Wärtsilä and Crowley extend maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges
The technology group Wärtsilä and Crowley Petroleum Services are continuing their co-operation by extending and expanding their maintenance agreement for 11 articulated tug barges (ATBs) owned and operated by US-based Crowley. An ATB has a hinged connection system that allows a powerful ocean-going tug to connect to a notch in the stern of the barge, which enables the tug to propel and maneuver the barge.
MacGregor acquires Rapp Marine to strengthen its offering for the fishery and research segment
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed an agreement to acquire Rapp Marine Group (RMG) in order to strengthen its offering for the fishery and research vessel segment. MacGregor’s existing portfolio includes already various deck handling equipment, such as cranes and booms, but with RMG, MacGregor is able to offer complete solutions with advanced winches and related control systems. The enterprise value of the acquisition was approximately EUR 16 million.
The Switch Recruits Ville Parpala to Help Drive Growth
The Switch has recruited Ville Parpala as Director, Product Marketing, Marine Solutions, as it targets its ambition of achieving growth of 200% in the marine segment across the next five years. The firm, a specialist in the development and supply of advanced drive train solutions, will leverage Parpala’s vast experience, and contact book, to push its ability to deliver enhanced efficiency, cost savings and environmental performance to the shipping industry worldwide.
DNV GL launches external hearing of new rule set
Hamburg, 1 July 2015 – Today more than 800 customers and stakeholders will receive the new DNV GL rules, as part of an extensive external hearing process before their publication and entry into force. The rules are the signature of the classification society, forming the basis of the organisation and playing an essential role in DNV GL’s work to make the maritime industry safer, smarter and greener.
The merger of DNV and GL brought together a set of competencies, cultures and histories that stretch back 150 years – embodied in the rule sets of the two organisations. The formation of DNV GL represented a unique opportunity to undertake a comprehensive review, update and integration of the rules.