wind propulsion technology

Norsepower, Maersk Tankers, Shell and ETI Collaborate for Wind Propulsion Technology Test

Norsepower Oy Ltd. in partnership with Maersk Tankers, The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), and Shell Shipping & Maritime, announced that it will install and trial Flettner rotor sails onboard a Maersk Tankers-owned vessel. The project will be the first installation of wind-powered energy technology on a product tanker vessel, and will provide insights into fuel savings and operational experience.

Comments Off on Norsepower, Maersk Tankers, Shell and ETI Collaborate for Wind Propulsion Technology Test / 17th March 2017

becker marine systems

Becker Marine Systems Positions Itself on the US Market

For more than two years, Becker Marine Systems has been represented by a branch office in Houston. During this time, the Hamburg-based ship supplier has succeeded in positioning itself on the vital North American market, generating numerous orders for the company’s various product ranges.

Comments Off on Becker Marine Systems Positions Itself on the US Market / 17th March 2017

ballast water management systems

SeaCURE® Ballast Water Management Systems to be Installed on South Korean Tankers

Evoqua Water Technologies has secured an order from a South Korean shipyard for the supply and installation of SeaCURE® ballast water management systems (BWMS) to two 115,000dwt crude oil tankers under construction for a Singapore-based ship owner.

Comments Off on SeaCURE® Ballast Water Management Systems to be Installed on South Korean Tankers / 17th March 2017

Drone Detection System

New Drone Detection System Will be Launched by Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes is delighted to announce that it will be launching its new drone detection system at the Home Office Security & Policing exhibition. The SMS-D is the first integrated, medium-range, radar-based surveillance system designed for the detection and tracking of small aerial targets.

Comments Off on New Drone Detection System Will be Launched by Kelvin Hughes / 8th March 2017

fuel injection systems

Fluid Mechanics Becomes Part of L’Orange

This year Fluid Mechanics celebrates its 60th anniversary and will continue in North America to use the same name and personnel but now as fully functioning operation of L’Orange, a Rolls-Royce Power Systems company.

Comments Off on Fluid Mechanics Becomes Part of L’Orange / 8th March 2017

marine litter

HELMEPA salutes The United Nations’ Marine Litter Campaign Titled “Clean Seas”

Pollution of the marine environment, especially with plastics, has reached alarming levels. It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic waste reach our seas and oceans every year! Plastics poses a huge threat for the populations of 600 different marine species, which are injured or die as a result of entanglement or by eating them.

Comments Off on HELMEPA salutes The United Nations’ Marine Litter Campaign Titled “Clean Seas” / 3rd March 2017

Thordon Composite bearing

After Ten Years of Dredging, Thordon Composite Bearing is as Good as New

In drydock where the NMDC-owned dredger is being upgraded, Thordon Bearings’ Dubai-based distributor, Ocean Power International, expected that even the ‘unbreakable’ might need replacing after such demanding workloads, but it didn’t. “The Composite bearing was still in perfect working condition,” said Rafid Qureshi, Managing Director, Ocean Power International Inc.

Comments Off on After Ten Years of Dredging, Thordon Composite Bearing is as Good as New / 1st March 2017

liquefied natural gas

Three New Members Welcomed by SEA\LNG to Grow its Reach and Experience

SEA\LNG, the multi-sector industry coalition aiming to accelerate the widespread adoption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, announced the addition of three new members to the coalition. All representing key aspects of the LNG value chain, Bureau Veritas, Clean Marine Energy, and Gas Natural Fenosa have joined SEA\LNG to break down the barriers to LNG uptake and assure its vital role as a clean and economically viable alternative to traditional bunker fuels.

Comments Off on Three New Members Welcomed by SEA\LNG to Grow its Reach and Experience / 17th February 2017

maritime radar

Kelvin Hughes is Set to Celebrate its 70th Anniversary of First Type-Approved Maritime Radar

Kelvin Hughes is celebrating 70 years of radar in 2017. In 1947 the first Type 1 radar was produced and installed on a new fishing trawler, the Type 1 then went on to be the first type approved radar, gaining its type approval certificate on 11th August 1948, the first radar to do so.

Comments Off on Kelvin Hughes is Set to Celebrate its 70th Anniversary of First Type-Approved Maritime Radar / 10th February 2017

RRS Sir David Attenborough

RRS Sir David Attenborough: Cammell Laird Has Selected Ecospeed Hull Protection System

The shipbuilder awarded a coatings contract to Subsea Industries, a pioneer in non-toxic hard-coatings, based on the unrivalled performance of its Ecospeed hull coating system on the Royal Research Ships Ernest Shackleton and James Clark Ross.

Comments Off on RRS Sir David Attenborough: Cammell Laird Has Selected Ecospeed Hull Protection System / 9th February 2017

ballast water treatment

Ballast Water Treatment: Evoqua SeaCURE® System to be Built by Hai Cheung Under Licence

Hai Cheung will initially support Chinese shipyards with the supply and service of Evoqua’s SeaCURE BWMS. In a second phase of the agreement, the Hong Kong-based engineering company will then produce the SeaCURE system under licence to facilitate demand from Chinese yards.

Comments Off on Ballast Water Treatment: Evoqua SeaCURE® System to be Built by Hai Cheung Under Licence / 7th February 2017

fuel treatment

New Investment Committed by ADERCO in the UK for a Stronger Maritime Future

Peter Stevenson now leads Aderco Ltd from their new offices in Hampshire with additional staffing levels to provide a best-in-class service. The company will also serve as a reporting line for the company’s worldwide network of distributorships. Peter Stevenson joined Aderco from Simplex-Turbulo earlier this year and is now beginning the next phase of the planned company strategy.

Comments Off on New Investment Committed by ADERCO in the UK for a Stronger Maritime Future / 4th February 2017

ballast water

Hull Biofouling Potentially More Damaging to The Environment Than Ballast Water Transfer

The entry into force of the Ballast Water Convention this September will not prevent the transfer of invasive aquatic species (IAS) unless there is mandatory legislation in place to prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls.

Comments Off on Hull Biofouling Potentially More Damaging to The Environment Than Ballast Water Transfer / 18th January 2017

Hydrex Underwater Technologies

Hydrex Underwater Technologies Steers Tanker Clear of Trouble

A 7,071dwt tanker was manoeuvring in the port of Antwerp when it experienced a steering gear problem. The vessel managed to safely berth alongside and carry out cargo operations but emergency repairs where needed before the vessel could continue.

Comments Off on Hydrex Underwater Technologies Steers Tanker Clear of Trouble / 13th January 2017