ShipBuilding Industry News
Kongsberg Maritime is proud to announce that its Polaris Dynamic Positioning simulator is the first to achieve DNV approval to the stringent Class A standard. The leading simulator developer has also achieved DNV approval to Class A standards for its..
In accordance with the strategy on developing TTS into a global service provider on marine and offshore installations, TTS is proud to announce the opening of its service company in Piraeus: TTS Greece Ltd.
Nearly fifty MaxSea resellers from seventeen different countries met in Vigo, Spain, on the edge of the Fishing Exhibition 2009 World in Galicia. Taking advantage of this great event, MaxSea has organized its distributor seminar and presented its new software..
Wärtsilä has opened a Service Centre in Murmansk, Russia to serve the rapidly growing number of vessels in northern waters. To emphasize the importance of co-operation, Wärtsilä’s CEO and President, Ole Johansson and the Governor of the Murmansk Oblast region..
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Sperry Marine business unit is marking a major milestone in the history of the company’s leadership in radar technology with the celebration this year of the sixtieth anniversary of the launch of its first marine radar.
Europort 2009, to be held in Ahoy Rotterdam from 3 through 6 November 2009, will be attracting maritime professionals from all sectors. For this year’s edition, inland navigation will have a unique meeting place: the Inland Shipping House.
Currently airing on the Discovery Channel, Industrial Junkie is a 10 episode series that has been commissioned by the Discovery Channel to offer insight into important major industries. International Paint was approached by the Discovery Channel last year, with filming..
IHC Merwede, represented by Mr. J.H. Hylkema (right), and Bakker Sliedrecht represented by Mr. J.M. Verhoeven, entered into an agreement this week to provide local support for clients throughout the world, starting in China. From the existing regional IHC Merwede..
Wärtsilä has strengthened its presence within the Brazilian maritime industry by incorporating Wärtsilä Ship Design into Wärtsilä’s Brazilian operations. A full range of local engineering services will now be available to shipowners, offshore operators and shipyards in Brazil. Customers will..
Wärtsilä Corporation and Zhuhai Yuchai Marine Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Group Co Ltd, have jointly signed a license agreement for the manufacture and sale of Wärtsilä RT-flex low-speed marine diesel engines by Zhuhai Yuchai Marine..
Wilhelmsen Ships Service, has appointed Frederic Fontarosa as Business Director of their Business Stream Ships Agency and Bunkers. Frederic has held senior management positions in Wilhelmsen Ships Service during the past 14 years in Sales and Operations which has given..
Jumbo Shipping‘s heavy lift vessel Daniella has completed her eleventh and final voyage for the Pluto LNG project in Dampier, Australia. Between October 2008 and October 2009 she transported 256 pieces of equipment for this project, including pre-assembled structures and..
Following earlier investments and expansions of offices and warehouses in Brisbane and Adelaide, Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Australia has opened a new office and warehouse facility in Sydney, Australia. Mr. Peter Rietberg (left), Chairman of the Board of the..
Evenementenhal Gorinchem has announced the second edition of the On & Offshore trade fair will take place from 30 March until 1 April 2010. The three day event focuses on the oil & gas, petrochemical and dredging industry. Last year..
GESAD – the Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists – has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with IHC Metalix from the Netherlands to establish a joint pre-processing plant for steel and aluminium parts in Turkey; a joint feasibility study is..
As per 1 October 12hoist4u is targeting the market niche for hoisting & lifting, heavy lift and specialized transports as a specialist recruitment services agency. For operational positions, such as rigger, banksman, crane operator, safety officer, engineer, supervisor, coach or..
The world’s leading maritime service network, Wilhelmsen Ships Service, is measuring the success of the sales campaign launched for its Liferaft Exchange Programme one year ago. The company’s Liferaft Exchange Programme has now extended to cover 743 ports in 74..
Dokmar has released the third edition of ‘Scheepskennis’ (ISBN 978-90-71500-13-8). The book – at EUR 69.50 per copy (multiple copies at a discount) – has been extensively revised to reflect the state-of-the-art developments in maritime technology and is the Dutch-language..
Thrane & Thrane is proud to announce the September 2009 shipping of the 5000th Sailor FleetBroadband terminal since deliveries started in December 2007. The 5000th terminal, a Sailor 500 FleetBroadband, is a major milestone for Thrane & Thrane and was..
Cargotec has recently won new orders for MacGregor offshore cranes, demonstrating the buoyancy that still remains in the offshore market. The cranes are destined for three vessels being built for US, Russian and Canadian customers. “Although there has been some..
STX Europe has been awarded a contract with Deep Sea Supply for design and building of a Platform Supply Vessel. The new PSV 09 CD design, optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions, is designed by STX Europe in Ålesund,..
Radio Holland has signed an agreement for the VSAT Ku-band footprint T11N. With this new footprint Radio Holland significantly improves its network for VSAT. The extension adds to the strategic priority of Radio Holland to provide seamless global coverage of..
September 2009 saw the initial operation of the first high temperature fuel cell to be run on board of a ship, within the FellowSHIP research project (Fuel Cells for Low Emission Ships). The HotModule supplied by the Tognum subsidiary MTU..
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. has announced that its new, high-performance Ku-band VSAT antenna for satellite-based maritime broadband communications will be introduced to the market in the first quarter of 2010. This development is brought about through close technical collaboration between..
DNV has appointed Kenneth Vareide as the new regional manager responsible for maritime and offshore class operations in North and South America. Mr Vareide has held several senior management positions within DNV.