LR Acquires Human Engineering
Lloyd’s Register seeks to enhance its human factors technical services business with the acquisition of Human Engineering Limited, a supplier of ergonomics and human factors technical services worldwide. The signing took place on July 23, 2008 in London, between Lloyd’s Register Transportation Commercial Director, Rod Evans, and Human Engineering’s Managing Director, James Amende. Human Engineering is an independent company that has been providing human factors, risk management and design services since 1995. The move adds 60 employees over four offices worldwide to the Lloyd’s Register's Group.
Ferguson to Build Two CalMac Ferries
Scottish minister Nicola Sturgeon have named Ferguson shipyard as the preferred bidder for a £97 million contract for the biggest new ferries on the Clyde since 2001 in a deal that could secure more than 150 jobs. The move will provide boost for shipbuilding in the civilian shipyard on the River Clyde Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) and the local economy around a year after the owners of the shipyard went into administration. Ferguson was taken over by Clyde Blowers billionaire and former Scottish independence supporter Jim McColl last year.
Moffett Engineering rebrands as Cargotec
Moffett Engineering Limited, the Dundalk based manufacturer of Hiab Moffett truck-mounted forklifts and part of Cargotec Corporation has changed its name to Cargotec Ireland. Moffett Engineering Limited started business in the 1940's by developing products for the local agricultural market and in the mid 1980's they created a revolution in the transport industry with the invention of the truck-mounted forklift, a three wheel drive machine that can be carried on almost any truck or trailer without the loss of load space…
Ship Building Strategy for Indian Shipyards
According to an August 9 release from India’s Press Information Bureau, the Indian Navy has recommended introduction of modern and emerging techniques in shipbuilding in the country in order to reduce the built periods. The Chief of Naval Staff has been encouraging the participation of capable private shipyards to augment shipbuilding capacity in the country. The Mazgaon Dock Limited, Mumbai, Goa Shipyard Limited Vasco-da-Gama and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited, Kolkata are being modernized to augment and improve their production capacities to keep pace with the Naval requirements. Hindustan Shipyards Limited, Visakhapatnam has also been added to Defence Shipyards also to address the concerns of the Navy.
GBP1mln Grant to Create 100 Jobs at Ferguson Shipyard
The last commercial shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland, has secured grant to help safeguard 125 jobs and create a further 100. Ferguson shipyard has been awarded a £1m grant to refurbish its Port Glasgow premises and help fund new jobs. Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd (FMEL) received the grant from Scottish Enterprise which will boost the number of full time staff from 150 to 250 at Port Glasgow. The Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) funding will contribute to Ferguson Marine's redevelopment of its premises and investment in new state of the art equipment.
Unithai to Operate Largest Floating Dock in Thailand
Thailand’s Unithai Shipyard and Engineering Limited continues to develop the shipyard’s capacity and capabilities in ship repair services in response to client needs. Unithai Shipyard awarded a contract to China’s Huarun Dadong Dockyard to build a floating dock 984 feet in length and 170 feet wide with a lifting capacity of 48,000 metric tons, making it the largest dock ever seen in Thailand. “This new floating dock will increase Unithai Shipyard’s capacity and capabilities to accommodate Aframax and Post-Panamax vessels of up to 170…
Sembcorp Plants UK Footprint
Sembcorp Marine (SMOE) acquires, from Smulders Group, SLP Engineering Limited (SLP) based in Lowestoft, UK. SLP will be renamed Sembmarine SLP Limited (Sembmarine SLP) and will be held through newly incorporated company Sembmarine North Sea Limited (Sembmarine North Sea). Sembmarine North Sea will be 70% owned by SMOE and 30% owned by eight members of the SLP Management team led by its Managing Director, Mr Paul Thomson. SMOE will acquire all the shares in SLP from Zefier, a subsidiary of Smulders Group. Under the Sales & Purchase Agreement signed on 14 September 2012, SMOE will pay about £2.5 million for both shares and settlement of the intercompany loans of SLP. The deal will be completed only upon certain conditions being met. The NTA of SLP is about £0.7 million.
