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Monday, February 19, 2018

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'National Marine Technology Week' Date Set

Justin Manley: Photo courtesy of MTS

Congressmen Farr and Young introduce a bi-partisan Congressional Resolution designating September 22, 2013 through September 28, 2013, as “National Marine Technology Week”. Resolution coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Marine Technology Society and OCEANS 2013 in San Diego. The Marine Technology Society is an international community of ocean engineers, technologists, policy-makers and educators that provides the ocean community with forums for the exchange of information and ideas through its peer-reviewed MTS Journal, conferences, newsletters and Web site (www.mtsociety.org).

Four Methanol-fueled Vessels Ordered in Korea

(Photo: Methanex Corporation)

Four new vessels powered by methanol fuel will be built in Korea following investment from maritime industry stakeholders Waterfront Shipping Company Ltd. (WFS), Marinvest/Skagerack Invest (Marinvest), IINO Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd. (IINO), Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Mitsui) and the NYK Group (NYK). The four 49,000 dead weight tonne newbuilds will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard for delivery in 2019. They will be powered by MAN B&W ME-LGI two-stroke dual-fuel engines that can run on methanol, fuel oil, marine diesel oil or gas oil.

Norwegian Escape with Biggest Scrubbers sets Sail

Norwegian Escape  Photo Norwegian Cruise Line

On a sunny October day in the German harbor-town of Hamburg, M/V Norwegian Escape, a brand new cruise ship, sets sail for the first time. On board are five Yara SOx scrubbers – one for each engine. The scrubbers ensure that the cruise is not just pleasurable, but also environmental friendly. Yara Marine Technologies has developed a simple and cost-efficient solution to fight air pollution at sea: the inline scrubber. An inline scrubber is basically a “gas washing machine.” A simple cylinder that replaces the silencer of a ship engine and cleans the exhaust gas…

JMS Hires Business Development VP

Justin Manley has joined Juliet Marine Systems (JMS) as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing, the company announced today. Manley brings over 20 years of experience in the marine technology sector including roles at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He has also led growth of sales and development of new products at both startup companies and public corporations. At JMS, Manley will lead all aspects of sales, marketing and business development. In addition to his new role at JMS, Manley is involved in the marine technology profession through a variety of leadership roles.

Drew Michel Inducted into ADCI Diving Hall of Fame

Washington, D.C. – The Marine Technology Society (MTS) announced the induction of President‐Elect Drew Michel into the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) Commercial Diving Hall of Fame. The event was held at the awards ceremony during the 20th Annual Underwater Intervention Conference, held earlier this year in New Orleans, La., and co‐sponsored by the MTS Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Committee and ADCI. Drew was honored for his nearly 50‐year commitment to operational safety and effectiveness. The ADCI Commercial Diving Hall of Fame recognizes and honors the lifetime achievement of those individuals whose dedication and accomplishments have significantly contributed to commercial diving.

Forget the Way it’s Been Done

Bridge design by Marine Technology.

By Raina O. Several years ago, Jan Mikalsen was living on the west coast of Norway, contemplating his next move after the closing of his Kongsberg Maritime office. While Kongsberg consolidated its business to the opposite side of the country, Mikalsen took stock of his strengths. He knew dynamic positioning systems (DPS), a software application designed mostly for offshore service vessels. He also knew there was room for improvement in the world's DP-systems. Mikalsen, who had worked for Kongsberg Maritime since 1973, was soon to become stiff competition for his former company.

Sustainable Marine Technologies (SMT) Restructures

Innovative renewables company, Sustainable Marine Technologies (SMT), is restructuring its operations to take on today’s greatest challenge to ocean renewable energy – the high costs of device deployment and maintenance access. The dynamic marine integration engineering company, which only last year was nominated for Best Newcomer in the international Tidal Awards, will now become a technology developer. It has set itself the specific goal of developing a new generation of deployment and access solutions to create a major step change in reducing costs…

MN100: Alternative Marine Technologies

Robert Kunkel (Photo: Alternative Marine Technologies)

Established in 2007, Alternative Marine Technologies (Amtech) has been a leader in design and construction of alternative energy propulsion solutions aboard several series of vessels, built both domestically and abroad. With 23 employees, the firm continues to grow. Alternative Maine Technologies has been employed as the construction manager for myriad cutting edge marine technology projects. For example, AMT delivered the first Hybrid propulsion research vessel, is currently building the first LNG bunker vessel in the United States and is also now building six 25…

