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A bouyant second half of the year? There is still much to look forward this year, so just what do we expect?

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Welcome to the August 2022 issue of Marine & Maritime Gazette the monthly magazine aimed at Worldwide coverage of the commercial marine, shipping and waterbased renewables markets. With some of us on a well deserved holiday and the rest looking towards a bouyant third quarter of 2022, just what does the rest of the year have to offer? Inside this issue, we are, as usual, covering a vast amount of topics, from ‘Tugs, Workboats & OSVs’ on page 20, to the ‘ins and outs’ of ‘Deck Equipment, Lifting & Winching’ from page 26. There is also a quick look at ‘Dredging, Trenching & Piling’ on page 32 and from page 40 we also have a ‘peek’ at ‘Training, Commercial Ma rine & Renewab Certification & Courses’. les Worldwide Anyway, happy reading and if you have any news, reviews, product launches or absolutely anything else of interest across the whole marine market, please email it to me at info@bljournals.plus.com for future consideration in our forthcoming issues.

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Berge Bulk vessel to sail with WindWings

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Berge Bulk, BAR Technologies, and Yara Marine Technologies have reached an agreement to install four BAR Tech WindWings by Yara Marine Technologies (WindWings) on board the 210 DWT bulk carrier Berge Olympus.

Macduff Ship Design announce delivery of 22.75m fishing vessel - ‘Celestial Dawn’ to George Hepburn and partners.

p18 LIDAR buoys Two advanced wind measurement buoys deployed in Celtic Sea, between Wales & Cornwall, UK.

p8 Royal approval Teignbridge Propellers honoured to welcome HRH The Princess Royal for a tour and Official Opening of new offices..

p14 Brownsea piling Jenkins Marine are working with marina pontoon suppliers, Intermarine, piling at Brownsea Island, Poole, UK.

“This partnership with BAR Tech and Yara Marine is a great step towards our transition to zeroemissions operations. Preserving our planet’s resources is fundamental to Berge Bulk’s sustainability vision and goals,” said James Marshall, CEO of Berge Bulk. “At Berge Bulk, we believe in the results that can be achieved by harnessing wind power. Evaluating this groundbreaking technology, the estimated impact on reducing emissions can be at least as significant as transitional fuels. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with BAR Tech and Yara Marine to install the first WindWings on board Berge Olympus and for the optimisation needed when deploying such innovative technologies.” This contract strengthens Berge Bulk’s commitment to pioneering the shipping industry’s decarbonisation journey. They will be an early adopter of wind-assisted propulsion technology, evaluating a pivotal technology to reduce the emissions of their bulker fleet. “A successful transition to a lower-carbon future can only be achieved through an inclusive approach. I strongly believe that many valuable solutions deserve greater attention, and windassisted propulsion is one of them. This collaboration between Berge Bulk, BAR Technologies, and Yara Marine skyrockets the momentum for wind propulsion,” added Thomas Koniordos, CEO of Yara Marine Technologies. “Wind has been the most evident ship propulsion for centuries. We are excited that industry-leading companies like Berge Bulk have the vision and commitment to equip their vessels with windassisted propulsion technologies. At Yara Marine, we are delighted to strengthen our partnership

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with Berge Bulk and proud to enable the largescale installations for WindWings, bringing back emissions-free wind power to shipping.” The large, solid wing sails on board these bulkers will measure up to 50 metres in height and will be capable of reducing CO2 emissions by as much as 30% through a combination of wind propulsion and route optimisation. By doing so, Berge Bulk aims to take a major step in assisting the broader industry in achieving its emissions targets for 2050. “Berge Bulk’s decision to invest in our WindWings technology is a clear endorsement of their commitment to moving to decarbonise their vessel fleet and be one of the leaders of sustainable change in shipping,” said John Cooper, CEO, BAR Technologies. “By retrofitting WindWings technology to existing vessels, firms like Berge Bulk can begin to make an immediate impact on decarbonising their fleets while at the same time seeing significant efficiencies in current fuel use. With Berge Bulk joining a pipeline of WindWings installations through 2023, we look forward to working with our partners to make significant inroads into reducing vessel carbon emissions.” www.yaramarine.com

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Fugro’s innovative Blue Snake™ system achieves success on its first offshore wind project

Fugro has successfully completed a contract for the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) to perform a geotechnical site investigation at the IJmuiden Ver (Noord) V and VI wind farm sites as part of the geophysical survey package. Working from a third-party vessel, Fugro deployed its new Blue Snake™ geotechnical system to conduct 25 co-located cone penetration tests (CPT), thermal cone penetration tests (T-CPT) and high performance corer (HPC) tests.

Michel Vrolijk, Consultant Offshore Wind Energy at RVO, said: “Supporting our partners to innovate is one of the ways to jointly improve our site characterisations for offshore wind. With the 21 GW planned on the Netherlands’ Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030/31, offshore site investigations need to speed up as well. Therefore, RVO is pleased with the implementation of Fugro’s Blue Snake™, because of the ability to perform a vibrocore in combination with a CPT in a single deployment. The short fixed distance between the CPT and vibrocore will also allow for better correlation between data, this could improve data interpretation” The Fugro Blue Snake™ is an innovative system that integrates CPT and sampling technology, achieving enhanced data quality, safety and efficiency. The tests are taken consecutively, at a fixed distance, enabling high-quality data acquisition and improved data correlation. With the integrated testing approach and the significant reduction of manual and crane handling, productivity is improved whilst health and safety risks are reduced. The IJmuiden Ver V and VI areas are in the northern part of the IJmuiden Ver wind farm zone and will be able to accommodate around 2 GW of offshore wind capacity, on top of the 4 GW of capacity already planned in the IJmuiden Ver zone. Sven Plasman, Fugro’s Principal Commercial Manager, said: “Having the support and commitment from a client such as RVO is highly appreciated. Their willingness to trial our new innovative equipment, resulted in the successful delivery of Geo-data in a safe, sustainable and efficient manner. We look forward to its continued success with the Blue Snake™ earmarked for projects throughout Europe.” www.fugro.com

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Port of Aberdeen welcomes first vessel to South Harbour

The Port of Aberdeen welcomed the first commercial vessel to Aberdeen South Harbour recently.

Plan for Albania’s largest seaport

Plans for the new port of Durres at Porto Romano, Albania, and a Dry Port in Pristina, Kosovo, have been presented to the governments of Albania and Kosovo. The development will deliver a positive impact on the economy of the entire Balkans region, along with significant improvements in social and environmental performance. The plans by Royal HaskoningDHV and local partner Abkons reveal an ambitious transformation of maritime infrastructure in Albania and multi-modal transport in the region.

The plans will see the industrial functions of the existing Port of Durres move out of the city to a new location in Porto Romano, nine kilometres north. The consolidation of industrial activity will have a major impact on connectivity, efficiency, and competitiveness, helping establish a world-class cargo facility which will improve trade throughout the region. The new seaport will use the latest in Green Ports and automation technologies and will be interconnected with the rail network as well as road infrastructure. It’s intended that this will facilitate efficient, sustainable connectivity with the planned dry port facility in neighbouring Kosovo, creating a trade hub for the rest of the Balkan states. Following extensive discussions, the plans now also include an inland transshipment terminal near Pristina, Kosovo, which will ensure the whole of the Balkans region will enjoy the economic benefits of the new port. The plan also incorporates the redevelopment of the existing Port of Durres into a commercial leisure-focused waterfront, thereby improving the liveability and quality of life of the residents of this port city. Edi Rama, Albanian Prime Minister said: “I was delighted to see the plans brought forward for the new port at Porto Romano. This is a fantastic opportunity to set a new standard in planning and connectivity. The scheme allows the entire region to benefit from the increased trade, opportunities, and environmental improvements. I feel we are in safe hands with Royal HaskoningDHV, and I look forward to the next stage.” Erik Oostwegel, CEO of Royal HaskoningDHV said: “Starting with a blank canvas is a rare privilege for our port planners and engineers. In moving the industrial side of the port operation, we essentially had the opportunity to plan an entirely new port that will help improve the transport logistics in the whole of the Balkans region. “As well as bringing employment opportunities to the area, the centralisation of the industrial elements will set new standards for planning in Albania. It will pave the way for a more coherent development strategy and ensure the stunning coastline of the country is preserved for the benefit of residents and to increase tourism activities.” The plans were presented to Albanian Prime Minister, Edi Rama, in June. They were then shared with the wider Albanian government and the Kosovan government at a meeting in Pristina. Albania’s Prime Minister Edi Rama will now visit The Hague for discussions with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and Dutch businesses including Royal HaskoningDHV. This visit is to deepen both the bilateral political and economic cooperation agenda. Royal HaskoningDHV is working closely with the project team of Durres Port Authority and local partner Abkons, who is a leading provider of engineering, development and consulting services in the region. Following the completion of the masterplan stage, the team will now proceed to the detailed design of the phase one development of Porto Romano. Redi Basha, CEO of Abkons: “The economic and social impact that the new port in Porto Romano brings to Albania, has given us a special kind of responsibility. The port will be a gateway to the Western Balkans and this makes us proud in the sense that this corresponds to the Abkons mission to enable large international projects with significant economic impact for the region. “We are fully committed to deliver this project to the highest international standards. Sharing this commitment with Royal HaskoningDHV has made this venture even more rewarding. We feel delighted to be working together for the development of the first modern port in the country.” It’s anticipated that the first port operations could begin in 2025. https://global.royalhaskoningdhv.com/

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Subsea 7’s Seven Atlantic dive support vessel berthed at Dunnottar Quay to change over the crew, offload project equipment and stock up on provisions after completing inspection, repair and maintenance work for EnQuest. Keith Young, Project Director, Port of Aberdeen, commented: “This is an important milestone for the project and a reflection of the hard work and collaboration from everyone involved. We are focused on being fully operational by the end of October and ensuring new and existing customers benefit from this world-class facility.” The harbour can now accommodate vessels at a complete section of Dunnottar Quay which is 400m long, 30m wide and has a berth depth of 10.5m. South Harbour will be operational by the end of October. Dunnottar Quay, Crathes Quay and Castlegate Quay will be complete and available to port users at that point. Construction will conclude in Summer next year. The Port of Aberdeen now has a phased implementation of operational services underway, with mooring and basic stevedoring currently offered. The capabilities will develop further in the weeks and months ahead.

