September 20, 2017
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Parat Halvorsen AS is proud to announce that we recently secured a contract to design and fabricate a complete, turnkey steam boiler module for the Aoka Mizu FPSO owned by Bluewater Energy Services BV.
The FPSO is being recommissioned for the Lancaster project which is owned and operated by Hurricane Energy UK.
The module will include 2x3200kW electric steam boilers based on the PARAT MEL design and will provide an additional 9.600kg/hr of saturated steam for the FPSO marine and process systems. The shipping weight of the module is estimated to be approximately 70 ton.
The module is a fast track delivery and the lead time from PO to delivery is only 30 weeks.
South Korean Terminal Operator Pyeongtaek Dangjin Central Terminal Co. Ltd. (PDCT) has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation.
Since August 2017 the new diesel-electric crane handles bulk and some general cargo in the terminal, situated around 80 km south of Seoul on the west coast of South Korea. For particularly eco-efficient operation, it is equipped with an external power supply to hook up to the terminal’s mains.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to continue its cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) with a new order for container-handling equipment. The order, comprising five Kalmar reachstackers and two empty container handlers, was booked in Cargotec's 2017 third quarter intake. Delivery will commence in Q4 2017 and continue into Q2 2018.
Siemens, a global engineering and technology leader, and PAS Global, the leading provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity solutions, announced an agreement to provide fleet-wide, real time monitoring for control systems. By leveraging the unique capabilities of both companies, this partnership will provide customers with: (1) deep analytics required to identify and inventory proprietary assets; and (2) visibility to detect and respond effectively to attacks across the operating environment.
September 18, 2017
Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has launched the industry's first 'Survey & Audit Preparation Guide' which will allow shipowners to check exactly what items need to be prepared for their next vessel survey audit, before submitting an application.
KR has used its extensive data resources and IT technology expertise to develop the new tailored service that will support shipowners' forward planning helping them to get the most out of their ship safety management activities. Previously, shipowners did not know which items they needed to prepare for the ship survey before submitting their application.
Wärtsilä has already introduced tug designs featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel technology as an efficient means for complying with environmental legislation. The company has long been at the forefront in developing technologies that have enabled LNG to become a viable marine fuel, and the Wärtsilä LNGTug designs reflect this experience.
These latest designs have been developed utilising Wärtsilä’s strong competences in hybrid propulsion technology, along with the company’s extensive experience with more than 1000 tugs built based on Wärtsilä’s ship designs.
Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the multitude of possible scenarios that can occur during lifeboat drills, aiming to address one of the most notorious sources of accidents in shipping without exposing personnel to physical danger.
Effective survival craft training is essential to prepare crew for a disaster at sea but practical lifeboat drills have a troubling track record for causing fatalities. By shifting some elements of training to a simulated environment, the risks are minimized and the crew can focus on the procedures that will increase safety when operating the real lifeboat equipment in an emergency.
Nordic Engineering JSC and Dalryba PJSC have signed an agreement on cooperation in designing a sea-going crab-boat. The document has been signed on 14 September 2017, at the Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in Saint-Petersburg.
Nordic Engineering will provide the customer with information about Russian shipyards which can be involved in construction of such ships, taking into consideration the shipyard’s technological facilities and loading.
Upon completion of designing the parties will discuss commercial issues and sign a contract for development of the project’s technical documentation.
Spinelli S.r.l. (Spinelli) has ordered another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for its terminal in the Port of Genoa.
The Model 7 crane was ordered in August 2017 and will be delivered on site in October. The main role of the machine will be container handling. It is the fifth Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane ordered by Spinelli since 2013.
IUMI debates the growing challenge of reconciling dropping income levels with the risk of having to cover even larger single claims in an environment of ever increasing accumulation of values.
IUMI – the International Union of Marine Insurance – presented its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market at today's conference in Tokyo. The association reported that global marine underwriting premiums for 2016 fell to USD 27.5 billion, a 9% reduction on the figure reported for 2015.
September 14, 2017
Korean Register has joined Green Award as a part of its incentives program, offering Green Award certificate holders a special discount on a subscription to its database of IMO instruments - KR CON.
Ships certified by the Green Award Foundation have a proven record of commitment to superior safety and quality standards as well as demonstrating responsible environmental performance. The certification program is voluntary and supported by a large number of ports, maritime related organisations and companies, it encourages high standards and best practices in shipping by providing special deals and discounts to Green Award certificate holders.
On Wednesday 13 September, 2017, Korean Register became part of this network of socially responsible incentive providers.
The steel cutting ceremony for the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) was held today 13.9.2017 at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland. The ship will sail to the seas in October 2019 with a sister ship following in 2021.
Costa Cruises’ president Neil Palomba has announced today that newbuild NB-1394 will be named Costa Smeralda and adds:
“The two new Costa Cruises ships are a true innovation and set new standards for the entire sector. They will be among the first cruise ships powered by LNG, spurring the development of this green technology.”
The Switch has recruited Ville Parpala as Director, Product Marketing, Marine Solutions, as it targets its ambition of achieving growth of 200% in the marine segment across the next five years. The firm, a specialist in the development and supply of advanced drive train solutions, will leverage Parpala’s vast experience, and contact book, to push its ability to deliver enhanced efficiency, cost savings and environmental performance to the shipping industry worldwide.
Parpala joins the Finnish headquartered business, part of the EUR 3.3 billion turnover Yaskawa Electric Corporation, from Marioff Marine, where he spent almost three years as Area Sales Manager for Germany and Italy. Prior to that, he enjoyed nearly 10 years at Emerson, including a stint growing the firm’s Marine Tank Management division in Dubai, and over seven years at ABB, working with azimuth propulsion and variable speed drives.
He believes the move to The Switch is timed to coincide with a growing ‘green movement’ within the global industry.