United States

HII awarded DDG 1000 modernisation contract

HII awarded DDG 1000 modernisation contract

HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a US$154.8 million contract modification for work on USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000). Zumwalt arrived in Pascagoula on 19 August 2023 after leaving San Diego earlier in the month. The ship will enter a modernisation period and receive technology upgrades including the integration of the Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) […]

Greensea Systems’ drone tech passes beach UXO test

Greensea Systems’ drone tech passes beach UXO test

Unexploded ordnance (UXO) isn’t just a problem at deepwater offshore sites: bombs, shells, grenades, landmines and other undetonated munitions can also be present within the surf zone, posing a major safety risk to swimmers, surfers and other beach users. Should buried UXO become disturbed or moved, the result can be severe burns, lacerations, amputations and/or […]

Inspection lead role for Dive-LD AUV?

Inspection lead role for Dive-LD AUV?

Anduril Industries is partnering with the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium (NOWRDC), US to autonomously inspect undersea power infrastructure using its Dive-LD AUV. The partnership aims to optimise emerging technologies for offshore renewable energy development in the US by reducing downtime and controlling costs. The Dive-LD is a modular and customisable large displacement […]

For-A-Tread epoxy coating launched for deck slips

For-A-Tread epoxy coating launched for deck slips

US company Form-A-Tread is currently targeting small workboats, fishing vessels, dive boats and rescue boats with its same-named epoxy coating, reportedly developed to increase traction on decks, docks and gangways. The coating is particularly aimed at “wet, rolling and pitching vessels buffeted by waves and wind gusts” that can put crew members at increased risk […]

MSHS targets turbocharger retrofit opportunities

MSHS targets turbocharger retrofit opportunities

The Florida-based enterprise is planning to build further on its well-established business overhauling turbochargers by branching deeper into the turbocharger retrofit sector. Fort Lauderdale-headquartered MSHS (formerly Motor Services Hugo Stamp) has built up an extensive business overhauling marine turbochargers, including leading brands such as KBB, Mitsubishi, Napier and MAN. MSHS have a global outreach carrying […]

Work underway on BAE Systems’ new Florida facility

Work underway on BAE Systems’ new Florida facility

BAE Systems has started construction of a new ship repair facility in Jacksonville, Florida, including a ship lift system and landside repair complex. The ship lift system will measure 150m by 34m and will service both naval and commercial customers. Vessels will be transferred from the ship lift platform to repair berths via self-propelled modular […]

Big Apple gets greener

Big Apple gets greener

Zero-emission tug helps the Big Apple get greener Late 2023 will see a 66-year-old New York vessel enjoy a second lease of life as a carbon emission-free tugboat, thanks to an ammonia-to-power system developed by Amogy New York-based start-up Amogy has announced its plans to unveil a zero-emission tugboat later this year, utilising ammonia as […]

MSHS targets retrofit opportunities

MSHS targets retrofit opportunities

Fort Lauderdale-headquartered MSHS (formerly Motor Services Hugo Stamp) has built up an extensive business overhauling marine turbochargers, including leading brands such as KBB, Mitsubishi, Napier and MAN. MSHS have a global outreach carrying out work in many locations worldwide, deploying teams based at workshops in Seattle and New Orleans as well as its primary base […]

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