IMO Tier III Range Expands With New D13 Solutions
Volvo Penta has expanded its marine IMO Tier III range with new D13 solutions, demonstrating the company’s commitment to exceeding today’s best practice while in parallel innovating future technologies. The new solutions are already making contributions to society.
This latest launch expands the range of marine commercial Volvo Penta D13 IMO III solutions for IPS-1200, IPS-1350, D13-900, and D13-1000. Each package exceeds the strict IMO III standards and also offers customers the most compact IMO III solution on the market.
The Volvo Penta D13 IMO III package upgrade boasts a power output of up to 735 kW for inboard and auxiliary applications and is approved for E3 and C1 cycles. The reduction in NOx and hydrocarbon (HC) will decrease from currently permitted levels of 5.6 g/kWh down to 2.0 g/kWh.
The SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system can be installed in either a vertical or horizontal position, thanks to the brand-new seamlessly rotating outlet, which adds to the versatility of this complete solution.
These latest advancements in efficiency exceed IMO III compliance, demonstrating the Volvo Penta ethos of pushing design beyond its limit rather than settling for base requirements.
Outstanding solutions for critical operations
On the water, the new Volvo Penta D13 IMO III solutions mean that high-speed vessels can easily comply with IMO III requirements.
Volvo Penta and Norwegian shipyard Måløy Verft have just delivered the first installation of the new Volvo Penta D13-1000 IMO III package: the new Norwegian ambulance boat Rosesol is a 23-meter high-speed fiberglass catamaran with an 8-meter beam, powered by twin Volvo Penta D13-1000 IMO III. Rosesol is capable of speeds of more than 30 knots. The new vessel launched in May 2022 and now services an area on the country’s west coast spanning some 100 nautical miles and more than 200 islands.
“In this region it’s necessary to have an ambulance boat because it’s not possible to go to the hospital by car,” said Kjell Augestad-Mjåtvedt, Captain of the Rosesol. “This vessel’s impressive speed and fuel efficiency are important because of the distances we cover – time is critical for many patients.
“The most important performance for an ambulance vessel like this is to be able to maintain high speed in tough conditions. We now have the capability of 30-plus knots, not only on flat seas but also in gales and rough water,” said Captain Augestad-Mjåtvedt.
Kristian Lundebrekke, CEO of the shipyard Måløy Verft, said: “What is special about this ambulance vessel starts with the high demands set by the Norwegian government. We need to meet tough sea conditions, we need to be operative every day of the year – reliable – and we need to be environmentally friendly.”
“Volvo Penta delivers a complete package for what we need. The complete engines include the SCR unit, which makes for an easy install, it is all easy to use and understand, and they deliver low weight and stable power output. These are all important factors for us.”
Continuous improvements toward sustainability
Based on extensively tested Volvo Group technology, the solution has already proved itself in tough marine conditions, having undergone extensive testing at sea. The system is built to handle high
sulfur fuel (up to 1000 ppm) and cope with high back pressure while maintaining engine efficiency and drivability.
The new Volvo Penta D13 IMO III package upgrade follows the earlier releases of the Volvo Penta D13 offer for marine commercial, D8, and D16 solutions that also meet the stringent IMO III requirements.
Volvo Penta is working on numerous pathways to support its customers’ sustainability journeys – through improvements in efficiency, emission reductions, and later, by enabling seamless integration of hybrid power and alternative fuel solutions.
“Our primary focus remains on innovating tomorrow’s premium sustainable marine propulsion solutions, plus we are equally responsible for advancing today’s best practice,” says Johan Inden, president of the Volvo Penta Marine business. “So, in parallel to developing future hybrid and alternative fuel solutions, the new D13 IMO III solutions demonstrate our commitment to continually improving the efficiency and performance of every Volvo Penta product.”
