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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Rapp Hydema Wins Winch Contract for Fishery Survey Vessel

Rapp Hydema has closed a major contract with STX Finland Oy Shipyard related to a new research vessel. The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources selected STX Finland Oy to build new hull, No. 1378, which will undertake fishery survey missions. Distinctive for recent orders is an admixture of both electric and hydraulic machinery. Hydraulically-powered machinery includes the Rapp trawl winches. Also, a double net-drum is to be utilized for net storage, and Rapp is also providing a Gilson winch, as well as a Research/Sounder Winch. A Rapp anchor winch with two capstans is also to be provided, as well as two separate hydraulic power packs for the anchor/capstans package and the fishing winches.The trawl winches are to be controlled by a PTS Pentagon Cbus F system…

Cargotec's Wins €37 Million Order for 45 Electric Winches

Cargotec's MacGregor has won an order worth approximately €37 million for 45 electric winches from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, in South Korea. The order will be booked in the fourth quarter 2013 order intake and the equipment is scheduled for delivery between the second and fourth quarter of 2014. The winches will be installed on Hyundai Heavy Industries' 10,000-metric-ton new heavy lift vessel, which will be one of the world's largest heavy lift ships designed to support shipbuilding activities and offshore lifting operations in international waters. cargotec.com  

Rapp Provides Winch Drive to Otto Candies

Rapp technicians recently completed a winch drive retrofit for Otto Candies in Houma, LA, early this year. An existing Rapp hydraulic winch was converted to electric, making use of Rapp’s Active Heave Compensation (AHC) package. Rapp’s package includes a motor recognized at the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Spotlight on Technology  ceremony. Its design features liquid cooling—despite the fact that the R&D team at the outset considered myriad air-cooled designs before opting for liquid-cooling. Owing to favorable acknowledgement in the industry, Rapp patented the design. The motors are mounted on Rapp’s own in-house manufactured gearbox,  that it developed long ago for its hydraulic winch lines.

MacGregor Delivers Major Winch for Korean Heavy Lift Barge

MacGregor 90 tonne electric main hoisting winch

Following an order announced in October 2013, MacGregor, part of Cargotec delivered and commissioned 45 variable frequency drive (VFD) winches and a full control system for the recently completed heavy-lift crane barge Hyundai HLV-10000, one of the largest heavy lift vessels in the world. Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co Ltd, a subsidiary of Hyundai Heavy Industries, built the large floating crane to meet the increasing demands for heavyweight shipbuilding support activities, along with offshore lifting operations.

Rapp Hydema Winch Package for Icelandic Trawler

Rapp Hydema has just completed successful sea trials of electric winches for the F/V Thorunn Sveinsdottir, an Icelandic fishing-trawler. The substantial winch suite supplied includes Split Trawl (2), Sweep Line (2), Gilson (2), Cod-End, Out-Haul, Auxiliary and other winches, net reels, and Anchor Windlass. Rapp has been a long-time supplier worldwide of such devices—but this was a unique order. Rapp has some of its newest research-and-development achievements on display. Perhaps most important, Rapp’s new liquid-cooled motor is aboard—patented, and then awarded—at last May’s Offshore Technology Conference in Houston (http://www.otcnet.org/2010/pages/awards/spotlight/rapp_marine.html).

Comprehensive Winch Outfitting for New Trawlers

HB Grandi’s F/V ENGEY, courtesy of NAUTIC

Fishing company HB Grandi of Iceland recently awarded Naust Marine a contract for complete winch outfitting of three new 180 ft. fishing trawlers. The contract, of record size for the winch supplier, will see Naust provide no less than 20 electrical winches per vessel, including two trawl winches and three Gilsons each; four sweep-line winches, one out-haul winch, one cod-end winch, two backstrap winches, three retriever winces, one third wire winch and one trix-winch, located close to the sweep line winches. In addition to these, there are two anchor-mooring winches.

Naust Marine Wins Huge Winch Order

VSV’s new F/V Breki (graphic depiction courtesy of Skipasyn)

Hradfrystihusid Gunnvor (HG) and Vinnslustodin (VSV) recently awarded Naust Marine contracts to provide a complete suite of electric winches for their newbuild trawlers. Naust will supply no less than 29 winches per vessel, including three trawl winches and three Gilsons; six sweepline, two outhaul, two codend, four backstrap, three retriever and two net-lifting winches are included as auxiliaries. In addition to these, there is an anchor winch, a net reel, and—not widely known outside Europe—two winches of the trix type.

Rapp Hydema Winches for Alaska Research Vessel

Rapp Hydema NW has been awarded a major contract for supply of a complete suite of winches including oceanographic traction, hydrographic, and CTD winches, two storage reels, side-handling boom, control systems and other equipment for the Alaska Regional Research Vessel (ARRV). The vessel is being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard. In addition, Rapp was awarded integrative services as Scientific Handling Services Integrator (SHSI) for the project. The vessel is to be operated by the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Rapp earlier provided all deck machinery for the four NOAA FSV class vessels already commissioned. In addition, Rapp has just been awarded the deck machinery package and integration services for the fifth NOAA FSV class vessel.