The expanded Port of Aberdeen is at the heart of the North East Scotland Green Freeport bid which will create up to 32,000 high quality jobs and will boost GVA by £8.5 billion transforming the region into the ‘Net Zero Capital of Europe’. Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive, Port of Aberdeen, said: “We are delighted to welcome the Seven Atlantic as the first commercial vessel to South Harbour. The £400 million port expansion will transform our capabilities, help to develop high potential sectors, such as offshore wind and green hydrogen, and unlock growth in the trade and maritime sector. “South Harbour is an asset of national strategic significance for the Scottish and UK Governments. Green Freeport status for North East Scotland is essential if we’re to maximise the economic benefit of the project for the local community and the national economy. “So, let’s back North East Scotland Green Freeport. Let’s accelerate Scotland and the UK’s journey to Net Zero. Let’s anchor the world’s leading energy companies and talent right here for another 50 years.” Alan Black, Projects and Operations Director, Subsea 7, said: “Subsea 7 is honoured that the Seven Atlantic diving support vessel will be the first commercial vessel to use the South Harbour. The scale, breadth and depth of the South Harbour facilities creates sustainable efficiencies for our vessel operations and ensures Subsea 7, along with the local supply chain, continue to support the offshore energy sector in Scotland and the wider UK as we transition toward net-zero.” www.portofaberdeen.co.uk

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Bournemouth University’s

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Bournemouth University’s (BU) Maritime Archaeologist and Historian, Dr Innes McCartney has been featured in the latest Lloyd’s Register Foundation Annual Impact Review Frontline for his Leverhulme Trust funded research.

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation is a charity with a mission to protect life and property on land, at sea and in the air by advancing transport and engineering education and research to make a significant improvement to the safety of the critical infrastructure on which modern society relies. Their annual Impact Review features profiles of individuals, like Dr McCartney whose work is contributing to critical improvements for marine safety and environments. Alex Stitt, Director of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation Heritage and Education Centre said: “Lloyd’s Register has been an organisation committed to making the world a safer place since the 1700s. The purpose of the Heritage and Education Centre (HEC) is to protect this proud maritime history and use the past to enhance our understanding of maritime safety into the future. Innes McCartney’s work using HEC’s digitised archives to identify potentially hazardous wrecks in the Irish Sea is a shining example of how an understanding of the past can prove key in making the world a safer and more sustainable place.” Dr McCartney’s study involved accessing digitised records of ships held at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation’s Heritage and Education Centre (HEC) to help identify 129 previously unknown, or mis-identified shipwrecks in the Irish Sea. The study then used multibeam sonar data obtained by Bangor University’s research vessel ‘Prince Madog’, which surveyed every charted wreck site. “The HEC enabled us to match plans of missing ships with seabed scans of wrecks. We’ve identified vessels from trawlers and submarines to large ocean liners, as well as munitions ships and tankers.” Three of the ships Dr McCartney identified were tankers that had the potential to be highly polluting wrecks to the marine environment if disturbed. Other ships recorded were found to be carrying munitions which can also present a danger to the environment and sea users. Dr McCartney continued, “When a ship sinks with a dangerous cargo on board, it threatens the safety of the whole marine environment. That situation becomes more acute still if you can’t identify the exact location of the ship.” One of those tankers is the ‘MV Rotula’ which was carrying aviation spirit from Nova Scotia when she was bombed by German aircraft in March 1941. “Thanks to our research, we now know that she broke in two and is lying in 90 metres of water, said Dr McCartney. “With the Rotula correctly recorded, marine scientists can now investigate the environmental effects of its cargo on the seabed and the surrounding area.” The HEC’s Ship Plan and Survey Report Collection is free to access and contains over 1.1 million documents from more than 80,000 ships. The digitised collection is a resource that is being used by historians, economists, linguists, ship model enthusiasts and marine archaeologists like Dr McCartney. “In nearly all cases, the records at the HEC were essential to our work.” Dr Innes McCartney’s book, ‘Echoes from the Deep’ describes his research in more detail and will be published next month. www.bournemouth.ac.uk

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Two floating LiDAR buoys deployed for floating

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Two advanced wind measurement buoys have been deployed in the UK Celtic Sea, between Cornwall and Wales, in a further step towards generating gigawatts of power from floating wind turbines.

The Floating LiDAR systems will provide data to pave the way for the strategic development of floating offshore wind (FLOW) in the Celtic Sea, which the Crown Estate has earmarked for up to 4GW of new clean energy capacity by 2035. The project is being led by Hayle-based Celtic Sea Power under the £6 million Cornwall FLOW Accelerator program (part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund) which is working to speed up the development of FLOW in the UK and optimise its benefits for the region. The WINDSEA floating LiDAR (Floating Laser imaging, Detection and Range) systems, provided by French company Akrocean, have been positioned around 60 miles offshore and use laser technology to accurately measure wind speeds and direction. Additional meteorological and oceanographic data will also be collected. The buoys, which are 5.1m high and 2.4m wide, were deployed earlier this week out of Falmouth by specialist marine contractors Keynvor MorLift Ltd. They are expected to remain offshore for one year. The valuable data will build an accurate picture of the wind profile out to sea and form a broadscale wind resource model that will benefit the region. Neil Farrington, Strategic Offshore Development Manager at Celtic Sea Power explained: “The data from these Floating LiDAR systems will benefit Cornwall, South Wales and the wider South West by feeding into a bank grade regional wind resource model. This model will then be validated by external experts (at Wood Group) to support investment decisions for FLOW sites across the UK Celtic Sea region. It will also help reduce the time it takes to install floating offshore wind farms”. Celtic Sea Power estimates that having 3GW of capacity installed or under development in the Celtic Sea by 2030 would create at least 1,500 primary jobs, around 9,600 broader jobs, and £900m of net additional GVA, positioning the UK as a world-leader. It says some 20 offshore wind energy developers are interested in the Celtic Sea as a location. Collaborative work with floating wind developers in the area will also enable access to other floating LiDAR data sets from deployments in the region. This principal of data sharing will provide additional validation of the regional wind resource model and help accelerate development to the benefit of the South West and Wales. The acquisition of these new data sets and evolution of a bank-grade regional wind resource model could provide a number of benefits to the Celtic Sea FLOW sector. These include but are not limited to: • Helping to influence accelerated future leasing rounds and spatial allocations within regional planning policies by providing new data and evidence on the available wind resource and other metocean conditions, including waves and currents. • Driving wide acceptance of the real potential of the wind resource available in the Celtic Sea and the benefits this could provide in relation to national renewable energy targets. • De-risking early investment decisions. • Decreasing the cost of capital available to the FLOW sector by increasing confidence in resource modelling and generation projections. • Potentially negating the need for individual commercial developers to complete their own independent wind resource campaigns, saving a year in the project development process and significant expense. • Supporting individual developer resource campaigns (if necessary) by using the floating LiDAR deployments as an offshore validation point, reducing the current standard practice of requiring an on-shore MET mast for validation. • Reducing the embodied green-house gases consumed in delivering multiple wind resource campaigns across the Celtic Sea by maximising the joined-up value of more limited deployment numbers. • Helping, as part of a broader zonal planning approach to offshore wind farm development, to reduce the cumulative impact that offshore wind farm installations have on the marine habitats. www.CelticSeaPower.co.uk

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ILV GRANUALIE Damen Shipyards’ Fast Crew Supplier 7011

Adaptable Vessel for Hire for Marine Support Services

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At the recent Offshore Support Journal Conference 2022 dinner, the Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year award was presented to Damen Shipyards for its revolutionary Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 7011 Aqua Helix. The first of a new class, the Aqua Helix takes offshore crew transfers to a new level of comfort, speed and cost-efficiency. As such, it more than fulfilled the award’s criteria of delivering both innovative design and efficient operation.

The 74-metre vessel is designed to be a fully-integrated, offshore crew supply solution capable of not only carrying 120 personnel in comfort over long distances, at speeds of up to 40 knots, across a wide range of weather and sea conditions, but also transferring them safely from the vessel to their places of work by means of a dedicated Ampelmann Stype gangway. To achieve this required the integration of a number of cutting edge technologies. These include Damen’s own Axe-bow design to cut through waves with minimal accelerations, together with a specially designed VEEM gyrostabiliser to maximize the stability of the vessel, especially when stationary, and dynamic positioning provided by Kongsberg. Finally, vital to the performance of the vessel is Ampelmann’s electric S-type motion-compensated gangway, which in addition to its superior performance is fully integrated with the hull structure so as to maximise strength while minimising weight. The interior also features design and technological innovations that together ensure that personnel arrive feeling well-rested and ready for work. The result is a crew change solution that is second to none in its class. It offers owners and users a platform with significant economies of scale through its ability to visit multiple destinations on a single round trip and its potential for multi operator sharing. “We are delighted that the Damen FCS 7011 Aqua Helix has won the Offshore Energy Vessel of the Year award,” said Damen’s David Stibbe, Strategy and Analytics Manager. “Especially as it was achieved by gaining the most votes from our fellow members of the offshore community. Our thanks go out to them for their confidence in this exceptional vessel, the result of a multi-disciplinary collaboration.” Damen and Ampelmann have recently formed OceanXpress, a joint venture that is operating the FCS 7011 Aqua Helix offering on-demand crew change solutions in the North Sea. Operating out of the Netherlands, managers of offshore wind, oil and gas facilities in the North Sea area can now experience the operational and financial benefits of this groundbreaking integrated crew transfer solution. www.damen.com

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Diverse Marine and High Speed Transfers announce two further CTVs

On the first day of the recent Seawork 2022, Diverse Marine and High Speed Transfers announced the build of two further CTVs.

