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Festive greetings from everyone at MMG... Are we all looking forward to a more settled 2021? Welcome to the December 2020 issue of Marine & Maritime Gazette the monthly magazine aimed at Worldwide coverage of the commercial marine, shipping and waterbased renewables markets. As we all look forward to the promise of a Covid-19 vaccine and so a brighter 2021, we take an rightfully optimistic look across the whole of the maritime sector and at just what we can all expect from the coming months. Inside this issue, we are, as usual, covering a vast amount of topics, from ‘Navigation, Communication & Radar’ on page 20, to the ‘ins and outs’ of ‘Deck Equipment, Lifting & Winching’ from page 26. There is also a quick look at ‘Windfarms, Marine Renewables & Crew Transfer’ on page 40 and from page 34 we also have a ‘peek’ at ‘Power, Propulsion & Transmission’. Anyway, we would like to wish you all the Commercial Ma warmest Seasons Greetings and happy rine & Renewabl es Worldwide reading. If you have any New Year news, reviews, product launches or absolutely anything else of interest across the whole marine market, please email it through to me at info@-.plus.com for future consideration in our forthcoming issues.

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Cover story Sidus Solutions - quality products designed for extreme environments.

p18 Dales decommissioning Dales Marine Services is providing decommissioning services for MV Oceanic Pintail.

p9 Damen ferry Damen Galati launches Island Class ferry for BC Ferries.

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IMCA PUBLISHES ‘GUIDELINES FOR WALK TO WORK OPERATIONS’

The International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) has published a new document ‘Guidelines for Walk to Work (W2W) Operations’ (IMCA M254) under the direction of IMCA’s Marine Division Management Committee. The Marine Renewable Energy Committee formed a workgroup consisting of vessel Andy owners, wind farm Goldsmith operators and motion compensated gangway and manufacturers worked alongside an oil & gas focused industry steering group consisting of representatives from leading manufacturers of motion compensated gangway systems. The W2W guidance has been produced to help standardise the way in which vessels are intended to give personnel safe access to offshore structures both in the wind and oil & gas industries. Heave compensated gangways fitted to vessels stabilise the motions of the vessel so that people can transfer safely from a vessel to an offshore structure or platform. The intention is that by following these guidelines field operators, project planners, vessel operators and offshore personnel will work within a standard framework therefore promoting safe W2W operations. The guidelines include nine sections providing standard reference guidelines covering walk to work motion compensated gangway operations for the offshore energy industry. The document advises on choosing the appropriate vessel and gangway as well as operational planning which includes gangway maintenance and ensuring the competence of key personnel. The guidelines also cover emergency preparedness including details on the IMCA incident reporting scheme and how to contribute lessons learned. There are six appendices being produced by the industry steering group that provide detailed information covering motion compensated gangways. Two are included in this initial publication, they cover emergency protocols and a framework for hazard identification, the remaining four appendices will be integrated as they become available. Captain Andy Goldsmith, Technical Adviser – Marine at IMCA commented: “Use of the new IMCA guidelines, covering W2W operations, will provide clarity for operators on how best to choose and implement the use of motion compensated gangways, improving operational efficiency and safety standards for the offshore energy sector.” The publication is available for free download by Members via the IMCA website at www.imca-int.com

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WesCom Signal and Rescue announces sponsorship of LAT35 in this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge WesCom Signal and Rescue has announced the sponsorship of four-man team ‘Latitude 35’ in the annual ocean rowing race, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, starting this month. The Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which commenced in 2012, challenges competitors to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in a rowing boat, which equates to around 1.5 million oar strokes over the race per person. The extreme event begins on the coast of the Canary Islands, Spain and finishes in English Harbour, Antigua. Organised as a charity event, the race raises money for those in need around the world and has raised over €6million over the last four races. For the 2020 edition, WesCom Signal and Rescue, the world’s leading supplier of marine distress signals, is sponsoring team LAT35. The team will be equipped with WesCom Signal and Rescue’s brand, Comet’s lifesaving pyrotechnic flares during the race. LAT35 team member, Jimmy Carroll, comments on the sponsorship, “WesCom Signal and Rescue are the number one flare company in the world. Flares are an essential piece of kit that we must carry, and WesCom Signal and Rescue manufacturers the best on the market. Handling pyrotechnics professionally is key and understanding how to use them is an important part of the preparation we have undertaken to take part in the race”. WesCom Signal and Rescue’s team are also aiming to break the previous world record for the fastest four-man team to complete the race. Currently held by ‘The Four Oarsmen’, they conquered the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge in January 2018, in an impressive 29 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes. Chris Feibusch, Director of Global Everard are a forward thinking marine insurance brokerr, offering Marketing and Communications for comprehensive, cost effective insurance packages for the shipping industry. WesCom Signal and Rescue handed over Specialising in every aspect of marine insurance for over 40 years, we pride ourselves on our professional and independent advice and in-house claims service 24/7. the flares personally recently. He For more information please get in touch with Gareth Evans or Justyn Lemar. commented, “We are delighted to sponsor the LAT35 team and their E: gareth.evans@everardinsurance.co.uk | T: 01732 224 681 impressive mission to complete the E: justyn.lemar@everardinsurance.co.uk | T: 01732 224 698 Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Pyrotechnic marine distress signals are a crucial piece of kit to carry in this race, and we are proud to ensure the team will have the highest quality and superiority of our flares onboard, to ensure the team’s safety in the challenge.” The four-man LAT35 team is made up of Jimmy Carroll, Todd Hooper, Jono Mawson, from the UK and Team Captain, Dixon McDonald from the USA. WesCom Signal and Rescue is the world’s leading supplier of marine distress signals and is the parent company of Pains Wessex. Its brands have been helping to save lives for more than 100 years and are trusted for their reliability, high quality and consistent superiority by rescue services, navies, merchant ships and fishing fleets throughout the world.

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New Southampton cruise terminal A new £55m cruise terminal is set to open in the foreseeable future in the Port of Southampton.

Improving traffic safety with 5G at Port of Barcelona 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence will allow exact realtime geo-positioning of vessels in the Port of Barcelona to optimise maritime traffic management and improve safety and sustainability. The port started the '5G Maritime' pilot geolocation test in July. Using a pioneering technological solution that combines artificial intelligence, cloud computing, 5G cameras and edge computing, it aims to validate the location of ships in real time and with great precision, obtaining image data to complement the information from the current geolocation systems of the port. Mercè Conesa, president of the Port of Barcelona, said: “Having a network of cameras connected by 5G technology would represent an important advance in terms of safety for maritime traffic in the Port of Barcelona. But not only would it help us improve safety and security in the port area, which are of the utmost importance, but it would also help to optimise our dockside management. And it would facilitate the daily work of all port services — pilots, tug-operators and moorers.” Having very precise and real-time information on ship movements and geolocation is essential not only to optimise docking space in the port, but also to offer the highest level of safety to ships and port services when performing manoeuvres. The project is part of the 5G Barcelona initiative and promoted by the Port of Barcelona, IBM, Vodafone, Huawei, Mobile World Capital Barcelona and Fundació i2CAT, with the support of the Catalan Regional Ministry of Digital Policies within Catalonia's 5G Strategy. www.portdebarcelona.cat

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Although much of the cruise industry has been shut down since March, Associated British Ports (ABP) said its opening, sometime on 2021 is a ‘vote of confidence’ in the port. Built in partnership with MSC Cruises and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd, it will be the port's fifth terminal for cruise passengers. The port received a grant of £8m from the Government's Getting Building Fund. Cruise ships have huge power demands, and to power on-board facilities such as lights and water treatment plants, they tend to run their engines 24/7 while moored up in ports such as Southampton. ABP have stated that the new terminal

would have ‘Shore Power connectivity’ allowing ships with the right onboard technology to plug-in while in port. Alastair Welch, director of ABP Southampton, commented: "We're very pleased to announce this major advance in our cruise infrastructure at the port, delivering further access to Southampton for the industry, whilst supporting our commitment to accelerate improvements in local air quality." Robert Courts MP, Minister for Maritime at the Department for Transport, added: "As we continue to support the cruise sector in its restart and recovery, it's great to see government funding being used to help deliver better services for passengers. "This next-generation facility also showcases to ports around the world how we're pioneering the use of green technology." www.abports.co.uk

