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BAE Systems begins delivery of new programme to support the Royal Navy in Portsmouth

Today, BAE Systems marks its first day as part of the team that will deliver the five-year Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) alongside the Ministry of Defense (MOD) for the Royal Navy.   In March, BAE Systems was selected by the MOD to deliver the Ship Engineering Delivery & Management contract at Portsmouth Naval Base. A joint venture between BAE Systems and KBR, named KBS Maritime, was awarded the Hard Facilities Management (FM) & Alongside Services contract at Portsmou...

MBDA returns to DIMDEX 2022 as Gold Sponsor, with the long partnership reflecting event’s global stature

The Organising Committee of the Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) has announced that it renewed sponsorship contract with MBDA, the world’s renowned developer of missile systems, will be the Gold Sponsor of the event for the seventh time. DIMDEX 2022 DIMDEX 2022 will take place under the theme ‘Connecting the World's Maritime Defence and Security Community’. Commenting on this occasion, High Excellency Chief of Staff of Qatari Armed Force...

Newport Shipping joins LISW21 as Bronze Sponsor

Newport Shipping, the global dry-docking, retrofit repair and vessel conversion specialist, has signed up to London International Shipping Week 2021 (LISW21) as a Bronze Sponsor, showcasing its support for one of the industry’s biggest events. "LISW is one of the must-attend events for the shipping industry, so we’re honored to be a sponsor,” said Lianghui Xia, Managing Director, Newport Shipping. “We really appreciate this chance to showcase Newport’s unique value...

BAE Systems named one of America’s best employers for women by Forbes

Forbes has recognised BAE Systems, Inc. as one of “America’s Best Employers for Women” for 2021, one of only 300 companies selected. Forbes and its partner, statistics portal and industry ranking provider Statista, evaluated the companies through an independent survey of 50,000 employees across two dozen industries, including more than 30,000 women. Out of the 14 current members of the BAE Systems, Inc.’s Senior Leadership Team, eight are women. Foster gender parity &...

Heinen & Hopman gives first new building contract to Teknotherm Spain

Heinen & Hopman announced that Teknotherm Marine España S.L. has landed its first new building contract. Teknotherm Marine España S.L. will deliver the complete HVAC – including installation work – on a suction dredger to be built by Nodosa Shipyard. Build and Design Nodosa Shipyard will build and design the 63.3 m dredger – called Omvac Catorce – for Canlemar. The Canlemar company is dedicated to carrying out all kinds of maritime works, such as d...

Rolls-Royce Power Systems sets out road map for climate-neutrality with ‘Net Zero at Power Systems’ - Major reduction in emissions by 2030

Rolls-Royce Power Systems is taking the next step towards a climate-neutral future. By 2030, the Rolls-Royce business unit is to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% compared to its 2019 level through the use of new net zero and cero carbon technologies. This near-term target plays a significant role in Rolls-Royce Group’s ambition to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest. To accomplish that mission, the role of pioneer goes to Power Systems: “With ‘Net Zero at Power Systems&r...

ClassNK conducts third-party verification of GHG emissions from entire value chain and issues a GHG verification statement

While efforts to build a decarbonised society are being accelerated such as through strengthened GHG reduction targets in various countries and with the progress of sustainable finance, a framework for assessing GHG emissions has also been introduced to IMO regulations. The shipping industry is now required to plan and manage GHG emissions in an organised manner. Enhancing service portfolio ClassNK supports clients engaging in the shipping business in planning and managing GHG emissions C...

Hyundai Heavy Industries placed world-first order for low-speed ME-GA engine by MAN Energy Solutions

HHI-EMD (Hyundai Heavy Industries' Engine Machinery Division) has placed a world-first order for the low-speed ME-GA engine, the latest edition to MAN Energy Solutions’ dual-fuel portfolio.   HHI-EMD has ordered 2 x 5G70ME-GA10.5 engines for each of 6 x 174,000-m3 LNG carriers for shipowners KLC (2 vessels), PANOcean (2), Knutsen (1), and JP Morgan (1). Hyundai’s Shipbuilding Division (HHI-SBD) will construct the vessels in Korea, which will be chartered by Shell Tankers (Sing...

ClassNK enhances support for shipping’s transition to zero-emission

The foremost classification society ClassNK has proclaimed its roles to support the transition of the shipping business to zero-emission.While efforts to build a decarbonised society are being accelerated such as through strengthened GHG reduction targets in various countries and with the progress of sustainable finance, a framework for assessing GHG emissions has also been introduced to MARPOL. The shipping industry is now required to plan and manage GHG emissions in an organised manner. I...

Bayonne Drydock picks Goltens to carry out shaft seal liner removal work on the USNS Red Cloud

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Northeast United States, in May 2020, Goltens received a call from Bayonne Drydock (Bayonne Drydock and Repair Corp.) to attend for inspection and to make a proposal to remove a damaged shaft seal liner on the USNS Red Cloud, one of the US Military Sealift Command’s nineteen large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships. In-Place Machining specialist Goltens deployed its In-Place Machining specialist to New Jersey, observing all of the special...

Hapag-Lloyd exercises option for further MAN Energy Solution ME-GI engines

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered 6 x MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines in connection with the building of 6 x ultra-large, 23,500+-TEU container vessels for Hapag-Lloyd, one of the world’s foremost liner shipping companies.   The new order stems from an option associated with an identical order for six such vessels originally announced in December 2020, where Hapag-Lloyd also chose the environmentally-friendly ME-GI engine. Production and del...

