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Ensolve Biosystems Wins Navy Contract

EnSolve Biosystems has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grant from the U.S. Navy to develop a fully automated biomechanical system for removal of oily wastes from ships’ bilge water. This contract builds on the work conducted in the Phase I research completed in February 2002. With the option, the contract value is approximately $750,000. The new biomechanical technology would replace the existing mechanical oily water separators currently used by the Navy. These mechanical systems have proven to be unreliable and require high maintenance efforts. According to Dr. Jason Caplan, president and CEO of EnSolve, the research program for the U.S. Navy will be based on technology originally developed by the company for the commercial marine market. For the past three years, EnSolve’s customers have utilized the PetroLiminator® system, which uses safe, non-pathogenic bacteria to remove oil, grease, detergents and other hydrocarbons from bilge water so it meets strict international standards for overboard discharge. EnSolve will team with Bath Iron Works (a General Dynamics company) on the current project to develop a similar biomechanical oil water separator for the U.S. Navy, but will include features for full automation plus several other enhancements. The commercial PetroLiminator system has been type-approved by the U.S


Merwede Tapped for Navy, Commercial Contracts

Merwede Shipyard has been busy of late, announcing two significant jobs from the military and commercial sectors. On the military side, the company announced a contract for the design, engineering and building of one Multi-Role Vessel, for Tenix Defence of Australia. The vessel will meet or exceed all operational requirements of the New Zealand Ministry of Defense, including those for cargo and troop carriage, speed, endurance


Blu Logistics Brings Rate Management In-House

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CargoSphere,  cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh network for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, has announced the completion of Blu Logistics’ integration with CargoSphere’s freight rate management solution.  Blu Logistics, a global logistics company offering sea and air freight services, customs brokerage, ground transportation, and warehousing, previously outsourced freight rate and contract management


Triton Wins $13.4M Navy Deal

Triton Marine Construction Corp., Bremerton, Wash., is being awarded $13,420,000 for Task Order 0003 under a firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity, multiple award construction contract for design and construction of an applied instruction building at Naval Station, Newport, R.I. The building will be used for the Surface Warfare Officers School. Work will be performed in Newport, and is to be completed by February 2004. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the


Halter Marine Wins NOAA Research Vessel Contract

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc., (FGH) vessel construction business unit, Halter Marine, has been informed by the offices of Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) and Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) that it has been awarded a contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce for the detailed design and construction of the first of four Fisheries Research Vessels- designated the FRV-40 class


More Contracts For Ulstein In Brazil

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Ulstein Design & Solutions has signed two ship design contracts with the Brazilian Shipyard Alianca S.A for the building of two ULSTEIN PX105 platform supply vessels with the X-BOW® hull line design for the Brazilian shipowner CBO. The contracts are worth approximately NOK 150 million. The contracts are for the delivery of design, engineering, main equipment and building follow-up for two large platform supply vessels of the ULSTEIN PX105 design type. Important contracts


Ingalls Shipbuilding Tapped for DDG Contract Work

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Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $13 Million Contract for DDG 1000 Work. Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that the company's Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a $13 million contract for continued work on the U.S. Navy's Zumwalt (DDG 1000) class of destroyers. This is a modification to a previously awarded contract. "This contract modification provides additional funding for the composite work we're doing on the deckhouse for this shipbuilding program


US Navy Awards Landing Craft Contract to Textron

The Navy awards a $212 million contract for Textron Inc. to design and build an amphibious landing craft called the “Ship-to-Shore Connector.” In March 2011 a solicitation for Ship-to-Shore-Connector landing craft was issued  by the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command. The request for proposals began the process of building a replacement for the Landing Craft Air Cushion amphibious craft that first entered service in the mid-1980s.


Flender Werft Books Three More Contracts

Three shipbuilding contracts exceeding 400 million DM became effective last week at Lübeck, Germany based Flender Werft. The contracts include a RoRo passenger ferry for Smyril Line of the Faroe Islands, which will be built in accordance with the plans and documents of Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. In addition, a pair of 3,600-TEU containerships will be built for Hamburg-based shipowner Claus-Peter Offen. These newbuildings will be initiated directly following the Superfast Ferries


Report: Repsol YPF, Gas Natural to Tender Contract for Five LNG Ships

Repsol YPF SA and its affiliate Gas Natural SDG SA plan shortly to put out for tender a contract to build a fleet of five ships for transporting liquid natural gas, Cinco Dias reported, citing unnamed maritime sector sources. According to the newspaper, the 25-year contract will be worth some one billion Euro and is the largest ever gas transport contract awarded in Spain and one of the biggest in the world. Spanish shipbuilders Maritima del Norte and Elcano are expected to bid for the