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Damen delivering ASD Tug 2813 to Cititug in Ecuador Damen Shipyards Group is delivering an ASD Tug 2813 to Cititug in Ecuador. The vessel, to be named ASD Mater, in honour of the Virgin Mary, will operate in the bunkering terminal of the Port of Esmeraldas. The contract for the ASD Tug 2813 was signed in February this year between Xavier Game, Owner of Cititug and Marnix Brouwer on behalf of Damen. The speed of the vessel’s delivery is facilitated by Damen’s practice of building standard vessels for stock – in this case at Damen Song Cam Shipyard in Vietnam. Although based on a proven Damen design, Cititug’s ASD Tug 2813 is tailored to the company’s specific requirements with a number of selected options. These include a deck crane and – of importance to the vessel’s role in a bunkering terminal – FiFi 1 notation and an oil spill pollution control system, the first of its kind in Ecuador. Cititug, which is part of the Citikold Group, is operative in the maritime sector for more than 20 years and is based on strong corporate values and a drive for excellence. Mr. Game explains his reason for selecting Damen to build the company’s third vessel, saying, “We are always looking for excellent service. Before I started Cititug I was already aware of Damen by reputation. So, when I wanted to buy a newbuild vessel, I got in touch. I was very impressed, not only by the quality of the boats, but also by the service we received – it gave me a good feeling.” At the time of writing, the ASD Tug 2813 is currently on her way to Ecuador from Vietnam aboard a heavy lift vessel. She is due to arrive mid-November. Upon her arrival, Cititug is holding a blessing and naming ceremony for her. “We are celebrating this because it is something unique – not just for Cititug, this is something big for the whole region. This will be one of the best tugs in South America and will play an important role in making the terminal safer and more efficient. She’s going to help a lot,” continues Mr. Game. Marnix Brouwer, Damen sales manager Americas says, “We are very thankful to Cititug for the trust placed in us. They have put a lot of thought into this investment and as a result, they have got a state-of-the-art vessel that, I am confident, will fully meet their needs. We congratulate Cititug for their contribution to the safety of operations in Ecuador's fuel terminals, and on behalf of Damen, I wish Cititug all the best with their new vessel. They can count on us for support going forwards.” www.damen.com

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Fugro and NYK set to expand offshore wind geotechnical services in Japan Fugro and NYK Group (NYK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide offshore geotechnical services in Japan. They will also collaborate on a feasibility study into jointly operating a specialist investigation vessel for renewables projects. This strategic partnership will benefit from Fugro’s technical and operational expertise in offshore wind and NYK’s knowledge of the Japanese market. Japan’s burgeoning offshore wind industry is predicted to increase national demand for geotechnical investigation vessels. By joining forces, Fugro and NYK will be able to meet this demand and contribute to the successful development of offshore wind as a sustainable energy source for the country. Akira Kono, NYK’s Senior Managing Executive Officer, said: “Fugro’s expertise in geotechnical investigations and NYK’s knowledge of the Japanese market will be essential for supporting our customers and this partnership will contribute to the positive development of offshore wind business in Japan.” Jerry Paisley, Fugro’s Marine Site Characterisation Director for Asia-Pacific, said: “This strategic partnership with NYK further demonstrates our Geo-data expertise in the renewables sector. As a market leader, Fugro has over 25 years’ experience in European offshore renewables and has been delivering offshore wind projects in Asia-Pacific since 2016. Offshore wind developments in Japan are accelerating and this partnership with NYK positions Fugro at the forefront of these developments that support our vision to create a safe and liveable world.” www.fugro.com

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Dales Marine provides decommissioning services for MV Oceanic Pintail In May 2020 International Nuclear Services (INS) lodged an invitation to tender for the decommissioning of the MV Oceanic Pintail. The INS could only use a shipyard that has attained status on the EU List of approved suppliers. Dales Marine Services is an EU certified decommissioning facility in the UK. Oceanic Pintail, a world-class nuclear cargo vessel, operated by INS, has been in service since 1987 Peter Buchan, Operations Director for INS, said: “Oceanic Pintail has served the nuclear industry and the UK with distinction. With a fantastic safety record since she first sailed, Pintail has been involved in some incredibly important projects, including being the first vessel to ship MOX fuel from Europe to Japan in 1999 and the recently completed Dounreay Exotics Consolidation Programme.” Buchan continued: “It was crucial to us that the winning bidder was able to do so in safe and environmentally-friendly way. We set out rigorous standards, which had to be met, including a target that 98% of the vessel being recycled.” Dales Marine Services received notice that they had won the bid process in October. Michael Milne, Dales Marine Managing Director, said: “Dales has been providing decommissioning services for a number of years and after my trip to see the vessel, I knew that our expertise and decommissioning capabilities were the ideal fit for the work.” Milne continued: “It was fantastic news and a real privilege for Dales to have been awarded the contract for such an iconic vessel and I am really pleased that the team has secured more decommissioning work for the Leith facility.” Peter Buchan, Operations Director for INS, said “I am delighted Pintail will remain in the UK, as Scottish firm Dales Marine Services was the successful applicant. Everyone who has sailed on Pintail will miss her.” The vessel was towed from Barrow to Dales Marine Services in Leith in early November for the start of the decommissioning process. She arrived safely after a 1000nm tow. Marine Towage Services and Bay Towage and Salvage provided excellent services and support in towing the vessel to Leith dry dock. www.dalesmarine.co.uk

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Damen Shipyards recently signed a contract with the Dutch ferry joint venture AqualinerSwets for a total of nine passenger vessels. With these vessels, the joint venture will provide the public transportation service between Rotterdam and the Drecht cities on behalf of the Province of South Holland and the Region from 2022, better known as Waterbus. Aqualiner-Swets turned out to be the winner of a EU tendered contract of maximum fifteen years. Damen will deliver a total of nine vessels, of which six are hybrid and carbon fibre Waterbuses to serve the fast ferry Intercity routes primarily between Sliedrecht, Dordrecht, Rotterdam and the World Heritage site Kinderdijk. Damen and the new operators have incorporated into the designed to the possibility to convert these vessels to full electric propulsion, by 2030 at the latest. The remaining three vessels, the City Ferries will be fully electric from the start of service in 2022 and will provide a service in the city area of Dordrecht, Papendrecht and Zwijndrecht. Damen has developed the vessels to fulfil the green ambitions of Aqualiner-Swets, the regional minister of transport and all the local governments, including that all ferry services will be completely emissions free by 2030. All nine of the Waterbuses are therefore extremely efficient in terms of weight, hull design and systems, featuring a hybrid-electric arrangement for peak shaving. Sustainability is an important theme to be found running throughout the overall vessel design. For instance, Damen has developed the vessels’ interiors to be completely circular, using natural materials such as wool and wood, as well as recycled materials. Together with the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (Marin), Damen performed a parametric study and hull optimisation, to improve the performance on the low wash catamarans. This is aimed at reducing the wake wash produced by the vessels, so as not to cause disruption to those living and working on the water in the area of operation. Vincent Maes, Sales Manager Benelux said, “Our work on this project is a good demonstration of Damen’s role, not only as a shipbuilder, but as a provider of comprehensive maritime solutions. What makes it special is our close cooperation with the team of Aqualiner-Swets. Together we have considered every aspect of the operation, looking at vessel types, routes and speeds for maximum fuel efficiency and considering methods to improve the passenger experience,. The collaboration has been excellent so far and we are looking forward to continuing it during construction and beyond.” Founders of Aqualiner-Swets Gerbrand Schutten and Maurice Swets attach great importance to mention that the collaboration with Damen has made a major contribution to the rapid growth of their ferry company. Gerbrand Schutten said, “From the moment we joined together in 2017 to start DeWaterbus in Antwerp, Mr. Kommer Damen and his company believed in our inspiration, strategy and approach for the customers’ journey and our precious environment. With as a result this amazing contract and not fewer than nine new exciting hybrid and electric ferries. It was and will be quite a journey, but as Franklin Roosevelt once said: ’A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor’.” www.damen.com

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Marine biofuel testing set to begin at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre

As the marine industry races to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is taking a key role. The 2800 m2 testing space - already equipped for today’s oil and gas fuels - has been readied for testing with biofuels. In coming years, the centre will accumulate knowledge that is vital to a carbon-free future. Located in Aalborg, Denmark, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is a core component of Alfa Laval’s own research and development. It is also a site for collaboration with industry partners and research institutes, which will be needed to reach IMO’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 50% over 2008 levels. Alfa Laval, biofuel producer MASH Energy and shipowner DFDS have entered into one such collaboration, funded in part by Shipping Lab, a Danish non-profit initiative focused on smart shipping. “Two 25 m3 tanks have been installed at the centre, one of which is stainless steel and dedicated for testing of biofuels and other new fuel types,” says Lars Bo Andersen, Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre Manager. “New fuel alternatives are constantly being introduced to the marine industry, but the knowledge about their behaviour in marine fuel systems is limited. We want to extend that knowledge through testing, beginning with biofuels.” Biofuels have high potential and will undoubtedly play a part in meeting IMO climate goals. Many such fuels are on the verge of entering the market, and Alfa Laval is often approached by shipowners regarding their use. Yet while they represent a significant opportunity, biofuels as they are today involve many unknowns. “Biofuels are produced from many different sources using a wide range of production methods,” says Andersen. “Consequently, the end product varies. Even though producers aim to fulfil the ISO 8217 standard, fuel users may experience undesirable fuel behaviours, such as corrosion of the fuel system.” Corrosion, Andersen adds, is not the only potential issue. “Fuel injection is steered by viscosity, which is in turn controlled by heating,” he says. “The relationship between heat and viscosity is hard to predict for biofuels, so the existing curves for HFO and LSHFO don’t apply. For biofuels to be used safely and efficiently, we have to gain more knowledge about them in order to optimize their handling and combustion.” The first biofuel tested at the centre will be one produced in India by MASH Energy, which is created through pyrolysis of waste biomass. Sourced from waste in this way, the fuel would be a net positive, removing CO2 from the overall carbon equation. The dark, viscous fuel will initially be mixed with ‘normal’ oil and be combusted using the Alfa Laval Aalborg dual-fuel boilers at the centre, which will allow both flame characteristics and emissions such as NOx and particulate matter (PM) to be examined. Between the tank and the boilers, the biofuel will be treated with an Alfa Laval high-speed separator to remove any impurities. “Depending on the results, the next stage will be combusting the fuel in the centre’s four-stroke engine,” says Andersen. “That will involve a complete fuel line, including an Alfa Laval Moatti fuel oil filter and a Fuel Conditioning Module in addition to the separator. If all goes smoothly at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, the aim is that the biofuel can be bunkered on the DFDS Pearl Seaways for hot water production while in Danish ports, and perhaps eventually as a fuel for the auxiliary engines.” Samples of the MASH Energy biofuel have already been received and tested at VeriFuel i Athens. In anticipation of the full-scale delivery in Aalborg, additional preparations are being made at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre, for example to enable real-time viscosity and emission measurements that will improve boiler combustion control. Likewise, Alfa Laval is in dialogue with additional biofuel producers, as well as other research partners. The latter include Aalborg University, where fuels derived from hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) are in focus. HTL is a bioconversion technology that can turn any wet organic material into an energy-dense bio-crude. “There are many possibilities for producing tomorrow’s fuels, and testing will be needed to overcome the many different challenges in the end results,” says Andersen. “Getting to 2050 successfully will require intense research into lots of different options, which demands partnerships across the industry. We’re proud to contribute with Alfa Laval’s experience and the capabilities of the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre.” www.alfalaval.com

