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Northern Lights for marine education

www.northern-lights.com northern Lights will be helping 10,000 school children learn about the world’s waterways. Its Hybrid marine system has been selected to power a new “floating schoolhouse” for the maritime Aquarium, norwalk, cT. The school’s new Incat crowther-designed 65-ft research vessel will be used on the Long Island sound to entertain and educate aquarium visitors, including the 10,000 school children who visit the aquarium annually. The Hybrid marine system will enable the vessel to use clean and reliable propulsion, with use of stored energy keeping operations quiet and eco-friendly. The system also provides the vessel’s Ac electrical power, alleviating the need for running an additional genset.

The Hybrid marine system can be designed for electric propulsion, shipboard Ac power, or both—as is the case with the aquarium’s vessel. The system provides power via Lugger L1064A propulsion engines with integrated starter generators (IsG). energy is held in the energy storage module (esm) and metered through a power control system (Pcs). The traction motor provides energy to the prop, while energy is stored for its most efficient usage. “The entire package is designed to be clean, quiet and environmentally responsible,” says northern Lights vice president mike maynard. “our hybrid marine solution eliminates wet stacking and will reduce both energy waste and fuel costs.”

aBS nautical Systems to equip oceanografía fleet Abs nautical systems has signed a contract with one of mexico’s largest offshore vessel operators specializing in underwater survey, diving, pipe laying construction and maintenance operations, oceanografía s.A. de c.v. Abs nautical systems will install the ns5 enterprise asset management software system across oceanografía’s entire fleet of multi-purpose osvs. The plan is to first implement the software on the six Abs-classed newbuilds, which will utilize the maintenance & repair and Drawing management modules as part of the Abs newbuild Program. This will result in savings for software licenses, database development and consulting services of nearly $100,000. Additionally, the Purchasing & www.marinelog.com www.marinelog.com

Inventory and crew management modules will be installed. The remaining vessels in oceanografía’s fleet are scheduled for software installation within the next 12 months. “while there are other fleet management software suppliers, it was Abs nautical systems’ unrivalled dominance and credibility as trusted suppliers to the offshore industry that tipped the scales,” says captain Juan carlos Hernandez, Director of operations, oceanografía. oceanografía valued the direct link the software system had to a classification society, and as a long time customer of Abs felt confident that ship-to-shore transparency across their fleet would provide a more consistent management process. www.eagle.org

new engine from aBC with a century of engine-building expertise under its belt Anglo belgian corporation (Abc), belgium, celebrated its 100year anniversary with the introduction of its new engine, the DL36. The DL36 range will expand the company ’s market to larger vessels, such as ferries, osvs and larger tugboats. Available in a 6- and 8-cylinder range, the DL36 will deliver 650 kw/cylinder at 750 rev/min with bmep of only 24 bar, ensuring that the traditional reliability and robustness Abc is known for is maintained. The line will also include new innovations such as eGr, two-stage turbo-charging and an optimized common rail system. The DL36 meets Imo Tier 3 requirements. Additionally, the engines will run on diesel, heavy fuel and bio fuels, with the option of running on dual fuel available. www.abcdiesel.be

Heating things up with your First mate ii Your First mate just got an upgrade. oregon-based FLIr systems has launched the next generation of its popular First mate line. The First mate II thermal night vision camera boasts the thermal imaging performance quality FLIr is known for but comes with the added powerful InstAlert feature. Highlighting the strongest heat signature in the image in red, the InstAlert instantly alerts crew about men overboard and hazards along the way. First mate II models are ultra-compact, lightweight and easy to use. The line is available in 240 x 180 and 320 x 240 resolutions and comes with a variety of lens options. Additionally, the camera features a long battery life and a rugged, all-weather design. www.flir.com

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