March 24, 2017
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United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation and joint activities today, 22 March 2017, in Moscow.
The companies are set to establish ZPMC manufacture of state-of-the-art shipboard equipment in the Russian Federation for production of floating cranes, pipe laying and cable laying ships, oversized cargo carriers and auxiliary ships for servicing of drilling rigs.
The Russian and the Chinese sides have agreed to create a working group and to develop a roadmap for implementation of the Memorandum provisions.
Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean
The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval - SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, performed the christening ceremonies of all four vessels on 6 February 2017.
Coinciding with the vessel handover, SENAN also signed a second contract with Damen for an additional batch of four Interceptors. Both contracts include a comprehensive after-sales package that consists of training, spare parts and maintenance.
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) has contracted Kongsberg Digital to deliver a major upgrade of its maritime simulator park. The contract, signed on 16th March 2017, includes five new K-Sim ship’s bridge simulators to be delivered during Autumn 2017 in addition to a Long Term Simulator Support Programme (LTSSP), which provides dedicated support services in addition to updates to the latest KONGSBERG simulator software developments.
The contract will result in a significant upgrade to the existing simulator park, led by a new full mission K-Sim DNV GL class A bridge simulator, installed in a dedicated room designed to resemble a ship’s bridge. The contract also includes a further DNV GL class A bridge simulator in addition to three DNV GL class B bridge simulators.
The Nautical Institute’s flagship distance learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, was launched today in Singapore at the first of this year’s Nautical Institute Command Seminars.
The scheme is intended for those about to take command as well as those who have just done so. At its core are the subjects that existing and aspiring Masters have identified as areas of concern – onboard leadership and management, navigation and shiphandling, ship’s commercial business and coping with emergencies.
Two reach stackers and one empty container handler have been delivered to Co.Na.Te.Co. S.p.A. (Conateco), Italy, in the course of March 2017, making them the first Konecranes Liftace branded machines on the market.
At Conateco, the biggest terminal operator in the Port of Naples, the machines will be part of a diversified fleet of container handling machines that includes different equipment from Konecranes.
Combines terrestrial and satellite AIS data with satellite M2M technology to enable visibility for small craft anywhere in the world
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has collaborated with maritime technology industry leaders Pole Star and Weatherdock to develop Hali, a Class B tri-mode vessel tracking solution that ensures complete vessel visibility.
Hali combines terrestrial and satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data capability with two-way satellite M2M technology to deliver reliable vessel location data to small craft and fleet owners & operators, maritime authorities and enforcement agencies, providing the actionable intelligence required to maximize maritime safety, security and environmental compliance.
March 23, 2017
A recent cooperation agreement between Damen and VSTEP has been established for the delivery of a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, which sees the Defence Force acquire a range of Damen patrol vessels, upgrade its existing fleet and develop its port and base infrastructure.
Global ship management services provider Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has created a unique ballast water treatment (BWT) training facility at its Manila base in the Philippines.
Working in conjunction with BWT specialist Optimarin - a leader in system technology, supply and global compliance - and Saga Shipholding, a respected open hatch shipowner, Anglo-Eastern has built an essential resource for training crews in the wake of the ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.
Global coatings supplier Hempel inaugurated a new factory in Mina Abdullah in Kuwait today. The factory, which meets ISO 9000 quality management guidelines, will meet growing demand for Hempel coatings and consolidate its position as market leader in the region.
Hempel’s new factory in Mina Abdullah, Kuwait is the latest addition to its comprehensive global supply chain. In 2016 alone, the company completed a capacity expansion project in Malaysia and opened new factories in Russia and Vietnam, adding more than 28 million litres to its annual production capacity.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Rolls-Royce have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research and development to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard container ships. This collaboration will harness both companies' unique experience laying the groundwork for the development of autonomous container ships.
March 22, 2017
The German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel.
The contract followed the successful result of a European tendering process, realized by the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, BAW). With the vessel, to be called the Walther Herwig, the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will support Germany’s fisheries and oceanographic research programmes. To this end, Damen will construct the Walther Herwig to the highest levels of scientific and environmental standards.
Measuring 85 x 17,40 metres, the Walther Herwig will be the largest vessel in the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s fleet. Such dimensions will allow for accommodation for 26 crew and 26 scientists.
Yaskawa Electric Corporation has completed a strategic investment in Helsinki-based Teraloop, a startup grid- and utility-scale kinetic energy storage company. This equity investment aims to help Teraloop accelerate the steps needed to bring its patent-pending storage solution to the market within the next two years. The financing will allow the prototype to be finalized for a complete simulation in commercial working conditions.
Global safety seal provider Roxtec follows its expansion plan and launches its second specialized service company offering inspections and maintenance of cable and pipe transits. The new Roxtec Services US LLC is a subsidiary of Roxtec Services AB. It is based in Houston, Texas, and will cover ships and offshore units all over North America.
Damen’s award-winning, mobile, ballast water treatment system has received IMO type approval. An external ballast water treatment unit designed primarily for use in ports and harbours, the Damen InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships.
It can also deliver water treated to the same standard to outbound vessels. Its mobile, containerised format means that it can be operated from the dockside or from onboard a vessel alongside, receiving or delivering water to a ship.