Maritime Journal February 2023

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12 Port upgrade Bilbao to get new container terminal

13 DEME in the US Engineers will lay a 350km cable

18 Scottish tidal

The world's first array is doubled in Scotland

20 Big plans for wind

The Dutch plan 10-fold increase offshore

21 Methanol tugs?

Tri-party agreement to look at potential

30 Team Edorado

Electric foiling coming to commercial marine

32 Subsea danger

A new report highlights hazards underwater

Brimmond invests in new stock fleet to strengthen marine crane offering.

Aberdeenshire-based provider of hydraulic, lifting and mechanical equipment and services. Brimmond, is entering 2023 with a pipeline of new and exciting projects, as well as a new fleet of stock marine cranes available after a recent investment.

Recognising current lead times for new marine cranes are lengthy and causing issues for clients, Brimmond – the exclusive UK and Ireland provider and servicer of Heila Marine Cranes – will have a wide range of cranes available throughout 2023, with four available immediately in the UK from January.

Heila models available from March 2023:

8 Heila HLM10-3S: 940kg @ 10.3m

8 Heila HLM25-3S: 2200kg @ 10.5m

8 Heila HLM25-5S: 1200kg @ 14.7m

8 Heila HLRM45-5S: 1750kg @ 14.9m

Celebrating a successful year since the partnership with Heila, Brimmond is continuing to stock, rent, refurbish, repair and upgrade a diverse and ever-increasing range of new and second-hand marine cranes.

Brimmond recently added two new fully equipped service vans for their experienced team of crane technicians who carry out servicing, maintenance and thorough inspections on client equipment throughoutthe UK and Ireland.

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NEWS FEATURES FEATURES 44 18 boats on order Fischer Panda wins MoD contract for onboard power 46 World first Amphibious CTV commissioned 48 PROFILE: Phil Whitehurst, Actisense 12 Danish AI port Esbjerg uses digital twin to treble potential
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Axel Johnson buys British firm LGS

British firm Lifting Gear & Safety has been bought by international firm Axel Johnson, an industrial group that acquires and develops companies in niche markets, usually technical components. “The decision not only strengthens our position within the UK market but gives us great confidence in growing our rental services in the year ahead,” said Stephen Merchant, business support manager. “We are confident this acquisition will enable us to develop LGS Marine, providing a platform to source suppliers and identify other routes to market.”

Rovco appoints geoscience head

Graham Bell has been appointed head of underwater robotics firm Rovco. He specialises in managing complex multi-service line projects and delivering shallow geophysical site surveys, cable route surveys and wind farm investigations. “I have followed the company as it has evolved and am looking forward to working with the talented team and to being part of the next phase of growth,” said Bell.

Fishing fleet equipped to clear litter

Offshore wind giant Orsted is equipping UK fishing fleets with tools to help clear up marine litter in the North Sea as they go about their daily catch. Participating vessels are given hardwearing bags to collect pick up litter while they fish. On return to port, it is disposed of in dedicated skips at six designated ports along the east of England, where Orsted’s Hornsea Three wind farm is situated.


Fischer Panda UK will supply the Ministry of Defence with onboard power systems for 18 police patrol boats.

The Panda 15i (12kW/15kVA) marine generators use the Kubota D902 three-cyclinder diesel engine, and Fischer Panda says that when combined with its inverter-based variable speed technology, ’the result is an incredibly compact and lightweight high-power output generator’.

The units are just 160kg in weight, which was a key consideration in a boat where the speeds required limit maximum weight in machinery spaces.

The craft, which willl join MST’s ‘HPB’ series of enclosed patrol craft as the new HPB-1500, will be powered by twin inboard diesel propulsion engines driving twin waterjets with a specific focus on low running costs, reduced emissions and suitability for significant operating hours.

The bridge will feature a fully integrated C4ISR and craft management system.

Fischer Panda’s 15i is aimed at all boats from 15m-30m, from leisure vessels to commercial craft like police patrol boats, the firm says.

“It is ideal for running high start-up loads such as multiple air-conditioning units or systems, water makers, dive compressors and even electric cooking,” says the company.

MST Group, which developed the design with BMT, has announced sea trials of the first vessel in the six-year building programme. The boats will replace the current 14-15m patorl boats currently in use by the UK MoD Police and Gibraltar Defence Police, and they will protect HM naval bases in both locations and undertake high-profile armed policing.


Paper charts will continue to be provided by the UK Hydrographic Office until at least 2030 following feednback from stakeholders consulted.

Last July, the UKHO announced its intention to stop producing paper charts by 2026.

However, following consultations with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and national user groups, the timescale was deemed unachievable.

“We also received valuable feedback on a number of other issues, including the impact on international voyages from different regulatory jurisdictions, access to digital products in areas with restricted internet access, and the use of digital products on space and utility restricted bridges,” the UKHO said.

“We made it clear that we would leave no one behind,” said Peter Sparkes, UKHO chief executive. “Through those discussions and having listened to the feedback we received it has

become clear that more time is required to address the needs of those specific users who do not yet have viable alternatives to paper chart products.”

He confirmed that the UKHO’s

longer term intention was to withdraw remains unchanged, and there will be ‘an increased focus’ on digital solutions.

“It’s clear that the future of navigation is digital,” he said.

Three firms collaborate on sustainable moorings

Three companies have set up a partnership to develop fully sustainable mooring systems.

The collaboration has been, they say, driven by ‘a shared commitment to improving the marine environment and addressing Life Cycle Analysis challenges’.

The partnership is made up of Sweden-based mooring solutions firm Seaflex and its distributor Blue Parameters, and English Braids, an England-based firm that makes ropes.

Using a new kind of concrete and synthetic lines, the mooring solution lasts 10 times longer than traditional concrete and ballast

moorings and at the end of its life span it can be re-purposed, said English Braids industrial sales manager Chris Duffy.

“The key is reducing the degradation to the sea floor, and particularly to limit it in protected areas,” said. “ We have a flagship sales manager, English Braids,

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Funding boost for clean vessels

The UK is set to see a significant development of zero-emission ferries, cruise and cargo ships thanks to a £77 million (€86 million) funding boost from the government. This is the first time in UK history the government has intervened to specifically target this level of funding at green maritime tech to get it from the factory to the sea. “When it comes to tackling climate change, we are taking action on all transport modes, which is why we’re making sure our world-leading maritime sector has a greener future,” said Mark Harper, UK transport secretary.

Lehmann formed to offer COBRA

New Höpen GmbH subsidiary Lehmann Marine has incorporated COBRA (Compact Battery Rack) marine systems into the company. The systems are already used widely in hybrid or electric vessels, such as Chicago in the Hamburg Port Authority. "After we pushed ahead with the development of COBRA at Becker Marine Systems over the past six years, the product stands on its own two feet,“ said Lehmann director Godehard Gauf.

Digital platform to be launched

Columbia Group has unveiled ambitious plans to launch a digital platform that will bring together the different capabilities of data collection and analysis under one roof to boost vessel performance. The PANGIA tool aims to reduce fuel consumption and use machine learning to detect health hazards early as well as offer maintenance planning.


The world’s first amphibious crew transfer vessel has been commissioned for six years at RWE’s Scroby Sands wind farm off the east coast of southern England.

Designed by Commercial Rib Charter, which is contracted by RWE, and naval architects Chartwell Marine, the vessel was built by Diverse Marine on the Isle of Wight.

An amphibious vessel was needed because four of the Scroby Sands wind turbines are now marooned on a sandbank that has risen in recent years.

CRC Walrus is the- world’s first purpose-built amphibious CTV and has been named CRC Walrus in a nod to R J Mitchell’s Supermarine Walrus, the amphibious biplane manufactured at Woolston, Southampton, in the 1930s.

The 12m vessel can take two crew and eight passengers, there is 750kg deck cargo capacity and service speed is 23 knots with a sprint speed of 29. She is powered by two OXE Marine 300HP outboard engines supplied by Proteum in another first, Diverse Marine says.

“The 600HP of motive power generated by the outboards will reduce fuel consumption by 50% over conventional inboard engines, thus further supporting RWE’s carbon-neutral target,” says Diverse.

The vessel transitions from sea to land with three hydraulically operated over-sized wheels steered by a single nose wheel that allows her to ‘dock’ with the turbine ladder. This hydraulic system is powered by a generator.

“It is great to be building this vessel for Scroby Sands as we worked with the team there to build their last bespoke CTV Eastern Aura, now owned by CRC

and named CRC Vulcan.” said Diverse Marine managing director Ben Colman. “Diverse Marine has a passion for developing new technology that can be implemented in different market sectors and has a solid, proven track record of successfully delivering these projects in conjunction with many clients and supply chains. This 13m amphibious CTV is in good company and one we are super keen and grateful to be involved with. The team will take a very active role in configuring the vessel for its role at Scroby Sands.”


Chris Sutton has been appointed technical director of Dynamic Load Monitoring, the specialists in design, manufacture and calibration of load cells, load monitoring and cable working equipment.

Sutton has been promoted from technical manager, and is also managing director of DLM’s sister company, Vulcan Offshore, which fabricates, welds and carries out computer numerical control machining for the marine

and subsea industries.

“I will bring additional technical knowledge and experience gained from working on engineering projects for cable and pipe laying vessels over the last 10 years.,” said Scrutton. “The goal is to allow us to grow DLM more efficiently, while maintaining existing levels of customer service and support.”

“Chris has earned it, through the dedication and commitment he has provided to myself and DLM

over the past 10 years,” said DLM managing director Martin Halford. “He knows the company inside out, from starting as a calibration technician then progressing to engineering, to management, and now director, gaining engineering and project management qualifications along the way. With the expansion of the company, we needed to reorganise the structure to help us continue with our plans and prepare for the next stage of growth.


Gothenburg Port Authority

CEO Elvir Dzanic has formally submitted his resignation, with a view to stepping down in August.

Dzanic, who has been in post at Gothenburg since June 2019, will move to shipping giant Wallenius

Sol, where he will take over the reins as CEO.

“I have had exceptionally good years at the Gothenburg Port Authority,” said Dzanic. “We have fine-tuned our direction, positioned ourselves in the

European market, established a green and digitized business model that creates value for our customers, succeeded in generating growth throughout and expanded the port through land acquisition.”

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Phil Whitehurst Actisense CEO

Actisense’s Phil Whitehurst says the marine electronics firm’s form in leisure and recently granted RINA Type Approval is evidence that its products can sail into commercial marine.

Set up 26 years ago as a consultancy, the brand ‘Actisense’ was launched in 2001 for the leisure marine sector.

After more than 20 years of DSP software and hardware design in smart sensors and underwater acoustics, the company is now at the forefront of intelligent electronics in leisure marine.

The company specialises in NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association)

Instrumentation and the 0183 standard that has been adopted everywhere to become a ubiquitous standard protocol.

And when Actisense was granted RINA Type Approval last year, this laid the foundations for an expansion into commercial marine, says CEO Phil Whitehurst.

OneNet Protocol

Hand in hand with that is the company’s focus on the OneNet protocol, which for larger vessels would be invaluable, he says.

OneNet uses ethernet as its physical layer, which means it has a much larger bandwidth than NMEA 2000 with speeds of up to 10GB per second – up 10 100 times faster.

This also means it can support radar, video and sonar data streams and can cope with more physical devises on the network.

“I haven’t seen anyone in the commercial sphere looking at the OneNet protocol,” says Whitehurst. “The advantage for commercial vessels is it’s more secure data. At the moment the marine protocols that are running commercial vessels are completely insecure, so in theory if you’ve got a bad network set up, someone could take over your boat.

“The NMEA OneNet protocol is secure in the same way as your financial information is secure on your browsers. On the current network, anyone could inject data because the network is not encrypted in any way.

“The OneNet idea is all about having a single network with everything coming through TCPIP connections – internet protocol connections – everything from your web cams and things all over the vessel to the radar images. In theory you could plug a laptop into the boat anywhere and see all the data, wherever you are. It’s very Big Brother!”

It might be Big Brother but it’s the way everything is going, and Actisense is at the frontline of that.

“All of our kit is working towards this ubiquitous connectivity, so all of our products are getting internet connections on board –that’s the big change we’ve seen and it’s been a lot of work for us, adding that facility to our products,” Whitehurst says.


“We were doing things in a much more basic way, so it’s been a big step up. Each product is almost like a little computer in itself – it’s got its own website, you can see what it’s doing in a live situation – and with a satellite connection you can change all the settings on a boat remotely with a VPN.”

Data is everything – almost “Behind the scenes, everything is bits of data,” says Whitehurst. “It’s all happening in the background and telling you about the depth of water, speed, direction, hazards, range –everything.

“We’re all about the expertise, about understanding the boring bits that the

navigators don’t want or have to know – like how to get the data and convert it. This is what the company’s philosophy is all about, from the sensor right up to the data that connects to the controls.”

He says low-earth orbit satellites could open up a lot for the sector with even more data becoming available, such as live situational data, which could tell a fisherman exactly where all the other

Fishing vessels in the fleet are at any one time.

“We can now make a leaner crew, where the crew on board are there just to keep things running day to day and not necessarily to do the heavy-duty navigation tasks – you might just have a couple of watch officers making sure that visually everything’s okay, but most of it can be done electronically.”

Which isn’t to say we will see fully autonomous ships for a while yet, he concedes – ‘there’s always someone that needs to go round with a screwdriver’ – and in very bad weather if satellites are taken out there needs to be a core crew there ‘at least in limp-along mode’ until things get fixed.

But it’s moving fast, and after the recent Type Approval, Actisense has seen an uptick in orders that as they reach deeper into commercial marine is looking likely to rise much higher.

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At the moment the marine protocols that are running commercial vessels are completely insecure, so in theory if you’ve got a bad network set up, someone could take over your boat



Port Esbjerg in Denmark says its become the first port in the world to use a digital twin to calculate efficient methods for developing offshore wind installations

The digital tool developed by Moffatt & Nichol will have a dramatic effect on the port’s wind capacity, as the port will be able to triple its annual shipping capacity for offshore wind installations from 1.5 GW to 4.5 GW, without expanding.

“Working with the digital twin is a gamechanger. We can make much better decisions using that tool. It means that we can triple our capacity at Port Esbjerg without expanding by a single square metre,” said Jul Pedersen, CEO, Port of Esbjerg.

Using big data

The digital twin is fed huge amounts of data, enabling it to analyse all port processes related to the shipping of offshore wind installations, using a 1:1 simulation of the port.

Data includes everything from storage locations of wind components and space requirements to the impact of high tide and much more. In this way, all processes are optimised.

“[This] could play a huge role in the deployment of wind installations across the whole of Europe in the coming years. There’s a lack of space at most wind ports in Europe, so we need to pull the ports out of our spreadsheets and create more digital twins instead,” said Pedersen.

Working with digital twins to optimise, for example, container operations is nothing new.

8 Port Esbjerg in Denmark says its become the first port in the world to use a digital twin to calculate efficient methods for developing offshore wind installations

Port capacity is one of the greatest challenges to the green transition. The pace must be stepped up significantly to reach the European offshore wind targets of at least 65 GW of offshore wind by 2030 and 340 GW by 2050.

However, the deployment of wind installations tends to be more complex than other port processes, so optimising the design of these processes is extra important. There are many activities going on at the same time which adds extra pieces to an already complicated puzzle.

Expanding capacity at Esbjerg will include the rebuilding of various access roads.

£millions committed to harbour and ferry upgrades

An award-winning ferry terminal has opened its doors after major works were completed on the remote Isle of Harris in the Scottish Outer Hebrides.

Owned by CMAL (Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited), a harbour development project consisting of a new pier, fendering system and enlarged marshalling area had to be put in place while lifeline ferry operations continued. The redevelopment won a Scottish Civil Engineering Marine Infrastructure Award last November.

”The work to redevelop the harbour and terminal building began in 2019 – and had to pause during the global pandemic,” said Ramsay Muirhead, director of Port Infrastructure & Planning. ”As soon as we

were able to resume work safely, we did; and it is testament to the hard work of our contractors and the patience of the local community that we are now able to welcome passengers to the new terminal.”

