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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Poseidon Meets Substantial Water Needs

Photo: FCI Watermakers

Large offshore vessels and drilling platforms have atypical water demands. Daily personal use often pales in comparison to shipboard and production operation needs. FCI Watermakers' high-output Poseidon+ produces 54–103m3/14,265–27,210 gallons of fresh, pure water per day. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S., the Poseidon+ is constructed to run non-stop, 24/7, and its components are chosen specifically for their reliability and resultant ease-of-mind, according FCI. FCI's Poseidon+ features a continuous-duty…

New Water Maker Launched for Maritime Market

ACO Marine WM3 water maker (Photo: ACO Marine)

Wastewater treatment systems specialist ACO Marine has launched a new water recovery system that gives vessel owners greater capacity to reuse the treated effluent from wastewater treatment plants. The ACO Water Maker WM3 converts treated wastewater into pure distilled technical water for such applications as general surface cleaning, laundry, showering, toilet flushing, engine cooling, etc. According to ACO Marine, the unit has extremely low energy consumption and reduces a ship’s…

Seasoned Motor Yacht Goes Back to Sea

Dona Amélia: Credit Pendennis

Veteran ocean voyager Dona Amélia completes refit.   The classic 71 m LOA, 1929-built gentleman's motor yacht Dona Amélia, recently departed Falmouth, UK after completion of a four-month refit at Pendennis. Works included routine maintenance (engineering survey, service and renovation of her original 1928 Krupp Germania Werft main Engines, overhaul of her generators, AC, water makers, thrusters, hydraulics, windlass). 

Watermakers Add Safety, Convenience, Value

Photo: FCI

Boats are a lot like homes: upgrades and enhancements add to their comfort and livability, and increase their value. FCI Watermakers explores how adding a watermaker to a vessel is an investment that pays dividends in terms of safety and convenience, and sets it apart when it's time to sell. The ability to make pure, fresh water while at sea is liberating. Gone are the days of water frugality. With a watermaker, there's more than enough for drinking, bathing, cooking and refilling supplies. And in case of mechanical trouble far from the nearest port, it can be a real lifesaver.

Moroccan Navy Enlists Damen for Rapid Response

Stan Pontoon 3011 Water Barge (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

The Royal Moroccan Navy, in response to the severe drought that is currently affecting the country, recently awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract to supply a Stan Pontoon 3011 Water Barge. Due to the urgent need for water in the region, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Netherlands, is putting all its efforts into a fast delivery. Combining a Stan Pontoon 3011 with water making technology is a first for Damen. Bringing both technologies together in one unit is a unique and innovative solution to the current water shortage in Morocco.

New Water Maker

ACO Marine launched a new water recovery system that is designed to give vessel owners greater capacity to reuse the treated effluent from wastewater treatment plants. The ACO Water Maker WM3 converts treated wastewater into pure distilled technical water for such applications as general surface cleaning, laundry, showering, toilet flushing, engine cooling, etc. According to ACO Marine, the unit has extremely low energy consumption and reduces a ship’s need to take on fresh water in port or to make its own water through reverse osmosis or flash evaporation – both high energy consumers. It is suitable for use onboard all vessel types and can be easily retrofitted to ACO Marine’s Maripur and Clarimar wastewater treatment solutions in addition to third party systems, the manufacturer said.

Maxim Evaporators Acquired

Company officials announced that Maxim Evaporators was acquired in an asset purchase effective July 31, 2008. Maxim Evaporators, LLC was formed for the purpose of acquiring the assets of Maxim from Beaird Company, Ltd of Shreveport, Louisiana. Maxim Evaporators was originally founded in the 1960’s for the purpose of manufacturing water purification equipment utilizing evaporative technology. operation, the acquisition of the Maxim assets allows new ownership and management to assure the continuation of a nearly 50 year legacy that we hope to build on going forward,” according to a company spokesman. Certain of the key employees have joined the new organization. Maxim intends to grow its existing core business of standard water makers and aftermarket parts and subassemblies.

Maxim Evaporators signs Distributor Agreement with Green Marine

Company officials announced that Maxim Evaporators has signed a distributor agreement with Green Marine & Industrial Equipment Co. for the U.S. Gulf Coast market. Green Marine was founded in 1961 and today is a well diversified sales and service organization. Green Marine serves clients in Marine, Offshore & Shipbuilding Industries. Green Marine is strategically located in the center of the Gulf of Mexico region with offices in New Orleans and Houston. This allows them to offer quick response to equipment sales and service needs. Maxim Evaporators was originally founded in the 1940’s for the purpose of manufacturing water purification equipment utilizing evaporative technology. Maxim manufactures a series of standard fresh water makers that can be used in numerous applications.

