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"You're gonna need a bigger crane..."

Aug 30, 2023

Offshore wind turbines are reaching new heights both literally (meters), and figuratively (megawatts). As the demand for larger turbines surges, so do the challenges faced by offshore installation contractors, which need to come up with bigger vessels, and, consequentially, bigger cranes for those vessels.When I took on the assignment to produce a piece focusing on heavy-lifting cranes and deck machinery for OE…

MAN Energy Solutions Sells Gas Turbine Business

Jun 21, 2023

MAN Energy Solutions has announced the sale of its gas turbine business to China’s CSIC Longjiang GH Gas Turbine.CSIC Longjiang GH Gas Turbine (GHGT) develops small and medium-sized gas turbines in a 5 to 50 MW range as well as high performance and combustion technologies…

ABS Verifies Non-flammable Blue G Battery System Design

Feb 23, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) for non-flammable battery technology for use at sea.Called Blue G, the vanadium redox flow battery system from Gennal Engineering PTE LTD is now planned to move into prototype testing later this year…

Inmarsat to Roll Out IoT Solution to More than 60 Zamil Offshore Vessels

Nov 30, 2022

Inmarsat, a mobile satellite communications services provider, will roll out an Internet-of-Things (IoT) solution to more than 60 of Saudi-based Zamil Offshore's vessels in the Gulf area.The solution - powered by Fleet Connect and Fleet Data…

DPS Safety Alert Follows DP3 Drillship Blackout Investigation

Nov 01, 2022

The United States Coast Guard issued the following Marine Safety Alert rergarding Dynamic Positioning Systems.Dynamic positioning (DP) systems1 meeting equipment class 2 (DP2) and equipment class 3 (DP3) have control features and redundancies…

Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services Equips Fleet with Fueltrax Fuel Management System

May 03, 2022

Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services (RVOS) has chosen to outfit its entire fleet of vessels with the Fueltrax Electronic Fuel Management System (EFMS) to ensure accurate fuel usage transparency and emissions tracking.RVOS, a JV between Rawabi Holding…

Wärtsilä to Maximize Engine Uptime, Reduce Emissions on Two MMS LNG Carriers

Apr 13, 2022

Finland-based marine engine and technology specialist Wärtsilä has signed agreements with the Japanese shipping group MMS to optimize maintenance and emissions for two MMS LNG carriers and maximize engine uptime.Wärtsilä said the agreements…

Communications: The Role of Secure Telecommunications in Offshore Wind Ops

Oct 29, 2021

While maintaining the integrity of power supply, digitalization and the integration of data have been prioritized in the energy transition process, ensuring a robust telecommunications infrastructure is essential for operational success. A well…

Kongsberg Digitial Scores South Korea Sim Center Contract Wins

Aug 25, 2021

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) won four successive contracts with maritime training centers, schools and universities in South Korea.In the first quarter of 2021, the delivery of K-Sim Offshore and DP simulators to the Korea Institute of Maritime and…

Proserv Acquires Dron & Dickson's Abu Dhabi Business

Jun 15, 2021

Oil and gas services company Proserv Controls, has acquired the Middle Eastern operations of Dron & Dickson Electromechanical Contracting (DDEC) LLC, for an undisclosed fee. DDEC is a UK-based specialist in the supply, assembly, and maintenance of hazardous areas and industrial electrical equipment…

Hamworthy Names New CEO

Jan 11, 2021

Singapore-based marine and offshore pump manufacturer Hamworthy Pumps has appointed Hans Christiaan Laheij, 48, as its new CEO.The new CEO will join the company on January 15, 2021. He has recently worked with German propulsion specialist Schottel in the position of Deputy CEO & President Marine…

New Report Examines Offshore Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues

Nov 04, 2020

Offshore lifting hoists and chains solutions provider William Hackett has published an industry report aiming to help minimize the risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) and Stress Induced Corrosion Cracking (SICC). The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Condition Monitoring

Oct 26, 2020

Tip #5: Condition Monitoring - If it isn’t broken, let it beContrary to popular belief, machines running smoothly should never be left alone. Regular hydraulic oil sampling will give insight to the overall systems health. Key indicators in the…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Oil Temperature

Oct 23, 2020

Tip #4: Oil Temperature - Assume that 'running hot' is normalDuring warm summer months, with reasonable certainty, high machine temperatures will follow. This is especially true if using air oil heat exchangers. Dismissing this expectation may allow operators to prevent down time…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Oil Cleanliness

Oct 21, 2020

Tip #3: Oil Cleanliness - Don't add regular filter changes to your maintenance scheduleMost filters have switches indicating when the element is full, and sometimes waiting for that may be too late. Changing filters on a regular service interval…

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