Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has agreed a deal with ABB to equip two new shuttle tankers, contracted to Statoil, with a range of new systems aimed at creating “better efficiency and lower emissions than any comparable tanker.”
Maritime software provider Hanseaticsoft has launched a new web-based planned maintenance system called Cloud Maintenance, to assist in centrally planning and prioritising maintenance jobs across a fleet.
Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has launched a new integrated system for the analysis of engine and ship data, called WiDE (WinGD Integrated Digital Expert).
Marine engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has announced its intention to begin supplying technical documentation in accordance with Shipdex standards, a set of specifications for digital data exchange adapted for the maritime sector from the S1000D specification applied in the aerospace and defence industry.
ABB has added a ‘Fleet Intelligence’ module to its ABB Ability Collaborative Operations software, to provide marine customers with an integrated overview of their ship system maintenance requirements in place of separate reports, and consequently improve the efficiency of maintenance programmes.
Icon Research and CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems, have developed a new algorithm which they claim can increase the efficiency of ship diesel engines by more accurately tracking data relating to the position of pistons within the engine’s cylinders.
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) is to expand its use of ClassNK’s CMAXS diagnostic monitoring system to two additional ships operated by the company, to take the total number of vessels installed to six.
JF Mimic, part of James Fisher and Sons, has signed an agreement to supply its Mimic condition monitoring software to Stolt Tankers, for installation on its fleet of 75 vessels and on shore at its head office.
Wärtsilä and US-based cruise operator Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) have signed a renewal of their existing performance-based service agreement, under which Wärtsilä’s range of digital monitoring services will be deployed to ensure that the engines on board 10 NCLH cruise ships run at optimum performance levels.
Wärtsilä and PGS Geophysical have signed a service agreement that makes Wärtsilä the preferred service supplier for engines and other Wärtsilä equipment, and includes the provision of condition based maintenance (CBM) services with automatic transfer of data from the installations to a CBM centre on shore.
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