Geo Therm Ltd picks up LR and ABS accreditation

Geo Therm Ltd picks up LR and ABS accreditation
Geo Therm Ltd picks up LR and ABS accreditation

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown the team behind Geo Therm Ltd has actively sought to gain the coveted Lloyds Register (LR) and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approved service supplier status, bolstering its existing ISO 9001:2015, FPAL and Safe Contractor accreditations.

As an independent third-party inspection company Geo Therm Ltd prides itself with performing condition monitoring inspections across the globe, to-date surveying in over 40 countries, as far north as the Arctic Circle to as far south as the Falkland Islands. The company has been supporting the offshore energy sector since 2002 with their inspection surveys to aid fleet with their safe systems of work remits, preventative maintenance, and regulatory commitments.

With the team was in lockdown, audit allocation and rechecking was undertaken online, ensuring all systems documents were current, fit for purpose and error free, while the actual LR and ABS audits being undertaken at Geo Therm Ltd’s premises in Reydon, Suffolk and the Continue reading “Geo Therm Ltd picks up LR and ABS accreditation”

Evinrude: Pandemic blamed for the demise of the famous brand of outboard engines

Evinrude demise blamed on pandemic
Evinrude demise blamed on pandemic

One of the most illustrious names in marine propulsion has breathed its last with BRP’s announcement today that it will discontinue production of Evinrude E-TEC and E-TEC G2 outboard engines.

A company spokesperson said: “Our outboard engines business has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, obliging us to discontinue production of our outboard motors immediately. This business segment had already been facing some challenges and the impact from the current context has forced our hand,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP. “We will concentrate our efforts on new and innovative technologies and on the development of our boat companies, where we continue to see a lot of potential to Continue reading “Evinrude: Pandemic blamed for the demise of the famous brand of outboard engines”

LNG shipbuilding boom time ahead. But are we ready for it?

LNG shipbuilding around the corner
LNG shipbuilding around the corner

It has been nearly a decade since the last mega LNG newbuilding program in South Korea was completed. Building forty-five LNG carriers for Qatargas at three major Korean shipyards – Hyundai, Samsung, and Daewoo — had been challenging on many fronts. Several new technologies and systems had to be qualified at the design stage, during plan approval, construction and shop trials and verified during commissioning, gas trials, and sea trials. Anomalies and deficiencies, if left undiscovered, cause rework, costly delays and considerable technical problems after delivery. Fortunately, with a handful of very experienced engineers involved in the QG project from concept to commissioning, it was a job well done in the end, to the Continue reading “LNG shipbuilding boom time ahead. But are we ready for it?”

Bankrupt Moonen Yachts acquired by Australian couple

Matthew and Louise Baxter - new owners of Moonen Yachts
Matthew and Louise Baxter – new owners of Moonen Yachts

Dutch superyacht builder Moonen Yachts is under new ownership. An Australian couple, Matthew and Louise Baxter are the new owners of the shipyard. Matthew, of Scottish origin, is a successful Australian businessman and entrepreneur, who in 1972 established the A M Group, a privately owned worldwide group of manufacturing companies of which he is executive chairman.
Louise and Matthew first discovered Moonen Yachts whilst sailing on Pittwater harbour in Sydney where they came across the Moonen yacht, Aurora (Moonen 84). This lead to their involvement with Moonen, a midsized Dutch pedigree shipyard with a dedicated and highly skilled team.

In Matthew’s words, “It is a privilege to own a yard like Moonen. The brand has an impeccable pedigree, the yachts are true Dutch quality and the team is young, reliable, talented, and very loyal to the company. These characteristics are fundamental for success. I realise that the yard has to re-energise, but we are well Continue reading “Bankrupt Moonen Yachts acquired by Australian couple”

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