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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Marine Software Limited News

Helm CONNECT Secures ClassNK Type Approval

Canadian maritime software company, Helm Operations, a ClassNK subsidiary, sai dit has earned Class Type Approval for its planned maintenance software, Helm CONNECT. On September 1, 2017 after a detailed review process, Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK), issued a Type Approval Certificate for Helm CONNNECT as a recognized planned maintenance software system. ClassNK is a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). IACS members recognize and accept Type Approvals from other society members, thereby allowing any ship owner to implement the Helm CONNECT software as their planned maintenance tracking system. “This is a historic moment for our organization. For many years we have been the market leader in maritime software for the global tug and barge industry.

Marine Software Delivers

U.K. Roch, Rosa Delmas and the Ursula Delmas. Midocean manages these vessels on behalf of the Delmas group. This delivery comes after successful evaluation of an initial test ship to ensure that Midocean’s demanding purchasing requirements were met. brings the total delivered to four out of the seventeen managed. our Marine Planned Maintenance and Office Planned Maintenance systems. after recently being delivered to the Delmas group. RRS Discovery. both RRS Discovery , and the RRS Charles Darwin. UAE. operating from La Spezia, Italy. set up the planned maintenance system, is delivering the Leonardo to NATO.

Bureau Veritas Joins Maritime Drones Project

RECOMMS drone pilot training - navigating a wing ballast tank hopper compartment. (Image: Marine Technical Limits)

The potential for drones to be used for inspections is not new, notes Bureau Veritas, but to date trials have not focused on specific survey requirements for ship structures in enclosed spaces; the RECOMMS project will do just that. Bureau Veritas has joined RECOMMS (Remote Evaluation of Coatings / Corrosion on Offshore Machinery and Marine Structures / Ships), a joint investment project (JIP), to develop drones with the capability to inspect steel structures in enclosed spaces.

GE Powers Maersk’s Mega Ships

(Photo: Maersk)

GE’s Marine Solutions recently delivered its power take off/power take in (PTO/PTI) solution along with its Power Management System digital software solution onboard four of the largest container vessels owned by Maersk Line—Madrid Maersk, Munich Maersk, Moscow Maersk and Milan Maersk. Madrid Maersk is the first container vessel delivered from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)—back in April—and Munich Maersk and Moscow Maersk have both completed successful sea trials. Milan Maersk will soon be in service.

Software Offers New Features

International Communications and Navigation Limited, provider of marine electronic navigation and DGPS services has released new versions of its electronic charting system software - Aldebaran II and Regulus II for the Windows NT operating system. An upgrade to the company's ECS software, Release II provides many new features such as the ability to read multiple electronic charts, store and display routes and voyages, and adjust light levels. The product, which is expected to be released this month, is - as with the company's previous releases - Y2K compliant.

OMM Sells Personnel Agency

Offshore Marine Management Limited (OMM) will sell the assets of its recently-rebranded personnel supply business, Main Source Offshore People Limited (MSOP) to Atlas Services Group Energy Limited (Atlas). The acquisition will see the transfer of assets including contracts and staff. Atlas Services Group Energy has been operating in the energy and marine industry for more than 30 years. The company has established an excellent reputation and holds important home market positions both inside and outside of Europe. Atlas Services Group works with professionals in the energy and marine industry and will further support the good work of Main Source Offshore People. Through the acquisition, all existing MSOP management and staff will transfer to Atlas.

Wärtsilä Acquires Guidance Marine

Wärtsilä has acquired Guidance Marine Limited, a technology leader within the marine industry for sensor solutions relating to dynamic positioning and other vessel control systems, such as collision avoidance and remote control operations. Wärtsilä said it is committed to providing technologies needed to enhance “intelligent” shipping, whereby digital solutions will improve the efficiency, safety and profit earning capabilities. According to Wärtsilä, the acquisition of Guidance Marine will enhance its capabilities in the areas essential for more intelligent vessel navigation such as situational awareness and near-field measurement.

ABB Digitalizes Maritime Maintenance

Main dashboard (Photo: ABB)

ABB has added ‘Fleet Intelligence’ to its ABB Ability Collaborative Operations software, providing marine customers with a single and complete overview of their ship system maintenance needs rather than being faced with piecemeal, standalone reporting solutions. Fleet Intelligence addresses a common shortcoming in ship efficiency, where data from manufacturer manuals provide the basis for the planned maintenance system, meaning that equipment is maintained to standards set by vendors rather than being based on the needs of customers.