Compact and flexible
The Volvo Penta IMO Tier III solution is the most compact on the market – making the transition to IMO III compliance simple, both for Volvo Penta IPS (Inboard Performance System) and traditional inboard shaft installations. The compact design means that existing Volvo Penta IPS-powered vessels will be able to fit the system without engine room alterations.
Fully integrated system
Volvo Penta supplies a fully integrated system that is designed, developed, and manufactured by one company. So, customers can expect the same professional streamlined aftermarket support that Volvo Penta is renowned for. In addition to this, the Volvo Penta SCR system does not require service, as it has the same life span as the engine it is coupled with same or better fuel efficiency
Volvo Penta has been able to fulfill IMO III targets while reducing fuel consumption. Despite the SCR adding exhaust backpressure, the engine power output remains unchanged.
“We have gained a lot of experience during the years of designing after-treatment systems within the Volvo Group and for our industrial and Marine Commercial offerings,” says Björn Rönnvall, Product Manager, Volvo Penta. “This has enabled us to finetune the solution – extending its lifespan, maintaining, and even bettering, its fuel consumption – and delivering all this in a compact, flexible package. Ultimately, we want to make this transition as simple as possible for our customers – supporting them and the ocean environment we all love.”
Contract For A 12,000 m³ LNG Bunkering Barge“
TGE Marine Gas Engineering GmbH (TGE Marine) has been awarded the contract for a 12,000 m3 Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering barge with US-based Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding for the design and supply of the cargo handling system including two 6,000 m3 bilobe Type C tanks designed to transport LNG at -163°C.
The cargo handling system will enable the barge to load LNG from a supply terminal and transfer the LNG to the clients´ vessels using a ship-to-ship transfer system. During transit the cargo can be kept in its liquid state at ambient pressure through the use of a chiller unit.
The barge will be built by Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding for US-based owner Crowley and operate under a long-term charter with Shell NA LNG, LLC. The 12,000 m3 barge will be the largest of its kind built in the United States so far and is expected to start operations along the US East Coast in 2024.
The maritime transport sector is quickly moving towards decarbonisation and compared to traditional fuels LNG offers a great opportunity to reduce carbon emissions. The use of LNG as a fuel within the maritime industry has seen significant growth over the last years with around 30% of the worldwide order book currently based on LNG as fuel. Since its inception in 1980, TGE Marine, with its more than 100 employees based in Bonn (Germany) and Shanghai (China), has specialised in the engineering, procurement, supervision and commissioning of Cargo Handling and Fuel Gas Systems for liquefied gases (LNG, LPG, LEG, CO2, N3, etc.). TGE Marine’s design is based on extensive engineering experience within the small scale LNG carrier, bunker vessel, FSRU and fuel gas system markets with more than 250 successfully delivered projects to a variety of renowned ship owners and shipyards, putting the company in the unique and strong position to address both the needs of the LNG supply and consumer sides.
THE GAS EXPERTS – Innovations for Greener Shipping
TGE Marine is the leading liquefied gas systems’ provider, specialising in cargo handling systems and cargo tanks for a range of gases such as LPG, LEG, LNG, Ethane, CO2 and NH3. TGE Marine also supplies traditional and future fuel gas systems for liquefied gas carriers, bunker vessels and FSRUs.
Our wide-ranging expertise in liquefied gas and cryogenic systems is based on more than 40 years’ experience in this market, having designed and delivered more than 250 gas handling and storage systems for gas tankers, FSRUs and FPSOs in addition to fuel gas applications built at shipyards all over the world.
With our passion for innovation we are supporting the industry with technical solutions for a sustainable future such as alternative fuels or CO2 transport for CCS projects. The head office in Bonn, Germany is a technical centre of excellence with core compe-tencies in design and engineering, supported by its branch office in Shanghai.
