DD(X) Ready for Detail Design and Production
partnership with General Dynamics, BAE Systems and Lockheed Martin, has completed the initial critical design review for the overall system design for the DD(X) multi-mission destroyer. The event demonstrated that the program is ready for the Flag level review in September and that the DD(X) Flight 1 system design is complete, stable and mature enough to enter detail design. "Absolutely magnificent," said U .S. Navy Capt. Chuck Goddard, PMS 500 DD(X) program manager. "The hard work and dedication of the DD(X) National Team and Navy program office to further mature the design and technologies since successfully carrying out the preliminary design review over a year ago should be applauded," said Brian Cuccias, Northrop Grumman vice president and DD(X) program manager.
NG, U.S. Navy Complete CANES Preliminary Design Review
With the successful completion of the preliminary design review (PDR), Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) moved the U.S. Navy's Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES) program one step closer to delivering streamlined and updated shipboard network systems for improved interoperability and affordability across the fleet. The two-day review, conducted at Northrop Grumman's CANES program office in San Diego, served as a forum for the Navy, Northrop Grumman and its teammates to share technical information and ensured the Navy's program requirements are clearly understood prior to entering into detailed design. The…
ABS Classes Kerr-McGee Truss Spar
ABS is launching an integrated project team structure to facilitate the delivery of its classification services, with Kerr-McGee Corporation’s recently sanctioned “Constitution” truss spar slated as the first to benefit from the enhanced process. Destined for Green Canyon Block 680 in 5,000 ft. of water, Kerr-McGee will use the “Constitution” spar to develop its 100-percent owned field in the Gulf of Mexico. The project development strategy—internal to ABS—is supported with a proprietary technology tool, “02E” or “Engineering 2000,” to provide global, real-time electronic review of the customer’s drawings and improved project control.
Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Design Passes ABS Review
The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center. “UMaine is pleased that its innovative design became the first floating wind turbine concrete semisubmersible hull to be reviewed by ABS, and found to meet the ABS requirements,” said Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E, UMaine Composites Center executive director and principal investigator.
FAST Program Achieves Successful Critical Design Review
Atlas Elektronik UK, with its Atlas-QED consortium partners ITT Corporation (formerly EDO Corporation) and QinetiQ, has achieved a successful Critical Design Review of a mine counter measures (MCM) flexible agile sweeping technology (FAST) technology readiness demonstrator (TRD), in line with the main program schedule. The demonstrator, which is being supplied under contract, will ultimately enable the MoD to put a combined influence sweep (CIS) replacement into service using FAST Technology. This latest milestone follows an Interim Design Review in September 2007. With the build phase well underway, the program remains on track to achieve the target of readiness for formal trials later this year.
ABS Releases Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels
Notation reflects increased demand for review and approval of machinery elements on vessels designed for conversion to LNG fuel. ABS has published the ABS Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels to support members and clients in preparing newbuildings for future conversion to gas propulsion. The Guide formalizes the process for clients who wish to plan for conversion to LNG fuel at a future date by providing a detailed review and approval and an associated class notation. "ABS is a leader in LNG as fuel…
Lockheed Martin Passes Design Review
Lockheed Martin marked a milestone in the Norwegian Navy New Frigate program with completion of the Critical Design Review for the Integrated Weapon System. System (IWS). The IWS includes the full complement of ship sensors, weapons, computing suite and communications equipment designed to give the Nansen-class frigates advanced anti-submarine, anti-surface and anti-air capabilities. Based on the U.S. Navy's Aegis combat system, the IWS also will support interoperability of Norwegian Navy ships with those of the United States and other users of the Aegis system. Lockheed Martin is developing the IWS for five new Norwegian frigates being built by the Spanish shipbuilder IZAR Construcciones Navales, SA.
PCCI Wins Skimmer Boats Consulting Contract
PCCI awarded DC Water contract for the design and build process of skimmer boats PCCI, Inc. of Alexandria, Virginia, was awarded a contract to provide consulting services for the design/build process of debris skimmer boats for the Department of Fleet Management for the DC Water and Sewer Authority. PCCI’s consulting support includes providing technical assistance, system configurations and oversight of the acquisition, design review and the design/build process for new skimmer boats.