Diverse Marine and High Speed Transfers are proud to announce this new contract signing of two further hybrid propulsion Chartwell Marine Ambitious Class CTVs, following on from the success of ‘HST Ella’ delivered last summer. The international expansion of the offshore wind sector is creating significant opportunities and challenges for the maritime supply chain and rewarding operators, builders and designers of innovative craft that meet legislative requirements, whilst reducing vessel emissions and fuel consumption. These two new vessels, to be named ‘HST Frances’ and ‘HST Millie’ are developed sisters of ‘HST Ella’ that incorporate subtle changes following the operation of the vessel on multiple European projects over the last few months. The catamaran’s unique hybrid propulsion system incorporates an electric motor alongside a diesel engine, which drives a high-performance changeable pitch propeller (CPP) system. At low speeds, such as port departure and arrival or whilst loitering in the wind farm zone, this allows for silent, zero emissions operation enabling the vessel to comply with port air quality requirements. At transit speeds, it can perform capably and efficiently while ensuring the comfort of technicians. The Chartwell Marine hull form with high bollard push and superior bow height ensures confident transfer at high wave heights. Other features of the two new craft include enhanced foredeck capacity and wheelhouse visibility, which enables skippers, crews and technicians to safely navigate challenging logistical assignments. For HST, the vessels will support an ongoing commitment to the highest standards of service for offshore wind farms, while adding new levels and standards of efficiency, versatility and flexibility. Ben Colman, Director of Diverse Marine said, “The maritime supply chain in the UK has had many challenges over the last few years but it continues to demonstrate that the UK is leading the way with innovations that will define the way vessels are built and operated worldwide. We are very proud of ‘HST Ella’, its innovation, its world class quality and the benefits and opportunities the craft provided us, our local Isle of Wight supply chain and how it demonstrated the very best of UK Shipbuilding capabilities. ‘HST Frances’ and ‘HST Millie’ further demonstrate the collaborative working of successful operator, builder and designer to produce environmentally friendly vessels and I am very proud of Diverse Marine’s relationship with HST and Chartwell as we deliver these vessels and the next generation of vessels that follow.” Tom Nevin, Chief Executive Officer, HST added “HST Ella was successfully delivered by Diverse Marine last year and she has proven to be highly capable with the hybrid system exceeding our targets of reducing emissions and fuel consumption. We are very pleased to be working with both Diverse Marine and Chartwell Marine to deliver these two new vessels while we continue to work with the same team to define our next generation vessels.”ù Andy Page, Managing Director, Chartwell Marine added “We are excited to be working with HST and Diverse Marine again to deliver these innovative hybrid CTVs to market. As the drive towards greener operations gains momentum it is important that we tackle the emissions challenge head on, without losing sight of the key attributes that define effective offshore wind vessel support.” www.diversemarine.co.uk

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The Rotterdam Reef

Delft start-up Reefy is building a reef in the river Maas for biodiversity and water safety. In collaboration with the Municipality of Rotterdam, Rijkswaterstaat and Boskalis, the innovative start-up Reefy from Delft will test a modular artificial reef system that protects the riverbank against large ship waves and stimulates the development of nature. Reefy

Reefy is a young company from Delft, the Netherlands that combines biology and hydraulic engineering to develop nature-inclusive solutions for water safety. Reefy's innovation consists of massive “Lego-like” blocks, which have been hydrodynamically designed and tested in the Deltares wave flume. By assembling these blocks underwater, a stable structure is formed that breaks waves but also creates an underwater labyrinth where fish and other species can shelter and breed. The blocks are made of sustainable concrete with a special texture on the surface. With this, the start-up aims to stimulate all kinds of biological growth such as oysters and mussels to create a living layer that promotes biodiversity and can grow with sea level rise, requiring less maintenance. Innovative materials to stimulate this are now being further tested behind the scenes in collaboration with Diergaarde Blijdorp.

The history of Reefy The Delft start-up Reefy was founded by Jaime Ascencio and Leon Haines. Ascencio worked as an engineer in Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, where he sought sustainable solutions for resorts against coastal erosion. The current artificial reefs on the market turned out to be unstable and cannot be used as breakwaters. To find a solution, he left for TU Delft to follow the Master's in Coastal Engineering. Haines is a marine biologist who, after studying Integrated Coastal Management / Marine Biology, spent five years working on coral reef restoration projects on islands in Thailand, the Maldives and Indonesia.

The Groene Poort (Green Gate): Municipality of Rotterdam and Rijkswaterstaat Since the end of 2013, the Municipality of Rotterdam, Rijkswaterstaat, the Port of Rotterdam and the World Wildlife Fund have been working together on sustainable, nature friendly riverbanks in the Nieuwe Waterweg and the Scheur. They do this, among other things, with clean residual material from construction. The project is called ‘De Groene Poort’ or 'Green Gate'. To keep these natural banks in place and to protect them against the waves of ships and current, breakwaters are needed to create a foreshore. Rijkswaterstaat and the Municipality of Rotterdam are looking for more sustainable solutions for this than the usual rock or stone dams. By testing these reef innovations in collaboration with Reefy, the Municipality of Rotterdam and Rijkswaterstaat hope to find a resilient and sustainable solution to restore the natural values in the tidal area of the Maas river.

Boskalis As an international leader in dredging, offshore wind, and maritime services, Boskalis is always looking for sustainable alternatives to implement in projects all over the world. Boskalis' Artificial Reefs Program supports innovative start-ups in developing products to achieve large-scale positive impact. For the test set-up, Boskalis will help install the project in the Nieuwe Waterweg with large equipment and expertise. This project is also Boskalis' fourth artificial reef knowledge development project under the Artificial Reefs Program, with previous placements also in Monaco, Kenya and Panama.

PortXL In 2021, the Municipality of Rotterdam and Boskalis gave Reefy so-called 'golden tickets' to participate in the maritime accelerator program PortXL. In this program, startups and scale-ups are connected to potential customers and network to test and market innovations. The Rotterdam Reef project, that aims at the chain from production of blocks to monitoring of the reef, has arisen from initiatives from all parties to stimulate innovation.

Rotterdam Zoo Blijdorp Blijdorp Zoo helps innovative companies by creating space as a testing ground. In collaboration with Delft University of Technology, Blijdorp offers facilities and guidance for start-ups to develop new technologies. Reefy has worked closely with the Oceanium in Blijdorp to develop their technology. Behind the scenes, the startup grows coral on various sustainable concrete alternatives to develop the perfect material for reef restoration. At the visitors side in the Science Aquarium, Reefy has placed a scale model of the reef that will also be installed in the Green Gate to educate visitors about the use of artificial reefs for wildlife restoration and importance of reefs for coastal protection.

Signing The 4 parties signed a cooperation agreement on the 24th of June. The plan is to place the reef, the Rotterdam Reef, in October 2022. The technical stability and ecological development are then monitored to see effects on nature and functioning of the reef as wave barrier. www.reefy.nl

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Hydroscand’s HoseExpress Mobile Hose Team goes fully digital

Pen and paper job notes will soon be a thing of the past after a successful trial period of a full digital system. With trials of multiple software providers being conducted in 2021 Hydroscand UK has now rolled out a fully digital solution for the HoseExpress Mobile Hose Technicians across the UK.

Until recently, HoseExpress technicians would complete site risk assessments and job sheets on paper. That system has worked well for our customers for many years. However, digitalisation is a key part of both Hydroscand Group and Hydroscand UK’s business strategy. This is because they have always been customer driven and aim to provide innovative services and solutions. Digitalisation will facilitate process improvements, increase speed and accuracy of transactions, and reduce admin time, so, based on feedback from customers and team members, and with more solutions now readily available in the market, the company decided to move to a digital solution for their mobile hose repair service. Towards the end of 2021, they started working to find a suitable application to manage their HoseExpress job sheets. Joblogic® was one of three systems reviewed in detail. Jason Bray, HoseExpress Development Manager and Josh Legg, Mobile Hose Technician in Southampton tested the system and the company decided to go ahead. Joblogic® is well established in the UK and has over 4,000 current users. This is a very exciting step for Hydroscand and the investment demonstrates their commitment to finding customer focused digital solutions. They decided to provide new mobile phones for our technicians to support the use of the software. As well as that, they have invested in the software itself and training to support the teams in getting going with the new way of working. Despite the initial outlay and ongoing fees, Hydroscand believe the system will be cost effective very quickly because of the time saved handling paperwork and the increased accuracy and traceability offered by having a digital system. They will also be able to gather real time data, which we will use over time to refine the service and improve customer experience. The new solution will provide customers with a system that enables them to request jobs directly, track the technician’s progress and review history of the jobs they have completed. Should customers require, an automatic message can be sent by SMS or email letting them know when the technicians are travelling, on site and leaving site. A risk assessment for every job we attend and ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs of the work carried out will also be available to download directly. Alongside the benefits for the customers and for Hydroscand, the company believe the system will provide a better experience for their team members. Several Hydroscand technicians were used to working in this way from previous employment and expected to have a digital application. As the workforce changes and more millennials and so-called digital natives join our teams, this expectation will only increase. Professional, safety focussed and paperless solutions will be one of many aspects to consider in attracting and retaining team members. So far, adoption has been good amongst the team, with feedback positive and constructive. Hydroscand are very pleased with the system so far and are looking forward to inviting customers to log in directly in the coming weeks. www.hydroscand.co.uk

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Fugro expands its USV

fleet with ‘Blue Prism™’

Fugro has signed a contract with Kooiman Engineering and Van Oossanen Naval Architects for the naval design of Blue Prism™, Fugro’s next generation of uncrewed surface vessels (USVs). Specifically engineered for operations in both coastal and offshore environments, the Blue Prism™ will combine an ultra-low carbon footprint with high quality data collection, weather resilience and endurance characteristics. Available to clients in 2023, Fugro’s Blue Prism™ will acquire bathymetry and sub-bottom data of the highest accuracy using hull mounted sensors, whilst also having the ability to tow multiple geophysical sensors. Capable of beyond line of sight operations, it will be the first low carbon autonomous vessel to combine these advanced vessel characteristics and sensors. Together with Fugro’s smart data management software, the speed and endurance of the Blue Prism will reduce risk and accelerate project delivery in offshore wind, hydrographic charting and coastal resilience. Perry van Oossanen, Managing Director and Naval Architect at Van Oossanen Naval Architects, said: “We are thrilled to be part of this exciting project in which the best technics in Dutch ship building are combined in this new uncrewed ultra-efficient vessel. To re-think the design and lay-out of a vessel without a crew is a dream come true for a naval architect.” Maarten Kooiman, Director of Kooiman Engineering, said: “The collaboration between Kooiman and Van Oossanen has already led to innovative solutions, and we are pleased to be able to help Fugro take the next step in uncrewed vessels.” Frank Koopman, Fugro’s Global Director Marine Site Characterisation, said: “Autonomous vessels play an important role in the future of the maritime survey sector by improving safety, reducing carbon emissions, and delivering high quality data more efficiently. We chose to work with Kooiman Engineering and Van Oossanen Naval Architects because of their extensive track record in innovative ship design and hydrodynamics and we look forward to working with them on this exiting project as we are determined to grow our fleet of USVs for safer, more sustainable marine operations.” www.fugro.com

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Teignbridge new offices official opening ceremony

On the 21st July, 2022 Teignbridge Propellers were honoured to welcome HRH The Princess Royal to Teignbridge for a tour of the foundry, factory and offices guided by their MD, Mark Phare.

