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Stepping Out in Oslo

The Nor-Shipping Exhibition conclud- ed June 6, 2003. Following were some of the major announcements during the week in Oslo.

Kongsberg won a contract for the control systems for four LNG tankers scheduled to be built in Japan. The ships will carry LNG from the Snohvit field to the U.S., Spain and France. Two of the ships are being built for Hoegh shipping lines at Mitsubishi Shipyards, while the other two are being built at the Mitsui and Kawasaki shipyards. Kelvin

Hughes was awarded type approval for its ECDIS-based Track Control System.

This is the first Approval of its type to be granted by LR and covers the integra- tion of the company's ECDIS and

Autopilot products into a system meet- ing the new IEC 62065 track control performance standard. The massive new ferry for Color Line, a 74,600-gt ship under construction at Kvaerner Masa-

Yard's T\irku New Shipyard, will fea- ture RoRo access equipment and passen- ger elevators from MacGregor.

MAN B&W announced that Hapag

Lloyd has placed an order for three 12K98ME engines to power their latest large containership. The ME engines each have an output of 68,640 kW (93,360 bhp). Each ME engine will power the massive 1,099 x 141-ft. (335 x 43-m), 8,145-TEU containerships, which are being built at Hyundai

Shipyard in Korea. On its stand at

Norshipping McMurdo was featuring a number of products, including the joint

McMurdo/Transas UAIS. The MT-1 meets the mandatory Class A carriage requirement, and incorporates the latest state-of-the-art technology with a touch screen minimum keyboard and display.

Two new marine DGPS navigation receivers meeting IMO performance standards were introduced in Oslo by

MX Marine, of the Leica Geosystems group. The MX521 Smart Antenna and

MX 525 Black Box receiver comply with the new IMO requirement for

Receiver Autonomous Integrity

Monitoring (RAIM), which applied to all new SOLAS-compliant marine GPS receivers installed after July 1, 2003.

Northrop Grumman Corporation's

Sperry Marine announced that its

Decca BridgeMaster E marine radars have been type accepted by QinetiQ for display of Automatic Identification

System (AIS) data in accordance with the technical provisions of the

International Maritime Organization

Circular SN/Circ. 217. Orkot TLM marine bearings have approvals from all main classification societies for use as rudder bearings and water lubricated stern tube bearings. Orkot is typically approved for 10, or even 15 N/mm-cu.

Rolls-Royce and Furuno have agreed to cooperate in the marketing and sup-

Marlink

Shell has extended its current business agreement for global maritime communica- tions via satellite with Marlink. The original agreement commenced in April 2001 has been extended into 2004. Marlink provides the Shell fleet of 48 ocean going vessels with data and voice communications via satellite.

Marlink also provides Inmarsat Mini-M service aboard the vessels. Marlink also signed a business agreement with Springfield

Shipping Company SA of Athens, Greece, to provide maritime satellite communications services for the company's 11 highly modern

Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC's) and six dry cargo vessels. Rounding out a busy announcement week, Marlink signed in Oslo an agreement with Bass Maritime Software, whereby Marlink will distribute Bass' suite of software solutions to the maritime market

Bass developed its suite of software applica- tions to streamline business operations between ship and shore facilities. •-T n

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