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August 31, 2015
Hawaii marks two milestones on road to clean marine power
AUGUST 31, 2015 — Hawaii this month marked two significant milestones on the path to clean power. Makai Ocean Engineering celebrated the completion of the world's largest operational Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) power plant, while...
August 31, 2015
Eni finds supergiant gas field in Egyptian deepwater
AUGUST 31, 2015 — Italian based energy major Eni has discovered what it calls a "supergiant" offshore gas field at its Zohr Prospect, in Egyptian economic zone deepwater. Eni says that, according to the well and geophysical data available, the...
August 31, 2015
Wartsila wins regas module orders for two FSRUs
AUGUST 31, 2015 — South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has placed contracts with Wärtsilä for seawater/propane based regasification modules. The systems are to be installed on FSRU (Floating Storage and Regasification Unit)...
August 31, 2015
Keppel acquires LeTourneau jackup business for $100 million
AUGUST 31, 2015 — Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is paying $100 million to acquire the LeTourneau jackup rig business from Cameron International. The news comes within days of the announcement that Cameron International is...
August 30, 2015
NASSCO launches second LNG fueled TOTE containership
AUGUST 30, 2015 — General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard, San Diego, CA, yesterday launched  and christened the second of what will be the world's first two LNG-fueled  containerships. The ship, the Perla del Caribe, is the second of two 3,100 TEU,...
August 30, 2015
Chouest wins MSC tug contract worth potential $35.9 million
AUGUST 30, 2015 — The Department of Defense reported Friday that Edison Chouest's Alpha Marine Services LLC, Galliano, LA, was awarded a $6,965,712 firm-fixed-priced contract April 22 for the time charter of six tractor tugs in support of Navy...
August 30, 2015
MARAD announces new edition of exhaust gas scrubber guide
AUGUST 30, 2015 — The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of the fourth edition of the “Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Selection Guide." MARAD says the new edition provides shipowners and operators the latest...
August 28, 2015
Aircraft carrier overhaul at NNS marks another milestone
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding division continues to make progress with the mid-life refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) of the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72)....
August 28, 2015
R/V Neil Armstrong completes acceptance trials
AUGUST 28, 2015 — The first-of-class oceanographic research vessel R/V Neil Armstrong (AGOR 27), successfully completed acceptance trials Aug. 7 the Navy reported Aug. 27. Built by shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries at its Anacortes, WA,...
August 28, 2015
Finnlines orders Wartsila scrubbers for three more vessels
AUGUST 28, 2015 — Grimaldi Group member Finnlines has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three of its vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems. The equipment is scheduled for delivery in early 2016. The system selected for the three vessels...