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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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PT PAL Receives to Build Container Ships

State-owned shipbuilding company PT PAL Indonesia has received orders from a Thai shipping company for four container ships measuring 50,000 deadweight ton (DWT). The order from Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) is worth US$180 million, PT PAL General Engineering and Maintenance Director Herbadi Noviano said. Herbadi said the construction of the ships was to be completed in 2010-2013, adding that work could not start at once for the order as PT PAL had to honor contracts made earlier with other customers. State-owned shipbuilding company PT PAL Indonesia has received orders from a Thai shipping company for four container ships measuring 50,000 deadweight ton (DWT).

Baumy Named Corps Engineering Chief

Walter Baumy Jr. New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. while in college. Design Section, General Engineering Branch. engineering in 1976. He earned a master’s in civil engineering from Tulane in 1981. Baumy has been a registered civil engineer in the state of Louisiana since 1982. Baumy is married and has five children. He is from St. resides in St. Tammany Parish.

SUNY Maritime Spring Commencement: May 9

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

The State University of New York Maritime College will hold its May Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11 a.m., in the St. Mary’s Pentagon, Fort Schuyler, on the SUNY Maritime campus. Dr. Michael A. Cappeto, Interim President of the Maritime College, will preside over the Commencement. Approximately 220 students are expected to receive degrees during the ceremonies. John J. Ferriola, Chairman, CEO, and President of NUCOR Corporation, will receive an honorary doctorate degree and will deliver the remarks to graduates.

Luis Appointed Engineering Project Manager at Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma recently named Policarpo ("Poli") R. Luis to the position of Engineering Project Manager. utilities, general engineering, construction and maintenance. he was construction project manager for AT&T Wireless Services. And Company, U.S. Windpower, Inc., GTE Sprint Corp. and others. Engineer / Director of Engineering. Luis' educational background includes an M.S. Jose State University (1981), a B.S. Institute of Technology (Manila, Philippines 1968), and a B.S. Engineering from Mapua Institute of Technology (1969).

G&C: New Agreement with BAE Systems Ship Repair

Gibbs & Cox won a Professional Services Agreement (PSA) with BAE Systems Ship Repair. The new PSA will allow any of the BAE Systems shipyards to contract directly with Gibbs & Cox for engineering services in support of their repair, fabrication and new construction work. BAE Systems Ship Repair is a leading provider of non-nuclear ship repair, modernization, conversion, overhaul, fabrication and new construction for commercial and government customers. • Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va. • Southeast Shipyards Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla. • Southeast Shipyards Alabama, Mobile, Ala. • San Diego Ship Repair in San Diego, Calif. • San Francisco Ship Repair, San Francisco, Calif.

Drydocks World Holds Discussions with Indonesian Defense Minister

Chairman of Drydocks World holds discussions with Indonesian Defense Minister on co-operation on naval projects. Drydocks World has announced  that Chairman Khamis Juma Buamim had highly productive discussions with the Indonesian Defense Minister HE Prof. Dr. Purnomo Yusgiantoro on wide ranging issues of mutual co-operation within the maritime industry with a primary focus on potential partnership on projects for the coast guard and navy. Mr. Buamim was in a business trip tour to Indonesia and attended the Investment Summit in Jakarta…

Tentec Facility Expansion Underway

Thanks to ever-increasing sales and a newly extended product range, West Bromwich based engineering firm Tentec’s plans for expansion to their existing premises are now well underway. The company designs, manufactures and supplies bolt tightening equipment for a wide range of industries including oil and gas, wind energy, power generation and the general engineering market. “We have seen year-on-year growth in our business both from the UK and globally,” explains Mike Gethings, Managing Director at Tentec. Not only will the additional 20,000 square feet of space at the company’s headquarters in the West Midlands provide more space for the QA and IT Departments, but the current manufacturing facility will be also expanded.