Oceans ‘10 Wrap Up

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) and the Oceanic Engineering Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE/OES), two organizations focused on the marine industry, welcomed more than 1,800 attendees from around the world to the Oceans ‘10 MTS/IEEE Conference & Exhibition, Sept. 20-23, 2010, Seattle, Wash., USA. At the major international forum for scientists, engineers and those with key related interests, participants contributed presentations and learned about the latest research results, ideas, developments and applications in oceanic engineering and marine technology. “We are pleased that attendees realized great success and positive experiences through the Organizing Committee’s dedicated conference planning…

Celebrity Honored for First Gas Turbine Cruise Ship

Celebrity Cruises has been honored by Lloyd's List for building the world's first smokeless gas turbine-powered cruise ship. The recognition came during Lloyd's biennial Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) International Trade Fair in Hamburg, Germany. The event concluded with the presentation of the Lloyd's List-SMM 2002 Awards. Awards were presented for excellence and innovation in merchant shipbuilding, merchant marine technology and machinery, and naval shipbuilding and marine technology. Of the 13 awards presented, Celebrity's Millennium was the winner in the Innovation in Shipbuilding - Passenger Ship category. gas-turbine engines.

Governor Carcieri Visits OceanTech Expo

Rhode Island Governor Donald L. Carcieri took time from his busy schedule to visit with the exhibitors and delegates of the OceanTech Expo (OTE), which was held from September 5-7, 2007 in Providence, RI. Pictured here is Governor Carcieri greeting John C. O’Malley, owner of New Wave Media, which produces OTE, as well as publishes Marine Technology Reporter, the world’s largest circulation B2B publication serving the international subsea market. Governor Carcieri spent time visiting exhibitors and delegates the evening of Thursday, September 6, at the Marine Technology Reporter-hosted reception. Though he made no formal presentation, the governor noted the importance of the subsea technology industry to the economic health of the state of Rhode Island, and expressed thanks to Mr.

MN100: West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Stan Wallace (Photo: West Kentucky Community & Technical College)

West Kentucky Community & Technical College is a SACS accredited college with an annual enrollment of 6,500 traditional and 2,897 online, long distance students that has achieved the ASPEN Institute Award on three occasions. The school is recognized as one of the leading colleges in developing and teaching degree programs through online technology to long distance learners and working from one main campus and 7 satellite campuses. This school’s Marine Technology and Logistics program is designed to be taught in an innovative environment.

Kongsberg Maritime DP Pioneer Earns Award

The Marine Technology Society has honoured Kongsberg Maritime Dynamic Positioning veteran, Nils Albert Jenssen with a distinguished achievement award for his services to Dynamic Positioning. Nils Albert, who is internationally recognised as one of the world's leading engineering authorities on DP, received the award at the DP user seminar, organised by the society, in Houston, 24-25 September 2007. The Marine Technology Society is a highly respected non-profit organisation made up of ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers and educators. "Nils Albert Jenssen has played a key role in the development of DP Software and control systems for almost thirty years. He has also been the driving force behind the evolution of the highly successful Kongsberg systems.

Budget Cuts Threaten Marine Tech Program

Cape Fear Community College is sending out an S.O.S. to state lawmakers for the future of its Marine Technology program, one of the college’s oldest and most successful two-year job-training programs. In January 2009, Cape Fear Community College was informed by the N.C. State Board of Community Colleges that state funding for CFCC’s Marine Technology ship operations may be eliminated, effective fiscal year 2009 - 2010. The $571,000 in proposed cuts would eliminate funding for maintenance, fuel, repairs, and supplies on the college’s 85 ft ocean-going research vessel, the R/V Dan Moore. Additionally, these funds support the costs associated with the 53 ft R/V Martech and the fleet of small boats.

USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology Standards

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), in coordination with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), is sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards on July 29 and 30, 2010, in . The USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards scheduled for July 29 and 30, 2010, in Washington DC, is a unique opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, government organizations, and other interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange of information on topics ranging from the technological impact on the marine industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations.

