Superior Energy Included as 2013 Top Workplace
Superior Energy Services has been named one of Houston’s 2013 Top Workplaces by the Houston Chronicle for the second year in a row, announced David Dunlap, Superior Energy Services’ President and CEO. The list honors 150 workplaces in the Houston area ranging from small companies with less than 150 employees to large companies employing more than 500 people. This is the second year for Superior Energy Services to receive recognition within in the “Top Large Companies” category.
Japan: Experimental Floating Wind Farm Project
A consortium comprising of Marubeni (project integrator), the University of Tokyo (technical advisor), Mitsubishi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan Marine United, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, Hitachi, Furukawa Electric, Shimizu and Mizuho Information & Research have been participating in an experimental offshore floating wind farm project sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry since March 2012.
MHI, NEC Collaborate for Energy Demand Forecast
"Energy Demand Forecast System for Ships," Enabling Energy Savings During Operations at Sea Based on Precise Projections. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and NEC Corporation will collaborate in the development of an "Energy Demand Forecast System for Ships" applying NEC's big data analysis technologies to achieve energy savings during ship navigation. Plans call for MHI to begin marketing the system by the end of the 2014 fiscal year ending March 2015.
Sealink Connects with BASSnet Software
Shipping solutions provider BASS is going deep into Malaysian waters, signing on Sealink Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned unit of Sealink International Bhd, to equip it with the state-of-the-art Human Resource Management solution, BASSnet HRM 2.8. The contract, finalized at the end of June, involves equipping the publicly-traded Sealink’s fleet of more than 40 ships with BASSnet HRM 2.8, the latest edition in Human Resource Management solutions.
The Jensen Marine “HandySize” Class Tug
Designed by Jensen Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and built by the Great Lakes Shipyard of Cleveland, Ohio a 74-foot workboat is quickly making a name for itself; in and out of the water. The “HandySize” Class Tug was designed to fill the niche between the 2,400 to 3,200 HP market for harbor workboats, fireboats, and construction operations and coastal towing, too. The Tug model 2800 is powered by two Cummins QSK38…
Matson Orders Engines for New Containerships
Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific Ocean, announced an order today for two MAN B&W, 7S90ME-GI dual fuel engines with liquefied natural gas (LNG) capability to be installed aboard two new “Aloha Class” 3,600 TEU containerships ordered last week from with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc. (APSI). The deal includes an option for three further vessels. The dual fuel engines, each developing 42,700 kW, are reportedly the largest ever ordered in terms of power output.
Insights: Dennis L. Bryant, Bryant’s Maritime Consulting
Dennis L. Bryant retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with the rank of Captain after 27 years active duty. His billets included serving on the icebreaker NORTHWIND for several years including in 1969 when it escorted the tanker MANHATTAN through the Northwest Passage (this was back in the old days, when there was real ice in the Arctic). He also spent various tours as a law specialist, including an assignment as the Coast Guard’s Law of the Sea officer.
Port of Kiel Gears Up Winter Preparations
Preparations are in full swing throughout the port of Kiel for the oncoming winter period as the 2,050 GT, 88m long and 13 m wide cargo ship Julieta arrived with a load of 3,200 tons of gritting salt from Morocco. The Julieta docked at Berth 9 in the Ostuferhafen and was unloaded there by the firm of Burmann. Two giant grabs were used which are capable of offloading up to 400 tons of rock salt an hour.
Dometic Makes Key Changes in EMEA Territory
Dometic Group recently confirmed five key appointments in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) territory following the restructuring of Dometic Group’s global business operations in early 2013. Dometic noted that the appointments have been made to strengthen the EMEA business moving into 2014 as the company is experiencing an increasing demand for its products and installations within the commercial and workboat sector.
MOL Pledges Support for Typhoon Relief
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL)’s president, Koichi Muto, announced plans to make a donation of $30,000 to aid afflicted people of Typhoon Haiyen, which devastated the central Philippines.
Financial Prudence the Key to Bunker Trade Success
The importance of balancing the numbers for a successful bunker fuel trading operation will be stressed by GAC's Nicholas Browne when he shares his experience at…
Sureclean Makes £2 Million Equipment Investment
International industrial cleaning contractor Sureclean announced it has invested £2 million in equipment during 2013, increasing its fleet by around 10% which has allowed the company to expand its global service offering. Aberdeen and Alness-based Sureclean has made investment into vacuum transfer technologies, increasing its number of vacuum pumps to 16. Specifically designed and custom built, this…
Technics Targets Vigahs Acquisition
The board of directors of Technics Oil & Gas Limited announced that its subsidiary V Offshore Engineering Pte. Ltd. (VOE) has entered into a nonbinding memorandum…
HB Rentals Introduces More Compact Accommodation Module
HB Rentals, a global accommodation specialist to the oil and gas industry, has launched an innovative new 18ft four-bed accommodation module to meet client demand for a smaller…
President Obama Visits Port of New Orleans, Tours Container Terminal
President Barack Obama toured the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal and spoke to a crowd of more than 500 on the importance of growing the nation’s economy through increased exports. He highlighted the 60 percent of the nation’s grain that is exported by ports along the Lower Mississippi River from states, such as his home state of Illinois. “Corn and wheat from my home state come down the River, ending up here and going all around the world,” President Obama said.
Aircraft Carrier 'Gerald R. Ford' Christened at NNS
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division inaugurate the christening of Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78), the first ship of the next-generation class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The first-in-class ship features a new nuclear power plant, a redesigned island, electromagnetic catapults, improved weapons movement, an enhanced flight deck capable of increased aircraft sortie rates, and growth margin for future technologies and reduced manning.
Energy Demand Forecast System for Ships is on the Stocks
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and NEC Corporation are to collaborate in the development of an "Energy Demand Forecast System for Ships" applying NEC's…
Expats Keep Middle East Energy Sectors Ticking Over
The Middle Eastern oil and gas industry is still highly dependent on foreign workers with over half of the industry’s labour force coming from the expatriate community according to latest research released by international jobs board OilCareers.com. The research, commissioned by OilCareers.com from leading oil and gas analysts Douglas-Westwood, indicates that the trend is unlikely to change in the short to medium term as the region looks to meet project demand…
Matson Newbuildings Opt for MAN Dual-fuel Engines
Matson Navigation Company has placed an order for two 3,600 TEU container ships, powered by two MAN B&W 7S90ME-GI dual-fuel engines. The deal includes an option for three further vessels. The engines are the largest dual-fuel engines ever ordered in terms of power output with each engine developing a massive 42,700 kW. The ME-GI engines and associated systems will be manufactured by MAN Diesel Turbo’s licensee, Hyundai, and will be able to use either HFO, MDO or LNG bunker fuel.
Pilotless Aircraft Performs US Carrier 'Touch & Go' Landings
The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCAS-D) has conducted flight operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The aircraft performed precise touch and go maneuvers on the ship and In addition took part in flight deck handling drills, completed arrested landings and catapult launches. Mission operators monitored the aircraft's autonomous flight from a portable…