Wärtsilä propulsion solutions continue to be the choice for fishing vessels

PHOTO: The new purse seiner trawler being built for Lunar Fishing Company will be equipped with the market’s most efficient propulsion machinery from Wärtsilä.

The technology group Wärtsilä continues its success in providing highly efficient, fully integrated propulsion solutions for fishing vessels with yet another valuable order. Lunar Fishing Company Ltd, based in Scotland, is replacing its existing ’Lunar Bow’ purse seiner trawler with a new ship having the same name. The primary considerations were to achieve both economic and environmental benefits through selecting the market’s most efficient propulsion machinery. The vessel is being built at the Karstensens Skibsvaerft shipyard in Denmark and the order with Wärtsilä was booked in October 2017.

Stena Bulk reorganises, coordinates and opens new office in Copenhagen

Stena Bulk is reorganising its business activities into three business areas: Crude & Fuel, Products & Chemicals and LNG and have appointed two new managing directors. At the same time, its business activities previously conducted under the name of Stena Weco are being coordinated and incorporated into Stena Bulk. Additionally, a new office in Copenhagen will be opened in the next few days. As a result, the company will leave its office in Rungsted, which until now has been used by Stena Weco.

Statoil issues LoI for Castberg FPSO hull

Statoil has awarded Sembcorp Marine Rigs and Floaters in Singapore a letter of intent (LoI) for the Johan Castberg project in the Barents Sea.

This concerns engineering, procurement, and construction of the hull and integrated living quarters for the FPSO. Statoil expects to ratify the contract on taking a final investment decision, before Christmas. The estimated value is $490 million.

WinGD continues drive to digitisation with Shipdex

Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced its participation in the Shipdex™ community.

DNV GL line optimization brings ten per cent fuel savings for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ new expedition cruise vessels

PHOTO: Pressure distribution on the optimized hull.

Design changes made as a result of working with DNV GL has resulted in projected annual fuel savings of more than ten per cent for the new Hapag-Lloyd Cruises passenger expedition ships. The two vessels, Hanseatic nature and Hanseatic inspiration, are currently under construction at the Vard Shipyard in Romania and Norway and are expected to launch in April and October 2019.

MacGregor announces a plan to achieve annual cost savings of approximately EUR 13 million

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is announcing planned measures to achieve annual cost savings of approximately EUR 13 million and begins statutory cooperation negotiations. The plans include the split of Smart Ocean Technology division into Cargo Handling division and Advanced Offshore Solutions division.  

Wärtsilä modernising vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard to provide reliability in demanding conditions

PHOTO The Canadian Coast Guard’s vessel Ann Harvey will be equipped with new propulsion generators, which will contribute to the vessel’s reliability for many years to come.

The technology group Wärtsilä will support the 1100 Class High Endurance Multitask Vessels operated by the Canadian Coast Guard, to renew their current propulsion generators. These vessels serve for buoy tending, search and rescue and icebreaking in each of the three Region of the Canadian Coast Guard. The new, more modern propulsion generators will contribute to the vessel’s reliability for many years to come. Furthermore, the standards of engineering and fuel consumption for the new engines will lead to reduced operational costs and lower emissions.

Ontario Government awards two ferry contract to Damen

PHOTO: Mark Gerretsen (MP for Kingston and the Islands), Leo Postma, (Sales Manager, Damen Shipyards Gorinchem), Sophie Kiwala (Member of Provincial Parliament), Mike Bossio (MP of Hastings-Lennox and Addington)

The Government of Ontario and Damen Shipyards Group have signed a contract for the design, build and delivery for two “road” ferries to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes. The ferries will be a 68-metre Damen Road Ferry 6819 and a 98-metre Damen Road Ferry 9819. Although one vessel is 30 metres longer than the other they will share many design features and equipment specifications. Both will also be hybrid-ready, enabling them to be fitted with batteries when required. Both vessels are being designed in-house by Damen and will be fully customised for the local infrastructure.

Wärtsilä introduces an innovative pre-swirl stator to improve fuel efficiency

PHOTO: EnergoFlow in combination with an optimised fixed pitch propeller ensures better results.

The new Wärtsilä EnergoFlow is an energy saving solution that will return ship operators’ investment in less than two years. By reducing the power losses which occur in the propeller’s slipstream with an optimised inflow, Wärtsilä’s solution improves fuel efficiency by up to 10 percent.

Spliethoff transports historic locomotive to Euroports

An historic diesel engine locomotive was discharged from Spliethoff’s vessel Floragracht by Euroports Belgium in Antwerp.

Transported from Milwaukee on Lake Michigan in the United States an historic NS 2000 diesel locomotive is being transported to the port of Antwerp for final destination The Netherlands. Here the locomotive will be restored by a museum. The NS-locomotive 2000 is a diesel-electric locomotive that was deployed by the Dutch Railways between 1946 and 1960.

More Efficiency with Modern Evac Systems

AIDA Cruises commissioned Evac to conduct the retrofit of a modern fresh water generation system on AIDAcara, the first cruise ship of the AIDA fleet.

“The bunkering of water in ports is not only pretty expensive, but in some ports around the world the water quality cannot be guaranteed,” says Timo Kern, Project Manager with Evac Germany. “If for some reason you can’t get water in port, then the operational area of your ship is limited.”

Wilhelmsen eyes efficiency gains by sharing data on DNV GL’s Veracity platform

Wilhelmsen is exploring concrete ways of leveraging their data on DNV GL’s Veracity industry platform. In one of the first data sharing pilot projects on the new open platform, Wilhelmsen is testing a system to share ship compliance and condition data with port state authorities to reduce paper work and physical inspections when entering ports.  

Corsica Linea to take vessel performance management to the next level with Eniram’s solutions

PHOTO: Capture of the Eniram MRV application on your mobile device

Eniram, a Wärtsilä company, has signed a five-year service agreement with Corsica Linea to take them to the forefront of digitalization and performance management. The agreement covers the fleet owned and operated by Corsica Linea between Marseilles and Corsica. These five vessels will be upgraded to the latest Eniram real-time performance management standards.

Finnish Steel Takes Scientists into the Deepest Spot of the Ocean

A Chinese scientific research company Rainbowfish Deepsea Equipment & Technology Co., Ltd. will construct a deep-sea research vessel. A Finnish foundry Tevo Lokomo Ltd. (www.tevo.fi) has joined the project.

One of the goals of the project is to explore further down into the Marianas Trench – towards a point that has been measured to be the new deepest spot in the world.

Kongsberg receives first DNV GL cyber security type approval for its K-IMS system

As the shipping industry digitalizes, vessels are becoming sophisticated hubs of connected systems and sensors that generate and exchange data both onboard and back to shore. This connectivity increases the need for cyber security and for ways of verifying the cyber safety of installed systems.