Category: Power Management

NEW GE CRANE POWER DEAL

September 23, 2016 5:57 am Published by Leave your thoughts

According to a recently signed deal between GE’s Marine Solutions business and Sembcorp Marine, GE is set to provide technology that will be at the heart of the operations of Heerema’s new semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV) Sleipnir. At 220m long and 102m wide, Sleipnir is to become the world’s largest crane vessel. It will be equipped with two cranes, each with a lifting capacity of 10,000 tonnes, and will be used for offshore construction and heavy lifting. Read the rest of this entry »

NEW INNOVATIONS WHICH HELP OFFSHORE VESSELS

March 6, 2015 5:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts
One area of offshore shipping that has seen a huge amount of innovation is propulsion machinery. With fuel efficiency and reduced emissions in mind, there has been an ever greater interest in new types of propulsion options, ranging from the still popular diesel-electric concept to hybrid machinery, fuel cells and batteries and, of course, the adoption of engines that can burn liquefied natural gas.

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MULTIPURPOSE VESSELS LOOK TO MAGNETS

October 9, 2014 5:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Multipurpose vessels, especially those that operate primarily at part loads, have been facing pressure when it comes to making money in today’s business environment. Returning to times of big profit margins will not happen soon without finding a radically different approach. Using permanent magnet technology for electric propulsion systems is a bold and proven way to save ship owners money due to lower fuel costs, less maintenance and fewer failures. Read the rest of this entry »