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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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60 MacGregor Cranes Ordered for Chinese-built Bulkers

Range of MacGregor cranes from well-proven electro-hydraulic versions to highly-efficient low-energy new-generation VFD electric cranes.

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a run of orders for bulk versions of its cargo handling cranes from five Chinese shipyards. The cranes are destined for 15 bulk carriers for various owners. •Two 37,500 dwt bulkers on order at Yangzhou Gouyo shipyard. The vessels will be used to carry logs as well as dry bulk cargoes and will each be equipped with four GLBE3026.2-2/2426.2gr variable frequency drive (VFD)-type marine cranes. The cranes are scheduled for delivery by the end of 2014.

Palfinger Marine Appoints DMW Marine as Distributor

Palfinger Marine announced that it has appointed DMW Marine, LLC as the North American distributor (partner) for Palfinger Marine Cranes. Palfinger/CranePower is the largest manufacturer in the world of knuckleboom marine cranes.

Allied Marine Crane Outfits R/V Neil Armstrong

(Photo: Allied Marine Crane)

The U.S. Navy’s research vessel Neil Armstrong (AGOR-27), scheduled for completion this year, is equipped with a modern array of oceanographic research equipment. To handle this equipment, Allied Marine Crane, a division of Allied Systems, Co., was chosen to design and manufacture two cranes, one A-frame, one davit, two handling systems and two hydraulic power units. Allied Marine Crane equipment was specified based on their history with research equipment handling, their proven design and build capabilities, and strong working relationship with marine winch supplier Markey Machinery.

DMW Marine Military Cranes

DMW

DMW Marine Group, LLC. completed a number of projects for the U.S. Navy and foreign Navies in recent years, claiming a place as a go-to supplier for Navy departments globally. Notable projects as listed by DMW include a personnel handling 500 ton meter knuckleboom crane, six personnel handling 40 ton meter knuckleboom cranes and four 26 ton meter telescopic boom SOLAS boat handling cranes. DMW also recently received an order for two more 40 ton meter knuckleboom cranes for the Mexican Navy.

Harmony of the Seas Equipped with PALFINGER Crane

Harmony of the Seas (Photo: PALFINGER MARINE)

The world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, is equipped with a PALFINGER MARINE foldable knuckle boom crane. A follow-up order for an identical crane and cruise ship is already received. The vessels was built at STX in St. Nazaire, France and has a PK 150002 M marine crane placed in the center of the top deck, one of 18 decks in total. The 362,10 meters long Harmony of the Seas can accommodate 6.780 guests in total. The PK 150002 M has an outreach of 27 meters and is fully DNV certified.

Palfinger Adds Winch Line with NDM Acquisition

Photo: Palfinger Marine

Palfinger Marine has expanded its product portfolio with the acquisition of Norwegian Deck Machinery AS (NDM), stating NDM’s position within the design and development of deck winches and handling equipment for the oil and gas as well as the marine market will be an important factor for the company’s future strategy. NDM will be integrated into Palfinger Marine as a winches business unit, joining the company’s existing business units for marine cranes, offshore cranes, launch and recovery systems, as well as boats and wind cranes.

FGH Announces $10 Million in New Contracts

FGH Engineered Products Group, the equipment segment of Friede Goldman Halter, Inc., announced that its AmClyde unit has signed new contracts totaling over $10 million with several customers in the international offshore oil and gas sector. AmClyde crane to a new vessel. AmClyde also has a contract from Horizon Offshore Contractors to upgrade the lifting capacity on their existing AmClyde Model 52 marine crane by more than 50 percent. AmClyde is the preeminent designer/builder of the world's largest marine cranes. support services for their new 3,800-ton AmClyde marine crane. services contract. contract from AIOC (Azerbaijan International Operating Company) to provide a template leveling system. a further boost to the backlog of our Engineered Products Group. this group.

