Engineering

Navy hospital ship returns from Puerto Rico

NOVEMBER 22, 2017—Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care to the people of Puerto Rico. Comfort departed Virginia Sept. 29, and had been in Puerto Rico for almost two months providing disaster relief support after Hurricane Maria devastated the island....

Zim completes pilot of blockchain based paperless Bills of Lading

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Containership operator Zim Integrated Shipping Services has completed a pilot project using paperless Bills of Lading based on blockchain technology. The new solution allows the secure exchange of original documents on the blockchain and was completed in cooperation with Sparx Logistics and Wave Ltd. During the trial all participants...

VIDEO: ABB launches new situational awareness solution

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — A new situational awareness solution from ABB superimposes a virtual model of the ship on real surroundings, making it possible to see the operation from a third person perspective. The solution, called ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision, can be used by officers anywhere onboard a ship, taking advantage of the latest advances in sensor...

Crowley ATB delivers jet fuel to Puerto Rico

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Crowley Petroleum Services is completing the delivery today of more than 177,000 barrels of Jet A-1 fuel to Puerto Rico aboard the company owned and operated articulated tug barge (ATB) Innovation / 650-9. The loaded vessel departed Corpus Christi, Texas, last week and transported the fuel to San Juan, where it is being safely...

SPS repair to Queen Mary 2 completed during transatlantic round trip

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — An 88 sq.m permanent repair to a tweendeck area on Cunard Line's flagship Queen Mary 2 was recently completed during a round trip voyage between New York and Southampton using the SPS steel reinstatement repair technique developed by Intelligent Engineering (UK) Ltd. SPS is a patented construction technology comprising two metal...

Three box ships will have Langh scrubbers, EGR water treatment

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Alaskartano, Finland, headquartered Langh Tech is to supply hybrid exhaust gas scrubbers and EGR water treatment systems for three 2,150 TEU container vessels on order at China's Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard for Eimskip Island ehf and Royal Arctic Line A/S. The in-line scrubbers are multi-inlet installations, where the main engine...

Philly Shipyard delivers final ship in Kinder Morgan quartet

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Philly Shipyard, Inc. yesterday delivered the American Pride, the fourth of four next generation 50,000 dwt product tankers built for American Petroleum Tankers (APT), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc. The vessel was delivered ten days ahead of the contract delivery date. American Pride is the 28th vessel built by the shipyard...

ICS: Shipyard overcapacity threatens sustainable growth

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) had a clear message for negotiators in the OECD Working Party on Shipbuilding at a workshop on "green growth" held in Paris yesterday "The perennial challenge facing shipowners is overcapacity, aided and abetted by government subsidies and support measures that encourage shipyards to...

Damen wins order for twin rig fishing trawler

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Family owned Dutch fishing company Ekofish Group has placed an order for a new twin rig fishing trawler with Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam. The design and on-board equipment will all be in line with Ekofish's long dedication to sustainable fishing methods. The design of the 32 m long x 9.6 m beam vessel has been a collaboration...

VIDEO: Celebrity orders Galapagos cruise vessel at De Hoop

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 — Shipyard De Hoop is to design and construct a 100 passenger expedition cruise vessel for Royal Caribbean's Celebrity Cruises brand. Specially designed for operation in the Galapagos Islands, the vessel will be built at De Hoop's Lobith shipyard in the Netherlands. To be named Celebrity Flora, the ship is designed to be one of the...

Wärtsilä will deliver high efficiency and low emissions for new Viking Line ferry

Wärtsilä Corporation, Press release, 20 November 2017 at 1 p.m. EETThe technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system, and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line. The ship is being built at the Xiamen S...Wärtsilä...

Rolls-Royce unveils an LNG-fueled superyacht concept

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 — There are the rich, the richer and then there are the few who might be in the market for the luxury yacht concept unveiled today by Rolls-Royce at the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) in Amsterdam. Designed to showcase the advantages of advanced ship intelligence solutions and hybrid propulsion based on LNG fuel and battery power,...

OSM awarded crew management of Lauritzen Kosan gas tanker fleet

VIDEO: Tuco adds autonomous control to its workboat options

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 — Faaborg, Denmark, based Tuco Marine is launching Denmark's first commercially available line of remote controlled and autonomous workboats. Tuco is using technology developed by Boston, MA, based Sea Machine Robotics, Inc. (see earlier story). The Tuco launch announcement comes on the eve of an international conference on autonomous...

Shipping escapes EU emissions trading net — for now

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 — The European Parliament and the EU member states last Thursday agreed on a revision of the EU's Emissions Trading System, ETS, that does not subject shipping to the system. The agreement came after long negotiations until late into the night and, from the outset, the European Parliament was eager to include shipping in the trading...

CMA CGM opts for WinGD engines to power LNG fueled box giants

NOVEMBER 13, 2017 — CMA CGM has chosen Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd (WinGD) 12-cylinder X92DF engines (12X92DF) to power the nine 22,000 TEU LNG fueled containerships it is building in two Chinese shipyards (see earlier story). The 92 cm bore, dual-fuel low-speed engines are WinGD's largest and operate on the lean burn Otto combustion process with...

DNO Reports Payment for Tawke Deliveries

Oslo, 10 November 2017 - DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, today reported receipt of USD 46.53 million from the Kurdistan Regional Government as payment for August 2017 crude oil deliveries to the export market from the Tawke license. The funds will be shared by DNO and partner Genel Energy plc pro-rata to the companies' interests in...Oslo,...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Increases Quarterly Dividend To $0.72 Per Share; Authorizes A $1 Billion Increase In Its Share Repurchase Program To $2.2 Billion

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.72 per share, a 20 percent increase over the $0.60 per share dividend paid in each of the prior four quarters. The $0.72 per share dividend will be payable on Dec....NEWPORT...

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NYSE:NAO) - 3Q2017 Dividend and Earnings Report. NAO is in a solid financial condition.

Link to the complete 3rd Quarter 2017 report:http://hugin.info/159489/R/2148942/824607.pdfHamilton, Bermuda, November 10, 2017.The Board has declared a dividend of $0.02 per share for 3Q2017 to shareholders of record as of November 27, 2017. The payment of the dividend is expected to take place on or about December 12, 2017. Since its...Link to the...

Ørsted completes the divestment of Walney Extension offshore wind farm

Further to our company announcement issued 1 November 2017, Ørsted has today completed the divestment of 50% of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm to PKA and PFA. The acquisition price will be paid in 2017, and the EPC contract payments during 2017 and 2018. The information in this announcement does not change Ørsted’s financial guidance...