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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Systems Signs

ABS Nautical wins Two More Clients

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ABS Nautical Systems Sign Two New Customer in Greece.    ABS Nautical Systems has signed contracts with TMS Bulkers Ltd. and TMS Dry Ltd. for use of its NS5 Enterprise software.  The Greece based bulk carrier operating companies for the TMS group were both looking to improve the machinery and structural assessment programs that are already in place.   Both companies will implement the Hull Inspection and Maintenance & Repair software through the ABS Newbuild Program, which offers free software to ABS-classed vessels built after 1 January 2009.  These solutions will provide the tools necessary to monitor the structural condition of their vessels while managing the functions of vessel maintenance.   TMS Bulkers Ltd. will utilize the software on six of its bulk carriers, while TMS Dry Ltd. will implement on 19 of their bulk carriers.   Earlier this year, TMS Tankers Ltd., also part of the TMS Group, began implementation of the NS5 Enterprise Hull Inspection module on 37 of its ABS-classed vessels.

Xsens to Supply Sagem with DSP Module

Xsens, a supplier of 3D motion tracking systems, signed an agreement today with Sagem (Safran Group) for the supply of advanced sensor fusion signal processing modules for integration in a new line of inertial system products from Sagem. Sagem chose Xsens after a careful technology and supplier selection process. As part of the supply agreement, Xsens has customized its proven 3D motion tracking sensor fusion algorithms to take full benefit of Sagem’s advanced Coriolis resonating gyros

UltraStrip Signs Agreement with BAE Systems

UltraStrip Systems, Inc. announced the signing of a five year exclusive agreement with BAE Systems ship yard subsidiaries in San Francisco and San Diego to provide its patented robotic automated waterjetting technology equipment and services. UltraStrip's robotic technology will perform high speed coating removal services to the shipyard's customers, including U.S. Navy vessels, oil tankers, cruise ships, bulk carriers, and container ships. BAE Systems San

ECPINS Nav Systems for Brazilian Subs

Offshore Systems Ltd said its sister company, CHI Systems, OSI Geospatial’s US Operations, signed a $925,000 contract with Lockheed Martin’s Undersea Systems business unit to supply the Brazilian Navy with 6 ECPINS submarine navigations systems. These systems will be integrated into Lockheed Martin’s Submarine Integrated Combat Systems (ICS) that will be delivered to the Brazilian Navy.

ABS Nautical Systems signs Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement

Nordic Hamburg Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. has signed a contract with ABS Nautical Systems to utilize multiple modules from the NS5 Enterprise software suite. The company is replacing its existing system with NS5 Enterprise because of its user-friendly features, system stability, effective customer support and robust replication and system administration mechanisms. Nordic Hamburg plans to install NS5 Enterprise’s Maintenance Manager, Purchasing and Inventory

VEKA Orders Steering Systems for 15 Newbuilds

Last week contracts were signed at the VEKA head office in Werkendam by Stefhan van den Hil from VEKA Group bv (right) and Leo van Zon, Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. (left).

Last week contracts were signed at the VEKA head office in Werkendam by Stefhan van den Hil from VEKA Group bv (right) and Leo van Zon, Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. (left).   VEKA Group awarded Van der Velden Marine Systems 15 contracts to deliver complete steering gear and rudder technology solutions for inland tankers   VEKA Group has signed contracts with Van der Velden Marine Systems for 15 complete maneuvering systems consisting of an integrated alarm and control

OSI Geospatial, L-3 Communications Sign Agreement

OSI Geospatial Inc. signed a teaming agreement with the Marine Systems division of L-3 Communications Corporation to pursue opportunities in the worldwide naval market. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will jointly market and sell products including integrated bridge systems, navigation systems, homeland security systems, geospatial applications, command and control systems, and related training and human engineering applications.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract for UK Aircraft Carriers

