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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

A rendering of an ABS approval model (CREDIT: ABS)

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,

BMT Launches Hybrid ‘Eco Ferry’ Design

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BMT has announced the launch of a striking new hybrid ferry design which could pave the way for a cleaner, more cost-efficient energy option for ferry operators.  At 31m, the 149-passenger ‘Eco Ferry’ has a top speed of 20 knots and offers an unrivaled, intelligent hybrid system delivering smooth, silent and vibration-free power.

Robert Allan Announces New Tug Design

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Gökçay, the first RApport 1600-SX tug, was run through its paces by her builders, Sanmar Shipyards, in late May and showed excellent performance in all respects.   The new steel twin screw harbor tug is designed for high performance at a competitive cost. It has increased beam for better stability

Kongsberg, Robert Allan Drive the Future of Marine Firefighting

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The first vessel in the series will be the 20 meter RALamander 2000, featuring FiFi1 capability, pumping capacity of 2400 m3/hour and with optional foam capabilities.   Vancouver based naval architects and marine engineers Robert Allan Ltd., and international marine technology specialist Kongsberg

Damen Debuts Next-Gen in Harbor Towage

RSD 2513 - Tier 3 system (Photo: Damen)

With the presentation of the RSD Tug 2513, on June 25th, at the ITS 2018 in Marseille, France, Damen introduces its next generation ship-handling tugs.  Composed of a mix of new designs and a further evolution of existing designs, this next generation series is built on a solid foundation.  New and

WFSA's sixth annual International Design Competition

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The Worldwide Ferry Safety Association (WFSA) announces its sixth annual international student design competition for a safe affordable ferry, seeking designs for a passenger vessel to traverse the iconic Pasig River of Metropolitan Manila.   Metropolitan Manila, composed of 18 municipalities (including the City of Manila),

21 Graduate from Webb Institute

The 2018 graduating class of the WEBB Institute (CREDIT: WEBB Institute)

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, Webb Institute awarded 21 Bachelor of Science degrees at its 122nd Commencement Ceremony. Each graduating student received a dual degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.     Webb’s commencement ceremony included inspirational remarks from Webb’s President R.

Interview: Darren Larkins - CEO, SSI

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SSI CEO Darren Larkins, together with President & CTO Denis Morais, acquired ownership of the shipbuilding software development company from founder Rolf Oetter effective March 1, 2018. The two longtime employees have been managing SSI for the past seven years and have been entrenched in all aspects

Unda Named CEO of SENER Group

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Jorge Unda, until now the Managing Director of the Engineering and Construction area of the SENER Group, has been appointed CEO for the entire Group, replacing Jorge Sendagorta, who previously combined the positions of President and CEO. Unda becomes the top executive of the company, and Sendagorta

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