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Light Weight Marine Structures Conference

The First International Conferences on Light Weight Marine Structures will be held September 7-8, 2009 in Glasgow, UK. Designers, manufacturers, marine scientists, regulatory authorities, and researchers will all gather to discuss technological advancements and implementations to increase the use of light weight design in marine structures such as ships, high speed vessels, and offshore structures. Project managers, classification societies, structural consultancies, ship owners and operators, and academics are also invited to attend.

Fatigue in Marine Structures Discussed in Germany

Fatigue assessment in shipping is vital in order to predict the structural durability of welded joints. Structures" at Germanischer Lloyd headquarter. all over Europe and Asia. assessment of fatigue behaviour of welded structures. as well as crack propagation calculations. structures. structures. appropriate repair measures were presented. reliability assessment within design, fabrication and operation.

Conference on Light Weight Marine Structures

The first International Conference on Light Weight Marine Structures will occur September 7-8 2009, in Glasgow, UK. Cost savings is one of the criteria for successful structural engineering and transport application. The use of strong but light-weight members helps to achieve this in that the overall stress levels in a construction are reduced together with handling, manipulation and pay-load cost. These factors are important in such applications as ships, high speed vessels and offshore structures. This conference aims to gather designers, manufactures, marine scientists, regulatory authorities and researchers to discuss technological advancement and implementations that will lead to increased use of light weight design for marine structures. Who should attend?

DNV GL Issues Guidance on Inspection Planning

Photo: DNV GL

The low oil price and a reduction in newbuilds have driven the integrity of existing assets up the agenda for the oil & gas industry. However, the cost of inspection programs can be significant, adding to the operational costs. DNV GL has now launched a recommended practice (DNVGL-RP-C210) providing the first international guidance on how to establish a sound basis for in-service inspection planning for fatigue cracks in marine structures. The guidance will save operational costs by using a risk-based approach to identify the ‘hot spots’ requiring inspection.

Bone Joins EBDG

Jason Bone has joined the staff of Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) as an Engineer. A recent graduate of University of Michigan, Bone holds a B.S. in Engineering and a Masters of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, specializing in marine structures. Prior to joining the firm, Bone completed internships at Avondale Shipyard working on new oil tanker construction and CSC's Advanced Marine Division.

TØNSBERG, MHI's Massive RO/RO is "Ship of the Year 2011"

High Transport Efficiency and Environmental Compatibility Recognized. TØNSBERG, the world's largest roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) ship*, built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has been awarded the "Ship of the Year 2011" by the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers (JASNAOE). Every year JASNAOE selects what it considers to be the most technologically, artistically and socially superior ships and marine structures built that year, and the TØNSBERG was chosen for its highly evaluated transport efficiency and environmental compatibility.

ABS Names Wiernicki Chief Technology Officer

Chris J. Wiernicki has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at ABS, where he will report directly to ABS President and CEO Robert Somerville. Wiernicki replaces Dr. in the development and application of the finite element method to ship design. cycle management, unified standards and safety equivalencies,” said Wiernicki. of ABS Consulting, the risk management affiliate of ABS. risk technology capability. States. He began his career at the U.S. on various ship design and advanced materials research programs. security risk management.

Dr. Basu Joins Webb Institute Faculty

Dr. Roger Basu

Dr. Roger Basu has joined the faculty at Webb Institute as Associate Professor of Naval Architecture. Dr. Basu has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the marine industry primarily involved with the analysis and reliability of ship and offshore structures. He recently retired from the American Bureau of Shipping as the Director of Shared Technology where his responsibilities included the lead in establishing the ABS Harsh Environment Technology Center in conjunction with Memorial University of Newfoundland. Dr. Basu is well known in the industry.

Conference on Light Weight Marine Structures

The first international Conference on Light Weight Structures will occur September seven through 8, 2009, in Glasgow, UK. Cost savings is one of the criteria for successful structural engineering and transport application. The use of strong but light-weight members helps to achieve this in that the overall stress levels in a construction are reduced together with handling, manipulation and pay-load cost. These factors are important in such applications as ships, high speed vessels and offshore structures.

