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Sunday, September 24, 2017

NYK Group, Dualog, NTT Group Join Partnership for Onboard IoT Platform

Image: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

The Japanese shipping group NYK Group (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, MTI Co., Ltd.) will collaborate with Dualog and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) Group on a vessel platform proposal that is currently being validated with ship information systems (SIMS) data, the companies announced. The experiment is focused on validation of the below technology, which is expected to benefit the maritime industry in actual sea operations: Data gathering from an expanding array of onboard sensors and monitoring equipment…

MHI-MS, Jiangsu Masada Ink Boxship Crane Deal

Pic: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems has concluded a licensing agreement with Jiangsu Masada Heavy Industries for the manufacturing and sale of hose handling cranes and slim deck cranes for container ships. The license granted to Jiangsu Masada follows similar agreements in 2008 for deck cranes of bulk carriers and in 2012 for deck machinery and steering gears. This further broadening of Jiangsu Masada's product lineup will expand the market share for marine machinery utilizing MHI group technologies in China, the world's largest market for marine vessel construction.

MacGregor Inks Deal to Service Teekay Vessels

MacGregor has signed a five-year frame agreement with Teekay Shipping Ltd to provide spare parts, maintenance, training and project support for approximately 115 of Teekay's vessels. The agreement was signed during the second quarter of 2017, and will see MacGregor, part of Cargotec, provide spare parts, maintenance, training and project support for hatch covers, hose-handling cranes, general-purpose cranes, offshore mooring/loading systems, deck machinery winches, steering gear and compressors on board Teekay vessels. “The business relationship with Teekay goes back to Pusnes and Hatlapa brands with separate types of agreements. When discussions first took place it was clear there was a tremendous spread of installed base,” said Steve Goodchild, UK Branch Manager.

MHI Licenses Deck Machinery to Imabari Shipbuilding

Photo credit MHI

Through licensing, MHI aims to expand market share of deck machinery based on the company's technology and, at the same time, respond to requests from Imabari, which looks to enhance business through deck machinery production. The production of licensed machinery is scheduled to be started in April 2013. Deck machinery mainly consists in this instance of anchor windlasses and mooring winches. MHI manufactured its first deck machinery in 1962. The company's deck machinery has built up a solid delivery track record and has won high reputation from customers for their high reliability…

MHI Licenses Deck Machinery Tech To Imabari Shipbuilding

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) signed an agreement with Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in Imabari, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, under which MHI licenses production and marketing of deck machinery. Through licensing, MHI aims to expand market share of deck machinery based on the company's technology and, at the same time, respond to requests from Imabari, which looks to enhance business through deck machinery production. The production of licensed machinery is scheduled to be started in April 2013.

MHI Licenses Steering Gear and Deck Machinery to Jiangsu Masada

MHI deck machinery (Photo: MHI).

Tokyo - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) has signed an agreement with Jiangsu Masada Heavy Industries Co Ltd., in Jiangsu Province, China, under which MHI is to license production and marketing of steering gears and deck machinery, based on company technology to Jiangsu Masada. Previously, in 2008, MHI licensed deck crane technology to Jiangsu Masada - then known as Nantong Masada Ship Machinery Co. Ltd. With the latest licensing agreement, Jiangsu Masada will now be able to establish a structure for providing hydraulic marine machinery in combination to its customers…

MHI Names New President

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) names Shunichi Miyanaga as the company's new President. The new president is currently an MHI Representative Director and Senior Executive Vice President. Hideaki Omiya, MHI's current President, will become Chairman of the company succeeding Kazuo Tsukuda, who will become Senior Corporate Advisor. Oct. Oct. 2000        President of MHI-HITACHI Metals Machinery, Inc. Apr. 2002        President of Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc. Jun. 2002        Retired from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Mar. 2006        Retired from the post of President of Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery, Inc. Apr. 2006        Senior Vice President, Deputy Head of Machinery Headquarters, â€¨ Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Apr. Jun. Apr.

