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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Marine Instrumentation Systems News

BMT to Upgrade MIS/MAS Systems For Shell TLP Fleet

BMT SMS_Integrated marine_monitoring system rack computer

Shell has selected BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT) to implement the replacement of marine instrumentation and advisory systems (MIS/MAS) across Shell’s Gulf of Mexico tension-leg platform (TLP) fleet. The updated systems will use BMT’s WinMon data acquisition software to implement the MIS functions to monitor, log and display data from the existing suite of sensors. The system performs data quality monitoring and processing and provides storage of measured time series and derived operational information.

Shell Awards Maintenance Contract to BMT

Photo courtesy of Shell

Shell has selected BMT Asia Sdn Bhd (BMT) to provide three-year maintenance services for a production storage facility offshore Malaysia. Sister company, BMT Scientific Marine Services previously installed Marine Instrumentation Systems (MIS) and Marine Advisory Systems (MAS) on the platform. This contract allows the organization to provide servicing and maintenance on MIS/MAS instrumentation exposed to the offshore marine environment, in order to ensure that components remain functional and provide accurate data.

Volvo Penta Signs Agreement with Garmin

AB Volvo Penta and Garmin Ltd have entered into a joint development and marketing strategic alliance to provide instrumentation, navigation and communication equipment for marine use. Volvo Penta and Garmin will jointly develop marine instrumentation, navigation, and communication equipment, which will be marketed in a complete customer offer for fully integrated drive systems and instruments. "The Volvo Penta and Garmin strategic alliance  will provide our mutual  customers access to state-of-the-art communication technology and a complete programme of multifunctional instruments which will significantly strengthen our world-leading position when it comes to complete, integrated drive systems for boats," said Göran Gummeson, President of Volvo Penta.

Canal Marine, Techsol Marine Enter Partnership

Canal Marine and Techsol Marine announced a partnership agreement that will combine the companies' expertise for providing marine system design and fabrication, including switchboards, motor and generator controllers, AC/DC drive and winch controllers, alarm and monitoring systems, navigation and radar equipment, along with circuit breaker testing, repairs and certification. According to the companies, the combined services include the safe, cost-effective and high quality 24/7 maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair services of instrumentation, communication, power generation and propulsion control systems to government and commercial marine transportation clients operating anywhere between the Lakehead and Sept-Îles. canal.ca techsolmarine.com

Mayeur to Lead CMR Group’s EIM Unit

Jacques-André Mayeur  (Photo: CMR)

Control instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist CMR Group said it has appointed a senior director to oversee strategy and drive global sector operations. Jacques-André Mayeur joins as Energy Industry Marine (EIM)business unit director based at CMR Group’s Marseille head office, where he will lead and support the commercial team, the project team and the delivery of the EIM business strategy. Reporting to CEO Yves Barraquand and bringing over 15 years’ engineering and sales expertise to this key position…

Hydrasun, Parker Spearhead Hydrocarbon Leak Reduction Initiative

Hydrasun, a provider of integrated fluid transfer, power and control solutions, is teaming up with Parker Hannifin, a specialist in motion and control technologies, at Offshore Europe 2013 to showcase a range of process control instrumentation products and added value services, which support the industry’s Hydrocarbon Leak Reduction initiative. A practical demonstration area at the Parker Instrumentation technology center (stand X60),  will offer hands-on educational opportunities…

CMR Instrumentation, Sensor Control for French Navy Newbuild

CMR GROUP, the marine automation and instrumentation specialists, has supplied the French Navy’s latest maritime patrol vessel with advanced marine condition monitoring and sensor equipment. The deal sees a fully integrated instrumentation and sensor control platform specified for the Light Patrol Vessel La Confiance, in a move that reflects CMR’s continuing expansion in the sector as one of the leading designers and suppliers of next generation marine technology. Built at the SOCARENAM shipyard, the vessel is the latest addition to the French fleet and will undertake operational activities and patrols throughout the Caribbean from its permanent base in French Guiana.

