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  • Zodiac RIBs afloat

    There is a bold sign on the website of the financially challenged, but iconic French RIB manufacturer Nautic Zodiac, otherwise known as Z Marine. 28 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Weight not the issue for ‘Rhodina’

    Despite media speculation, it seems weight gain wasn’t actually the cause of the plight of the Dutch workboat 'Rhodina' which sank as it went about its duties around the Dutch city of Groningen. 28 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • French port out to catch the wind

    St Nazaire is laying foundations, quite literally, for its future role as an offshore wind hub – but it’s not without its challenges, including politics, investment and last but not least: scale. 28 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • IHC cuts away home facilities

    In only two years, Royal IHC (IHC Merwede) has gone from soaring profits to Dutch job cuts. 28 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Hydrosphere wins order to supply 32 lights to Belfast Harbour

    Aids to Navigation specialist Hydrosphere, has won an open tender to supply 32 self-contained lights to Belfast Harbour. 28 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Russian patrol boat changes engines

    The sanctions imposed on Russia by EU countries have led to a change of engines for the lead boat in a series of patrol boats building to patrol the waters around St.Petersburg in the Baltic. 27 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Close Brothers wind farm specialists

    Close Brothers Marine and Aviation is a finance company that has become a specialist in providing finance for wind farm vessels. At their recent exhibit at Seawork the company had visits from several foreign potential owners. One came from Japan as the owners of the first wind farm vessel in that country whilst they were also in contact with the owners of the first wind farm vessel building in the US where British expertise is being used. 27 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Ship management merger

    The largest ever merger of independent, third party ship management companies has been completed by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Group and Univan Ship Management Group, advised by Clyde & Co. 27 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • German restructure

    Marine hardware specialist MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market situation has deteriorated due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders. 27 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Boskalis records historically high profit

    Royal Boskalis Westminster has recorded a busy first half of the year, with a net profit of €306.5m, representing a21% increase. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Green boat partnership

    French/ US Orion Naval Engineering which was initially founded in 2010 by a group of naval engineers, has signed a future project agreement with Eca Group, a company that has been internationally recognized for their expertise in robotics, automated systems and industrial processes. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Tidal power project calls for investors

    In June 2014 German Atlantisstrom’s first tidal power plant was installed and connected to the public electricity grid in the Faroe Islands for testing. The company is now actively seeking investors. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Russian shipyard to build Finnish dredger designs

    Agreement has been reached between the Finish dredger builder and operator Wasa Dredging and the Russian ports, harbours and marine authority FSUE Rosmorport for the construction of Wasa dredger designs in Russia. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Uniting the UK Wind Energy Industry

    RenewableUK 2015 brings together the UK’s wind energy industry to the ACC Exhibition Centre in the vibrant city of Liverpool from 6 – 8 October 2015, to celebrate another year of success, innovation, collaboration and - most importantly - resilience. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Autonomous charting

    The very first use of an Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV) to conduct bathymetry for updating US charts on behalf of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been completed this summer in the Alaskan Arctic, reports the geospatial company TerraSond in Houston. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Italian job

    Geological Assistance & Services (GAS) of Bologna, one of Italy’s leading survey and positioning organisations, has been awarded a long-term contract by oil and gas contractor Saipem for supply of services during installation of export and infield pipelines for secondary development of the Shah Deniz field in the Caspian Sea. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Fugro expands services

    Fugro, the Dutch survey conglomerate with 13,500 employees in over 70 countries, is to extend its integrated hydrographic, geophysical and satellite imaging capabilities under a teaming agreement with EOMAP of Munich, which claims to be the world leader for provision of aquatic remote sensing services. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Singapore contract for ECDIS Ltd

    Hampshire UK-based ECDIS Ltd is to provide Swire Pacific Offshore of Singapore with in-house training courses over a two-year period. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • New Maersk cable-laying vessel

    ‘Maersk Connector’, a new purpose-designed cable-laying vessel with full survey and trenching capabilities has been launched by builders Damen Shipyards of Galati, Romania. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Tidal generator on storm barrier

    What is claimed to be the first 1 MW tidal array in the world has been installed on the Oosterschelde storm barrier, part of the famous Dutch Delta Works. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • EOLOS buoy validated

    Floating LIDAR systems offer a much cheaper alternative to evaluating wind farm sites than establishing a fixed measuring station. German renewables developer RWE Innogy, in partnership with the operator of the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, has successfully completed the trial of such a buoy by mooring it in close proximity to the Ijmuiden MET mast that has been established off the Dutch coast to provide a fixed reference wind measuring point. 26 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal

  • Fallout following Royal Imtech bankruptcy

    The bankruptcy of the Dutch European technical solutions firm, Royal Imtech, is creating shockwaves across the industry, according to research firm USP Marketing Consultancy. 25 Aug 2015 - Maritime Journal