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Concordia Damen receives 40 inland waterway barge order from J.P. Morgan Concordia Damen has signed a contract for 40 eco-friendly dual fuel barges with institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. These barges will be chartered by Shell and operated by the VT Group/Marlow. Frachtcontor Capital Partners was the broker for the deal. The 110 x 11.5 metre vessels will have LNG propulsion and extreme shallow draught capabilities - 2800 ton on 3.25 metre draught – in order to maximise cargo carrying capacity on Dutch, Belgian and German canal and river networks. Martin van Veen, freight trading manager, of Shell explained the choice of Concordia Damen, saying, “Concordia Damen has a proven track record in the delivery of products that are highly efficient and sustainable. In addition, they have demonstrated their capabilities in the delivery of shallow draught vessels - which is of importance to this project. We are looking forward to the collaboration.” Chris Kornet CEO Concordia Damen said, “We are very grateful to have received this order and are looking forward to beginning the work. This is yet again a validation of our efforts towards greater levels of sustainability in the inland shipping sector.” Andy Dacy, Global Head of Transportation at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said: “We are excited and honoured to partner with Shell and Concordia Damen on this innovative and sustainable inland waterway project.” The VT Group is specialised in inland shipping, transporting minerals, chemical products, bio fuels and lubricants. The Parsifal tankers will transport mineral oils between Antwerp, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the Rhine network. Concordia Damen will begin construction of the tankers this month, the delivery of the first vessel will be in November 2021. After that, the yard will deliver another vessel each month, completing the order by December 2024. www.damen.com

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Award for Helly Hansen jacket Helly Hansen has been honoured with the prestigious German Design Award in the Excellent Product Design category for its new Aegir Ocean Modular Smock Top, launching in Spring 2021. The German Design Awards recognise projects that are pioneering the international design sphere. One of the most renowned global design competitions, the awards are judged by an international jury from a variety of sectors, who are focused on rewarding products that are among the best in the world. Designed, developed and tested with professional offshore solo sailor, Thomas Coville - the first to sail solo on a trimaran around the world in less than 50 days - the Aegir Ocean Modular Smock Top is built with a removable hood and collar, a zip-off length extension and a dual opening vent design. Based on Coville’s feedback, as well as insight from Helly Hansen’s professional sailing ambassadors and teams, the smock top was designed to adapt and function in variable conditions. As modern ocean racing boats continue to develop more protected cockpits, professional sailors need protection that can adapt to where they are on the boat. For Coville, the grinding work is done in the sheltered cockpit, but once outside, he may face sea spray and fifty knot winds. These changing conditions can require three separate smock tops to perform in a race, one with a longer length, one with a shorter length and one with a hood. With its modular design, the Aegir Ocean Modular Smock Top combines these into one piece of gear that minimises the number of garments needed without compromising on functionality, performance and protection. For hard grinding work, the smock top also features a dual opening vent design, enabling optimal heat regulation for professional sailors like Coville. The two dry suit grade YKK AQUASEAL waterproof zippers are strategically placed to pump air in and out, providing maximum ventilation without having to remove the smock top while grinding. Øyvind Vedvik, Category Managing Director of Sailing at Helly Hansen, comments, “With the Aegir Ocean Modular Smock Top, we listened to the insight of Thomas Coville and our professional sailors to create a unique and original piece of technical gear tailored to the needs of professionals sailing around the world. The design team and I are thrilled that the smock top’s innovative and modular design has been recognised with the prestigious German Design Award.” Official statement from the German Design Awards jury: “Durable, impermeable and flexible, the Aegir Ocean Modular Smock Top impresses with its attention to detail and tailored solutions for expert mariners. The simple addition or removal of components for the head and neck allow for a swift reaction to changing elements with minimal effort and time.” Built with HELLY TECH Professional fabric, the Aegir Ocean Modular Smock Top offers extreme waterproofness and breathability in an offshore sailing-rated 4-ply construction. Tight latex seals at the neck and wrists guarantee to keep water out while the fully waterproof YKK AQUASEAL zippers used for the dual side ventilation ensure waterproof protection even in extreme conditions. www.hellyhansen.com

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Jumbo supporting Subsea 7’s Angolan EPIC contracts Jumbo has completed the first of two contracts supporting two of Subsea 7’s EPIC projects for Total in Angola: CLOV MPP and Zinia Phase 2. Combining the multiple characteristics of shallow draught, global coverage, extensive lifting and loading capacity, Jumbo is mobilising the Fairlane and the Jumbo Vision – two of its H800 Class vessels – to complete the contracts. Jumbo Vision carried out the first campaign, called CLOV MPP, by picking up an empty 24-metre diameter carousel from Subsea 7’s headquarters in Dusavik, Norway. The H800 Class vessel then sailed to Halden, Norway to load a substantial length of subsea umbilical, the carousel and umbilical having a combined weight of 1,255 tonnes. The load also comprised numerous auxiliary equipment, including a level winder, tensioners and workshop equipment.

FEM analysis and Shim plan In preparation for loading such a heavy carousel, Jumbo’s engineering works started with a comprehensive FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis. The purpose of this was to provide an overall assurance of safe loading and transport. The engineering work continued with a shim plan to spread the load of the carousel evenly across the Jumbo Vision’s deck. Shimming is accomplished by levelling up sections of the deck with steel plates of varying thicknesses, thus preventing any deflections during transport.

Use of the HOLO Lens (AR technology) With the shim plan requiring the precise positioning of 156 different points on the deck, Jumbo used its augmented reality (AR) HOLO lens. “This is a system that we have been developing and testing for some time – and we are proud to say that this is the first time we have use it for a client,” says Jumbo Project Manager Tijmen Bregt. Jumbo’s HOLO system uses AR software and AR glasses to locate predetermined positions with pinpoint precision. “Compared to carrying out this prep work manually, using our own AR technology is not only more accurate, it is also much faster, he explains. The increase in efficiency is illustrated in the time taken to locate the 156 shim points. “Using the HOLO system, our engineer was finished in about two hours, compared to one whole day using traditional methods.” After loading and sea-fastening, the Jumbo Vision returned to Dusavik, where the umbilical and equipment were trans-spooled and transferred to Subsea 7’s offshore construction vessel Seven Arctic.

2nd contract: standby and supply Jumbo’s second contract, which started early October, is supporting Subsea 7’s work on Total’s Zinia Phase 2. For this, the Fairlane (also an H800 Class vessel) will transport ten loaded flexible reels from Denmark to Luanda, Angola. These reels will be of various diameters and weigh in at 2,080 tonnes. Once in Angola, the Fairlane will be on standby to supply reels consecutively to the Seven Arctic as it carries out its EPIC campaign 150 km off the coast of Angola. Once all the flexibles have been installed, Jumbo will return all the empty reels and equipment back to Denmark. “After carrying out numerous contracts for Subsea 7 in the past, for example, in Australia, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, we are very happy to be supporting their work for Total in Angola. Our H800 Class vessels like the Jumbo Vision and the Fairlane are perfect for these two projects,” says Guy Foubert, Jumbo Shipping Regional Commercial Manager. “They have the shallow draught and manoeuvrability to easily handle a pickup in a confined port like Halden. Then in Angola, seeing that EPIC companies prefer to have a smaller ship supporting their larger offshore ship, the Fairlane is ideal for ship-to-ship transfers of flexible reels. There is close cooperation between the Subsea 7 and Jumbo teams working on these contracts – and we are coordinating every step to match their targets exactly.” www.jumbomaritime.nl

