Successful: Germanys Navy “Oil Hunter”

By Peter Pospiech at July 31, 2013 05:20
Filed Under: Company News, General, Marine Electronics, Navy News, New Technology
Control air crafts of the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies in Cuxhaven, Germany, keep an eye on oil violator in the North- and Baltic Sea. Since both the air crafts are controlling the main shipping routes of the German Bay and also in the German territory the number of sea polluter are getting less, says Ulrike Windhövel from the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies in Cuxhaven. Also the detected amounts of oil are remarkably smaller than before.In 2012, same like in 2011, around 41 pollutions have been discovered whereof 9 oil violators in each year could be identified. With 59 oil violators in 2004 the most contempt could be detected. Since the beginning of oil detection from the air around 4.116 pollutions could be detected, whereof 565 could be assigned to the causer.The covered area of North- and Baltic Sea is around 115.000 square kilometers. A particular focus is done by the “Oil Hunter” on the water ways, oil rigs and gas fields, fishing grounds a... [More]

40 M OFFSHORE SURVEY COASTAL VESSEL „FUGRO HELMERT” LAUNCHED

In November 2011 Fassmer Shipyard, Germany, and Fugro N.V., Netherland, signed the contract for the new 40m „Fugro Helmert”, a new Offshore Survey Coastal Vessel for hydrographic and geotechnical tasks in worldwide operation. Fassmer was assigned to design and build the vessel in a time period of 20 months. The delivery is scheduled for August 2013. On 8th  of July 2013 the new Fugro Survey Vessel was christened by godmother Mrs. Irmgard Jeuken, in the presence of more than 140 guests, on the Fassmer Shipyard Berne. Directly after the naming ceremony the vessel was launched. During the following weeks all remaining works will be finished. On 8th of August 2013, after completion of all final tests and trials, the vessel will be handed over in time to Fugro.  This vessel is designed for worldwide operation, means well insulated against high temperatures, air conditioned and with a total accommodation for crew and guest of 20 persons. A maximum of 12 guests are allo... [More]

New PSV ‘World Diamond’ delivered to "World Wide Supply"

Damen Shipyards Galati has delivered the ‘World Diamond’, the first of six Platform Supply Vessels (PSV) for Norwegian offshore owner World Wide Supply, built to an entirely new Damen design. The World Diamond was christened by godmother Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita of Romania on June 28th, in a yard ceremony attended by 150 guests. “Delivery of this first PSV 3300 E3 represents a new era in Damen’s continuing offshore supply vessel story,” said Arnout Damen. “This has been a truly collaborative project, with Damen drawing on expertise from within the group and the client and also from partners among leading research institutes and subcontractors to deliver a first in class vessel designed, built and equipped to European standards for a world class customer.” Steinar Kulen, representing owner WWS, said: “The cooperation on World Diamond’s design has ensured the delivery of a mid-size PSV capable of worldwide operation... [More]

Hush! Hush! Seismic Vessel Package Contract for MAN Diesel & Turbo

By George Backwell at June 29, 2013 01:06
Filed Under: General
Cavitation noise reduction –  underwater noise has a deleterious effect on sensitive seismic data streams – was the target for MAN Diesel & Turbo designers when they set about the task of creating a power and propulsion package for a new GC Reiber Shipping seismic survey vessel. This object they ingeniously achieved and were rewarded with a contract (option for a second vessel) to supply four MAN 8L32/44CR B.2 engines to power proprietary propulsion machinery.The vessel design is an ST 324 XT from Skipsteknisk of Aalesund, Norway whose hull will be constructed in Poland with outfitting subsequently to be carried out at the Myklebust shipyard north of Aalesund. The propulsion plant is scheduled for delivery by May 2014 with vessel delivery following in March 2015. Graphical rendering of the new seismic vessel: Image courtesy Skipsteknisk Power and gearing arrangementsFour of the 4-stroke 8L32/44CR B.2 common-rail engines (delivering 600 kW/cylinder) along with 2 &ti... [More]

Slide Fuel-Valves Pass Noteworthy Milestone

By Peter Pospiech at June 13, 2013 05:25
Filed Under: Company News, General, MAN Diesel&Turbo, Marine Diesel Engines
First introduced at the turn of the millennium, MAN PrimeServ – MAN Diesel & Turbo’s service division – recently retrofitted its 20,000th slide fuel-valve. Christian Ludwig – Head of Retrofit & Upgrade – MAN Diesel & Turbo, said: “Slide fuel-valves have proved to be very popular within the marine, two-stroke market. Really, it’s a case of having introduced the right technology at the right time and the slide fuel-valve’s strong market performance is testimony to the fuel savings and increased environmental profile it brings to working vessels. It is important to note that slide fuel-valves improve the low-load operating capability of engines.” Slide Fuel-Valves Slide fuel-valves come as standard on all new MAN B&W engines but can also be retrofitted on MC engines. The slide fuel-valve eliminates the so-called ‘sac volume’, which reduces fuel-oil consumption and, furthermore, eliminates dripping from the ... [More]

