Archives for 2018

ICE Instrumental in Windfarm Patent Application

For more than a year, ICE has assisted a Norwegian client with technical and commercial development of the DeltaLifter, an innovative single-lift vessel designed for safe and cost-effective removal of decommissioned offshore jackets. In the process of this work, it…

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New Recruitment Drive at ICEPRONAV Engineering

In response to increasing demand for its services, ICE has throughout 2018 been increasing the number of employees in Galati, Romania. With upcoming contracts with existing and new customers, ICE needs additional experienced naval architects and engineers and has strengthened…

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NAPA Damage Stability Training

Dragos Totolici, ICE Principal Engineer has recently participated at a NAPA Damage Stability Calculations Training held in Helsinki, Finland. The NAPA software is one of the many software packages in ICE’s inventory and is a key tool in efficiently developing…

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ICE Attending UAE Trade Show

ICE will for the fifth time be present at the upcoming Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME) trade show in Dubai – a leading regional event for the maritime industry. ICE will this year share a stand with Aitken Marine International,…

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Float-out of Australian Icebreaker ‘Nuyina’

Dutch shipbuilding group Damen recently performed the successful float-out of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina, currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The RSV Nuyina will be a state-of-the-art ship that will offer scientists unprecedented…

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ICE Chairman Moderator at Gastech 2018

Steinar Draegebo, ICE Chairman and Chief Executive, recently moderated a session dedicated to small-scale gas ships at Gastech 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Gastech event is the world’s leading meeting place for professionals in the international gas industry; it…

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Hydrodynamics Update

Two of ICE’s hydrodynamics specialists – Gelu Alexandru and Ana Chirosca (pictured) – last month participated in an advanced training session in Sweden arranged by Shipflow International AB. The eponymous Shipflow software, developed in conjunction with Chalmers University of Technology…

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Keel-Laying Ceremony with Distinguished Guests

The MV Werften Shipyard in Stralsund recently laid the keel on the Crystal Endeavor in the presence of German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig, Genting Hong Kong’s Executive Chairman and CEO Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, Crystal…

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Student Internship at ICE

ICEPRONAV Engineering recently hosted its traditional summer program for students from the Faculty of Naval Architecture at the Dunarea de Jos University in Galati, Romania. The 18 participants (pictured here with their ICE instructors) had the opportunity to learn practical…

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Celebrating ICE Group’s Success

For several years, ICE focussed much of its design activities on the growing offshore oil & gas industry, providing designs for drill ships, offshore service vessels and floating production, storing and offloading (FPSO) vessels. When the oil price in 2014…

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ICE Summer Holiday Schedule

We remind our clients and other business associates of ICE Group’s vacation from 23rd of July until 10th of August. Critical projects with sensitive schedules will as always be staffed during the holiday period, so a large percentage of ICE…

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Posidonia 2018 a Success

Last month, ICE exhibited at the biennial Posidonia trade show in Athens. With more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and 23,000 visitors this is one of the main maritime trade shows attended by ship owners and marine industry companies from around…

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ICE at NAPA User Meeting 2018

ICE recently participated at the NAPA User Meeting 2018 held in Helsinki, Finland. The NAPA software is a key tool in efficiently developing early concept designs and helps ICE’s designers to quickly develop conceptual hull designs to meet clients’ requirements….

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ICE Passed ISO 9001: 2015 Audit with Flying Colours

DNV-GL Business Assurance recently performed an ISO 9001:2015 certification audit on ICE. The certification audit was the last step in ICE’s upgrade of the company’s Quality Management Systems (QMS) from the ISO 9001:2008 certification to the 2015 revised standard. ICE…

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ICE at Posidonia in Athens, June 4-8

At this year’s Posidonia exhibition, in addition to showing its latest ship designs ICE will highlight its design services for retrofit of ballast water treatment (BWT) and scrubber systems. This is the third major international trade show for ICE so…

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Innovative Platform Decommissioning Technology

ICE continues its R&D contract with a Norwegian client to validate and further develop the innovative DeltaLifter, a single-lift vessel designed for safe and economical removal of decommissioned offshore platform substructures (“jackets”). Recently, ICE commissioned a model test at the…

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Revival of the FPSO Market

Having been involved in more than 40 FPSO projects (new construction, conversions and various studies) the last ten years, ICE is pleased to note an increased activity in that industry segment. After several quiet years, ICE is again receiving inquiries…

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Ship Retrofit Cooperation

To further expand its design services for retrofit of ballast water treatment (BWT) and exhaust gas cleaning (EGC) systems, ICE has entered into a non-exclusive cooperation agreement with Aitken Marine International (AMI), a Dubai-based project management company. ICE will provide…

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Meet ICE at Sea Japan 2018

The ICE Group will for the third time be exhibiting at the biennial SeaJapan trade show in Tokyo. The exhibition will take place April 11 – 13 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Centre. Japan’s shipbuilding industry has a well-earned…

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Retrofit Laser Scanning

New regulations for ballast water and sulphuric content in exhaust gases from ships has created an increasing demand for installation of systems for ballast water treatment (“BWT”) and exhaust gas cleaning (“scrubbers”). Using its extensive ship design experience, ICE offer…

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Braemar Executives Visiting ICE

Recently, ICE was visited by senior representatives of Braemar Technical Services, exploring areas of common interest. The Braemar group is a leading international provider of knowledge and skill-based services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries. It employs…

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ICE Attending ‘The Floating Future’ Seminar

In March, ICE’s representatives Coen Landa, Business Development Director and Gheorghe Iorga, Senior Engineer, attended a seminar in Wageningen, the Netherlands focused on Food, Energy, Logistics & Living on Floating Mega Islands. The event ended with a visit to the…

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Shallow-draft 20,000 cum LNG Carrier

Working closely with a major operator of gas ships, ICE has developed a “milk run” LNG distribution tanker with a cargo capacity of 20,000 cum. The gas is contained in two type C semi-pressurised and fully refrigerated bi-lobe cargo tanks….

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ICE Hosting Industry Meeting

ICEPRONAV Engineering hosted last month the quarterly meeting of the Romanian Shipbuilders Association (ANCONAV). Dragos Totolici, ICE Principal Engineer briefed the meeting on ICE’s participation in 3-year EU Research & Innovation Programme aiming to develop cost-effective floating islands to be…

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RINA New ICE Tenant

In 2010, ICE established a separate property management company to develop the Group’s properties and attract additional tenants to its Galati facilities, which formerly accommodated more than one thousand technical, scientific and support staff. Last month ICE welcomed as a…

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Chairman’s New Year’s Message

In recent years, ICE’s main activity has been focussed on the offshore energy industry, with design of drill ships, a well intervention vessel, jack-up wind turbine installation vessels and more than 40 FSO/FPSO projects. However, the oil price collapse in…

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ICE in China

In December 2017, ICE again participated in the MARINTEC China trade show in Shanghai, as part of the British pavilion. At the encouragement of the UK Government’s Department of International Trade, ICE had entered into an arrangement with SMC Design…

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New Director of Administration

On January 1, 2018, Mariana Popa (pictured) will take over the position as Director of Administration of ICEPRONAV Engineering SRL, reporting directly to Robert Swan, the Sole Administrator of ICEPRONAV Engineering and President and Chief Operating Officer of the ICE…

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RINA Paper Presentation

At a conference on “Design, Construction & Operation of LNG/LPG Ships” arranged in Glasgow, Scotland in November 2017 by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), Marcel Negraia from Icepronav Engineering SRL presented a paper on “The Practical Impact of…

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