A new Multi-Purpose Catamaran Work Boat for Offshore Wind Services B.V.

By Peter Pospiech at May 30, 2013 04:34
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, General, Offshore, Workboats
Offshore Wenduine has been finalized at shipyard Den Breejen in Hardinxfeld- Giessendam and completed her first deployment for Ampelmann a few days ago.Offshore Wenduine (OW3) has been converted into a multi-purpose Catamaran Work Boat and been finalized end of April by shipyard Den Breejen under the supervision of Workships Contractors B.V. Her first job was to assist in the testing of the Amplemann L-type access system. Also, the manoeuvrability of the ship in the area of the landing point was successfully assessed.OW3 is MCA CAT 2(1) classed and has been inspected by Eelsing for Prinses Amalia Windfarm without issues. Her relatively large deck space, around 50 square meters, gives room for bulky equipment, e.g. 2x10 feet containers aft, and the RG Seasight fender is one of the best performing ones on the market. Other features which make her ideal for diving and survey works include: tracks allowing easy fitting of project specific equipment; survey desk with two seats; 19inch rack... [More]

Grontmij launched a new Handysize bulk carrier which is powered by MAN.

By Peter Pospiech at April 18, 2013 06:16
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Marine Diesel Engines
SEAHORSE 41 – (41,000 DWT) is the new Handy size design and is based on same concept ideas as the famous and successful SEAHORSE 35 and 375, but with slightly enlarged dead weight. The vessel size in the Handy size segment has gradually increased from below 30,000 ton and with Grontmij latest SEAHORSE 41 design, deadweight exceeds 40,000 ton. In the SEAHORSE 41, length overall has been maintained at 180m, while the breadth has been taken out from 30.0m to the present Panamax gauge of 32.26m, with the scantling draught set at 10.5m and hull depth increased from 14.7m to 15m.The SEAHORSE 41 is designed to accommodate the new Green Engine Type from MAN Diesel, which is a MAN 5G50ME-B9.3 supplying 6.500 kW to the propeller. The new engine type has extremely long stroke, which in combination with the enlarged NPT propeller provides very high propulsion efficiency. These features combined with energy saving device from Becker Marine Mewis Duct result in very low fuel consumption. Becke... [More]

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