The terminal is just a tiny part of a £580

million commitment from the Scottish Government over a five-year period up to 2026, which aims to deliver 21 vessels for the fleet and major upgrades to harbour infrastructure over the next decade. The works, across 26 harbours, will entail slipway reconstruction and widening, pier and fender repairs, lighting upgrades and safety measures.

“Our team has decades of marine, civil, construction and mechanical engineering, ship design and naval architecture experience,” says CMAL CEO Kevin Hobbs. “We’re confident, with the required level of funding and commitment, our plans can be delivered in the next 10 years to ensure island and rural communities remain connected and their economies are supported.”

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Working with the digital twin is a gamechanger. We can make much better decisions using that tool. It means that we can triple our capacity at Port Esbjerg without expanding by a single square metre


The Scottish Port of Stornoway, off the northwest coast of Scotland in the Outer Hebrides, is closing in on its goal to open a deepwater port by the end of this year. Already thousands of tonnes of rock have been blasted away, quay walls piles have been installed and a berth for 300+ metre vessels has been designed.

Designed by marine civil engineers Wallace Stone, contractors McLaughlin & Harvey are on target with works that will make a huge difference to the facility.

Dredging carried out by the Boskalis dredge pipe using teeth and water jets will remove up to half a million tonnes of material from the seabed, and most will be placed in a reclamation area. Rock platforms will be extended and widened and the installation of quay wall piles, 43% of which were completed in January, will continue.

When finished, the port will be able to cater for offshore wind vessels and the world’s largest cruise liners, the Stornoway Port Authority says.

“The multi-purpose facilities at Deep Water Terminal will provide a berth for vessels up to

360m long with a water depth of 10m below Chart Datum, a ferry berth, and 6.5 hectares of land for unloading, storage and industrial uses,” says the Authority.

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The Port of Leith has become the first large mainland commercial port in Scotland to provide a shore power connection.

The Victoria 1, which is currently housing Ukrainian refugees, is the first vessel to use the non-fossil fuel shore power in the Imperial Dock in the Port of Leith.

David Webster, director of energy at Forth Ports, said the port was committed to emissions.

“This major civil engineering project to introduce shore power in Leith is a significant milestone for our business in Scotland and we are pleased that the

Victoria 1 is now powered by mains electricity,” he said. The electrical network in the port has been extended and integrated to the vessel’s systems through a PSW Power & Automation shore power transformer. This setup will be expanded later this month to the port’s Harbour Berth for use by offshore construction vessels.

The Port of Leith is currently undergoing a major transformation to create Scotland’s largest renewable hub, including the development of a new deep water outer berth which will also be shore power enabled.


Cold-ironing deal for French port

Nidec has won a €2.5 million contract to install shorebased power at the Port de Sète, in the south of France.

The deal with Port Sud of France follows projects to electrify passenger ports in Italy, along with another in France and one in Malta.

Dominique Llonch, chief executive of Nidec and chair of Nidec Industrial Solutions said the company was the ‘point of reference’ for shore power projects. “We are involved in all major tenders in Europe, we have many other initiatives in the pipeline and we aim for further growth in the Mediterranean area,” he said. Nidec will install three systems serving three different quays, comprising converters and transformers to adapt the power supply.

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Maritime Contracts Journal

Tenders have been invited for the construction and operation of a new container terminal on the central quay at the Port of Bilbao in Spain.

The Port of Bilbao is one of the most important transport and logistics centres in the European Atlantic Arc. The UK, Russia, the Netherlands and the Nordic countries are among its main markets.

To begin this year, the construction will have an operational surface areas of 30 hectares (300,000m2).

“Improving the connectivity and intermodality of the port of Bilbao and attracting new traffic and shipping lines are strategic objectives of the Port Authority of Bilbao,” says the port authority. “The existence of regular maritime routes which can be used for import and export by production and manufacturing companies and, in general, by business in the catchment area of the port of Bilbao, reduces costs, pollutant emissions and logistical lead times, and contributes to greater competitiveness.

“The port, therefore, is a key player in terms of improving the quality, efficiency, innovation and sustainability of its surrounding area.”

Several international operators, the authority says, have “confirmed that the port of Bilbao is in a favourable position to be a real alternative to address the problem of congestion in the


(1) Den Haag, Netherlands (2) Early Information (3) Not stated (4) Offshore geotechnical investigations at the investigation area in the Nederwiek Wind Farm Zone sites II and III. (5) Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat


(1) New York, USA (2) Early Information (3) $5-10 million (4) Remove approximately 425,000 cubic yards of material from the critical shoal area subsequent placement at the Historic Area Remediation Site, approx 5 miles east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey.

(5) USACE, KO Contracting Division


(1) Oslo, Norway (2) Early Information (3) Not stated (4) Market consultation to provide information for the Norwegian Materiel Agenc, increasing insight in the supplier market, technical


performance, price, and delivery time related to vessels that meet their needs. (5) Forsvarsmateriell


(1) Brussels, Belgium (2) Tenders Invited (3) Not stated (4) A desktop study and public presentation on the final dismantling service of a wind farm, taking into account, among other things, the technology used and the specific Belgian context. (5) FPS Economy


(1) Borlange, Sweden (2) Tenders Invited (3) Not stated (4) Shipyard overhaul and procurement and installation of new main engines and MES life raft systems for the road ferry VF 345/Jupiter. (5) Trafikverket Myndighet


(1) Tokyo, Japan (2) Tenders Invited (3) Not stated (4) National Public Safety Commission (National

Police Agency) (5) Seeking to procure a range of equipment including dry suits, water surfaces for dry suits, wet suits, lifeboats, and other diving equipment.


(1) Ljubljana, Slovenia (2) Contract Awarded (3) €190,903 (4) Contract awarded for a boat with cabin with outboard engines 250-400 HP. (5) Ministrstvo ZA Obrambo (6) Jucca Nautika, Trgovina, Servis in storitve, d.o.o


(1) Gdynia, Poland (2) Contract Awarded (3) 4,173,315 PLN (€850,000) (4) Contract awarded for the overhaul of Dar Mlodziezy (5) Uniwersytet Morski w Gdyni (6) Stocznia Remontowa NAUTA S.A.


(1) La Barre-de-Mots, France (2) Contract Awarded (3) Not stated (4) Contract awarded for the

provision of a vessel with crew

(5) Regie Dept Passages d'eau de Vendee, Gare maritime, Port Fromentine (6) Transport Maritime Cotier


(1) Hasselt, Belgium (2) Contract Awarded (3) €12,921,658 (4) Contract awarded for the repairs to the central dyke between the Leopold Canal and the Diversion Canal of the Leie (5) De Vlaamse Waterweg nv (6) nv Herbosch-Kiere


(1) Koblenz, Germany (2) Tenders Invited (3) Not stated (4) Fachstelle Maschinenwesen Sudwest Beim Wasserstrassen- und Schifffahrtsamt Mosel-Saar-Lahn

(5) Construction and ready-to-use delivery of 4 spatz control and sounding ships. Length: approx. 16.30m, overall width approx. 4.20m, draft under 0.7m, fixed point height max. 4.40m, speed approx. 18 km/h.

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Within the confines of the US Jones Act, Empire Offshore Wind, Equinor and bp’s joint venture are looking to the US arm of DEME Offshore for offshore windfarm work.

DEME Offshore US has been awarded a contract for the transport and installation of the 350 km long inter-array cables for New York’s Empire Wind 1 and 2 offshore windfarms.

“DEME’s excellent track record and ability to successfully execute large-scale cable projects safely and efficiently, combined with our robust technical solution for the Empire Wind projects, are the key factors for our success with the award of this contract,” said Sid Florey, president, DEME Offshore US.

Sizeable opportunity

Empire Wind 1 and 2, off the east coast of the US, will be major contributors to meeting New York State’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals.

The installation works will be performed by a cable installation vessel from the DEME fleet in two campaigns. Currently the company operates the state-of-the-art cable installation vessel Living Stone and this will be joined by a second DP3 cable installation vessel Viking Neptun in the first quarter of 2023.

Florey also said the new contract


highlighted the continued expansion of DEME’s US portfolio through its office in Boston and the company’s commitment to the future growth of the US offshore wind market. And there could be opportunities there too for expertise in the European offshore wind

market, that is if the Jones Act is revised.

Empire Wind 1 and 2 are being developed by a 50-50 partnership between Equinor and bp. Equinor will be the operator through the development, construction, and operations phases of the projects.

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Underwater foundations of aqueducts being dramatically scoured away by fast-flowing river currents have been protected with hydrographic survey equipment and divers in the River Eden in northern England

The foundations, in the River Eden, support three railway viaducts: a 1940s-built concrete structure, which in turn supports a railway that carries goods down the west coast and two viaducts, one of them Victorian.

Since the summer of 2021, the three structures have cost £5.1 million (€5.8 million) to be protected, which has been paid for by the railway firm Network Rail.

Using hydrographic survey technology, the river bed was scoured to show the true extent of the damage to the foundations, which is believed to have worsened during recent heavy rainfall.

Until the works were completed, trains were forced to run at reduced speeds of just 20mph.

“Due to working in the river, Network Rail worked very closely with the Environment Agency and Natural England to ensure construction methods had the least impact on wildlife as possible,” says Network Rail. “This included the development of a special mix of environmentally safe ‘non leach’ concrete, which was pumped underwater into the gaps of the West Coast main line structures by professional divers.

“Huge boulders (5,000 tonnes) known as ‘rock armour’ were also placed in the water to divert river flow around the viaduct supports – known as piers – at all three structures.”

In the later stages of the work, 4,000 tonnes of special setting concrete was poured, taking up a volume of 1,850m3.

“Now the winter rains are once again swelling the River Eden our vital work to protect the three railway viaducts is being put to its first big test and it’s great to see our improvements protecting rail passengers and freight trains,” said Rob Stephens, Network Rail principal route engineer.

“These projects have been challenging and have blended technological and engineering innovations alongside traditional techniques. Using new technology will be crucial as we make the railway more resilient from severe weather and our changing climate in future.”

Van Oord wins Scottish flood scheme deal

Van Oord is to construct a flood protection scheme for Millport, on the island of Great Cumbrae, Scotland.

Working with its subsidiary Mackley, Van Oord will improve the condition of the 2km long Millport seafront, making it more resilient to floods. The work will include replacing, reinforcing and constructing flood walls as well as installing offshore and shore-connected rock breakwaters.

“The Millport Flood Protection scheme will further protect properties and land on the islands,” said Councillor Scott Davidson, Cabinet Member for Place of North Ayrshire Council.

“It is also important in an economic sense as it will allow us to pursue our ambitious plans for the new marina,” he added.

Van Oord has completed a number of similar coastal protection schemes in the UK, such as at Lydd, Dymchurch, Hythe Ranges and the adjacent Broomhill Sands on the south coast of England, as well as the construction of the South Breakwater of the new Aberdeen South Harbour.

“Our project team is looking forward to working closely with North Ayrshire Council, the local community, and other stakeholders in order reduce flood risk at Millport,” said Paul Hesk, managing director of Van Oord UK.

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Due to working in the river, Network Rail worked very closely with the Environment Agency and Natural England to ensure construction methods had the least impact on wildlife as possible

Jumbo Offshore has completed a highly skilled precision lifting job involving transportation and wet storage of a riser caisson for Technip FMC.

The job saw Jumbo deploy its heavy-lift vessel Fairplayer to handle the 120-metre long and 1.3-metre diameter caisson.

“This job involved the careful handling of fragile offshore equipment. But with our experienced crews and engineering teams, combined with the dual cranes of the Fairplayer, Jumbo Offshore had the technical capabilities and offshore expertise that made this precision operation a success,” said Carol Granneman, project manager, Jumbo.

“Technip FMC is a very valued client of ours and we look forward to working with their team in the future.”


The Fairplayer picked up the caisson from the Scottish port of Nigg, an operation that demanded a finely-tuned rigging arrangement due to the high flexibility of the caisson.

To this end, each of the Fairplayer’s 900-tonne cranes used double slings and a total of five connection points.

After transporting the caisson to the offshore location, Jumbo then executed the


“Due to the motions of the waves and the buoyancy of the caisson, the most critical moment was when we lowered the caisson through the splash zone, and then we had to lower it evenly through the water column to avoid excessive stresses in the caisson,” he said.

The preparatory engineering of this project is also notable. Having worked together on numerous occasions in the past, Technip FMC and Jumbo Offshore have a good working relationship.

wet storage scope of the project. Wet storage is the temporary storage of offshore components on the sea bed, which in the case of this particularly delicate caisson, called for careful operations.

The offshore scope was the most challenging, said Mr Granneman.

For this riser caisson project, the two companies worked together on the project engineering. Technip FMC carried out the calculations for the rigging, and Jumbo worked on the vessel-specific calculations regarding the Fairplayer’s movement at different phases of the operation.

Once positioned on the seabed, Jumbo used an ROV to disconnect the caisson, leaving two rigging points in position to allow Technip FMC to pick it up for installation at a later date.

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Richter and ScaffFloat have partnered up to offer customers an innovative suspended platform solution for marine civils work on structures over water

The suspended ScaffFloat platform can offer a costeffective and speedy solution to marine civils projects where traditional scaffolding is not viable.

“ScaffFloat has come a long way since it was launched two years ago. The system has really proved itself now and we have completed over 50 projects and provided 5,000 hours of safe floating access to contractors around the UK and abroad,” said Toby Budd, managing director of ScaffFloat.

”This suspended offering is another big step forward for the system, really exciting.”

Innovative solution

There are an estimated 15,000 structures built over the water in the UK alone, from large commercial piers and ferry terminals to thousands of rail, vehicle and footbridges over rivers, canals and other waterways.

All maintenance work requires an access system, normally a suspended scaffold, to be installed before works take place.

But the innovative ScaffFloat platform can offer several advantages to projects where traditional solutions may struggle to be viable.

The first and most significant is cost saving. It can be built to almost any size, so if a full scaffold is not necessary the ScaffFloat can offer a much lower cost access solution. Secondly, is speed, as the ScaffFloat platform can be mobilised by a four-person team, launched and lifted under the bridge in two days.

Another benefit of this system is a reduction in disruption to the top side of the bridge; this is particularly useful in city centre locations. The ScaffFloat can come ’plug and play’ with full welfare facilities and materials.

The ScaffFloat platform also has an advantage on navigable waterways where a full scaffolding structure would reduce air draft and impede navigation. This is because the ScaffFloat system can be designed to always leave sufficient space under the navigable channel for vessels to pass.

Mobile works

ScaffFloat is built offsite and transported to where it needs to be. Once afloat, the self-propelled system can make passage

along the waterway to the bridge, even if this is miles from the launch site.

Once in place under the bridge, lines or anchors are used to temporarily hold station while a MEWP on deck is used to make the connections to the underside of the bridge. A hoisting system is then used to lift the platform up under the bridge together with a payload of equipment, plant, materials, and scaffold. Once in place, bracing can be applied to stop sway and the scaffold can be quickly and safely punched up from the ScaffFloat beams to give access to the top side of the bridge for contractors.

When works are complete the platform can then be lowered to the water and re-positioned, or if needed multiple platforms can be placed side by side.

Hybrids of the ScaffFloat platform can also be offered. One example would utilise an additional floating pontoon below the suspended platform that can hold and carry heavy materials to and from site, in particular blasting media and water.

Another example would be to support the installation of traditional suspended scaffold, the suspended ScaffFloat could be used to get materials to site and then the platform can be used to load out from and provide access to scaffold the underside of the bridge.

Land & Water Plant buys first long-reach excavator in the UK

UK marine civils engineering firm Land & Water’s subsidiary Land & Water Plant has bought the first long reach excavator of its kind in the UK.

The Hitachi ZX130-7 excavator is an addition to its amphibious plant and road transportable marine equipment and is ideal for dredging rivers and lakes as well as maintaining banks.

Land & Water says the machine’s fuel consumption is lower than other similar machines, and it has reduced life cycle costs because of its Stage V-compliant engine.

Stage V (Regulation 2016/1628) is an emissions standard for Non-Road Mobile Machinery with spark/compression ignition engines, and also includes generators, lighting towers and pumps.

”This eliminates the need for urea, filter replacements and associated maintenance,” the firm says. “A fully fitted ECO gauge also allows operators to control fuel efficiency.”

