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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Cress Systems Helps Container Terminals

Photo: Cress Systems

Cress Systems helps container terminals reduce fuel bills, emissions and power peaks with ProwESS energy storage for rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs). New technology allows container ports and terminals to capture, store and reuse energy from container yard handling equipment to reduce fuel cost and emissions and better manage peak electricity demands. Following a successful proof of concept trial at the UK Port of Felixstowe, Cress Systems is pleased to announce the commercial release of its ProwESS energy capture, storage and reuse system for container terminal yard handling equipment.

Damen Shows New Class of Fish Farm Vessels

The open day at UV 4312 Fish Farm Support Vessel  (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

Damen has held the first viewing of its UV 4312 Fish Farm Support Vessel. The new class is the result of extensive discussions with the global fish farming industry and the result is a versatile vessel specifically designed to undertake the maintenance and support tasks particular to saltwater fish farms. The open day took place at the group’s headquarters at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem and was held for the benefit of operators from across the global sector. The 43-meter, 499 metric ton GT Utility Vessel (UV) 4312 builds on the development work that went into its smaller predecessor…

IMO Training in India on Port Emissions

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

India is the latest country to benefit from International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s new three-day training package on assessing air emissions in ports and strategies to address emissions from various sources. Thirty-five Indian maritime officials from maritime administrations, port authorities, port terminals and academia are taking part in the workshop in Mumbai (15-17). The training package was developed under IMO's GloMEEP energy-efficiency project, in collaboration with the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).

Oil and Garbage Skimmer Vessel for Charter, Sale

Year and place of built – 1979, Japan. Rebuilt – 2009. Breadth – 10.4 m. Draught – 3.1 m. Speed 13.4 knots. Screw – 2 x IHI, diameter 2 meters. Two MMASS type AZIPOD with remote control. Consumption – 8,5 m3 (10 knots), oil – 0,01 m3. Auxiliary engines - 2 x TWY 30F 150 kW /225 V. The vessel power by boom defence spool which can be mounted of necessity. A deck square – 187 m2. A technologic equipment (separation) for emergency elimination of floods of an oil mounted. Hall anchor – 2 x 750 kg, chain 2 x 170 m. Hydraulic anchor winch. Cargo crane lifting capacity 600 kg / 12,5 m.

Cranes, Heavy Lift Shipping, Engineering and New Technologies

AAL Nanjing. Photo: AAL

Compared to new technologies, conventional engineering in shipping is a relatively simple science: computable and generally predictable. However, heavy lift shipping presents challenges that go far beyond what is required with standard unitized cargoes. The transportation of project cargoes - often highly valuable components of multi-billion-dollar projects - requires expert planning to ensure they are loaded and transported safely and efficiently. Last year AAL shipped two giant cyclone vessels (22m x 11m x 10m and weighing over 500mt each) to Petronas’ $27 billion RAPID project in Malaysia.

Timberland to Supply Equipment for Tugs

Two Panama Canal Authority tugs, being built by Saint John Shipbuilding at East Isle Shipyard in Georgetown, Prince Edward Island, will be outfitted with deck machinery supplied by Timberland Equipment. Saint John Shipbuilding won the contract for two new 4,000 hp tugs, along with an option for two more, in October, 2000. Timberland's scope of supply consists of two Series 651A Hawser winches, one Series 353H, 24-in. Hydraulic Capstan and a 160 hp diesel/hydraulic power unit per ship-set. On the bow, two Timberland Series 651A Hawser winches, each with a line pull rating of 8,000 lbs. at 230 FPM mid-drum. The drums are designed for underwound configuration. Located aft is a Timberland Series 353H hydraulic capstan, complete with a 24-in. diameter cast steel head.

Vickers Ulstein Wins Design And Equipment Packages

Vickers Ulstein Marine Systems' specialist offshore design company, Ulstein Ship Technology, has signed three separate contracts to supply designs and equipment packages for offshore support vessels. Two UT755s are currently on order for different owners at Brevik Construction in Norway, and a UT722 on order at Orskov Christensen's Staalkibsvaerft in Denmark. Total value of the contract trio to Vickers amounts to $18.5 million. Ulstein Ship Technology's most recent contract stands with Brevik Construction for the provision of the design and equipment package for a standard UT755 platform supply vessel to be constructed for Norwegian owner Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskap.

