The installation of scrubbers is a major step in the introduction of exhaust gas cleaning technology for maritime applications. The Wärtsilä scrubber will enable the vessel to meet future emission requirements in Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) in an economical way.
Sembcorp Marine’s subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard has secured a newbuilding and three major upgrading contracts totalling S$215 million, reinforcing its reputation as a world leading shipyard for ship repairs, ship conversions and specialized offshore newbuildings.
Kongsberg Maritime’s simulation division and Vestfold University College has signed a framework agreement to further explore activities and projects of joint interest within research and development of maritime simulators from an innovation and human factor perspective.
AMC Connector, a future new-build subsea installation and construction vessel from Aker Solutions, has finalised its vessel specs. With a total payload capacity of 9 000 tonnes of subsea power cables or umbilicals, the vessel will be well equipped to target the deepwater installation segment.
The DNV Fuel Quality Testing (FQT) programme is today the biggest service of its kind in the shipping industry, with a cumulative volume of over 1.4 million tested fuel samples. Nonetheless, DNVPS managing director Tore Morten Wetterhus says the company’s first fuel sample – tested and reported on Jan 16, 1981 – holds special meaning.…
Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE) today announced that a subsidiary has signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc for a new five and one-half year drilling contract on a newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship that is expected to commence in the second half of 2013.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) won a $1.03bn order on Wednesday to build two deepwater drillships for Noble Drilling Holding. The South Korean shipyard, the world’s biggest, also clinched an option for Noble Drilling to order two additional same class drillships.
Japanese liner Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line) announced the company has changed the vessel type that originally ordered at Dalian COSCO Shipbuilding Industry (DACOS) from two 300,000dwt VLOCs to three 200,000dwt capesize bulkers. The date for delivery is still in 2013 with no change. Currently, NYK is operating around 100 ships including 14 VLOCs of…
GeoAcoustics A KONGSBERG Company launched Sonar 2094 Digital. A series of seminars and demonstrations were held by Simrad Spain, S.L., the local Kongsberg office, in November and December of the past year for their naval, scientific and industry customers.
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. has been awarded a contract from Ocean Reef Island Inc to construct an artificial island off the coast near the residential area of Punta Pacifica in Panama City. The project, with a contract value of approximately € 55 million, is already underway and the project is expected to be completed mid 2012
The New World Alliance said today it will temporarily reduce capacity on selected Trans-Pacific Trade services to coincide with Lunar New Year factory shutdowns in Asia. The three container shipping lines in the alliance — APL, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) — said the winter deployment program is expected to last…
Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil) and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced today that they have selected Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. (Hudong), a subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation, to build four LNG carriers in China.