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Damen launches third Island Class vessel for BC Ferries On 28th October, Damen Shipyards Galati successfully launched the third Island Class Vessel for BC Ferries. The vessel is part of an order of six such vessels for the ferry operator and will perform an environmentally efficient inter-island ferry service between Vancouver and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Damen has already delivered the first two vessels to BC Ferries in February this year. The Island Discovery and Island Aurora have been providing a service along the British Columbian coast since June this year. The Island Class vessels are Damen Road Ferries 8117 E3; the E3 standing for environmentally friendly, efficient in operation and economically viable. The vessels’ hybrid fuel arrangement assists BC Ferries in its goal of improving environmental performance, with a view to evolving towards full electric propulsion in the future. The ferry can carry up to 300 passengers and at least 47 cars. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of attendees, the launching ceremony was a digital one. Delegates from Canada, Romania and the Netherlands joined the event remotely, including BC Ferries CEO Mark Collins and Damen Shipyards Group Chairman Kommer Damen. Mr Collins said, “I just want to say thank you to everyone at Damen Shipyards Galati for the launching of the Island Class phase three. This is the third in our series of six vessels that are bringing clean, green, environmentally sustainable performance to the ferry system of British Columbia. Up and down the coast, the first two ships have been a great success and we look forward to receiving the next four. Thank you to everybody for your role in bringing this tremendous vessel to the people of British Columbia.” www.damen.com

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Damen completes OceanXplorer rebuild Damen Shipyards Group has recently completed the extensive rebuild of cutting-edge research vessel OceanXplorer at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam. The vessel will contribute significantly to OceanX’s mission – to explore the ocean and bring it back to the world. In this way, the initiative aims at the building of a global community engaged with understanding, enjoying and protecting our oceans. Upon completion of the project, OceanXplorer has become the most advanced exploration, research and media vessel in the world. As OceanX’s new flagship, she builds on the legacy of the organisation’s first vessel, Alucia and takes things to the next level. Equipped with a series of submersibles, sonar arrays, manned submarines, an ROV and AUV, OceanXplorer is able to explore and map the depths of the oceans. The vessel is able to collect live samples and bring them aboard where they can be analysed by scientists in state-of-the-art laboratories – with the capabilities, amongst other things, to carry out DNA sequencing. OceanXplorer’s outstanding research facilities are paired with Hollywood quality filming and media studios – developed in partnership with renowned filmmaker James Cameron. With this, the vessel’s findings can be live-streamed to audiences worldwide at the exact moment of discovery. Damen served as main contractor in this complex and challenging project, fulfilling an extensive scope of work that brought together various disciplines from across Damen Shipyards Group – including offshore and survey newbuild, repair & conversion and yachting specialisms. The project required Damen to rebuild the vessel – a former offshore survey ship – in essence from the main deck upwards by stripping the existing accommodation and adding a complete new and much larger accommodation to house the new laboratories, workshops and submarine hangar. Also a fully integrated heli hangar was added to the superstructure as well as extensions on both sides of the accommodation decks to house new cabins over the (increased) full beam of the vessel. Following the structural part, the work included overseeing the complete integration of all ship’s systems including specialist hydrographic and laboratory systems and an innovative IT infrastructure to facilitate the combination of state-of-the-art research facilities with the on board Hollywood standard cinematography and media studios. Damen worked closely with OceanX’s specialist teams, developing the scope of the project in order to fulfil all requirements. This included responsibility for the interior and exterior of the vessel. The ship is unique in its combining of up-to-the-minute research facilities – courtesy of renowned naval architects Skipsteknisk – and top-of-the-line interior accommodations, designed by Christina Fallah. The vessel’s additional interiors as well as its exterior were styled by Steve Gresham. The project also required Damen to undertake a docking scope, including removal and refurbishment of azipull and bow thrusters, blasting and coating of tanks and complete overhaul and upgrading of crew accommodation. Tjarco Ekkelkamp, project director for the OceanXplorer project at Damen said, “This has been a challenging project, the result of which we are very proud of. On the one hand, this shows the extensive capabilities of Damen as a group – the powerful synergies within our group, covering both newbuild and repair & conversion capabilities and spanning commercial vessels and superyachts. On the other, this is a vessel that represents a force for good in the world – one that will enhance human involvement, understanding and ultimately conservation of our oceans. With our strong commitment to maritime sustainability, we are delighted to have played our part in the development of OceanXplorer.” www.damen.com

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Vessel conversion Case Study CFS recently supported Royal IHC to deliver a major conversion of Global Offshore’s Normand Clipper vessel. THE BRIEF The Normand Clipper was built in 2001 as a Cable Laying and Repair Vessel. It underwent a major conversion in 2005 to a deepwater subsea construction and umbilical lay DP vessel. Having been acquired by Global Marine Group, a leading provider of engineering and underwater services, it will be deployed to support cable lay operations within the renewable energy and oil & gas sectors. Global Offshore, part of the Global Marine Group, were awarded a contract for cable installation and burial of the Pentland Firth East submarine cable, a new 35km, 33kV power cable which will connect mainland Scotland to Hoy. Royal IHC were appointed as main contractor for the extensive conversion and upgrade of the vessel for this assignment. The extensive works included 5 off winches ranging from 2.5t to 20t some with Anti Heave compensation, an integrated deck control station, two 15-tonne cable tensioners, a 25-tonne quadrant deployment frame with associated steel work and a fully integrated control system - all to be completed whilst berthed in the Port of Blyth.

THE SOLUTION Having worked successfully with Global Marine Group over the years, CFS were approached by main contractor, Royal IHC, to fabricate and install a number of strategic structural equipment on the vessel. CFS were able to turn around the RFQ in 2 days with the scope of works including the fabrication, painting and finishing of: - Two overboard chutes - Deck support tables for two Chutes - Roller tables - Grillages - CPS tables - Quadrant deployment rail system - Overboard quadrant (DNV certified)

THE RESULT This represented a six figures project for CFS: fabricating and installing over 100 tonnes of fabricated class approved steel components. Darren Carlisle, Managing Director, CFS said: “This was a very large and complex project that required very tight deliveries however it was one that suited our fabrication and mobilisation capabilities. Our open and proactive communication with our client, stakeholders and supply chain enabled us to deliver this fantastic project during a very challenging time with the global pandemic.” CFS will carry out further modifications on the Normand Clipper when she returns to the Port of Blyth after completion of her second assignment installing a power cable across the Pentland Firth Strait. CFS provide specialist fabrication, engineering and maintenance services for multiple sectors including the global Oil & Gas, Marine and Renewables Industries. The company is the largest vessel mobilisation company in the North East of England. www.compfabs.co.uk

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Icom standalone MA-510TR class B AIS transponder with colour TFT display

The MA-510TR is a new compact, waterproof Class B AIS transponder which will actively notify other vessels of your position as well as displaying real time vessel traffic information. This all in one standalone unit combines transponder and display in a smart, compact design featuring an attractive wide-angled colour display which is easy to read, even under direct sunlight. This advanced AIS transponder features a whole host of important collision risk management functions as well as a navigation function that guides the operator to their destination. The MA-510TR is very easy to both view and use. Real-time information is displayed on the MA-510TR’s large, wide viewing, highresolution 4.3-inch colour TFT display. The display clearly shows your, and other vessels’ positions and information. Large, easy to use, backlit buttons make the unit easy to operate even in severe weather conditions. The MA-510TR Class B AIS Transponder has several collision-risk management functions. It identifies a target list (those in a local area), dangerous list (those you could potentially pose a threat) and what the Closest Point of Approach (CPA) and Time to Closest Point of Approach (TCPA) is. The ‘Friend’ list screen displays the detected AIS targets that you set as friends. A useful MOB function automatically marks a waypoint when the MOB button is pressed should the worst happen and someone falls overboard. A collision alarm and external alarm connection to optional external audio equipment give the yachtsman extra warning of potential impact. As well as transmitting and receiving AIS data, the MA-510TR can be used to navigate a specific route. You can assign a maximum of 100 favourite locations or points of interest. The Navigation function is started by just selecting a waypoint or an AIS target on the display. When integrated with selected Icom fixed radios, the MA-510TR allows you to transmit individual DSC calls to a selected vessel instantly without manually entering its MMSI number. You can register up to 100 friends’ vessels by MMSI which will appear coloured in yellow on the display. The MA-510TR’s compact size means that it can, for example, be installed in a convenient place near the chart table, in the wheelhouse, on the flybridge or a steering pedestal in the cockpit and would make an invaluable safety addition to small vessels, workboats or pleasure craft. The MA-510TR AIS data output uses either NMEA 2000 & NMEA 0183 formats for easy connectivity to most radars, chart plotters, and navigation systems. The MA-510TR comes complete with GPS Receiver. It is available now from Icom marine dealers nationwide. www.icomuk.co.uk

