Expro Facility Highlights Continued Global Growth
International oilfield services company, Expro, is opening a new facility in Aberdeen to enhance its growing well intervention business, following a strong annual global revenue increase to more than $1billion (£630 million). The site, in Howe Moss Avenue Dyce, will house Expro’s wireline, well intervention, well services, well integrity (Safewells) and cased hole logging services to help provide integrated and multi-skilled teams.
TWMA Wins UKCS Contract with Premier Oil
Two-year agreement with potential for two further one-year extensions. TWMA, the leader in integrated drilling services and environmental solutions for the international onshore and offshore oil and gas industry, has announced it has secured a substantial contract with UK operator, Premier Oil (Premier), following a comprehensive tender process. The project, worth an estimated £2 million, is already…
Silence on the Ship
A double-hulled tanker called Bernhard Dettmer refuels ships in Hamburg Harbor – power supply on board is provided by a Hatz SilentPACK diesel engine. It is end of the working day. Calm returns on board the Bernhard Dettmer, although the diesel engine is running, supplying the ship with power. There is no noise, however, because the engine is running very quietly. This is one of the outstanding features of the Hatz 4L41C SilentPACK engine.
Sennebogen Adds Rish Equipment Company
Sennebogen expects to see its green machine material handlers taking a stronger position in West Virginia through the efforts of its newest distributor. Rish Equipment Company was recently introduced by Constantino Lannes, President of Sennebogen LLC, as the manufacturer’s authorized dealer for West Virginia. According to Rish CEO Myron Jones, the territory holds ample opportunity for his new line of purpose-built material handlers.
New Allseas Positioning Contract for Veripos
Allseas, a leader in offshore pipeline installation and subsea construction, has awarded Veripos a further three-year contract for continuing provision of specialist…
NASSCO, TOTE: Historic Deal to Build World's First LNG Powered Containership
Historic deal in U.S. General Dynamics NASSCO finalized a contract with TOTE, Inc., for the design and construction of two 3,100 TEU LNG-powered containerships, setting a new benchmark in green ship technology. When completed the 764-ft.-long containerships are expected to be the largest ships of any type in the world primarily powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Construction of the first containership is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2014…
Retooling the U.S. Coast Guard
Under the Radar and also the higher profile Fast Response (FRC) and National Security Cutter (NSC) acquisitions is the U.S. Coast Guard’s effort to replace and upgrade its fleet of smaller response workboats. The building programs involve big money and substantial innovation. But, for all the progress being made, the failure of the federal government to come to a budget deal for the coming fiscal year…
Dredging Smart Confined Disposal Facilities
In Hurricane SANDY’s roiled aftermath, NJ Port’s dredged materials management method becomes even more important. Summer has come and gone. So has hurricane SANDY. The latter event brought rain, flooding, destruction and misery to the greater NY/NJ waterfront, and beyond. Well before that, however, the Robbins Reef Yacht Club in New Jersey’s Newark Bay within the Port of New York/New Jersey was reporting upbeat conditions.
Fincantieri Win Viking Ocean Cruise Contract
Viking Ocean Cruises signs MOU with Fincantieri for construction of two ocean cruise ships with an option for another two. The new ships will be twins to those ordered earlier this year.
TY President John Dane lll Workboat Show 2012 Keynote Speaker
John Dane III, President and CEO of TY Offshore, LLC & Trinity Yachts, LLC delivers 'Shipyard Day' show keynote speach. The show's 'Shipyard Day' keynote address is from John Dane III…
APL Introduce New Intra-Asia Service
APL introduce a new weekly service to enhance its network coverage in East Asia, with connections to APLs global network. The new Japan Thailand 2 (JT2) service…
US Port Srikes: Arbitrator Steps In
The ILWU Local 63 Marine Clerks Office Unit (“OCU”) remains on strike at terminals in the Ports of Los Angeles & Long Beach. ILWU long shore locals continue to honor…
Crowley Maritime Tops Eco-Achievement Awards List
Crowley honored with more CSA 2012 Environmental Achievement Awards than any other maritime company. Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored by the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) with 96 environmental achievement awards for safe vessel operations during 2012, more than any of the other 76 maritime companies recognized by CSA. The vessels owned and/or operated by Crowley businesses qualified…
S. Korea Ship Counter-piracy Measures Introduced
A law revision requires South Korean ships to build safe areas (citadels) against pirate attacks. The recently passed revision, passed in the National Assembly on Nov.
DNV Launch Arctic Offshore Structure Design Framework
DNV with key industry players develop an enhanced design framework for structures deployed in open water & harsh areas. In order to ensure a common, transparent…
Kongsberg Debut Naval Training Simulator at Florida Expo
Kongsberg debut its latest integrated naval training solution at I/ITSEC 2012 Show in Orlando, Florida. Proteus Interact (Integrated Naval Training Environment for Resource management And Crew Teamwork) is a joint development between the simulation and training departments of Kongsberg, and is the first solution designed to offer fully integrated naval training for complex multi-skills, team and force-level integrated naval scenarios.
ECDIS Displays Latest Upper Mississippi River Hazards
CEACT/SevenC's digital chart software displays latest USACE additional rock pinnacles data in the Upper Mississippi. Due to the historical lowest water level USACE…
Cruise Industry Welcomes Latest IMO Safety Recommendations
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) & the European Cruise Council (ECC) applaud new IMO safety measures. Both CLIA & ECC are pleased with the International…
Chinese Shipyard Inks Creon Jack-up Rig Order
Jiangsu Yangzijiang Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd. signs contract for the rig with Creon associate company Explorer 1. The directors of Creon the resources infrastructure investment company…
UK Support Team Checks Africa's Oldest Motor Ship Refit
The 'Chauncy Maples' is being renovated to bring health care to one of the poorest communites in the world, Malawi. Members of the Chauncy Maples team recently took a trip to Malawi and visited remote villages, watched welders at work on the ship in Monkey Bay and made a pilgrimage to the final resting place of Bishop Chauncy Maples, in Nkhotakota. Moored on Lake Malawi, the steamer Chauncy Maples, was built in Glasgow in 1899. Designed as a clinic ship, she has not sailed for a decade.