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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Maintenance Products News

DEME Group Belgium Uses Wilhelmsen Ships Service

Belgian company DEME Group, which operates a fleet of over 80 dredging vessels, another 200 auxiliary vessels and specialized equipment, has appointed Wilhelmsen Ships Services as specialized supplier for maintenance products and technical gases globally. Wilhelmsen Ships Service has started the contract work attending to the gradual changeover of gases. The company is converting larger vessels first and then will move onto other units, barges and land based workshops. In addition to supplying gas to vessels, Wilhelmsen Ships Service hosted a training session in Antwerp on cylinder safety and handling, covering the topics DEME had highlighted as most important for their people and business as well as introducing DEME to the stock range and the practical setup.

Nalfleet Marine Tests Kittiwake's Equipment

Nalfleet Marine Chemicals, the marine division of specialty water treatment company, Ondeo Nalco, has selected Kittiwake developments for its test kits and equipment. Nalfleet, which supplies on-board water treatment chemicals, maintenance products, automation systems and associated services to the worldwide shipping industry, also provides a comprehensive range of test kits, replacement reagents and analytical equipment for this purpose. Other improvements included a complete revision of test kit instructions to a more user friendly and durable format and offering to consolidate all Nalfleet's deliveries for export, an activity that they previously had to do in-house, whilst still achieving a substantial saving over the existing arrangement.

P&O Installs MPM System Upgrade

P&O Ferries install MPM Hibernation system upgrade. UK ferry operator P&O Ferries has recently taken delivery of Marine Software's MPM Hibernation upgrade for vessels "European Seaway" and "Pride of Dover" after deciding to put these vessels into lay-by. The MPM - Marine Planned Maintenance product was originally installed during a fleet wide software purchase in 2005 for 18 vessels, along with Marine Software's centralised Spare Parts, Procurement package and CODA finance system integration.

WSS Offers Free Welding Safety Inspections

Paul Rogers, Commercial Director, North East Asia, WSS

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is currently running a campaign to promote safe onboard welding across the Asia Pacific region. The Welding Safety Inspection Service, launched earlier this year in Singapore, deals head-on with the challenges faced by vessel owners and operators in maintaining welding equipment onboard and ensuring operational practices are up to date with regulations. At this time, the inspection service is offered free of charge to existing customers. Paul Rogers…

Fendercare Provides STS Support Services

Fendercare Marine provided STS support services for the first open sea’s Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) STS operations for two of the world’s leading Gas Majors. The LNG STS operations were performed in the Eastern Mediterranean with a number of 152,000 cm3 membrane tank Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers (LNGC), and most recently a 135,000 cm3 moss type carrier; all delivering cargo to one of Excelerate Energy’s 138,000 cm3 Floating Storage & Regasification Unit (FSRU). These were the first open sea LNG STS operations for either major.

Salwico Emission Monitoring Systems

Image courtesy Consilium Marine & Safety AB

The Salwico Emission Monitoring Systems is a continuous measuring NOx, SO2 and CO2 analyzing equipment for marine applications. Unlike other solutions based on electrochemical sensor technology, not equivalent to chemiluminescent analyzing principles, Consilium is the first and only supplier providing a fully compliant solution. The analyzing technology is based on the regulatory chemiluminescent principle as stated in the Marpol Annex VI NOx Technical Code. By adapting innovative…

PRI Treatment Helps Meet Emissions Challenges

Power Research Inc. (PRI) is a manufacturer of industrial grade fuel treatments designed to treat heavy fuel oil, diesel and gasoline. Founded in 1985, PRI chemistries incorporate proprietary thermal stability technologies that permit cleaner combustion, reduced emissions, and prevention of deposits on engine components and boiler tubes. PRI offers PRI-R, a heavy fuel oil treatment that overcomes operability issues associated with carbon, vanadium, sulfur and sludge. First, PRI-R is a maintenance product. PRI-R has been proven to prevent carbon and vanadate deposits results in extended time between component overhauls, hence providing added value and reliability to our vessel owners, increasing bottom line profitability.

