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Additional Austal JHSVs

The US Navy has exercised contract options funding Austal’s acquisition of long lead-time material associated with the construction of two additional 103-metre Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and build the first 103m..

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Alewijnse Refits Patrol Vessels

Alewijnse Marine Systems recently received a double order by De Haas Yards in Maassluis, the Netherlands, for a complete refit of two patrol vessels for the Port of Rotterdam Authority. For both the RPA 14 and the seagoing patrol vessel..

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DNV IMO-Approved Sewage Plant

Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has just IMO-approved the biological sewage treatment plant from Gertsen & Olufsen (G&O), a leading Scandinavian developer of sewage treatment systems targeted for ships and offshore use. The revised guidelines on treatment of black water, IMO..

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Keppel FELS ‘Best of Show

Keppel FELS Limited has been awarded ‘Best of Show’ in the annual Intergraph Golden Valve Awards Competition for the company’s detailed view of a semi-submersible drilling tender created with SmartMarine 3D design software. The Golden Valve Awards competition is sponsored..

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Jumbo Jubilee

On June 8 the protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed between Jumbo Shipping and Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. This means Jumbo is now the proud owner of the Jumbo Jubilee. Following final outfitting and voyage preparation the vessel left..

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TBW Alliance Reaffirms Wilhelmsen Partnership

Wilhelmsen Ships Service, is pleased to announce that TBW Alliance, comprising Teekay Shipping Limited and BW Fleet Management, has renewed their core products contract with the company for the next two years, with an option to extend for a third..

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First Freefall Drop

Leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has completed the first freefall drop with its new design of lifeboat for the offshore sector, the FF1200 which, according to the manufacturer, sets new standards for freefall boats. Schat-Harding CEO Ove Roessland: ”We..

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Wave Piercing Offshore Design

Wave piercing technology is a well-proven concept for high-speed catamarans and trimarans. Now, Rolls-Royce is bringing the benefits of this to the offshore market, with the new UT 790 CD vessel design. Rolls-Royce Chief Design Manager – Offshore Svein Kleven..

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Wärtsilä Combines Ship Design Units

Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading ship power system integrator, is to combine all its ship design units into a single entity, to be known as Wärtsilä Ship Design. The units involved in this re-organization include the naval architect companies Vik-Sandvik..

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Major Grundfos Pump Order

Grundfos A/S has received an order from Zhejiang Yangfan Shipyard in China to deliver 126 pumps for six 9,500 dwt multi-purpose cargo vessels for Clipper in Denmark to be delivered in 2009 and 2010. This USD 675.000 Grundfos order is..

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Radio Holland Opens Oakland Office

Radio Holland Group has officially opened a new service and sales office in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. This will be the 62nd office in the Radio Holland Global Network and the 12th office in the USA. Radio Holland..

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Hatlapa’s Strongest Winch

The UOS Atlantis was the first vessel out of a series of twelve Anchor Handling Vessel – built by Fincantieri for Hartmann Offshore – to be fitted out with Hatlapa‘s anchor handling and associated winches. It has been operating off..

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Simulation-Driven Design

Friendship Systems has released an upgrade of its simulation-driven design software Friendship-Framework. Release 2.0 provides enhanced functionality and further operational refinement for convenient, time-saving and better engineering of energy-efficient ship hulls, propellers, turbines, pumps and other units. Improvements have been..

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Marine Scotland

Aberdeen Harbour played host to fishery protection vessel the FPV Hirta this week to support the launch of Marine Scotland. The vessel, which entered service in 2008, docked in Aberdeen for two days, where scientists and researchers from Aberdeen’s Marine..

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New IJmuiden Premises Wärtsilä

With a move of some 100 m down the road, Wärtsilä Netherlands BV last Friday officially opened its new 3,000m2 modern premises in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. “Compared to the previous premises of 560 m2, we have made a huge improvement..