Land & Water is keen to emphasise environmental considerations, and claims it will achieve ‘net zero’ by 2030. It will achieve this by expanding its fleet with more specialist hybrid and fuel-efficient solutions, it says.

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Tidal energy firm Nova Innovation says it has doubled the size of its tidal array off the north coast of Scotland – the first tidal array in the world – to operate six turbines

The company installed its first three tidal turbines in 2016 off the islands of Shetland in the North Sea, and added a fourth, Eunice, in 2020.

Now, it says, it has added a fifth and sixth – named Grace and Hali Hope – and connected them via a subsea hub to send power to shore through a single export cable.

The project has been funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme via two funding streams: one is an ENFAIT (Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal) €20 million project, which Noval Innovation is leading; the other is the ELEMENT Effective Lifetime Extension in the Marine Environment for Tidal Energy), a €5 million fund.

Nova’s M100 devices are 100kW seabed mounted tidal turbines with two blade rotors, and have been designed so that the turbines can be easily removed and maintained. The rotor diameter is 9 metres and its speed is 15 to 25 rpm. The modular system also allows them to be easily installed and transported using local vessels and infrastructure.

They are powering homes and businesses.

Meygen project

Not so far away, between the northernmost coast of Scotland and the uninhabited island of Stroma, a 3.5km site operated by MeyGen received approval for a tidal stream project in 2014.

Split into four phases, the first has been operational since last October and comprises four 1.5MW turbines and since 2018, they have delivered 47GWh of electricity, MeyGen says.

Each turbine has three blades with a rotor diameter of 18m. The turbines also include a yaw module, which rotates the turbine at each slack tide to face into subsequent ebb or flood tide.

The 150t turbines are mounted on a 1450t gravity foundation that supports the turbines under its own weight in average flow speeds of up to 10 knots. Each turbine has a

dedicated quad armoured subsea array cable laid directly on the exposed seabed and brought ashore via a horizontal directionally drilled borehole within the foreshore bedrock.

The turbines feed into the onshore power conversion unit building at the Ness of Quoys, where the 4kV supply passes through an ABB PCS6000 converter to be made grid code compliant at 33kV for export into the local distribution network. Based on average UK annual consumption of 3.1MWh per annum this phase of the tidal array generates sufficient electricity to supply circa 6,000 homes.

New Jan de Nul installation vessel delivered

Jan de Nul’s NextGen heavy lift vessel

Les Alizés is on her way to Europe, the company has announced.

The vessel, built at the CMHI Haimen Shipyard in China, has been specifically designed for loading, transporting, lifting and installing offshore wind turbine foundations. She will also be suitable for decommissioning oil and gas rigs. Her main features are a main crane of 5,000 tonnes, a deck loading capacity of 61,000 tonnes and a deck space of 9,300 m².

“With these characteristics, the vessel can easily transport the heavier future foundations, several in one trip, to the

offshore installation site, with direct benefits in planning, fuel consumption and emissions reduction,” says Jan de Nul. “Les Alizés is a

crane vessel for floating installation, which means that she is not dependent on the water depths or the seabed conditions.”

As wind farm turbines increase in height, with the new generation now more than 270 metres high with blades of up to 120 metres in length, increasingly larger installation vessels are now required, and Les Alizés seeks to address this demand.

The new vessel’s first mission, says Jan de Nul, will be in Germany, where she will be used to transport and install 107 monopile foundations and one offshore substation topside at Ørsted’s Gode Wind 3 and Borkum Riffgrund 3 offshore wind farm.

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Netherlands-based offshore energy equipment engineer KENC has been contracted to design and build a lifting frame for offshore wind projects that are steadily increasing in number

KENC, which carries out bespoke design projects for many of the biggest names in offshore energy, will design and build a Hammer Quick Lifting Frame (HQLF), which integrates a Balltec quick-connect receptacle with a 750t piling hammer.

KENC has not revealed further details of the projects for which it is designing its latest HQLF, other than to say it is for two wind farms - one with power generation capacity of 704MW, the other 132MW.

“The scope includes installation aids for easy onsite assembly,” said business development manager Vincent Vinkoert. “The challenge here is to deliver a fatigue friendly lifting frame that is also easy inspectable. KENC’s experience previous and similar lifting frames is the reason KENC is awarded with this scope.

“Our HQLF will be used to lift the full hammer assembly (750t), and will remain on top of the hammer during pile driving. As such it will encounter pile driving accelerations, therefore it has to be fatigue friendly.”

The equipment, he said, would be delivered within the next couple of months and deployed in the summer.

The US has signalled its intention to rapidly increase its offshore wind industry, with the Biden administration setting out a target of 30GW by 2030. While potentially a massive opportunity for the European firms who have been working within this industry for many years, the Jones Act is problematic in them gaining a foothold because of the restrictions on foreign-flagged vessels operating within the US.

“The Jones Act is quite impractical for the construction of offshore wind farms, especially for the larger-scale projects,” Vinkoert told Maritime Journal. “With the current feeder

solutions extra lifting and handling is required, which means more risk to your projects. With the current goal of 30GW by 2030, I believe that the US government has to rethink their legislation. Working together with European contractors (vessel owners) seems necessary to meet the ambitious goals.

“I’m very excited to kick of the new year with this beautiful project for our client. The engineering is already in full swing and we look forward to delivering a successful tool in the coming months.”

European partnership set up to electrify water transport

Two organisations have signed a joint declaration to work on electrifying waterborne transport across Europe.

The declaration was signed between the Batteries European Partnership Association and the Waterborne Technology Platform, a technology platform comprised of a range of stakeholders such as shipbuilders, research institutes and marine equipment manufacturers. It also represents EU member states.

It will be relevant to all waterborne transport, from workboats, tugs and ferries to inland navigation, cruise liners and intercontinental shipping, according to Jaap Gebraad, Secretary General of Waterborne TP.

”Waterborne transport moves nearly 90% of all international trade, more than 75% of

external EU trade, and 40% of the internal EU trade,” he said. ”Undeniably, the sector is of strategic relevance to a functional society. Yet waterborne transport is also responsible for around 13% of total EU transport emissions. Globally, waterborne transport emits over one billion tons of CO2, which

accounts for 2-3% of total GHG emissions.”

The partnership has calculated it will need €485 million to spend on ’activities which are linked to the objectives of the partnership’, namely research, development and innovation, as well as demonstrations.

Gebraad said it was too early to say which particular technologies would stand out, and that the partnership was technology neutral.

“Batteries will be a key enabler to store green electrical energy to offer such zero-emission operation,” said Waterborne chairman Eero Lehtovaara. “As a diversified sector – in terms of ship size, ship types and voyage distances –waterborne transport will be dependent on various types of energy carriers to become a zero-emission mode of transportation.”

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Early Information has been released for two wind farms off the Dutch coast to generate a total of 12,000MW

Ultimately, the Dutch government is planning to have 21,000MW of power generated across eight wind farms by 2030. It says this will meet around 75% of the Netherlands’ electricity needs.

Combining wind and tide could save €millions

Combining power from a range of renewable sources is a cost-effective way of supplying Europe with green energy, according to the official results of a multinational project.

The EVOLVE project explored the potential for wave harnessing around Great Britain, Ireland and Portugal, identifying nearly 60GW of viable wave energy and 10GW of tidal stream energy. Just 10GW of ocean energy in Great Britain alone could save £1.5 billion (€1.7 billion) a year, reducing carbon emissions by up to 1.05 tonnes.

But used in conjunction with other renewables, such as wind and solar, the benefits are even greater.

Using ocean energy data, researchers were

able to show that wave energy generates more power when wind energy dips and that tidal stream generation is decoupled from wind, meaning that a combination of ocean and wind power provides greater value, rather than working in isolation.

A diverse mix

The more diverse a mix of renewables, the more consistent that energy production is, meaning peak demands can be met.

“The key headline from the EVOLVE Project is that including a higher proportion of ocean energy within our future electricity system consistently results in higher renewable dispatch, for the same total renewable energy availability, due to the

offsetting of wave and tidal with wind and solar generation,” said EVOLVE technical manager Dr Shona Pennock, research associate in Marine Energy within Edinburgh University’s Policy & Innovation Group.

The two-year initiative was led by Aquatera with support from WavEC Offshore Renewables, Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE) and The University of Edinburgh, along with wave and tidal energy developers CorPower Ocean and Orbital Marine Power.

It received funding from Scottish Enterprise, Swedish Energy Agency and Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Umbrella project OCEANERA-NET COFUND has also received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

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Dutch shipbuilder Damen, engine manufacturer Caterpillar and its Norway and Netherlands importer Pon Power have signed an MoU to develop methanol-fuelled tugs

Momentum is building among owners for alternativefuelled tugs, with both new constructions and retrofits.

They look to designers, shipyards and component manufacturers to satisfy increasing demands for vessels that meet emissions standards, and the agreement sees Damen Shipyards and Caterpillar developing the methanol fuel route.

Damen sees this as presenting another ‘green’ option for customers alongside its all-electric tug option, suitably represented by the RSD-E Tug 2513 Sparky delivered recently to Ports of Auckland, New Zealand and earning the ITS Tug of the Year award 2022.

The MoU involves joint development of a series of dualfuel methanol/diesel-powered tugs, The methanol-ready CAT 3500E series dual-fuel pilot engines will be delivered to Damen by Pon Power in 2024, when integration and testing will begin, described as being a “complex undertaking” involving integrating the engines with all aspects of the ship’s control, monitoring, ventilation and other systems.

The process will include close cooperation with classification societies and the aim is to have methanol-

fuelled vessels ready for series production in 2026.

Damen’s two option strategy will see fully-electric tugs available in 40, 60 and 80 tonne bollard pull versions with methanol-fuelled tugs offering a slightly more powerful range of 60, 80 and 100 tonnes.

Electrically powered tugs are considered an option for zero emission operations where low-cost electricity can be easily accessed between assignments. As methanol has a greater energy density than batteries, this route delivers increased energy storage capacity suited for longer duration operations while remaining CO2 neutral. All vessels will be fitted with a standard Emissions Reduction System developed by Damen Sustainable Solutions B.V.

Brad Johnson, vice president and general manager, Caterpillar Marine describes the collaboration as: “… bringing together immeasurable expertise that allows us to learn together and innovate to address the great challenge of the energy transition”, adding that while it is indeed an exciting technical challenge to tackle, it most importantly fosters the industry’s goal to reach sustainable, low carbon operations.

Build under way for methanol hybrid CSOVs

The steel-cutting ceremony for the first of two next-generation methanol hybrid construction service operating vessels has been held at Tersan Shipyard in Turkey.

The new 89 metre CSOV will join the Acta Marine fleet in the second quarter of 2024 together with the second newbuild, which will follow three months later.

The bespoke SX216 design for the methanol MDO/HVO DP2 vessels has been developed in collaboration with Ulstein Design & Solutions and are the first contracted to use Ulstein’s TWIN X-STERN design.

The combination of two sterns and main

propellors at each end is said to reduce energy consumption and increase comfort as well as improving manoeuvrability and ability to stay in position

The TWIN X-STERN was recently nominated for the Offshore Support Journal

Innovation of the Year Award and the Acta Marine CSOV project is nominated for the Offshore Renewables Award.

The vessels can accommodate up to 135 crew and come equipped with an SMSTprovided motion-compensated crane, along with a motion-compensated gangway for personnel transfer in wave heights up to 3 metres.

In addition to the methanol MDO/HVO engines the new vessels also have a battery power storage system.

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A look at tug-building activities at European shipyards alone this month lets us explore orders and deliveries for no fewer than eight vessels.

London residents will be familiar with Cory’s tugs and barges transiting the River Thames, moving city waste to sorting facilities for recycling or energy recovery. Ten years ago, Cory took delivery of four newbuild low air draught Shoalbuster 2208S tugs from Damen and as part of its growth plans it has ordered two further examples from the Dutch shipbuilder.

Modifications will include IMO Tier III compliance and upgraded fender arrangements providing all-round protection to the topsides. Sightlines from the wheelhouse, including aft, will be improved along with reduced reflectivity with deck upgrades including lowering the bulwark and push bow layout to improve views forward. The bow thrusters will be electrical, powered by three generators, a triple-load parallel running system delivering redundancy. The pair will be built at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld and supported via its Portsmouth service hub.

Other Damen news of note sees an order for a Multibuster 8020 ultra-shallow draught workboat for Harlingen NLbased Van Stee Offshore. The design of this 80m long vessel, developed by Damen-owned naval architects OSD-IMT, was the brainchild of CEO Arnout Damen, and is described as combining key elements of the MultiCat and Shoalbuster range to create a large-scale platform for a wide variety of projects in waters as shallow as three metres.

The vessel’s large dimensions provide extensive deck space, ample accommodation and high stability, allowing provision of cranes larger than other similar vessels. DP2 comes as standard, and a retractable bow thruster ensures two tunnel thrusters are always available for enhanced manoeuvrability. The roles for this multi-purpose vessel, aimed at the renewables and O&G sector, include anchorhandling and towing, ROV operations, cable-laying and beach pulling.

Construction is well under way at Albwardy Damen Sharjah and MJ hopes to examine this significant new design from Damen in greater detail in due course.

Sanmar newbuilds

Turning to newbuilds, Sanmar Shipyards has been particularly active, reporting four tug deliveries in a week to round off 2022. On Christmas Eve, Citta Di Augusta and Citta Di Siracusa sailed from Sanmar’s Tuzla Shipyard for long-term client Rimorchiatori Riuniti.

Built as Boğaçay LII and LIV respectively, the pair of Robert Allan Ltd (RAL) designed, Sanmar-exclusive RAmparts 2400SX MkII ASD tugs will be the first Tier III compliant tugs in Italian ports, a Caterpillar/Kongsberg main engine/ thruster combination providing 60tbp. The fifi1 specified tugs have accommodation for up to six persons.

Turkish operator Yalpaş has taken delivery of Yalova 5 a RApport 1900SX class twin-screw tug previously operating in Sanmar’s own fleet as Bozçay VI. Like Adakale mentioned below, it is from Sanmar/RAL’s smaller range of shiphandling tugs, but still offers a respectable 33tbp.

Final tug of the year was the RAscal 1800 design Yeniçay XVI, reportedly to be renamed Adakale for Turkish operator Marintug. Intended for low manning, the design has a high standard of machinery automation and is capable of ship

assist, line-handling, coastal towing and general harbour service. Caterpillar main engines power Veth azimuthing thrusters delivering 32tbp and speed 12kn.

Back to Damen

Finally, and returning to Damen, Fairplay Towage now has a significant new addition to its ever-expanding fleet of tugs operating in Rotterdam.

The ASD 2312 design is one of Damen’s ‘next-generation’ tugs and just before yard number 513616 sailed from Damen’s Song Cam Shipyard for Europe, carrying the name Navigator, Fairplay concluded a lease agreement contract with Damen Marine Services allowing short notice delivery for the vessel.

Following bollard pull trials in the Caland Canal, the tug was ‘rebranded’ as Fairplay-93 at De Haas Rotterdam shipyard and entered service in Europe’s largest port.

An interesting feature of the ASD 2312 compact tug is the towing winch arrangement.

Shiphandling ASD tugs generally tow over the bow via a foredeck-mounted winch. If not intended for conventional deepsea or coastal towing, an aftdeck winch may not be included although provision for retrofitting such is usually included.

While not the first similar arrangement, Damen’s solution sees the enclosed winch mounted more centrally (longitudinally) beneath the wheelhouse, allowing the towline to be fed forward or aft depending on the preferred towing mode.

The accommodation for six persons is now located further forward beneath the forecastle deck.

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Netherlands-based Koole Contractors has doubled its number of tugs to four, part of its fleet now actively involved with a wreck removal project off Gibraltar.

The two new tugs, Viking and Norne, were built in 2008 and 2011 by Kooiman Scheepswerf for Koerts International Towage, the former now renamed Koole 31. The pair are instantly recognisable and aesthetically pleasing Kooiman products, again respectively, 30.8m and 34.1m LOA providing 72.3 and 83tbp.

