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October 2012 Issue
Cargotec Gets Three Orders for Siwertell Unloaders For Ports in Turkey, Denmark and Sweden
Cargotec Corp. (Helsinki, Finland) has secured orders for three mobile Siwertell ship unloaders, the company announced in September. The first order is for a diesel-powered, trailer-based Siwertell 10000 S unit with a dual bellows system and dust filters, now in operation for Muhammet Gümüstas (Trabzon, Turkey). It handles cement at a rated capacity of 300 tons per hour. A similar unit will go to Aalborg Portland (Aalborg, Denmark) to handle fly ash at a rated capacity of 250 tons per hour.
The third order is for an electrically-powered, gantry-based, ATEX-classified Siwertell 15000 S unit, to be commissioned by the end of 2013 for Fortum Värme, which is co-owned by the city of Stockholm, Sweden. It has a rated capacity of 330 tons per hour and will be installed in Stockholm.
Optimarin's Third-Quarter Results Show More Than Double Growth from 2011
Optimarin AS (Stavanger, Norway) showed a robust third quarter in September, with revenue climbing to 150 million Norwegian kroner, an increase of more than 100 percent over last year's aggregate turnover of 77 million kroner. Staff numbers have more than tripled in the past 12 months to 38 full-time employees, and the firm presently has 130 confirmed orders. Approximately 180 type-approved Optimarin ballast systems have been sold, and about 35 systems are now installed on board ships worldwide.
For 2013, Optimarin forecasts additional growth of about 100 percent from 2012, due to an expected surge of activity in the near future as shipowners act to meet the International Maritime Organization's ballast water mandate of 2016.
Tentec Names Four New Sales Agents In Asia, South Africa
Tentec Ltd. (West Bromwich, England) announced in September the appointment of four new agents to be responsible for the sale of its bolt tensioners in industries including petrochemical, and oil and gas. The companies named were Torc Tension and Technology (Pty) Ltd. (Durban, South Africa), JST International (Vietnam) Co. Ltd. (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), JST Services Co. Ltd. ' Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand), and Wrenchre Special Tools and Services Co. Ltd. (Rayong, Thailand).
Astrium Services Expands Capacity On Intelsat's Ku-Band Global Network
Intelsat Global S.A. (Luxembourg) announced in September that Astrium Services (Toulouse, France) Business Communications division has expanded its capacity on Intelsat's Ku-band mobility infrastructure. Intelsat's Ku-band global mobility network, scheduled for completion in early 2013, will consist of 10 beams on seven satellites.
Maritime service providers and customers of Astrium Services will benefit from the new network enhancements on the Intelsat 22 satellite and will leverage capacity on the satellite to enhance coverage for its maritime VSAT services, such as WaveCall and Pharostar, in the Indian Ocean.
Astrium Services will also utilize the Intelsat 21 satellite, which is designed to provide Ku-band coverage in the southern Atlantic Ocean. Capacity on Intelsat 21 and Intelsat 22 will be accessed via IntelsatOne'Network Broadband.
OceanWorks and Aykor Establish Joint Company in Turkey
OceanWorks International (Houston, Texas) and Aykor Engineering and Trading Inc. (Istanbul, Turkey) have established OceanWorks Aykor in Turkey to design and manufacture technologies, systems and products for subsea and marine engineering applications, such as ship systems for submarine rescue, diving systems and custom designs.
The OceanWorks Aykor facility near Tuzla, Istanbul, was to be completed this October. The facility operational area will include 4,670 square feet of office space and 7,748 square feet of manufacturing and shop space.
US Coast Guard and China Conduct Maritime Safety Exercises in Hawaii
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) and China's Maritime Safety Administration successfully completed two days of search and rescue exercises in Hawaii in September. They began with a tabletop discussion in Honolulu, culminating 8 miles south of Oahu where the crews of the Haixun 31, the USCG cutter Galveston Island, and helicopter aircrews from the Haixun 31 and USCG Air Station Barbers Point coordinated a simulated rescue.
