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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dometic Names Pinto National Account Manager

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, recreational vehicle, commercial and passenger vehicle markets, announced that it has appointed Joe Pinto as National Account Manager - Reverse Osmosis Systems. In his new role, Pinto will lead Dometic’s Aftermarket and OEM sales teams as they expand the company’s presence in the fresh water and sea water reverse osmosis systems marketplace. In January 2014, Dometic Marine formally announced an exclusive worldwide agreement with Spot Zero Reverse Osmosis Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to market and sell its Spot Zero Fresh Water Reverse Osmosis systems and its Sea Xchange Sea Water Reverse Osmosis systems.

Dometic Sea XChange Watermaker Launched

Dometic Marine launched the Dometic Sea Xchange Sea Water Reverse Osmosis system following the confirmation of an exclusive worldwide marketing agreement with Spot Zero Reverse Osmosis Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA. Under this agreement, Dometic said it will market and sell Spot Zero watermakers as it expands its presence in the fresh water and sea water reverse osmosis systems marketplace. Using a conventional reverse osmosis process to convert sea water into potable (drinking) water, the Dometic Sea Xchange is suited for a range of commercial and workboat applications.

Aqua-Chem Awarded Contract

Reverse Osmosis Unit Sets, High Purity Reverse Osmosis Units, technical manual and related provisioning and technical data. The Reverse Osmosis Desalination Systems will replace existing waste heat recovery distilling plants on FFG 7 class ships and will provide increased performance over existing distilling plants. Work will be performed in Knoxville, Tenn., and is expected to be completed by May 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured and posted on the Federal BusinessOpportunity website, with six offers received. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Aqua-Chem Wins $12.8m Navy Deal

Aqua-Chem, Inc., Knoxville, Tenn., is being awarded a $12,829,398 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract for 6,800 gallon-per-day Reverse Osmosis Desalination (ROD) units and 2,000 gallon-per-day High Purity Reverse Osmosis (HPRO) units for installation in FFG-7 and LSD Class ships. The ROD Unit will be used to produce drinking water from seawater, and HPRO Unit will be used to produce high purity water from drinking water, for cooling the ship's gas turbine engines. Work will be performed in Knoxville, Tenn, and is expected to be completed by July 2012. Contract funds will not expire by the end of the current fiscal year.This contract was competitively procured and advertised via the Internet, with six offers received.

Severn Trent Serves Oil Refinery in Pakistan

Severn Trent Services recently provided multiple water treatment technologies, including reverse osmosis and electrodeionization (RO/EDI) systems, for Bosicor Oil Pakistan Limited, a private sector crude oil refinery under construction in Pakistan, which will have a capacity of 115,000 bpd and will be the largest crude oil refinery on completion (3Q 2010). Bosicor Pakistan Limited, an associated company of the refinery under construction, is already in the business of crude oil refining. The existing and proposed refineries are located at MuazaKund, Hub, Balochistan, Pakistan. The complex RO/EDI system, which will purify seawater for use as process water at the refinery…

Aqua-Chem Showcases Water Treatment Solutions

Distributors can view latest line of “Green” Matrix reverse osmosis and sewage treatment solutions used by major yacht makers and customers like the Canadian Coast Guard. Aqua-Chem, Inc., a leader in complete global water purification solutions, announced today that it will be demonstrating a comprehensive green line of water treatment, desalination and processing technologies at the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, taking place October 27-31 at the Broward County Convention Center. Among the “Green” Matrix solutions showcased at Aqua-Chem’s exhibit location at the Fort Lauderdale Bahia Mar Marina 2011, 400/500 Tent 410-411…

Parker Hannifin Acquires Sea Recovery

Parker Agrees to Acquire Sea Recovery from Danfoss A/S to Strengthen Its Position in Seawater Desalination for Marine Applications. Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Sea Recovery, headquartered in Compton, CA from Danfoss A/S. Parker will assume ownership of the acquired business on November 1 st, 2012. Sea Recovery is a manufacturer of small to high capacity reverse osmosis systems for sea water desalination used primarily in commercial and pleasure marine applications. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Sea Recovery had sales of approximately $26 million for the last twelve months ending August 31 st and 70 employees…

RWO Supplies Reverse Osmosis for Girassol

The RWO Company is supplying a complete reverse osmosis plant for seawater desalination to the international oil and gas concern Total for its Girassol project. The Girassol, the world's biggest floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) ship, is stationed 150km off the coast of Angola in Block 17 of the oilfield. The Bremen company's desalination plant will be installed aboard the FPSO in the next few weeks and guarantee reliable and independent water supply. RWO, which specialises in water and wastewater treatment aboard ships and offshore platforms…

