Rolls-Royce Environship Wins International Green Technology Award

By Peter Pospiech at March 28, 2013 05:51
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Fuels & Lubes, General, LNG fuel, Shipyards
Rolls-Royce plc has received the Green Ship Technology Award for its Environship concept - a revolutionary design and system solution for cargo ships that reduces CO2 emissions by up to 40 per cent compared to similar diesel powered vessels.The Environship, which can be adapted for different ship types, incorporates a range of Rolls-Royce technologies to deliver efficiency savings for ship owners. These include a Bergen engine powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the Promas combined rudder and propeller, a hybrid shaft generator to optimise use of electrical power and an innovative wave-piercing hull design. The accolade was awarded at a ceremony in Hamburg, Germany, in connection with the annual Green Ship Technology Conference.Tony Wood, Rolls-Royce, President - Marine said: "We’re delighted to receive this award for our Environship concept, another endorsement for our belief that only a combination of technologies will maximise environmental and efficiency gains. With a nu... [More]

Two VSP for work boat with X-BOW design

By Peter Pospiech at March 27, 2013 08:42
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Shipyards, Workboats
The "Siem Moxie", an infield support vessel (ISV), will be put into operation in spring 2014. She is the first work boat with the Ulstein-designed X-BOW to be fitted with two Voith Schneider Propellers (VSP).   X-BOW vessels are characterised by the absence of a bulbous bow. Their bow slopes backwards above the water line which results in reduced resistance and improved wave slamming characteristics on the foreship. Since 2006, forty vessels with the X-BOW design developed by the Norwegian vessel designer Ulstein Design AS have been delivered or are currently being built. One of them is the "Siem Moxie".   The Siem Moxie: First infield support vessel with the X-Bow Design and with Voith drive system.   Designed for specific tasks in wind farms in the North Sea as well as in the Atlantic, the work boat with a length of 74 meters and a beam of 17 meters will be the first X-BOW vessel equipped with Voith Schneider Propellers. The "Siem Moxie" will be fitted with two electr... [More]

First time diving trip of submarine „U35“

By Peter Pospiech at March 25, 2013 13:20
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, General, Navy News, Shipyards
Commissioning is planned after finalization of all deepwater tests beginning of next year. Before sea-trials, the submarine “U35” for the German Navy, with Kiel shipyard ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) yard-number 398, has started with its diving tests. The, at HDW build boat had to complete a diving test. Heeling and trimtests have been done by the military boat crew. The 57 m long and around 1.450 to displacement boat has been positioned at a special place at the shipyard. This particular docking place is equipped with a much bigger water depth than the rest of Kiel port. The next tests are planned in the bay of Eckernförde. Commissioning is planned after all relevant tests and sea-trials at the beginning of 2014. To recognize the boat more easily during the extensive sea-trials the periscope has been bright red coloured.  The Kiel based shipyard has, for the time being, four submarine new-builds on order. Besides the two boats “U35”, yard-number ... [More]

Damen introduces the ASD Tug 2913 – compact, powerful and ideal for busy ports  

By Peter Pospiech at March 21, 2013 05:56
Filed Under: Company News, Shipyards
Damen Shipyards Group is launching a new vessel type in its ASD Tug series. The ASD Tug 2913 has been designed primarily as a highly manoeuvrable, powerful tug, ideally suited for busy harbours where space is limited. Petersen & Alpers (Germany) is the launching customer for the new tug, which will be delivered end 2014. The new type answers market demand for more powerful tugs as vessels continue to get larger and for more spacious accommodation. Damen Shipyards is proud to announce that it already has a launching customer for the new tug, the highly esteemed German towage operator Petersen & Alpers, which is one of the oldest maritime companies in Germany. Frank de Lange, Damen Sales Director explains why Damen decided to introduce a new tug type in the ASD series. “Vessel sizes are increasingly growing, while ports are still restricted to their physical size. Customers were requesting more powerful tugs, but they still have to be compact so they can operate in harbours... [More]

Israeli Naval waits for NEPTUN

By Peter Pospiech at March 19, 2013 11:22
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, General, Navy News, Shipyards
Three units will be built in Kiel – Each submarine costs around 300 Million EURO  Submarines “Made in Germany” are also and thus heavily asked for from foreign countries. Also Israel is an important customer for the German defence technology.  The new build of three submarines for the Israeli Naval runs forward with bounding strides in Kiel. 13 month after the type boat “TANIN” swam on March 11. also the “RAHAV”, the second boat of type “DOLPHIN AIP”, at ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, TKMS (former HDW), and made its first short trip in the port of Kiel. “RAHAV” means translated “NEPTUN”. The RAHAV during manufaturing in Kiel TKMS-Shipyard This three at HDW ordered submarines of type “Dolphin AIP” are a further development of the 1998 til 2000 in Kiel and Emden build boats for the Israeli Naval. They now feature 68 meter in length and are increased to 2200 tons. The new boats feature addit... [More]

