MAN's New Digital Platform Aims to Link OEM Data
Engines manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions has launched a new digital platform designed to enable the integration and exchange of original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM) data to promote industry collaboration in realizing the benefits of digital technology.The new platform, mýa, provides asset owners with a single, secure interface to data from multiple equipment manufacturers across the marine, power, and energy industries, among others.“Given the unique transformational challenges most industries are facing today…
LR Grants AiP for LPG-fueled Gas Carrier
South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) from Lloyd's Register (LR) for a very large gas carrier (VLGC) design capable of using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel.LPG presents advantages over marine diesel oil (MDO) and heavy fuel oil (HFO) when a VLGC is able to utilize the LPG cargo on board as a fuel. However, safety issues need to be thoroughly examined particularly in relation to potential leaks of LPG in a confined space and the implications for ventilation.
VescoPlastics Celebrates 60
This year is the 60th anniversary of VescoPlastics and Vesconite, its first engineering plastic. The company's line of thermopolymers is used extensively in the marine, agriculture, heavy off-road equipment, pump, and hydroelectric and renewable energy industries.Founded by Alain Leger, an entrepreneurial engineer, Vesconite started in response to a need for an alternative to nylon bushings, which swelled and seized in humid underground mines. Years of testing resulted in a thermopolymer that had exceptionally low friction properties and could be machined to close tolerances.
Azimuth Thrusters for Zentech Z-210 Offshore Unit
Houston based Thrustmaster of Texas, Inc. will be supplying the azimuth thrusters for Zentech’s new Z-210 Mobile Offshore Unit. The thrusters are driven by electric motors powered by a redundant power system from GE Marine Solutions. The thrusters will be ABS classed for main propulsion and DP-2 dynamic positioning of the vessel, which is currently under construction at CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding in China. Zentech’s Z-210 is one of the most versatile designs in the industry…
Calnetix Inks Manufacturing Deal with Tokyo Boeki
Calnetix Technologies said it has signed an exclusive manufacturing agreement with Tokyo Boeki Machinery Ltd. for the Hydrocurrent Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) 125 EJW shipboard heat recovery system. Under the agreement, Calnetix will supply the Carefree Integrated Power Module (IPM) and other proprietary components, and Tokyo Boeki’s Energy Industries Division will manufacture the finished Hydrocurrent systems. The product will be sold and supported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery and Engine Company (MHI-MME) through its worldwide distribution channels.
Cooperation Yields 'Quiet Drive' Solutions
The management teams of CENTA Antriebe Kirschey GmbH and Christie & Grey Limited have announced a strategic global sales cooperation. The agreement allows the two companies to join forces to engineer and strategically supply “quiet drive” solutions - combining soft mounting systems, flexible couplings, and intermediate drive shaft systems. Christie & Grey Limited manufactures engineered and customized vibration, noise and shock control solutions for worldwide marine, industrial…
Smith Joins Executive Team of Voith Turbo
Elliott Smith has joined Voith Turbo’s Power, Oil & Gas Division as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. Smith will be based at the recently-opened office in Houston’s energy corridor. “Elliott’s leadership and experience in business development will be valuable assets as we look to expand our footprint in the oil and gas market,” said Ron Wilson, President Americas of the Power, Oil & Gas Division. “Innovation is key to Voith Turbo’s growth, and his work leading new product development initiatives in the Americas will allow us to support our oil and gas customers.
Offshore O&M Expenditure Forecast: $335B in 5 Years
More than $335 billion worth of expenditure is expected over the next five years on offshore oil & gas operations & maintenance (O&M), according to a new report, The World Offshore Operations & Maintenance Market Forecast 2012-2016, by Douglas-Westwood (DW). Growth of 8% in expenditure is forecast annually 2012-2016, with O&M markets considerably less vulnerable to downturn than their capital-led counterparts. The underlying driver for all activity, both onshore and offshore, is the growth in global energy demand which…
DDW Wins Groundbreaking GOM Conversion Contract
Drydocks World signed a Contract with Singapore based AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, for two Tanker-to-Modular Capture Vessel (MCV) conversion projects. AET is converting these vessels as part of the Marine Well Containment Company’s (MWCC) well containment system. MWCC is a not-for-profit, stand-alone organization with 10 member companies ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Shell, BP, Apache Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Statoil and Hess. The conversion will be implemented at the Drydocks World – Dubai facility.
BELCO and A.P. Moller - Maersk Ink Exhaust Gas Cleaning Contract
Demonstration Aboard the Maersk Taurus Containership. Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., USA, has reached an agreement with A.P. Moller – Maersk, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, to design, manufacture and supply the BELCO advanced marine scrubbing system for demonstration on one of the auxiliary engines aboard the Maersk Taurus. The system will be designed to remain on board as a commercial installation following the successful demonstration.