Baydelta Chooses Rapp Marine Electric Tow Winch

Photo: Rapp Marine

For several decades, Rapp Marine has designed and delivered towing winches for workboat market. Combining the best ideas from Rapp’s past work in the other commercial industries and recommendations from the tugboat operators, Rapp Marine has developed long lasting and dependable towing winches. These past towing winches have mainly been powered using hydraulic systems in the North American market. Rapp Marine has previously delivered electric winches to commercial vessels in other industries such as research, oil & gas, and fisheries for years.

Canada's TSB Reports on 'Bosun's Fatal Fall

Crane rendering: Image courtesy of Canada TSB

On 08 May 2013, at 1455 Eastern Daylight Time, the dry bulk carrrier 'Federal Yoshino' was at anchor in Baie‑Comeau, Quebec when the crew member fell to the deck in a crane-hoisted provisioning basket from a height of about 5m when the hoisting cable parted, informs the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) in a recently released investigation report. The bulker was at anchor awaiting the arrival of a grain cargo when the accident occurred, and the crew was employed in general ship maintenance.

MARKEY Machinery Creating International Support Network

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, USA — March 28, 2011— Markey Machinery announced today that it is creating an international network of factory-trained sales and service centers. Markey is currently evaluating candidate companies around the world. The current focus is on qualified system integration/service companies, located in key markets distant from Markey’s US facility. The company expects to conclude an agreement with an Australian firm shortly, establishing a center there. A series…

New Hydraulic Personnel Winch

Lloyd Thompson (Rig Manager of Odfjell Drilling (UK) Ltd), Tom Whalen (Platform Maintenance Superintendent of Talisman Energy UK Limited), Ian Nicol (Director, Thern Lifting Services) and Kenny Lendrum (Workshop Manager, Thern Lifting Services) (Photo courtesy SOS Marketing Ltd)

Thern Lifting Services, Inverurie based engineering manufacturing company, announced the first contract for the Monitor 75/150 (a self contained zone 1 hydraulic personnel winch) with Odfjell Drilling UK Ltd, on behalf of Talisman Energy UK Limited. The Monitor 75/150 is a specially designed and patented hydraulic personnel winch, is to be approved by Lloyds Register of Shipping and will be installed on Talisman’s Fulmar Alpha platform. The advanced safety features on the new…

Odd Lundberg Chooses Rapp Marine Winches

The new Odd Lunberg is due for delivery in 2019. (Image: Odd Lunberg AS)

Rapp Marine said it has received a new order from Odd Lundberg As, marking the third generation of owners from the shipping company who have selected its deck machinery. “This is the first time the shipping company has selected a high-tech electrical solution,” confirms Morten Stenkjær, VP Sales at Rapp Marine AS. “The owner’s new pride is a combined ring-net and pelagic trawler and will be equipped with a complete electric deck machinery solution from Rapp Marine. Mats Lundberg…

Washburn & Doughty Wins Hybrid Tug Orders

East Boothbay, Maine based Washburn & Doughty said it has secured a contract with Harbor Docking and Towing, of Lake Charles, La., to design and build two 93’ x 38’ Hybrid Z Drive Tugs. The 93’ x 38’ hull is a proven design with 18 tugs in operation and 4 under construction. The vessel will be built as a Harbor Assist Vessel as defined in USCG Subchapter M and admeasure less than 200 gross tons U.S. regulatory tonnage. Caterpillar Marine will provide a ‘stem-to-stern’ Cat content hybrid propulsion system, with support from both Milton Cat and Louisiana Cat in the sales effort. The hybrid propulsion system scope includes 3512E (2,550 HP @ 1…

Jeamar’s Winches Are Made To Order

Jeamar Winches, known for heavy-duty hand and power winches, has made a major push into the custom arena with built-to-order products. Besides its major focus on the marine industry with rugged seaworthy capstan, power and hand winches, Jeamar has evolved into a true cross-industry provider. A look at its customer list reveals everything from aerospace to steel, grain-handling, railroads, power generation, pharmaceuticals and the theatre. And while Jeamar is largely known as a Canadian manufacturer, its client base spans the globe. • A 32,000 lb. gate winch for a major U.S. dam. • A 20,000 lb. lifting winch for a ship loading conveyor. • A 30,000 lb. • Two 32,000 lb.

Car Carriers Have All-electric Cargo Equipment

MacGregor electrically-driven stern quarter ramp on Cattleya Ace NB 3643; Shin-Kurushima Toyohashi shipyard

MOL’s new generation of ‘eco-friendly’ efficient PCTCs are entering service; they feature MacGregor RoRo access outfits from Cargotec and are the world’s first car carriers to have all of their RoRo equipment electrically-driven. Cargotec’s growing electric-drive RoRo reference portfolio now includes the first vessel to have all-electrically-driven RoRo access equipment entering service. The 4,000-unit pure car truck carrier (PCTC), Iris Ace, is owned and operated by Japanese company, Mitsui O.S.K.

