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July 21, 2014
Kleven books MPSV order from Malaysian customer
JULY 21, 2014 — Norway's Kleven shipyard has won a contract from Malaysia based IES Pioneer. It covers construction of a Marin Teknikk design 6015 MPSV, outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II. Delivery will be in September 2015. The...
July 21, 2014
Volvo Penta offers keel cooling option
JULY 21, 2014 — Volvo Penta of the Americas, Chesapeake, VA, has announced the availability of a keel cooling option with D4 and D6 marine diesel engines to meet customer demands in the North American marine commercial market. Volvo Penta is...
July 21, 2014
Panama Canal marks another expansion milestone
JULY 21, 2014 — The Panama Canal Expansion has reached another important milestone: transfer of the first gates to the new locks complex in the Atlantic side. "This is a very important operation because it involved the first movement of the...
July 21, 2014
Shipowners seek uniform approach to ECA enforcement
JULY 21, 2014 — Shipowners are fearful that enforcement will be spotty when the 0.1% limit on sulfur in fuel takes effect in Emission Control Areas (ECAs) in January 2015. Last week, Maersk Line noted that, while the North American ECA...
July 21, 2014
Chinese firm invests in Louisiana methanol plant
JULY 21, 2014—A major Chinese chemical company will make a $1.85 billion capital investment in a methanol manufacturing complex on the Mississippi River in Vacherie, La., St. James Parish, according to a joint announcement by Louisiana...
July 21, 2014
Swire Pacific names second L Class OSV at Maizuru
JULY 21, 2014 — Singapore headquartered Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd. (SPO) has celebrated the naming of its second L Class vessel, Pacific Legacy. The naming ceremony was held at Maizuru Shipyard of shipbuilder Japan Marine...
July 21, 2014
Costa Concordia wreck is floating higher
JULY 21, 2014 — Work to refloat the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia have been continuing round the clock. By this morning, local time, about 11 meters of the wreck was above water, with 3 more meters needed to reach the required draft...
July 21, 2014
J.M. Martinac sold at foreclosure auction
JULY 21, 2014—The Tacoma, WA, shipyard of J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation was sold at a foreclosure auction July 18. The auction came after last ditch efforts to rescue the yard failed. It had won no new contracts since its last...
July 21, 2014
Sembawang wins Kaombo FPSO conversion contract
JULY 21, 2014 — Sembcorp Marine subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard, Singapore, has secured a Floating Storage Production Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract worth about S$600 (around US $483 million) from Saipem SA, France. Under the contract,...
July 21, 2014
BOEM paves the way for U.S. East Coast seismic
JULY 21, 2014 — The Obama administration has set the stage for companies to start seismic surveys off the U.S. East Coast. After what it terms "a transparent and robust public process," the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Friday...

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