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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Keppel Secures $130 mln in Projects

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Keppel FELS Brasil S.A. and Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard), secured projects from repeat customers, Petrobras and SOFEC Inc. (SOFEC) respectively, worth a combined value of approximately S$130 million. Keppel FELS Brasil's BrasFELS shipyard has secured hull carry over work for the Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit P-69 from Tupi BV (a consortium formed by Petrobras Netherlands B.V., operator with 65%; Shell with 25%; and Petrogal Brasil with 10%), which is represented by Petrobras. The additional work scope on P-69 includes the installation of equipment and cables for the hull as well as the commissioning of marine systems.

China's 'Smart' Ship Debuts in Shanghai

Image courtesy: China.org.cn

China's first "smart" ship embedded with a domestically-developed intelligent navigation system made its debut in Shanghai, according to official media Xinhua. China Daily also reported that the world's first smart ship, developed and built by China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC),  has started its first trial voyage in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province. Christened as 'Great Intelligence' (Great Smart) 179-meter-long ship  is 32-meters-wide and 15-meters-high, with a maximum loading capacity of 38,800 tonnes.

Becker UK Moves Office

Becker Marine Systems UK relocated from their original office in Fleets Corner to Wallisdown, Poole. The new address is: Becker Marine Systems, Discovery Court Business Centre, 551-553 Wallisdown Road, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5AG. England; Tel: +44 (0) 1202 853170; Fax: +44 (0) 1202 853171; Info-uk@becker-marine-systems, www.becker-marine-systems.com.

Becker Marine Wins Another Rudder Order

TLKSR Rudder

Becker Marine Systems receives order for 93m2 TLKSR rudders - the largest ever built. 93m2 TLKSR Rudder ordered by STX O&S for 16,000 TEU container vessels Becker Marine Systems has been elected by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding to design and supply the largest ever built full spade rudders for Zodiac’s container vessels of more than 90m2. Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME). The new order also is Becker Marine Systems’ well proven TLKSR® (Twisted leading edge king support rudder) for the 400m long and 54m wide 16,000 TEU container vessels.

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems Awarded Service Order in Peru

Photo: ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, a leading global system supplier for submarines and surface vessels, has received a service order worth around €40 million from the Peruvian naval shipyard SIMA. A key component of the order is the provision of consulting during the planning and realization of extensive modernization work on four HDW 209/1200 class submarines over a period of seven years. Among other things thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will perform engineering and technical services such as cutting and welding on the submarines and will make specialists available to provide local support.

Thyssen Manager to Focus on Australian Sub Deal

German industrial group ThyssenKrupp is moving one of its top managers to focus on a hotly contested $35 billion bid to build stealth submarines for Australia, it said on Thursday. Hans Christoph Atzpodien, 60, will leave his post as head of the German group's Industrial Solutions division to concentrate on Marine Systems, one of the division's four units, which includes submarines, naval vessels and ships. "The bidding for the Australia project in particular is a major opportunity for Marine Systems requiring the full attention of its top management," the Essen-based steel-to-elevators group said in a statement. ThyssenKrupp is competing with a Japanese consortium and French state-owned naval giant DCNS for the contract.

Northrop Grumman Gets USN Radar Contract

Northrop Grumman won a contract by Bath Iron Works to supply commercial-off-the-shelf surface search radars for new Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Class destroyers. Northrop Grumman's Marine Systems business unit, headquartered here, will supply the Decca BridgeMaster E naval radars for the next 19 ships in the class, replacing the SPS-64 radars installed on the earlier DDG 51 Class ships. The first installation is scheduled to take place on USS Mason (DDG 87), which will be commissioned in 2002. In addition to the radars, the contract also includes application engineering, installation, technical support, commissioning and crew training. Award of the navigation radar contract complements other Marine Systems navigation equipment aboard the DDG 51 Class ships.

Fincantieri Forms New Company in U.S.

Italian shipbuilding powerhouse Fincantieri has formed a new company, Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, Inc. FDGM, Inc., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Fincantieri, will be absorbed by this new company. The establishment of this new company is part of the vision of the Fincantieri CEO Giuseppe Bono to enlarge its presence in the global maritime market. Drawing on the vast resources of the parent company and forming strategic partnerships with other U.S. companies, Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, Inc. is uniquely qualified to provide fully engineered and integrated propulsion systems and machinery plant solutions to the U.S. shipbuilding industry for naval and commercial vessels. Service to the U.S.

