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MacGregor Davits for Esvagt SOV

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, said it has won new davit orders from Spanish shipyard Astilleros Zamakona. They are destined for a service operation vessel (SOV) owned by the Danish company Esvagt AS. The contract includes an order for one of MacGregor's largest davit systems, specially-designed to ensure safe transfers in rough weather.

Sparrows Group Awarded Two Dubai Petroleum Contracts

A Sparrow's ECR20 crane on rental in the Middle East (Photo: Sparrows Group)

Sparrows Group said it has strengthened its operations in the Middle East, securing two crane contracts with Dubai Petroleum, one for maintenance services and the other for the delivery of rental cranes.   The first contract, for five-year’s crane maintenance services, covers 76 cranes across all of Dubai Petroleum’s offshore fields.

Dynacon, Scantrol Partner to Provide Active Heave Compensation

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A launch and recovery systems (LARS) manufacturer has teamed up with a supplier of active heave compensation (AHC) control systems to offer AHC functionality.   Dynacon, a Texas-based business line Forum Energy Technologies, Inc., is a manufacturer of handling systems for remote operational vehicles

Unique Group Partners with INNOVO, Kongsberg

Innovo’s reel drive system (Photo: INNOVO)

 Integrated subsea and offshore solution provider Unique Group has entered into a cooperation agreement with Aberdeen’s INNOVO. As part of the agreement, the companies will collaborate to provide sales and rental equipment and engineering solutions for the marine and oil and gas market sectors in the Middle East and South-East Asia region.

Rapp Marine to Equip New OSU Research Vessel

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Rapp Marine said it has been selected by Gulf Island Shipyard, LLC, as the Overboard Handling System Single Source Vendor (OHS SSV) for Oregon State University’s (OSU) 193 ft x 41 ft multi-mission Regional Class Research Vessel (RCRV), with the option of two additional vessels. Funding for the RCRV

Ampelmann Gangway System Increases Operational Efficiencies

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Ampelmann has enhanced its existing E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion of its gangway from personnel to cargo mode from at least ten minutes to less than one minute, providing greater operational efficiencies.   The innovative and adaptable E1000 motion compensated access system can transform from a gangway into a crane boom.

Stone Marine Services Names Hall Operations Manager

Gwynneth Hall (Photo: Stone Marine Services)

Stone Marine Services has promoted Gwynneth Hall to the position of Operations Manager. She will be responsible for operations across all the Stone Marine Services Group companies and report to the Directors.   Hall, who has a degree in business and finance, has been with the company for the last

Curtiss-Wright Winch Systems for US Navy Sonar

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division has been selected by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems to provide its winch system technology for use in a new Variable Depth Sonar (VDS) for the U.S. Navy Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) class.   Raytheon recently announced that it had been awarded a contract by the U.

MacGregor Wins Contracts for Five Chinese Bulkers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Yangzijiang shipyard in China to equip five 62,000 dwt open hatch bulk carriers (OHBC) with hatch covers and cranes. Equipment deliveries will start in 2018 and continue until 2019. The order was booked into Cargotec's third quarter 2017 order intake.

Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Awards Contract to MELCAL

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MELCAL said it has received a new contract from Arctech Helsinki Shipyard for the design and production of two ATEX Zone 1, IIB T3 cranes to be installed onboard an icebreaking arctic tanker.   The hose handling cranes will feature heated cabins and are designed to handle both cargo hoses and bunker fuel hoses,