Hatenboer-Water Reverse Osmosis Units For Diving Support Barges

Photo courtesy of Hatenboer-Water

Holland Shipyards has asked Hatenboer-Water to supply two Tethys reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment  units for diving support barges scheduled to be deployed along the Gabon coast. The order marks the first project for Tethys, the new Hatenboer-Water standard water maker series for compact applications. The RO units are to be installed aboard two diving support barges currently under construction in the Holland Shipyards’ site in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, the Netherlands. Each unit will provide drinking water at a capacity rate of up to 6 m3 per day.

Stowaway G2 Series Watermakers

Image courtesy Parker Hannifin Corporation

(Stock Symbol: PH - NYSE) Racor Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation announced a revamp of its Stowaway Series of watermakers. The Racor Village Marine Stowaway G2 Series are compact watermakers for marine applications which include a new touch screen interface control panel and a streamlined frame design. Features include a graphic-rich color touch screen panel which displays status, purity of product water output, water temperature, total hours for accurate service log, and many other functions. The touch screen panel allows complete watermaker control at your fingertips.

Dometic Sea XChange Watermaker Launched

Dometic Marine launched the Dometic Sea Xchange Sea Water Reverse Osmosis system following the confirmation of an exclusive worldwide marketing agreement with Spot Zero Reverse Osmosis Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA. Under this agreement, Dometic said it will market and sell Spot Zero watermakers as it expands its presence in the fresh water and sea water reverse osmosis systems marketplace. Using a conventional reverse osmosis process to convert sea water into potable (drinking) water, the Dometic Sea Xchange is suited for a range of commercial and workboat applications.

Calnetix to Display Waste Energy Converter at SMM

Calnetix Hydrocurrent ORC Module 125JW

At SMM 2014, Calnetix Technologies will showcase a new system developed with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery and Engine Company (MHI-MME) that captures heat from marine engine jacket water and converts it to electricity for shipboard consumption. The Hydrocurrent system produces up to 125 kW of power for the ship’s electrical load, while still leaving sufficient heat in the jacket water for the fresh water maker. The system pays for itself in a very short time by reducing the load on the ship’s bunker-fueled generators, resulting in fuel savings of up to 200 tons per year.

Lever Diving Orders Charter Boat

Lever Diving has ordered a 116 x 27 ft. charter boat designed with a yacht-like quality for the millenium. Scheduled for a spring 2000 delivery, Nautilus Explorer will be constructed at Sylte Shipyards in Maple Ridge, B.C., and will have more than 4,000 ft. of interior space With a cruising speed of 12 knots, the vessel's main engines are a pair of six-cylinder Cummins NTA855 rated at 335 hp. Tankage will be provided for 10,000-U.S. gallons of diesel and 7,000 gallons of portable water. Other features include a water-maker, and a 220,000 BTU Boiler for ample cabin heat and shower water.

Lever Diving Orders Charter Boat

Lever Diving has ordered a 116 x 27 ft. charter boat designed with a yacht-like quality for the millenium. Scheduled for a spring 2000 delivery, Nautilus Explorer will be constructed at Sylte Shipyards in Maple Ridge, B.C., and will have more than 4,000 ft. of interior space With a cruising speed of 12 knots, the vessel's main engines are a pair of six-cylinder Cummins NTA855 rated at 335-hp. Tankage will be provided for 10,000 gallons of diesel and 7,000 gallons of portable water. Other features include a water-maker, and a 220,000 BTU Boiler for ample cabin heat and shower water.

OIS Tapped for Diamond Voyager Upgrade Project

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has selected Mobile based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services (OIS) to perform upgrades and modifications to the Ocean Voyager. The rig recently arrived at Mobile Middle Bay Port for upgrade work related to the Voyagers’ upcoming Pemex contract period. Fabrication and installation of high-pressure mud piping, Fabrication and installation of four new, Potable Water Tanks and pumping system, Under-deck blasting/painting, Helideck blasting/painting/marking, Accommodations refurbishment, Installation of a Mud Gas Separator, Fabrication and installation related to a, 12-man accommodation unit, Fabrication and installation related to AC…

Watermaker Offers Installation Flexibility

These individual elements of Neptune+ can be configured as space and needs dictate. (Photo: FCI Watermakers)

Even on large vessels, machinery spaces tend to be cramped and have reduced accessibility. Knowing this, FCI Watermakers offers its high-efficiency Neptune+ Series in a convenient, modular configuration for a wide variety of flexible installations. It delivers 1,275-9,500 gallons of pure, fresh water every day. Refitting large framed or skid-mounted watermakers commonly requires cutting the deck—an enormous added expense. With FCI's Neptune+ Modular, individual components are easily brought into the engine room through a door or hatch.