1,000th Becker Mewis Duct to Be Presented at Nor-Shipping

Becker Mewis Duct with Becker Flap Rudder (Photo: Becker Marine Systems)

Hamburg-based Becker Marine Systems will present its 1,000th Becker Mewis Duct in Oslo at Nor-Shipping 2015. The use of all ducts previously delivered will have lowered CO2 by more than 1.4 million metric tons. The Becker Mewis Duct has not been a successful product for Becker Marine Systems alone, the company said. It is also contributing towards the global objective of enhanced sustainability in the shipping industry. The Becker Twisted Fin is also being presented at the trade fair.

Kongsberg, TKMS, Atlas Elektronik JV for Submarine

From left: Eirik Lie, President Kongsberg Defence Systems, Dr. Peter Feldhaus, CEO of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Dr. Rolf Wirtz, CEO of Atlas Elektronik. Photo: Kongsberg Gruppen

Kongsberg, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH(TKMS) and Atlas Elektronik enter into a comprehensive teaming agreement for submarines. The companies join resources and establish a joint venture company in Norway that will be the international strategic and exclusive supplier of combat systems for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems’ submarines. On February 3rd 2017, the Norwegian Government announced that Germany was chosen as strategic partner for new submarines, and that Norway enters into negotiation with prime contractor thyssenkrupp Marine Systems.

Alewijnse Marine Systems To Deliver Amcs/Imc And DP Systems

Alewijnse Marine Systems has signed a contract for the delivery and installation of the alarm monitoring control system, integrated dredging control system and dynamic positioning system onboard two new, 14000m³ dredgers to be constructed at Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia for the Jan De Nul Group.  The two trailing suction hopper dredgers will have an LOA of 148m and a hopper capacity of 14,000m³, and will add to the Jan De Nul Group's existing fleet of 26 hopper dredgers.   Source: Alewijnse Marine Systems

New Energy-Saving Device: the Becker Twisted Fin

Becker Marine Systems continues to focus on energy savings. The new product innovation for container ships and other fast vessels was developed with the combined expertise acquired from Becker rudders for fast ships and the Becker Mewis Duct  for slower vessels. Becker Marine Systems continues to offer advanced solutions to the maritime market and since 1946 has been renowned worldwide for improving the manoeuvrability of all types of ships. Furthermore, Becker Marine Systems…

Becker Marine, Kotug Sign MOU for LNG Hybrid Barge

From left to right: Ard-Jan Kooren (KOTUG), Dirk Lehmann (Becker Marine Systems) and Arjan Stavast (Shell Downstream LNG)

Press release - Becker Marine Systems and KOTUG signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a LNG Hybrid Barge in the Port of Rotterdam with effect from June 2017. The LNG Hybrid Barge, a floating energy plant, is designed to provide environmentally friendly power for ships in ports. The LNG Hybrid Barge will deliver clean energy to moored cruise ships and contributes to a cleaner environment. It is an alternative for producing electricity in the traditional way by either their generator sets or their main engines.

GD Exec to Address Maine Maritime Graduates

Michael W. Toner, executive vice president, marine systems, General Dynamics Corporation, and president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., will address the graduating class at Maine Maritime Academy's 60th Commencement on May 10, 2003. Toner, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the college at the ceremony, has been with Electric Boat for nearly 40 years. Earlier this year, he was named executive vice president, marine systems, of General Dynamics Corp. Marine systems - a position that encompasses all of the corporation's shipbuilding and marine-service operations. In addition, Toner remains president of General Dynamics Electric Boat - a position he has held for more than three years.

Becker Mewis Duct Claims Massive CO2 Reduction

Becker Mewis Duct: Image Becker

Golden Becker Mewis Duct at SMM 2014 claims its top-selling product has already cut CO2 by 900,000 tonnes to date. A golden Becker Mewis Duct with a large '750“ in the middle will be one of SMM 2014’s “head-turners” says the manufacturer. “This is how we are celebrating the 750th unit of our top-selling product,” said Dirk Lehmann, Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems. More than 800 units of the highly efficient nozzle for reducing energy consumption have now been sold.

