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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

Hatz Launches Online Documentation Portal

(Photo: Hatz)

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

Emerald Marine Launches New MOB Receiver

Photo: Emerald Marine

Emerald Marine Products has announced a significant advancement in MOB protection: the

Alfa Laval Introduces PureBallast 3.1 Compact Flex

Alfa Laval PureBallast 3.1 Compact Flex system (Photo: Alfa Laval PureBallast)

Now in its third generation, the newest Alfa Laval PureBallast ballast water treatment system has

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

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

SCHOTTEL Thrusters Propel New Australian Dredger

(Photo courtesy of Damen Shipyards)

A newly built 60-meter trailing suction hopper dredger Tommy Norton started work to deliver safe

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 Power

MAN Gensets Delivered for Italian Patrol Vessel

The MAN 175D engine (Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

Following an order won in October 2016, MAN Diesel & Turbo SE has delivered gensets for the first

Partners to Boost Australian Navy Fleet Performance

(Photo: GE)

GE and CSIRO’s Data61, Australia's data innovation network, have developed a data analytics

The Switch Partners with Shipbuilder CSIC

(Photo: The Switch)

Drive train technology specialist The Switch has become one of the first foreign companies to sign

Marine Electronics

Kongsberg Installs Marine Ecosystem Assessment Solution on Research Ship

Argentina’s new oceanographic and fishing research vessel 52m Victor Angelescu (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed the installation of an extensive suite of Simrad

Connect Complex Infrastructures More Easily

Photo: Guntermann & Drunck GmbH

Setting up a KVM Matrix-Grid across locations: even more flexible thanks to new Ethernet-capable

New Cabling Kit for Easy Marine Electronics Interfacing

Digital Yacht's NMEA 2000 Starter Kit makes installing modern marine electronics a breeze (Photo: Digital Yacht)

NMEA 2000 has now become the de-facto standard throughout the marine electronics industry for

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