Volvo Penta Powered Test Boat Sets Off on Truly Testing Voyage

By George Backwell at June 08, 2013 05:33
Filed Under: drive systems, General, Marine Diesel Engines
Volvo Penta test boat PTA80 is off to show the Swedish manufacturer’s flag on a 27-day, 1,850 nautical mile English Channel odyssey from its Gothenburg Marine Centre-base. The long-distance voyage of the 22 meter boat, with its new twin IPS 900 pod propulsion system, comprises seven legs with six stopovers at Volvo Penta Centres in harbours along the way for a presentation and display of this agile vessel, and includes an appearance at Southampton’s Seawork 2013 exhibition on 24, June. More on the boat and its propulsion follows below. Test Boat PTA80: Photo courtesy of Volvo Penta Main Particulars:Boat type: PTA80Owner: Volvo Penta Marine Test CenterLength OA: 22 metersBeam: 5.2 metersEngines: 2 x Volvo Penta D13-700 DST, 2 x700 hp Propulsion: Volvo Penta IPS900 Rating 3 Displacement: 36 tonsTop speed: 27 knotsD13 Engines Now Certified for EPS Tier 3Volvo Penta says that the D13 engine powering the craft, is the same engine that is currently in operation in more than 450,0... [More]

First Rolls-Royce low emission Environship delivered

By Peter Pospiech at June 06, 2013 04:31
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Fuels & Lubes, General, LNG fuel
Rolls-Royce Plc has delivered the first of a revolutionary new design of cargo ship which will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent, thanks to a combination of cutting edge marine technology, including a wave-piercing bow and an engine powered by natural gas, whereby the gas is stored as liquefied natural gas (LNG). The first Rolls-Royce Environship, of NVC 401 LNG design, the Eidsvaag Pioner, has been delivered to Norwegian company Eidsvaag AS this week, and will soon enter service on a year-round schedule delivering feed to numerous fish farms around the Norwegian coast. The Environship, which can be adapted for different ship types, incorporates a range of Rolls-Royce technologies to deliver efficiency savings for ship owners. When compared to similar sized diesel powered ships, the CO2 reduction can be up to 40 per cent. Neil Gilliver, Rolls-Royce, President - Merchant, said: "The Environship has now moved from concept to reality with the successful delivery of the first ship... [More]

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]

New Tall Ship for Royal Navy of Oman from Damen Shipyard

By Peter Pospiech at May 20, 2013 03:41
Filed Under: Company News, General, Shipyards
Damen’s third modern-day steel clipper The Ministry of Defence in Oman has awarded Damen Shipyards Group a contract for the construction of a Sail Training Vessel (STV). The 87-metre square rigged, three-masted steel clipper and will take up her role as flagship. In addition to its key role of training young Omani navy cadets and officers, the new clipper will be deployed in a distinct diplomatic role and emphasize Oman’s centuries-old maritime tradition. Due for delivery in August 2014, the ship will replace the RNO’s current RNOV ‘Shabab Oman’ and will be in the RNO Fleet. In March (2013) the ship’s keel laying ceremony took place at Damen Shipyards Galati (Romania). This was conducted by Rear Admiral Al Raisi, the RNO’s commander-in-chief. The RNO has an eight-strong overseeing team stationed in Romania.The enhanced navy recruitment and training are part of Oman’s drive to increase its naval capabilities along its 3,165 kilometer coast... [More]

New doublehull inland tanker DETTMER TANK 140 in operation

By Peter Pospiech at May 15, 2013 05:07
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, General, Shipyards, Workboats
Europe‘s largest family shipping company invests in fleet expansion B.Dettmer Reederei GmbH&Co.KG, Bremen, largest European family owned inland shipping company, transports with most modern ships up to 3.500 t loading capacity as well as tug-barges up to 6.000 t goods of all kinds on the European inland waterway systems. It is a company maxim to invest continuously in the latest state of the art tank ships. On 28. February 2013 the most modern inland tank ship took off at Hitzler Shipyard in Lauenburg, Germany. Management official Julia Dettmer mentioned that owners Dettmer Reederei had invested around €5.8 million in the new Type C tankship, being officially named as DETTMER TANK 140 and going into service in May. She will be the prototype for Dettmer tankers of the future.  DETTMER TANK 140 shortly after its watering “Because of the high technology demands we have created one of the most modern ships on Germany’s waterways”, said Ms Dettmer. The... [More]

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