<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

HullWiper to begin operating in Guinea
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HullWiper to begin operating in Guinea

HullWiper and Agemar have signed a lease agreement to meet the growing demand for safe, eco-friendly hull cleaning solutions for vessels calling in Guinea, West Africa. Agemar Guinea (Agemar Agency & Logistics) is part of global maritime consultancy and maritime logistics solutions provider, the Agemar Group. It is the latest addition to HullWiper’s growing family...

Shell Marine enhances LubeMonitor services
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Shell Marine enhances LubeMonitor services

Shell Marine has added several enhancements to its LubeMonitor service to improve its cylinder condition monitoring programmes. By surfacing a wider range of technical and operational insights, Shell LubeMonitor lets users better understand their ship’s engine performance, ensure it is operating in line with original engine manufacturer (OEM) recommendations and ultimately, help reduce maintenance costs....

Gaslog secures maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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Gaslog secures maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Greek shipowner and operator Gaslog has selected Wärtsilä’s optimised maintenance agreement to cover ten of the company’s very large LNG carrier vessels. The agreement is designed to ensure certainty of operations with budgeted maintenance costs. The tailored agreement covers the vessels’ twin two-stroke dual-fuel main engines, enabling them to benefit from the latest condition monitoring...

HullWiper brings hull cleaning operations to Sri Lanka
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HullWiper brings hull cleaning operations to Sri Lanka

In-water hull cleaning specialist HullWiper has formed a partnership with underwater and related services company World Subsea Services to bring sustainable and affordable hull cleaning solutions to vessels calling at the Port of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Strategically located in the Indian Ocean, Colombo Port is one of the country’s largest and busiest ports, particularly...

Sumitomo selects Light Structures hull monitoring systems for newbuild tankers
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Sumitomo selects Light Structures hull monitoring systems for newbuild tankers

Light Structures, supplier of fibre optic condition monitoring systems for maritime applications, has entered into an agreement with Japanese shipbuilder Sumitomo Heavy Industries Marine & Engineering (SHI-ME) for the delivery of comprehensive hull stress and fatigue monitoring systems on two newbuild 115,000 deadweight tonne (dwt) aframax crude oil tankers. Hull stress monitoring is usually the...

Klaveness aims for fleet-wide rollout of Shipshave hull cleaning solution
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Klaveness aims for fleet-wide rollout of Shipshave hull cleaning solution

Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has signed a Letter of Intent with technology company Shipshave to implement its semi-autonomous hull cleaning solution across its fleet. Shipshave ITCH (In-Transit Cleaning of Hulls) performs hull cleaning while the vessel is sailing to prevent the early-stage growth of hull fouling. Shipshave reports that its technology has proven fuel savings...

Industry trio launch hull maintenance partnership
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Industry trio launch hull maintenance partnership

HullWiper has joined forces with International Paint, a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, and underwater drone ROV specialist Orobotix to provide shipowners and operators with comprehensive hull care support in a new partnership named Intertrac HullCare. The partnership offers high-performance coating schemes from International Paint tailored for different vessel types and operating profiles, which are maintained using...

Bakker Sliedrecht deploys condition-based maintenance
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Bakker Sliedrecht deploys condition-based maintenance

Electrical systems provider Bakker Sliedrecht has switched partly from time-based maintenance to condition-based maintenance to optimise vessel maintenance cycles. The company, which installs and monitors electrical drive systems and components is using condition-based maintenance to ensure that maintenance, repair and replacement are only planned and carried out when necessary, improving cost efficiency. Time-based maintenance focuses...

Wärtsilä signs optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator
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Wärtsilä signs optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator

Wärtsilä has entered into a customised five-year optimised maintenance agreement with Canadian ferry operator Societé des Traversiers du Quebec (STQ). The agreement covers the F.A. Gauthier, a 133 metres long ferry operating with Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engines and other Wärtsilä equipment. Signing of the agreement took place in the second quarter of 2021 and there...

ClassNK releases guidelines for 3D printing
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ClassNK releases guidelines for 3D printing

ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) that summarise the approval requirements for metallic marine equipment by additive manufacturing technology as part of its effort to meet the industry’s demand for a third-party certification for marine equipment manufactured with an advanced technology. Additive manufacturing technology is a method for manufacturing by laminating...

James Fisher Mimic upgrades condition monitoring software
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James Fisher Mimic upgrades condition monitoring software

James Fisher Mimic (JFM) has launched an upgrade to its condition monitoring technology to improve vessel reliability, increase uptime, enhance safety, and save maintenance costs. Mimic 5 is a cloud-based software solution, designed to accommodate big data. It captures, connects and combines any vessel data and provides actionable insights into machinery health and performance on...

Brittany Ferries completes first remote in-water hull survey with MaDfly drone
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Brittany Ferries completes first remote in-water hull survey with MaDfly drone

A Brittany Ferries vessel, the Bretagne, has completed the first full in-water ship hull survey with a mini ROV. The drone was provided by MaDfly while Bureau Veritas (BV) supervised the survey. The survey provided an opportunity to validate the integrity of the entire ship’s hull’s bottom. This inspection was the first of its kind,...