Bulk Carriers to Adopt Wärtsilä Dual-Fuel Engine Technology

The increasing use of LNG as a marine fuel is further emphasized with the latest order for Wärtsilä’s dual-fuel engine technology. A new cement carrier being built at the Scheepswerf Ferus Smit yard in the Netherlands will feature a six-cylinder Wärtsilä 34DF main engine, making it the first bulk carrier to adopt Wärtsilä’s multi fuel […]

Submarine John Warner will stay close to home

The Navy christened the submarine John Warner on Saturday in a star-spangled ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding that paid homage to the elder statesman of Virginia politics and included a hometown flourish. It will be the first Virginia-class submarine to call the Old Dominion home.  Read more on Daily Press by Hugh Lessig

Best Campus Food in the country (again!)

“You may be wondering, so here’s the connection:  “Protecting People, and their Environment” –> eating healthy –> food. Virginia Tech was named No. 1 in the Princeton Review’s Best Campus Food rankings for 2015. This ranking, along with those in a number of other categories, propelled Tech into Princeton Review’s respected annual guide, “The Best […]

CSB Emphasizes Existing Resources Available on Hot Work Safety

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) today emphasized the hot work safety resources available free of charge through the agency’s website at www.csb.gov. The Board previously released safety videos, a safety bulletin, and accident investigations all warning of the hazards of welding, cutting, grinding, and other hot work activities in and around storage tanks containing […]

Fatal injuries and nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving insects, arachnids, and mites

By Steve Pegula and Andrew Kato Although not often associated with injuries and deaths at the workplace, insects, arachnids, and mites were involved in 83 fatal occupational injuries from 2003 to 2010.1 The majority of these workplace deaths were due to bee stings. Annual nonfatal work-related injury and illness case counts involving insects, arachnids, and mites […]

US Navy Build Programs Face Budget Pressure

Navies and Coast Guards everywhere face budgetary pressure, even in the U.S. which has the largest Navy in the world. The balance between desire for capacity and capability and pressure for affordability has never been more acute with the precarious budgetary issues presented by declining defense budgets, sequestration, continuing resolutions and government shutdowns.  Even so, […]

Excelerate Energy & the Year of LNG

We are about 105 people, with our core group based in The Woodlands in Houston, Texas, with offices in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, London, Dubai and Singapore. Our current FSRU fleet is comprised of nine purpose built re-gasification vessels including the FSRU Experience, which just delivered from DSME. With a storage capacity of 174,000 […]