NASSCO lays keel for T-AO 205; Helsinki Shipyard: New name, different Russian ownership

May 15th 2019
May 15, 2019 — The keel for the future USNS John Lewis (T-AO 205), the Navy’s first John Lewis-class fleet replenishment oiler, was ceremonially laid at General Dynamics-National Steel and Shipbuilding Company, San Diego, May 13. A keel laying is the ceremonial recognition of the start of a ship’s construction. In  this case the joining together the ship’s modular components and the authentication or etching of an honoree’s initials into a ceremonial keel plate.

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Helsinki Shipyard: New name, different Russian ownership

Finland’s Archtech Helsinki Shipyard is to get a new ownership and a new name. The yard’s efforts to win new orders have been severely hampered by the fact that it is currently owned by Russia’s United Shipbuilding Corporation, which is subject to both U.S. and EU sanctions.

Gulf Island delivers third Z-Tech tug in series

The M/V Connelly M was designed by Robert Allan Ltd of Vancouver, B.C., and built at Gulf Island’s, Jennings, La, shipyard facilities. The vessel will be operated by G &H Towing on behalf of Bay Houston Towing Company.

MAN inks service deal covering 111 dry bulkers

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a service agreement covering 111 bulkers owned by Hong Kong headquartered Pacific Basin Shipping. The contract will be managed by MAN PrimeServ from Hong Kong in close cooperation with the PrimeServ global network with some 120 service hubs.
Alfa Laval inaugurates PureSOx training center

Alfa Laval has inaugurated a PureSOx training center in Shanghai, China, featuring a full-size PureSOx exhaust gas scrubber. Though it will be focused on the training of commissioning engineers, it will also provide crew training opportunities for customers.
New marine louvered panel has integrated damper

The new Louvered Closure from Delta “T” Systems, Riviera Beach, Fla., has the outward appearance of a traditional vent, but features an integrated, vertically oriented aluminum damper hidden within.

MAN Engines offers IMO Tier III compliant workboat engines

MAN Engines – a business unit of MAN Truck & Bus – is now offering 12-cylinder workboat engines meeting IMO Tier III emission standards. Spanning a power range from 551 kW to 1,213 kW, the engines are immediately available. They meet the IMO Tier III limits by using an “SCR only” approach: MAN Engines’ modular exhaust gas after treatment (EAT) system.