Kyokuyo Shipyard to Build 540TEU Container Carrier for …

first_imgzoom Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation will build a 540TEU container carrier for Kobe-based Imoto Lines, Ltd., a leading company for Japan’s domestic sea transport.This next generation domestic liner is the result of ‘chemical reaction’ between experience and expertise of the two companies.To meet the increasing demand in domestic transportation (for both normal and reverse logistics) as well as in feeder service to cope with enlarging international container carriers, the ship is designed to have the biggest loading capacity for a Japanese ‘coastal’ container vessel.With more than twice bigger than conventional types of 499-749GRT, she will bring a new dimension to the transport efficiency.From the outside, clean lines and Kyokuyo’s award-winning and patented SSS bow give the vessel a sleek modern look. The unique front-end shape is expected to save 5% of fuel consumption under average sea condition, by reducing the wind pressure by 30% compared with conventional hulls.The bridge and accommodation area are smartly integrated into the fore-part to ensure better visibility and crew’s comfort, by minimizing the impact of noise and vibration from the machinery. It also helps maximize the container loading efficiency.Besides her sleek hull shape, the new container ship will be equipped with many eco-friendly features that reduce the product’s impact on the environment: high efficiency propeller, fuel saving paint, F.O. piping system that prevents oil spills on bunkering, and IMO PSPC compliant coating, to name a few.Through numerous discussions with Imoto Lines, the best-in-class operator’s vast know-how and tons of ideas are implemented to this new product.“With the delivery scheduled in 2016, we are now working busy to tweak the hull shape, using tank tests and wind tunnel tests, and newly introduced ship design software. We can’t wait to build this ship that will set the benchmark for the next generation of domestic container carrier,” the shipyard said in a release. Print  Close Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation, February 12, 2014 My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定last_img read more

URS completes acquisition of Scott Wilson Group

first_imgURS Corp has completed its acquisition of Scott Wilson Group. The addition of Scott Wilson expands URS’ international presence by adding a network of 80 offices around the world, including offices in key regional centres such as London, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Warsaw and Dubai, and more than 5,500 employees. In the company’s 2010 fiscal year, which ended on May 2, 2010, Scott Wilson had revenues of approximately £340 million and net income of £13.6 million.“The acquisition of Scott Wilson opens the door to numerous new opportunities for URS in major international infrastructure markets,” said Martin M. Koffel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of URS. “URS now is among the top ten UK engineering firms by revenue, with capabilities in critical infrastructure markets. We also have expanded our capabilities in other key geographies outside of the UK and Continental Europe, such as China and India, two of the fastest growing economies in the world. With Scott Wilson’s technical depth and talented team of professionals around the globe, URS is well positioned to support public and private sector clients worldwide on their largest and most complex infrastructure assignments.”Hugh Blackwood, former Group Chief Executive of Scott Wilson, has joined URS as a Vice President of URS Corporation and Senior Vice President, International Operations. He will oversee from London URS’ Infrastructure & Environment business for the U.K./Ireland, Europe, Middle East, India and China.Blackwood commented: “From today, Scott Wilson becomes part of URS Corporation. We are looking forward to providing our clients with access to a larger global footprint and the ability to meet their needs across a wider range of services and sectors, including the nuclear power market, which is a key strength for URS. Our employees will be able to participate in larger and more complex projects, as well as benefit from further investment in new areas of expertise.”URS is a leading provider of engineering, construction and technical services for public agencies and private sector companies around the world. It offers a full range of program management; planning, design and engineering; systems engineering and technical assistance; construction and construction management; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning and closure services. URS provides services for power, infrastructure, industrial and commercial, and federal projects and programs. URS has about 46,500 employees in a network of offices in more than 40 countries.last_img read more