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C-Job Naval Architects Opens Houston Office

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C-Job Naval Architects will expand its business to the United States by opening a dedicated branch office in Houston, Texas this summer.Basjan Faber, CEO at C-Job, an independent ship design and engineering company in the Netherlands, said “At C-Job we believe clients should be closely involved

BMT Signs 43m Ferry Contract for Kitsap

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BMT has announced the signing of a contract for two new 43 meter (104’ x 37’’ x 12.5’) high-speed, passenger Fast Ferries for Kitsap Transit, with an option for a third to be added to this vessel fleet. The custom design project will once again see the UK’s leading

BMT Inks Deal for Kitsap Fast Ferry

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BMT announced the signing of a contract for two new 43 metre (104’ x 37’’ x 12.5’) high-speed, passenger Fast Ferries for Kitsap Transit, with an option for a third to be added to this vessel fleet. The custom design project will once again see the UK engineering design consultancy partner with US shipyard

Robert Allan to Design Canadian Navy Tugs

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Robert Allan Ltd. announced that  they have been awarded the contract from Ocean Industries Inc., a related corporation of Ocean Group Inc., to design a new generation of Ship Handling tugs to be built at the Ocean Industries Inc. shipyard at L'Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec for the Royal Canadian Navy. Four tugs are to be built,

Common Structural Rules Software Updated

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Common Structural Rules Software LLC, a joint venture company formed by ABS and Lloyd’s Register (LR), has enhanced its Prescriptive Analysis and Finite Element Analysis software.The software provides users with an easy way to evaluate designs. It has recently been cross-checked by IACS and both software

OSK-ShipTech Designs Luxury RoPax Ferry

Danish OSK-ShipTech designs Moby’s new and luxurious RoPax ferries. Here, Moby’s Achille Onorato at the signing ceremony in Beijing 27 June 2019.  (Photo: OSK)

Onorato Armatori has signed a historical contract with Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for the order of two plus two luxurious RoPax ferries.Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech have again contributed to a significant Chinese newbuilding project with the design for the luxury ferries constituting the world’s largest ferry order to this day.

HydroComp PropCad 2019 Released

New features greatly improve process workflow for propeller designers…HydroComp PropCad 2019 includes several new exciting additions to make PropCad more effective and easier to use – whether you’re extracting design data from full 3D CAD files or you’re inputting your own custom distribution data,

Cadmatic Acquires Eagle Technology

Cadmatic and Macrovision have agreed a major technology co-operation deal. Cadmatic has purchased specially commissioned software technology and development incorporating customized modules of Macrovision Eagle Software Framework. The deal will support Cadmatic's ambitious business and growth strategy.

Across the Big Pond: Metal Shark Expands Again

Managing Director Teuta Duletic (left) and Technical Manager Drazen Debelic at Metal Shark Croatia.

Metal Shark Expands Internationally with New Croatia Engineering Facility.Shipbuilder Metal Shark has established a foothold across the Atlantic with the opening of a dedicated European engineering office.Metal Shark’s first location outside of the United States, “Metal Shark Croatia”

Software: ClassNK PrimeShip-HULL v6.0

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ClassNK released the latest version of its design support software PrimeShip-HULL (HCSR) Ver.6.0.0, developed in response to the IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers (CSR BC & OT). The new version incorporates the latest rule amendments to CSR BC & OT including amendments based on feedback from the industry.

CADMATIC Revenues Up 29%

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CADMATIC reports strong growth and turnover figures for 2018: 29% growth resulting in record turnover of over $22.7m.  During the same period, the company’s number of staff has increased to more than 140.With strong results also reported in 2017, the last two years have seen rapid growth at CADMATIC.

SENER Releases FORAN V80R3.0

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SENER released a new FORAN version: V80R3.0. According to the company, FORAN new release brings a major improvement in the overall system, unifying the CAD model exchange system. Complete support has been added for the import and export of STEP, IGES, IFC, BREP and STL CAD files. In addition, imported

Exploring Class Approvals, Supported by CAD

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ABS software supports designs across most vessel sectors. This pilot project focused on tug and barge designs, producing promising results.Jensen Maritime, the naval architecture and marine engineering arm of Crowley Maritime Corp, and ABS have completed a precedent-setting pilot project using three-dimensional

BV Launches BV Solutions M&O

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Bureau Veritas announced the launch of a newly branded and separate family of experts, ‘Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore’ (BV Solutions M&O).Aimed at the marine and offshore markets, BV Solutions M&O brings together services and people from within Bureau Veritas to create a proactive and dedicated capability,

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