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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Vessel Applications News

Seaforce Drydock (Photo: Jotun)

Jotun Creates New Antifouling

Jotun unveiled the next-generation of its SeaForce biocidal antifouling range, with three new products featuring Hydractive technology. Jotun originally launched its SeaForce range in 2004. Since then it has recorded more than 27,000 vessel applications worldwide.“SeaForce is a cornerstone portfolio in our marine coating range,” said Dr, Erik Risberg, Global Marketing Director, Jotun Marine Coatings, “but we felt the time was right to push its performance further, providing next level protection for our customers while consolidating its position within the marketplace.

Sebastiaan Bleuanus, GM for research coordination and funding, Wärtsilä.

Interview: Sebastiaan Bleuanus, Wärtsilä

The May 2019 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News features a 10-page feature section on "Thought Leadership" in the marine power sector. Here we extract and present the interview with Sebastiaan Bleuanus, GM for research coordination and funding, Wärtsilä.Please put in perspective and discuss the current environment and pressure to reduce emissions in the maritime industry.The last 15 years have seen a shift in legislative focus in two main areas; a tightening of the…

Photo: Alfa Laval

Inert Gas Production for Alfa Laval Training Center

An Alfa Laval Smit Combustion system (FU type) is now installed at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center in Aalborg, Denmark. The system, which adds inert gas production to the center’s already comprehensive range of full-scale vessel applications, will ensure that Alfa Laval remains at the forefront of developing and optimizing inert gas systems.Inaugurated in 2014, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Center is essentially a full-sized machine room on land, with equipment from all of Alfa Laval’s marine product groups installed in process lines as they would be on a commercial vessel.

Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference: Program Announced

The Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference being held at the RNLI College in Poole, U.K., October 6-8, will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge that will assist the sub IMO professional sector to understand the possibilities of utilizing hybrid systems. The aim is to identify the potential for hybrid systems for specific sectors, including diesel / electric / battery for workboats, pilot boats, survey vessels, wind farm support vessels, superyacht tenders, patrol craft, military and unmanned craft.

Image: Hyde Marine

Hyde Marine to Present on BWTS at Nor-Shipping

Hyde Marine, Inc., announced it will attend Nor-Shipping 2015, June 2-5, held at the Norges Varemesse in Oslo, Norway. The marine technology company will present at BIMCO'S Driving Maritime Environmental & Efficiency Management Seminar, June 2. Mark Riggio, product manager, Hyde Marine, will participate during the seminar's Technology Provider Panel and will give a short presentation on how Hyde Marine is using the company's extensive retrofit experience to address concerns about making Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) installation and operation seamless for the ship owner and operator.

Dual-fuel diesel engine 34 DF: Image credit Wärtsilä

Wärtsilä Beefs Up Dual-Fuel Engine

The latest version of Wärtsilä's 34 DF (Dual Fuel) marine diesel engine offers a power increase up to 500kw per cylinder. The Wärtsilä 34DF engine has proven to be a highly efficient and reliable solution for a wide range of vessel applications. The latest version is expected to expand that range even further. Lower fuel consumption of this engine will further improve its environmental performance. Since 2003,  Wärtsilä says that their 34DF has paved the way in the LNG-fuelled offshore support vessel market.