Alstom Receives Order for Ship Sets
National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a subsidiary of General Dynamics, has selected Alstom to supply the complete power package for two ship sets for Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. For each ship set, Alstom will provide two 19.75 MW electric motor controllers, the switchgear, transformers and control system. The value of the contract is $24 million, and the first ship set is to be delivered to the shipyard early in 2001.
Alstom Receives Order For Ship Set Trio
NASSCO has chosen Alstom Power Conversion to supply the electric power propulsion and automation package for three ship sets plus options on an additional three vessels for British Petroleum's purpose-built U.S. Alaskan crude carriers. The approximate value of the contract is $32 million. For each ship set, Alstom will provide the diesel electric propulsion system with rated power of one 10MW electric motor controller per shaftline at 85 rpm
Lockheed Martin Awarded $20.8M Contract
The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $20.8 million contract to deliver the first Aegis Combat System upgrade ship-set for a cruiser modernization program. The upgrade will extend the life, enhance the capability and improve the operational cost efficiency of up to 22 existing Aegis-equipped cruisers. The first cruiser modernization combat system upgrade ship-set will be installed aboard by USS Bunker Hill (CG 52). In addition, the contract
Siba Ships Sets Livestock Record
SIBA Ships has set a new record for livestock shipment, moving 22,100 steers and heifers from Darwin, Australia to Jakarta and Panjang, Indonesia in one shipment aboard the MV Deneb Prima. The previous global record was 20,900 cattle, on the same ship. The cattle on board took 36 hours to load, weighed a total of 8,000 tonnes and consumed 200 tonnes of feed per day on their voyage. Mauro Balzarini, chairman of Siba Ships
Unhappy Ship's Engineer Repatriated
Malayali engineer Arun George Thomas, evacuated from an India-flagged ship off Goa coast after father obtained a court order. The evacuation was based on a High Court directive following a Habeas Corpus petition filed by Arun’s father who alleged that Arun was being illegally detained in the ship, reports The New Indian Express. Arun told Thrikkakara police that after he joined the ship in November from Sharjah, he came to know that it was not sea worthy and hence wanted to quit
60 Liebherr Ship Cranes for Yamalmax Newbuilds at DSME
First vessel with four units of Liebherr CBW 2100 commissioned for deep temperature operation; 14 more ships assigned for Dynagas LTD, Teekay und MOL until 2019 Liebherr’s ship crane department has secured orders to equip 15 new vessels of the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., LTD (DSME) with one ship set of four units type CBW 2100 each. That means a summarized order volume of 60 Liebherr ship cranes.
China's first LNG Ship Sets Sails
China's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) ship sailed out of the shipyard in Shanghai, marking China's shipbuilding industry stepping into a new era, according to a report on www.chinadaily.com. Sources from the China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) said the LNG ship was built by CSSC's Shanghai subsidiary, the Hudong-Zhonghua shipbuilding (Group) Co Ltd. China reportedly has invested more than 100million yuan on the research of the LNG ship in recent years.
Gas Fueled Engines for Coastal Ferries
The first ship sets of Bergen gas engine powered generator sets have now been delivered for ferries fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The KVGS-12G4 gensets form part of the order for power plant for a series of five double ended ferries which will provide vital links in the main road system on the west coast of Norway. The choice of LNG as fuel for these ferries was driven by two main considerations: reducing exhaust emissions of CO2 and NOx and creating a base load demand for LNG
American Electric Technologies to Power USCG Patrol Boats
American Electric Technologies, Inc. a supplier of custom-designed power distribution and control solutions for the traditional and alternative energy industries, announced its subsidiary, South Coast Electric Systems, L.L.C., has begun delivery of power systems for eight Bollinger Shipyard-manufactured 87-ft. marine protector class coastal patrol boats (CPB) contracted by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Financial details were not disclosed
Wärtsilä's Tier III Gas Engines for Large LNG Carrier
Wärtsilä has been selected to supply its flexible gas propulsion solution for a series of new LNG carriers to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard in South Korea. The selection of Wärtsilä gas engines is indicative of the current emphasis by owners on the latest technology, and a growing environmental commitment to reducing fuel consumption and lowering emissions. By installing the Wärtsilä 50DF engines
RRS Sir David Attenborough: Construction Progressing
Cammell Laird shipyard informs it has reached the nine-month milestone in its project to build the U.K.’s new polar research ship the RRS Sir David Attenborough. The Merseyside-based engineering services giant beat off competition from around the world to be appointed to build the £15 0million vessel. The ship, which is the biggest commercial shipbuilding project in Britain for 30 years, has been commissioned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Norsafe Secures $23 mln in Contracts
Norsafe reported that it has secured more than 200 million NOK ($23.6 million) in LSA contracts that have been put out to tender so far this year. In addition to the recently announced contract with Kværner for delivery of three of Norsafe’s largest freefall lifeboats with davit systems to the Njord A platform, Norsafe has won several other significant contracts, both for new builds and upgrade projects. Among the largest contracts are:
Two AIDA Ships to Participate in German Maritime Festival
