Evoqua Water Technologies’ partnership with Krosys was strengthened today with the unveiling of a SeaCURE® Ballast Water Treatment System during the Kormarine 2017 exhibition in Busan, South Korea. The electrochlorination unit (ECU) skid showcases the Korean engineering company’s competence in building, installing and commissioning Evoqua’s high-end ballast water treatment technology in the Korean newbuild and retrofit markets. JaeWook Bae, Team Manager of the BWMS Business Team at Krosys, said: “We are very proud of the success we have achieved to date in establishing the SeaCURE system in the Korean shipbuilding sector. This latest development means the world’s best shipyards now have loca
On Friday the 15th of September, a seminar was held at the Rydes hotel in Wellington, New Zealand, which brought together representatives from Damen and Corrosion as well as Corrosion’s regional agent, Bowmar. The event focused on the prevention of fouling on box coolers and the benefits presented by Corrosion’s Impressed Current Anti-Fouling (ICAF) system. Present at the event were a number of vessel owners, including Damen client Centreport Wellington, operator of two Damen ASD Tugs 2411. Centreport will have a webserver on board one its Damen vessels, named the Tiaki, which collects data extrapolated from the ICAF system in real time. This will be implemented during an upcoming drydocking
Second tugboat in the series of four delivered to SAAM SMIT Wilson Sons shipyard, part of the WilsonSons Group, has delivered yet another tugboat. The SST-Aruá is the second tugboat delivered to SAAM SMIT Towage Brazil and is part of a total order of 4 Vessels. The first of the series the SST-Aimoré was delivered in June this year. “It took just over 18months to deliver the second tugboat from the moment of signing the contract. In a challenging time for the shipbuilding industry, WilsonSons shipyard could again show their strength and resilience “ as said by Adalberto Souza, director of Wilson Sons shipyard. “Contractually we had 20 months for the delivery of the two tugboats but on the req
A series of two-day training courses is being held to help companies grow their business. The sessions are being staged by SCORE, the grants and support programme helping nurture innovation and improvement in the offshore renewable energy sector. The courses – available to all small and medium-sized enterprises across all business sectors - are at Lowestoft on November 7-8 and December 4-5 and at Norwich on November 22-23. They are aimed at business owners, senior or aspiring managers and geared to help delegates increase their ability to plan, manage and maximise opportunities to development profitable and effective growth. Practical and tutored sessions will cover areas including: Techniqu
Energy Minister Richard Harrington assured the East of England energy industry that its disappointment about a lack of a regional sector deal in the Government’s industrial strategy was “temporary.” There would be a second round with “much to achieve”, he told companies from the unique all-energy East of England at a special reception at Westminster. Simon Gray, CEO of the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), said the minister’s acceptance in principle of a potential regional sector deal for EEEGR as an exemplar for a regional 'all energy' sector lead organisation was what the East of England wanted to hear. “To leave Westminster with the news that the minister would potentially consider th
Britannia P&I today unveiled its new brand identity to reflect its role as a dynamic, market leading P&I Club owned by and operated for the benefit of its Members. The new image visually depicts how Britannia has developed and modified its services to meet the changing demands of its Members in a challenging marketplace, whilst recognising its roots in shipping.
The oldest and one of the most respected P&I Clubs, Britannia is also the strongest club in the International Group with a proven record of sound financial management.
This was confirmed in August by S&P’s Global Ratings statement, which affirmed Britannia’s ratings at ‘A’ (stable) while enhancing its liquidity rating to ‘excepti
Shipping companies are paying out unnecessary high costs by continuing to pay seafarers with cash, says leading financial services provider ShipMoney, who is currently attending the ACI HR and Crew Management Summit in London. EVP Greg O’Connell says that on an average fleet of 50 ships, shipping operators face spending nearly $500,000 in delivering cash to vessels. Annually more than $6billion in hard currency is delivered to the global merchant fleet.
With the cost of delivering cash to vessels ranging from 3% to 10% of the value being transported, shipping companies are losing significant amounts of money by paying crew via hard cash or wire transfers, ShipMoney says.
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Montrose Port Authority has announced the appointment of a new Chairman of its Board of Trustees. John Carmichael has been vice chairman of the Port for the last year, holding the position of a non-executive member for seven years prior to this. His knowledge has seen him advise on a range of port management matters, with particular emphasis on infrastructure and development. Throughout his career, Mr Carmichael played an instrumental role within engineering services company Arch Henderson LLP, working with the company for 15 years. He was responsible for expanding the business, opening offices in Dundee and Clydebank; from which he managed harbour, shipyard and coast protection construction
The use of robotics and artificial intelligence in marine technology will be the theme of Marine-i’s next Discovery Room event. This free event will take place on Wednesday 22nd November at Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn. Marine-i is an EU-funded scheme that provides support for the marine technology sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Its Discovery Room events are designed to draw together all the very latest thinking and expertise on a specific theme of marine technology, delivered in a series of short, punchy presentations and followed up by interactive workshops and Q&A sessions. Marine-i events provide businesses with a comprehensive overview of the topic and insight into p
Wight Shipyard Co has won an order to build a 21 metre passenger catamaran for a high profile Scottish tourism operation. The order, the second for the Isle of Wight-based shipyard in as many weeks, follows the welcome announcement of a second 41 metre high speed craft for Red Funnel. The new Scottish vessel will join the Jacobite Cruises fleet on Loch Ness cruising between Dochgarroch, just outside Inverness, Clansman Hotel and the historic ruins of Urquhart Castle.
