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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

License Agreement News

MAN Diesel & Turbo Signs License Agreement at SMM

MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a four-stroke license agreement with Rong An Power Machinery, a Chinese marine engine manufacturer. Dr. Stephan Timmermann, Executive Board Member MAN Diesel & Turbo, and David Deng, President Rong An, signed the new agreement on behalf of their respective companies on 7 September 2010 in a ceremony at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s stand at the SMM international marine trade fair in Hamburg. Rong An previously signed a two-stroke license agreement with MAN Diesel & Turbo in September 2008.  

New FORAN Academic License Agreements in Japan

Concluded FORAN Academic License Agreement with Hiroshima University. SENER concluded FORAN Academic License Agreement with Hiroshima University on February 15, 2013. Hiroshima University is the first licensee who introduced FORAN Academic License in Japan. It is very honorable to welcome Hiroshima University as a new FORAN user. Associate Professor, Ph.D. Akihiro Takezawa, Division of Mechanical System and Applied Mechanics, Faculty of Engineering of Hiroshima University, and Alfonso Cebollero, SENER Regional Director for Asia & Pacific, signed the Agreement at Okayama, where a FORAN seminar was taking place. Mr. Takezawa is an extensively active researcher and expert in the field of structural and vibration analysis, not only in the shipbuilding area.

MAN Diesel & Turbo, QMD Ink License Agreement at SMM

On Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Hamburg’s SMM Marine trade fair, MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a new license agreement with QMD, a member of the CSIC Group together with Dalian Marine Diesel Co., Ltd. and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. In the process, QMD became MAN Diesel & Turbo’s 12th Chinese licensee. QMD (Qingdao Haixi Marine Diesel Co., Ltd) can boast of a modern facility dedicated to the production of large, two-stroke engines in NE China. “For over 30 years, we have had a successful license agreement with CSIC, which QMD belongs to, and we look forward to an equally fruitful cooperation with our new licensee,” Engberg added.

License Agreement Signed by MAN Diesel & Turbo at SMM

License agreement signed by MAN Diesel & Turbo at SMM

On Tuesday September 9, 2014 at Hamburg’s SMM Marine trade fair, MAN Diesel & Turbo signed a new license agreement with QMD, a member of the CSIC Group together with Dalian Marine Diesel Co., Ltd. and Yichang Marine Diesel Engine Co., Ltd. In the process, QMD became MAN Diesel & Turbo’s 12th Chinese licensee. QMD (Qingdao Haixi Marine Diesel Co., Ltd) can boast of a modern facility dedicated to the production of large, two-stroke engines in NE China. For over 30 years, we have had a successful license agreement with CSIC…

STX Engine Builds New Dual-Fuel Series

The MAN B&W Diesel Group has extended their existing, over 20-year license agreement with Korean licensee STX Engine. Within Korea, STX is now also licensed to build the new MAN B&W Diesel dual-fuel engine: the 51/60DF. The 51/60DF engine model is particularly suitable as propulsion for LNG (liquid natural gas) tankers. The Korean group STX, which has been a licence partner of the MAN B&W Diesel Group since 1984, is involved in the LNG sector with its own shipping company STX PanOcean and builds its own LNG tankers in the STX Shipyard. New propulsion concepts for this type of carrier are planning with dual-fuel engines, for which STX is bringing their own competence into the company with the new license agreement.

MAN Diesel Renews Low-Speed Cooperations

MAN Diesel has renewed its low-speed license agreements with its Chinese partners. Furthermore the company, which forms the Diesel engine division of the MAN Group, signed a license agreement for a ten year period with the newly established joint venture CSSC-Mitsui Diesel Co, Ltd, known as CMD. The joint venture is owned by the largest Chinese and Japanese low-speed engine builders, Hudong and Mitsui, with the additional participation of CSSC. The renewal of the CSIC/CSOC – MAN Diesel licence agreement with the engine builders Dalian Marine Diesel and Yichang Marine Diesel took place in Beijing, while the licence agreement with CSSC/CSTC and the engine builders Hudong Heavy Machinery and CSSC-Mitsui (CMD) was signed in Shanghai. The Chairman of MAN Diesel’s Executive Board, Dr.

