Carnival Selects Kongsberg for Expedition Ships
Kongsberg has signed an agreement with the shipbuilding firm T.Mariotti to provide its K-Bridge Integrated Bridge System (IBS) with K-Pos Dynamic Positioning (DP) functionality for two ultra-luxury, purpose-built expedition cruise newbuilds to Carnival Corporation. The ships are under construction at the T.Mariotti yard in Genova, Italy for the ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn, a brand of Carnival Corporation. The first, Seabourn Venture, is due to enter service in June 2021…
Wärtsilä inks Maintenance Deal With MSCL
Wärtsilä signed an 5-year optimized maintenance agreement with Marine Service Company Ltd (MSCL), a Saudi Arabian tug operator, significant as it is the first ever such agreement that Wärtsilä has signed with a marine operator in Saudi Arabia. MSCL operates four terminal escort tugs operating in the port of Rabigh, and the comprehensive maintenance planning is designed to streamline the vessels’ operations. In addition to systematic service activity planning, Wärtsilä will provide maintenance budgeting…
GE to Supply Equipment for Indian Navy’s Frigate
GE Marine will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. This contract is with India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE), GE reported today at the Aero India trade exhibition.Under the contract, GE will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for seven ships to support the 14 LM2500 engines previously supplied under a separate contract.
Balaken Restarts Operation after Overhaul
The overhaul of the ferry vessel “Balaken”, belonging to the Transport Feet of Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company, is completed. The ship successfully passed the sea trials. Major repairs of steering and auxiliary equipment, engine mechanisms, various pumps, main and auxiliary engines of the vessel were completed. Some parts are replaced with new ones. The cleaning and painting of the underwater and surface of the ferry was done. All necessary works on adjustment, repair and checking of automation systems, navigation equipment and electrical parts of the vessel were also finished.
Campaign Focuses on Safety of Navigation
The two major Port State Control regimes – Paris MoU and Tokyo MoU – will focus especially on navigational safety in a so-called Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC) is being taken place from 1 September until 30 November 2017, said Danish Maritime Authority. The inspection campaign (CIC) will be carried out over a period of three months as part of routine Port State Control inspections. Thus, all Danish ships that are routinely inspected under the Tokyo MoU and Paris MoU should expect to be covered by the campaign.
Oceanteam Bags Cable Transport Gig
Oceanteam Solutions has signed a contract with a European cable manufacturer regarding the supply of a transport vessel, turntable and auxiliary equipment for the transport of cables from South Europe to Scandinavia. The project is planned to be executed in summer 2017. Besides supporting the cable transport and loadout with a transport vessel and a turntable, Oceanteam will assist the multiple cable loadouts in the appointed ports by supplying equipment and a professional cable handling crew.
New Modular Approach for Scrubber Retrofits
Damen Green Solutions (DGS) in partnership with Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) and AEC, the scrubber supplier, is trialling a new technique for retrofitting scrubbers. Designated the Modular Approach, this new process is designed to cut the time that a vessel typically needs to spend in dock from two or more weeks to just a few days. This dramatic reduction in downtime, in combination with a more cost-efficient, certified scrubber, will be welcomed by ship owners and operators. The first installation of this type is already underway for the RoRo cargo vessel Stena Scotia.
MAN Cryo to Supply FGSS for LNG Ferries in Norway
MAN Cryo, MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine-LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer, has signed a contract with the Vard Shipyard Group in Norway to deliver a fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to two ferries for shipowner and ferry operator Torghatten Nord. Each ferry will be equipped with a gas-electric, hybrid-propulsion system that features optional fast-charging from shore. Major efforts have been put into the design to deliver an energy-efficient propulsion and hull shape that offer a state-of-the-art environmental performance, comfort and reliability.
IMO 2020: The Future of Fuel
There has been little reaction by way of statements or position papers from marine fuel lubricant manufacturers to the IMO MEPC70 proposals for a global fuel sulfur content cap of 0.5 percent by 2020 but they are fully aware of the implications of the proposed regulations and are taking what could be termed a ‘pragmatic approach’ to fuel regulation compliance. Marine lubricant suppliers have avoided getting involved in the debate as to whether the IMO MEPC70 proposals to reduce permissible marine fuel sulfur content to 0.5 percent or less is good…
MAN Cryo to Deliver LNG Fuel System to Italian Ferry
MAN Cryo – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – has signed a contract with Sefine Shipyard in Turkey to deliver a marine LNG fuel-gas supply system (FGSS) to an Italian ferry. The LNG supply system consists of a 150 m3 vacuum-insulated storage tank, with auxiliary equipment, including an LNG vaporizer, pressure build-up unit, bunker station and heat exchanger. The MAN Cryo system will supply gas to the ferry´s three dual-fuel propulsion engines and is scheduled for delivery in November 2017. The vessel will be the first of its kind with LNG propulsion.
