<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

NSB Group and STX Engine partner up to offer faster engine overhauls
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NSB Group and STX Engine partner up to offer faster engine overhauls

NSB Group and the Korean engine manufacturer STX Engine signed a cooperation agreement. The two companies are now offering a jointly developed technical service. It allows overhauls of auxiliary engines on board of vessels to be performed cheaper and faster. Buxtehude/Busan – The signed cooperation agreement between the NSB Group and STX Engine is an...

Maritime IoT for remote expert intervention: an interview with KVH
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Maritime IoT for remote expert intervention: an interview with KVH

Recent rapid growth in maritime IoT is widening opportunities for shipping companies to identify and mitigate vessel performance issues before they arise. We spoke with Sven-Eric Brooks, senior director of business development for KVH Watch to find out how satellite-enabled remote intervention is playing a critical role in maintaining efficient and safe vessel operation. Maritime...

Wärtsilä secures Optimised Maintenance Agreement for two VLGCs
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Wärtsilä secures Optimised Maintenance Agreement for two VLGCs

Wärtsilä has signed 5-year Optimised Maintenance Agreements covering the main engines for two Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) vessels operated by Latsco Marine Management (LMM). The contract, which became effective from September, was signed in August 2020. The two vessels, the Hellas Dynasty and the Hellas Voyager, were built in 2020 at the Hyundai Heavy...

RH Marine and Damen enter smart vessel maintenance partnership
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RH Marine and Damen enter smart vessel maintenance partnership

RH Marine and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) are teaming up to make the maintenance of the vessels of the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) more efficient and predictable using data science.  Both companies signed a cooperation agreement with the RNLN’s Department of Material Conservation (DMI). The aim of the collaboration is to use data science...

Telemar scoops five-year vessel service contract for NSC-Group fleet
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Telemar scoops five-year vessel service contract for NSC-Group fleet

Marlink Group company Telemar has been awarded the contract to provide in-person and remote service support for bridge navigation equipment to NSC-Group fleet of vessels. NSC-Group is already a customer of Marlink’s smart network solutions, having renewed its agreement for provision of high bandwidth Sealink VSAT to its fleet in April 2020. The agreement with...

Wärtsilä provides technical and remote support for eight Teekay LNG carriers
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Wärtsilä provides technical and remote support for eight Teekay LNG carriers

Wärtsilä has signed LNG support agreements for eight LNG Carrier vessels owned by Teekay Gas, a part of the global Teekay Group. Under the contract terms, Wärtsilä will provide both remote support, as well as 24/7 technical support for the vessels’ onboard Gas Process Plants. In carrying out an analysis of the process plants, Wärtsilä...

New digital partnership launched to help shipowners manage IHM maintenance
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New digital partnership launched to help shipowners manage IHM maintenance

Maritime and offshore specialist IT firm SRO Solutions is launching a new partnership with international inspection agency SGS and maritime digitisation specialist NautilusLog to help shipowners meet this year’s Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) deadline, and manage ongoing IHM maintenance. Owners of European-flagged vessels of 500 GT and over have until December 31, 2020 to...

Greek ship manager signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wartsila
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Greek ship manager signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wartsila

Greece-based ship manager Thenamaris LNG has awarded Wärtsilä an Optimised Maintenance Agreement covering the main engines for two new, ultra-modern 174,000 cbm LNG Carriers (LNGCs). The object of the agreement is to ensure certainty of operations with budgeted maintenance costs. The vessels, ‘Cool Discoverer’ and ‘Cool Racer’, are powered by low pressure, WinGD X-DF two-stroke,...

Flagship Founders launches start-up to help prevent vessel downtime
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Flagship Founders launches start-up to help prevent vessel downtime

Flagship Founders has launched its first start-up, Kaiko Systems, which uses intelligent data analysis to prevent vessel downtime. The start-up has developed an intelligent tool enabling the crew to continuously collect reliable, comprehensive, and relevant information about the condition of a vessel. Automated, AI-based data analysis identifies potential risks before they occur and provides decision...

DNV GL launches operational centre in Hamburg to support remote services
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DNV GL launches operational centre in Hamburg to support remote services

DNV GL – Maritime has launched a new state-of-the-art Operational Centre in Hamburg to support the delivery of remote services to maritime customers The launch also marks the two-year anniversary of DNV GL’s fleet wide roll-out of remote surveys and the milestone of 20,000 remote surveys delivered. This is DNV GL’s second Operational Centre dedicated...