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Clean Marine Fuel & Emissions

The LPG Dual-Fuel Engine

To say that marine fuel and emissions is a top agenda topic is a vast understatemtn, as operator large and small mull the best options to meet looming international fuel rules coming in 2020. Keeping ahead of the curve is MAN Diesel & Turbo, which recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyundai Heavy

Industries Engine & Machinery Division (HHI-EMD) regarding the development and production of MAN B&W ME-LGIP dual-fuel engines. Upon completion, HHI-EMD will be able to deliver lique? ed petroleum gas (LPG) –fuelled, two-stroke-propulsion engines. Bjarne Foldager, VP Sales & Promotion, Two-Stroke Business at MAN Die- sel & Turbo said the the LPG as fuel movement “is a general tendency that is growing. LPG holds great potential as a fuel since it contains no sulphur, is widely

Photo: SolstadFarstad / Harald M. Valderhaug available, and easy to bunker.”

Offshore construction vessel Normand Maximus is one of SolstadFarstad’s largest and most advanced vessels. It is currently on contract with Saipem, the Italian oil and gas industry contractor.

TM Master Suite for 150 0ffshore Vessels

Tero Marine Wins

Photo: Pekka Leino

SolstadFarstad Deal

Autonomous Operations

While bad news has ruled the day in The merger left the company with the offshore sector, news from Norway four planned maintenance systems

Rolls-Royce Opens Research Center provides a signi? cant spark of life. Tero throughout the ? eet, and the goal today

Appetite for autonomy in the commercial maritime space is picking up momentum,

Marine won a contract for delivery of is to create a streamlined operation con- driven by a handful of tech giants that have the breadth and resources to think ? eet management software to Norwe- solidating these four systems into one comprehensive and act global. Rolls-Royce is obviously one of those players, and gian shipping giant SolstadFarstad. The future-proof system. it recenlty opened its new research facility, of? cially dubbed Research & Develop-

Bergen-based tech company is now pre- “We have been through a very exten- ment Center for Autonomous Ships, in Turku, Finland, providing a space for the paring to install its TM Master suite on sive process of evaluating different pro- company and its partners to develop technologies that will help shape the future of almost 150 offshore vessels. viders, and have concluded that Tero an increasingly more autonomous global shipping industry.

SolstadFarstad and Tero Marine have Marine has the best overall solution already started a pilot project on a se- – in terms of cost and functionality – lected number of vessels. When this is for maintenance, procurement and IT,” completed, the plan is to start roll-out of said says Tor Inge Dale, COO in Solstad-

TM Master on the entire ? eet. Farstad. “Their development roadmap “SolstadFarstad have been very clear is also in line with our ambitions for a on how they want to integrate TM Master more ef? cient planned maintenance in their ? eet operations, which provides and procurement system.” He also un- us with exciting implementation and derlines the importance of the extensive development challenges,” said Jarle TM Docking module, an integrated part

Aegir-Marine MAN Diesle & Turbo

Holmelid, CEO Tero Marine. “This is the of TM Master; a high level of control

Investment in Service biggest delivery in Tero Marine’s 32-year with dry-docking operations – from early history, and sets a new standard for our planning to execution and reporting – is

AEGIR-Marine: Propulsion Workshop Approved company. Our product and organiza- crucial. “The TM software ? ts our specif-

As the marine industry navigates a historic downturn, investment is coming from tion have proven that it can meet the ic work? ow, with seamless information long-term quality players. AEGIR-Marine received an Approved Workshop statement demands from the biggest companies ? ow between the different work areas from DNV-GL, making it the ? rst brand-independent service provider in The Neth- in the business.”The merger of Solstad and locations. We are convinced that erlands with an approved workshop for repair and maintenance of propulsion sys-

Offshore, Farstad Shipping, Deep Sea TM Master will play an important role tems. With its new repair shop AEGIR-Marine joins the ranks of the major players

Supply and REM Offshore has created in optimising our operations,” said Tor in this ? eld. The newly opened workshop allows the overhaul of ship components the world’s biggest owner of large ves- Inge Dale. he TM Master software suite up to 50 tons. The height under the new crane is a whopping 12.5 meters. The new sels in the supply, anchor handling and is onelicensed to more than 2000 ships building is 15 meters high in total. Additionally, AEGIR-Marine is able to perform construction support segments. worldwide.

spin tests at this new location. This means running and simulating propeller and thruster speeds in real time.

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