DESMI brings FineFog firefighting to Europe
After years of success in Asian-built ships, the Danish company DESMI is now bringing its low-pressure alternative FineFogTM Fixed Water-Based Firefighting systems to the European market.
Pernille Vilhelmsen new CPCO in Hempel|
Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen has been appointed Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Officer and member of the Executive Management Board in Hempel A/S. She succeeds Peter Kirkegaard, who has accepted a new opportunity outside Hempel.
New Head of Sustainability|
Dorthe Scherling Nielsen joins Hempel on 1 October to lead the company’s ambitious sustainability work.Sustainability is a central pillar in Hempel. The company has a stated desire to lead the coatings industry in the sustainability space. To drive this goal forward, Hempel has appointed Dorthe
Hempel rolls out underwater hull inspection|
Denmark-based coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an underwater hull inspection service using remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to provide complete hull coating inspections while a vessel is at port or anchorage.
VIKING Delivers Ambulance Boat|
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has delivered the first vessel in a series of three new ambulance boats for the Hellenic Coastguard. The new closed-cabin boat will be station in Naxos as the first in a series of special craft equipped with medical equipment.
|New shipyard hall at Hvide Sande Shipyard|
Construction of a large new shipyard hall at Hvide Sande Shipyard’s slipway is well underway. The hall is expected to be ready for the first customers to be serviced during the month of September.
Rapidly increasing demand for indoor facilities for the ever-larger ships in Northern European waters is driving investment in the facilities.
|New order for 72 supply cranes|
Hvide Sande Shipyard, Steel and Service has received an order to supply 72 cranes for Vattenfall’s Kriegers Flak 605MW offshore wind farm. The order was placed by Bladt Industries, which in charge of delivering the wind farm’s transition pieces
DESMI Ocean Guard gets US Type Approval|
Desmi Ocean Guards CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS) has received US Coast Guard Type Approval. This approval comes just a few months after the CompactClean BWMS received IMO type approval and means that the system is now approved for worldwide operation
Desmi Annual Report 2018|
The annual report for the DESMI group was approved at today’s annual general meeting. The report shows an annual turnover of DKK 900 million and a profit for the year amounting to DKK 56.8 million before tax and DKK 43.2 million after tax.
Ballard Establish Fuel Cell Center in Hobro|
Ballard Power Systems Europe A/S it is establishing a Marine Center of Excellence dedicated to fuel cell marine applications at the Company’s engineering, manufacturing and service facility in Hobro, Denmark.
MAN Cryo Delivers LNG Fuel System |
An Italian ferry with a marine LNG fuel-gas supply system has entered service. MAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – installed the system aboard the ‘Elio’ at the Sefine Shipyard in Yalova, Turkey.
|Roxtec awarded for its quality work|
Roxtec has received the 2019 Sweden’s Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq. Mikael Helmerson, CEO of Roxtec, sees the award as an acknowledgement of the company’s determined improvement work.
|MAN retrofit Mega-Container Vessel to LNG|
Danish based MAN Energy Solutions has signed a contract for the conversion of a 15,000 TEU container vessel to dual-fuel operation. The project will entail the conversion of an existing, HFO-burning MAN B&W 9S90ME-C engine to a dual-fuel MAN B&W ME-GI prime mover capable of running on HFO and LNG.
More Danish design in cruise ships|
Danish Cruise & Ferry Group are leading a new project: Onboard Danish Design, a project that will work as a platform for a new export adventure by brining design and engineering companies into the cruise ship market, which is experiencing an incredible growth these years.
New advanced products from Furuno|
These days navigator’s have to know how to process a lot of information by themselves: imaging radar, ECDIS, GPS, and so on – while simultaneously keeping a look out from the bridge. But Furuno has a solution to this problem.
744 ships were scrapped in 2018|
744 large merchant vessels were sold to wrecking yards in 2018. 518 of these vessels were scrapped on beaches in South Asia and made a new record of 90,4 percent of the total tonnage that was scrapped on a global scale throughout the year.
Hirtshals Yard is fully operating|
After a thorough renovation that took place last autumn, the floating dock in the Port of Hirtshals is now back in its permanent place. With the docking of M/V Franklin, Hirtshals Yard is again fully operating after a challenging autumn, where the yard's floating dock capsized, and a renovation became necessary.
|Danske Maritime happy with EU’s initiative|
There has to be more focus on the importance of the industry, according to Danske Maritime, and the EU agrees. The Rumanian presidency has invited to a discussion about the European maritime industry in Brussels. The EU’s initiative is therefore pleasing to Danish trade organization Danske Maritime.
|Orskov Yard increases dock leveller capacity|
Orskov Yard has signed a lease contract with the Port of Frederikshavn regarding a new quay – and back land area. The point of the agreement is to increase Orskov Yards dock leveller capacity with one or more floating docks. The first dock is expected to be delivered next year
Maersk Container Industry shuts factory|
Maersk Container Industry has decided to stop producing dry cargo containers, in order to focus more on the production of reefer containers. As a consequence of this, MCI has decided to shut down their factory in Dongguan.
Granly Diesel teams up with Servogear|
Granly Diesel teams up with Servogear to give customers a better service for their propulsion systems. The two parties made this relationship formal by signing a service and spare parts agreement, to expand the service scope and available manpower.
New technology for monitoring emissions |
Nordic Tankers, Dania Ship Management and Danfoss IXA join forces in testing innovative technology for monitoring emissions. The result is a front runner solution to ensure global enforcement of the IMO’s requirements for sulphur emissions way before any legislation is pushed through.
