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Wärtsilä to Supply Direct Electric Heating for Chevron African Offshore Oilfield

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Wärtsilä to Supply Direct Electric Heating for Chevron African Offshore Oilfield Wärtsilä was contracted to supply its Direct Electric Heating (Wärtsilä DEH) system for Chevron Overseas Congo Limited’s Lianzi offshore development project, located off the Republic of Congo and Angolan coasts.

The 9,000-kW system will be used to heat the 43-km subsea production pipeline between the Lianzi field and the Benguela Belize Lobito Tomboco (BBLT) platform. The Lianzi field lies approximately 100 km off the coast of the Republic of Congo, and the BBLT platform i…

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Dutch Navy Contracts Imtech for Submarine Upkeep

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Dutch Navy Contracts Imtech for Submarine Upkeep Imtech Marine signed a contract to be involved in the execution of the capability upkeep program Walrus-class submarines (IP-W) of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

The Dutch Defense Materiel Organization granted Imtech Marine Netherlands the assignment to carry out the mechanical, engineering and electrical upgrade works on board the submarines. The assignment will be carried out at the Naval base in Den Helder and will run from 2013 until 2020. IP-W includes a large number of modifications, such …

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RINA to Provide TQ Certification for FSRU Toscana

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

RINA to Provide TQ Certification for FSRU Toscana
FMC Technologies has entrusted RINA Group’s company, RINA Services, with the Technology Qualification of its new technology loading arms designed for installation on the FSRU Toscana and also the Chiksan Articulated Tandem Offshore Loader (ATOL) marine loading arms. Both feature innovative technologies to transfer LNG in a marine environment, and both are now qualified to enter service.
 Dino Cervetto, Technical Services Sector Manager, RINA Services, says, “Novel technologies are genera…

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Hapag-Lloyd Launches New Levante Express Service

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Hapag-Lloyd Launches New Levante Express Service
Hapag-Lloyd is launching the new Levante Express Service (LEX). First sailing of the weekly service which further enhances Hapag-Lloyd’s port coverage in the Tyrrhenian Sea and Levant will be June 18 from Cagliari.
The LEX links ten ports in Italy, Turkey and Egypt including the hub ports Cagliari, Damietta and Port Said for connectivity to Hapag-Lloyd’s global service network. Mainliner services from/to Asia, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, North, Central and South America, Afr…

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GAC Pushes Further into the Arctic with Polar Logistics Group

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

GAC Pushes Further into the Arctic with Polar Logistics Group GAC Norway AS and Polar Logistics Group ApS (POLOG) formed a strategic partnership to further strengthen GAC’s network within the Arctic Circle.

The move is the latest stage in the company’s Arctic strategy to better serve the region by bringing together organizations and individuals to create a unified network of expertise, experience and local resources.

By combining GAC’s shipping, logistics and marine expertise with POLOG’s network throughout Greenland and ability to meet remote locat…

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Senergy, University of Aberdeen Collaborate for Petrophysics Program

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Senergy, University of Aberdeen Collaborate for Petrophysics Program A collaboration aimed at inspiring the next generation of much-needed petrophysicists into the energy sector has been hailed by industry leaders as an “invaluable catalyst” towards helping to address the worldwide skills shortage in the oil and gas industry.

Global energy services company Senergy and the University of Aberdeen have joined forces to develop an MSc Petrophysics and Formation Evaluation program in direct response to the growing demand for petrophysicists.

The prog…

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Commission Proposes Upgrade for Key Seaports along Europe’s Coastline

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Commission Proposes Upgrade for Key Seaports along Europe’s Coastline
The European Commission has today launched a new initiative to improve port operations and onward transport connections at 319 key seaports along Europe’s coastline. The guidelines and legal changes being proposed will help port operators upgrade their services and facilities as well as giving them more financial autonomy.
74% of the goods entering or leaving Europe go by sea, but one fifth of that amount currently passes through just three ports: Rotterdam, Hamburg and Antwerp. This imbala…

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Germany: R&D Project HoOK Launched

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Germany: R&D Project HoOK Launched
With funding from the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and supported by “Projektträger Jülich” (PTJ), over the next three years Hamburg University of Technology, Mareval AG Hamburg and the maritime engineering company HeavyLift@Sea will conduct research into the improvement of tools for the simulation of offshore crane operations.
The project is named HoOK – Hochseeoperationen mit Kranen [Offshore Operations with Cranes]. The goal is the early integration of the necessary …

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Chet Morrison Develops Subsea Cutter: SHARC

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Chet Morrison Develops Subsea Cutter: SHARC Chet Morrison Contractors has developed a subsea cutter that they say offers improvement over existing technologies.

SHARC (Subsea Hydraulic Abrasive Rotating Cutter) was developed to make subsea P&A work safer for divers by eliminating the need for hand jetting and reducing the time divers spend under water performing. In addition, the manufacturer claims that SHARC reduces overall job time by 60 percent and can be deployed by Chet Morrison’s 240-foot, four-point DSV Joanne Morriso…

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Delivery of MV Island Crown Expected by the End of May (VIDEO)

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

Delivery of MV Island Crown Expected by the End of May (VIDEO)
Island Offshore announces that MV Island Crown, a purpose built Walk2Work Maintenance and Subsea Support Vessel, is due for delivery from Vard Brevik to Island Offshore end of May 2013.
The vessel will comply with the SPS code with accommodation for a total of 100 persons. The vessel is outfitted for offshore Inspections, Maintenance and Repairs in addition to general subsea work. Vessel equipment includes a long-reach offshore crane and a permanent heave compensated gangway system for safe a…

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USA: Celebration of National Maritime Day at MARAD HQ

