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Vessel Repair & Maintenance

Market recovery ups business for Gibdock
Gibdock has got off to a sound start in 2017, with encouraging signs of underlying recovery in several markets, including a steady stream of regional ferries in for drydocking. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Organotins returning by the back door?
Vessel operators may have thought the use of organotins in marine hull coatings was completely outlawed in 2008 with the ban on tributyltin (TBT), but they can still be used as a catalyst if organotin content does not exceed the allowable limit of 250mg/1kg of paint. Dibutyltin and dioctyltin are the organotins under most scrutiny. 19 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Layup maintenance
ABB’s marine and ports business will partner with Presserv to offer maintenance packages for vessels that serve the oil and gas industry that are laid-up for prolonged periods. The two companies will combine specialised services to enable the preservation of equipment onboard, which will eventually allow the smooth and timely resumption of service. 11 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Norwegian authorities play hardball
Norway, which as reported last year in ‘Maritime Journal’ has taken an assertive stance in outlawing dangerous South Asian shipbreaking practices, has further signalled its intent by arresting a vessel in one of its ports, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has reported. 07 Apr 2017 - Maritime Journal
Damen Shiprepair completes works on Jan de Nul vessels
The recently streamlined Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has just completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group. 28 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Gorch Fock reprieved as repair costs soar
Repairs and maintenance being carried out on the veteran German Navy sail training ship 'Gorch Fock II' will continue and last into 2018 despite soaring costs now being put at about €75 million. 20 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Cortec Corporation celebrates 40 years of fighting corrosion
When US company Cortec produced its first shipment of 1200 vapour corrosion inhibitor emitters in a garage in 1977, it would have been difficult to envision subsequent growth into the multimillion-dollar global enterprise Cortec has become today. 17 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Parker Kittiwake expands distributor network with appointment in Denmark
Parker Kittiwake, the condition monitoring technology specialist, has announced the appointment of a new distribution partner in Denmark. 15 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Refit following mine damage
While working on a project in Indonesia, Van Oord’s trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Volvox Terranova’ was heavily damaged by an old sea mine. Van Oord decided to repair and modernise the vessel at the same time. 15 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Naval work for Alewijnse
Netherlands-headquartered global system integrator Alewijnse Marine has signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy for the electrical refit of ‘HNLMS Pelikaan’ (A804), a logistics support vessel designed and built for operations in the Caribbean Sea. 08 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Red Jet refurb
UK, Solent ferry provider Red Funnel’s high speed passenger ferry ‘Red Jet 3’ has undergone her annual survey and refit with Wight Shipyard Co at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight marking the first time the vessel has been refitted on the Island since it was built there by FBM Marine. 08 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
Burgess Marine beating the Brexit blues
UK ship repairer and marine engineering services provider Burgess Marine has recently completed a successful winter refit season in Cherbourg. Despite Brexit, Burgess says that business has boomed as the company has completed two refits for Wightlink and one for Condor Ferries at its 5000T syncrolift facility in the French port. 02 Mar 2017 - Maritime Journal
‘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