Both are classed for unrestricted sailing, Norne with Ice Class 1C restriction, and they join the 45tbp Koole 42, built in China in 2007, and 77tbp Koole 35, an Armon Astilleros product from 2001. Ks oole 35 has strong European connections, originally Union Diamond for URS Nederland BV with Smit International, Boluda Towage Belgium and Seacontractors also among its previous owners.

Koole 31 was soon active towing the accommodation barge K10030, also part of the Koole fleet, from NW Europe to Gibraltar to participate in removal of the bulk carrier wreck OS35, which was beached following collision with an LNG tanker. Koole 42 was also mobilised to the site from South America with the flattop barge H283.


The company received a major boost in February 2016 when it acquired the salvage assets from Mammoet Salvage B.V., part of Mammoet Holding B.V. Mammoet’s core business is engineered heavy lifting and transport and at the time, while acknowledging there were many similarities with the salvage industry, said the characteristics of the individual markets required that each activity had a specific focus.

Koole Contractors describes itself as an “international industrial and maritime service and solutions provider” which specialises in industrial demolition, remediation, wreck removal and maritime construction activities. As well as the four tugs mentioned above, its fleet list includes seven barges, four of which are illustrated with cranes. The 1969 Germanbuilt general cargo vessel Koole 74 is also part of its fleet.

As the salvage market was not 100% related to Mammoet’s core activities it was considered in the best interest if both Mammoet and Mammoet Salvage each had the opportunity to completely focus on its core activities and strategy. The agreement involved transfer of Mammoet personnel and sale of salvage material to Koole, at the time the new company named Koole Mammoet Salvage B.V. undertook expansion of offices in Singapore and Houston.

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Rather than running a generator, many ports now provide a ‘plug-in’ solution, whereby electricity from the local grid can be supplied to vessels where essential on-board services need to be powered up, especially if crew are on board

Known as cold-ironing, it is considered a preferable solution avoiding shipborne emissions, particularly important for berths in built-up urban areas.

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The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published its report following the breaking of a tug’s towline pennant while assisting a container ship, including recommendations to the tug’s classification society and owner.

The ASD tug was being taken over by new owners, and during the initial three-month handover period was being operated by the former owner’s agency crew supplemented by the new crew, who provided local knowledge and received familiarisation training from the outgoing crew.

On the day the tug and two others were tasked to assist an ultra-large container ship to its berth at a UK container terminal. It was allocated the role of stern tug and after meeting the vessel, connected its towline in the usual way, the pennant secured to the ship’s bitts with up to 40m of towline run out.

As the tug commenced manoeuvring the ship at the berth, the pilot requested first 50% then 100% astern thrust with the tug’s winch brake slipping twice and a further several metres of towline being released.

Soon after, the towline pennant parted close to the ship’s deck and snapped back towards the tug. Part of the line shattered the starboard forward wheelhouse window, also fracturing the inner pane of the centre window, and two of the inner panes of the aft-facing windows were also cracked.

Five crew in the wheelhouse were struck by flying glass fragments, suffering multiple minor facial, arm and upper body lacerations. Fortunately the crew were all wearing some form of eyewear and avoided any eye injuries.


The investigation included close examination of the failed towline pennant, comprising three-strand polyester load-bearing core and braided protection jacket. The pennant had a minimum breaking load (MBL) of 229.5t, which was three times greater than the tug’s full astern bollard pull.

An outside organisation contracted to examine the failed pennant identified two damaged areas in its load-bearing core, including short wavelength Z-kinks associated with axial compression fatigue in the yarns – damage that would have been difficult for the tug’s crew to detect.

Much of the MAIB report analyses the pennant in detail, the analysis concluding the load at failure was likely to have been equal to or less than the 119t load recorded during a destructive tensile load test, or 52% of its original MBL, and that it was “much more likely” it parted when exposed to higher levels of shock loading following the brake slippages.

The analysis adds that as pennants are a sacrificial element, they should be frequently replaced, certainly after damage or high load occurrences. Also examined was whether the particular pennant used was recommended by the rope’s manufacturer.

Class standards for shipboard glass windows involve withstanding a hydrostatic pressure head equating to ‘green sea’ loading from waves, and was another area examined in detail. Snapback speed can be anything up to 380mph, with

little time for reaction by anyone in the vicinity, and the fact that fragments from the shattered forward window also cracked two aft-facing windows demonstrates the potential for harm following such a heavy impact load.

In 2016 and following increased reports of wheelhouse glass failures, the shipyard that built the tug involved researched safety glass options that exceeded Class standards. Following this research and an in-house testing programme, it developed its own high-impact resistance glazing, which met recognised security glass standards, incorporating a polyvinyl butyral laminate, a combination of toughened and laminated glass panes withstanding manual, ballistic or blast attacks.

Following the incident the tug’s owner commissioned a detailed examination of the failed pennant with a number of actions taken forward.

It also introduced a database of its tow gear equipment to provide towing arrangement data across it global tug fleet. The MAIB recommended the Classification Society takes the investigation findings to the International Association of Classification Societies, including the wheelhouse glazing failure. The tug’s owner was recommended to undertake a fleetwide risk assessment to determine the level of risk associated with towline failure and snapback, and where appropriate employ laminated glass or other defences to mitigate the risk from flying glass.

The above is a brief summary of what is as usual with the MAIB a very detailed forensic examination, its safety recommendations in no case creating a presumption of blame and liability. The report can be viewed in full on its website.

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8 Towline connected prior to failure. Inset: Failed towline pennant yarn kinks


The British Tugowners Association, as part of the UK Chamber of Shipping, has published a good practice guide for recovering persons from the water into small vessels

“It follows that reading this guide, and implementing the recommendations contained herein could, quite literally, be lifesaving,” said Professor Mike Tipton MBE, FTPS from the Extreme Environments Laboratory, University of Portsmouth, who set the tone for addressing one of the most difficult emergency operations seafarers can face –recovering a person from the water.

Professor Tipton said that when it came to cold water survival, knowledge equals survivability and the guide reviews recovery tools and techniques, considering both common and new equipment.

Small vessels such as tugs and workboats may have a crew of just three, requiring single person recovery with little advantage for techniques requiring two persons.

Regular training is important, remembering that a seafarer may never have to carry out the procedure for real during their career, but when called to do so they need to be as familiar with it as tasks that are carried out daily.

Four phases of recovery

Recovery methodology covers four phases: making a connection to the casualty, getting the casualty under control, recovery to the deck and medical care including post-rescue support on board.

The guide considers fundamental questions such as is the casualty capable or able to assist themselves? Were they prepared for water entry, i.e. wearing PPE, lifejacket?

Contact with local VTS services may be usual means of communication for small craft but the importance of a channel 16 distress alert followed by voice ‘Mayday’ to the coastguard is stressed and Royal National Lifeboat Institution “Float to Live” advice should be communicated to the casualty where possible, advice that will greatly enhance the situation.

Various means of making a connection with someone in the water are examined, including Lifebuoys, crooks, rescue slings and poles and throwing lines, the importance of the positioning and maintenance of lifebuoys being stressed.

Gaining control of the casualty, who may unintentionally panic and appear irrational, is vital. There is evidence that telling casualties they are “safe”, “we’ve got you” and encouraging them to keep fighting for their survival, could influence the outcome.

Rescue equipment

The guide says that where casualties are able to help themselves, ladders, liferafts or recovery cradles and nets can be deployed while other recovery equipment is prepared, but with the crew ready to switch to unconscious casualty mode if the casualty loses their grip strength or other abilities.

Manually recovering a casualty to the deck is extremely difficult, if not impossible, given often limited manpower and the vessel’s freeboard. This is worse if the casualty is unconscious or incapable of self-help, and the relevant section describes the operation of various recovery cradles

and scoops, with equipment examined in detail later in the guide.

The question of horizontal vs vertical recovery of casualties is addressed, and it is clearly important for all involved to fully understand this aspect.

Medical care and post rescue support is covered extensively, again important particularly where it may take a while before handing over to the emergency services.

Safety of the rescuers is explored along with the testing and maintenance of recovery equipment and the guide recommends that visibility of external decks be considered, particularly the recovery zone, remembering that with a three-person crew only one will be on the bridge.

CCTV (often present to assist mooring operations) is another aid that can be used both in monitoring danger zones and in subsequent recovery operations.

Thermal and infra-red cameras, personal locator beacons and personal radios are other devices that will contribute to the overall safety of the crew.

Demonstrating competency, drills, familiarisation and training is vital, especially since a genuine situation could occur on a dark, stormy, winter night.

Rather than rising to the challenge in high-pressure situations, it is more common that people fall back on their training, and the guide examines practice scenarios with weighted mannequins.

Points of particular importance include training for both newcomers but also experienced and long-serving crewmembers, along with pointers that seemingly standardised sister-vessels may not be the same in every detail – a misplaced winch-handle, for example, can be critical in an emergency.

8 The freeboard of tugs can present challenges when recovering casualties. Inset: Casualty recovery may involve minimal crew involvement

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8 Boluda Towage has assisted the arrival and departure of the world’s largest barge at the Dutch port of Flushing.

Heerema Marine Contractors barge H-851 arrived under tow for two months of preparation before departing for Malaysia, Boluda providing four shiphandling tugs for the berthing/departing stages for the 260m long, 63m wide barge. Prior to each stage Heerema representatives, pilots, linesmen and Boluda tow masters held planning meetings discussing safety aspects, responsibilities, communications and operational restrictions. Two Boluda tow masters provided communication between the harbour tugs and leading oceangoing tug, with Heerema saying: “It is and remains impressive to see the tugs of Boluda Towage assisting this barge”.

8 Another operation, typical of small, short-duration tasks that can often go unnoticed has seen Acta Marine’s support vessel Coastal Challenger in action at IJmuiden.

The requirement was for a dynamically positioned vessel to place gravel bags as protective cover on a subsea cable in a campaign lasting just two days. The 37m

ultra-shallow draught vessel was equipped with an acoustic subsea positioning sensor and transponder on the crane hook to establish the correct subsea position, charterer C-Ventus saying: “We know from past experience that Acta Marine is a flexible partner for these jobs with a fleet of smaller DP vessels that are well suited and a cost-effective solution for short fly-by campaigns like this.”

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The barges, equipped for both inland and offshore purposes vary in length from 50m to 84m and were acquired from maritime contractor Boskalis. Hebo has also recently acquired the floating sheerlegs Taklift 4, another ex-Boskalis vessel now renamed Hebo Lift 10. At 2,200 tonnes lifting capacity it is the largest of nine similar sheerlegs in Hebo’s fleet, whose website lists more than 20 various craft including specialist oil spill response vessels.

8 Schottel expands its after-sales service network.

With more than 10,000 vessels equipped with Schottel propulsion systems globally, local support networks are important and two new service partners have been added. Vulkan Española, established in Spain in 1969, and French specialised repair yard Sud Moteurs can in Schottel’s words “provide professional support in the Mediterranean region faster than ever before”. The new providers join eight fully equipped repair workshops employing more than 170 engineers globally supporting customers equipped with Schottel products.

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Seawork staple Macduff Ship Design has seen the delivery of a 34.5m stern trawler


Venture IV follows in the footsteps of its record breaking predecessors which were all the largest vesels to come out of the yard at the time they were built - Venture in 1993, Venture II in 2001 and Venture II in 2017.

Bigger and better

The Venture IV project began early in 2020 when the owner expressed an interest to build a new fishing vessel to replace the existing 24m registered vessel to improve on the fuel efficiency, speed, sea keeping and crew comfort.

Macduff Ship Design worked closely with Macduff Shipyards and the Wolfson unit at Southampton University on the hull design of the vessel.

The hull is of round bilge form with a streamlined inverted

bow, flared upper stem, beam carried full length to the transom and possesses two complete decks, as well as a partial shelter and bridge deck above this. A ballast box keel is fitted along with deep ‘V’ bilge keels to dampen roll motion. Finomar Shipyard based in Szczecin, Poland, were subcontracted to fabricate the hull and wheelhouse which upon completion was towed to Macduff in the late summer of 2021.

The full outfitting was completed in Macduff to MCA and BV regulations with the vessel departing Macduff just over a year after arriving to go to Fraserburgh where it docked for a final paint. Sea and fishing trials were conducted in the Moray Firth before the vessel was signed over to the new owners just before Christmas 2022 with enough time for two short maiden trips fishing off the west coast of Scotland.

Early indications are that the hull is performing as anticipated with increased speed, reduced fuel consumption and improved sea keeping.

Norway orders more ambulance boats

Following the success of two ambulance 2200 fast catamarans last year, two similar vessels have been ordered for operations in Bergen, Norway, for marine services firm Buksér og Berging.

Shipbuilder Kewatec will deliver the 22m x 7.5m boats to Smøla and Romsdalsfjorden in early 2024, it says.

“Ambulance 2200 is like a mini hospital on the water,” says Kewatec. “The boat has an aluminium catamaran hull and two Volvo Penta D13 diesel engines, Compared to the previous Ambulance 2200 boats delivered, these new boats will have waterjets from Kongsberg instead of IPS propulsion.” Two

1,000 litre fuel tanks feed the engines, and the boats are also equipped with thermal cameras for water rescues.

The boats, which have seating for 12 people and two complete stretcher patient areas, have a service speed of 30 knots.

As well as providing ambulance boats, Buksér og Berging offers a range of other services, such as towage, salvage and offshore support. Most of the firm’s tugs are equipped for fire fighting, oil recovery and emergency towage.

Ambulance boats are not common on the world market, says Kewatec, but the large archipelago of Norway and permanent inhabitants on islands along the coast require high-standard mobile hospital and patient transport services.

fishing vessel is the fourth boat built by Macduff Shipyards for the owner and skipper Mark Lovie of the Venture II Fishing Company Limited.
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A former buoy-laying

vessel has been converted into an Arctic expedition boat complete with two landing craft

MV Vikingfjord was built in 1974 by Norwegian shipyard Simek, which closed down in 2018 because of a lack of orders.

She is now owned by Myklebusthaug Management, headquartered in Fonnes, and before her new role as expedition vessel carried out various tasks, such as guarding cable-laying areas from trawlers in Hammerfest, northeast Norway, as well as laying buoys.

The 41.8-metre vessel has been re-built from the ground up, according to expedition operator Secret Atlas, which will charter the boat from Longyearbyen, on the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, some 700 miles south of the North Pole.

Vikingfjord is having her engine replaced with a new fuelefficient Mitsubishi S12R-(Z3)MPTAW engine that is satisfied with EU stage IIIA & IMO-Tier2 emissions, improving the fuel consumption.

The owner did a previous expedition tracing the steps of a replica viking ship from Norway to Greenland and then to the USA with a film crew onboard Vikingfjord. This gave him the exploring bug, and now he is working with Secret Atlas to develop his first explorer expedition vessel

NOX cleaning is also being introduced to the funnel to reduce NOX emissions by up to 95% – ‘almost unheard of’ in such a small boat, says Marsh, because of the cost, but grants from the Norwegian government have helped with this.

Electricity will be generated from a new, more efficient propellor shaft and used to power the boat’s onboard functions, reducing the load on the main engine.

The super structure remains the same, but where there would have been cargo, cabins have been built.

Secret Atlas was set up in 2019 specifically to arrange 9-10 day expeditions for smaller boats. When they were approached by Myklebusthaug to convert the vessel for this use, they were keen.

“The owner did a previous expedition tracing the steps of a replica viking ship from Norway to Greenland and then to the USA with a film crew onboard Vikingfjord,” said Secret Atlas co-founder Andy Marsh. “This gave him the exploring bug, and now he is working with Secret Atlas to develop his first explorer expedition vessel.”

Secret Atlas will be the sole operator of Vikingfjord offering expedition micro cruises, photo tours and private charters commencing in June 2023. There are plans for future trips to Greenland and Antarctica.

Newbuild RoRo sets sail on test voyage

RoRo ferry built at German shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffau-Gesellschaft (FSG) has set sail for Bremerhaven on a test voyage.

Newbuild 782 - MV Tennor Ocean - is sailing to Lloyd Werft, where remaining work on the ship’s hull will be carried out to optimise performance data.

She will then embark on a multi-day test voyage on the North and Baltic Seas as part of a tightly scheduled programme in which all technical systems will be checked and nautical manoeuvres carried out.

