GD BIW launches DDG 1000
October 30, 2013—General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navy’s first Zumwalt-class destroyer October 28 at its Bath, ME, shipyard. The future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) went from Bath Iron Works’ land-level construction facility to a floating dry dock on Friday. Once loaded into the dry dock, the dock was flooded and the ship was removed from its specially designed cradle. By late Monday, the dock had been flooded and the ship was floated off and tied to a pier on the Kennebec River.
Port of Jacksonville to be first with LNG fuel terminal?
Located on the St. Johns River the facility could have the capability to produce approximately 300,000 gallons of LNG per day to support anticipated increases in maritime and rail use and bolster supply for trucking fleets operating throughout the Southeast United States.
PM drive trains called “a game changer”
The Switch, a Finland-based manufacturer of permanent magnet motors, generators and converters, has launched the next-generation of drive trains for energy efficient merchant vessel power generation and propulsion of merchant vessels.
MacGregor to acquire Pusnes for EUR 180 million
Cargotec says the acquisition, which follows the earlier announced acquisition of Hatlapa, is highly complementary to MacGregor’s existing offshore offering, and positions MacGregor as a leading player in the offshore equipment market.
Videotel brings video gaming to on-board training
In the game environment the player will be tasked with identifying and fixing a problem with a ballast valve on a bulk cargo ship.