<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Candler signs five-year service and maintenance deal with Telemar
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Candler signs five-year service and maintenance deal with Telemar

Marlink subsidiary Telemar has signed a five-year service maintenance deal with Candler Schiffahrt to provide service and maintenance across its fleet of bulk and multi-purpose vessels. The contract will see Telemar provide global service co-ordination from its new Bremerhaven branch office, with a dedicated staff of five focussed on client service delivery. It also includes...

Van Oord signs maintenance and optimisation agreement with ABB Turbocharging
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Van Oord signs maintenance and optimisation agreement with ABB Turbocharging

Dutch dredging company Van Oord has signed a three-year agreement with ABB Turbocharging to provide fleetwide maintenance and optimisation services. The agreement comes as two Van Oord vessels receive the first turbocharger upgrades of their kind in the dredger sector, saving thousands of tons in fuel and carbon emissions over the next decade. The service...

NYK LNG Ship Management signs Optimised Maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä
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NYK LNG Ship Management signs Optimised Maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä

Japan based NYK LNG Ship Management has signed two long-term Optimised Maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä to support the company’s digital solutions onboard its LNG carriers. The 15-year agreements cover the Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines and other equipment installed on two LNG carrier vessels. The contracts were signed in December 2020 and took effect from January...

ABS uses AI-powered tool to detect corrosion with 98 per cent accuracy
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ABS uses AI-powered tool to detect corrosion with 98 per cent accuracy

Results from the initial application of the unique ABS Artificial Intelligence (AI) powered Corrosion Detection digital solution show it has identified corrosion with 98.9 per cent accuracy. An ABS client recently deployed the ABS AI Corrosion Detection tool to examine two vessels to develop an accurate assessment of their coating conditions and the presence of...

A new system of health care
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A new system of health care

Kongsberg Maritime’s Health Management application proved its worth as a condition reporting service when the RoPax ferry Copenhagen developed a bearing fault, writes Jan Chirkowski, vice president of analytics & fleet operations within Kongsberg Maritime. Scandlines’ decision to implement Kongsberg Maritime’s Health Management application proved to be a prudent one when it identified a bearing...

Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker
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Polar Tankers tests 3D printed parts on tanker

ABS, Sembcorp Marine, 3D Metalforge and Polar Tankers have successfully fabricated, tested, and installed functional additive manufactured parts onboard the oil tanker Endeavor. Traditionally, parts used in shipbuilding and repair are manufactured via casting or forging techniques. For this project, the consortium aimed to utilise Additive Manufacturing (AM) to fabricate three types of parts that...

Wärtsilä and Siem Offshore sign a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement
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Wärtsilä and Siem Offshore sign a 5-year Optimised Maintenance agreement

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year Optimised Maintenance Agreement with Siem Offshore to reduce fuel consumption and emissions of two offshore well intervention vessels owned by the Norwegian shipping company. The agreement will ensure the latest digital technology is applied to provide real-time monitoring and support to optimise maintenance of the vessels. The agreement, which was...

Load Line secures two-year predictive maintenance agreement with MacGregor
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Load Line secures two-year predictive maintenance agreement with MacGregor

Load Line Marine has signed a two-year OnWatch Scout Predict agreement with MacGregor to support operation and maintenance of its fleet. The order was booked into Cargotec’s fourth quarter of 2020 order intake, with installation and testing starting on board four vessels the first semester of 2021. By increasing the flow of information from ship...

Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal
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Keep ‘boots on deck’ for better inspections and crew morale, says Idwal

The pandemic has demonstrated the value of remote working but the industry must recognise the importance of physical connection to the ship, says provider of ship inspection services, Idwal. Idwal is calling on the industry to recognise the positive contribution that physical surveys make to vessel quality and crew morale. Idwal believes that over-reliance on...

KONGSBERG unveils latest autonomous underwater vehicle
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KONGSBERG unveils latest autonomous underwater vehicle

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled the next generation of its advanced HUGIN Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). HUGIN Endurance, the new AUV boosts operational duration to approximately 15 days, enabling extended survey and inspection missions far from shore. This longevity allows HUGIN Endurance to undertake extensive missions without the support of a mothership. Shore-to-shore operations offer the...

Golar Management extends maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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Golar Management extends maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Golar Management Norway, the operator and manager of a fleet of LNG Carrier and Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) vessels, has signed a five year extension with Wärtsilä for its Optimised Maintenance agreement.  The agreement covers a total of 16 ship installations; 14 with Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines, plus 2 with Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel...

BV completes underwater remote surveys with Seasam technology
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BV completes underwater remote surveys with Seasam technology

Bureau Veritas (BV) has successfully completed the proof of concept project for underwater remote surveys using the Seasam technology ecosystem from Notilo Plus on a Corsica Linea ship, the Mediterrannee. Efficient underwater inspection of shipping vessels is important for the industry as a substitute for docking surveys at agreed intervals or to inspect hull damage....