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December 2015 Issue
Teledyne Marine’s First Joint
Technology Workshop a Success
Teledyne Marine successfully hosted its first combined users’ conference, the Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop October 4 to 7 in San Diego, California. More than 240 customers from around the world attended this event, which detailed the utilization of Teledyne Marine products and technologies in changing environments.
In addition to the Teledyne Marine companies, 19 of the industry’s leading manufacturers and suppliers participated in this inaugural event, sharing relevant products and services.
World Wide Metric Celebrates 45 Years
Of ‘Keeping the World Flowing’
Commemorating more than four decades of service, World Wide Metric, a global supplier specializing in metric parts for the maritime, oil and gas, industrial flow control and fluid power markets, is celebrating its 45th anniversary.
The company was founded in 1970 by former ship Captain Constantinos Contos, who immigrated to the U.S. from Greece in 1969. After starting a ship repair company in Brooklyn, he began receiving an abundance of requests for metric valves and flanges from foreign vessels. He improvised by taking an American valve, cutting off its flanges, welding on a piece of plate and drilling holes to match the existing pipeline.
Sea Hawk Paints Registers Biocop TF
Dual-Biocide Antifouling Coating in California
Sea Hawk Paints recently announced the approval of the dual-biocide coating, Biocop TF, by the State of California. Biocop TF is for sale throughout the state providing maritime professionals and DIYers a premium quality coating for maximum multiseason protection against hard and soft marine growth on the bottom of vessels.
Biocop TF is Lloyd’s Registry approved and can be applied to boats of all sizes.
Tideland Signal Corp.
Acquires IMT B.V. Group
Tideland Signal Corp. announced recently that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the IMT B.V. Group of companies. IMT is known for developing innovative lighting, navigation and signalization products and systems.
By acquiring IMT, Tideland expands its portfolio with helideck and Circle-H signalization and lighting control systems, aid in marine navigation, offshore platform signalization, obstruction warning lighting and offshore wind farm lighting and signalization.
Kraken Sonar Receives $750,000
To Fund Research and Development
Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has been awarded $750,000 by the Research and Development Corp. of Newfoundland and Labrador. The goal is to advance R&D in support of the development of sensor technologies and to enhance remote-sensing R&D capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador; enable technology commercialization and resource development; and leverage local, national and/or international collaboration to drive sensor research, development and deployment.
The SensorTECH funding will be used during 2015 and 2016 to help develop Kraken’s KATFISH sonar towfish platform.
New ROV Support Vessel
Delivered in Brazil
Fugro has taken delivery of the new ROV support vessel Fugro Aquarius, the most advanced vessel of its type built in Brazil. The new DP-2 diesel-electric vessel is 83 m in length with a deck area of 520 sq. m that accommodates 60 people. The Aquarius is capable of operating in water depths of 3,000 m.
Designed by Damen shipyards group and built by Wilson Sons shipyard in Guarujá near São Paulo, the vessel’s local content exceeds 60 percent with technology and equipment locally sourced and the project involving a workforce of more than 250 Brazilian nationals.
Governor Wolf Announces Strategic
Plan for Port of Philadelphia
Governor Tom Wolf recently announced his strategic plan for sustained management, maintenance, and development of the Port of Philadelphia. The governor emphasized his key priorities of investing in infrastructure, creating jobs, and keeping Pennsylvania economically competitive.
The governor said one of his main goals is the development of the Southport Terminal in the Port of Philadelphia. The 196-acre riverfront property is owned by the PRPA. The goal is to enable the market-driven development of Southport Terminal in 2017, creating up to 3,700 jobs.
First LNG-Powered Container
Vessel Transits the Panama Canal
The world’s first LNG-powered container vessel transited through the Panama Canal October 30. The transit by the Isla Bella marked a milestone for the maritime industry and the Panama Canal as it nears the completion of its first-ever expansion scheduled to open in 2016.
With a 3,100 TEU capacity, the LNG-powered Isla Bella reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by 98 percent, sulphur oxide emissions by 97 percent and carbon dioxide emissions by 76 percent. The ship’s technology also increases fuel efficiency compared to conventionally fueled ships.
Lockheed Martin Awarded
$4.6 Million Contract
Lockheed Martin was recently awarded a $4.6 million contract for the continued development of a maritime canister-launched small Unmanned Aircraft System. They are currently working on a reconfigurable version of the collapsible fixed-wing Vector Hawk, capable of autonomous flight and landing, which shifts the operational focus from flying the aircraft to conducting the mission.
ABS Issues ‘LNG-Ready’ Approval to
Crowley-Aker Product Tankers
ABS has issued the first LNG-Ready approval in accordance with its Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels to a product tanker. The LNG-Ready Level I approval was issued with an approval in principle for the first vessel in a series built by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and operated by Crowley Maritime Corp.
The LNG-Ready endorsements allow shipowners and yards flexibility to limit their initial investment while planning for the future conversion to dual-fuel or gas-powered combustion engines.
Port Authority Chairman Announces
Port Job Creation, Economic Impact
Nearly 148,000 new jobs have been created by cargo and vessel activity at Port of Houston terminals since 2011. An economic impact study shows the port’s economic value to the state has increased $82 billion, or 45 percent.
The total jobs supported by Port of Houston marine terminals now totals nearly 1.175 million in the state of Texas.
Clean Diesel Power Key to ‘Greenest
Port in the World’ Accomplishments
The Port of Long Beach announced recently that it has surpassed every air pollution reduction milestone set for 2014 due to air quality improvement programs, including cleaner diesel trucks, low-sulphur fuel and the increased use of shore power for ships. The port prohibits trucks older than 2007 from entering the complex and requires trucks register with the port.
Aqueos Corp. Receives
Safety Leadership Award
Aqueos Corp. has recently received a distinguished safety award from a major pipeline operator. This award recognizes Aqueos for “HES Leadership Commitment” for 2014. It is the fourth time Aqueos has received this award.
Completes Historic Cargo Run
Solar Sal recently completed the final leg of its maiden cargo run, carrying recycled cardboard along the Erie Canal without using a single drop of fossil fuel. Whether plug-in, hybrid or solar charged, more and more workboats are choosing Torqeedo electric propulsion. Solar Sal can motor all day in daylight and up to 50 mi. after sunset on stored battery power. The vessel will be visiting local festivals and alternative energy conferences all though the next year.
RSC Bio Solutions’ EnviroLogic 210EP
Approved for Use with Thrustmaster
RSC Bio Solutions recently announced its EnviroLogic 210EP readily biodegradeable gear oil has been approved for use in Thrustmaster gearboxes and thrusters. EnviroLogic 210EP is a non-sheening, readily biodegradable synthetic ISO 100 grade gear oil that offers anti-wear and extreme-pressure properties and excellent corrosion and rust protection.
Hydroid Recognizes SEA Corp.
As Authorized REMUS Service Center
Hydroid Inc. recently announced it has recognized Japan-based SEA Corp. as an authorized REMUS Service Center. SEA Corp. has created a service center in Chiba, Japan, for the maintenance and repair of Hydroid’s REMUS 100 and REMUS 600. This local capability will increase operational availability for Japan’s REMUS customers.
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