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MV Texelstroom

New website for BC based Corvus Energy

Corvus Energy Launches New Website The redesigned website features new service offerings, product information, case studies, media archives and technical information about Corvus Energy’s award winning energy storage products and services. February 10th 2016- Richmond, B.C. – Corvus Energy, the leader in energy storage solutions for maritime industries has launched a new website featuring improved navigation, product and service information, detailed case studies and media archives. New features include: Detailed…

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Schneider Canada introduces new website

We are excited about Schneider Electric Canada’s new website, and here’s why: •    Simplified landing pages •    Easy site navigation •    Mobile ready web design •    Improved product search •    Updated distributor locator •    Easier to contact us and get support •    A unified English/French platform Visit us at schneider-electric.ca and spread the word!

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MV Minerva

ABC dual fuel engines for dredge

Today, Anglo Belgian Corporation, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of medium speed diesel engines, announced the sale of two s that will power a new build vessel for the Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME. This agreement was officialized with the Dutch shipyard ‘Royal IHC’. This contract confirms Anglo Belgian Corporation’s know-how in the development and production of advanced propulsion solutions for the maritime industry. The commissioning of…

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Bisso_Iroquois

Bisso Iroquois joins Bisso Marine

BISSO MARINE is very pleased to announce its acquisition of the offshore pipelay industry’s stalwart derrick/pipelay barge GLOBAL IROQUOIS. The 400 foot x 100 foot x 30 foot laybarge has performed pipelay operations worldwide and will be renamed BISSO IROQUOIS. The central part of the barge’s substantial station keeping system are the ten single drum winches with 320 kips of pulling force and 744 kip holding force each. Each single…

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Karma is nice

Charles Leeuwenburg wears many hats, being charitable to visiting sailors is just one more. (Picture by CL) Some people think I make a fortune off my marine engineering website. I don’t get that comment so much these days, but back when I started in 2000, there was this expectation that everybody with a website was a millionaire. No, far from it. It’s actually quite a bit of an expense in…

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A day at the port: Quebec City

Quebec City is always such a great place for ship lovers. It’s a bustling port, with lots of action to admire, and neat iron plying about. Today, I had the opportunity to visit some berth mates before I signed off, here are some pictures. River traffic is constant, above is Umiak 1 leaving for its monthly trip to northern Quebec, with supplies for the mines; then coming back loaded with…

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Spamily – builder of ships, not nations

In a previous post I was musing about shipyards, ports, and other national assets that are often taken advantage of by being “privatized”, or otherwise utilized to enrich a select few.  Meanwhile the states, and its people, are burdened with the cost of developing and maintaining these assets. I find this grossly offensive myself. We only have to look to the Soviet State and its huge infrastructure, “sold” for fractions…

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Check out my Yas Yas !

I was sent these pictures some time ago, from a friend of the site in New Zealand, who was working on this beautiful ship, currently named Yas (ex-Swift 141). Always neat to see these engine rooms – a far cry from the crowded dank engine rooms of the numerous tugs I’ve worked on… BTW, she has 21000 hp installed.     You can read more about Yas’ specs here and…

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