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New floating infrastructure in Sanlúcar de Guadiana, Spain Sanlúcar de Guadiana is a Spanish village in the province of Huelva, in the border between Spain and Portugal, next to the river Guadiana. In the margin of the river there is a new floating infrastructure after the conclusion of the extension of the pontoon promoted by Junta de Andalucía. Almarin has worked together with its partner Lindley, manufacturer of floating pontoons, for the supply and installation of an aluminium dock made up of nine modules from the Faro HD range, which have been extended to the existing concrete piers. The concrete piers have been adapted and special pile guides were fabricated to allow for the existing concrete pontoons to be moored with piles, since previously they were in mooring chains and sinkers. This solution is characterized by having embedded pile guides that allow for the use of both sides of the pier, considerably increasing the mooring area. Additionally, the new infrastructure allows for the access of people with reduced mobility due to two articulated pontoons connected to an intermediate floating platform of 36 square metres, that reduces angle of both gangways. Electrical and water pedestals and other key accessories were also installed to keep the infrastructure safely ready for the use of recreational and tourist boats. As an effect, the town improved its access to the Guadiana Barcelona, SPAIN Bar celona, SP AIN +34 933 601 101 Design and Manufacture Manufacture river and improved the conditions of the crossing by boat to Portugal. Cascais, PORTUGAL Casc ais, POR TUGAL of B Buoys uoys and Beacons Beacons +351 214 692 024 www.almarin.es w www.grupolindley.com ww. grupolindley.com

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Active- RTE and Passive Radar Reflectors ECHOMAX ACTIVE-XS dual band RTE with multiple visual and audible alarm functions and now with optional waterproof control box for RIBS or exposed mounting - Meets ISO 8729-2 - NATO stock No 5741-99269-3512 - Our Actice RTE have been fitted to the Clipper Around the World Yachts for the last 5 years. Active XS, EM230 and EM230i were all mandatory fits on the 2018 Golden Globe Race Yachts.

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Garmin International’s renowned highresolution relief shading coverage has been expanded to extra countries around Europe and Australasia. Coastal boaters and anglers in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Germany, Norway, the Netherlands, and New Zealand and Australia, can now download relief shading chart content to exclusive BlueChart g3 Vision cartography products for an easy-to-interpret, clear view of the ocean floor. “We remain committed to delivering the most detailed, accurate charts and maps for all of our customers across the globe, which is why we are pleased to offer high-resolution relief shading for our customers in Europe, New Zealand and Australia,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. Relief shading combines rich colour and shadow, created from multibeam surveys and high-definition data, for a multidimensional illustration of bottom structure. Customers can download high-resolution relief shading directly to BlueChart g3 Vision cards, via the ActiveCaptain app. Premium BlueChart g3 Vision cards offer a full suite of Garmin’s latest g3 cartography, including features like blended Garmin and Navionics data and content, built-in Auto Guidance1 technology, and unique 3-D views. www.garmin.com

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Navigation and intruder detection technology from Sonardyne has been chosen by marine security systems specialist MarineGuard Systems to protect and provide safe navigation for two new-build superyachts. One of the new vessels will be fitted with Sonardyne’s Vigilant forward looking sonar (FLS), while the second will have the company’s Sentinel intruder detection sonar (IDS) system installed. Vigilant FLS builds an easy to interpret 3D visualisation of the seafloor terrain and any navigation hazards out to 600 m ahead of the vessel in real-time, significantly reducing the likelihood of collisions and groundings. When exploring unfamiliar and unchartered areas, Vigilant’s high resolution imagery shows the yacht’s crew exactly what lies ahead and where the ideal anchorage spot can be found. While its route history mapping features makes plotting a reciprocal course and the next leg of a passage simple. In open waters, Vigilant also provides configurable automated depth and collision warnings out to an industry-leading 1.5 km and down to 150 m water depth. Sonardyne’s Sentinel IDS is the most widely installed commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) security sonar on the market, providing wide-area perimeter protection. With clear and early warning of security breaches from approaching scuba divers to underwater drones, owner, guest and crew safety and privacy are ensured. Suitable for both permanent and temporary vessel installation, Sentinel detects, tracks and classifies underwater threats at up to 1.5 km range to provide a rapidly deployed and activated perimeter intrusion capability to help safeguard large private yachts when at anchor or berthed in a marina. It is also regularly supplied to protect busy commercial ports, naval bases, VIP waterside residences and critical national infrastructure facilities including power stations and desalination plants. MarineGuard Systems Ltd, a bespoke provider of integrated security systems and products based in Southampton England, has been working with Sonardyne for many years, working on some of the largest 100 metre-plus long yachts. Following on from many successful installations of Sonardyne’s Sentinel IDS on new-build projects, MarineGuard Chief Commercial Officer Paul Smith says, “Having worked with Sonardyne on multiple projects, they are without doubt leading the way with sonar technology and subsurface surveillance and protection.” Derek Lynch, Global Business Manager for Ship Systems at Sonardyne, says, “Whether you’re planning to navigate through shoals, reefs, areas known to contain wrecks or a narrow channel, Vigilant’s stunning bathymetry, available at an impressive 20 times water depth ratio, provides the crystal clear view you need to avoid any hidden hazards. Equally, if you’re blue water cruising, it’s always there ready to warn you of anything lurking beneath the water line, such as lost shipping containers or even icebergs, if you’re an intrepid owner exploring arctic climes. “In a world where security threats from underwater are just as likely as above water, Sentinel provides the peace of mind you need, while moored, in port or at a berth. With more than 150 systems installed worldwide and an unrivalled reputation, it is the undisputed leader in the field.” www.sonardyne.com

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Dynamic Load Monitoring (UK) Ltd (DLM), of Southampton, UK has 3D printed a fully-functioning prototype safety release mechanism for dipping sonars manufactured by Thurn Group Ltd. The product, which is approx. 211mm high and 85mm in diameter, weighs just 466 grams.

Thurn, a Norwich, UK-based manufacturer of underwater survey technology, is launching a new range of dipping sonars carried by roto-copter drones. The target market for Thurn’s innovative products are customers that are required to navigate and survey inaccessible and dangerous waterways where hidden sunken tangle hazards maybe present. The dipping sonars drag sensors through the water on a predefined route, autonomously. DLM’s attachment, which was delivered in one piece, will be fixed to the underside of the drone. Dr. T.M. Hiller, General Manager (and founder) at Thurn Group Ltd., said: “We are hoping to supply these worldwide with dipping sonars, to many different customers and industries. This is an enabling technology that will allow safer drone operations over water wherever dipping sonars are employed, significantly reducing the risk of losing the drone. We looked at other suppliers too, but DLM’s solution was up to specification and we are looking forward to using it.” The release can be activated in three ways: via a pull of a certain force for a length of time, for example, 2kg for four seconds; via a 3.3V signal from the drone triggered manually on the drone’s handheld controller; or via a 3.3V signal from the drone triggered by the drone control software. The drone software can be programmed to look for errors in flight behaviour, such as the payload swinging too much. The operator that is watching the drone, meanwhile, can look out for problems the software does not see. In all instances, the drone can return safely and the waterproof sonar picked up later utilising a tracking signal. Hiller confirmed that field tests will begin ‘within weeks’. The final product may also be 3D printed. DLM has not immediately designed other sizes, but the product facilitates simple change of the load spring to suit different load applications. This means that if a stronger spring is installed in the top of the mechanism its takes more pulling force before the device will release the payload. Conversely, if a weaker spring is installed it requires a smaller pulling force to release it, which would be more suitable for smaller payloads. This can be easily done by the user in the field without having to recalibrate the device. DLM’s FormLabs Form 3 3D printer, supplied by Solid Print3D Ltd., of Warwickshire, UK utilises a technology called Stereolithography (SLA), which, as James Pawsey, Mechanical Design Engineer at DLM, explained, is a more costly but more accurate method of 3D printing versus ‘more typical’ fuse deposition modelling (FDM). Pawsey said: “FDM uses a thread of plastic that gets melted and built up in layers; SLA uses an ultraviolet laser to cure liquid resin layer by layer. It’s an interesting technological development that we’re keen to leverage.” A 3D-printed solution aligned with Thurn’s initial expectations for the release concept, and Pawsey said it was an easy decision to utilise the machine that has been part of DLM’s printing fleet since August, from when it has been in almost constant use. He said: “[Thurn] needed it to be lightweight and produced on a budget in a short timeframe. None of these things lend themselves too well to traditional machining or moulding techniques. We were able to print some parts on the same day as designing them, try them out and modify the design, which we really could not have done without it.” DLM loosely based the safety release mechanism on larger, heavier products used in the cable laying industry, but they would not be suitable to use with a flying drone. www.dlm-uk.com

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Jumbo shows intuitive engineering skills for container crane transport Jumbo has shipped two Ship-to-Shore container cranes, together weighing in excess of 1,500 tonnes, from Taicang, China to the Port of Immingham, on the UK’s east coast. The successful completion of the project marks the first time that two cranes of this size have been transported together on a single heavy lift vessel. Jumbo’s client for this contract was Chinese crane manufacturer Nanhua International, delivering the cranes to their final destination of the Associated British Ports-operated Port of Immingham. In mobilising one of its J-class heavy lift vessels – the Fairpartner – to perform this container crane transport, Jumbo has broken new ground regarding the transport capabilities of its fleet. The two cranes weighed 788 and 810 tonnes apiece, both with heights just under 75 metres above deck.