Innovation camps to raise pride|
Over the course of the next few months, innovation camps will be held for young adults who are enrolled in technical vocational education programs. With support from the Nordea-fund, companies are cooperating with vocational schools and students to strengthen the pride in professional competence jobs by hosting three ’innovation camps’.
|Strong Danish-Indonesian relationship |
The Danish trade organization Danske Maritime had a good and rewarding meeting last week, which confirmed the already close working relationship between Denmark and Indonesia in the maritime area. In recent years, the Indonesian government has focused on developing the maritime sector, including fisheries and navy.
|Bladt gets contract for foundations|
Bladt Industries, headquartered in Aalborg, have signed a contract for building 35 transition pieces for the Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm in the Netherlands. The production of the transition pieces that are part of the foundation will begin in the near future. The transitions are manufactured in Denmark.
Here what went wrong at Hirtshal Shipyard |
Two accidents that took place simultaneously were the reason why the jetty at Hirtshals Yard nearly capsized on August 17. The Norwegian fishing trawler Hardhus, which was located in the covered jetty at the time, was severly damaged by the incident. The jetty was also damaged, but is expected to be repaired within a couple of months
Bladt have finalized Horns Rev 3 order|
Last week, the final four of the 24 transition pieces for Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm were loaded onto a ship from SAL Heavy Lift and immediate shipped off to Bladt Industries in Aalborg. The 24 transition pieces each weigh approximately 500 tons and have a diameter of 6,5 meters and a are 32 meters in length.
HMM signs contract for 20 ships|
The South Korean container shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine, HMM, has signed a deal for an giant order of container ships with local shipyard DSME, Hyundai Heavy(HHI) and Samsung. HMM’s CEO Chang Keun Yoo signed a contract for 20 vessels in total earlier today.
Criticism in case of forced maritime labor |
The Danish Ministry of Defense did not do enough to prevent a breach in human rights and workers rights during the construction of the patrol boat Lauge Koch, writes Danish newspaper Informational as an extension of a statement by the so-called Mediation and grievance Institution for responsible business conduct (MKI).
|Great Spirit in the Danish Camp|
As always, the Danish organization Eksportforeningen will host a large Danish pavilion at the upcoming SMM fair in Hamburg. The Danish maritime companies are well prepared and optimistic - and they have a lot of new products to showcase.
|Floating dock has lifted and trawler s free|
On Tuesday, the floating crane Sanne A succeeded the task of opening the floating dock in Hirtshals, and thus it was possible to free the trapped Norwegian trawler Hardhaus. Experts are currently examining the trawler for damages.
Rasmus Jarlov visits MAN in Frederikshavn|
Minister of economic and business affairs, Rasmus Jarlov, paid a visit to MAN Energy Solutions in Frederikshavn. During the visit, the minister was briefed about the organization and was shown the advanced engine test facility.
Bladt enters joint venture in Taiwan |
Bladt Industries has entered a joint venture med Taiwan company Century Wind Poer regarding production of mill fundament. Taiwan’s government has an ambitious goal of establishing large offshore windmill farms and the country could be an important springboard for the Asian market.
MAN propulsion for LNG-Containerships|
MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to provide the propulsion systems for 2 × 2,525-teu containership newbuildings, which will join the fleet of Pasha Hawaii, the U.S. Jones Act carrier in the Hawaii trade lane.
Ørsted sells last non Danish power station|
Ørsted has made a deal of selling its 50 percent stake in the Dutch power station Enecogen located in Rotterdam, to a fully owned subsidiary of Castleton Commodities International LLC. The deal includes certain usual conditions and is expected to be finalized in the third quarter of 2018.
|Østerild allowed testing 330 meter windmills|
The Danish Parliament has approved the plan to expand the test center for windmills in North Jutland’s cities Østerild and Høvsøre. The changes will be in effect from July 1 and amongst other things, this will mean that the test center can expand with two windmills and in Østerild it will be allowed to test 330-meter tall windmills compared to the current regulations, that allow windmills of 250 meters.
|DESMI delivers a satisfactory result|
At the general assembly of the DESMI Group, the Annual Report for 2017 was presented and approved. Revenue for the year prior to taxes was 855 million Danish kroner, and profit before taxes came in at 44.2 million Danish kroner. The result aligns with the budget for the year and is considered satisfactory.
MAN to build LPG-engine together with HHI|
MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a letter of intent with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to build an engine, driven by liquid petroleum gas (LPG). This fuel has a great potential because it does not contain sulphur, thus complying with the upcoming rules and restrictions for sulphur emissions.
Orskov Yard barely makes it financially|
Despite taking a significant loss in revenues, Orskov Yard was able to increase profit from 6.4 to 8.6 million. This is shown in the yards finance accounts of 2016/17, which were recently published. The yard also expects positive results in 2018.
LORC launches new test facility on Lindø|
Lindø Offshore Renewables Center (LORC) has launched its new test facilities Lindø HALT Test Facility and Lindø Component and Structure Testing (LCST). According to LORC, the Center has secured an environment for full-scale testing of windmills and propulsion components to support the offshore wind sector.
NSSLGlobal all-in-one cellular/VSAT solution|
NSSLGlobal has launched FusionIP, which combines VSAT and cellular connectivity within the same device. Within one single 60cm SAILOR dome, FusionIP integrates the best of two worlds; LTE and satellite broadband, allowing ships to automatically switch between 4G/3G and satellite networks to achieve optimum data speeds and cost efficiency.