Transforming Mid-Scale Liquefied Gas
The Type B Mid-Scale Containment Solution.SSRC Technologies AS introduces a novel containment solution for small and mid-scale liquefied gas carriers. The Type B containment system provides excellent thermal performance, low weight and ease of fabrication. In cooperation with world-renown Moss Maritime AS, the patented Type B containment system has been specifically developed for the mid-scale LPG, NH3, Petchem and LNG markets. The SSRC system is also uniquely suited to scalable floating storage and regasification solutions…
Tenaris Tests in Culzean Project
Tenaris has pushed the limits of its high pressure/high temperature (HP/HT) technology, and through precision in execution in testing, delivery, running and expert services, generated outstanding results for its work on Total’s Culzean project.According to the supplier of tubes and related services for the world's energy industry and certain other industrial applications the Culzean gas field is located in the challenging waters of the North Sea, about 145 miles off the coast of Aberdeen.The field began production in June and is anticipated…
China Navigation Company Opens Vancouver Branch
China Navigation Company (CNCo), part of the Swire Group, has expanded its presence in North America by establishing a branch office in Vancouver, Canada.The opening ceremony was graced by Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade & Technology, British Columbia, who unveiled a plaque in the CNCo office located at W Hastings Street.Minister Bruce Ralston said, “The Province recognises the significant contribution that The China Navigation Company makes to the shipping industry worldwide.
MN100: Gibbs & Cox, Inc.
Gibbs & Cox and Donald L. Blount and Associates (G&C/DLBA) comprise one of the world’s leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering design firms. The company employs naval architects, engineers and designers from all of the ship-related engineering disciplines including propulsion, mechanical/auxiliaries, structural, electrical, software, and logistics. Since its founding in 1929, G&C has provided expert services to the entire marine sector. Engineering, design…
KR Opens Opens New BWMS Testing Facility
The Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has announced that it has significantly expanded its land-based test facilities for Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) by opening a brand new specialist facility. KR has been conducting type approval testing of BWMS since 2004, with a consortium of six different partners. KR and its partners segregate the duties, taking into account each organization’s specialist expertise. This range of expert knowledge and…
Wärtsilä, Zamakona Yards Join forces in Canary Island
Wärtsilä is enhancing its service offering by participating in a new maintenance hub in the Canary Islands. The facility, operated by one of Spain's biggest shipbuilding and ship repair groups, Zamakona Yards, will provide Wärtsilä's high quality service expertise to satisfy the growing needs of marine and power plant operators. Wärtsilä will offer maintenance and repair services at a new maintenance hub for marine and power plant operators with special focus on the offshore market in cooperation with CCB Zamakona Offshore S.L.
Beier Radio is now Beier Integrated Systems
For 70 years, Beier Radio has provided engineering, sales, and service for marine electronics around the globe. As the corporation marks its 70th anniversary, it also unveils a new name for the operating company known for its advanced vessel control and navigation systems. Beier Radio is now Beier Integrated Systems. The company’s new website address is www.BeierIS.com. “While the name is new, the Beier commitment to providing quality systems and expert services has not changed.
MSC Inks Partnership Deal with Orca Social
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Group has signed an exclusive partnership with the social media consultancy Orca Social Ltd. Over the past 45 years the family-owned shipping company, headquartered in Geneva, has maintained a modest approach to communications. “Historically, we have communicated with our customers on a one-to-one, offline basis. New technology allows people and companies to communicate in new and exciting ways.” explains Joe Cook, MSC’s Global Marketing Manager. Indeed, developments at MSC have already begun.
LOC Expands Australian Operations
London Offshore Consultants (LOC), announced the expansion of its Australian operations with the official opening of its Sydney office today (March 12, 2015). The office will be the second LOC operation in Australia after it opened its first office in Perth.Set up to cover theeastof Australia, the Sydney office will mainly servethe marine market. The services will include hull and machinery advisory, P&I Club work, expert services and casualty management. The office will be headed by Drew Shannon…
ChartCo Acquires Regs4ships
Maritime digital data services company ChartCo acquired Regs4ships, the supplier of digital regulatory information, consultancy and training. ChartCo, part of the Kelvin Hughes Group, created a range of digital services in 1998 in anticipation of the move from paper to digital charts and publications. Subscriber numbers have since exceeded all expectations and continue to grow. ChartCo now offers a range of services aimed at assisting the Navigator not only to maintain the chart outfit but both plan and execute his voyage. The key PassageManager suite of software is built into many operators’ safety management systems. It provides consistent and compliant procedures and facilitates external audit.