WÄRTSILÄ NEXT GENERATION NAVIGATION SIMULATOR TO POWER THE CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN MARITIME SAFETY IN SINGAPORE
Wärtsilä Voyage will deliver the next generation navigational simulator for Singapore’s Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety (CEMS) to prepare seafarers for shore-based remote management of vessels and autonomous ship operations. CEMS is a collaboration between the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and Singapore Polytechnic, supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. The next generation simulation platform will be based on the Wärtsilä NTPRO (Navi-Trainer Professional 5000) Navigational Simulator in a shore-based operational configuration.
CEMS will execute research and development in multiple skills with the support of augmented, mixed, and virtual reality. The project will focus on new modelling and simulation tools that enhance marine and navigational safety, the development of a complex port environment, as well as validation of new operational concepts, particularly with smart and autonomous ships.
“This is a strategically important partnership as CEMS and Wärtsilä Voyage share common objectives of introducing next-generation smart marine technologies safely and with a human-centric approach, both on the vessel and on the shore side. We look forward to working with CEMS and link-minded global partners to advance this important topic,” said Chris Chung, Director, Ecosystem Development, Wärtsilä Voyage.
“As the maritime industry gets more digitally connected, it is opportunity to embark on a journey to identify and define new skillsets that could be radically different from today. CEMS shares a common vision with Wärtsilä Voyage to embrace technologies and prepare our workforce to be future ready through research and innovation,” said Daniel Zhang, Centre Director, CEMS at Singapore Polytechnic.
Wärtsilä Voyage’s collaboration with CEMS covers three core disciplines of seascape, landscape and mathematical modelling of all relevant vessel types for training shore-based navigation officers, as well as the development of training material for remote operations. These include areas such as assistive technologies for use onboard ships and during training, simulators to study human behaviour and competency to enhance the safety of navigation, infusing wearable technologies, and co-develop scenario-based “Standards Validation” simulation for autonomous vessel research. The research concepts and projects will be conducted over the next two years.
Recognizing the long-term need of creating an environment to promote data-driven innovation and developments in the maritime sectors, the Singapore Maritime Institute has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreement with Wärtsilä Voyage. Under this, the two parties will continue to cooperate and identify industry challenges that can be resolved through data-driven tools, applications, and technologies, as well as provide researchers with relevant and anonymised data to support their work under SMI’s Maritime AI R&D Programme.
“The project is of high significance as it paves the way for future collaborations and projects not only in the Asia-Pacific region but with the global industry where Wärtsilä Voyage’s simulation platforms can act as safe testbeds for validating all kinds of smart marine and autonomy technologies,” said Pierre Guillemin, Vice President, Technology at Wärtsilä Voyage.
“AI and simulation tools not only provide us with the unique platform to safely test and validate a myriad of situations and environments before going for actual sea trails, but they also give mariners ample opportunity to get used to the new technology without any risk,” added Guillemin. “We, therefore, see this collaboration as the perfect opportunity and example of how different stakeholders within the industry can come together to leverage big data and combine their expertise to develop and implement smarter technologies faster, and catapult shipping’s transition towards sustainability.”
Protecting The Future Of Green Vessels With Green Fire Technology
The world is going electric - and this is undeniable! Be it on land, at sea or in the air - industries and technologies are starting to catch up - and at times exceed - fossil-fuel powered means of transportation.
In the marine industry cargo ships, naval ships, submarines and even special purpose marine vessels are fast adopting electric power. Similarly, the luxury yacht market has entered an era of eco-consciousness as builders and suppliers work together to source and develop sustainable solutions. These efforts are focused on reducing consumption and emissions, as well as improving speed and above all safety.
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) estimates that the amount of human-instigated carbon dioxide emissions from shipping is expected to rise by 50 – 250% by 2050 if no action is taken. New propulsion systems that consume less fuel, and hybrid yacht batteries that motorise the vessel voyage for hours of silent and fuel-less transportation, are emerging on the horizon. Growing interest in energy storage from the sea vessel industry is already leading global battery manufacturers to accommodate the rising demand for electric and hybrid marine systems.
