Seadrill orders two new jack-ups at Jurong SY

Seadrill has entered into an agreement for the construction of two jack-up drilling rigs with Jurong Shipyard (JSPL) in Singapore. The new units are scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter 2012 and first quarter 2013 respectively, and total project price is estimated at US$400 million, which include project management, drilling and handling tools, spares and capitalized interest.

NYK Finished-Car Business Moves to India

NYK recently reorganized its India-based affiliates. On October 1, NYK Line (India) Ltd. (NYKLI), which is in charge of liner-trade services in India, transferred all its finished-car services to NYK Auto Logistics (India) Ltd. (NALI), which is in charge of non-liner-trade services in India.

KONGSBERG chosen to deliver integrated systems for new NERC research vessel

‘Full Picture’ delivery integrates hydroacoustic, research, navigation and maneuvering. The new advanced 100m NERC research vessel, the RRS Discovery. Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract with Freire Shipyard for the supply of a comprehensive integrated systems package to be installed aboard an advanced research vessel currently under construction at the Spanish shipbuilders Vigo yard for…

MHI to Install Marine Diesel Engine Testing at Kobe yard

Tokyo, October 15, 2010 – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will install testing equipment for two-stroke, low-speed marine diesel engines at the company’s Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works in Hyogo, Japan. Installation is slated for completion in the spring of 2012. The testing system will be used for verification of various elemental technologies to satisfy the Tier III nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission standards of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

MAN B&W engine retrofits reduce emissions and fully meet IMO environmental legislation

While IMO guidelines are observed on a ‘voluntary’ basis by the international shipping community, their adoption becomes mandatory for certain vessels when an Approved Method for complying with the regulations is available. MAN Diesel & Turbo has developed Approved Methods for a number of its engines, requiring some shipowners to retrofit engines to follow IMO emission limits.

MHI Designs a Conceptual 14 000 TEU!

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed the conceptual design of the “MALS-14000CS,”*1 a New Panamax*2 size 14,000 TEU*3 (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessel that will contribute to the prevention of global warming. The MALS-14000CS adopts the company’s proprietary Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), which reduces frictional resistance between the vessel hull and seawater using air bubbles at the vessel bottom produced by air. Incorporating the MALS, along with today’s most advanced high-efficiency ship hull design and propulsion system, the vessel will be capable of reducing emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas (GHG), by 35% compared with container carriers of conventional design.

ABB wins $50 million service contracts for offshore wind farms

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth more than $50 million from the German transmission system operator, TenneT TSO (formerly transpower), to provide maintenance services for the grid connections of offshore wind farms located in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. The three-year contract has extension options.

LastPass, a Great Application for Mariners on the Road

Being a part of the maritime industry many times means that your also a part of a truly international business with a lot of travels as a “bonus”. It also means spending a lot of time in airports, hotels etc.. To keep in touch with family and friends when travelling most of us use the internet as it offers so many good and cheap ways to get updated. The down side is all the passwords that you have to remember on the different social network, forums, email, and so on. I came across very neat program the called the LastPass.

Grand Alliance Announces Winter Program for Far East-Europe Services

Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK), and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) have announced a Winter Program between Europe and the Far East by adjusting capacity to the seasonal demand of our customers. In order to ensure continuation of the service network, Loop D will offer bi-weekly sailings. This temporary service adjustment was…

MOL Achieves Continuous Operation of Main Engine in All Load Ranges

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) today announced that the company has verified continuous operation of the main engine in all load ranges, by increasing the output of the engine’s auxiliary blower motor. Generally, the main engine of an ocean shipping vessel takes air into the combustion chamber using an auxiliary blower for…