People & Company News fuel cell system that consumes methanol. The consortium's research will deal with the SOFC unit of 250 kWclass and the focus is on marine application issues, as well as the unit's safety and reliability aspects. For marine validation purposes a smaller 20 kW unit will be installed on board a Wallenius Marine carcarrier. The 20 kW unit will be factory-tested, laboratory-tested and approved before installation. "The construction and operation of this research unit running on renewable methanol will open up attractive opportunities for using sustainable fuels for fuel-cellbased distributed generation and auxiliary power units in large ships. In particular, this is an interesting option for reducing ship emissions when harboring," said Erkko Fontell, General Manager, Fuel Cells, at Wärtsilä. The consortium consists of worldclass organizations including Wärtsilä Corporation, Lloyd's Register, Wallenius Marine, the University of Genoa and Det Norske Veritas AS. $24.6m Deal for CVN 79 Northrop Grumman received a $24.6m planning and design contract for CVN 79, the second aircraft carrier of the CVN 78 Class. The Newport News sector will perform the work, which includes planning, feasibility studies, system development, engineering services and other design efforts. Marlink Extends Reach Marlink will provide a combination of global maritime satellite communications to Valles Steamship Ltd. to meet the company's business requirements and support its crew morale and welfare program. Marlink provides both Inmarsat and Iridium satellite communications along with e-mail and traffic accounting services to the Valles' fleet consisting of seven tanker and three bulk carrier vessels. Valles also has three new build Aframax tankers on order. Valles is equipping all of its vessels with Inmarsat Fleet F77 terminals using Marlink airtime and value added services to meet the ever-growing requirement for at-sea data communications. Gold sponsor Sponsored by Hapag-Lloyd Signs Deal with GL Hapag-Lloyd a n d Germanischer Lloyd signed a framework agreement which covers Dr. Hermann J. Klein (left), the classificaMember of the Executive tion of and Board Germanischer Lloyd, statutory atten- und Adolf Adrion, Member of dance to the the Executive Board HapagLloyd. units sailing under GL class. This move places the partnership between GL and Hapag-Lloyd on a new and innovative footing. The agreement will automatically include all Hapag-Lloyd newbuildings classed by Germanischer Lloyd, resulting in a considerable reduction in administrative procedures. Over 40 percent of the worldwide container ship fleet is sailing under GL class. NEW MARITIME HORIZONS 2 - 4 APRIL 2007 SUNTEC SINGAPORE An extensive networking event incorporating a series of high level conferences, international exhibition and technical workshops Key conference topics: OPENING CEREMONY KEYNOTE SESSION: THE ASIAN VOICE IN WORLD SHIPPING CHARTERERS' FORUM FINANCE FOR ASIAN SHIPPING Part I Debt Finance Part II Equity Finance Sponsored by Jefferies Supported by LNG SHIPPING TODAY AND TOMORROW In association with SIGTTO Part I: Commercial Part II: Operational/Technical Sponsored by ABS PROCUREMENT MARINE INSURANCE Sponsored by Holman Fenwick & Willan New Shipboard Warning System Northrop Grumman won a contract from the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center and its sponsor, the Office of Naval Research, to develop an electro-optic based system -- the Detection and Unambiguous Warning System (DUWS) -- intended to warn surface vessels and aircraft in violation of ship protection zones of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels at anchor or in port. December 2006 SEA ASIA CRUISE CONFERENCE DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION OF FLOATING PRODUCTION UNITS One-day Offshore Conference organised by RINA TECHNICAL DAY YOUTH CHALLENGE DAY Official airline Organised by Media supporter www.sea-asia.com 39
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