In addition to Her Royal Highness a VIP party comprising of a number of local dignitaries including the MP for Newton Abbot, The Lord Lieutenant of Devon, The High Sherriff of Devon, The Chairman of Devon County Council, The Chairman of Teignbridge District Council and the Mayor of Newton Abbot. The company also hosted several customers and their wives representing UK and overseas companies. The Princess Royal met and spoke to a number of staff members during her tour which included witnessing the pouring of a large propeller mould in the foundry and a number of CNC lathes in action. Following the foundry, factory and office tour HRH officially opened the new £1.1 million, 625m2 offices by unveiling a bronze plaque, which was cast in the Teignbridge foundry and machined and engraved on one of their newest CNC milling machines. The event was watched by Teignbridge staff and adjacent local businesses Director and shareholder David Hunt presented HRH with a small mounted propeller as a memento of her visit. The propeller was designed for a pilot boat and this scale model was produced for tank testing as part of the design validation process. The Princess Royal was also presented with a bouquet of flowers by Marina Toomey the 10 year old granddaughter of David Hunt. The formal ceremony was followed by champagne and canapés in the new offices for the guests and VIP’s who were joined by the office staff, directors and their wives. In tandem employees also enjoyed a lunch of canapés and drinks outside in the sunshine The new offices host the Innovation & Technology Dept, Engineering, Sales, Purchasing, IT & HR teams, releasing space in the main factory for additional production capacity. The addition of these new offices reflects the continual investment and growth at Teignbridge. www.teignbridge.co.uk


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Fugro investigation recommends combining CSS with offshore wind farm developments

The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy commissioned Fugro to assess whether areas of the North Sea could simultaneously be used for offshore wind farm (OWF) developments as well as carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions. Based on the evaluation of current practice, Fugro determined that while both OWF and CCS projects can coexist, there are four key recommendations that must be followed to ensure the safety of future projects. These key recommendations are: • Development of a (3D) characterisation model for geological sites. Such a model can be used to determine the probability of an earthquake occurring directly below a wind farm. • Monitoring of CO2 liquid injection to understand the effects on the pressure of the earth. • Installation of a seismic monitoring system to monitor the actual seismicity at the site. • In combination with 3, implementation of a traffic light system. This traffic light system is a seismic risk management system with which, for example, activities can be stopped in good time. The North Sea will play an important role in the energy transition. Both carbon capture and storage and offshore wind are crucial technologies for the Netherlands to achieve its climate goals. Current ambitions of the Dutch government include two CCS-projects (Porthos and Aramis) as well as 21 GW of electricity generated by offshore wind farms by 2030. This study offers valuable insight into the compatibility of these activities and under what conditions they can safely coexist in the vicinity of one another. James Faroppa, Fugro’s Director of Marine Geoconsulting Europe-Africa, said: “Through our expert teams’ analysis, we were able to share valuable insights that ensure the assets of the new energy economy operate in a safe, sustainable and efficient manner. This study is testament to our ongoing support of the energy transition, and we’ll continue to work closely with our clients and partners to expedite projects and build programmes that further improve energy security, environmental sustainability and safety for all.” The results of this study will be used to inform regulatory decisions and guide future overlapping CCS and OWF developments. www.fugro.com

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Reederei Gerdes orders second

Damen Combi Freighter 3850

German short sea shipping specialist ship owner company Reederei Gerdes signed the order for Damen Cargo Vessels to build a second Combi Freighter 3850, following delivery of the Benabell G in September last year. The new vessel of the same type will be named the Kalli G. This addition to the fleet will increase overall efficiency.

Impressive performance of the Damen CF 3850 that was taken into service end of 2021, convinced Reederei Gerdes to order the next vessel of this type. Now that European short sea shipping is experiencing a period of growing demand, fleet renewal is key to be prepared for future operations. Tightening environmental regulations require fleet upgrades. The CF 3850 performs well within the requirements from IMO and port states, making it a future proof vessel. Additional benefit for the ship operator is of course the low fuel consumption at high deadweight. “It is important for us to utilise the resources available in a responsible manner,” states Nicole Gerdes, managing partner at the ship owner company. “We focus on longevity and sustainability to retain our competitive advantage in coming years.” Kalli G can sail at over ten knots carrying full cargo load, with less installed propulsion power. Optimised design of the hull reduces water resistance and enables substantial fuel savings. The 89.70 meter length over all, 12.50 meter beam vessel has a 1104 kW main engine. The relatively small power source is enough to maintain her 11.8 knot design speed even in rough conditions. The vessel carries 3830 tonnes of load. Cargo hold tanktop strength is reinforced to carry 15 tonnes per square meter. The CF 3850 takes 172 containers: 108 in the hold and 64 on deck. Gerdes, with its associated chartering company over-C GmbH & Co. intends to employ the ship in the European coastal trade. Dennis Clavier, Director at over-C states: “The size, in combination with its ‘NAABSA notation’ make the CF3850 a good vessel for calling smaller tidal ports for example in the UK. The movable bulkheads which can be used as partial tween-decks offer flexibility to carry grain, animal feed, fertilizer, steel but also project cargoes from time-to-time.” Damen Cargo Vessels, located in Drachten, the Netherlands, serves ship owners in the short sea trading with standardised designs for combi freighters, tankers and container feeders, building in stock and where needed to client specification. By 2021, four vessels of the CF 3850 design were available ready built, all of them have been taken into service in the last year and 13 more contracts have been signed for vessels of the same design. www.damen.com

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22.75m FISHING VESSEL ‘CELESTIAL DAWN’

Macduff Ship Design are pleased to announce delivery of the fishing vessel ‘CELESTIAL DAWN, BF 109’, to owner George Hepburn and partners. Built by Macduff Shipyards the vessel replaces the owners previously vessel of the same name, which was built by the same yard in 2000. Like the previous vessel it is intended that she will fish out of Peterhead in the North East of Scotland, targeting primarily prawns in the North Sea.

GENERAL PARTICULARS: Length overall: 22.75 m Length Registered: 21.70 m Beam: 7.60 m Depth: 4.15 m Depart port displacement: 305 t Fresh water capacity: 15,500 li Oil fuel capacity: 21,000 li Hold capacity: 650 boxes Speed: 10.5 knots Crew: 8 MAJOR SUPPLIERS: Hull design and stability information - Macduff Ship Design Caterpillar C32 main engine - Finning Power Systems, UK Propeller and nozzle - Wartsila, Spain Gearbox - Masson Marine, France Generator sets - Macduff Diesels Ltd, UK Box cooling systems for each engine and the hydraulic circuit Blokland Non Ferro, Netherlands Pumps - Azcue Pumps SA, Spain Deck machinery equipment supplied by the yard Deck cranes - Thistle Marine, UK Bow thruster - Kort Propulsion, UK Fire doors - B-15 Marine Ltd, UK Weathertight doors - Winel, Netherlands Rudder system supplied by the yard Steering gear - Scan Steering APS, Denmark Wheelhouse windows and portlights - HK Van Wingerden & An BV, Netherlands Fish handling system - North East Fabricators, UK Refrigeration system and ice machine - Airo-Tech Solutions, UK Paint system - International Paints, UK Wheelhouse chairs - Norsap, UK Oil fuel filter/separator and main engine oil fine filter CC Jensen, UK Pressure washers - Grampian Power Clean, UK Anchors and chain - Fendercare Marine, UK Switchboard and electrical system - R D Downie Limited, UK

CELESTIAL DAWN is a complete new design which was developed with close collaboration between Macduff Ship Design and Macduff Shipyards. The vessel is the first of a series which now stretches to three sisterships, with the second vessel already under construction, and the third vessel due to commence construction later in the year. This series of fishing vessel will share not only the same hull form but also the same place of origin, with all three vessels being built at the shipyard’s fabrication hall in Buckie, a significant milestone for both the yard and town. The design of Celestial Dawn began in 2018 and although intended to fish in a similar way to the owner’s previous vessel, the design of the new vessel was focused to both enhance crew comfort and improve fuel efficiency. During the early design phase the Wolfson Unit in Southampton was commissioned to run a case study of two hull forms utilising CFD technology. The first hull form was a design previously built by the shipyard for a similar type of fishing, the second was a new concept model for the CELESTIAL DAWN featuring increased waterline length, a gradual bustle forward of the propeller and a new stem design where the bulbous bow was not fully submerged but rather tapered gradually into the bow’s upper region. Results from the study indicated a significant reduction in hull resistance at the two test speeds of 8 and 10 knots which was verified recently during sea trials where the CELESTIAL DAWN recorded an average top speed of 10.5 knots. Another significant difference between designs was the increase in beam from around 7.0 m of previous vessels in this category up to around 7.6m. The increase in beam allowed the vessel to carry less internal ballast whilst also creating more deck space which was of particular benefit within the accommodation and fish processing areas. As a result of the increased dimensions the gross tonnage of the vessel was around 10% higher than the previous CELESTIAL DAWN. With the initial design complete the construction plans and steel cutting data was drawn up by Macduff Ship Design. The hull of CELESTIAL DAWN is built entirely from steel, with an aluminium wheelhouse and mast,. The hull features double chine construction, transom stern and modern bow designed to cut cleanly through the sea with less energy leading to a reduction in fuel consumption and emissions along with increased crew comfort. In broad terms the vessels arrangement is conventional for a Scottish trawler of this size. Below deck features the cabins, engine room, fish hold and a large freshwater tank forward of the collision bulkhead. Whereas above deck is situated the aft shelter, galley/mess and side passage area, fish processing area and then forepeak where the trawl winch is situated. A bespoke hydraulic deck machinery package was fabricated by Macduff shipyard comprising of a triple barrel winch featuring a Hagglunds compact CA210 motor, two split net drums complete with two Hagglunds compact CA70 motor per drum, two bagging winches complete with Hagglunds CA70 motors, two small gear handling winches and a cod end lifting winch. Thistle Marine of Peterhead supplied both the MFB8 landing crane and MBK13 powerblock crane, both of which featuring a slew ring base. Primary hydraulic power is provided by a single Parker hydraulic pump driven from a dedicated Mitsubishi 6D24 auxiliary engine producing 218 kW whilst secondary hydraulic power is provided by a Parker hydraulic pump driven from a power take off fitted to the main propulsion’s gearbox. A hydraulically powered bow thruster with 1.1 tonnes of thrust is also fitted, supplied by Kort Propulsion. The hydraulic system, designed by the yard, is cooled via a Blokland box cooler and Bowman heat exchanger. The propulsion package features a 2.5 m fixed pitch propeller supplied by Wartsila, driven by a CATERPILLAR C32 main engine with 660 hp @ 1600-1800 rpm through a Masson Marine W7400 reversible gearbox with 9.077:1 reduction. CELESTIAL DAWN is now the nineth vessel built by the shipyard in recent years to feature this propulsion package which has demonstrated itself to be both robust and adaptable with the Wide Operating Speed Range of the C32 main engine providing flexibility to achieve full power from a fixed pitch propeller both whilst steaming and trawling. CELESTIAL DAWN also features a triple rudder system and high lift propeller nozzle provided by Wartsila. Cooling systems for all engines and hydraulics onboard are served by box coolers supplied by Blokland Non-Ferro. Electrical power onboard is provided by two Mitsubishi generator sets supplied by Macduff Diesels Limited, each with a rating of 98 kWe and of sufficient size to run the vessels power independently providing complete redundancy. The electrical systems onboard were designed and fitted by R.D. Downie who also fabricated the vessels switchboard and control panels for all the pumps and motor starters. In addition to this R.D. Downie also provided the fire, bilge and gas alarm systems onboard along with the navigation light panel and assisted with the installation of the navigation equipment. The fish processing deck features a catch handling system built by the yard and Northeast Fabricators and is complemented by a resin floor system fitted by Davidsons Marine & Industrial Painters. A separate compartment is formed within the fish processing area which house both the ice plant room and the fish hold access hatch arranged with fixed permanent stair. The fish hold refrigeration system along with ice machine was supplied and fitted by AiroTech Solutions. The vessel was fully painted by Davidson Marine & Industrial Painters with International Paints products applied to a comprehensive marine spec. The high specification navigation package was supplied and fitted onboard by Woodsons of Aberdeen, including the Scanmar net monitoring package along with a JFC transducer. www.macduffshipdesign.com