Hoe, Yick Appointed at Keppel
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) appointed Hoe Eng Hock as the Executive Director of Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd with effect from July 1, 2005, following the retirement of Goh Boon Kiat on June 30, 2005. Hoe, 54 years old, will oversee the business operations and strategic development of Keppel Singmarine. A Colombo Plan scholar, he has served and held various senior management positions in the Keppel group of companies since 1975. Hoe was country manager in charge of Keppel’s businesses in Philippines between 1991 and 2002. Prior to this new appointment, he was the Senior General Manager (Production) of Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd.
ASRY in Maritime Deal with Relay
UK-based engineering firm signs service agreement to provide direct services to vessels in ASRY, expanding the list of the yard’s onsite specialist contractors. ASRY, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Arabian Gulf, has signed a specialized Services Agreement with Relay Engineering Limited, a specialist engineering company based in the UK, to offer its expertise in electrical, mechanical and constructive engineering directly to ASRY’s customers from a dedicated service point in the yard.
Kongsberg Wins EPCI Contract for New Ferry Builds
Kongsberg Maritime informs it has been awarded engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts worth more than NOK 160 million with the Glasgow based shipbuilder and marine fabricator Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL) for two new 100-meter ferries for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL). The ferries will be dual-fuel vessels so they can operate on liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine diesel, and are designed to carry 127 cars or 16 HGVs, or a combination of both and up to 1,000 passengers. Kongsberg Maritime, together with its wholly owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME), will execute the project; KME will provide all engineering, procurement and project management while Kongsberg Maritime will supply a ‘Full Picture’ system delivery.
KONGSBERG Bags EPCI work for Two Caledonian Maritime Assets ferries
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Installation (EPCI) contracts with the Glasgow based shipbuilder and marine fabricator, Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited (FMEL). The contracts, worth more than NOK 160 Million, cover deliveries to two 100 meter ferries for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL). Kongsberg Maritime, together with its wholly owned subsidiary Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME) will execute the project. KME will provide all engineering…
Ferguson Signs $150mln LNG Ferries for CMAL
Scotland-based Ferguson Marine Engineering (FMEL) has signed a deal to build two 100-meter, dual-fuel ferries for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) in a contract worth £97 million (USD 150 million) that will boost shipbuilding on the River Clyde and secure 150 shipyard jobs. Back in August, the government of Scotland named the rejuvenated Scottish yard as the preferred tenderer for the contract to build the two ferries for the state-backed ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac).
Triyards Loses Two Shipbuilding Contracts
Triyards Holdings, the offshore marine division of Ezra Holdings, has swung deep into the red following the termination of two shipbuilding contracts worth some $51 million. "The Board of Directors of Triyards Holdings wishes to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Saigon Offshore Fabrication and Engineering Limited, has received notices of termination of the two shipbuilding contracts dated 26 June 2015 and the addendum dated 10 May 2017 for the design and construction…
ASRY 2015 Strategy Combats Challenging Market
Up to May 2015, ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), was seeing encouraging results from it’s 2015 strategy to combat the widespread challenges facing the maritime repair market, particularly shipowners reduced repair budgets. In terms of revenue, the ship repair side of ASRY’s business has been solid in 2015, with almost identical revenues to the same period in 2014, with the number of ships showing a slight increase for the same period last year. Up until the end of April…
New Appointments at Keppel Strengthen Growth
The Board and Management of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) wish to announce several new appointments as part of ongoing efforts to put in place a strong leadership team to continually reinforce the Group's growth strategy. Mr Michael Chia, 59, has been appointed Managing Director (Marine) of Keppel O&M and will oversee Keppel O&M's Marine Division which includes Keppel Shipyard, Keppel Singmarine and other marine-related overseas yards. Mr Chia will concurrently hold his appointments as Managing Director (Technology) of Keppel O&M and Managing Director of Keppel O&M Technology Centre. He will report directly to Mr Chow Yew Yuen, Chief Operating Officer of Keppel O&M.