Trelleborg Expands Its Marine Operations in India

Photo: Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has relocated and almost doubled the size of its engineering and design center of excellence in a new 1,000 square meter premises in Ahmedabad, India. Since 2009, the marine center of excellence has provided detailed engineering design, modelling and analysis for projects across multiple operations within Trelleborg. The new premises represents a significant expansion to Trelleborg’s in-house engineering capability, which includes Finite Element Analysis (FEA)…

VEKA Orders Steering Systems for 15 Newbuilds

Last week contracts were signed at the VEKA head office in Werkendam by Stefhan van den Hil from VEKA Group bv (right) and Leo van Zon, Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. (left).

Last week contracts were signed at the VEKA head office in Werkendam by Stefhan van den Hil from VEKA Group bv (right) and Leo van Zon, Van der Velden Marine Systems B.V. (left). VEKA Group has signed contracts with Van der Velden Marine Systems for 15 complete maneuvering systems consisting of an integrated alarm and control steering panel, hydraulics, steering gear and high lift rudders. The installations are required for newly designed inland tankers from the “RPG” series as ordered by the Belgium based Plouvier Transport N.V. and her daughter company Intership AG.

Becker Marine Delivers Rudder for Largest Containership

CSCL GLOBE

At 19,000 TEU, the largest container ship in the world is now picking up speed – with a high-performance rudder from the Hamburg-based company. The christening of the CSCL GLOBE containership from China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) at the end of November drew a great deal of attention in the shipping industry, because, with space for 19,000 standard containers (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit or TEU), it is the largest one in the world. The rudder for the ship built at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in South Korea was delivered by Becker Marine Systems.

HUMMEL LNG Hybrid Barge Begins Second Season

LNG Hybrid Barge HUMMEL in the port of Hamburg (Photo: Becker Marine Systems)

For over one year the HUMMEL has been contributing to improved air quality at the port of Hamburg. Becker Marine Systems’ LNG Hybrid Barge will also be supplying lower mission power to the AIDAsol this year. The cruise ship has already made three calls since the middle of May and will have made a total of 16 stops at the Hafencity terminal by October. Operations of the HUMMEL LNG Hybrid Barge have started up again at the beginning of the new cruise ship season. “Due to some restrictions making the work more difficult…

Toner Succeeds Welch at General Dynamics

General Dynamics announced the appointment of Michael W. Toner, 59, as executive vice president of the Marine Systems group, reporting to the chairman and CEO. He succeeds John K. Welch, who has announced his retirement; Welch had led the Marine Systems group since January 2000. Toner will also continue in his present position as president of General Dynamics Electric Boat. "John Welch served General Dynamics with energy and skill, and we wish him well in his retirement," said Nicholas D. Chabraja, General Dynamics chairman and CEO. "Mike Toner has the operational experience to ensure that Marine Systems delivers value to our shareholders, and ships of the superb capability and quality that our customers expect," Chabraja said.

New Appointments at Becker Marine Systems USA

Becker Marine Systems' head office Courtesy  Becker Marine Systems

Becker Marine Systems USA continues growth in North America. Becker Marine Systems, the leader in rudder technology and the inventor of the Becker Mewis Duct Energy-Saving Device has added Brian Rhoades and Adam Wood to their USA staff. Mr. Rhoades will have the role of Northeast Sales Representative and will be based in Pennsylvania. A Kings Point graduate, he brings 30 years of experience to the role and will support Becker customers in Eastern Canada and the US. Mr. Wood joins…

Turner To Retire As General Dynamics President

James E. Turner will retire as president and COO of General Dynamics on January 15 - a position he has held since June 1997. Turner, who also led the company's Marine Systems Group since October 1995, joined the company in 1988 as vice president and general manager of Electric Boat - the company's nuclear submarine division. The company expects to elect a leader of the Marine Systems Group in January 2000; it does not plan to name a president.

Fire Protection – Inventors of 'COMFIRE' Acquired by PaR Systems

US-based PaR Systems Inc. acquires UK company Marine Systems Technology Ltd. PaR Systems, Inc. announces the purchase of Marine Systems Technology Ltd., a leading expert in lightweight composites, fire protection and composite engineering, and affiliated company MST Engineering Ltd., designers and manufacturers of marine doors, panels, hatches, scuttles, and other products. Both companies are located in Winsford, United Kingdom. Marine Systems Technology (MST) invented the patented composite technology COMFIRE®, which provides a major advance in passive fire protection at the highest level on military and commercial ships. MST was recently the first company ever to qualify a door to exacting US Navy fire boundary specifications.

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