ESG Awarded LLTM for USCG Offshore Patrol Cutter Program

Photo: ESG

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG) a Long Lead Time Material (LLTM) contract for the first Offshore Patrol Cutter, USCGC Argus (WMSM 915). The LLTM contract awarded on September 7, 2017 allows Eastern to move forward on an aggressive schedule to deliver a capable and affordable platform to meet the Coast Guard’s mission needs. The award includes main propulsion, machinery control, electrical and mechanical equipment orders that need to be placed…

Jet Edge Waterjets Distributed in 6 States by KF Machinery

EDGE X-5 Machine: Image courtesy of Jet Edge Inc.

Jet Edge, Inc., a leading manufacturer of ultra-high pressure waterjet systems for precision cutting, coating removal and surface preparation, say that KF Machinery is now distributing Jet Edge precision waterjet cutting systems in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Western Wisconsin and Western Iowa. Located in Lakeville, Minn., KF Machinery offers full-service precision sheet metal manufacturing and forming equipment to manufacturers in a variety of industries, including precision sheet metal…

Young MHI Japanese Shipbuilders Win Slew of Medals

Gold medal winner Yusuke Shiomoto: Photo credit MHI

Yusuke Shiomoto (20), an employee of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) who works at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works in the Energy & Environment business domain, has won the gold medal in the Construction Steel Work category at the 51st National Skills Competition held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba and other venues in Japan. MHI participated in five categories this year: Construction Steel Work, Welding, Mechanical Device Assembly, Mechatronics and Turning. In the Construction Steel Work category, besides Mr.

MacGregor Equipment Package for Chinese Bulkers

MacGregor informs it has secured an order to supply MacGregor equipment packages for two 38,000 dwt bulk carriers in China.   The order was booked into second quarter order intake and includes following equipment/ship: design and key components for hatch covers, deck cranes, electric deck machinery, steering gear and air compressor.   "Customers can benefit from MacGregor's extended portfolio, which now includes deck machinery, steering gear and air compressors from our Hatlapa range," said Sönke Tanz, Area Sales Manager, Auxiliary and Machinery Systems at MacGregor.  

Water Mist in Large Machinery Spaces

Ignition of pool fire in a test of a water mist system according to IMO 1165. Photo: Kristian Hox, SINTEF NBL.

Water mist systems are extensively used as fire protection of machinery spaces onboard passenger ships, and have almost taken over as fire extinguishing systems after IMO standardized such systems. Water mist systems are documented through full scale fire testing of the manufacturers' solutions. In practice it has been shown that in spaces with a ceiling height above approximately 10m it is necessary with more water mist nozzles to extinguish low seated fires. The IMO-method that describes the test procedures requires that all nozzles are mounted at ceiling level…

MacGregor Wins Orders for Pusnes Deck Machinery

Pusnes Deck Machinery (Photo: MacGregor)

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, announced it has secured orders for a series of Pusnes deck machinery packages for several shipowners. The Pusnes equipment has been specified for different ship types that are going to be built by the Hyundai Group and Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, in South Korea. MacGregor's Pusnes deck machinery has been specified for the following ship types: twelve very large crude carriers (VLCC); four Suezmax tankers; six liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers…

JSMEA Offers Access to Japan’s Offshore Suppliers

The Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) has compiled a list of Japanese-made ship machinery and equipment products for offshore units, publishing this information on a dedicated website and corresponding print brochure. The website and brochure offer access to information on a variety of products and companies spanning the Japanese offshore supply chain, from machinery and equipment manufacturers to maintenance and service providers. JSMEA noted that a growing number of offshore users worldwide have relied on Japanese makers and products…

JSMEA Offers Access to Japan’s Offshore Suppliers

The Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) has compiled a list of Japanese-made ship machinery and equipment products for offshore units, publishing this information on a dedicated website and corresponding print brochure. The website and brochure offer access to information on a variety of products and companies spanning the Japanese offshore supply chain, from machinery and equipment manufacturers to maintenance and service providers. JSMEA noted that a growing number of offshore users worldwide have relied on Japanese makers and products…

Kittiwake Acquires Holroyd

Kittiwake Developments, a provider of asset control and protection technology, has announced the acquisition of Holroyd Instruments, an acoustic emission technology manufacturer. The newly named Kittiwake Holroyd supplies acoustic emission instruments for the early detection of problems in a wide range of applications, all relating to monitoring the condition of rotating machinery. Suitable for continuously running machinery as well as machinery operating intermittently or for short durations, acoustic emission allows the user to diagnose problems with machinery at an early stage, carry out maintenance procedures and then monitor the improvement.

