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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Marine Engineering Services News

Shoreham Port in West Sussex Photo: Shoreham Port Authority

SMS Group expands into Shoreham Port

The SMS Group, a Southampton, UK-based ship repairers and marine engineering services provider, has partnered with the Shoreham Port Authority to provide dedicated alongside ship repair wharfage, and to increase awareness of its Adur dry dock facility.SMS works in the commercial marine, defense and superyacht sectors. The business also operates, in-house, a diving and sub-surface marine engineering division.This partnership expands on the existing relationship with Shoreham Port…

A new partnership between Burgess Marine and MMD Shipping Services Ltd, part of Portsmouth City Council, launched at Portsmouth Commercial Port with emergency work for Wightlink. (Photo: Burgess Marine Ltd.)

New Ship Repair Facility in Portsmouth

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer and marine engineering services provider Burgess Marine announced that in partnership with Portsmouth City Council it has opened a new ship repair facility within Portsmouth Commercial Port, U.K. Burgess Marine Ltd. and MMD Shipping Services Ltd, part of Portsmouth City Council, launched this new strategic partnership in style with an emergency three-day alongside docking for Wightlink Ferries. Burgess Marine and MMD have been building a relationship over the last few months for the use of Flat House Quay in Portsmouth’s Commercial Port.

 Photo:  ASL Marine Holdings Ltd

ASL Marine Secures New Contracts

Shipbuilder ASL Marine  has secured a total S$156 million worth of contracts from its shipbuilding, shiprepair & conversion, shipchartering and dredging engineering divisions. The contracts secured are mainly from repeat customers in the region as well as in the Middle East, the US and Europe, it said, adding that there are potential additional orders from a certain customer upon successful delivery of current projects. The shipbuilding and shiprepair & conversion contracts are…

(l to r) James a'Beckett, Head of Dry Cargo Broking Braemar ACM; Denis Petropoulos, President Braemar Group Asia; and Peter Ryan, Head of Consultancy Braemar Incorporating the Salvage Association. Photo Braemar Group

Anticipating Market Change Crucial for Industry - Braemar

Being in a position to accurately anticipate change in the shipping markets is becoming ever more crucial for maritime service providers, as owning principals demand more solutions to the problems created by over-ordering, according to Braemar Group Asia President Denis Petropoulos. Speaking at a press conference during Singapore Maritime Week, Mr Petropoulos said this need for in-depth industry knowledge and experience in understanding how to deal with market downturns means…

Military Sealift Command vessel USNS Invincible (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Opens Government Services Office

Crowley Maritime Corp. has opened a new government services office in downtown Norfolk, Va. to help the company better serve government agencies such as the Military Sealift Command (MSC) and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD). The new location will also help Crowley improve its service for the Norfolk Naval Base and several of Crowley managed ships located there, including three ROCON ships, five BOBO class ships and seven T-AGOS/T-AGM ships. The facility will staff government and technical management employees.

FLNG Unit Image by National Iranian Oil Company

Iran Belgium Hold Talks to Build FLNG Unit

Minister of Petroleum, Bijan Zangeneh said that Iran and Belgium are in talks for possible floating production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) FLNG Unit off the Kharg Island in the Persian Gulf. The issue was brought up during Zangeneh’s talks with Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade, Pieter De Crem in Tehran on Monday as the two sides look to new areas of cooperation ahead of the lifting of sanctions on Iran. "If the two sides show flexibility and technical and economic negotiations bear results…

Wendy MacDonald and Mike Golonka (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Formalizes New Business Segments

Crowley Maritime Corp. has formalized two new groups, Government Services and Global Ship Management, in a move that aims to better streamline its offerings to the growing government services sector and to continue expanding its global ship management business. The two new, standalone business segments, which were previously imbedded in other company business units, will allow Crowley and its personnel to better serve customers in these contracting segments. Leading the new business units are industry veterans Mike Golonka…

   Michael Scott (Photo courtesy of Parson Brinckerhoff)

Scott Named Parson Brinckerhoff's Northeast Port Director

Michael Scott has been named Director of Ports and Marine Northeast at Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering, and program/construction management organization. Scott, who has over 27 years of maritime industry experience, will provide oversight, management, strategic consulting, planning, design, and coordination services for projects at port and waterfront facilities throughout the Northeastern United States. Scott's hiring comes just weeks after Parson Brinckerhoff named Robert Johansen the Director of Ports and Marine Western Division.

Singapore-based ASL Marine Reports Earnings Surge

ASL Marine Holdings financial report for 3 months ended 31, December 2012 shows earnings up by 39.8% Y-on-Y. ASL Marine Holdings Ltd., an integrated marine company offering comprehensive services in shipbuilding, shiprepair and conversion and ship-chartering, reported revenue of S$83.0 million and net profit attributable to shareholders of S$10.6 million for the three months ended 31 December 2012 (“2QFY2013”). ASL Marine owns four shipyards in Singapore, Indonesia (Batam) and China (Guangdong) providing a comprehensive range of marine engineering services spanning myriad sectors/ industries.

