On 28th August, a keel-laying ceremony was held at Damen Shipyards Sharjah. Damen is building an ASD Tug 2913 for Saqr Ports, part of Rash Al Khaimah (RAK) Ports. The keel-laying was attended by, Captain Brand, Group General Manager RAK Ports, Captain Magee, Harbour Master RAK Ports, Pascal Slingerland, Damen Sales Manager Middle East and the Albwardy Damen management and project teams. The keel was lowered onto the building blocks by Captain Brand. Following this, both Captain Brand and Captain Magee marked the occasion by breaking a coconut over the keel. Furthermore, during the event, the 3D engineering model of the vessel was shown to the client. This is a tool used by Damen for the desi
TMC Compressors has decided to invest in a major marine compressor stocking programme and offer free freight anywhere in the world to allow ship and rig operators to replace or upgrade on board service air supply as quickly as possible. “Times are tough for many ship and rig owners operating in the offshore industries. We have asked ourselves what we, as a supplier, can do to better support our customers. Our response is to make a multi-million kroner capex investment upfront, which will be of help to any vessel operator that quickly needs to upgrade air supply or air quality on board,” says Per Kjellin, managing director of TMC Compressors (TMC). In total, TMC will invest in an off-the-shel
Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) provided 16 wireless compression load cells from Straightpoint to perform benchmark weighing as 10 ship-to-shore cranes were raised 10m by Shanghai Zhenhua Port Machinery Company (ZPMC) at Port of Los Angeles. The 150-metric tonne capacity load cells combined to weigh one Noell ship-to-shore container handling crane, originally estimated to have a weight of 1,350te, and provide benchmark data before it and nine other cranes were to be raised to accommodate larger ships calling the port. The project, managed by ZPMC North America, involved raising the cranes and inserting longer leg sections; it was a collaborative effort between the crane’s original equipment manufact
Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to deliver ship design and an extensive range of ship equipment to a purse seiner / pelagic trawler to be built for the shipowning company Gunnar Langva AS based in Ålesund, Norway. The 75 metre long vessel is to be built by Westcon Yards in Norway, and the Rolls-Royce contract is signed with the yard. This will be Westcon’s second order for Gunnar Langva. The previous vessel was delivered in 2013 and also designed by Rolls-Royce. Additionally, the new vessel will be the sixth vessel in a row to be named Gunnar Langva after the family-owned company. The shipowner Gunnar Longva said; “We have been considering a new vessel for some time, and decided to coopera
The exclusive workshop equipped military groups with the latest satcom know-how. Thuraya Telecommunications recently attended USPACOM Pacific Endeavor 2017, hosted by the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) in the United States, where it presented an intensive training workshop on critical satellite communication technologies for first responders and military experts from 22 participating Asia-Pacific countries. The annual invite-only event ran from August 14 to 25 in San Jose, CA and focused on communications interoperability exercises that facilitate emergency cooperation and relief response between nations and humanitarian NGOs during times of disaster. Thuraya’s workshop was designed to educate team
A premier deep-water offshore energy location based in Blyth, is booming and becoming central to the UK energy sector. Energy Central - a premier deep-water East Coast UK energy base located in the North East of England – is delivered through a unique partnership between Arch and the Port of Blyth providing nearly 200 hectares of land strategically positioned with quayside access. The sites are aimed at offshore energy sector businesses looking to relocate and grow in Northumberland. Already Energy Central has supported a number of significant offshore energy projects including assisting Royal IHC Ltd to relocate its entire manufacturing and project base into Blyth, where the Port of Blyth h
How compliant is International shipping? – Oil monitoring and elimination presented by industry experts...
How the world’s leading experts are working with International Shipping to reduce the risk of oil pollution within the marine environment.
For the first time ever AtZ Marine Technologies will deliver a MIT Technical Talks session at London International Shipping Week. The technical session, delivered in conjunction with National Maritime (NMDG) and supported by Greenwich Maritime University and the SAA (Ship Builders and Ship Repairers Association) will focus on reducing the environmental impact on our seas due oil pollution from the international shipping industry.