HRH Prince William starts construction on the UK’s third Type 26 frigate for the Royal Navy at BAE Systems

In a steel-cut ceremony at BAE Systems shipyard in Glasgow, His Royal Highness, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, set the plasma cutting machine to work on the first plate of steel for the third Type 26 frigate, HMS BELFAST.   Minister of State for Defense Baroness Goldie, together with employees and representatives from the Scottish Government, Royal Navy and the Ministry of Defense, joined the celebrations.  Delivering anti-submarine warfare capability The event marks an i...

BAE Systems challenges Scottish apprentices to innovate for carbon net zero drive

The Company has joined with Fuel Change, a unique platform for the next generation to create a low carbon future, to challenge young people from across Scotland to use their skills and ingenuity to help lower the carbon footprint of its shipyards in Glasgow.   The Naval ship's business has a long and proud history of shipbuilding in Glasgow, and as a result, some of the buildings at the Govan and Scotstoun sites are now over 100 years old.   That’s why, as part of Fuel Chan...

Kongsberg Maritime unveils new, integrated waterjet control systems for optimal craft operability

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce the launch of two innovative waterjet control systems based on its new JCS (Jet Control System) common technology platform: JCS Compact and JCS Extended. The use of standardised components across both systems keeps costs down and enhances operational simplicity. About JCS Compact JCS Compact is a tailored, closed-loop control system solution designed to manage the steering, reversing bucket and optional interceptor functions on small- to medium-size...

5 Himsen overhauls for Diamond Offshore with zero downtime perfomed by Goltens

The Diamond Ocean BlackRhino is a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) with large power requirements to meet the demands of its propulsion and drilling plants. To meet these requirements, Ocean BlackRhino is powered by six inline HiMSEN 9L32/40 engines and two 18H32/40V engines. Due to charter requirements, the vessel can only have one engine off-line for service at a time and is required to maintain the engines in accordance with the manufacturer’s maintenance intervals. Service mainten...

Bulker segment chooses MAN Energy Solutions ME-GI Engine as standard

New Times Shipbuilding  Co. Ltd., located in Jiangsu Province, China, has ordered 3 x MAN B&W 6G70ME-GI engines in connection with the construction of 3 x 210,000 dwt bulkcarriers for Eastern Pacific (EPS), the Singapore-based shipping company.   CSSC-MES Diesel (CMD) will build the engines in China, while Rio Tinto – the metals and mining multinational – will charter the vessels upon their entering service. The contract includes an option for three further vessels....

Goltens explains the price of saving money on woodward service

Goltens acquired a “serviced” UG15D governor from a governor repair shop claiming to be Woodward authorised. Physically the governor looked like a UG15D however after further inspection was found to be only partially serviced and rebuilt with incorrect parts and worn parts. Findings Incorrect parts – a smaller pump, incapable of the designed 240 psi output pressure, was used. This meant the governor could not create the required output torque during load transients. This po...

BERGEN 32:40L9P main engine crankshaft replacement in Singapore by Goltens

The cargo ship SE Cerulean suffered a major crankshaft failure on its port side main engine. As the maximum allowable undersize for this crankshaft was only 2.0mm, the owner decided to replace the crankshaft rather than try to salvage it by machining. Planning & preparation After surveying the vessel for rigging logistics, Goltens prepared all required lifting brackets and rigging gear at its workshop and reviewed the repair schedule and timeline with the customer. Goltens then mobilised t...

Goltens called on to replace liner on cylinder no.5 of a container ship featuring Wartsila 6RT-FLEX82C main engine

The crew of a nine year-old container ship, which is equipped with a Wartsila 6RT-FLEX82C main engine, observed exhaust gas blow-by on cylinder no.5, during normal operation and could not increase the load above 35%. The cylinder liner had 22,452 running hours and the crew suspected the cylinder liner was excessively worn and needed to be replaced. Liner replacement on cylinder no.5 The customer requested Goltens to attend and replace the liner with an onboard spare The customer requested G...

HHI Group launches “Hydrogen Project” with Saudi Aramco

Hyundai Heavy Industries Holdings (HHIH), a holding company of HHI Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in hydrogen and ammonia-related businesses with Saudi Aramco on March 3.   The MoU was signed by Kisun Chung, Vice President & Head of Management Support Office at HHIH, and Ahmad A. Al Sa'adi, Senior Vice-President of Technical Services at Saudi Aramco. Carbon zero process Hyundai Oilbank plans to cooperate with Saudi Aramco on the realisation of a &l...

Shenzhen Logistics and Supply Chain Management Association hosts the 5th Sea-rail Transport & Cross-border Transportation Forum

The Fifth Sea-rail Transport and Cross-border Transportation Forum had a heated discussion on the theme of ‘opportunities and challenges in China Railway Express along 'the Belt and Road'’. Fifth Sea-rail Transport and Cross-border Transportation Forum More than 300 people, including operators of railways, ports and China Railway Express, along with the Belt and Road, shipping companies, cross-border transportation enterprises, freight forwarders, traders and other business leaders...

Bulk, cruise and Ro-Ro operators get smart with Wilhelmsen’s revolutionary digital mooring system

Developed and refined over the past three years, Wilhelmsen's Smart Ropes system is poised to dramatically improve mooring safety onboard vessels. Based on the experience from rigorous testing aboard a working ro-ro vessel, all parts of the system have been refined and improved in readiness for the next phase of installations. Smart unit functions Comprising a patent-pending measuring unit, embedded within the mooring rope, the ‘smart’ unit transmits key tension, time, temperatu...

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