Incat Crowther Opens Brazil Office
Incat Crowther announced the opening of an office in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, created to meet the growing demand for Incat Crowther’s products and services in South America while placing Incat Crowther at the center of the South American Offshore Oilfield industry. The Incat Crowther Group said it has experienced significant international growth as a result of a track record of diverse vessel designs and unique consulting services.
New L.A. Harbor Commissioners Hold First Meeting
The newly assembled Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners held its first meeting, with four of the five-member panel newly appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. Three of the commissioners are Harbor Area residents. The Harbor Commission is expected to elect its president and vice-president at the next Board meeting on December 12 th. “Spurring investment and creating job opportunities at our nation’s No. 1 Port is critical to Los Angeles and the entire country,” said Mayor Garcetti.
Australia Awards Contract to Support Frigates
Chief Executive Officer of the Defense Materiel Organization (DMO), Warren King, announced that a multimillion dollar contract had been signed with Thales Australia…
U.S.-Australian Defence Chiefs Strategic Dialogue
The Australian Chief of Defense Force, General David Hurley, and the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, joined senior Australian and U.S.
Nordic American Tankers Announces Pricing of Follow-On Offering
Nordic American Tankers Ltd. announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering. The company agreed to sell 8,125,000 common shares at…
BSEE Cites 12 Operators for Neglecting SEMS Audits
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director Brian Salerno cited 12 offshore operators for their failure to demonstrate compliance with the Safety…
U.S. Navy Awards General Dynamics $17 Million for Support Services
The U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat two contract modifications worth a total value of $16.8 million to perform nuclear and nonnuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the first contract, valued at $8.8 million, Electric Boat will continue to operate the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Department (NRMD) at the submarine base.
GTT Wins CWC LNG Technological Innovation Award
On the occasion of the World LNG Summit held in Paris on November 18-21, 2013, GTT was awarded the LNG Technological Innovation Award 2013 by CWC for its work on the development of its membrane containment systems to reduce the daily Boil-Off in LNG Carrier tanks. The LNG Technological award rewards an active member of the LNG industry, a company that has made a positive commercial or technical contribution to the LNG production…
Harkand, Siem Offshore Sign Charter Agreement
Harkand has entered into a charter agreement with Siem Offshore for the Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV) Siem Spearfish. The agreement covers a firm period…
Atlantic Energy Enters Total Lubmarine Fleet
A naming ceremony was held for Atlantic Energy, the newest addition to marine lubricant provider Total Lubmarine’s fleet. The ceremony for the the newly-built vessel took place on November 18 at Posttrans B.V in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Atlantic Energy is a 1,560 dwt, double-hulled barge. She features a 35-meter bunker boom, allowing delivery to the largest container ships in the world calling at Rotterdam port and Europoort.
Frydenbø SCHOTTEL Grows in Norway
Frydenbø Industri AS represents several brands and companies mainly within marine industry, - with central locations in Oslo, Bergen, Ålesund and Øksfjord. The name…
Fugro's New Geotechnical Drilling Vessel Begins Operation
Fugro Voyager, a purpose built DP2 geotechnical drilling vessel, is entering service with Fugro’s Offshore Geotechnical Division to expand its operations in the frontier areas of the Asia Pacific region. Specifically designed and built to address the varied demands of the region’s deepwater markets, the new vessel has several features which will enhance overall productivity, Fugro said. At 83 meters by 20 meters…
New Cummins Tier 4 Diesel Engines Hit the Market
Cummins Power Generation launched two new diesel G-drive engines from 240-433 horsepower that are certified to meet EPA Tier 4 Final emissions regulations for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM or soot) without the use of a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). Instead, the new engines employ a combination of in-cylinder combustion improvements, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) exhaust aftertreatment.
CMA CGM Records Mixed Q3 Results
The Board of Directors of CMA CGM Group, the world’s third largest container shipping group, met under the chairmanship of Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to review the financial statements for the third quarter 2013. During the period, consolidated revenue amounted to $4.1 billion, up 1.4% over the second quarter and down 2.1% year-on-year. Volumes carried rose by 11% year-on-year to 3 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), a new historical record for the Group.
Bosch Rexroth Launches Powerful Direct Drive
The new Hägglunds CBM hydraulic motor from Bosch Rexroth, taking over from the Hägglunds Marathon motor, reportedly packs 50% more torque into a motor that is smaller and up to 50% lighter than its predecessor. Acording to the manufacturer, that gives it the world’s highest torque-to weight ratio. Bosch Rexroth said the Hägglunds CBM not only handles heavier workloads, but also takes up less space and places less weight on the drive shaft.
NAT Drops 10%
Nordic American Tanker (NAT) opened this morning on the stock exchange down more than 10% (Down $0.85 to $8.025/share in late morning trading) after saying it has…
Alewijnse Diesel-Electric Propulsion for Damen Cable Layer
Systems integrator Alewijnse Marine Systems has been awarded the contract for the full electrical fit out of Damen’s new cable layer, now under construction for international contractor Van Oord for delivery at the end of 2014. The 120m vessel is intended for the installation of electricity cables linking offshore wind farms to the shore. Alewijnse Noord and the Damen Shipyards Group have maintained a close working relationship for a number of years…
Obituary: Norman N. DeJong, Naval Architect, Innovator
DeJong & Lebet, Inc. announced that Norman N. DeJong passed away on November 7, 2013. Norman was 75 years old at the time of his passing. Norman was one of the founding partners of DeJong & Lebet, Inc., Naval Architects, in 1983 in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born in Blokker, Noord Holland, the Netherlands, immigrating to the US after earning a BS in Naval Architecture at HTS Haarlem in 1959. He worked at Phillip F.
National Freight Advisory Approves Harbor Maintenance Tax
The National Freight Advisory Committee yesterday unanimously approved a recommendation to pass legislation that will ensure that the Harbor Maintenance Tax is utilized…
Brunswick Introduces New 1200 Impact RHIB
Brunswick Commercial and Government Products recently introduced a new full cabin version of its popular 1200 Impact RHIB. Just shy of 40” in length with a 10'8" beam, the 1200 features a deep-V fiberglass hull for superior offshore performance and a commercial grade inflatable polyurethane collar for enhanced lateral stability and hull protection in boarding situations. The full cabin model offers weather protection for a crew of four.