The advantages from powering yachts with batteries are well known, just as much as the risks that come with them. A European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) report concludes that a Li-Ion battery fire onboard a ship can be more deadly than a sinking ship. The authors point out that the commonly used fire suppression systems are not effective in case of a battery fire, and in some cases may even worsen the situation.
Mechanical shocks or misuse of a Li-Ion battery may lead to an increase in its internal temperature, triggering what is known as a thermal runaway. During a thermal runaway, the battery electrolyte releases toxic and potentially explosive off-gases along with excessive heat. The resulting fire can ignite the electrodes of the battery and is of such high intensity that it is difficult to extinguish or contain.
FirePro, a leading manufacturer of condensed aerosol fire suppression systems, has carried out extensive research, with more than 70 tests over the past 5 years, aimed at understanding the diverse behaviour of fire on such batteries. The FP technology has been thoroughly tested regarding effectiveness and efficiency by accredited laboratories including KIWA (Netherlands) and Albarubens (Italy) as well as by prominent Li-Ion battery manufacturers such as LG Chem. Moreover, prominent manufacturers such as Samsung SDI are using FirePro for their Energy Storage Systems (ESS).
Additionally, FirePro has been working closely with shipyards and end clients, designing solutions for small to large Li-Ion battery ESS’s. Noteworthy installations include those on the Baltic 142 Canova luxury super yacht and the Aurora pioneering ferry boat.
Baltic Yachts is a European superyacht building company based in Larsmo, Finland. It is considered as one of the world leaders in the design, engineering, and construction of high-performance carbon composite yachts. FirePro systems are currently installed in the engine room of Baltic 142 Canova to protect both its engine and its critical electrical equipment.
The Aurora is a ferryboat operated by ForSea (HH-Ferries), a European operator based in Helsingborg, Sweden that supports ‘sustainable’ ferry routes. FirePro systems protect four Battery Energy Storage Systems on board the Aurora.
Despite the risks and difficulties, there is nothing slowing the marine industry from going electric, and therefore fire suppression technology must progress and adapt accordingly. FirePro is embracing the change and is constantly helping to shape the future of fire protection against battery fires.
FirePro has a team of expert partners in Singapore who are ready to help and advise on Marine Fire Protection as well as specific FirePro solutions. Alarm Supply Pte Ltd has been installing and commissioning Marine systems successfully for many years and can showcase a large portfolio of projects and clients. For further information, you may contact Danny Ang – General Manager of Alarm Supply Pte ltd at firstname.lastname@example.org
SURVITEC ENHANCES LIFEBOAT INSPECTION SOLUTION TO DELIVER SAVINGS AND FLEXIBILITY FOR SHIP OPERATORS
Leading survival technology provider Survitec has relaunched its lifeboat inspection solution underpinned by the company’s novel ‘Hub and Spoke’ network model.
Lifeboat Inspection 402, devised in line with regulations mandated in 2020 under SOLAS Chapter III & IMO MSC.402(96), has been enhanced to deliver greater flexibility and convenience to vessel operators.
Metkel Yohannes, Survitec’s Lifeboat Product Category Manager said: “We have significantly optimised our global lifeboat inspection solution to better reflect the operational needs of our customers and local dynamics.
In addition, our Lifeboat Inspection 402 solution includes further enhancements to its agreement options. For instance, as well as traditional spot market lifeboat inspections, Survitec offers more cost-effective frame or subscription-based agreements. Customers can benefit from lower costs, port priority and due-date management – all from a single point of contact.
Lifeboat inspections must be carried out annually, with a more extensive inspection and load testing taking place at five-year intervals. But, as Yohannes explained, waiting until the certificate’s expiry date to sort out an inspection is not the most efficient approach.
“This is where the Hub and Spoke model combined with the available agreement options really comes into its own.
“The hub is the main port where our multi-skilled technicians are based, with spokes radiating out to secondary ports. Fully approved and authorised lifeboat inspections can be carried out at any port along the spoke. It has been developed to deliver transparent and predictable pricing, but also a greater degree of operational flexibility and convenience.”