Navy Repair Contracts Awarded

BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4419); Continental Maritime of San Diego, San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4420); and General Dynamics, National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, California (N00024-16-D-4421), are being awarded firm-fixed price modifications to previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award contracts to exercise option period two for the accomplishment of complex emergent and continuous maintenance and Chief of Naval Operations availabilities on amphibious ships (LPD, LSD, LHA and LHD) homeported in San Diego, California. The exercising of these options ensures continued facilities and human resources capable of completing complex emergent and continuous maintenance…

Bourbon, Bureau Veritas Partner on Digitalization

Bourbon Explorer 508 (Photo: Bourbon)

Under a new strategic partnership agreement, French offshore services firm Bourbon and testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas will develop and deploy new digital technologies, including solutions for automation, real time fleet monitoring and mitigating cyber risks. For dynamic positioning systems in particular, the partnership will aim to deliver advanced automation of to enable real-time advisory tools for bridge operators and remote support for onshore teams…

Royston Expands UK Engineering Facilities

Sarah Wade (Photo: Royston)

Royston Diesel Power has doubled the size of its UK engineering facilities to support continuing global growth in its marine engine service business and new technology development. As part of a £500,000 ($676,000) investment program the company has opened an additional 15,000 sq. ft. of engineering workshop premises alongside its existing headquarters on the banks of the River Tyne. As well as increasing the company’s engine repair and maintenance capability, the new center will also provide a focus for a range of other technical support functions.

Ship Maintenance Goes High Tech

Hand-held electrical discharge detectors can help assess the condition of operating motors. Photo: SKF USA Inc.

Machine reliability is a top priority and continuing challenge in marine applications, which operate in harsh conditions and at remote locations far from port and repair facilities. Ship operators can help keep machinery running efficiently by equipping their maintenance departments and crews with a full complement of new-generation maintenance tools. These tools, which range from high-accuracy alignment systems to precise automatic lubricators, can help avert premature failures and reduce the need for repairs at sea.

Adani Adds Two New Dredgers to Its Fleet

(Photo: Royal IHC)

India’s largest private multi-port operator Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ) inaugurated two new 8,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs) on January 8. Both dredgers were built by Royal IHC in The Netherlands and recently arrived at Adani’s Hazira Port in Gujarat, India, after their maiden voyage through the Suez Canal. The vessels are the 11th and 12th dredgers supplied by Royal IHC to APSEZ and are among the largest in the Indian fleet of TSHDs. “[The new dredgers] will substantially increase our capacity for dredging.

Lloyds Type Approval for AMOS2 EMS

The new AMOS2 Enterprise Management Suite (AMOS2EMS Maintenance Module) version 5.1 has been type approved by Lloyd's Register following successful completion of the Software Conformity Assessment (GENPMS). The assessment criteria are aimed at establishing that the software product, intended for use as part of a computerized planned maintenance scheme, has been developed and tested according to acceptable standards of software engineering practice. It is aimed at establishing that a manufacturer has satisfactory controls in place for the design, development, verification testing of its performance and functionality, version control, configuration management and maintenance to provide confidence in the software product.

PTS Pro Offers Advanced Maintenance Planning

Photo: Parker Hannifin

PTS Pro enables users to target unplanned downtime with advanced maintenance planning. PTS Pro, the latest addition to the Parker Tracking System (PTS) suite of products, gives subscribers a proactive tool against unplanned downtime, while maximizing uptime and profitability. Developed by Parker Hannifin, a company in motion and control technologies, “The new PTS Pro features powerful asset tracking and maintenance tools that extend the capabilities of the original PTS application,” said Technology Manager, Bill Sayavich.

Laborde Expands Sales & Service Network

Laborde Products added National Maintenance and Repair as a service and sales dealer. It supports the river and rail industries with facilities in Hartford, Illinois; Paducah, Kentucky; and Harahan, Louisiana. National Maintenance and Repair will provide sales and support for Laborde Products' Mitsubishi marine propulsion engines in all three locations. It will also provide sales and service for Laborde's packaged product division, Diesel America. Offering a wide range of diesel-powered equipment, including pumps, generators, pressure washers, barge pumps and other special diesel equipment, the line is powered with FPT (Fiat Powertrain Technologies), Yanmar, Mitsubishi and other quality products distributed by Laborde.

Vigor Wins $19.6m Navy Ship Repair Contract

Vigor Marine LLC, Portland, Oregon, is being awarded a $19,629,518 firm-fixed-price contract to prepare for and accomplish repair and alteration requirements for USS Kidd (DDG 100) Chief of Naval Operations scheduled, selected restricted availability (SRA) in support of the DDG-51-class destroyer ship repair program. For U.S. Naval Surface Combatants – typical repair and maintenance work to be performed in SRA includes modernization ship alterations; blasting, painting and surface preparation for complete or touch-up preservation, freeboard, struts, rudders, running gear, ground tackle, and sea-chest; hull, mechanical and electrical; various interior tanks. Work will be performed in Everett, Washington, and is expected to be completed by September, 2018.

