Voith Marine Technology a Market Area of Voith Turbo
The business areas of Voith Schiffstechnik GmbH & C. KG have been incorporated into the Corporate Division “Power Transmission“ of Voith AG – Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim. In future, the company will be trading under the name Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG. Within the Corporate Division “Power Transmission“ Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG stands as a separate Market Area “Marine“ among the established Market Areas Industry, Rail and Road. The Executive Vice Presidents of Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG are Dr. Jens-Erk Bartels and Christoph W. Stegmaier. The integration of the business field “Marine Technology“ will result in a further expansion of our customer relations and provide us with an even better position as your partners for innovative propulsion systems.
Geislinger Expands Operations
Geislinger GmbH of Salzburg/Austria has launched several operations in Asia and North America within the last year. Geislinger develops and manufactures torsional vibration dampers and torsional elastic high damping steel spring couplings for large diesel and gas engines. Geislinger has 250 employees with annual revenue of approximately EUR 30 million. In September 2001 Geislinger Corporation was founded. It is a fully owned subsidiary of Geislinger GmbH and offers Sales and Engineering support, assembly of new Geislinger couplings and dampers as well as full After-Sales-Service of all Geislinger products in North America. The new facility is located on 14 acres of property in the Southwest of Michigan. It houses 3,500 sq.ft.
With a revised product range and a new corporate structure, Germany’s Schottel announced that its headquarters in Spay/Rhine and Schottel Antriebstechnik GmbH in Wismar have been merged to form the new Schottel GmbH with its registered office in Spay and branches in Wismar and Hamburg. Schottel Schiffsmaschinen GmbH, which is also based at the Wismar location, will continue to develop and manufacture controllable-pitch propeller systems as an independent company. The core competencies of Schottel GmbH are the development, production and servicing of steerable propulsion and maneuvering systems such as the Rudderpropeller and its electric variant the Combi Drive, the Schottel Pump-Jet and the SCHOTTEL Transverse Thrusters.
Schlumberger Acquires KBB, Augments Its Range of Services
Schlumberger Oilfield Services has acquired Kavernen Bau und Betriebs GmbH (KBB) from the Preussag Group. The purchase of the Hanover, Germany-based consulting firm, which has more than 30 years of experience in subsurface gas storage, augments the range of services provided by Schlumberger for the growing worldwide gas business. KBB's primary expertise is in the engineering, construction and project management of facilities for the underground storage of natural gas in salt domes, aquifer structures and depleted oil and gas reservoirs, including the associated salt leaching, gas compression and gas treatment facilities on the surface.
Simplex Expands Service Team
Simplex Americas LLC, the representative office for Blohm & Voss Industries GmbH in the Americas, has expanded its Factory Trained & Authorized service team with the hiring of Jay M. Lewis as Service Engineer. Lewisâ€™ 15 years of propulsion and shaft experience includes progressive positions as Outside Machinist for various Marine Contractors, Outside Machinist Foreman at Bender Shipbuilding, and ultimately Outside Machinist Leaderman at Atlantic Marine Inc., in Mobile, Alabama. In addition, he most recently was employed as a specialist propulsion service contract engineer with Rolls Royce Naval Marine. Tracy Pearman, with 19 years of shipyard Propulsion and Shaft experience has been promoted to Technical Manager in charge of the Service Engineers…
Towering Mast Fitted to Sailing Superyacht
Wally-built yacht 'Better Place' sails the Mediterranean with a Hall Spars 67.5 m (221.4 ft) high modulus carbon mast. Wally, a leading builder of innovative state-of-the-art sail and power yachts, has successfully launched the stunning Bugatti blue colored 50-meter sailing yacht Better Place, the world’s largest sloop in carbon fiber, developed on the lines of Tripp Design with the interiors by Wetzels Brown Partners, and mast and boom by Hall Spars. This Hall Spars Rig (mast and boom) weighs 42 tons.
Voith Turbo Acquires AIR
Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG has acquired the share majority in AIR Fertigung-Technologie GmbH & Co. KG based in Hohen-Luckow near Rostock. Voith Turbo has been participating in AIR, an enterprise founded in 1993 by employees of Rostock University, since 2005. With the beginning of the new business year 2007/2008, Voith Turbo has intensified its involvement in AIR, which is worldwide renowned for innovative drive solutions. AIR currently employs approximately 35 people. The core business of the future Voith Turbo AIR GmbH & Co. KG will remain unchanged after Voith Turbo's acquisition of the majority shareholding; namely the development and production of innovative ship drives on CFK-basis.
ESL Acquires Hanika ESS
European Satellite Link GmbH (ESL) acquired Hanika ESS GmbH. Hanika ESS is in line with ESL's strategy of expanding its offering to its professional satellite communications customers. With the acquisition of Hanika, ESS aims to extend its portfolio, to include developing service, installation and training. The integration process will start immediately.
