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Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Former Flender Employees Start Consultancy

Two former employees of Flender Werft, the Naval Architects Stefan Schwehm and Daniel Winters, have opened the new year with a new engineering company ORBIS MARINE CONSULT, in Lübeck, Germany. "Our experience, for example in the newbuilding of the SUPERFAST Ro-Pax Ferries, has shown us that the requirement from ship-owners and shipyards for competent Project Management is steadily increasing," explains ORBIS co-founder Stefan Schwehm. ORBIS MARINE CONSULT's portfolio ranges from technical consulting for yards and owners, concept and structural design and technical translation into German and English, right up to the complete Project and Contract Management for ship newbuildings.

US Marine Diesel Engineers Sign Strategic Partnership

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS) join with Seattle Marine Consulting LLC to support marine diesel repair volume. "This partnership is a win win for all," said Herbert Roeser, TMPS Chairman. Vessel owners and diesel engine operators worldwide will now have streamlined access to the expertise, knowledge base and service teams of both companies. In todays diesel world, it is hard to find the engineering experience needed to spot failures before they happen, expertise that can only be obtained from decades of hands-on experience. "Together, these two companies can utilize our more than 60 years of joint engine experience on 2-stroke and 4-stroke engines and their related equipment to serve our customers the best possible way…

Marinevac Adds New Operator in Florida

Marinevac, specialists in the cleaning of vacuum toilet systems on board private and commercial vessels of all sizes ranging from yachts to cruise ships and naval vessels, announce new links with GC Marine Inc. and Pines Marine Consulting LLC, both established businesses in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Marinevac has been operating in the Mediterranean for several years from their base in Palma, Mallorca. As part of the company’s expansion plans, Marinevac USA LLC will now be offering the Marinevac unique method of removing scale build up from marine waste systems. David Pines and Guy Clifford will be heading up the operation with the support of their local team. Marinevac USA LLC said it will be in a position to offer its new service on the U.S.

Alabama Shipyard to Build GulfMark PSV's

BAE Systems' Alabama Shipyard contracted to build Platform Supply Vessels for GulfMark Americas. GulfMark Americas, Inc. has selected BAE Systems’ shipyard in Mobile, Alabama to build two new platform supply vessels that will serve offshore drilling operations. The contract reflects continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding for BAE Systems and a major step forward in the company’s support to the oil and gas industry. Each of the GulfMark vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 288 feet long and 62 feet wide. The selection also includes options to build two additional platform supply vessels in the future. The design for the BAE Systems-built Green DP2 vessels will be provided by MMC Ship Design & Marine Consulting, Ltd.

Noble Denton Spanish Contract

Noble Denton, a global offshore engineering and marine consulting firm, announced the award of a $21.3m contract from ACS Cobra Castor UTE in Spain. The scope of work includes the provision of project management and procurement support services for Castor’s underground gas-storage development initiative. John Wishart, Noble Denton’s group managing director, said, “This initiative will see the redevelopment of the abandoned Amposta reservoir to provide back-up gas supplies for the Mediterranean coast of Spain in periods of high gas demand. The project, which will ensure a reliable gas supply to industrial and domestic consumers in Spain, will run over a four-year period and involve up to 25 Noble Denton personnel.

Blue Water Trade Winds Signs Contract with ST Shipping & Transport

Blue Water Trade Winds Pvt. Ltd., a Dehradun, India-based marine consulting firm, has recently signed a three-year contract with ST Shipping & Transport Pte Ltd for implementing “Cargo Heating Management Service” onboard their substantial fleet of owned and time chartered vessels, reports Anurag Datta, Manager (Technical & Business Development) at Blue Water. The Service is used to optimize the shipboard fuel oil consumption required for cargo heating operations and it’s a milestone addition to the upcoming ways of saving fossil fuels and reducing environmental impact from emissions; primarily by innovating new methodologies to optimize the fuel consumption in a system.

OSK-ShipTech Celebrates 50 Years

On Friday, September 16, 2016, consulting naval architects and marine engineers OSK-ShipTech A/S will celebrate half a century in marine consulting and the past 50 years’ journey and development from a company founded and run by a single man to a bustling and continually growing organization. CEO Anders Ørgård has owned and managed OSK-ShipTech for the past 13 years since he took over Consulting Naval Architects Ole Steen Knudsen founded in 1966. From the very beginning, the company has been in the forefront of and driving technical development and innovation, both in the design process and in the very diverse array of completed vessels. “We strive to stay ahead and encourage our employees to be curious and exploring,” Ørgård said.

