Europe to Build Ships of the Future
A new European research project seeks to revolutionize the shipbuilding sector by replacing steel with composite materials for the construction of more efficient large length ships. FIBRESHIP is an ambitious project that will allow for the construction of light commercial vessels, passenger and leisure transport and oceanographic vessels more than 50 meters in length using fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials. It is one of the largest innovation projects funded by the EU with a budget of €11 million, of which €9 million is funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme.
Darley Acquires Fireboy, Inc
W.S. Darley & Co. informs it has purchased the assets of Fireboy, Xintex and Aetna Engineering based in Grand Rapids, Mich., forming the new company Fireboy-Xintex, LLC. W.S. Darley & Co., headquartered in Itasca, Ill., has served the world’s fire and emergency services industry since 1908. The company has manufacturing, engineering and research and development operations are in Chippewa Falls, Wisc. and Janesville, Iowa. Founded in 1973, Fireboy is a developer of marine pre-engineered and custom engineered fire safety and suppression equipment.
DNV GL Seeks to Standardize Floating Turbines
DNV GL launched a new joint industry project (JIP) together with thirteen global partners to mutually develop a Recommended Practice for the coupled analysis of floating offshore wind turbines. Despite the fact that the wind industry has a strong focus on the development of floating offshore wind turbines, it is still missing a widely recognised and unified approach for the practical methods to build and validate the numerical models, in accordance with the requirements in the standards.
Interview: Mike Petters - President & CEO, HII
Last month Mike Petters, president and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII), was honored by the Coast Guard Foundation at the 35th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard, held in New York City. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News recently caught up with Petters – the man who leads America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of manufacturing, engineering and management services to the commercial and non-commercial oil, gas and energy markets – to discuss not only the honor…
New GM at Perkins Marine Facility in Wimborne
Engine manufacturer Perkins hires Andrew Goldspink to succeed retiring general manager Steve Phillips. After 30 years at engine manufacturer Perkins, Steve Phillips has elected to retire from his role as General Manager of the company’s marine facility in Wimborne. Over his years at Perkins, Phillips has held leadership roles in Parts and Service (London), Marine Service Manager for the Asia Pacific region (Singapore), through to his current role as General Manager (Wimborne, UK).
Beier Radio Celebrates 70th Anniversary
Beier Radio, Inc. marks 70-years of providing engineering, sales and service for marine electronics around the globe. During its 70 years in business, Beier Radio has grown from being one of the first marine electronics distributors in the southern United States to a leader in integrated vessel control, navigation and communications systems as well as mariner training. “Beier Radio has always been committed to delivering products and services that meet the current demands of the marine industry and also anticipate the future needs of our customers in the challenging marine environment…
Beier Radio Marks 70 Years Serving Global Marine Industry
Beier Radio, Inc. marks its 70-year anniversary in 2015 providing engineering, sales and service for marine electronics around the globe. During its 70 years in business, Beier Radio has grown from being one of the first marine electronics distributors in the southern United States to a worldwide leader in integrated vessel control, navigation and communications systems as well as mariner training. “Beier Radio has always been committed to delivering products and services that…
Dutch Minister Ploumen Visits Damen Shipyards Cape Town
The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Ms Lilianne Ploumen, and a Dutch Trade Delegation visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) on Tuesday, July 8th 2014. The goal was to get an impression of the way South African and Dutch companies and entrepreneurs are working together. In addition, the newly qualified pupils from DSCT’s in-house Apprentice Training Centre received their certificates from the minister. All qualified artisans, as they now are, are offered a job at Damen’s South African shipyard.
Dutch Minister Visits Damen Cape Town
The Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, and a Dutch Trade Delegation visited Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) on Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The goal was to get an impression of the way South African and Dutch companies and entrepreneurs are working together. In addition, the newly qualified pupils from DSCT’s in-house Apprentice Training Center received their certificates from the minister. All qualified artisans, as they now are, are offered a job at Damen’s South African shipyard.
