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Twelve-vessel Design Contract For Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed a ship design contract with Pipavav Shipyard of India. The contract calls for a total of twelve Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs) to be designed by Wärtsilä and built by Pipavav, for delivery to ONGC – Oil and..

Largest Unison All-Electric Tube-Bender To BAE Systems Surface Ships

Unison has won an order from BAE Systems Surface Ships for a large tube-bending machine to support ongoing projects, including the construction of the Royal Navy‘s Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers. Capable of handling tube and pipe diameters up to..

Cummins IMO Tier II 19 Liter Engine

Cummins Inc. has received a statement of compliance from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) certifying the KTA19-D(M1) to IMO Tier II emissions standards. The 19-liter, in-line 6 cylinder auxiliary engine features the Cummins PT fuel system making it one..

8-cylinder MTU Series 4000 Revealed at Europort

Today, MTU Friedrichshafen reveals its 8-cylinder version of its Series 4000 workboat engine at the Europort exhibition in Rotterdam which takes place from 3 to 6 November. The long-stroke engine from the ‘Iron Men’ range has been specially optimized to..

New GL Underwater Technology Rules

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has upgraded and extended its ‘Rules for Underwater Technology’. The revision of the rules reflects the growing demand for sophisticated regulations covering subsea innovations, in particular down to depths of 6,000 m or more.

Datema Wins HME Maritime Innovation Award 2009

Datema Delfzijl‘s ENCTrack has been awarded the HME Maritime Innovation Award 2009. Datema received this prestigious award during the 4th Maritime Awards Gala in De Doelen in Rotterdam on the 28th of October 2009. Willem Amels (left) and Ronald de..

Pon Power To Launch Insight.com on Europort 2009

Coming Tuesday 3 November Pon Power will launch its new service Pon Power Insight.com on Europort 009. Pon Power Insight.com is developed to – via the internet – gain access to a vessel’s Cat propulsion engines, generators and bow thruster..

CrewEmail By Marlink

Marlink, the world’s largest maritime satellite communications provider, has launched CrewEmail a new email and SMS solution which can be fully integrated with a vessel’s existing Inmarsat or Iridium hardware to provide ship operators and crew with a familiar and..

Wärtsilä Powers Oasis of the Seas

At the heart of Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest passenger vessel, beneath an original carousel, an array of restaurants, surfing simulators, rock-climbing walls, a tropical living park and guests and crew on board, are two sets of three..

Volvo Penta contributes to cleaner world exhibition

As a result of the best environmental features, Volvo Penta has been appointed  official supplier of diesel engines to 22 passenger ferries being built for the World Expo in Shanghai, China next year. Efficient marine transports are a key component..

Dutch Shipbuilding Industry Gaining European Importance

Last year, 12% of European shipbuilding industry turnover was realised in the Netherlands, as against more than 7% in 2000. The market share in commercial vessels grew considerably from 7 to 14%, according to a recent Statistics Netherlands publication by..

Bergen’s Biggest Bulker

On 25 September Wilhelmsen Ships Service handled the arrival of MV Pelicana when she berthed at Bergen’s inner port, the longest bulk vessel ever to do so. She is claimed to be the world’s most sophisticated open-hatch gantry-craned vessel.

Polar Prince’s Cable-Laying Milestone

Using its specially-adapted cable installation vessel, the Polar Prince, the Subocean Group installed four power cables 1 m under the seabed in 30 m of water on Vattenfall’s Thanet Offshore Windfarm, off Ramsgate on the Kent coast. Subocean is the..

Welcome aboard!

Yellow & Finch Publishers have appointed William van Amstel as Senior Editor. William van Amstel previously held a position with the Royal Netherlands Navy where he served as Chief Petty Officer. Welcoming his appointment, publisher and chief executive editor Dennis..

MARSEC Level 2 For Entire Indian Ocean Region

The Merchant Maritime Warfare Centre (MMWC) recommends that the maritime industry implements full counter-piracy measures and MARSEC Level 2 on all vessels sailing from the bottom of the Red Sea, across to the Indian Coast line and as far south..

Zero Tolerance – The IMarEST Lord Kelvin Lecture

Despite the fact that maritime operations have become safer and cleaner, the maritime industry still faces pressures to improve its performance, as well as offering very efficient and effective transportation. Marine scientists and engineers face a challenge as a result..

Kongsberg Simulators Live At Kalmar Maritime Academy

The Kalmar Maritime Academy, a well-established maritime training centre on Sweden’s east coast has taken delivery of its latest engine room simulator (ERS) from Kongsberg Maritime. The aademy’s expansion of its ERS portfolio includes the installation of a new DNV..

Cost-Effective Ku-band North Sea Coverage

Marlink, the world’s largest provider of maritime satellite communications has expanded its Ku-band coverage to the North Sea. The coverage expansion will enable Marlink to offer WaveCall to customers operating in the region.

ABS Chairman And CEO Honoured By SNAME

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) has recognized four individuals for their outstanding contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The Vice Admiral “Jerry” Land Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field, was presented to Robert..

Jeppesen Marine & Bergen Risk Solutions Anti-Piracy Service

Jeppesen Marine has teamed up with a specialist in geopolitical risk, Bergen Risk Solutions, to develop an information service that will enable shipping companies and officers to minimize the likelihood of pirate attack.

Patented Anti-Pirate System

Scanjet Marine AB, a leading producer of fixed and portable tank cleaning equipment now introduces a patented anti-pirate water cannon system. The protection system is based on existing tank cleaning technology, powered by an integrated turbine, driven by the water..

LCS 2 Independence Completes Builder’s Trials

LCS2 “Independence”, the innovative high-speed trimaran combatant ship being constructed by shipbuilder Austal USA in Mobile, Alabama, as part of the General Dynamics Littoral Combat Ship Team, successfully completed a series of tests known as builder’s trials on October 18..

Korean Coast Guard Orders 28 MTU Engines

The Tognum business unit Engines received two orders for the supply of a total of 28 MTU engines from the Series 2000, Series 4000 and Series 1163 to the Korean Coast Guard in 2009. The orders also include MTU automation..

Kemppi Celebrates Sixtieth Birthday

This year, Kemppi Oy celebrates its sixtieth anniversary. The company has given the world many pioneering applications of welding technology. Again this year it is launching new, innovative welding solutions, and, furthermore, it has renewed its company image, includng a..

Total Propulsion Package

Wärtsilä will supply an integrated total electro-propulsion package for a Russian state-owned ship. The package is to be installed in a Multipurpose Salvage Vessel (MPSV) being built by Russia’s Nevsky shipbuilding and ship repair yard in Shlisselburg, close to St..

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