9th Exhibition And Congress Ship, Mad mery, Marine Technology International Amid general signs of a worldwide recovery in the shipbuilding industry, the 9th Exhibition and Congress of Ship, Machinery, Marine Technology International will be held in Hamburg, West Germany, from September 23 to 27, organized by Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.
Some 450 exhibitors from 24 countries—including all European shipbuilding nations—will occupy the 52,500 square meters of the Hamburg exhibition halls. The range of sectors represented at the exhibition is equally comprehensive: shipyards for vessels of every size, manufacturers of engines and related propulsion machinery, navigational aids, measurement and control equipment f o r automated and semi-automated operation of vessels, as well as outfit and equipment for both deck and engine room.
This extensive display of marine technology will be supplemented by the concurrent exhibition IOPPEC '80 — t h e International Oil Pollution Prevention Exhibition and Congress.
Major European shipyards will present their latest products and ideas for the construction of new ships, ship repair, marine technology, and mechanical engineering.
Among the companies that have registered for the exhibition are Blohm + Voss of Hamburg; Bremer Vulkan shipyard in Bremen ; the Polish shipyard organization Centromor; the Budapest, Hungary, works for ship assembly and crane construction; Maritimex shipbuilding organization (Czechoslovakia) ; the Finnish shipyard Wartsila of Helsinki; S e t e n a v e in P o r t u g a l; Howaldtswei'ke-Deutsche Werft (H-DW) of Hamburg/Kiel; the Hapag-Lloyd shipyard in Bremerhaven; and many other major shipbuilders.
The major shipyards share a growing conviction that the rationalization of capacity for construction of new vessels and the recovery in demand for shipbuilding and ship conversion have created a marked improvement in business prospects. Many European shipyards, particularly in West Germany, are following the trend toward increased specialization by devoting a considerable part of their scientific and technical resources to the development of specialized vessels, floating production plants, and installations for offshore work and marine engineering.
For example, Bremer Vulkan shipyard in Bremen leads the world in the construction of containerships, with 28 completed to date, while the Hapag Lloyd yard in Bremerhaven recently impressed the world of shipbuilding with a record performance in c o n v e r t i n g the passenger ship France into the Norway, the larg- est luxury liner in the world, in the space of only 33 weeks.
The German shipyards H-DW and Thyssen Nordseewerke also have been making a name for themselves in the market for offshore rigs and marine technology systems. Werft Nobiskrug has gained access to a broader market with its standardized multipurpose freighters, while Orenstein & Koppel, also in Hamburg, has set new standards in the construction of f l o a t i n g cranes, dredges, and refrigerated cargo vessels.
Interesting exhibits also will be presented by others in the shipbuilding sector: G e r m a n i s c h er Lloyd, Deutsche MacGregor, the Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Establishment, numerous manufacturers of large shipbuilding tools, and the Paul Hammelmann engineering works, which will introduce its Dock-knight system for the rationalization of dockyard and maintenance work. This system has been adopted by shipyards in West Germany and the world at large. Its fully automatic operation permits the cleaning of a ship's sides at a rate of over 2,000 square meters per hour, and painting at the rate of 4,000 to 6,000 square meters per hour.
Propulsion Machinery Prominent At this year's SMMT exhibition, considerable space will be occupied by the diesel engine manufacturers. This will include p r e s e n t a t i o n s by diesel engine builders, makers of control systems, manufacturers of rudder propellers and propellers with adjustable nozzles, as well as suppliers of engine accessories, cleaning materials, and cleaning equipment.
Among the major firms that will be represented are Klockner- Humboldt-Deutz, M.A.N., MaK, MTU (Motoren und Turbinen- Union), Motoren-Werke Mannheim, Societe Alsacienne, Gebruder Sulzer, Stork Werkspoor, Technocommerz, C e n t r o m o r , Grandi Motori Trieste, and Hatz. These are just a few examples of the comprehensive and international nature of the Hamburg exhibition.
Intermaritec '80 In conjunction with the SMMT exhibition September 23-27, an international congress—Intermaritec '80—will attract engineers and scientists from the United States, West Germany, Norway, Canada, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and even from as far afield as India and the People's Republic of China.
This valuable exchange of information in the field of marine research and technology will take place parallel with the exhibition.
Intermaritec '80 will be sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Research and Technology. Some 700 experts from all over the world are expected to hear the 67 papers. The congress can be broken down according to four main topics: offshore technology, polar maritime technology, marine pollution control, and navigation and communications at sea.
The congress has been organized by the Deutsche Komitee fur Meeresforschung und Meeres- technik (German Committee for Marine Research and Oceanography), the Wirtschaftsvereinigung I n d u s t r i e l l e Merrestechnik (Trade Association for Industrial Marine Engineering), Dusseldorf, and Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH.