Inaugural IMarEst Marine Electrical and Control Systems Saftey Conference

Ships are becoming increasingly dependent on complex electronic equipment and electrical power systems, with incidence of engine failure and blackouts increasing. Safety and reliability are paramount, as will be discussed and debated at a new conference taking place in early October. With just over a week before the inaugural Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS 2013) organized by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) opens in Amsterdam, speakers from Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, U.K. and U.S.

Acclaimed Launches EPOCH for OMM

Software specialists The Acclaimed Software Company Ltd. announced the development of EPOCH , a marine management system on behalf of Offshore Marine Management Limited (OMM). EPOCH is an ESRI-GIS, web-based management system, providing reporting from offshore sites to onshore bases. For example, OMM’s German subsidiary uses EPOCH to manage and control guard vessel operations for offshore wind interconnector installations in the German sector of the North Sea. The Acclaimed are inviting visitors to Oceanology International in March at London’s Excel Center to try out this novel management tool on their Stand Number H555. EPOCH allows operators to manage their offshore assets, vessels, operations, personnel and data from  one comprehensive system.

Rolls-Royce, Google Cloud Sign Landmark Deal

Image courtesy Rolls-Royce

The maritime industry's exhaustive push toward autonomy just received a boost in the form of a deal signed between Rolls-Royce and Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems. The agreement was signed at the Google Cloud Summit in Sweden, and it allows Rolls-Royce to use Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to further train the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) based object classification system for detecting, identifying and tracking the objects a vessel can encounter at sea.

DNV GL Acquires ComputIT

Are F. Tjønn, CEO, DNV GL - Software (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL said it has acquired ComputIT, a specialist independent company for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and R&D. ComputIT develops unique high-end technology for simulating fires, explosions and gas dispersion. “This acquisition brings us world-leading capabilities in the CFD domain,” says Are F. Tjønn, CEO, DNV GL - Software. With its roots in the offshore sector, ComputIT has also served onshore oil and gas, power generation, chemical, transport, maritime, and construction industries. It has been engaged by governmental bodies for investigation of fire accidents.

AVEVA acquires LFM Software

AVEVA expands laser scanning software offering for brownfield project execution and asset operations. AVEVA announced the acquisition of Z+F UK Limited. The strategic acquisition includes only the division of Z+F which produces the LFM software suite. This follows a long and successful partnership with Z+F UK Limited and allows AVEVA to secure an industry leading software technology that significantly expands its offering in the 3D data capture market, while remaining fully independent from laser scanner hardware vendors.

VARD Acquires ICD Software

Vard Holdings Limited (VARD) has announced that through its subsidiary Seaonics, it has acquired ICD Software, a leading provider of automation and control system software for the offshore and marine sectors. Established in 2011 and 51% controlled by VARD, Seaonics delivers winches, cranes and handling equipment to the offshore and maritime sector. The company has developed cranes for critical offshore lifting operations up to 250t, and is one of the market leaders for Launch and Recovery Systems (LARS). Prior to the transaction, Seaonics employed 50 employees in Norway and a subsidiary in Poland. ICD Software is specialized in the development of automation software and control systems, and employs 63, half of which in Norway and the remainder in two subsidiaries in Poland and Estonia.

Navigational Charts App Debuts at Ocean Business

Image: Norcom Technology

An independent consultancy and software development company will launch a new web and PC based navigational charting app at Ocean Business 2015. Norcom Technology Limited said its eChart software combines up to date information from different sources including wreck, cable, tide and geographical data for navigational charts, making it suited for use by companies carrying out desktop studies prior to installation of offshore structures, cables, pipelines and vessel monitoring.

Euroship Installs Software on New Bulk Carrier Vessels

Lowlands Saguenay

U.K.-based Marine Software Ltd. have delivered Marine Planned Maintenance, Marine Storekeeper and Marine Purchasing software packages to Ship Managers Euroship Services for their new build handysize Bulk Carrier vessels, Lowlands Saguenay and Lowlands Boreas (35,000 DWT). Constructed at the Zhejiang East Coast Shipbuilding yard, these Cobelfret owned vessels will also be equipped with Marine Software's integrated barcode package to assist with on-board spare parts management.

