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Navware to Offer Canada-wide ShipConstructor Support

ShipConstructor’s Eastern Canadian Representative, Navware Canada Inc. will now be supporting ShipConstructor’s consultation efforts across Canada. For new Canadian customers this means Navware will be the first point of contact for quotations, training and support. ShipConstructor’s corporate headquarters in Victoria..

Boskalis Secures EUR 350 million Credit Facility

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has secured a new €350 million credit facility. The main purpose of the new facility is to finance the reinforcement and expansion of activities. Peter Berdowski, CEO: “Boskalis’ financial position continues to be strong. We are..

OPK Delivers Icebreaker, Signs Agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries

Yan Yanovsky, Managing Director and Member of the Boards of Directors of United Industrial Corporation (OPK) and B.T. Ahn, Executive vice-president of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) signed a shipbuilding cooperation agreement. The agreement includes the joint development of shipbuilding projects..

Miami Liferaft Service Station Fully Operational

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has announced that their Liferaft and Marin-Ark service station in Miami, Florida is now fully operational. It is a stand-alone station conveniently situated between the port of Miami and Port Everglades in South Florida, approximately 4 km..

Coastel Bibby Renaissance Delivered

Almaco has recently delivered the 336-cabin accommodation vessel Bibby Renaissance to Bibby Maritime Ltd. The Almaco Group provided a total turnkey package to Bibby Renaissance which incorporated structural construction as well as the total outfitting of the vessel with Accommodations,..

ParkerStore

Parker Hannifin Netherlands has launched a new website for all Parker retail activities: www.parkerstore.nl. Parker has two important retail concepts: ParkerStore and Hose Doctor. The ParkerStore concept runs since the early 90s. At this moment there are 1,500 ParkerStores worldwide…

Management Buy-In Drumarkon

Early July 2009 a management buy-in took place at Drumarkon International BV by Bert de Jonge. De Jonge has taken over part of Drumarkon – a leading supplier of ships interior components – from Jeroen Overing and Jan Albers, who..

Fast Patrol Craft Crew Complete Austal Training

More than 90 personnel from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard (TTCG) have completed a comprehensive Austal vessel training program in preparation for the delivery of their six vessel Fast Patrol Craft fleet in early 2010. The crew training program..

IHC Life Cycle Support for Guangzhou Dredging

Chinese dredging company CCCC Guangzhou Dredging Company (GDC) and IHC Technical Services (IHC TS), part of IHC Merwede, have signed a five-year cooperation agreement for a full service package, namely IHC Life Cycle Support (LCS), for its IHC 7025MP Cutter..

Russian Approval for Wilhelmsen Ships Service

The Russian Register (RR) has accepted and approved the ISO 9001:2008 certificate held by Wilhelmsen Ships Service for their fire, rescue and safety services network. In addition and as part of the same approval process, the Russian Maritime Register of..

RWO Bundles Ship & Offshore Water Treatment

As part of an adjustment of the responsibilities within the Veolia activities in Germany, the MEMROD Business Unit of Krüger WABAG has been transferred to RWO. Thus RWO, based in Bremen, now bundles all water treatment activities aboard ships and..

Wireless Fire Detection

A well known and respected Dutch yacht building company – together with two partner companies – has developed a wireless fire warning system which is applicable in metal hulls. The new system uses a wireless protocol that is able to..

Standard Pump Spare Parts Kit

Allweiler AG has begun offering its customers original spare parts kits for all standard pumps. They contain all of the parts that must be replaced on a regular basis during standard maintenance and which have similar usage cycles. The packages..

Liebherr Delivers First MTC 78000 Crane

At the end of June, Liebherr delivered the first heavy lift offshore crane type MTC 78000 straight from its manufacturing plant in Rostock. The MTC 78000 is one of the biggest offshore slewing cranes worldwide and achieves a maximum lifting..

First Ever Alnmaritec to Australia

Alnmaritec, the specialist aluminium boat builder based in Northumberland, UK, recently announced the successful delivery of a new general purpose line handling and harbour support work boat to Western Australia.  The ‘Wave Train’ has been built for South Sea Logistics..

Freefall World Record

Lifeboat and davit manufacturer Schat-Harding has set a world record for a lifeboat freefall drop by successfully launching its new FF1200 offshore lifeboat from a drop height of 55 m. Fully loaded and with an all up weight of 30..

Jumbo Shipping Appoints Volgo-Baltic Logistic

LC Volgo-Baltic Logistic (VBL), one of Russia’s biggest freight agencies, has signed an exclusive agreement with Dutch heavy lift shipping company Jumbo Shipping. Jumbo Shipping has appointed VBL as its exclusive commercial agent for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent..

Sevan Driller Delivered to DNV Class

A grand naming ceremony was held at COSCO Shipyard Group‘s Qidong Shipyard on June 28 to celebrate the successful completion of the first circular drilling rig Sevan Driller. “The successful construction of the Sevan Driller is a milestone for the..

Ecospeed Challenges Baltic

In December 2006 owners G. Buck Schiffahrts GmbH & Co decided to have the vertical sides, the bow area and the rudder of the general cargo vessel coated with Ecospeed while a traditional paint was applied to the flat bottom…

Concurrent Repairs On Berthed Cruise Ship

Asked to perform a detailed underwater inspection on a 293m cruise ship experiencing problems with the rudder, Hydrex mobilized an inspection team to the Azores. The survey revealed that the lower pintle of the hinged flap rudder was missing which..

Bridge Watch Alarm System

This summer, Uni-Safe Electronics A/S will introduce the Bridge Navigational Watch Alarm System BW-800. The product is currently being tested for IMO approval. The purpose of the BW-800 is to ensure continuous monitoring of the bridge operator’s fitness during ‘one..

Rolls-Royce Invests In Customer Training Capacity

Rolls-Royce is to transform customer training in its Marine business by investing in a new European customer training centre at Ålesund, Norway. The training centre, which is due to open in 2011, is being developed in response to the rapidly..

100th PSPC Gap Analysis

Just two years after completing the first PSPC gap analysis in a Chinese shipyard, Lloyd’s Register and International Paint are proud to announce the completion of the 100th analysis in STX France Cruise SA, Saint-Nazaire. Conducted over a two day..

ShipConstructor Expands Presence in Korea & South Asia

ShipConstructor Software Inc. (SSI) is expanding its presence in Korea, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan with the appointment of new dealers, Nova Solution Corporation and Harsha Marine Designers. “Korea is the leader in shipbuilding production while the countries of..

Teekay Couplings Opens German Operation

Leading UK specialist pipe coupling manufacturer Teekay Couplings Ltd has opened its recently launched German operation Teekay Rohrkupplungen GmbH in Ratingen, near Düsseldorf, Germany. The new German company is expected to achieve a turnover of 100,000 couplings in its first..