On 25th August night, yard number 302, an offshore construction vessel for Island Offshore/Edison Chouest Offshore, was launched from the dock hall at Ulstein Verft. Measuring close to 160 m in length, and with at beam of 30 m, she is the largest offshore vessel so far from Ulstein Verft.
Archives for August 2015
On August 26, a consignment of 1,380 new Figo Aspire vehicles produced at a brand new plant of Ford India in Sanand, Gujarat, were loaded onto NYK’s Grand Dahlia at the newly constructed NYK RORO terminal facility at the port of Pipavav.
The upgraded version of the Wärtsilä 34DF engine is rapidly becoming established as an industry standard. The three major South Korean shipyards are supporting the use of this engine for auxiliary applications in the LNG Carrier segment where dual-fuel engines are favoured.
The Liberian Registry has been named as a finalist for the 2015 Ship Efficiency Awards. After much consideration by the awards panel of judges, the Liberian Registry was selected to become one of the five finalists for the Initiative of the Year award.
Nautilus International has welcomed research published in the Lancet medical journal demonstrating that people working long hours are more likely to have suffer strokes and their recommendation that more attention should be paid to the management of vascular risk factors in individuals who work long hours.
On August 26 and 27 dockworkers’ unions in the ‘Hamburg-Le Havre Range’ will meet in Rotterdam to discuss the threats of overcapacity and on-going automation of terminals.
Maersk Oil said on Wednesday it would seek regulatory permission to shut its Janice installation, which produces around 7,000 barrels per day (bpd) from three UK North Sea oilfields, as the Danish firm reviews its operations due to falling oil prices.
Malaysia and Indonesia are deploying rapid reaction teams to combat a soaring number of piracy attacks on merchant vessels in one of the world’s busiest shipping chokepoints, a Malaysian admiral said.
A heating unit at a Petrobras depot in Brazil used to treat fuel for ocean-going ships exploded on Wednesday, killing two workers, the state-run oil company said in a statement.