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

USA: Celebration of National Maritime Day at MARAD HQ
The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command celebrated National Maritime Day at a ceremony co-hosted with the U.S. Maritime Administration at MARAD’s headquarters May 22.
Over 200 government and maritime industry leaders and guests attended the commemoration.
In 1933, Congress established May 22 as National Maritime Day. The day officially honors the contributions and sacrifices of U.S. merchant mariners in defense of the nation. These dedicated men and women are regarded as the uns…

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VIDEO: Building Maersk Line’s Triple-E Vessels – Part Two

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

VIDEO: Building Maersk Line’s Triple-E Vessels – Part Two
A major milestone was reached on 23 February with the semi-launch of the first Triple-E at the shipyard in Okpo, Korea.
In order to make room for completing the next ships, the drydock was filled with water and the partially completed hull towed into the bay. A bulkhead wall sealed off the end to keep this ‘half ship’ dry during the exercise. Fortunately, everything went as planned, and the ship could return to the dock where the final assembly will take place. The ship is well set to be …

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CIG Develops Transportation Concept for OW Installation

Posted by | 23.05.2013 | Maritime News

CIG Develops Transportation Concept for OW Installation
Central Industry Group (CIG), a group of 10 companies all providing industrial goods and services to the international shipbuilding market and to complex architectural projects, announced entering into offshore wind market.
Tailored to the client’s requirements, CIG’s high-quality products are renowned for their added value.
While operating independently in their own product market combinations, CIG companies complement each other to ensure client’s needs are met. These synergies …

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Germany: DFDS, P+S Werften Finalize Newbuilding Contracts

Posted by | 17.02.2013 | Maritime News

Germany: DFDS, P+S Werften Finalize Newbuilding Contracts
Today, all conditions have been met for the two newbuilding contracts between DFDS and the German shipyard P+S Werften GmbH, Stralsund, concerning the construction of two freight ships (ro-ro).
The newbuildings form part of DFDS’ cooperation with the Danish defence, and since 2006 also with the German defence, concerning delivery of tonnage capacity for defence transport assignments (ARK project). The cooperation is based on charter agreements covering the period 2013-2021.
Delivery of the…

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New Esri Ocean Industry Manager: Drew Stephens

Posted by | 17.02.2013 | Maritime News

New Esri Ocean Industry Manager: Drew Stephens Drew Stephens to lead Esri’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Ocean and Coastal Environments Industry. Esri has hired Drew Stephens to expand the market for GIS within the ocean industry. Esri, the world leader in GIS, has accelerated the development of its ocean technologies via the Esri Ocean GIS Initiative. As Esri’s industry manager for ocean and coastal environments , Stephens will play a key role in this effort through his diverse background and GIS experience. "Stephens has…

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SeaBird Secures Contract for ‘Osprey Explorer’ in West Africa

Posted by | 17.02.2013 | Maritime News

SeaBird Secures Contract for ‘Osprey Explorer’ in West Africa
SeaBird Exploration Plc announced that the Osprey Explorer has been awarded a contract with estimated duration of about 30 days in West Africa.
Estimated contract value is approximately USD 2.6 million. Commencement is within the next days. Osprey Explorer is currently in Las Palmas.
SeaBird is a global provider of marine acquisition for 2D/3D and 4D seismic data, and associated products and services to the oil and gas industry. SeaBird specializes in high quality operations within the high…

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Ocean Observing Conference to be Held in Newport, OR

Posted by | 17.02.2013 | Maritime News

Ocean Observing Conference to be Held in Newport, OR The Newport Ocean Observing Conference, sponsored by the Yaquina Bay Ocean Observing Initiative, will be held April 30 and May 1 in Newport, Oregon, a growing center of marine research on the U.S. West Coast, with approximately $1 billion in marine research infrastructure investments in recent years. The conference will inform businesses and other potential partners about the burgeoning economic opportunities in the Newport region. The agenda will include presentations on the current state of ma…

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New Esri Ocean Industry Manager Takes the Helm

Posted by | 17.02.2013 | Maritime News

New Esri Ocean Industry Manager Takes the Helm Drew Stephens Leads GIS for Ocean and Coastal Environments Industry.
Esri has hired Drew Stephens to expand the market for GIS within the ocean industry. Esri, the world leader in GIS, has accelerated the development of its ocean technologies via the Esri Ocean GIS Initiative. As Esri’s industry manager for ocean and coastal environments, Stephens will play a key role in this effort through his diverse background and GIS experience.
"Stephens has worked with Esri for many years promot…

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Carnival Triumph Arrives at Mobile Port (USA)

Posted by | 17.02.2013 | Maritime News

Carnival Triumph Arrives at Mobile Port (USA)
The Coast Guard escorted the disabled Carnival Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Ship Terminal in Mobile Thursday evening.
The tug vessel Roland Falgout and four assist tugs towed the Triumph to the Alabama Cruise Terminal following more than a 100-hour voyage from Cozumel, Mexico to Mobile.
The Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous arrived on scene Sunday night and safely medevaced one passenger to the Carnival Legend. Cutter Vigorous began escorting the Triumph once the contracted tugs arrived and began…

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Germany: Becker Marine Unveils New Energy-Saving Device

Posted by | 17.02.2013 | Maritime News

Germany: Becker Marine Unveils New Energy-Saving Device
Becker Marine Systems continues to focus on energy savings. The new product innovation for container ships and other fast vessels was developed with the combined expertise acquired from Becker rudders for fast ships and the Becker Mewis Duct® for slower vessels.
Becker Marine Systems continues to offer advanced solutions to the maritime market and since 1946 has been renowned worldwide for improving the manoeuvrability of all types of ships. Furthermore, Becker Marine Systems has focused on …

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