<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Fjord1, Corvus, and VesselMan collaborate on “Smart Maintenance” project
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Fjord1, Corvus, and VesselMan collaborate on “Smart Maintenance” project

A new project to develop a digital service process and workflow to streamline the interaction between battery pack supplier Corvus Energy and ferry company Fjord 1 has commenced.  The process is prepared by VesselMan and is supported by Innovation Norway. The project “Smart Maintenance” will implement a solution for digital collaboration related to service assignments...

AW Ship Management selects Mimic condition monitoring
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AW Ship Management selects Mimic condition monitoring

AW Ship Management (AWSM) has chosen James Fisher Mimic (JFM) to deliver a full condition monitoring (CM) solution to four vessels. AWSM wanted a proven, modern, and futureproof technology to utilise and support their ongoing maintenance optimisation projects. Mimic 5, JFM’s latest, most feature-rich version of its CM solution, will be installed on four roll-on-roll-off...

Maintaining a shipshape hull
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Maintaining a shipshape hull

A semi-autonomous robotic tool by a Norwegian start-up is helping shipping companies to improve hull performance, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. Developed by Shipshave, the In Transit Cleaning of Hulls (ITCH) solution is a robotic semi-autonomous hull cleaning technology that has proven to maximise hull performance by maintaining a clean hull. The robotic tool...

Canadian ferry operator signs more vessels to Wärtsilä’s optimised maintenance
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Canadian ferry operator signs more vessels to Wärtsilä’s optimised maintenance

Canadian ferry operator Societé des Traversiers du Quebec (STQ) has added two more vessels to its optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä. The five-year long-term agreement covers two vessels, the Jos Deschenes II and the Armand Imbeau II, each of which operates with Wärtsilä 20DF dual-fuel engines. A similar agreement was signed earlier covering another STQ...

Kongsberg Digital adds IKM Instrutek’s condition monitoring to Vessel Insight
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Kongsberg Digital adds IKM Instrutek’s condition monitoring to Vessel Insight

IKM Instrutek has joined forces with Kongsberg Digital (KDI) to connect its services to Vessel Insight. IKM Instrutek’s condition monitoring services will be integrated with Vessel Insight and available on the Kognifai Marketplace. “We are happy to announce our new partnership with IKM Instrutek. We expect this partnership to provide great value for our customers,...

Nakilat selects BV for condition assessment of LNG carrier fleet
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Nakilat selects BV for condition assessment of LNG carrier fleet

Nakilat has awarded Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore (BV Solutions M&O), the marine and offshore technical advisory component of Bureau Veritas Group, a three-year contract to carry out condition assessment programmes (CAP) for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier fleet. The contract will commence this year and cover 21 of Nakilat’s LNG vessels, all...

USC Barnkrug digitises operations with Kaiko Systems
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USC Barnkrug digitises operations with Kaiko Systems

Ship management company USC Barnkrug has chosen to roll out Kaiko Systems’ solution to improve data collection and analysis across its fleet of 27 feeder containerships. After a successful trial phase, the ship management company decided to roll out the solution across its entire fleet. This process has already begun and will be completed in...

NYK signs 13-year maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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NYK signs 13-year maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Singapore-based NYK Shipmanagement has signed a long-term Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Wärtsilä to facilitate maximum uptime and equipment reliability, with assured maintenance costs. The 13-year contract is for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier vessel featuring three Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines. The agreement covers maintenance and planning support. It includes Expert Insight, which enables dynamic,...

Project to demo autonomous biofouling inspection robots secures grant
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Project to demo autonomous biofouling inspection robots secures grant

Berkeley Marine Robotics (BMR) has been awarded an innovation research grant (SBIR) by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct R&D and field demonstration of an autonomous underwater swarm robotic system. The system will be able to perform rapid automated inspections under ships to assess hull biofouling and detect invasive species. Rising water temperatures from...

I-Tech mitigates barnacle fouling on high-risk idling vessel
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I-Tech mitigates barnacle fouling on high-risk idling vessel

Biotech antifouling specialists I-Tech has announced the performance of its barnacle-repelling active ingredient, Selektope after an eight-month period in outfitting of the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, Global Mercy. In May 2021, Global Mercy completed its sea trial with good results. After extended static period during outfitting, exposed to high risk of fouling, I-Tech found...

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....