Ship Production Symposium Calls for Papers
The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting has an open “Call for Papers”. The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held on October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Abstracts will be accepted until this Friday, June 1st.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Ship Production Symposium
The Ship Production Symposium in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting has an open “Call for Papers”. The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held on October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Abstracts will be accepted until June 1st.
GE Powers Next Generation of UK Navy Ships
GE Marine informs it has been awarded a contract to supply electrical power and propulsion to the Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the U.K. Ministry of Defense (MOD). According to GE, the marine industry often faces the challenge of bringing continual innovation to vessels without sacrificing the reliability of the technology. This is especially true for navy vessels. Building on GE’s technology portfolio in the naval market, GE Marine is now the chosen supplier to BAE Systems in providing the propulsion motors and drive system for the first three Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the U.K. MOD.
Homeland Security Science & Tech. Meeting Scheduled
The Homeland Security Science & Technology Advisory Committee, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, will meet in Potomac, Md. on February 26-27, 2004 in a partially closed session. Members will receive briefings on the mission and organization of the Department and the mission and approaches of the Science & Technology Directorate.
Anti-terrorism Technology Seminars
The Office of Science & Technology of the Department of Homeland Security issued an Announcement stating that it will host seminars to educate the public about the application process for the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act). The seminars will be held in Dallas (September 22), Los Angeles (September 23), Atlanta (September 24), and Chicago (September 26). 68 Fed. Reg. 53745
Volunteers Needed April 26 for SEA PERCH
The Sea Perch program in are in need of volunteers on April 26 to judge various competition events. The SEAPerch program is a new program in Prince William County Schools. It is a partnership between the Office of Naval Research, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, MIT SeaGrant, Lockheed Martin, Micron Technology, SAIC, Argon ST and Prince William County Schools. The program is designed to give students enrolled in the Foundations of Technology a business applicable project that will introduce engineering concepts, robotic concepts, naval engineering, design processes, scientific processes and the incorporation of research and composition into engineering. up to volunteer.
2012 Ship Production Symposium Issues Call for Papers
The Ship Production Symposium, in conjunction with SNAME’s 2012 Annual Meeting, has released a “Call for Papers.” The SNAME 2012 Annual Meeting/Ship Production Symposium will be held October 24‐26 in Providence, RI. Interest areas include ship design processes and technologies; material advancements and technologies; surface preparation and coatings; electrical technologies; planning and production processes; welding advancements and technologies; business processes; information systems; environmental technologies; risk management; human capital and workforce development; and facilities processes. Abstracts are due by June 1 and should be submitted to SPSpapers@sname.org. For additional information, visit the SNAME website: http://www.sname.org/events/callforpapers.
Global Ship Lease Extends TC with CMA CGM
Global Ship Lease, a containership charter owner, announced that it has agreed to an extension of its charter with CMA CGM for the GSL Tianjin, a 2005-built, 8,063 TEU containership. The vessel will be chartered for a period of eight to twelve months (at the charterer's option) at a fixed rate of $11,900 per day, commencing in direct continuation from its current charter on January 26, 2018. Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, commented, "We are pleased to have secured this extension with CMA CGM for the continued employment of the GSL Tianjin.
Robot Lasers Prolong Engine Pistons’ Lifespan
New robotized laser cladding technology aims to revolutionize the reconditioning of large bore pistons in two-stroke engines. A new reconditioning process from Wärtsilä Services’ maintenance and repair services business Line QuantiServ minimises welding, causes less thermal shock to the base material and replaces the old chromium layer’s galvanic application. “In addition to its environmental efficiency, the new coating extends the piston head’s lifespan and time between overhauls (TBO), compared to conventional chromium layers.
GE to Power, Propel UK's New Frigates
The U.K. Ministry of Defense has engaged in a major program to update and upgrade its current fleet of frigates. In the next decade, Type 26 Global Combat Ships will become the backbone of the Royal Navy, replacing its existing Type 23 Frigates. The Type 26 will incorporate the latest in hybrid propulsion technology: at low speeds, it will run on an electric drive system, while at high speeds, it will take power from the gas turbine. GE’s Power Conversion business has won the design, development and assessment (DDA) contract to provide the electric propulsion system.
UK Inks Design Contract with BAE
Britain agreed an 859 million pound ($1.32 billion) contract with BAE Systems on Friday, giving the green light to the British defence company to continue with the next phase of design for a new fleet of warships. BAE Systems has been working on plans to provide Britain with 13 new Type 26 complex warships since 2010. The new contract paves the way for it continue to develop the project by investing in the equipment and facilities that will be needed before ship building can start. BAE Systems, which on Thursday was upbeat about future defence spending after years of cuts to military budgets, said the deal built on its long heritage of delivering complex warships in Britain.
Securing U.S. Ports Against Terror
The Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Government Information of the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on February 26, 2002 concerning Securing our Ports Against Terrorism: Technology, Resources and Homeland Defense. Captain William Schubert, Maritime Administrator, testified about grants to be provided to critical national seaports to finance the cost of enhancing facility and operational security. Bonni Tischler, Assistant Commissioner, Customs Service, testified about the agency’s Container Security Initiative. RADM Kenneth Venuto, USCG, testified about Maritime Domain Awareness. Richard Steinke, representing the American Association of Port Authorities, discussed efforts by U.S. port authorities to improve security.
