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Shipbuilding

MoD contract for Viking and Serco

British services company Serco has contracted Viking Life-Saving Equipment Ltd to fulfil a large marine lifesaving equipment order in the UK in 2009.

14.08.2009
Shipbuilding

Launch of "Polarcus Naila"

At Drydocks World, Dubai shipyard, the seismic vessel "Polarcus Naila" of Ulstein Design X-Bow® was recently launched.

14.08.2009

Exploring JV for completed car yard operation

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), Tokyo, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Sical Logistics Ltd., Chennai City, in preparation for the launch of a joint venture (JV) to operate a completed car yard at Ennore Port near Chennai, India.

13.08.2009
Shipping

Cameron LNG Terminal

The Cameron LNG receipt terminal near Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA, of Sempra LNG, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, San Diego, has successfully completed performance testing and has begun commercial operations.

12.08.2009

MOL to add call at DaChan Bay

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) plans to add a call at Da Chan Bay Terminal in Shenzhen, South China, on its Japan-Hong Kong-Straits Service (CHS1).

12.08.2009

Joined forces in yacht transport

Dockwise Yacht Transport (DYT), part of Dockwise Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda, is to merge with Yacht Path International Inc., Florida, to create a new force in premium yacht transport.

11.08.2009
Shipping

Offshore wind power could meet a quarter of the UK’s electricity demand

The United Kingdom’s windswept coastline makes it the ideal location for exploiting the vast quantities of energy available offshore. Winds blow stronger and more consistently out at sea, producing up to 25% more energy than on land.

11.08.2009
Shipping

DP bridge simulator for DP training centre

Aboa Mare University of Applied Sciences, located in Turku (Finland), has recently received the accreditation of the Nautical Institute as an official Dynamic Positioning (DP) training centre.

10.08.2009

A century for SharpEye™

V. Ships Norway has ordered the hundredth SharpEye™ unit to be produced by Kelvin Hughes – for fitting on-board the "Nordic Saturn", a Suezmax crude oil carrier owned by Nordic American Tanker Shipping Ltd.

07.08.2009
Port of Seattle

ABC Fuels program at the Port of Seattle

Ships at the Port of Seattle have reduced emissions of sulfur dioxide by at least 80 percent and diesel particulate matter by 60 percent through an innovative program called At-Berth Clean Fuels (ABC Fuels).

07.08.2009
Shipping

COSL signs contracts

China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), the leading integrated oilfield services provider in the offshore China market, has signed agreements to commission building of a deep-water 12-streamer geophysical vessel COSL720 and a deep-water survey vessel…

06.08.2009

‘Safari 3’ service launched

Safmarine, member of A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, has enhanced its existing Safari (Southern Africa–Far East) service with the introduction of a new string dedicated to the Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique.

05.08.2009
Shipbuilding

Cargo systems for product and LPG carriers

Hamworthy plc. Poole, UK, is supplying cargo systems for six ships being built in China for the Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company, Pertamina: five products carriers and an LPG carrier.

05.08.2009
Shipbuilding

Ice-class rescue vessel for LUKOIL

Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine), the specialised shipbuilding arm of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered a Multi-purpose Duty Rescue Vessel on schedule to LUKOIL-Kaliningradmorneft (LUKOIL), a subsidiary to LUKOIL Oil Company.

04.08.2009
"BOA Galatea"
Shipping

Second EM survey vessel

Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS) in Trondheim has taken into service its second purpose-built EM survey vessel to enhance hydrocarbon exploration across the world.

04.08.2009
Shipbuilding

Welsh Bailey Group buys out A&P

The Bailey Group, based in Cardiff, has taken control of one of the UK’s leading ship repair and marine services businesses – the A&P Group – for an undisclosed sum.

03.08.2009
"Biokovo"
Shipbuilding

Delivery of "Biokovo"

Brodosplit Shipyard in Split, Croatia, has delivered passenger/vehicle ferry "Biokovo" to the Croatian ferry line Jadrolinija.

03.08.2009
Shipbuilding

Plans for placing orders at Russian shipyards

Russian energy supplier Gazprom has plans to place orders at Russian shipbuilding plants to produce marine equipment for the continental shelf development, LNG and CNG transportation.

01.08.2009

Strategic acquisition

Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp., Athens, has entered into an agreement with Constellation Bulk Energy Holdings, Inc. to acquire seller's 50% ownership interest in Bulk Energy Transport (Holdings) Limited ("BET").

31.07.2009
Shipbuilding

LNG regasification projects

Two onboard LNG regasification plant installations of Hamworthy plc, Poole, are to undergo gas trials this summer, one on a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) for Brazil, the other on a shuttle regasification vessel (SRV) destined for the US.

31.07.2009