The Ties that Bind
This month the M/V Karl Senner and the M/V Dickie Gonsoulin will be christened in Houma, La. While the event is centered on a pair of new, high-specification towboats, the celebration is the culmination of more than 45 years of business partnerships between Karl Senner, LLC and LeBeouf Bros. Towing. The inland towing business is filled with history, characters and long tales of business partnerships extending years, decades or even centuries. The partnership between LeBeouf Bros.
Romar Award Frontier £650,000 for Personnel Management
Aberdeenshire-based oilfield service company Romar International has awarded the contract of the management of its offshore workforce to Frontier International, an Aberdeen based international oil and gas recruitment company. The personnel management contract, worth £650,000 in year one will require Frontier International to provide the management and logistics for up to 35 offshore operational personnel to support Romar’s North Sea and international operations.
Baltic Wind Success Paves Way for Ecosse Subsea Systems
Ecosse Subsea Systems (ESS) has completed a £4.7 million boulder clearing and pre-lay trenching project which it claims has been one of the most successful ever conducted for the wind energy sector. As subcontractor to Siem Offshore Contractors (SOC), the Banchory-based subsea specialist completed 86 boulder clearing passes followed by 172 first and multi-passes over a 90km route during a 13-week boulder clearing and trenching campaign on the EnBW Baltic 2 offshore wind farm project.
Transas Equips Estonian Maritime Academy Training Complex
Transas Marine installed a training complex for Estonian Maritime Academy in Tallinn. The contract was won through the competitive tender procedure. This extensive…
New Mel-C Electrical Steam/Hotwater Boiler to Vard Singapore
Parat Halvorsen as has been rewarded a new contract with Vard Singapore Pte. Ltd for their NB792, a Platform Supply Vessel to be constructed at their shipyard Vang Tau in Vietnam. The 1250kW electric boiler will be delivered as a combined Hot Water & Steam Boiler. Parat will deliver a complete boiler plant consisting of all necessary equipment for tank heating (fulfilling the NOFO 2009 requirements) and in addition also the hot water supply for central heating and domestic water system.
Samskip Launches Weekly Shortsea Service to Norway
As of September 30, Samskip Multimodal introduces its own weekly shortsea service to the Norwegian West Coast, connecting its pan-European network to Tananger, Bergen and Ålesund via Rotterdam, the Netherlands, deploying the 518 TEU MV Pioneer Bay. With a guaranteed weekly departure on Tuesdays, the shortsea service is available between Rotterdam, the Netherlands and Tananger, Bergen and Ålesund, Norway, with possible inducement calls to Måløy and other Norwegian ports.
Huisman Brazil Receives First Order
Huisman, one of the worldwide specialist in lifting, drilling and subsea solutions, has received a first order for their new production facility in Brazil. The new order includes three sets of five cranes, which will be manufactured as soon as construction of the Brazilian production facility is completed in 2014. The sets of cranes are scheduled for delivery between Q3 2015 and Q1 2017. The order includes three identical sets of cranes for the new build vessels Cassino, Curumim and Salinas.
Copier Bevelmachines' Stationary Pipe Bevel Machinery
Located in Giessen, The Netherlands, Copier Bevel machines’ factory and engineering department designs and manufactures pipe finishing machinery, with a primary focus on stationary pipe bevel machines. Approximately 95% of the company’s market is export, more than 70% of which is outside the EU. Copier Bevel manufactures different types of stationary pipe bevel machines altogether covering a range up to 48 inches OD.
Pronomar Drying Systems on Statoil Platform
Hertel, a global industrial services company with European roots, headquartered in Rotterdam/NL, recently signed a contract to engineer, design and construct the accommodation on a Statoil platform, to be located in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea. To complete the platform and accommodate the crew on the platform, Hertel asked Pronomar to deliver its Top Trock drying systems to be installed in on-site cabinets.
Navigating New ISO Standards
Dryad Maritime Intelligence, a U.K. maritime intelligence provider, issued guidance on the latest framework of standards to be issued by the maritime security industry. Their advisory considers and comments upon the three main proposed standards that are currently hot topics of debate in the maritime security industry; the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) PAS 28007, the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoC) and ANSI / ASIS PSC 1 & 4.
Engine Showcase: Scania 16-liter V8 EPA Tier 3 Engine
Scania’s 16-liter V8 EPA Tier 3 engine, intended for propulsion and auxiliary use, will be one of two engines showcased at The International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. Scania engines are all based on Scania's new modular engine platform, which is used for marine, industrial, power generation, truck and bus applications worldwide. The engines build on a long tradition of amazing power packages that share both technology and architecture with Scania's truck and bus engines.
Intercargo Publishes 2012-13 Bulk Carrier Report
The International Association of Dry Cargo Shipowners (Intercargo) has launched Benchmarking Bulk Carriers 2012-13, the latest edition of our annual publication.
Ingalls Delivers Hangar for Navy Destroyer
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has delivered the composite hangar that will be used on the U.S. Navy's second Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer, Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001). The 220-ton structure will be translated to a shipping barge and sent to Maine in early October. Ingalls is building the hangar, peripheral vertical launch system (PVLS) and composite deckhouse for Michael Monsoor.
MOL Earns Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Listing
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced that the company has once again been selected (from 2003 continuously) for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) Asia Pacific. The DJSI are the world’s major sustainability indices focusing on the performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide. This month, S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM announced their selections for DJSI after a thorough assessment process.
Strategies In Uncertain Times: Singapore Shipping Association Conference
As World Maritime Day approaches, the Singapore Shipping Association raises the curtain on its 2013 Conference and Exhibition. The keynote speaker to the conference, held September 26-27, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, and former ASEAN Secretary General, Mr Ong Keng Yong, will provide an insight into the aims and objectives of establishing an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 and he will give his latest assessment of the progress that has been made towards achieving this goal.
Bibby Offshore Appoints New Commercial Director
Aberdeen-based subsea installation contractor Bibby Offshore has appointed Nicky Etherson as its new commercial director to help facilitate the company’s ambitious growth plans. Ms. Etherson joins the business with almost 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, having previously held the position of head of contracts for Total E&P UK Limited. Here she was responsible for managing all aspects of the contracts function…
29th Annual Marine Machinery Association Meeting
The Marine Machinery Association will hold its 29th Annual Meeting in partnership with Newport News Shipbuilding at the Newport News Marriot, October 7-9, 2013. There Will Be A Reception for Speakers and MMA Members From 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 7. The meeting will feature presentations by Matt Mulherin, President of NNS, Hon. John F. Lehman, a former Secretary of the Navy and several flag officers from the Naval Sea Systems Command. Attendees at the Meeting Must Be U.S.
U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $152m for Submarine Work
General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $152.4 million contract modification by the U.S. Navy to provide lead-yard services for Virginia-class nuclear-powered attack submarines.
CFOA Showcases Ferry Sector’s Role in Canadian Economy
Today marked the conclusion of the Canadian Ferry Operators Association (CFOA) annual AGM and Conference in St. John’s, NL. The theme of CFOA 2013 was Innovative Approaches to Customer Relations…
Ashtead Technology Announces New Appointment
International equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has added to its team with the appointment of Neil Harrap as NDT Market Manager. Neil is a highly…