Paul Watkins, Survitec’s Regulatory and Compliance Manager and Chair of the Technical Committee for ILAMA, added: “We want to simplify the lifeboat inspection process and demystify regulation, so our customers have total confidence in their safety equipment. Our Lifeboat Inspection 402 offer delivers a more effective way to achieve compliance and help keep our customers’ vessels operational and our seafarers safe.”
As a Flag State authorised multi-brand lifeboat inspection provider, our teams are competent, capable and certified to deliver on all makes and types of lifeboats, davits, and hooks.
Hub ports currently include Singapore, Rotterdam, Fujairah, Shanghai, Doha, Barcelona, Miami, Busan, Aberdeen, Algeciras, and Piraeus. Over 60 Flag Administrations have now authorised Survitec’s Hub & Spoke lifeboat inspections.
46m Passenger Ferry Solidifies Incat Crowther’s Position As A Shipbuilding Partner
Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the delivery of Nordlicht II, a 46m 450-pax catamaran ferry, by Singapore's Penguin Shipyard International. Penguin delivered Nordlicht II this week to Germany's AG EMS after successfully completing sea trials in Singapore. Built by Penguin's wholly-owned subsidiary in Batam, PT. Kim Seah Shipyard Indonesia, the ferry is based on the Incat Crowther 46 design, the largest vessel from the drawing boards of Incat Crowther’s Europe office.
The vessel will be operated on a number of routes, including serving the North Sea-islands Borkum and Helgoland.
Nordlicht II is the product of a highly efficient consultative process whereby Incat Crowther initially supported the client AG EMS to develop a vessel specific to their own operating requirements. This process included discussions on the propulsion plant and motion damping system along with extensive discussions on the internal arrangement and outfitting of the vessel.
The aim and successful outcome of this process is to ensure that AG EMS have a vessel that meets their exacting requirements and standards. With an agreed design, Incat Crowther held an international tender for the construction of the vessel, ensuring that AG EMS received directly comparable quotations for the build of the vessel and simplified the selection of the most suitable shipyard.
Penguin was selected through this rigorous tender process.
Nordlicht II is capable of carrying up to 450 passengers, with an additional 52 exterior passengers seats and tables. The main deck consists of 248 economy class passengers with a large kiosk and racks for small luggage items. Aft the main passenger lounge is a large dedicated luggage room and aft of this is a section of crew accommodation.
The upper deck is divided into two cabins, a 111-passenger cabin amidships and a business class cabin for 96 passengers forward, with views over the foredeck, as well as discreet boarding facilities. The two passenger decks are linked by both an open stairwell and an elevator. The third deck houses the wheelhouse, a crew mess and senior crew cabins.
Nordlicht II is powered by twin MAN 175D main engines, each producing 2960 kW, the first use of these new modern engines in a high-speed ferry She has a top speed of in excess of 36 knots and a service speed of 33 knots.
Designed for the prevailing conditions of the route, Nordlicht II features a high bow and possesses excellent seakeeping characteristics with a motion damping system consisting of T-foils and interceptors provided by Naiad.
Incat Crowther's contribution to Nordlicht II demonstrates the firm’s position as the ideal shipbuilding partner, providing support from initial concept through to commissioning.
SEMBCORP MARINE DELIVERS WORLD'S FIRST EIGHTH-GENERATION DRILLSHIP
The successful construction of the world’s highest specification drillship, based on the Group’s proprietary Jurong Espadon 3T design, attests to Sembcorp Marine’s continuous progress up the value chain and proven capabilities in providing leading-edge advanced drilling rigs solutions
Sembcorp Marine Ltd (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”, or “Sembcorp Marine”) has successfully completed the delivery of the world’s first eighth-generation drillship, the Deepwater Atlas, for Transocean’s subsidiary Triton Atlas GmBH (“Transocean”).