STN ATLAS Marine Electronics Sold
As of November 1, 2003, equity investor EquiVest, represented by Munich-based CBR Management GmbH, has acquired from EMG EuroMarine Electronics, a Hamburg-based Rheinmetall Group company, the business operations of STN ATLAS Marine Electronics GmbH, Hamburg. The parties to the deal have agreed not to disclose any details on the price paid. The takeover by EquiVest is part of an MBO enacted by STN ATLAS Marine Electronics' Management Board. The new company will operate under the name of SAM Electronics GmbH. A leading systems supplier in the market for electrical and electronic ship and offshore equipment, STN ATLAS Marine Electronics' some 1,000-strong workforce generated sales of EUR 244 million in fiscal 2002.
‘New’ German Shipyard is Underway
With the closing on January 5, 2005, the marriage between ThyssenKrupp Werften and HDW has been formally consummated. This date also marks the official inception of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, the new group parent headquartered in Hamburg. Essentially, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems comprises the following subsidiaries: Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH, Kiel; HDW-Nobiskrug GmbH, Rendsburg; Blohm + Voss GmbH und Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH, Hamburg; Nordseewerke GmbH, Emden; as well as Kockums AB, Sweden, and Hellenic Shipyards S.A., Greece. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems represents a sales volume of around €2.2 billion and presently employs a workforce of 9,300. Dr. Klaus Borgschulte chairs the new company as CEO. Ulrich Ziolkowski is its CFO, while Reinhard Kuhlmann heads Human Resources.
MS EUROPA Sails into B+V Repair
The MS EUROPA, a 5-star-plus luxury cruise liner of Hapag Lloyd Kreuzfahrten GmbH arrived in the morning of 31 August 2004 at dock 10 of Blohm + Voss Repair GmbH. After its stay at the shipyard, the MS EUROPA will be setting off restyled for a 19-day. The cruise will start from Hamburg to Norway, Iceland, Greenland and on to Montreal.
Heuer to Take Helm at MTU
Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen, after more than 10 years as CEO of MTU and Head of the DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway Business Unit, will terminate his contract as planned with effect from December 31, 2004. The Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and the Supervisory Board of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH have selected Volker Heuer, who is currently still Presidente de los Centros Industriales of Mercedes-Benz Espana S. A., to take over as the CEO of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Head of the DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway Business Unit, effective August 1, 2004
Germanischer Lloyd Reorganizes Operations
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has restructured its business operations, dividing its two main operating areas into maritime services and industrial services. In a press meeting in Hamburg on March 4, executive board members Dr. Of a total group turnover of $160.4 million in 2000, about 80 percent was provided by maritime services and 20 percent by industrial services. Maritime services, whose main operation is ship classification, is comprised of tightly-focused central services coupled to the decentralized field service. The organizational structure runs along the value-adding chain with only three divisions: classification and flagstate affairs, ship technology and advanced engineering and strategic research.
Battery Hybrid Patrol Boat under Development
PBES and NORIS Automation GmbH have partnered on the hybrid drive systems for Europe’s first battery hybrid patrol vessel. The 45m long vessel is being built at Baltic Workboats Shipyard in Estonia and will be delivered with 273kWh of PBES Power 65 battery modules. “PBES batteries provide hours of low speed propulsion with reduced sound and heat signature as well as greatly increased efficiency,” said Brent Perry, PBES Chief Executive Officer. “The vessel is first of many that we will be seeing in law enforcement.
Barco Simulation Software Installed at German Water Police Academy
Barco announced that its radar simulation software has been installed and put into operation as part of the new radar simulation training system of the German Water Police Academy (Wasserschutzpolizei-Schule, WSPS) in Hamburg. The official inauguration of the system took place on 11 September 2006. und Industrie GmbH, and IN-Innovative Navigation GmbH, the highly sophisticated simulation system was developed and delivered on time, despite a very demanding time schedule. The German Water Police can now claim to have one of the most modern radar simulators within Europe. Barco announced that its radar simulation software has been installed and put into operation as part of the new radar simulation training system of the German Water Police Academy (Wasserschutzpolizei-Schule…
HATLAPA Takes Over KGW Business Unit
As of April 1, 2006 the managing partners of HATLAPA Uetersener Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG (HATLAPA) took over the former business division “ship technology and cargo handling” of KGW Schweriner Maschinenbau GmbH (KGW) and integrated this into a newly founded company KGW Marine GmbH, located in Schwerin. Close to 20 KGW people, covering sales, design and development department as well as service and commissioning personnel, are going to stay with the new company, keeping responsibility for the existing orders. In doing so, the long-term future of the ship division’s product range of KGW is ensured. Within the last almost 15 years KGW Schweriner Maschinenbau GmbH has become one of the leading suppliers of wind mill towers.
