Storage Tanks Installed on World’s First FLNG
Wison Offshore & Marine reports that it successfully completed the installation of the three LNG storage tanks into the hull of the Caribbean FLNG project, considered a significant milestone in the delivery of the world’s first floating LNG production unit. With this major activity completed, the pathway is clear for installing the barge deck and topsides on the project. The Caribbean FLNG project…
IHC Sealing Debuts “Zero-Pollution” Seal
IHC Sealing Solutions, part of IHC Merwede, will launch the zero-pollution SUPREME Athmos seal at the Europort exhibition in Rotterdam, November 5-8. According to the manufacturer, the SUPREME Athmos seal enables ships – with limited draught up to approximately five meters – to prevent oil from being emitted into the environment. A system has been developed to provide a safe and sustainable operation by capturing every possible drop of oil.
Olivier Named UK Club Chairman
Alan Olivier was elected Chairman and President of the UK P&I Club at their board meeting in Bermuda on October 28. He succeeds Dino Caroussis who has retired from the board. Mr. Olivier, 53, Chief Executive Officer of Grindrod Limited, became a Director of the UK Club in 2000 and a Deputy Chairman in 2006. Mr. Caroussis, 61, of Chios Navigation, had been the Club’s Chairman for the past five years, having joined the board in 1996 in the shipping division.
Intelsat Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results
Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, has reported revenue of $651.8 million and net income attributable to Intelsat S.A. of $87.8 million, or $0.75 per share on a diluted basis, for the three months ended September 30, 2013. The company also reported EBITDA1, or earnings before net interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization, of $493.6 million, and Adjusted EBITDA1 of $508.4 million, or 78% of revenue, for the three months ended September 30, 2013.
Kotug Performs First Assistance on the Thames
Kotug’s RT Champion performed her first assistance in the Thames on the tanker vessel Sten Idun to the Oikos Jetty, London. As of October 2013, a full 24/7 towage service, supported by Kotug’s local management, is available to assist the clients at the Oil and Gas Terminals on the river Thames and the London Gateway Container Terminal. In cooperation with ship managers, terminal operators, local agencies and its own representatives…
Victaulic Unveils Press-To-Connect Pipe-Joining System
Victaulic, a manufacturer of mechanical pipe joining systems, introduces Vic-Press, an IACS-approved flame-free press system for joining small-diameter stainless steel pipe. With Type Approval certification from IACS member agency Germanischer Lloyd, Vic-Press offers a quick, simple, safe and reliable means of joining off-the-shelf Type 316 ASTM A-312 Schedule 10S stainless steel pipe in new-vessel construction, retrofit and repair operations.
Ulstein Reaches 100th Offshore Ship Design
Ulstein’s latest design contract for Vroon Offshore Services pushes the total number of offshore ship designs sold from the firm past the 100 mark. This milestone has been achieved in just 14 years, with 74 of the contracts signed for the company’s trailblazing X–BOW design, launched in 2005. The company said the numbers behind the “headline hundred” are a testimony to the firm’s versatility and collaborative approach: in total 25 different ship owners have ordered Ulstein designs…
ExxonMobil Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants
ExxonMobil Marine Limited, an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, introduced Mobil SHC Aware, a new comprehensive series of synthetic, environmentally acceptable lubricants.
MTNW Debuts LCI-90i-IS
Measurement Technology NW (MTNW) Launched its LCI-90i-IS Rugged Programmable Controller (RPC) has been awarded the globally recognized Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification. UL quality approval allows customers to use the industry leading RPC in hazardous applications without additional testing or approvals. MTNW offers versions of its flagship display for winch, pump, crane, tank and torque applications.
