Top News of the Week November 25 – 30, 2013

Top News of the Week November 25 – 30, 2013

The World’s First Mobile Ocean Colony

Imagine living at sea, raising your children at sea, to going to work at sea, retiring at sea and at the same time moving around the world. Some people have dreams like these. But just a few of them try to make them come true. One of those people is Norman Nixon. Namely, he had a dream of a ‘mobile ocean colony’.

IHC Merwede to Build New Megacutter for Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has ordered a new self-propelled megacutter from IHC Merwede.

Wagenborg Starts Construction of ‘Walk to Work Vessel’

Recently NAM selected Royal Wagenborg to support their offshore operations for the upcoming 10 years. For this assignment Wagenborg awarded Royal Niestern Sander the contract for the newbuilding of a unique vessel: the walk to work vessel.

Samsung Heavy Bags Containerships Order

Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) from South Korea, has been awarded a contract for the construction of five containership units worth USD 422 million.

Fincantieri to Build Oceanographic Ship for Norway

In the presence of the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs Elisabeth Aspaker, Fincantieri, one of the world leading shipbuilding companies, and the Institute of Marine Research (IMR), the Norwegian governmental body for oceanographic research and fishing, signed a contract today in Oslo for the construction of an oceanographic icebreaker for operating in polar waters.




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