MN 100: Robert Allan Ltd.

Executive Chairman of the Board: Robert G. Robert Allan Ltd. is Canada’s oldest private consulting Naval Architectural firm. Established in Vancouver in 1930, the company first produced designs for the British Columbia fishing fleet and coastal ferry services, among others. The company was restructured in 2008 to become employee owned with the firm’s senior leadership becoming shareholders in the business. In addition to ship design, Robert Allan Ltd. offers a range of marine engineering analysis services…

Ivy Marine Obtains SUB M Certification

From l to r: Pat Folan (TBS), Donny Cranfill (MARCOM), Steve Wilson (Ivy), Erin Pugh (TBS), Marcus Carlucci (TBS), Patrick Boles (Ivy) and Ed Marrufo (MARCOM) (Photo: Helm)

Helm Operations assisted Ivy Marine, LLC obtain its SUB M TSMS Certification. Ivy Marine, LLC, a two-towboat company out of Mobile, AL is now the third and smallest company in the United States to obtain their TSMS Certificate. Ivy Marine’s President. “Before Helm CONNECT, we used a paper-based system for all of our required forms and reports on the boats. Helm CONNECT allowed us to increase efficiency across the business, streamlining functions like compliance, inventory management and preventative maintenance.

Seaarland Expands into Germany

Hamburg-based TB Marine-Hamburg GmbH. Shipbuilding Co for delivery 2011. up Seaarland Shipmanagement (Hamburg) GmbH & Co. KG. our German ships and other ships owned by TB's partners. 2008. German tonnage. Singapore and Indian companies. market. investment group via Aquarius Marine Consulting, Hamburg. approval and newbuilding supervision for TB's projects. Ice Class 1A chemical/product tankers fixed with long term employment.

Catherwood Buys Tugboat, Side-swaps Engines

Cummins Engines Installation: Photo credit Haig-Brown/Cummins

Catherwood Towing's owner, Ernie Catherwood, adds another tugboat to his 14-boat fleet that operates in and around Canada's Fraser River. The 39-year old boat was at a shipyard undergoing a scheduled Canadian Steamship Inspection. Ernie had marine surveyor Mark McAllister and his port engineer Trevor Sexton check the boat out, and they reported the boat sound with excellent 1/2-inch hull plating. But the old 12V149 Jimmies were tired, although their big Lufkin gears had recently been rebuilt and were in good shape.

Lloyd’s Approves Hyundai LNG Carrier Training Facility

Hyundai Merchant Marine subsidiary has been granted Approved Training Provider status for their facilities and LNG carrier training courses to SIGTTO Training Standards. Lloyd's Register has awarded Approved Training Provider (ATP) Certification to Hae Young Maritime Services Co. Ltd. (HMS), a subsidiary of Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd (HMM), one of Korea’s largest shipping companies. The HMS Training Center at Busan, Korea trains seafarers under The Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO) training standards.

MOL Merges Group Companies; Upgrades Bridge Simulator

MOL Bridge Simulator after upgrade (Image: MOL)

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced the merger of MOL Marine Consulting, Ltd. (MOLMC) and MOL Cable Ship Ltd. effective October 1, 2014. The new company, called MOL Marine Co., Ltd., will continue to develop the businesses pioneered by its two predecessors. The merger will integrate both companies’ expertise in marine technology and ship management, enabling the development of business operations that will contribute to the MOL Group. At the same time, MOLMC announced an upgrade to one of its two owned simulators.

Rickmers-Linie Sold to ZEABORN

Photo: Rickmers Group

Marking further consolidation in the breakbulk and project cargo sector, Rickmers Group said it has sold its business operations of Rickmers-Linie to ZEABORN. Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG and MCC Marine Consulting & Contracting GmbH & Cie. KG, which are both fully-owned by Rickmers Holding AG, reached agreement to sell their respective operating businesses to ZEABORN Chartering GmbH & Co. KG on February 7, 2017. The planned sale, subject to the approval of the financing banks of the Rickmers Group and subject to anti-trust authorities…

Noble Denton Opens New UK Office

Offshore and marine consulting firm Noble Denton Group has expanded its UK presence with the opening of a new office in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. The move is part of an on-going period of global expansion for the company. Noble Denton Consultants Ltd., one of the UK operating companies of the Noble Denton Group, will operate from the Newcastle office in Seaton Burn where the new team has brought specialist skills in design and consultancy for ports, ships and marine operations, using state of the art structural and hydrodynamic tools to underpin their technical work. The office will also provide a base for the existing broad range of Noble Denton Consultants’ technical consultancy services. The new operation will be headed by David Byrne, general manager of Noble Denton Consultants Ltd.

