New Master Catalog from Gems
At more than 336 pages the new Gems Sensors, Controls and Fluidic Systems catalog features fluid level, flow & pressure sensors, miniature solenoid valves and proximity switches. This desktop resource features sensors and controls not offered in previous catalog editions. These include new electro-optic level switches, ultrasonic level sensors, float type level sensors, Warrick conductivity level and solid-state controls, new high-accuracy pressure transducers, a complete new line of solenoid valves, new pressure switches, new flow sensors and proximity sensors. There are also many updates to RotorFlow & TurboFlow sensors and SureSite Indicators. This catalog is now produced in full color.
Water in Fuel Sensor Launched by Gems
Gems Sensors & Controls launch of the WIF-1250, a no-moving-parts device to detect presence of water in fuel. US manufacturer Gems® Sensors & Controls™ (Gems), a provider of liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems launch a new conductivity based sensor to detect the presence of water in fuel and lubricating oil within a broad range of applications. The WIF-1250 is specifically designed to detect the presence of water in fuel. It is also ideal for use with fuel filters…
Gems Names Bras-Jorge as New President
Gems Sensors & Controls (Gems), a leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors and miniature solenoid valves, today announced the appointment of Muriel Bras-Jorge to the position of President. Bras-Jorge, an executive with deep experience in engineering, lean manufacturing, and business development has held executive level positions at Jacobs Vehicle Systems Inc. (JVS), a Danaher company and Honeywell International Inc. Mrs. Bras-Jorge will have global responsibility for Gems which includes global sales and manufacturing facilities in Plainville and New Britain, Connecticut; Basingstoke, England; and all other global assets including Europe and Asia. Prior to her Business Development role, Mrs. Bras-Jorge was Vice President and General Manager of Medium Duty at JVS.
ADCB, GEM sign $100m deal
According to reports, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB ) has granted a loan of $100m to Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) PJSC, a Product / Chemical tanker Company. The Loan agreements were signed yesterday at GEM Offices between Yusr Sultan, CEO of GEM and Shafqat Ali Rana, Head of ADCB's Dubai Corporate Div. and P.P.Saradhi, Vice-President of ADCB in the presence of Hassan Jarrar, Head of Commercial Banking, ADCB. GEM signed this loan with ADCB for their recently ordered vessels Gulf Castle and Gulf Cobalt. These hulls of 75000 dwt each are two out of four Panamaxes ordered in January this year and are the high specification double hulled product tankers, being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. Gulf Castle & Gulf Cobalt are scheduled for delivery in 2009.
Gulf Energy Maritime Expands; adds Aframax
Delivery of second Aframax Vessel cements GEM’s optimistic stance in oil tanker industry. Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) continues to expand its fleet to better serve its regional and international customers with the delivery of Gulf Valour, its second Aframax vessel. After two months since the delivery of Gulf Vision, their first Aframax vessel, GEM received Gulf Valour, which was also built by Samsung Heavy Industries. Standard Chartered arranged a Korean Export Credit Agency (ECA) to back the vessel’s financing.
Second Aframax Tanker Delivered to Gulf Energy Maritime
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) continues to expand its fleet, with the delivery of Gulf Valour, its second Aframax vessel. After two months since the delivery of Gulf Vision, its first Aframax vessel, GEM received Gulf Valour, which was also built by Samsung Heavy Industries. Standard Chartered arranged a Korean Export Credit Agency (ECA) to back the vessel’s financing. The delivery of GEM’s second Aframax vessel reflects GEM’s leadership of responding to the market’s requirement as the industry gradually improves from the impact of the global financial crisis.
GEM, Hyundai Ink Contract for Five Tankers
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM)has awarded South Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. a contract for five high specification double hulled product/chemical tankers for delivery during 2006/2007. The contract, valued at approximately US $180 million, is for three tankers each with a 37,000 ton capacity and two with a 47,000 ton capacity. They will be fitted with the latest deep well pumps and meet international environmental safety requirements by being completely double-hulled. The contract was signed at GEM's Dubai headquarters by Hussain Sultan and Byun Moon-Sung, senior vice president of the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd., based in Ulsan, Korea.
