SCHOTTEL: Control Upgrade Extends Lifecycle on Harbor Tug
Schottel GmbH has carried out a control upgrade on a seagoing and harbor tug equipped with azimuth thrusters from another manufacturer. Instead of replacing the entire propulsion system (including mechanics and hydraulics), only the controls were swapped out. In order to comply with the latest class requirements, the German vessel owner was forced to modernize the “WULF 9”, a 30-year-old ASD tugboat. Since the required spare parts were obsolete, an alternative had to be found.“Instead of offering intensive and expensive complete rebuilds…
Reederei H.-P. WEGENER Saves With Alfa Laval PureSOx
Reederei H.-P. WEGENER, a family-owned business with generations of experience in German coastal shipping, has found success with Alfa Laval PureSOx as the solution for meeting sulphur emission limits. In 1,000 days of continuous scrubber operation on two of the container vessels it charters out to customers, the company has seen major fuel cost savings. Based in Jork, Northern Germany, Reederei H.-P. WEGENER has a fleet of four container feeder vessels, including two chartered by Finnish “door-to-door carrier” Containerships Ltd. Oy.
L-3 SAM Electronics to Equip Two OSVs
L-3 SAM Electronics has been awarded a contract to provide the complete electrical package, including cable engineering and installation, energy distribution, propulsion, lighting and infotainment systems, as well as internal and external communications systems, for two offshore supply vessels for the Norwegian shipowner, Siem Offshore. Built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), located in northern Germany, the 155-meter-long and 31-meter-wide ships are due to be delivered in February and July 2016.
Fassmer Orders Three WhisperPower Systems
New WhisperPower systems have been ordered by the Fassmer yard in Northern Germany for there rescue vessels for the Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Rettung Schiffbrüchiger, DGzRS. The order concerns a contract for three keel-cooled M-SQ27 1500 rpm diesel generators with SYMAP generator control for central monitoring and synchronizing with shore power and the main generator. When the vessel disconnects from the shore power, all electrical functions will, without interruption, continue to operate. The systems will be installed in fast navigating vessels of 28 m. whisperpower.com
Meyer Werft Orders More MAN Diesel & Turbo Power
MAN Diesel & Turbo has won the order from Meyer Werft for new cruise vessels for Norwegian Cruise Line to supply its V48/60CR engines with diesel-electric propulsion systems. The ships will be built at Meyer Werft, the cruise liner specialist builder in Papenburg, northern Germany. Norwegian is a longstanding customer of MAN Diesel & Turbo with almost its entire fleet powered by the 48/60 and 58/64 engine types. The new ships, accorded the project name Breakaway Plus, will be the largest in Norwegian’s fleet.
Wind Turbine Service Jack-up Order for Nordic Yards
Northern Germany's Nordic Yards contracted by Denmark's DBB Jack-up Services to construct a Wind Turbine Service Jack Up Vessel (WTSJUV). The production of the vessel will be carried out at the yards in Rostock-Warnemünde and Wismar and will take approximately one year. Start of construction is planned for spring 2013, delivery scheduled for spring 2014. Additionally, there is an option for the construction of two more vessels. This special vessel commissioned from Nordic Yards will be used for servicing offshore wind turbines and is able to work under the most challenging conditions.