BAE Systems Starts Construction on GulfMark PSV

BAE Systems’ shipyard in Alabama has begun construction on the first of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for GulfMark Americas, Inc. Executives and employees from both companies gathered recently at the BAE Systems’ facility in Mobile to oversee the initial cutting of steel for the vessel’s first module, which is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2014. The BAE Systems-built 300-Class Green DP2 vessels are designed by MMC Ship Design & Marine Consulting, Ltd. of Poland and will be based on similar PSVs currently under construction for GulfMark abroad. The new vessels will be U.S. flagged and will support the anticipated future demand in the Gulf of Mexico offshore market, as well as other areas around the world.

LNG Carrier Longevity Study Contract for LR

HDOS LNG Carrier: Photo courtesy of Hyundai Ocean Service

Hyundai Ocean Service contract Lloyd’s Register Marine Consulting to assess the service lifetime of their vessel 'Hyundai Utopia'. The study concerns the 1994 built, 273m long, 71,909 dwt, LNG Carrier Hyundai Utopia (IMO 9018555). The President of HDOS, Taek-Gyu Lee, met with Lloyd’s Register’s Korea Chief Representative, Soo-Young Lee in Busan to sign the contract during a special ceremony at the HDOS office at Busan, Korea. “I believe that this independent study is the key to the overall success of the business between HDOS and the Korea Gas Corporation.

NYK to Display Super Eco Ship at Korea Expo

Super Eco Ship: Photo credit NYK

Elomatic (a marine consulting company in Finland), and Garroni Progetti  (an Italian ship designer) are working together to show that NYK is striving to develop technically in the long term and also to lead in future development of shipping operations, including cargo handling and traffic infrastructure. The theme of the expo will be “The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities,” and the event will feature displays illustrating the progress and future prospects of maritime technology, a new growth driver for the advancement of humanity.

MOLMC Gains NK Certification for Education & Training

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) today announced that its group company MOL Marine Consulting, Ltd. (MOLMC) has acquired certification for its Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training program from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), effective May 30. MOLMC is the first company in Japan to upgrade its BRM training program to meet all the requirements of the model course 1.22 (five-day course) established by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The certification reflects MOLMC’s effort and dedication to developing a world-class BRM training program. MOLMC President Soichi Hiratsuka received the certificate from NK Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara on June 2 in a presentation ceremony at NK headquarters.

Lloyd's Register: Adjustment to BWM Convention Implementation Schedule

Please note: this Class News is a reissue and replaces the version sent on 10 January, 2014. The table has been amended to clarify the implementation dates for Regulation D-2 of the Ballast Water Management Convention. The International Maritime Organization’s governing body, the Assembly, recently adopted Resolution A.1088(22) which adjusts the implementation schedule for the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention. references to compliance by the next “intermediate or renewal survey” have been changed to compliance by the next “renewal survey”.

DNV GL to certify 50 IHMs for Norddeutsche Reederei

A DNV GL HazMat Expert doing a visual check for pipe gasket sampling. Photo DNV GL

DNV GL and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt have signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels. The first vessel to undergo sampling and testing is the 3700 TEU container vessel Northern Dexterity. Once complete, this certification provides independent verification of the vessels’ IHM, as required by the European Ship Recycling Regulation. “The IHM is an important step on the…

Greener Ship Recycling: DNV GL, Norddeutsche Reederei Strike Deal

A DNV GL HazMat Expert doing a visual check for pipe gasket sampling. (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL and Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt signed a contract to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications for the shipping company’s managed fleet of more than 50 vessels. The first vessel to undergo sampling and testing is the 3700 TEU container vessel Northern Dexterity. Once complete, this certification provides independent verification of the vessels’ IHM, as required by the European Ship Recycling Regulation. “The IHM is an important step on the way to ensuring environmentally responsible ship recycling and therefore also important to us at Norddeutsche Reederei.

LNG as Alternative Fuel on Workboats Conference Agenda

Andrew Brown, Business Development Director, Lamnalco Group

Leading maritime services experts to debate key technical, environmental, health and safety issues of adopting LNG marine fuel at Middle East Workboats 2011. The future of LNG as a viable and sustainable alternative marine fuel for working vessels is one of the most eagerly-anticipated sessions taking place at Middle East Workboats 2011, the definitive event for workboat operators, builders and equipment suppliers. Taking place from 3-5 October, 2011 at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre…

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