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September 01, 2015
Obama calls for building of new USCG icebreakers
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — President Barack Obama, who is on a visit to Alaska, is calling for new Coast Guard icebreakers as part of new investments to enhance safety and security in the changing Arctic. Those investments could be substantial. A...
September 01, 2015
ClassNK releases guidelines for CFRP propellers
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) has a better strength to weight ratio than the standard bronze alloys typically used for propellers. The reduced weight of using a CFRP propeller promises several advantages, including...
September 01, 2015
Low pressure EGR system set for verification testing
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) potentially offers an attract alternative to dosing engines with urea in order to meet IMO Tier III limits on NOX emissions. Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine...
September 01, 2015
Sembcorp unit wins $1 billion Maersk North Sea contract
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 —  Singapore's Sembcorp Marine  reports that subsidiary SMOE Pte Ltd has secured an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract worth over $1 billion (including long lead items) from Maersk Oil North Sea UK...
September 01, 2015
Bollinger VP to receive SNAME's Kennedy Award
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers has named Bollinger Shipyards VP Quality Management Dennis Fanguy as the winner of its 2015 William M. Kennedy Award. The William M. Kennedy Award is presented for...
September 01, 2015
LR issues statutory alert on taker stability instrumentation
SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 — Lloyd's Register has issued a statutory alert to owners and managers of oil tankers, chemical tankers and gas carriers on new requirements for stability instruments on tankers The classification society says that new...
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...