Hyundai Mipo Awarded $216m Contract
Sources indicate that Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) PJSC awarded a $216m ship building contract to Hyundai. The contract is for four high specifications, double hulled, coated product tankers of 75,000 dwt. These ships will be sister ships to the four ships, of which GEM took delivery in 2005 and with placing of this order GEM's fleet of owned, managed and newbuilds ships reaches 25. Although, one of the youngest product tanker companies in the world, established in 2004 — GEM is proving to be as stated at its launch — the fastest growing product tanker company with the most modern, high quality fleet. The contract award signing ceremony was held at GEM offices, signed by Yusr Sultan and Shine Kang, General Manager, Ship Sales Department of Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
New Vessel to Gulf Energy Maritime
With the delivery of the $56M Gulf Baynunah, GEM has increased its current fleet to 11. Apart from the two vessels that are joining GEM's fleet this year, there are seven more vessels on order by GEM from HMD which are scheduled for delivery in 2009
GEM's Gulf Esprit Named
The $55mGulf Esprit - the first of 13 double-hulled tankers ordered by Dubai-headquartered Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's largest independent commercial product tanker operator - has been named at Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. The 47,000 dwt Gulf Esprit is the seventh double-hulled tanker in GEM's rapidly growing fleet - now one of the youngest in the world. The company is to receive another 12 hi-specification vessels with an order book value of USD 570 million by 2009 end. Delivery of the Gulf Esprit, which will go into time charter with Oman Methanol Company, a subsidiary of Oman's giant OMZEST Group, on a 15-year deal, takes GEM's asset value to $1.1b.
IPIC Takes Over Chairmanship of Gulf Energy Maritime
Abu Dhabi Government-owned investment group, International Petroleum Investment Company’s (IPIC) Khalifa Abdulla Al Romaithi, Head of Portfolio Management Division, has taken over chairmanship of Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC (GEM), from Saeed Abdulla Khoory, Chief Executive officer of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). Al Romaithi assumes GEM's top post in its Board of Directors, which rotates every three years between IPIC and ENOC. Khoory remains a board member of GEM and will at the same time focus on his increasing role at ENOC.
Tech File: New Cylinder Pressure Sensor Helps Optimize Large Engines
The shipping sector is constantly striving to optimize the efficiency of large engines. This endeavor calls for new approaches and innovative products. Each percentage point of efficiency gained here has an immense impact on fuel consumption and emissions. Kistler responds to the trend toward higher cylinder pressures in engines (up to 300 bar) with its rugged, accurate and durable measurement systems. The efficiency of large engines such as those used on commercial vessels can be increased with the help of cylinder pressure sensors that precisely monitor the combustion process.
GEM Places Aframax Tanker Orders
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), the Middle East's largest independent commercial product tanker operator, has awarded South Korea’s Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (SHI) a $160m contract for building of two high specification double-hulled Aframax tankers – the first in GEM’s growing fleet. These Aframax tankers to be delivered before end of 2011 are to be named as Gulf Vision and Gulf Valour. The two fully coated vessels with a capacity of 114,700 DWT each are of Long Range 2 (LR2) specification – capable of carrying both clean petroleum products and dirty products such as crude and fuel oil.
New Joint Venture Tanker Company Sets Sail
Eye Gas Ships Next? Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC, or GEM, is a new $430 million joint venture shipping company, launched last month. Headquartered in Dubai, GEM is owned by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) (35%); Abu Dhabi-based International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) (30%); Oman Oil Company (30%); and Thales (5%). The company is intent on capitalizing on the worldwide ban on single hull tankers, and will start with two Double Hull Panamax ships, with four more Panamax newbuilds under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries for delivery by 2005. Initially, the company will only transport clean petroleum products and easy chemicals, including naphtha, kerosene, MTBE, methanol, jet fuel, MOGAS, and other hydrocarbons.
GEM, Hyundai Sign Contract for Five Tankers
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) awarded South Korea's Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. Ltd. a contract for five high specification double hulled product/chemical tankers for delivery during 2006/2007. The contract, valued at approximately $180m, is for three tankers each with a 37,000 ton capacity and two with a 47,000 ton capacity. They will be fitted with the latest deep well pumps and meet international environmental safety requirements by being completely double-hulled. Hyundai Mipo was selected following extensive consultations with a number of international shipbuilders. The five new vessels will join a GEM fleet which currently comprises two, four-year-old panamax coated tankers and four additional panamax tankers which are scheduled for delivery from Hyundai Heavy Industries next year.
Al Falahi Appointed CEO of GEM
Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM) has appointed UAE national Ahmed Essa Hareb Al Falahi as Chief Executive Officer with the task of spearheading the company's strategy to climb the world's leading tanker operator rankings. Hareb joins the UAE-headquartered corporation after an eight year management career at Etisalat - the Emirates' main telecommunications supplier and the largest single non-oil contributor outside UAE Federal Government development programmes. There he headed the mergers and acquisitions division for the Fortune 500 company currently standing 140th among the Financial Times Top 500 global corporations. Yusr Sultan stepped down to undertake a full time board level role as Director. He will concentrate on corporate policy, management team expansion and GEM's strategic growth.
