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New Americas DNV Regional Manager

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.

Five Star Quality

Cyprus based shipowning companies Intership Navigation Co. Ltd. (ISN) and Athena Marine Co. Ltd. have received the GL Excellence – 5 Stars certificate of classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The certificate is awarded for the introduction of highest and up-to-date..

Fourteen Vessel Fleet Complete

Austal is celebrating the completion of fourteen high speed passenger ferries for Hong Kong’s Venetian Marketing Services Limited (VMSL) following the successful, on-schedule delivery of the final four vessels. Recognizable for their exciting electric blue livery, each of the 47.5m..

Fisheries Project FarSounder & TNO

FarSounder recently concluded an initial series of joint tests with The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). The tests took place off a local pier in Rhode Island using the new FarSounder FS-3 Wideband Sonar as an advanced tool..

Emergency Drive System

Steyr Motors newly developed emergency drive system – EDS – is a mechanical emergency drive system for Steyr Motors’s electronically controlled marine diesel engines. This Steyr option has been developed specifically to satisfy the highest requirements of life and rescue..

Northern Lights Launches Upgraded Website

The new www.northern-lights.com website will provide visitors with an entirely new interface to view Northern Lights’ line of marine- and land-based diesel generator sets and Lugger propulsion engines. While popular features like product specifications, comprehensive literature and up-to-date dealer locations..

Cargotec Strengthens Global Support

As part of Cargotec‘s strategy to strengthen its global service network, the company has opened up new service stations in Zeebrugge in Belgium, Esbjerg in Denmark, Liverpool in the United Kingdom, Cadiz and Ferrol in Spain, Kaohsiung in Taiwan, and..

New Insulation Manual

Rockwool Marine & Offshore has introduced a new comprehensive insulation Technical Guidelines manual. The manual offers information and guidelines for the installation process, recommendations for fire, acoustic and thermal insulation and it offers an overview of the product range and..

Non-Profit Counter-Piracy Organization

Claimed to be a step-change for the international maritime industry’s escalating war against piracy, the Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (MMWC), a UK based, non-profit organization staffed by experienced maritime security specialists has just opened its doors.

Lloyd’s List Global Award For Intersleek 900

International Paint Ltd. are proud to announce that the fluoropolymer foul release coating, Intersleek 900 has won a prestigious Lloyd’s List Global Award in the Clean Seas Category 2009. The Clean Seas Award, sponsored by the Bahamas Maritime Authority, honours..

Trinidad and Tobago Order Passenger Ferry Fleet

In its third significant commercial order for the year, Austal will design and construct four 41m high speed passenger catamaran ferries for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Designed to carry 405 passengers at a speed of approximately 37 knots,..

Far Samson Sails With Autoload Stability Software

Autoship Systems Corporation (ASC) of Vancouver, Canada is pleased to announce Farstad Shipping‘s Ship of the Year, Far Samson sails with Autoload onboard stability software. Far Samson is a construction support vessel with a length of 121.5 m and a..

2010 Mandatory USA Efficiency Class For AC Motors

As from 19 December 2010, It will no longer be possible to export numerous types of alternating current (AC) motors to the USA. Aproco BV, the Baldor – Reliance motor distributor in the Netherlands, has a digital White Book available,..

Leak-Free Instrumentation Systems

A comprehensive product range for minimizing potential leak paths in process instrumentation was unveiled at Offshore Europe by the instrumentation products division of Parker Hannifin. Innovative solutions for all standard connectivity and functional requirements from the process line to the..

Providing Vsat To Japanese Shipping

Marlink has become the first VSAT provider to receive Japanese radio license approval for its Sealink VSAT solution. The license comes via Intelsat International Systems LLC, owner of the satellites used by Sealink. Having issued a radio license to Intelsat,..

Wärtsilä Officially Kicks off CDC Construction

This morning driving pile no. 1,000 at 09:09 hrs on 09-09-’09, Wärtsilä has officially begun construction of its Central Distribution Centre (CDC) in Kampen, the Netherlands, covering 37,000 m2. This new unit will enable Wärtsilä to supply parts worldwide, 24..

Offshore Solutions Celebrates Safety Record

Offshore Solutions, the joint venture between AMEC and Cofely Nederland based in IJmuiden, the Netherlands, is celebrating the success of its Offshore Access System (OAS), achieving 100,000 man-hours without any lost time incidents. With the first system entering operation in..

Kongsberg Vessel Motion Monitoring Solution

The VMM 200, a sophisticated new vessel motion monitoring solution from Kongsberg Seatex, Kongsberg Maritime‘s specialist position reference and satellite positioning division, is set to improve the safety and efficiency of operations where accurate vessel motion data is critical. This..

Fuel Efficient Three-Engine Layout On Next Generation Trimaran

Austal‘s next generation 102-metre high speed trimaran – scheduled for completion by February 2010 and available for purchase – has had its unique three-engine layout successfully installed ahead of the vessel’s launch next month . The patented three engine layout..

Lightweight Aqua Cutter Solution For German Lock

As part of Germany’s WSV and the Bundersministerium’s strategy to upgrade its locks on the River Neckar, hydrodemolition techniques are being employed at the Guttenbach lock where weight loadings are critical to prevent badly cracked lock walls from collapsing.

Polarcus To The World

Global satellite communications provider Marlink has recently signed a new 3-year contract with Dubai-based marine geophysical company, Polarcus DMCC. The new agreement is for the provision of Marlink‘s Sealink C-band VSAT services onboard four innovative 3D seismic vessels which are..

Intersleek 900 For U.K. Navy’s Flagship

As part of the Ark Royal’s Contractor Support Period at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard in the UK, the 20,600-t Invincible Class aircraft carrier – and the UK Navy‘s flagship – HMS Ark Royal has had her underwater hull coated with the premium..

DNV Certifies First Maritime Sox Exhaust Gas Scrubber

DNV has issued a compliance certificate for the first ship fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system capable of meeting the requirements of SOx Emission Control Areas. The certification demonstrates that ship operators may in the future have the option..

Holmatro To Open Innovative Premises

Coming Friday 11 September Holmatro will celebrate the official opening of its new business premises of Holmatro, alongside the A27 motorway in Raamsdonksveer, the Netherlands. The divisions Marine and Industrial Equipment as well as the Holding will be residing at..

Australian Base For CEproof

Leading CE marking provider CEproof is delighted to announce the opening of its Australian headquarters in the heart of Queensland’s Gold Coast, in the Gold Coast City Marina at Coomera. The office, founded to help the company support a growing..

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