DECK MACHINERY Markey will also supply a DESF-05 Biology Winch with a 50 hp AC-variable frequency drive, an instrumented precision leader, and a Lebus shell equipped drum capable of handling up to 3,000 m of 8mm wire rope. Additionally, the R/V Dong Fang Hong 3 will be fitted with a next generation Markey control system that will integrate Allied’s CTD Launch and Recovery System (LARS). Allied will supply the research vessel with a TB80-70 crane with integrated HPU, a TK20-40 crane with integrated HPU, a side A-Frame, two TK70-70 cranes, a CTD Handling system, a Long Core Grapple system, and two HPU units to power them.
Rapp Marine Remains Busy It has been a busy few months for Rapp Marine Group. The company, one of the largest global suppliers of electric and hydraulic deck machinery for the fishing, research, offshore, and workboat industries, is in the process of delivering equipment for both the Polar Research Institute of China and Guangzhou Marine Geological Survey. Earlier this fall it won contracts to provide complete deck machinery for seven new fishing vessels (you can read more about that in our October 2016 issue, Tech News section); and most recently won a contract to supply deck machinery and handling systems to a new state-of-the-art Antarctic Icebreaker being built for the Australian government. The government signed the contract with DMS Maritime Pty Ltd. Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding will design and build the vessel with delivery expected for mid 2020. The 156 m ship, which will replace the aging Aurora Australis, will have an icebreaking capacity of 1.65 meters at 3 knots.
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A new series of 400,000 dwt very large ore carriers (VLOCs), currently under construction at China’s Quingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industries, will be equipped with MacGregor’s high-pressure hydraulically operated Pusnes deck machinery. The orders were booked in the third quarter. Beyond that, MacGregor recently won deck machinery orders for six 64m anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels being built for a long-term charter in the Middle East for Saudi Aramco. The six sets being delivered include a 150-tonne anchor handling and towing winch, shark jaws, towing pins, auxiliary winches and ancillary equipment. MacGregor says the equipment will be delivered in stages, with work expected to start at the end of 2016 and the vessels scheduled for delivery third quarter 2017.