The completion of Deepwater Atlas marks a key milestone in Sembcorp Marine’s offshore construction track record. The vessel’s successful delivery is a testament to the Group’s proven capabilities in providing innovative and pioneering solutions.
Deepwater Atlas is the first of two ultra-deepwater drillships based on the Group’s proprietary Jurong Espadon 3T design. The completed drillship features three-millionpound hook-load hoisting capacity and sets a new frontier for next generation drillships with its ability to accommodate well control systems for 20,000 psi (pounds per square inch) drilling and completion operations.
Capable of operating at 12,000 feet water depth and drilling to depths of 40,000 feet, Deepwater Atlas represents a breakthrough in the industry with leading-edge capabilities for enhanced operational safety, efficiency and performance. With capacity to accommodate a crew of 220, the drillship is designed and equipped to optimise fuel consumption and lower emissions to support the industry’s commitment to a reduction in carbon footprint.
Sembcorp Marine Head of Rigs and Floaters Mr William Gu said, “We are very pleased to achieve the delivery of Deepwater Atlas and to set many record firsts in the process. It gives us great pride to have designed and built for Transocean, the world’s first eighth-generation drillship of the highest industry specification, complete with a threemillion-pound hook-load and breakthrough capabilities for 20,000 psi drilling operations.”
Mr Wong Weng Sun, Sem
bcorp Marine President & CEO, said, “Sembcorp Marine’s continuous investments in innovation and technology development over the years have enabled the Group to move up the value chain to develop industry-leading designs and solutions. We are very pleased to partner Transocean to raise the bar for the design and build of the next generation ultra-deepwater drillships.”
Sembcorp Marine Ltd provides innovative engineering solutions to the global offshore, marine and energy industries. Headquartered in Singapore, the Group has close to 60 years of track record in the design and construction of rigs, floaters, offshore platforms and specialised vessels, as well as in the repair, upgrading and conversion of different ship types.
Sembcorp Marine’s solutions focus on the following areas: Renewables, Process, Gas, Ocean Living and Advanced Drilling Rigs.
Sembcorp Marine’s customers include major energy companies, owners of floating production units, shipping companies and cruise and ferry operators. They are supported by four commercial units: Rigs & Floaters; Repairs & Upgrades; Offshore Platforms and Specialised Shipbuilding. Sembcorp Marine operates shipyards and other facilities in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Brazil.
GLOW MARINE SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED KAI SHIUAN 8
AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC
In the wake of the current Covid 19 pandemic affecting economies across all industries and experiencing sharp lockdown globally, Singapore is not spared the impact of the pandemic.
With the implementation of stringent corona virus measures, the Singapore Government has responded strongly to contain the outbreak positively and progressively workers were allowed to resume work in most sectors.
Glow Marine Pte Ltd (GlowMarine), a privately owned enterprise has successfully launched a 42.30metre Aluminium Catamaran amid this pandemic at Marinteknik Shipbuilders in Jurong, Singapore in April 2021.
The new Twin-Deck vessel was named KAI SHIUAN 8 during a traditional blessing of Chinese prayer offering.
KAI SHIUAN 8 is designed and built to the requirements of Bureau Veritas and Taiwan CR Classification Society and comply with IMO International Code of Safety for HighSpeed Craft. KAI SHIUAN 8 will be delivered to her Taiwanese owner in Taiwan, the passenger vessel will be deployed for inter-island ferry services plying along the routes along the coastal waters in Taiwan.
The 10.30metre body width Catamaran has a capacity of 388 passengers, furnished with leather seating ensuring optimum comfort and safety for onboard passengers and other feature for wheelchair-bound travellers.
The propulsion system comprised of 4 units MTU 12V2000M86 main engines empowering 4 units Kamewa 56-4 waterjets via 4 units ZF3050 gearboxes and is capable of a speed in excess of 38knots during sea trial.