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Emission-free push tug ELEKTRA

After almost two years of construction at shipyard Hermann Barthel GmbH in Derben and the transfer to the Westhafen in Berlin, the long-term testing of a unique, innovative and emission-free push boat has now begun. The Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, recently performed the naming ceremony, christening the innovative push boat ‘Elektra’.

Petra Cardinal, Managing Director of BEHALA, welcomed around 250 guests who gathered at Harbor Basin II. Among them were numerous representatives from politics and authorities as well as project partners and other guests. In his opening speech, Federal Minister Dr. Volker Wissing spoke about on the importance of hydrogen mobility to achieve the German government's climate protection goals. “The Elektra is a Lighthouse project: It is the world's first push boat in which battery-electric propulsion is combined with hydrogen and fuel cell technology. The entire project is a blueprint for the climate and environmentally friendly inland shipping, not only technically but also in terms of regulation real pioneering work.” Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerd Holbach, overall project manager from the Technical University of Berlin, briefly explained the overall project, the concept and the design of the innovative push boat. The Mayor of Berlin, Franziska Giffey, spoke the formula "I name you Elektra, wish the crew always a safe journey and you always a hand's breadth of water under the keel" and christened the ship. She said: "The world's first zero-emission push boat is the impressive result of the cooperation between stakeholders from the shipbuilding, energy and propulsion technology industries. I'm particularly pleased that a lot of Berlin's ingenuity flowed into the development and construction of Elektra. This lighthouse project shows us how we can succeed, by implementing innovative ideas, in improving the climate on our access waterways for the long-term. Berlin wants to be a pioneer here.” Miss Dr. Corinna Barthel from Barthel Werft congratulated the godmother and spoke about the special features of building the Elektra.

Eight dedicated partners

Under the project management of the Dept. of Maritime Systems Design and Operations at the Technical University of Berlin, BEHALA - Berliner Hafen- und Lagerhausgesellschaft - (logistics), shipyard Hermann Barthel, BALLARD Power Systems (fuel cells), Argo-Anleg (hydrogen system), SER Schiffselektronik Rostock (electrical energy system), EST-Floattech (battery system) and HGK Shipping (nautical operation) are involved in the development, construction and testing of the push boat ELEKTRA.

Role model for zero-emission sailing

As the first emission-free ship, the ELEKTRA will serve as a role model, because its power system is designed to be applicable to a variety of barge and coastal vessel types. Also, this is not only about providing energy for the ship's propulsion and pushing convoys, but also about the energy for the crew, who live, cook and wash on board.

Energy, efficiency, features and range

In addition to propulsion, the system provides energy for the temperature control of the cabins and the wheelhouse. The battery system also needs a certain ‘comfortable temperature’ for efficient operation and a long lifespan. All of this must be done with a limited amount of carried energy and without loss of operational range. The waste heat from the fuel cells is used through continuous water cooling and the cabins are heated by a brine heat pump. An additional advantage is that the ship always operates in water with temperatures above 0°C under its keel. The use of a self-developed energy management system and a digital sailing assistant support the captain and logistics planner with the planning of operations and transports. With 750 kg of gaseous hydrogen (at a pressure of 500 bar) on board and a battery capacity of approx. 2,500 kilowatt hours, the ship has a range of approx. 400 kilometres when sailing in combination with the loaded heavy lift barge URSUS. Therefore, next to the Westhafen in Berlin, only one additional land-based station is needed to supply the ELEKTRA with hydrogen and electricity to sail on the waterways of Berlin in the direction of the Rhine/Ruhr, Hamburg and Stettin. In total the vessel can operate push-barge combinations up to 150 m in length.

Hydrogen and electrical supply stations

The first stations for the changeover of hydrogen tanks and 500 kilowatt electric charging stations will be operational in Berlin's Westhafen as well as in the port of Lüneburg in 2023. The TU Berlin has contracted Mittelelbe Business Park and H2 Green Power & Logistics for filling and transporting the tank systems (Multiple Energy Gas Container - MEGC) with green hydrogen until the end of the ELEKTRA project at the end of 2024. The MEGC can be exchanged with the onboard crane and the power connection runs via a loading beam that guide the cables to land. This way the handling of the arm-thick cables is very easy for the ship's crew, the vessel is connected to the charging station in a short time and the quayside is free of cables.

Testing and future developments

Testing the ELEKTRA will initially take place in the capital region; as of 2023 the tests will also be continued on long-distance routes towards Hamburg. After completion the partnership project will have learned a lot; it will then also be able to say how future commercially viable inland shipping vessels and coastal ships can be optimally equipped for the many purposes in this performance class and what concepts can look like for other ship types and performance classes. With a total project volume of approx. 14.6 million euros, the project is being funded by the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) funded with approx. 9.1 million euros and supported and coordinated by project manager Jülich (PTJ) and the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology.

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Damen delivers ASD Tug 2811 TSM Odet

The Azimuth Stern Drive (ASD) Tug 2811 TSM Odet was delivered to Thomas Services Maritimes (TSM) at their establishment in Sète at the French Mediterranean coast on 21 June 2022. The powerful vessel is built to the highest standards of safety, performance and comfort and equipped for both handling ships in harbours and sea towage.

The Damen ASD Tug 2811 has 60 tons of bollard pull. It is a highly manoeuvrable tug with ergonomic deck layout, allowing easy access to winches, bollards and fairleads. The 360 degrees rotating thrusters – propellers in nozzles - generate high towing power and provide ease of manoeuvring. Through slipping clutches these Kongsberg thrusters seamlessly work together with the powerful Caterpillar main engines. This results in economic and fuel efficient operations. TSM Odet was built at the Damen Song Cam yard in Vietnam and sailed on her own keel to Port of Sète, which took just over 50 days, consuming just over 3 m³ of fuel per day. The rounded hull shape of the Damen ASD Tug 2811 is based on the successful ASD 2810 model and is considered as one of the most efficient hull forms for tugs. TSM will employ the new vessel in port operations, terminal operations and sea towage. TSM Odet is equipped with a high capacity aft winch to allow for open sea towing operations. The vessel is furthermore equipped with a state of the art digital Alarm, Monitoring & Control System (AMCS), which integrates data from all systems on board, connected by sensors and controls. This connectivity also allows for remote monitoring, enabling owners to optimise fleet performance and efficiency. Firefighting equipment (FiFi-1) was installed, as well as a deck crane. The vessel is equipped with a winterisation package that increases overall energy efficiency. The HVAC system uses excess heat from the engines. Damen double glazing safety glass increases comfort when heating or air conditioning is engaged. The unique Damen philosophy of standardisation of vessels allows for easy maintenance and rapid availability of equipment and components. TSM has already gained good experience with the Damen quality and service following the 2021 delivery of the two RSD 2513 tugs TSM Rouen and TSM Honfleur. TSM owns and operates 25 vessels and offers marine services to the offshore renewables industry, harbour and sea towage. The company was established in 1905 and has built an impressive maritime legacy. 175 staff work at TSM. It is based at the French port of Rouen, with subsidiaries in various French ports like Dieppe, Brest, Bordeaux and Sète. www.damen.com

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NEW SVITZER TUG AT MILFORD HAVEN, UK

Svitzer Pembroke will strengthen Svitzer’s fleet and emergency towing capabilities in Milford Haven, while freeing up Svitzer Ramsey to support its London operations.

Svitzer recently announced the purchase of a new tug to support terminal operations in Milford Haven, UK. The addition of the Svitzer Pembroke to the UK fleet will free up the 86-tonne bollard pull ASD tug Svitzer Ramsey for relocation to London to cater for expected growth at the River Thames and River Medway. The Svitzer Pembroke was originally built for Svitzer at Zamakona Shipyard, Spain, but in 2014 the vessel was sold, and has operated under the name Boa Odin for the past eight years. The 100tonne bollard-pull ASD tug has both aft towing winch and firefighting capabilities. This makes the Svitzer Pembroke uniquely suited to supporting Svitzer’s Terminal activities at Milford Haven and strengthens the existing fleet’s emergency response capability. The arrival of the Svitzer Pembroke in Milford Haven allows Svitzer to redeploy the Svitzer Ramsey to London, where escort tugs with bollard pull from 80 tonnes and upward, plus fire fighting capabilities, are becoming increasingly important for serving customers effectively on River Thames and River Medway. Commenting on the acquisition, Kasper Karlsen, Chief Operating Officer, Svitzer Europe and interim head of Svitzer in the UK said: “With the purchase of Svitzer Pembroke, we simultaneously accomplish two key goals. Increasing our minimum 80 tonnes bollard pull fleet in London from 6 to 7 tugs allows us to better meet current and future customer demands there. At the same time, we are able to strengthen our ability to provide emergency services and towing at Milford Haven. We are very pleased to once again have Svitzer Pembroke in our fleet.” The newly reacquired tug has already arrived in the UK and will return to service in the coming months. Svitzer currently operates more than 70 tugs in the UK and has around 650 employees. The UK has been the launching off point for the company’s EcoTow project, with Svitzer’s entire fleet London, Felixstowe, Southampton and Scotland switching to low carbon biofuels. The service is set to be rolled out across the remaining ports in the UK and across Svitzer’s global operations. www.svitzer.com

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Sustainability increasingly important for tugboat builders and operators

Sanmar Shipyards has delivered another powerful low emission tugboat to South American towage giant SAAM Towage, the sixth tug it has delivered to the world’s third largest operator in the past two years.

