Tag: <span>Maintenance</span>

The future of shipping is electric, says ABB
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The future of shipping is electric, says ABB

ABB has said that it firmly believes the future of shipping is electric during the launch of its ABB Ability Marine Pilot Control dynamic positioning (DP) system in Hamburg last week. ABB’s DP system automates navigational tasks and allows bridge officers to focus on the overall control and positioning of the ship. The situational awareness...

DNV GL launches additive manufacturing approval programme
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DNV GL launches additive manufacturing approval programme

DNV GL has launched an Approval of Manufacturer (AoM) programme that will enable additive manufacturing (AM) producers to supply products that comply with the DNV GL rules and standards. Additive manufacturing covers three dimensional objects that are created by adding layers of materials. It includes technologies such as 3D printing, rapid prototyping (RP), direct digital...

MacGregor launches breakbulk optimiser
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MacGregor launches breakbulk optimiser

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has introduced a new breakbulk cargo stowage solution, the Breakbulk Optimiser, which enables operators to rapidly and optimally plan the stowage of different cargoes, increasing vessel utilisation rates and improving business performance. The solution optimises breakbulk vessel stowage plans by taking into consideration all influencing factors including what cargo is already...

Wärtsilä to expand underwater repair and maintenance services
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Wärtsilä to expand underwater repair and maintenance services

Wärtsilä has announced that it is in the process of expanding its underwater services to reduce unscheduled dry-dockings and improve the operational efficiency of vessels. The Finnish company is currently developing an environmentally sound method for underwater hull cleaning that aims to “cover close to 100 per cent of the submerged hull” confirmed Tamara de...

Arcadia opts for ABS Enterprise Asset Management program
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Arcadia opts for ABS Enterprise Asset Management program

Arcadia Shipmanagement has selected ABS Advanced Solutions to implement an Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) Program to further enhance the reliability of its 15 tanker fleet. Arcadia Shipmanagement will implement the ABS Enterprise Asset Management program to help manage physical assets from design to decommissioning to optimise use, reduce costs, and improve vessel reliability and efficiency....

2020, monitoring, and performance management discussed at VPO London
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2020, monitoring, and performance management discussed at VPO London

Last month, Digital Ship held its Vessel Performance Optimisation forum in London. The forum discussed how different strategies and technologies could be applied to vessels to improve fuel efficiency and ship performance. While there are many solutions available to monitor and improve vessel efficiency, there is some hesitation from the industry when it comes to...

Wartsila and Transocean enter thruster maintenance agreement
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Wartsila and Transocean enter thruster maintenance agreement

Wärtsilä and Transocean have signed a performance-based agreement that will optimise the maintenance of all Wärtsilä thrusters in the Transocean fleet. The agreement also seeks to reduce dry-docking costs by extending the service intervals of the thrusters, providing fewer interruptions to operations. The performance-based agreement builds on the Wärtsilä Propulsion Condition Monitoring Service (PCMS), that...