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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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BAE Systems, SENER Close $3.8M Deal

Acting on behalf of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA), UK-based BAE Systems Marine Limited, has closed a contract with the Spanish company Sener Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A., for the license to use the FORAN System in the development of the Stage 1 (System Design) of the CVF Project (UK Royal Navy Future Aircraft Carrier). The contract involves around 100 FORAN seats and a specified set of support services. Activities have started immediately and FORAN has already been installed at the Glasgow, Barrow-in-Furness and Portsmouth sites. Services to be provided by SENER include training, customization, on-site and remote technical assistance, as well as the development of interfaces between FORAN and existing Business Systems.

USCG Conducts Study of Willapa Bay

The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of Willapa Bay,Wash.The purpose of the WAMS is to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) system. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present ATON system, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, changes in marine vessel usage (both recreational and commercial), and future development projects. All comments are welcome until March 1, 2003.

New Contract for Marine Interior Systems

Marine Interior Systems, an operation of Insulations, Inc., of New Orleans, La., has won the contract to perform the joiner work on a "new generation" 267' platform supply vessel for Halter Marine, Inc. at its Moss Point Marine yard. Thebaud Sea, under construction for Secunda Marine Services, of Canada, will accommodate 48 personnel in modern, European style comfort, and will meet Transport Canada and SOLAS regulations.

Textron Systems Awarded $61M Navy Contract

Textron Systems’ Marine and Land Operations based in New Orleans, La., was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy valued at over $61 million. Life Extension Program (SLEP). traverses snow, marsh, ice, tundra, sand and water. for the SLEP of five craft. taking place in the last quarter of 2005. 20 years. become an integral part of the Navy's amphibious capabilities. fleet, reducing operating costs and improving performance. The U.S. Navy's plan is to extend the service life of 74 fleet LCACs. developed, incorporated and tested on craft number 91. delivered to the U.S. Navy in March of 2001. fleet LCACs. awarded to Textron to eight. craft and increase the total value of the award to over $100 million. of the LCAC from 20 to 30 years. stability characteristics of the LCAC. other U.S.

Focused-Mission Ship Concept Studies Contract Awarded

overall effort to define future ship requirements. These studies will further refine the Navy's requirements and knowledge of technology options for the proposed Littoral Combat Ship and other future ship classes. Century and lays the foundation for future warships. defeating anti-access and asymmetric threats in the littorals. mine-countermeasures, and littoral anti-submarine warfare. Inc., Arlington, Va.; John J. focused-mission, high-speed ship. offers were received. Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.

Funds Flow for New Navy Projects

overall effort to define future ship requirements. Ship and other future ship classes. Century and lays the foundation for future warships. defeating anti-access and asymmetric threats in the littorals. mine-countermeasures, and littoral anti-submarine warfare. Inc., Arlington, Va.; John J. focused-mission, high-speed ship. offers were received. 2301, 2302, 2303, 2304 and 2305 respectively).

Coast Guard Analyzes Willapa Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of Willapa Bay. Comments related to the study should be submitted by March 1, 2003. Willapa Bay is on the Pacific Coast, just north of the mouth of the Columbia River. The purpose of the WAMS is to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) system. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present ATON system, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, changes in marine vessel usage (both recreational and commercial), and future development projects. All comments are welcome until March 1, 2003. To participate in a user survey, please contact: Commander United States Coast Guard 13th Dist.(oan) 915 Second Ave. Seattle, WA 98174-1067 Attn: LTJG Janie Munch

USCG Studies S. Oregon Waterways

The Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis and Management System (WAMS) study of the southern Oregon coast from Cape Arago to the Oregon-California border including: Rogue River, Chetco River and Coquille River. The purpose of the WAMS is to validate the adequacy of the existing aids to navigation (ATON) system. WAMS focuses on the waterway’s present ATON system, marine casualty information, port/harbor resources, changes in marine vessel usage (both recreational and commercial), and future development projects. All comments are welcome until March 26, 2004. Additionally, the Coast Guard will be hosting a meeting to discuss issues related to this WAMS. Time and location for this meeting is still to be determined.

