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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 COSCO Shipyard Group. It is also a milestone for China in the offshore industry....

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. When the ice-going general cargo vessel Ernst Hagendorn came into drydock 2½ years after...

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 caused the bottom of the flap to shift out of its normal position, thereby...

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 man bridge’ operations. New regulations from IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) will require a...

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 increasing number of vessels with Rolls-Royce equipment installed. A wide range of courses will...

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 period by personnel from Lloyd’s Register, International Paint and STX France Cruise SA, Saint-Nazaire,...

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 South Asia are emerging players,” says Michael Viala, Sales & Marketing Manager for SSI....

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 12 months and will, according to joint Managing Director Ian Webb (left), meet the...

DELFTload for Hartman Marine Heavy Lift Fleet

Hartman Marine  has ordered three licenses of the DELFTload loading software from Delftship for use onboard their entire fleet of fast heavy lift vessels. The first vessel Deo Volente has proven to be so successful that two other ships are now under construction. The first of these two ships, which will be named Eendracht...

Safety First in the Barents Sea

On 1 July,  DNV yesterday hosted an expert meeting at DNV headquarters at Høvik between representatives from the management group in Gazprom, Norwegian companies and representatives from the Russian and Norwegian government. The purpose of the meeting was to present a status report on a Barents 2020 project headed by DNV, which is now...

Immersion Suit Servicing

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 and now offers one of the most comprehensive immersion suit servicing operations available via...

Expro Secures Teekay Flow Meter Order

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 with StatoilHydro, is in line with regulatory recommendations to improve loading operations. Expro’s PassiveSONAR...

Tørsleff Software Manages MacGREGOR Hydramarine Production

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. Hans Tørsleff management systems considers the solution to be a significant milestone in the...

Alfa Laval Powers Sales with ShipServ

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 sales companies with ShipServ TradeNet, the e-commerce trading platform for operational supplies. Over 130...

SMM India 2009

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. Good conditions for SMM India, which is to be held for the first time...

ShipConstructor Creates New Educational Resources

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 stated needs of the shipbuilding industry and are designed to take students with a...

Inmarsat Type Approval Sailor 150 FleetBroadband

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 and was received prior to the first worldwide customer shipment, which left Thrane &...

Kjelstad Appointed EVP Aker Solutions

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 am very pleased about Karl Erik Kjelstad joining our team. Our ambition is to...

Marlink Grimaldi Group Contract

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 agreement with Marlink will enable us to provide passengers and crew with high quality,...

Wilhelmsen Ships Service Awarded

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 Award is given each year to the ship agent who exemplifies the industry specific...

Electric Side Door

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 a power failure the door can be opened manually, by means of an integrated...

Renewed Maritime Navigation Software

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 are the renewed user interface, support for CAD, ASCII and Excel files, local chart...

100th Deep Water Multibeam Order

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 (1° x 1°) is part of the Multibeam Sonar System upgrade program for the...

17th Century Galleon, 21st Century Propulsion

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 trade and cultural relations between China and Spain were established with galleons that voyaged...

TORO Personnel Transfer Device

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 close consultation within the industry, the company set out to develop a low cost...