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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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Seemann Composites Awarded Sub Contract

Seemann Composites Inc., Gulfport, Miss., is being awarded a $9,399,284 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee completion contract for engineering and fabrication services in support of the Composite Advanced Sail for Virginia-class submarines. Work will be performed in Gulfport, Miss., and is expected to be completed in April 2008. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, West Bethesda, Md., is the contracting activity

Electric Boat Awarded Sub Support Work at NNS

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat $10 million to support submarine maintenance and modernization work on USS Charlotte and USS Georgia at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. An Electric Boat team of 56 trades people and supervisors will work with the Navy on a depot modernization period (DMP) for USS Charlotte and an engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) for USS Georgia, prior to its conversion to a guided-missile and special-operations support ship. That conversion will be performed by Electric Boat.

Thales Reactivates Minehunters for Lithuanian Navy

Following an extensive Thales UK-led refurbishment and reactivation program, the Lithuanian Navy has formally accepted and commissioned two former Royal Navy minehunters into its fleet. In a ceremony at the Klaipeda naval base, LNS Skalvis and LNS Kuršis were commissioned into the fleet. Formerly the Royal Navy Hunt-class ships Dulverton and Cottesmore, the two warships are now fitted with a world-class minehunting capability from Thales, including new sonar, command and control, propulsion, degaussing, mine disposal and machinery control and surveillance systems. Thales was awarded the contract by the Disposals Services Authority (DSA) of the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) to refit the two former British minehunters for delivery to the Lithuanians.

Electric Boat Awarded Sub Funds

Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Conn., is being awarded a $116,369,994 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-05-C-2103) for lead yard services, and for development studies and design efforts, related to Virginia-Class submarines. The Lead Yard Services will maintain, update, and support the design and related drawings and data for each submarine, including technology insertion, throughout its construction and Post-Shakedown Availability (PSA) period. The contractor will also provide all engineering and related Lead Yard Services necessary for direct maintenance and support of Virginia Class Ship Specifications.In addition…

Harris Pye IMarEST Wales Branch Award

The importance of encouraging young marine engineers in their career development is fully recognised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and the Harris Pye Group. That is why the annual Harris Pye Sponsorship Award will be run in association with the Wales Branch of the IMarEST. "The Wales Branch of IMarEST has traditionally presented awards to recognise excellence in achievement in branches of marine engineering, marine science subjects and in marine technology," explained Paul F. Hancock, Chairman of the Awards Sub Committee of the Wales Branch IMarEST. The winning candidate will be a marine engineering student…

Northrop Grumman Awarded Sub Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation won a contract from the U.S. Navy for planning work on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (SSN 708). personnel training to support the maintenance availability. The contract is valued at $5 million. The submarine is scheduled to arrive at the Newport News shipyard in October for a five-and-a-half-month dry-dock maintenance period. The USS Minneapolis-St. Paul was in the shipyard in 2003 for similar maintenance. "We are committed to providing cost-effective, high-quality repairs and maintenance to the Navy's fleet," said Irwin F. Grumman Newport News. "This will be the third dry-docking availability of a Los Angeles-class submarine at Newport News since 2003.

NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference

The NEXT GENERATION Marine Power & Propulsion Conference is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton on April 18 and 19, 2018. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique event that focuses on viable solutions for sub IMO / sub 24 meter vessels. As most new power and propulsion technology is proving to be scalable this knowledge is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes. Conference organizer, John Haynes, said, “It is clear that emerging technologies including the use of electric drives linked to lithium-ion batteries…

MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop

The 2018 MAN OVERBOARD Prevention & Recovery Workshop is being held at the Grand Harbour, Southampton, U.K. on April 17. All sectors are invited to participate in this unique one day event that focuses on viable solutions. Knowledge gained about the deadly risks of people falling in the water from recent incidents with sub IMO / sub 24 meter vessels is becoming increasingly relevant to vessels of all sizes. Workshop organizer, John Haynes, said, “Topics focus on visible issues today, plus hidden areas of concern the professional maritime sector may need to face tomorrow.

Analox wins US and UK Naval Contracts

Analox has been awarded a contract by the US Defense department for the supply of a 40 additional Sub MkIIP Submarine Escape Monitors. This adds to the fleet’s current pool of 209 operational Sub MkIIP analysers. In addition to supplying the fleet, Analox is contracted to the annual in service support of the analysers. Also, The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Analox, a North Yorkshire/ UK SME, the contract for Submarine Escape Analysers for the UK Royal Navy Submarine Fleet. The Royal Navy has taken the decision to upgrade to the Analox Sub MkIIP, which is the only real time analyser that meets NATO standards and the requirements of the submarine service.

