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Greener Ship Recycling in China

How can shipyards and supplier address the challenges arising from the new International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships after its development has been finalized by the IMO? More than 40 engineers and technicians from suppliers..

2,800 Attended First SMM India

“The success of the premiere of this Indian offshoot of the SMM shows the enormous growth potential of SMM India in the coming years”, said Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress (HMC), Germany. 2,800 visitors from..

MARIN & Deltares Assist in Astute’s Safe Departure

A joint study by Deltares and MARIN guaranteed the safe departure of the first of Astute class submarine from the BAE Systems shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness (UK). The ship has started on its first series of sea trials to show that..

BigLift Appoints China Agent

BigLift Shipping have announced, that they have appointed Scan-Trans Beijing as commercial representative for the People’s Republic of China. Acknowledging the growing importance and potential of the Chinese market with regard to project cargoes and heavy lifts, they wish to..

Healthy Schat-Harding Orderbook

Schat-Harding, has secured a healthy USD 10.6 million of orders for new equipment in the last three months. The orders cover all types of shipping and offshore units, including orders for new ferries, FPSOs, containerships and warships. The contracts also..

Marlink Provides More Power to Viking

The leading cruise ferry operator in the Baltic Sea, Viking Line, has entered into a new five year contract with Marlink continuing its existing agreement for the supply and operation of its satellite communications and the enhancement of its Sealink..

De Kluiver Operational Manager Damen Dredging Equipment

Damen Dredging Equipment has appointed Mr Hendrik Jan de Kluiver as Operational Manager. Mr De Kluiver will be an asset to the company with his wealth of experience in the dredging business. The Damen Dredging Equipment management team required expansion..

Alnmaritec Wind Farm Support Boat

Alnmaritec, the aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, recently announced the successful launch of the second in a series of four sister ships to be delivered for duties in wind farm support roles. The Endeavour has been built for the..

Jaap den Ouden Wins IRO Award of Excellence 2009

Jaap den Ouden, founder and co-owner of Mercon, received the IRO Award of Excellence 2009 during the IRO (Association of Dutch Suppliers in the Oil & Gas Industry) Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 17 November 2009 at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam..

Alpahtron Launches New Website

Alphatron Marine has launched its new website at www.alphatronmarine.com. A well-organized, comprehensive, more efficient and more powerful website has been created as a result of the many, interesting developments that Alphatron Marine has undergone within the sphere of products and..

Wärtsilä Designs Indian Research Vessel

Wärtsilä has signed a contract to design and supervise the construction of a modern oceanographic research vessel for the marine wing of the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The new vessel will have accommodation for 69 people. With an overall..

World’s First LNG/LPG/Ethylene Tanker Classed by GL

A naming ceremony was held 15 November at Shenghui Gas & Chemical Systems in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China, for the world’s first LNG/ LPG/Ethylene carrier Norgas Innovation. The multigas vessel was built according to Germanischer Lloyd (GL)’s rules for classification..

DNV Launches Port State Toolkit

While DNV-classed vessels have led the industry for years with the lowest port state control detention figures, a rising number of detentions were seen in 2008. Port state control detention figures are an indication of vessel safety standards and one..

Bully I Drill Tower Underway To Singapore

Early Thursday morning 12 November, the drill tower for the first Shell/Frontier Drilling Bully drill ship was shipped from the Huisman quay in Schiedam to the Keppel Shipyard in Singapore, where it is expected to arrive mid December. Delivery of..

Alewijnse Completes Electrical Refit SCH 302

The extensive refit of the trawler SCH 302 Willem van der Zwan, burnt out completely in 2007, has been brought to a successful close as the ship left port on 30 October last. At the end of 2008, Alewijnse started..

Imtech ‘Green’ Technology On Board Rainbow Warrior III

Imtech Marine Group has been commissioned to supply the entire ‘green’ technical infrastructure on board Greenpeace‘s new flagship Rainbow Warrior III. This is not an isolated project. Together with a large number of other initiatives, it serves as proof of..

Ceremonial welcome ASD Tug Patriot

On Saturday 14 November, the Patriot arrived safely in Odessa (Ukraine). TOS performed turnkey management in close cooperation with Damen for the delivery from Shanghai (China) to Odessa. A ceremonial welcome took place at the passenger terminal.

Teekay Couplings Increases Manufacturing Floor Space

Leading UK specialist pipe coupling manufacturer Teekay Couplings Ltd. has recently acquired new premises in Milton Keynes, UK, increasing current manufacturing floor-space by 80%. The new premises will accommodate Final Assembly, Production Testing and Despatch Departments.

Plancius Christened

Saturday 14 November 2009, the Polar Expedition vessel Plancius was christened at the port of Flushing in the Netherlands. M/v Plancius was built in 1976 as an oceanographic research vessel for the Royal Dutch Navy and was named Hr.Ms. Tydeman…

Caterpillar Launches Diesel Electric Propulsion Engines

The latest step in the evolution of Caterpillar‘s the Cat 3500 engine line is the launch of the Cat 3512C and 3516C Diesel Electric Propulsion (DEP) engines to better meet critical customer requirements and further the commitment by Caterpillar to..

ABB Is Samsung Heavy Industries Supplier Of The Year

ABB has been named Best Supplier of the Year 2009 by South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI). ABB has overcome a field of entirely South Korean competition to secure the prestigious award, considered by SHI to be one of..

Allseas To Start Building Pieter Schelte

The Swiss-based Allseas Group announces the building of the platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte. The company, free of debt, has sufficient funds for the building of Pieter Schelte, and will award the contract to a shipyard spring 2010…

Boskalis and Smit Announce Merger

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. and Smit Internationale N.V. have in principle reached agreement on a full merger of the two companies, whereby all the activities of Smit will be continued in the combined company. Boskalis and Smit aim to reach..

‘Catch R-22’ – by Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Through its ‘Catch R-22’ programme Wilhelmsen Ships Service is taking up the initiative to highlight the mandatory requirement for the phase-out of virgin HCFC (hydro chlorofluorocarbon) refrigerants, the most commonly used being R-22. The EU phase-out means that it will..

New Chairman for Intertanko

Nicholas Fistes has decided to step down as Intertanko‘s Chairman due to his additional business commitments. At its meeting yesterday in London, the Association’s Council elected Capt Graham Westgarth to succeed Fistes as Chairman, with immediate effect.