DNV Appoints New U.K. Head
DNV appointed Frank Ketelaars as its Head of U.K. Advisory Services to oversee a further growth in the oil and gas sector, drawing on a diverse and experienced pool of consultants. Mr.
Lankhorst Tug Bollard Pull Rope Test
Rosetti Marino, a turnkey builder of oil platforms and service vessels for the offshore sector, has chosen a Lankhorst LankoForce rope for bollard pull testing for its new platform supply vessels (PSV) and anchor handling tugs. The rope was used recently to test the company's most powerful tug-to-date with a bollard pull of 220 metric tons. Based in Ravenna, Italy, Rosetti Marino specializes in PSVs…
Intertek, SOCAR Enter Service Sontract
Intertek has signed a contract with the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) to provide crude oil assay and gas analysis services. The information gathered will help shape the design and construction of their new Oil-Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex (OGPC) near Baku city. Intertek will perform a variety of services including sample gathering, testing locally in Baku and full crude assay analysis within its U.K. North Sea operations. The work will take around six months to complete.
Dresser-Rand to Highlight Deep Sea Solutions at the 2013 OTC
Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of rotating equipment solutions to the oil, gas, petrochemical, power and process industries, will showcase technologies designed to improve efficiency and reduce life cycle costs for the offshore sector, including deep sea solutions, at the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). Industry engineers and executives visiting booth #9659 will have the opportunity to learn more about Dresser-Rand offerings for deep sea and floating production…
ECDIS provides Kelvin Hughes MantaDigital Widescreen Onboard Familiarization
U.K.-based ECDIS training and consultancy company ECDIS Ltd. launched a new onboard familiarization course for Kelvin Hughes’ MantaDigital Widescreen software. Kelvin Hughes’ newest ECDIS software has been on the market since 2012 and ECDIS Ltd has now produced its own training solution which meets the requirement of the ISM code and Safety Management System training requirements and is convenient for the marine and the shipping company. www.ecdis.org
DNV KEMA’s Open Multiphase Flow Lab
Energy consulting, testing and certification company DNV KEMA will open a new Multiphase Flow Laboratory (MPFL) in Groningen, the Netherlands. The facility will allow equipment manufactures and oil and gas companies to test, validate and calibrate multiphase technologies – e.g. separators and flow meters – for the production of oil and gas and the measurement and trading of gas. As the MPFL is operating in a unique true-to-life environment…
Gladding-Hearn Starts Construction of New Pilot Boats for Colombian Navy
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, is building the first of three Chesapeake Class pilot boats for coastal and offshore patrol operations and port…
There has been a decided uptick in activities from Japan’s ClassNK in the last 18 months, as it continues to drive its world-leading tonnage numbers ever higher. Led by Chairman and President Noboru Ueda, ClassNK has been making moves to extend its influence globally, including a big push for growth in the U.S. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was able to visit with Mr. Ueda to discuss the society’s strategy going forward.
Headway Seacrest Orders Full Kongsberg Simulator Package
The Headway Seacrest Maritime Foundation Inc., a maritime training facility based in Cebu City, Philippines has ordered a complete package including ship’s bridge, engine room and cargo handling simulators, instructor training and formal support from Kongsberg Maritime. The contract represents a ‘Full Picture’ delivery and was signed on 26th February 2013, with all new simulators to be installed within seven months.
Vessels that operate across the globe in waters of varying levels of salinity and temperature are susceptible to corrosion damage. For example, localized pitting can occur on steel or aluminium hull plates and result in the complete penetration of the hull below the waterline. This can render a vessel unseaworthy, meaning it could require drydocking for unscheduled and costly maintenance. Cathodic protection (CP) is a proven…
Adam Zolnowski Appointed as DCT CFO
DCT Gdansk will appoint Adam Zolnowski, who until recently was responsible for strategy and corporate affairs, as Chief Financial Officer with the beginning of April. Prior to his career in DCT, Adam was a Director at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, where areas of his responsibility included foreign investment. Adam was a member of Polish Securities and Exchange Commission, President of Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency as well as Director General of the Polish Competition Authority.
Damen Shipyards Norway Set to Deliver Stan Tug 1205
A few months after opening an office in Stavanger, Damen Shipyards is set to deliver a second Stan Tug to a Norwegian owner - EB Marine A/S - a family-owned diving company…
GL Garrad Hassan Releases New Version of Bladed
GL Garrad Hassan has released Version 4.4 of Bladed, the industry standard integrated software package for the design and certification of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The release of Version 4.4 represents a significant milestone for Bladed, with many new features, including a new pitch actuator model with additional functionality, a new external controller interface, improved moorings capability for floating turbines, and several updates to the hardware test module.
Construction Engineering Work for OFSV Started At Vancouver Shipyards
Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) has started design work under the Construction Engineering Contract for the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).
China Focus for Swedish Club Academy
The Swedish Club Academy focuses on China during a five-day Maritime Resource Management road show at the end of March. MRM training aims at establishing safe operational cultures where teamwork and effective communication are key components, even to the extent of encouraging crew members to ‘challenge’ decisions made by their masters and superiors. “People with high rank can make mistakes too, and when they do the team members who detect it must be assertive enough to voice their concerns…
Haliburton Open New Singapore Facility
Halliburton opens its newly constructed Completion Technology and Manufacturing Center in Singapore. The new state-of-the-art facility is located on about 43 acres…
UK Shipping Needs Time to Prepare for 2015 Emission Limits
The 2015 0.1% sulphur limit applies within the North Sea and English Channel and the Baltic Sea Emission Control Areas. These comments were made following the publication…
Cruise Ships Under Special 2013 MoU Scrutiny
The Paris MoU Port State Control Committee's Harmonized Verification Programme (HAVEP) on passenger ship operational safety controls will last throughout 2013. Steamship…
Austal Awarded Navy LCS Assessment Contract
Austal USA gains additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) work contract. The United States Department of Defense has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a US$19.987-million modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract. The modification exercises options for class service efforts and special studies, analyses and reviews for the LCS program. Austal USA will assess engineering and production challenges…
Port of Antwerp Adopts Descartes' Services
Descartes Systems Group's announce its cloud-based messaging services now integrated with the Antwerp Port Community System's (APCS) e-Desk application. The solution…