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Gulf of Mexico: Floating Production Systems & Support Vessels
People & Company News
Fritzner New CEO of SNTG
Stolt-Nielsen S.A. appointed Otto H.
Fritzner as CEO of Stolt-Nielsen
Transportation Group (SNTG). Fritzner most recently served as Managing
Director, Ship Owning at SNTG. He succeeds James B. Hurlock, who was named Interim CEO of SNTG in July 2003. In other SNTG news, it was announced that: • SNTG's global operations will be organized into three regions - the
Americas, administered from
Greenwich, Conn.; Asia-Pacific, admin- istered from Singapore; and Europe, the
Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA), administered from Rotterdam, SNTG's corporate headquarters. • SNTG's Indian Ocean Service and the
Europe-to-Asia Pacific Service will be operated out of Rotterdam.
New President of Skaugen PetroTrans
I.M. Skaugen ASA announced that
Skaugen PetroTrans (SPT), its 50 per- cent owned joint venture company, has appointed Per Voie as its President. He succeeds Trygve Munthe. who was named its President of SPT in 1993. Per
Voie (52) comes to SPT after a 28-year career with the Stoll Nielsen Group.
Skaugen PetroTrans is the leading US lightering company handling more than 1.2 million barrels of crude oil per day employing an average of 11 aframax tankers.
Kleimola Named CIMAC President
Prof. Matti Kleimola, CTO, Wartsila
Corporation, was elected as President of
CIMAC (the International Council on
Combustion Engines) for the next three- year term in the association's 24th World
Congress in Kyoto in June 2004.
Kleimola was formerly a Vice President for the CIMAC Executive Board.
Hellberg Takes Post at Wartsila
B.Sc. (Eng.) Lars Hellberg (45) has been appointed Group Vice President,
Head of Engine division and member of the Board of Management as of June 1. 2004. He joins Wartsila from Saab
Automobile AB in Trollhattan, Sweden.
Pennslyvania Governor Edward G.
Rendell announced his appointment of
John J. Dougherty to the Delaware
River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey (DRPA).
New Vice President at MAN B&W
Lars Bonderup Bjorn has been named Vice President for MAN B&W
Diesel A/S, with the responsibility of managing the MAN B&W Denmark
Hunter Wins Bateman Award
The American Shipbuilding
Association (ASA) announced that
Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) would be the 2004 recipient of the
Herbert H. Bateman Award. "Duncan
Hunter, throughout his nearly 24 years on the Armed Services Committee, has been a tireless advocate of a stronger defense shipbuilding industrial base. He has consistently worked for larger defense procurement budgets to fund the required number of naval ships," said
Cynthia Brown, President of the
American Shipbuilding Association.
Brunswick, VT Halmatic Announce
Brunswick Commercial &
Government Products (BCGP) and VT
Halmatic Ltd. (VTH), two makers of boats for military and commercial use announced a joint marketing agreement to offer a wide array of products and services throughout the world. Under the agreement BCGP and VTH will offer an integrated line of products and services comprised of boats, ranging from 13 - 120 feet, and related parts and accessories for civil and military agen- cies as well as after-market technical support services.
PMI Conducts Foss Training Session
Gregg Trunnell, Director of the
Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), said that a training program designed to help deck officers assess their crewmembers' proficiency skills has now enabled Foss
Maritime to keep up with licensing requirements and maintain its pool of future marine managers. PMI held three separate four-hour "assessor training" sessions for Foss during May and June.
Captain Richard Brooks, an IMO certi- fied instructor and 27-year veteran of
Sealand Services, instructed the pro- gram. PMI's Assessor Training course curriculum includes information on how to write a "skill sheet," which identifies the performance of various tugboat skills, such as pulling a barge away from a dock. Deck officers are trained how to conduct objective assessments based on realistic performance standards.
Additionally, all attendees review a presentation by Dr. Alice Barnes, a noted behavioral psychologist who works with the maritime industry.
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Nauticast, Sperry Marine Join Forces
AIS specialist Nauticast
Navigationssysteme GmbH and
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, BV have signed a major global service deal, which became effective as of May 1, 2004.
