Tuesday, May 11, 2021

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ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT integrated in the monitoring systems (ISS/DATS) to monitor and analyze engine performance (Image: ABB)

Hyundai Global Services Selects ABB as Engine Optimization Partner

A new agreement will see Hyundai Global Services (HGS) recommend the Tekomar XPERT software for engine performance optimization as an enhancement option for all vessels built by Hyundai Heavy Industries from 2018.ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT uses advanced modeling based on operational data to optimize engine performance. The combination of Tekomar XPERT’s analytic capabilities and input from Hyundai’s own onboard data systems—Integrated Smartship Solution (ISS) and DATS—will enable ship operators to reduce fuel consumption and emissions…

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ABB Offering Continuous Engine Performance Evaluation

ABB Turbocharging has introduced a new digital offering aiming to enhance the insights delivered by its engine performance diagnostics software, ABB Ability Tekomar XPERT.The new ‘continuous evaluation’ function allows the software to use engine data gathered by edge computing services, adding a new dimension to Tekomar XPERT’s monitoring, reporting and advisory capabilities, ABB says.“Continuous evaluation allows for the cloud-to-cloud transfer of engine data from edge computing platforms to Tekomar XPERT,” says Pascal Reolon, Product Manager, ABB Turbocharging.

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MAN ES: Next-Gen Controller Platform ‘Triton’

MAN Energy Solutions’ electronic ‘ME’ engine portfolio has reached another milestone with the announcement that its ‘Triton’ platform recently passed its TAT (Type Approval Test) in Japan.Developed at MAN Energy Solutions’ Two-Stroke Business Unit in Copenhagen, Triton is based on the experience accumulated over more than 20 years in the development and production of mission-critical electronics. The TAT was carried out on an engine provided by MAN Energy Solutions’ two-stroke licensee…

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Glencore's Shipoil to Digitalize IMO 2020 Ops

The Greece-based global bunker fuel and marine lubricants trader Shipoil has appointed Inatech, a unit of Glencore, to digitalize its trading and supply operations as part of a strategy to prevent new low-sulphur emissions rules from 2020 eating into profits.Shipoil offers worldwide bunker supply. The company, based in Piraeus, has been expanding its operations, most recently in the Mediterranean and Middle East.Inatech’s energy trading and risk management (ETRM) system for the bunker industry uses cloud-based computing to reduce operational and counterparty risk…

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ABB Outlines Its Plan for Shipping's Future

“We are living through one of the most exciting periods in the history of the maritime industry,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. ABB, a company with its sights set on spurring the next step change for vessel and fleet management, has laid out its new approach “harnessing the full potential of its power, control and automation solutions” via digital integration. “We believe the next generation of ships will be electric, digital and connected as the industry moves towards the use of new energy sources and automated ship operations,” Koskela said. “Electric. Digital.

DNV GL Adds Asymmetric Stern To ECO Lines

A vessel with an asymmetric stern has a twisted aft shape that is designed to account for the differing flow conditions on each side of the propeller. The idea emerged in the 1960s, but due to the difficulty of manually developing the optimal shape, this design failed to make a large impact at the time. DNV GL has revisited the idea and, using high-fidelity computer fluid dynamics (CFD) in combination with parametric formal optimization, the classification society can now offer ship owners the option of incorporating an asymmetric stern into their new vessels.

Sean Fernstrum (Photo: R.W. Fernstrum & Company)

R.W. Fernstrum: Keeping Things Cool for 67 Years

Founded by Robert W. Fernstrum 67 years ago, R.W. Fernstrum & Company is currently run by its third generation of Fernstrum. This long-tenured maritime staple has seen its fair share of maritime cycles, and in today’s challenging market it is not standing still. The company is digging for, and finding, business in all four corners of the world, above water and below, as Sean Fernstrum, President & owner, and his team explain. “Diversify, diversify, diversify … always,” is the…

The Next Generation of Hull Performance Management

Hull performance monitoring solutions can offer significant fuel savings potential, a fact that is prompting growing interest from the maritime industry. To spur development and increase awareness of this exciting field, DNV GL and paint manufacturer Jotun have created the Hull Performance & Insight Conference (HullPIC), to take place for the first time this year in Castello di Pavone, Italy from April 13-15. The conference will examine standards for hull and propeller performance as well as the common challenges and solutions that can help shipowners realize potential fuel savings.

The team has tested a scale model and discussed the design with shipyards. The final design is expected to save fuel and emissions by 3–5 percent compared with traditional designs. (Photo: BG Group)

Vessel Design: ‘LNG Ship of the Future’

Project to optimize LNG ship hull forms aims to reduce emissions and save significant amounts of fuel for LNG vessel operators. On the shores of the Amazônia Azul – or Blue Amazon, the part of the Atlantic off the coast of Brazil – the LNG ship of the future is being designed. The shape of an LNG ship’s hull and cargo tanks are critical for the vessel to sail with minimal resistance through water. This is important as fuel use is the biggest cost for ship operators, and reducing fuel use significantly lowers emissions.

