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3D Printed Ship’s Propeller Prototype Produced

(Photo: Damen)

A prototype of the world’s first class approved ship’s propeller manufactured using 3D printing techniques has been produced by a cooperative consortium of companies that includes Damen Shipyards Group, Rotterdam Additive Manufacturing LAB (RAMLAB), Promarin, Autodesk and Bureau Veritas.   The 1,350mm diameter propeller – named WAAMpeller – was fabricated from a Nickel Aluminium Bronze (NAB) alloy at RAMLAB in the Port of Rotterdam.

Kelvin Hughes Rolls Out Its New ECDIS

(Image: Kelvin Hughes)

Kelvin Hughes has introduced its latest Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) designed for commercial ships as well as naval and coastguard patrol vessels.   Available as a standalone ECDIS or as part of a truly multifunction bridge display network with multiple operator positions, the new ECDIS is type approved to meet the latest International Hydrographic Office (IHO) and International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards.

Raytheon Anschütz INS for Spliethoff’s R-type Vessels

Rendering of Spliethoff’s new R-type vessel (© Spliethoff Bevrachingskantoor B.V)

The Dutch shipping company Spliethoff selected Raytheon Anschütz to engineer and deliver Synapsis NX integrated navigation systems (INS) for six new ice-classed multipurpose vessels scheduled to be delivered in 2019.   Spliethoff’s new R-type vessels are built at the Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuiling in accordance with the polar code and the LR NAV1 notation requirements to ensure safe operations in remote regions, including the Arctic.

Technology

Unique Group Partners with INNOVO, Kongsberg

Innovo’s reel drive system (Photo: INNOVO)

Integrated subsea and offshore solution provider Unique Group has entered into a cooperation

John Deere Rolls Out Trio of Marine Engines

4045SFM85 (Photo: John Deere Power Systems)

John Deere Power Systems has expanded its lineup with three new marine engines available for order

Alfa Laval’s PureSOx Tallies 100+ Installs

Alfa Laval PureSOx (Photo: Alfa Laval)

To date, a total of 109 vessels have been installed with Alfa Laval PureSOx platform for

Maritime Safety

Hornblower NYC Ferries Carrying Sea-Fire Protection

Photo courtesy fo NYC Ferry Service

Safety is a paramount concern to the NYC Ferry Service. That's why each of Hornblower's new fleet

Ampelmann Gangway System Increases Operational Efficiencies

Photo: Ampelmann

Ampelmann has enhanced its existing E1000 gangway transfer system to speed up conversion of its

Drying Diving Suits in an Underwater Safety Facility

Photo courtesy of Auxilium Offshore

Auxilium Offshore, specialized in the provision of mission equipment for the international

Marine Propulsion

Scrubbers Installed on Two NCL Vessels

Norwegian Sun (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

Exhaust gas cleaning systems, also known as scrubbers, have been installed on two Norwegian Cruise

SCHOTTEL's New ProAnode Goes to Market

The new position in the tail of the nozzle not only shields the anodes, but also offers additional operational potential as it contributes to the optimal hydrodynamic flow of the nozzle. (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

The first SCHOTTEL Rudderpropeller with the newly developed and patented ProAnode has left the

Wärtsilä Dual-fuel Engines for LNG Carrier Newbuilds

Wärtsilä 34DF dual-fuel engine (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä, through its joint venture company CSSC Wärtsilä Engine (Shanghai) Co (CWEC)

Marine Power

SKF Launches Magnetic Bearings Tuning Service

E300V2 Cabinet (Photo: SKF)

SKF has rolled out a new service called 'certified tuning E300V2', which leverages the

Twiflex: Turning, Locking & Braking System

The Twiflex Turning, Locking & Braking (TLB) System consolidates three usually separate interfaces and functions into one design package (Image: Twiflex)

Regular maintenance of propulsion shafts and propellers requires shafts to be aligned and locked

Protecting Marine Diesel Engines from Cat Fines Damage

DNVPS has warned that cat fines levels are increasing year by year. Lower sulphur marine fuels have even higher cat fines levels than typical heavy fuel oils (HFO).

Marine Electronics

Hyster to Discuss Latest Developments at Breakbulk Americas

Hyster H700HD with hook coil ram (Photo: Hyster)

Technology developments in Big Trucks, such as a zero emissions, high-capacity electric powered

Radio Holland Names Lund Asia Regional Director

Steen Lund (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland has appointed Steen Brodsgaard Lund as Regional Director Asia. He will be

Hatz Launches Online Documentation Portal

(Photo: Hatz)

Motorenfabrik Hatz said it has created a new online portal which makes available to customers

Software Solutions

Augmented Reality for Maritime Satcom Technicians Explored

The AR smartglasses team is working with ODG’s award-winning R-7 smartglasses. Credit ODG

Cobham SATCOM is working with custom software house Kanda and Osterhout Design Group (ODG)

GE Powers Maersk’s Mega Ships

(Photo: Maersk)

GE’s Marine Solutions recently delivered its power take off/power take in (PTO/PTI) solution along

Simrad Announces A2004 Autopilot Controller

Photo: Simrad

The new Simrad A2004 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of workboat