En route to Bremerhaven, the vessel’s new 2.11m folding mast will be tested, having

been developed at the shipyard specifically for this kind of vessel.

“It enables the passage through the Kiel

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Canal, which connects the Baltic and the North Sea,” said FSG. ”In this waterway, the mast height of a ship may not exceed 40 metres above the water level.”

MV Tennor Ocean can accommodate 279 truck trailers on more than 4,000 lane metres spread over four decks. She also has accommodation for 12 lorry drivers and 26 crew. The RoRo type 4100, which was developed by FSG and has already been built several times by the shipyard, is characterised by particularly low fuel consumption compared to the market and an innovative loading concept, FSG says.

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Credit: Secret Atlas 8 MV Tennor Ocean on the Flensburg Fjord


A Netherlands-based team believes electric foiling powerboats will soon have their day in the commercial as well as leisure sector and is seeking further investment with the help of global start-up hub Yachting Ventures

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Due to the inconveniently dense nature of water, the fact that gasoline outboards are far from efficient, even within the ranks of internal combustion engines, and the few passengers such boats carry, the conventional V-hull RIB languishes far at the bottom of these rankings

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A new document raises awareness of the life-threatening risks posed to divers as they go about their daily work under water

Published by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), Guidance on Underwater Excavation Works Involving Divers (or IMCA D 074) emphasises where particular risks lie, such as underwater trench wall collapses, or the sudden unexpected backfilling of excavations.

It also looks at historic incidents and explains how they could perhaps have been avoided.

“Over the years there have been many incidents where divers have been trapped, injured, or killed either by direct contact with excavation equipment or by collapses while working inside various types of excavations below seabed level,” said Bill Chilton, IMCA technical adviser – Diving. “Recent accidents have highlighted the need for industry guidance on how to conduct such operations safely. IMCA D 074 has been prepared working with specialist IMCA members. It is, like all IMCA documents, written by the industry for the industry.”

The guidance describes the kind of equipment commonly used in diving works, and the dangers with it. It suggests that divers should not be permitted to enter pre-existing excavations that have not been properly assessed for safe diver access.

In the final ‘Plant and Equipment Overview’ section, equipment such as airlifts, diver/ROV operated suction dredges and water jets are all tackled.

Glomar hires Rovco robot for 3 years

Netherlands-based offshore support vessel firm Glomar Offshore has signed a three-year charter agreement with subsea robotics company Rovco for its vessel Glomar Supporter.

Glomar Supporter will be delivered next month complete with a keel-mounted gondola and array of deck equipment, Rovco says, which the marine design consultant firm Medea has designed and analysed.

”The gondola will contain a suite of permanently installed survey sensors including dual head multibeam configurations, with inbuild roll and pitch stabilisation for high quality acquisition,” Rovco says.

”The main deck will be reconfigured to feature a main stern A-Frame for the deployment and towing of multiple sensor types, including seismic equipment, as well

as adding secondary deck handling equipment for deployment of cone penetration test and vibrocorers to facilitate efficient sampling of in-situ soil conditions and taking advantage of the stable DP2 platform.

”Upon delivery, Rovco will install a host of additional leading-edge technology to

enable force multiplication during survey operations and fast, large data packet transfers to shore for reporting efficiency. The entire package is designed to bring significant schedule efficiencies and cost savings to clients.”

Rovco will mobilise a survey team onboard the Glomar Supporter to deliver site characterisation solutions and specialised offshore survey projects, with a key focus on supporting the rapidly growing pipeline of offshore wind projects from their Aberdeen operational base, across ScotWind, the Southern North, Irish and Celtic Sea developments.

”As a company, we believe in the vast potential of the offshore renewables survey market and look forward to having Rovco onboard for the next years,” said Glomar Offshore CEO Klaas Weij.

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A ‘world first’ oceanographic expedition covering three continents and eight major bodies of water has been launched by Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency (EAD).

Scientific research vessel Jaywun, built at the Freire Shipyard in Vigo, Spain, is 47 metres long by 12 metres wide and has six laboratories on board.

The vessel has been fitted with advanced monitoring equipment supplied by the Cyprus Institute, a centre for air pollution and climate change research, and the German Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, which researches chemical processes on Earth.

The parties are working together to monitor air quality and climate change from the Atlantic Ocean to the Arabian Gulf, covering a distance of more than 10,000 kilometres.

The vessel will cross the Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman, ending in the Arabian Gulf and Abu Dhabi waters before the end of the year.

“This remarkable ship measurement expedition is the start of an international collaboration that aims at collecting and analysing unique datasets from a region of the world that has yet been data-sparse, providing the basis for both scientific discovery and the

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Cable-laying giant Prysmian Group has completed the cable laying and burial operations between the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, the firm has confirmed..

It carried out the work for Red Eléctrica, the Spanish state and public-owned national electricity grid operator.

Cable Enterprise, a state-of-the-art vessel that can simultaneously lay and bury power cables with any type of plough and in shallow water, carried out the work, which was begun in 2021.

It was commissioned to design, supply, install and commission two high voltage alternating current 132 kV three-core export submarine cables and 10km of land cables, which were both made at Prysmian’s plant near Naples.

“We are delighted to have welcomed the representatives of the Spanish institutions and of Red Eléctrica on board our vessel Cable Enterprise on the occasion of the successful completion of the laying and burial operations,” said Hakan Ozmen, EVP Projects BU, Prysmian Group. “This important milestone further confirms our commitment to supporting the energy transition by making available the best cable technology for the upgrade and development of power grids, ensuring a stable and reliable flow of energy between the islands.”


Red Eléctrica says the connection is a ‘giant leap forward’ in guaranteeing electricity supply on the islands, which are popular tourist destinationss. tallation vessels owned by Prysmian.

In November it announced it was expanding its fleet with another vessel, to be built by the Vard Group, a subsidiary of Fincantieri.

“The development of more efficient and

sustainable power grids infrastructure is key to enable the energy transition, and submarine cables are an essential component,” said Valerio Battista, CEO Prysmian Group. “As global leader we are fully committed to technology innovation and we are happy to partner with worldwide leaders in the construction of vessels like Fincantieri and Vard to improve also our installation capabilities.”

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Subsea Europe Services has appointed a new boss to head up its expanded R&D facility at the Rostock Ocean Technology Campus

The company’s expanded R&D department will focus on development of new autonomous surface and underwater solutions, as well as the digitalisation of marine data.

Under the leadership of Dr Frank Niemeyer, who was appointed as head of research and development in January 2023, Subsea Europe Services plans to grow the department further with new data science, mechatronics, software development and platform management roles.

“I’m excited to apply my R&D experience in the pursuit of achieving true autonomy for marine surveying as well as supporting the development of the entirely new business models it will enable,” said Niemeyer.

Leading research

Offshore Technology Campus Rostock is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading marine technology and research clusters, making it the perfect location for Subsea Europe Services’ next phase of expansion.

The new R&D facility measures 100m2 and will be used for developing the company’s autonomous platform capabilities for marine survey with the Autonomous Surveyor Autonomous Surface Vesseland underwater inspection, with the A.IKANBILIS Hovering Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

The R&D team will also focus on creating new applicationspecific AI-powered autonomous control systems and unlocking the potential of swarm surveys featuring multiple autonomous vehicles with crewed or uncrewed motherships capable of managing the entire operation.

These cutting-edge marine survey technologies and methodologies contribute to a unique and disruptive

strategy that can positively transform marine survey and underwater inspection for all stakeholders.

Niemeyer joins Subsea Europe Services from his previous role as a scientific research associate at the Fraunhofer Institute for Large Structures in Production Engineering, where he has been on secondment at the Rostock branch office of the “Smart Ocean Technology” research group, working on diverse technical R&D projects.

He has previously worked as research associate at the University of Rostock and chair of Geodesy and Geoinformatics.

A portable green solution to data collection

The French marine measuring instrument designer, Neotek, is branching out into subsea data collection and processing.

The company’s SEA360 offering combines both cutting edge technologies for data collection and the expertise of its highly skilled data processing team. Sea360 poses as an alternative to existing solutions.

“Sea360 consists of the implementation of instrumented robotic autonomous platforms (AUV) and the use of portable, innovative, modular technologies with a reduced carbon footprint, making it possible to collect high-quality data quality,” the company says.

Neotek has its own fleet of UAVs and fixed survey platforms.

Neotek’s dedicated team of specialists, engineers, technicians and operational vessel crew operate at sea using a fleet of

autonomous underwater drones (AUV RTSYS COMET and AUV RTSYS Nemosens).

Depending on the needs of the job, ROVs, buoys and instrumented underwater stations can also be deployed.

The Sea360 marine data service can be

8 Offshore Technology Campus

Rostock is widely regarded as one of Europe’s leading marine technology and research clusters

used for rapid environmental impact and assessment measurements, pre and post marine construction surveys, underwater inspections of structures, cables and pipes, UXO detection, marine geophysics, hydrography, and marine archaeology.

Data collection sets can consist of sonar, magnetometry, bathymetry, acoustics, turbidity and sub-bottom profiling, among others, which are then processed and edited for the client. The company is a subsidiary of the Sea Vorian group which dedicates iteself to the design, production, integration and implementation of high-tech equipment in marine environments. It also specialises in the distribution of measurement, navigation and robotics instruments, in the design of marine data measurement systems and associated maintenance.

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Greek shipping firm Oriani Hellas has announced the launch of what it says is the first autonomous robotic hull groomer in the world

Working in partnership with the EEA Grants-funded Scrufy Partnership, a robotics and software project working on the development of robotic crawlers for this purpose, Oriani has launched BlueBOT, which magnetically attaches to the hull of a vessel and grooms the surface of biofoul.

It also collects data, generates reports on the state of the hull and how effective the grooming has been.

BlueBOT is also certified for underwater operation near explosive environments, the company says, and can navigate autonomously on the vessel surface undertaking its various tasks, including corrosion mapping, coating thickness measurement, in-service hull cleaning, and so on.

“The robotic platform will be able to withstand hydrodynamic forces and move freely around the hull while

the ship is moving,” says Oriani. ”A novel software and algorithm for analysis and visualization of non-destructive testing-results, as well as a more sophisticated extension of the software that will enable the robot to navigate autonomously on the ship hull, will also be developed.”

“Oriani prides itself on identifying the most innovative digital solutions to represent within the maritime industry, ones that truly deliver value to shipping companies on their voyage of digital transformation,” said John Vandoros, business development director of Oriani Hellas. ”BlueBOT and the state-of-the-art technology that it contains represents not only the huge potential within robotics, but how that potential can be harnessed and delivered in the real-world to achieve actual change.”

Data collected from world’s most remote seas

Saildrone offers environmentally friendly and cost-effective solutions for capturing air-sea carbon flux data via its fleet of uncrewed vehicles.

Observations of air-sea carbon flux are essential to understanding carbon cycling and predicting future changes to Earth’s climate. Saildrone pushes technical and endurance boundaries to deliver critical data from areas of the ocean where it has traditionally been out of reach or prohibitively expensive to collect—with a fleet of uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs).

As part of the EuroSea project, a multinational effort to enhance the European

ocean observing and forecasting system coordinated by GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, a Saildrone vehicle was deployed on a first-of-its-kind mission to improve both the number and quality of carbon observations in the Tropical Atlantic.

“Our main objective is to better quantify the air-sea gas exchange in the tropical Atlantic; this region is much more underinvestigated with regard to carbon than some other areas of the ocean,” said Bjorn Fiedler, a marine chemist at GEOMAR and principal investigator.

The vehicle, SD 1079, was deployed from Newport, RI, in July 2021 and sailed 3,100 nm

across the North Atlantic to begin the survey. Research began when it arrived in the vicinity of Cabo Verde. It performed coordinated sampling with an Argo float and the EuroSea team, and then sailed to João Valente Bank for a hydroacoustic sub-survey period in shallower waters to determine the distribution of fish and zooplankton around the remote reef before heading south to sample along the equator.

Data collection was completed in February 2022, and the vehicle began the more than 4,500 nm transit back to the US. SD 1079 was in excellent condition when it was recovered safely in Jacksonville, FL, after a 370-day, 11,910-nautical mile journey.

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8 BlueBOT by Oriani Hellas and the Scrufy Partnership


A battery-powered robot is about to be unveiled by Dutch firm RanMarine Technology, which specialises in autonomous vessels and drones on water

TenderShark is a robot propelled by two electric thrusters, which have an eight-hour range, RanMarine says, can cover a distance of 5km and carry a payload of 100kg.

It travels up and down rivers, coastal areas and other waterways, swallowing plastic waste, biomass and clearing algae.

“Plastic waste is one of the main environmental challenges our planet faces in the marine environment,” says the company. “Furthermore, it is widely cited that up to 80% of marine waste originates from land. From this debris, 60 to 95% of the waste is estimated to be plastic debris. In addition, the combined Mediterranean coastal areas and territories, alone, contribute in excess of 0,5 million tons of waste to the coastal waters every year.”

RanMarine was founded in 2016 by Richard Hardiman to develop his idea to create a water-borne robot that harvested plastic waste from ports, harbours, rivers and marinas. The drones also collect data on water health quality.

The company’s first robot, WasteShark, has been around since 2017 and 80 of them are operating in waterways around the world, gulping up plastic before returning it to shore to be processed.

TenderShark has been developed in answer to what Hardiman saw as a gap in the market for smaller machines, and it will be on show at the Miami Boat Show later this month for the first time. There are another two additions to the company’s range on the drawing board – MegaShark and the Shark Pod.

“We have an epic battle on our hands,” says Hardiman. “Current technologies are simply not working, we need a modern approach to a modern problem, and for me robots and autonomous drones were an easy and simple answer. Of course it’s critical to create policies and strategies to stop plastic waste from entering our waterways as a primary strategy. Our WasteSharks offer a pragmatic solution for cleaning up the existing mess that is perpetuated on a daily basis, and effectively prevent waste from reaching the open ocean.”

EU takes Ireland to court over water pollution directive

The EU Commission has referred Ireland to the Court of Justice for failing to correctly transpose the Water Framework Directive (Directive 2000/60/EC) into national law.

The Directive establishes a framework for protecting inland surface waters, transitional waters, coastal waters and groundwater from further deterioration and pollution, as well as protecting and enhancing water dependent ecosystems and water resources.

It obliges Member States to protect and restore all bodies of ground water and surface water (rivers, lakes, transitional and coastal water) to achieve “good status” by 2027 at the latest.

Missed deadline

The action comes after 20 years of toing and froing between the Commision and Ireland.

EU member states were required to transpose the Water Framework Directive

into national law by 22 December 2003 and Ireland initially adopted legislation, but the Commission found it to be insufficient.

Despite some progress and the adoption of new legislation in June and December 2022, the EU Commission said that the Irish

authorities have not yet fully addressed the grievances, over 20 years after the entry into force of the Directive.

It said that Ireland’s transposing law still needs to provide for appropriate controls in the following with regards to water abstraction, impoundment and activities causing hydro-morphological changes such as dams, weirs and other interferences in natural water flow.

Most recently, Ireland adopted a new Water Environment (Abstractions and Associated Impoundments) Act on 20 December 2022, but this has not yet been notified to the Commission.

This Act provides for a new regulatory framework to regulate water abstraction, the details of which will then need to be filled in with implementing regulations. But it remains unclear how long it will take for full compliance to be achieved.

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An Auckland, New Zealand-based marine engineer has teamed up with a local software design company to offer a new solution for paperless engineers’ logs

Founder of Mariners Log Ken Sinclair, after 10 years’ marine engineering experience across the commercial and leisure sector, was convinced technology could take much of the tedium and repetition out of daily maintenance checks.

“On any commercial vessel, the engineer will do his rounds every morning, recording temperatures and lubricant data of all generators, propulsion engines etc,” he says. “These records will be, or ought to be, meticulously noted down on paper documentation that is typically filed away in a folder, most likely never to see the light of day again.

“Humans are not great at such repetitive tasks, and over time mistakes and losses of concentration can creep in. This can be a big problem if the data needs to be pulled up again.

“Data is the life blood of a ship. It’s often all you’ve got to interrogate if something goes wrong.”

Sinclair has so far self-funded Mariners Log, and when we met him was seeking further investment with the help of global start-up hub Yachting Ventures.