“We are delighted to secure this order, our first for Scotland,” says Wight Shipyard Co CEO Peter Morton.
“Coming a matter of days after the announcement of a repeat Red Funnel order and following the recent delivery to MBNA
The Aberdeen Seafarers’ Centre (ASC) has been presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Work in recognition of the service it provides to support seafarers from across the globe during the time they are in Aberdeen. The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Aberdeen, Lord Provost Barney Crockett to Centre Superintendent and Port Chaplain Howard Drysdale on behalf of the many volunteers who give their time to provide a service 365 days a year. The Queen’s award is the highest award given to UK volunteer groups and is equivalent to an MBE for individuals.
Colin G. Taylor, Chair of the Board of Trustees, praised the 40-plus volunteers for the work they do.
“The Aberdeen Seafare
Solar Solve Marine, the British manufacturer of SOLASOLV® anti-glare, heat rejecting roller screens and ROLASOLV® fabric roller blinds for ships, has recently been awarded a large multi-order to supply 48 SOLASOLV® anti-glare screens and 34 ROLASOLV® fabric roller blinds to MS King Seaways, a cruise ferry owned and operated by DFDS Seaways, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company. DFDS is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and operates ferries across Europe. The four orders were all placed in the last few months and the latest order for screens was installed on the MS King Seaways by Solar Solve technicians in September, across a number of days when the ferry was docked a
“New York is a diamond Iceberg floating in river water” – Truman Capote New York State is richly endowed with freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes and thousands of miles of rivers and streams. These inland bodies of water serve as drinking water, provide flood control to protect life and property, and support recreation, tourism, agriculture, fishing, power generation, and manufacturing. They also provide habitats for aquatic plant and animal life. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and by reducing
The construction programme supporting the expansion of Aberdeen Harbour has passed a significant milestone in the commencement of dredging operations. The construction project, which commenced in May this year with the development of a north breakwater access road and the start of work on the north breakwater itself, has progressed well, and the commencement of dredging operations at this time is a major step forward for the project. The first dredging vessel to arrive was Van Oord's, Costa Verde, which has commenced work in the bay. Built in 1998, the Spanish-registered vessel is a Trailer Suction Hopper Dredger. The vessel is almost 90 metres in length and has a hopper volume capacity of 2
Trainers from an Aberdeen-based risk management specialist are working closely with Aberdeen Harbour to further strengthen the organisation’s incident investigation capabilities. Over the remaining months of 2017, nine Aberdeen Harbour operational staff will attend Matrix Risk Control’s two-day incident investigation toolkit training at nearby Waterloo Quay. The course, which is unique to Matrix Risk Control (Matrix) and is delivered to organisations worldwide, holds approval from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Over the two-day duration of their training, Aberdeen Harbour representatives will further develop the evidence-gathering skills required to perform a struc
Ground-breaking Damen Service Operations Vessel makes her debut On the 6th of September, at 1300 hrs local time, the naming ceremony of the Bibby WaveMaster 1 took place at the cruise terminal in the Port of Rotterdam in front of more than 125 guests from the UK-based Bibby Group, Damen and a range of industry partners. More than ten members of the Bibby family attended while the Damen family was represented by Chief Commercial Officer Arnout Damen. The naming, by Lady Sponsor Mrs Jacky Blaikie, is the culmination of a programme that began nearly four years ago to develop a vessel that could meet the needs of the offshore wind industry in an efficient, economic and environmentally-responsibl
The exclusive workshop equipped military groups with the latest satcom know-how Thuraya Telecommunications recently attended USPACOM Pacific Endeavor 2017, hosted by the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) in the United States, where it presented an intensive training workshop on critical satellite communication technologies for first responders and military experts from 22 participating Asia-Pacific countries. The annual invite-only event ran from August 14 to 25 in San Jose, CA and focused on communications interoperability exercises that facilitate emergency cooperation and relief response between nations and humanitarian NGOs during times of disaster. Thuraya’s workshop was designed to educate teams
Carmanah Technologies Corp. acquired Vega Industries Limited on 1st August 2017.This acquisition has brought together Sabik Marine, Carmanah, Ekta and Vega to create a global leader in the marine aids-to-navigation market. Our combined portfolio of products and systems includes marine aids to navigation for coast guards, marine authorities, navies, and ports around the globe. Our dependable and efficient products provide energy-optimized LED solutions that combine the greatest cost savings with the highest environmental sensitivity. Through the combined expertise of Vega, Sabik, Carmanah, and Ekta, we will continue to provide our marine customers the best-in-class marine aids-to-navigation s
The US Navy use the EM230BR, EM305PE and EM400 as targets, the photos show them in action. The largest EM400 has a maximum response of 228M2 and was also chosen by the Canadian Coastguard for their 300 offshore buoys. The Echomax Active XS dual band Radar target enhancer, EM230 passive and inflatable radar reflectors are all mandatory fits on the Golden Globe Around the World 2018 single handed yacht race which prohibits any electronic navigation instruments or mobile phones and is a 50 year celebration of Sir Robin Knox Johnson epic voyage in 1968. The new range of trihedral target corner reflectors with corner sizes ranging from 33mm to 1600mm are already being used by Trinity House and Ai