Northrop Grumman Awarded Contract

Northrop Grumman Corporation Electronic Systems-Marine Systems, Sunnyvale, Calif., is being awarded a $40.3m contract to provide ongoing support for the TRIDENT II (D5) deployed SSBNs and SSGNs, extended refueling overhaul shipyard support, gas generator production, TRIDENT II (D5) missile tube closure production restart planning, United States and United Kingdom launcher trainer support, underwater launcher technology sustainment, VSG-E mount advance procurement and U.S. and U.K. strategic systems programs alterations and non-cConformance report projects. This contract contains options which, if exercised, would bring the total cumulative value of this contract to $139,208,052. Work will be performed in Sunnyvale, Calif. (94 percent); Norfolk, Va. (2 percent); Bangor, Wash.

Hempel Launches Hempasil X3+ Fouling Release Coating

Building on its Hempasil range of fouling release systems, marine coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched a new antifouling, Hempasil X3+, a biocide free, two-component, fouling release coating with a high solids content. Targetting improved fuel savings, Hempasil X3+ creates a smooth, low energy surface with fouling release properties via itd hydrogel micro layer that prevents fouling organisms from firmly adhering to the hull while retaining the self-cleaning properties of silicone. The product is a completely biocide free paint and has no impact on the marine environment which assists shipowners fulfil their obligations to the environment, Hempel said.

Delta T Systems, Gulf Coast Tours

Taking the show on the road, Delta T Systems' new Demo Trailer relieves the burden of attending trade shows and seminars in order to learn about advances in marine engine room technology. The company began the year with a 1,000 mile demonstration tour along the Gulf Coast. The second tour will start in April and leave from New Orleans, Louisiana. "The concept is simple," said company president and owner Lynn Oien. The fully-functional, 20 ft Demo Trailer is a collaborative effort between the recently established Global Marine Alliance partners…

Rolls-Royce Signs MoU to Develop Smart Ships

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce and the Technology Center for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership to develop smart ship technologies. The partners will work on world leading research to develop fundamental technologies, such as smart sensing, digital twinning and integrated modelling which are essential to the development of future marine data based solutions. These developments will be applied to technology demonstrators to show how they can be used by specific ship types.

Rolls-Royce, Stena Line Partner on Ship Intelligence

Image: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce said it has signed a deal with Swedish ferry company Stena Line AB to collaborate in the development of its first intelligent awareness system. Intelligent awareness systems will make vessels safer, easier and more efficient to operate by providing crew with an enhanced understanding of their vessel’s surroundings, according to Rolls-Royce. This will be achieved by fusing data from a range of sensors with information from existing ship systems; such as Automatic Identification System (AIS) and radar. Data from other sources, including global databases, will also have a role.

Kvichak to Build 48 ft. Foil Research Cat

Photo: Kvichak Marine

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Company, was recently awarded a contract to design and build a 48’ all-aluminum foil assisted research catamaran for the King County Environmental Laboratory. The vessel will operate in Puget Sound, the Straits of Juan de Fuca and adjoining inland waterways. The vessel will be conducting water sampling research along with marine buoy calibration, maintenance and retrieval, tours and shoreline surveys, dive and ROV operations. This will be the thirteenth foil assisted catamaran Kvichak has built since 2000.

General Dynamics Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

General Dynamics has reported second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $666 million, or $1.79 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared with 2010 second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $651 million, or $1.68 per share fully diluted. Revenues in the quarter were $7.9 billion. Net earnings for the second quarter of 2011 were $653 million, compared to $648 million in the second quarter of 2010. Company-wide operating margins for the second quarter of 2011 were 12 percent, with particularly strong performance in the defense segments. Operating margins for Combat Systems and Information Systems and Technology grew when compared to the year-ago period, and Marine Systems margins remained steady at 10.2 percent.

