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2018:  FEB

January 2017 Issue

Dubai Maritime City Authority, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is continuing its inspection campaign aimed at ensuring the floating restaurants opening conform with standards and best practices. These inspections ensure the highest levels of safety and operational efficiency. Undisclosed.

ABB, Zürich, Switzerland, has signed a formal agreement to develop greener ships and digital solutions. The partnership will help in the manufacturing of highly efficient and technologically advanced vessels. Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group.

Fugro, Leidschendam, Netherlands, has been awarded a five-year survey contract to support the architect and engineering survey and mapping support services for the military, civil and federal agencies of Mobile District. They will provide integrated data collection and processing in support of the National Coastal Mapping Program. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Saab Seaeye, Fareham, England, has been chosen to provide the Panther XT Plus ROV as a diving support vessel resource. Its ability to perform a wide range of work and survey tasks will play an important role in diving support. Flash Tekk Engineering.

Martek Marine, Swinton, England, has been awarded a framework contract for remotely piloted aircraft systems services in the maritime environment, specifically for ship engine emission monitoring. European Maritime Safety Agency.

JFD, Barrow-in-Furness, England, has been awarded a £35 million contract for the design and build of a 24-man saturation dive system capable of diving to depths of 500 m. It will incorporate advanced state-of-the-art technology to ensure safe conduct. Shaghai Salvage.

Kongsberg, Kongsberg, Norway, has entered into an agreement to update the combat management system and active sonar system of the Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates. The contract, valued at 313 million NOK, will be delivered over the next four years. Norwegian Defence Agency.

MacGregor, Helsinki, Finland, has been awarded davit orders for two low-emission 81-m service operation vessels (SOVs) designed to act as mother ships for wind turbine technicians. The delivery includes a high-speed winch system, anti-pendulum docking head and an automatic parking cradle. GONDAN.

Volvo Penta, Chesapeake, Virginia, has been awarded a contract to provide a new vessel. The 55-ft. vessel will run on twin D13 900-hp U.S. EPA Tier 3 engines with ISP3 drives. Virginia Pilots Association.

PBES, Trondheim, Norway, has announced a partnership agreement on industrial quality energy storage for hybrid and fully electric commercial marine vessels. The agreement underscores the ongoing green shift that is occurring in the commercial marine industry. Høglund Marine Automation.

Bibby Offshore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has secured a contract to provide engineering and subsea construction activities in the Gannet G field in the Central North Sea. They will utilize its multipurpose dive support and offshore construction vessel—Bibby Polaris—to lay flexible pipe systems in water depths of approximately 95 m. Shell.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems, Friedrichshafen, Germany, has agreed to collaborate on marine propulsion systems. They will exchange information and knowledge related to the development of new technologies and products. ZF Friedrichshafen AG.

Bollinger Shipyards, Lockport, Louisiana, has delivered the USCG John McCormick, the 21st Fast Response Cutter. The 154-ft. patrol craft has a flank speed of 28 kt. and will be stationed in Ketchikan, Alaska. U.S. Coast Guard.

KVH Industries Inc., Middletown, Rhode Island, has signed a five-year contract to provide maritime satellite communications on board more than 140 vessels. The multiyear contract includes IP-MobileCast service for news, sports, movie and TV delivery. Vroon.

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