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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Technological Solutions News

DMA Zooms in on Autonomous Ships

Image: Danish Maritime Authority

Together with Danish Shipping, Danish Maritime and IDA Maritime, the Danish Maritime Authority will be hosting an international conference on autonomous ships on Tuesday (14 November 2017) in Copenhagen. All over the world, great efforts are being made these years to develop new ship technologies. Research is already far progressed and, at the same time, the Danish Maritime Authority is striving to clarify how the authorities can ensure, insofar as possible, that regulation does not present a barrier to the future use of technological solutions in shipping.

RS Develops Engineering Capacity, Implements AIP Service

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has implemented the Approval in Principle (AIP) service as part of a project to enhance the rules for the technical supervision during construction of ships and manufacture of materials and products for ships. Under this service, RS reviews technical documentation for novel technological solutions. The scope of technical documentation is ranging from tender documents and technical design specification to draft designs, research and technological developments, as well as engineering analysis techniques. The Approval in Principle service is intended to assist customers and developers of conceptual…

Imtech Orders Total $64 M

Imtech recently received orders from numerous ship owners and German shipyards for technological solutions on board several German yachts and cruise ships, totaling $64 million. Imtech operates three maritime competence centers: Imtech Marine & Offshore in the Netherlands (Rotterdam), Imtech Schiffbau-/Dockbautechnik in Germany (Hamburg), and HST (HDW-Hagenuk Schiffstechnik) in Germany (Hamburg, Kiel and Bremerhaven). Imtech's package of services includes integrated and automated ship's bridges, sustainable electrical drives, alarm and monitoring systems, navigation and communications systems, advanced heating, ventilation and air conditioning, fire security, sprinkler technology and integral safety.

Imtech Gets Orders for $64M

Imtech received orders from numerous ship owners and German shipyards for technological solutions on board several German yachts and cruise ships. These orders are worth a total of over $64. In the second half of 2005, Imtech has seen the maritime market segment for luxury yachts and cruise ships pick up in a number of European countries. Especially Germany has undergone a positive market development. Imtech a very strong player in this segment in Europe. From Imtech's three maritime competence centres, intensive co-operation is giving rise to fully sustainable technological solutions with a competitive integral cost price in both yachts and cruise ships.

Denmark's 'State of Green' Spotlights Green Maritime Solutions

Approaching ship: Photo Blue Denmark

Denmark’s official green brand, State of Green, is launching a new theme on its website focusing on green maritime solutions, informs the Government's 'Blue Denmark'. As a nation, Denmark has become well-known internationally in the green maritime field and now it intends to become even better at getting this across by means of State of Green’s new initiative that focuses on sustainable, green maritime transport and technological solutions. The background is the Danish Government’s Plan for Growth in Blue Denmark…

State of Green Markets Green Blue Denmark

Blue Denmark is also green

Blue Denmark is also green. Therefore, Denmark’s official green brand, State of Green, is now launching a new theme on its website focusing on green maritime solutions. As a nation, Denmark has become well-known internationally in the green maritime field and now we intend to become even better at getting this across by means of State of Green’s new initiative that focuses on sustainable, green maritime transport and technological solutions. The background is the Danish Government’s Plan for Growth in Blue Denmark…

MN 100: TerraSond Limited

539 N. TerraSond is a leader in precision geospatial solutions providing professional survey and geophysical services in both terrestrial and marine environments safely, effectively and economically. TerraSond employs ACSM Certified Hydrographic Surveyors, staff hydrographers, marine geophysicists, geologists, oceanographers, cartographers, GIS / CADD specialists and IT and professional mariners. Clients include oil and gas, pipeline, renewable energy, shipping, dredging and construction industries.

Kalmar Wins Large Order

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed an order for 11 automatic stacking cranes with Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in the Netherlands. The order is part of ECT's investment program, which aims at further modernizing its Delta Terminal at Maasvlakte in Rotterdam. The cranes will be delivered during 2014 and they will replace part of the existing automatic stacking cranes that have been in operation since the early 1990s. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2013 first quarter order intake. "This order builds on the long-term partnership between the companies as well as on the decades of Kalmar automated container handling expertise.