Mr Patrick Han, Asst Director, Economic Division, from Taipei Representative Office in Singapore, toured the vessel with his entourage.
The meeting with the visitors was positive and encouraging. Prior to this present project, GlowMarine has delivered a 42.30metre Catamaran in year 2017 and another 41.0metre Mono Hull in 2018 to their owner in Taiwan.
Mr Alan Chang, Executive Director, GlowMarine, said, “With today’s market condition, GlowMarine has plan to embark on an expansion programme and widen the scope of its activities while responsive to the market.”
GloMarine services include: Design; Build and Management.
To provide design consultancy with proposed design concepts tailored to each individual client’s requirements based on proven designs.
To construct vessels in the most innovative, economic ways and in friendly locations.
To provide the owners with consultancy on the entire range of Project and Fleet Management.
Glow Marine Pte Ltd was established as a “One Stop Marine Solution Provider “. The Company has deep and wide experience in design, project management, fabrication and ship operation. These capabilities enable the company to swiftly assess and complete all complex projects and adapt to any prevailing market situations.
Keppel strengthens track record with delivery of fifth dredger
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M) has delivered its fifth Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) to Jan De Nul Group with a perfect safety record.
Ortelius, a 6000m3 TSHD, is the fifth dredger that Keppel O&M has delivered to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3500m3 TSHDs and one 6000m3 TSHD last year. All five are Ultra-Low Emission vessels (ULEv) and the world's first European Union (EU) Stage V dredgers.
In line with Keppel’s Vision 2030 which puts sustainability at the heart of our strategy, Keppel O&M is providing value-added solutions to support the reduction of carbon emissions in the industry.
Mr Tan Leong Peng, Managing Director (New Builds) of Keppel O&M, said, "The delivery of a fifth dredger is testament to Keppel O&M’s newbuild capabilities and technological expertise. Our partnership with Jan De Nul Group has grown from strength to strength, and we are pleased to have delivered all five Ultra-Low Emission dredgers to Jan De Nul Group safely and efficiently, harnessing our holistic construction methodology.
“Despite the impact of COVID-19, we optimised operations while implementing safe management measures, and diversified our supply chain network, thus enabling us to catch up on work in a safe and efficient manner.”
Ortelius is fitted with a two-stage filtering technique for exhaust gases. Built to the requirements of the EU Stage V and International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Tier III regulations , Ortelius is diesel-electric driven and able to dredge to a maximum depth of 35m. It features a shallow draught, is highly manoeuvrable, and is suitable for working in confined areas.
Mr Robby De Backer, Director of Newbuilding Department of Jan De Nul Group, said, "Ortelius, like all our new dredgers, allows dredging at the lowest levels of emissions to date. The Jan De Nul Group and Keppel teams worked closely to overcome the challenges caused by COVID-19 and expedite the delivery of Ortelius. We are proud to partner with industry leader Keppel, who has through their engineering expertise and excellent service, provided assurance in the safe delivery of high-quality vessels.”
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) is a world leader in providing total solutions to the offshore, marine and energy industries. Bolstered by a global network of yards and offices, it has extensive know-how across a wide range of capabilities – design & engineering, new builds, conversions & repairs, and support services.
A pioneer in offshore solutions, Keppel O&M has a strong track record in designing and building high-performance offshore drilling rigs, production platforms and specialised ships. It is a trusted partner in the conversion, repair and modification of diverse and complex rigs and vessels, and is also a developer of integrated solutions for the offshore renewable and infrastructure industries.
Backed by robust operational excellence, Keppel O&M innovates and leverages new technologies to deliver projects on time, on budget, safely, reliably, and to the highest quality. For more information, visit www.keppelom.com.