BMT to Offer Three-Day Course

BMT Fleet Technology will be offering a 3-day workshop on fatigue and fracture analysis for marine structures. The workshop will be held from October 25-27, 2011, at the ABS Auditorium in Houston, TX. Participants will learn how design, maintenance and operational issues affect fatigue and fracture of steel and aluminum ship structures. The course includes practical design and analysis theory applications using direct calculations and sample FlawCheck software. It is geared to address the needs of naval architects, ship superintendents and engineers responsible for design, material specification, welding, operational safety and maintenance. The course begins with a review of the fatigue and fracture problems observed in marine structures and how they have been addressed.

Fatigue and Fracture Analysis for Marine Structures Hosted by BMT Fleet Technology

3-DAY WORKSHOP FATIGUE AND FRACTURE ANALYSIS FOR MARINE STRUCTURES HOSTED BY BMT FLEET TECHNOLOGY - October 25 – 27, 2011 - ABS Auditorium, Houston, Texas. Learn how design, maintenance and operational issues affect fatigue and fracture of steel and aluminum ship structures. The course includes practical design and analysis theory applications using direct calculations and sample FlawCheck software. This three-day course is geared to the needs of naval architects, ship superintendents and engineers responsible for design, material specification, welding, operational safety and maintenance. The course begins with a review of the fatigue and fracture problems observed in marine structures and how they have been addressed.

PPG PMC to Offer AMERCOAT Coatings in Mexico

PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings (PMC) business announced that customers in Mexico can order AMERCOAT brand products directly from PPG. -AMERLOCK surface-tolerant epoxies protect steel and concrete structures such as offshore platforms, petroleum processing plants, storage facilities and marine structures in severe environments. Available in a wide range of colors and low-VOC (volatile organic compound) formulations, Amerlock epoxies are engineered to prevent film pinholing and solvent entrapment at the substrate/coating interface, a common site of coatings failure with conventional epoxies and lower-solids systems. -DIMETCOTE inorganic zinc primers are designed for protection of carbon steel against corrosion.

Materials Tests to Proceed in Pascagoula

integrate high speed, power dense, propulsion system technology. be completed by October 2004. the end of the current fiscal year. Agency Announcement. is the contracting activity (N00014-03-C-0209).

Wärtsilä Power for Keppel FELS Rigs

The semi-submersible drilling platforms for Keppel FELS will be equipped with generating sets and steerable thrusters from Wärtsilä. Wärtsilä Corporation has been awarded contracts with a total value of above 50 million EUR, by Keppel FELS Ltd in Singapore for 32 diesel generating sets to power four jack-up rigs and two semi-submersible drilling platforms. The combined output of these orders is about 115 MW. Wärtsilä will also supply steerable thrusters for the semi-submersible platforms. The rigs and platforms are being built at Keppel FELS Ltd for the Danish company A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S. The first of the jack-up rigs is due for delivery in the fourth quarter 2007, and the semi-submersible platforms are due to be delivered in 2008 and 2009.

Keppel and NUS Appoint Professor Moan to the Keppel Chair

Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have jointly appointed eminent Norwegian marine structures expert Professor Torgeir Moan to the first Keppel Chair as a visiting professor. Renowned in the offshore and marine industry, Professor Moan has extensive network amongst oil majors, regulators, classification societies, drilling contractors and shipyards around the world. He has recently set up a Centre of Excellence in Ships & Ocean Structures (CESOS) in the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU). The Centre has won a NOK130 million fund from the Research Council of Norway to conduct fundamental research over 10 years. Keppel, NUS and CESOS will form a strategic alliance for joint R&D into offshore structure technologies.

Bureau Veritas Joins Maritime Drones Project

RECOMMS drone pilot training - navigating a wing ballast tank hopper compartment. (Image: Marine Technical Limits)

The potential for drones to be used for inspections is not new, notes Bureau Veritas, but to date trials have not focused on specific survey requirements for ship structures in enclosed spaces; the RECOMMS project will do just that. Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP), to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces.

