power and propulsion systems, 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.
Rickmers Group and Oaktree Form Strategic Partnership
Funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management, LP and the global shipping major Rickmers Group are joining forces to invest in eight plus eight eco designed newbuild container vessels.
AXSMarine Releases Version 3.1 of AXSTanker
Shipping software company AXSMarine has announced the release of AXSTanker 3.1, an enhanced version of its AXSTanker product. New options will enable Tanker brokers…
FONASBA Highlights Complexity of Ship Agents’ Role
Shipowners, port users and regulators have been provided with a comprehensive and detailed overview of the many activities undertaken by port agents by The Federation…
UTEC Announces Acquisition of Geomarine Ltd
Leading independent offshore survey company UTEC has announced the acquisition of Geomarine Ltd. UTEC – which is based in Houston, Texas and has offices around the world including Aberdeen…
Scania’s New 1,000 hp V8 Engine Launched
Continuing the success of Scania’s new global engine platform, enters the latest 16-liter marine V8, delivering up to 1,000 hp and 2,460 Ib/ft for patrol craft applications. While passing this new threshold, the new V8 builds on a long tradition of amazingly compact power packs that shares both technology and architecture with Scania's truck and bus engines. The high power-to-weight ratio of Scania's engines makes for easy installation and exceptional performance.
Bangladesh Shipyard Lays Down River Passenger Ship Keels
Western Marine is building two 750-passenger vessels, the first passenger ships of this capacity by a local Bangladeshi shipbuilder. The keel-laying for the ships…
First North American Ferry gets Wärtsilä's LNG Solution
Wärtsilä gets propulsion order for the first LNG powered ferry in North America. Wärtsilä, the marine industry's leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the gas powered propulsion machinery and corresponding gas storage and handling systems for a new passenger ferry. The vessel has been ordered by Canadian operator Société des traversiers du Québec (STQ), and will be the first North American ferry to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The Scania Marine Engine Solution Showcased at Workboat
Scania introduces a new range of marine propulsion units consisting of engine, transmission and type-approved instrumentation at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 13-liter marine engines range from 400 hp for continuous use up to 750 hp for patrol craft use. The Scania marine engine solution, consisting of a new 13-liter marine engine is the first in a new line of engines for propulsion and auxiliary use designed for maximum reliability and durability…
DNV Anchors Graduate Commitment with Launch of UK Scheme
DNV, the multinational provider of risk management and sustainability services, has established a UK graduate program to develop new talent in the energy and maritime industries.