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Vessel Repair & Maintenance

‘Thalassa’ modernisation
Piriou Naval Services, the French branch of the Piriou group for Repair and Services, has won the European bid Ifremer launched in June 2016 for the modernisation of its oceanographic research vessel ‘Thalassa’. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cortec enhancement
US metal coating manufacturer Cortec says its VpCI-368 coating has just become more powerful with the addition of extra Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibitors. 11 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Kishorn Port Invests £500k in dry dock
Kishorn Port Ltd (KPL), the joint venture that is seeking to resurrect the redundant oil fabrication yard at Kishorn on the west coast of Scotland, has commenced the first phase of re-instating the dry dock on the site. 05 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Ex-MoD tugs prepared for West Africa deployment
A pair of former tractor tugs have been refitted with air conditioning units to prepare for new operations off the coast of West Africa. 04 Jan 2017 - Maritime Journal
Alewijnse Marine opens new facility in Den Helder
Netherlands-headquartered marine system integrator Alewijnse Marine has opened a new service and maintenance facility in Den Helder to support its activities at the Dutch Royal Naval dockyard and Damen Shipyards Den Helder. 21 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
German steam veterans head back
A trio of veteran German steamships could just all sail again in 2017 after completion of costly restorations which have taken years to tackle and were still underway as the year turned. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Home service for routine rescue boat work
Germany’s largely volunteer sea-rescue service DGzRS has been busy as the year turned with regular repair, maintenance and overhaul of some of the 60 boats in its fleet. 20 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Stena Line maintenance contract renewal
Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has renewed its planned maintenance agreement with MacGregor, part of Cargotec. 19 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Royal Navy Minehunter upgrade
The UK Royal Navy minehunters 'HMS Quorn' and 'HMS Atherstone' have been transferred into the new Minor War Vessels Centre of Specialisation at Portsmouth Naval Base ahead of their major upgrades by BAE Systems. 14 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Quick turnaround for trawler refit
MAN Diesel and Turbo has recently completed a turbocharger refit within five weeks from the first enquiry to turbocharger commissioning. 13 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Acoustic emission technology for crack and corrosion detection
ABS, a US-based classification society and provider of technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has recently published the ABS Guidance Notes on Structural Monitoring Using Acoustic Emissions. 12 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Wind turbine transport conversions
The second of two ships that have been specially designed to transport offshore wind farm components is nearing completion at a Dutch shipyard. Like its sister ship, the ‘Rotra Vente’ which was launched earlier this Year the ‘Rotra Mare’ has been converted from a container vessel into a heavy lift ro-ro ship that will operate primarily on North Sea routes. 12 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Epoxy certification
UK Elantas Europe supplier Cristex Composite Materials recently announced that Elantas has been awarded GL (German Lloyd) certification on three of its epoxy products. 07 Dec 2016 - Maritime Journal
Hamburg boats spearhead GTL fuel swap
Hamburg Port Authority (HPA) is converting four of its workboats for gas-to-liquid (GTL) fuel propulsion after tests with the technology on the workshop boat 'Carl Feddersen' proved positive and demonstrated “significant” emission reductions. 26 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Leg extensions for MPI Resolution
MPI’s wind-turbine installation vessel (WTIV) is undergoing installation of leg extensions at the company’s Tees Offshore Base in Middlesborough, UK. 25 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Gibdock delivers for Seatruck
Gibraltar’s vessel repair expert, Gibdock, has turned around a fast 11-day renewal project on a 142m Seatruck Ferries ro-ro vessel reasserting its market position in the short sea vessel repair market. 20 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Steamer storage
Clyde-steamer ‘TS Queen Mary’ is to be towed to Glasgow, (Scotland, UK) for the first time since 1977, where she will stay over the winter, thanks to a deal struck with Glasgow Science Centre. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Corrosion damage repair
Belgian corrosion repair expert, Subsea Industries, has a product for filling and building up corrosion damage on rudders, stabiliser fins, thrusters and other underwater gear. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Dredger first for Piening CP prop
Following the certification of their new controllable pitch propeller by DNVGL, Piening has announced that the first installation of this new system will be on the dredger ‘Thor R’ as part of a general refit. 19 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal
Upgraded Pansio handed to Finnish Navy
Atlas Elektronik Finland (AEFI) has finished work on the fully refitted minelayer Pansio which has now been handed over to the Finnish Navy. 13 Oct 2016 - Maritime Journal