Allied Systems Cranes for CG Icebreakers

On March 27, the U.S. Coast Guard awarded Allied Systems Company a $10m dollar contract to provide deck cranes and auxiliary hydraulic power units for the USCG icebreakers Polar Star (WAGB-10) and Polar Sea (WAGB-11). This contract award represents part of a retrofit and reactivation of these older Coast Guard icebreakers to meet the needs of Homeland Security and the scientific community. The Coast Guard will be replacing the three existing Marine Cranes on each 400 ft Polar Icebreaker (WAGB) class vessel with new cranes…

Palfinger Acquires 75% Ned-Deck Marine

Photo courtesy Palfinger AG

The Palfinger Group is acquiring a 75% interest in the Dutch company Ned-Deck Marine B.V. (NDM). NDM manufactures rescue boat davits, a special application of marine cranes. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands and has another production facility in Vietnam. The existing management team will stay in place. With the entry in the market of ship-mounted cranes Palfinger is expanding its previous truck-related product range. With its davit systems NDM primarily operates…

NAM Marine Names Regional Energy Manager

Eric W. Schreiber is appointed Regional Energy Solutions Manager, North America

Organizational announcement -  NAM Marine - Regional Energy Solutions Manager. Energy efficiency is recognized as a global mandate by governments, maritime organizations & business, and has become a key driver of growth for ABB Marine & Cranes. Opportunities in energy efficiency increasingly require that we offer our clients innovative solutions combining ABB products and other elements from across the marine industry. ABB Marine & Cranes BU has organized a worldwide Marine Energy Services group and as part of this global initiative, they have announced that Eric W.

Reflex Marine, Fano Kran Partner

Reflex Marine continues to expand its global network of Accredited Service Centers with its latest addition, Fano Kran-Service A/S (Fano Kran) located in Denmark. Reflex Marine is a company in marine transfer solutions to the offshore, marine and renewable industries and has largely specialized in crane transfer and offshore access with its two key products, FROG and TORO, driving forward improved safety standards. The company has set new standards and expectations for these industries…

Tersan Shipyard Orders Deck Equipment

Courtesy PALFINGER MARINE

PALFINGER MARINE and Harding Safety recently signed a contract to provide lifesaving equipment and cranes for two fishing vessels being built in Tersan Shipyard. Each vessel will be equipped with two PALFINGER MARINE knuckle boom cranes, one A-frame fast rescue boat davit, and one fast rescue boat. Harding Safety, which was acquired by PALFINGER in June of this year, will be supplying the fast rescue boats. This contract represents the first results of the  Joining Forces strategy.

Palfinger Ned-Deck Branded Under One Name

Since the integration of Ned-Deck Marine into the Palfinger Group in 2010, the Business Area Palfinger Marine said it has strengthened its position as a deck equipment supplier in the maritime, offshore and wind industries worldwide. Based on these developments, and to enable the communication of a single strong brand name to the market, the decision was made to unite Ned-Deck Marine with Palfinger Marine under the new company name Palfinger Ned-Deck. “To continue the Group’s rapid growth in market share, increase our focus on customer care and innovation through product synergy effects, Ned-Deck Marine will change its name to Palfinger Ned-Deck.

DMW Delivers Marine Cranes for the US Navy

Photo: DMW Marine Group

DMW Marine Group, LLC. has delivered two 40 ton meter knuckleboom cranes to the U.S. Navy. The model M400 cranes will replace two similarly sized cranes that were provided by another vendor. The Navy has decided to replace its rusty equipment with a corrosion resistant marine crane, according to DMW Marine Group. DMW Marine Group said its equipment features stainless steel pipes and fittings, a sand blasted and flame metalized structure and Ni-Cr 500 piston rods which enables their cranes to withstand marine environments.

Innovative A-Frame Crane for RV Sikuliaq

Photo: Allied Marine Crane

Recently installed aboard the R/V Sikuliaq was Allied Marine Crane’s innovatively redesigned A-Frame crane, which aims to improve the safety and capability of the marine research industry. Built at Allied Systems’ 250,000 sq. foot mfg. facility in Sherwood, Ore., the A-Frame was installed aboard 261-foot oceanographic research ship at the Bay Ship & Yacht Co. in Alameda, Calif. Delivery and installation was completed just about one year from the receipt of order. “We expect the A-Frame to do everything we designed it to do.

Palfinger Crane Onboard Allure of the Seas

Photo courtesy PALFINGER AG

The Allure of the Seas is the second and latest ship in the Oasis class. On 16 decks it has space for more than 5,400 passengers and 2,100 crew. A Palfinger PK 150002 marine crane is used for transporting and planting trees onboard the ocean giant. The American shipping company Royal Caribbean Cruises and the South Korean STX Group signed the contract for the construction of the sister ship to the Oasis of the Seas in 2007. The Allure of the Seas was officially handed over to Royal Caribbean Cruises last November. With a length of 1,184 ft it is the world’s biggest cruise vessel.

