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September 02, 2014
Bob Fogal retires from Zentech
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Houston based marine engineering and naval architecture consulting firm Zentech Inc. reports that Bob "Sonny" Fogal, one of the icons in the offshore oil and gas industry, has decided to retire from front-line work as...
September 02, 2014
Ecoships unveils new eco-friendly bulker design
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Ecoships, the technical ship management arm of London-headquartered Newport Shipping Group, has introduced the Greenlotus 32, a next generation bulk carrier design developed to set the standard in ecologically compatible...
September 02, 2014
Damen Vlissingen completes Rowan Viking upgrade
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen, the Netherlands, has completed a major upgrade of a Rowan Companies plc jack-up in 30 days less than initially projected by the client. The scope of the project involved the extension of the...
September 02, 2014
Wärtsilä Yuchai JV inaugurates new engine factory
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Wärtsilä Yuchai Engine Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Wärtsilä and Yuchai Marine Power Co., Ltd., has inaugurated its new factory in Doumen District, Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, China. The new factory covers a total...
September 02, 2014
Van Oord orders rock installer at Sinopacific
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Rotterdam headquartered Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors bv has ordered a new subsea rock installation vessel from Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group's Ningbo shipyard in China. Delivery is set for 2016. Subsea rock...
September 02, 2014
DNV GL approves underwater wet welding procedure
SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 — Classification society DNV GL says it has completed a joint research and development program with Subsea Global Solutions LLC (SGS), that will allow permanent repairs to be carried out by underwater wet welding on certain...
September 01, 2014
Samsung Heavy in merger with Samsung Engineering
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Korean shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries has officially announced that it will merge with Samsung Engineering Co., Ltd, the first and largest engineering company in Korea. Samsung Heavy will absorb Samsung...
September 01, 2014
Ultra Deep orders DSCV in China
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Singapore based Ultra Deep Solutions says that it has entered a contract with Chinese shipbuilder Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) covering construction of an Ultra Deep Installer – Multipurpose Diving Support...
September 01, 2014
Videotel launches new fire fighting series
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Maritime e-learning specialist Videotel Marine International, part of KVH Industries, Inc., has launched an updated five-part series: Fire Fighting At Sea. Made with support and expertise from marine fire specialists and...
September 01, 2014
HOS OSVs win Navy contract
SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 — Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC, Covington, Louisiana, is being issued a $19,754,900 modification under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00033-08-C-2007) to exercise a 180-day option to extend services for...

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