Shiprepair & Maintenance

Ro-ro North Star LNG conversion completed

Ro-ro North Star LNG conversion completed

Victoria Shipyards, a subsidiary of Canadian Seaspan Shipyards, has completed the conversion of the diesel engine onboard TOTE Maritime’s ro-ro ship North Star so that it can run on LNG as fuel. The vessel recently stayed at the yard for a 10-week program of work to enable the vessel to use dual-fuel technology. While at […]

Robotic ship hull cleaning service launched

Robotic ship hull cleaning service launched

Following a successful trial period of demonstrating hull cleaning robots with several commercial shipping operators, US-based Armach has announced the official commercial launch of EverClean, a new robotic hull cleaning service. The hull service robot navigates its way over the hull intelligently, and, like geo-referencing, maps the hull condition to its appropriate on-hull location. According […]

PPG launches new Sigmaglide option

PPG launches new Sigmaglide option

Recently launched onto the marine market, PPG Sigmaglide 2390 aims to help ship owners lower power consumption and carbon emissions and meet demands for higher performance with no adverse impact on the marine environment. The biocide-free fouling release coating is based on PPG HydroReset technology, which modifies the coating when it is immersed in water […]

Bearings retrofit opens up new market

Bearings retrofit opens up new market

In what marks a relatively new application for Thordon Bearings’ polymer material, Wilson Ship Management has replaced the greased bronze bearings on the hatch cover wheels of some of its dry cargo vessels with self-lubricating ThorPlas-Blue bearings. Wilson, which operates Europe’s largest short sea fleet of about 130 general cargo vessels, has now converted eight […]

Class society RINa thinks remote surveying is here to stay

Class society RINa thinks remote surveying is here to stay

Italian classification society RINA believes that remote survey systems and technology are becoming an established and accepted part of the inspection and survey regimes adopted in the shipping industry The classification society RINA believes that remote survey systems and technology are becoming an established and accepted part of the inspection and survey regimes adopted in […]

Dubai yard ready to tackle offshore upturn

Dubai yard ready to tackle offshore upturn

Drydocks World Dubai’s current workload includes conversions and upgrades to both FPSOs and FSOs, as well as over 10 offshore rigs Drydocks World Dubai has a long-established track record in converting and upgrading offshore production vessels, including FPSOs, FSRUs and FSOs, and the last year has seen a number of projects of this type start, […]

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