Lloyd’s Register Recognizes Northern Lights
Northern Lights announced that it has received Lloyd’s Register of Shipping Type Approval. The design review and testing process required for Type Approval confirms that the Northern Lights product is built to the highest standards of design, manufacturing, materials and quality control. Sets receiving Type Approval include the 5kWM673D, 6kW M673L, 8kW M753K, 10 kW M843JK, 12 kW M843NK, 16 kW M844K, 20 kW M844LK and 32 kW M984K. Theses include both 60 Hz and 50Hz ratings.
Northrop Grumman's UAV Moves Closer to Production
Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the U.S. Navy. vertical takeoff and landing UAV to the Navy. team, the Navy and U.S. Combat System program. design to maximize commonality across the Fire Scout platforms. ensure it meets all current and future requirements. and the ability to integrate future payloads onto the aircraft.
Raytheon Completes DDG 1000 Deckhouse Integration Design
Raytheon Company, which has operations in Marlboro, has completed the Delta Interim Detailed Design Review for the DDG 1000 Integrated Deckhouse and Apertures (IDHA) element, set to be installed on the Navy's next generation multi-mission destroyer. The review took place at Raytheon's Sudbury-based Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Sensors and Surveillance Center. The IDHA element is responsible for the integration design of apertures antenna arrays for functions such as radars and communications. This requires flush mounting of the arrays on the deckhouse to ensure that the destroyer meets stealth requirements per its duties as a multi-mission vessel.
Raytheon Completes DDG 1000 Deckhouse Integration Design
Review for the DDG 1000 Integrated Deckhouse and Apertures (IDHA) Element. The DDG 1000 is the Navy's next generation multi-mission destroyer. into the DDG 1000 composite deckhouse. be mounted flush on the deckhouse. such an effective multi-mission vessel. design is sufficient to meet those requirements. begin the detailed design phase, moving the program closer to production. begin in mid-2008, after the production readiness review in late-2007.
Bureau Veritas Classes Brazil’s Largest FPU
Petrobras’ P-55 Floating Production Unit (FPU), the largest and the first of this kind entirely built in Brazil, is on its way to the Roncador Field, Campos Basin, where it will be installed in a water depth of 1,790 metres. The column stabilized semi-submersible has a capacity of 180,000 bopd and 6,000,000 cu m of gas. The unit is classed by Bureau Veritas. BV group companies also provided a wide range of verification and support services which made the major project possible.
Wartsila Tunnel Thruster Gets LR Approval
Wartsila has successfully passed the final step of the Lloyd's Register (LRS) classification society's Type Approval process to obtain an LR Type Approval Certificate for the Wartsila WTT11 tunnel thruster. Having Type Approval means that the thruster will not have to undergo a design review for each individual vessel or hull number. It is anticipated that the approval certification will deliver significant cost savings, as well as considerable reductions in production time, thereby giving a shorter lead time for the customer.
Iridium Next Constellation Passes Critical Milestones
McLean, Va. - With the planned commencement of the launch of its next-generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT, less than 36 months away, Iridium announced the completion of the satellite preliminary design review phase of the program. This phase concludes the preliminary design and specifications for all elements of the satellite system, including payload, main mission antenna, feeder links and cross links. “The foundation for Iridium NEXT satellite design is complete,” said Scott Smith, executive vice president, Iridium NEXT. Iridium NEXT is on track to further Iridium's position as a vital player in the global communications infrastructure.
Austal JHSV Initial Critical Design Review
On April 28, 2009, Austal completed the Initial Critical Design Review (ICDR) in its contract with the U.S. Navy for the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). During the ICDR, the Austal team provided a comprehensive summary of the critical areas of the JHSV design for Navy approval to proceed to Final Critical Design Review, the next critical milestone. In November 2008, Austal was awarded the contract to design and build the US Department of Defense’s next generation multi-use platform, the Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV). As prime contractor, Austal will design and construct the lead 103-meter JHSV, with options for nine additional vessels expected to be exercised between FY09 and FY13.
