April 29, 2017
New issue of "Maritime Market" #2(60) is preparing.
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The magazine will be distributed on the exhibitions International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS), RAO/CIS Offshore, NEVA (St.Petersburg, Russia).
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April 28, 2017
Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement to acquire the technical solutions business from Drew Marine, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced performance chemicals and technical solutions to the maritime industry.
Alliance to offer integrated services, systems and support to operators and rig owners covering all stages of a drilling operation
Kongsberg Maritime Inc., the North American division of Norway headquartered marine and offshore technology company Kongsberg Maritime, and Houston headquartered Stress Engineering Services (SES) have formed a strategic alliance to better serve existing and new clients with cost effective engineering services and fully integrated technical solutions within offshore drilling and floating production systems.
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently visited the headquarters of Seacor Marine, a major operator of offshore marine support vessels. Led by Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, and Nawfal Al Jourani, Chief Officer of the Dubai Maritime Cluster Office, the DMCA’s delegation discussed best solutions and efficient measures to further capitalize on promising opportunities and address current and emerging challenges facing Dubai’s maritime community.
The visit is in line with the DMCA’s commitment to achieve the happiness and satisfaction of customers and maritime stakeholders, as well as strengthen Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to enhance the maritime sector's competitiveness and make Dubai one of the world's leading maritime capitals.
April 27, 2017
The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, received an order from BP to provide rotating equipment for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
The scope of supply comprises two DATUM compressor trains driven by Siemens electric motors for export gas service. The equipment is scheduled to ship in 2018, with oil production of the platform expected to begin late in 2021.
Combining ABB Ability™ and IBM Watson for superior customer value
ABB and IBM has announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure.
Customers will benefit from ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as different industry verticals. The first two joint industry solutions powered by ABB Ability and Watson will bring real-time cognitive insights to the factory floor and smart grids.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, sells the majority shares of Woodfield Systems Ltd. Woodfield became part of MacGregor in January 2014, when MacGregor acquired mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Woodfield offers onshore loading customers marine loading arms for fluid transfer of crude oil, refined products, chemicals LPG and LNG. Due to the different clientele, Woodfield has been a stand-alone brand within MacGregor.
April 26, 2017
The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has recently been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China. The vessel, named Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to undertake sea trials. Once those are completed she will sail for Australia on her own keel for dredging trials and delivery. The official handover will take place in August.
ABB has launched its Shipping 4.0 concept with a high-level roundtable discussion on the ‘Power of the Future.’ Industry leaders and journalists met with ABB experts to discuss the technologies and power sources that are shaping the maritime industry. In response to the changing needs of the industry, ABB can also announce the role of Global Product Manager for Energy Storage Systems has been expanded to include the development fuel cell solutions.
April 26, 2017 - The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy's Columbia-class submarine and the Royal Navy's Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
April 25, 2017
Successful construction of the MOL Triumph cements partnership of technological excellence
April 25, 2017 – Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, has used Intergraph Smart® 3D to design the world’s largest containership for Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL), surpassing 20,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).
The first ever multi-hole “fishbone” well involving multiple horizontal branches has been drilled and commissioned at the Prirazlomnaya offshore rig — the only project on the Russian Arctic shelf at which commercial oil production is currently ongoing. The trajectory chosen for the wells allows significantly greater coverage of oil-bearing sections of the strata. The new well represents the fourth injection well at Prirazlomnaya — the platform having 11 wells currently in operation: six production wells, four injection wells, and one absorption well.
The key focus for ‘Maritime Singapore’ in 2017 will be to continue strengthening efforts to raise the bar as a major Asian and International Maritime Centre. In this respect, the SSA is working closely with MPA and other key industry players and has outlined five key areas in its Blueprint for Growth in preparation for better times ahead for the shipping industry. The five key areas are: Regional Leadership, Legal, Finance, Operational excellence and Innovation with Technology.
Strengthening the global importance of Singapore as a maritime powerhouse and a leading maritime capital remains work in progress, and Singapore sees itself as a strong advocate for a greater prominence of the Asian maritime sector.
Damen is celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. From small beginnings in the 1920s, the company has grown into a renowned maritime service provider that employs 9,000 people. With Dutch roots, Damen’s expansion has been global. This growth can be viewed in terms of its yards, service hubs and other subsidiary companies as well as a globally-operating client base. For 90 years, Damen’s vessel designs have successfully served customers operating on all over the world.
Damen was originally established by two brothers, Jan and Rien Damen, in 1927. From facilities located on the banks of the River Merwede in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands, they managed the growing firm into a well-respected business.
ABB will present its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability™, at this year’s Hanover Fair from April 24-28, connecting with the trade fair’s slogan “Integrated Industry – creating value.” The ABB Ability portfolio comprises more than 180 digital solutions using the Industrial Internet to create digitally connected devices, systems and services that dramatically increase productivity, cut maintenance costs considerably and reduce energy consumption up to a third in today’s digital age.