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Hydra Preparing for Offshore Upturn

The SAT-14 diving system (Photo: Hydra)

Offshore and subsea construction company Hydra said it has entered into the saturation diving market in anticipation of an offshore oil and gas sector rebound.Trevor Davis, president and CEO of the Texas-based company, said Hydra has converted its flagship vessel Subsea Responder and acquired a modular

PALFINGER to Equip Nexans’ New Cable Layer

Nexans’ new cable laying vessel Aurora (© Ulstein Verft AS)

Nexans high-end cable laying vessel (CLV) Aurora is developed for operations in rough weather and has high maneuverability and station keeping capabilities. Ulstein Verft will construct the vessel and prepare for the topside equipment, the vessel is designed by Skipsteknisk in Ålesund. The CLV is 31 m wide, 149.

BIG LIFT: The Importance of the JH143 Builder’s Risk Surveys

The importance of a JH143 Builder’s risk survey has been well documented. Since the Joint Hull Committee created JH 143 – Shipyard Risk Assessment form was brought into effect in November 2003, it has become a valuable tool that insurers can use to evaluate risks and exposures. The conducting of a JH

Mega Cranes for Port Everglades

Port Everglades Chief Executive Steven Cernak and ZPMC Chairman Zhu Lianyu discuss the progress of improvements to the crane rail infrastructure that is already underway on the Southport docks. Photo Credit: Broward County’s Port Everglades

Broward County’s Port Everglades reports that it is progressing with manufacturing the first three new Super Post-Panamax container-handling gantry cranes being built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. Inc. (ZPMC) of China. The design phase is nearing completion, and today Port Everglades

Port of Oakland Focused on Hybrids

Port of Oakland (Photo:Port of Oakland)

Oakland’s largest marine terminal operator plans to clear the air using hybrid cargo-handling technology. SSA Terminals said it will retrofit 13 diesel-powered cranes with diesel-electric hybrid engines. The upgrade is estimated to eliminate more than 45 tons of exhaust emissions annually at the Port of Oakland.

Famous Crab Fishing Boat Gets a New Crane

© F/V Northwestern, LLC

Captain Sig Hansen has been fishing crabs in Alaska aboard the F/V Northwestern for more than 30 years. In 2005, Discovery Channel aired the documentary TV show “Deadliest Catch”, which portrays real life aboard fishing vessels in the Bering Sea. Since then, he has been one of the most charismatic characters of the globally watched TV show.

Cranes, Heavy Lift Shipping, Engineering and New Technologies

AAL Nanjing. Photo: AAL

Compared to new technologies, conventional engineering in shipping is a relatively simple science: computable and generally predictable. However, heavy lift shipping presents challenges that go far beyond what is required with standard unitized cargoes. The transportation of project cargoes - often

Maersk Drilling: First Order for "Chela" Crane

Image: GustoMSC

Maersk Drilling awarded GustoMSC the first order for the uniquely designed crane Chela, which is to be installed on Maersk Invincible (GustoMSC CJ70 design) which is currently operating on Valhall for AkerBP. Chela is desgined to improve safe handling underneath the cantilever and reduce total time spent on wells.

New Beam Trawler Delivered

Photo: Damen

Dutch shipbuilder Damen has delivered the first new beam trawler to take to the North Sea in 12 years.Over the last 10 months, Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) has outfitted the 41-meter hull from stock. The vessel, designated UK 46, is for Hakvoort Brothers, based in Urk, the Netherlands.

Factoring Life Cycle Variables Enables Intelligent Motor-drive Purchases

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Cranes and winches in particular can benefits from this practice.Early electric motors were operated at one speed, guided by available current and voltage and often drive belt and pulley systems that mechanically controlled system speed and power. As motors evolved, efficiency improved, mostly by changing

ExxonMobil Rolls Out New Hydraulic Oils

Photo: ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil said its new Mobil SHC Aware HS (Hydraulic System) Series hydraulic oils are specially formulated to offer excellent protection, even in marine operating environments. The oils meet the U.S. Vessel General Permit (VGP) requirements for Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants, making them suited for operators in U.

Latest Innovations in Heavy Duty Machinery

RollDock Shipping: sophisticated loading/unloading systems for wind turbine component transportation. (Photo courtesy of Roll Group)

Orders pour in for marine lifting machinery; State-of-the-art equipment installed on vessels and in ports   In the first of a series of marine industry sector reviews, MR&EN correspondent Tom Mulligan reports on the latest innovations in heavy lifting machinery technology with a selective overview

GustoMSC Evolves Chela the "Smart" Crane

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Nearly two years ago GustoMSC introduced a smart crane for lifting and wireline operations under the drilling cantilever. Two years later, following industry feedback and further development, the equipment has evolved into Chela, named after the Greek word for a crab’s claw. Chela offers an extra hand in operations,

Dellner Brakes: Serving Inland and Coastal Waterways Markets

A luffing and trolley travel hoist for bagged material used by two vessel loaders at Lake Charles, Louisiana. The hoists are fitted with Dellner SKP service brakes with mounting stands installed between the hoist motors and the reduction gears. The brakes were also manufactured with extra protection to prevent corrosion from sea water.

Dellner provides a range of clutch and braking products for the inland (brown water) and coastal workboat markets. From topside deck equipment to propulsion applications, these myriad applications include: Dellner Gummi USA Type FM, FKT and FK pneumatic drum clutches/brakes   Dellner Brakes SKD,

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