ESRG Equipment Monitoring System for Korea Navy

ESRG is partnering exclusively with L-3 MAPPS for the Korean Naval market to deliver the OstiaEdge® SmartShip(SM) product suite. The product has already been deployed on one ship, and there are five installations in progress. A contract is in place for another 21 ships over the next 10 years. ESRG says it offers the latest in CBM, incorporating real-time equipment health monitoring and predictive diagnostics to better manage maintenance and operations of shipboard equipment. The company's OstiaEdge® SmartShip(SM) Remote Monitoring and Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) product suite has been provided to the Republic of Korea Navy for their new FFX-class multi-purpose frigates and KMLS-II mine layer ship.

SpecTec, Wärtsilä join forces

SpecTec Group has signed an agreement with diesel engine company Wärtsilä whereby Wärtsilä will become a value-added distributor of SpecTec's AMOS software product range. The agreement marks the beginning of a partnership with the two companies co-operating to enable the delivery of fully integrated CMMS (Computerised Maintenance Management Systems), which includes e-business and electronic documentation. In the agreement just signed, SpecTec grants Wärtsilä the right to license, sub-license and market AMOS Express (Maintenance and Spare Part System), AMOS M&P (Maintenance, Purchase and Spare Part System) and AMOS Mail (Communications System) to its clients globally.

ABB Turbocharging Previews Marine Auxiliary Product

Photo: ABB Turbocharging

ABB Turbocharging, at the CIMAC Congress 2016 presented its first dedicated turbocharger, for marine auxiliary engine applications, in a development cooperation with IHI Corporation. Designed for ease of operation and service, it supports a condition-based maintenance concept. The Marine Auxiliary Power (MXP) turbocharger is a key part of the company's strategy to focus on increased value for engine builders and operators in the large engine industry through segment- and application-specific turbocharging offerings.

Marine Software Adds to Marine Planned Maintenance Line

Marine Software Ltd., has launched the Marine Planned Maintenance for Windows Lite & Marine Storekeeper for Windows Lite versions. Both new products contain all the core features needed for Planned Maintenance & Stock Control operations and are capable of being run using our existing multiple-ship office systems. These versions are aimed at ship owners or managers looking for a simple robust solution, which is competitively priced, without the need for complicated functionality. These new products are now added to the Marine Planned Maintenance, Marine Storekeeper and Marine Purchasing for Windows, all of which have been specially designed with simplicity in mind, easy to use and operate, robust, low cost with minimal training requirements.

Xantic to Deliver AMOS Maintenance to Chemikalien Seetransport Vessels

Xantic has announced the signing of a contract agreement with Chemikalien Seetransport, a Ship Owner and Management Company specialised in the transportation of chemicals, products and gas. Xantic will deliver AMOS Maintenance to ten vessels. Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, Chemikalien Seetransport (CST) offers services in the management and operation of sophisticated specialized carriers. In early 2003, CST acquired two vessels with AMOS Maintenance already installed onboard. Following the survey and transfer of the licences for these ships, negotiations were started to implement AMOS Maintenance on other CST carriers. These have now been successfully concluded, and a contract agreement made to install AMOS Maintenance on eight further vessels.

Jeppesen Wins IHMS Contract in Singapore

Jeppesen has been awarded a contract to develop and implement an Integrated Hydrographic Management System (IHMS) for the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, a governmental agency established to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime center, as well as to advance and safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests. The contract is for two years, with an optional three-year extension. The Jeppesen IHMS will provide multiple functionalities, including bathymetric data handling, management and storage integrated with Jeppesen’s dKart Source Management system and dKart Office tools for ENC and paper chart production and maintenance.

PPG Adds to its Sigma Syladvance Range

Sijmen Visser

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings (PPG) has launched Sigma Syladvance 700, a high performance antifouling designed specifically for ships working at medium to high rates of operation and  medium speeds. Based on the Sigma Syladvance 800 premium antifouling product, Sigma Syladvance 700 extends the product offer by means of an “entry-level” Sigma Syladvance making premium technology available for a different set of requirements. Sigma Syladvance 700 is based on patented silyl acrylate polymer technology and offers self-smoothing properties and outstanding fouling protection.

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