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VT Halter Wins ATB Contract
VT Halter Marine Inc. signed a con- tract to build two articulated tug barge (ATB) units for Vessel Management
Services, a subsidiary of Crowley
Maritime Corporation. The total cost of the two vessels is expected to approxi- mate an aggregate of $85 million at delivery, which includes the cost of owner furnished equipment. The con- tract includes an option to purchase two additional units, which if exercised must occur within one and one and one-half years respectively. Delivery of the first unit of ATB is expected to take place in 1Q 2006 and the 2nd unit in 3Q 2006.
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US Navy Orders Gavia AUV
The Space and Naval Warfare Systems
Centre (SPAWAR), San Diego has placed its initial order for a Gavia AUV for testing in mine countermeasures (MCM) applications, and has an option to procure up to 10 additional units under an existing contract awarded to
C & C, Kongsberg Maritime
Kongsberg Maritime, Inc., USA and
Kongsberg Maritime, Norway have signed an agreement with C&C
Technologies. Inc. for the sales and sup- port of Hugin Autonomous Underwater
Vehicles to the U.S. Government.
Transas, SevenCs Sign Agreement
Transas and SevenCs have signed a cooperation agreement based on the implementation of the Transas chart toolkit into the SevenCs EC2007 ECDIS
Kernel Software. SevenCs Kernel user will have full access to the complete
Transas World database in TX 97 format in addition to the other already embed- ded data formats. The chart distribution will be carried out by ChartWorld, a
SevenCs owned company, and by all
Transas companies worldwide.
MSC To Lease New
Port Everglades Terminal
Mediterranean Shipping Company
S.A. received final approval to operate a new marine terminal al Broward
County's Port Everglades. MSC is expected to begin operations in October.
MSC has the potential for 364 calls per year at Port Everglades on six trade lanes for a total of 83,800 TEUs (20-ft. equivalent units - that standard industry measurement) annually.
GE to Power Japanese Destroyer
GE Marine will supply Ishikawajima-
Harima Heavy Industries, Co., Ltd. (IHI) with four LM2500 gas turbines, which will be placed into propulsion modules by IHI to power the Japanese
Maritime Self-Defense Force's (JMSDF) 15DDG AEGIS destroyer. The destroyer will be built by Mitsubishi
Heavy Industries Nagasaki shipyard.
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Wartsila, Transocean Team for
Wartsila North America signed a con- tract with Transocean for a Conditioned
Based Maintenance (CBM) program.
The contract covers three Transocean properties: the Deepwater Millennium and Deepwater Pathfinder drill ships and the Deepwater Nautilus semi-sub- mergible drill rig.
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LR-CIass Ship Enters USCG ACP
The 1,399 teu container ship Maersk
Alaska, owned by Maersk Line,
Limited, has become the first Lloyd's
Register-classed ship to enter the U.S.
Coast Guard's (USCG) Alternate
Compliance Program (ACP). LR is one of only two non-U.S. classification soci- eties to have ACP authorization from
Columbia Coastal Relocates
Columbia Coastal Transport moved its
New Jersey Operations office from
Union to Newark, NJ. This office has operations and customer service respon- sibilities for the companies Northern and MidAtlantic container barge servic- es. The new address for the Operations group is: Columbia Coastal Transport, 99 Chapel Street, Newark, NJ 07105.
The new phone number is (973) 466- 3001, and the new fax number is (973) 466-3004. For more information, visit www.columbia-group.com
Klyne Tug Purchases AIS for Fleet
Marconi Selenia Marine was chosen by Klyne Tug (Lowestoft) Ltd. to sup- ply, install and maintain Skanti UAIS 2100 and Satamatics D+ Security equip- ment for its fleet of deep-sea tugs. The engineers from the Hull office of
Marconi Selenia Marine has recently completed the installation aboard the
Klyne tug Anglian Monarch and engi- neers from the Lowestoft Office will commence work on Anglian Earl this month.
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