Parker and CASL Open Caribbean Office

Racor Division, of Parker Hannifin Corporation the global leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to announce that Caribbean Analytical Services Limited, (CASL) based in Trinidad has opened an export office and showroom in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida called CASL Tech Inc. The new office features Parker, Parker Racor, and Parker Racor - Village Marine Tec. products including filtration, and reverse osmosis watermakers, water purification systems, replacement parts, and accessories. “CASL is a full-line Parker distributor covering all of the Caribbean. They have grown along with their customers and have opened an export only location in Ft.

Dometic to Launch Watermaker at IBEX

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, RV and automotive markets, announced it will showcase its new XTC-ZTC Double-Pass Watermaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Sept. 15-17 in Louisville, Ky. According to Dometic , the XTC-ZTC is the first and only fully automatic, integrated double-pass reverse-osmosis system that can purify every source of yacht water, including seawater, brackish water, lake water, river water or dockside water. It is also the first and only watermaker with mechanical override for full redundancy and peace of mind.

Moroccan Navy Enlists Damen for Rapid Response

Stan Pontoon 3011 Water Barge (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

The Royal Moroccan Navy, in response to the severe drought that is currently affecting the country, recently awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to supply a Stan Pontoon 3011 Water Barge. Due to the urgent need for water in the region, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands, is putting all its efforts into a fast delivery. Combining a Stan Pontoon 3011 with water making technology is a first for Damen. Bringing both technologies together in one unit is a unique and innovative solution to the current water shortage in Morocco.

Dometic’s Workboat Play

Workboat operators are taking a second look at Dometic’s SeaXchange Reverse Osmosis Systems as missions expand and demands on these vessels increase. It’s no secret that Dometic Group’s products are sold in almost 100 countries, supported by as many as 6,000 employees. Better known on the water for their penetration of the recreational and yacht markets, Dometic’s attention is now focused on the workboat sector as well. Beyond a complete range of air conditioners, engine room ventilation systems…

Vicel Group, Aqua-Chem Create Joint Venture

Vicel Group, a Brazilian representative of global freshwater and wastewater treatment equipment suppliers and an engineering services company for oil platforms and ships, will meet with Aqua-Chem Inc. CEO David Gensterblum and his executive teammates, Phil Schrader and Jose Flores on March 6 in Brazil  to formalize the creation of a Joint Venture, called Aqua-Chem do Brazil (a 50 percent ACI, 50 percent Vicel investment). The partnership with the U.S. company for the formation of the JV Aqua-Chem do Brasil was planned to meet the market’s growing demand for products with national content, as established by the ANP (oil, gas and biofuel national agency) rules.

H2O Names Pryor Gulf Coast Sales Consultant

 Ira Pryor

H2O, Inc., a leading water system equipment provider, has named Ira Pryor Gulf Coast Sales Consultant, announced H2O President Jess Fike. Pryor will focus on the Gulf Coast drilling market. His responsibilities will include sales and coordinating service for H2O’s patented Reverse Osmosis Watermaker Systems and rental equipment. Pryor has more than 25 years of sales experience in the oil and gas industry. He has extensive experience in specialized tools and providing technical support and training to customers.

Washburn & Doughty Win Contract

Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine signed a contract to design and build a 72 x 20 x 10.5 ft/ Offshore Motor Vessel (Hull 76) for Hempstead Navigation Service LLC. The vessel, which is designed for long distance travel, will have a steel hull (5/16" shell) and an aluminum deckhouse. Hull 76 will feature a Caterpillar 3406E main engine rated at 450 hp at 1,800 rpm. The vessel is designed to travel at 10 knots and will use a Twin Disc 5114 close-coupled reverse gear with a 4.1 to 1 reduction ratio, a 4-in. Aquamet 22 shaft, and a 48-in. five-blade NiBrAl propeller. Two generators, a Northern Light model 984 K (32 kW) and a Northern Light model M844K (16 kW), will fulfill the vessel's electric power requirements.

Interior Outfitting: Water & Air

Workboats depend on reliable sources of both. To that end, the basic keys to crew comfort are both manifested in Dometic’s newest equipment offerings. As the New Year kicks off, marine equipment OEM Dometic has unveiled two new, completely upgraded offerings. The Sea Xchange CX Watermaker, a variable capacity system that can produce between 8,000-40,000 gallons per day (GPD) of potable water, is intended for a wide range of commercial applications, including on offshore platforms, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facilities, workboats and military vessels.

