Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Manufacturing Capability News

(Photo: Nautican)

Nautican to Ship First IPU from Prince Edward Island

The Nautican Research and Development manufacturing facility in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, said it is now ready to ship the facility's first Integrated Propulsion Unit (IPU) to a client in Alaska. “Nautican is another excellent example of an emerging advanced marine technology company finding success right here on Prince Edward Island,” said PEI Minister of Economic Development and Tourism, Heath MacDonald, who was on site with Nautican representatives to review the Ocean Series Class 200 IPU system prior to shipment.

The new Caterpillar Marine Center Singapore  (Photo: Caterpillar Marine)

Caterpillar Establishes Marine Center in Singapore

Caterpillar Marine is establishing a new Marine Center in Singapore in the facility previously occupied by Caterpillar Remanufacturing, at 5 Tukang Innovation Grove. The new center will bring together in one location almost 200 people employed by Caterpillar Marine in Singapore. Facilities will feature new manufacturing capability for Caterpillar Marine’s Propulsion business to build the company’s range of MTA azimuth thrusters and MTT tunnel thrusters. The new Marine Center will…

Photo: Metalube

Metalube Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Reporting an upsurge in product demand, lubricants manufacturer Metalube has recently taken possession of the industrial unit located adjacent to its current site, increasing the space available to the company by over 70 percent. Metalube now occupies a 1-hectare site, which includes a 2,500 sq. meter covered factory, warehousing and office space alongside a brand new state-of-the-art laboratory. The company has also purchased four new Jungheinrich fork-lift trucks to service this new and improved site.

Rongsheng's First Container Ship: Photo credit Rongsheng

China Rongsheng Delivers First Container Ship

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group Holdings deliver their first container ship to a German owner. The new 6,500-TEU container ship measures 299.95 meters in length, 40 meters in breadth and 24.2 meters in depth. This latest delivery not only demonstrates a breakthrough of manufacturing capability at China Rongsheng Heavy Industries, but they say it also marked their comprehensive strengths in research and development and product diversity. Rongsheng believe that business upgrade and R&D capability are always development keys in the shipbuilding industry.

World's Longest HV Subsea Cable Contract

ABB wins US$ 170-million contract to supply Martin Linge oil & gas field in the North Sea with mainland power from Norwegian grid. The contract from Subsea 7, requires ABB to build a power link between a new oil and gas field being developed by Total E&P Norge AS. The Martin Linge (formerly known as Hild) field lies at a depth of 115 meters and has been identified among the oil and gas fields with highest potential reserves in the North Sea. The field will receive its electricity…