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Lightweight Aqua Cutter Solution For German Lock

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.

Polarcus To The World

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..

Intersleek 900 For U.K. Navy’s Flagship

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 Certifies First Maritime Sox Exhaust Gas Scrubber

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..

Holmatro To Open Innovative Premises

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..

Australian Base For CEproof

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 Wins Offshore Power Cable Contract

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..

Fast Drinking Water

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 Bags Prestigious Naval Order

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..

Carbon-Fibre Composite Vessels

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 Commemorate 40-Year Cooperation

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..

SPC Oil Spill Clean-Up

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..

Oil Rigs Delivered in Record Time

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..

New DNV Class Notation

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..

BV To Class Ice-Breaking Tugs

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 Standardizes On SmartMarine 3D

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..

Mid Shore Patrol Vessel Contract

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..

PSA Audit Reports Online

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..

New Ballast Water Treatment Challenger

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..

Austal To Service Red Sea Ferries

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..

Jumbo Jubilee’s 1,992t Heavy Lift Record

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 Wins SCI Forbes Contract

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,..

Vetus Appoints Director Marketing & Sales EMEA

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..

TTS Settles Patent Dispute

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..

SMS Namibia Thriving at Walvis Bay

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.