MHI-MS, Jiangsu Masada Ink Boxship Crane Deal

Pic: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems has concluded a licensing agreement with Jiangsu Masada Heavy Industries for the manufacturing and sale of hose handling cranes and slim deck cranes for container ships. The license granted to Jiangsu Masada follows similar agreements in 2008 for deck cranes of bulk carriers and in 2012 for deck machinery and steering gears. This further broadening of Jiangsu Masada's product lineup will expand the market share for marine machinery utilizing MHI group technologies in China, the world's largest market for marine vessel construction.

Wärtsilä and Nuclep Sign License Agreement

Wärtsilä entered into license agreement with Brazilian company Nuclebras Equipamentos Pesados SA. The agreement grants Nuclep the right to manufacture certain types of Wärtsilä's most modern electronically controlled common rail two-stroke marine diesel engines between 50 and 68 cm bore size at their premises in Itaguai with a targeted annual output of six to ten engines. The first delivery of a Wärtsilä engine is scheduled for beginning of 2008. The Brazilian Government is investing in the rehabilitation of the national ship building industry and is discussing with Brazilian shipyards about the possibility of constructing vessels for international customers.

RailPower/OTB Supply and Licensing Agreement

RailPower Technologies Corp. and Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corp. announced a supply and licensing agreement, in which RailPower will license its technologies to OTB for marine applications and, via OTB, supply hybrid power systems to tug and barge operating companies, tug and towboat builders and shipyards involved in workboat construction. RailPower Technologies' core business is the design and manufacture of its Green Goat Series hybrid locomotives and its new RP20 road and branchline switchers. Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering has 25 years of experience in the design of ocean and coastal articulated tug and barge units.

Wolong Signs Agreement

Singapore-based Wolong International has announced the signing of a licensing agreement with Fr. Fassmer Gmbh of Germany for the production of Wolong (Fassmer Licensed) totally enclosed lifeboats. The agreement, signed on October 1, 2001, serves to synergize the West and East. Production of the Wolong lifeboats is to b e carried out in China and is expected to commence within the month. Fassmer with this agreement will be providing the technical support to Wolong International in upgrading and improving the quality of its lifeboats.

USN Licenses Boat Design from Willard Marine

Photo Willard Marine

The United States Navy and Willard Marine have executed a licensing agreement for a Willard Marine boat design to serve as the guideline for the Navy’s new 11-meter rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) government design. For 27 years, Willard Marine has designed and built U.S. Navy ship-board RIBs that are 7- and 11-meters in length featuring a wide variety of propulsion, deck and outfitting arrangements. This licensing agreement allows the U.S. Navy to utilize Willard’s Sea Force® 1100, U.S. Navy model RIB design to create an all new Navy 11-meter RIB.

AlliedBarton Enters 10-year Partnership with PortStar

PortStar announces a 10-year National Partner License Agreement with AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, for use of its Seaport Security Training System. This agreement gives AlliedBarton access to the PORTSTAR Seaport Security Training System for use by its employees. It also allows AlliedBarton the ability to make PortStar available to its clients at an affordable rate.  

China’s CMP Renews MAN 4-stroke License Deal

MAN Diesel & Turbo attendees at the ceremony included Klaus Engberg, Senior Vice President and Head of Two-Stroke Licensing; Ulrich Vögtle, Vice President and Head of Large Bore Four-Stroke Licensing; Dr. Manfred Biedermann, Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo, China; and Dai Jun, Head of Licensing Support, China. (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

CSSC Marine Power Co., Ltd. (CMP), an engine-manufacturing division of Chinese State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), has renewed its contract with MAN Diesel & Turbo for another 10 years of production of four-stroke medium speed engines. The new agreement was finalized at a signing ceremony in Anqing, Anhui province on October 8, 2015, and marks the renewal and continuation of a cooperation that first started in the 1980s. CMP chairman Zhang Haisen said, “The extension of the…

Transocean Announces Settlement and License Agreement

Transocean Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into a settlement and license agreement with Noble Corporation. In the agreement, the Transocean subsidiary granted to Noble a worldwide and non-exclusive license to utilize Transocean's patents for offshore dual activity drilling methods and structures on the semisubmersible rig Noble Clyde Boudreaux which is currently working in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The agreement follows a settlement of Transocean's February 2007 patent infringement suit against Noble in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Texas, Houston division. In the lawsuit, Transocean alleged that a recent upgrade to the Noble Clyde Boudreaux infringed claims of the Transocean patents.

