ShipBuilding Industry News
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..
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..
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..