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Sevan Driller Delivered to DNV Class

A grand naming ceremony was held at COSCO Shipyard Group‘s Qidong Shipyard on June 28 to celebrate the successful completion of the first circular drilling rig Sevan Driller. “The successful construction of the Sevan Driller is a milestone for the..

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Ecospeed Challenges Baltic

In December 2006 owners G. Buck Schiffahrts GmbH & Co decided to have the vertical sides, the bow area and the rudder of the general cargo vessel coated with Ecospeed while a traditional paint was applied to the flat bottom…

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Concurrent Repairs On Berthed Cruise Ship

Asked to perform a detailed underwater inspection on a 293m cruise ship experiencing problems with the rudder, Hydrex mobilized an inspection team to the Azores. The survey revealed that the lower pintle of the hinged flap rudder was missing which..

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Bridge Watch Alarm System

This summer, Uni-Safe Electronics A/S will introduce the Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System BW-800. The product is currently being tested for IMO approval. The purpose of the BW-800 is to ensure continuous monitoring of the bridge operator’s fitness during ‘one..

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Rolls-Royce Invests In Customer Training Capacity

Rolls-Royce is to transform customer training in its Marine business by investing in a new European customer training centre at Ålesund, Norway. The training centre, which is due to open in 2011, is being developed in response to the rapidly..

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100th PSPC Gap Analysis

Just two years after completing the first PSPC gap analysis in a Chinese shipyard, Lloyd’s Register and International Paint are proud to announce the completion of the 100th analysis in STX France Cruise SA, Saint-Nazaire. Conducted over a two day..

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ShipConstructor Expands Presence in Korea & South Asia

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is expanding its presence in Korea, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with the appointment of new dealers, Nova Solution Corporation and Harsha Marine Designers. “Korea is the leader in shipbuilding production while the countries of..

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Teekay Couplings Opens German Operation

Leading UK specialist pipe coupling manufacturer Teekay Couplings Ltd has opened its recently launched German operation Teekay Rohrkupplungen GmbH in Ratingen, near Düsseldorf, Germany. The new German company is expected to achieve a turnover of 100,000 couplings in its first..

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DELFTload for Hartman Marine Heavy Lift Fleet

Hartman Marine  has ordered three licenses of the DELFTload loading software from Delftship for use onboard their entire fleet of fast heavy lift vessels. The first vessel Deo Volente has proven to be so successful that two other ships are..

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Safety First in the Barents Sea

On 1 July,  DNV yesterday hosted an expert meeting at DNV headquarters at Høvik between representatives from the management group in Gazprom, Norwegian companies and representatives from the Russian and Norwegian government. The purpose of the meeting was to present..

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Immersion Suit Servicing

The change in IMO regulations that came into force in 2006 caused a spike in the sales of immersion suits, and as a result these new suits are now due for their first service. Wilhelmsen Ships Service has prepared accordingly..

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Expro Secures Teekay Flow Meter Order

International oilfield service company Expro has secured a USD 500,000 contract to provide its PassiveSONAR clamp-on flow meters to enhance shuttle tanker loading and offloading operations in the North Sea. The contract with Expro Meters, secured from Teekay, in co-operation..

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Tørsleff Software Manages MacGREGOR Hydramarine Production

Currently Danish software manages the production of equipment to the offshore industry in Norway, Singapore, China and Malaysia. The project was initiated at MacGREGOR Hydramarine in Kristiansand, Norway, and is now being used in factories across Singapore, China and Malaysia…

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Alfa Laval Powers Sales with ShipServ

Maritime e-marketplace ShipServ has announced that it signed an agreement with Alfa Laval, a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions. Under the terms of the agreement Alfa Laval will integrate the sales operations of ten of its..

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SMM India 2009

The new Indian government has committed itself to massive support for shipping and ship­building in a drive to improve the country’s infrastructure- much to the joy of the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA) and its Secretary General Mr S.S. Kulkarni…