GAC Gears up for SMM 2014

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
GAC EnvironHull's HullWiper

GAC said it is busy finalizing preparations for its participation in next week's SMM, the international maritime trade fair taking place in Hamburg from September 9-12.

It is the first time the shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology exhibition has been staged in Europe since the launch late last year of GAC EnvironHull’s revolutionary eco-friendly brushless hull cleaning solution, HullWiper, which takes center stage at the GAC stand. Not only does the pioneering ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) system remove marine fouling from ship hulls up to five times faster than traditional methods employing divers with brushes, it also protects the marine environment from contamination by collecting residues and pollutants for environmentally-sound disposal.

"Ship owners need to keep their hulls free from marine fouling to optimize vessel performance. But that can be a challenge at a time when ever more stringent environmental restrictions limit the use of biocides in antifouling paints, safety laws demand minimal risks and businesses are under pressure to keep costs down,"  said GAC EnvironHull MD Simon Doran. "Instead of brushes or abrasives, HullWiper uses seawater under high pressure as the cleaning medium which means minimal contact with the antifouling surface."

HullWiper also incorporates a unique cleaning control system which allows the operator to easily control water pressure and monitor the cleaning process through forward and aft facing CCTV cameras. The need to employ divers for the cleaning job is therefore eliminated, cutting operational costs and also the risk to human life.

Residues and harmful marine are collected in a special waste filter unit connected to the ROV, then disposed in an environmentally-friendly manner ashore instead of being discharged into the sea.

Experts in GAC's wide range of integrated shipping, logistics and marine related services – from ship agency to maritime training solutions – will also be at hand throughout the four-day exhibition at Hamburg Messe und Congress from September 9 to 12. Among those manning the GAC stand (B7.304) at SMM14 will be Jan Kielmann, Managing Director of GAC Marine Logistics, the company's ship spares logistics service, and Lennart Cederberg of GAC Weather Solutions.
 

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

People & Company News

New CEO for Evergas

Evergas has appointed Steffen Jacobsen as CEO of the company as of 8 May 2015 Mr. Jacobsen joined Evergas 1 February 2015 as Vice President, Fleet after almost 35 years in Maersk.

NCSP Group Cargo Traffic Up 6% in Q1 2015

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group (NCSP Group or the Group) (LSE: NCSP, Moscow Exchange: NMTP) reports that Group’s consolidated cargo turnover in Q1 2015 increased by 2 million tonnes or 6.

Naming Ceremony of Evergreen's EVER LYRIC

Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for EVER LYRIC, the eighth of its L-type vessels built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place

New Products

Naming Ceremony of Evergreen's EVER LYRIC

Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for EVER LYRIC, the eighth of its L-type vessels built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place

MacGregor's Pusnes bow loading systems for Suezmax Tankers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured contracts to supply Pusnes bow loading systems for three newbuild shuttle tankers intended for operations in Brazilian waters.

Ancasta to Launch Prestige 680

Ancasta International Boat Sales is in the process of launching the Prestige 680, the newest luxury motor yacht from Prestige, which will have its world premiere at Cannes in September 2015.

Environmental

Shipping is Cutting CO2 Emissions

London-based shipping advisors Drewry Supply Chain Associates said that shipping liner operators have made significant inroads into cutting CO2 emissions.   In

Naval Authorities Rely on OSE Separators from GEA

The trend of modernizing ships and fitting them with more efficient separator systems, which has been noticeable since 2014 particularly in Europe and North America,

MacGregor's Pusnes bow loading systems for Suezmax Tankers

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured contracts to supply Pusnes bow loading systems for three newbuild shuttle tankers intended for operations in Brazilian waters.

Coatings & Corrosion

Hempel CEO Jullien Plans Retirement

Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in the Group. He will step down from his role as CEO on March 31, 2016 at the latest.

AIDA Cruises’ New Flagship Receives Signature Paint Job

At the Mitsubishi shipyard in Nagasaki, Japan, the new flagship of AIDA Cruises is now receiving its beaming smile.   At the end of March, preparatory work began

Marine Equipment

Naming Ceremony of Evergreen's EVER LYRIC

Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for EVER LYRIC, the eighth of its L-type vessels built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place

New Milling Disc from IN.MOTION

IN.MOTION Technology Distribution, LLC, announced the launch of a new milling disc designed for fast, efficient beveling, weld preparation and weld repair. According to the manufacturer,

Royal IHC Launches Sister Pipelay Vessels

Netherlands-based Royal IHC today named and launched new pipelaying sister vessels, Sapura Jade and Sapura Ônix, in ceremonies at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands.

Underwater Engineering

Taylor to Chair NOIA Board

The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Cindy B. Taylor as Chair and Kevin McEvoy as Vice Chairman for the upcoming 2015-2016 term.

China Constructing Sea Outposts, US Warns

The U.S. military commander for Asia warned that, China could eventually deploy radar and missile systems on outposts it is building in the South China Sea that

Murmansk Region Head for Zoning Arctic Territories

Murmansk Governor Marina Kovtun, at the first meeting of the State Commission for the development of the Arctic has proposed a change to the system of energy

 
 
Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction 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: 0.2149 sec (5 req/sec)