ShipBuilding Industry News
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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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,..
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..
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,..
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..
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,..
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, 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..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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 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..
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..