Fednav - Complete IMOS Solution

Veson Nautical, the US-based developer of software solutions for the commercial maritime community, announced that Fednav Limited of Montreal, a Canadian ocean-going, dry-bulk ship owning, operating and chartering group, has chosen to implement the full complement of Veson Nautical’s Integrated Maritime Operations System (IMOS). Fednav Limited will implement IMOS to manage their chartering and operations departments worldwide as well as link IMOS to their present accounting system, Oracle Financials. IMOS will handle all voyage operations for Fednav’s fleet, which concentrate on the transportation of bulk and breakbulk cargoes on a worldwide basis. Fednav Limited, headquartered in Montreal, is a privately owned shipping company.

Marine Software to Supply Maintenance System for Hebridean Spirit

U.K. based software house Marine Software Ltd was commissioned by Hebridean Island Cruises to set up their Marine Planned Maintenance system for the M.V Hebridean Spirit from existing AMOS D data and was delivered as a complete working system. their various container and Ro-Ro managed Delmas vessels Patricia Delmas, Roland Delmas, Suzanne Delmas, Rokia Delmas, Catherine Delmas, Roxane Delmas, Veronique Delmas, Kamina Delmas and Kariba Delmas. This now takes the number of vessels operating Marine Purchasing to 13 and also compliments Marine Planned Maintenance and Marine Storekeeper already installed on these vessels. Flanders, Freeway and Ideway operating on the Felixstowe/Europort route. vessels.

ABB's RDS Update Brings Predictive Capabilities of Big Data

Photo: ABB

ABB is deepening its analytical and predictive approach to vessel maintenance with the latest upgrade of its Remote Diagnostic Service (RDS). ABB is one of the leading advocates of the digitalization of shipping and has already launched Integrated Operation Centers in Asia, Europe and the USA where data produced by ships is received and monitored. The upgraded software functionalities will give more power and transparency to the shore side operations of ship owners whilst ABB has stepped up its proactive monitoring of the data and predictive analytics.

Marine Software Delivers Marine Planned Maintenance System

U.K. 580 passenger capacity cruise liner, the MS Sage Rose. Marine Software imported all job descriptions, PM schedule and historical records from Saga Rose’s existing MS-DOS AMOS D system into their Marine Planned Maintenance for Windows system. only a short interval. Marine Software is able to import data from many existing DOS and windows systems. Rocksaw 1000hp rock-trenching tool. installation program for Seabulk International’s offshore support vessels, Seabulk Mallard, Seabulk Jasper, Seabulk Connecticut and Seabulk Washington.

Offshore Systems Signs Contract with Royal Danish Navy

Offshore Systems Ltd. announced that it has secured a contract valued at approximately $750,000 with the Royal Danish Navy to provide an upgrade to their world leading ECPINS warship navigation software, in addition to a limited hardware upgrade. This will upgrade the Royal Danish Navy systems to the latest version of ECPINS and more significantly to a common software baseline across their Fleet and shore establishments.

Marine Personnel Agency Sold by OMM

Offshore Marine Management Limited (OMM) to sell its  agency Main Source Offshore People Limited (MSOP) to Atlas Services Group Energy Limited. Atlas Services Group Energy has been operating in the Energy and Marine industry for more than 30 years. The company has established an excellent reputation and holds important home market positions both inside and outside of Europe. Atlas Services Group works with professionals in the Energy and Marine industry and will further support the good work of Main Source Offshore People. Through the acquisition, all existing MSOP management and staff will transfer to Atlas. However, the team will continue to operate from the current Bristol site in order to minimise disruption to both clients and contractors.

Transas Celebrates Tenth Anniversary

In March 2002, Transas celebrated its tenth anniversary in the international marine market. Two years after the foundation of the company’s first office in its place of origin, which is St. Petersburg, Russia, Transas Marine Limited was registered in Southampton, U.K., in March 1992, with the purpose to establish international commercial operation. Alexander Koukharenko, managing director of Transas Marine and one of its founders, explains some of the reasons of the company’s tremendous growth: “Even with all the enthusiasm raised by our first successes in Russia, where we established ourselves as a firm market leader in the field of marine software and electronics within a very short period of time…

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