Cavotec Bag Maritime Orders Worldwide

The Cavotec engineering group has won orders worth EUR 7.2 million for several of its Ports & Maritime technologies, including Alternative Maritime Power (AMP) systems, marine propulsion slipring systems, cable reels and high voltage cables for customers in the US, China, Australia, South Korea, and Japan. Cavotec has received two substantial orders from the Dalian Huarui conglomerate for a bulk handling application in Australia. The scope of these projects includes the manufacture and supply of cable reels, hose reels and hoses for five stacker/reclaimer machines and one ship loader, as well as high voltage power cables. This equipment will be used to process iron ore from the Roy Hill mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

ASA, NAMEPA to Sponsor Marine Science Education Competition

ASA and NAMEPA announce marine sciences project awards competition for high schools, colleges, and academies. The Education Committees of the American Salvage Association (ASA) together with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) announce a special awards competition for marine science projects conducted at the high school and undergraduate college levels. This initiative is intended to highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment through the use of sound environmental practices…

Northrop Grumman Awarded Shipboard

The crews of U.S. Navigation Systems Division. or replies to, a shipboard weapons system. to requests for priority target identification. Aegis destroyers, and the LHD 1 Wasp-class amphibious assault ships. identification capabilities to support our fleet and allies," said Dr. Alexis C. Systems Division. and October 2005. computers, and logistic support products and services. marine and naval systems, government systems and logistics services.

ASA, NAMEPA, Invite Student Cash Competition Entries

Did you participate in Science Fair(s) individually or in a team of up to three persons, or participate in experimental science or engineering projects in 2013 involving Marine Sciences? If so, why not enter the Education Committees of the American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA competition to win a cash prize. Your project will be evaluated by both associations for awards with one submission. Papers and abstracts will be accepted from August 1, 2013 - September 15, 2013. Winners will be notified on or before October 15, 2013. Competition will be divided into 2 groups for prizes, High School 9-12th grades and Undergraduate students.

Engine Oil Analysis Kit Launched

Jet-Care International and its parent company Spectro Oil Analysis Co. Ltd. introduced a new engine oil analysis kit and service for the marine market that can save long delays and expensive repairs. "With proper monitoring of oil and fluid systems, marine operators can significantly reduce wear caused by contamination from sea water, fresh water, fuel dilution or the use of incorrect lubricants and save long delays and expensive repairs," says Spectro chief chemist Colin Stevens-Hoare. "In bigger vessels, oil sumps are so large the oil's never or rarely changed. Most operators try and clean the oil, but some are complacent, relying on their purification equipment to remove contaminants.

Seacor Announces JV with Cosco Shipping Affiliates

File photo: SEACOR Marine

Offshore services vessel operator SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. said it has formed a jointly owned company with affiliates of the world’s largest ship owner, COSCO Shipping Group. The Marshall Islands company, SEACOSCO Offshore LLC, entered into contracts for the purchase of eight Rolls-Royce designed new construction platform supply vessels (PSV) from COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Guangdong) Co., Ltd. Six of the PSVs are of UT 771WP design (4,400 tons deadweight), and two are of UT 771CD design (3,800 tons deadweight).

Eaton to Exhibit at SMM

Photo: Eaton

Power management company Eaton will demonstrate its expanded ability to deliver electrical, explosion-proof and hydraulic equipment for the marine and offshore industry at the international maritime trade fair SMM 2014 from September 9-12 in Hamburg. Visitors to Eaton’s stand can learn about the company’s offerings that help shipbuilders use electrical, fluid and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably. SMM takes place every two years and Eaton has significantly broadened its portfolio for marine and offshore applications in that period.

BAE and Vosper Thornycroft To Divvy Up 45-Ship Order

The British government said on Tuesday it would split a new order for Type 45 destroyers for the Royal Navy between BAE Systems and Vosper Thornycroft. But BAE, which had been trying to win the whole deal, was quick to say the delay before work began meant it would cut more than 1,000 jobs at shipyards in Scotland and northwest England. "We have developed a revised strategy which allocates work on the ships between the two shipbuilders for the whole class of Type 45 destroyers," a top U.K. government official said. Britain agreed a one billion pound ($1.4 billion) contract late last year for three of the destroyers and said then it envisaged building a fleet of up to 12 in all.

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