General Dynamics Receives Submarine Planning Contract
The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $18.2 million contract modification to perform reactor-plant planning yard services for nuclear submarines…
Wärtsilä Inducted into SUNY Chancellor’s Society
Marine industry solutions and services provider Wärtsilä was honored at the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Society on October 28 in downtown New York. The event, hosted by SUNY Chancellor, Nancy Zimpher, was arranged to formally recognize top donors of the 64-campus SUNY network; the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. In recognition of the strong partnership between Wärtsilä and the State University of New York…
Sherwin-Williams Launches Marine Coatings App
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched SeaGuard, an app that provides users with protective coating recommendations for VLCC/VLBCs, chemical tankers and OSV/PSVs. The app debuted on October 9 at The International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans. The app is optimized for both iOS and Android. The app is designed to help port engineers and fleet managers access accurate and up-to-date coatings information via mobile technology.
Barclays Backs CLS Offshore’s Growth Strategy
Barclays has supported CLS Offshore Limited with a £2 million loan through the Funding for Lending Scheme to purchase their unique quayside fabrication facilities and business premises at Gorleston, Great Yarmouth. In addition to the aforementioned loan, Barclays has also provided various trade finance facilities to support the longer term growth strategies and plans of CLS. CLS Offshore is an awarding winning total solution provider to the oil, gas, marine and renewable industries.
MTU Showcases Commercial Vessel Propulsion at Europort
Tognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen will be presenting its range of products for commercial marine applications at the Europort Maritime Exhibition in Rotterdam (Hall 1, Stand 1425) from November 5-8. In its role as a systems partner, MTU supplies complete propulsion packages incorporating MTU engines as well as partial systems such as couplings, gearboxes, on-board power gensets and integrated ship automation systems.
London P&I Club: Complacency is Significant Factor in Collisions
The London P&I Club says that a recent analysis of collision cases has highlighted the effect which complacency on the bridge of the vessel can have on the incidence of casualties.
Minister Calls for Level Playing Field at Europort
A call for sustained innovation and an ‘international level playing field’ on environmental regulation greeted global maritime and offshore business leaders today, as Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment of the Netherlands opened Europort 2013 at Ahoy Rotterdam. Addressing an invited audience that included ambassadors and shipowners from around the world, as well as trade mission delegations from China, Russia and Brazil, Mrs.
New Viking Evacuation System
Marine and fire safety equipment company Viking Life-Saving Equipment launched its latest innovation, the Viking LifeCraft system. In 2009, inspired by discussions during sessions of the Safecraft Working Group, Viking’s development teams aimed to build a lifesaving craft that combined all of the advantages of modern lifeboats such as self-propelled maneuverability with the flexibility, comfort and smaller footprint of today's liferafts.
NAUTIS Simulators for Amsterdam Tug & OSV Training Center
Iskes Towage & Salvage signed an agreement with VSTEP for the delivery of two NAUTIS Tug and Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) simulators. These simulators are the first units purchased for the new Iskes / Damen Training Center, set up in the new office building of Iskes at the port entrance to the ports of the Amsterdam Northsea canal area, close to Schiphol Airport. VSTEP will initially provide a 360…
Jack-Up Barge Remote Support Contract for Imtech
Imtech Marine has been awarded a second Advanced Support Agreement from Jack-Up Barge for 24/7 remote monitoring and maintenance of the systems installed by Imtech Marine on board the newbuild, self-elevating platform JB-118. This follows an earlier and similar contract for the JB-117, where Imtech Marine completed equipment installation in 2012 and subsequently started remote monitoring. The JB-118 was built near Hong Kong in Shenzhen.
Negotiation to Save Finnish Shipyard Completed
STX Finland has been actively seeking solutions for saving the Finnish shipyard industry. In September 2013, the company launched a major restructuring aimed at safeguarding the operating potential of the company and, by extension, the entire maritime industry in Finland, thus ending the years of uncertainty. As part of the STX Finland Oy restructuring, cooperation negotiations concerning the Rauma and Turku Shipyards have been conducted between the personnel groups and the company management.
New Large-Bore Piston Plant Opened in Shanghai
KS Kolbenschmidt GmbH, a subsidiary of first-tier auto-component supplier KSPG AG, has in its Large-Bore Piston unit established a new company specifically for the Asian markets. From its newly opened sales and production location in the Shanghai region, KSLP (China) Co. Ltd. will as from now supply large-bore pistons for marine engines, locomotives and stationary generators to customers in China, Japan, and Korea. The new company thus takes into account these markets' dynamic regional growth.
BMT Supports Port of Liverpool’s New Container Terminal Project
BMT has completed a series of studies for the Port of Liverpool’s new Seaforth Liverpool 2 (L2) Container Terminal Construction, which promises to bring 5,000 new jobs to the area. The new facility will provide capability for a further half a million containers, taking its total annual capacity to approximately two million TEUs. BMT subsidiary companies, BMT ARGOSS and BMT Isis were commissioned by…
Bureau Veritas Boosts Dutch Maritime Innovation
International classification society Bureau Veritas said it is boosting innovation and sustainability in partnership with Dutch owners, builders and designers. Jan Smit, Senior Vice President and head of the North Europe & North America Zone of BV’s Marine & Offshore Division, said, “BV was founded in the Low Countries and is a core part of the Dutch maritime industry which is pushing ahead with innovative designs focusing on operational excellence and energy efficiency.
Solace Global ISO PAS 28007 Certified
Solace Global, one of the world's most trusted provider of security in maritime, offshore and land-based environments, has announces its successful certification to ISO PAS 28007, Guidelines for Private Maritime Security Companies (PMSCs). Following its position on the working group, the company is one of the first to achieve the certification, which was developed in response to the demand for increased regulation of the security sector.
Germany's Meyer Werft Float Out 'Norwegian Getaway'
The 146,600-gt cruise ship 'Norwegian Getaway', whose construction has taken just 12 months, has been floated out of Meyer Werft 's covered building dock II for fitting out after tests in the harbour. The new cruise ship's passage down the River Ems towards the North Sea is scheduled to be in the next few weeks with a mid-Janaury 2014 delivery and the crew are already on board for familiarization. The ship has a length overall of 324 m and is 39.70 m wide.
Important LNG Trade Developments Summed Up by GIIGNL
In a report just published, the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL) note that in 2012, LNG trade has seen the first decline (minus 1.9%) in the past thirty years. The strong growth in spot and short term trade seen in recent years (up by 110% from 2009 to 2011) is no longer there, primarily, but not solely, in line with the lack of new supplies. Japan’s power industry. Its…
Navy Astronaut, Aquanaut, Scott Carpenter Laid to Rest
The funeral of the United States' fourth astronaut to fly in space, and the second to orbit the Earth, U.S. Navy Cmdr. Malcolm Scott Carpenter (retired), was held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colo., with full military honors. Carpenter, 88, died Oct. 10 at the Denver Hospice following complications from a stroke. He was, a dynamic pioneer of modern exploration, and earned the unique distinction of being the first human to penetrate both inner and outer space…
Dorian LPG Gets Finance for Scorpio Tankers Deal
US-based Dorian LPG has successfully placed 80,405,405 shares to Norwegian and international institutional investors to raise approximately $250 million intended…
AMVER Ship Assists in Deep Sea Medevac
A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen team safely hoisted a 61-year-old man suffering from severe dehydration from the Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System (AMVER) bulk carrier 'AS Vincentia' some 400 nm from shore. The Liberian-flagged ship had earlier taken the patient off the sailing yacht 'Enzo'. The Cutter Vigorous rendezvoused with AS Vincentia 200 nautical miles north of Puerto Rico…