Britain Seeks Tenant for BAE's Portsmouth Shipyard

Photo: BAE Systems

Britain has appointed agents to find a tenant for the country's historic Portsmouth dockyard, which is due to be vacated by BAE Systems by the end of the year as the defence contractor shuts its shipbuilding activities in the city. BAE's announcement in November last year, which will affect 940 jobs, signalled the potential end of more than 500 years of shipbuilding in Portsmouth on England's south coast. The company plans to consolidate operations at its yards in Glasgow, Scotland.

Westlawn Adds Dean of Naval Architecture

Westlawn Institute of Technology, the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat & Yacht Council (ABYC), welcomed RADM Gordon G. Piché USCG (Ret.) as Dean of Naval Architecture. Piché was also elected to Westlawn’s Board of Directors. Piché is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, with a BSE in general engineering. He holds an MSE in naval architecture and marine engineering and an MSE in engineering mechanics from the University of Michigan. “Gordon has already contributed highly important technical reviews to Westlawn’s new general structural engineering text as well as to a new aluminum text that is in the drafting phase, and to the student technical reference manual,” said Dave Gerr, Westlawn Director.

Navy Taps SUNY Maritime College as Host for Training Program

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College has been designated by the United States Navy as a host school of its Seaman to Admiral 21 (STA-21) Nuclear Option training program. Maritime College joins a select list of 14 engineering schools where Navy sailors can earn a college degree in engineering with financial help from the Navy. The designation was based on program accreditation, specialization, affordability, flexibility in degree plans and commitment. Maritime College offers approved 36-month and 48-month, ABET accredited Bachelor of Engineering degree programs in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, and Marine Electronic and Electrical Systems.

Pakistan Shipyard Cuts Keel of Navy Tugboat

Tugboat keel ceremony: Photo credit KS&EW

Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Limited (KS&EW) say they have cut the keel of a 12-Ton Bollard Pull Pusher Tug being built for the Pakistan Navy at a ceremony attended in the shipyard by officials & dignitaries from Pakistan Navy, Government Authorities and KS&EW. The tug is 16.89 meter in length overall with a gross tonnage of 63 tons. It is fitted with a robust fendering arrangement for all round tugging operations for submarines ships and crafts. Managing Director of KS&EW…

Mersey Maritime Provides Skills Link

businesses and education and training providers. new areas of production. excellence for Marine Engineering. engineering, manufacturing and construction sectors. apprentices. its work into the construction of canal barges. all about networking. seeking information and were glad to assist them.

Shell & Hyundai Open S. Korea Base Oil Plant

S. Korea plant opening: Photo Shell Lubrication

A joint venture company formed by Shell and Hyundai Oilbank, has inaugurated a new base oil manufacturing plant in Daesan, South Korea. The plant has the capacity to produce approximately 13,000 barrels per day or 650 kilotonnes of API Group II base oils per year. (Base oils are the key component of finished lubricants, making up on average of 60-80% of the end product). Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President for Shell Lubricants, said: “As the demand for higher quality lubricants is on the rise in Asia…

USCG Issues LNG Bunkering Policy Letters

The port of Jacksonville could become a key LNG bunkering center in the United States. (Credit: Ramunas Bruzas)

Responding to the industry’s need for more guidance on procedures related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published two new Policy Letters on LNG Bunkering, Personnel Training and Waterfront Facilities. With regard to simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) USCG points to DNV GL’s Recommended Practice for “Development and Operation of LNG Bunkering Facilities” for guidance. Since U.S. ports do not have LNG liquefaction and storage facilities yet, ships will have to rely on small-scale bunkering for the time being.

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group announced that it is reorganizing and establishing new leadership to better serve customers in need of engineering, project management and government services. Solutions is the company’s dedicated, full-service engineering, project management and government services team, reporting to Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services. Jay Edgar, who is new to Crowley, has been appointed vice president and leader of the company’s newly formed engineering services team…

US Marine Promotes Sienicki

US Marine announces the promotion of J.D. Sienicki to senior vice-president of engineering and product development. "Through his leadership, J.D. has built one of the most productive and effective product development organizations in the marine industry," stated Bill Barrington, President of US Marine. manager for the Family 3 Engine Project. Prior to that, J.D. spent over 15 years with General Motors in various roles including lead engineer -- body structures and as a vehicle development engineer. During his tenure with General Motors, J.D. administration in international business and a master of arts in international relations. JD also earned a bachelor of science in mechanical/automotive engineering from the General Motors Institute.