UK Subsidises 8 Renewable Energy Contracts

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The British government on Wednesday awarded investment contracts under a new subsidy regime to eight renewable energy projects, including five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants. The projects together are worth 12 billion pounds ($20 billion) and will support 8


Two Navy Contracts for GD Bath Iron Works

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Included in the latest listing of contracts awarded by the US Department of Defense, Navy, are two contracts with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine. Details as follows: 1. Fleet maintenance & support This is a $28,716,385 delivery order under a previously awarded basic ordering


AMSEA Awarded US$33-Million Navy MSC Contract

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General Dynamics American Overseas Marine LLC (AMSEA) apprises it has been awarded the USD$32.7 million contract modification to operate and maintain seven large, medium-speed, roll-on / roll-off ships (LMSR) for the Military Sealift Command.


IHC Merwede Secures TSHD Order from TNPA

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IHC Merwede has been awarded the contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 5,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) to Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in South Africa. The company was selected after a successful submission into an open tender process for what will be


Saipem: A Fleet Grows in Brazil

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As some pre-salt plays begin production, a wide range of subsea infrastructure is being built, with O&G transportation pipeline grids being one of the vital downstream systems. Saipem has been recipient of the first major contracts to install deepwater pre-salt pipelines by national operator


Harris Corp Awarded Huge Navy Satcom Contract

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Florida-based Harris Corporation informs it has been awarded a US Navy potential US$133-Million broadband satellite communication terminal contract. Highlights: Harris to deliver up to 120 high-data-rate terminals to support mission communications and morale of shipboard personnel.


Russian Partners Agree Icebreaking OSV Constructions

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Sakhalin Energy and Sovcomflot (SCF) inform they have agreed to extend their co-operation having signed a number of agreements for construction and long-term operation of support vessels for the Sakhalin-2 project. SCF explain that the vessels will be used as year-round personnel carriers and


China Shipyards Win US$100-Million OSV Contracts

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COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited says that its subsidiary Dalian and Guandong shipyards in China have won the following offshore vessel construction contracts: 1. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd., has secured a contract from an Asian company to build four Emergency Response / Rescue / Field


Alaska Plan To Export North Slope Gasp

  Alaska's legislature on Monday approved Governor Sean Parnell's plan to join four energy companies in moving ahead on plans to build infrastructure to transport and market 35 trillion cubic feet of North Slope gas to be shipped by an 800-mile pipeline to a liquefied natural gas (LNG)


Offshore Floating Production Hits Headwinds

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Floating Production inventory continues to grow, but rising costs, shale oil and gas are starting to create significant headwinds Floating production has been one of the most significant developments in the oil and gas industry over the past four decades


Sakhalin Energy, Sovcomflot Order Newbuild

The companies have signed a number of agreements for construction and long-term operation of the vessels for Sakhalin-2 project. At an official ceremony in Moscow, Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) and Sovcomflot Shelf (SCF Shelf) on behalf of Sovcomflot Group have


Damen Lays Keel for Indonesian Naval Frigate

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In accordance with the agreed planning in the contract for the construction of a Damen SIGMA Frigate for the Indonesian Navy, the keel laying ceremony has taken place on April 16, 2014 at the PT PAL (Persero) Shipyard in Surabaya, Indonesia. The construction of the four modules that are going to


Ultra-deepwater Drillship 'Maersk Valiant' Delivered

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Maersk Drilling advises that its second new drillship, 'Maersk Valiant', has been delivered from the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) shipyard in Geoje-Si, South-Korea. Maersk Valiant has begun its voyage towards the US Gulf of Mexico via Singapore to commence a two year contract with


Damen Launches Kuwait Oil Company’s New Tug

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First of 14 ASD Tugs launched at Damen Shipyards Galati The Kuwait Oil Company’s (KOC) new ASD Tug 3212 was launched end of March at Damen Shipyards Galati, Romania. The ceremony marks the first in a 14-terminal tug contract between the two companies whose working relationship spans more


Three European firms win Angola deepwater deals

Three European companies have won contracts for almost half the value of Angola's $16 billion ultra-deepwater Kaombo oil project, confirming a trend toward bigger scale and risk for the deep-sea contracting and construction sector. Saipem of Italy announced a $4 billion contract related to


 
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