GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards

5 Apr 2017
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Focus

  • Gard Club notes MFM discrepancies in Singapore

    The use of mass flow meters is mandatory for all fuel oil deliveries in Singapore, as of 1 January 2017. However, issues related to bunker quantity remain prevalent, according to Gard P&I Club. In this context, the Club presents some issues faced by operators, when taking bunkers in Singapore, following the implementation of the MFM requirements. ...

  • bwms

    USCG updates BWMS approval for Sunrui

    The US Coast Guard's Marine Safety Center issued an updated Type Approval certificate to Sunrui Environmental Engineering, for their filtration/side-stream electrolysis BalClor Ballast Water Management System. The updated certificate was issued to clarify the hazardous location installation requirements onboard foreign flag vessels. ...

  • reduction

    Shipping industry proposes CO2 reduction objectives to IMO

    Four major international trade associations, BIMCO, INTERCARGO, International Chamber of Shipping and INTERTANKO, have made a joint proposal to IMO, concerning ambitious CO2 reductions by the international shipping sector, which is responsible for transporting about 90% of global trade and 2.2% of the world’s annual man-made CO2 emissions. ...

  • offshore

    Denmark to launch underwater robots for offshore industry

    The Technical University of Denmark inaugurated a laboratory, where researchers will complete a modular robot for use in offshore wind turbine platforms. The robot will be used for inspection, and the long-term vision is that it will be able to carry out underwater repairs on foundations and rigs, independently of weather conditions. ...

  • sulphur

    IBIA discusses safety implications of 2020 sulphur limit

    The International Bunker Industry Association contributed to a discussion at the International Maritime Organization's MSC 98, last week, regarding the potential impact on ship safety associated with meeting demand for fuels complying with the 0.50% sulphur limit, that is due to take effect on 1 January 2020. ...


Latest News

gibraltar

New system to boost pollution preparedness in Gibraltar

Staff at the Gibraltar Port Authority carried out testing of a newly acquired Offshore Speed Sweep System Oil boom, in conjunction with contractors Brightside Services, who are the Tier 1 and 2 responders locally. This is expected to enhance the Gibraltar Port Authorities oil pollution response capabilities in the Bay.

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kogas

Cheniere, KOGAS sign long-year LNG agreement

On 25 June, Cheniere Energy and KOGAS hailed the commencement of their 20-year Sales and Purchase Agreement, to supply U.S.-sourced LNG to KOGAS from the Sabine Pass Liquefaction facility in Louisiana. Under the terms of the SPA, Cheniere shall sell and make available for delivery to KOGAS approximately 3.5 million tonnes of LNG per year.

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program

Presenting Green Coastal Shipping Program

The video, produced by DNV GL, concerns the Norwegian Green Coastal Shipping Program, which aims to encourage the research and implementation of green technology concepts in the country’s shipping sector. The video suggests that today's visions and initiatives will create the reality of our future in 2050, in the same way that the past's plans have done so today.

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wind

Siemen’s GeoSea to install foundations for wind farm Albatros

GeoSea announced that it received the Notice to Proceed for fabrication and offshore installation of 16 wind turbine foundations and an Offshore Transformer Module, for the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm, for which GeoSea is Siemens’ EPCI partner. The Albatros is located in the “exclusive economic zone” of the North Sea, approximately 90 km north of Germany.

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engine

New MGO mono-fuel engine to be developed

At a seminar held by Kaiji Press, in Tokyo, Japan Engine Corporation announced that it leads developing and manufacturing MGO mono-fuel engine, that meets all the requirement against regulations of NOx, SOx, EEDI, super low fuel consumption, extended maintenance interval and improved reliability.

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dredger

World’s first LNG-powered dredger named

DEME’s latest newbuild, the trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Minerva’, was officially named in the port of Zeebrugge, Belgium, on June 23rd. The 3,500 m3 trailing suction hopper dredger is the first dredging vessel in the world equipped with dual fuel engines and capable of operating in LNG mode.

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platform

Installing unmanned gas platform in North Sea

SCALDIS, marine heavy lifting operator, realized its first monopile installation, without the use of a gripper frame or installation template. The video shows Rambiz, a heavy lift vessel, installing the unmanned gas platform L13-FI for NAM. The lifting, upending, positioning and driving of the monopile foundation was carried out using the Vibro Lifting Tool.

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certificates

How to ensure you have a BWTS onboard that actually works

Ioannis Stefanou, Wallem, suggests a centralised approach for achieving operational excellence in the BWTS onboard, with focus on people, assets and procedures. Also, a good cooperation between BWTS manufacturers and ship managers is always crucial for the familiarization of the system and for sharing knowledge and experience onboard.

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zooplankton

Marine seismic surveys negatively impact zooplankton

Marine seismic surveys used in petroleum exploration could cause a two to three-fold increase in mortality of adult and larval zooplankton, according to a new research led by University of Tasmania and Curtin University. Scientists studied the impact of commercial seismic surveys on zooplankton populations, by carrying out tests using seismic air guns, off Southern Tasmania.

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