Shell First to Install Hull Integrity System Onboard

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Shell International Trading and Shipping Company (Shell) has become the first ship operator to install Lloyd’s Register’s Hull Integrity system onboard one of its managed vessels, the 134,487 cubic metre Nigeria LNG gas carrier, LNG Rivers - a Bonny Gas Transport (BGT) owned vessel. In the next few months, the software will also be installed on sister ships LNG Sokoto and LNG Bayelsa, which are also owned by BGT.

Hull Integrity is a new service from Lloyd’s Register that helps owners and operators to manage the structural integrity of their ships. It enables them to demonstrate that sound structural inspection programs are being employed, using well-trained staff who are given the tools to identify what to look for and how to report it.

There are three elements to the service: • training for senior ship’s officers and superintendents in how to carry out inspections • ship-specific hull inspection guides • user-friendly software for recording and analysis.

The software has two components: a desktop application for ship-based users and a web-based application for shore-based users. The main functions of the ship-board system are to facilitate preparation for structural inspections by reviewing previous inspection results, to record the results before sending them ashore for review by superintendents and to review any comments subsequently made by the superintendents. Users of the shore-based system are able to review inspection reports received from their ships, produce drydock repair lists and analyse the stored data to identify recurrent issues.

Leading up to the installation of Hull Integrity on LNG Rivers, Shell personnel have received training from Lloyd’s Register. Ship-specific inspection guides, which include the locations where fatigue may potentially be more likely to occur and other areas that require particular attention during inspections, have been produced for the three LNG carriers. Shell is also using Lloyd’s Register’s Hull Planned Maintenance Scheme, with the inspection reports generated by the Hull Integrity software feeding into the survey regime.

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

New Products

Baltic Mercur II makes maiden voyage to Antwerp

This week Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers (ARRC) celebrates the maiden voyage of the Baltic Mercur II via the port of Antwerp as part of their regular transatlantic service to the US Gulf.

Alaska, Washington to Build Arctic Icebreakers

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington, have introduced a bill that would authorize the Navy to build up six icebreakers for use by the U.

DMW Marine Takes the Lead in Military Cranes

DMW Marine Group, LLC. has completed a number of projects for the U.S. Navy and foreign Navies in recent years, claiming a place as a go-to supplier for Navy departments globally.

Tanker Trends

Bahri Inks Contracts with Hyundai to Build 5 VLCCs

The National Shipping Co. of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) signed contracts on Thursday with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) to build five very large crude carriers (VLCCs),

Red Tape, Industrial Relations Could Stifle LNG Potential

Australia could develop the world’s most technologically advanced LNG industry, according to a report by Accenture. But if industry is to reach its potential

HSH Bank to Split Off Bad Shipping Loans

German lender HSH Nordbank could split off a "bad bank" for non-performing shipping loans as part of a plan to create a sustainable business model, according to a person familiar with the matter.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1208 sec (8 req/sec)