Hatenboer-Water wins four orders Early 2012 Hatenboer-Water from Schiedam, Holland, has secured contracts from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the supply of Demitec watermakers for four new drillships.
In Okpo Bay in Korea, Guy Heijnen, Manager, Sales & Water Quality at Hatenboer-Water, signed contracts for the projects H3612, 13, 14 and 15. These relate to drillships for Vantage Energy, Atwood Oceanics and two for Aker Solutions. The drillships are the newest generation of ultra deep drilling ships, which can drill to a water depth of 12,000 ft (3 km).
with a purity of only 10 ppm TDS. To obtain such a standard, the installation is in a two-stage configuration, with two RO installations
in-line. The first unit desalinates to 500 ppm TDS and the second delivers product water with a salt content no higher than 10 ppm TDS.
The ships are currently under construction, and the delivery of the watermakers is planned for this year. High quality product water The watermakers work on the principle of reverse osmosis (RO) and have a capacity of 50 m3 per day. Drilling at great depths demands an extremely high quality of product water. The installations can supply water
Two innovative ROVs for Jan de Nul Seatools in Numansdorp is a specialist in the field of underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV). It is currently building two fallpipe ROVs (for rock dumping) with a dynamic positioning system. The new ROVs will enable highly accurate preprogramming of the routes along which rocks are to be dumped, which they will then follow meticulously. This method is highly efficient, thus saving costs.
The Jan De Nul Group has instructed Seatools to deliver two of this type of fallpipe ROVs. The latest order, which is placed in January 2012, concerns a rock dumper for the new side-dump vessel â€˜Willem De Vlaminghâ€™. The ROV can operate at a maximum water depth of 200 metres and has an installed power of 75 kW. Jan De Nul had already ordered a larger ROV, which can operate at a maximum water depth of 2 kilometres and has a total installed power of 600 kW, in July 2011. Seatools will be delivering the ROVs in the second and third quarters of 2012.
Seatools is a manufacturer of high-tech solutions for the offshore industry.
Published on Apr 16, 2012
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