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April 2017 Issue

Hydro Group Ranked in Lloyd’s Small
And Medium-Sized Export Track 100

Hydro Group plc. has been ranked number 66 on The Sunday Times Lloyds small and medium-sized (SME) Export Track 100, in recognition of the Group’s significant rise in international sales over the last two years.

The third Sunday Times SME Export Track 100, which was published in February, is an annual league table, which ranks Britain’s top 100 SMEs with the fastest-growing international sales.


PC Maritime Gets DNV GL ECDIS Certification
DNV GL has issued an official certificate for PC Maritime’s Navmaster ECDIS after the company passed all the tests. Navmaster ECDIS is up to date against all current standards including the new IEC 61174 Edt. 4 and the IHO Presentation Library Edt 4.0.

This means PC Maritime’s ECDIS will meet carriage requirements from August 31, 2017, when the IHO withdraws support for version 3.4 of its Presentation Library.


Evoqua Water Technologies Expands
Global Partnership Network

Evoqua Water Technologies’ SeaCure ballast water management system (BWMS) has helped the company expand its global partnership network by joining forces with Hai Cheung, which will initially support Chinese shipyards with the supply and service of Evoqua’s SeaCURE BWMS. In a second phase of the agreement, the Hong Kong-based engineering company will produce the SeaCURE system under license to facilitate demand from Chinese yards.


CTG Appoints DONGMOON ENT Co.
To Represent Water Quality Compliance

DONGMOON ENT Co. has been appointed overseas representative for CTG’s range of maritime products. They will promote CTG’s water quality monitors for ballast water treatment and exhaust gas cleaning systems in Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan.


Mayor of Fremantle Opens
Australia Ship Simulation Center

City of Fremantle, Australia, Mayor Dr. Brad Pettitt performed the official opening for a new specialist Ship Simulation Centre, based in Atwell Arcade, Fremantle.

The Australia Ship Simulation Centre, owned and operated by HR Wallingford, has moved into new premises from where it will provide navigation consultancy and a dedicated pilot training center for Western Australia and the wider region.


Global Maritime Completes Suitability Survey
For World’s Second Largest Semisubmersible

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has completed a suitability survey for the world’s second largest semisubmersible, the Xin Guang Hua, in advance of its maiden voyage. For the survey, Global Maritime carried out an independent assessment of all aspects of the vessel’s condition. The vessel will serve the Upper Zakum 750 project in Abu Dhabi.


Teledyne RESON, PDS Open Courses
Teledyne RESON A/S has announced a new series of SeaBat and Teledyne PDS training courses. Teledyne Marine brings a number of courses set at different global locations. The open courses cover Teledyne PDS for dredge or multibeam operations and SeaBat training.


D3 Consulting Offers Decommissioning
Waste Management Expertise

D3 Consulting has launched a comprehensive waste management advice service. The waste management advice function has been developed as an additional complimentary service to the current offering and is hoped to improve collaborative working within the industry.

“Waste is becoming a key and complex issue for regulators, operators and supply chain companies planning for late life asset management and decommissioning,” said Martin Bjerregaard, director of D3 Consulting. “We’ve had increasing requests for advice and support around offshore decommissioning waste management.”


CMS-Geotech Chosen for Galloper Project
Lowestoft, England-based multipurpose vessel MV FlatHolm finished off a busy 2016 with a successful charter to James Fisher Marine Services Ltd., undertaking a variety of service activities in connection with the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm during November and December.

The Galloper project was busy last year, with turbine foundation preparation, and MV FlatHolm provided daily cover, making sure the site was clear and checking for hazards and obstructions that might have hindered operations with the scour protection rock placement work.


SikaFloor Collaborates with DELTA
Acoustics of Denmark

SikaFloor Marine is collaborating with DELTA Acoustics of Denmark to tackle the issue of quantifying the reduction of structure-borne noise by measuring the damping properties of their flooring solutions for commercial vessels.

“Working with DELTA Acoustics of Denmark, we are now able to measure this reduction of magnitude and provide this information to the acoustic experts involved in the design of vessels,” said Tony Jenkins, SikaFloor Marine key account manager for shipping.


Martek Marine Launches Global
First in Marine Telemedicine

Martek Marine has launched the world’s first affordable telemedicine service iVital, an innovation that could lead to annual industry-wide savings of up to $168 million.

At any given time, 1.5 million seafarers are operating around 55,000 merchant vessels across the globe. iVital could save shipowners hundreds of thousands of dollars each through avoiding costly, and often ultimately unnecessary, course diversions and helicopter evacuations through the misdiagnosis of ill or injured crew members.


ICS Releases Latest Flag
State Performance Table

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Flag State Performance Table. The ICS Table provides an annual overview of the performance of the world’s flag states against a number of criteria such as port state control records, ratification of international maritime conventions and attendance at IMO meetings. The Table is mainly intended to encourage shipowners and operators to maintain an open dialog with their flag administrations.


EU Shipping Policy Solid but
Needs Stronger Global Orientation

To develop further growth in European shipping, the EU needs to adapt its framework into a comprehensive, globally oriented shipping policy that aims to improve the EU’s competitiveness as a location for international shipping. That is the principal conclusion from a study by Monitor Deloitte that benchmarks the overall EU policy framework for shipping with policies of five international shipping centers.

The study was commissioned by ECSA as input for the ongoing review of EU shipping policy, which started in 2015 with a midterm review of the 2009-2018 Maritime Transport Strategy.


First Tidal Energy Turbine with Lockheed
Martin Technology Deployed off Scottish Coast

Atlantis Resources Ltd. has deployed the first AR1500 tidal energy turbine with new Lockheed Martin technology off the coast of Scotland. The installation is the latest development in the MeyGen project designed to harness the motion of the tides to provide clean, sustainable, predictable power for up to 175,000 homes in Scotland.

Installation and connection of the AR1500 was completed with record-breaking efficiency in less than 60 minutes, representing a significant time reduction compared to most similar systems.


Container Cranes Scheduled for Delivery at Port of Cork
Three new, ship-to-shore container cranes manufactured in Ireland by Liebherr and assembled in Cork Harbour were scheduled for delivery to Crowley Puerto Rico Services’ Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan in March.

The cranes, which were on board the Overseas Heavy Transport (OHT) vessel Albatross, transferred from Cork Dockyard to the Port of Cork’s Deepwater berth in Ringaskiddy to take on ballast before departure to San Juan. Each crane has a capacity of 65 t and measures approximately 65 m tall, with an outreach of 40 m.


Rovco Completes First
Overseas Contracts

Rovco has taken its first steps into international waters and made significant progress toward growing its global footprint following the completion of two subsea survey contracts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

The contracts saw Rovco perform advanced subsea survey work in Fiji and Oman, utilizing its state-of-the-art SubAtlantic Mojave, Saab Seaeye Falcon and VideoRay Pro 4 ROVs.


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