Canada Takes Commercial Ship, Military Equipment

Armed Canadian sailors seized control of the U.S.-owned ship GTS Katie last week after a high-seas standoff in which hundreds of millions of dollars of Canadian military equipment had effectively been held hostage. The Ukrainian captain of the Katie engaged the ship in violent maneuvers as a Sea King helicopter sought to drop the sailors by cable on deck to take over the vessel in the North Atlantic, the commander of the naval operation reported. But within 50 minutes the Canadians had grabbed full control, with no injuries to sailors or the crew of the ship, which had been embroiled in a bitter commercial dispute between its owner and the Canadian firm that chartered the vessel.

Australia is a Tough Testing Ground for Marine Equipment

When heavy ships are maneuvered in rough waters with a small crew, or oil tankers are escorted through narrow confined channels, the strength and reliability of a tug boat's towline is paramount to safety and efficiency. Tugboats require ship-assist ropes that are extraordinarily strong, yet light enough for a crew of only a few to handle. Tugboat operators around the world have found a solution: Plasma ropes manufactured from Honeywell's Spectra fiber. Made by the Puget Sound Rope Corp. with a unique, patented 12 x 12 braided construction, these are some of the world's strongest synthetic ropes for their weight and are so light, they float. "Puget Sound's 12 x 12 construction method has proved to be a remarkable innovation," said Joel Altus, Foss Maritime's supervisor of vessel rigging.

DHS Adopts Detection Equipment Standards

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Press Release stating that it has adopted standards for radiation and nuclear detection equipment for its personnel and other first responders. The standards, which address, among other things, pocket-sized instruments to be carried on the body and instruments for detection of photon-emitting radioactive substances, were developed in cooperation with the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). (HK Law)

Equipment:New John Deere 6.8L Targets Patrol Boats

John Deere Power Systems added a new engine rating to its current line of marine engine products. The PowerTech 6068SFM has an M5 rating with 300 hp (224 kW) at 2,600 rpm and is for rescue boats, pilot boats, patrol craft, high-speed law enforcement boats, recreational craft and other light-duty applications. This new heat exchanger cooled engine incorporates a seawater aftercooler, electronically controlled fuel system, cruise-by-wire control, diagnostic messaging and self-protection. "The new John Deere 6068SFM is an ideal powersource for patrol craft because of the compact size and combination of high torque and high power," says Joby Javellana, product market manager for John Deere Power Systems. The U.S.

Norwegian Maritime Equipment Appointed Distributor of Dolphin Fenders

Norwegian Maritime Equipment AS has been appointed exclusive distributor of Dolphin pneumatic and port fenders in most European countries. The Korean manufacturer of the Dolphin fenders, Kum Nam D&F of Pusan, has trusted their Norwegian affiliate NME with the exclusive right to market and sell the Dolphin pneumatic and port fenders in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, U.K., Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Poland, Estland, Lithuania, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Switzerland, Ireland and Monaco. NME has also been awarded the exclusive right to market and sell Dolphin pneumatic fenders in Brazil, Canada and USA. ”This is a milestone for Norwegian Maritime Eqipment AS”, says sales manager Trond Paulsen.

Cargotec Wins Equipment Contract in Venezuela

Kalmar DRF100-54 reachstackers

Cargotec has won an order to supply 54 Kalmar port equipment to Venezuelan customer Bolivariana de Puertos, S.A. The order includes 24 Kalmar DRF 450-65 reachstackers, 4 Kalmar DRF100-54 reachstackers for empty container handling, 19 Kalmar Ottawa 4x2 terminal tractors, 3 Kalmar DCF80-45 masted empty container handlers and 4 Kalmar DCE160-12 lift trucks. All equipment will be delivered during year 2011. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order that has been booked in the third quarter of 2011.

EC Reasoned Opinion on Marine Equipment

The European Commission issued a Press Release stating that it sent reasoned opinions to six member states for failure to respect EU legislation on marine equipment. The EU legislation is intended to establish uniform application of international instruments relating to equipment to be placed on EU ships. The EU member states have failed to communicate national measures transposing the EU quality requirements and testing standards. Source: HK Law

Military Sealift Command-Chartered Ship Delivers Humanitarian Aid Equipment

Military Sealift Command (MSC)-chartered ship SS Cleveland arrived in , March 24, carrying U.S. Navy Seabee equipment and supplies for a contingent of Navy Seabee's in the conducting humanitarian aid projects. The equipment delivered by , including a dump truck, bulldozers and generators, will be used by members of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 Det. Africa Partnership Station (APS) on four construction sites. APS is a U.S. Naval Forces Europe initiative that provides maritime training and humanitarian assistance to West and Central African nations. Before arriving in , loaded supplies in , , and picked up additional equipment in , where the Seabees were wrapping up a handful of construction projects.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Neptune Marine & Drilling Pte Ltd in Singapore for delivery of a drilling equipment to the Neptune Explorer drillship. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately $23m. "This contract which consists of derrick drill floor equipment and motion compensation are based on Aker Kvaerner MH's standard drilling equipment. This contract with Neptun is our latest project that will benefit from standardisation of our drilling equipment," says Roald Amundsen, President of Aker Kvaerner MH. The drilling equipment package will be delivered end 2006/ beginning 2007.

