Samsung Heavy Venturing Overseas
SHI is ready to invest around $950 million in the overseas shipbuilding facility by 2017, according to SHI’s Chief Financial Officer Chun Tae Heung. Tankers, bulk…
Ingalls Shipbuilding Begins Fabrication for Aegis Destroyer
Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division today marked the start of fabrication for the future Aegis-guided missile destroyer Paul Ignatius (DDG 117). Paul Ignatius, the ship's namesake, and his wife, Nancy Ignatius, the ship's sponsor, visited the shipyard to see steel cut for the destroyer. Paul Ignatius is the 31st Aegis destroyer to be built at Ingalls. The start of fabrication signifies the first 100 tons of steel cut.
Cable Trackers Help Diving Companies and Military
Trying to locate subsea power and communications cables has always been a difficult job. Regulations require cables be buried from several feet to several meters under the ocean bottom to prevent snagging by boat anchors and fishing trawls. The amount of overburden on a cable often means it’s too deep to be located with conventional metal detection equipment. The device that has proved most effective in finding them is a cable tracker. This system has two parts, a signal injector and a probe.
Emissions Scrubber Receives Class Approval
Langh Ship received final class approval from Germanischer Lloyd for its exhaust gas cleaning system on m/s Laura (pictured), a 1996-built a 6,500 DWT general cargo vessel equipped with a 6 MW main engine. Langh Ship is a shipping company that has developed its own closed loop scrubber. The system uses caustic soda to neutralize the SOx in the exhaust gas and cleans the process water so that it can be led to the sea.
Volvo Penta's New Keel Cooling Option
Volvo Penta is offering factory-built keel-cooled engines for the entire line of marine commercial inboard and sterndrive D4 3.7-liter and D6 5.5-liter engines. The D4/D6 keel-cooled version uses a twin circuit design, with keel coolers for both the high-temperature engine block circuit and low-temperature charge air cooler circuit. “Keel cooling provides unique advantages for commercial marine vessels,” said Jens Bering, manager product management for Volvo Penta North America.
Permanent Magnet Technology for Maritime Propulsion
Multipurpose vessels, especially those that operate primarily at part loads, have been facing pressure when it comes to making money in today’s business environment. Returning to times of big profit margins will not happen soon without finding a radically different approach. Using permanent magnet technology for electric propulsion systems is a bold and proven way to save ship owners money due to lower fuel costs, less maintenance and fewer failures.
Industry Professionals to Speak at ShipConstructor Conference
The speakers representing various companies at next week's SSI Americas ShipConstructor User Conference, October 7-9, 2014 in Mobile, Alabama, demonstrate SSI's…
NY Harbor Supply & Distribution Fall Reception/Buffet
More than 600 attendees are expected at the 52nd annual New York Harbor Supply & Distribution Fall Reception/Buffet for the energy and energy related industries…
Video: Containerships Collide in Suez Canal
Two large containerships collided in the Suez Canal off Port Said at roughly 5:30 local time Monday morning. The Hapag-Lloyd’s Colombo Express, a 324-meter German-flagged containership, collided with 332-meter Singapore-flagged Maersk Tanjong, causing several dropped containers and a large gash in the Colombo Express’ bow. Both vessels remain afloat. A video of the collision is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ktwo-k-onk#t=198.
OIMO Adds Fuller to Leadership Team
Offshore Inland Marine & Oilfield Services, Inc. (OIMO), a company in topside and riding crew repair services, announced the appointment of a new executive to the company’s leadership team – Nick Fuller, Director, Business Development. In this role, Fuller will be leading the sales and marketing teams to create growth and sustainability to OIMO and reporting to Jack Berglund, Sr. VP Commercial. He will also hold a contributing role on the senior management team.
Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon
Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication in the world serving the maritime industry, with a circulation of more than 35,000 worldwide, including ship and boat owners, ship and boat builders, naval architects and marine engineers. Today Maritime Reporter heads a group of four print and 10 websites serving the global maritime, offshore and subsea sector.
Kounalakis Joins OW Bunker N. America
OW Bunker, a reseller and physical supplier of marine fuels, announced the appointment of Georgia Kounalakis to its physical supply operation in North America. Kounalakis joins the region’s senior team to take on responsibility for business development and help to drive further sales growth across North America, in line with the company’s global expansion strategy. Kounalakis joins OW Bunker North America from Aegean Marine Petroleum Inc…
Nigerian Customer Orders Ninth Damen Dredger
A Nigerian customer has added its ninth Damen dredger to its fleet. The Cutter Suction Dredger type CSD500 was chosen due to the availability of Damen Field Services in Nigeria, the builder said, adding that the local presence was even more practical in view of the challenging assembly conditions. For Damen’s Service Hub Nigeria this job is one of the first successes. Damen Shipyards Group standardly has a spares-stock available in Nigeria for standard dredgers such as the CSD500.
WCI to Move Offices to Washington DC
In an effort to better facilitate WCI’s lobbying work on Capitol Hill, we will be moving offices from Arlington, Virginia to 499 S. Capitol Street, SW, Suite 401, Washington, DC 20003 on Wednesday, October 1. Personal extensions will be provided at a later date, as they may change. Please Note: As this transition occurs, the WCI server (computers/telephones) will be down from Wednesday, October 1 until likely close of business Thursday, October 2 (subject to change).
‘Green’ Hybrid-powered Research Vessel Christened
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk christened a larger, “greener” new research vessel on Friday, September 26 in preparation for launching a new era in examining, monitoring and teaching about Long Island Sound. The $2.7 million environmentally friendly research vessel, Spirit of the Sound, was christened and officially named during a ceremony at the Aquarium dock. Breaking a bottle on her hull was godmother of the boat, Astrid Heidenreich of Greenwich.
GTT Earns Five AIPs for Multi-gas Membranes
Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) announced five…
New Simulation Tool for Collision Reconstruction
BMT ARGOSS and BMT Surveys, subsidiaries of BMT Group Ltd, the international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, announced an innovative new service as part of its marine casualty investigation portfolio. Utilizing REMBRANDT, the simulation tool developed by BMT ARGOSS, the newly formed Collision Reconstruction and Simulation Team will be able to accurately reconstruct specific incidents involving collisions to identify the root cause and any lessons that can be learned.
Cummins Debuts Mobile Tier 4 Generators
U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final certified mobile generator sets with 150 kW to 275 kW power outputs are now available from Cummins Power Generation for the rental market. Cummins said it conducted extensive field research to develop a reliable, easy to operate and versatile product to meet the latest emissions regulations. The mobile generators have been thoroughly validated and are now available to rental operators and customers.
Louisiana to Get Natural Gas Liquefaction and Fueling Facility
Tenaska NG Fuels, LLC and Waller Marine, Inc. today announced that they have agreed to develop, construct, own and operate Louisiana's first natural gas liquefaction…
HII Appoints Brenton as Corporate Director
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that Capt. Kevin Brenton (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs. Brenton served most recently as deputy director of the Navy's Strategic Systems Programs, overseeing strategic weapons systems. He began his new position on Monday. "Kevin brings a wealth of leadership and maritime experience to our company…