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ABS fleet hits new record level

Classification society ABS achieved another record performance in fleet size during 2010, reported Chairman Robert D. Somerville at today’s annual meeting. An eight percent increase in gross tonnage from year-end 2009 resulted

ABB reports turbocharger technology milestones

ABB Turbocharging reports significant developments with both its latest generation single stage turbochargers and its  “Power2” two stage turbocharging systems. The company’s latest generation of high efficiency, high pressure single stage turbochargers

Chinese shipbuilder adds to order back log

Singapore-listed Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd reports that it entered into six  effective shipbuilding contracts  in the month of March 2011 with an aggregate contract value of US$214.2 million.  The new contracts  comprise

LaHood submits Marine Highways report to Congress

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday released a report that, he says, “will serve as a roadmap to the future in creating and further strengthening the nation’s marine highways” Prepared by Marad,

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Hyundai Heavy Industries unveils smart ship system

Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, unveiled what it says is the world’s first remote monitoring and controlling smart ship system on March 25. The IT-based smart system has been developed

Podcast: W&O’s Michael Hume

For the U.S. marine market, the recovery has been slowed by the government-imposed drilling moratorium in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon incident. With the moratorium lifted and the government reluctantly issuing new deepwater drilling permits under stricter safety guidlines, the outlook for 2011 is much brighter. Tidewater has ordered two Platform Supply Vessels and Eastern Shipbuilding is near dotting the “I’s and crossing the T’s” for a $250 million contract for five Platform Supply Vessels for export to Brazil. Additionally, VT Halter Marine has signed a contract to build a Roll-on/Roll-Off ship for Pasha.

On the military side, the U.S. Navy is moving ahead with plans for its Littoral Combat Ship and Joint High Speed Vessel programs.radio200

To put it in perspective, we spoke with Michael Hume, Chief Operating Officer of W&O, which is the largest supplier of engineered products, pipe, valves and fittings to the marine industry in the U.S., supporting new construction and ship maintenance projects for commercial shipping and the U.S. government. We talked to Hume about how W&O weathered the downturn in shipbuilding, the emergence of the North American Emissions Control Area, and just what exactly he sees for the near-term shipbuilding picture in the U.S.

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