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Seven Viking Nominated as Ship of the Year 2013

The IMR vessel ‘Seven Viking’ has been nominated as ‘Ship of the Year 2013’ by the maritime magazine ‘Skipsrevyen’.  ‘Seven Viking’ has been working for Statoil in the North Sea since February, and carries out a multitude of tasks including inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) of subsea oil installations, alongside scale treatment and RFO...

SeaZip Offshore Service Inaugurates two Damen Twin Axe Cats

In Harlingen (the Netherlands), two newly-constructed Damen ‘Twin Axe’ catamaran ships of the FCS 2610 type were officially named on Friday 22 March. In the near future, these ships will be deployed in the completion stage of a large-scale wind farm on the North Sea, 90 km north-west of the island of Borkum. This...

GE Wins Over USD 600 mln in Contracts to Support Expansion of Brazil’s Pre-salt Oil and Gas Fields

GE’s Power Conversion business is proving to be an ideal partner for builders and operators of drillships and semi-submersibles. In the last 12 months GE has won contracts valued at more than USD 600 million to provide propulsion systems with customers leading the pre-salt oilfield expansion off Brazil’s east coast. GE’s systems will power,...

AIDA Calls at Lloyd Werft for the First Time

“She’s an eye-catching ship but not a big job”, says Rüdiger Pallentin. That however will not be the most important thing for the Member of the Executive Board of Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG when the 69,203 GT cruise liner “AIDAbella” arrives in the Kaiserhafen on April 2 to spend nine days in the big...

KOTUG Continues to Invest in Modern and Powerful Tugs

As part of the global strategy, KOTUG continues to invest in modern and powerful tugs to provide high quality services with well trained, dedicated and certified crew. We are proud to announce the introduction of the following modern and powerful tugs that will support our global growth:     –          April 2013, SD Salvor...

SAL Heavy Lift Inaugurates New Premises in Hamburg’s HafenCity

The maritime location in HafenCity Hamburg is growing: SAL Heavy Lift has opened the doors of its new head office at Brooktorkai 20. The premises sprawl over the 6th floor; 116 employees are working here. SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Japanese “K” Line Group, is one of the leading heavy lift shipping...

Liebherr to Deliver Rail-mounted Gantry Cranes to Jubail Port

Liebherr container cranes is to deliver six rail mounted gantry cranes to Jubail Commercial Port in Saudi Arabia. The cranes have a span of 43 m and can span 14 containers wide and stack 1 over 6 containers high. The cranes have a wide leg and narrow leg outreach of 17.5 m and 16.5...

Fairmount Summit Delivers Rig SSV Catarina Offshore Angola

Tug Fairmount Summit has delivered rig SSV Catarina offshore Angola. The rig has been towed from Okpo, South Korea, via Strait of Malacca and Cape of Good Hope towards Angola. SSV Catarina is a brand new sixth generation semi-submersible drilling rig for ultra deepwater operations. The rig is constructed by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine...

Shipyard De Hoop to Build SeaMar Multipurpose Offshore Support Vessel

SeaMar Subsea BV has entered into a contract with Shipyard De Hoop for the construction of a Multipurpose Offshore Support Vessel. Custom designed to stringent environmental control, the diesel electric powered 65metre vessel will be constructed for low fuel consumption, clean ship / green passport / SPS2008 and high comfort class notation, making it...

Automated Plate Nesting Optimises Material Use in Ship and Offshore Construction

AVEVA releases the new AVEVA Automated Plate Nesting, a plug-in module to AVEVA Hull Detailed Design software.  It automatically and efficiently nests parts into raw steel plates, maximising the usage of the material and drastically reducing the scrap ratio associated with this process. By minimising production waste in this manner, shipyards can achieve savings...

New Hapag-Lloyd Feeder Service for the Baltic Region

Finland Express (FIX) will improve the Baltic region’s links to Hapag-Lloyd’s worldwide service network in Hamburg and Bremerhaven / Second weekly departure for key ports in Russia and Finland Hapag-Lloyd is launching its new Finland Express Service (FIX) on 2 April, which will significantly improve links to the important Baltic region. The feeder service...

Terex Port Solutions Supplies 1500th Terex Gottwald Mobile Crane

Terex Port Solutions recently supplied its 1500th Terex Gottwald Mobile Harbour Crane, a G HMK 6407 B, Model 6 four-rope grab variant, to its long-term customer SEA-invest who already has more than 30 cranes in their fleet from the manufacturers Düsseldorf facility before this order. This four-rope grab crane is also the 289th of its kind sold and...