Gulf Energy Maritime Takes Delivery of Tanker
Gulf Energy Maritime has taken delivery of the second of 13 double-hulled tankers on order with Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in less than three months. The $57m Gulf Elan is the eighth double-hulled tanker in GEM’s growing fleet. The company is to receive another 11 of the total order book of 13 ships valued at $590 million by 2009 end. The ship was named by lady sponsor Jane Slemeck, wife of Mark Slemeck, managing director of Kingfish Services Ltd., London-based operators for IPC/Itochu Petroleum which has time chartered the ship for one year. Gulf Elan will follow the trading path of its sister ship, Gulf Esprit, delivered to GEM last November, by going into time charter with Oman Methanol Company, a subsidiary of Oman’s giant Omzest Group, on a 15-year deal.
Shipment Delivers to Gulf Energy Maritime
Dubai-based shipowner, Gulf Energy Maritime (GEM), operators of oil and chemical tankers, have completed the implementation of ShipNet’s Safety Management System, a sub section of ShipNet’s Marine ERP. GEM’s decision was based on their need to implement a Safety Management System enabling and support their Tanker Management and Self Assessment (TMSA) related KPIs, checklist and extensive audit functionality. They also needed to seamlessly integrate their ShipNet PMS system with a Safety Management System. (www.shipnet.no)
New Tanker Company Sets Sail
Hatem Fawzy, Director, Offsets Ventures; Ahmed Al Wahaibi, Deputy CEO, Oman Oil Company; Hussain M. Sultan, Group Chief Executive and Board Member, ENOC; Khadem Al Qubaisi, Investment Division Manager, International Petroleum Investment Company of Abu Dhabi; Xavier Thuriot, Chairman & CEO, Thales International Middle East. GEM – Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC – is a new $430m joint venture shipping company, launched today. The venture, headquartered in Dubai, is 35% owned by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC)…
Two Separate Medevacs from Same Ship
One man is dead and another stable after the Coast Guard medevaced them from a 636-foot merchant vessel on the Columbia River Tuesday during two separate operations. The Coast Guard was contacted by the master of the U.S. flagged vessel Gem State at 11:48 a.m., reporting that a crewmember was complaining of chest pains and possibly suffering from a heart attack and was in need of medical attention. An HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was launched from Coast Guard Air Station Astoria in Warrenton, Ore., and reached the ship at 12:45 p.m. The man was hoisted into the helicopter and flown to Warrenton where he was met by an ambulance for further transport to Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria where he was examined and released.
Ships Collide in Severn Estuary
At half past two on March 7, 2005, Swansea Coastguard were alerted by Severn vessel traffic services (VTS) to a collision between two ships in the Severn estuary. The collision occurred at twenty minutes to two this afternoon between the 17,065 tonne bulk carrier ‘Island Gem’ which was on passage from Bilbao in Spain to Newport with a cargo of steel products with a crew of nineteen, and the 13,410 tonne ‘Bro Traveller’ who was on passage from Pembroke to Cardiff with a cargo of fuel products. Both vessels have sustained some damage, but there are no injuries to crew members on either ship. So far established by the crew of the ‘Island Gem’ is a crack in the accommodation area, four to five metres above sea level. There is no ingress of water reported to either vessel.
Coast Guard Drops Medical Supplies to Injured Crew
A U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) aircrew dropped medical supplies to a Colombian fishing vessel 900 miles northwest of Galapagos Island, Sunday, the USCG informs. At approximately 10 p.m., Saturday, Coast Guard 11th District watchstanders received a call from personnel aboard the fishing vessel Sea Gem, a Colombian-flagged purse seiner, requesting medical supplies for two injured crewmembers aboard. The operator of the vessel reported they were conducting routine fishing operations in air and on water when their helicopter’s cabin caught on fire.
USCG Conducts Medevac
The Coast Guard medically evacuated a 69-year-old-female Sunday 56 miles south of Nantucket. Watchstanders at the Coast Guard’s 1st District command center received a call from the cruise ship Norwegian Gem requesting a medevac of a 69-year-old woman suffering from possible internal injuries at approximately 9 a.m. Sunday. An Air Station Cape Cod MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew launched shortly before 10 a.m. and arrived on scene at approximately 11 a.m at which time they hoisted the woman from the deck of the vessel.