Navmaster ECDIS Gets GL Type Approval
PC Maritime, a member of the Charente Group, has received Type Approval from Germanischer Lloyd (GL) for its Navmaster ECDIS. The GL Approval is in addition to the existing DNV Approval and was achieved in collaboration with PC Maritime’s agents Veinland GmbH and Lilley & Gillie. Veinland GmbH was founded in 2006 by Dipl Ing Gerald Rynkowski and Fred Ahrens and is located in Neuseddin, close to Berlin. Veinland’s business is involved in hardware and software for maritime and industrial markets and sees it undertake research, development, consultancy, maintenance and servicing of systems. This year, in just the company’s second year of operation, Veinland expanded into two exciting markets, with Veinland North America Inc in Boston, USA and Veinland Asia Ltd in Hong Kong being established.
GL Announces Managment Changes
Rainer SchÃ¶ndube, Member of the Executive Board at Germanischer Lloyd AG, will resign from office leaving the management on September 300. He will, however, stay affiliated with Germanischer Lloyd as adviser. With his retirement SchÃ¶ndube, who has been responsible for the commercial field and the Industrial Services at Germanischer Lloyd, gives way for a change in the Executive Board. On September 1, 2007 the Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd will be extended by Dr Joachim Segatz. Dr Segatz will take over Mr SchÃ¶ndube's finance division. Dr Segatz studied Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on aircraft construction and fluid mechanics at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany.
HMD Holds Naming Ceremony for Containership
Hyundai Mipo Dockyard held a naming ceremony for a 4300 TEU Class Containership, Hull No. 0408, the first of five 4300 TEU Panamax containerships ordered by E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH & CIE. KG of Germany. This containership was named Ital Mattina Mattina by the ship owner. Senior Executive Vice President of HMD, Kim Choon-gon, and many representatives of E.R. Shiffahrt attended the ceremony. On June 25th there was another naming ceremony for Hull No. 0320. This vessel is the second of two 3450 TEU Class containerships ordered by Rickmers Reederei GmbH & CIE. KG of Germany. The ship owner named the ship Ital Fortuna and it was delivered on June 27th.
First Order for New Containership Series
Nordseewerke GmbH, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, received to new orders for a 3,400 TEU container ships. These orders mean the development, design and building of a new generation of compact container ships with a capacity from 3,100 to 3,700 TEU. The contractor of this order is the GEBAB, which is based in Meerbusch. A total of 28 container ships have been delivered to GEBAB since 1987, and 11 additional ships are still to be built by the ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems’ shipyards based in Emden, Kiel and Hamburg. The owner of the two new ships is the shipping company Martime GmbH in Elsfleth. This new order has been made possible by an additional collective labour agreement between the business management and the works council of Nordseewerke, and the IG-Metall union as well.
Double Christening at HDW
Pauline Pane und Carolina Echevarria today christened two containerships at Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft GmbH (HDW) in Kiel, Germany, a company of ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, under the names "Carolina E" and "Andres E". Both ships are part of an order for four modern 2,500 TEU container ships that was concluded in June 2003 with MPC Münchmeyer Petersen Steamship GmbH & Co KG. The first two ships were already delivered in 2004. The "Carolina E" is going to the current owner, FHH Fonds Haus Hamburg and the operating shipping company NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Cie KG. It will sail under the name "Maersk Narbonne" under the charter of the Danish shipping company Maersk. The "Andres E" will probably be delivered in November 2005.
Navi-Trainer 4000 Installed in Tenerife
Transas Europe GmbH has successfully commissioned a Navi-Trainer 4000 Fishing Simulation System combined with TGS 4100 GMDSS Simulation System and ERS 4000 Simulation System at Tenerife, Spain. This procurement provides the largest simulator on the island of Tenerife. The new simulator, installed at Instituto de Formacion Maritimo Pesquero de Tenerife, includes one GMDSS instructor station and eight trainee stations, as well as one navigational instructor station with one main bridge. The main bridge comprises three-channel visualization, plus numerous dedicated hardware and software modules for items such as Navaids, Complete Fishing Station, Conning Display, ECDIS and a GMDSS Station.
Vericor Power Systems Signs Agreement With MTU Friedrichshafen
Vericor Power Systems announced it has signed an agreement with MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH (MTU), whereby MTU will package and distribute Vericor’s TF™40 and TF™50 aeroderivative marine gas turbines. The Vericor/MTU-F distribution agreement will greatly supplement Vericor’s direct marketing activities for the TF series gas turbines to worldwide marine customers. The TF40 is rated at 4,000 shaft horsepower (shp)/2,983kilowatts (kW) and the TF50 provides 5,100 shp/3,803 kW. Both engines can be incorporated into a variety of flexible propulsion system arrangements. For example, the compact TF marine gas turbines can be used for stand alone power plants or combined with diesels to form COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine (CODAG)…