NAVSEA Awards General Dynamics $27m IT Services Contracts
General Dynamics Information Technology, has been awarded three Seaport-e task orders by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) , Carderock Division (NSWCCD), in. The contracts have a total potential value of $26.7m if all options are exercised. Under the contracts, General Dynamics will provide information technology (IT) engineering and professional services for the Smart Carrier program and additional NSWCCD initiatives. NAVSEA established the Smart Carrier program to harness new technologies and processes to reduce sailor workload and operational costs, and improve quality of life on Navy aircraft carriers. General Dynamics is working…
Alnmaritec in Air Supported Vessel Tie Up
Alnmaritec announced that it has recently signed a collaboration agreement with the Norwegian Company Effect Ships International (ESI) to exploit the technological and market opportunities related to the commercial application of ESI’s patented Air Supported Vessel (ASV) technology. The agreement gives Alnmaritec the rights in the U.K. to the manufacture and sales of vessels utilizing this technology with the possibility to market and sell these vessels worldwide and provides…
BAE Systems Begins Building UK’s Next Warship
BAE Systems said it has begun to build the first of the U.K. Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Global Combat Ships. Sir Michael Fallon MP, U.K. Secretary of State for Defense, visited the builder’s Glasgow shipyard to press the button to officially commence production on the new warship, and during his speech revealed the vessel’s name: Glasgow. This ceremonial event follows the U.K Government’s recent award of a contract worth approximately £3.7 billion for the first three ships to be built at BAE Systems’ sites in Glasgow.
Seakeeper Launches Smaller, More Powerful Gyros
After developing what it calls the most effective zero-speed anti-rolling devices ever made, Seakeeper said it forever changed the experience of boating. Within a decade, the company claimed a position as a global leader in active gyroscopic stabilization technology. Now, it introduces the Seakeeper 5, 9, 16, 26 and 35 models. These gyros are smaller and more powerful than ever. To date, over 1,700 Seakeeper gyros have been delivered, installed on every major boat brand in the world.
Port of Ngqura’s New Automated Mooring System
The automated mooring system at the Port of Ngqura in South Africa’s east coast is poised to improve port efficiency and safety, cementing the deep water port’s position as a leading transshipment hub for the Sub-Saharan region. The system comprises 26 mooring units, the last of which arrived at the port in March 2015. “Procured from global engineering group, Cavotec, the mooring units were designed, custom manufactured and installed to meet the specific environmental conditions of the Port of Ngqura.
GD Wins $27m Navy Contract
General Dynamics Information Technology has won three task orders worth a total of $26.7m from the Naval Sea Systems Command. The company will provide IT engineering and professional services for the US Navy's Smart Carrier program at its , Carderock Division in . It will support modernization operations including testing and installation of new machinery control monitoring systems, distributed data and control networks, and navigation and ship control systems. It will also provide engineering, system analysis, and program support for navigation and integrated bridge control systems that include antenna, sail, radar, microwave, and electrical systems.
PMI to Train Alaska Marine Highway System Personnel
Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), the West Coast affiliate of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) will be providing Fast Rescue Boat training for marine personnel of the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS). The Fast Rescue Boat training will take place on the M/V Columbia on September 22-26 and September 29-October 3, 2003. The Alaska Marine Highway System requires that Chief Mates, Boatswains, Able-Bodied Seamen, and First and Junior Engineers must obtain Fast Rescue Boat certification on their STCW-95 certificates.
Hatteland's Maritime Display, Panel Computers at IWBS 2016
Hatteland Display will highlight its diverse portfolio of maritime displays and panel computers at the International Workboat Show 2016 (IWBS 2016) this week. Headquartered in Norway and with its US office in Vista, California, Hatteland Display is a developer of displays and computers for workboats, ships and offshore vessel bridge and automation systems. The company is expecting a busy IWBS 2016, following significant recent sales growth and the expansion of its portfolio with a unique flagship 4K display system and developments within its market-leading Panel Computer range.
Ingalls Shipbuilding Fund 2013 STEM Projects
HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding Division awards $109,271 in grants to 26 schools & educational organizations in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The grants, which were requested by all of the organizations, will be used for projects associated with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). "These STEM grants provide additional resources to our Gulf Coast schools so teachers can better promote an educational foundation based on math and science," said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Irwin F. Edenzon.
Spain Named Partner Country of SMM 2000
Spain has been named partner country of SMM 2000, the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International Trade Fair. More than 1,100 exhibitors from 40 countries are expected to present the latest developments from all areas of shipbuilding and marine equipment and technology at the fair, to be held at Hamburg Exhibition Center from September 26 - 30, 2000. The 29 Spanish shipyards, most of which are still state-owned, currently employ 9,150 people. The workforce in the overall Spanish shipbuilding sector, which also includes some 250 marine equipment suppliers, is approximately 50,000. In 1998, Spanish yards completed 86 newbuildings worth 1.05 million euros (US $1,049,000) claiming a market share of 1.7 percent.
Deep Down, Largest GOM Buoyancy Modules
Deep Down, Inc., an offshore service and technology company providing innovative subsea solutions for the world's energy and offshore industry, announced an approximate $1m order for the manufacture of 70 metric tons of buoyancy products for a major project in the Gulf of Mexico, with delivery slated for early 4th quarter 2009. The order will consist of two 26 metric ton buoys, one 12.4 metric ton buoy, and several smaller buoys. All of the buoys will be rated for 3000 meters, making them the largest buoyancy modules ever constructed for that depth. Further, the buoys will be constructed with central steel hardware capable of a 200 metric ton pass through load.