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Thursday, October 19, 2017

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ExxonMobil Launches Bunker Quality Guarantee

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) has introduced a product quality guarantee covering all bunkers supplied direct to clients. It will be marked by a new product quality guarantee logo on EMMF delivery documentation. Peter Healey, director of EMMF, says, "We observe rigorous product quality standards in all our refineries and terminals throughout the world. We also set extremely high standards in the industry for both our own and all contracted barge operations. This combination ensures that those customers who receive deliveries direct from EMMF can be confident that the operation will be conducted properly, safely and efficiently. "We know that our key strengths are the quality of both our product and our delivery process. But in cases where our product is on-sold through an intermediary, this may not be enough. We cannot, for example, guarantee the quality of fuel originally sold by ExxonMobil in good faith to an intermediary and then delivered on board a vessel by that intermediary as bunker fuel. "What we can do, however, is guarantee that all fuel supplied by EMMF, either by barge or pipeline, direct to shipowners for use on board their vessels, meets the exacting standards with which EMMF is synonymous. As part of our ongoing commitment to quality, we have adopted a uniform standard design layout for all documentation relating to barge and pipe-delivered product worldwide

BP to Charter New Product Tanker from U.S. Shipping Partners

U.S. Shipping Partners L.P announced that it has entered into a long-term charter agreement with BP for a new double-hulled product tanker being built for U.S. Shipping Partners' tanker joint venture by General Dynamics NASSCO in San Diego. This vessel is due for delivery in early 2009 and will be employed by BP in the U.S. domestic coastwise trade. The ship is the first in U.S. Shipping's new series of nine vessels.

Hempel Launch High-solid Anti-fouling Paint

Globtic 6000: Image credit: Hempel

Hempel launches high-solids versions of their Globic, Oceanic and Olympic antifoulings, which offer optimised features and stronger ROI. The new versions, Globic 9000, Globic 6000, Oceanic+ and Olympic+, have been optimised to offer the benefits of high-solids. Reflecting Hempel’s commitment to investment in R&D, they offer optimised binder systems, polishing rates, biocides and solids levels. In addition, they also feature microfibre technology

Toyen Appointed President of Seaworthy Systems

Martin Toyen, formerly chief operating officer, has been promoted to president of Seaworthy Systems. Toyen, who has been with Seaworthy Systems since February 1979, will assume the day-to-day operation of the company and its subsidiary corporations. He will also assist in new product/services development as well as strategic planning issues.

Northrop Grumman Names Klein VP of M&TS

Northrop Grumman Corporation has appointed Robert W. Klein vice president of Maritime and Tactical Systems (M&TS). He manages both the diverse range of current products in the M&TS portfolio and the development of new products for this domestic and international market segment. Klein leads a team that integrates sensors, systems, platforms, weapons, and networks into unique products. It is developing and producing several systems that detect or destroy mines at sea or on the

Red Spider Secures Offshore Order

Red Spider, the Remote Open Close Technology specialist, has completed its biggest-ever deal with work valued at £1.5million to supply new products for well completion operations. The agreement involves Red Spider supplying eRED-FB products with deployment scheduled for this summer in the UK North Sea. The eRED-FBs will be used for a series of subsea dual ESP (Electric Submersible Pump) wells and will allow the removal of all wireline runs from the completions operations.

Offshore Wind Industry To Get Huge UK Investment

Wind Turbines photo in public domain

Government and business publish a long-term strategy that will strengthen the UK’s position in the offshore wind industry. The multi-million pound investment has the potential to unlock £7 billion in the economy by 2020. The UK currently has more offshore wind power than the rest of the world combined. The offshore wind industrial strategy aims to grow UK supply chain manufacturing so that more of the work and jobs can be done here.

