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Diana Containerships Inc. Announces the Delivery of Two Panamax Container Vessels and the Drawdown of US$75.5 Million

Diana Containerships Inc. (Nasdaq:DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today announced that the Company took delivery of two Panamax container vessels, m/v “Cap San Marco” and m/v “Cap San Raphael”, on Monday, February 6, 2012. Read more…

MHI to License Shipbuilding Technology to L&T Group of India

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has agreed with L&T Shipbuilding Limited (LTSB), the shipbuilding arm of India’s Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), under which MHI will provide a broad range of technological support to LTSB for construction of commercial vessels. The two companies will sign the technical collaboration agreement tomorrow. MHI has recently been proactively promoting development of its engineering business, centering on technology licensing, while LTSB has been seeking to strengthen its shipbuilding business through the introduction of technology from a leader in the field. In reaching the latest agreement, under which MHI will provide licensing and technology support, including training of LTSB engineers, the intentions of the two companies have thus converged. Read more…

GL Updates Rules for Inland Navigation Vessels

To ensure the continuing safety and promote the efficiency of inland waterway transport, Germanischer Lloyd Read more…

Damen Shipyards launches DAMEN.NL

As of November 1st, the new Damen website,, has officially gone live. The site has been structured according to Damen’s 10 Product-Market Combinations and navigation has been designed to be fast, simple and user-friendly. The new website aims to personalize content, enable infosharing and enhance client interaction.
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Rolls-Royce Wins First Order For Award-Winning Environship

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received its first order for vessels based on the Group’s award-winning, highly efficient, Environship concept. Rolls-Royce will design and provide integrated power and propulsion systems for two technologically advanced cargo vessels, which have been purchased by Norwegian transportation company, Nor Lines AS. Read more…

Wärtsilä opens new Services workshop in Helsinki

Wärtsilä, a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions and services, opens new workshop facilities in Helsinki, Finland. The new facilities enable Wärtsilä to offer a wide range of workshop services with rapid response times. Operations in Helsinki began in the beginning of August 2011. Read more…

Kirby Corporation Completes Purchase of K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P.

Kirby Corporation (“Kirby”) (NYSE: KEX) announced today the completion of the acquisition of K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. (“K-Sea”) (NYSE: KSP), with K-Sea becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Kirby.  K- Sea is an operator of tank barges and tugboats participating in the coastwise transportation primarily of refined petroleum products in the United States. Read more…

Mermaid’s Associate Asia Offshore Drilling Limited exercises first option for construction of newbuild jack-up drilling rig

Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited (“Mermaid”) refers to its previous announcement concerning the USD 80 million private placement of new shares (“Private Placement”) by its associate Asia Offshore Drilling Limited (“AOD”) which will result in Mermaid and Seadrill Ltd. each having a 33.75% equal shareholding ownership in AOD. Read more…

Sustainable Marine Technologies (SMT) Reveals New Plat-O Project to Enable Tidal Marine Energy to Become Commercially Viable

Innovative integration engineering company Sustainable Marine Technologies (SMT) today (Tuesday 18 May 2011) reveals plans for PLAT-O, a major new project designed to help enable tidal and ocean current marine energy to become a commercial reality.
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Sustainable Marine Technologies Nominated For International Tidal Energy Award

Monday, Nov 22, 2010

Sustainable Marine Technologies (SMT), the innovative company creating practical engineering solutions for the marine renewable energy industry, has been nominated for ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in the inaugural international tidal energy awards 2010.
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“Multi-Strike” Electrodes Offer Safer, Cheaper Tig Welding

Thursday, Oct 28, 2010

A new recipe for TIG welding electrode material offers significant benefits in quality, cost, safety and ease-of-use, says its British developer. 
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Huntingdon Fusion: Plugs for every application

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010

Whenever there are holes to be sealed temporarily for a myriad of applications, there is a plug or a stopper to fix the problem.
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Blank Rome Joins Forces With World Ocean Council

Leading maritime law firm supports international ocean sustainability alliance

Blank Rome LLP, an international maritime law firm, has joined the World Ocean Council, the international, cross-sectoral industry leadership alliance on ocean stewardship.

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Ocean Industries Join Forces On Sustainability

Ocean business leaders to tackle shared marine environmental challenges at the international Sustainable Ocean Summit
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Jurong Shipyard Achieves Early Delivery of West Orion

Jurong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine, has successfully delivered West Orion, the third of four turnkey 6th generation semisubmersible drilling units built for Seadrill Limited on budget and 10 days ahead of original delivery schedule, with “zero punchlist”.
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Keppel fortifies market leadership in Brazil with new shipbuilding yard

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), through its wholly-owned Brazilian subsidiary, Navegantes Maritime Construction and Services, has entered into an agreement with Brazil’s TWB Group to acquire the Estaleiro TWB shipyard in Navegantes, Santa Catarina. This acquisition is subject to the fulfillment of conditions by TWB Group.
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Keppel AmFELS delivers jackup Tuxpan to Perforadora Central on time

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2010

Keppel AmFELS Inc., the US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M), has delivered its first rig in 2010 to Mexico’s Perforadora Central SA de CV, safely, on time and within budget.
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J. Ray McDermott – Keppel FELS Joint Venture Awarded Major Offshore Project; Significant Scope to be Performed by J. Ray

Tuesday, Feb 02, 2010

J. Ray McDermott, S.A. (“J. Ray”), a subsidiary of McDermott International, Inc. (NYSE:MDR) (“McDermott”), announced today that it was awarded a project for the P-61 Tension Leg Wellhead Platform (“TLWP”) for the Papa Terra Joint Venture, consisting of Petrobras and Chevron. J. Ray’s scope is part a larger project, comprising design, engineering, construction, transportation, installation, and a three-year limited operations contract, that was awarded to FloaTEC Singapore Pte, Ltd. (“FloaTEC Singapore”), a joint venture between Keppel FELS Ltd.
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Keppel to deliver third ENSCO 8500 Series® ultra deepwater semisubmersible on time and within budget

Monday, Dec 07, 2009

Keppel FELS Limited (Keppel FELS) is on track to deliver ENSCO 8502, the third of seven ENSCO 8500 Series® semisubmersible drilling rigs it has been contracted to build exclusively for Ensco International Incorporated (NYSE: ESV).
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Shipbuilding Project Awards from the 21st of October to the 4th of November

General Dynamics Awarded $25 Million for Nuclear Submarine Services by U.S. Navy 30-10-2009
Van Oord awarded 45 million euro contract to dredge Brazilian harbour 29-10-2009
Marlink Secures New Contract with Asian Offshore Drilling Company 29-10-2009
Renaissance subsidiary wins strategic Turkmenistan contract 28-10-2009
Port Dolphin Energy Reaches Federal Regulatory Milestone; Record of Decision Clears Path for License to Build Deepwater LNG Port 27-10-2009
SBM Offshore – Aseng Contract Awarded – FPSO Falcon Redelivered 22-10-2009
Bergen Group Skarveland awarded new contract from Hellesøy yard as 21-10-2009

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