Design. Build. Connect. Jan De Nul Group shapes water and land. Worldwide. From complex offshore services for oil and gas and renewables, to large dredging and both land and coastal reclamation projects, to challenging civil construction programmes. Well integrated competences and investments lead to creative, sustainable and innovative solutions. In this way Jan De Nul Group delivers results that produce satisfied customers. Building a better future. - www.jandenul.com
ROLLS-ROYCE SUPPLIES mtu GAS ENGINES FOR WORLD’S FIRST LNG TUGBOAT WITH HYBRID SYSTEM
Rolls-Royce is supplying two mtu 16V 4000 M55RN gas engines to Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard for the construction of the world’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-hybrid powered tug. The harbour tug will be operated in Singapore by Jurong Marine Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Marine. The new LNG-hybrid tug is the first of 12 tugs that Sembcorp Marine plans to design and build to replace the existing diesel-powered ones between now and 2025.
“We are very happy to be part of Sembcorp Marine’s efforts in environmental protection and adopt new green technologies in their operations. The mtu marine gas engines are part of Rolls-Royce’s Green and High-Tech programme. Without exhaust gas aftertreatment they emit no sulfur oxides only very small quantities of nitrogen oxide and particulate mass is below the verification limit”, says Chew Xiang Yu, Head of Rolls-Royce Power Systems’ commercial marine business in Asia.
This is the first LNG-hybrid tug to be powered by mtu gas engines worldwide. Designed by LMG Marin (Norway), part of the Sembcorp Marine group, to deliver 65T Bollard Pull (BP) with ABS Class, the LNG-hybrid tug is estimated to be completed in the later part of 2021. The main propulsion system of the tug comprises twin 16-cyclinder mtu Series 4000 gas units which will provide a combined total power of 2984 kilowatts at 1600 RPM (revolutions per minute). The new gas engines are able to deliver performance comparable to a high-speed diesel engine. Equipped with multipoint fuel injection, dynamic engine control and enhanced turbocharging, the engines cater for dynamic acceleration capabilities, high power output and reduced emissions considerably below the current IMO III limits without the need for exhaust aftertreatment. The LNG-hybrid propulsion system will be able to provide flexibility to cater for various operational modes and is able to switch between low emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) engines and zero-emission battery power.
The new mtu gas engines are already powering ferries operated by the Dutch shipping company Doeksen in the specially protected Wadden Sea. A Lake Constance ferry operated by Stadtwerke Konstanz will also start operating in 2021 with the new mtu gas engines.
Sembcorp Marine is an integrated brand offering one-stop engineering solutions for the offshore, marine and energy industries. The Group’s solutions focus on the following areas: Gas Value Chain, Renewable Energy processes, Advanced Drilling Rigs, Ocean Living and Maritime Security. Sembcorp Marine operates shipyards and facilities in Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Norway and Brazil.
Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver clean, safe and competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs.
Rolls-Royce Power Systems is headquartered in Friedrichshafen in southern Germany and employs around 10,000 people. The product portfolio includes mtu-brand high-speed engines and propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail and defence vehicles and for the oil and gas industry as well as diesel and gas systems and battery containers for mission critical, standby and continuous power, combined generation of heat and power, and microgrids.
Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
Annual underlying revenue was £15.45 billion in 2019, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services.
Underwater Mounting Rexpeller
Thanks to specially developed lifting and sealing techniques, these azimuth thrusters can be mounted or dismantled underwater.These are large azimuth thrusters that can be mounted directly to the hull.
The underwater mounting Rexpeller is the perfect solution for drillships, semi-submersible rigs, FPSO units and other offshore vessels.
· Safe, easy installation
· No dry-docking required for thruster maintenance
An azimuth thruster suspended by a cable is lowered into the water and then lifted with another cable extending from the hull.
Kawasaki began production of Rexpeller azimuth thrusters in 1983 and has since delivered approximately 1,000 units. Moving forward, the company hopes to continue contributing to maritime shipping and other marine industries around the world through the provision of propulsion equipment that offers excellent propulsive performance, energy savings and environmental performance for various ships.
* Rexpeller is a registered trademark of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.