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MAN Energy Solutions announced dual-fuel portfolio passes two million running hours

MAN Energy Solutions has announced that its portfolio of two-stroke, dual-fuel engines have accumulated more than two million operating hours in total, running on LNG, methanol, ethane and LPG. The news comes on the back of the 470 engines the company has received orders for – with over 185 already in service – and all running on the aforementioned alternative fuels.   Bjarne Foldager, Senior Vice President and Head of Low-Speed, MAN Energy Solutions, said, “This signifi...

Rolls-Royce North America selected to power the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program

Rolls-Royce North America has been selected to provide the powerplant for the B-52 Stratofortress under the Commercial Engine Replacement Program (CERP), further extending a long history of powering the United States Air Force. The decision means the American-made Rolls-Royce F-130 engine will power the B-52 for the next 30 years. The Air Force made the announcement after a vigorous multi-year competition. The F130 and its commercial family of engines have accumulated more than 27 million en...

ClassNK joins as signatory to Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization

Over 150 industry leaders and organizations call for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050 - Signatories of the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization urge world leaders to align shipping with the Paris Agreement temperature goal. The private sector is already taking important steps to decarbonize global supply chains. It is indispensable that governments deliver the policies that will supercharge the transition and make zero emissi...

Petredec selects Inmarsat fleet hotspot fleet-wide after consultation with seafarers

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has secured a significant new commitment to its Fleet Hotspot internet portal service, following an extension of its Fleet Xpress service agreement with leading liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) transport group Petredec. Fleet Hotspot has been designed by Inmarsat to give crew onboard access to high-speed connectivity with the freedom to use their own devices. As the owner of one of the most modern fleets of specialized...

BAE Systems welcomes £85m future submarine program contract

The Ministry of Defense (MOD) has awarded BAE Systems a £85m contract to support early design and concept work on the Royal Navy's next generation of submarines. The contract will enable the Company's Submarines business to progress the early stages of a program to deliver a replacement for the Astute class, helping to sustain the UK's future underwater military capability and support 250 highly-skilled jobs in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defense,...

BAE Systems and Dell Technologies innovate for UK Naval Defense

BAE Systems is working with Dell Technologies on delivering innovative digital capability for the new City Class Type 26 frigates. The first three frigates in this class include HMS Glasgow, a cutting-edge UK-designed ship currently being built on the Clyde in Glasgow.    The collaboration will deliver a Shared Infrastructure to host the ship’s essential systems, including a number provided by third parties, on a single, reliable digital platform. It will take full a...

BAE Systems expands its clean energy footprint with two new projects for maritime sector

BAE Systems, in collaboration with other maritime industry leaders, has secured funding from the UK Department of Transport to design, develop, and demonstrate exciting new power and propulsion technologies for London, with the potential to reduce emissions across global waterways.  Working across two separate projects in the city with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, a ferry operator, and Cory, a waste to energy management company, BAE Systems will use its expertise in providing inte...

Babcock sells first new frigate design license to Indonesia

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has secured the first export contract for its Arrowhead 140 (AH140) frigate through a design license agreement with PT PAL Indonesia (Persero), a state-owned enterprise that builds and maintains ships for military and commercial use from its facilities in Surabaya, Indonesia.   The breakthrough deal comes two years since Babcock’s AH140 design was first announced as the preferred bidder for the UK Type 31 frigate program at D...

Babcock introduces Arrowyard to its portfolio of global ship build and support

Babcock the aerospace, defense and security company has launched a dynamic new approach within global shipbuilding that enables international customers to build and support the company’s Arrowhead 140™ frigate (AH140) in-country, delivering a range of potential economic and social benefits to local and national communities. Arrowyard™ developed from Babcock’s rich engineering know-how and shipbuilding experience, brings together a comprehensive range of technology and...

Crowley awarded MARAD vessel acquisition management contract

Crowley Maritime Corporation's Solutions business unit has been awarded a multi-year, $638 million contract for Vessel Acquisition Management (VAM) by the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). Crowley's strategic acquisition and vessel management service will assist MARAD in the enhancement of the Ready Reserve Force (RRF), helping reduce the overall age of the fleet and increase ship reliability. The fleet executes U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) sea lifts. Operation and maintenance To carr...

Maran Gas adopts KONGSBERG’s K-IMS platform as basis for digitalisation strategy across its entire fleet

“We feel very confident with the decision to implement the K-IMS project with KONGSBERG for the entire fleet,” says Andreas Spertos, EVP, Technical Director, Maran Gas Maritime. “By the end of 2021, K-IMS will be rolled-out to more than 20 LNG carriers of various propulsion types." “Implementation of K-IMS will continue for existing and newbuild vessels until the entire fleet of 40+ LNG carriers is upgraded. K-IMS will replace the existing limited capability data tra...

KONGSBERG USV to minimise Aker BioMarine’s carbon footprint

Sustainable use of the ocean and marine resources is a key part of Aker BioMarine’s strategy. To achieve this, the company has invested heavily in technology that contributes to more sustainable fishery and fishery management. In order to collect detailed data on the krill biomass, Aker BioMarine launched an unmanned solar-powered ocean data drone (Sailbuoy) early in 2020. Now the company has made another important investment, buying a specially designed USV from Kongsberg Maritime. Unm...