Known as BOGACAY L while under construction at Sanmar’s purpose built modern shipyards in Turkey, the tug has been renamed SAAM CONDOR by SAAM Towage. It will operate in Peru. Like five of the six tugs delivered to SAAM Towage in the past two years, SAAM CONDOR is based on the exclusive to Sanmar RAmparts 2400SX design from Canadian naval architects Robert Allan Ltd. Like its sisters, the 24m tug has a bollard pull of 70 tonnes. The sixth tug, which was delivered to SAAM Towage, is a larger 29m Bigacay class ASD Z-drive based on the exclusive to Sanmar RAstar 2900SX design from Robert Allan Ltd. renamed MATAQUITO ll by its new owners, it will operate in Chile. SAAM CONDOR has been designed and built with operational efficiency in mind as part of Sanmar’s ongoing initiative to increase sustainability in the tug and towage industry and to reduce and eventually eliminate any negative impact on the environment. SAAM CONDOR’s four sister tugs are HALCON lll, delivered to Chile in 2022, ALBATROS and SAAM PALENQUE delivered to Peru and Panama in 2021 and SAAM VALPARAISO delivered to Panama in 2020. The Bogacay class tugs from Sanmar have been widely acclaimed for their performance, particularly for their manoeuvring, sea-keeping and stability. Designed with low-manning in mind, they also have a high standard of machinery automation which also contributes to their overall efficiency. Sanmar’s stated aim is to maintain its position as the greenest shipyard in Türkiye and to minimize or eliminate negative impacts on the environment during all of its operations and projects. Ruchan Civgin, Commercial Director of Sanmar Shipyards, said: “SAAM Towage is the third largest tugboat operator in the world and we are delighted that it has chosen us to provide the powerful and technologically-advanced tugs it needs to carry out its work efficiently and with the minimal amount of environmental impact. Taking delivery of six tugs in just two years is a major investment by SAAM Towage and we at Sanmar are proud to have stepped up to the mark in helping them achieve their goal of expanding their fleet with powerful, yet sustainable and environmentally aware modern tugs. Sustainability is, quite rightly, an increasingly important factor when operators are deciding where to place their orders. With a third purpose built state-of-the-art shipyard coming on board soon, we at Sanmar are confident that we can continue to lead the way to a low and no emission future for our industry.” www.sanmar.com.tr

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Netherlands-based, Tetrahedron are constructing a prototype crane as part of a consortium consisting of Jack-Up Barge BV, TNO, Shell and GE.

The project was kick-started when the consortium won a grant from the Dutch Government, plus a loan and an investment. With offshore wind turbines keep getting bigger and bigger, new innovations have to arise to handle the next generation of wind turbine generators. Tetrahedron has come up with a patented novel type of crane design that can lift higher than a conventional luffing boom crane on the same foundation. The prototype is due for completion in 2024 and will be built to measure key aspects of the Tetrahedron crane’s structural behaviour, verify the design and test its resilience against hot-topic phenomenom such as crane-deflection and a sudden loss of load. This full-scale Tetrahedron prototype crane will also serve as definitive proof to the wind industry of not needing to build a completely new jackup vessel, the company stated. www.tetrahedron.tech



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PICTURE SHOWS: (Left to right) Daniel Wendon and Andrew Minturn, Bosch Rexroth and James Griffiths and Mike Goldsworthy, IMH

Hydraulic engineering specialist Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH) has been awarded Certified Excellence Service Partner status by Bosch Rexroth, a leading supplier of drive and control technologies – highlighting its knowledge and ability to deliver highquality services to customers.

IMH, based in Middlesbrough, UK delivers major hydraulic engineering projects across the world and has qualified as a Certified Excellence Service Partner as part of Bosch Rexroth’s new programme. Bosch Rexroth provides innovative components, complete system solutions and expert services, with a portfolio of energy-efficient hydraulics, electric drives and controls and linear motion and assembly technologies. The Bosch Rexroth Certified Excellence Program is a global sales partner qualification program developed to standardise how Bosch Rexroth qualifies its partners. Through completion of the programme IMH has demonstrated its abilities to deliver high-level services, competencies and quality for customers. IMH is a long-standing partner, with the relationship being initiated by IMH’s founder, Paul Griffiths, in the mid-1970s. The two companies have continued to work well together with IMH’s technical skills and knowledge being called upon by Bosch Rexroth on a number of occasions and in previous years, IMH was the only UK distributor selected as an extension to its service department. James Griffiths, Managing Director at IMH commented: “IMH has always considered the Bosch Rexroth product range to be of the highest technical quality. We are therefore delighted to have qualified as a Certified Excellence Service Partner and be aligned to its product range which we can deliver to our customers. “With more than 45 years of relationship history, we’re excited about the future and will continue to work in close partnership with Bosch Rexroth as part of our long-term business growth strategy.” Andrew Minturn, Partner, Distribution and Service Sales Management at Bosch Rexroth added: “We’re delighted to welcome IMH to our Certified Excellence partner program as we look to create a circle of excellence for our customers which combines the best excellences our partners are providing to fulfil the needs of our customers. “The IMH team possess strong technical knowledge, high-level competencies and in-depth understanding of our product range which we’re excited to have as part of our partner programme.” IMH has extensive experience of providing hydraulic engineering expertise and solutions to sectors including oil and gas, marine, subsea, energy (including renewables), nuclear, infrastructure, mining, manufacturing and automotive. By closely engaging with IMH, companies can tap into a deep source of hydraulic engineering talent from consultation and initial specification through to design and delivery, providing customers with peace of mind through the provision of expert advice and support. www.imh-uk.com

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The technology group Wartsila will supply three more of its Compact Reliq reliquefaction plants to Norway based Knutsen OAS Shipping. This brings the total number of orders for the same customer to eight, with two having been ordered in 2020, and a further three in 2021.

The systems are being installed on eight new LNG carrier vessels being built for Knutsen OAS at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) yard in South Korea. The latest order with Wartsila was placed in June this year. The Compact Reliq solution is based on the well-proven reversed nitrogen Brayton cycle refrigeration technology. The solution is designed to reliquefy the boil-off gas (BOG) from gas carriers and LNG bunker vessels, and for keeping the cargo cool under all operating conditions. It allows a portion of the BOG to be used as fuel for the ship’s engines, with the excess able to be sold as part of the LNG cargo. “We are expanding our fleet of LNG carriers and having them fitted with Wartsila Compact Reliq, nitrogen as cooling medium is safe and simplifies the operation. In addition we expect less maintenance due to the oil free magnetic bearing compressors,” commented Jarle Østenstad, Newbuilding Director, Knutsen OAS Group. “These orders strengthen even more our relationship with both Knutsen OAS and HHI. The Compact Reliq is a system that perfectly meets the needs of the market, and these orders are a clear endorsement of that fact,” said Lasse BergerudWichstrøm, Sales Manager, Wartsila Gas Solutions. The Compact Reliq is next-generation technology designed and built with all the experience and in-house know-how that Wartsila has accumulated over the years. It is a sensible and practical solution that serves an existing and growing industry need. The Compact Reliq solution uses safe and easily obtainable commercial grade nitrogen. It is instrumented for remote monitoring and online operational support as part of Wartsila’s Operational Performance Improvement and Monitoring (OPERIM) programme www.wartsila.com

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MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has signed a two-year OnWatch Scout agreement and has been selected to supply spare parts and services for the Offshore Support Vessel, MPV Everest, which is owned by Maritime Construction Service and equipped with MacGregor AHC cranes.

The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2022 second quarter order intake and delivery was last month. MacGregor’s scope of supply encompasses DryDock Spares, services and the installation of OnWatch Scout, MacGregor’s unique solution for analytics and preventative maintenance. It connects installed equipment to advanced monitoring systems that continuously analyse component conditions and predict maintenance needs. The system detects patterns and behaviour from equipment data to identify risk of failure followed by recommended actions, spare parts and documents to address the issues. “We are very pleased with our strong relationship with Maritime Construction Services and the trust they have in MacGregor. The added value of OnWatch Scout will give them the ability to monitor and troubleshoot from onshore. I’m also proud as this is the first OnWatch Scout delivery in the Benelux countries,” said John Carnall, Senior Vice President, Global Services Solutions, MacGregor. “To continue where others have to stop, that is the motto of the MPV Everest. This can only be done safely and efficiently when you are making use of the right equipment and you are supported by the right people, on the vessel and onshore. The implementation of the OnWatch Scout system will support the teams, and underlines MCS’s commitment to delivering on our promises,” added Erik de Haas, Commercial Manager Maritime Construction Services. www.macgregor.com

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Recently Jenkins Marine have been pleased to work with marina pontoon suppliers, Intermarine, for end clients, John Lewis.

The John Lewis vision is to operate a small passenger ferry to their stunning historic Hotel (a former defensive castle built by Henry VIII) located on Brownsea Island within Poole Harbour. To facilitate passenger ferry operations a new floating landing pontoon was commissioned and Jenkins Marine have been awarded the contract to install the pontoon on the historic site. Works first involved the removal of around 100 tonne of rock armour on the seabed, installed for scour protection in this area of strong tidal currents. The new pontoon has been designed to be held in position by four steel tubular piles, which are driven into the seabed. Rock was removed using a 50 tonne long reach excavator fitted with a mechanical rock grapple and placed on a small storage pontoon (JML60). Excavation positioning was assisted by the RTK GPS 3D dig control system, and a specialist engineer on site. Jenkins’ Dredger ‘Doreen Dorward’ was used as a platform for the excavator, and every inch of her 3no. 762mm diameter hydraulically operated 15m long spud legs were needed to hold position, given water depths on site of up to 10m. A commercial dive team was brought in to survey the seabed to ensure the removal of the scour rocks was fully completed. This involved manual seabed probing. With the rocks removed, the Doreen Dorward was reconfigured as a marine piling barge. The 50 tonne Excavator was removed, the deck matted out, and a 50 tonne crawler crane was tracked on, together with a large piling guide frame. Vibro and Impact hammers were lifted on a small storage pontoon, together with the piles (up to 22m long) to save space on the piling barge. Piling operations were very sensitive, given the close proximity of the historic buildings of the castle, and the clients were understandably concerned about the stability and integrity of the structure, A full scaffold was provided for additional support to the nearest structure complete with vibration monitoring. A variable moment vibrator was selected to minimise the potentially harmful low frequency vibrations on hammer startup and shutdown. Thankfully, seabed conditions were favourable and the piling operations produced minimal vibrations with no damage to any buildings. www.jenkinsmarine.co.uk

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Damen is to deliver a customised Cutter Suction Dredger, type CSD500, this month. The stock vessel was customised to meet the specific requirements of the operation. A swift delivery is possible because Damen has most options available in stock. The dredger will be transported to the site, a mining plant in Eastern Africa, just weeks after receiving the order. “As Damen we have been present in this region for over three decades,” Mr Hugo Doorenbos, Area Sales Manager, explains. “We know the specifics of our customers’ operations and the challenges they face. This dredger for instance will be fully customised to ensure it matches the processing plant behind it perfectly. And our customer wanted the security of a proven product, which our renowned CSD500 of course is. The fact that Damen can deliver a customised, proven product in a short lead time was a key factor in this deal.”

