Bespoke Solutions News

23 Sep 2020

“It’s my dream job”: One-on-one with Søren Andersen, CEO, StormGeo

When Søren Andersen took the helm at StormGeo in September 2019, it was the self-confessed “dream job” for the 23-year shipping industry veteran. Andersen came with leadership experience from the likes of A.P. Møller – Maersk, APL, and Rickmers, among others, bringing to StormGeo inside experience on how ship owners can modernize practices and procedures to quantifiably cut emissions and fuel costs.“What I saw in StormGeo was a company with the opportunity to enrich the shipping industry…

19 Nov 2019

Naval Dome Unveils Maritime Security Solution

Israel-based cyber security specialist Naval Dome has introduced a new software-based cyber protection that can be easily installed on all ship, port, or offshore OT systems, including navigational equipment, machinery control systems and cargo handling equipment.S-Marine Dome and S-Port Dome are aimed at those ship, offshore energy and terminal operators requiring instant protection without having to go through lengthy type approval processes or can no longer afford to wait for suppliers to upgrade or replace critical systems.Naval Dome Vice President, Business Development, Ido Ben Moshe, said: “We have introduced the S-Model to provide an easy-to-install…

11 Dec 2018

Water Backed Welding & Fixing FPSOs

Photo: Marine Technical Limits (MTL)

Although MTL has a robust oil and gas heritage, with formidable experience in the global energy marketplace, it also invests heavily in R&D and undertake rigorous testing and research from its base in Kintore, Aberdeenshire. MTL recognizes the importance of progression and continual improvement for the benefit of the organisation and its staff. As a young engineer I’ve been afforded the opportunity to see new ways of working develop from the spark of a good idea through rigorous testing and finally to its successful deployment in the field.

05 Sep 2018

ACO Marine Tallies River Cruise Retrofits

Photo courtersy of ACO Marine

ACO Marine has taken a substantial number of orders from European river cruise operators for the supply and retrofit installation of the company’s advanced wastewater treatment systems.The company, the water treatment division of Germany’s ACO Group, will supply wastewater management solutions based around its Maripur NF advanced sewage treatment plant to 10 river cruise vessels scheduled to drydock this winter.In addition to the Maripur NF units, the turnkey package includes grease separation systems…

30 Apr 2018

OSM Developing High-tech Operations Center

OSM - optimising operations on-and offshore Photo OSM

Ship management firm OSM said it is in the final stages of completing a Singapore-based Maritime Operations Center that will help transform decision-making, efficiency and performance for its global customer base.The facility, developed in partnership with Singapore based analytics company Azendian Solutions, will initially allow OSM to connect all its data sources around the world. In the near future, the operations center will not only be the main pillar of OSM’s Technical Management offerings…

12 May 2017

DP World London Now Handles Far East Calls

MOL Triumph, the first of the world’s largest and newest vessels to call in the UK, arrives in Southampton on THE Alliance's FE2 service as new third deep-water berth opened at London Gateway in April, ahead of first regular Asia-Europe service starting. DP World's UK terminals will welcome the first services from the Far East following a global shake-up of the world’s shipping lines. Inaugural calls of Asia/Europe services by THE Alliance, a shipping consortium made up of Mitsui O.S.K Line, Yang Ming, NYK, K-Line and Hapag Lloyd/UASC, will see the largest vessel to ever call at a UK port berth at DP World Southampton this Thursday, May 11.

28 Apr 2017

Lloyd’s Register Launches Marine Analytics Service

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched its Marine Analytics service with a methodology that will enable companies to obtain value from operational data and connected assets. According to LR, the biggest challenge associated with data from multiple systems and connected assets, once security has been assured, is knowing how to turn the possibilities into actual commercial and operational value. It is now possible to amass more data more easily but with so much data available, extracting useful and actionable information and insights is a challenge. LR said it is focused on working with marine and offshore companies of all sizes to co-create leading bespoke solutions…

25 Jul 2016

Romica Manufacturer Secures DNV GL Approval

Bob Turner (Photo: Romica)

U.K. winch maker Romica said it is to “redouble its exports drive” after its Romania-based manufacturing partner successfully acquired accreditation with DNV GL. Yorkshire based Romica is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of lift equipment and winches for use within the marine, renewables, ports and terminals, oil and gas and oceanographic sectors. It provides a 24/7 build, repair and maintenance service worldwide with agents in South Korea, Taiwan, India and Spain. Romica is owned and run by Bob Turner and works in partnership with TIE Services International SRL…

15 Jul 2016

Ocean Signal, AMI Marine Partner

Photo: Ocean Signal

Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal and manufacturer of marine electronic equipment AMI Marine have formed a new partnership to collaborate on product development for the large commercial vessel sector. Combining the specialist knowledge and extensive technical background of two of the UK’s most experienced marine companies, the cooperation facilitates a unique capability to incorporate the latest technology within new solutions to fulfil demand for next generation, mandated equipment.