USCG/ASME to Conduct Workshop on Marine Tech

The U.S. Coast Guard and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) are sponsoring a two-day public workshop on marine technology and standards to be held on June 3 and 4, 2008, in . The USCG/ASME Workshop on Marine Technology and Standards scheduled for June 3 and 4, 2008 in Arlington VA, provides an opportunity for classification societies, industry groups, standards development organizations, governments, and interested members of the public to come together for a professional exchange on topics ranging from technological impacts to the maritime industry, corresponding coverage in related codes and standards, and government regulations. Registration is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

DHS Congratulates MTS

The Marine Technology Society was recently honored by the Department of Homeland Security with a letter identifying the content of its May/June 2011 issue of the MTS Journal as one of “paramount importance to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).” The MTS Journal focused its issue on maritime domain awareness and port resilience research and development. “I appreciate that MTS has showcased the research underway at the DHS Science & Technology Directorate (S&T) Center of Excellence (COE) for Maritime and Port Security. This COE’s work complements S&T’s other research and development efforts in support of the DHS components whose mission it is to secure our coasts and ports, particularly the United States Coast Guard and Customs and Border Protection.

Onomichi Marine Tech Center to Be Established

Photo courtesy of EMP

Eco Marine Power (EMP) in cooperation with its strategic partner, Teramoto Iron Works Co. Ltd., have agreed to establish a development and test facility in Onomichi, Hiroshima, focused on marine technologies for the shipping and offshore industries. The new facility, to be known as the Onomichi Marine-Tech Test Center or Onomichi MTTC, will be co-located at the Teramoto Iron Works Chojahara Workshop. The center will include a large outdoor evaluation area that will allow for innovative devices such as EMP’s EnergySail to be tested.

Voith Marine Technology a Market Area of Voith Turbo

The business areas of Voith Schiffstechnik GmbH & C. KG have been incorporated into the Corporate Division “Power Transmission“ of Voith AG – Voith Turbo GmbH & Co. KG, Heidenheim. In future, the company will be trading under the name Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG. Within the Corporate Division “Power Transmission“ Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG stands as a separate Market Area “Marine“ among the established Market Areas Industry, Rail and Road. The Executive Vice Presidents of Voith Turbo Marine GmbH & Co. KG are Dr. Jens-Erk Bartels and Christoph W. Stegmaier. The integration of the business field “Marine Technology“ will result in a further expansion of our customer relations and provide us with an even better position as your partners for innovative propulsion systems.

Nautican Brings New Facility, Jobs to Summerside

Photo courtesy of Nautican

A former Montague resident, Elizabeth Reynolds Boyd has always been looking for a way to give back to her home province. The respected naval architect and owner of Nautican Research and Development joined Premier Wade MacLauchlan and Babcock Canada Vice President Jake Jacobson to announce a new advanced marine technology presence in Summerside. The Nautican, Babcock, and provincial partnership province will bring a manufacturing facility and 21 new full-time jobs over the next three years – joining the six employees already on staff – to Slemon Park.

Wanted: Ocean Technology ‘Disruptors’

© widi4dd / Adobe Stock

Technology ‘Disruption’ is the name of the game in ocean technology in 2017, and in-step with Marine Technology Reporter’s 12th Annual “MTR100”, the editors this year will single out the 20 top “Disruptors” of 2017. If you believe your company has a technology or system that should be featured in this special ocean technology focus, skip the online MTR100 application process and email editorial director Greg Trauthwein (trauthwein@marinelink.com) or Managing Editor Eric Haun (haun@marinelink.com) directly.

RS to Exhibit at SMM 2014

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) announced it will exhibit at Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) International Trade Fair September 9-12, 2014 in Hamburg, Germany. SMM is the leading forum of the international maritime community. Every other year, representatives of shipbuilding and ship operating companies, as well as experts of the machinery and marine equipment from all parts of the world attend the exhibition with the best innovations and forward looking technologies of the maritime industry. rs-class.org  

Rendall Joins The Shearer Group

Ryan Randall (Photo: TSGI)

Naval architect Ryan Rendall has joined the naval architecture, marine engineering and marine surveying firm The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI).   Prior to joining TSGI, Rendall worked for Metal Shark Boats as a naval architect and marine engineer. He received a B.S. in Marine Engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and the Marine Technology Society.

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