Navionics Introduces XL Charts for Europe

Navionics SpA announced the release of a new product line, XL Charts, consisting of larger charts covering Europe. The new XL Charts are two to three times larger than previous products, which include new areas, and features a complete update of all existing coverage areas. New XL Charts for the U.S. were released last month, while other areas such as Canada, Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand will be available by the end of January 2002

Jacquelin Named Willard Marketing Director

Karen Jacquelin

Willard Marine announced the appointment of Karen Jacquelin as director of marketing earlier today. Jacquelin will be responsible for leading Willard Marine’s product and brand marketing strategy, including all advertising, public relations and event marketing initiatives. She will be based out of the company’s corporate offices in Anaheim, Calif. Jacquelin brings more than 20 years of integrated brand advertising, marketing

Horizon Marine adds Web Mapping Service to Eddy Watch

Horizon Marine has added a new Web Mapping Service (WMS) to its suite of web-based mapping products available to Eddy Watch subscribers. This new product allows clients to import Horizon Marine’s proprietary data into their own Geographic Information System (GIS). These data layers include tropical storm tracks, GPS drifter data, Loop Current and eddy fronts, satellite imagery, and forecast charts. Once the Horizon Marine WMS has been added to an end user’s GIS

New Integrated Solution for DP Reference Systems

DPS 12 & i4 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Fusing its decades of experience within the development of in-house GNSS and inertial technology, Kongsberg has created a cutting-edge integrated solution for DP reference applications.   DPS i2 and DPS i4 are fully scalable DP reference solutions that improve operational efficiency and safety for high-precision applications. The new integrated solution has been in operation aboard the OSV Bourbon Arctic in Northern Norway for the past six months.  

Wärtsilä Opening ‘Digital Acceleration Centers’

Wärtsilä has set out to accelerate new business ideas using a collection of “Digital Acceleration Centers” (DAC) scattered around the globe. The first DAC in Helsinki has been running in beta for several months and was officially launched today, and will be followed by the second to open in Singapore in December, as well as one in Central Europe and one in North America anticipated during 2018. Additional “pop-up” DACs will be tested with customers at other

Wärtsilä Acquires Guidance Marine

Wärtsilä has acquired Guidance Marine Limited, a technology leader within the marine industry for sensor solutions relating to dynamic positioning and other vessel control systems, such as collision avoidance and remote control operations.   Wärtsilä said it is committed to providing technologies needed to enhance “intelligent” shipping, whereby digital solutions will improve the efficiency, safety and profit earning capabilities

ZF Marine Opens New North America Commercial Craft Center of Competence

Dr. Klaus Geissdoerfer, Head of the ZF Group Industrial Technology Division officially opens ZF Marine’s new North American Commercial Craft Center of Competence.  L to R: Paul Johnston – Jefferson Parish Councilman, Fred Preis –Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Andre Koerner – ZF, Dr. Klaus Geissdoerfer – ZF, Michael Babin – ZF, Jessica Foreman – New Orleans Inc. Regional Economic Development Alliance, Jerry Bologna – Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission]  Image: [ZF – Gauvin Photo]

The new facility has dedicated transmission and thruster repair facilities, and larger warehouse and training areas.   ZF Marine has a long standing presence in Louisiana, opening their first location in the city of St. Rose in 1996. The ever increasing customer base combined with the addition of the commercial thruster product line in 2009 resulted in the need to create a larger physical presence in the region

Rolls-Royce Acquires Electrically-assisted Charging Technology

Rolls-Royce said it has acquired from G+L innotec the exclusive rights of use for a new technology for the electrically-assisted charging of off-highway combustion engines in the power range above 450 kW. The new invention from the development and engineering services provider based in Laupheim in southern Germany is protected by patents and has thus not been available on the market to date. Rolls-Royce plans to offer engines of its MTU brand with this technology as of 2021.  