22 Jul 2015

Custom Cranes Installed Aboard Nigerian OSV

M350EL hydraulic elbow knuckle-boom marine crane on the Awaritse Nigeria Ltd vessel Prince Job I (Photo: Sormec)

Global offshore crane manufacturer Sormec has supplied matching cranes for a Dutch-built vessel operating in one of Nigeria's largest deepwater oil fields. The Italian firm was tasked with manufacturing two M350/EL hydraulic elbow knuckle-boom marine cranes to be equipped aboard an offshore supply vessel (OSV) for the Awaritse Nigeria Ltd vessel Prince Job I, now based in Chevron’s Agbami Field, one of Nigeria's largest deepwater discoveries. The Sicilian company supplied the cranes for the 69-meter-long OSV which was built at the DeHoop Shipyard in Rotterdam.

27 Apr 2015

Ballast Water Technology Installation & Innovative Drive Contols

Specifying for ballast water treatment systems can be a difficult process. Ian Hamilton, sales manager for marine electrical wiring control and instrumentation specialists CMR Group, offers guidance. Ballast water, which is used to maintain balance and stability when a ship is empty of cargo, has been identified as a key factor responsible for bringing invasive species of microorganisms into non-indigenous environments, causing a major threat to marine ecosystems. All ships in…

17 Mar 2015

Trelleborg Debuts New Quick Release Hooks

Photo courtesy of Trelleborg

Trelleborg’s marine systems operation has added to its range of Quick Release Hooks (QRHs) with the new ReadyMoor range, a standardized solution that provides a fast lead time for commercial applications, where bespoke solutions are not required. Thanks to this ready-made approach, the ReadyMoor range provides a solution that offers the safety and operational benefits of QRHs, while passing on commercial benefits to the customer. The series is available with average delivery of just 12 weeks, the time it takes to assemble, test and ship the product.

03 Mar 2015

Added Value Innovation Drives Control of BWTS

Ian Hamilton (Photo: CMR Group)

Specifying for ballast water treatment systems can be a difficult process. Ian Hamilton, sales manager for marine electrical wiring control and instrumentation specialists CMR Group, offers guidance. Ballast water, which is used to maintain balance and stability when a ship is empty of cargo, has been identified as a key factor responsible for bringing invasive species of microorganisms into non-indigenous environments, causing a major threat to marine ecosystems. All ships in…

31 Jul 2014

WEG to Showcase Drive Solutions at SMM

Image: WEG

WEG, a global supplier of drive systems, will showcase its range of systems for the shipbuilding and offshore industry at this year’s SMM (Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology Fair) in Hamburg. From September 9-12, visitors to Stand 303 in Hall B6 can learn more about WEG’s standard and special drive systems designed for ships and other on-board support tasks. The product portfolio ranges from low and high voltage motors to generators, frequency inverters and low voltage switching equipment.

20 Jun 2014

Excelerate Energy & the Year of LNG

“Consider, for example, that South America was not an LNG consuming region seven years ago. In 2014, more than 100 cargoes will be sold there. As floating technologies gain acceptance, there will continue to be a big shift in the market demographics.”  Edward Scott, COO,  Excelerate Energy

This being the “Yearbook” edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, it would be remiss to not have coverage of LNG, one of the hottest fueling trends in maritime circles, particularly in North America. For a unique insight on a rapidly evolving market, MR caught up with Edward Scott, COO, Excelerate Energy, which is making big strides in the LNG Regasification sector, and recently received on the of the world’s largest and most capable units, the FSRU Experience which he touts as the world’s largest and most capable FSRU.

26 Mar 2014

DNV Approves "Pay as You Sail" Charts Option

Photo: Nautisk

Global chart distributor Nautisk has confirmed DNV approval for its Neptune Pay As You Sail (PAYS) Solution. PAYS enables users to access global ENCs for use with onboard ECDIS systems, while only paying for those that are actually used. Peter J Pran, Nautisk Project Manager said, “Despite a positive market outlook, demands on shipowners and vessel operators to make cost savings and optimize operational efficiency are continuing to increase. “Our PAYS solution gives both shore-based and onboard teams access to any number of ENCs that may be required for one particular trading route.