He has taken his industry experience and teamed up with Pattern Limited, a local software development contractor (Pattern’s co-founders are Mariners Log’s CEO and CTO). Sinclair has brought his knowledge of how marine engineers work, what matters most, what their daily tasks are and how they can be streamlined, while Pattern has brought the software capabilities to make it all happen.

The resulting system, through customisable forms, automates engineering logbooks and safety checklists, making the data available for later analysis.

Mariners Log consists of a mobile-and-web application compatible with all modern devices and operating systems.

It offers digital cloud storage of all critical ship documents, reducing clutter aboard and potential for loss or damage. The system does not require constant web access: in areas of intermittent connection, all data is stored locally until the system senses it can be uploaded to cloud storage.

For day logs, the system has some templated forms set up, based on the experience of various vessel types, which can then be fully customised to suit individual vessels.

This is not the only paperless ships’ log-keeping product on the market. There are competitors from Sealogs, MTU and Idea PMS to name but three, and they all offer slightly different sets of capabilities. Mariner’s Log looks to be competitively priced, with licences for 4-5 users coming in at €70 per month, and cheaper if billed annually, according to its website.

The number of engineering positions onboard defines the number of users, for example, three engineers on rotation (six engineers in total) would require three user logins.

With monthly billing and a free two-week full access trial, it looks like taking a look at it might not entail too much in the way of irreversible commitment.

Targeting efficiency gains with digital vessel monitoring

Mainprize Offshore is rolling out Reygar’s BareFLEET vessel monitoring system across seven of its semi-SWATH crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to target operational efficiency.

Following a successful proof-of-concept trial on one vessel, MO6, in October, additional installations are now planned with roll-out expected across the new-build fleet as they arrive.

“We like to push boundaries constantly in what we do. BareFLEET will enable us to better understand the vessels’ performance when transferring in two-metre wave height and over, whilst also managing fuel consumption and ultimately reducing emissions, for more efficient and sustainable offshore operations. It adds value to our fleet and benefits crews, clients and the wider industry,” said Bob Mainprize, managing director of Mainprize Offshore.

BareFLEET will be used to monitor key vessel measurements, including navigational activity, vessel motion sickness and stability during passenger transfers,

plus the performance and fuel efficiency of engines and other critical machinery.

By centrally collating this performance data in one place, the system provides internal and external reporting efficiencies and ultimately enables more effective, fleet-wide decision making.

BareFLEET, developed by Reygar, is an award-winning fleet remote monitoring system that provides unprecedented levels of insight into fleet fuel use, emissions, machinery health, VMMS motion and

navigational activity based on continuous on-board sensor measurements.

The solution’s video camera features also allow users to see their CTVs in action whilst pushing on to a wind turbine, with live motion and engine load measurement data overlaid onto the video. This video camera feature has been especially beneficial to Mainprize Offshore in enabling the company to visibly demonstrate successful push-ons to stakeholders even in rough sea states, thanks to innovative vessel design.

“Offshore energy support vessel operators have invested heavily in sophisticated turbine and transmission technology for their vessels. Now, many are looking to complement those capabilities with a fully digital approach to vessel monitoring for optimised performance and enhanced service value. The value of BareFLEET continues to increase as more data is collected, providing data and trends that translate into unparalleled fleet operations insights,” said Chris HuxleyReynard, CEO of Reygar.

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See under: Generators, Gen Sets & Auxiliaries


n Spectrum Metrology

Unit 8, Ireton Avenue, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE4 9EU

Tel: +44 1162 766262

Electro optical metrology company selling alignment telescopes and precision electronics levels for alignment, flatness, angle, level, squareness and parallelism (shipbuilding and repairpropeller shaft and engine alignment).


n Righton Blackburns Building 38, Second Avenue, The Pensnett Estate, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7UE

Tel: +44 1384 276400

Universally acknowledged as market leader for the supply of raw materials to the marine industry, Righton Blackburns is your first choice for aluminium, stainless steel, copper alloys, plastics, composites and steel products.


n Trillo Anclas y Cadenas SLU Parque Empresarial de Coiros, Parcela 10, 15316 Coiros (La Coruna)

Tel: +34 981 173478 Fax: +34 981 298705

Chain Cables, Shackles, Swivels, Mooring Gear and Mooring Ropes.


Neptune Shipyards BV

See under: Workboat builders

n Williams Shipping Manor House Avenue, Milbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0LF

Tel: +44 2380 529555

Providing marine and logistics services for over 120 years. Pontoons, Tugs, Workboats, Fast Launches, Multi-purpose Barges with cranes. Road-transportable Multicats, full operational base facilities, craneage and open storage. Our group includes marine services & vessel charter, road transport & heavy haulage, container hire & sales, warehousing & storage, and marine lubricants distribution.


n Solarglide Ltd

Unit 8 The Stottie Shed, Bakers Yard, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE3 1XD Tel: +44 1915 970543 Fax: +44 1670 898614

Solarglide are a UK based manufacturer and supplier of exceptional quality and innovative marine tested solar screens, curtains, blackout blinds, dimout blinds, wipers, and adhesive window films.


WaterMota Ltd

See under: Propulsion Systems


n JFC Marine Weir Road, Tuam, Co Galway Tel: +44 7792 772447 JFC Marine offer an extensive range of aids to navigation solutions including navigation buoys, lanterns, AIS systems, battery and solar powered solutions that are used by mariners and port authorities worldwide.

n SABIK Marine Höylänlastu 2 A, Porvoo, FI-06150 Tel: +358-19-560 1100 Sabik Marine design and manufacture high-quality LED marine signals and Aid to Navigation, AtoN, solutions with remote monitoring and control.


n Carlier Chaines SA

37 Rue Roger Salengro, 59733 Saint-Amand cedex

Tel: +33 3 27 48 12 00 Fax: +33 3 27 48 95 27

CARLIER Chaines SAS Is producing chain for 90 years. We have many years of experience in manufacturing all kinds of chains, anchors & lifting accessories for any use. Our production facilities are based in North of FRANCE on 10 000 m², where we produce sizes from 10mm to 120 mm diameter. Our quality system is ISO 9001 since nearly 20 years. Our Forging dept can forge standard & on drawing items (shackles, swivels, fittings, hooks.) Our mecano welded dept can make any metal structure of maxi 12T (anchor, buoy, port & quay equipment.) This make CARLIER CHAINES SAS the most reliable partner for chains, fittings, recognize for the quality of the products, service....


n HS Marine Via G. Marconi, 33 Sabbioneta, Italy, MN 46018

Tel: +39 0375 254 819

HS.Marine is a leading ship and offshore cranes manufacturer with the world's widest range of models ranging from 5 to 1.000 tm capacity. All crane models are specifically designed, masterly built and assembled to provide our customers top quality.


n Atlas Winch & Hoist Services Ltd

Old Station Yard, Station Road, Biggar, Lanarkshire, ML12 6DQ

Tel: +44 1899 221577

Mobile: +44 7836 545117

Fax: +44 1899 221515 Hirers and Suppliers of 2/4/6/8-point mooring sets available, single, double and triple drum winches available. Fairleads, deck sheaves, anchors, diesel or electric driven hydraulic power units. Air tugger winches, wire ropes, slings and shackles. New or reconditioned equipment available.

n DMT Marine Equipment

Head Office: 13 Prelungirea Foltanului, Costi, Vanatori, Galatai, 807325, Romania Tel: +40 7267 07514

DMT Marine Equipment is a worldrenowned deck equipment supplier. We design, produce and test our winches inhouse with high precision and dedication to our customers’ needs.

n Global Services Ltd

Global House, 28 Trade City, Apple Lane, Exeter, Exeter, Southampton, UK, EX2 5GL Tel: +44 7493 978533 commercial Market leader in Marine Procurement. 25 years’ experience in supporting Commercial vessels with ship supplies & services.


Molinos 25, (Pontevedra), 36213-Vigo Tel: +34 986 213 900 Fax: +34 986 202 779

IBERCISA is a technological company. Founded in 1969, has been dedicated to the design and manufacture, under its own technology, a widest range of deck machinery for all kind of marine markets (fishing, tugs, oceanographic, navy, offshore, civil, merchant, research and dredging).


Deri Jones & Associates Ltd

Llwyngwyn, Forge, Machynlleth, SY20 8RR Tel: +44 1654 702001

We focus on the engineering and design of construction systems for complex, large structures, providing accurate parts for CNC cutting and comprehensive assembly instructions.

n Island Computer Systems Ltd

41 Horsebridge Hill, Isle Of Wight, PO30 5TJ Tel: +44 1983 827100

MAXSURF provides naval architects, surveyors, offshore engineers and shipbuilders with a complete range of software tools for all phases of the vessel design, analysis and construction process.

n Macduff Ship Design Ltd

Low Shore, Macduff, Aberdeenshire, AB44 1RE

Tel: +44 1261 833825

Fax: +44 1261 833835

Macduff Ship Design Ltd are proven industry leaders in the Naval Architecture and Marine Survey sectors, having worked for more than 25 years with owners, operators and shipyards globally.

n Southerly Designs

2 Carrol St, Port Denison, 6525 Tel: +61 8 9927 2750

Southerly Designs is a leading designer of high speed aluminium working vessels. Specialists in high and medium speed monohull vessels. Patrol and Military vessels. Pilot Launches. Fast fishing vessels. Utility vessels and work boats. Landing craft. Offshore support and crew boats. Over 600 vessels in service.


n Beta Marine Ltd

Davy Way, Waterwells, Quedgeley, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL8 8LT

Tel: +44 1453 723492

Fax: +44 1453 883742

Since 1987 Beta Marine has developed an enviable reputation for providing quiet and smooth-running marine diesel engines and generating sets to suit a wide variety of applications. They are renowned for durability, longevity, reliability and deliver an excellent return on investment.

n Diesel Engines Online BV Augustapolder 11, 2992 SRBarendrecht, Netherlands

Tel: + 31 (0) 180 699273

Fax: +31 180699274

We specialize in Cummins diesel engines and Cummins components and also the exclusive distributor of DI Industrial gearboxes.

n Hendy Power

22 Segensworth Roundabout, Brunel Way, Fareham, PO15 5SD

Tel: + 44 1489 568165

Hendy Power is the award-winning industrial and marine engine division of the Hendy Group offering an extensive range of services from new engine supply, 24-hour engine breakdown callouts, outstanding aftermarket service support, and OEM parts.

n Volspec Ltd Woodrolfe Road, Tollesbury, Nr Maldon, Essex, CM9 8SE

Tel: +44 1621 869756

Fax: +44 1621 868859

Volspec Ltd the UK’s premier Volvo Penta Centre with the UK’s largest stock of genuine spare parts, engines and accessories for the marine, commercial and industrial markets. Competent factory trained workshop based or mobile engineers ready to assist whenever required to both UK and international customers. Our online web shop available for UK and many European markets at www.volvopenta. com/volspec/en-GB

WaterMota Ltd

See under: Propulsion Systems


n Motorenrevisie Spaarnestad Nijverheidsweg 27G, Haarlem, 2031 CN

Tel: +31 23 531 03 17

With over 30 years of experience in the field of maritime & industrial diesel engines. We are official dealer of Bosch Diesel Center | John Deere | Yanmar | Balmar | Zenoro | Delphi | Caterpillar | MTU (Service dealer).

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n Dacon AS Durudveien 35, Haslum, Norway1344

Tel: +47 21 06 35 10

Norway's leading supplier of lamps and portable lighting for professional use, transport boxes, portable fans, inspection equipment for visual condition control, man-overboard boarding systems etc


n Northern Divers (Eng) Ltd Oslo Road, Sutton Fields Industrial Estate, Hull, Yorkshire, HU7 0YN

Tel: +44 1482 227276

Fax: +44 1482 215712

Established in 1963 we are one of the leading diving contractors in the UK with divers and management experienced in all aspects of underwater work to a maximum depth of 50 metres. We can offer a full complement of diving equipment and a various range of marine craft to cover your requirements.

n Quest Underwater Services Ltd

Ferryman’s Way, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9YU

Tel: +44 1929 405029

Fax: +44 1929 405472

Today Quest provides a large range of diving and marine related services and owns and operates a comprehensive fleet of marine plant and equipment from our operations base at Portland Harbour Dorset


n Spyderco

820 Syderco Way Golden, Colorado

Tel: +1 1303 279 8383

Fax: +1 1303 278 2229

Spyderco pioneered the modern folding knife, introducing features like pocket clips, serrations and one-handed opening. That innovation and quality are the heart of Spyderco's distinctive folding knives, fixed-blades and sharpeners.


BP Norse Marine (UK)

Cleverley Cottage, Bishops Waltham, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1FX

Tel: +44 1489 890031

Fax: +44 1489 890031

Coastal towing, tug with 12 tonne BP, 160 cubic meters Hopper Barge, 16x8m Crane barge/dredger - Barge Norse 2, silt disposal, quayside maintenance & fendering, and fully crewed deliveries. Based in the Solent area, with 25 years' experience in the marine industry.

n Jenkins Marine New Harbour Road West, Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AJ

Tel: +44 1202 668558

Fax: +44 1202 669209

Dredging contractors, owners and operators of self-propelled dredge pontoons, split hopper barges, Workboats, tugs and flat deck barges (available with spud legs)

n Rohde Nielsen A/S

Nyhavn 20, Copenhagen K., DK-1051

Tel: +45 33 91 25 07

Fax: +45 33 91 25 14

Specialising in capital and maintenance dredging, land reclamation and coast protection. As Scandinavia's largest dredging contractor, we thrive on low cost timely and efficient solutions.

n Smals Dredging Ltd

Highbridge Enterprise Centre, Isleport Business Park, Bennett Way, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4AL

Tel: +44 7510 530150

Royal Smals; inland dredging company cleaning and maintaining inland waters. With 20 very accurate, all road transportable cutter suction and deepwin dredgers in various measures we clean your harbours, navigation channels, lakes, inland waters in an eco-friendly environmental friendly way. Moreover, we are always searching for the best way to reuse the dredged up sediment nearby; for flood protection, as farmland fertiliser, by strengthening the quays, or recovering the eroding salt marshes. And much more! Want to know more? Please contact us via www.

n UK Dredging

Queen Alexandra House, Cargo Road, Cardiff, Glamorgan, CF10 4LY

Tel: +44 2920 835200

Fax: +44 2920 835216

UK leader offers efficient solutions to dredging requirements throughout Europe. Modern vessels feature latest technology, in-dock dredging maintenance, capital works, buoy lifting and hydrographic/land surveys.


Neptune Shipyards BV

See under: Workboat Builders


n Neyland Marine Services Limited

Unit 52, Honeyborough Business Park, Neyland, Pembrokeshire, SA73 1SE

Tel: +44 1646 600358

Fax: +44 1646 600323

Fault finding, repairs and servicing and all electrical and electronic equipment, communication and navigation systems, motor servicing, windlasses, winches, switchboard and generator specialists, circuit breaker (primary and secondary injection testing), full thermal imaging analysis and reports.


n MJR Power & Automation 85 & 88 Willows Court, Teesside Industrial Estate, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 9PP Tel: +44 1642 762151

For over 25 years, MJR has delivered turnkey marine power, electrical and automation projects to the commercial, energy and renewable marine sectors providing consultancy, engineering, construction, installation and commissioning services.


n Charity & Taylor Navigation House, Wilford Bridge Road, Woodbridge, IP12 1RJ Tel: +44 1493 804371

Our business is about helping you sustain yours. We do so by sourcing, supplying, and supporting bridge electronics 24/7, 356 days a year.


n Suzuki GB Plc Steinbeck Crescent, Snelshall West, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK4 4AE Tel: +44 1243 388940 Suzuki is a manufacturer of an automobiles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and outboard marine engines for the global market.


n Halyard (M&I) Limited 86 Cobham Road, Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, UK, BH21 7PQ Tel: +44 1722 710922

Exhaust Systems - Noise & Vibration Control - Environmental Protection specialists, Halyard, designs and manufactures high quality, technically advanced equipment. Halyard also distribute: Aquadrive, Emigreen DPF & SCR, Seatorque shaft systems, Siderise noise insulation and Wave filtration.


