Norway: Seeking Lead on Battery Powered Vessels
The Norwegian shipping industry is teaming up and has taken a leading role in developing battery-powered ships. The first four hybrid vessels will start to sail in 2013/14. In 2015, they will be followed by the world largest fully electric ferry, which will regularly cross Norway’s largest fjord. Some 120 managers representing the entire maritime cluster were gathered at a DNV seminar last week. “15 years ago, the Norwegian cluster was looking into opportunities for gas-fuelled ships.
Private Equity Investment Creates Group
Group to Focus on Growing Global Underwater Inspection Repair and Maintenance Market. New Name in Subsea Unveiled at Subsea 2013. A new subsea oil and gas group…
MirTac Awarded New Star Contract
Jack-Up Barge awarded MirTac a new contract for consultancy and Star IPS implementation at its new build self elevating platform, the JB-118. The contract includes business consulting and the set-up of all required documentation, instructions, planned maintenance and administration onboard. Jack Up BargeThe design of the state-of-the-art JB-118, Self Elevating Platform, is based on the GustoMSC SEA-3250 with main parameters of: hull length 75.9m…
Astrium Extends Agreement with Intelsat
Astrium Services, a global provider of satellite communications-enabled solutions, and Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, signed a multi-year renewal…
Drydocks World Finalizing Conversion
Naming ceremony held in the presence of senior personnel. Drydocks World, a maritime services provider, after the naming ceremony held yesterday by OLT LNG Offshore Toscana, announced that the FSRU Toscana conversion project at the Dubai based shipyard, is going to be finalized. The Floating Storage and Re-gasification Unit is intended for a 20 year design life 12 nautical miles off the shores of north-west Italy, in the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea close to Livorno.
Solbian Energie Alternative Collaborating with EMP
Lightweight & flexible crystalline silicon cells for renewable energy solutions at sea. Eco Marine Power (EMP) is pleased announce that it will collaborate with Solbian Energie Alternative Srl of Italy to jointly develop applications for its solar cell technology across a variety of marine renewable energy projects for shipping including the Aquarius MRE System. Initially this co-operation will be centred around lab testing activities in Osaka…
Project to Build a New Container Terminal
The European Union will co-finance to the tune of €5 million from the TEN-T Program a project to build a state-of-the-art multimodal container terminal at the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The future Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal will aim to have the highest modal shift ratio for a container terminal in Europe. The project, which was selected for funding under the 2011 TEN-T Annual Call…
Improved Safety on the Great Barrier Reef
The German marine software company SevenCs has partnered with Australian software company VoyageBank to deliver state of the art Portable Pilot Unit (PPU) technology to 50 marine pilots charged with responsibility for keeping the Great Barrier Reef free of shipping disasters. The three year deal, signed recently with Australian Reef Pilots (ARP), will bring high precision navigation, real-time monitoring…
Damen Delivers for Hartel Shipping, Hudig & Veder
Tailor-made Combi Freighter ‘Hoogvliet’ launched. DAMEN Shipyards Group daughter Damen Shipyards Bergum can be proud of the delivery of Damen Combi Freighter 3850 ‘Hoogvliet’. The carrier for oversized cargo was launched at Cruise Terminal Rotterdam last Saturday by lady sponsor Annefleur Janssen. She is the daughter of one of the participants of the business alliance, which will deploy the vessel in European waters. The main participants are Hartel Shipping and Hudig & Veder.
New Framework for Wind Energy Assessments
The new framework document, developed over two years in collaboration with leading consultants and developers, will lead to more transparency and advancements in…
Marine Firm ‘Insures’ Bright Future for Sail Training Charity
The North of England P&I Association (North P&I Club), a leading marine insurance association, has donated £3,000 to fund life changing sailing expeditions for young people in Northern England. Staff at the Newcastle based insurers chose to donate the funds to Ocean Youth Trust North, the North of England’s leading sail training and youth development charity, for its work providing personal development opportunities, for people aged 12-25, through adventure under sail.
Call for Entries: Safe Affordable Ferry Competition
Registrations are now being accepted for the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA)’s annual student competition for the design of safe affordable ferries to serve developing nations.
Stern Tube Sealing: Hydrex Use 'Mobdocks'
Hydrex flexible Mobdocks (mobile mini-drydock) enables underwater repairs that keep vessels out of drydock. Hydrex has carried out repairs and replacements on all types of seals on site, and in most cases underwater, for a number of years now. This helps owners to extend their vessel’s drydock interval and eliminates the loss of time and production brought about by drydocking. Using the new generation of Hydrex flexible mobdocks…
Northern Lights to Show DECS at Miami Boatshow
Northern Lights to feature its Diesel Exhaust Cleaning System (DECS) at the 2013 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show. Based on DCL International’s MARINE-X™ system, DECS removes soot and particulate matter as it is emitted from the diesel engine. The air and water quality on and around the vessel is vastly improved, offering a clean, enjoyable environment for everyone on board. When equipped with DECS…
Offshore Wind Turbine Software Anniversary
GL Garrad Hassan marked the 20th anniversary of the launch of 'Bladed' software at the recent EWEA Conference in Vienna. GL Garrad Hassan pioneered the development of design tools for wind, wave and tidal energy devices and Bladed is now recognised as the industry standard design tool for wind turbines with 450 licences held by 250 clients worldwide. consultants, Bladed has been used to analyse hundreds of turbine designs and thousands of installed turbines.
Rolls-Royce Command & Control Solution For New PSV
The first installation of Rolls-Royce's Unified Bridge will feature in Simon Møkster Shipping's new Platform Supply Vessel. As offshore ships have become more technologically advanced and able to perform more highly specialised duties, their bridges, as the command centres for the ship, have become more complex. The Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge has been designed to deal with this issue based on both our own research and feedback from customers.
Caution on Hiring W. Africa Armed Guards
North P&I Club advises shipowners to be careful about employing piracy protection armed guards in west Africa. According to the Club's new loss prevention briefing entitled West African Piracy…
PortVision Commits Funds for US Ports, Waterways, Development
PortVision launches $500,000 grant initiative to help improve U.S. Port & Waterway efficiency, safety and security. PortVision®, a leading provider of business intelligence…
Satellites Launched for Mobile Voice & Data Services
Globalstar, Inc. announce that 6 second-generation Globalstar satellites were successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch services provider Arianespace confirmed that the upper stage accurately injected the six second-generation satellites into their targeted low earth orbit of approximately 920 km. Globalstar reports that all six satellites have been successfully acquired following separation from the Dispenser and Fregat Upper Stage.
MTN's Richard Hadsall Appointed to WTA Board
MTN Government Services CTO Richard Hadsall appointed to World Teleport Association (WTA) Board. Hadsall founded MTN more than 30 years ago and today serves as the…