Course Analyzes Ship Structure Fatigue and Fracture

A three-day course hosted by ABS in partnership with BMT Fleet Technology will help participants learn how design, maintenance and operational issues affect fatigue and fracture of steel and aluminum ship structures. Geared to the needs of naval architects, ship superintendents and engineers responsible for design, material specification, welding, operational safety and maintenance, the course includes practical design and analysis theory applications using direct calculations and sample FlawCheck software.

Strategic Marine Contract, Leighton-Saipem Consortium Vessels

Strategic Marine won the contract to build four new workboats for Leighton-Saipem Consortium for use by the Chevron operated Gorgon Project. The vessels will be built at the company's Henderson Shipyards and used to transport workers to and from construction barges operating at Barrow Island as part of the LNG jetty and marine structure contract for the Gorgon Project. Strategic Marine Chief Marketing Officer Terry O’Connor said these vessels would be the first delivered under the new contract with Leighton-Saipem Consortium. The new workboats will each carry 12 passengers and will be delivered this year. The Gorgon Project is operated by an Australian subsidiary of Chevron and is a joint venture of the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (approximately 47 percent)…

Navgathi Engineering Acquires FORAN

Navgathi Marine Design and Constructions signed a contract with SENER for the use of FORAN in their design and shipbuilding activities in the town of Kochi, India. According to the agreement, the marine engineering company acquires licenses of FORAN, specifically the package of Forms (hull form generation, decks and bulkheads), General Arrangement and Naval Architecture calculations. The work to be performed by Navgathi includes basic design, detail design and generation of all information for production and assembly, both in new construction and conversions and repairs. From small boats to large ships and marine structures, the engineering provides engineering design solutions and technical consultancy always looking for innovation in every work.

Boskalis Initiates Study into Ultra Large Dockwise Vessel

Photo: Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston that it has started a study into a new ultra large V-class Heavy Marine Transport Vessel (HTV). The Dockwise Vanguard which came into service early 2013 is already the world’s largest V-class HTV with a carrying capacity of 117,000 MT and a deck space of 270 meters by 70 meters. Peter Berdowski, CEO Boskalis, “The Dockwise Vanguard has been well received in the market. The study addresses both the market opportunities and the technical requirements for the new vessel.

Keppel to Develop Qatar Shipyard

Keppel Offshore and Marine has signed an agreement with Qatar Gas Transport Company to jointly develop and manage a major new facility in the Port of Ras Laffan in Qatar. The agreement covers the construction, repair and maintenance of ships and other marine structures. The new facility will be suitable for the repair and maintenance of very large LNG carriers and a wide range of other vessels. The shipyard will be able to build specialised small ships, such as offshore supply vessels. Completion of the first phase of the yard is scheduled for the last quarter of 2009. (Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

STX Marine Promotes Carroll

STX Marine Inc. announced that Mike Carroll has been promoted to the position of Vice President – Operations for the Houston office.  He has been with the company for 10 years and has been instrumental in expanding the capabilities and profile of the company in the US and will be responsible for the further success and development of the office.  He has considerable experience in managing the design of a wide range of complex vessels and marine structures and is active in working with the USCG and Classification Societies in the interpretation of international rules/regulations for vessels in the Jones Act sector.  Mike has Bachelors of Technology Degree and Diploma of Naval Architecture from Memorial University in Newfoundland.

New SNAME Ship Geometry Book

The Geometry of Ships, now available from the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME), presents the theoretical basis for these hull modeling systems and the procedures for computing hull geometric, buoyancy and other properties by mathematical methods utilizing such models. Written by SNAME Life Member John S. Letcher, Jr., author of over 30 publications on computer-aided design and analysis of boats, ships and marine structures, this new book emphasizes the nomenclature and fundamentals underlying several different methods of hull geometrical modeling to provide the understanding needed to use intelligently both existing and future tools.

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