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Norwegian operator, Umoe Mandal, has purchased six External Panorama Pantograph heavy duty windscreen wipers from UK based DuroWipers to equip a newbuild Surface Effect Ship (SES). Statkraft has entered into an initial six-month charter agreement for the new WaveCraft vessel to transport its O&M turbine technicians to and from the

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To support digital transformation in the shipping industry, Orange Business Services has developed Maritime Connect. The fully industrialised product delivers the key communications functionality and connectivity required at sea. It allows shipping companies to seamlessly integrate their fleet into the corporate network and provide Internet access for crew and applications.

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The laying of four subsea cables has been completed at MeyGen, Atlantis, the majority owner of the project has revealed. The four cables are housed in individual bore holes of approximately 0.5km each, drilled earlier this year, which run from the foreshore into the Inner Sound of the Pentland Firth

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Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show, the innovative 57.70-metre AMELS 188 (970 GT) combines advanced solutions including hybrid electrical power with the modern elegance and timeless pedigree of designer Tim Heywood. The Dutch luxury yacht builder’s completely new superyacht joins the 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range, now with six

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Merseyside refrigeration and air-conditioning specialist Flynn has landed a series of deals with Norwegian Shipping Company Solstad. Flynn Refrigeration managing director Alex Flynn explained: “The Normand Oceanic and Normand Installer both required Bitzer CSH compact screw compressors. The CSH range comprises compact compressors, which are ideal for use in air-cooled

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Classification societies are changing their monitoring rules for seawater-lubricated propeller shafts in line with the rules governing the inspection and withdrawal of oil-lubricated stern tube systems. China Classification Society (CCS) announced in July that if certain condition monitoring criteria are met, shaft withdrawal for inspection might be extended to 15

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Boatbuilder Meercat Workboats of Hampshire, UK, has signed the major contract to build a 14m multi-purpose workboat for Cattewater Harbour Commissioners (CHC). CHC is one of the harbour authorities at Plymouth in Devon – the largest port in the South West of the UK – and the civil pilotage authority

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Two big names with a shared heritage in submarine cabling are collaborating on a new project for the Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea. The Prysmian Group has chartered Global Marine Systems Limited’s cable-laying vessel, the C.S. Sovereign, from mid-2016 into early 2017. Her remit will be to

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Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies. Using a network of sensors that will be built into new vessels, ship owners will be

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Rohde & Schwarz has received an order from BAE Systems to equip the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (T26 GCS) with an integrated communications system for the British Royal Navy. The solution was selected based on its proven technology, usability and cost effectiveness. The core component is the R&S NAVICS,

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