June 30, 2014 5:48 am
Navis Engineering says that recently completed sea trials by the 99,430 gross tons cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 have confirmed the high performance of its dynamic positioning (DP) control system, Navis Nav DP4000.
Designed and constructed for TUI Cruises by STX Shipyard in Turku, Finland and delivered in May this year, the 294m long and 36m wide Mein Schiff 3 is to operate in the German premium class cruise market.
The vessel incorporates a number of eco-friendly features, with particular emphasis on energy efficiency, and Navis says that the Mein Schiff 3 consumes around 30% less energy compared with cruise ships of similar sizes.
The Mein Schiff 3 DP control system was designed in close cooperation with TUI Cruises. It features special functions which contribute to substantial fuel reduction, particularly during tendering operations.
June 27, 2014 5:04 am
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DNV GL has reported that experts from Noble Denton Marine Assurance and Advisory in DNV GL have helped CNOOC perform the first offshore platform installation in China using advanced dynamic positioning (DP) floatover technology. The installation of CNOOC’s HZ25-8 DPP (Drilling Product Platform) topside was successfully completed in the eastern waters of the South China Sea for the Enping Oilfields. Read the rest of this entry
June 26, 2014 5:03 am
Thrustmaster brings water jet manufacturing to the U.S. and becomes the leading manufacturer of commercial water jet propulsion in the United States. Read the rest of this entry
June 25, 2014 5:01 am
ABB has released third-party verification that its Onboard DC Grid helps vessels reduce their fuel consumption up to 27 percent. Read the rest of this entry
June 24, 2014 5:59 am
Caterpillar Marine will launch its Cat Propulsion Twin Fin system at the 2014 ITS Hamburg Conference and Exhibition, June 16–20. The Twin Fin system is a new diesel-electric solution that saves on fuel and emissions, while improving overall vessel performance. The system protects all of the propulsion mechanical parts within the hull profile while retaining reliability, cargo space, and maneuverability for outboard solutions. Read the rest of this entry
June 23, 2014 5:56 am
Vessel assurance was highlighted as a key challenge for the offshore industry at Riviera Maritime Media’s European Dynamic Positioning Conference. The event is being held in association with C-Mar’s Dynamic Positioning Centre in London with presentations from major oil companies BP and Nexen Petroleum, as well as multiple vessel operators. Read the rest of this entry
June 20, 2014 5:15 am
Offshore energy, whether oil, gas or wind, faces a tightening regime of restrictions. In Germany, for example, the German Federal Bureau of Maritime Traffic and Hydrography (BSH) recently updated its standards for offshore wind energy units, offshore converter and inverter stations, and subsea high-power transfer cables. Read the rest of this entry
June 19, 2014 5:13 am
Siem Offshore Contractors recently took delivery of a new generation offshore wind installation support vessel that is set to introduce a new standard for accessing offshore turbines. Read the rest of this entry
June 18, 2014 5:10 am
L&T Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro, has delivered its first export commercial vessel, built at the Kattupalli Shipyard near Chennai, to Halul Offshore Services Company WLL (HOSC) of Qatar. Read the rest of this entry
June 17, 2014 5:05 am
Representatives from Norway’s shipbuilding industry recently gathered in Ålesund, Norway, for a Dynamic Positioning (DP) sensor technologies workshop held by Sonardyne International Ltd., Guidance Marine and Veripos. Read the rest of this entry