The technology group Wärtsilä and Singapore-based PSA Marine have agreed to collaborate in the co-creation of smart technologies for the marine sector. The focus will be on solutions that are human-centric and deployable. The Letter of Intent was signed on November 14 as part of the events celebrating the anniversary of the opening of the Wärtsilä Acceleration Centre in Singapore.
FROM SPACE TO THE SEAS: Blue Worlds – The European Space Agency (ESA) Initiative Towards Space Projects Support for Sustainable Ocean Activities
At the Sustainable Ocean Summit, the World Ocean Council (WOC) and ESA collaborate to create better links between the seas and the space worlds and prepare the future – with a focus on “The Case of Autonomous Shipping”
The technology group Wärtsilä has established its latest Expertise Centre (EC) in Singapore. Based within the company’s Acceleration Centre facilities, the EC provides various value-adding support functions, including for example, operational support and dynamic maintenance planning, for those Marine and Energy business customers having Lifecycle Solution agreements with Wärtsilä.
In just one week, Damen Shipyards Group has launched an FCS 3007 Patrol vessel and, in cooperation with the same owner, SR Platforms, successfully completed the sea trials of two FCS 4008 Patrol vessels. This brings the number of Damen ships in SR Platforms’ fleet up to four, following the delivery of its first FCS 3307 Patrol in October 2015.
The 108 m long yacht “IJE”, built at the Italian shipyard Benetti and recently handed over to its owner, features propulsion solutions from SCHOTTEL. One electrically driven SCHOTTEL Pump Jet type SPJ 132 (500 kW) provides maximum manoeuvrability. In addition, it allows using only clean, electric propulsion over short distances as well as in DP mode.
BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional Damen Road Ferries 8117 E3, also known as the “Island Class vessels”. The diesel-electric hybrid ferries follow two such vessels that the client ordered from Damen back in 2017. The four new vessels will provide inter-island ferry services between Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
Bergen/Hamburg, 8 November 2019: Northern Drilling’s West Mira is the first rig in operation to be awarded the DNV GL Battery (Power) class notation. West Mira is an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible designed by Moss Maritime, operating a hybrid power plant using Lithium-ion batteries as spinning reserve in dynamic positioning (DP) operations and to supply power during peak load times.
Shell Marine signs framework agreement with China’s CCCC Dredging (Group) Co. Ltd covering the fleet-wide supply of marine lubricants and technical services
The technology group Wärtsilä, in collaboration with PSA Marine, has achieved a breakthrough in its IntelliTug project. Following the successful installation of a first-of-its-kind Dynamic Positioning (DP) system onboard the harbour tug ‘PSA Polaris’, trials are now being carried out in the Port of Singapore under real-world conditions.
The newly built Service Operation Vessel (SOV) “Bibby WaveMaster Horizon” is equipped with propulsion units from SCHOTTEL. Ordered by the British company Bibby Marine Services Ltd. and built at Damen Shipyards Galati, the vessel is driven by three rudderpropellers and two bow thrusters from the German propulsion expert.
The first ULSTEIN X-BOW® polar cruise vessel, ‘Greg Mortimer’ is about to set off for her first Antarctica expedition, and will cross the notorious Drake Passage on 1 November. The X-BOW® feature reduces the slamming in head seas. This was proven on the vessel’s transit from China to Argentina, when she entered 10m high waves and very strong winds.
To meet a market demand for lifejackets and immersion suits capable of withstanding the repetitive rigours of offshore training programmes, Survitec will introduce its 1300 Series training suit and Halo training lifejacket with Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) at OPITO Global this November.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has released its “Guidelines for the Inventory of Hazardous Materials (Ver.4.00).
The new diving bell ship from the Duisburg waterway and shipping authority (WSA Duisburg) is equipped with propulsion units from SCHOTTEL. Two rudderpropellers and a pump jet enable maximum manoeuvrability in narrow waterways.
Integration of advanced, automated analytics capabilities enables customers to improve operational efficiency with potential for significant savings.