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DNV GL Appoints New Chair of Board

Jon Fredrik Baksaas, the former CEO of Telenor, has been appointed as DNV GL’s new Chair of the board.

Wärtsilä Thruster Solution for Boskalis Vessel Conversion

A comprehensive thruster solution from the technology group Wärtsilä will enable Netherlands based Boskalis to convert an existing hull to create the crane vessel Bokalift 2. In addition to addressing the technical challenges imposed by the project, Wärtsilä has also committed to meeting a demanding delivery schedule for the equipment. The order with Wärtsilä was placed in December 2019.

OneOcean Provides Live Updates on the Coronavirus for Maritime Industry

OneOcean, a global leader in compliance and navigation services for the maritime industry, has announced that in a bid to help the industry during the Coronavirus epidemic, it will provide reports of cases by date and flag and a comprehensive list of new Coronavirus related regulations, using its extensive maritime regulation database Regs4ships.

Q-LNG Transport Receives USCG Design Basis Approval

Quality Liquefied Natural Gas Transport (“Q-LNG”) has received United States Coast Guard design basis acceptance and regulatory approvals to move forward with construction on two variants of its current design. The designs, each for a 5,400m3 and 8,000m3Articulated Tug and Barge (“ATB”), are both variants of the 4,000m3 ATB design currently under construction at VT Halter in Pascagoula, Mississippi.

KDI to Deliver K-Sim Safety Advanced Firefighting Simulator to NSRS

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) says it has just been awarded its first K-Sim Safety simulator contract with the Norwegian Sea Rescue Society (NSRS). Under the terms of the agreement, KDI has committed to deliver a brand-new, cutting-edge K-Sim Safety Advanced Fire Fighting Simulator (AFFS) to the NSRS for installation in its Horten-based training center in Norway. As a long-term customer, the new simulator joins several KONGSBERG simulators already being used to train NSRS personnel.

Damen Delivers New Dredgers to the Mexican Navy

Damen Shipyards congratulates the Mexican Navy for the flagging and entering into service of their two new dredgers, among which is the Damen Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) 650 ARM Laguna Morelos (ADR-19). The dredger will undertake various dredging, depth maintenance and land reclamation projects in the Gulf of Mexico; the first project being the dredging of the River Grijalba, assigned to the Mexican Navy by the Mexican Federal Government.

Harvey Gulf Continues Its Global Expansion

Throughout its existence of nearly 70 years, Harvey Gulf has transformed into a global offshore service operator that specializes in providing offshore supply, multi-purpose support, fast supply and subsea construction vessel services across various vessel classifications, with a unique focus on industry leading LNG dual-fuel vessels.

Damen Unveils Ballast Water Pre-Filtration Barge

Damen Shipyards Group has unveiled a Ballast Water Pre-Filtration Barge (BWPF) to assist vessels in complying with the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention. The new legislation came into force on September 8th this year and Damen Green Solutions has prepared a range of products and services to assist its clients in meeting the requirements of the new legislation.

Albwardy Damen Opens Repair Workshop in Sohar, Oman

On February 12th Albwardy Damen entered into an agreement with Sohar for the opening of a workshop. For the signing, which took place at Sohar Port and Freezone Head Office in Oman, Sohar was represented by Mark Geilenkirchen, CEO of Sohar Port and Albwardy Damen was represented by Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Al Shidi.

KONGSBERG Launches Performance Application for Vessel Insight Users

Ship owners and operators using Vessel Insight can now improve performance and reporting, and reduce fuel and energy consumption through the new KONGSBERG application Vessel Performance. Users will also achieve increased transparency and awareness about vessel emissions.

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