John F. Kennedy Aircraft Carrier Christened at Newport News Shipbuilding

The U.S. Navy’s newest supercarrier John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) was christened Saturday during a ceremony at Huntington-Ingalls Industries’ Newsport News Shipbuilding in Virginia. The John F. Kennedy is the second aircraft carrier of the Gerald R. Ford class and is slated to replace USS Nimitz (CVN 68) when it is decommissioned. As the ship’s sponsor, John F. Kennedy's … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Faced with Second Deadly Shooting This Week

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Three people were killed by a shooter on Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola, a major U.S. Navy base in Florida, before sheriff's deputies fatally shot the shooter, authorities said, the second deadly shooting at a U.S. military installation this week. An "active shooter" was encountered on the base on Friday morning, according to the Escambia County … [Read more...]

Orsted Bets Hydrogen Is Key to Climate Goals

By Will Mathis (Bloomberg) --One of the world’s biggest developers of offshore wind farms thinks its massive turbines could be key to the production of hydrogen in a greener way and ultimately, stemming climate change. Over the past decade, offshore wind has pushed from a frontier technology to a multi-billion-dollar industry that provides green power cheap enough to compete … [Read more...]

ABS Grants AIP for First Jones Act Offshore Wind SOV

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has awarded the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to VARD for its design of a Jones Act service operations vessel (SOV) for the U.S. offshore wind industry. The AIP, which was awarded this week at the International Work Boat Show in New Orleans, is the first granted for a Jones Act-compliant SOV for the U.S. wind market. It covers … [Read more...]

Asian Oil Refiners’ Profits Grow on IMO 2020 Demand

By Koustav Samanta and Jane Chung SINGAPORE/SEOUL, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Asia's oil refiners are starting to see a surge in demand for cleaner fuels that is pushing up processing profits for very low sulphur fuel oil (VLSFO) and gasoil just weeks before new rules take effect for fuel products burned in ships. Most ships have to switch from high-sulphur fuel oil (HSFO) to cleaner … [Read more...]