The exercise encouraged a cooperative partnership and facilitated discussions of maritime search and rescue, and environmental protection measures, USCG said.
WaveRoller Array Successfully Deployed To Power Portugal's National Grid
Three AW-Energy Oy (Vantaa, Finland) WaveRoller units were successfully deployed in August near Peniche in Portugal, generating electricity in very low sea states. The units were towed to the site and attached to the pre-set mooring system. The subsea cable was connected on board, and the power transmission and automation tested on site. The unit was then sunk to its final position on the seabed.
The commissioning period for the WaveRoller was to have been concluded this summer, after which the feeding of electricity to the Portuguese national grid was to start.
OceanWise Launches Raster Charts And Marine Themes Vector Data, DEM
OceanWise Ltd. (Hampshire, England) launched in September off-the-shelf raster charts and the Marine Themes vector data set,'both available online from emapsite (Eversley, England) and FIND Mapping Ltd. (London, England).'
OceanWise has also created Marine Themes DEM, a seabed digital elevation model utilizing single and multibeam hydrographic survey data from the U.K. Hydrographic Office and other agencies.'A GIS-compatible data file showing all available surveys is available.'
Imtech Marine Expands to Brazil
Imtech Marine (Rotterdam, Netherlands) opened an office in Santos, Brazil, in September, and plans another new office in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The company considers Brazil to be the largest emerging market for the maritime industry.
Hull Design Increases APL Ships' Fuel Efficiency
APL Ltd. (Scottsdale, Arizona), Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (Ulsan, South Korea) and Det Norske Veritas, or DNV, (Høvik, Norway) collaborated on a hull design that will make APL's 10 new ultralarge container ships 20 percent more fuel efficient per 20-foot equivalent container units (TEU) compared with existing designs, DNV said in September. The resulting fuel savings will be worth $3 million per ship per year to APL.
The first of the new 13,800 TEU ships is under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries, to be delivered next year.
MAN Diesel & Turbo Receives GL APC
MAN Diesel & Turbo (Augsburg, Germany) received Germanischer Lloyd's (Hamburg, Germany) alternative product certification (APC) in September.
The certificate applies to engine components manufactured at the company's Augsburg plant that are approved, accepted and certified based on the latest applicable Germanischer Lloyd classification and manufacturing regulations.
Ocean Signal Appoints Russian Distributor
Ocean Signal Ltd. (Margate, England) announced in September that it has appointed MS Service (St. Petersburg, Russia) as its Russian distributor.
The Russian Maritime Register of Shipping has given Ocean Signal's SafeSea E100 and E100G emergency position-indicating radio beacons with inbuilt GPS full type approval, as well as the V100 handheld very high frequency radiotelephone and S100 search and rescue transponder.
Consilium and ChartWorld to Provide S-ECDIS
Consilium AB (Nacka, Sweden) and ChartWorld GmbH (Hamburg, Germany) have partnered to provide the Consilium S-ECDIS equipped with ChartWorld's type-approved eGlobe, ChartWorld announced in September.
The S-ECDIS will come prefilled with the new Advanced ChartWorld ENC (electronic navigational chart) Service. The prefilled system ensures commissioning times on board are minimized, ChartWorld said.
Hatteland Display and Furuno Sign Long-Term Supply Agreement
Hatteland Display AS (Åmsosen, Norway) and Furuno Electric Co. Ltd. (Nishinomiya, Japan) signed in August a long-term supply agreement, including the general basis for the supply of displays, panel computers and computers to Furuno and its worldwide subsidiaries.
Both parties agreed to integrate new products for future projects.
ChartCo, Jeppesen and KH Charts Create Partnership to Share Navigation Data
ChartCo Ltd. (Enfield, England), Jeppesen (Englewood, Colorado) and KH Charts (Enfield) announced in September that a partnership that will allow the transfer of Jeppesen electronic navigational chart (ENC) data to vessels using ChartCo technology, giving mariners access to automatic updates.
KH Charts will provide paper charts and publications to Jeppesen customers for a complete navigational solution.
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