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Robot Lasers Prolong Engine Pistons’ Lifespan

QuantiServ laser cladding (Photo: Wärtsilä)

New robotized laser cladding technology aims to revolutionize the reconditioning of large bore pistons in two-stroke engines.   A new reconditioning process from Wärtsilä Services’ maintenance and repair services business Line QuantiServ minimises welding, causes less thermal shock to the base material

Inside Modutech Marine’s Work Boat Medium

(Photo courtesy of Modutech)

The U.S. Navy has some spectacular vessels, from submarines to high speed RIBs. They also have dedicated ports and support facilities worldwide. A practical reality of all of this is that the Navy requires efficient and handy boats to support the warhorses. To meet this requirement John Myers of the

Green Shipping: Cargo Carriers Clutch at Compliance

(Credit: Conrad Shipyard)

LNG looms as the bridge to a ‘zero emissions’ future for shipping.   The advent of industry wide tightening of allowable sulfur emissions is getting nearer. Suddenly, with the deadline now just one year away, the countdown clock will very soon be ticking much louder. Simply stated, the cap on allowable sulfur content in marine fuels,

IMO Orders Fuels of the Future

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The new sulfur, carbon dioxide limits will demand precise understanding by ship owners and operators.    Globally, new regulations are coming into effect governing the Sulfur Oxide (SOx) limits and CO2 emissions. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has updated the maximum amount of SOx allowed

GE Marine Gas Turbine for New US Navy Destroyer

LM2500 (Photo: GE Marine)

GE’s Marine Solutions said it has shipped a LM2500 marine gas turbine propulsion module that will help power the U.S.  Navy’s 75th DDG Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Jack H. Lucas (DDG 125), the company reported at the Surface Navy Association’s 30th Annual Symposium.   Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls

Insights: Emissions Control and Compliance

GE EPA Tier IV

Insights: Alternative Marine Technologies' Robert Kunkel and Chris Mandalakis weigh in on emissions control and compliance   Bob Kunkel needs no introduction to Marine News readers. Kunkel, President of Alternative Marine Technologies, previously served as the Federal Chairman of the Short Sea Shipping

EPA Provides $650K for Diesel Engine Refits

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) with $650,000 to reduce diesel emissions from engines on up to eight vessels operating in the Puget Sound region.   The project will provide vessel owners with incentives to scrap and replace 12-19 old Tier 0 engines with newer,

BSEE Oversees Spudding of New Oil Well in Arctic

Photo: Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

 Italian oil producer Eni began drilling the new well off the north coast of Alaska, becoming the first company to do so since 2015, reports Reuters.   "New oil exploration in Arctic federal waters is underway this week with the spudding of a new oil well from an existing man-made island in the Beaufort Sea.

McDermott Wins Tyra EPC Work near Denmark

A view of Tyra East in the Danish North Sea Photo: McDermott International, Inc.

 McDermott International announced a substantial contract award from Mærsk Olie og Gas A/S (Maersk Oil) for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) services for the Tyra Redevelopment project, located offshore in the Danish sector of the North Sea.   “This award heralds our

Italy's Saipem Wins Eni Angola Contract

Image: Saipem

 Saipem has signed a contract with Eni Angola S.p.A. in relation to the West Hub Development project in Angola, which incorporates the work orders previously assigned and communicated in 2016 and 2017 and adds the scope of work for the development of the Vandumbu field in Block 15/06.   The additional

Transocean Gets Statoil Contracts

Harsh-environment semisubmersible. Image: Transocean

 Transocean announced  that the harsh environment semisubmersible Transocean Spitsbergen was awarded a 22-well contract with an estimated duration of 33 months; plus two one-well options in the Norwegian North Sea with Statoil Petroleum ASA.    The estimated firm backlog associated with the contract is approximately $286 million,

Wärtsilä’s ESS Reduces North Sea Giant's Costs

The retrofit energy storage system improves the operational efficiency and environmental footprint of the North Sea Giant. (Photo: Wärtsilä)

The technology group Wärtsilä has agreed to retrofit the world’s first energy storage solution on board a large offshore supply vessel.   The North Sea Giant, one of the world’s largest and most advanced subsea construction vessels, will be fitted with an energy storage system that reduces the vessel’s energy consumption,

IMO Helps to Prevent Stowaways

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) is continuing to assist countries with the highest number of stowaway incidents by spreading the knowledge of effective port security measures, and, thereby, helping to facilitate the free flow of international maritime traffic.   At workshops in the ports of Abidjan,

NIMASA Employs 20 Outstanding Seafarer Cadets

L-R: Vice President, Arab Academy for Science, Technology And Maritime Transport, Dr. Alsnosy Balbaa, Executive Director, Finance & Administration of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Bashir Jamoh, Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside and Executive Director, Operations, NIMASA Engr. Rotimi Fashakin during the flag off of phase one (1) sea time training for the NSDP Cadets in Lagos. Photo provided by  NIMASA.

 Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside announced the decision of the Executive Management of the Agency to offer automatic employment to twenty (20) beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) Cadets that passed

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