S3 Smart Sulphur Switch
The S3 system distinguishes itself through its ability to always blend and adjust two fuels to the desired sulphur content as well as documenting sulphur content, enabling monitoring and control of sulphur emissions. The primary market for the S3 Smart Sulphur Switch is for vessels that occasionally need to enter an ECA meaning that the investment in a scrubber solution is not viable. The secondary market is for vessels…
Damen: Contracts, Deliveries and Expansion
In the past weeks, Damen Marine Components (DMC) and Damen Anchor & Chain Factory (AKF), both part of Damen Shipyards Group, reported successes in their respective lines of business. DMC has completed several projects for the offshore, ports, defense and fishing markets, and is expanding its business and facilities in Poland. It also acquired a new ISO certificate. AKF expands its ready available stock anchors.
Vessel Communications: Inland Comms Evolve
SATCOM’s Availability, Pricing and Utility tempts marine users left unsatisfied by limitations of cellular communication. The inland operator hoping to survive in tomorrow’s rapidly emerging business environment using cellular communications alone is likely to be, as a minimum, disappointed. In a worst case scenario, they may find themselves out of business. That said; there are options that inland…
The ABCs and 123s of the EPA’s VGP
If you are following along and keeping a scorecard, then pay attention. Summer School is officially in session. The first iteration of the Vessel General Permit (VGP) expires on December 19, 2013. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a replacement VGP permit under its authority from the Clean Water Act (CWA). The CWA and its implementing regulations contain standards that govern EPA’s imposition of National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit conditions.
Security Studies Program Opens
A new distance learning course in Security Studies equips you for a world of career opportunities with flexible part-time study options from Postgraduate Certificate to Master of Science.
Fugro Chance Tackles Noisy Acoustic Metrology Project
Fugro Chance Inc. provided 3D acoustic metrology on a large 36-inch diameter spool piece, despite environmental and logistical challenges. The highly accurate metrology was performed from a platform in Enlace Litoral Tabasco, Gulf of Mexico at a water depth of 25 meters. Active lines from the platform created a noisy auditory environment and the shallow water depth provided additional challenges in the long baseline (LBL) acoustic operations.
CTruk Debuts Multi-role Force Protection Craft
THOR is the brain-child of CTruk’s Military and Security team, who between them have amassed approximately 200 years of military experience, skills and knowledge. Realizing that new designs must be right the first time, the company has established a Military Design Advisory Panel (MDAP), which acts as an advisory body, steering design to ensure that vessels are fit for task. The result of all this expertise…
Statoil Contracts Kongsberg for Subsea Structures
Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS (KOGT), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KOG), has signed an agreement with Statoil for the delivery of subsea structures, in-line tee’s, tie-in and connection systems for the Polarled gas pipeline. The contract was signed with Statoil on behalf of the partners in the joint venture for Polarled: Statoil, Petoro, OMV, Shell, TOTAL, RWE Dea, ConocoPhillips, Edison, Maersk Oil and GDF SUEZ.
New Trader with Dan-Bunkering
Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. announced that Camilo F. Jimenez has been employed as Bunker Trader as of July 15, 2013. Camilohas been living in Latin America, the United States and Europe, thus he is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian. He has previously been working as a trader of energy derivatives. Camilo has joined the sales department of the worldwide bunker trading company’s office in Houston, Texas, which opened last year. dan-bunkering.com
GNSS Receiver Integrated with Tethered Aerostat Systems
Septentrio announced that Raven Aerostar, a manufacturer of Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) platforms, integrated Septentrio’s AsteRx2eH, a single-board dual-antenna GPS/GLONASS heading receiver into their tethered aerostat systems. Raven Aerostar recently completed a maritime persistent surveillance solution demonstration, deploying a TIF-25K aerostat system aboard the High-Speed Vessel – SWIFT (HSV-2), during which the AsteRx2eH performed remarkably, the company said.
NASDAQ Grants Extension to Seanergy
Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. announced today that it has received a notice from the Nasdaq Capital Market dated August 7, 2013 granting the company an extension of time until October 28…
STATS Group Completes Hydrostatic Testing
The workscope involved providing a verified barrier during hot work activities, followed by localized pressure testing of new welds/fittings during a planned shutdown for routine maintenance and the rerouting of new pipework. The pipeline engineering specialist supplied 28 In-Line Weld Test Tools, ranging in size from 2" to 20", and a team of six technicians during the 12 day shutdown window. STATS Group general manager in Qatar…
Port and Rail Partners Celebrate
Port and Community officials join rail partners Genesee & Wyoming (G&W) and Union Pacific (UP) to celebrate two milestones. The Port of Hueneme was honored recently…
RFA Argus Dresses for Falmouth Week
Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Argus has been playing a colorful role in the launch of Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week 2013, after being officially dressed in bunting for the ten days of the festival. RFA Argus is currently docked in Falmouth for works to be completed by A&P Falmouth, as part of the company’s cluster contract with the Ministry of Defense. Visitors to Falmouth Week, which began on Friday, August 9 and continues until Sunday…
Making Connections Underwater: Nordsee Ost Windfarm
FoundOcean is currently working with RWE Innology on the 48-jacket Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm in the German sector of the North Sea. The project teams are undertaking onshore trials to investigate effective ways of speeding up the foundation installation process. One option under consideration is moving to a subsea connector that will allow the grout material, Masterflow® 9500, to be delivered directly to the annulus.
Port of Antwerp Subsidised for LNG Barge Bunkering
Antwerp Port Authority has been granted a subsidy by the European Commission to build an LNG bunkering station for barges. The preparatory study work has already…
Hong Kong's OOCL Slides From Profit to Loss in H1 2013
Orient Overseas (International) Limited and its subsidiaries announce a loss attributable to equity holders, after tax and non-controlling interest, of US$15.3 million for the six-month period ended 30th June 2013 compared with a profit of US$116.5 million for the same period in 2012. The Chairman of OOIL, Mr. C C Tung, said, “The global economy continued to be uncertain during the first half of 2013…
Swedish Icebreaker Tests Traffic Monitoring System
Maritime traffic in the Arctic is rising dramatically, leading to a greater need for safety and environmental protection. Consequently, as part of the icebreaker Oden’s Artic expedition…
World’s First Modular Capture Vessel Sets Sail
International service provider Drydocks World announced that the world’s first Modular Capture Vessel (MCV), Eagle Texas, sailed away from its yard. The conversion of the AFRA max tanker was carried out by Drydocks World – Dubai and was completed for Singapore based AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, and is the first of two similar projects. AET is under a 20-year agreement with Marine Well Containment Company (MWCC) a consortium of 10 world-renowned companies comprised of Anadarko…
Kalmar Expands TTI Algeciras Shuttle Carrier Fleet
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an order to supply two shuttle carriers to a long-standing customer, Total Terminal International (TTI) Algeciras SAU. The order…