Challenge accepted, problem solved Moreover, the footprint of the cranes called for some intuitive engineering skills, as is shown by the loading process. “We used the vessel’s own deck-mounted cranes to lift the first container crane onto temporary rails placed in the middle of the deck,” explains Jumbo’s Senior Project Engineer Otto Savenije. “We then moved the container crane forward to its stowage position behind the ship’s accommodation.” To make this possible, however, Jumbo had to widen the portside of the deck by using the vessel’s own tweendecks as deck extensions. “This created the additional 6.1 metres necessary to hold the rails. However, to offset that extra weight on the portside, we had to position a 100-tonne counterweight on the starboard side during lifting operations.” Compared to this complex process of loading the first container crane, loading the second container crane to its mid-ship stowage position was a comparatively straightforward process. The Fairpartner made the voyage from China to Immingham in 36 days, staying below air draught restrictions under the Mubarak Peace Bridge on the Suez Canal by lowering the jibs of the container cranes.

A tight fit The most technical part of the transport came on arrival at the Port of Immingham. Access to Immingham is gained via a lock that accepts a maximum vessel beam of 26.8 metres. With a more standard cargo, this would be no problem for the Fairpartner. However, the overhanging deck extensions as well as the protruding jibs of the container cranes meant that this would not be a run-of-the-mill lock passage. Jumbo’s solution was to raise the jibs of the container cranes and to pass the locks at high tide. “After changing our ballast configuration to stabilise the effect of raising the jibs, this meant that we could pass the locks safely, without risking collision with things like buildings, bollards or lampposts on the quayside,” says Otto Savenije. The sight of the actual lock passage was undoubtedly impressive, with just 60cm horizontal clearance to the lock wall and 3 metres vertical clearance from the deck extensions to the quayside. The passage of Jumbo’s Fairpartner through Immingham locks is perhaps best seen in this video.

Two in one, a cost-effective solution In addition to Jumbo’s engineering skills required for this contract, Jumbo Manager Commerce Shipping Laurens Govers points to the close collaboration that made the project run smoothly. “Transporting two cranes of this size in one go; that is indeed a cost-effective solution. But in order to successfully pull off a job like this, you need cooperation from all parties. As well as the cooperative thinking that we had with our client, we would like to praise the Immingham Port Authority for their help and willingness to consider this transport. They facilitated the project.” www.jumbomaritime.nl

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KENC unveils new automatic boat landing systems Last month KENC Engineering revealed two new automatic boat landing systems (ABLS). The ABLS provides a safe transfer between a CTV and large vessels and is now available in two configurations.

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The product launch is a follow-up on a successful delivery last year when KENC designed, fabricated and delivered a thirteen meter boat landing system for Van Oord. Eric Buining, managing director at KENC: “The main advantage of KENC’s ABLS is that there is no crane handling needed to deploy and retrieve the boat landing system. This results in more uptime and less risk.” The ABLS is a robust and compact design that comes fully automated with an easy-to-operate control system and is equipped with hydraulic drives. “The H-Type is a proven system with low storage height and suited for larger vessels, where the V-Type has an incredibly small footprint with simple and straight forward vessel interfaces”, says manager engineering Cor Hilbrink. The base configuration of both ABLS systems are certified and compatible with all common CTV’s. The ABLS can be upgraded with features such as an integration with board systems, luggage lifting system, flood lights etc. www.kenc.nl @MandMGazette


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New Port Crane in Porto da Praia da Vitรณria Porto da Praia da Vitรณria, Terceira Island, Azores - has now enhanced operating capacity thanks to the new mobile port crane of the Gottwald brand, recently supplied by Almovi. With a capacity of 100 tons, the Model 3 Gottwald crane provides a working radius of up to 40 meters and a lifting speed of 120 meters / minute, being used for handling containers and other loads on ships up to 2,500 TEUs (Standard class). This equipment, acquired following the port's operational improvement strategy, aims not only to increase competitiveness but also the safety and speed of operations, promoting an improvement in the conditions of the economic agents of Terceira Island and the Azores Archipelago. Almovi has had several years of partnership with the company Portos dos Aรงores, having supplied various lifting and handling equipment. We have several ranges of port equipment - Gottwald port cranes, Marine Travelift gantries, reachstackers and forklifts, mobile cranes, aerial work platforms, among other equipment essential to port management and operation. www.almovi.pt

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Van Oord selects KENC Engineering for lifting tool Saint-Brieuc Recently leading marine contractor Van Oord, awarded Breman Machinery and KENC Engineering with the assignment to design and build a casing lifting adapter (CLA). The lifting tool supports the installation of 190 pin piles at Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm. The CLA can handle 275 tonnes and is designed to connect with the temporary casing used during drilling operations. It is equipped with redundant safety pin connections and can be operated remotely. The lifting tool includes a sub-sea IP camera to provide real-time images during fitting operations. In early February 2021 the CLA will be delivered to Van Oord. Eric Buining, manager director at KENC: “This is a great award for KENC Engineering, we are delighted to have been selected by Van Oord to contribute with our expertise and look forward to a smooth and successful project!�. www.kenc.nl


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Castoldi Waterjets integrated with Zipwake interceptors for maximum efficiency and performance Jet tender and waterjet expert Castoldi is no stranger to cutting edge technology. Now thanks to SAIM, Zipwake distributor in Italy, it has entered into collaboration with the Swedish top interceptor manufacturer to make its waterjets the best on the market for efficiency and performance. The collaboration with SAIM, the Italian distributor for Zipwake interceptors, enables Castoldi Turbodrive 490HCT and Turbodrive 600 HCT waterjets to arrive readily equipped with the latest generation interceptors. Giacomo Castoldi, General Manager, Castoldi said “This collaboration brings two companies together both with a reputation for performance and efficiency with a high standard of design and engineering. Integrating the Zipwake interceptor provides a superior product and greater options for our customers.” Marco Donà, CEO of SAIM commented “we are proud to provide Castoldi with Zipwake interceptors, we have been distributing since long-time on the Italian market. The decision of joining our experience together developed very quickly and confirms Saim ongoing interest in working with reliable partners. We are sure Zipwake will be able to satisfy a number of requirements for Castoldi customers”.

Why waterjets are superior One of the primary reasons for using a waterjet propulsion system is to improve the performance of the vessel. The main job of the interceptor is to modify the trim of the boat in order to navigate in a more effective way according to the speed of the vessel and the sea-state. The waterjet propulsions are often installed in twin or triple configuration, so a large portion of the hull is occupied by the waterjet itself, often leaving little room for other devices. Castoldi’s approach to direct mounting on the body of the waterjet guarantees the possibility of installing two interceptors of large dimensions per waterjet, leaving the transom of the boat free for the installation of other items. The transom position of the waterjets is generally selected as the most efficient for the best thrust: Often this position corresponds to the most effective position for the interceptors too.

The benefits of integrated interceptors When the interceptors are integrated on the waterjet, there are great advantages for the installation on the boat since no additional room is required on the transom and no additional holes need to be drilled for the cables. In addition, the shipyard does not have the worry of sourcing and installing the interceptors itself. Using the interceptors in manual or automatic mode, it is possible to improve the comfort on-board depending on the sea-state, to look for the best speed and to get the best efficiency out of the journey, thus optimising fuel consumption and emissions. Castoldi is already known for being the only manufacturer to fit its waterjets with an integrated gearbox. Because it also builds tenders, it also has the expertise and know-how which it can pass on to other boatbuilders and equipment installers. The integration of the interceptors adds another important benefit to Castoldi’s waterjets, offering high performance features maintaining a very compact design while simplifying the installation process.

Castoldi’s competitive edge The company says its edge in the market is due to its waterjet’s many advanced exclusive features. Much more than a simple pump, it is a complete, integrated marine propulsion system. The Castoldi waterjet drive is very light due to the aluminium alloy construction of its principle parts. The gearbox is integrated in the unit therefore the engine need not be provided with a marine transmission. Every Castoldi waterjet drive is equipped and delivered in a single module which includes a propulsion system with water intake, duct, steering and reversing devices, with top quality equipment required for its installation, interconnection and control, to ensure the best performance. This gives high efficiency at medium to high speeds (25-60 knots). The Castoldi waterjet may be disassembled and accessed for inspection in just a few seconds, simply by removing the rear part. Longer service life is achieved through rugged construction and full protection against corrosion. Forward thinking the market The reason behind offering interceptors in addition to its waterjet offering is that in the hi-performance professional market, which is mainly where Castoldi operates, interceptors are often used. Having them readily integrated in the propulsion can be great solution for both the vessel designers and the shipyards. So, the waterjet manufacturer is listening to its customers and expanding its offering to the market. www.castoldijet.it

