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RBG Safety Performance Improves

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RBG, the leading provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was acquired by Stork Technical Services (Stork), has delivered an outstanding safety performance by significantly reducing its lost time incident frequency rate (LTIFR) for the second year running.   Since launching its award-winning REACH initiative in December 2009, RBG has demonstrated continual improvement in its safety performance by:   • Reducing its LTIFR in the UKCS by more than 35% in 2011, following on from a 51% reduction in 2010 • Reducing its global LTIFR by over 30% in 2011, following on from a 38% reduction in 2010 • Reducing its total recordable frequency rate, which includes LTIs, restricted work cases and medical treatment cases, in the UKCS by 55% and 40% globally in 2011   The positive impact of REACH on RBG’s safety performance has lead to Stork adopting the initiative, which will be rolled in Q1 2012 across its global operations in the UK, Central Europe, Asia-Pacific, Americas and Middle East. Doug Meikle, CEO for Stork Technical Services, said: “I would like to congratulate RBG on another excellent safety achievement. REACH has clearly had a very positive effect on the company’s safety performance and this was a significant factor in our decision to adopt the initiative across Stork Technical Services


Stork Wins West African Subsea Contract

Stork Subsea director, Roddy James, with one the division’s specialist dive intervention craft.

Stork Technical Services lands major West Africa subsea inspection project.   Stork Technical Services (Stork), the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity management services for the chemical, oil and gas and power sectors, today announces a major £10million contract win for subsea inspection activity with a major operator, offshore West Africa. Stork announced the contract at the Subsea 2012 exhibition


General Dynamics Awarded $36M Contract

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), a $36.6 million contract to provide engineering and technical services and production in support of the multi-purpose processor program for submarines. The program is a combination of hardware and software that enables submarines to process data collected by towed and hull sonar arrays. The


Stork Opens New Operations Facility

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Stork Technical Services Subsea opens new operations facility. Stork Technical Services Subsea, the subsea division of the leading global provider of knowledge-based asset integrity services for the oil and gas, chemical and power sectors, today announces the opening of a dedicated operational hub at Stork’s UK headquarters in Aberdeen.   Stork Subsea has invested more than £1million in the 15,0002ft facility which houses the company’s extensive fleet of dive


N-Sea Acquires Stork's Subsea Business

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The acquisition of the subsea business of Stork Technical Services in Aberdeen is a next step in the realization of the growth strategy pursued by both companies and reaffirms the commitment of N-Sea to its strategy of becoming a leading Survey and IMR company, N-Sea said. The combined businesses will have a position in North Europe delivering IMR and Survey solutions to operators with subsea infrastructures in the oil and gas as well as  renewable industries


Braemar SA Expands Offshore Technical Services

Braemar SA has recently expanded technical services to the offshore oil and gas industry with the addition of OCIMF certified OVID inspectors/master mariners. OVID is the OCIMF administered program and industry standard for monitoring the suitability and maintenance of vessels working in the offshore industry. Braemar SA has served the maritime industry for more than 150 years and typically provides a broad range of independent third party marine audits, warranty surveys


Crowley Organizational Changes

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Crowley announced changes in leadership and company organization involving its logistics, technical services and marine salvage business lines.    Rinus Schepen, Crowley's senior vice president and general manager of logistics, has announced his retirement effective in June 2009. Schepen, a 20-year Crowley veteran, has been a significant contributor to the company's success and will continue to work for Crowley on special assignments in retirement.  


Wilhelmsen Appoints Neilan Asia Pacific Sales Director

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Wilhelmsen Ships Service appointed Sean Neilan Sales Director for its Asia Pacific region. Wilhelmsen Ships Service supplies Unitor marine products, technical services, ships agency services and maritime logistics.  


