Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

LR certifies Keppel for 3D printing
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LR certifies Keppel for 3D printing

The additive manufacturing (AM) technology would enable Keppel to print high-value components for offshore products with significantly faster production times and more economically. Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has received certification from Lloyd’s Register (LR) for 3D printing of offshore grade materials. In partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the A*STAR...

Safe Bulkers signs scrubber service agreement with Alfa Laval
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Safe Bulkers signs scrubber service agreement with Alfa Laval

Greek dry bulk operator Safe Bulkers has signed a long-term agreement with Alfa Laval to service its 20 PureSox scrubber systems that were purchased from Alfa Laval in 2018. Safe Bulkers ordered PureSOx retrofits for 12 Post-Panamax vessels, 6 Kamsarmax vessels and 2 Capesize vessels, with deliveries running until March 2020. Almost 15 of those...

Marlink enhances remote support with BridgeLink smart maintenance app
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Marlink enhances remote support with BridgeLink smart maintenance app

The Marlink Group company Telemar, which is dedicated to Bridge Electronics, onboard services and maintenance, has enhanced its remote support capabilities within the recently launched BridgeLink solution. Telemar engineers will use the BridgeLink Smart Maintenance Application to provide pro-active support to reduce potential down-time and increase efficiency of Bridge Electronics hardware as well as associated...

The Switch opens renewable energy test centre in Finland
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The Switch opens renewable energy test centre in Finland

The featured video reveals the vision and drive behind the project, detailing the importance of the centre to the special industries, the company’s ambitious business strategy and the wider Lappeenranta area. Yaskawa Environmental Energy / The Switch is putting the finishing touches to a unique facility in Lappeenranta, Finland, enabling the testing and serial production...

Shell Marine launches IT platform for oil analysis programme
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Shell Marine launches IT platform for oil analysis programme

Shell Marine has launched a new IT platform for its oil analysis programme Shell LubeAnalyst to help simplify the sample management process and minimise errors. The Shell LubeAnalyst includes online sample registration and label printing that remove the need to complete sample labels manually. This helps to minimise the likelihood of errors and makes life...

HullWiper expands operations in Gibraltar
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HullWiper expands operations in Gibraltar

HullWiper has announced expansion of its operations in Gibraltar in partnership with global ship fuel conservation and underwater services provider SCAMP. As part of the expansion a second underwater hull cleaning unit will be operational in the first quarter of 2020. Since HullWiper began operating in the Port of Gibraltar in 2017, approximately 60 hull...

Holyhead Towing software to streamline dry-dock specifications
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Holyhead Towing software to streamline dry-dock specifications

U.K. based Marine Software has supplied Holyhead Towing Company with MPJWin – Marine Project Manager for Windows software to manage refit specifications for a 20 vessel fleet of ultra-shallow and shallow draft anchor handling tugs, multicats, workboats and specialist transport vessels. Technical staff will use MPJWin to compile master refit specifications for all types of...

MAN CEON introduces augmented-reality maintenance platform
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MAN CEON introduces augmented-reality maintenance platform

MAN CEON, MAN Energy Solutions’ umbrella band for its digital products, has developed an augmented-reality maintenance app with a new generation of instructional material. Augmented reality provides a new way to give intuitive instructions and guidance on-site and on demand. Using mobile devices or head-mounted displays, the app known as TechGuide enables engineers to use...

MAN ES improves engine efficiency with Orcan Energy collaboration
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MAN ES improves engine efficiency with Orcan Energy collaboration

MAN Energy Solutions has signed a cooperation agreement with CleanTech company Orcan Energy to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions from ships’ engines by recovering energy from waste heat. As part of the new agreement, Orcan Energy’s PACK technology will be available to MAN Energy Solutions’ marine and power plant customers for retrofitting their engines....

Wilhelmsen launches early adopter program for 3D printed spare parts
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Wilhelmsen launches early adopter program for 3D printed spare parts

Carnival Maritime, Thome Ship Management, OSM Maritime Group, Berge Bulk, Executive Ship Management and Wilhelmsen Ship Management have signed up to Wilhelmsen’s 3DP printing early adopter program (EAP) to begin utilising on-demand additive manufacturing. Wilhelmsen’s new 3D printing program, which was recently launched in Singapore, is part of an ongoing cooperation with with Ivaldi Group...

Marlink unveils BridgeLink digital enablement platform
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Marlink unveils BridgeLink digital enablement platform

Marlink has unveiled BridgeLink, a technology agnostic solutions portfolio designed to interconnect on board Operational Technology (OT) within a standardised data structure. BridgeLink addresses compatibility and interfacing challenges by providing an open, technology agnostic platform for unifying onboard equipment and sensors with network infrastructure and satellite IP connectivity, so that data from any system can...

NYK and partners test advanced CBM for autonomous ships
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NYK and partners test advanced CBM for autonomous ships

The NYK Group has concluded a joint research agreement for developing advanced condition-based maintenance (CBM) for ship machinery, which will eventually assist in developing a CBM to realise autonomous manned vessels. Alongside MTI, Class NK, Japan Engine Corporation, and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Equipment, NYK will assess machinery plant data from sensors. In...