Global Network Helps Ensure Fresh Water

Image: FCI Watermakers

In 60 countries across six continents, FCI Watermakers has the resources in place to keep its high-performance, continuous-duty reverse osmosis desalinization units in peak condition. Its worldwide network of authorized dealers and distributors are ready to assist professional mariners, no matter how distant the port of call. FCI Watermakers parts are nonproprietary. This is essential when considering a watermaker for a commercial boat or ship, the manufacturer said. Disposables, such as membranes, and replacements, like belts, are all standard sizes.

Vicel Group, Aqua-Chem Create Joint Venture

Vicel Group, a Brazilian representative of global freshwater and wastewater treatment equipment suppliers and an engineering services company for oil platforms and ships, will meet with Aqua-Chem Inc. CEO David Gensterblum and his executive teammates, Phil Schrader and Jose Flores on March 6 in Brazil  to formalize the creation of a Joint Venture, called Aqua-Chem do Brazil (a 50 percent ACI, 50 percent Vicel investment). The partnership with the U.S. company for the formation of the JV Aqua-Chem do Brasil was planned to meet the market’s growing demand for products with national content, as established by the ANP (oil, gas and biofuel national agency) rules.

Dometic to Launch Watermaker at IBEX

Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, RV and automotive markets, announced it will showcase its new XTC-ZTC Double-Pass Watermaker at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Sept. 15-17 in Louisville, Ky. According to Dometic , the XTC-ZTC is the first and only fully automatic, integrated double-pass reverse-osmosis system that can purify every source of yacht water, including seawater, brackish water, lake water, river water or dockside water. It is also the first and only watermaker with mechanical override for full redundancy and peace of mind.

Watermakers for Newbuild Drillships Ordered from Hatenboer-Water BV

Demitec® is the trade name of Hatenboer-Water RO type watermakers. These are heavy duty installations specially designed for 24/7 operation in maritime and offshore applications. These drillships, currently under construction, will be able to drill to a water depth of 12,000 ft (3 km) and are on order from DSME by Vantage Energy, Atwood Oceanics and two for Aker Solutions. The watermakers work on the principle of reverse osmosis (RO) and have a capacity of 50 m3 per day. Drilling at great depths demands an extremely high quality of product water. The installations can supply water with a purity of only 10 ppm TDS. To obtain such a standard, the installation is in a two-stage configuration, with two RO installations in-line.

FCI Watermakers Upgrades Its V4 Controller

(Image: FCI Watermakers)

Like any other modern shipboard system, watermakers rely on electronics for continued trouble-free operation, monitoring and automated self-maintenance. FCI Watermakers said it has enhanced its V4 Controller, upgrading the controller's firmware. The improvement increases screen response speed and provides an enhanced graphics-based visualization, or HMI (human machine interface), the manufacturer said. Using the V4 Controller is simple with its intuitive menu. Accessed through a hi-res 7" or 4.3" HMI touch screen…

AMI Launches New Watermarkers Line

Image courtesy Applied Membranes, Inc.

Applied Membranes, Inc. (AMI), an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturer of reverse osmosis systems, membranes and equipment, announced the launch of its new watermarkers product line for the commercial and recreational maritime sector. AMI said it has been building desalination systems as well as manufacturing membranes for over 30 years. “Our Maritime systems were engineered to be fully automated, high quality-low cost, compact solutions for the recreational and professional maritime communities,” said Dr. Gil Dhawan, company President and Founder. -Systems built without proprietary components.

Dometic’s Workboat Play

Workboat operators are taking a second look at Dometic’s SeaXchange Reverse Osmosis Systems as missions expand and demands on these vessels increase. It’s no secret that Dometic Group’s products are sold in almost 100 countries, supported by as many as 6,000 employees. Better known on the water for their penetration of the recreational and yacht markets, Dometic’s attention is now focused on the workboat sector as well. Beyond a complete range of air conditioners, engine room ventilation systems…

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