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Ballast Water Management: Techcross Reports Record Start to 2022

BWMSs ready for shipping in Techcross Busan factory. Photo courtesy Techcross

Despite the prolonged COVID-19, Techcross reports that it has kicked off the new year with a new record in amount of order, FAT and shipments in January 2022.As of the third week of January, Techcross sold Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) for 81 ships, representing already its largest January amount of order,

MacGregor Unveils New Heavy Lift Crane

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MacGregor has launched a new fully electrically driven heavy lift crane (HCE) as part of a drive to introduce more environmentally sustainable products and solutions.The HCE design—a result of combining MacGregor and NMF’s experience in the heavy lift industry—covers lifting capacity up to SWL 1000 tonnes.

Cox Marine, Shape UK Team to Demo a Dual-Fuel Diesel/Hydrogen Outboard Engine

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Cox Marine joined SHAPE UK, a consortium looking to transition Portsmouth International Port into the UK’s first zero-emissions maritime hub. As part of this project, Cox will be working with the University of Brighton to convert one of the company's CXO300 diesel outboard engines to operate as a dual fuel hydrogen engine.

Iridium Certus 100 Service Launched

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Iridium Communications Inc. announced the commercially availability of its Iridium Certus 100 "midband" service for maritime, land mobile, IoT, aviation and government customers. Iridium Certus 100 provides a blend of capabilities for satellite connectivity, enabling small, low-profile antennas

Viasat Buys Inmarsat for $7.3 Billion

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Viasat agreed to buy British rival Inmarsat on Monday in a $7.3 billion deal to broaden the U.S. based company’s satellite and land-based communications services.The takeover of London-based Inmarsat comes just two years after it was taken private in a $3.4 billion deal by a consortium of British-based Apax partners, U.

NOV to Design and Equip Cadeler's New WTIVs

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NOV announced it has signed a contract to design and equip two wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) newbuilds for Denmark-based Cadeler. The new vessels will have the largest jacking capacity in the industry and will be able to transport and install seven complete 15 MW turbine sets or five sets of 20-plus MW turbines, NOV said.

ClassNK Publishes 3D Printing Guidelines

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Classification society ClassNK released its “Guidelines for Additive Manufacturing(3D Printing)” that summarize the approval requirements for metallic marine equipment by additive manufacturing technology.Additive manufacturing, also know as 3D printing, is a method for manufacturing by laminating and

Huisman Scales Up 3D Printing

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Cranes manufacturer Huisman said it has successfully tested four new 3D printed 350mt crane hooks under the supervision of the independent certification authority Lloyd's Register.The hooks are approx. 170 by 130cm in size, almost nine times larger than the first Huisman 3D printed crane hook, the company said.

Alfa Laval PureBallast Deckhouse Solutions Gets DNV Nod

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DNV issued a Type Approval Design Certificate for Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solutions, the first design approval for the installation of ballast water treatment systems on the weather deck, a potentially attractive installation solution for many ship owners and shipyards alike.According to the manufactuers,

JRC/Alphatron Marine Unveils New Autopilot System

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JRC/Alphatron Marine announced the launch of a new autopilot system engineered to make vessels safer and more efficient.The adaptable AlphaPilot MFS-VR uses speed and draft information and it is suitable for multiple vessel types, including workboats, fast crew tender vessels, fishing boats, tugs, pleasure craft and more.