The number of ships powered by liquefied natural gas may jump 10-fold within five years as anti-pollution rules force owners to switch to the cleaner- burning fuel, the industry’s biggest engine maker said.
PAPENBURG, GERMANY, Nov. 12, 2010 The Disney Dream cruise ship departed the MEYER WERFT shipyard today on its conveyance down the River Ems, traveling from the ship s inland birthplace in Papenburg, Germany to the North Sea at the port of Eemshaven, The Netherlands.
Cargotec has acquired the assets of a Swedish installation and service company Hallberg-Ivarsson Hydraulik & Påbyggnad AB. This acquisition is fully in line with Cargotec’s strategy to move closer to its customers and invest in services.
HHI today held a naming ceremony for the Usan FPSO, the world”s largest floating production storage and offloading facility. The Usan FPSO can refine 160,000 barrels of oil and 5 million cubic metres of gas daily. It has storage for 2 million barrels of oil.
Speaking at the world’s largest bunker fuel conference, Maersk Oil Trading’s Niels Henrik Lindegaard said shipping companies and regulators must work together now to prepare for future IMO sulphur regulation or face potentially crippling costs.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service helped Pacifica Shipping, a New Zealand company, move a new eleven tonne rudder and stock literally across the world when one of their vessels had its rudder damaged.
The Mercurius Shipping Group, located in Zwijndrecht, Netherlands, has recently launched a new concept for an inland waterway vessel, called the “M-factor”. The vessel is powered by Volvo Penta marine diesel engines both for propulsion and bowthruster.
“This collaboration will bring innovative developments in ship design. Rolls-Royce has significant experience in designing and developing marine solutions that meet and exceed expectations in the face of increasingly stringent global environmental standards. We look forward to applying this experience to support the Chinese marine industry in addressing climate change.”
MSC.Software Corporation, a leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that RINA, a leading Italian certification company for the shipbuilding industry, has selected MD Nastran, MSC.Software’s flagship solution for multidisciplinary analysis, to help customers reduce noise and vibration levels of vessels earlier in the development cycle.
Allweiler expands internationally, landing multi cargo and oil recovery system contracts with leading global offshore operators.
Total operating profit amounted to USD 74.3 million for the third quarter of 2010, up from USD 47.8 million for the same period last year. Total income came to USD 714.1 million compared with USD 604.9 million in 2009.
A welcome-back ceremony for recipients of the 2010 NYK Nature Fellowship1 was held on November 5 at the NYK head office in Tokyo.