Offshore Platforms Within the field of offshore technology, e x p e r t s f r om the Hamburg shipyard of Blohm + Voss and the Norwegian industrial firm Kongsberg Vaapenfabrikk will present models for potential international cooperation in the development and construction of offshore rigs for deepsea engineering. A team of international experts will deal with the testing of new or recently developed working platforms and drillh ing rigs, as well as their operation.
H.G. Hattendorf and J. Oellers of the Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Establishment, t o g e t h er with M. Grallert and K. Kokkinowrachos of the Rhenish-Westphalian Polytechnic in Aachen will explain the concept and layout of the test area for the research platform Nordsee. H.G.
Butt, J. Salewski, and P. Wagner will join the Aachen scientists in a report on major experiments with the Conapt drilling platform system in the test area of the Nordsee.
F.C. MacTernan of the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in California will present a paper on the work schedule of a deepsea drilling rig project. Two specialists from Deutsche Babcock AG will describe the development of a mobile platform for an offshore power station in the German sector of the North Sea, while experts from the German hydraulic engineering firm Dyckerhoff & Widmann and the American Westinghouse Electric Corporation will outline the design of an opencircuit OTEC power station for offshore use.
New German Drill Rig The introduction of the new German drilling rig RS 35 is expected to arouse the interest and attention of experts all over the world. At Intermaritec '80, P.
Bauer and M. Brandt of Erno Raumfahrttechnik, Bremen, will report on the drilling capacity and delivery output of this semisubmersible system that has been designed for deepsea operations.
Three experts from the Berlin Polytechnic headed by Prof. C.
Kruppa will explain their tests with this German development by means of a demonstration model.
K.M. Gisvold of the Norwegian Hydrodynamic L a b o r a t o r i e s in Trondheim will describe how models of drilling rigs, production derricks, and other offshore installations are used for testing purposes.
The underwater installation of offshore structural units in shallow and deep coastal waters will be examined in a comprehensive joint survey by several experts f r om the Rhenish-Westphalian Polytechnic in Aachen, IMS Hamburg, and the Hamburg Shipbuilding Research Establishment. Experts from Germany, Norway, and the U.S. will discuss specialized questions connected with offshore rigs, such as the monitoring of stability by means of vibration analysis, as well as checks of the piping and other parts of the drilling plant.
Operations in conjunction with the production of oil and gas will be a further topic within the field of offshore technology. On the basis of their theoretical and experimental know-how, specialists from Liquid Gas Anlagen Union GmbH, Paguag, AG "Weser" shipyard, and Preussag AG will propose models and options for the transfer on the high seas of liquefied natural gas from production platforms to tankers. Shipbuilding experts from Blohm + Voss will describe how butt-welding techniques can be used to lay pipelines in extremely deep water, and a specialist from the U.S. oil company Conoco will report on deepsea drilling.
Rigs In Rough Seas The safety factor in offshore drilling will form part of several papers at the congress, including a talk by 0 . Furnes of Det norske Veritas on collisions between ships and offshore rigs, and a contribution by C. Ostergaard and W.
Zaretzke of Germanischer Lloyd on the o f f s h o r e operations of crane ships at sea. T.E. Schellin of Germanischer Lloyd will discuss the basic planning of mooring systems.
Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras will examine the dynamics of offshore rigs in rough seas, while an American colleague from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., will describe the factors relating to movement in multi-propeller, semisubmersible drilling rigs. Scientists from Berlin Polytechnic will use an offshore power station of the EPOS system as an example in explaining their hydromechanical investigations, and an expert from the U.S. Department of Commerce will deal with the inspection of the huge floating OTEC power stations made from prestressed concrete, as well as the repair and maintenance work aboard these giants.
Submersible Systems Six more papers at the congress are concerned with the technology of submersible systems. After a general survey of the field by J. Gelhaus of Dragerwerk AG, some specific examples of this technology will be presented, such as the FUGE system — an unmanned, remote-controlled vessel for inspection and maintenance of offshore installations. M. Muller of Preussag will report on its development.
B. Arndt of Schiffko, G.
Haux of Haux-UW-Systemtechnik, and H. Victor of Ocean Consult will explain SUPRA—a new system for underwater operations that has been developed in Germany.
On the basis of model experiments, P. de la Motte of Ingenieurburo fur W a s s e r b a u und Meerestechnik (Engineering Consultants Office for Hydraulic Engineering and Marine Technology) will present a new underwater vessel for the installation of submarine cables and pipelines.
The Far East will also make a contribution to this subject: C.M.
Chu of Jao-Tung University in Shanghai will talk on experimental methods for testing self-propelled underwater craft. E. Wollert of DDG Hansa will deliver a paper on how to carry out scientific and technical tests of components onboard a diving vessel.
The last Ship, Machinery, Marine Technology exhibition held in Hamburg in 1978 attracted almost 25,000 trade visitors from 48 countries. More than 90 percent of the exhibitors at that event stated that their expectations had been fulfilled, and every third exhibitor expected follow-up orders.
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