<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Iridium Edge Solar launches to provide solar-powered remote asset tracking
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Iridium Edge Solar launches to provide solar-powered remote asset tracking

Iridium Communications has announced commercial availability of the Iridium Edge Solar, a secure and maintenance-free solar-powered remote asset tracking and management device. The Iridium Edge Solar benefits from over-the-air configuration capabilities and is ideal for Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS), fisheries management, tracking of freight shipping containers, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) applications, monitoring of...

Royston completes engine overhauls on Mainport vessel
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Royston completes engine overhauls on Mainport vessel

Marine engineering and propulsion specialist Royston has completed major overhauls on two Bergen KRM9 main diesel engines onboard the 66m length offshore support vessel Ocean Spey. The work was carried out as part of a planned maintenance programme of critical power systems. Completed by the Royston team while the vessel was docked in Cork dockyard,...

Bureau Veritas, 3DMF, and POSH form consortium to drive 3D printing
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Bureau Veritas, 3DMF, and POSH form consortium to drive 3D printing

Bureau Veritas (BV), 3D Metal Forge (3DMF) and PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) have been awarded co-funding for their joint industry project (JIP) on additive manufacturing for the maritime sector. This project is one of 11 digitalisation projects awarded Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) co-funding by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). MPA...

ioCurrents to offer KVH Watch connectivity
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ioCurrents to offer KVH Watch connectivity

Remote vessel analytics company ioCurrents has joined the KVH Watch Solution Partner program, offering KVH Watch connectivity as part of its maritime services. ioCurrents is the creator of the MarineInsightTM platform, which uses machine-learning algorithms to support maritime maintenance and fuel optimisation and has thus far relied on vessels’ existing communications systems for data transfer....

HHI and HMM sign MoU with Jotun to deploy robotic hull cleaner
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HHI and HMM sign MoU with Jotun to deploy robotic hull cleaner

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has reached agreement with container line giant HMM and Jotun to utilise Jotun’s Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) on a series of newbuilds. The agreement, signed 8 December, will see Jotun HullSkater proactively inspect and clean vessel hulls during outfitting to ensure optimal environmental performance and protection. Jotun launched HSS to the...

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...