LNG Ship Glut Foreseen
The liquefied natural gas market may have a ship surplus in 2014 and 2015 as new vessels launch faster than production plants complete. There are 78 ships on order…
Singapore's PPL Shipyard Gets Jack-up Rig Orders
Sembcorp Marine's PPL Shipyard secures rig orders worth US$434-million to build two jack-up rigs for the Mexican market. PPL Shipyard has secured two turnkey contracts…
New Stock Dredger by IHC Merwede
IHC Merwede unveils the IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP, a new IHC Beaver® series standard cutter suction dredger. The IHC Beaver® 65 DDSP, the successor to the highly successful IHC Beaver® 6518, is built for stock with short delivery times and designed and built under the BV Coastal Area classification. With a continuous focus on customer value, the concept of the dismountable standard cutter dredger has evolved.
More Abu Dhabi Orders for Konecranes
Konecranes contracted to deliver 12 new cranes to the commercial Khalifa Port container terminal in Abu Dhabi. The company has received an order for twelve cranes for the new Khalifa Port where it has already delivered 30 automated stacking cranes. The port started its commercial operations in September this year. Khalifa Port is owned by the Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) and operated by Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT).
Seas Will Deepen Predicts NOAA
NOAA publishes a new technical memorandum that estimates global mean sea level rise over the next century. The report finds that there is very high confidence (greater…
Helping Hand for North Sea RoRo Collision Survivors
The Mission to Seafarers’ Chaplain in Rotterdam, Holland, worked around the clock with rescue crews following the collision. The 24-man crew of the Baltic Ace immediately abandoned ship…
US, Russian, Oil Majors Sign Arctic Shelf Protection Declaration
ExxonMobil & Rosneft sign 'Declaration on Protection of the Environment & Biodiversity for Oil and Gas Exploration & Development on Russian Arctic Continental Shelf'.
Powering London’s Games
The Port of London Authority and John Deere worked together to keep London’s river Thames safe during the Olympics. Thousands of spectators made their way along Putney Bridge, basking in the sunshine and soaking up the atmosphere. With the 2012 Olympics in London this summer, following on the heels of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant, the city had never been so vibrant. On the Thames, dozens of ships cruised along the waterfront, including a new range of patrol boats.
Delta Wave’s High Tech Hat Trick
In October, Morgan City-based and ABS certified mobile satellite service provider and marine electronics service company Delta Wave Communications added three new offerings to its already wide menu of products. Delta Wave has been named an MDL distribution partner for the Fanbeam Laser DP reference system and MDL’s Dynascan 3D mobile mapping system. Separately, a new agreement with KVH Industries introduces new, cutting edge VSAT and Broadband solutions to the Delta Wave stable.
As Brazil continues to emerge as a global offshore and shipbuilding powerhouse, are its local content laws hindering progress? Brazil’s Oil & Gas industry is in the midst of an unprecedented growth curve, with major new reservoirs being found in deepwater, the so-called pre-salt. This growth in the O&G industry has had a major influence in the growth of the nation’s shipbuilding industry, which until only a few short years ago was stagnant.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Inks US Navy LPD 17 Support Services Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilding division awarded engineering & support services contract for 'San Antonio'-class. The $54-million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is for life-cycle engineering and support services on the U.S. Navy's USS San Antonio (LPD 17) class of amphibious transport docks. Services to be provided in this contract include post-delivery planning and engineering, systems integration and engineering support…