Norway Awards 75 Oil Exploration Licenses

© Marius Dobilas / Adobe Stock

Norway's energy ministry has awarded 75 offshore exploration blocks to oil companies in a so-called predefined areas (APA) licensing round, handing out acreage to 34 firms, of which 19 got at least one operatorship, it said on Tuesday.   A total of 39 firms had applied for the offered acreage, up from 33 companies that applied in the previous round a year ago, when the ministry awarded 56 exploration licenses. (Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis and Joachim Dagenborg, editing by Terje Solsvik)

Naval Architecture: The Future is Now Forget Gas & Diesel ... Break Out the Limbs!

The David Taylor Model Basin was homeport for some curious looking contraptions recently, human powered submarines, which were designed and built by perhaps the next generation of naval architects and marine engineers. John Hussey reports. High-tech met low-tech, and college engineers competed against standout high school students in the seventh running of the International Submarine Races, the biennial human-powered engineering design competition completed at the world's largest indoor tank, the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division David Taylor Model Basin, June 23-27, 2003. Drawing upon both brain and brawn, the scuba-clad future engineers and design entrepreneurs produced a range of submarines from the sublime to the surreal, all built to move forward on a 328-ft.

Bilge Water Treatment Unit Approved By LR

Lloyd’s Register has certified the first ever bolt on bilge polishing system designed to bring poorly functioning shipboard oil/water separators (OWS) into compliance with the strictest discharge requirements in the world. The Mycelx Technologies “SUB 5” Systems were awarded a LR Type Approval Certificate for being able to bring the strong oil emulsion specified by the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) MEPC 107(49) Type C Oily Bilge Emulsion down from 3000 ppm to 0-5 ppm at flow rates up to 2.5 m3/h. As of January 1, 2005 the IMO will require that all newly built vessels over 400 gross tonnage carry an OWS, which meets their stringent new standards. The standards will also apply to all new installs and major retrofits of oil water separators on existing vessels.

Kongsberg Sub-Bottom Profiler Delivered to Japan

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) recently awarded Kongsberg Defence Systems a contract for the delivery of one Kongsberg TOPAS PS 18 Parametric Sub-bottom Profiler system. The contract was handled through the Kongsberg agent in Japan, Nippon Kaiyo Co. Ltd. The system will be installed on board R/V Hakurei-Maru No.2 in February 2010, and it will replace an existing Atlas Parasound system. The intended use of the system is for resource mapping, research etc. in deep waters. The contract was won in an open competition. This is the first Kongsberg TOPAS system to be delivered to Japan. The Kongsberg TOPAS Parametric Sub-bottom Profilers are being used world-wide for commercial, scientific, military, and various research purposes.

Speed Record Set at Sub Races

New world speed records were set earlier this month in both men’s and women’s divisions of the International Submarine Races, an engineering design competition that challenges the creativity of underwater inventers and entrepreneurs. One and two-person teams from the U.S., Canada and the Netherlands battled it out against the clock in the week-long biennial event held at one of the world’s largest indoor tanks -- the Naval Surface Warfare Center’s Carderock Division David Taylor Model Basin in Bethesda, Maryland. Omer 5, a sleek two-person submersible from the University of Quebec’s Ecole de Technologie Superieure (ETS) in Montreal, Canada, set a new two-person speed record of 7.061 knots. The Canadians’ women’s team also set a new record of 5.885 knots.

Kvaerner Gets Offshore Spar Topsides Sub-Contract,

Example of Kvaerner topside work: Image courtesy of Kvaerner

Hyundai Heavy Industries (Hyundai) has awarded Kvaerner a sub-contract to provide services for inshore and offshore hook-up and commissioning assistance for the topsides for the Aasta Hansteen spar project. The inshore-work will be carried out at Stord and the offshore scope will be done at the field in the Norwegian Sea 300 km west of Bodø. Kvaerner explain that the inshore work will be carried out during the first half of 2016 while the platform is moored at Kvaerner's deep water site in Digernessundet, close to Kvaerner's offshore yard at Stord.