LONDON, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Sperry Marine business unit has signed a full production contract for the Integrated Navigation Bridge System (INBS) for the U.K. Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carrier Programme. The company also signed a design phase contract for the Navigation Lights, Shapes and Sounds (NLSS). Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

New Zealand Navy Extends OSI Support Contract

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced that it has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for the Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INTS) that the company has delivered and installed across the Royal New Zealand Navy fleet. Under the terms of this contract, OSI will act as the design authority, and provide software and hardware upgrades, engineering support and training services. OSI has been supporting the Royal New Zealand Navy warships’ integrated navigation

Marorka to Deploy Vessel Performance Solutions

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 Abu Dhabi's ADNATCO & NGSCO, the shipping arm of ADNOC and its group of companies, has signed an MOU with Marorka, incorporated and registered in Iceland, a leading company in marine energy management, to supply and install ship performance monitoring systems for the ADNATCO & NGSCO fleet.    The agreement was signed by Dr. Ali Obaid Al-Yabhouni, CEO of ADNATCO & NGSCO, and by Ole Skatka Jensen, CEO of Marorka

Hybrid Energy Storage Solution Installed on Viking Princess

Viking Princess and Wärtsiläs expert analyzing the new hydrid system on board Viking Princess  (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä said it completed the installation of a hybrid energy system on board offshore supply vessel (OSV) Viking Princess.   The Norwegian vessel is now the first ever OSV in which batteries reduce the number of generators aboard the ship. The new energy storage solution will improve engine efficiency, generate fuel savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Viking Princess completed sea trials and the system was handed over to customer Eidesvik Offshore on

Mackay Communication, Inmarsat Partner

Gerbrand Schalkwijk, Chief Sales Officer (Photo: Inmarsat Maritime)

Mackay Communications Inc., a worldwide marine electronics and airtime service provider, has announced it has signed a partner agreement with Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT.L) to distribute its award-winning Fleet Xpress service to the global maritime market including deep sea vessels, commercial fishing, oil and gas, defense, and cruise-passenger lines. Mackay will offer a complete end-to-end Fleet Xpress package including the full range of Fleet Xpress airtime service options and choice of approved

DNV GL, Taiwan Pact for Offshore Wind

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 DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has signed an agreement with leading Taiwanese stakeholders to collaborate on offshore wind testing and certification to drive the expansion and facilitate the development of offshore wind in Taiwan.   The regulations for certification will be headed by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection since it has been designated by the highest authority in Taiwan.  

APL Renews Terminal Lease at Port of Kaohsiung

Photo: Port of Kaohsiung

 An agreement was signed between American President Lines LLC, Taiwan Branch and Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd, to renew APL’s terminal lease at the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.    The signed deal retains APL’s current terminal plot in the Kaohsiung port for another 10 years from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2027.   Nicolas Sartini, APL Chief Executive Officer said, “Today

Polaris Orders 10 ‘Green’ VLOCs at Hyundai Heavy

At the signing ceremony, Chung Ki-sun, Executive Vice President of Corporate Planning Office of HHI is shaking hands with Kim Wan-jung, CEO of Polaris Shipping. Photo: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbuilder, announced today that it signed a $800 Million worth contract to build ten 325,000 dwt VLOCs (Very Large Ore Carrier) with Polaris Shipping, the domestic dry bulk owner and operator, on September 25.   The contract is the largest single order in the last five years since HHI received an order of ten large-sized containerships from a Greek shipping company in 2012.  

