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JFC announces new jobs with Launch of new Marine Division

November 8, 2015 Featured, News No Comments

JFCJohn Concannon, MD. JFC Manufacturing announces details of new jobs, at the ‘Innovating the future of Marine Navigation Safety’ conference in Galway on Friday 16th October, at the launch of the west of Ireland company’s new division, JFC Marine. The jobs will be in the area of engineering, research and development. The JFC Manufacturing Group, currently employing 240, with annual turnover in the region of €50m, headquartered in Tuam, Co. Galway with facilities in UK, Poland, South Africa and Holland, is traditionally known for plastics manufacturing and agricultural products. They will be marketing their new range of Navigation aids to Safety globally, consisting of Marine Marker Buoys, Solar Marine Lanterns as well as data monitoring and control systems for marine applications.

‘In the region of 15 to 20 new jobs will be created in the next couple of years, people with expertise in engineering and research and development in particular. Following several million euros of investment over the last few years in research and development of these products, we are optimistic about the opportunities in this market. … Continue Reading

The 2015 Irish Maritime Forum

October 6, 2015 Featured, News No Comments

IMFThe 2015 Irish Maritime Forum, attended by over 150 delegates, discussed the importance of the Maritime Industry to Ireland’s continued economic growth and how solutions to a number of the world’s great challenges will come from the Sea. The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) hosted the forum, which was officially opened by John Mullins, Chairman, Port of Cork in the presence of Simon Coveney, TD, Minister of State for Agriculture, Food, the Marine, and Defence.

The theme of the forum was “Success through Synergy – an innovative and dynamic approach to the future.” Speakers, including Conor Mowlds, Head of College at the NMCI and Cormac Gebreurs, Head of Halpin Centre for Research and Innovation, touched on numerous topics including Ireland’s maritime potential, trends in the international shipping industry, and the Irish Tonnage tax system.

A Maritime Skills Panel discussed the shortage of skilled personnel in the industry, the issues that face the industry in terms of sourcing the right personnel, and how new legislation is affecting the industry in terms of recruitment. … Continue Reading

Wärtsilä propulsion solution chosen for new Scottish fishing vessel

July 12, 2015 Featured, News No Comments

wartsila_smallA new modern fishing vessel being built by Simek AS in Norway on behalf of the U.K. operator Antares (Whalsay) Fishing Company Ltd, will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox. The Wärtsilä 2-speed gearbox, PTO/PTI, and floating frequency solution will provide the vessel with high levels of operational efficiency and flexibility in different operating modes, which were important considerations in the award of this contract. The contract was signed in June.

The vessel will be powered by a 12-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 main engine, and will operate in the fishing fields around the Shetland Islands in the north of Scotland. The Wärtsilä machinery will be delivered in spring 2016, and the vessel is scheduled to be handed over to the owners in December 2016.

“We needed to replace an existing vessel with a new more efficient design.
It is very important that the ship is capable of reliable and efficient transit to and from the port and flexible trawling operations. We have experience with Wärtsilä machinery and are confident that it will fulfil all the needed operational requirements for the owners”, say Laurence Irvine (Skipper) and George Williamson (Chief Engineer). … Continue Reading

Eni announces a new oil and gas discovery in the Western Desert of Egypt

January 27, 2015 Featured, News No Comments

ENIIn the last three years, in the Western Desert of Egypt Eni has doubled its oil production through exploration of deep sequences.

San Donato Milanese, 22 January 2015 – Eni has announced a new discovery of oil and gas in the West Melehia deep exploration prospect, located in the Melehia licence, in the Western Desert of Egypt, 300 square kilometers west of Alexandria.

The exploration well, which allowed the discovery of Melehia West Deep 1X, was drilled to a depth of 4,175 meters, meeting a 20 meters net mineralized accumulation of light oil in the Lower Cretaceous age of the Alam El Bueib formation. The well also encountered a significant mineralized accumulation of gas and condensates in the Upper Jurassic age in the Safa formation.

The well began production with an initial flow of 2,100 barrels of oil per day (40 ° API),  intended for the Melehia field infrastructure treatment. … Continue Reading

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JFC announces new jobs with Launch of new Marine Division

8 Nov 2015

John Concannon, MD. JFC Manufacturing announces details of new jobs, at the ‘Innovating the future of Marine Navigation Safety’ conference in Galway on Friday 16th October, at the launch of the west of Ireland company’s new division, JFC Marine. The …

The 2015 Irish Maritime Forum

6 Oct 2015

The 2015 Irish Maritime Forum, attended by over 150 delegates, discussed the importance of the Maritime Industry to Ireland’s continued economic growth and how solutions to a number of the world’s great challenges will come from the Sea. The National …

Wärtsilä propulsion solution chosen for new Scottish fishing vessel

12 Jul 2015

A new modern fishing vessel being built by Simek AS in Norway on behalf of the U.K. operator Antares (Whalsay) Fishing Company Ltd, will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox. The Wärtsilä …

Eni announces a new oil and gas discovery in the Western Desert of Egypt

27 Jan 2015

In the last three years, in the Western Desert of Egypt Eni has doubled its oil production through exploration of deep sequences. San Donato Milanese, 22 January 2015 – Eni has announced a new discovery of oil and gas in the …

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