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Outfitting took place at Damen Dredging Equipment in the Netherlands at this moment. The standard CSD500 was customised to meet specific operational demands. The DDE expert team increased the dredging depth, added a spud carriage installation and specific dredging instrumentation. This instrumentation includes standard items such as a production measurement system and customer specific additions. For example, dredge pump revolutions and depth indications are made available as digital signals for the customer’s operational software. “The additions to the standard CSD have been chosen carefully” Mr Doorenbos added. “The dredger is to mine ilmenite. We have carefully studied the mining operation to be able to provide our customer with an efficient and functional stationary dredger, which is perfectly adapted to the plant”. With outfitting running smoothly, the dredger left the yard in July. www.damen.com

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On June 20th, the dredger named Estoril, was handed over to its owner in a special ceremony. Fitted out with a renowned Damen submersible DOP dredge pump, the modular dredger will be located at the Port of Beira, where it will be performing maintenance dredging duties to ensure accessibility for larger vessels. Damen designed and built the dredger to EMODRAGA’s specifications. At 15 m long and 7 m wide, the DOP Dredger can be dismounted and easily transported by trucks, even to remote locations. Additionally, reassembly can be done swiftly due to its plug ‘n play design and the limited unit weight.

Maintenance dredging

Equipped with a jet water-assisted suction head, the submersible dredge pump will be able to reach high mixture concentrations during its maintenance dredging activities, pumping some 800 m3/h. The dredger also has a very limited draught to guarantee access to the entire port. “As the second largest port of Mozambique, Beira is a very busy port,” Christopher Huvers, Regional Director Africa at Damen Shipyards, emphasises. “And it has quite a challenge in that two rivers, the Buzi and the Pungwe, flow through the port. They take quite a lot of sediment with them, which deposits in the port. This sedimentation requires continuous maintenance dredging. At present, there are severe draught limitations at low tide throughout the port. The new Damen dredger will ensure accessibility for the local fishing fleet and will make sure the 12 berths of the port are kept at the required depth. Estoril will also be used to dredge other rivers throughout the country.” Once tested in the Netherlands, the modular dredger was disassembled and transported to the Port of Beira, where it was reassembled in only six days. Then Damen’s expert field service engineers trained the crew on the spot. “This new dredger will certainly reinforce the local dredging operations, and improve the accessibility of the Port of Beira,” Mr Huvers says. www.damen.com

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Asso Group chooses Sonardyne underwater guidance for its trenching fleet

Submarine cable installation and repair specialist Asso Group has chosen underwater vehicle guidance technology from Sonardyne for its expanding trenching fleet.

The company, based in Greece and with operations globally, will install Sonardyne’s subsea Lodestar attitude and heading reference sensors (AHRS) on its trenching machines working across interconnector and offshore wind cable installation, protection and repair. Asso Subsea specialises in hard soil conditions using its in-house designed fleet of shallow to deepwater trenchers. Its largest system, the nearly 13 m-long AssoTrencher IV, can cut trenches up to 2.3 m deep for burying power and telecommunications cables, including interconnectors and offshore wind inter array and export cables, in down to 800 m water depth. Using Lodestar’s on its trenchers will allow technicians to complete cable laying and burial operations efficiently, by maintaining a high level of situational awareness of the platform’s dynamics, which is key when to keeping the vehicles on course in geotechnically challenging, zero visibility environments. In addition to AHRS, some wind farm project specifications can also require the use of an inertial navigation system (INS) on trenchers, in order to ascertain an accurate as laid position of their subsea cables. “By choosing Lodestar, we can easily upgrade to Sonardyne’s full INS solution, SPRINT,” says Michael Chionatos R&D Director of Technical Division, at Asso. “Indeed, this is something we have been able to do in the past, providing our developer customers assurance, when they require it, by geo-referencing cable laying operations, all without the need to pay for a separate INS system and having to interface additional payloads to their vehicle.” “We’re happy to be supporting Asso Group as they see increasing demand for their capabilities in the offshore wind market,” says Mike Ellis, Business Development Manager for renewables at Sonardyne. “With their latest and upgraded trenchers, and the recent addition of the Athena DP-3 trenching support vessel to their fleet, targeting floating offshore wind, they’re ready to support this expanding market, supported by our trusted and time-saving underwater guidance and navigation solutions.” Last year, Asso won a contract to install the 66 kV export and inter-array cables on Vattenfall’s 350 MW Vesterhav Nord and Syd projects. The company was also awarded a contract, in consortium with Prysmian Group, to install the export cable system for the Gruissan floating offshore windfarm in southern France. The company’s previous projects include work on Borwin 3, Dolwin 3, Veja Mate, Deutsche Bucht, Global Tech 1, and SeaMade. www.sonardyne.com

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Damen Marine Components (DMC) has delivered a new 19A nozzle for the Maartje Theadora, one of the largest fishing vessels in Europe. This type of nozzle gives more thrust at low speeds, which is ideal for fishing.

The Maartje Theadora was built in 2000 as a freezer trawler for Parlevliet & Van der Plas, the biggest fish-processing company in Western Europe. The 140 metre long vessel has large freezer rooms where fish is frozen immediately after it has been caught and cleaned. This means that a freezer trawler can stay longer at sea. After more than twenty years of active service, the original 19A nozzle looked ready to be replaced. The nozzle, which has a diameter of 4,340 mm and a propeller diameter of 4,300 mm, was recently replaced by its exact equivalent at the Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam shipyard. The Maartje Theadora is already back in service again.

Complex operation

It was a complex operation, according to Kees Oevermans, technical sales manager at Damen Marine Components in HardinxveldGiessendam. “The nozzle weighs 18 tonnes, and it’s a challenge to get it exactly in the right position underneath the ship. But everything went well and the end result looks very neat.” The modification was preceded by sound preparation. Says Oevermans: “We want to make it as easy as possible for the customer and the installation yard. That’s why we always stay involved in a project from beginning to end. As soon as the customer gives the assignment, we’ll consult with the yard to find the best and most efficient way to install the nozzle. This way we prevent later unforeseen issues from arising. In the end, this pays off both for the yard and for the customer.”

Positive effect

A nozzle has a positive effect on the performance of a fishing vessel. A ship that has its nets in the water during fishing, is affected by resistance and needs more thrust. At the lower speeds that the ship maintains while fishing, the nozzle can generate more thrust. Added benefits are reduced fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions as a result. The Maartje Theadora is not the first modification project of Parlevliet & Van der Plas in which Damen Marine Components is involved. In 2017, the Jan Maria’s nozzle was replaced for this customer, and two years ago, both nozzles on the Margiris were replaced. Oevermans concludes: “A good relationship has developed over the years. We enjoy working together, and all parties are satisfied with the collaboration.” www.damen.com

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PICTURE SHOWS (left to right): Rikke Haugen Olsen, Chief Commercial Officer Seably, Rainer Stark Training Manager Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG, Andrea Lodolo CEO Seably, Holger Egener, Head of HR at Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG

Seably, the global online marketplace for maritime bespoke training is proud to welcome the Peter Döhle Group fleets and their crew to the Seably marketplace.

Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG is one of the world’s largest shipping companies headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, with numerous offices, subsidiaries, and partner companies located worldwide. The Group provides tailor-made solutions for the whole shipping industry covering a wide range of services including financial and technical support, as well as chartering, sale and purchase, insurance and crew management. With this agreement, the Group confirms it will engage 130 of its fleet vessels as part of their maritime training and development. Over 5,500 Peter Döhle seafarers will now access the latest quality maritime eLearning and content available on the Seably marketplace. The decision to confirm Seably for maritime training for the Peter Döhle fleets followed a detailed process of in-depth research, trials and due diligence. This included the marketplace technology, the quality of the content, its eLearning components and the benefits of the online digital platform underpinning the marketplace. Rainer Starke, Training Manager, Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG spoke about the process. He said, “Before deciding on Seably, we had a series of different providers and learning platforms. Our goal was to establish a solution which is easy to implement and offers a wide variety of training. We embarked on a thorough market research exercise, where we looked at possible solutions for our fleets. When we came across Seably, we were attracted to its unique approach. So, we asked a number of our captains to trial it ‘under cover’. They logged in as normal users and provided us with very good positive feedback.” Mr Holger Egener, Head of HR at Peter Döhle Schiffahrts-KG added, “The other winning factor was the system itself. The cloud-based solution - which does not need installation of any additional software - is fully aligned to our security protocols. With Seably, crew can access the marketplace from anywhere, on their own devices, at sea or on shore. That means that if we need to reach out to our seafarers to bring training options to their attention, they can immediately access them and download them on to their devices. Nowadays every seafarer has a smartphone, so we are working with systems and devices that are familiar and easily accessible. Wrap this all up in a solution that is delivered by specialists who are there to respond to our requests, who are available to answer all our questions and who also made it easy for us to conclude - then you can see why we believe that Seably is the right solution for us.” Through this arrangement, Peter Döhle seafarers have access to both their bespoke company content as well free and full access to the dedicated and exclusive content, tools and learning plans, all available on the Seably marketplace. Andrea Lodolo, CEO of the Swedish-owned Seably platform, warmly welcomed the Peter Döhle Group on the Seably marketplace, “I am delighted to welcome the Peter Döhle fleets and seafarers to Seably. We are immensely proud that a large and prestigious organisation such as the Peter Döhle Group has chosen Seably as its eLearning partner. As a premier destination for seafarers, superyachts and shipping companies globally, at Seably they will access new immersive technologies and dedicated content in addition to professional, wellbeing and mental health support.” Seably is an online platform offering exclusive courses for the maritime industry. It is owned by the Swedish Shipowners’ Association and was built for seafarers by seafarers, providing them with affordable and free access to the latest maritime training and development for reallife learning. This high-tech platform maximises the new technologies in virtual training and eLearning and has more than 450 dedicated courses developed by industry specialists and practitioners, covering a wide range of topics and skills. Uniquely, it has a shared revenue algorithm for the international community of course providers. The Seably platform can be accessed online and offline, at any time on land or at sea using apps, PCs and mobile devices www.seably.com

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The Maritime Standard was recently pleased to confirm that the seventh annual The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference will take place on Wednesday 16th November 2022. The conference will, as last year, be an in-person event and will be held at the iconic Atlantis, The Palm, where it was successfully staged a number of times pre-pandemic. The Maritime Standard Tanker Conference is also the only event of its type that has continued to be held face to face throughout the pandemic, supporting the industry during difficult times.

