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Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA)and SpecTec have entered into a Cooperation Agreement in which SpecTec has agreed to donate AMOS licenses for MMA’s Teaching & Training courses. This is the first license donation partnership with a Maritime…

29.12.2008
Shipbuilding

NCL and STX Europe reach agreement on F3 project

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) and STX France Cruise SA, STX Europe's French shipyard, announced that they have reached an agreement and are moving forward with the construction of the F3 cruise ship project.

 

29.12.2008
7025MP type dredger

Orders for IHC Merwede

Dutch shipyard IHC Merwede has received orders for the construction of two large trailing suction hopper dredgers and eight medium-sized stationary cutter suction dredgers.

23.12.2008
Shipbuilding

Co-operation with Kohler Power Systems

The Swedish based manufacturer of industrial and marine engines Scania starts co-operation with Kohler Power Systems, Kohler, USA. Scania's 12- and 16-litre marine engines will be used in Kohler’s high-output marine generators.

23.12.2008
Shipbuilding

51/60DF engines pass factory acceptance tests

MAN Diesel’s type 51/60DF four-stroke, medium speed dual-fuel gas engine has passed the final landmark on its way to its first commercial applications in the marine sector. Having gained type approval in autumn 2007 on the seven cylinder prototype…

22.12.2008

Aker Solutions secures contracts

Aker Solutions has been awarded several contracts for the supply of offshore loading systems and deck machinery. The total contract value for Aker Solutions is, as the company states, amounting to approximately NOK 70 million.

 

22.12.2008
Shipbuilding

Guide for ship lay-ups

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has developed a guide outlining major methods and procedures involved in ship lay-ups.

 

19.12.2008
Shipping

ITIC warns shipmanagers about liability for signing purchase orders

The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) says suppliers of goods and services in the marine industries are increasingly turning to shipmanagers for settlement of their bills when shipowners fail to pay. Accordingly, ITIC has advised its…

18.12.2008
Shipbuilding

"Island Sky" for BC Ferries

BC Ferries has taken delivery of its newest vessel, the double-ended ferry "Island Sky"(appr. 3,500 gt).

17.12.2008
Shipbuilding

Eighth product tanker from Aker Philadelphia for American Shipping

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, a leading U.S. commercial shipyard, held a traditional keel laying ceremony for the eighth MT-46 Veteran Class product tanker being constructed at the yard.

17.12.2008
Offshore

Keppel FELS completes Jindal’s 2nd jackup

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) in Singapore is set to deliver a jackup rig ahead of schedule to Virtue Drilling, an associate company of India’s Jindal Drilling & Industries (Jindal).

 

17.12.2008
Shipbuilding

Keel laying of first patrol vessel for the Royal Netherlands Navy

On 8th December the Dutch State Secretary for Defence Jack de Vries layed down the keel of the first patrol vessel for the Royal Netherlands Navy in the dock of Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding. During the ceremony the names of the four patrol…

16.12.2008

Wärtsilä: Order for cylinder lubrication retrofits from Reederei NSB

Wärtsilä won an order from the German shipowner NSB Niederelbe Schiffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG (Reederei NSB) for retrofitting another 23 ships with the Retrofit Pulse Lubricating System (RPLS) to cut lubricating oil consumption and saves engine operating costs.

16.12.2008
Offshore

Bourbon training center with AHTS simulator in Singapore

The French shipping company Bourbon has inaugurated its Bourbon Training Center Asia and its AHTS simulator in Singapore in the premises of Bourbon Offshore Asia.

15.12.2008

New contracts for STX Europe

STX Europe has signed contracts for delivery of design and ship equipment to four platform supply vessels of STX Europe's own design PSV 09 CD. The total value of the four contracts amounts to approximately NOK 400 million.

 

15.12.2008

Offshore contracts worth $150 million for ABB

ABB, one of the leading power and automation technology groups, recently won six contracts worth more that 150 million USD to supply electrical systems for drilling rigs and drill ships in Asia.

12.12.2008

USD 235 million subsea installation deal to Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions, through its subsidiary Aker Installation FP AS, has signed a change order to an existing contract with Reliance Industries Ltd, India, for transportation, installation and commissioning of the company's MA-D6 subsea development (2nd…

11.12.2008
Shipbuilding

Handover of two Austal-built high speed catamarans to Middle East

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has welcomed the delivery of its two Austal-built 88 metre high speed vehicle-passenger catamarans, “Riyadh” and “Cairo” during a handover ceremony in Jeddah attended by King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and the Egyptian President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak.

11.12.2008
Peter Hogan
Shipbuilding

Austal appoints Chief Operating Officer

The Australian shipbuilding company Austal, based in Henderson, has appointed Peter Hogan to the position of Chief Operating Officer - Australian Operations.

10.12.2008
Shipbuilding

Vacon to build new factory in USA

The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon will build new office and factory premises in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, the United States. The new premises will be completed by the end of 2009, allowing Vacon to meet its goal of continuous and profitable…

10.12.2008