Rapp Hydema Establishes Office in Stavanger

Runar Tunem.

Rapp Hydema, the winch and deck machinery specialist, are opening a new office in Stavanger. “We are pleased to be present in Norway’s most expansive offshore environment. This new establishment is both strategic and necessary to meet our customers’ demands for service and support,” said Inge Henning Andersen, Managing Director of RH. Rapp Hydema has hired Runar Tunem to head the Offshore Sales Division in Stavanger, where he will be responsible for global sales and marketing.

News: Thoma-Sea Builds New Z-Drive

Cummins Marine's recently introduced QSK60 engines are finding a ready market in the 2,000 hp plus range in both Europe and North America. This spring the sale of two more QSK60s was announced for a Z-drive tug building at Thoma-Sea Boatbuilders in Houma, La. Designed by well-know Louisiana-based naval architect Frank Basile's Entech and Associates Inc., the 104 by 36-ft. boat will have a 17-ft. molded depth. Tankage provides for over 90,000 gallons of fuel, 10,000 gallons of potable water and 500 gallons of lube oil. The two Cummins QSK60 main engines will each produce 2,200 continuous-duty hp at 1,800 rpm. The engines will drive Rolls-Royce US 205 Z-drives. The drives have 2150 m/m propellers in nozzles. Ship power will be provided by two Cummins 6BT5.9 powered 75 kW generator sets.

MacGregor Mooring Systems for Tender Rigs

Image of tender rigs

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won new contracts that will see electrically-driven versions of its mooring systems fitted to two new tender assist drilling rigs for Thailand-based Mermaid Maritime Public Company Limited. The Self-Erected Drilling Tender (Hull No. CMHI (JS)-151-1 and Hull No. CMHI (JS)-151-2) are under construction at China Merchants Heavy Industry (Jiangsu) Co Ltd with delivery planned for 2016. The order was booked into third quarter 2014 order intake. MacGregor will provide each rig with an electrically-driven eight-point mooring system with a 95-tonne line pull…

New Moorings to Add 54.5 Flagship

As part of a $21m capital investment in fleet additions through next year, The Moorings recently announced plans to add a new flagship, the five-cabin Moorings 54.5, to its extensive range of luxury charter yachts. Available in 2010, the all-new 54.5 will be the fleet's largest monohull, representing an ongoing trend at The Moorings towards larger, roomier yachts. Lex Raas, President & CEO of The Moorings commented, "Our market research indicates that today's charter enthusiast is seeking larger yachts with more creature comforts. The 54.5 has four double staterooms plus a crew's quarters. Packed with features aimed at making sailing easier and more fun, the 54.5 boasts a generator, air-conditioning, electric winches, bow thruster, electric toilets, and an inverter.

ROV Contract for Forum Energy

Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies contracted by Cummings Consulting to supply two Sub-Atlantic Mojave Systems ROV's. Both of the Mojave ROVs (Remotely Operated Vehicles) will be equipped with job specific tooling systems such as; electric winches, touch screen control monitors, Sub-can Control Systems, sonar, color and monochrome cameras. Also included are two three function manipulators and VisualSoft™ data capture capabilities. The Mojave systems are capable of reaching depths of 300 meters, and will be deployed for assessment analysis immediately off the coast of Florida. "The Mojave was the perfect observation vehicle for us because of its high thrust, low cost and easy deployment. Our relationship with Forum played an important role in our purchase as well.

Rapp Marine Equips Pelagic Fleet Trawlers

Image: Rapp Marine

Rapp Marine has received two new orders for the supply of complete electrical deck machinery packages for the two pelagic trawlers, Rockall and Themis, announced Morten Stenkjær, VP Sales Fisheries Rapp Marine. Rapp Marine signed the contract in March 2016 with the shipbuilder Karstensens Skibsværft in Skagen, Denmark, for these two newbuildings. Astrid Fiskeri AS in Skagen owns Rockall, while Themis is owned by Themis Fiskeri AS in Thyborøn. Rockall will be to fully outfitted with deck machinery suitable for twin trawl fisheries.

Towboat Honors Structural Engineer Dobson

At the commissioning, left to right: Jason Adams, Owner Raymond Louviere Field Foreman; Donald Baudoin, shipyard superintendent; Rex Dobson, shipyard structural superintendent; and Bart Foret, Field Foreman

Joe Gregory, owner of New Generation Shipbulding of Houma, La., reports that his firm’s latest delivery will join the La Porte Texas-based Martin Marine fleet of 29 inland push boats and 54 inland marine tank barges. Martin also operates four offshore tug/barge units. The latest delivery, one of New Generation’s 75 X 30 X 10-ft. pushboat, is the Rex Dobson. With an operating draft of 8.5-ft. these towboats have a 32-ft. eye level from the wheelhouse. The wheelhouse has huge windows extending to the deck level forward and a full walk around exterior deck extension.

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