Port of Gothenburg Provides Direct Route to Busan

South Korea is one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies. Now for the first time Swedish importers and exporters are getting a direct route to Busan in the eastern part of the country. Shipping company Maersk Line has added the South Korean city of Busan to one of its routes from the Port of Gothenburg. This...

Ulstein Bridge Vision Awarded as Best Innovation

Ulstein received DNB’s Innovation Award 2012 of 1 mill NOK in the National Final in Trondheim on 12 March 2013. Ulstein Bridge Vision is a concept for a modern ship bridge where safety in complex operations has been given major focus. A total of close to 700 ideas were received for the contest. “Ulstein...

Dockwise Delivers Mega Size ETLP Hull

Dockwise Ltd. has safely transported the Chevron-operated Extended Tension Leg Platform (ETLP) hull from South Korea around Cape of Good Hope and discharged at Corpus Christi, USA. The mega sized hull will be used for the Big Foot field, considered to be one of the largest and deepest oil discoveries in the Gulf of...

IADC Dredging Seminar Delft to Take Place 24-28 June 2013

To optimise the chances of the successful completion of a dredging or reclamation project, all contracting parties should – from the start – fully understand the requirements of the project. With this mission in mind, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) launched its seminar 20 years ago. This year, for the 42nd time,...

Small Radii for Shipbuilding and Offshore

There are few other industries in which the consequences of globalisation can be seen as directly as in shipbuilding. As such, for example, the speed, volume and size of container ships are constantly increasing in order to facilitate international transport of growing quantities of goods. At the same time, shipyards are facing increasingly intense...

Vacon Benelux Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Vacon Benelux has its 15 year anniversary this month. Vacon Benelux was founded to serve the Benelux drive technology market with sound advice about drives and the application of drives. General Manager Dirk J. Verschoor started the company from modest beginnings 15 years ago. Since then Vacon Benelux has developed into a solid company...

New Projects in Asia & Australia Awarded to Jan De Nul Group

The Jan De Nul Group has announced several new contracts: a reclamation project in Indonesia, a capital dredging project in Russia and an offshore project in Australia. In Indonesia an offshore island will be reclaimed. These works are a part of a large scale reclamation development north of Jakarta, where a 260ha island is...

The Maritime Charity Golf Tournament & Clinic 2013

YELLOW & FINCH PUBLISHERS INVITES GOLFERS AND NON-GOLFERS, alike to the 3rd Annual Maritime Charity Golf Tournament & Clinic, Thursday 12 September 2013. Last year the event raised EUR 10,000 and we hope to top that this year. Registration is open to all professionals connected to the maritime industry.     EVENT SCHEDULE  10:00am  –   Coffee, Tea &...

Kleven Wins Contract for High Spec Expedition Support Vessel

Norway based Kleven has secured a landmark new contract for a high specification, 107m long Expedition Support Vessel, specially designed for long expeditions in rough waters. The vessel blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras, including a swimming pool and its own 21m tender boat on the bow. Svein Rune Gjerde, CEO...

Valeport Launches VRS-20 Radar Level Sensor

For accurate tidal information, Valeport has launched its VRS-20 – a 25 GHz pulsed k-band radar level sensor that works seamlessly with the TideMaster tide logger. It can operate standalone with optional integrated GPRS telemetry or interface to a third party data logger. Communication is conducted via three standard methods, RS232, RS485 and SDI 12....

Odin Wear Protects Offshore Personnel from Extreme Conditions

Strict offshore safety standards also apply to bodywear – the body’s closest layers of defence against extreme conditions ranging from flames to electrostatic discharges, from equatorial heat to Arctic freeze. Odin Wear manufactures and markets functional bodywear, thermo wear, socks and headgear for the industrial workwear market. The first and second layer wear combines advanced constructions...

Improved Online Resource for Marine Power & Hydraulics Supplier

Technomarine has completely refreshed their website. From their headquarters near Vlissingen in the Netherlands, Technomarine are specialists in the overhaul of engines, power generators, hydraulics, pumps and more. Their customers include maritime and industrial companies i.e. shipyards, shore-based factories, power plants and ship owners. Technomarine holds a wide stock of parts from major global...

Underwater Bow Thruster Removal Using New Hydrex Workboats

A Hydrex diver/technician team mobilised to Rotterdam last month to remove the bow thruster of a 300m container vessel. The unit needed to be overhauled. Hydrex performed the operation underwater using the company’s own workboats based at the Antwerp depot. This made it possible for the owner to keep his vessel out of drydock....