Imtech Acquires Van Berge Henegouwen Installations

Imtech announces the acquisition of Van Berge Henegouwen Installaties B.V. (VBH). The total purchase price (including earn-out) is based on about five times the EBIT and will be paid in cash. The acquisition will contribute directly to the profit per share. The management of VBH will stay on after the acquisition. VBH is a specialist in the field of maritime technology for luxury yachts, such as high-tech entertainment (multimedia, audio and video), communication, security and operational systems, navigation and computer networks. Every year, VBH is responsible for these innovative (total) technological solutions on board six or seven luxury motor and sailing yachts (> 50 metres). VBH has a strong network and has built up an excellent worldwide reputation with its customers.

COP15 Discusses Sustainability in Shipping

The voice of the world shipping industry and its efforts to operate more sustainably and play its part in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions will be heard at COP 15. At an important side event on 11 December, spokesmen from all parts of this essential global industry will speak about this ongoing work, which focuses strongly on technical and operational improvements and which will, over time, dramatically reduce harmful emissions from world shipping. This week’s side event, hosted by BIMCO and International Chamber of Shipping, will see the international shipping community also represented by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and INTERTANKO…

Israeli Unmanned Surface Vessel to Debut at Defexpo 2014

Joseph Weiss: Photo courtesy of IAI

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will be participating in this year's military systems exhibition in India - Defexpo 2014 - Land, Naval & Internal Homeland Security says company CEO & President Joseph Weiss. In the field of Homeland Security (HLS) and protection of maritime economic exclusion zones (EEZ), IAI says it will be presenting an unmanned surface vessel (USV), which supports a wide range of applications for HLS and EEZ protection, including harbor security, patrol of coastal and territorial waters…

Marine Harvest Seeks to Farm Fish on Old Bulkers

Oeyvind Oaland, Global Director of R&D at the world's top fish farmer Marine Harvest , says firm has applied for 6 development licenses from Norwegian authorities to reuse old Panamax bulk vessels to produce salmon. * Other concepts under development include a "Back Cage", which is a submersible offshore farming cage with a capacity of 200,000 fish. * CEO Aarskog says aims to select the concepts that reduce costs and have the best biological outcome.

Imtech’s $37.6M in Contracts for Naval Ships

Imtech has received new orders for new and existing ships from the Royal Netherlands and Belgian navies worth over $37.6m. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (Vlissingen, the Netherlands), builder of the new logistic support ship Karel Doorman of the Royal Netherlands Navy, granted Imtech the contract for the design, production, delivery and implementation of various technological solutions on board this Joint Support Ship (JSS). Imtech also obtained orders for a technological upgrade of the Royal Netherlands Navy's supply vessel 'Hr. Ms. Amsterdam' dating from 1995 and a technological upgrade of two M-class frigates owned by the Belgian Navy. The new logistic support ship Karel Doorman, also called a Joint Support Ship (JSS), will replace the supply ship Hr. Ms.

De Nora Acquires Severn Trent's Water Purification Business

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De Nora announces the completion of the acquisition of the Water Purification group of Severn Trent Services. The new business line, called De Nora Water Technologies, will be focused on delivering sustainable and innovative water and wastewater technologies for municipal, marine and energy related water treatment applications. De Nora Water Technologies, together with Ozono Elettronica Internazionale, a global leader in ozone technologies acquired in May, will be integrated into the De Nora business.

Swiftships Continues Autonomous Watercraft R&D

Photo: Swiftships

U.S. shipbuilder Swiftships, LLC has partnered with Virginia-based technology solutions company ICS Nett Inc. (ICS) to continue research and development efforts on the Anaconda, a Special Operation Craft Riverine (SOCR). Together, ICS and Swiftships will strive to transform the Anaconda into a completely autonomous watercraft equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities that is faster and has more complex maneuverability than its predecessor. Phase one of the Anaconda began with a partnership between Swiftships and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2014…

Chinese Shipyards and Siemens Offer Solutions

Offshore Production more and more important for Oil and Gas Supply Deep water production from the offshore sector will grow considerably in China and worldwide in order to further secure own supplies. Siemens has developed solutions to improve the reliability of and production time for offshore drilling and production platforms. Siemens is teaming up with Chinese shipyards to build up a reputation as key player in the international offshore market which is currently dominated by countries like Korea and Singapore. Offshore market moves from shallow water jackets to deepwater floaters. The challenges in China lies in the exploration and development of new oil and gas deposits in areas that are more difficult to access, such as in the South China Sea.

