FSP LNG Containment System Construction To Begin Soon
The joint venture group FSP LNG BV stated that it is taking the FSP LNG Flat Panel Semi-membrane Prismatic Type B containment system through General Design Approval (GDA) with the American Bureau of Shipping in Houston, and is projecting that construction of the first tank will begin at the end of this year. Formed earlier this year to take the FSP LNG containment system through the general approval process, the group comprises Braemar Engineering, Honghua Group EnTX and Jamestown Marine Metals.
KOGAS Gets First Gladstone LNG Cargo
Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) said on Wednesday the first cargo vessel containing 60,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas, the first shipment of GLNG project from Gladstone…
Svitzer Bags 30-year Towing Deal in Costa Rica
Svitzer has entered a 30-year terminal towage contract to provide marine services for the new APMT Moin Container Terminal in Costa Rica, starting from the third quarter of 2017.
ESG to Launch First Ship Designed with FORAN
Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), a shipbuilder based in Panama City, Fla., is due to launch the HARVEY SUB-SEA in November 6, marking the launch of the shipyard’s first vessel designed with the FORAN CAD/CAM System developed by the engineering and technology group SENER. The newly built multipurpose support vessel (MPSV) is the first of a series of two with a length of 103.7 meters, beam of 22.3 meters and depth of 8.92 meters.
LR Approves GTT Pressurized Membrane Systems
Lloyd’s Register specialists have issued GTT an Approval in Principle (AIP) for a membrane cargo containment system (CCS) for bunker ships to allow an increase in vapor pressure of up to 2barg.
AET Orders Eight Tanker Newbuilds
AET, an owner and operator of petroleum tankers, has signed contracts worth approximately $500 million combined for the construction of eight new vessels. AET on Tuesday contracted Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd (SHI) for four 113,000 dwt Aframax vessels to be delivered in 2018. The shipper then signed an additional contract Wednesday with another Korean builder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI) for two 114…
Rolls-Royce Bridge Awarded for Ergonomic Design
Rolls-Royce announced that its Unified Bridge Design has won this year’s Ergonomics Design Award, presented by the UK Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors. The award recognizes industrial design which puts the customer at the heart of the process using their views to generate ideas, develop concepts and test prototypes and finished products. Rolls-Royce describes its Unified Bridge as a complete redesign of the ship bridge environment…
Keel Laid for Lead Ship of Arctic Tanker Series
A keel laying ceremony was held Monday at Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. for the first of six ships in the project 42К Arctic Shuttle Tanker series. The six tankers in the series will be named after the famous Russian explorers of the Arctic, including participants to the Great Northern Expedition of the 18th century. The ships are being built to the dual Russian Maritime Register of Shipping / Lloyd’s Register class.
Indian Businessmen Explore Opportunities at Kizad
Abu Dhabi Ports (ADP), the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the Emirate, presented the offerings of its Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) and Khalifa Port at an exclusive business event in Dubai. Organized by Abu Dhabi Ports in association with Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC), the invitation-only event for Indian businessmen was held last Tuesday, October 20, at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel.
DBR Enters Cruise Vessel Market
DBR announced its expansion into the cruise ship industry following a partnership with a Dutch engineering and installation company in the marine and offshore industry. The latter company is currently working on a project that involves the upgrade of the electrical safety system onboard two cruise vessels. For the first time, DBR used its knowledge of and experience in the worldwide marine market and classification rules to deliver the power supply for cruise vessels, the company said.
Maritime Security in Focus in the Caribbean
Puerto Rico, centrally located at the crossroads of the Caribbean, is the location of Maritime Security 2015 Caribbean currently underway in the busy port city of San Juan. The keynote addresses were delivered by Ingrid Colberg-Rodriguez, executive director of the Puerto Rico Ports Authority, and Capt. Michael Zamperini, deputy commander of Coast Guard Sector San Juan. Attendees included representatives from federal agencies…
EnviroLogic 210EP Approved for Thrustmaster
RSC Bio Solutions announced that its EnviroLogic 210EP readily biodegradable gear oil has been approved for use in Thrustmaster gearboxes and thrusters. With this approval…
Maersk Tanker Fuels US Navy Tanker at Sea
USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO-199), a Military Sealift Command (MSC) fleet replenishment oiler, has completed a fueling evolution at-sea with the U.S. flagged tanker Maersk Peary in international waters off the coast of Sasebo, Japan, October 22., the U.S. Navy said. According to the Navy, the four-day training event marked just the second time in the last 15 years that a U.S. Navy tanker has conducted fueling operations at-sea with a commercial vessel.
World’s First MAN B&W ME-GI Enters Service
Nakilat, in association with Qatari LNG producers Qatargas and RasGas Company Limited and engine manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo, recently celebrated the success…
Carnival Maritime Opens in Hamburg
Digital support, surveillance and planning for all technical and nautical aspects of the 25 vessels of Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA fleets are implemented in real time by the Costa Group. Now assisting with these operations and risk/safety management is a new marine service unit, Carnival Maritime, which became fully operational today in Hamburg. “By founding Carnival Maritime, we invested in…
New Patrol Craft to Serve Nigerian O&G Sector
Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Limited (HIOSL) will take delivery of its second Damen Fast Crew Supplier 3307 Patrol, 18 months after a sister vessel entered service in the Nigerian offshore market. Established in 2006, Lagos-headquartered HIOSL serves the Nigerian oil and gas industry with a range of maritime, security and logistics services. Currently undergoing sea trials in Singapore, Guardian 2 is expected to be directly employed when she arrives in Port Harcourt…
Double Milestone for Great Lakes Shipyard
Tug Daniel Joncaire II, the first of two tugboats to be built by the Great Lakes Shipyard for New York Power Authority – Niagara Project, was commissioned during a ceremony hosted by Great Lakes Shipyard and attended by more than 200 on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. The sponsor of the commissioning ceremony was Karen W. Penale, Real Estate Administrator – Western Region, New York Power Authority – Niagara Project.
Young Sea Cadets Return from Voyage of a Lifetime
Six-day ‘Voyage of Discovery’ concludes in Mt. Six teenage U.S. Naval Sea Cadets from Long Island who set sail from Mt. Sinai Harbor returned from their six-day Voyage of Discovery, bringing back a lifetime of practical sea experience and tactical training. Captain Roger Noakes and three experienced crewmen sailed with the aspiring U.S. Navy Midshipmen aboard the Nada, a 47-foot sailing vessel. The six-day and six-night sail started on August 14 and included voyages to Connecticut…
DONG Plans World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
DONG Energy announced today it has decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 kilometersm off the west coast of Britain. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities, completing site assessments and having signed the majority of the contracts for supply and installation to build the project, DONG said.
US Leads Arctic Search and Rescue Exercise
The United States Government, led by the United States Coast Guard, the Department of Defense (USNORTHCOM and Alaska Command), and the Department of State, held Arctic Zephyr…