ShipBuilding Industry News
Nexans has won a contract worth approximately EUR 39 million to supply the subsea power export cables for phase I of the Belgian Belwind Offshore Windfarm project, located on the Bligh Bank, 46 km off the coast of Zeebrugge. On..
In a very short space of time the maritime drinking water specialist Hatenboer-Water recently supplied two containerized potable water-making units to Shipyard De Hoop Lobith. These units, each with a capacity of 62.5 m3/day, have been installed aboard the river..
Beele Engineering has supplied its first order of NOFIRNO and SLIPSIL for sealing pipe transits on the first of the two aircraft carriers to be built for The Royal Navy by BVT Surface Fleet. This sees the strong relationship continue..
Goltens Dubai and Norway-based Brødrene Aa recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the intention of marketing high-speed ferries and special purpose vessels built in carbon-fibre composite in the Middle East. If all goes to plan during the 12-month MOU,..
Pon, Damen and Caterpillar have been business partners for forty years now. On Thursday 27 August, Damen, Pon Power (the Dutch Caterpillar dealer) and Bolier (the Dutch MaK dealer) have commemorated this landmark and signed a new contract that will..
As a sorbent manufacturer SPC keeps a strategic stock of sorbents and has the flexibility to rapidly respond to oil spills and disasters. As proven once again following the grounding of the Full City bulk carrier on the south coast..
Only 13 months after initiating training for new 3D CAD/CAM software, Lamprell Energy launched the LT-116E Jack-up Rig. The entire project was completed in only 18 months. Other shipyards have achieved large gains in productivity as well. This is noteworthy..
In response to the emerging offshore wind power market, DNV is launching the world’s first class notation for offshore wind turbine installation units. The new class notation, which will serve as a recipe for how to class wind turbine installation..
Bureau Veritas has been chosen to class two different series of sophisticated ice-breaking tugs for service in the Caspian Sea. The first series is for three plus two 66m loa ice-breaking and ice management tugs with 50 t bollard pull…
Shin Kurushima Dockyard (SKDY), recognized as one of the most productive shipyards worldwide, has standardized on Intergraph SmartMarine 3D design and engineering software after an intensive two-year benchmark study. “We are pleased with the results of our benchmark that led..
Irving Shipbuilding Inc got awarded a contract by the Ministry of Public Works and Government Services of Canada for the construction of a series of Stan Patrol 4207 for the Canadian Coast Guard. The contract envisions nine vessels with an..
From today, the Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) will publish its audit reports in their entirety online, in order to contribute to maintaining high HSE standards in the petroleum industry through transfer of experience and building knowledge. In English, only..
Auramarine Ltd is the world’s leading manufacturer of heavy fuel oil supply systems and other auxiliary units for marine and power station engines. The company is now applying its wide-ranging experience in liquid flows to a new sector that benefits..
The Government of Egypt’s two Austal-built high speed vehicle ferries have officially commenced operations between Egypt and Saudi Arabia, introducing a new standard of ferry service across the Red Sea. The important milestone was achieved on the back of Austal’s..
On Saturday 22 August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by mv Jumbo Jubilee. A load of 1,980 t, 10% on top of the combined SWL of the cranes, was required to obtain a Lloyds Certificate of Compliance…
Wilhelmsen Ships Service has signed an agreement with Indian shipping company SCI Forbes Ltd to supply their range of Unitor products to four newbuild chemical tankers. The Unitor product range includes welding and surface applications, marine chemicals, gases and refrigerants,..
The Vetus management has decided that as per 17 August 2009 the management team of Vetus will be reinforced with a Director Marketing & Sales: Mr. Tom van Oostrum. Mr. Van Oostrum will take over this position of Mr. Ruud..
In a gratifying end to a patent infringement dispute in Germany, the Swedish company TTS Ships Equipment AB and the German competitor MACOR Marine GmbH have reached an amicable settlement. The dispute related to the scope of a patent owned..
The recent opening of Stone Marine Services (SMS Namibia) new facility at Walvis Bay in Namibia has dramatically improved the heavy engineering facilities in the area and is already proving very successful.
The naming ceremony for the very large crude oil carrier Athenian Victory took place today on the world’s largest shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan / Korea. The delivery to its owner, the Greek shipping company Athenian Sea Carriers, is..
Cargotec has secured an order for six of its MacGregor knuckle-jib crane units from STX Europe . The cranes are specifically designed to operate in severe climatic conditions and extreme air temperatures and will be installed on three icebreaker tugs,..
The Directorate General for Public Works and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) is replacing 64 shaft seals in the Roompot Locks with IHC Lagersmit shaft seals. The Roompot locks are part of the Eastern Scheldt barrier and they are the link for..
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a contract by HJS Maritime SDN. BHD, Malaysia to deliver two sophisticated Polaris Ship’s Bridge Simulators for use in a new centre of excellence being built for the Malaysian Marine Department.
The Association of Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) has announced the appointment of a new managing director, Ole Henæs. Henæs takes over the leadership of the member-based organisation from Halvard Olafsen, who has led NME for over a decade and who..
Fairstar has continued to increase revenue and profitability while reducing debt. The company’s second semi-submersible heavy transport vessel Fjell left Malta in early May and joined her sister-ship Fjord in the market to produce combined profits in the 2009 second..