Friday, September 20, 2019

Benelux News

Teruyuki Yamaoka (Photo: YANMAR)

YANMAR Announces Key Appointments

YANMAR Marine International (YMI), supplier of engines and technology-driven marine propulsion systems to the leisure and light duty commercial markets, has announced key appointments.Following his work in various senior managerial positions in the company, Teruyuki Yamaoka is named the new Vice President YMI, while Floris Lettinga is promoted to Director Sales and Marketing to extend his 15 years within the marine department at YANMAR.Yamaoka brings extensive experience in production management and quality assurance, corporate brand building, strategic operations and planning to YMI.

The new REINTJES branch office is located in the Robert Denholm House, together with other companies. (Photo: REINTJES)

REINTJES Opens UK Branch Office

Propulsion specialist REINTJES said it has opened a new branch office in the south of England to service markets in the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Opening of the REINTJES Britain & Ireland branch office follows on the cessation of trading by the former distributor European Marine and Machinery Agency in the middle of the year 2016. The business is guided by subsidiary REINTJES Benelux BVBA based in Antwerp, Belgium. In charge of the office management is Philip Martin who comes to the role with a large experience in the engine and propulsion sector…

 Kineteco senior technical manager Max Sheppard. (Photo: Kineteco)

Kineteco Expands Distributor Network

Kineteco International, a U.K. spring starter manufacturer, appointed a new European and Russian distributor to push export sales. Kineteco added Hatraco, a Netherlands-based supply company, which will be tasked with increasing sales and raising Kineteco’s profile across continental Europe and Russia, aside from the Benelux countries. This deal follows the earlier appointments of Atlantic Diesel Services (ADS) as UK distributor and Kemper en Van Twist (KVT) for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Photo: Mercury Marine

Mercury Marine Powers Revolt RIBs

Marine engine manufacturer Mercury Marine has entered into a partnership with Netherlands based RIB vessels builder Revolt Custom Boats. For the past 20 years, Revolt founder John Biesheuvel has designed custom performance powerboats. Now, under the new partnership, Revolt will provide its customers with custom boat packages equipped with Mercury Marine power. The first boats to hit the water will be the Revolt 31X powered by twin Mercury Racing 400R Verado outboards. According to Hans Roelants…

Volvo Penta D16 Engine  (Photo: Volvo)

Volvo Penta’s D16 Engine Works for Windcat

Press release - Windcat Workboats launched the Windcat 5 with Volvo Penta D16 engines in 2005. Eight years on, Windcat’s co-owner, Robbert van Rijk, still considers the D16 to be one of the most reliable marine diesel engines available on the market today, offering customers uptime, low fuel consumption and a proven track record for success. Operating in the seas around the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the UK, Windcat workboats has become a pioneer in crew transfer vessels within the offshore wind power industry.

Rendering of the Jan De Nul Group newbuilding JDN8069 that, upon completion, will become the largest cutter-suction dredger in the world (Image: Jan De Nul Group)

Engines Ordered for Largest Cutter-Suction Dredger

Dredging specialist Jan De Nul Group is set to further expand its modern fleet with a self-propelled, cutter-suction dredger to be built at Croatian shipyard, Uljanik Brodogradiliste in Pula. The vessel, currently designated JDN8069, will feature one MAN 14V48/60CR and two MAN 9L48/60CR engines as well as three step-up, RENK Rheine gearboxes for a diesel-electric plant. RENK will also deliver the gearboxes for the cutter-head drive as well as for the dredger and booster pumps. Upon completion, the vessel will be the largest of its type in the world.

Floris Lettinga (Photo: Yanmar Marine)

Yanmar Appoints Lettinga as Global Sales Manager

Yanmar Marine International has appointed Floris Lettinga as Global Sales Manager. His promotion from his previous role of Manager, Marine Sales Department for Europe, Russia and Africa, follows the diesel engine manufacturer's recent relocation of its global marine leisure and light-duty commercial engine business headquarters from Osaka, Japan, to Almere in the Netherlands. Lettinga has worked for Yanmar in the marine leisure sector since 2003 when he joined the company as an account manager for Yanmar Benelux.

Multipurpose Dry Cargo Carrier Adriaticborg is one of the Wagenborg's 15 vessels under Wärtsilä maintenance

Wärtsilä Bags Wagenborg's Maintenance Contract

Wärtsilä and Wagenborg Shipping B.V. have signed in June 2014 a six-year Maintenance Agreement for fifteen of Wagenborg's dry cargo carriers. Under the agreement Wärtsilä will provide all maintenance planning and services for the installed engines and propulsion systems with fixed price. This will increase financial predictability of Wagenborg's operations and ensure maximised lifetime, performance and reduced operational costs for Wagenborg's vessels in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable way.

“ALP Future Class” ocean-going tugs

DNV GL to Class ALP's Ocean-Going Tugs

DNV GL congratulates ALP Maritime Services on the development of its next-generation “ALP Future Class” ocean going tugs. The vessels, developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions in close cooperation with ALP Maritime Services (ALP), are SX157 design with a 300-ton bollard pull, capable of operating at full loads for 45 days without refuelling. ALP, which was recently acquired by Teekay Offshore, has contracted Niigata Shipbuilding & Repair yard to build four vessels. The first vessel is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2016.

The rescue vessel Nh 1816 is rolled over during a recent test with KNRM.

Engine Performs in Roll Over Test

Engines customized for new Dutch search-and-rescue lifeboat vessels keep running after full rotation on axis. In thrashing, unforgiving seas, a capsized rescue vessel used to be a symbol of defeat. To withstand harsh conditions, sea vessels are designed to right themselves when overturned, but even more critical is the ability of the engines powering those vessels to withstand the 360-degree rollover with no compromise to performance. In these situations, the durability and resilience of a marine engine can be the difference between a rescue or a recovery.

Tugboat Bulldog Naming Ceremony: Photo credit KOTUG

KOTUG Sisters Named in Hamburg

The new build “ZP Bulldog” and her sister tug “ZP Boxer” christened by family of the two General Managers of Schleppreederei KOTUG GmbH. Both ceremonies were held at the tug boat station in the Port of Hamburg with shareholders, members of the board and employees and their family in attendance. The new buildings belong to the “Azimuth Tractor Drive 24/ 12 Twin Fin” series from Damen Shipyards and show with just 24 meter l.o.a. and 12 meter breadth a distinctive compact design. With two fore propulsion units and two “Twin Fins”, both tug boats demonstrate high course stability.

Damen Shipyards Extends IFS Agreement

IFS announce that Damen Group, has chosen to extend its agreement with them by purchasing additional user licenses for IFS Applications™. organization. By extending its use of IFS Applications, Damen Group is reinforcing its strategic, long-term partnership with IFS. "We will deploy IFS globally for all Damen companies," said Marc de Thouars, Group IT Director of Damen Group. “The maritime sector is one of IFS’s target industries. from engineering, procurement, materials management and management to installation and commissioning,” said Nico van Heuven, Managing Director, IFS Benelux.

The Port of Le Havre Receives the Parsifal

The maiden call of the Parsifal, the latest vessel of the Scandinavian shipowner’s fleet specialised in roll-on/roll-off traffic, took place on June 15th, at the ro-ro terminal of Le Havre. This giant of the seas, 265 m long, carries all types of vehicles, whatever the size and the weight, providing an unequalled capacity on this kind of vessels. The Parsifal was designed to offer a maximum of flexible areas suited for the transport of high and heavy cargo (H&H’s), such as bulldozers, tractors and project cargo. The ship guarantees a loading volume of 138,000 sq.