Three recent case studies reaffirmed Gaylin International Pte Ltd and Rigmarine’s (part of its group of companies) statuses as pioneers in the wire rope and spooling sector. Put simply, spooling is the activity of winding onto a spool, but when offshore and marine applications are concerned, staggering dimensions and other factors put it among the most specialised and challenging fields of expertise. Mike Duncan, Managing Director at Gaylin, said: “As it pertains to our work,
The Norwegian Coastal Administration’s new multipurpose vessel OV Ryvingen will be its second to combine traditional diesel power with battery-driven operation. The battery pack that Rolls-Royce has been commissioned to equip the Ryvingen with will have an available capacity of 2,000 kilowatt hours (kWh). A substantial increase from the 850 kWh capacity that is installed aboard its hybrid sister ship the Bøkfjord. It is also has twice the capacity of Norway’s first fully elec
A Norwegian technology company has developed a low-cost underwater drone that allows shipowners, vessel crew and shipyards to perform hull inspections without the need for divers or expensive ROVs. The Blueye Pioneer underwater drone has been developed by Trondheim-based Blueye Robotics, a company which has sprung out from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology’s Centre for Autonomous Marine Operations and Systems (NTNU AMOS). Outside of dry-docking periods, inspe
In response to customer demands, Hempel has launched two new advanced coatings specifically developed to protect the vulnerable“splash zone” areas of offshore structures. The “splash zone” is the area of an offshore asset (oil & gas platform or wind turbine, for example) that is just above the waterline and so suffers from the dual impact of atmospheric and immersion-type corrosion; as well as physical damage such as abrasion and impact, especially in areas around boat landin
The Port of Southampton has recently welcomed the largest container ship in the world – MOL Triumph. At 400m long, that’s the equivalent of 27 double decker buses or 7 jumbo jets laid end to end. She can carry up to 20,000 containers at a time. On her deck she has containers stacked 11 high and the same number below the deck. If all the containers were laid end to end they would reach from Southampton to London or 76.4 miles. And her eco-credentials are impressive too, with e
Before 1970 the widely accepted solution for disposal of old munitions, typically called unexploded ordnance (UXO), was to dump them into rivers, lakes and oceans. Today we know this creates a multitude of problems, the worst of which are pollution and the risk of an explosion. Many people have already lost their lives to these underwater booby traps. The uncertainties surrounding their precise location and degree of decomposition, makes attempting to recover these dangerous
The CENTADISC-C, which can be used with steel, composite, and super-lightweight carbon fibre shafts, now has a new connection option that means the flexible coupling and shaft can be installed in two parts, rather than as a single unit. This means that the problems caused by small bulkhead apertures and a lack of space are now a thing of the past. On this newly developed version of the coupling, the centre shaft section and the flanges are connected using a Hirth face spline.
John Deere Power Systems is pleased to announce a new partnership with Power Equipment Pty. Ltd., which is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with branches in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and New Zealand. Power Equipment will be the official distributor of John Deere Power Systems engines for all markets, including industrial, agricultural, marine, mining, power generation and engine spare parts. The new partnership means that John Deere customers will n