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Longstanding OSV builder looking to diversify
Offshore Support Journal April 2014
In February, the US Coast Guard awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group and two other shipyards approximately US$22 million each to design prototypes of the ‘next generation’ of its offshore patrol ...
Industry pioneer sees growing role for HIL testing
Offshore Support Journal April 2014
Cost and safety both make for attention-grabbing headlines in the offshore vessel business, and Marine Cybernetics’ promise of a service that generates “significant savings for yards, shipowners, ...
Contracts placed for next-generation turbines
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2014
February 2014 saw Alstom sign its first export contract for an offshore wind turbine. The deal was signed with Deepwater Wind in the US to supply the Haliade 150-6MW. Alstom has signed a contract to supply ...
Shipbuilders benefit from offshore boom
Singapore Solutions Singapore Solutions 2014
Two major shipbuilding and repair groups in Singapore are among the global market leaders in the construction of sophisticated vessels for the offshore industry as well as in major vessel repair and conversion ...
Efficiency and alternative fuels are driving new orders
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
Tanker designers have developed fuel-efficient chemical carrier designs incorporating alternative fuels and efficient engines in response to growing demand for eco ships. High bunker prices have led owners ...
NPT screws gain popularity
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
Stone Marine Propulsion has made some impressive claims for its New Profile Technology (NPT) propeller, which it introduced in 2011 at the Marine Propulsion conference that year. It now has about 120 either ...
Kappel prop will save fuel
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery February/March 2014
A 105,000 dwt tanker is expected to reduce its fuel bill by 4 per cent thanks to a new propeller. The Great Eastern Shipping Co’s 10-year-old Jag Lavanya has been fitted with a Kappel propeller ...
VSAT capacity to triple as 33 satellites are launched
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Up to 33 high throughput satellites (HTSs) are planned to be launched over the next three years, significantly increasing worldwide VSAT capacity available to shipping and other sectors. According to a ...
Ports gear up for LNG bunkering
LNG World Shipping January/February 2014
Developments are underway at a number of ports worldwide to provide the specialist bunkering infrastructure required to support the operation of LNG-powered vessels. The solutions being adopted are as ...
Shell – a key driver of LNG bunkering
LNG World Shipping March/April 2014
Shell believes that a ‘mosaic’ or diverse range of different vehicle, vessel and fuel options will be required to meet the growing global demand for transportation in the coming decades. The ...
Ka-band will become a new VSAT option
Passenger Ship Technology 1st Quarter 2014
A rapid increase in satellite communications capacity is coming this year that will ensure cruise ship and ferry operators have excessive satellite communications capacity almost anywhere worldwide to ...
Dong Energy awarded funding for new foundation
Offshore Wind Journal 1st Quarter 2014
Dong Energy and the UK Carbon Trust, through its offshore wind accelerator programme (OWA), have reached an agreement to collaborate on the development of a new generation of foundations for offshore wind ...
Geotechnical firm expands into Asia
Singapore Solutions 2014
Calecore Ltd, through its operating divisions Calegeo, Calesurvey and Calefleet provides offshore site investigation solutions including geotechnical, geophysical, environmental and specialist remotely ...
Technology enables more remote oil developments
Norwegian Solutions 2013
Norwegian companies bring subsea, drilling and floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel expertise to West Africa. A recent example is Aker Solutions’ contract award from French oil ...
Ships may need retrofitting to remain compliant
Tanker Shipping & Trade February/March 2014
New safety requirements specifically for chemical carriers, including amendments to the IBC Code, are coming into force this year. Classification societies have advised tanker operators to ensure they ...
Bendable TVs unveiled
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2014
The world’s first bendable TVs were presented at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas by Samsung and LG Electronics. Both companies have developed high definition visuals on a wide screen ...
New technology is more than a passing trend
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
Many companies today do not have a Big Data strategy. And many senior leaders have yet to grasp the significance of what seems to be purely a technology wave. But the hype is hiding the emergence of a ...
Koden unveils compass and sonar equipment
Marine Electronics & Communications February/March 2014
Koden Electronics Co has introduced a new GPS compass and a black box sonar to its range. The ESR-S1BB sonar and echosounder has a wider detection area and enables transducers to be equipped on transoms ...
The evolution of size benefits new eco feeders
Container Shipping & Trade 1st Quarter 2014
The feeder sector has gone into 2014 on a positive track, giving a boost to smaller shipyards which concentrate on the new feeder eco designs. Greek owners, in particular, see this as a niche area to break ...
Norwegian designs are a step-up for West Africa
Norwegian Solutions 2013
Late 2012 and early 2013 saw two companies with interests in West Africa opt to order Norwegian designs, the first being a pair of platform supply vessels (PSVs), the latter an advanced subsea inspection, ...
Ballast water countdown begins
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Shipowners have been given some breathing space after the IMO Assembly 28th session adopted the resolution proposed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 65) earlier in 2013. This recommended ...
Ballast water crunch time
Ballast Water Treatment Technology 1st Quarter 2014
Container ship operators have been given some breathing space after the IMO Assembly 28th session adopted the resolution proposed by the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 65) earlier in 2013. ...
Agreement for new Saudi offshore vessel construction yard
RMM Corporate news OSJ conference 2014
Offshore support vessel builders Fincantieri and Zamil Offshore have signed a ‘heads of agreement’ at Riviera Maritime Media’s Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Conference in London to co-operate ...
Conference provides forum for future subsea developments
RMM Corporate news OSJ conference 2014
More communications and co-operation are needed to develop subsea vessel technology to new levels and train engineers to operate them. This was one of the conclusions at Riviera Maritime Media’s ...
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