Alfa Laval Debuts FlowSync
Flow optimization of the separator feed increases protection from cat fines while decreasing energy use. The new Alfa Laval FlowSync is a single solution for automatic flow control, unique in its ability to steer multiple separator feeds simultaneously. Alfa Laval FlowSync is an automatic control system that synchronizes the oil feed to Alfa Laval separators with the engine load. By matching the flow of fuel to the engine’s needs, it increases retention time in the separator bowl, giving the separators the best possible conditions for doing their job.
‘VoyagOR’ Project Seeks Shipping Participants
Shipping companies are being sought to assist the ‘VoyagOR’ project, which aims use route optimization systems to make shipping operations more cost-effective. The VoyagOR project team is keen to engage with businesses that stand to benefit from improved route Optimization. A better understanding of such companies will help the project develop VoyagOR to best meet user requirements. VoyagOR utilizes a cloud-based voyage optimization system to provide a support tool to achieve fuel and emissions savings on short sea routes as well as improved scheduling.
Carnival to Pilot Wärtsilä Optimization Systems
Björn Rosengren, President and CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation and Micky Arison, Chairman of the Board of Carnival Corporation & plc are pleased about deepening the cooperation to support sustainable and environmentally friendly cruises. Wärtsilä and Carnival Corporation & plc have partnered to optimize engine room operations aboard the company's fleet of 101 ships across its nine global brands. Wärtsilä said the partnership will see its solutions tested in pilot projects on several of Carnival Corporation's vessels.
Condition Based Monitoring & Saving Cash
Profitability in shipping goes up and down in waves. 2012 wasn’t too bad, with annual operating costs shrinking by 1.8% on average versus 2011, when average costs rose 2.1%, but 2013 weighed anchor in the losses column for many. And 2014? So far the waters are choppy, with the overall mood up in May but dipping down in the quarter that ended in August, according to Moore Stephen’s quarterly Shipping Confidence Survey. Much of what worries the industry concerns issues over which it has little to no control – oversupply…
NAVTOR, AWT Agreement Marks Next Step in E-navigation
NAVTOR has signed an agreement with maritime weather routing specialist Applied Weather Technology (AWT) that will see the two companies integrating their services to offer route planning and decision making tools. As a result of the deal, AWT’s routing and optimization systems will be offered on NAVTOR’s recently launched NavStation software. NavStation operates as the world’s first “digital chart table,” gathering and overlaying all the data maritime navigators require – including ENCs, digital publications, and other services like piracy updates – on a single screen.
GreenSteam Optimizer to Display at SMM
As a developer of marine fuel efficiency and optimization systems, GreenSteam will showcase its fuel saving GreenSteam Optimizer in the Danish pavilion at SMM in Hamburg, September 2014. Making good decisions on board based on sound and accurate data is the basis for efficient operation of any vessel. GreenSteam Optimizer is an onboard decision support system that is an adaptive, data-driven solution, helping the master to make the right decisions. Ship owners are now facing their biggest industry challenge ever, with both fuel costs and legislative efficiency targets.
Foster Wheeler Closes Acquisition Of Siemens Environmental Systems And Services
Foster Wheeler AG (Nasdaq:FWLT) announced today that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has finalized the acquisition of the Siemens Environmental Systems and Services business that supplies and services clean air technologies for use in power plants and industrial facilities. The transaction was closed April 30, 2014. The Siemens Environmental Systems and Services purchase includes assets of the former Wheelabrator Air Pollution Control Company located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Advanced Burner Technology Company located in Branchburg, New Jersey.
OCTOPUS-Onboard Ordered for Stanislav Yudin
The Dutch offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting has ordered Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-Onboard decision support technology for her monohull crane vessel Stanislav Yudin. This order is the second OCTOPUS-Onboard installation for Seaway Heavy Lifting. In 2011 the Oleg Strashnov was equipped with Amarcon’s motion monitoring & forecasting solution. Both vessels from SHL offer, amongst others, significant lifting capabilities and are able to provide a broad range of offshore heavy installations tasks.
Applied Weather Technology Appoint New CEO
Ship routing advisory services & onboard voyage optimization systems provider Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) has appointed Haydn Jones as Chief Executive Officer. From AWT's headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Jones will lead AWT's 10 offices to deliver industry leading products and services to the company's 800 shipping clients. Most recently, Jones served as AWT's director of international operations, overseeing sales, marketing and business development. He is also a member of the parent company board of directors.
Amarcon Receives Orders For Two Octopus-Onboard Systems
Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, announced that it has received an order for two Octopus-Onboard motion monitoring systems for Heavy freight cargo vessels KOREX SPB no.1 & 2 from CJ Korea Express. CJ Korea Express is a result of the merger between Korea Express and CJ GLS. With a head-office in Seoul, the company is providing differentiated logistic services across the globe. The company is South-Korea’s largest total cargo delivery company, providing services as contract logistics, forwarding, stevedoring and international express.
Amarcon Receives Orders for Eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard Systems
Amarcon, a member of the ABB group, announced that it has received an order for in total eleven OCTOPUS-Onboard installations for Heavy Lift vessels from Cosco Heavy Transport and BigLift Shipping. The Cosco deal was closed after the heavy cargo transporter leased the portable OCTOPUS-Onboard system on several occasions. Cosco heavy transport operates a versatile fleet within the semi-submersible and project cargo transportation industry and provides her services across the globe.
ABB Providing Energy Management Systems for Rickmers
ABB wins order for energy management systems for five multi-purpose vessels; Energy and fleet management systems will improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions for five Rickmers vessels. ABB, a power and automation technology group, recently won an order from Rickmers Group in Germany to supply advisory systems for dynamic trim optimization and fleet management solutions for five multi-purpose vessels. Trim optimization means ballasting or loading the ship to achieve the floating position that consumes the least propulsion power.
AXI To Display at the GlobalSpec Power Generation and Distribution Equipment Virtual Trade Show
Algae-X International (AXI) will display a complete line of Diesel Fuel Filtration and Optimization Systems and Mobile Tank Cleaning Systems at GlobalSpec’s Power Generation Virtual Trade Show on March 9, 2011. GlobalSpec’s Power Generation and Distribution Equipment virtual online event will provide registered attendees with an understanding of the latest developments and trends that are impacting the Power Generation Industry. Throughout the day, AXI’s Fuel Maintenance and Optimization…