Siemens to Supply Eighty N. Sea Wind Turbines
Siemens contracted by Germany's wpd group to supply & install 80 wind turbines for the Butendiek offshore wind power plant. The agreement also covers a long-term maintenance contract for a period of ten years, the first of its kind for an offshore wind project. Siemens is to provide a new logistics concept that includes a service operation vessel specially developed for deployments to offshore wind facilities. The order volume including service is more than EUR 700-million.
Shell's Arctic Drilling Hiatus
Both of Shell's offshore drill rigs used during last year's oil exploration season to be transported to Asian shipyards for inspection and repair. The decision suggests the Kulluk and the Noble Discoverer -- Shell's only drilling rigs for the Arctic -- need major work and calls into further question whether Shell will be able to resume drilling in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas this year. Two federal investigations are under way into Shell's Alaska operations, reports the 'Anchorage Daily News'.
Feel What it's Like to be a Shipbuilder on New Website
The National Archives Administration (NAA) of Taiwan launch a website featuring aspects of the country's shipbuilding history. Since 2004, the NAA has digitized…
Great Lakes Shipping Shows Signs of Recovery
Overall U.S. maritime cargo volumes in the Great Lakes region are recovering from extreme lows experienced in 2009 finds a MARAD study. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s…
Navy Contracts for Two US Shipyards
Latest US Dept of Defense Contracts include awards to Colonna's Shipyard Inc. & East Coast Repair and Fabrication L.L.C. Firstly, Colonna's Shipyard Inc., Norfolk…
SKH Product Counterfeiter Sentenced
Swedish court rules for criminal conviction in SKF counterfeit court case. A Swedish court has sentenced one person to a one-year jail term and a five-year ban from trade…
Polish Port Appoints New CEO
Maciek Kwiatkowski will take up the leadership of DCT Gdansk at the beginning of April 2013. As DCT continues its preparations for the next major extension phase…
GL Group Pass DQS Management System Audit
The first combined DQS Certificate in the fields of quality, environment, occupational health & safety awarded to GL Group. The GL Group has received a combined certificate of compliance with the BS OHSAS 18001, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards after successfully passing an integrated management system audit conducted by the German certification body DQS. The Group is the first technical advisor for assurance…
OTC Names 2013 Achievement Award Winners
The awards will be presented on 5, May 2013, at the annual Offshore Technology Conference dinner in Houston, Texas. Ken Arnold is being recognized for his outstanding leadership and extensive contributions to the E&P industry. His many achievements include playing an integral role in the offshore industry’s focus on safety through the development of Recommended Practices for offshore design and safety management…
Hydrex Darkest Africa Bow Thruster Repair
A Hydrex diver/technician team flew to Pointe-Noire, Congo to replace the stainless steel belt in a research ship's thruster tunnels. The stainless steel belt is…
Barents Sea Oil Terminal: Development Concept Chosen
Statoil and its partners have chosen a development concept for the Skrugard field in the Barents Sea. The concept includes a floating production unit with a pipeline to shore and a terminal for oil from the Skrugard field at Veidnes outside Honningsvåg in Finnmark. The field is scheduled to come on stream in 2018. "The decision to bring Skrugard oil ashore at Veidnes is a key element of the further development of Norwegian oil and gas industry. This may spark off a new industrial era.
Coast Guard, NTSB Investigating Carnival Triumph Casualty
The U.S. Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board launched an investigation into the cause of an engine room fire that occurred onboard the Carnival Triumph, Sunday.
Places of Refuge
The concept of force majeure has been broadly accepted since mariners initially encountered the perils of the sea. Persons and governments ashore have been obligated, at least by natural law, to accept and succor those in distress at sea. Concomitant with force majeure is the notion of providing a ship in distress with a place or port of refuge. A place of refuge is where a ship could go to avoid or ameliorate the peril and then depart at the earliest opportunity.
Five Minutes With Trond K. Johannessen
Trond K. Trond K. Johannessen, President & CEO, Hatteland Display, shares with MR his insights on the evolution and future direction of this Marine Electronics subsector, modern marine displays. Please tell us how you came to lead Hatteland Display. As so often in life, it was a coincidence that I got introduced to Hatteland Display in 2008 by a former colleague from McKinsey &Company that had contacts in the Board of Hatteland Display.
(Sub) Chapter M Finally Surfaces
For inland operators, Compliance, Safety & Technology make for heavy river traffic as software providers descend on a rapidly approaching, potentially lucrative niche market. Is there a panacea for subchapter M? Pending USCG Subchapter “M” (SubM) regulations will eventually require towing operators to implement safety standards and use safety management systems, or alternatively, allow for an annual Coast Guard inspection regime.
The Mighty Teeny Mississippi
Just as the nation averted the fiscal cliff, it looks as if the inland waterways industries narrowly escaped its own fiscal waterfall. At press time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers indicates that, despite record low water levels, the Mississippi River will be able to sustain navigation through the spring for towboats and barges. This is welcome news for shippers, operators and the U.S. economy that relies upon a robust export market facilitated by the waterways transportation system.
Overseas Shipholding's Leadership Change
Overseas Shipholding Group announce the appointment of Captain Robert Johnston as President & CEO. Morten Arntzen has resigned as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of the Company to be succeeded by Johnston. Captain Robert Johnston will serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective immediately. He was previously the Senior Vice President and Head of U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit.
Omicron Gas System Installed on Four Farstad Vessels
The Omicron Gas System, which is designed for monitoring flammable and toxic gasses in liquid cargo tanks,was chosen for use aboard four Farstad Platform Supply Vessels.
Continental Launches VDO Camera Systems
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, manufacturer and supplier of VDO OE-engineered instrumentation and replacement parts for the marine market, released new VDO Camera Systems for a marine applications. VDO Camera Systems aim to eliminate blind spots around the boat and improve overall maneuverability. Offered in several variants as complete kits and components, these cameras and monitors are feature remote viewing of engine rooms…
Phoenix Debuts Aries Floodlight
Phoenix Products Company, Inc. launched the Aries Series 16W LED floodlight. The Aries has options on voltage (AC & DC), optics, lens, plug/cord, and finish. Drawing only 16 watts, the Aries replaces quartz halogen fixtures up to 500 watts. The Aries installs and aims using the adjustable steel mounting bracket and works in a variety of lighting applications, such as ports and harbors, maintenance equipment, and marine work boats. www.phoenixproducts.com