Acronym’s decoded: OWS – Oily Water Separator PPM – Parts Per Million IMO – International Maritime Organisation USCG – US Coast Guard MCA – Maritime and Coastguard Agency OCM – Oil Control Monitor OMS – Oil Monitoring System Recent events have shown that some crews continue to by-pass oily water separators and perform illegal overboard discharge, which has resulted in fines into the millions and even the possibility of imprisonment. Operators must become more vigilant and ensure they adhere to industry environmental rules. AtZ have a wealth of experience to assist operators in developing efficient OWS Systems. To ensure minimal environmental impact on our seas, bilge water on board ships mu
ALE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreement with COSCO SHIPPING Project Logistics Co., Ltd (COSCO). As one of China’s leading shipping companies for both Chinese and international clients, COSCO provide a full range of project logistics solutions across different sectors. ALE to work together on specific logistics and heavylift projects. The signing ceremony took place in July with Mr Mark Foreman, Director – South East Asia region from ALE and Mr. Cui Wenke, Deputy General Manager from COSCO SHIPPING Project Logistics Co., Ltd. Mark Foreman said: “COSCO has a well-established long-term and close co-operation with large state-owned enterprises, as well as vast experience in
On Thursday 24th August, at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem, the Council of the Confederation of European Maritime Technology Societies presented Damen CEO René Berkvens with the CEMT Award. The Council bestows the award annually in recognition of the substantial contribution made to the success of the European maritime industry by an individual, company or organisation. The contribution can be either technological, political or economic. Mr Berkvens received the award in recognition of his leadership of Damen and the contribution this has made towards the successes of the European maritime sector. Chairman of the Council of the Confederation of European Maritime Technology Socieities Trevor Blake
Kongsberg Digital announced today that it has received the NorthFace ScoreBoard AwardSM from Omega Management Group Corp for excellence in customer service and support in 2016. Since 2000, the award has been presented annually to companies who, as rated solely by their customers, exceeded expectations in customer satisfaction during the prior calendar year. "The NorthFace ScoreBoard Award recognizes organizations who not only offer exemplary customer service, but who also center their existence on a deep commitment to exceeding customer expectations," said John Alexander Maraganis, President and CEO of Omega."In 2016, more than 275 projects, many international in scope, were judged from scor
Actisense, the multi-award winning NMEA specialists, have recently cooperated with Austrian Tech company t-matix solutions to make information gathered by their products accessible online in real-time. Actisense have collaborated with t-matix so that, for the first time, data gathered by Actisense’s intelligent sensors and NMEA interfaces is now viewable in real-time on t-matix’s expert web and mobile applications. Based in Graz, Austria, t-matixis an innovative IoT provider offering a highly flexible and scalable IoT platform for multiple industries with drag & drop user experience and native mobile app building capabilities. Actisense's products capture and store around 156 different types
British Antarctic Survey’s decision to apply the Ecospeed hard coating to the hull of its new polar research ship RRS Sir David Attenborough has been validated by the recent drydocking of sister vessel RRS Ernest Shackleton. The 80m long vessel, coated with Ecospeed in 2009, drydocked last month at the Orskov shipyard, in Frederikshavn, Denmark, where the hull was found to be in “very good condition”. BAS Superintendent Andrew Webb, said: “Shackleton’s hull condition is the best I have seen after typical ice year operations. We tend to account for touch up coats every other year to areas impacted by the ice, but this year we needed to repair even less surface area than expected, despite the
South Shields based Solar Solve Marine has been awarded another contract to supply their SOLASAFE® navigation safety aids to a series of vessels that are being built in Japan. As one of Japans most successful ship builders, the many locations of Shin Kurushima’s Dockyard facilities are all very busy producing top-quality vessels. They currently have 53 ships on order, with 3 car carriers due for delivery before the end of 2017, which will be delivered to the new owners, “K” Line, with Solar Solve Marine’s Type Approved SOLASAFE® roller sunscreens installed at navigation bridge windows, to protect the ship’s personnel from the sun’s heat, glare and uv light. Whilst they will not be the bigge
Montrose Port Authority, a leading support and service hub for the energy industry, has heralded a new era of capabilities, supporting its first project within the offshore renewable sector. In association with NorSea Group (UK) Ltd, a subsidiary of the leading Norwegian logistics company NorSea Group AS, the Port is participating in the pioneering Hywind Scotland offshore wind project. The four-week campaign consisted of five port calls for anchor handling tug supply vessel, the Normand Prosper. After loading chain and mooring equipment to the vessel, it then delivered the mooring systems designed to support Statoil’s floating windfarm project in the North Sea. The components of the project
World’s first application that relays AIS alerts and vessel data right to your wrist for immediate access to vital information. Vesper Marine, a leading manufacturer of innovative marine safety products, has released a new innovation in AIS portability – the deckWatch smartwatch app. Bringing the power of Vesper Marine’s smartAIS functionality beyond smartphones and tablets to individual smartwatches, users can now get critical safety information instantly and anywhere on a boat. “When reaction time is measured in seconds, you need immediate information to make a proper response,” said Jeff Robbins, CEO, Vesper Marine. “Vesper Marine’s deckWatch is built specifically for Android Wear 2 devic
DSM is pleased to announce that Olivier Janin is joining the company as its vice president of marketing and sales DSM Dyneema as of 1 September 2017. He will become a member of the Strategic Leadership Team of DSM Dyneema and will report directly to Golnar Motahari Pour, President DSM Dyneema.
Mr Janin has broad global experience in sales and marketing and P&L positions in the material science sector. Most recently he served as executive director of chemical sales in Europe for Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corp. Prior to joining SABIC in 2007 he worked for GE Plastics and Imperial Chemical Industries plc in international positions with increasing levels of responsibility.
Mr Janin has
A major feat of engineering takes place this week (21 August) as ALE transports and loads- out the “stern section” of the new polar research ship for Britain, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, by barge from Hebburn-based shipyard A&P Tyne (Newcastle), part of A&P Group, to the Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead. The new ship is a major UK Government investment in frontier science. Commissioned by NERC, and built by the world famous marine engineering company Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Ltd. The vessel is a Rolls-Royce design, and will be operated by British Antarctic Survey when the ship enters service in 2019. The transportation of the 899
Online tool – called Sandy – helps contractors choose the right cutter suction dredger and equipment for the job Dredge projects are tendered around the globe on a daily basis. Consequently, dredging contractors have to make new calculations, involving various production parameters, when preparing their project quotations. Damen has introduced an online dredge job calculator to unburden contractors of this time-consuming, and therefore costly, tasks. For every dredging job, whether it is a maintenance dredging, sand dredging or capital dredging project, the local government concerned will present a public tender. In submitting their offers, contractors will then put in a considerable amount
aqua-tools, the specialist in water microbiology, has delivered the first in series of 30 state-of-the-art Rapid ATP Ballast Water Monitoring Systems to SGS Group. The Geneva-based testing and certification body has agreements in place with several countries to inspect and monitor the treated ballast waters of vessels entering their ports, the latest of which is The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Vessels discharging ballast water in Saudi Aramco ports will be required to present a ballast water report and sample from 16 August 2017. Dr. Vladimiro Bonamin, Vice-President, Global Business Development Manager, SGS Groups, said: “With the entry into force of the Ballast Water Management Convention nex