Shipbuilding: Rewriting the Book
As maritime digests a number of historical changes, Norway’s Fjellstrand shipyard wants to put aside the rule book and look at the whole process in a new way, reducing engineering costs up to 70% and production costs up to 20%.The process of designing and building a ship, even in today’s highly standardized mass manufacturing environment, remains largely a one-off, one-of-a-kind design and build. Ships are most often built to a shipowner’s or operator’s specific requirements, which are often based on fixed parameters such as speed…
How Composites are Revolutionizing the Yachting World
Composite materials are used in a range of industries, including Formula 1 cars, boat building, bicycles and motorcycles, component construction, safety equipment and architecture, amongst others. Over the years composite services have revolutionized many industries; Yachting Pages spoke to Branagh Marine, a company based in Palma, Mallorca, to understand the impact on the yachting world. A composite is a product which is composed of more than one type of material to meet specific design needs.
Five Minutes With Trond K. Johannessen
Trond K. Trond K. Johannessen, President & CEO, Hatteland Display, shares with MR his insights on the evolution and future direction of this Marine Electronics subsector, modern marine displays. Please tell us how you came to lead Hatteland Display. As so often in life, it was a coincidence that I got introduced to Hatteland Display in 2008 by a former colleague from McKinsey &Company that had contacts in the Board of Hatteland Display. One thing lead to another and in early 2009 I started as CEO and my former colleague as CFO.