CB&I Wins Contract for China LNG Terminal

CB&I won a turnkey contract valued at approximately $140 million for the design and construction of the terminal system works at a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Fujian Province, Peoples Republic of China. CB&I's work scope for the contract includes the turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the terminal system works, which encompasses civil, mechanical, piping, structural, buildings, and electrical and instrumentation work, and includes the marine loading arms and regasification system. The terminal is scheduled for commercial operation in early 2008.

CB&I Wins Contract for China LNG Terminal

CB&I won a turnkey contract valued at approximately $140 million for the design and construction of the terminal system works at a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Fujian Province, Peoples Republic of China. CB&I's work scope for the contract includes the turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the terminal system works, which encompasses civil, mechanical, piping, structural, buildings, and electrical and instrumentation work, and includes the marine loading arms and regasification system. The terminal is scheduled for commercial operation in early 2008.

AVEVA Launches Software Upgrade

Image: AVEVA

AVEVA announced new productivity enhancements in the latest release of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation, feature-rich software applications for electrical and instrumentation engineering and design in plant and marine projects. New functionality also includes offering best-in-class cable routing capabilities based on AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D) as well as delivering greater flexibility to the way in which distributed engineering teams can configure and control projects.

Latest Version of AVEVA Instrumentation Released

AVEVA (LSE:AVV),  announced on May 22, 2012 AVEVA Instrumentation 12.1, an enhanced version of its instrumentation and control engineering software is available. AVEVA Instrumentation 12.1, an instrumentation application  and one of AVEVA’s fastest growing products, is available for both plant and marine environments. Like AVEVA’s recently launched brand new application AVEVA Electrical, it has been designed and tested in close collaboration with AVEVA customers who have demonstrated up to a 30% man-hour savings with the new product.

The Scania Marine Engine Solution Showcased at Workboat

Scania New 13-Liter

Scania introduces a new range of marine propulsion units consisting of engine, transmission and type-approved instrumentation at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 13-liter marine engines range from 400 hp for continuous use up to 750 hp for patrol craft use. The Scania marine engine solution, consisting of a new 13-liter marine engine is the first in a new line of engines for propulsion and auxiliary use designed for maximum reliability and durability, as well as low operating cost.

ABS Type Approved Pressure Transmitters / Transducers

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) has received ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) Type Approval for its pressure instrumentation. Through a factory audit of its New Jersey manufacturing facility, ABS confirmed AST’s manufacturing site, quality management system and conformance to ABS standards. By receiving the approval, AST has broadened its portfolio for the marine and offshore instrumentation industry. AST's pressure transmitters are known as a cost effective, yet extremely reliable alternative to other transmitters available on the marketplace, the manufacturer said.

Trelleborg Names RPS Evans-Hamilton Service Partner

Photo: RPS

Trelleborg will provide a local presence for onsite marine services in North America, Central America and the Caribbean by appointing RPS Evans-Hamilton as Service Partner for the Docking and Mooring division of Trelleborg Marine Systems for these regions. Under the agreement, RPS Evans-Hamilton will be the sole provider of aftersales services for Trelleborg’s docking and mooring systems. The product portfolio includes Quick Release Hooks (QRHs) and Capstans, the Smart Dock family of docking aid systems (DAS)…

Inside the World's First LNG Containership Conversion

Wes Amelie is now driven by a 7,800 kW MAN 8L51/60DF main engine. (Photo: Wessels Reederei)

The world’s first container feeder vessel refit to use natural gas was commissioned in late August in Bremerhaven, ushering in a new era in the use of alternative fuels across the global maritime sector. The container vessel Wes Amelie, owned by Wessels Reederei, Haren/Ems, was converted for the use of methane as a standard fuel at the German Dry Docks Shipyard in Bremerhaven, making it the world’s first of its kind vessel which consumes environmentally friendly methane. This conversion is more than simply another environmentally advanced ship…

Stone Marine, NGC Marine Launch Joint Company

Propeller design and manufacturing company Stone Marine Propulsion has joined forces with NGC Marine of China to form a new supplier of propulsion solutions and marine gearbox equipment. The new U.K. based company, Stone Marine Propulsion NGC Ltd, is a subsidiary of Stone Marine Propulsion. It combines the experience of Stone Marine Propulsion in propeller design, hydrodynamics and metallurgy with that of NGC Marine Ltd, a manufacturer of marine propulsion and gearbox equipment. Units are available to suit a range of vessel types and sizes, including merchant, commercial and offshore. Already available are CPP propeller systems, Azimuth and Tunnel Thrusters of various types, and the company will also custom design and manufacture propeller, shaft and rudder products built.