Northern Leader: Image credit Jensen Maritime

Jensen Designed Longliner Wins Award

Jensen Maritime awarded for vision and innovation in design of the 'Northern Leader'  longline fishing vessel. Jensen Maritime , Crowley Maritime Corp’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm, has been honored with the New Wave Award, which recognizes the company’s vision and innovation for the concept and design of the Northern Leader, a 184-foot long, environmentally-friendly longline fishing vessel owned by Alaskan Leader Fisheries LLC. The Northern Leader is currently under construction at J.M.

Jensen Maritime Open New Orleans Office

New Location Strategically Positions Jensen along U.S. Gulf, West and East Coasts. Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company, announced today that it has expanded its presence to the U.S. Gulf with the establishment of a third office in New Orleans, La. This strategic new location places Jensen in close proximity to many important customers and shipyards in the U.S. Gulf, as well as to Crowley’s Houston-based solutions group, a Project Management Organization (PMOrg).

Jensen-Designed Commercial Longliner Fishing Vessel, Northern Leader.

Jensen Design Longliner Reaches Construction Milestone

Jensen-Designed Commercial Longliner Fishing Vessel, Northern Leader, Achieves Construction Milestone; Environmentally Friendly Vessel is Ahead of Schedule Due to Jensen’s Advanced Production Engineering Services. One of the world’s largest commercial longliner fishing vessels, designed by Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants, has reached the important milestone of having the main deck completed ahead of schedule, only 10 weeks into the construction phase. This accomplishment…

RINA Updates GREEN PLUS Notation

RINA updates GREEN PLUS notation to cover transhipment terminals. International classification society RINA has updated its industry-leading GREEN PLUS notation to include new potential sources of pollution involving seagoing ships and ships operating at fixed locations. GREEN PLUS is awarded to new vessels that make a significant investment in design solutions, onboard equipment and operational procedures which contribute to an improvement in environmental performance beyond the minimum levels required by regulation.

Geir Eik, Vice-President Internal Turret Systems at Sigma Offshore.

Key Addition to Sigma Offshore Staff

Sigma Offshore appoints internal turret moorings expert to bolster growth plans. International FPSO moorings and marine engineering services business, Sigma Offshore, has added new impetus to its growth plans by appointing an experienced industry figure to head up one of its key service areas. Geir Eik has become Vice-President Internal Turret Systems at Aberdeen-headquartered Sigma Offshore as the business looks to sustain and enhance its capabilities across its product and service range.

Daekee Marine’s team deploys the TOV-1 towed video (Inset) – Side scan image of harbor bottom littered with tires, pipes, and debris.

Expanding Underwater Search Capabilities

Over the past year a number of Asian companies and government agencies have acquired underwater search equipment to aid in the location of lost objects and assist in performing survey operations. In China, Guangzhou Advanced Maritime Academy has added a remote operated underwater vehicle (ROV) to their program. Reforms and opening to the outside world have paved the way for development of the country’s shipping industry. The throughput of cargo and containers at China’s ports has been the largest in the world for the past five years with an annual growth rate of 35%.

GPA Chairman Guido Perla

GPA: Engineering Ideas Into Reality…

The motto at Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) for over thirty years and continuing to this day has always been: Engineering Ideas into Reality. For clients worldwide, no matter how large or small the project, from single vessels to an unprecedented number of vessels in one series, the adage rings true. Behind the company’s success and commitment to each and every client is a team of over 70 professionals on four continents, led by the company’s Chairman Guido Perla and supported by his management team.

Keel Marine Wind Farm Hull.

Keel Marine Selects Paramarine Ship Design Software

Keel Marine selects Paramarine as their ship design software platform. Paramarine advanced marine design software, developed by QinetiQ GRC, has been selected by Keel Marine to replace their in-house developed ship design software. For nearly fifty years Keel Marine, who are based in the UK, has delivered naval architecture and marine engineering services globally to an impressive range of commercial and government entities. Keel Marine has established a reputation for excellence and high standards…

MSHIP to Team with Huntington Ingalls

MSHIP to Team with Huntington Ingalls Industries' subsidiary, AMSEC LLC. under U.S. Navy's SEAPORT-E Electronic Procurement Program. M Ship Co., LLC of San Diego, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded acceptance as a subcontractor of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ subsidiary, AMSEC LLC, under U.S. Navy’s SeaPort Enhanced (SeaPort-e) electronic procurement program providing naval architecture and marine engineering services. SeaPort-e enables electronic procurement of support services in 22 functional areas including engineering, financial management and program management.