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Maersk Drilling: First Order for "Chela" Crane

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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

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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

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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,

Lobstermen Select IMTRA For Equipment

Lobstermen Select IMTRA For High-Quality Equipment Photo by Terry Boivin from Belfast, IMTRA

IMTRA announced today it has provided Offshore series LED deck lights, Exalto and Roca windshield wipers, Side-Power thrusters and Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems to lobster vessels throughout New England. The newly-launched lobster boat Sailor’s Way from Stonington, Maine is the latest fishing vessel to be equipped with IMTRA gear.

When it comes to moving fluids, Albin delivers

With a line of 12 General Purpose Pumps, Albin Pump Marine  delivers reliable performance, at an appealing price point. Photo Albin Pump Marine

Whether on board or dockside, Albin Pump Marine makes moving fluid an easy task with its line of 12 General Purpose Pumps that deliver reliable performance, at an appealing price point. Albin Flexible Impeller Pumps are self-priming and available in 12V or 24V. Used for pumping a wide range of viscous fluids,

Maersk, McDermott Complete Contract off India

Maersk Installer - Jumpers Photo courtesy Maersk

Maersk Supply Services said it has completed the first contract for one of its Stingray-Class newbuild subsea support vessel, Maersk Installer, with McDermott. Maersk Installer joined the project in January 2018, supporting the Vashishta development off the East Coast of India.This part of an ongoing

All Operators Should Follow These Lubrication Steps

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Maintaining mission-critical winches, windlasses and cranes: the four must-have lubrication steps that all operators need to keep gears going.   In the marine industry, winches, windlasses and cranes are the work horses of deck and harbor operations. They can be used to set anchors, position floating drill rigs,

MacGregor Completes Rapp Marine Acquisition

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, said it has completed its EUR 16 million ($19.8 million) acquisition of Rapp Marine Group (RMG) after first announcing the deal in December 2017.   "With MacGregor's Triplex deck handling portfolio we already today have a very strong position in the fishery and research

World’s Largest Crane Vessel under Development

Developers OOS International and China Merchants Industry Holdings tout OOS Zeelandia as the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (Image: OOS International)

Holding OOS International Group B.V. said it is working with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) to design and build what will be the world’s largest semi-submersible crane vessel (SSCV), OOS Zeelandia.   OOS unveiled the OOS Zeelandia during the EU-China Blue Industry Cooperation Forum in Shenzhen on December 8,

Deck Machinery: Five Stress Areas

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Spotting deck equipment stresses where new lubricants bring relief   When you face various deck equipment challenges, making the right lubricant selection can help lower labor costs, extend the life of the equipment, improve safety and more.    The key is to identify deck equipment stresses, then apply the optimum lubricant solution.

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