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Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrades to SharpEye™ radar

Following the announcement in February 2017 that Kelvin Hughes will be supplying the SharpEye™ Doppler submarine radar system to the mid-life upgrade program for the Pakistan Navy’s Agosta 90B-class (also known as the Khalid class diesel electric attack submarine), the order for the next submarine in this program has been placed.

Comments Off on Pakistan Navy Submarine upgrades to SharpEye™ radar / 24th November 2017

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Threatened Bat and Marine Species Granted Protection under CMS

Good news for the bats and some marine species because the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) has recently granted them protected status. During the 12th Conference of the Parties (COP 12) that was held in Manila, protections for migratory bats, angelsharks, blue sharks, dusky sharks, guitarfish, white spotted wedgefish and whale sharks, among others were awarded migratory species protection.

No Comments / 17th November 2017

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Only 10 Rivers Pollute the Ocean with 4M Metric Tons of Plastic Debris

New studies revealed that the millions of metric tons of plastic debris that flow to the sea every year may come from just 10 rivers. The study conducted by scientists from the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research showed that just 10 rivers are to blame for the 88% to 95% of the estimated 4 million metric tons of plastic debris that float into the ocean every year.

No Comments / 16th November 2017

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Support Wildlife and Marine Conservation Efforts by Volunteers

Over the past 40 years, the Earth has already lost half of its wildlife, according to WWF. The planet is in the midst of a 6th mass extinction. But what makes this one worse than the previous 5 mass extinction is that the rate is becoming comparable if not rapid. The growing human population and their increasing demand for resources has cost the lives of tens of thousands of species. 865 species have already gone extinct, including 13% of birds and 25% of all mammals.

No Comments / 15th November 2017

Liquefied Natural Gas

Study for Developing Liquefied Natural Gas as Malta’s Maritime Fuel is a Go

Following the 2014 EU Directive for Member States to develop LNG refuelling infrastructures at maritime ports, the Energy and Water Agency has been handed a €600,000 EU grant. This will be used to look into the potential of developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as Malta’s marine fuel. The technical study into LNG bunkering has a starting date scheduled this month, and the development of LNG refuelling infrastructures is expected to be completed by 2025. 

No Comments / 14th November 2017

Ballast Water treatment

Ballast Water Treatment: Evoqua and Krosys Strengthen SEACURE® System’s Position in Korea

Evoqua Water Technologies’ partnership with Krosys was strengthened with the unveiling of a SeaCURE® Ballast Water Treatment System during the Kormarine 2017 exhibition in Busan, South Korea. The electrochlorination unit (ECU) skid showcases the Korean engineering company’s competence in building, installing and commissioning Evoqua’s high-end ballast water treatment technology in the Korean newbuild and retrofit markets.

Comments Off on Ballast Water Treatment: Evoqua and Krosys Strengthen SEACURE® System’s Position in Korea / 27th October 2017

Navy Frigate

Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project Supplied SharpEye™ Radar Systems by Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes, London, October 2017 – The Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project (FAP) was awarded to HHI in October 2016 to build two 2,600 ton frigates for hand over starting in 2020. Kelvin Hughes has announced it is to supply HHI two SharpEye™ navigation radars along with multifunction bridge radar displays for the Philippine Navy FAP.

Comments Off on Philippine Navy Frigate Acquisition Project Supplied SharpEye™ Radar Systems by Kelvin Hughes / 27th October 2017

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Verifavia Certifies VAF Instruments’ Award-Winning IVY® System

Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, announced that it has fully certified VAF Instruments’ IVY® Propulsion Performance Management system against the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) regulation requirements.  

Comments Off on Verifavia Certifies VAF Instruments’ Award-Winning IVY® System / 13th October 2017

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Hull Coating: Examar FSRU Locks in for Longevity With Ecolock

Following the company’s approach to applying hard coating technology to its barge-type floating assets, in combination with the success of the 2013 Ecospeed application to the 16,100m³ Caribbean FLNG unit, the decision was made to specify Ecolock for the entire hull of the newbuild FSRU.

Comments Off on Hull Coating: Examar FSRU Locks in for Longevity With Ecolock / 13th October 2017

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Planet Ocean Ltd Announces Agreement With Marine Sonic Technology for Cost Effective CHIRP Sonar Systems

Marine Sonic Technology is part of the ATLAS North America group of companies, and specialise in cost effective high resolution imaging sonar systems for defence, first responder and commercial use. Offering both towed and integrated systems using advanced adaptive CHIRP technology.

Comments Off on Planet Ocean Ltd Announces Agreement With Marine Sonic Technology for Cost Effective CHIRP Sonar Systems / 6th October 2017

Kelvin Hughes Launches its New Electronic Chart Display and Information System

Kelvin Hughes is pleased to announce the launch of its latest Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) which is type approved to meet the latest International Hydrographic Office (IHO) and International Maritime Organisation (IMO) standards.

Comments Off on Kelvin Hughes Launches its New Electronic Chart Display and Information System / 8th September 2017

ballast water treatment

Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment System Selected for Antarctic Research Vessel

After careful evaluation, Damen Green Solutions has designed a ballast water management system (BWMS) for the Government of Australia’s next-generation Antarctic Supply and Research Vessel (ASRV). This is a significant decision given the arduous conditions in which the vessel will be operating and the pristine nature of the waters surrounding the continent and its ice shelves.

Comments Off on Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment System Selected for Antarctic Research Vessel / 6th September 2017

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Ballast Water: Evoqua SeaCURE® System Completes USCG Type Approval Tests

SeaCURE® Ballast Water Management System (BWMS), the electrochlorination based solution pioneered by Evoqua Water Technologies, has successfully completed all biological efficacy US Coast Guard Type-Approval tests.

Comments Off on Ballast Water: Evoqua SeaCURE® System Completes USCG Type Approval Tests / 16th August 2017

Autonomous Launch and Recovery Demonstrated by Planet Ocean & ASV

The demonstration, in front of invited guests from the project partners, Planet Ocean, National Oceanography Centre, ASV Ltd, University of Southampton and funders Innovate UK and Dstl took place on a sunny July day in the Solent.

Comments Off on Autonomous Launch and Recovery Demonstrated by Planet Ocean & ASV / 9th August 2017

Damen: VOS Start W2W Vessel Departs

The 80m VOS Start arrived at Oranjewerf on 1 June from her build yard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system – the first of its kind – by Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth, the extended installation of a Kongsberg reference system (including a ‘windfarm module’), and an active heave-compensated crane from SMST.

Comments Off on Damen: VOS Start W2W Vessel Departs / 4th August 2017

Hull Biofouling: Subsea Industries Welcomes Tau Research

According to recent research published by Tel Aviv University’s School of Zoology, half the ships passing along the Mediterranean coast of Israel are carrying invasive ascidians, presenting a global threat to ecosystems around the world.

Comments Off on Hull Biofouling: Subsea Industries Welcomes Tau Research / 19th July 2017