RJE to Build GE Gas Turbine Modules for Australian Navy Frigates

LM2500 engine (Photo: GE)

GE’s Marine Solutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RJE Global, Morphettville, South Australia, whereby RJE will assemble GE LM2500 gas turbine modules and manufacture a number of components for this engine in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s new SEA 5000 frigate program. The MOU was signed by both companies recently at RJE’s facility in Adelaide.   The nine-ship SEA 5000 Future Frigate Program will replace the aging Anzac class frigates

Royal IHC to Build Reel Lay Vessel for Subsea 7

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Royal IHC and Subsea 7 have signed a contract for the design and build of a high specification reel lay vessel capable of installing complex rigid flowlines including pipe-in-pipe systems.   IHC said it has worked in close cooperation with Subsea 7 to incorporate several innovative features to make this one of the most technologically advanced vessels to date. The vessel’s compact dimensions are facilitated by the creative positioning of its three engine rooms and main reel

Envirocleanse to Install BWTS on CMB Vessel

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Ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer Envirocleanse said it recently signed an Agreement with CMB/Bocimar to install the patented inTank BWTS aboard the Capesize bulk carrier, Mineral New York. The initial installation will be designed as a pilot study to reflect much of CMB's fleet and will include the treatment of a cargo hold being used in part as a ballast tank.    Envirocleanse is currently undergoing both land-based and shipboard testing aboard the USTS Golden

Rolls-Royce, Google Cloud Sign Landmark Deal

Image courtesy Rolls-Royce

The maritime industry's exhaustive push toward autonomy just received a boost in the form of a deal signed between Rolls-Royce and Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems.   The agreement was signed at the Google Cloud Summit in Sweden, and it allows Rolls-Royce to use Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to further train the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) based object classification system for detecting

Suez Canal Orders Two Cutter Suction Dredgers

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The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has placed an order for two custom-built 29,190kW heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredgers (CSDs).   SCA has signed a contract with Royal IHC for the design and construction of two CSDs, which will be built in The Netherlands and are expected to be delivered in 2020   The vessels will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging depth of 35 meters. In addition, they will offer accommodation facilities for 73 people

Saab Multi-Mode Radar for USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter

Defense and security company Saab said it has received a $16.8 million order from the U.S. Navy to provide the Sea Giraffe Agile Multi Beam (AMB), Multi-Mode Radar (MMR) – a 3D, electronically scanned phased array radar – to be deployed on the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC).   The MMR provides high radiated power, selectable waveforms, and modern signal processing to consistently achieve high performance across various marine environments

Vitol Returns for $8 Bln Loan Refinancing

Geneva-headquartered energy and commodities trader Vitol has signed an US$8bn loan refinancing of credit facilities agreed in October 2016, the company announced on Wednesday.   The revolving credit facility, which is used for working capital and general corporate purposes, comprises a three-year tranche and a 364-day tranche. The three-year tranche totals over US$7bn.   ABN AMRO Bank, Commerzbank, Credit Agricole CIB

Rosmorport Orders Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

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Damen Shipyards Groupsaid it has signed a contract with LLC Onego Shipyard to build a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 2000. The vessel will be built by order of FSUE Rosmorport in Petrozavodsk (the Russian Federation) and will be the sixth dredger built under the design of the Dutch company Damen. The vessel will be delivered to the customer in 2019.   Construction of this new TSHD 2000 will involve Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC); the service that company provides to

A Business Park Made of Shipping Containers

Image: Box Office Warehouse Suites

Container King of Dallas has recently signed a deal with local developer Ron Sturgeon to build 38 innovative, eco-friendly, state-of-the-art commercial spaces made from shipping containers. Box Office Warehouse Suites is due to open in the Alliance commercial real estate area in Texas.    Sturgeon explained the process: "We sandblast them, paint them nice and pretty, bring in a professional design firm, tastefully add paneling, floors, ceilings, windows, and carpeting

Antwerp to Implement “Zero Pellet Loss”

Photo: Port of Antwerp

 Unique collaboration between industry, logistics and transport to keep plastic out of the environment.   Plastics are found everywhere in modern life. The raw materials of which plastic products are made are polymers, usually delivered in the form of small pellets. Antwerp is the main polymer hub in Europe for production, handling and distribution of plastic pellets.    Every year, millions of pellets find their way via Antwerp to other hubs in Europe

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