'A Few Good Men' Thanks for the Leadership!

Michael J. Toohey (Photo: WCI)

Change is inevitable, especially in Washington, DC, and particularly within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) is a strong partner with the Corps, as navigation is a critical business line within its Civil Works’ mission. Over the last year, we have seen some of the Corps’ best and brightest officers and civilians retire after decades of service to the Army, to the Corps of Engineers, to the inland navigation industry and of course, to the nation.

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.

Govt Approves Yamal LNG Train

Photo: Yamal LNG

OAO Yamal LNG was granted State permission to commission the main technological facilities of the LNG plant’s first stage, including the first liquefaction train, 58 gas wells and the respective infrastructure. Evgeniy Kot, General Director, Yamal LNG, stated: “Obtaining permission to commission the first LNG train is the cumulative result of many months of hard work and dedication by thousands of construction workers, installers, and engineers who have worked and continue to work in Sabetta.

Austal USA Apprenticeship Program Completes First Year

In June 2002, the fast expanding Austal USA yard, in Mobile, AL, introduced an apprenticeship program to its recruitment efforts. Since then, this program has introduced three classes to its shipbuilding curriculum, which is recognized by the U.S. Labor Board, and has successfully entered into its second year of operation. Shortly after Austal USA opened its new aluminum shipbuilding facility in February 2001, they joined forces with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and Bishop State Community College to formulate a 2-year program: Recent high school graduates of Mobile and Baldwin County would be hired as full-time Austal employees (working 34 hours a week in our purpose-built facility) as part of an apprenticeship program.

News: Austal Apprenticeship Program Completes First Year

In June 2002, the fast expanding Austal USA yard, in Mobile, AL, introduced an apprenticeship program to its recruitment efforts. Since then, this program has introduced three classes to its shipbuilding curriculum, which is recognized by the U.S. Labor Board, and has successfully entered into its second year of operation. Shortly after Austal USA opened its new aluminum shipbuilding facility in February 2001, they joined forces with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and Bishop State Community College to formulate a 2-year program: Recent high school graduates of Mobile and Baldwin County would be hired as full-time Austal employees (working 34 hours a week in our purpose-built facility) as part of an apprenticeship program.

Keel Laying Ceremonies Held at Dempo Shipbuilding

The keel laying function for a 2000 DWT barge (Yard No 356 & 357) for M/s M Pallonji & Cooperation Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, was held at Dempo Shipbuilding & Engineering Pvt Ltd, Baiguinim, Old Goa. The pooja was performed by Mr Yatish S Dempo, Director, Dempo Shipbuilding & Engineering Pvt Ltd. Among the dignitaries present were Mr Hariharan, Principal IRS Surveyor, Mr B T Boke, General Manager (Human Resource) Dempo Company and Mr Sanjeev A Kanekar, Deputy General Manager. Meanwhile, the keel laying function for 2200 DWT Barge (Yard No 369 & 370) for M/s Adani Exports Ltd, Ahmedabad was held on Monday (May 22) at Dempo Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Bandora, Undir, Ponda.

Horizon Shipbuilding Delivers Motor Vessel to Army Corps

The General Irwin (Photo: Horizon Shipbuilding Inc.).

Bayou La Batre, Alabama - Horizon Shipbuilding Inc. has delivered the M/V General Irwin, an inland river towboat, to the Army Corps of Engineers in Eufala, Alabama. The General Irwin is equipped with two steering rudders and four flanking rudders, and is powered by two Caterpillar diesel engines, providing 770 horsepower to her 48-inch propellers. Her hull speed when towing is four knots; her full speed is eight knots. The vessel was christened on March 30 during a ceremony in Eufala featuring Army Corps of Engineers leadership…

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