IHC Merwede Delivers New Backhoe Dredger
IHC Merwede delivered the Alberto Alemán Zubieta to Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) in Panama City. The formalities were handled by ACP’s Contracting Officer, Mrs. Regina Donelson, after a successful trial period of 30 continuous days on the Panama Canal. IHC Special Dredging Equipment, part of IHC Merwede, specializes in the design and construction of special vessels, such as backhoe dredgers – has completed the contract with ACP for the design…
Atlantic Offshore and Ocean Response
Multi-role Rescue Vessel (MRV) and Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) specialist Atlantic Offshore recently took its active fleet number to 19 vessels (six newbuilds are also under construction), with the delivery of the Ocean Response (pictured). Built by nearby Bergen shipyards, the vessel is the first of its kind to use a configuration of varying sized Wärtsilä engines (two of the Wärtsilä 6L32 models and two 6L20 generating sets) to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
Rolls-Royce has a Gas with Bergen Engines
March 2013 saw Rolls Royce collect the Green Ship Technology Award at the Green Ship Technology Conference in Hamburg for its Environship concept, which has lean burn Bergen Engines gas power units at it core. The Environship combines a range of Rolls Royce technologies (Bergen Engines is a subsidiary business) in a cargo ship model that, set against comparable vessels using diesel power engines, offers CO2 reductions of up to 40% (alongside 92% reductions in NOx and 100% less SOx emissions).
PPG Begins Protective/Marine Coatings Production at Poland Facility
PPG Industries announced it has started manufacturing protective and marine coatings (PMC) at the company’s facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland. The facility, which previously produced architectural coatings and was part of PPG’s January 2012 acquisition of Dyrup A/S, now produces PMC products for the construction, petrochemical, shipbuilding and energy industries. “The Ostrów manufacturing plant is a key part of our strategy to grow and expand in this region…
Colfax to Supply Pumps for Massive Heavy-lifting Ship
Colfax Fluid Handling, a business of Colfax Corporation, was awarded a contract as the exclusive supplier of hydraulic pumps for a ship capable of lifting the topside structures from offshore platforms. With a lifting capacity of up to 48,000 tons, the ship will remove topsides in one piece and transport them to land for deconstruction. The screw pumps are valued at €600,000 and are specially designed to deliver the high pumping capacity needed for the project.
SENER Hires New GM for Engineering Business Unit
Rafael de Góngora Escrivá de Romaní has been appointed Head of the Marine Engineering Strategic Business Unit (MaSBU) and director of the Department of Engineering and Marine Systems of SENER, an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of more than 5,000 professionals, offices in four continents and a turnover of 1.16 billion euros (2011 figures). Rafael de Góngora leaves the position…
Two Vessels Grounded off Scotland Coast
Two ships ran aground Tuesday off the west coast of Scotland, according to Herald Scotland. The first vessel, the 87-meter passenger cruise vessel Serenissima, was lodged on sand and gravel at a spot known as the Corran Ledge in Oban Bay Tuesday night as it made its way from Ireland to the port of Oban, Herald Scotland reported. Aboard the ship were 61 passengers and 51 crew members. With help from the ship’s crew and the Oban RNLI lifeboat team…
750 Strike at Australian Shipbuilder Forgacs
At least 750 workers at a shipbuilding company elected to strike today at Fogracs in an effort to obtain better working hours and conditions, the Australian Associated Press reported.
AEU Announce Addition to Staff
Mike Lapeyrouse, President and CEO of The American Equity Underwriters (AEU) said that Andrea Mills has joined the AEU staff effective May 6, 2013. Andrea has been a broker for 25 years and for the last eight years has served as Vice President, Client Advocate at Willis – Mobile. She joins AEU as Senior Vice President – Director of Strategic Business Development. www.amequity.com
Port Launches World Trade Partnership on National Maritime Day
Trade partners in Ventura County joined forces at the Port of Hueneme to kick off a program celebrating World Trade Month. The Port timely hosted this event on National Maritime Day.
Remote Medical Embarks on $8 Million Expansion
When a worker on a remote island in the South Pacific had a heart attack, a physician and a nurse were there from Remote Medical International to treat his symptoms.
Damen Stan Patrols 5509 for Guardia di Finanza Corp
Together with its Italian partner yard Cantiere Navale Vittoria S.p.a., Damen Shipyards are building two Stan Patrols 5509 to the Italian Guardia di Finanza. This Italian law enforcement agency deals with financial crime, smuggling, illegal immigration and narcotics traffic and maintains a fleet of about 250 vessels. The contract, resulting from a European tender, may be considered quite a unique event…
Today in U.S. Naval history: May 22
Today in U.S. 1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard, ending 166 years of construction and repair of naval vessels. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center website at www.history.navy.mil.
Putin Urges Naval Shipbuilders to Expedite Deliveries
The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), is under criticism from Russian President Vladimir Putin for delays in delivery of several warships for the Russian Navy, RIA Novosti reported.
Class NK’s subM Strategy: Help is on the Way
Global reach, inland and bulk handling expertise, domestic acquisitions and new U.S. Coast Guard approvals all team up to make ClassNK a logical choice to help solve your emerging subchapter M problems. That’s just the beginning. America’s Inland operators, faced with the coming scrutiny of Coast Guard subchapter M regulations, have also stood largely on the sidelines as service providers announce one subM solution after another.
Port of Houston Expanding, Adds Facilities
Port Commission approves Barbours Cut, Bayport, crane deals, new Bayport gate system. Corporation for four electric wharf cranes at Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
Marinette Marine to Build More Coast Guard RB-M's
Marinette Marine Corporation a Fincantieri Company contracted to build an additional 4 Response Boats – Medium (RB-Ms) by the U.S. Coast Guard. With an approximate value of $9,400,000, the new boats are part of a multi-year, Coast Guard contract requiring the construction and delivery of up to 250 RB-Ms at a total contract value of up to $600 million. Delivery of the 4 boats is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2014. This brings the total number of boats under Contract to 170.
Aker to Double Brazil Subsea Manufacturing Capability
Aker Solutions has laid the foundation stone of a new plant in Paraná that will double the company's subsea production capacity in Brazil. The plant in the city of São José dos Pinhais in the Paraná state in Brazil will be operational in 2015. It will replace Aker Solutions' current subsea manufacturing facility in Curitiba and double production capacity in the country. Aker Solutions' Executive Chairman Øyvind Eriksen and Luis Araujo…
Severn Trent Receives Technology Leadership Award
Severn Trent Services receives the 2013 Global Water & Wastewater Disinfection Systems Technology Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan. The award, which recognizes the company as a pioneer of stable, safe and sustainable electrochlorination products, was presented at the 2013 European Growth Innovation & Leadership Awards Banquet in London, United Kingdom . “Severn Trent Services has established…
Bollinger Delivers Coast Guard FR-Cutter
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. deliver 'Paul Clark', the sixth Fast Response Cutter (FRC) for the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger: “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time and on-budget FRC delivery to the Coast Guard. The Paul Clark was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, FL, and will be stationed at USCG Sector Miami.