Babcock Awarded UK Astute-class Submarine Contract
Babcock has been awarded a £4.8 million contract by BAE Systems to supply actuators and positioning sensing arrays for the fifth, sixth and seventh Astute class submarines. Babcock will supply three sets of control surface hydraulic actuators (five per submarine); two for the aft hydroplane, one for the forward hydroplane and two for the rudder, plus five positioning sensing arrays per boat set. Under the two and a half year programme of works…
Marine Fuel Forum With Eye to the Future Created
The European Commission (EC) has set up the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) to assess the developments towards compliance with the IMO 0.1% sulphur content in marine fuel…
Towed RoRo Too Tall, Hits Florida River Bridge
The U.S. Coast Guard has closed a portion of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Fla., after the 'USNS 1st Lt. Harry L. The RoRo vessel was being towed from its home pier in Jacksonville to the North Florida Ship Yard for normal dock and maintenance work. There were no injuries reported. Boatcrews from Coast Guard Station Mayport and other law enforcement agencies are currently enforcing a 200-yard safety zone on both sides of the bridge.
IACS Renews Call for Evidence-based EEDI Database
Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) Roberto Cazzulo, speaking at the IMO World Maritime Day Symposium on 'Sustainable Maritime Transportation System'…
Maersk A/S Given 'Stable' Long-term Credit Rating
Moody's Investors Service and Standard & Poor's have initiated their credit ratings of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S by assigning long-term credit ratings of Baa1 and BBB+, respectively. Both ratings have "Stable" outlook. These investment grade ratings reflect the A.P. Møller - Mærsk Group's scale, leading market positions, diversification of businesses, strong balance sheet, solid operating cash flow generation and a well balanced growth strategy, say the conglomorate.
KNOT Name New Shuttle Tankship
Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers AS (KNOT) name their new tankship 'Ingrid Knutsen' in a ceremony in Hyundai Heavy Industries' shipyard. The ceremony was attended by KNOT president Trygve Seglem, NYK senior managing corporate officer Hitoshi Nagasawa, and NYK corporate officer Svein Steimler, among others. The 112,000 dwt shuttle tanker, which is equipped with a class II dynamic positioning system and a bow-loading system…
MHI & Vestas Join Hands in Offshore Wind Turbine Business
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has agreed with Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Vestas), a leading manufacturer of wind power generation systems based in Denmark, to establish a new joint-venture company (J/V). Plans call for the arrangement to be in place before the end of March 2014. The new J/V will be launched taking over and consolidating MHI's and Vestas' current operations in offshore wind turbines.
IHC Merwede Launch Sapura Diamante
IHC Merwede named and launched the pipelaying vessel Sapura Diamante in a ceremony at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The naming of the innovative offshore vessel was carried out by Christina Lucia Duarte Pinho, the Executive Manager of Petrobras E&P Service. The 550t pipelaying vessel – ordered by Sapura Navegação Marítima, a joint venture between SapuraKencana and Seadrill – is the first in a series of five fully integrated offshore vessels…
Brazilian Shipbuilder Urges Russia to Strengthen Maritime Ties
AMEC Kromav, the Rio de Janeiro-headquartered specialist company for shipbuilding and offshore activities, has urged Russian industry to take full advantage of Brazil’s…
Hapag-Lloyd Employs GL Hull Management System
Hapag-Lloyd will implement GL HullManager as their central monitoring and reporting tool for hull maintenance activities. GL HullManager is a part of DNV GL’s fleet management software portfolio and provides ship owners, managers and operators hull inspection and thickness measurement support. Ship owners can use the system to plan, track and implement the inspection strategies for their fleet. It provides significant benefits by reducing repair costs…
Hyde Names Cammell Laird U.K. Installation Partner
Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, announced today it has established a partnership agreement with Cammell Laird, the largest shipyard in the United Kingdom…
First Application Accepted for Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Development
The Planning Inspectorate accepted Forewind’s development consent order application for the first stage of offshore wind energy development on the Dogger Bank Zone. The application for Dogger Bank Creyke Beck, comprising two offshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of up to 2.4 gigawatts (GW), was submitted in August after more than three years of surveys and research work, reporting and stakeholder engagement activity.
General Dynamics to Perform USS Providence Maintenance
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $25.7 million contract to prepare and perform maintenance and modernization work on the USS Providence (SSN-719), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will perform a dry-docking continuous maintenance availability, which consists of maintenance work…
EU, Seychelles Complete Search and Rescue Exercise
On 26 September, the Seychelles Peoples Defense Force, Coast Guard and Air Force, together with the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta and EUCAP Nestor, carried out a search and rescue exercise in Seychelles waters. The operation was coordinated centrally by the Seychelles Coast Guard Maritime Operation Center and held in conjunction with the port visit of the Dutch EU NAVFOR flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, to the Seychelles.
Alianca Holds Naming Ceremony for New Container Ship
With the Fernão de Magalhães, Aliança has christened the second of four identical new container ships for its cabotage fleet. The Naming Ceremony was held on September…
Canada’s Largest Con/Ro Vessel Delivered
The largest Canadian Flag Con/Ro ship will set sail tomorrow from Flensburg, Germany destined for St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Following a series of successful sea trials, Oceanex Inc. accepted delivery of the vessel today as originally scheduled. The Oceanex Connaigra is expected to arrive in St. John’s next weekend, where it will stay for a few days before sailing to Halifax to work the Halifax service while the Oceanex Sanderling completes a short dry dock.
Lockport, La.-based Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. is humming with work from oil and gas companies and government agencies. Family-owned and operated, Bollinger has 10 shipyards -- nine in south Louisiana and one in Texas -- along with 28 drydocks and 3,000 employees in four administrative locations. Last month, we caught up with Ben Bordelon, Bollinger’s Executive Vice President of Repair, for his outlook on the firm and the Gulf of Mexico.
Tsakos Energy Navigation Announce Public Offering
Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited (TEN) a product, crude and LNG tanker operator, today announced the pricing of its $50 million offering of 8.875% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares in a public offering under its effective shelf registration statement at $25 per share. The company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to $7.5 million of additional Series C Preferred Shares.
Conrad Shipyard: Strength in Diversity
Conrad Shipyard has been a fixture in the inland and offshore new construction and repair marine market for more than six decades. This year the Morgan City, La., company celebrates its 65th anniversary, and while much has changed since the company’s inception in 1948, many of the company’s core values stand strong, namely its adherence to building quality products. Conrad specializes in the construction…
SCANIA Powers Ahead in Workboat Market
Power providers are excellent bellwethers of the market at large, and according to Mikael Lindner, President, Scania USA, there are positive signs on the marine industry horizon. Scania USA today finds itself in an interesting position in the United States. While the parent company is a global powerhouse, with more than 40,000 employees worldwide and an enviable base of technological prowess and business success across many industries, in the U.S.