March 27, 2017
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Rolls-Royce and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership to develop smart ship technologies.
The partners will work on world leading research to develop fundamental technologies, such as smart sensing, digital twinning and integrated modelling which are essential to the development of future marine data based solutions. These developments will be applied to technology demonstrators to show how they can be used by specific ship types.
VARD Holding Limited, a major global designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, with their subsidiary VARD Electro AS, have selected Raytheon Anschütz’ Synapsis INS for a new research vessel. The Synapsis INS is part of a large equipment and electrical installation package, which VARD Electro AS will provide to Cochin Shipyard Ltd.
Kongsberg Maritime Ltd is teaming up with ASV Global at Ocean Business 2017 to demonstrate how the deep integration of sophisticated KONGSBERG survey, communication and positioning technology is vital to leveraging the power of a new generation of advanced Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV).
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently opened a new facility in Arendal, Norway, which houses a training academy for customers. It specialises in advanced simulation training and has a purpose-built virtual reality (VR) showroom.
The academy provides a risk-free environment where the users learn how to make real-time, complex manoeuvres safer and more efficient. It also showcases simulations of MacGregor products in action and demonstrates technical challenges.
Rolls-Royce and Tampere University of Technology, Finland, have announced a strategic partnership to develop and test the technology to support systems necessary for autonomous navigation, enabling the first generation of autonomous ships.
The partners will work towards developing and validating technologies using the University’s purpose built autonomous ship simulator.
March 24, 2017
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipbuilding affiliate, announced today that it recently won an order to build four 114,000 DWT Ice-Class IA aframax tankers from Sovcomflot, the Russia’s state-owned shipping company.
The world’s first LNG-fueled aframax tankers, measuring 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height, are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018.
A purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with Walk-to-Work capability
The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on March 24th.
United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation and joint activities today, 22 March 2017, in Moscow.
The companies are set to establish ZPMC manufacture of state-of-the-art shipboard equipment in the Russian Federation for production of floating cranes, pipe laying and cable laying ships, oversized cargo carriers and auxiliary ships for servicing of drilling rigs.
The Russian and the Chinese sides have agreed to create a working group and to develop a roadmap for implementation of the Memorandum provisions.
Crowley Maritime Corp. and VT Halter Marine launched Crowley’s new Commitment Class ship El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas in Pascagoula, Miss
Putting the ship into the water on Monday (March 20) was the first in a series of milestones expected to be achieved this week as part of Crowley’s $550 million project to expand and modernize the company’s shipping and logistics services between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Alfa Laval Touch Control is being rolled out successively for new and existing Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers. First out are the Alfa Laval Aalborg OL and OC-TCi boilers, which will now feature advanced control with a simple touch.
Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean
The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval - SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, performed the christening ceremonies of all four vessels on 6 February 2017.
Coinciding with the vessel handover, SENAN also signed a second contract with Damen for an additional batch of four Interceptors. Both contracts include a comprehensive after-sales package that consists of training, spare parts and maintenance.
Leading classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting.
Following discussions on the implementation schedule of MARPOL Annex VI SOX/PM regulations at MEPC70 in October last year, all ships operating outside Emission Control Areas (ECA) will be required to limit sulfur emission levels to under 0.50% from 1 January 2020.
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) has contracted Kongsberg Digital to deliver a major upgrade of its maritime simulator park. The contract, signed on 16th March 2017, includes five new K-Sim ship’s bridge simulators to be delivered during Autumn 2017 in addition to a Long Term Simulator Support Programme (LTSSP), which provides dedicated support services in addition to updates to the latest KONGSBERG simulator software developments.
The contract will result in a significant upgrade to the existing simulator park, led by a new full mission K-Sim DNV GL class A bridge simulator, installed in a dedicated room designed to resemble a ship’s bridge. The contract also includes a further DNV GL class A bridge simulator in addition to three DNV GL class B bridge simulators.
The Nautical Institute’s flagship distance learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, was launched today in Singapore at the first of this year’s Nautical Institute Command Seminars.
The scheme is intended for those about to take command as well as those who have just done so. At its core are the subjects that existing and aspiring Masters have identified as areas of concern – onboard leadership and management, navigation and shiphandling, ship’s commercial business and coping with emergencies.