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Wärtsilä Officially Kicks off CDC Construction

This morning driving pile no. 1,000 at 09:09 hrs on 09-09-’09, Wärtsilä has officially begun construction of its Central Distribution Centre (CDC) in Kampen, the Netherlands, covering 37,000 m2. This new unit will enable Wärtsilä to supply parts worldwide, 24..

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Offshore Solutions Celebrates Safety Record

Offshore Solutions, the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland based in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, is celebrating the success of its Offshore Access System (OAS), achieving 100,000 man-hours without any lost time incidents. With the first system entering operation in..

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Kongsberg Vessel Motion Monitoring Solution

The VMM 200, a sophisticated new vessel motion monitoring solution from Kongsberg Seatex, Kongsberg Maritime‘s specialist position reference and satellite positioning division, is set to improve the safety and efficiency of operations where accurate vessel motion data is critical. This..

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Fuel Efficient Three-Engine Layout On Next Generation Trimaran

Austal‘s next generation 102-metre high speed trimaran – scheduled for completion by February 2010 and available for purchase – has had its unique three-engine layout successfully installed ahead of the vessel’s launch next month . The patented three engine layout..

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Lightweight Aqua Cutter Solution For German Lock

As part of Germany’s WSV and the Bundersministerium’s strategy to upgrade its locks on the River Neckar, hydrodemolition techniques are being employed at the Guttenbach lock where weight loadings are critical to prevent badly cracked lock walls from collapsing.

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Polarcus To The World

Global satellite communications provider Marlink has recently signed a new 3-year contract with Dubai-based marine geophysical company, Polarcus DMCC. The new agreement is for the provision of Marlink‘s Sealink C-band VSAT services onboard four innovative 3D seismic vessels which are..

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Intersleek 900 For U.K. Navy’s Flagship

As part of the Ark Royal’s Contractor Support Period at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard in the UK, the 20,600-t Invincible Class aircraft carrier – and the UK Navy‘s flagship – HMS Ark Royal has had her underwater hull coated with the premium..

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DNV Certifies First Maritime Sox Exhaust Gas Scrubber

DNV has issued a compliance certificate for the first ship fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system capable of meeting the requirements of SOx Emission Control Areas. The certification demonstrates that ship operators may in the future have the option..

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Holmatro To Open Innovative Premises

Coming Friday 11 September Holmatro will celebrate the official opening of its new business premises of Holmatro, alongside the A27 motorway in Raamsdonksveer, the Netherlands. The divisions Marine and Industrial Equipment as well as the Holding will be residing at..

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Australian Base For CEproof

Leading CE marking provider CEproof is delighted to announce the opening of its Australian headquarters in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, in the Gold Coast City Marina at Coomera. The office, founded to help the company support a growing..

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Nexans Wins Offshore Power Cable Contract

Nexans has won a contract worth approximately EUR 39 million to supply the subsea power export cables for phase I of the Belgian Belwind Offshore Windfarm project, located on the Bligh Bank, 46 km off the coast of Zeebrugge. On..

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Fast Drinking Water

In a very short space of time the maritime drinking water specialist Hatenboer-Water recently supplied two containerized potable water-making units to Shipyard De Hoop Lobith. These units, each with a capacity of 62.5 m3/day, have been installed aboard the river..

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Beele Bags Prestigious Naval Order

Beele Engineering has supplied its first order of NOFIRNO and SLIPSIL for sealing pipe transits on the first of the two aircraft carriers to be built for The Royal Navy by BVT Surface Fleet. This sees the strong relationship continue..

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Carbon-Fibre Composite Vessels

Goltens Dubai and Norway-based Brødrene Aa recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intention of marketing high-speed ferries and special purpose vessels built in carbon-fibre composite in the Middle East. If all goes to plan during the 12-month MOU,..

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Pon & Damen Commemorate 40-Year Cooperation

Pon, Damen and Caterpillar have been business partners for forty years now. On Thursday 27 August, Damen, Pon Power (the Dutch Caterpillar dealer) and Bolier (the Dutch MaK dealer) have commemorated this landmark and signed a new contract that will..