For the fourth time in a row, AIDA Cruises has agreed to sponsor a ship for one of these major public attractions of one of Germany’s biggest maritime festivals. Thanks to the support of the cruise company based in Rostock, the venerable Russian vessel “Kruzenshtern” will be a guest at the 27th Hanse Sail from August 10–13, 2017. The “Kruzenshtern,” a four-masted barque, which sails under a Russian flag
UK Partners Join Forces in Bid to Build Naval Frigates
A new partnership between Cammell Laird and BAE Systems aims to position the companies to build five Type 31e Frigates for the U.K. Royal Navy. The Teaming Agreement has been formed in response to the U.K. Ministry of Defense Request for Information and will now be part of a competitive tender process. Under the agreement, Cammell Laird will act as Prime Contractor to build the Type 31e Frigates with BAE Systems providing warship design
Parker to Supply Three Arctic Vessels
Parker Bestobell Marine, a supplier of cryogenic valves and part of Parker, a leader in motion and control technologies, has received a major new order from DSME (Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering) in South Korea to supply cryogenic valves for three new vessels. The company’s valves will be used in the cargo handling systems, including the main discharge line that controls the initial flow of LNG from the cargo tanks when pumping starts
India Bullish on Logistic Costs Saving through Sagarmala
Augmenting operational efficiency of ports & optimizing logistics evacuation can give boost to Indian trade and help seize the big opportunity of growth in Indian cargo traffic at ports which is estimated to increase to 2.5 bn MMTPA by 2025, says a report prepared under the Sagarmala port-led development programme of Ministry of Shipping. The Origin Destination study on cargo traffic projections & logistics bottlenecks emphasis on the need for creation of efficient
Caterpillar, SpecTec Optimize Ship Maintenance
Caterpillar Marine Asset Intelligence has announced a new project with maintenance management specialist SpecTec focused on optimizing ship maintenance. This joint accomplishment aims to reduce ship maintenance costs by enabling unnecessary maintenance to be deferred for shipboard equipment that is operating properly and identifying potential issues for action before a failure negatively impacts operations.
Sonagol Deepens DSME's Woes
Concerns were growing again over liquidity woes of Soth Korea's largest shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), as the Angolan oil major Sonangol EP is likely to delay the takeover of its drill ships once again. According to The Korea Herald, DSME was planning to deliver the two drill ships to Angola’s state-run oil company Sonangol by this month to receive the remaining contract fee of $1 billion.
Sir David Attenborough Lays Keel for New Polar Research Ship
U.K. shipbuilder Cammell Laird held one of the largest ceremonies in its history when Sir David Attenborough joined more than 1,000 people for the keel laying of the new £150 million polar research vessel. Construction was officially started by the world-renowned naturalist and broadcaster, after whom the ship is named, at the ceremonial event at Cammell Laird’s famous Birkenhead site in Liverpool City Region
Panama Accedes to BWM Convention
Panama has become the latest State to accede to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), bringing the proportion of global shipping tonnage covered by the treaty to 53.28 percent, with 53 Contracting Parties. The BWM Convention will enter into force on September 8, 2017 and will require ships to manage their ballast water which will help prevent the spread of invasive aquatic species
Dry Bulk Owners Say the Worst is Over
The worst is over for the dry bulk shipping sector, after years when too many ships chased too little cargo, yet the extent of the lost business means a full recovery is still some way off, leading ship owners said on Wednesday. Dry bulk shipping, which transports commodities including coal, iron ore and grain, has been among the worst performing shipping segments in recent years, partly due to worries over the health of top industrial goods importer China.
Alfa Laval's 100th U-design Scrubber for Grimaldi
The Grimaldi Group has placed orders for seven hybrid Alfa Laval PureSOx systems with U-design scrubbers. The orders are an important milestone, as the second of these systems is also the 100th U-design scrubber to be sold by Alfa Laval. The Grimaldi Group, which is the parent company of Atlantic Container Line, Finnlines and others, is a multinational logistics group based on maritime transport. Specialized in the operation of RoRo vessels, car carriers and ferries
JonRie Winch set for McAllister Towing
JonRie Marine Winches supplied its 6th ship set of Full 90 Ton Winch to McAllister Towing of NY installed on their new tug Jeffrey McAllister. The 92’ (30 meter) x 36’ (11 meter) Z-Drive Tug was built by Eastern Shipbuilding, Panama City, FL. The 5,150 HP tugs with a bollard pull of 75 Tons is the latest addition to the McAllister Fleet. The JonRie Series 250 Escort Winch was designed to handle in the Recover mode the full Bollard Pull of the vessel
First Ship Set to Enter BAE Systems’ New Dry Dock
BAE Systems will dock the first ship in its new floating dry dock, Pride of California, on Thursday, February 23. The docking of the San Diego-based amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) is expected to take up to five hours. The docking was originally planned for Wednesday, February 22, but was pushed back due to high wind conditions in San Diego. At 950 feet long and capable of lifting 55,000 long tons
Heavy Lift for HMAS Choules
The Australian Defence Force's amphibious capability was on point in the recent response to Cyclone Debbie, with HMAS Choules delivering one of her largest loads of supplies to affected communities last week. Working seamlessly with Army’s 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM8 landing craft, 80 troops and 43 vehicles took more than 36 hours to offload 850 tonnes of equipment and disaster relief stores destined for Rockhampton.