Aker Solutions to Double Subsea Manufacturing Capacity in Brazil
Aker Solutions today 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…
IEA Pushes for Renewables and Nuclear Power
In a review of Finnish energy policies launched, the International Energy Agency praised Finland for its commitment to a sustainable energy future. With its energy…
Bifab Contracted to Build GDF SUEZ Platform
The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, joined GDF SUEZ E&P U.K. in Aberdeen yesterday to witness the signing of another major contract with the U.K. supply chain for the Cygnus project. The deal with Burntisland Fabrication Ltd (BiFab) to construct the accommodation platform of the GDF SUEZ operated Cygnus development is one of several partnerships helping to deliver more investment and new jobs for U.K. companies.
FMC Opts For Rina LNG TQ
FMC Technologies entrusted Rina Group’s company, RINA Services, with the Technology Qualification of its new technology loading arms designed for installation on the FSRU Toscana and also the Chiksan Articulated Tandem Offshore Loader (ATOL) marine loading arms. Both feature innovative technologies to transfer LNG in a marine environment, and both are now qualified to enter service. Dino Cervetto, Technical Services Sector Manager…
DNV Launches New Dynamic Positioning Training
DNV is launching a new training certification scheme for Dynamic Positioning Operatives to training providers in the U.K. The new program will be rolled out in Aberdeen and London on May 21 and 23 respectively and will provide a faster, more tailored, course option in this field. To develop and implement a new training system, a pilot project together with the Ship Modeling and Simulation Center AS (SMSC) in Trondheim, Norway, was established.
Palfinger Ned-Deck Branded Under One Name
Since the integration of Ned-Deck Marine into the Palfinger Group in 2010, the Business Area Palfinger Marine said it has strengthened its position as a deck equipment supplier in the maritime…
Sailor Injured on HMAS Warramunga
A sailor onboard Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Warramunga sustained a non-life-threatening injury in a training exercise this morning, May 23, 2013. The ship’s…
Hamburg Süd Recognized for Green Shipping
At the 27th Annual Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards of Cargonews Asia, Hamburg Süd was awarded the title “Best Green Service Provider - Shipping Line” for the second time after 2012.
Oceanteam Offshore Vessels Fully Employed in Q1 2013
Oceanteam also says it continued its investment program in 2.000 / 4.000-ton modular carousel systems. Oceanteam Shipping sees strong market activity in both the Offshore Oil and Gas as well as the Renewable Energy Market for certain regions and the management expects this trend to continue. Oceanteam Shipping is confident, and has secured sufficient projects in both the Offshore Oil and Gas and the Renewable Energy Markets to maintain a high level of utilization of its assets and engineers.
Superyacht 'Adastra' Wins WSA Design Commendation
Shuttleworth Design's 'Adastra' wins a 'Judges’ Commendation for Most Innovative Design' at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards. Shuttleworth Design was responsible for her exterior design, naval architecture and interior layout. Structural design was by Shuttleworth Design and ASTA, Jepsen Designs styled her interior, and she was built by McConaghy Boats. The imposing 42.5m Trimaran Adastra was launched in 2012 in China for Hong Kong clients Anto and Elaine Marden.
U.K. Offshore Sector Welcomes EU Safety Initiative
Oil & Gas U.K. said it is pleased that a plenary vote in the European Parliament may see the introduction of a directive on offshore safety and environment. Robert Paterson…
POLB Formalizes Its Energy Policy
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners' energy policy aims to secure a more sustainable and resilient supply of power as demand grows. The Energy Policy declares…
Jobs for Veterans: Port Fellowship Program
The Port of Seattle is now recruiting for its Veterans Fellowship Program. The Port of Seattle says it is dedicated to helping military personnel transition from active duty to civilian employment. The port understands the importance of veterans serving their country and it is estimated that as many as 20% of the port's employee base are veterans or still on active duty (2011). In the picture from left to right: Luis Navarro…
China to Build 142 Ships for Greek Companies
Greek Shipping Minister Kostis Moussouroulis announced the orders for Chinese shipbuilders on his recent visit to Shanghai. The orders, which were signed in April…
Cruise Ship Passenger 'Bill of Rights' Adopted
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has approved "Cruise Industry Passenger Bill of Rights" detailing members' commitment to the safety, comfort & care…
'Ones to Watch' CIO Award for Two NNS Employees
Two Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division employees were recognized recently at the CIO Leadership Event. Deborah Morewitz and Karen Ryan both received the annual 'Ones to Watch' Award that identifies rising stars in information technology (IT). The awards, sponsored by CIO magazine and the CIO Executive Council, recognize IT professionals who have demonstrated leadership, driven innovation and delivered value to their business.
New Subsea Snubbing Unit Safer, Optimizes Rig-Time
Balance Point Control Ltd. (BPC), a Superior Energy Services, Inc. company, has developed the Concentric Snubbing Unit- 160 (CSU – 160) rig assist snubbing unit. According to BPC their new CSU-160 is the first fully remote-operated snubbing unit on the market. Furthermore, BPC built a complete Zone-1 electric-driven hydraulic powerpack with four separate drive banks to set a new safety standard in the industry as this minimizes personnel exposure to pressurized hydraulic lines.
Raytheon Anschuetz Introduce Shipborne Training Simulator
Raytheon to unveil at upcoming CANSEC 2013 Expo an onboard navigation simulator that allows operators to train with the system they will use at sea. Raytheon Anschuetz, a German based, indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company, developed the embedded, simulation-based training system in partnership with Canadian-based Virtual Marine Technology (VMT) to enhance the realism and effectiveness of training offered to operators of Anschuetz's Integrated Navigation System.