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July 07, 2015
Esvagt sold to infrastructure investors
JULY 7, 2015 — Esbjerg, Denmarked, headquartered offshore safety and support specialist Esvagt is getting new owners. Two international infrastructure investors, 3i Infrastructure plc and AMP Capital, are acquiring the company for around $610...
July 07, 2015
Fincantieri resumes production at Monfalcone
JULY 7, 2015 — Fincantieri reports that yesterday the Prosecutor's Office of Gorizia ordered the release of areas of the Monfalcone shipyard that had been closed as part of an investigation into alleged improper disposal of shipyard waste (see...
July 06, 2015
Fisheries research vessel is double first for Voith
JULY 6, 2015 — A fisheries research vessel being built for the Shanghai Ocean University by China's Tianjin Xingang shipyard will be the first fisheries research vessel world-wide to use the Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) propulsion concept....
July 06, 2015
ST Marine launches first of eight LMVs for Singapore Navy
JULY 6, 2015 — Shipbuilder Singapore Technologies Marine last week held the launching ceremony for the Independence, the first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) in a series of eight for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The first in class...
July 06, 2015
Army takes delivery of high speed fire boat
JULY 6, 2015 — The U.S. Army's US Military Surface Deployment Distribution Command (SDDC) 596th Transportation Brigade has accepted delivery of a Fast Response Fire-Fighting Vessel under a contract for design and construction of the vessel...
July 06, 2015
Ingalls Shipbuilding awards National Merit Scholarships
JULY 6, 2015 — Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division has presented National Merit Scholarships to the children of five employees  Wednesday. The National Merit Scholars will each receive $2,000, renewable for...
July 06, 2015
European diesel leaders launch Hercules-2 initiative
JULY 6, 2015 — A major cross-industry initiative led by MAN Diesel & Turbo, Wärtsilä, and Winterthur Gas & Diesel, to develop basic technologies for use in two stroke and four stroke marine engines has been officially launched. The...
July 03, 2015
BAE Mayport gets $26.8 million LHD 7 award
JULY 3, 2015 — BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport LLC, Jacksonville, FL, is being awarded a $26,828,516 firm-fixed-price contract for the phased maintenance availability of USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). The contract includes options that, if...
July 03, 2015
CNOOC takes delivery of Asia's first LNG fueled tugboat
JULY 3, 2015 — China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has taken delivery of Asia's first purely LNG fueled tugboat, Hai Yang Shi You 525. The first of two tugs built by the Zhenjiang shipyard for CNOOC, Hai Yang Shi You 525 features a...
July 03, 2015
Wiernicki is new IACS Chairman
JULY 3, 2015 — Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, is now also Chairman of IACS, the International Association of Classification Societies. He took over the role yesterday at the end of the 71st session of the IACS...