VSTEP signs a contract with SDIS 33 for delivery of two Response Simulator Solution

SDIS 33 (Fire & Rescue Service 33 in Bordeaux, France) has recently signed a contract with VSTEP Simulation for the delivery of two Response Simulator stations and two extension set-ups together with its vast maritime, aviation, and industrial content packages.   With the RS solution, the firefighters in Bordeaux can train for various crisis situations and ultimately, enhance the safety of the area. About SDIS 33 SDIS 33 is an autonomous public department that operates i...

Holland College to enhance accessibility for marine communication courses with mobile GMDSS lab via VSTEP

  VSTEP has signed the first commercial agreement for a 1+8 GMDSS Lab with a member of the Canadian Association of Marine Training Institutions (CAMTI), The Marine Training Centre at Holland College located in Summerside, PEI.   This will enable students and industry professionals studying at Holland College to efficiently learn the full spectrum of terrestrial and radio marine communication removing any physical boundaries of distance.  ...

Kongsberg attains contract with CMHI to deliver construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) to Awind AS

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has won contracts to design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) for the Norway-based ship owner, Awind AS, a fully-owned subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions AS (IWS). The combined contract value is approximately NOK 250 million. Destined for the renewable offshore wind market, the new CSOVs will be built to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 DE design, by the Chinese shipyard, China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI), with which Kongsberg ha...

Iberdrola awards Indar, part of Ingeteam, the contract to modernise two generating units for the 132-MW Torrejón hydroelectric plant in Spain

Iberdrola has awarded Indar, part of the Ingeteam Group, the contract to modernise two generating units for the 132-MW Torrejón hydroelectric plant, on the Tajo River, in Spain. Variable speed vertical motor-generators As part of the modernisation work, the plant will be converted to full power variable-speed operation As part of the modernisation work, the plant will be converted to full power variable-speed operation. For the Torrejón hydropower plant, Indar’s contract c...

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....

Alfa Laval announces the release of the PureCool system, which enables up to 50% methane slip reduction

With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) targeting a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, LNG is becoming a natural choice for ship owners in the transition to carbon-neutral fuels. Methane slip regulations are a possibility on the horizon, but Alfa Laval and global Swiss engine developer, WinGD have already cooperated on a solution. Alfa Laval PureCool system The Alfa Laval PureCool system is the main component in WinGD’s iCER technology The Alfa Laval PureCool...

DIMDEX organising committee welcomes 2020 event sponsors

The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) returns in its seventh edition to deliver the latest innovations and technological developments in the sphere of maritime defence and security. Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, and hosted and organised by Qatar Armed Forces, the event will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) between the 16th and 18th of March 2020. Silver and bronze sp...

Maritime leaders address tomorrow’s solutions for the vessel industry

The digital evolution is shaping the maritime future in multiple aspects – both onshore and offshore – and shipping organisations are facing pressure to operate more efficiently and profitably while catering to the increasingly sophisticated customer demands. As with any change, digitalisation was initially met with scepticism. But this has given way to building digital momentum, given the many strategic business benefits to be reaped – from operational efficiency improvements...

Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 closes with renewed optimism for maritime industry

Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Asia’s shipbuilding & marine, workboat, and offshore exhibition and conference concluded on a strong note on 16 March 2018 with attendees expressing optimism for an anticipated upturn. 14,158 trade visitors congregated at the biennial event, as 1,432 brands from 60 countries, represented by over 644 booths, exhibited their innovations for the industry. international participation and support  Yeow Hui Leng, Group Project Director, APM said, “T...

Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to gather best of international maritime industry

From 14 to 16 March 2018, Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) will gather key industry players and thought leaders within the global maritime industry for three days of knowledge exchange, networking and business-building. The 15th edition will also welcome 18 official pavilions, including Greece and Spain which will be present for the first time. Throughout the three days, the biennial event expects to host more than 1,500 exhibiting companies, represented at over 630 booths from 60 countries, and ove...

Marine business in ASEAN set for boost with Asia Pacific Maritime 2018

The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Southeast Asia’s most established maritime, workboat, and offshore exhibition and conference will present its strongest line-up of keynote and conference speakers when it takes place in Singapore from 14 to 16 March 2018. Over 40 leaders and experts from across the global maritime industry will lead discussions on the major trends and issues shaping Asia Pacific's maritime, workboat, and offshore industries, whilst sharing their insights and forecast...

Futureproofing the maritime industry at the Asia Pacific Maritime 2018

The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Southeast Asia’s most established maritime, workboat, and offshore exhibition and conference will present its strongest line-up of keynote and conference speakers when it takes place in Singapore from 14 to 16 March 2018. Over 40 leaders and experts from across the global maritime industry will lead pertinent discussions on the major trends and issues shaping the maritime, workboat, and offshore industries, whilst sharing their insights and forecast t...

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