Ingalls Shipbuilder Honored for STEM Achievements
Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Ivette Nunez, a systems engineer at the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division, was honored by the Great Minds in STEM organization at the annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corp. (HENAAC) conference in New Orleans. Nunez received a "Professional Achievement -- Level I" award, which honors science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals with 10-19 years of experience who have made significant contributions in their fields.
Meet The "Teledyne Twelve”
Teledyne Marine has steadily built an armada of technologies and brands serving nearly every facet of the subsea sector through systematic acquisition, investment and organic growth. Recently MTR solicited the insights of a quartet of executives representing the various brands to discuss the evolution and future direction of the Teledyne Marine brand. Executives offering insights included Bill Kikendall, President of the newly formed Marine Sensors and Systems Group at Teledyne Technologies, Inc., Thomas W.
What Falls Down Must Come Up Again: DARPA Place Contract
Sparton Corporation has been awarded a Phase 1 contract for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Upward Falling Payload (UFP) program. Sparton, under the UFP program, will design a system intended to live on the sea floor and release payloads. This enablement is thought to represent a game changing capability for mission commanders. The company say it is energized by the opportunity and eager for the collaboration to execute on the delivery system module, in which they will be assisted by the Applied Physics Lab at the University of Washington to provide additional deep ocean design expertise. “We have enjoyed working and collaborating with Sparton several times over the past few years and we are pleased to be working with them again…
Caterpillar’s Marine Center of Excellence
Highly automated, fully variable assembly process allows Cat to provide uniform service to a myriad of marine customers. But, MCOE is only one part of Cat’s new business strategy. In August of 2007, the first Cat marine engine left Caterpillar’s new Marine Center of Excellence (MCOE) in Greenville, South Carolina. In the ensuing years, countless engines have gone through the same process. Caterpillar Marine Power Systems brings together all the sales and service activities for Cat and MaK branded marine products within Caterpillar Inc.
Voith Taps Reinhardt as President & CEO
Carsten J. Reinhardt Becomes Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. Heidenheim, Germany June 14, 2012 – This is to announce the appointment of Carsten J. Reinhardt as Member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH and as President and CEO of Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG. As of July 1, 2012, Reinhardt will succeed Dr. Hubert Lienhard who had held this function since January 1, 2012 in addition to his office as President and CEO of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith GmbH.
Renishaw Appoints Southwest Sales Engineer
Schermerhorn brings 11 years Renishaw experience to customers in Texas and Louisiana. Renishaw announces the appointment of Sheila Schermerhorn as regional sales manager for the Southwest region, covering Texas and Louisiana. Schermerhorn provides applications engineering solutions for Renishaw's machine tool, calibration, CMM and styli products. She has been with Renishaw for more than 11 years, and most recently served as regional sales manager for in the Mid-Atlantic region. A graduate of Alfred State College in New York, Schermerhorn holds a degree in mechanical engineering.
Chromalox Heating Cable Products Receive Safety Certification in India
PITTSBURGH, PA — [July 22, 2011] — Chromalox, a leading manufacturer of electric heat and control products, today announced that its self-regulating heating cables utilizing EEXe and EEXd enclosures have been awarded the Product Safety Certification by the Chief Controller of Explosives (CCoE), India. This means that these Chromalox products may now be specified with confidence in India without the need for case-by-case certification. It also assists U.S. and European manufacturers who might utilize these products in assemblies that are being sold in India and require CCoE certification. The CCoE certification applies to the Chromalox line of SRM/E (Self-regulating Medium Temperature), SRL (Self-regulating Low Temperature) and heating units utilizing CES.