Kongsberg Participates in Wind Project

Kongsberg Maritime is the owner of the ‘Windsense’ project, which aims to develop a new and flexible instrumentation system for wind turbines. The system will help to make wind power more economically competitive. The project, which amounts to 22 million NOK, has been initiated through collaboration within the instrumentation cluster NCEI (Norwegian Centres of Expertise Instrumentation). Windsense will develop a system that will make wind turbines more effective by reducing unplanned shutdowns, thus achieving higher reliability of the power plant. The system also makes it possible to temporarily run the turbines at a lower capacity in anticipation of required maintenance, which further reduces expensive downtime.

Hess Selects BMT for Stampede Marine Monitoring System

BMT Scientific Marine Services (BMT), an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has been selected by Hess Corporation to supply an Integrated Marine Monitoring System (IMMS) for the Stampede Tension Leg Platform (TLP) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The system includes instrumentation to measure the environmental conditions impacting the TLP and the platform dynamic responses. The IMMS displays real-time sensor data in an easy to understand format to support platform marine operators, as well as collecting detailed data sets to support long term integrity asset monitoring. The Stampede TLP is another addition to the long list of floating production facilities that BMT has instrumented and serviced in the Gulf of Mexico over the past 15 years.

CMR Group Awarded R&D Funding

James Thwaites (left) and Lee Willmott celebrate CMR securing five-figure investment funding from Innovate UK (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group said it has won funding support from Innovate UK for a new electrical wiring harness being developed for industrial diesel and gas engines used in harsh environments. The firm, which specializes in marine control instrumentation and electrical engineering, is set to invest the five-figure cash sum in a major research and development program to design and develop a new generation of ‘people-centered’ harnesses. An electrical wiring harness is a piece of equipment that forms the backbone of an electronic engine…

Tuco, Sea Machines Partner to Build Autonomous Workboats

(Photo: Sea Machines)

Boston based Sea Machines Robotics said it will collaborate with Danish boat builder Tuco Marine to offer remote and autonomous control products as factory options in Tuco’s line of ProZero workboats. Last week, the two companies successfully demonstrated the remote command capability of the Sea Machines 300 technology at Danish Maritime Authority's “Zooming into Marine Autonomy Conference” where they gave live remote command of the water craft to Danish Minister of Industry, Brian Mikkelsen.

New Engine and Steering Solution

Raymarine has launched a new ECI-100 Universal Engine and Control Interface. The ECI-100 bridges the gap between engine instrumentation, drive-by-wire propulsion systems, and Raymarine network navigation systems. The ECI-100 collects and connects engine information to give simple and immediate access to engine performance data, fuel consumption and alarms via customizable information screens on multifunction displays (MFDs). The ECI-100 is compatible with Volvo Penta, Yamaha Marine Command Link Plus…

Wärtsilä to Power Viking Line Ferry

Viking Line ferry. Photo: Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä will supply the engines, the navigation system and a broad scope of other products and systems for a new luxury and environmentally friendly ferry being built for the Finland based operator, Viking Line. The ship is being built at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China and there is an option for a second vessel. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017. Six Wärtsilä 31DF dual-fuel engines running primarily on liquefied natural gas (LNG) will provide the propulsion and power for the vessel.

MSI and OSI Will Provide Training To USN

MarineSafety International (MSI), a long-time naval training and research company, and Offshore Systems International Ltd. (TSE: OSI), a marine electronic navigation company with a strong defense niche, announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement to offer ECDIS-N (Electronic Chart Display Instrumentation Systems-Navy) training to the U.S. Navy. Under the agreement, MSI has purchased OSI's proprietary Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS*-M) for installation at MSI's three training facilities. OSI will install ECPINS in classrooms and on the full-mission bridge simulators at MSI's ship-handling training centers located on U.S. Navy bases in Norfolk and San Diego, and at MSI's training center in Newport, Rhode Island. Using ECPINS as part of its U.S.

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