Hybrid-driven ferry from Flensburg

By Peter Pospiech at March 14, 2013 06:08
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, Ferries, Shipyards
A special propulsion system will also be fitted on a RoPax new-building  ordered  in  June  2012 by Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited  (CMAL)  from  Flensburger  Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH  &  Co  KG  (FSG).  Upon delivery in June 2014, the ferry will link Stornoway on the Outer Hebrides island of Lewis with Ullapool on the Scottish mainland,  one  of  24  destinations served by the state-owned Scottish  ferry  operator  Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac). CMAL is a  public  company  whose  sole shareholders  are  Scottish  ministers  and  which  charters  out its ferry fleet, currently comprising some 30 vessels, to CalMac Ferries.  The  latest  newbuilding was  ordered  by  the  Scottish government  under  a  modernisation programme and is being financed  with  the  s... [More]

New SCHILLIG replaces three vessels

By Peter Pospiech at March 12, 2013 07:46
Filed Under: Company News, Shipyards
The Wasser- und Schifffahrtsamt Wilhelmshaven (Wilhelmshaven Waterways and Shipping Office) is pleased about an additional ship.  In the presence of the secretary of states of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Enak Ferlemann, the naming ceremony of the new bouy laying vessel took place. Goodmother of the 11,9 Mio Euro newbuild is Ulrike Wagner, wife of Wilhelmshaven Lord Mayor Andreas Wagner. She named the new ship SCHILLIG after a famous small township at the coast of the Northsea. The new SCHILLIG replaces the more than 40 years old same name SCHILLIG, the sounding ship MINSENER OOG and the boat BLAUE BALJE. Shipyard was the well-known Fassmer Yard in Berne, next to the city of Bremen. Main works of the new SCHILLIG, with length of 43,85 m and a displacement of 456 to, is the distribution, collection, transportation and works on more than 400 sea marks, e.g. navigable water bouys etc, in the area of the flat tidal bay Jadebusen and the East Frisian Coast Line. One of the parti... [More]

MS MERI fulfills owners expectation

By Peter Pospiech at March 07, 2013 10:36
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, General, Shipyards
STX Shipyard, Finland's Turku, delivered recently a multipurpose deck cargo vessel to the Gaiamare Ltd. subsidiary of the Meriaura Group. Godmother of the vessel, Minister of Transport Merja Kyllönen, gave the  105. 4 m x 18.m ship the name Meri. MS Meri, a modern and environmentally friendly deck cargo vessel, is designed for global operation and a wide variety of tasks. When delivered, she will be able to operate as a transport vessel for demanding project cargo such as offshore wind farm structures and for energy wood transport in the Baltic Sea area. The ship which has ice class 1A is the first dry cargo vessel in the Baltic Sea built according to the Aker Arctic DASTM design which enables the vessel to operate efficiently astern in ice. The main engines of Wärtsilä’s latest development can use three kinds of fuel: it can operate with LNG and also with the environmentally friendly biodiesel fuel and low sulfur marine diesel fuel. Two Schottel-rudder-propel... [More]

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]

World’s largest windfarm installation vessel (WIV) came to Copenhagen

By Peter Pospiech at February 26, 2013 07:47
Filed Under: Company News, drive systems, General, MAN Diesel&Turbo, Shipyards
Swire Blue Ocean provides services to the offshore wind industry and its newest vessel, the state-of-the-art PACIFIC ORCA, was christened end of 2012 in Copenhagen. Built in Korea by Samsung over 1½ years, the 8 x MAN 9L27/38 GenSets for diesel-electric propulsion were built by Doosan. The subsequent trip from Korea to Denmark took 80 days. Pacific Orca is the world’s most modern WIV with an overall length of 160.9 m, a breadth of 49.0 m, and a speed of 13.0 knots.  The ship is designed to transport up to 12 × 3.6 MW disassembled off-shore windmills and its main crane has a maximal capacity of 1,200 tons. Lars Blicher, General Manager & Director of Danish Swire Blue Ocean A/S, states: “The engines are hugely important as we have to be able to rely on them. They are diesel-electrics so, if any fail, we have others to take over. We opted to put identical engines in the ship to make life easier when it comes to spare parts and maintenance.” He cont... [More]

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