Peene-Werft Wolgast hands over coast guard vessel to Swedish Coast Guard

By Peter Pospiech at March 01, 2013 05:35
Filed Under: Company News, General, Industry Events, Shipyards, Workboats
The coast guard vessel (Kustbevakningen Vessel) KBV 033 was handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard with date of Feb. 28.2013, with a reflagging ceremony at dock 3 of the Peene shipyard in Wolgast. It is the first delivery after insolvency successfully completed. Two of the coast guard vessels were already delivered in June and July of 2012. The new contract for the completion of the two remaining vessels in this series was negotiated with the Swedish Coast Guard by Dr. Tobias Brinkmann, of insolvency administrators Brinkmann & Partner, and Axel Schulz, of P+S WERFTEN GmbH, and was concluded in November 2012. Following today’s delivery of the newly built KBV 033, the newly built KBV 034 is to be delivered to the Coast Guard in April.   On the occasion of the reflagging ceremony, Commodore Åke Dagnevik, director of new building at the Swedish Coast Guard said: "The coast guard vessel handed over to us today proves that with the quality of its shipbuilding and the ex... [More]

Memorable 2012: 100th Anniversary of MV SELANDIA

By Peter Pospiech at December 27, 2012 08:00
Filed Under: drive systems, General, Industry Events, MAN Diesel&Turbo
German genius and Danish resourcefulness deliver world’s first ocean-going, diesel-powered vessel and create template for modern shipping Research turned to commercial success when the Danish founder of the East Asiatic Company saw beyond the scepticism of the day and placed an order for a diesel-powered bulk carrier in 1910. For Burmeister & Wain of Copenhagen, it was the justification for nearly 20 years of development work labelled by some in the industry as ill-advised due to the huge effort and capital expense being put into a vision that many others had failed to realize. Based on the original development of German engineer Rudolf Diesel, it was Danish civil engineer Ivar Knudsen who recognized the commercial potential of the engine and took it to Burmeister & Wain.  The new invention was capable of using about 34 per cent of the calorific value of its fuel where steam engines of the day used about 15 per cent and gas engines about 23 per cent.  The cargo... [More]

Europe’s First Hybrid Tug Operational

By Keith Henderson at June 14, 2012 08:06
Filed Under: Company News, General, Industry Events
In Rotterdam Harbor, Europe’s first hybrid tug Rotor Tug RT Adriaan, is now operational as part of the Kotug fleet. The tug has undergone a conversion with a XeroPoint Hybrid Propulsion System of AKA Canada that ensures the electric and diesel engines, generators and environmentally-friendly batteries will be centrally monitored and controlled to run at their optimum. The RT Adriaan has a Loa of 104 ft (32 m) and a gross tonnage of 463. Three Caterpillar 3512 C-HD main engines each power a fully azimuthing Schottel Rudder Propeller. There are two auxiliary 200 kW Catepillar C9 gensets and one 36 kW Caterpillar C4.4 emergency genset. [More]

MV Selandia Centenary

By Keith Henderson at June 05, 2012 07:52
Filed Under: General, Industry Events
One hundred years ago, MV Selandia displacing 7,000 t, entered service in 1912 and was the lead class of five ships with the other four sister ships built at various shipyards in Europe. They all had twin Burmeister & Wain four stroke crosshead engines type DM 8150-X giving a service speed of 11 kn. On the Selandia’s acceptance trials she reached a speed of 12.2 kn. The engine was an in-line eight cylinder with bore of 530 mm and stroke of 730 mm and the bmep of 6.4 bar produced 920 kW at 140 rpm. There were two 186 kW auxiliary diesel engines each with four cylinders. Each was driving a 220 V DC generator providing on board electrical power. Electric motors were used to start the main engines by turning the 6.5 ft (2 m) diameter flywheels. [More]

Construction Starts on World’s Largest Container Ship

By Keith Henderson at May 24, 2012 07:53
Filed Under: Company News, General, Industry Events
This month saw the steel cutting ceremony of the first of Maersk Line’s Triple-E class of twenty ships at DSME Okpo shipyard, S.Korea: ordered last year, the first ships are scheduled for delivery next year. The ‘Triple-E’ class is estimated to produce 50 per cent less emissions than the industry average on the Asia-Europe route and 35 percent less fuel per container. The 165,000 dwt vessel has a LOA of 1,300 ft, beam of 194 ft and with a draft of 48 ft will be too deep to use the Panama Canal, but will be able to transit the Suez Canal. The top speed of 23 knots will allow a much lower propulsion power to be used and it is expected that twin MAN B&W G series of ultra long stroke two stroke, slow speed engines of around 32 MW each will be specified. [More]