First Z-Tech 4500 Tug Delivered

Photo courtesy Robert Allan Ltd.

In late December 2009, the YT 802 Valiant, first of the new series of Z-Tech 4500 Class tugs for the United States Navy Pilots operating in Puget Sound in Washington State was handed over to her eager Owners. After a shakedown period and crew training she was placed into active service in early February 2010. This series of new tugs are being built in Tacoma, WA by J. M. Martinac Shipbuilding Ltd., who are a sub-contractor to Pacific Tugboat Services of Long Beach, Calif., the prime contractor for the delivery of the vessels to the Navy. The design was developed by Robert Allan Ltd.

CSSC buys Hudong Heavy Machinery

According to China Knowledge, China State Shipbuilding Corp, one of the world's five biggest shipbuilders, will take direct control of Shanghai-listed Hudong Heavy Machinery before its planned US$800 million IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange next year, according to the South China Morning Post on Thursday. Hudong Machinery, which has a 60% market share in Chinese production of low-speed diesel engines for ships, said Wednesday its two largest shareholders will transfer their combined 53.27% stake to their parent, State Shipbuilding. The transaction will not involve any cash. According to Hudong Machinery, the deal has already won approval from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission.

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.

First ORC Operation on Maersk Vessel

ORC Module 125EJW Courtesy  MHI Marine Machinery & Engine

The newly developed waste heat recovery system "Hydrocurrent Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Module 125EJW" 1 by MHI Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (President: Kazuo Soma, Head Office: Nagasaki) has begun operation on the vessel named Arnold Maersk belonging to Maersk Line. The ORC system enables the utilization of extremely low temperature heat sources to generate electrical power at low-cost and high-efficiency in marine applications. In concrete terms, the system generates electricity using the waste heat of the main engine jacket cooling water (approx.

HHI Orders MHI-MME Ultra Steam Turbine Plants for LNG Carriers

Marine boilers for main engine (UST)

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME), a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), has received orders from Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) of Korea for four Ultra Steam Turbine (UST) plants to be installed in four LNG (liquefied natural gas) carriers HHI is to construct for Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), the state-owned oil and gas provider in Malaysia. The orders, which were received with an option on additional USTs for four more carriers, marks the first time the MHI group has sold USTs outside Japan.

Cruise Ship Design: Propulsion Choices, Space Optimization Key To Ship Profitability

Technical development in ships has been tremendous during the past 10 years. New technology has been introduced faster than ever before in the shipbuilding history. The new stricter rules have been the generator for many new solutions, but especially the total economical, conceptual approach has made it possible to introduce new systems, equipment and arrangements into a typically conservative market. Investments are considered on basis of lifetime cycle costs, but taking into account also possible additional revenues. The issue is to maximize the efficient revenue generating space at minimized investment and running costs, but taking into account availability and environmental impacts as well.

ClassNK, IHIMU, DU, and IBM Japan to Develop Software

ClassNK, IHI Marine United (IHIMU), Diesel United (DU) and IBM Japan have announced they will jointly develop a ship maintenance management system to help reduce ship lifecycle cost. The jointly developed system, which will make use of the latest condition monitoring sensor technology and data analysis systems, will be offered by ClassNK as a cloud-based service to shipowners, managers and operators from June 2013. As ships face dramatically changing ocean conditions, appropriate maintenance and condition monitoring of on-board machinery is essential to ensuring smooth operations. With bunker prices near historic highs, shipowners are increasingly turning their attention to maintenance management schemes utilizing on-board sensors data and diagnostic analysis tools to prevent malfunctions…

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