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Monday, December 11, 2017

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COSCO Places Large Lubricants Order with Shell

COSCO SHIPPING Taurus, one of COSCO SHIPPING’s 20,000 teu capacity containerships (Photo: Shell Marine)

Shell Marine said it has been awarded China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company’s (COSCO SHIPPING) largest marine lubricants order in 2017. This order will include the full range of marine lubricants and technical services for seven out of COSCO SHIPPING’S 10 new generation Ultra Large Container Carriers (ULCCs) with capacities of approximately 20,000 TEUs each, ordered in 2015 and due to be in service from 2018-2019. Shell Marine has supplied marine lubricants and services to over 140 COSCO SHIPPING vessels since 2004.

YANMAR Launches New Training Initiatives

(Photo: YANMAR America)

YANMAR America has announced the launch of the YANMAR//ACADEMY and POWER//TRAIN following the recent opening of the EVO//CENTER, YANMAR America’s training and customer experience center headquartered in Acworth, Ga. Both initiatives provide an enhanced training experience focused on YANMAR’s dealerships, employees and customers. The YANMAR//ACADEMY consists of eight schools; six focused on dealer training, one on employee training and one dedicated to customer training. POWER//TRAIN is the registration…

ABS Expands Greek Presence

Photo: ABS

Classification society ABS unveiled its Global Ship Systems Center and announced the formation of its Hellenic Technical Committee in Athens. “This cutting-edge facility brings together industry-recognized technical leaders to support clients throughout the entire lifecycle of their assets,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. Through a systems-based approach, the Global Ship Systems Center addresses the increasing complexity of mechanical and cyber-enabled systems onboard vessels.

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center:

The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center, headquartered at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California, is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded partnership of organizations concerned with marine science and technology education. The MATE Center coordinates and facilitates the development of educational programs in marine science and technology involving grades 9-16, with an emphasis on community colleges. In the Monterey Bay region, MATE and Monterey Peninsula College have developed a new Marine Science and Technology Associate Degree and Certificate Program that begins this Fall 1999 semester with courses geared to prepare students for careers in marine science and technology.

Indian Ports Cargo Traffic Up 3.46%

Images:  Press Information Bureau

Major ports in India have recorded a growth of 3.46% and together handled 439.66 Million Tonnes of cargo during the period April to November, 2017 as against 424.96 Million Tonnes handled during the corresponding period of previous year. For the period from April- November 2017, nine Ports (Kolkata (including Haldia), Paradip, Visakhapatnam, Chennai, Cochin, New Mangalore, Mumbai, JNPT and Kandla) have registered positive growth in traffic. The highest growth was registered by Cochin Port (17.93%), followed by Paradip (13.13%), Kolkata [incl.

NAVSEA Warfare Centers Hold First Annual Awards Ceremony

The leadership of NAVSEA's Warfare Centers presented the first in an annual series of awards to highlight and recognize groups and individuals who are working to ensure that the Warfare Center Enterprise vision becomes a reality. In an Oct. 4th ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard, eleven groups and 66 individuals were recognized in three categories: Innovation; Collaboration; Transformation and Change Agent. The awards were presented by the Warfare Center (WC) workforce executive, Dr. Ken Baile, in conjunction with Rear Adm. Steven Johnson, Commander of the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), Mr. Charles Giacchi, Technical Director of the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) and Don McCormack, Technical Director, NUWC. In his introductory remarks, Dr.

Korean Register Opens Green-ship Certification Center

The Korean Register informs it has formally opened the Green-ship Equipment Test Certification Center in Gunsan, Jeonbuk, Korea. This large-scale facility will be operated by KR and has been built with the full support of Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and the governments of Gunsan City and Jeolla-buk province. In recent years, KR, an IACS member classification society, has been developing eco-friendly technologies through collaboration on a range of R&D activities with marine equipment manufacturers. The creation of this new international-level facility enables KR to carry out testing and evaluation beyond its routine R&D work and establishes a firm base from which to lead the international standardization of eco-friendly vessels.

Alion Awarded $6.3M NAVSEA Contract

U.S. Navy ships and submarines are often subject to extreme environmental conditions and stresses, so effective testing of equipment is essential to the operation of those vessels. To support this need, Alion Science and Technology, an employee-owned technology solutions company, was awarded a three-year, $6.3m contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) to identify potential improvements to shock and environmental test procedures for all Navy surface ship and submarine field organizations. Under the contract, Alion will play a key role in evaluating prototype designs and reviewing plans and procedures submitted by equipment manufacturers. Alion engineers will also provide technical assistance to the submarine force in the area of submarine weapon launchers and payloads.