Inchcape Shipping Services Opens in PNG

Inchcape Shipping Services announced the opening of its own offices in . Concurrent with the new launch, the company has been awarded the agency for ANL and CMA/CGM in PNG. ANL‘s Asia Service offers direct calls to and from Papua New Guinea to Port Kelang, Singapore and Jakarta. Using ANL's worldwide network, the line also offers connections to other ports in , , Hong Kong, the Indian Sub Continent, Middle East/Gulf, Europe and the .

Indonesia to Buy Korean Submarines

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering reportedly has been awarded exclusive negotiator status to sign a W1 trillion export contract for diesel submarines with the Indonesian Defense Ministry and Navy, according to a report on http://english.chosun.com. Korea was in competition with Russian, French and German firms. The winning bidder will build three 1,400-ton subs reportedly worth W1.2 trillion, making it Korea's single biggest arms export.

APM Named 'Best Inland Service Provider'

ELSC Award

8th Annual Express Logistics & Supply Chain Conclave, prominent Indian-based business gathering recognizes service excellence. APM Terminals India Pvt. Ltd. was named “Best Inland Service Provider” for the third time in three years at the recently concluded 8th Annual Express, Logistics and Supply Chain (ELSC) Conclave, 2014 held in India’s maritime and commercial capital of Mumbai. The award was presented among the categories of ELSC Service Excellence on September 25th. “This award once again fully justifies the faith that our customers have put in us over the past three years…

CABGOC Awarded Contracts

ChevronTexaco Corp. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Cabinda Gulf Oil Co. Ltd. (CABGOC) has awarded three major contracts for the first phase of the development of the Benguela, Belize, Lobito and Tomboco (BBLT) fields in Angola's deepwater Block 14. BBLT will be the second major development in the highly prolific Block 14, which has yielded nine discoveries to date. The Kuito Field development, which began production in late 1999 -- 30 months after discovery -- is Angola's first deepwater producer. The BBLT Development is located 50 miles (80 kilometers) offshore in more than 1,250 feet (381 meters) of water. Plans are to combine the Benguela-Belize integrated Drilling and Production Platform (DPP) hub facility…

Pattofatto Honored With Award

The International Maritime Prize for 2001 will be awarded posthumously to Dr. Italian classification society Registro Italiano Navale. William A. O'Neil, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization, will present the prize to Dr. their two sons Leone and Riccardo during a special ceremony today on December 4 at IMO's London Headquarters. died at his home in March 2001 after suffering a heart attack. He was 60. delegation. after as a chairman both of sub-committees and other groups. Committee in 1994. of the International Safety Management Code. element aspects. major operation soon after he took over the chairmanship of the MSC. himself fit for duty even before he had completely recovered. contribution to the work and objectives of IMO. safety.

Aker Kvaerner Wins Blind Faith Contract

Chevron with partner Kerr-McGee has awarded Aker Kvaerner a contract for marine operations for installation of the Blind Faith platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The contract value is estimated to approximately $35 million. The new contract will be executed by the Aker Kvaerner company Aker Marine Contractors, and includes installation of a mooring system, topside transport, transportation and installation of the Blind Faith semisubmersible platform as well as hook up of the risers of the Aker Kvaerner company. President of Aker Marine Contractors, Torgeir Ramstad comments, "This contract award confirms the competitiveness of Aker Marine Contractors in the deepwater installation market. Aker Kvaerner has already been awarded the contract for delivery of the hull and mooring system.

A&P Tyne Shipyard Awarded Sub Fabrication Contract

Submarine construction: Photo A&P

A&P Groups Tyne Facility informs it has recently been awarded a £3 million project from BAE Systems for the fabrication of submarine sections. A&P explains that the scope of work will involve a number of complex structures, requiring the use of build jigs to maintain the accuracy during construction. The completed structures will be shipped back to BAE Systems for combination onto existing work within their facility. A&P Tyne’s fabrication facilities are claimed to have both the heritage and expertise to deliver complex and technically challenging projects.

L-3 Henschel Wins Sub Contract

L-3 Communications SPD Technologies group said its Henschel business unit has been awarded a contract to provide the integrated communication system (ICS) for the next six VIRGINIA-class (SSN774) submarines. "The integrated communication system award builds on our strong relationship with General Dynamics Electric Boat Division," said Don Roussinos, president of L-3 Communications Henschel. "The multi-year contract ensures we provide Electric Boat the best value for the Virginia-class submarines."

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