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Prime Minister Solberg Visits DNV GL

Prime Minister Erna Solberg in discussion with Group President & CEO Henrik Madsen (Photo: Magnus Dorati)

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited DNV GL Høvik yesterday, September 16. Group President & CEO Henrik Madsen was host. “The Prime Minister was both enthusiastic and interested in DNV GL’s

MARAD to Mark the Return of MV Cape Ray

MV Cape Ray (U.S. Navy photo by William Clark)

Maritime (MARAD) Administrator Paul N. Jaenichen will host a ceremony on Friday, September 19, 2014 in Portsmouth, Va. to honor the civilian crew who helped to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons at sea aboard the MV Cape Ray.

Video: Submarine John Warner Launched for Testing

The 7,800-ton Virginia-class submarine John Warner was moved with the help of three tugboats to Newport News Shipbuilding’s submarine pier, where final outfitting, testing and crew certification will take place over the next six months. SSN 785 is the first Virginia-class submarine to be named for a person. Photo by Ricky Thompson/HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) launched the Virginia-class submarine John Warner (SSN 785) into the James River on September 10 at the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division, kicking off the final outfitting,

Shipbuilding

Robert Allen Designed Tug Launched in Italy

Turchia next to step sister Norvegia

Rimorchiatori Riuniti bolsters Porto di Genova fleet with another Robert Allan Ltd.

URAG Orders Two ASD Tugs from Damen

Photo courtesy of Damen

URAG, a German port and offshore towage provider based in Bremerhaven, has placed an order for two

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Delivers Fourth PSV

HMD’s fourth PSV, NS Frayja

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) delivered the fourth high value platform supply vessel (PSV) for BP

Contracts

iSURVEY Awarded Two-year Contract with Island Offshore

Island Valiant

iSURVEY has been awarded a two-year contract with offshore vessel owner, Island Offshore Management

Lafarge, Wartsila, IFC to Build Power Plant in Nigeria

Lafarge Africa, Finland's Wartsila and the World Bank's IFC have agreed to build a 220 megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Nigeria to boost electricity supplies

Czech, Slovak Day Ahead Falls While Poland Soars on Outages

Central European spot power diverged on Wednesday with forecasts for lower renewable output supporting Czech and Slovak day ahead and more import capacity from Ukraine and lower

Technology

Kongsberg’s Jalving Wins MTS Achievement Award

Bjørn Jalving, Executive Vice President Subsea, Kongsberg Maritime - Winner of the Compass Distinguished Achievement Award from the Marine Technology Society.

Bjørn Jalving, Executive Vice President Subsea at maritime, offshore and subsea technology

Unique Hydra Secures DSCV Contract from Ultra Deep Solutions

Photo courtesy of Unique Hydra

Unique Hydra, a division of Unique Maritime Group (UMG) an integrated turnkey subsea and offshore

EIVA Appointed Authorized VideoRay Service Center

From the left: VideoRay Vice President of Sales and Marketing Chris Gibson, EIVA Service & Production Manager Per William Hansen, and VideoRay Channel Sales Manager Shawn Devlin.

In August, EIVA and VideoRay executives met at EIVA’s headquarters in Denmark. One of the items on

Legal

Seattle Calls for Safeguards Amid Boom in Oil Train Shipments

Seattle officials called on Wednesday for more safeguards for crude oil trains traveling through the city in increasing numbers, warning some rail infrastructure was antiquated

Argentina Agrees Draft Energy Law to Boost Foreign Investment

Argentina's federal government said on Wednesday it had reached a preliminary agreement with provinces to reform energy regulations and improve incentives to lure the foreign

Impact of Upcoming Regulations on Wreck Removal

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The Nairobi International Convention on wreck removal was ratified by India recently and will be

People & Company News

Gallagher Returns to Foss Maritime

Paul Gallagher

Foss Maritime announced that Paul Gallagher will be rejoining the Foss team to work in the

Navico Bolsters Global Marketing Team

Navico, a manufacturer of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance, Simrad and B&G brands, announced the strengthening of its global marketing team.

Sulzer In Deal Talks with US-based Dresser-Rand

Sulzer said on Wednesday that is is in talks over a potential tie-up with U.S.-based compressor and turbine maker Dresser-Rand. "Sulzer has confirmed that it is engaged in