Oman Shipping Names Two Valemax Bulkers

By Keith Henderson at May 22, 2012 07:52
Filed Under: Company News, Industry Events
Oman Shipping Company (OSC) today celebrated a double naming ceremony of two of the world’s largest dry bulk carriers at builder Jiangsu Rongsheng Heavy Industries Company, China. The 200,000 GT vessels have an LOA of 1,187.7 ft, and deadweight of 400,000 t. In total, 35 ships of this class are being built by four different shipyards, two in China and two in South Korea. There are slight differences in the ship dimension according to the builder and preferences in engine supplier and type. The vessels produce very low emissions on a cargo ton per mile basis and consequently the Valemax Class is one of the most efficient dry bulk carriers in service 35 per cent reduced emissions. [More]

CNG Fuelled Police Patrolboat

By Keith Henderson at May 03, 2012 09:00
Filed Under: Company News, Industry Events, Research & Development
This year the Water Police that patrol the Netherlands inland waterways are experimenting with a dual fuel gasoline / CNG Honda outboard powered patrol boat. The boat is a 18 ft (5.6 m) Dolphin RIB powered by a Honda 90 VTEC outboard. In addition to the standard gasoline tank, there is a 24 US gall (90 liter) CNG tank with a capacity for 33 lbs (15 kg) of CNG, held under pressure of approx 3,000psi (~200 bar). The fuel system cold starts on gasoline and when operating temperature is reached switches over automatically to CNG and remains operating on gas under 2,000 rpm. Above that speed it switches over to gasoline to realise the full power of the engine. In practical terms, the boat can patrol all day on one tank of CNG, when speed is required, it is always available and the performance of the boat is not impaired in any way due to the dual fuel capability. The fuel cost of CNG compared to gasoline in the Netherlands is about half, giving a substantial through life cost saving. [More]

World’s First LNG Coaster Nears Completion

By Keith Henderson at April 17, 2012 07:53
Filed Under: Company News, Industry Events
The M/S Høydal, will be the world’s first LNG-powered coaster, was built at the Tersan Shipyard, Turkey for NSK Shipping, Norway. The 2,650 dwt vessel has an LOA of 230 ft (70 m) and will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce Bergen C25:33L6P engine rated at 1,650 kW at 1,000 rpm operating on LNG. Propulsion is by a Rolls-Royce CP propeller and the maximum speed is 14 kn. The is a 3,200 ct ft (90 m3) LNG tank on board and refueling is planned to be supplied from a permanent bunkering facility near the charterer BioMar’s factory, once a week. Natural gas (LNG) propulsion will make the vessel environmentally friendly and reduce emissions of NOx (nitrogen oxides) by over 90 per cent. [More]

Mechanical Drive First With Dual Fuel Newbuild.

By Keith Henderson at March 27, 2012 06:13
Filed Under: Company News, Industry Events
Specialist ship owner Anthony Veder, Netherlands, new LNG carrier ordered from Mayer Werft, Germany is due for delivery in the second quarter of 2012. A direct mechanical drive system is specified for the vessel which is believed to be the first application of its type. The new LNG carrier has a capacity of 550,000 ft3 (15,600 m3) with a LOA of 512 ft (156 m) The single shaft propulsion system comprises a Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engine going through a reduction gearbox to a controllable pitch propeller. Operation on LNG all but eliminates SOx emissions and reduces the production of CO2 and NOx to levels that are sufficiently low as to be within the IMO Tier 3 NOx regulations and compliant with the requirements of the ECAs. [More]

Hybrid Offshore Supply Vessel

By Keith Henderson at March 15, 2012 08:47
Filed Under: Company News, Industry Events, Research & Development
DNV is heading the R&D FellowSHIP project that investigates sustainable energy generation for marine and offshore applications. The 6,200 dwt test ship, MV Viking Lady OSV was built in 2009 and has an LOA of 300. There are four Wartsila 6L34DF gensets able to run on diesel or LNG. In addition there is a MTU 330kW fuel cell operating on LNG, the world’s first application in a merchant ship of a fuel cell providing propulsion power. In the final project phase (2011-2013) a battery pack will be installed thereby creating a full hybrid energy system. Annual reductions of NOx emissions will be about 180 t and CO2 emissions are reduced by 20 percent. [More]

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