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  • Opus Marine purchase

    The Hamburg based ship owning company and operator of offshore service vessels Opus Marine GmbH has announced that it is adding another vessel to its fleet. The stated aim of the acquisition is the strategic broadening of the present service portfolio for the German offshore industry. 27 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Renewables now Scotland’s largest source of power

    Renewable energy has become Scotland’s main source of power, new independent figures have revealed. Records from the first half of 2014, the most recent period for which data is available, show renewables generated 32% more electricity than any other single source of power in Scotland. 27 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Integration will only increase

    Navigation and communication equipment for recreational vessels has marched ahead over the last couple of years. Now, the opportunities on the commercial side are on the increase with integration of systems the latest trend. 26 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • I-Pad radar expanded

    The introduction by Japanese electronics major, Furuno, of its radar system that is displayed on an I-Pad has been hailed as a major development in radar technology. Now Furuno is planning to expand the capability of its Nobeltec I-Pad radar by adding an electronic chart system into the I-Pad so that it becomes a fully functioning navigation system. 26 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Interspill conference 2015

    Conference delegate registration is now open for Interspill 2015 conference and exhibition, taking place at RAI Amsterdam from 24 to 26 March. 26 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • L-3 SAM Electrical package

    Germany’s L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to supply the complete electrical package for two offshore supply vessels (OSVs) for Norwegian shipowner, Siem Offshore. 26 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Henriksen boosts boat safety

    Norway’s Henriksen has launched LiftView and Awarelight off-load hooks that are set to improve operating safety for single point boat lifting operations. 25 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • A new alternative to GPS

    The UK's General Lighthouse Authorities have launched a land-based alternative to vulnerable satellite-based GPS. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Change is in the air for SAR choppers

    Starting in April 2015, the familiar yellow Search and Rescue (SAR) Sea King helicopters operated around the UK coast by the RAF and Royal Navy will be phased out and replaced by a fleet of privately-operated aircraft controlled by the MCA. These choppers will be branded in the internationally recognised coastguard colour scheme of white and red. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • HPMV 2015 call for papers

    The annual China International Conference on High Performance Marine Vessels has become an important forum for the discussion of technical matters relating to these vessels in both the Chinese domestic and international markets. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Kentish Flats extension update

    Work has started on extending Vattenfall’s Kentish Flats windfarm in the Thames estuary in a project that will see a 50% increase in capacity. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Funding for Aberdeen

    The UK’s Aberdeen Harbour Board is to carry out and environmental impact (EIA) assessment for the expansion of the harbour after receiving funding from the European Commission. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • MHI Vestas record breaker

    Development of large custom built offshore wind turbines has taken a step forward with MHI Vestas’ 8MW prototype turbine breaking the world record for wind energy production in a 24 hour period. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • New generation turbine foundation makes its debut

    Offshore wind turbine foundation designer Norwegian Seatower, along with partners including MT Højgaard and French Eiffage TP are installing a new generation concrete gravity base off Fécamp in France. 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Cold testing

    Marine and fire safety equipment manufacturer Viking Life-Saving Equipment has released the latest model of its popular polar-conditions immersion suit, the Viking PS5002. The suit’s launch was preceded by one of the most rigorous sub-zero tests ever conducted on this type of personal protection equipment (PPE). 24 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Low cost GPS compass

    A GPS compass is probably the best form of heading sensor available because it provides a direct read out of a vessel's heading with no corrections to apply. It works by having two GPS receivers mounted a fixed distance apart and measuring the angular distance between them. Because the two receivers are both subject to the same errors created by outside sources these errors are cancelled out so that the heading obtained from a GPS compass is both accurate and reliable. 21 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Pelamis into stormy waters

    The directors of Pelamis regret to announce that they have been unable to secure the additional funding required for further development of the company’s wave energy technology. As a result of this the board has reluctantly moved to appoint an administrator to assess the options for securing the future for the business and employees of Pelamis. 21 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • PLAT-O steps closer to commercially viable tidal energy

    Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) has successfully completed its first round of sea trials in the UK with its tidal energy platform, PLAT-O. The tidal energy industry has struggled with high costs for installation and maintenance, but SME claims that, by using its innovative platform which is moored under the surface of the water, these costs can be significantly reduced. 21 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Busy times for Escola

    Autumn has proven to be a very busy period for the Spain headquartered Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping. The popularity of its courses, it claims, is rising. This year the Escola simultaneously reached out to students and professionals in four different countries by organising open presentations about its courses in general and by presenting the calendar of upcoming courses. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Intellian FB500 approved

    Inmarsat, the provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced that Intellian, a global provider of stabilised satellite antenna systems, has been selected to deliver XpressLink services across its FB500 antenna. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Training hydraulics

    Industrial and Marine Hydraulics Ltd (IMH) of Middlesborough, UK is opening its in-house training scheme for hydraulic engineers, as it makes plans of expansion for the future. IMH, which offers services in engineering, design and manufacturing, employs over 40 people, and will host an advanced apprenticeship programme within the training centre. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal

  • Marine approved display

    Norwegian developer of maritime display solutions, North Invent, is expanding its portfolio of maritime displays with the introduction of the new Wave XL 46” multitouch monitor. The Wave XL is the first of its kind to pass the demanding IEC 60945 approval, allowing it to be mounted on the bridge as part of mission critical systems. It is suitable for any marine application such as digital route planning, radar, ECDIS, conning etc. 20 Nov 2014 - Maritime Journal