Caterpillar Gains Approval for Analysis Software
Caterpillar Marine has received Type Approval certification from DNV GL for Cat Asset Intelligence (Cat AI) software, demonstrating Caterpillar’s commitment to quality and customer focus. Caterpillar provides Cat AI advanced predictive analytics and expert advisory services to ship owners and operators, with onboard and shore based modules, which can be configured for a single vessel or an entire fleet. Cat AI is focused on increasing uptime, by predicting and avoiding failures and better maintenance planning, and decreasing operating costs, through fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance expense. With over 40 million hours of equipment analytics experience…
ACE Winches Introduces New 500te Linear Winch
At this year’s Offshore Energy exhibition, global deck machinery specialist ACE Winches announced a new 500te Linear Winch to its range of specialized deck equipment. The company will showcase its range of products and services supplied to European clients operating within marine, renewables and oil and gas sectors. In recent months ACE Winches has delivered equipment and services for a number of key projects for European based companies, worth over £1.4 million. These projects have varied in type…
Carnival Opens High-tech Training Center
Carnival Corporation & plc today announced the official opening of its Arison Maritime Center, a world-class facility dedicated to providing safety training for its bridge and engineering officers responsible for the navigation and operation of the company’s fleet of cruise ships. Located in Almere, Netherlands just outside Amsterdam, the new 75-million-euro facility features some of industry’s most advanced simulators and training equipment to provide annual training to more than 6,500 bridge and engineering officers from Carnival’s 10 global cruise line brands.
Damen Delivers Its Largest Shoalbuster to Date
The first of Damen’s new Shoalbuster 3512 class was recently handed over to Dutch marine services specialist Van Wijngaarden Marine Services B.V. in the port of Boven-Hardinxveld, the Netherlands. At the ceremony the Lady Sponsor Elske de Bruijn-de Vries officially named the vessel and made a speech praising the technical capabilities of the vessel. Elske de Bruijn-de Vries is the wife of C.A. (Niels) de Bruijn, a member of the executive board of Van Oord, and is well-known for her role in the TV show ‘Het mooiste meisje van de klas’.
Damen Reports Dredger Success
2015 was very successful for Damen’s Cutter Suction Dredger (CSD) range, the builder said. Throughout the year, 12 CSDs were sold and delivered to clients around the world. Most of the deliveries were stock built vessels, a number of which were being built on speculation when an order was placed for them prior to completion. A feature of standardized Damen vessels is that, though built in series, they can be customized with standard options to meet individual client requirements.
Rickmers Upgrades VSAT for Entire Fleet
Rickmers Group will migrate to multiband VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) from Marlink Maritime VSAT for its fleet of 90+ vessels including containerships, bulk carriers and heavy lift vessels, in a move that aims to improve operational efficiency through better integration of ship and shore side networks in addition to providing internet connectivity for crew welfare. High bandwidth availability on Marlink’s Ku-band ‘Plus’ maritime VSAT services will enable Rickmers to significantly enhance on board IT opportunities while introducing the possibility of live monitoring…
Fire-stricken Icebreaker Overhauled
SENER reports it has completed the engineering works relating to the re-outfit and overhaul of the Almirante Irizar icebreaker following a fire accident in an Antarctic season. In 2009, the Argentinean Navy and the Tandanor SACyF shipyard asked SENER Ingenieria y Sistemas – Argentina to deliver an engineering integral project for the repair and modernization of the Almirante Irizar icebreaker. After a series of meetings between the Tandanor design team and SENER, a final agreement was reached for the technical scope of work to be included both for the basic and the detail designs…
Tanker Training Solution Installed at Makarov
IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu inaugurated the new Transas technological simulation complex for tanker personnel training installed at the Makarov Training Center, part of the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping. Admiral Makarov State University is a Russian high school for education of maritime and inland professionals. With the new simulation complex from Transas, the school will expand its training portfolio by offering individual and crew training for tanker personnel…
Shipbuilding, Repair and Conversion: Brazil's Quick Fix
The growth trend continues in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry, a trend that has been relatively constant during the last five year. While shipbuilding is ‘ship shape,’ the reality of the Brazilian ship repair industry is somewhat muddled, populated by only a few dedicated repair yards as the focus has been squarely on newbuild. On the other hand, Brazil’s ship conversion industry has enjoyed steady growth, growth directly related to orders from Petrobras, mostly to convert VLCC tanker hulls to FPSOs.
Foster Wheeler For Air Quality Control System Upgrade In West Virginia
Foster Wheeler AG announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group’s Environmental and Industrial division has been awarded a contract by Longview Power, LLC to rehabilitate and optimize the wet flue gas desulfurization system at their existing 700 MWe (net megawatt electric) Longview Power facility in Maidsville, West Virginia, USA. Foster Wheeler has received a full notice to proceed on this contract. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed, and the contract value will be included in the company’s third-quarter 2014 bookings.
Kalmar to Deliver 7 RTGs to Puerto Central, in Chile
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver seven E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Puerto Central S.A (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile. The RTG project has a total value of USD 14 million, including the cranes, spare parts, training for operators and technicians as wells as civil works and other auxiliary equipment required to automate certain RTG processes. The order was booked in June 2014 with a delivery and start-up date in July 2015. The Kalmar RTGs will enable Phase 1 of the terminal's capacity expansion of 450…
Daihatsu Joins ClassNK Research Project
Classification society ClassNK announced that it will embark on a joint research project together with Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd. Through the partnership, ClassNK will support research that tests the extensibility of condition based monitoring system and automatic diagnostic system “ClassNK CMAXS LC-A” for auxiliary diesel engines manufactured by Daihatsu Diesel Mfg. Co., Ltd. Although there has been a significant amount of research into condition based monitoring systems for main diesel engines…
USCG Shares Safety Tips for Labor Day, Riverfest
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the boating season and is known as one of the busiest recreational boating weekends on the Ohio River. With approximately 2,000 boaters taking to the water, the increased recreational traffic presents additional safety hazards. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Cincinnati would like boaters to know special rules are in place for Labor Day and Riverfest and would like to remind people to exercise safe boating practices. The Coast Guard will be enforcing a no-wake zone…