Veson Welcomes Li, Elkin, Patel, Venkatesh
Veson Nautical, the US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced the addition of four professionals to the company’s Boston headquarters office. Veson Nautical has hired Haorong Li as Director of Professional Services; Mikhail Elkin as Software Engineer; Suchit Patel as QA Engineer; and Brenna Venkatesh as Marketing and Events Associate. Haorong Li, Veson’s new Director of Professional Services, has more than 10 years of experience implementing enterprise software solutions for operations management, supply chain optimization, planning, scheduling and logistics. His combination of hands-on…
People & Company: Q&A: Gary C. Schuler, CEO, Senesco Marine
MarineNews: What did you do before coming to Senesco Marine, and how did you get into the shipbuilding industry? How does your former field compare/contrast with the marine business? Gary Schuler: I served as CEO of Bostitch, a $500 million producer of pneumatic tools and fasteners, from 1980-1990. After leaving there, I was involved in some turnaround situations before joining an investment partnership. The majority investor at Senesco Marine, whom I've know for about 20 years, gave me an opportunity to invest in the company and become CEO. So that's how I got into the shipbuilding business. I had no prior experience in shipbuilding, but I have been in manufacturing all my life, specifically in the design, production, and delivery of pre-engineered metal buildings.
Durfee Joins Senesco Marine
Senesco Marine hired William K. Durfee as its new Senior Vice President of Procurement and Planning. Durfee brings to Senesco a wealth of experience in the manufacturing industry, both on the technical and managerial levels. Among Durfee’s responsibilities will be to oversee and streamline several of the company’s procedures, including the front end of contracts and the scheduling of construction personnel and projects. Gary C. Schuler, Senesco Marine’s CEO, said “We’ve made a commitment at Senesco Marine to design and build the best ships in the business…
Datamodul´s daughter-company, CONRAC GmbH was awarded by Kelvin Hughes for the delivery of Type Approved TFT Displays in their new and future IBS Programs. Next to the superior performance and quality aspects, one of the main reasons for this decision was, the high level of own development integrated in the concerned TFT monitors. The result can be recognized in the Queen Mary 2 bridge. All TFT displays are delivered in an OEM Chassis-Only version, ready for integration in the special design of the bridge. During the late 1990's Kelvin Hughes realized that the availability of cathode ray tubes (CRTs) for use in bridge navigation displays, such as Radar and ECDIS, was becoming limited.
People & Company News
Captain Marine Services, Inc. of Dana Beach, Fla. has been servicing the yachting and sport diving industries for the last nine years for all of their need above and below the waterline as well as, providing immediate procurement consolidation and delivery of marine parts, supplies, and diving equipment. President Capt. Thomas J. Dunzelman recently announced the opening of a new shipping, receiving and agents office in Turtle Cove Marina, Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI. With many years of experience in the Turks & Caicos Islands, they can advise your clients as well as your crew on what to do and see while visiting Providenciales. Captain Marine Services provides an office where a captain can talk to another captain/engineer about their equipment needs.
AMH Government Services Books Record Year
American Marine Holdings, Inc (AMH) Government Services experienced a record year in sales during 2004, according to Mike Collins, President. AMH, the parent company of Donzi Marine and Pro-Line Boats, formed the Government Services Group in 2003. Mr. Collins stated, ”I am extremely proud of the team we have assembled. John Hotz has been instrumental in our success and was just appointed Vice President of the group”. The past year marked a flurry of activity for the Government Services division, along with many new additions to the team. Mike Page, former United States Navy Lieutenant with the Special Boat Teams, and formally with Boston Whaler and Night Vision Technologies joined the group and now heads up International and Military sales.
Raytheon's Maritime Mission Center Receives Shingo Gold
Raytheon Company's Maritime Mission Center, Portsmouth, R. I., is a 2007 gold medal recipient of the Northeast Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing. The Maritime Mission Center is a 768,000 sq. ft. multidiscipline manufacturing, engineering and program support facility employing close to 1,600 people. The Maritime Mission Center is IDS' mission center dedicated to the development and delivery of highly capable, advanced naval and maritime solutions for U.S. and allied navies.