Eniram Launches 3 New Energy Savers

Eniram Ltd, a provider of energy management and fuel-saving technology and analytic services to the shipping industry, announced the release of three new products aiming to help save fuel and optimize energy usage on vessels. The company has launched the upgraded speed optimization solution Eniram Speed 3.0, Eniram Performance 3.0 data analytic software, as well as Eniram Fleet Route KPIs designed to support improved routing. Improving on past version Eniram Speed 2.0, the new Eniram Speed 3.0 takes into account factors such as the prevailing sea state…

DNV GL Sees Hybrid Propulsion, Connectivity as Hot Trends

Hybrid propulsion systems and connected ship solutions are emerging technologies that are gaining ground faster than expected, according to Tor E. Svensen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime, giving an update on the classification society's Shipping 2020 report. "While operational efficiency and emissions reductions are the main motivators behind these developments, the update shows that the future fuel mix will be much more diverse," Svensen said. Though LNG as a ship fuel was one of the standouts in the 2012 report…

DNV GL sees Hybrid Propulsion, Connectivity the Emerging Trends

With 2020 in sight, DNV GL looked at the lessons to be learned from the update to the classification society’s “Shipping 2020” report which was published in 2012. Now, three years later, hybrid propulsion systems and connected ship solutions are emerging technologies that are gaining ground faster than expected, outlined Tor E. Svensen, CEO DNV GL – Maritime, at the opening day of Nor-Shipping in Oslo. “While operational efficiency and emissions reductions are the main motivators behind these developments, the update shows that the future fuel mix will be much more diverse,” Svensen said.

Nautican Under New Ownership

Canadian entrepreneur Elizabeth Boyd has purchased Nautican, a manufacturer of high-performance integrated propulsion units and hydralift skegs. Ms. Boyd is a naval architect and engineer and has worked with many marine industry service providers. Founded in 1972 by Josip Gruzling, Nautican pioneered the use of hydrofoils to increase efficiency, and conducted groundbreaking research in hydrodynamics, naval architecture and computing. The company holds multiple patents for Gruzling’s unique designs, which included high-efficiency nozzles for boats and hydralift skegs for barges.

New Offshore Motion Prediction, Stability & Modelling Software

Bentley’s latest SACS release provides advanced visualization of motions prediction & expanded offshore wind turbine analysis. SACS version 5.5 is software that expands installation capabilities, integrates new wind turbine platform design functionality, and introduces floating analysis for offshore vessels. Leveraging Australia-based Bentley’s November 2011 acquisition of Perth-based FormSys and its Maxsurf technology, these SACS release enhancements provide integrated workflows between offshore vessel modeling and structural analysis of motion induced loads…

Ship Self-Defense Contract for Raytheon

Raytheon awarded US Navy contract to extend open architecture combat system deployment and fleet support. Raytheon Company has been awarded a $22.5 million U.S. Navy contract for the Ship Self-Defense System. With this award, Raytheon will continue system development, test and integration, as well as Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) services and support for fleet-deployed systems. SSDS is an open, distributed combat management system in service on carriers and amphibious ships, including CVN, LSD dock landing ship, LPD, LHA and LHD classes.

Jonathan Graves (sitting, left) and John Fillmore (sitting, right) sign the delivery documents: Photo credit HII

Ingalls Delivers 'Zumwalt' Core-Composite Deckhouse Module

Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding delivers the 900-ton deckhouse structure to house the ship's bridge, radars, antennas & intake/exhaust systems. The deckhouse is designed to provide a significantly smaller radar cross-section than any other ship in today's fleet. Ingalls is building the composite deckhouse and hangar for the DDG 1000 class at the company's Composite Center of Excellence in Gulfport. Made almost exclusively using cored composite construction processes, the deckhouse and hangar take full advantage of the properties of carbon fiber materials and balsa wood cores.

LR, A*STAR Handshake

Singapore Group Technology Center to be Set Up by LR

The intent is to establish a Joint Lab facility with A*STAR’s Institute for High Performance Computing (IHPC) to co-develop applications and solutions in the marine and offshore sectors. This arrangement will promote R&D activities in modelling and simulation, providing bespoke technical solutions for companies in these sectors. To encourage the development of technical expertise and young engineers, PhD students will be trained at the GTC during the program’s initial five-year period.

Korean Shipbuilder Contracts IBM For Data Storage Solution

IBM contracted by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) to revamp its IT infrastructure. DSME), one of the world's largest shipbuilding and offshore companies, has engaged IBM to build a stronger and more resilient IT environment around IBM's advanced storage systems to help the company better manage its Big Data challenges. "With a vision of becoming the top general heavy industry group in the world, DSME aims to drive business transformation and innovation for continued growth," said Seung uk So, Leader of the DSME IT Planning Group.