New Water Maker

ACO Marine launched a new water recovery system that is designed to give vessel owners greater capacity to reuse the treated effluent from wastewater treatment plants. The ACO Water Maker WM3 converts treated wastewater into pure distilled technical water for such applications as general surface cleaning, laundry, showering, toilet flushing, engine cooling, etc. According to ACO Marine, the unit has extremely low energy consumption and reduces a ship’s need to take on fresh water in port or to make its own water through reverse osmosis or flash evaporation – both high energy consumers. It is suitable for use onboard all vessel types and can be easily retrofitted to ACO Marine’s Maripur and Clarimar wastewater treatment solutions in addition to third party systems, the manufacturer said.

AMI Launches New Watermarkers Line

Image courtesy Applied Membranes, Inc.

Applied Membranes, Inc. (AMI), an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer of reverse osmosis systems, membranes and equipment, announced the launch of its new watermarkers product line for the commercial and recreational maritime sector. AMI said it has been building desalination systems as well as manufacturing membranes for over 30 years. “Our Maritime systems were engineered to be fully automated, high quality-low cost, compact solutions for the recreational and professional maritime communities,” said Dr. Gil Dhawan, company President and Founder. -Systems built without proprietary components.

U.S. Navy Awards Northrop Grumman $1.3B LHD Contract

The U.S. Navy today awarded a $1.37 billion construction contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation to construct the eighth ship of the USS Wasp (LHD 1) class of multipurpose amphibious assault ships. Construction of LHD 8 is expected to begin in May 2003 at Ingalls Operations, which is part of Northrop Grumman's Ship Systems sector. This contract includes $360 million previously awarded for advance work on the ship, including design, equipment procurement and fabricating selected ship assemblies. Ingalls has delivered seven LHDs into the fleet, the most recent being USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), which was commissioned in June 2001. "This LHD 8 contract award is great news for our company and our Ship Systems sector," said Dr. Philip A. Dur, president of Northrop Grumman Ship Systems.

NNSY Completes USS Maryland's Overhaul

USS Maryland (SSBN 738) transits the Saint Marys River. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James KimberReleased)

Norfolk Naval Shipyard successfully completed USS Maryland's (SSBN 738) engineered refueling overhaul (ERO) on Feb. 24. EROs are complex, major shipyard availabilities that extend a submarine's service life. In addition to being refueled, nearly all of the ship's systems were overhauled or modernized. Modernization work included replacement of distilling plants with a reverse osmosis unit, installation of an upgraded 500 kilowatt motor generator, electric power plant work, and LAN upgrades.

Petra Joins Owners Galaxy

The Petra Galaxy, designed by Conan Wu and Asscoiates, is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Perdana Venus Ltd. of the Marshall Islands. The 246 ft by 65.5 ft maintenance/work vessel has approximately 7,535 sq ft of open deck space and a total deadweight of 3,475.5 tonnes of which 400 tons could be deck cargo with the vessel drawing 17 ft of draft. Classed by ABS as a + A1 +AMS Offshore Vessel the Petra Galaxy includes air-conditioned accommodation for up 189 people as well as a hospital, conference room, recreation room and five offices.

Petra Joins Owner’s Galaxy

The Petra Galaxy, designed by Conan Wu and Asscoiates, is the latest vessel to join the fleet of Perdana Venus Ltd. of the Marshall Islands. The 75-by-20m maintenance/work vessel has approximately 700 sq. m. of open deck space with an intended capacity of five tons per sq. m. for a total deadweight of 3475.56 tons, of which 400 tons could be deck cargo with the vessel drawing 5.2 meters of draft. Classed by ABS as a + A1 +AMS Offshore Vessel, the Petra Galaxy includes air-conditioned accommodation for up 189 people as well as a hospital, conference room, recreation room and five offices.

Waller Marine Installs Floating Power Generation Barges, Venezuela

Waller Marine, Inc. announced the successful installation of its recently constructed floating power generation barges into a prepared basin at Tacoa, Venezuela. The two 171 MW barges, each supporting a GE 7FA dual fuel industrial gas turbine, will quickly be connected to the grid and soon supply much needed power to Caracas. The basin will be closed from the ocean this week for the installation of two large structural caissons, each having dimensions of 115 ft long by 16 ft wide by 26 ft high and 450 tons, which will be positioned at the entrance of the basin to house the power barges.

 

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