DSME Drilling Riser Contract for Aker Solutions

Aker Solutions has been awarded another contract for delivery of a deepwater drilling riser system to Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). Contract value is approximately $35 million. The contract is for the delivery of a complete deepwater marine drilling riser system with buoyancy package and associated equipment. The 7 500 ft system will be used for a semi submersible drilling rig that DSME is building. This is the fourth deepwater drilling riser contract DSME has awarded Aker Solutions this year. "We are offering a technology that focuses on safe operations and offers significant time savings when connecting the riser joints. This results in significant reduction in costs from both reduced manpower and rig operations.

Denmark Studies Autonomous Shipping

In the future, autonomous ships may have a central role to play in Denmark. A pre-analysis made by the Danish Technological University (DTU) and the Danish Maritime Authority points to the need to develop technological solutions. As the entire transport sector vigorously strives to develop autonomous solutions, many developments have come a long way, especially for cars and trucks. The shipping industry too will see more new autonomous technology solutions, just as drone technology will become more widespread. The Danish Maritime Authority has therefore cooperated with the DTU to consider the development potential of autonomous ships in more detail. “Blue Denmark must – just as the rest of the Danish business sector – be frontrunners within technological developments.

Expro’s Well Integrity Solution SafeWells on Show at ICoTA

SafeWells is a software solution specifically developed by Expro as an effective well integrity data management system.

International oilfield services company, Expro is officially launching its well integrity software solution at this year’s SPE ICoTA European Well Intervention Conference, in Aberdeen. SafeWells is a software solution specifically developed by Expro as an effective well integrity data management system, which monitors and reports on well integrity performance. SafeWells has been recognised at the World Oil Awards, held recently in Houston. SafeWells was a finalist in the ‘Best Data Management & Application Solution’ category – raising the technology’s visibility to an international level.

Dubai Launch Maritime Green Initiative

Drydocks World Dubai Shipyard: Photo credit Drydocks World

Drydocks World & Maritime World's initiative aims to encourage all-round environmental excellence in maritme & allied sectors. The initiative was inaugurated in the presence of key decision-makers from government and industry, underlined by a MoU for green technology signed with classification society DNV and Rolls-Royce. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World said: “We are at the threshold of a new era in environment management for maritime sustainable development. "We seek to develop this network within the region and around the world as our primary focus.

MN 100: Imtech Marine

Imtech Marine operates as a full-service provider and system integrator of tailor-made, innovative and sustainable technology solutions covering the whole ship. Imtech Marine specializes in automation (platform and engine room), navigation, communication and connectivity solutions, propulsion systems, power generation and distribution, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), ship motion control, information technology, entertainment, water management and port services.

Greenhouse Gas Model for Shipping by 2050

Image: DNV GL

DNV GL has published a report assessing the potential for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction from shipping towards 2050, based on a new computational model. The model can evaluate various scenarios for both individual ship segments and the industry as a whole. It can also evaluate the effectiveness of various solutions for reducing GHGs. “Despite the challenges facing our industry, we believe it is technically possible for shipping to achieve substantial GHG reductions, provided a viable strategy is developed and adopted from within the industry itself…

Statoil Invests $55M in Innovative Tank Cleaning Tech

M-I SWACO has developed a new technological solution and has now been awarded a contract with Statoil that is valued at around 55.7 million, including options. (Photo: Statoil)

Statoil has long been looking for a way to make tank cleaning on supply vessels safer and more effective, and at the same time reduce its environmental footprint. In a new technology just made commercial, it believes it has found a viable solution to one of the maritime industry's age-old problems: Tank Cleaning. M-I SWACO has developed a new technological solution and has now been awarded a contract with Statoil that is valued at around 55.7 million, including options. Statoil…

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