11 Dec 2013

Flexible Pipe Specialist on Pace for £1Million in First Year

FlexTech Engineering Director, Craig Keyworth

Flexible pipe specialist FlexTech said it has surpassed its first year turnover target of £500,000 just six months after start-up and anticipates reaching £1million by the end of the year. Flexible pipe expert Craig Keyworth established the Aberdeen-based company in March of this year, after operating as a flexible pipe consultant for a number of years prior. Mr. FlexTech’s core business is the successful delivery of flexible pipe and riser engineering projects, offloading systems and integrity management and inspection.

24 Jul 2013

Several Appointments Made Throughout SPEX Group

L-R Sylvia Halkerston, Jacqui Duncan and Carole Innes

SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-headquartered provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the global oil and gas industry, has strengthened its management team with a round of key appointments. Sylvia Halkerston joins the SPEX board of directors, following a career spanning 35 years in human resource management in both the public and private sectors. The company has also boosted its HR and communication teams, with the appointment of Carole Innes as Business Communications Manager and Jacqui Duncan as HR Manager.

24 Jun 2013

New Container Weighing System Sees Port Use

Since its recent launch, Strainstall’s Container weighing system has already become established in the Intermodel/Ports industry. It is currently being used at numerous key U.K. Ports in the U.K. including Port of Felixstowe and Tilbury – as well as being considered for integration throughout ports and terminals within Europe, Chile, U.S. and Canada. The system was developed in response to recent talks within the IMO calling for mandatory verification of container weights and utilizes Strainstall’s 45 years of designing standard and bespoke load measurement solutions. It has been specifically developed to enable port authorities, shipping companies and couriers to establish the exact weight of containers, as well as the ability to detect eccentric loads.

17 Jun 2013

Geodis Wilson Wins Award for Project Cargo Forwarding

Geodis Wilson, a freight management companies, has been awarded the Best Logistics Service Provider – Project Cargo, at the 27th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA). SK Yeung, Managing Director Geodis Wilson Greater China, and Bill Guo, Sales Director for Hong Kong and China, received the Award during the ceremony in Beijing. The key criteria for award entrants for this particular category were to provide bespoke solutions for cargoes outside the normal product range; effective and easy to us IT systems, including tracking of cargo, backed by efficient and professional customer services systems; and the ability to think outside the box. Geodis Wilson design in advance all project operations and have a dedicated team on-site to ensure that each project runs smoothly.

13 Jun 2013

SPEX Doubles Turnover

Ryan Strachan, CFO at SPEX. The company offers a full turnkey service from concept and modelling to end products.

SPEX Group, an Aberdeen-headquartered provider of innovative technology solutions and services to the global oil and gas industry, is investing in one of the U.K.’s smartest supercomputers capable of carrying out more than 100 trillion operations per second. The supercomputer, dubbed the Claymore, is being developed in partnership with Dell and ANSYS and can solve problems at least 20 times faster than the industry norm. It will incorporate 75 times the RAM of a High-end workstation, allowing enhanced processing and graphics capability on complex simulation and modeling problems.

21 Apr 2013

Marine Urea Supplier Offers World-wide Delivery

UK-based EcoAdBlue offers world-wide delivery of its marine urea, a liquid used in Selective Catalytic Reduction (SRC) systems for marine diesel engines. EcoAdBlue say that it distributes Urea throughout the world from nine of its strategically placed production sites allowing it to offer international coverage, supplying businesses for an array of various vehicles; from tractors and lorries to large-scale marine vessels. The company offers competitive rates and bespoke solutions to meet customers requirements and are able to do so largely due to its relationship with/parent company major logistics firm, Streamline Shipping Group Ltd. Streamline manage all of EcoAdBlue’s logistics, offering not only international coverage, but, they say, also second-to-none reliability for our customers.

01 Mar 2013

Survival Craft Inspectorate Delivers Safety Project

Tio Devaney, SCI Country Manager for Americas

Survival Craft Inspectorate (SCI), a global provider of emergency marine evacuation systems, has delivered a fastrack safety refit for a global cruise shipping company. SCI replaced and serviced key safety systems on board the Holland America cruise ship Rotterdam while she was docked in Hamburg, Germany. SCI sent over a specialist team to carry out the £260,000 (US$400,000) project in just 10 days. Tio Devaney, SCI Country Manager for Americas – who flew over to Hamburg from the Americas Office to oversee the contract – said…

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