Petroecuador Awards Tender for 8 ULSD Cargoes
State-run company Petroecuador has awarded a tender to buy 18 cargoes of ultra low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) from U.S.-based oil firm Citizens Energy, a trader close to the deal told Reuters on Tuesday.
Brazil: Exports to Exceed Imports in 2014
Brazil will export more crude oil in 2014 than it will import, Magda Chambriard, director general of Brazil's oil regulator, the ANP, said on Tuesday. If her prediction comes true…
WASSP Goes Wireless with New Remote Mapping System
Multi-beam sonar manufacturer WASSP Ltd . debuts its latest system – now for super yacht applications. WASSP-Wireless has been designed to address one of super yacht captains biggest concerns; underwater obstacle avoidance. Ideally suited to use when navigating in unknown waters or where marine charts lack sufficient detail, WASSP-Wireless helps takes the risk out of the equation for the captains.
Color LCD Radar from SI-TEX
SI-TEX Marine Electronics launched its new T-760 Series Radar, which offers features like touch screen control, AIS target tracking and standard MARPA (Mini Automatic Radar Plotting Aid). SI-TEX T-760 Series’ compact, slim case and vertically oriented, 7-inch (800X480 pixel) touchscreen color LCD display allow for versatile mounting options, even on small and/or crowded consoles and helm stations. The T-760 Series case measures only 5.4 X 8.9 X 3.5-in.
L-3 SAM for DanTysk Wind Project
L-3 SAM Electronics won a contract for the supply and installation of the electrical system package on an accommodation platform being built in Kiel, Germany, by Nobiskrug of Rendsburg as part of the DanTysk offshore wind farm project jointly developed by Stadtwerke München (SWM) and Vattenfall. L-3 SAM Electronics’ scope of supply for the 2,500-sq.-m. platform covers provision of low-voltage switchgear and uninterrupted power supplies inclusive of cabling…
LNG Canada Awards Export Terminal Contract
LNG Canada, a joint venture led by Royal Dutch Shell, said on Tuesday that it had awarded the design and eventual construction of its planned liquefied natural gas…
Carnival Expands in Australia
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) announced plans to expand in Australia, one of the fastest growing markets in the cruise industry. With Australian cruise passenger numbers having increased 130%in the past five years and projections of 800,000 cruise passengers in 2013 growing to one million by 2016, P&O Cruises (Australia), one of Carnival Corporation’s 10 brands, will add two ships to its fleet in 2015.
Norwegian Navy Embraces Electrification
GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) has announced that it is working with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME) in South Korea to provide an electrical power and propulsion system for a Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) logistics and support vessel (LSV). GE’s equipment will be installed as a key part of the ship’s hybrid propulsion system, improving fuel efficiency and operating flexibility.
Vice Adm. Neffenger Becomes Vice Commandant
U.S. Coast Guard Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger relieved Vice Adm. John Currier as Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard during a change of watch ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Tuesday. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp presided over the ceremony and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson attended. “It has been my honor to serve our nation as the vice commandant,” said Currier.
Subsea Risk Management in Real Time
Bergen, Norway – May 20, 2014 – A newly established research center on Norway’s west coast hopes to improve subsea operation and maintenance by bringing risk management into real time.
Siemens Asks Alstom For More Info
Germany's Siemens wrote to Alstom on Tuesday asking for more information ahead of a likely offer for the French company's power business, French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said. Alstom is already in talks with U.S. conglomerate General Electric over a 12.35 billion euro ($16.9 billion) bid for its power arm, which it is due to review by June 2. Under pressure from the French government, however, it has opened its books to Siemens as well.
GAC EnvironHull now at 2nd UAE port -Fujairah
GAC EnvironHull, part of global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC Group, has expanded its eco-friendly, brush-and-diver-free hull cleaning operation to Fujairah, just six months after its global launch. Launched in Dubai in November 2013, the HullWiper Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is an unmanned hull cleaning unit which uses adjustable pressure sea water jets as the cleaning medium rather than brushes or abrasives, resulting in minimal damage to the antifouling surface.
Exxon's $19 Bln PNG Plant could change country's fortune
ExxonMobil's $19 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Papua New Guinea, which is shipping its first cargo, is set to dramatically transform one of Asia-Pacific's most unstable countries, for better or for worse. The LNG venture, which is expected to produce more than 9 trillion cubic feet of gas over 30 years, is the largest private investment in the South Pacific nation's history. ExxonMobil is relying on projects like this one for much-needed production growth…
COSCO Nantong Delivers Offshore Heavy Lift Vessel
COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co., says it has delivered the pipelay & heavy-lift vessel 'SapuraKencana 3500', to its Asian buyer. COSCO explains that the new vessel…
BW acquires 10 chemical tankers from Stream Tankers
BW has signed a purchase agreement to acquire ten chemical tankers comprising two ships built in 2008 and 2010 and eight newbuildings to be delivered between 2015 and 2018 from Stream Tankers. The two chemical tankers are from Japanese shipyards Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. and Shitanoe Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. The newbuildings are being built with the same shipyards and when complete, they will be equipped with eco-design hulls and fuel efficient engines.
FUSION-LINK™ Implementation On Humminbird Ion And ONIX Series
FUSION®, a worldwide leader in marine entertainment, announced today its FUSION-Link™ entertainment protocol is now supported by the Humminbird ION and ONIX series. Providing the ability to control audio capabilities and functions of the FUSION 700 and 205 Series Marine Entertainment System directly from ION and ONIX multifunction displays, FUSION-Link™ makes it easy for Humminbird owners to enjoy their onboard audio and video entertainment.
Foster Wheeler's subsidiary awarded contract by LNG Canada
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Engineering and Construction Group, in joint venture with affiliates of Chiyoda Corporation, Saipem S.p.A. and WorleyParsons Limited (“CFSW JV”), has been awarded a contract by LNG Canada Development Inc. (“LNG Canada”) for the provision of front-end engineering design (“FEED”) and project execution services for a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project…
Large Yacht Fire-fighting: Upcoming Resolve Symposium
Resolve Maritime Academy informs it is to participate with industry leaders in a discussion at Roscioli Yachting Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on new techniques and training in fighting fires aboard large yachts. Resolve explains that in conjuncture with MES, Bullard and PyroLance, they will be discussing large yacht shipboard firefighting methods. As technology and techniques grow and evolve, it is important to stay abreast of current and future trends in order to minimize risk and damage.
Caterpillar To Launch New CAT® CG137-8 Generator Set
Caterpillar Oil & Gas will unveil the new Cat CG137-8 natural gas generator set at the Bismarck Civic Center in Bismarck, North Dakota during the 2014 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference now in progress from May 20 – 22nd. The new Cat CG137-8 generator set provides 282 ekW (352 kVA), 60 Hz @ 1800 rpm of rated power, offering customers an additional power node to complement existing Cat power solutions in land production applications.
Production Shut Down at Statoil's Snorre B Offshore Platform
Production from a subsea template at the Snorre B platform in the North Sea has been shut down following the discovery of an abnormal erosion of mass under the template, says Statoil. Statoil add that over the last 24 hours, no movement has been observed in the pit at the subsea template. The area is under continuous ROV surveillance and sediment samples have been taken. "Brine" (water with heavier…