Palfinger Marine Debuts New Fast Rescue Boat

Photo: Palfinger Marine

Palfinger Marine said its new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat offers optimal working conditions in rough sea conditions – at competitive pricing.   In 2016, Harding Safety and Palfinger Marine merged into one company. Now the first product combining the lifesaving systems expertise of former Harding and the boat expertise of Palfinger Marine's professional boats division is introduced to the market: The new generation FRSQ 630 fast rescue boat

Badal Joins BioBlend Executive Team

Len Badal (Photo: BioBlend)

Len Badal has joined the senior executive team of BioBlend Renewable Resources, LLC, as the company grows its management team to help meet growing demand for environmentally friendly lubricants.   Badal is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and holds an MBA with a concentration in Finance from Rice University in Houston. Throughout his career Badal has held a number of high-level positions with both Chevron and ExxonMobil and delivers a diverse range of

Liebherr Bolsters Its Australia Maritime Business

The maritime sales division in the regions Australia, New Zealand and Oceania will be developed out of the Sydney office (Photo: Liebherr)

Liebherr Maritime said it will establish full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region to create better support for maritime customers using factory trained and locally recruited engineers. Additionally, Liebherr representative Morrow Equipment Australia will focus on the purchase and rental of tower cranes in the future.   Liebherr has been present in Australia since the early ’70s, leasing its first premises in Kilkenny in 1983

Deltamarin Targets Better Ship Efficiency

Image: Deltamarin Ltd

Deltamarin said it aims to help ship owners and operators boost vessels’ energy efficiency with its new smart simulation tool, offering several items with significant fuel saving potential (3-6 percent of total fuel costs).   Deltamarin’s “Energy and Environmental Efficiency” (EEE) ship design process includes several dimensions, such as practical design tools for modeling the energy consumption

Norsafe Secures $23 mln in Contracts

Norsafe Marathon (Photo: Norsafe)

Norsafe reported that it has secured more than 200 million NOK ($23.6 million) in LSA contracts that have been put out to tender so far this year.   In addition to the recently announced contract with Kværner for delivery of three of Norsafe’s largest freefall lifeboats with davit systems to the Njord A platform, Norsafe has won several other significant contracts, both for new builds and upgrade projects.   Among the largest contracts are:

Volvo Penta Names Bering VP, Marine Sales

Jens Bering (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Jens Bering has been appointed to the executive team of Volvo Penta of the Americas as vice president, marine sales, the company announced.    Bering, who has 20 years of experience with Volvo Penta, will provide strategic direction for the company’s North America marine sales segment, with responsibility for commercial and leisure marine sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.  

Wärtsilä Launches HY Hybrid Power Module

A typical system arrangement with the Wärtsilä HY for a tugboat application, in diesel-mechanical configuration with shaft motor/generator. (Image: Wärtsilä)

First of its kind hybrid power module Wärtsilä HY makes its debut at Nor-Shipping; first order received from Rimorchiatori Riuniti Leveraging its technical strengths in both engine design and electrical and automation (E&A) systems, Wärtsilä is launching a fully integrated hybrid power module combining engines, an energy storage system and power electronics optimized to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS)

Cyber SAFE Ship Delivered

Trammo Dietlin. Photo by Lloyds Register

 The first ships to be classed with Lloyd’s Register’s cyber notations have been delivered to Global United in Korea.    Built by Hanjin Heavy Industries, in collaboration with Alpha Ori Technology, the ships have been awarded the notation Cyber (AL-SAFE) certifying the autonomous systems onboard as safe.   This is the first real example of the digital transformation in shipping – the ships will operate in an autonomous mode for selected functions

Liberian Registry Appoints Alfonso Castillero as CCO

Alfonso Castillero. Photo provided by Liberian International Ship &Corporate Registry

 Alfonso Castillero has been appointed Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the Liberian International Ship &Corporate Registry (LISCR), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry.   Alfonso will be responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Liberian Registry’s global sales, marketing, and service assurance strategy.    Together with the Registry’s business development group and regional managers

Eltorque Offers Failsafe Valve Control

Photo: Eltorque

Manufacturer of electric valve actuators Eltorque has unveiled its new ‘Safe Intelligence’ concept, a prototype line of battery-assisted failsafe valve actuators that will guarantee full functionality in the event of power or signal loss.   A robust solution to round out the intelligent control offered by all Eltorque actuators, the intelligent battery solutions keep valves under control, even in an emergency.  

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