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One of the UK’s leading marine power and automation engineering specialist - MJR Power and Automation - is pleased to report a record year following a 60% increase in turnover after securing a series of new contract wins with major clients. Established in 1998 and located in the North East of England, the company specialises in delivering its services to the marine, offshore energy and renewables sectors. Impressively it has reported a turnover of £6.5m, over the course of the last financial year despite challenging Covid-19 conditions. Managing Director, Paul Cairns, who has been steering the business forward since 2014, believes the surge in contract wins is very much down to an increase in demand for UK marine electrical engineering and automation competence which has resulted in large contract and framework awards over the last 12 months. This is further recognition of the company’s reputation for delivering safe, efficient and reliable services to the marine, offshore and renewable sectors - backed up with an enviable track record spanning over 20 years. Paul said: “For what was a challenging end to the year, we are delighted to have won ‚- and successfully delivered - a series of major contracts over the course of the last 12 months which has led to us achieving such a strong financial year. “Many of the contracts secured have been awarded from existing clients or via word of mouth which is true testament to the high quality of our services and expertise delivered as we continue to grow sustainably. “In the marine sector especially, ship owners and operators are increasingly recognising the value in both prolonging the lifespan of its assets and the need to improve efficiency for reduction in emissions both at sea and in port. As such, we are seeing an increasing demand for our upgrade and retrofitting services and solutions for decarbonisation of new and existing vessels. “We are very much seen as the company of choice in this specialist area. Not only do we have our experienced marine installations and services teams that are supported with our in-house design and engineering, we also have the capabilities to deliver complete end-to-end power, electrical and automation systems which sets us apart in the UK in the marine, offshore and renewable sectors. “We have an impressive portfolio of bespoke solutions that we have developed with the support of our highly skilled R&D team - with over 100 years of combined experience - as we transfer such applications and expertise into standardisation of new products and equipment. As the company moves forward into the new decade, we can offer major benefits to existing and new clients to meet both their environmental and operational goals.” In recent years, the business has successfully transitioned into renewable energy sectors with bespoke engineering solutions for wave, tidal and wind solutions and positioned itself as a specialist in cable package services with offshore installation, termination and testing delivering its expertise to clients on offshore wind and submarine interconnector projects. Paul said: “As the offshore wind market continues to grow, we are seeing an increasing opportunity to deliver our services to this sector, especially as we have already successfully delivered a number of projects in this field for major players. “Whilst the outlook for this year is challenging, we already have a healthy pipeline of work over the next 12 months and will continue to grow the business on a local, national and international level.” MJR Power and Automation is the only UK business of its kind to be a recognised as an accredited partner to major global marine brands including ABB, Danfoss and Siemens providing both UK marine support to their respective clients and delivering the very best turnkey system solutions to meet the individual needs of projects as an independent service provider. Most recently, the company has completed a turnkey 1.5MW subsea power generation and automation package wave device, complete power, electrical and controls upgrade for PD Ports dredging vessel, the Heortnesse, and successfully secured a three-year framework agreement with CalMac Ferries for the provision of electrical installation and consultancy services as part of a series of planned upgrade projects over the next few years. www.mjrpower.com

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A very busy Autumn for Watermota Despite the current ‘fluid’ environment, the last few months have continued to be very busy at UK-based engine and pump specialists, Watermota. By adhering to social distancing rules they have been able to maintain their expanding workload and the team have been incredible at managing the demand. Below are a few of their more recent and extremely varied projects. Restoration of a Jabsco pump Watermota was asked to carry out a service inspection to a used Jabsco deck wash pump. Following a full inspection of the pump including a test of the electro-magnetic clutch system we were able to advise the customer of the items needed to restore the pump to full working order. The company used genuine Jabsco parts sourced from one of their renowned Jabsco supply partners, coupled with a JMP impeller, saving the customer money on a new pump and giving the customer a price saving using JMP product.

Service of a mobile diesel pump Whilst working on a local ring netting vessel the Watermota team were asked by the customer if they could inspect a mobile diesel driven pump, currently in use at a fish processing facility. Once the initial inspection had taken place and the engine would not start it was clear that the best course of action would be to take the pump to the Watermota workshop for further investigation, which is ongoing.

Fire pump engine inspection Recently the team have undertaken the stripping and inspection of a dieseldriven fire pump engine in the workshops. It is a project that comes under the heading of a challenge and ‘something a little different’.

Urgent delivery of Azcue parts A customer’s vessel was recently damaged by the heavy storms and required the supply of Azcue parts urgently. Due to Watermota’s high stock levels they were able to supply these products quickly and efficiently to minimise overall downtime for the customer. www.watermota.co.uk

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Innovation and technology drives Teignbridge Propellers

This year has seen a number of exciting projects supported by Teignbridge involving advanced technology : solar powered boats; battery powered boats; and an autonomous boat. The company has now completed their £3m research project into propeller efficiency and design optimisation. The legacy of that project is a highly experienced design team supported by unrivalled industry leading software and hardware that is now being used to support customer projects across a wide range of applications, commercial, military and leisure.

Mayflower 400 autonomous vessel

Sending an unmanned multi-million dollar crewless vessel into the harsh Atlantic is a significant challenge, which is why the Mayflower 400 creators required the confidence that all the partner companies are experts and leaders in their field. They must deliver the optimum products that can be relied upon whatever the ocean throws at the vessel while she crosses the Atlantic unmanned from Plymouth UK to Boston USA. Teignbridge is proud to be one of those trusted partners and has provided the propulsion package including a custom-designed four-blade Hi Skew propeller for this feat of pioneering engineering. Mark Phare Sales and Marketing director of Teignbridge has stated: “This is a fantastic project inspired by the voyage of our forefathers 400 years ago. Now in 2020, a groundbreaking vessel has been launched to replicate that voyage, not carrying pilgrims but with solar panels and multiple scientific instruments on-board and an Ai Captain to navigate the safe passage to the USA. We will be watching the progress of the Mayflower with great interest as she sets sail for America in 2021.”

Solar powered catamaran ferry

The aspiration of the designers of these production boats is to end the reliance of ocean going vessels on fossil fuels through the utilisation of modern technology and advanced hydrodynamics. The ‘Solar Eclipse’ is 13.25m LOA, achieves 10 knots and has 3 double guest cabins, plus 2 crew cabins. At 4 knots her range is unlimited. 56 sqm of solar panels drive 2 x 10kW electric motors. Propulsion is provided by a pair of Teignbridge specially designed 5 blade Hi-Skew propellers. The innovative designer and builder of this technologically advanced vessel commented on the uniquely designed Teignbridge propellers: “Your propellers are a perfect match for our motors and vessel, well done to your design team, they could hardly be a better match”. This demonstrates how Teignbridge design capabilities can be applied to unique challenges.

The UK’s first sea going electric ferry

Designed and developed in partnership with the University of Plymouth, the University of Exeter, Teignbridge Propellers, MarRi-Uk and EV Parts, the green ferry is undergoing rigorous running trials, before carrying passengers on ferry routes from April 2021. The project has been funded through the £1.4M Clean Maritime Call: a Maritime Research and Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) initiative supported by the Department for Transport (DfT) and launched to support the UK’s goal of zero emission shipping. e-Voyager is the result of progressive collaboration to create a cleaner and more sustainable future for the marine industry and the building of zero-carbon, fully electric commercial vessels. Through duty cycle modelling and advanced simulation of propeller performance, Teignbridge Propellers worked on the project to ensure every kilowatt hour of battery capacity is put to efficient use, ensuring maximum vessel range and safe and effective handling. Mark Phare, Sales and Marketing Director said: “This pioneering project provides an ideal platform to explore the myriad of technical challenges associated with the industry’s accelerating move to full electric propulsion and a low carbon future.” Teignbridge is currently working on other innovative projects for 2021 and is looking forward to exploring how technology can be applied in the marine propulsion field. www.teignbridge.co.uk

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Global Offshore welcomes new cable carousel at the Port of Blyth Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has installed a 2,000tonne capacity power cable carousel at Port of Blyth’s Battleship Wharf terminal. The strategically located cable carousel, provided by Swan Hunter, offers Global Offshore increased operational flexibility with short-term, local cable storage, reduced mobilisation times and improved cost efficiencies for their customers. The port, where cable-lay vessels Normand Clipper and Global Symphony are frequently mobilised, has become an operational hub for Aberdeen-based Global Offshore in recent years. The port’s location on the northeast coast is ideally situated for the company’s wealth of campaigns in the North Sea. The new carousel, which is equipped with a 10-tonne tensioner to ensure effective cable handling from vessel to shore, and back, also offers short-term options for clients requiring reliable cable storage on the northeast coast of England. Mike Daniel, Managing Director at Global Offshore, said, “Expanding our presence at the Port of Blyth, the introduction of our new cable storage carousel enables us to reduce cable transportation costs as well as offering quicker mobilisation to aid our regular offshore operations in the North Sea. “The facility also affords us the ability to monitor and maintain these precious assets closer to our operational base on site, to ensure they are ready and available for use on installation and maintenance projects at short notice.” The first loading of the carousel took place earlier this month from the Global Symphony, which had returned to the port after a seven-day umbilical installation campaign in the North Sea. Martin Lawlor, Chief Executive at Port of Blyth, said, “We’re delighted to be supporting one of our major customers with the installation of what will no doubt be a well-used cable storage facility, especially given the Port’s strategic North Sea location. The installation adds to our supply chain capabilities and strengthens our position as an offshore energy hub.” The new cable carousel at the Port of Blyth is in addition to Global Marine Group’s purpose-built secured storage facility in Portland, Dorset which offers the ideal environment for the long-term protection of both power and telecoms cables on the south coast. With a host of cable campaigns in the North Sea lined-up for 2021 and beyond, Global Offshore’s new cable carousel is one of many recent additions to the company’s asset portfolio that will be utilised for oil & gas and renewables projects in the future. www.globaloffshore.co.uk