AN/SPY-1 SSSA Completes Critical Design Review
The Critical Design Review (CDR) stage for AN/SPY-1 radar Solid-State Switch Assembly (SSSA)'s high voltage modulator completed Aug. 26, confirming that the design is expected to meet performance requirements. A CDR confirms the system is on track to achieve affordability and cost goals, and establishes the system's initial product baseline. The successful close-out of the CDR milestone means that the SSSA has achieved a high level of maturity, and is ready to start complete hardware design and system testing.
Northrop Grumman's Gulfport Facility Operational Following Katrina
Katrina recovery efforts. response cutter for the U.S. Coast Guard. and launched at the facility since 1996. begin mid-next year. (CHSV) test article being constructed for the Office of Naval Research. which will mitigate risks for manufacturing large composite hull forms. Systems sector. U.S. Coast Guard. phase of the fast response cutter program. surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and logistics support. as an asset in the Integrated Deepwater System. critical design review, on track to occur in December or January. construction in Gulfport mid-next year. four Osprey (MHC 51)-class coastal mine hunters in the mid 1990s. specifically adapted to meet post-9/11 mission requirements. will be made out of glass-reinforced plastic laminate. exceptional response and reaction capability.
Navy Completes Key Design Reviews on DD(X) Program
The U.S. Navy's revolutionary DD(X) destroyer program passed two critical milestones in the past month with the successful completion of Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs) by the U.S. Navy on two of the ship's subsystems: the Total Ship Computing Environment (TSCE) and the MK 57 Vertical Launching System (VLS). Under a three-year $1.3 billion contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems serves as the weapon and electronic systems integrator for DD(X) -- the next-generation destroyer for the U.S. Navy that will revolutionize naval technology for the 21st century. As part of this effort, Raytheon is completing design work on eight major subsystems, including the TSCE and the MK 57 VLS.
Samsung Heavy Industries, DNV GL Partner for LNG Carrier Design
DNV GL and Samsung Heavy Industries. Co., Ltd (SHI) signed a joint development project (JDP) agreement focused on the development of new LNG carrier designs. Mun-Keun Ha, Senior Executive Vice President of SHI, and Tommy Bjørnsen, DNV GL’s Regional Manager Maritime Korea & Japan, signed the agreement at the DNV GL Group head office in Høvik, during Nor-Shipping week. The JDP aims to develop two 30K LNG carrier designs, one with membrane type LNG tanks and one with type-C (pressurized) LNG tanks.
Bureau Veritas Extends Russian partnerships
Bureau Veritas is extending its partnerships in the Russian shipping and offshore sector, focussing on High Arctic offshore projects. Bureau Veritas and the Russian Register are working together to provide basic design review for the Shtokman FPU for the two tenderers: SAIPEM, SAMSUNG and SOFEC (SSS) and AKER, TECHNIP and SBM (ATS). The process has called for a comparison between BV and RS rules, design review and documentation review, and performance of thermal, linear and non-linear hydrodynamic and structural calculations with VeriSTAR Hull.
MN 100: Alternative Marine Technologies LLC
Stamford CT. Alternative Marine Technologies (AMTECH) was developed to provide technical support to Owners in Shipping; Private Equity, Banks and Financial Institutions – firms requiring a better understanding of construction issues, vessel condition and daily commercial operations. Founded in 2007, AMTECH provides construction supervision, third party ship inspection, ship repair supervision, integration and design. Completing over 30 successful new building projects and design reviews in the past 7 years…
ESG Completes First OPC Milestone On Schedule, Within Budget
Panama City, FL, Eastern Shipbuilding has successfully completed its Initial Critical Design Review (ICDR) milestone with the United States Coast Guard on 21 July, 2017 for the Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Program. ESG’s accomplishment is noteworthy as it occurred on schedule and within the budget constraints set forth by USCG acquisition, and cleared the way to proceed to the next critical milestone known as Final Critical Design Review (FCDR). This accomplishment comes after a weeklong group of discussions…