Marinette Marine hosts LCS 19 keel laying ceremony; Harvey Gulf books long term contracts, grows fleet

Marinette Marine hosts LCS 19 keel laying ceremony
Marinette Marine hosts LCS 19 keel laying ceremony
May 18, 2017 — The keel for the U.S. Navy’s 19th Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS St. Louis, has been laid in a ceremony held by the Lockheed Martin led industry team at the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard. Ship sponsor Barbara Broadhurst Taylor authenticated the keel by welding her initials onto a steel plate that will be placed in the hull of the ship.

DSME LNG carriers to have GTT containment systems
DSME’s Geoje, South Korea, shipyard will build the two 173, 400 cu.m vessels for a European shipowner for delivery in 2019.
Harvey Gulf books long term contracts, grows fleet

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ABB solution handles EU MRV emissions reporting regs

ABB’s MRV module has been certified by the independent certifier Verifavia, as a tool to monitor all parameters to comply with the EU’s MRV regulation requirements.
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Australia takes wraps off Naval Shipbuilding Plan

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Admiral gets prison sentence in GDMA bribery case

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Robert Gilbeau has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators in order to conceal his illicit 20-year relationship with Leonard Glenn Francis.
Korean RoPax ferry to have Wartsila scrubber

Wärtsilä will supply a system consisting of two 13 MW Open Loop V-SOx Scrubbers specifically optimized for the new vessel.