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World leading company secures offshore wind funding Magnomatics, the UK based world leader in magnetic gear technology, is pleased to announce it has secured over £300,000 in grant funding as part of a £5 million UK government grant to develop and supply innovative power electronics, machines and drives. The funding will be used for the Winder project, which will de-risk technology required for the manufacture of large generators for offshore wind to the UK. Magnomatics Pseudo Direct Drive (PDD®) combines a magnetic gear with a permanent magnet generator. The PDD is very efficient and extremely reliable with no meshing gear teeth. Independent analysis has shown this to provide lower cost of energy. With recent government announcements showing investment support plans to make the UK a world leader in offshore wind, it further emphasises Magnomatics’ leadership in the field, as the company continues to develop and provide magnetic gear technology to the wind sector across the world. Proving this technology provides a credible route to UK construction of direct drive generators for offshore wind leading to annual sales of £1.2bn and dramatically increasing the proportion of UK content in offshore wind farms. The technology can also apply to rail, marine propulsion and industrial drives, improving efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. As a key player in the offshore wind sector, Magnomatics attended and exhibited at the Global Offshore Wind 2020 virtual event between back in October. This virtual conference was the result of a partnership between industry and government, facilitated by RenewableUK, and was central to the development of UK offshore wind for sometime, It also provided Magnomatics with a further ideal opportunity to showcase their capabilities. Magnomatics is no stranger to supporting the renewables sector having already designed and manufactured magnetic gear technology for many applications. The global drive towards lowering greenhouse gas emissions, together with spiralling fuel costs, has seen the adoption, and need, for efficient and cost effective green technology, which is why Magnomatics invests heavily in its own technology and collaborations to support a sustainable future in renewables. David Latimer, CEO of Magnomatics, said: “We are excited to have received this funding and to embark on the project, which aligns perfectly with our experience in the Offshore Wind Sector. Our technology is becoming increasingly recognised across the world, not only for offshore wind but for a multitude of applications including marine propulsion, automotive and wider industrial.” www.magnomatics.com

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Royal HaskoningDHV supports North Falls Offshore Wind Farm EIA and HRA in the UK

Royal HaskoningDHV has been appointed by North Falls Offshore Wind to provide Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) services in support of the Development Consent Order (DCO) application. The project is a proposed extension to Greater Gabbard wind farm in the southern North Sea.

Royal HaskoningDHV was recently delighted to be supporting North Falls Offshore Wind Farm, a joint venture between SSE Renewables and RWE Renewables. North Falls will provide an important contribution to the UK’s ambitious target for offshore wind to provide enough electricity to power all homes in the country by 2030, as announced by the United Kingdom’s Government recently. Daniel Harper, consents manager at North Falls, commented: “We welcome Royal HaskoningDHV to the team and look forward to benefitting from their significant and comprehensive expertise in the sector. Their appointment marks the kick off of our EIA process and is a tangible step forward in this early phase of North Falls’ development.” Ed Frost, Royal HaskoningDHV Project Director added: “This is an exciting opportunity to continue our leading role in offshore wind consultancy. We will be advising on a range of offshore and onshore disciplines that are required to successfully deliver a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, incorporating our collective experience, having consented 12GW of offshore wind in the United Kingdom.” As part of the EIA and Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA), Royal HaskoningDHV will work closely with North Falls Offshore Wind and their wider team to develop management and mitigation measures to ensure the successful and sustainable development of North Falls. www.royalhaskoningdhv.com

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‘Star Wars’ dunes march through offshore windfarm A rare dune that marched through a UK windfarm

At a windfarm far, far away, rare crescent-shaped dunes have been slowly making their way across the seabed. On land, the unusual dunes are famous for engulfing a Star Wars movie set in the Sahara, but in a new HR Wallingford study, world-renowned scientists tracked similar dunes underwater to show how they move past monopiles. The research, published in the latest edition of the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, is the most extensive study of its kind and will help support offshore wind developers. It captures the effects of the sedimentology phenomena, called marine barchan dunes, trooping across the seabed and looks at whether they cause increased erosion (scour) around the monopiles. The scouring process happens too quickly to observe, so the renowned team constructed an advanced 3D numerical model using the TELEMAC modelling suite. The team did see some surprising scour pits, but luckily for the planning, installation and maintenance of windfarms, the team of experts did not find that the barchan dune increased erosion . And because the scour happened so quickly, there was never any additional sand up against the monopile, keeping the stiffness and the integrity of the foundation fairly constant. Dr Kerry Marten, senior scientist at HR Wallingford, explains how the project came about: “We first spotted the dunes in 2004 during a pre-installation site survey and, realising that not much was known about how the large submarine features would interact with the windfarm, we asked the owner if we could use the data for our internal research programme. “For the next eleven years we tracked the progress of the dune, inputting the data from site surveys into our model and analysing the effects on the monopiles” So, good news for windfarm developers as the dunes pose little threat to operations. But as the research is likely to be ongoing, it can only be said that ‘the story continues’… More can be viewed on YouTube https://youtu.be/0DJWeUPyM3M www.hrwallingford.com

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CWind completes 2020 works at East Anglia ONE Windfarm CWind, part of the Global Marine Group, has completed this year’s campaign as part of their East Anglia ONE Windfarm contract. In 2019, CWind was awarded a multi-year contract with ScottishPower Renewables and Macquarie's Green Investment Group to provide below water services, including subsea inspections of the foundation jackets and offshore substation, any corrective maintenance requested, and pre-engineering studies at the offshore windfarm. CWind, a leading provider of project engineering services, CTVs and training to the offshore wind industry, worked with Rovco, providers of ROV and hydrographic services, to carry out this year’s campaign. Nathanael Allison, Managing Director at CWind, said “We are pleased to share the successful completion of our 2020 campaign for ScottishPower Renewables and look forward to returning to East Anglia ONE, to provide our industry-leading subsea engineering services at the 102-turbine windfarm in 2021. “This project calls on our extensive experience providing project services to the offshore wind industry since 2010 and supports our drive to grow our East Coast hub, further encouraging new employment opportunities both within CWind and throughout the supply chain with talent from the local area.” Charlie Jordan, East Anglia ONE Project Director at ScottishPower Renewables, said: “Working with an East Coast based contractor such as CWind highlights our commitment to working with local businesses on our current and future East Anglia windfarms. “The importance of balance of plant work cannot be overstated and we trust in CWind’s ability to continue providing a safe and efficient service so that we can remain operational, providing energy to up to 630,000 homes every year.” This current contract is not the first awarded to a Global Marine Group company for the East Anglia ONE project. Beginning in 2016, CWind’s sister companies, OceanIQ and Global Offshore, carried out desktop and route engineering studies, and pre-installation cable laying services to support the installation of the region’s largest windfarm. Located 43km off the coast of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, East Anglia ONE, a joint venture between ScottishPower Renewables and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), is a £2.5 billion project. It is the first of four offshore windfarms ScottishPower Renewables is developing in the region. www.cwind.global

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Fugro’s QuickVision and InclinoCam solutions support monopile installation for first wind turbines in US federal waters

Fugro has used their integrated augmented-reality solutions to support Jan De Nul Group’s offshore installation of two monopiles for the first two offshore wind turbine foundations in US federal waters. By combining a range of vision technologies, Fugro ensured that the project’s challenging installation tolerances were met in full and both monopiles at the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project off the east coast of the US were safely positioned.

Offshore installation company Jan De Nul Group engaged Fugro’s offshore survey and positioning expertise because monitoring the position, verticality and height of the monopiles was crucial for successful installation. Fugro’s expert surveyors supported the installation offshore on Jan De Nul Group’s jack-up installation vessel Vole au vent and onshore from a nearby temporary real-time kinematics (RTK) base station set up on the shoreline specifically for the project. They deployed several cutting-edge proprietary technologies to achieve the highest levels of precision, including monitoring the heading and verticality in near real time, and applying Fugro’s augmented-reality solutions QuickVision and InclinoCam. Thijs Prins, Fugro’s Director for Positioning and Construction Support, said: “Jan De Nul Group selected Fugro to support the installation phase because our unique technology precisely monitors monopile installation accuracies. Our close collaboration with the Jan De Nul Group survey team was essential for completing the work scope under challenging conditions in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. We are delighted that both monopiles were installed speedily, safely and within the strict tolerances.” www.fugro.com

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Maritime Studios, the 3D visualisation company for the maritime industry, has officially opened its doors. The Rotterdam based studio has made a flying start in the industry with the successful delivery of high end renders for their launching customers. The team - lead by creative director, Kevin van Deursen - consists of maritime professionals and 3D engineers with more than 15 years of experience in 3D visualizations. Kevin van Deursen: “This strong combination of competence, maritime expertise and passion underlines a unique level of understanding of our clients' needs.” 3D rendering has come a long way and has proven to be the ultimate way to present your product, sometimes before it is even built. Our products - renders and animations - are used for marketing purposes, to explain the use of a product or visualise a production process. Van Deursen: “Especially in this challenging time it is more important than ever to invest in marketing and present your company and its services. We look forward to supporting the industry with this challenge in the form of creating the most stunning 3D visualisations”. www.maritimestudios.nl

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