Braemar SA Opens Office in Panama
Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association), a multi-disciplinary Marine Surveying and Technical Consultancy, has announced that it has set up a new office in Panama. “Panama has always been a strategically important location, and of course the expansion of the Panama Canal is set to change world trade patterns and open up the area to new markets,” said Richard Gayton, Regional Director, Americas. “Panama serves as a hub airport for multiple south and Central American destinations.
DNV GL Launch New Global Brand
“The new brand that we launch today reflects our broader service offering aimed at enabling our customers to make the world safer, smarter and greener,” says Henrik O. Madsen, President & CEO, DNV GL Group. The merger of DNV and GL in September 2013, led to the creation of DNV GL, a world leading ship and offshore classification society, a leading independent service provider in the oil and gas sector, a powerhouse in energy and renewables, and one of the world’s top three certification bodies.
AVIC International will Acquire Deltamarin
The majority of the shares of Deltamarin Ltd are to be sold to AVIC International Investments Limited, a publicly listed company on the Singapore Stock Exchange. After the closing of the acquisition, Deltamarin’s existing operations will continue as they are and the business will remain independent keeping the name and the brand of Deltamarin unchanged. The aim of the intended new ownership structure is to enable Deltamarin’s solid growth in the marine and offshore oil and gas markets. The new owner to be, AVIC International Investments Limited, is a part of the AVIC Group. Its parent company AVIC is a global Fortune 500 company with approximately 500,000 employees.
DNV KEMA Energy Sets Up Beijing HQ
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is setting up its Asia Pacific Headquarters for services towards the transmission and cleaner energy sectors in Beijing. “DNV is committed to help China develop a safer, more efficient and reliable energy supply system with improved fossil and renewable power generation to support China’s growth ambitions and development towards a low carbon economy,” said DNV’s Group Chief Executive Officer Henrik O. Madsen at a press conference in Beijing. The establishment of this second clean technology headquarters for Asia Pacific follows DNV’s acquisition of 74.3% of KEMA shares in February 2012, resulting in a new company called DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability.
RINA Acquires D’Appolonia Engineering
INTERNATIONAL classification society RINA has taken control of the D’Appolonia Group, a global engineering consultancy headquartered in Genoa. The acquisition of an 80 per cent holding in D’Appolonia SPA significantly strengthens RINA’s global engineering consultancy and takes RINA’s projected 2012 turnover to over Euro300m. The D’Appolonia Group, founded in the USA but headquartered in Genoa since 1981, delivers engineering competencies in the field of strategic consultancy, planning and design in various industrial sectors from a global network of offices.
Braemar Shipping Acquires Steege Kingston
The Board of Braemar Shipping Services announced the acquisition of Steege Kingston Partnership Limited. Steege Kingston provides specialist loss adjusting and other expert services to the energy (oil and gas), marine, power and other related industrial sectors. It is one of the leading international players in the energy adjusting market, with a particularly strong reputation and presence in the offshore/upstream sector. Its client base covers insurance underwriters, insurance brokers as well as the insured parties in the oil and gas industry itself. First established in 1975, the group now operates from offices in London, Houston, Singapore, Calgary and Mexico City with a total of 62 employees.
Braemar Acquires Steege Kingston
The Board of Braemar Shipping Services plc announced the acquisition of Steege Kingston Partnership Limited (“Steege Kingston”). Steege Kingston provides specialist loss adjusting and other expert services to the energy (oil and gas), marine, power and other related industrial sectors. It is one of the leading international players in the energy adjusting market, with a particularly strong reputation and presence in the offshore/upstream sector. Its client base covers insurance underwriters, insurance brokers as well as the insured parties in the oil and gas industry itself. First established in 1975, the group now operates from offices in London, Houston, Singapore, Calgary and Mexico City with a total of 62 employees.