HII: Funding for DDG 1000 Modified

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a $10,999,993 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-06-C-2304) for research, development, test, and technical services for the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyer.  Technical services include technology development, analytical modeling, qualification of materials, potential design/process improvements, and design excursions.  Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss. (80 percent), and Gulfport, Miss


Imtech Strengthens Position in Belgian Marine Market

Royal Imtech N.V. (IM-AE, technical services provider in and outside Europe) announces that it has acquired the Belgian maritime technical services provider Van Stappen & Cada NV. This company realizes annual revenue of over 3 million euro. The acquisition will be paid in cash and will immediately contribute to the earnings per share. It will enable Imtech to further strengthen its position in the Belgian marine market.


ABS Wins Royal Canadian Navy Service Contract

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Canadian Department of National Defense selects ABS for classification and certification services for its entire non-combatant fleet.    ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries


Crowley’s Busch Joins Sea Machines’ Board

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Todd Busch, Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Technical Services, at Crowley Maritime, has joined Sea Machines Robotics’ board of directors.   The Boston-based Sea Machines is building autonomous control technology for commercial vessels.  


Deschenes Joins Bouchard as VP

Christopher Deschenes has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. said that Christopher Deschenes has joined the company as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Mr. Deschenes served as a Project Engineer with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc


ABS, GasLog Study to Simulate LNG Boil-off

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 ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, and GasLog LNG Services (GasLog) have completed a joint development project demonstrating a new approach to evaluating LNG boil-off rate (BOR).  


Chemline Launches Contractor Services

Polyurea/polyurethane protective coatings manufacturer Chemline said it has established a new dedicated sales team and web page specifically for contractors.   The company has served primarily the OEM market for 20 years, and is now adding contractor-focused services is in response to


ABS, Industry Experts Tackle MODU Safety Issues

At its annual Special Committee Meeting, ABS shared recent enhancements to ABS jacking gear requirements, which address jackup system reliability. Photo: ABS

 ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, collaborated with industry experts during its annual Special Committee Meeting held recently to discuss the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs)


WSF’s M/V Kaleetan on Board with Sherwin-Williams

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A total of 5,300 gallons of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings ensures that one of Washington’s most valuable assets will provide service for years to come.   With a longstanding history of ferry operation in the Puget Sound


ABS Leads Industry Discussion on 2020 Sulfur Cap Impact Scenarios

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ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, held its annual National and Regional Committee meetings in London, Copenhagen and Hamburg in mid-March.   “Our committee meetings provide a platform for transparent


Antwerp Port Authority Centralises Operational, Maintenance Departments

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 In order to streamline the Port Authority's technical and nautical departments and improve the service to customers, these departments are being centralised to form a joint cluster.   Three large new facilities will be set up at the site on quays 602-612: a central workshop (for the


New ABS Guide Advances Industry FSRU Development

Depiction of the world’s first Floating LNG Liquefaction, Regasification and Storage Unit (FLRSU). FIle Photo: Marinelink

 ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published the ABS Guide for Building and Classing LNG Regasification Vessels, outlining guidance for classing LNG regasification vessels.  


ABS Broadens Type Approval Coverage for SubM

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ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has expanded its Type Approval product certification process to allow original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to meet compliance with 46 CFR Subchapter M Regulations.  


Another ABS NS Software Implementation

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ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has successfully implemented the ABS NS Fleet Management Software suite for Hadi Hammad Al Hammam Group, a leading service provider to the oil and gas industry in the Middle East.  


ABS Leads Ballast Water Management Workshop

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ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, hosted a Ballast Water Management (BWM) Workshop for ship owners with BWM systems installed onboard their vessels. The full-day session covered a range of issues, including installation


ABS Approves Innovative Drillship Design

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 ABS is working with industry to improve efficiencies in offshore development.   “ABS is working on multiple fronts to help the offshore industry find efficiencies and streamline operations,” says ABS Executive Vice President for Global Offshore Ken Richardson. 


ABS Hosts Industry Leaders in Athens

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ABS, a provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, held its annual Hellenic National Committee meeting in Athens, Greece in June.    “As the recognized classification leader in Greece






 
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