Palfinger Sells Two Cranes to Kirby

Photo: Palfinger Marine

With the support of Donovan Marine, Palfinger Marine crane dealer for the Gulf of Mexico, two Palfinger PK 11001 MC foldable knuckle cranes were delivered to Signal International in Orange, Texas to be installed on two newly constructed 126ft ATB tugs for Kirby Ocean Transport Company. The cranes will be used for launching a small work skiff into the water and general maintenance as well as store stores handling. The tugs are designed to couple with coal barges for transporting coal from Louisiana to a power station in Florida.

Okawa Joins Hawboldt’s Marine Cranes Division

Hawboldt Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of deck equipment and a member of the Timberland Group of Companies, announced the hiring of Reed Okawa as Business Development Manager, Marine Crane Division. Paul Phillips, General Sales Manager at Hawboldt industries said, “Reed brings over 35 years of experience in crane design sales and service to Hawboldt . . . Okawa joined Hawboldt in late January and is based near Seattle. Okawa will also be able to assist customers with Hawboldt’s core product lines, which include ROV, AUV and subsea drill launch and recovery systems, commercial deck equipment (anchor and mooring winches) and oceanographic products. Hawboldt manufactures cranes from 2 to 150 ton capacity in fixed, knuckle and telescopic versions.

German Boxship Collides with Crane at Keelung Port

MV Hansa Meersburg (Current Name). Photo: Leonhardt and Blumberg

A German-flagged container ship Hansa Meersburg ran into a crane while berthing at Keelung Port, Taiwan resulting in the damage of containers and port infrastructure, CNA reported. The 2007-built freighter, operated by German-based Leonhardt and Blumberg hit and damaged a berth crane valued at NT$200 million (US$6.78 million) as it was sailing into the harbor. In addition to the damage sustained by the crane, a pier was also damaged, suffering a hole three meters wide and two meters deep.

Adachi Joins GAC Japan Shipping Team

Photo courtesy GAC Group

GAC has appointed marine sales engineer Yuichi Adachi as Marketing Manager - Shipping for Japan. He joins an established team – Senior Marketing Manager Ichiro Tanami and Marketing Manager Jose Miyazaki - dedicated to serving the interests of the Group’s Japanese customer base. Adachi brings to his new role extensive contacts with the country’s ship-owning and building community, having served for the past three years as Local Division Manager of ABB K.K. Japan’s Marine & Crane Division, responsible for marketing and sales of specialised electric propulsion systems.

Crane Barge Drydocked at Great Lakes Shipyard

Photo: Great Lakes Shipyard

Ryba Marine’s crane barge CT-150 (150’ x 50’ x 10’) was recently in drydock at Great Lakes Shipyard for maintenance and repairs.   Great Lakes Shipyard’s contract, awarded by Ryba Marine on October 28, 2016, included drydocking, steel repairs and ABS Load Line Inspection and renewal. The work wrapped up on November 14, 2016.   As a regular customer at Great Lakes Shipyard over the past year, Ryba Marine has sent several vessels for drydocking at the yard, including dump scow GL-5 (170’ x 41’ x 15’), GL-6 (170’ x 41’ x 15’), tug Thomas R. Morrish and tug Kathy Lynn.

Palfinger Wins New Customer in Peru

Photo: Palfinger Marine

A few days ago, the telescopic marine crane PTM 1800 was officially handed over to Palfinger Marine’s new customer, Enersur S.A. The PTM 1800 will mainly be used in hosehandling applications for loading and unloading tankers, and the crane will be operated at a terminal close to the city of Ilo in the south of Peru. Ilo is of major importance to the mining industry in the region and it is therefore essential to ensure a sustainable supply of electrical energy, Palfinger said. Enersur S.A.

Van der Velden Present at Europort Maritime

Photo courtesy Van der Velden

Van der Velden Marine Systems will exhibit at the Europort Maritime in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, from 3 until 6 November. The company has been the first port of call for those who value manoeuvring excellence for more than 45 years. The company operates in three main areas: Inland shipping, Oceangoing vessels and Yachting. Visti stand number 1.405. Van der Velden rudders and steering gear are, wherever possible, integrated in a complete system with a tailor-made approach. Reliability…

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