Astrium Extends Ku-Band VSAT Coverage
Astrium Services, the global provider of satellite enabled telecom solutions, is again expanding its global VSAT coverage following the signing of new separate Ku-band capacity agreements with Eutelsat and SES. the company said new capacity secures more coverage and better performance in existing coverage spots. Enhanced capacity on Eutelsat’s E36B will provide improved services and more bandwidth for Astrium Services customers operating in the Mediterranean and Middle East…
Rolls-Royce Gas Turbine for Combat Ship
Rolls-Royce won a contract to design the gas turbine system for the U.K. Royal Navy’s future Type 26 Global Combat Ship, which will, subject to contract, feature the marine gas turbine Rolls-Royce MT30. Rolls-Royce will work with prime contractor BAE Systems and Tognum, Rolls-Royce’s collaboration with Daimler, to design the propulsion system. This system will combine the Rolls-Royce MT30 gas turbine with four of Tognum’s MTU high-speed diesel generator sets.
Home Study For Mariners
Professional mariners learn in a variety of ways, times and places. They have to. After spending months at sea, that homeport time can be hard to fill up with training. Sorensen offers home study programs with various options to prepare deck officers and engineers. The 500/1600 Master/Mate Inland or Near Coastal program prepares mariners to earn their Master or Mate license on vessels not exceeding 500 or 1,600 gross registered tons and operating within inland or near coastal waters.
Anti Corrosion Technology Clam
ACT Clamps from STAUFF protect against crevice corrosion in salt water. Designed for use with stainless steel tube and pipe, ACT clamps can be used for both underwater and top-side applications. Crevice corrosion is a problem when seawater is trapped in gaps between conventional clamps and the pipe or tube. ACT Clamps utilize anti-corrosion elastomer strips to firmly hold the tube while eliminating gaps seawater can penetrate.
New Engine and Steering Solution
Raymarine has launched a new ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface. The ECI-100 bridges the gap between engine instrumentation, drive-by-wire propulsion systems, and Raymarine network navigation systems. The ECI-100 collects and connects engine information to give simple and immediate access to engine performance data, fuel consumption and alarms via customizable information screens on multifunction displays (MFDs).
Jaya Reports 2013 Earnings
Offshore energy services provider, Jaya Holdings Limited has reported consolidated revenue of $29.6 million and net profit of $7.6 million for the financial quarter ended September 30, 2013.
Main Cause of NW African Search and Rescues: Fishermen
Fishermen with poor communications and safety equipment are one of the main reasons for search and rescue (SAR) call-outs off the coasts of North and West Africa. This was one of the main issues raised at the North West African meeting of the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) recently held in Gran Canaria. As well as representatives from the region several European SAR organisations also attended.
Maiden Call of "Glovis Condor" at the Haropa Ro-Ro Terminal
GLOVIS, a Korean company and a newcomer as a shipping line, was at first expert in global automotive logistics. As a result of a tonnage agreement with Hoegh Autoliners, the latter market this shipping service on the Middle East trade with one vessel per month and GLOVIS manages the operations, with Marmedsa as Agents. The Glovis Condor calls for the first time at Le Havre as part of the service. “Glovis Condor…
HMAS Choules Completes Mission at Manus Island
The Royal Australian Navy reported that HMAS Choules has completed its mission at Manus Island and heads home today, October 31, 2013. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AO…
Bogatch-Genossar Recognized by N.Y./N.J. Freight Forwarders
Lea Bogatch-Genossar, ZIM's Americas, Canada and Caribbean Area President, has been named Person of the Year by the New York/ New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association. Ms. Bogatch-Genossar will be honored at the 97th annual association dinner on January 22, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. In this role, she heads ZIM's wide-ranging activities in this region, which accounts for a significant part of ZIM's global operations.
BMT Provides EPRMS and IRMS for Anadarko Heidelberg
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation awarded a contract to BMT Scientific Marine Services Inc (BMT) to provide an Environmental and Platform Response Monitoring System (EPRMS) and an Independent Remote Monitoring System (IRMS) for the Heidelberg spar in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The EPRMS monitors, logs and displays data in real-time to provide operational support functionality and archives data for assessing the facility’s integrity over time.