Mitsubishi: First-Ever Licensing Deal to Chinese for Marine Propellers

The signing ceremony.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI),  concluded a licensing agreement with Changzhou Zhonghai Marine Propeller Co., Ltd. (CZZH) under which MHI-MME provides CZZH the manufacturing and marketing rights to its marine propellers. MHI-MME has previously licensed a variety of its marine machinery to Chinese companies - including 2-stroke low-speed engines, marine auxiliary boilers, marine…

MHI to License KU Gas Engine Technologies to ZGPT of China

Photo: MHI

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) concluded an agreement with ZGPT Diesel Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZGPT), a Chinese manufacturer of stationary and marine engines, under which MHI will license its KU gas engine technologies to ZGPT. The move is targeted in the near term at seeking further penetration of the KU gas engines in the Chinese market as that market continues to mark robust growth, and beyond the near term at entering the local market for gas-fired distributed power generation system, a niche that is expected to greet sharp expansion in demand going forward.

Grants Licenses To Build Seven F&G Designs

Friede & Goldman, Ltd. announced that it has completed licensing contracts for the construction of four JU-2000E jackup rigs and for three ExD semi-submersible designs. These seven licensing agreements combined with their contract engineering projects bring F&G’s total contracts value to an all time high and enhances F&G’s reputation as the leader of independent conceptual design of mobile offshore drilling units. The licensing agreements to build four F&G designed JU-2000E jackup drilling rigs include option agreements for four additional JU-2000E’s. In addition, F&G signed contracts to provide their patented “Rack Chock” leg fixation system for each of the newbuild jackups.

Wärtsilä Extends License Agreement With Hyundai

Wärtsilä  and Hyundai Heavy Industries have signed an extension to their license agreement (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä, a marine industry solutions provider, and its South Korean partner, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Engine and Machinery Division, have signed a ten year extension to their license agreement to build Wärtsilä low-speed engines. The agreement was signed at a ceremony held on February 28, 2012, in Ulsan and covers the period from 2012 to 2021. Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has through its Engine and Machinery Division been a licensee of Wärtsilä since 1975. During these 37 years, the total power volume of the Wärtsilä licensed engines built by HHI exceeds 22,800 MW.

SUEZ LNG implements U.S. Citizen Crewing Agreement

SUEZ LNG, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Academy), and the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots (MM&P) announced an agreement to recruit, train, and supply U.S citizen mariners for service on the LNG tankers owned or chartered by SUEZ LNG. SUEZ LNG, in compliance with the deepwater port license agreement signed with Maritime Administrator, Sean T. Connaughton, will collaborate with both the Academy and the MM&P Union to train and employ U.S. citizen crew members on up to nine LNG vessels operating in the SUEZ fleet. As such, the MM&P Union will screen and provide resumes for mariners from 3rd Mate to Master and from 3rd Assistant Engineer to Chief Engineer.

Helwan Diesel, Steyr Motors Agreement

Helwan Diesel Engine Company, Kairo, Egypt and Steyr Motors GmbH, Steyr Austria have signed a commercial license agreement for the production and distribution of Steyr four and six cylinder Monoblock diesel engines for applications such as stationary alternators, pump drive systems and commercial vehicles. (www.helwandiesel.com) (www.steyr-motors.com)

DP World Now Sole Owner of Southampton Box Terminal

Dubai-listed ports operator DP World has became sole owner of the company which operates Southampton container terminal after it bought the remaining 49 percent stake held by Associated British Ports (ABP), the company said on Monday. DP World also said it extended the license agreement for DP World Southampton for another 25 years until 2047. The company did not disclose how much it paid for ABP's stake. Associated British Ports is Britain's leading port operator, with ports in England, Scotland and Wales. Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh

EMGS Reports $1.6m Multi-client Sales

Electromagnetic Geoservices (EMGS) reported multi-client sales from Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea   Marine controlled-source electromagnetic (CSEM) data provider EMGS informs it has entered into two new data licensing agreements with two oil companies for the provision of 3D EM data from EMGS's multi-client data library over the Barents Sea and the Norwegian Sea worth $1.6 million.   The multi-client revenues, which are a combination of prefunding and late sales, will be booked in the third quarter of 2015.

Norway: EMGS in 3D EM Data Sale

Barents Sea and Norway Courtesy EMGS

  Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) has entered into a data licensing agreement with an oil company for the provision of 3D EM data from the multi-client data library over the Norwegian Sea and the Barents Sea. The company did not reveal the name of the client, however, it stated that the deal is worth a total of USD 4.0 million.  

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