ShipBuilding Industry News
The change in IMO regulations that came into force in 2006 caused a spike in the sales of immersion suits, and as a result these new suits are now due for their first service. Wilhelmsen Ships Service has prepared accordingly..
International oilfield service company Expro has secured a USD 500,000 contract to provide its PassiveSONAR clamp-on flow meters to enhance shuttle tanker loading and offloading operations in the North Sea. The contract with Expro Meters, secured from Teekay, in co-operation..
Currently Danish software manages the production of equipment to the offshore industry in Norway, Singapore, China and Malaysia. The project was initiated at MacGREGOR Hydramarine in Kristiansand, Norway, and is now being used in factories across Singapore, China and Malaysia…
Maritime e-marketplace ShipServ has announced that it signed an agreement with Alfa Laval, a leading global provider of specialized products and engineering solutions. Under the terms of the agreement Alfa Laval will integrate the sales operations of ten of its..
The new Indian government has committed itself to massive support for shipping and shipbuilding in a drive to improve the country’s infrastructure- much to the joy of the Indian National Shipowners’ Association (INSA) and its Secretary General Mr S.S. Kulkarni…
ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI), in conjunction with two universities, eight shipyards and five design firms, has created comprehensive college-level materials for the instruction of modern shipbuilding, design and modeling. These educational resources have been developed in direct response to the..
Inmarsat has formally presented the type approval certificate for Sailor 150 FleetBroadband to Thrane & Thrane during the leading satcoms equipment manufacturer’s Global Partner Conference, recently held in Copenhagen. The type approval confirms Sailor 150 FleetBroadband’s compatibility with official requirements..
Karl Erik Kjelstad has been appointed executive vice president and member of the executive management team in Aker Solutions. Kjelstad will lead the development of the strategic initiative related to oilfield services and the company’s fleet of marine vessels. “I..
Leading satellite communications provider Marlink has signed a new contract with Italian Shipping Company the Grimaldi Group. The new agreement includes delivery and installation of Marlink’s Sealink Ku-band services onboard six Grimaldi passenger vessels operating throughout the Mediterranean. “Our new..
At a ceremony held at the Pudong Shangri-La in Shanghai on 25 June and attended by 600 guests from the maritime industry, Wilhelmsen Ships Service was named winner of Seatrade Asia’s 2009 award for best ship agent. The Ship Agent..
Besenzoni‘s electric side door is registered and RINA approved and can be adjusted in six ways: a clockwise and anticlockwise rotation, horizontally, vertically, an approaching translation and an angular one. The door mechanism is actuated by a gear motor. During..
CT Systems has released a completely renewed version of their Viking Navigation software. The new version is targeted for use in all professional maritime areas where accurate positioning and navigation is demanded. In the new version, the most important innovations..
Kongsberg Maritime is proud to announce that its 100th deep-water multibeam Echo Sounder system has been ordered and will be delivered in November 2009 to the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). The contract, for delivery of a sophisticated EM 122..
Guascor Power has manufactured two propulsion units that will be used in the engine rooms of the Nao Victoria foundation‘s ‘Galeón Andalucía’ – a real-life replica of a 17th century galleon – during its trip around the world. The first..
Recognized as the global expert in marine personnel transfer, Reflex Marine recently launched its revolutionary TORO personnel transfer device to the US market with a demonstration, hosted by its service partner, Energy Cranes, at its facility in Houston, Texas. Following..
Geislinger was recently granted the DNV Type Approval for its Vdamp products. The type approval for the Vdamp product range is an important feat, as it ensures the highest quality standards, from design stage to production. It also facilitates the..
Vacon will deliver via its global system integrator partner Imtech Marine & Offshore two 4.6-MW diesel-electric main propulsion drives to Tideway‘s newbuild high-tech fall pipe rock dumping vessel Flintstone. This is the largest single order to date for Vacon’s office..
IHC Lagersmit and Odfjell Tankers have signed an agreement to replace the stern tube seals on some Odfjell vessels with IHC Lagersmit stern tube seals. Odfjell Tankers is the chartering, operating and management company of the Odfjell Group. The company..
The US Navy has exercised contract options funding Austal’s acquisition of long lead-time material associated with the construction of two additional 103-metre Joint High Speed Vessels (JHSV). Austal was awarded the initial contract to design and build the first 103m..
Alewijnse Marine Systems recently received a double order by De Haas Yards in Maassluis, the Netherlands, for a complete refit of two patrol vessels for the Port of Rotterdam Authority. For both the RPA 14 and the seagoing patrol vessel..
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has just IMO-approved the biological sewage treatment plant from Gertsen & Olufsen (G&O), a leading Scandinavian developer of sewage treatment systems targeted for ships and offshore use. The revised guidelines on treatment of black water, IMO..
Keppel FELS Limited has been awarded ‘Best of Show’ in the annual Intergraph Golden Valve Awards Competition for the company’s detailed view of a semi-submersible drilling tender created with SmartMarine 3D design software. The Golden Valve Awards competition is sponsored..
On June 8 the protocol of delivery and acceptance was signed between Jumbo Shipping and Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. This means Jumbo is now the proud owner of the Jumbo Jubilee. Following final outfitting and voyage preparation the vessel left..
Wilhelmsen Ships Service, is pleased to announce that TBW Alliance, comprising Teekay Shipping Limited and BW Fleet Management, has renewed their core products contract with the company for the next two years, with an option to extend for a third..
Leading lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has completed the first freefall drop with its new design of lifeboat for the offshore sector, the FF1200 which, according to the manufacturer, sets new standards for freefall boats. Schat-Harding CEO Ove Roessland: ”We..