Aker Kvaerner Awarded Drilling Equipment Contract

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd in South Korea for delivery of drilling facilities for an ultra deepwater semi submersible drilling rig ordered by an international drilling contractor. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner is approximately USD 86 million. The award is based on an option included in a contract Aker Kvaerner signed with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd in February 2006. The work is undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner MH in Kristiansand. The scope of work for Aker Kvaerner MH is to deliver a complete drilling package including engineering, equipment deliveries and commissioning services. The ultra deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig is scheduled for delivery in 2009.

Angarsk Petrochemical Output Doubles

Angarsk Petrochemical Company

In November 2014 Angarsk Petrochemical Company produced about 100 thousand tons of winter diesel fuel of environmental class V of the Technical regulations (Euro-5). This is almost twice the amount produced in previous November, when 50.6 thousand tons of diesel fuel were produced and 40% more than initial target. The increase of November volumes of diesel fuel production was reached due to optimization of technologic process, storage and oil product loading schemes. The production…

Aker Kvaerner to Deliver Pusnes Mooring Equipment

Aker Kvaerner has been awarded a contract for delivery of mooring winches and fairleads for Statoil's Gjøa Semi. The total contract value for Aker Kvaerner. The work will be undertaken by the Aker Kvaerner subsidiary, Aker Kvaerner Pusnes in Arendal. The contract involves supply of on-vessel mooring equipment for Statoils Gjøa Semi to be installed at the Gjøa field in the North Sea. The equipment, Roller Ram Winches and Fairleads for chain are to be delivered and installed at Aker Kvaerner Stord. Sixteen Roller RamWinches and sixteen underwater fairleads will be used to pull in and secure 150 mm chains used in the mooring lines. The equipment is based on Aker Kvaerner Pusnes' major experience in design and manufacturing of winches and fairleads for such kind of platforms.

Hurricane Ida Emergency Marine Equipment Supply

Building of Class B Single Lift Equipment (Photo courtesy Tideland Signal)

Less than 24 hours after Hurricane Ida reached the coast of La., trucks were leaving Tideland Signal’s factory loaded with solar powered marine beacons and fog signals desperately needed to mark the Gulf Coast’s vital offshore oil wells. Emergency spares, sent to replace existing equipment damaged during the hurricane, arrived at coastal staging areas ready for immediate deployment well before the coastal helicopter and workboat fleets were set to depart offshore. Tideland Signal…

Container Equipment Market Surges Ahead: Drewry

Graph: Drewry Shipping Consultants Limited

The move towards container leasing and away from carrier ownership continues unabated and the leased fleet now has a clear majority over that owned by transport operators, according to the latest edition of the Container Census & Leasing and Equipment Insight published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Leasing companies accounted for 55% of container purchases in 2017, which continues the trend seen for most of this decade. With the fleet of containers owned by transport operators growing by a mere 2.4%, the leased fleet added 6.7% and the share owned by lessors is now nearing 52%.

ABS Issues First MPD-rReady Notation

ABS MPD-Ready notation demonstrates drilling units have the necessary provisions in place to integrate equipment needed for MPD operations Photo ABS

ABS announced it has awarded the world’s first Managed Pressure Drilling (MPD) – Ready Notation to Ocean Rig for the ABS-classed Corcovado and Mykonos deep water drillships.The ABS MPD-Ready notation demonstrates drilling units have the necessary provisions in place to integrate equipment needed for MPD operations.“Offshore operations in deeper water continue to lead back to a need for reliable and cost-effective technologies” said ABS Executive Vice President – Global Offshore, Kenneth Richardson.

EU Budget Proposal to Support Decarbonisation

Photo: ECSA

The European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) is positive towards the proposal for the EU budget 2021 – 2027 published earlier this week. Specifically the large increase of the EU budget for Research, Innovation and Digital and for Climate and Environment could provide resources to support the European shipping industry in its transition to decarbonisation. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted in mid-April an initial strategy to reduce the total annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships by at least 50% by 2050 compared to 2008 levels.

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