Battley Marine Ltd

East End House, Billingford, Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4RD

Tel: +44 1362 668641

Fax: +44 1362 668930

Fenders - New and second-hand: all types. Pneumatic (to ISO 17357), Foam, Rubber & Plastic. First Yokohama approved fender repair company worldwide in 1976. Inspection, refurbishment, renetting services also available (no fix, no fee).

Batmar Super Sliding Fender (HDPE): the recycled plastic alternative to timber. Pneumatic and Foam fenders available for Hire at competitive rates – all sizes. ISO 9001:2008 certified.

n Buoyant Works

Unit 4, Little Trethew Industrial Estate, Horningtops, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3PZ

Tel: +44 7850 778109

Buoyant Works design and manufacture performance driven fendering and offshore wind farm impact protection. Fender applications: Crew Transfer Vessels, Tugs, Commercial Vessels and Quaysides. Outstanding durability maximises protection, increases operational performance and lowers running and maintenance costs.

n Fender Innovations and Poly Marine Fender Systems

Westrak 240, 1771 SV Wieringerwerf

Tel: +31 22 37 64 170

Fender Innovations is specialized in Tailor designed and produced Fender Systems specifically adapted to the field of operation. Shared properties of the systems are a minimal weight and long lasting durability. For almost every application such as: tenders, fast rescue, research and survey, wind farm support Vessels, heavy duty ribs, superyacht tenders, unmanned marine systems. Poly Marine Fender Systems is specialized in Heavy Duty fender systems for, Pilot Vessels, Crew Tenders, Pontoons and specials such as Bollard and Shore tension protection.

n Manuplas

Unit 18 Estover Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 7PY

Tel: +44 1752 771740

Manuplas design and manufacture vessel fendering, quayside fenders, navigation buoys, mooring buoys and subsea buoys. Manuplas supply to ports, harbours, navies, boat builders and operators and the offshore energy market.


n Shawbrook Bank

Prospero, 73 London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1LQ

Tel: +44 7799 134682 / +44 7342 085974

Specialist marine finance provider for UK based SME companies. Marine mortgages available for workboats, WFSV’s, tugs, barges, dredgers, ferries, Thames river craft, hire fleets, coastal ships and other commercial vessels.


n Marine Fire Safety Limited

Unit D1-D4, Bridge Business Centre, Brickhouse Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8JW

Tel: +44 1342 844379

Fax: +44 1342 843172

Marine Fire Safety; who are well known and trusted by many for supplying, installing and maintaining firefighting equipment within the commercial marine sector, have teamed up with Lalizas UK to extend their services and support to both new and existing customers.

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n Seago

Deanland Business Park, Golden Cross, East Sussex, BN27 3RP

Tel: +44 1825 873 567

Seago Commercial specialise in sale and hire of SOLAS and ISO approved life rafts. With a range of products including lifejackets, fire extinguishers, pyrotechnics, industrial fibre ropes, wire ropes and chains.


n Global Insulation (European) Ltd Unit 84, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0EL Tel: +44 2392 462113

Suppliers and Installers of Thermal and Fire Insulation on Aluminium & Steel Structures. 20 years, involvement in marine projects for thermal, acoustic and passive fire protection to many prestigeous vessels.


Adec Marine Limited

See under: Life Saving Equipment


n Atlantis Marine Power Limited Western Wood Way, Langage Science Park, Plympton, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5BG

Tel: +44 1752 208810

UK distributors for generators from 5 to 500 kw prime power. Kohler’s patented P-Gen load share system facilitates smaller generators increasing redundancy and reducing fuel consumption.

n Kohler Power Systems

1 Kristallaan, Zevenbergen, 4761 ZC Tel: +1 800-544-2444

Kohler Power Systems, provides complete power systems, including generators (residential, industrial, mobile, portable, and marine), automatic transfer switches, paralleling switchgear, monitoring controls, and accessories for emergency, prime power and energymanagement applications. Kohler has delivered energy solutions for markets worldwide since 1920

WaterMota Ltd

See under: Propulsion Systems

n Webasto Webasto House, White Rose Way, Doncaster Carr, South Yorkshire, DN4 5JH

Tel: +44 1302 322232

Fax: +44 1302 322231

Webasto offers robust heating and air conditioning solutions for retrofitting or as original equipment. They do this for any type of commercial boat, patrol craft, cargo vessel, passenger boat or naval vessel. We are also now the sole distributor of WhisperPower in the UK.



See under: Generators, Gen Sets & Auxiliaries


n Brimmond Group Tofthill Avenue, Midmill Business Park, Kintore, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0QP Tel: +44 1467 633 805

At Brimmond Group we specialise in mechanical, hydraulic or electrical solutions. Our highly qualified engineers can design, manufacture, service and repair a vast range of equipment to meet any client’s needs.

n Hypro Marine Mount Pleasant Lane, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 8LS Tel: +44 1590 681445

As a leading designer and manufacturer of power-assisted steering systems, Hypro Marine has an enviable reputation in the industry for the quality and performance of its products. Specialists in finding unique solutions, we are able to offer a bespoke design and manufacturing service for Integrated Hydraulic Control of single or multifunction hydraulic operations for series-produced power craft.


n A-Plan Insurance

2 Foregate Street, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1DB

Tel: +44 1905 930760

A-Plan Commercial Marine is a long established Specialist Insurance broker providing insurance solutions to the UK Marine market.

n Knighthood Corporate Assurance Services Ltd

Knighthood House, Imberhorne Lane, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 1LB

Tel: +44 1342 327111 Fax: +44 1342 319575

Leading specialist Marine Underwriting Agents & Insurance Brokers to the maritime industry, offering a range of bespoke insurance policies for commercial passenger craft, tugs, workboats and marine service operators throughout the UK and Europe.


Fastnet Shipping Ltd

See under: Workboats


Adec Marine Limited

4 Masons Avenue, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 9XS

Tel: +44 2086 869717 Fax: +44 2086 809912

Servicing and hire of life rafts, boats and lifejackets. Sales of a complete range of marine safety and firefighting equipment to SOLAS and MED.

n Jo Bird & Co Ltd Factory Lane, Basonbridge, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4RN Tel: +44 1278 785546

Fax: +44 1278 780541

Jo Bird and company have been making safety equipment cabinets from composite materials for over 30 years.

Spinlock Ltd

See under: Life Jackets


Adec Marine Limited

See under: Life Saving Equipment


n DiveCo Marine Ltd

Head Office, Marine House, Upnor Road, Lower Upnor, Rochester, ME2 4UY Tel: +44 1634 566560

DiveCo Marine are award winning, multi-disciplined experts in the project management and delivery of inland and inshore marine engineering, construction and commercial diving solutions for private and public sector projects.

n Hubel Marine B.V.

P.O.Box 3219, Rotterdam, 3033 AE

Tel: +31 10 458 7338

Fax: +31 10 458 7662

Hubel Marine is a Netherlands based firm. Its focus lies on the full range of advice: Registration of Vessels, Corporation Services, Crew Endorsements and Classification Surveys.

n Sealane Inshore Ltd

Wapping Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 1LQ

Tel: +44 191 4552793

Sealane Inshore is a commercial diving and marine civil engineering company established in 1993. Based in South Shields on the River Tyne.

n Walcon Marine

Cockerell Close, Segensworth West, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 5SR

Tel: +44 1489 579977

Fax: +44 1489 579988

Walcon Marine is a market leader providing quality design, products, construction and installation of yacht harbours and berthing facilities worldwide together with a first class service to its customers.


n TMS (Teignmouth Maritime Services Ltd)

Unit 22B Dawlish Business Park, Exeter Road, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 0NH Tel: +44 1626 866066

Fax: +44 1626 864288

TMS Ltd have many years of expertise

n Marine and Civil Engineering. We operate throughout UK and Europe, where we utilise our unrivalled abilities and professionalism to successfully complete marine and civil engineering projects.


n Baars Confloat B.V./ Baars Charter Rivierdijk 276, 3360 AB, Sliedrecht, 3361 AV

Tel: +31 184 415566

Fax: +31 184 411227

Hire & Sales of containerised modular (spud) pontoons with a height of 4, 6 and 8 ft, modular multipontoons. See Baars Charter at Dredging Equipment for barges.


n Péguet & Cie Maillon Rapide, 12 rue des Buchillons, B.P.205, Annemasse, F-74105

Tel: +33 450 95 58 23

Fax: +33 450 92 22 06

Product range fully certified: Self certification in permanent connections as machinery part.-EN 362 certified product range in PPE industrial safety – connectors. Over 200 items available, made in France.


n Navmoor Ltd

The Innovation Centre, Ebbw Vale, Gwent, NP23 8XA

Tel: +44 2922 638222

We supply, install, maintain, and refurbish aids to navigation of any type, manufacturer, and age. We Hold stock of lanterns, buoys, mooring, sinkers, and monitoring equipment, to ensure the prompt response to any outage, anywhere in the UK or Ireland. And if you're thinking about monitoring, you've come to the right place, with an online monitoring portal coupled with our own monitoring modules that will blow your mind!

n Robosys Automation Ltd

W1/ 38, Marine Robotics Innovation Centre (MRIC), European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH Tel: +44 7500 276555

Robosys Automation is a leading developer of AI powered Autonomous Marine Systems including Remote Piloting and Advanced Autonomous Navigation, Remote and Autonomous Platform Control and Remote and Autonomous Payload Control.


n Incat Crowther

P O Box 179, Terrey Hills, HQ Sydney, NSW 2084

Tel: +61 2 9450 0447

Fax: +61 2 8006 5783

Incat Crowther is a diversified marine design business with offices in Australia, USA and the United Kingdom.

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n Pharos Marine Ltd Automatic Power Inc

Unit 14, Castle Mews, Hampton, London, TW12 2NP

Tel: +44 7535 094337

Pharos Marine is one of the oldest and only UK Based manufacturer of Aids to Navigation in the world. With factories in the UK we have your AtoN needs covered.


n Briggs Marine Contractors Ltd

Seaforth House, Seaforth Place, Burntisland, Fife, KY3 9AX

Tel: +44 1592 872939

Fax: +44 1592 873779

our services include; vessel charter, renewable energy services, offshore windfarm maintenance solution, submarine cable installation, repair and maintenance, marine engineering, marine salvage, pollution response, environmental consultancy, oil and gas terminal operations, aids to navigation services, and third party vessel management.


n Tidal Transit Limited

Unit 6 North Creake Airfield Business Park, Bunkers Hill, Egmere, Walsingham, Norfolk

Tel: +44 1328 854225

Tidal Transit provides access solutions to the offshore energy industry. Via its fleet of purpose built vessels, Tidal Transit transports people and cargo to and from offshore assets. The company's fleet is focused on increasing efficiency and time on structures with the aim of reducing the LOCE.


n DESMI Pumping Technology A/S

Tagholm 1, 9400 Nørresundby, Denmark Tel: +45 9632 8111

Fax: +45 9817 5499

DESMI develop, manufacture, sell and service pumps and pumping solutions including a wide range of environmental equipment for oil spill, seaweed and clean waterways.

n Lamor Corporation UK Ltd

3 Medina Court, Arctic Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7XD Tel: +44 1983 280185

Fax: +44 1983 280056

LAMOR is the world leader in the manufacture of products and services for the Oil Spill Response Industry. We design and produce Booms, Skimmers, Pumps, Dispersant systems, Vessels and we also design recovery systems to be built into new and older vessels. MCA/ IMO Training, Design and Consultancy on a worldwide basis.


Sue Stevens Media Ltd

7 Foxhills, Ashurst, SO40 7ED Tel: +44 2380 292992

25 years’ experience specializing in Commercial Marine. Media buying, strategic PR campaign planning and implementation, press releases compilation and distribution, newsletters, company brochures and clients’ magazines and social media management.


n Jotun Paints (Europe) Ltd

7 Stather Road, Flixborough Industrial estate, Scunthorpe, DN15 8RR Tel: +44 1724 400000 paintsandcoatings/ships/

Jotun is the global leading provider of marine coatings, with established positions in protective, decorative and powder coatings worldwide. It has 39 production facilities and representation in over 100 countries.


n SAFEHAVEN MARINE Ashgrove, Cobh, Cork Tel: +353 86 8054582

Builders of the Interceptor Pilot Boat range, 11.5m, 13m, 14.5m & 16.5m. For when you demand strength and exceptional seakeeping. Also builders of GRP Crew transfer, Patrol & SAR boats, Hydrographic survey vessels, Work boats and Passenger Vessels

n Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd

See under: Vessel Build & Repair


n Ecocoast

Studio1.1, Nest@Mallard, Express Park, Bristol Road, Bridgewater TA6 4RN Tel: +44 1392 877 991

Ecocoast, with now offices in the United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom, is a global leader in engineered products for the protection of coastlines, waterways, critical marine assets and infrastructure.


Neptune Shipyards BV

See under: Workboat Builders


n Hamilton Jet EMEA

Unit 26, The Birches Industrial Estate, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 1XZ

Tel: +44 1342 313437

Fax: +44 1342 313438

HamiltonJet waterjets provide highly efficient propulsion for high speed vessels operating in the world’s most demanding marine environments.

n Stone Marine Propulsion Ltd

Dock Road, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH411DT Tel: +44 1516 522372

Fax: +44 1516 522377 Stone Marine Propulsion design and manufacture a complete range of high quality propulsion equipment for commercial and naval vessels of all types and sizes. Our latest propeller designs significantly lower fuel consumption and emissions.


n Teignbridge Propellers International Ltd Great Western Way, Forde Road, Brunel Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4AW Tel: +44 1626 333377 Fax: +44 1626 360783

World leaders in innovation, design and manufacture of high performance, high quality propellers and sterngear for 45 years. Approved by all major classification societies. Propellers to 2.55m, shaftlines to 400mm.


n Marine Jet Power AB Hansellisgatan 6, Uppsala, SE-754 50 Tel: +46 10 164 10 00

For more than 30 years, Marine Jet Power (MJP) has been redefining the waterjet market with innovation and unsurpassed quality. Engineered and built in Sweden, MJP’s proven stainless steel, mixed-flow waterjets are used in many diverse applications, from fast military craft and passenger vessels to workboats worldwide. Over 100 million running hours strong.

n Sleipner Motors Unit 1, Darcey Court, South Brent, TQ10 9EW Tel: +44 1364 649400

Ocean born. Tech bred. Sleipner creates world-leading technical solutions that consistently improve safety and comfort at sea, setting the benchmark for the boating of tomorrow.

n WaterMota Ltd

Cavalier Road, Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6TQ Tel: +44 1626 830910 Fax: +44 1626 830911

WaterMota has been supplying the marine industry with engine room packages since 1911. Heat exchanger / keel cooled propulsion engines from 5.8 to 22 litres, auxiliary engines, generating sets and custom built power packs, heavy duty reversing gearboxes, hydraulic and power steering systems and power takeoff units, heavy duty sea water pumps for most makes of engines, strainers, impellers and accessories, installation and servicing. Supplying Azcue, D-I, Doosan, Hyundai SeasAll and JMP.


n Rotec Hydraulics Ltd

Rotec Hydraulics Ltd, Unit 1, Venture Way, Priorswood Industrial Estate, Taunton, TA2 8DE Tel: +44 01823 348 900

Rotec Hydraulics is a leading UK specialist provider of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical mechanical components and engineering services to a wide variety of organisations operating across both public and private sectors.


n Specialised Marine Support Ltd

Easdale, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4RF

Tel: +44 1852 300341

Accredited and Achilles FPAL registered company specialising in personnel and equipment transfers, safety and guard boat duties, survey and logistical support to the emerging offshore renewables and offshore construction industries throughout Europe.


n Seamariner Ltd

The Square, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1TA Tel: +44 2380 840374

Seamariner Limited are Marine Recruitment Specialists and have been established since 1992. We hold ISO 9001:2015 accreditation by Lloyds Register and are MLC, 2006 compliant. We supply temporary and permanent seafarers to shipping companies worldwide and our expertise is the basis of our continued success. Having dedicated Recruitment Consultants for each discipline, ship owners will often be guided by our indepth knowledge. Our logistical support team ensures the recruitment process is smooth and efficient.


n Cotesi UK Ltd

10 Ripponden Business Park, Oldham Road, Ripponden, UK, HX6 4DJ Tel: +44 1422 822000 Fax: +44 1422 821007 Cotesi UK is a manufacturer / supplier of Mooring ropes in different materials from Polypropylene to HMPE Dyneema, Nylon, Polyester, Polysteel, Tow lines, winch lines. Polyform Buoys, Fenders, floats.


n English Braids Ltd Spring Lane, Malvern Link, Worcestershire, WR14 1AL Tel: +44 1684 892222 Fax: +44 1684 892111

English Braids is a family run business established in 1968, now a leading UK manufacturer of bespoke project-based HMPE rope solutions and mooring lines for over 50 years. Official Dyneema partner. With an extensive technical team and a longstanding trusted supply chain we manufacture dyneema winch rope slins, winch ropes and mooring lines from Dyneema HMPE. We have the ability to test an manufacture a range of products in different materials depending on your requirements.

