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Malaysian Contract Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by HJS Maritime SDN. BHD, Malaysia to deliver two sophisticated Polaris Ship’s Bridge Simulators for use in a new centre of excellence being built for the Malaysian Marine Department.

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Ole Henæs Managing Director NME

The Association of Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Ole Henæs. Henæs takes over the leadership of the member-based organisation from Halvard Olafsen, who has led NME for over a decade and who..

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Fairstar Reports Record Net First Half Year Profit

Fairstar has continued to increase revenue and profitability while reducing debt. The company’s second semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Fjell left Malta in early May and joined her sister-ship Fjord in the market to produce combined profits in the 2009 second..

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Garrad Hassan Joins Germanischer Lloyd

Garrad Hassan (GH), based in Bristol (UK), is joining Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to form a fully integrated technical assurance and consulting company for renewable energy. The companies will merge to become a worldwide leading independent provider of consulting, engineering, turbine..

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Full Imaging Packages for Sub Rescue Operations

Two new Submarine Rescue Vehicles (SRVs) built by James Fisher Defence for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN) and the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) have entered operation in 2009 with extensive camera and sonar packages supplied by Kongsberg Maritime..

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Stone Marine Singapore Foundry Capacity Increase

Faced with ever increasing demand for its high quality propellers, the management of Stone Marine Singapore has invested in two new furnaces which will increase the melting capacity of the foundry in Singapore by over 50%.The furnaces, which are currently..

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Refrigerant Changeover

Wilhelmsen Ships Service have announced they are equipped for the complex changeovers that the Montreal Protocol will demand when it comes into law on 31 December 2009. After this date, the European Union will not permit ships’ crews to maintain,..

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Stephan Helma Joins Bruntons Propellers R&D

Following the recent addition to their research and design team of Robert Mutton, Bruntons have added a further highly qualified propulsion expert in the shape of Stephan Helma. Stephan comes to Bruntons with the wide career path and experience that..

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Jumbo Javelin Preparing for Installation Services

Jumbo Offshore‘s DP2 heavy lift & installation vessel Jumbo Javelin is preparing to deliver installation services for offshore wind farms. It will be able to ship and install Transition Pieces (TP’s) for wind turbines. To get the vessel ready for..

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Dockwise Yacht Transport to Join Forces with Yacht Path International

Dockwise Ltd. has announced plans for its wholly owned subsidiary Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT) to merge with Yacht Path International Inc. to create a new force in premium yacht transport. The combination of Yacht Path with DYT will create an..

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Ship Simulator Professional v.2.0 and Instructor Station Evaluation Versions

VSTEP has announced that the evaluation versions of Ship Simulator Professional v2.0 and the Instructor Station are now available. Ship Simulator Professional is a new milestone for flexible, low cost maritime training and simulation. Using interactive 3D technology from the..

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Triple TOS Departure

TOS successfully managed the departure of three global ship deliveries in one week: Wednesday 22 July, the Rado (former Drado of URS Antwerp) set off on its maiden voyage from Terneuzen, Holland to Mohammedia, Morocco. Friday 24 July, the new..

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NOFIRNO Withstands Two-Hour Jet Fire Test

An uncontrolled discharge of combustible gas under pressure poses a serious fire hazard in areas such as petrochemical plants, offshore petroleum rigs and other environments that are sensitive to extreme fires. If high-pressure flammable gas, pressure liquefied gas or flashing..

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Final Approval for CleanBallast

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has granted the Final Approval of Active Substances to RWO‘s ballast water treatment system CleanBallast and thereby noted that the CleanBallast system is safe for the crew, ship and environment. This final approval is one..

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Drewry Launches Latest Ship Operating Cost Data

With freight rates on the floor and asset values plummeting, control of the operating cost budget will be high on ship owners’ agendas. Now Drewry has just published its latest annual analysis of ship operating costs, covering nine ship types..