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Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of March 2013 Maritime Reporter Magazine 55its personnel and management will remain in place Imtech Upgrades Global Ku-band VSAT Network Imtech Marine has upgraded and extended the cov-erage of its Global VSAT Network. In addition to its already extensive network, Imtech Marine can now offer VSAT coverage in the South Atlantic Ocean, between South America and Africa. Imtech Marine offers a reliable, cost effective and always- on broadband communication solution that uses the proven iDirect Evolution platform. At the same time as expanding the network, Imtech Marine, to-gether with its partner ITC Global, upgraded to the latest iDirect Evolution software version 3.1. This new software offers improved IP throughput and ef- Þ ciency on their Ku-band VSAT Network as well as improved beam switching for maritime terminals, which is now both easier and faster. Furuno Type Speci Þ c ECDIS Training Furuno has established training facilities in India and the Philippines through cooperation with the newly established Moloobhoy Training Centre in Mumbai and COMPASS Training Centre in the Philippines. The two training centers have started to provide the two-day Furuno type speciÞ c ECDIS training course under the NavSkills umbrella hav-ing their instructors trained in Denmark and under the subsequent on-site training syllabus provided by Furuno INS Training Centre in Denmark. Astrium Extends Agreement with Intelsat Astrium Services and Intelsat signed a multi-year renewal agreement for C-band capacity to be used by Astrium Services? maritime customers in the Mediterranean, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Gulf of Mexico. McDermott Wins Contract in Indonesia McDermott International?s Indonesian subsidiary won a contract by PC Muriah Ltd., an afÞ liate of PETRONAS Carigali Sdn. Bhd., to develop off- shore surface facilities and an inÞ eld ß owline for the Kepodang Field, located approximately 180 km northeast of Semarang, Central Java, in water depths of up to 70 m. The project will be included in McDermott?s fourth quarter 2012 backlog. HII Opens Houston OfÞ ce Huntington Ingalls Industries is opening an ofÞ ce in Houston, Texas, for business development efforts to pursue opportunities in the energy infrastructure market for its Avondale subsidiary. Chris Kastner, HII?s corporate vice president and general manager, corporate development, who is leading this effort for Avondale, said, ?We are in active discussions with respected companies in the oil and gas infra-structure market. We?ve satis Þ ed ourselves that the engineering and construction elements of these projects are very comparable to shipbuilding, and we are working very hard, both internally and with prospective customers, evaluating and compet-ing for new opportunities. These upcoming large projects should be made in America by American craftsmen and craftswomen.? Drew Completes Acquisition of Alexander/Ryan Drew Marine completed the acquisition of Alexan- der/Ryan Marine and Safety Inc., and it will join the organization under the name Alexander/Ryan Marine & Safety division of Drew Marine. The di- vision brings 82 new employees to Drew Marine. Ship Repair Foundation Invests The Virginia Ship Repair Foundation invests more than $120,000 per year and expends more than 1,500 volunteer hours from 230+ ship repair com-panies to develop future workers and contribute to community projects. Leveraging this community work with other shipyard regions is a goal that will strengthen the industry as a whole. Each year they host dozens of Career Industry sessions for Middle and High Schools in 10 cities, as well as send guest welders and experts into the classrooms at technical schools. In addition, 18 middle schools participated in their 7th annual Lego Ship Design Competition, where students use CAD software to create blue-prints of ships using Lego parts. These efforts bring students into the world of ship repair and build re-lationships between our professionals and teachers, parents and guidance counselors. The Foundation also funds the development of new training and online courses to create consis-tency among shipyard and sub-contractor workers in knowledge and processes. A large project being launched at the end of 2013.MAN B&W Engines Achieve EEDI Compliancy Chinese shipowner Centrans (Tianjing) Ocean Shipping has received EEDI compliance certiÞ cates for two 180,000 dwt newbuildings, an achievement it reports as being a Þ rst in the Capesize segment globally. The bulk carriers are each powered by a single MAN B&W 6S70MC-C8.2 low-speed en- gines built by Dalian Marine Diesel, and the vessels were built at QingDao Beihai Shipyard in Eastern China. The newbuildings reportedly saved more than three tons of fuel per day compared to the stan-dard design the company had previously used in designing its Capesizers. The resultant EEDI value was calculated as being 5.38% lower than the refer- ence value required by the IMO in its EEDI legisla-tion due to come into force next year. MouteKerrHolstenDamen Acquires ShipdockMR #3 (50-58).indd 55MR #3 (50-58).indd 552/26/2013 4:44:13 PM2/26/2013 4:44:13 PM

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