Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

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Wärtsilä engines and EGCS for newbuild

Wärtsilä has been chosen to supply engines and exhaust gas cleaning systems for a new exploration cruise vessel owned by Sunstone Ships. The contract includes two 6-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 engines fitted with the Wärtsilä nitrogen oxides reducing exhaust gas cleaning system, NOR, as well as two 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 engines. The 104m long ship is...

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ABB launches situational awareness solution

ABB’s has launched its situational awareness solution that is set to make shipping operations more efficient and safer. The ABB Ability Marine Pilot Vision is a technology that allows officers anywhere on a ship or onshore to see the vessel’s surroundings from a variety of perspectives. Using the latest advances in sensor technology, the Marine...

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Norwegian BWTS manufacturer promises five-year parts and servicing guarantee

Norwegian ballast water treatment system (BWTS) manufacturer, Optimarin, has offered its customers a five-year parts and servicing guarantee. Any shipowner that signs a framework agreement with Optimarin for installation of its BWTS, the Optimarin Ballast System (OBS), on multiple vessels will be provided with a five-year contract that covers all parts and servicing worldwide. The...

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Langh Tech scrubbers and waste water treatment system delivered to containerships

Langh Tech’s hybrid scrubber and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) water treatment system will be installed to container vessels for Eimskip Island ehf and Royal Arctic Line. The vessels will feature MAN Diesel & Turbo two-stroke main engines that will be equipped with EGR systems to reduce the emissions of nitrogen oxides from diesel engines. Utilising...

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Hempel brings high-performance coatings range to North American market

Hempel has launched a new range of protective coatings to its North American market that will increase the lifespan and reduce maintenance of ship components. The Hempaline Defend epoxy and vinyl ester linings have been developed to protect equipment used in challenging and hostile conditions that suffer from extreme pH changes, abrasion, elevated temperatures and...

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Hydrex propeller cleaning method generates 5% fuel savings

Hydrex has developed a unique way to maintain ship propellers, thereby achieving maximum efficiency and increasing fuel savings by a reported 5%. The approach requires more frequent, lighter buffing of the propeller. In contrast, the traditional technique involves letting the propeller foul and build up a calcareous growth, which necessitates polishing just once of twice...

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ChartCo updates regulatory compliance software

Supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, ChartCo, has launched the latest version of its EnviroManager software to help shipowners and operators comply with environmental regulations and maximise operational efficiency. EnviroManager 5.4 displays permitted and not-permitted discharge levels depending on the location of the vessel and the regulations that apply to the waters it...

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Wärtsilä’s pre-swirl stator boosts propulsion efficiency by 10%

Wärtsilä has launched an energy-saving device that has demonstrated fuel savings of up to 10%. The EnergoFlow is a pre-swirl stator that reduces power losses in the propeller’s slipstream by optimising flow. It works by guiding one side of the stern flow in the opposite direction of the propeller rotation. A typical ship’s hull will...

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Data driven design to save ten per cent on fuel for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises

A data analytics programme applied to the design of two new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises passenger expedition ships, currently under construction at the Vard Shipyard in Romania and Norway, has resulted in projected annual fuel savings of more than ten per cent, the company says. DNV GL began working with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises during the initial design and...

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Hempel introduces Selektope antifouling ingredient into latest coating

Marine coatings manufacturer, Hempel, has selected the unique antifouling ingredient, Selektope, for use in its latest product. Selektope is an organic, non-mental compound that repels barnacles from ships’ hulls by temporarily stimulating their receptors. This renders them unable to attach themselves to the hull or other surface of a ship. According to the Swedish company...

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Engine optimisation system launched by Caterpillar

Caterpillar Marine has launched a new Multi-Engine Optimizer (MEO) tool, which uses proprietary performance data and control algorithms to provide intelligence for power management systems, which can be applied to improving fuel efficiency by more precisely balancing engine loads. MEO advises the power management systems on which engines should be operating in a particular situation,...

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Shell’s latest cylinder oil promises optimum engine performance

Shell Marine has launched a high base number two-stroke cylinder oil that claims to drive optimum engine performance. Shell Alexia 140 provides shipowners and operators with the ability to protect their engines against cold corrosion to maximum operational performance. It also gives them the opportunity to optimise feed rates across vessel operating conditions. Alexia 140...