Innovators: Marine Transportation

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DAMEN SHIPYARDS IN ST. JOHN'S TO IDENTIFY VENDORS FOR FERRY CONSTRUCTION

by wade on January 30, 2014

Companies from Newfoundland and Labrador interested in becoming vendors to the international shipyard consortium Damen ShipYards Group, should plan to be in St. John's February 10 - 13. That's when company officials will be in town to meet with potential vendors to discuss opportunities and make company site visits to get a feel for the goods and services available in the provincial shipbuilding and supply sector.   Read more.

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VESSEL REPLACEMENT STRATEGY INVESTS $110 MILLION IN FERRIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE

by wade on January 12, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 30 Dec. 2013) In 2013 the Provincial Government committed $110.5 million to build new ferries and improve marine transportation infrastructure within the province.
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NEW 80-METRE VESSEL TO SERVICE BELL ISLAND IN 2016

by wade on December 17, 2013

(St. John's, NL, December 2013) The Provincial Government has negotiated a $49.5 million contract with Damen Shipyards to deliver a new 80-metre vessel to service Bell Island. The official contract was signed today on Bell Island and the new ferry is scheduled to arrive in the province in February 2016.
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GOVERNMENT ISSUES RFPs FOR LABRADOR MARINE SERVICE

by wade on December 17, 2013

(St. John's, NL, 17 December 2013) The Provincial Government announced today a request for proposals (RFP) to secure a single contractor to provide comprehensive marine services to Labrador over a 15-year term.
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TRANSPAR CRAFT FAST TRACKED BY DEMAND

by wade on February 13, 2013

Market pull is fast-tracking the development of the TranSPAR craft a year ahead of schedule, reports Peter Gifford, President and CEO, ExtremeOcean Innovation, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. The TranSPAR is a self-propelled spar vessel for safely transferring maintenance personnel and equipment to wind turbines on Round 3 offshore wind farms, in wave heights up to three meters at locations up to 300 km offshore.

ExtremeOcean Innovation is one of seven companies developing new offshore wind access systems for the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) collaborative R&D program, focused on creating solutions to significantly improve uptime at these wind farms by providing turbine access in high sea states.
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