Equipment
Beijing to curb steel mill capacity
China, the world’s largest steel producer, faces “severe oversupply” and the government is likely to decide on capacity curbs by the end of the year, according to the nation’s third-largest mill. The government is working on plans to close...
2009-10-15 07:41:09
Baosteel cuts steel prices in Nov
While Chinese steel industry is faced with high stock rate situation amid demand slump, the country's largest steel maker Baosteel Group announced on October 10th that it will lower steel prices as of coming November. It is said that the steel sup...
2009-10-14 14:17:48
Fabrication shop of Cochin opened
The Union Shipping Secretary, Mr A.P.V.N. Sharma, has inaugurated the small ship division fabrication shop of Cochin Shipyard Ltd as part of its expansion plan for concurrent construction of commercial ships, together with the aircraft carrier for th...
2009-10-14 08:53:37
New noise notation from DNV
Norwegian classification society DNV is to introduce new notation on underwater noise radiation on January 1st, 2010. ‘Noise from ships must be given a higher priority in both design and construction ... more Noise radiation from ships is a gro...
2009-10-14 08:16:35
Mitsui revamps Tamano Works
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) plans to carry out a major layout change at its Tamano Works for completion by around May 2010. The company has been reviewing the layout of its upstream facilities at the yard since 2008. A new steel plate ...
2009-10-12 11:42:03
MAN, Wartsila vie for e-controled engine
MAN Diesel, which boasts a 70-80% global market share of marine diesel engines, is vying neck and neck with Wartsila Corp. for orders for electronically-controlled engines. Wartsila, which has shifted its strategy in favor of e-controlled engines ahe...
2009-10-12 07:09:59
New painting system to be introduced
Ship paints producer Chugoku Samhwa Paints, a joint venture between Japan’s Chugoku and South Korea’s Samhwa Paints, is planning to introduce a new concept painting system in the ‘KORMARINE 2009’ to be held at BEXCO in Busan city, South Korea...
2009-10-09 13:03:59
ABB proposing electric propulsion
ABB Group is actively developing its marine business in Japan. Peter Terwiesch, its chief technology officer (CTO), recently came to Japan and talked about the company's state. With regard to the enhancement of energy efficiency, he stressed that ...
2009-10-09 07:56:56
Marine equip makers 'emergency'
South Korea’s shipbuilding equipment makers are said to be faced with severe management difficulties in the wake of the global marine industry recession. According to Korea Marine Equipment Association (KOMEA), small and midsize shipbuilding equ...
2009-10-09 07:12:18
HVS goliath installed
The installation of a 450-ton class goliath crane is almost completed at the No. 1 dock of Hyundai-Vinashin Shipyard (HVS). HVS recently lifted the girder to the height of 86 meters from the ground to place it on top of the two legs of the crane, ...
2009-10-07 06:42:21
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