<span>Maintenance & Continuous Improvement</span>

Robotised maintenance technology increases vessel uptime
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Robotised maintenance technology increases vessel uptime

A desk study from ABB focusing on the ATLANTIS offshore test location, off the coast of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, concludes that the gains are available to operators prepared to commit to fast-emerging robotised maintenance technology.    The safe transfer of personnel between a support vessel and an offshore turbine platform is often the limiting factor...

Shell Marine expands Shipcare network
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Shell Marine expands Shipcare network

Shell Marine has increased the availability of its Shell Shipcare range – a portfolio of shipping maintenance products and solutions that allows shipowners to care for their vessels and manage their fleets in a more convenient and cost-effective manner. First launched at the Port of Singapore last year, the Shell Shipcare portfolio is now available...

ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s predictive maintenance solution
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ClassNK certifies Alpha Ori’s predictive maintenance solution

Alpha Ori Technologies (AOT) has secured certification for its predictive maintenance solution, AssetAI, from ClassNK. A real-time cloud-based module, created specifically for the marine market, AssetAI, utilises machine learning algorithms on real-time sensor data to provide actionable insights. As operational expenditure in shipping increases, preventive maintenance isn’t sufficient as a status quo. It is increasingly...

€3.7M marine energy mooring and quick-connect system set for Atlantic trials
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€3.7M marine energy mooring and quick-connect system set for Atlantic trials

A new, ground-breaking mooring, anchoring and quick connect solution optimised for marine energy systems is set for Atlantic sea trials, following a range of laboratory and on-land test campaigns currently underway. The €3.7m UMACK (Universal Mooring, Anchor & Connectivity Kit) Project has developed a unique mooring and anchoring solution aimed at superseding widely used ‘gravity-based’...

Latsco LNG carriers to benefit from Wärtsilä optimised maintenance agreement
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Latsco LNG carriers to benefit from Wärtsilä optimised maintenance agreement

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year optimised maintenance agreement with Greece-based Latsco LNG Marine Management. The agreement covers the main engines for two large LNG Carriers (LNGC), the Hellas Diana and the Hellas Athina, and was signed in March 2021. Optimised Maintenance agreements are a key element within Wärtsilä’s Lifecycle Solutions offering and are designed to...

ABS Consulting and Verifavia partner to deliver IHM solution to vessels
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ABS Consulting and Verifavia partner to deliver IHM solution to vessels

ABS Consulting has partnered with Verifavia Shipping to offer a turnkey solution for Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) compliance to support continuous monitoring and annual maintenance of the inventory of hazardous materials onboard vessels. Verifavia’s IHM Maintenance Dashboard supports efficient and continuous maintenance of IHM reports. The digital system ensures the IHM can be updated...

NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä
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NYK signs optimised maintenance agreement with Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä has signed an optimised maintenance agreement with the Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) and Monohakobi Technology Institute (MTI) to evaluate Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight predictive maintenance service as part of a pilot programme. The agreement was signed in January 2021 and, the programme could lead to NYK adopting the solution throughout its entire...

Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for Minerva Gas LNG carriers
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Wärtsilä to provide optimised maintenance for Minerva Gas LNG carriers

Greece-based Minerva Gas has signed optimised maintenance agreements with Wärtsilä for five of its LNG carrier vessels. The advanced support package is designed to ensure operational certainty with budgeted maintenance costs. The agreements were signed in March 2021. Included in the scope of the agreements is Wärtsilä’s Expert Insight, a service that leverages artificial intelligence...

Propulsion Analytics and DNV join forces on Condition Based Maintenance
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Propulsion Analytics and DNV join forces on Condition Based Maintenance

Propulsion Analytics, a Greek company providing vessel and engine performance evaluation applications, and DNV have received funding from Innovation Norway to develop a Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) application for ships. The project will result in an innovative CBM service for ships, with validated methods and accredited tools that merge thermodynamic modelling with artificial intelligence to...

ABB to deliver vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard
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ABB to deliver vessel services to Canadian Coast Guard

ABB has been awarded a National Individual Standing Offer (NISO) to provide full-scope services for equipment installed on board Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) vessels, reducing maintenance costs and increasing uptime.  The NISO covers the full range of remote diagnostics and global technical support, cyber security, condition monitoring, spare parts, operational reviews, preventive maintenance and drydocking...

Jotun launches advanced hull optimisation programme
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Jotun launches advanced hull optimisation programme

Jotun has launched an advanced hull optimisation programme called HullKeeper to enable ship operators to improve hull efficiency, lower costs and improve environmental performance. Designed by Jotun’s team of hull performance experts, the four-part programme optimises hull performance, regardless of the chosen coating. Ship operators can take full control of their operations through hull monitoring,...

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...