Deltamarin Signs Pact with Merima
Deltamarin, the provider of ship design, offshore engineering and construction support for the marine industries, has signed two design contracts with Merima Oy, a Finland-based company providing turnkey interior solutions for passenger vessels.The contracts cover HVAC and interior design for Merima’s turnkey areas aboard the ferry newbuildings for Tallink and Kvarken Link. The ships are to be built at Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) shipyard in Finland.Over the years, Deltamarin and Merima have cooperated in many ferry and cruise vessel projects at several yards…
Deltamarin Provides RMC With Design Services
Deltamarin, which provides ship design, offshore engineering and construction support for the marine and offshore industries worldwide, is strengthening its position as a trusted designer of ro-pax vessels with the latest contract signed with Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC).The contract covers basic and detail design services for Tallink’s new LNG-powered shuttle ferry set to operate between Helsinki in Finland and Tallinn in Estonia.Deltamarin’s commission covers basic and detail design services for the hull, machinery and electrical systems.
KOTC Renews Marine Lubes Deal with Lukoil
Dubai-based subsidiary of Lukoil, Lukoil Marine Lubricants has reached a renewal agreement with Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC), a unit of of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), for the supply of marine lubricants.For the past three years, Lukoil has supplied KOTC’s full fleet of tanker vessels with its specialized product of marine lubricants. The new deal between the two companies will help to build upon the existing foundation of an already solid business working relationship.As per the contract terms…
Forth Ports Welcomes New Work Boats
Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest port group, has officially welcomed two new multimillion pound vessels to join their fleet of tugs and pilot boats working on the River Forth.The GBP 6 million investment in the two vessels to work on Scotland’s largest waterway sees the arrival of a powerful Sanmar tug and a state-of-the-art pilot boat from Holyhead Marine.The tug was built by leading ship builder Sanmar, is 28 metres long with two engines producing 2,700 brake horsepower and a bollard pull of 70 tonnes. It also has fire-fighting capabilities.
Pérez y Cía Acquires Harren & Partner's Caribbean Feeder Services
Spanish shipping and logistics company Pérez y Cía has agreed to acquire CFS Caribbean Feeder Services from the German shipping company Harren & Partner.A press release from CFS quoted Peter Harren, Founder and Managing Director of Harren & Partner as saying: "“I am very proud and pleased that we have reached this agreement. Pérez y Cía is a highly respected company known for its quality, expertise and experienced employees. It is the reliable long-term partner we were looking for. We believe that this acquisition will give CFS a very strong position for the future.
Meet the Future Surveyor
DNV GL is now integrated and fully armed to address the challenges of the day. Drones for tank inspections? Virtual surveyors? Unmanned ships? DNV GL leaves no stone unturned in the quest to bring class into the future as Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime, explained to MR in March. Among classification societies DNV GL seemingly perpetually pushes the edge of innovation, with a combined Norwegian and German pedigree and a cumulative maritime experience more than three centuries.
Interview: Nakilat's Samir Bailouni
The Society for Gas and Marine Fuel (SGMF) recently interviewed one of its members, Samir Bailouni of Nakilat (Qatar Gas Transport Co.). Bailouni weights in on Nakilat, LNG, the gas industry, and SGMF membership. Who are you, and what do you do? Services you provide? Products you offer? Nakilat is a Qatari company that ships LNG from Qatar mega projects to the world. Nakilat owns into 61 LNG vessels. We own 100% of 25 of our vessels, (all 14 QMax and 11 QFlex) and the others are 43% owned on aggregate. We also co-own four VLGCs.
IMarEST Appoints COO
Marine industry expert Marcus Jones has joined the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) as its first Chief Operating Officer, working closely with Chief Executive, Keith Read CBE. “With the interests of 15,000 members in over a hundred countries and 49 branches globally to look after, coupled with the challenges and opportunities facing the maritime community, I am delighted that our team has been strengthened by the arrival of Marcus Jones,” explains Keith Read. Marcus Jones was previously with Lloyd’s Register Group where, since 2000, he was responsible for a £50m global oil and gas business, leading the development and implementation of global strategy and planning and delivery of the business plan.
Wärtsilä Expands in Norway
Wärtsilä in Norway has experienced strong growth in recent years, particularly in the offshore segment, a target area on which Wärtsilä's Oslo team will be heavily focused. The company's new office, located at Stenersgata 2, will also enable the shipping clients to be served even more efficiently. "Being close to our clients is important in order for us to continuously provide excellent services. We have to be where the customers are," says Ove Wilhelmsen, General Sales Manager, Wärtsilä Ship Power. Wilhelmsen also points out that this current expansion is being carried out with recruiting in mind. "Wärtsilä's workforce consists of highly skilled individuals, who work in a very international environment, and we are committed to finding the best talent.
French Rieviera Superyacht Repair Yard Acquired by Monaco Marine
The take-over places Monaco Marine closer to its clients by extending the company's network of five shipyards and consolidates its presence in the PACA (Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur) region on the Mediterranean coast. Antibes Marine Chantier (better known as Chantier Tréhard) repairs and refits superyachts up to 42m (138ft), and has a total turnover of €7m. The yard will continue its operations, whilst benefiting from the quick qualification of its site for the ISO 9000 standards in accordance with the Monaco Marine processes. "We are delighted to be associated with a town so prestigious and ambitious for the coming years," says Chantal Lemeteyer, director of Monaco Marine France.
ZF Turns 100
ZF Friedrichshafen AG is celebrating its centennial in 2015. Founded in the city of Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance in 1915 as “Zahnradfabrik GmbH,” the company developed from an aviation specialist with regional roots to an international technology company active on the global mobility markets, including maritime. MR recently visited with Daniel Härter, Vice President Industrial Technology, Head of Business Unit Marine Propulsion Systems, who took over responsibility for ZF Marine as of September 1, 2014. ZF is obviously large and diverse across many markets.
W&O Distributes Airvac Wastewater System
W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, announced that Airvac, Inc has named W&O the exclusive representative of the company’s marine vacuum wastewater system. Phillip Nafziger, Airvac, Inc. Manager, Environmental Group, said, “The appointment of W&O, with its nationwide network of offices, will provide unequaled service to W&O’s already excellent services. The vacuum sewer system provides efficient and reliable wastewater collection and treatment in on-board ship applications. W&O now offers its marine customers Airvac vacuum valves, sump assemblies, vacuum station equipment and Membrane Bio Reactor (MBR) water treatment technology. “Airvac, Inc.
Wärtsilä Supports Finland's Rio Olympics Sailing Team
Wärtsilä say they have signed a 3-year logistic agreement with the Finnish Sailing and Boating Federation with Wärtsilä’s new site in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, offering a perfect location and valued logistical services to the Finnish top sailors. The Finnish sailors’ training program for the 2016 summer Olympics includes a number of training camps and the test events on the future Olympic sailing courses. Due to intercontinental distances the sailors are forced to leave their equipment for long-term storage between their visits in Rio waters.