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n Johnson Controls Plc

The Security House, Hanworth Rd, Sunbury-on-Thames, TW16 5DA

Tel: +44 1932 743333

Johnson Controls formally TYCO & ADT is a market leader in providing integrated security solutions such as Building Management Systems, Fire Detection, Fire Suppression, HVAC and Security Systems.

Spinlock Ltd

See under: Life Jackets


n H Henriksen Trleborgveien 15, Tnsberg, 3101

Tel: +47 33 37 8400

Fax: +47 33 37 8430

H. Henriksen AS is a technology Company with a long and proud history within the maritime and offshore sector. Henriksen has a strong position within safe MOB boat lifting operations, Launch & Recovery systems for offshore vessels, oil Spill Recovery and Entering and Boarding Systems for maritime and urban environments.


Adec Marine Limited

See under: Life Saving Equipment


n Subsalve USA

P.O Box 2030, North Kingstown, Ri 02852

Tel: +1 401 88408801

Fax: +1 401 884 8868

Subsalve is the worldwide leader and innovator in the design and manufacture of buoyancy engineered inflatables. Our underwater lift bags are specified to meet the toughest challenges in recreational, commercial, scientific, and military applications.


n Lee Sanitation Ltd Wharf Road, Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, CV47 2FE

Tel: +44 1295 770000

Fax: +44 1295 770022

LeeSan, leaders in marine sanitation (now a Pump Technology Ltd Group Company) have over 25 years’ experience designing, specifying and supplying equipment for seagoing and inland waterways craft of all sizes. Extensive stocks of spares and replacement components are available for most marine toilets. Now promoting their “One Stop Pump Shop” so whether it be clean or waste water they can specify a pump for all applications including all the peripherals that you may need.


n Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) Head Office: Satellite House, Bessemer Way, Harfreys Industrial Estate, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 0LX Tel: +44 1493 440011

Fax: +44 1493 249721

AST is a global supplier of satellite and end-to-end remote communications. We provide a comprehensive range of devices, voice and data connectivity and empower our customers to optimise their operations.


n Allsalt Maritime 2952 Ed Nixon Terrace, Victoria, BC, V9B 0B2

Tel: +1 206 962 1986

Allsalt Maritime is a design, manufacturing, and R&D firm specializing in marine shock mitigation technology whose mission is to create products that give you more days on the water. Allsalt is the owner of the Shoxs and Kinetix product lines.

n Capital Seating

1 Forward Park Sheene Road, Gorse Hill Industrial Estate, Beaumont Leys, Leicester, LE4 1BF

Tel: +44 1162 169910

Fax: +44 1162 169920

Distributors for GRAMMER Nautic. Marine seating of the highest performance and quality. Full suspensions optimised for arduous marine environments, high shock mitigation performance, comfort, ergonomic design and DNV-GL Type approval.


n HUMPHREE Grimboasen 16, Gothenburg, 417 49 Tel: +46 31 744 3577 Fax: +46 31 744 3573

Humphree, based in Gothenburg on the west coast of Sweden, is a company dedicated to providing: “Speed at sea” through innovative technology solutions for high performance vessels. Specialized in Trim and Stabilisation our Product portfolio consists of Interceptor systems and Fin stabilisation systems.


WaterMota Ltd

See under: Propulsion Systems


n Lloyds Maritime Academy KNect House, 30-32 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 7RE Tel: +44 2070 174483

Lloyd’s Maritime Academy is the world’s largest provider of professional development courses and academic education qualifications for the maritime industry

n Thames Marine Academy Upnor Road Lower Upnor, Rochester, ME2 4UY Tel: +44 7703 842852

The sea is a challenging and at times physically exhausting environment in which to work – not for the faint-hearted.


WaterMota Ltd

See under: Propulsion Systems


n Rubb Buildings Ltd 246 Dukesway, Team Valley Trading Estate, Tyne and Wear, Gateshead, NE11 0QE Tel: +44 1914 822211

Rubb marine and port structures can be custom designed to meet a variety of bulk handling methods. Relocating and extending is easy and cost effective in a busy environment.


n NH Towage

Frederiksø 8, Svendborg, 5700 Tel: +45 62 22 29 11

We perform long- and short-range towages. We have a broad experience in towages of hulls, dredgers, pipes and barges. If the need arises, we can also provide assistance in salvage operations, such as towing vessels in distress to a nearby port of safety. Our fleet is employed in marine construction projects. From offshore wind farms to bridges, piers, and jetties to harbour extensions, assisting dredgers to cablelaying operations, our experience and the flexibility of our fleet can provide a valuable source of assistance to a diverse range of construction projects.

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd

See under: Vessel Build and Repair

n Van Wijngaarden Marine Services BV Buitenweistraat 15, 3372 BC Hardinxveld-Giessendam Tel: +31 184 490 244

A family owned company with over 45 years of experience in the service of: Chartering tugs / workboats / launches for Inland and Sea-going towage, Assistance- and Supply services to provide services for dredging, construction and offshore companies, on projects all over the world, 24/7 – 365 days a year.


n DSB Offshore Ltd

Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Road, London, SW6 3JD Tel: +44 2073 842882

Specialist shipbrokers handling the sale & purchase and chartering of Tugs, Jackups, barges, Split hoppers, Dredgers and various Workboats etc. Our services also include Towage, heavy lift transport and Valuations.

n Herman Sr bv Ebweg 56, Barendrecht, 2991LT Tel: +31 78 619 25 07

Herman Senior b.v. is a family-owned company based in Barendrecht, The Netherlands. Although the company was founded in 1992, the roots of the company go back all the way to 1976. With our versatile fleet of Multicats and Shoalbusters, Herman Senior offers a wide range of marine services to our customers on a worldwide basis.


Thanks to its experienced maritime pilots and high quality tugboats all built in its large-capacity shipyards, Med Marine is Turkey's leading towage and pilotage operator and had been serving its clients for their newbuilding projects since 1995.

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd

See under: Vessel Build & Repair


n Nemo Power Tools

Unit 3 Landscape Close, Weston on the Green, Oxfordshire, BICESTER, OX25 3SX Tel: +44 1869 934333

Nemo Power Tools are the first of their kind and the world’s only completely submersible battery-operated power tools.

n Oceanscan Ltd

Denmore Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen, AB23 8JW Tel: +44 1224 707000 Fax: +44 1224 707001

Oceanscan Limited and group companies supply highly advanced subsea and NDT equipment as well as offshore personnel to a range of industries such as oil and gas, defence and renewables.

n Propspeed

23 Akatea Road, Auckland, New Zealand, 0602 Tel: +44 7766 056 911

Ensure operational readiness while reducing cost and saving fuel with Propspeed®. Superior in-field performance, technical support, and over 21 years in the marine industry.


n Miko Marine AS

Vollsveien 4, Lysaker, 1336 Tel: +47 46 90 5000 Fax: +47 22 83 6515

Miko Marine AS (Miko) is an innovative solution-provider to the marine industry. Solutions based on the use of the company’s original idea - a patented magnetic patch called Miko Plaster®have been supplied to clients worldwide, including navies, governmental institutions, ship owners, diving companies, subsea contractors and oil service companies. Since 1996, Miko has developed a range of effective solutions to reduce the risk of oil spill, increase effectiveness and increase safety in the marine industry. Miko is part of Miko Group of Companies and co-located with our other owner, Buksér og Berging AS just outside Oslo, Norway

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n LK Valves and Controls Ltd

Unit 4 Arbour Place, Arbour Lane, Knowsley Industrial Park, Liverpool, L33 7XG

Tel: +44 151 548 3300

Fax: +44 151 548 3311

LK Valves & Controls are ISO 9001:2015 accredited marine valve & actuator stockist & distributer, representing carefully chosen, high end, market leading European principles, with many products having classification Society type approval.



Leigh House, Main Road, Rookley, Isle of Wight, PO38 3NL

Tel: +44 1983 400730

ASL GRP (the Air Sea Land Group) is a dynamic armour company with over 30 years’ experience in the armour, security and defence industry. We are based on the Isle of Wight, on the South coast of England.

n Bruce Roberts Europe bv PO Box 250, Veersedijk 59, Hendrik Ido

Ambacht, Zuid-Holland, 3340AG

Tel: +31 7868 49990

Fax:+31 7868 13590

Naval architects including design & engineering specialised in metal workboats up to 25m length, from concept idea up to production data and supply of pre-cut building kits.~

n jbj Techniques Limited

28 Trowers Way, Holmethorpe Industrial Estate, Redhill, RH1 2LW

Tel: +44 1737 767493

Fax: 01737 772041

In-house expertise, a huge selection of products to meet a very broad range of applications. Specification, through technical advice, manufacture and aftersales support, a comprehensive, valued service to the power transmission and hydraulics industries.

n Locate Supplies

Nursling Industrial Estate, Majestic Road, Nursling, Southampton, SO16 0AF

Tel: +44 2380747822

A leading metal and plastic supplier within the UK, Locate Supplies is proud to support the marine industry with a range of products including alloy metals, polymers, and specialist materials.

n Navalrocha

Estaleiro da Rocha Conde de Óbidos 1399, lisboa, 036

Tel: + 351 213 915 900

Navalrocha offers a complete ‘onestop-shop’ shiprepair service providing a full range of turnkey solutions. These services are delivered in cooperation with a series of long-standing and trusted partners with offices located within the yard.

n Seaward

1 Prospect Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7AD

Tel: +44 1983 280333 www.

Seaward boats are hand crafted in the UK, with an established reputation gained through our commercial boat building heritage. Using ‘Best of British’ design and build quality we deliver first class boats for which Seaward is renowned world-wide.

n Trafalgar Shipyard Trafalgar Wharf, Hamilton Road, Portsmouth, PO6 4PX Tel: +44 23 9238 7833 The Trafalgar Group is a young, dynamic group of businesses operating in the leisure boating, commercial shipyard and property sectors, based at the top of Portsmouth Harbour.

n Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd

KOSBAS Kocaeli Serbest Bolgesi, Sepetlipinar SB Mah., 102. Cad. No:14-16 Basiskele,, Kocaeli, 41090 Tel: +90 (262) 341 45 10(pbx)

Harbour & ship assist, terminal, escort & offshore tugs and supply vessels; shallow draft utility workboats and river push boats, tugs up to 170 meters in length, any power range whether direct diesel, diesel-electric or hybrid propulsion technology along with wide range of numerous type vessels.


n Aquatic Towage and Marine Ltd

24 Raynes Road, Lee-On-The-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9AL Tel: +44 (0) 7876251409

New business start-up operator Aquatic Towage and Marine Ltd brings together over 50 years of combined towage and work boat experience from its key staff team.

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd

See under: Vessel Build and Repair


n Gemmell and Prout Marine Ltd

Swann Street, Hull, Yorkshire, HU2 0PH

Tel: +44 1482 329600

Fax: +44 1482 216296

Designers and manufacturers of winches, windlasses and capstans. Hydraulic, electric, diesel, pneumatic and manually driven, along with ancillary equipment. Also hydraulic towing winches.

Lebus International Engineers Ltd

Pioneer House, Shorebury Point, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 2RX

Tel: +44 1253 402402

Fax: +44 1253 345748

Experienced designers and manufacturers of special purpose and standard marine handling equipment inclusive of winches, windlasses, capstans, cranes, davits, reelers, fairleads, cable spooling systems etc.

n Lemans Nederland BV PO Box 527, Bergen op Zoom, NL 4600 AM Tel: +31 164 680 097 Fax: +31 164 681 971 Lemans Nederland bv is a company situated in the south-west of The Netherlands. We are specialised in hoist, lift, push and towing equipment. As well as deck, dock and quay equipment. Our delivery program consists of for example: Winches, windlasses and capstans (standard and custom built; manual, electric or hydraulic; planetary gear unit, worm-gear, spur-gear, etc; to handle wire, umbilical, rope, chain-cable, etc; Either for anchor handling; mooring; fishing; dredging; towing; tug etc), some even from stock. Otherwise with quite short lead times.


n Durowipers

Unit 20, Oldends Lane Industrial Estate, Stonehouse, Glos, GL10 3RQ Tel: +44 1453 820972 Fax: +44 1453 820979

Design and manufacture of high performance window wipers. Three year Warranty. DuroWiper Pantographs and Pendulums have a Patented twin drive rotary transfer box giving a remarkable smooth, powerful and reliable performance.

n Exalto Wiper Technologys

PO Box 40, 3370 AH, Hardinxveld -Giessendam

Tel: +31 184 615 800 Fax: 31 184 614 045

Marine Exalto produces the world’s best professional marine wiper systems. Exalto makes wiper systems for all kind of vessels in the commercial and leisure sectors.


n Aister C/Baixada do Cocho, nº 228, A Guia – M, Meira – 3, MOAÑA, 6955 Tel: +34 986 240 294 Fax: +34 986 240 157

Safe, reliable and designed for work aluminium boats: bespoke patrols, SAR boats and passenger catamarans.

n Cheetah Marine

OceanBlue Quay, The Esplanade, Ventnor, Isle Of Wight, PO38 1JR Tel: +44 1983 852398

Now in our 25th year of production, Cheetah Marine continues to lead Europe in the specialist design and construction of power commercial catamarans. (hydrographic workboat/ catamaran).

n Diverse Marine Medina Ship Yard, Pelham Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight Tel: +44 1983 300656

DM acquired the assets of equipment of South Boats IOW and trade from Cowes, IOW specialising in the design, construction, refit, repair and maintenance of workboats, military and patrol craft, lifeboats, pilot boats, fishing boats, commercial and pleasure craft.

n Neptune Shipyards BV Rivierdijk 586, 3371 ED, Veerdam 1, Hardinxveld-Giessendam, 5308 JH Tel: +31 184 621423

Fax: +31 184 612741

We design, build, repair, convert and mobilize vessels for the maritime industry. It is our aim to offer you the best solution through innovation, creativity, cooperation and flexibility.

n SMS Group Ltd

Unit 1 Ocean Quay, Belvidere Road, Southampton, Hants, SO14 5QY

Tel: +44 2380 141010

Southampton Marine Services specialise in ship building, ship repairs and steel fabrication across all aspects of the marine industry.

Uzmar Shipping & Trading Co. Ltd

See under: Vessel Build and Repair


n Baltic Workboats AS Nasva Harbour, Nasva, Kaarma v, 93872 Saare mk

Tel: +372 452 1140

Baltic Workboats AS has a strong track record for the design, build and delivery of steel and aluminum workboats for professionals around the world.

n Fastnet Shipping Ltd

Marine Support Services Base, Bilberry, Waterford City, Waterford

Tel: +353 51 832946

Fax: +353 51 851886

Specialists in Marine Plant Hire, Charter & Sales. Bespoke marine access solutions, CTV / Survey Vessels, Jack up Barges, Pontoons, Tugs, Crane Barges, Dredgers and various other workboats.

Jenkins Marine

See under: Dredging

Tidal Transit Limited

See under: Offshore Support


n Habbeke Schelphoek 103, 1621Mk Hoorn

Tel: +31 2993 62182

Fax: +31 2993 67464

Habbeké Shipyard, established in 1966, has almost fifty years’ experience of quality shipbuilding. The wharf builds exclusively in aluminium, and enjoys an excellent reputation for innovation, quality and service. The shipyard builds aluminium workboats, & both open and closed vessels for rescue, pilot or general work duties.

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