Cummins to Expand Product Line, Add 200 Jobs

Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) announced that it is expanding its High-Horsepower Technical Center and high-horsepower engine product line at its manufacturing facility in Seymour. The expansion of the center will provide the company with more opportunities for producing high-horsepower clean-diesel and natural gas engines in the future. Mark Levett, Vice President and General Manager  High-Horsepower Business, made the announcement at the plant and was joined by Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman, U.S. Rep. Baron Hill and several members of local and state government representing the Seymour area. Cummins plans to invest approximately $100m in the expansion at the Seymour plant, which is expected to result in approximately 200 engineering and manufacturing jobs over the next five years.

Anteon Wins Navy Contract

Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. $100,000 at the time of award. one-year option periods. $347,739,375. $378,447,168. Work will be performed in Hampton Roads area, Va. other ports in the Continental U.S. Continental U. S. (5 percent), and is expected to be completed June 2005. funds in the amount of $100,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contracts were competitively procured. Federal Business Opportunity websites, with two offers received. Industrial Supply Center, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity. (Anteon Corp.

DNV GL Opens US Technical Helpdesk

Jan Solum (Photo courtesy of DNV GL)

DNV GL has opened the American hub of its technical helpdesk in Houston, the organization announced today. DNV GL, a Norway-based international classification society, now has 400 technical experts worldwide providing answers to customer questions across Europe, Asian, and American time zones. “Our classification customers tell us they want timely, authoritative and insightful answers to technical questions," said Jan Solum, who leads the new Technical Helpdesk Team in Houston. When offices in Europe close, Houston takes over until Singapore is online to respond to them.

Keppel O&M Training Center Opens

The newly opened Keppel Offshore & Marine Group Training Centre is poised to be a centre of excellence for technical and specialised skills training. Touring the facility are (L-R) Mr Bruce Poh (third from left), Director & CEO, ITE; Mr Choo Chiau Beng, Chairman & CEO, Keppel Offshore & Marine; Mr Bob Tan, Chairman of ITE Board of Governors; and Mr Tong Chong Heong, MD & COO, Keppel Offshore & Marine.

(), the technical and specialized skill training center of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has enhanced its capacity to 3,500 training places per annum with its new facilities in . The Center will be a one-stop training facility where employees and subcontractors can register for courses, undergo training, receive certification and apply for relevant trade licences. Keppel O&M’s annual investment in training was S$17 million for 2006 and 2007 each. This is expected to rise to S$23 million in 2008…

New Orleans Selected as Host City for DeepGulf 2007

DeepGulf, a leading technical conference and exhibition focused on the offshore oil and gas industry, is set to be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Dec. 5-7. New Orleans was selected as the host city due to its long history as a center for offshore oil and gas exploration and production and its now re-emergence as one of the world’s leading deep-water technology centers. 2007 marks the first year the conference has been held outside of Houston, Texas.

MMI Creates New Mertech Training Program

Marine Mechanics Institute (MMI), a private school specializing in professional marine technician training, is offering an all-new Mertech training program. The first private school training program of its kind to be officially endorsed by Mercury Marine, a global leader in the design and manufacture of marine propulsion products, Mertech is designed to improve the skills of new technicians who complete MMI's core marine technician training programs. To further enhance his/her technical skills and employment opportunities, Merctech offers an entry-level technician the opportunity to become familiar with Mercury products and dealership operations.

CCD Hosts MACC in Norfolk

The Combatant Craft Detachment (CCD) hosted the well-attended 6th annual Multi-Agency Craft Conference (MACC) in Norfolk, focusing on DOD and government boats and craft June 17-19 at Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia, with this year's theme: "Innovative Operations: Waves of the Future". CCD is a field activity within the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Carderock Division (NSWCCD). The Army, Marine Corps and Navy sponsored this popular gathering, fostering mutual understanding between military, government and commercial organizations. MACC drew over 1400 participants with 37 technical presentations by both government and industry, an exhibition tent with over 100 booths and 60 boat displays, 45 of which were available for in-water demos.