Tech File: Bulk Barge Cargo Transfer Systems Solution
Pontchartrain Materials Company finds innovative solution for barge unloading applications. Located in New Orleans, La., Pontchartrain Materials Corporation, LLC provides aggregates to general contractors as well as asphalt and ready-mix companies. In addition to their chief product, limestone, the family-owned company sells recycled concrete and recycled asphalt. Pontchartrain sources the material from quarries in northern states, transferring it down the Mississippi River by barge to one of three company aggregate yards or directly to customers in the New Orleans and surrounding area.
Langh Tech Warns of Sulphur Fuel Carriage Ban Impact
Finland-based exhaust gas cleaning firmLangh Tech has explained how last week’s decision to prohibit the carriage of noncompliant fuel oil will have a material and technical impact on commercial ship operations.In a special panel session during the Sulphur Cap 2020 conference in Amsterdam, Langh Tech Managing Director Laura Langh-Lagerlof told delegates, “If such measures are adopted, any shipowner, operator, master mariner or chief engineer found guilty of transporting noncompliant…
ExxonMobil Reveals First Locations for 2020 Compliant Fuels
ExxonMobil announced it will supply fuels that comply with the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5 percent sulfur cap in ports in Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and Singapore, with additional locations to be announced throughout 2018. “Our new suite of compliant fuels will include residual and distillate grades. We are at a very advanced stage in the development of these fuels, therefore making us well positioned to help customers meet the reduced sulfur limit ahead of the IMO’s 2020 implementation date,” said Luca Volta, Marine Fuels Venture Manager, ExxonMobil.
INSIGHTS: Maritime Education
Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.) President of State University of New York Maritime College weighs in. Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter assumed the position President at of SUNY Maritime College less than 6 months ago. Already, however, she is showing the collective maritime world her own unique brand of leadership, in many different ways. As the first woman to serve as SUNY Maritime College President, she also aims to be trailblazer in other, perhaps more significant roles. Follow along as she shares her vision for what a modern maritime academy should be, and why.
IMO Reaches Deal to Cut CO2 Emissions
The United Nations shipping agency reached an agreement on Friday to cut carbon emissions, following years of slow progress. The compromise plan, which will cut emissions by at least 50 percent by 2050 compared with 2008 levels, fell short of more ambitious targets. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), said the adoption of the strategy "would allow future IMO work on climate change to be rooted in a solid basis". The IMO said it would also be pursuing efforts towards phasing out CO2 emissions entirely.
Lessons Learned from the El Faro Casualty
The U.S. Coast Guard has issued an alert informing operators of the role that the main propulsion lube oil system was found to have played in the 2015 sinking of U.S. cargo ship El Faro. All 33 crew on board died when the 790-foot El Faro sank close to the eye of Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas on October 1, 2015, while en route from Jacksonville, Fla. to Puerto Rico. Loss of propulsion during extremely heavy weather was revealed as a major contributing factor to the vessel’s sinking, according to The Coast Guard Marine Board Report on the incident.
Rutter Names Engineering & Automation President
Rutter Inc. July 10, 2006, Mr. Glenn Willar, P. Eng. Rutter Engineering & Automation Inc. personnel. acquisition by Rutter Inc. Mr. with DPL, and Regional Manager for the Maritimes Division of SEA. Automation Inc., Mr. based, machine builder and automation and control systems engineering company. Engineering and Operations for Siempelkamp Canada Inc.
Chevron's UK Offshore Rosebank Project Update
Chevron Corporation announce that its U.K. subsidiary has entered front-end engineering and design (FEED) on the Rosebank oil and gas project in the West of Shetland region. The Chevron-operated Rosebank project is located approximately 80 miles (130 kilometers) northwest of the Shetland Islands, in water depths of approximately 3,700 feet (1,100 meters). The project will include a floating production, storage and offloading vessel, production and water injection wells, subsea facilities, and a gas export pipeline. “Rosebank is an important project for Chevron and the West of Shetland region, which holds a significant portion of the U.K.’s undeveloped oil and gas resources,” said Brenda Dulaney, managing director, Chevron Upstream Europe.