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Great Ships of 2013

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of December 2013 Maritime Reporter Magazine 57MTU Gensets for British Combat ShipTognum subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Rolls-Royce have been awarded the contract to design the diesel generator sets for the Royal Navy´s future Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The propulsion system will consist of a combination of four MTU diesel gensets powered by Type 20V 4000 M53B engines, and a Rolls-Royce Type MT30 gas turbine. Combined propulsion systems utilizing diesel en-gines and gas turbines are increasingly gaining in signiÞ cance in the naval sector. The future Type 26 Global Combat Ship will employ a CODLOG (Combined Diesel Electric or Gas Turbine) con Þ gu-ration. The diesel generators supply electric power for the on-board systems and for vessel propulsion in cruising mode. The Rolls-Royce gas turbine can be switched in for high-speed propulsion whenever need. ?Zero-Pollution? Seal IHC Sealing Solu-tions launched the zero-pollution SU-PREME Athmos seal. According to the manufacturer, the SUPREME Athmos seal enables ships ? with limited draft up to approximately Þ ve meters ? to prevent oil from being emitted into the environment. A system has been developed to provide a safe and sustainable operation by captur- ing every possible drop of oil. Water is prevented from entering the system by collecting any leakages from the seal into a drain tank. Once full, this tank is automatically drained into the vessel?s general waste oil tank. SturdiLED LED Floodlight Phoenix Products intro-duced The SturdiLED Se- ries. The mid-level LED ß oodlight offers an AC or DC driver with mul-tiple output options rang-ing from 1600 to 2900 lumens. The two optical packages, 28° and 45°, accommodate a variety of applications including davits, life raft stations, embarkation lighting, deck winch lighting, deck mounted cranes (OSV, PSV), and various other de- manding marine applications. Phoenix uses marine-grade die cast aluminum housing with a powder coat Þ nish. The rugged shock mount base delivers durability that can stand up to even the harshest ap-plications. Marine Coatings AppSherwin-Wil- liams Protective & Marine Coat-ings launched SeaGuard, an app that provides us-ers with protective coating recom-mendations for VLCC/VLBCs, chemical tankers and OSV/PSVs. The app is designed to help port engineers and ß eet managers access accurate and up-to-date coatings information via mobile technology. It?s a conve- nient alternative to bulky binders stuffed with out- dated product data sheets. If a new product is intro-duced, or an old product is no longer manufactured, SeaGuard has the updated information. SeaGuard?s home screen allows the user to select the type of vessel in need of coating. Optimarin Deal with V.Ships Ballast wa-ter treatment (BWT) system specialist Op-timarin signed a framework agreement with V.Ships ship management company. The contract will see MAR- CAS, V.Ships? contracting association, promoting Optimarin?s system to some 650 ships managed by the business. The Þ rm?s OBS unit (Optimarin Bal- last System), which is based on Þ ltration and UV ir- radiation technology, will now be actively promoted as the BWT solution of choice for V.Ships managed assets under 52,000dwt. This encompasses a di- verse ß eet of cargo-carrying vessels, such as bulk and chemical tankers, through to specialized ships, including seismic and offshore vessels. wwwoptimarin.comRobotic Tube Cutter The robotic tube cutting system developed by SMT passed its Þ rst practical test as the computer con- trolled machining system was delivered midyear to the Polish shipyard Energomontaz Polnoc Gdynia (EPG). The highly ß exible industrial robot systems can process steel pipes up to 50 tons and up to 14 meters long. The tube diameter varies between 100- 1,200 mm. The SMT-developers designed the ro- botic tube cutting system according to the require-ments of EPG shipyard. Thus, the pipes are clamped into the machine and may not be reclamped in the course of the machining process. New Viking Evacuation System Viking Life-Saving Equipment launched its latest innovation, the Viking LifeCraft sys- tem. In 2009, inspired by discussions during sessions of the Safecraft Working Group, Viking?s development teams aimed to build a lifesaving craft that combined all of the advantages of modern lifeboats such as self-propelled maneuverability with the ß exibil-ity, comfort and smaller footprint of today?s liferafts. The developers sought a product that would enable rapid, mass evacuation with maximum safety for passengers and crew, and thus the Viking LifeCraft System was produced. The LifeCraft System con- sists of two main elements: The LifeCraft itself ? a self-propelled in ß atable vessel with four engines for a high degree of maneuverability and safety and a storing and launch-ing unit, either placed on deck or built in, containing up to four LifeCraft units with a capacity of 200 persons each, for a total capacity of 800 persons. According to the manufacturer, there are more advantages of this hybrid solution. For example, the new LifeCraft System is safe on an entirely new level, too. A specially designed chute system helps evacuees with special needs, such as children, the elderly and those on stretchers, setting a new standard for full-spectrum marine evacuation. And it?s not just the life-saving capabilities of the new LifeCraft System that are hitting the headlines in shipowner circles. The system also takes up less room than lifeboats, freeing deck space for shipowners keen to provide their passengers with more cabins, shopping opportunities and other journey enhancements. (Photo: Optimarin)(Photo: SMT)MR #12 (50-57).indd 57MR #12 (50-57).indd 5712/6/2013 10:01:33 AM12/6/2013 10:01:33 AM

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