Maintenance & Continuous Improvement

Houlder joins carbon capture study
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Houlder joins carbon capture study

Houlder design & engineering consultancy for the marine, energy and defence markets has commenced work in partnership with PMW Technology on a study to evaluate the potential marine applications of carbon capture technology. PMW Technology is among the latest organisations to receive funding from the UK Government’s Department for Transport’s Transport-Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG)....

DNV GL delivers new fleet performance insights with remote maintenance
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DNV GL delivers new fleet performance insights with remote maintenance

Machinery Maintenance Connect (MMC) is DNV GL’s new remote approach to the machinery planned maintenance system (MPMS). Instead of requiring surveyors to travel to each individual vessel and go onboard, machinery data can be processed via algorithms and presented to customers in a digital dashboard, enabling the survey of a complete fleet in one process...

KONGSBERG offers Remote Services through Vessel Insight
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KONGSBERG offers Remote Services through Vessel Insight

Due to increasing demand for remote support and services to the maritime industry, KONGSBERG has made its Remote Services solution available to customers using Vessel Insight. KONGSBERG Remote Services is a tool for KONGSBERG-certified engineers to connect to an installation, such as a vessel upon customer request and provide remote support. When service engineers cannot...

Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project
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Shipparts.com partners Nanyang Polytechnic and ABS in 3D printing project

Online procurement company for marine equipment ShipParts.com has signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The agreement aims to prove standards for the certification of metallic components produced by NYP’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC) for maritime application. The SGD$350,000 project, partly subsidised by the...

Chevron launches digital solutions suite to support ship efficiency
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Chevron launches digital solutions suite to support ship efficiency

Chevron Marine has launched a suite of digital solutions to support shipping’s journey into a more efficient future. Chevron Marine Cloud Solutions, including the customer order management platform OnePort launched last year, offers shipowners and operators tools with which to analyse, manage and ultimately help to improve their operational performance. The solutions, developed under Chevron’s...

COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections
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COVID-19: d’Amico leverages remote technologies for vessel inspections

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) has approved the use of RINA’s remote technology for inspections of Liberian flagged vessels. Shipowner d’Amico will take advantage of this facility in a pilot case across the fleet. As the marine industry adjusts to the constraints placed on people’s movements imposed by national Governments to limit...

Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance
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Skating robot helps shipowners optimise hull performance

The transfer of aquatic organisms and micro-organisms from their native habits to non-native ones via ships’ hulls is a problem costing the industry up to USD 30 billion each year[1]. A new ship-scrubbing semi-autonomous robot is helping owners and operators to deal with this issue to cut unnecessary fuel consumption and prevent ecological disruption. Known...

Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions
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Jotun unveils Hull Skating Solutions

Norwegian marine coatings provider Jotun has announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a break-through in proactive cleaning, offering shipowners an always clean hull in the most challenging operations. Jotun Hull Skating Solutions is offering high performance antifouling, proactive condition monitoring, inspection and proactive cleaning, high end technical service, and performance and service level...

Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling
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Savvy owners get proactive on biofouling

Off the shelf ship designs have passed their sell by date, says Mohamed Zaitoun, the MD of Zaitoun Green Shipping. Nowadays a new generation of owners are building ships tailored to both their exact operational needs and environmental performance ambitions. The right approach to biofouling, or rather to eradicating biofouling, is one small yet vital...

ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines
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ClassNK releases CBM Guidelines

ClassNK has released its CBM Guidelines that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology. Condition based maintenance, a method for monitoring the operating state of equipment, diagnosing the state of said equipment based upon the information obtained from such monitoring, and then...