Trevor Pereira, Managing Director, The Maritime Standard, says, “It will be great to be back at The Atlantis which is such a fantastic venue. The night before, the Ballroom will be packed with executives from across the shipping industry, but in particular leaders of all the region’s leading tanker owners and operators will be present. As in previous years, having these two stand-out events back to back in the same location makes sure we attract the key decision makers in this sector, making the conference a unique, must attend occasion for anyone connected with tanker shipping.” This year the theme of the conference will be ‘Reshaping The Market – Tanker Shipping PostPandemic’, reflecting the importance of recognising the significant challenges that still exist as a result of the impact of Covid and the long lasting effects it will have on so many aspects of this business. Tanker shipping is going through a period of high uncertainity and volatility as world economies battle to recover from two years of stress and strain caused by lockdowns and associated supply chain disruptions. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine, continued Covid-related economic slowdowns in major economies, as well as changing structural shifts in energy use to meet climate change targets, makes the future of the tanker shipping business hard to predict with confidence. Despite current uncertainties, many analysts still believe recovery is in reach as market fundamentals rebalance. There are reasons to be positive on several fronts. The acceleration of digitalisation and big data offers the opportunity to significantly lower operational costs for tanker shipping, while the use of alternative fuels and environmental technology is gathering momentum. The safety, security and health of crew has also risen up the agenda and will stay there. All of these are topics that will be covered at the conference alongside the central themes of market rebalancing and meeting environmental climate change regulations and targets. The 2022 Conference will focus on key short and long-term commercial and technology trends in the crude, products, chemicals and gas tanker markets. Attendees will get the chance to hear from leading figures in the tanker business presenting their assessments of the key issues. As well as topics relating to tanker ship owning and operating, the event will also look at related support sectors, such as classification, bunker supply, law, ship agency and supplies, ship technology, logistics and terminal handling and storage. Clive Woodbridge, Conference Chairman & Editor, said, “The TMS Tanker Conference 2022 is vitally important for all companies active in, and providing products and services to, this important sector of the shipping industry. Our aim is to create a forum for informed dialogue and discussion about what the future holds and to support the market as it strives for sustained, and environmentally sustainable, rebalancing and growth in the wake of the pandemic.” An impressive list of sponsors have to date also confirmed their backing for the event, they are: ADNOC Logistics & Services; Abu Dhabi Ports; Bahri; DP World UAE Region; Saifee Ship Spare Parts & Chandlers; JOME Engineering; ASYAD Shipping and Drydock Services; DNV; Seamaster Maritime; ASCA Maritime; Fastfreight DMCC; Mariapps Marine Solutions & International Shipping & Logistics. www.tmstankerconference.com

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The training vessel Prinses Beatrix for inland shipping deckhands and skippers will get her own berth at the harbour of the ‘Binnenvaartmuseum’ (Inland Shipping Museum) in the Dutch city of Dordrecht. Shipyard Concordia Damen will lend out the ship to the inland shipping society ‘Vereniging De Binnenvaart’.

The vessel was symbolically handed over back in May at the Maritime Industry trade show. Aboard the Prinses Beatrix an exhibition will tell the story of the education that the Dutch Royal Education Fund for Shipping (KOF) offered from 1955 up to 2003. From 1960 on, practical lessons were thought aboard the inland vessel of the type ‘Kempenaar’, with 53.50 metres of length and 7,08 metres of beam a modern ship at that time. This practical education was in line with modern navigational practice in the 1960’s. A class of 28 could stay aboard. Later on, the dormitory was converted into two person cabins, reducing the capacity to 24 students during multipleday exercises along the lower- and middle Rhine. The Prinses Beatrix was commissioned in 1960. In 1962 and 1963 respectively, the Prinses Irene and Prinses Christina were added to the fleet. These sister ships are still in use as training vessels. The first of the series of three is now available for visits at the museum and for occasional tours. Concordia Damen will be the owner of both the Prinses Beatrix and Prinses Christina when the succeeding maritime education institute STC will take delivery of the innovative and sustainable training vessels Ab Initio. To build this ship, STC had been looking for sufficient funding. The construction got possible when Concordia Damen agreed to purchase the older training vessels. The Prinses Christina will continue her service as a training vessel to operate over the rivers under German flag with a new owner. Preparation for the Prinses Beatrix for her new role as a museum ship, consists of extensive servicing and to restore the hull paint in the original colour white. The original Bolnes 150 hp engine was replaced in the years of service. If an engine of this type can be found, the Inland Shipping society plans to re-install an engine of this original type in the vessel. “Concordia Damen recognises that it is important to preserve this valuable historic vessel,” financial manager Tim van Berchum of Concordia Damen says. “The ship will remain ours, but we will make it available to Vereniging de Binnenvaart. We will perform extensive servicing before delivery to the museum.” The Inland Shipping Society will take effort to have Prinses Beatrix acknowledged as national sailing heritage ‘Varend Erfgoed Nederland’. www.damen.com

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Diverse Marine and Turner Iceni

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Defiant’ refit on second day of

Seawork 2022

Diverse Marine and Turner Iceni are pleased to announce the completion of their fourth upcycling refit, ‘Iceni Defiant’ which has left the yard and headed straight to contract, validating the concept of refitting older craft with modern, efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to ensure their future in the offshore wind sector.

The 17m aluminium catamaran, ‘Iceni Defiant’ was first built in 2012 and has worked continuously through her life, but has been challenged over the last few years with a preference towards larger more versatile craft. The solution was an upcycling refit to extend the working life of the vessel, increasing the net book value to a level that allows Turner Iceni to offer higher day rate values with a sensible expectation charter days per annum. Highlights and features of the refit include: • Lengthening of hull and deck by 3.6m • Lengthening of technician saloon by 5.5m • Reduction of vessel weight • Doubling of fuel capacity • Repower to Volvo Penta IPS900 • Minor increase to vessel speed performance • 50% reduction in fuel consumption • Full interior refit to modernise and reduce weight • Full blast and repaint of coatings The vessel left the yard after the 18-week refit and headed straight to charter on an East Coast project. Ben Colman, Director of Diverse Marine: “This is the fourth such upcycling refit that we have carried out over the last couple of years and we are very proud to be associated with the life extension of these older assets, installing modern systems and more fuel efficient propulsion packages. These refits compliment and work side by side with our new build programme. As we move toward ‘current generation’ CTV’s having 10 year refits we are actively engaged with operators as to what can be done to modernise these vessels and meet future zero emission requirements.” Richard Thurlow, Turner Iceni: “Following the success of the ‘MCS Maestro’ to ‘Iceni Warrior’ , ‘MPI Don Quixote’ to ‘Iceni Revenge’ upcycling and life extension refits carried out early in 2019, and the modification and upcycling of ‘Iceni Courage’ in 2020, we had no hesitation in going through the same process with Iceni Defiant. Taking the learnings from these earlier refits and upcycling projects and applying these to Iceni Defiant has truly given her a new lease of life - whilst also making the best use of valuable assets and resources. We really could not be happier.” www.diversemarine.co.uk

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Samskip and Ocean Infinity secure funds to drive forward hydrogenfuelled SeaShuttle container ship

Enova Innovation Award will enable bold vision for two emissions-free container vessels to connect Norway and the Netherlands by 2025

SeaShuttle, the ambitious project to build two hydrogen-powered, remotely controlled and autonomous-ready containerships for delivery by 2025 has secured NOK150 million in funding from Norwegian state enterprise Enova. The bold scheme, led by multimodal transport and logistics group Samskip and marine robotics specialist Ocean Infinity, envisages two SeaShuttle ships operating emissions-free between Oslo Fjord and Rotterdam, with each powered by a 3.2MW hydrogen fuel cell. Enova, which operates under Norway’s Ministry of Climate and Environment, promotes a shift towards more environmentally friendly energy consumption and production, as well as technologies based on sustainable energy. Originally announced at Nor-Shipping 2022, Oslo, in April, the Samskip-Ocean Infinity partnership covers both the construction and operation of the ships, in a collaboration seeking to push forward towards zero-emission, efficient and safe, multimodal logistics. “Samskip is very proud to take the lead role in pioneering the SeaShuttle initiative, as part of its ‘making green logistics easy’ strategy,” said Are Gråthen, CEO, Samskip Norway.”Securing this funding provides a platform to make emissions-free container shipping a reality. Together, Samskip and Ocean Infinity will also accelerate their plans to advance autonomous ship technologies, and remote operation of ships and cargo handling equipment. These ships are the first part of an exciting collaboration with Ocean Infinity.” In line with commitments given at COP26 Clydebank Declaration, SeaShuttle would create what amounted to one of Europe’s first zeroemission ‘green corridors’, Gråthen added. Christoffer Jorgenvag, CCO, Ocean Infinity, commented: “Ocean Infinity’s enabling technologies can facilitate green corridors but also the broader decarbonisation and transformation of maritime operations. The emphasis today is on the SeaShuttle vessels, which are just part of Ocean Infinity’s overall strategy of unlocking innovation to deliver truly sustainable maritime operations. We would like to thank Enova for their support for our vision which represents a firm endorsement of our ground-breaking approach and allows us to proceed at full speed in bringing this project to life.” The funding means the partners can move forward to contract two new 500TEU ships installed with a main propulsion solution that can be adapted to run on hydrogen fuel.”Diesel electric propulsion plant will be on board as back up, although Gråthen emphasized: “We have faith that green hydrogen will be affordable and available in Norway”. Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Group CEO, Samskip commented: “For Samskip, sustainability is one of the fundamentals of doing business. The SeaShuttle project is a substantial step in Samskip’s journey towards zero emission logistics. Its combination of fuel, technology and operational best practice is expected to make emissions-free shortsea shipping cost competitive with existing solutions. www.samskip.com

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