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German Shipyard Delivers Complex Suction Dredger

Eke Möbius Christening: Photo credit Sietas

Sietas shipyard hands over second suction dredger christened 'Eke Möbius' to Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH in Hamburg. The Eke Möbius is 118.47 metres long with a displacement of 6.8 metres and has four diesel engines that together develop 6,760 kW. It can dredge at a depth of up to 35 metres. This dredger has cargo capacity of 7,350 cubic metres and has a transit speed of 13 knots. While suction dredging it has a top speed of two knots. An innovative type of power management for the generators and electric engines, as well as for travelling drive and dredging pump operation, ensures minimal diesel consumption, wear and emissions. There is space for a crew of 16 including captain, officers, engineers, dredging master, electricians and deck hands in 24-hour operation. President of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) christened the “Eke Möbius” in the presence of 250 invited guests from the worlds of business and politics. Part of the STRABAG Group of Austria and based in Hamburg, Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH is one of Germany’s leading hydraulic engineering companies. “Today’s handover is a fantastic success for the Sietas shipyard, meeting all quality, delivery and budget stipulations,” said Dr. Tobias Brinkmann at the ceremony, who managed this project as part of the insolvency administration process


Peene Delivers Vessel to Swedish Coast Guard

Photo: PS Werften

The Peene shipyard in Germany successfully completed a new series that was part of an order obtained during insolvency. The coast guard vessel (Kustbevakningen Vessel) KBV 034 was handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard, with a reflagging ceremony at dock 2 of the Peene shipyard in Wolgast, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The Swedish Coast Guard originally placed the order for a total of four new coast guard vessels in 2008


Low Flashpoint Maritime Fuels: DNV First Up with Rules

DNV say that on 1, July 2013 they will release rules for using low flashpoint fuels such as methanol for bunker fuel.  Interest for methanol as ship fuel is growing in response to the need to reduce NOx and SOx emissions. However, with a flashpoint of just 12°C, it poses safety challenges, and DNV’s new notation, an industry first, covers every aspect of safe design. Methanol is most commonly produced from natural gas but it can also be produced from a wide range of biomass


Offshore Work Under Extreme Conditions Research

University of Stavanger (UiS) is active in teaching, research and finding solutions for developing fields in areas with Arctic conditions.
 The northward shift of Norway’s oil industry means it must adjust to temperatures down to -30°C, storms, sleet and snow, and drift ice. And to the blackest night. “Try to imagine changing a tyre in freezing weather, snow and darkness,” says professor Tore Markeset


Peene-Werft Wolgast Delivers Vessel to Swedish Coast Guard

KBV 033 at the Peene Shipyard

The coast guard vessel (Kustbevakningen Vessel) KBV 033 was handed over to the Swedish Coast Guard with a reflagging ceremony at dock three of the Peene shipyard in Wolgast. A special day for P+S Werften, currently under insolvency administration: Initially the Swedish Coast Guard placed an order for a total of four newly built KBVs in 2008; but in the context of insolvency proceedings, the Peene shipyard could not fulfill the order completely without a new agreement


RL-K 7500 Subsea Crane

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During customer days at the production plant in Rostock in January 2013 Liebherr presented its new subsea crane, type RL-K 7500. With this new knuckle boom crane the company extends its range of offshore cranes for subsea operations.  The RL-K 7500 is able to lift up to 260t in the air and handle loads down to a water depth of 3,400m. The maximum rope diameter is 100mm, the maximum overturning moment of the crane is 75,000kNm


New York Shipping Conference: The New Normal

Examining key industry drivers is the focus of the 17th annual Hellenic-American and Norwegian-American Chambers of Commerce annual conference, often called the New York Shipping Conference.  Entitled “Challenges & Opportunities for the Shipping Industry: Is There a New Normal?” the conference will present the macro shipping and economic overview, the impact of increasing environmental regulation on the shipping market, the availability of capital and its many forms


First German-built Wind Farm Jack-up: Aeolus

Aeolus in Este barrage

It is a first in the German shipbuilding industry; the Aeolus, the first jack-up vessel for offshore wind farms designed and built in Germany, which was constructed at Sietas Shipyard for the prestigious Dutch marine engineering company Van Oord, has left the shipyard. Having passed through the Este barrage of Hamburg port, the jack-up vessel now travels along the river Elbe to Bremerhaven. Berthold Brinkmann, administrator at Sietas Shipyard said


SMM India 2009

“The maritime industry will become more and more important for India in the coming years,” said Tobias König, Founder and Managing Director of König & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG, an issuing house based in Hamburg, Germany. A representative of König will be present at the accompanying conference at SMM India 2009. This is the first shipbuilding trade fair on the Indian sub-continent, taking place under quality label of SMM, the leading shipbuilding fair


Damen Introduces Arctic Towing Supply Vessel Concept

Photo: Damen

Last February, five Maritime Engineering bachelor students of the Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands) finished their Minor on Arctic Engineering. In cooperation with Damen Shipyards Group and other partners this project has now resulted, amongst others, in a new Arctic vessel: the Damen AMTSV (Arctic Modular Towing Supply Vessel). The 100-meter double acting supply ship is capable of operating in the Barents Sea year round and in the Baffin Bay and Beaufort Sea for 8 months


Is Internal Combustion Engine Methane Slip Harmful to the Environment?

Not only the gas engine itself has to considered when one is talking about methane slip, but also the entire supply chain is important to consider.

Tighter regulations on exhaust emissions are prompting rapid change within the global shipping industry. Orders for scrubber systems have soared higher than before, suppliers of emissions monitoring software are rapidly taking increasing orders


Advanced Simulation Helps to Solve Ballast Water Management Problems

Figure 1:  CFD simulates mixing of two  fluids in a pipe for type approval.

Ballast water management poses problems in design and operation of ships. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) offers solutions with design, type approval and trouble-shooting.    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) denotes collectively techniques for solving equations describing the


German Barging: Over the Divide

Roswitha Engert-Zöller and her husband, Capt. Albrecht Zöller, dream of riding a working towboat on the Mississippi River. But their life cruising through picturesque European villages aboard their family owned and operated power barge would be the envy of most North American mariners






 
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