Navy Communication Contract Awarded

Eagan, McAllister Associates, Inc., Lexington Park, Md., is being awarded a $9,651,725 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide engineering, logistical and technical support services to augment the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston Communication Systems Department program/projects managers and engineers in development, test and evaluation, and life cycle support of communications-related systems, subsystems and equipment. The support services will require applying recognized scientific and technical procedures to system engineering, software engineering, security engineering, test and evaluation…

W R Systems Wins Contract

W R Systems, Ltd., was awarded a follow-on Contract Award N65236-12-D-4806 for SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic. W R Systems, Ltd. (WRSystems), of Norfolk, VA, along with URS Federal Services, Inc. (prime) and other team members, has been awarded the Submarine C5I & NC3 Engineering, Technical, and Logistic Support follow-on contract from SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic. Work under this contract includes engineering, technical, analysis and assessment, logistical, life cycle, and program management support for VIRGINIA Class (SSN 774) Non-Propulsion Electronics Systems and Submarine Warfare Federated Tactical Systems (SWFTS) C5I systems and subsystems installed in SSN 21, SSN 688/I, SSBN 726, SSN 774, and SSGN Class Submarines and SUBOPAUTH shore facilities.

TU Varna Opens Maritime Simulator Wing

Photo courtesy of VStep

New simulator wing features DNV certified VSTEP Dynamic Positioning and Full Mission Bridge Simulators and type approved ECDIS classroom. The simulation center of the Technical University of Varna officially opened its new simulation wing on May 21, 2015, following the opening of its simulation center in 2012. All the simulators in the TU Varna training center are delivered and installed by VSTEP. The new wing features a NAUTIS Class B DP Simulator as well as a NAUTIS class A Full Mission Bridge Simulator and a new ECDIS Simulator classroom.

Alexander Gaivoronsky Heads Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta

Alexander Gaivoronsky

Alexander Gaivoronsky was appointed Director General of Gazprom Transgaz Ukhta. Alexander Gaivoronsky was born in the Sverdlovsk Region in 1975. In 1997 he graduated from Ural State Technical University, majoring in Turbine Construction. Between 1997 and 2009 he worked as a compressor operator, gas facilities operation engineer, Deputy Head of the Gas Compressor Service of the Yamburg Line Pipe Operation Center, Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk. From 2009 to 2010 he was Acting Chief Engineer – Deputy Head, Head of the Pur Line Pipe Operation Center, Gazprom Transgaz Yugorsk.

MERC to Cease BWMS Type Approval Testing

File Image: MERC's mobile, barge mounted BWMS Testing Platform (MERC)

Maritime Environmental Resource Center will no longer conduct Type Approval Certification testing of ballast water management systems. The Maritime Environment Resource Center (MERC) was established in 2008 by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) to facilitate the development and adoption of Green Ship and Green Port innovations with a primary goal of expanding on over twenty years of research addressing the issues of ballast water invasive species.

Alion $3.2m DoD Task Order

Alion Science and Technology was awarded a $3.2m task order to maximize the efficiency and accessibility of scientific and technical information (STI) used by the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Weapon Systems Technology Information Analysis Center (WSTIAC). Under the three-year contract, Alion, which operates WSTIAC for the DoD, will help improve the management and use of information related to conventional and directed energy weapons systems technology. The scope of the program includes design, development, testing, evaluation, operations and maintenance of current DoD and military systems. Alion’s efforts will also focus on eliminating duplicate reports and creating and maintaining inventories of relevant knowledge…

APM Provides Cold Chain solutions for Nigeria

Photo: APM Terminals

APM Terminals, in conjunction with Naija Pride and with the assistance of international development groups, is working to provide modern cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers in the agricultural centers of northern Nigeria to bring fresh produce intact and unspoiled to market centers in Lagos. An estimated 15 million metric tons of Nigerian-grown perishable goods, including onions, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, okra, ginger and carrots, are lost annually due to poor logistics infrastructure and high transportation costs through spoilage and product damage.

Carnival Maritime Opens in Hamburg

Jens Lassen and Michael Thamm at the unit’s opening (Photo: Carnival Maritime)

Digital support, surveillance and planning for all technical and nautical aspects of the 25 vessels of Costa Crociere, Costa Asia and AIDA fleets are implemented in real time by the Costa Group. Now assisting with these operations and risk/safety management is a new marine service unit, Carnival Maritime, which became fully operational today in Hamburg. “By founding Carnival Maritime, we invested in the most elaborated technologies to create a marine operations unit that supports our captains the best possible way,” explained Michael Thamm, CEO of the Costa Group.

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