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Tech File: H-Glide Structural Bearings for Extreme Environs

Jan 12, 2021

Custom-fabricated structural bearings are being introduced by Hercules Engineering for extremely high stress applications in structures requiring outstanding load-bearing performance, even in compact or wet spaces in applications such as ports loaders…

Henriksen's New Liferaft Hook Enters Production

Jan 12, 2021

Norway-based Henriksen Hooks said its new Liferaft Release Hook into full production following completion of a prolonged testing program.Now available globally, the new crane hook has been especially developed for launching inflated liferafts…

Hamworthy Names New CEO

Jan 11, 2021

Singapore-based marine and offshore pump manufacturer Hamworthy Pumps has appointed Hans Christiaan Laheij, 48, as its new CEO.The new CEO will join the company on January 15, 2021. He has recently worked with German propulsion specialist Schottel in the position of Deputy CEO & President Marine…

Proserv, Intelligent Plant Ink Deal Aiming to Drive Digital Evolution

Dec 11, 2020

Proserv Controls signed a strategic alliance with software engineering firm Intelligent Plant, a deal aimed to deliver advanced control systems and data analysis to provide operators with digital solutions tailored to their needs and feedback…

New Report Examines Offshore Hydrogen Embrittlement Issues

Nov 04, 2020

Offshore lifting hoists and chains solutions provider William Hackett has published an industry report aiming to help minimize the risk of Hydrogen Embrittlement (HE) and Stress Induced Corrosion Cracking (SICC). The report includes guidance on material choices used in topside and subsea lifts…

Siemens, Carlyle Near $2.4 Billion Deal Over Flender Business

Oct 26, 2020

U.S. buyout group Carlyle Group Inc is nearing an agreement to acquire Siemens AG's mechanical drive arm Flender, for about 2 billion euros ($2.37 billion), Bloomberg News reported citing sources.Siemens and Carlyle are finalizing terms of the deal that could be announced as early as this week…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Condition Monitoring

Oct 26, 2020

Tip #5: Condition Monitoring - If it isn’t broken, let it beContrary to popular belief, machines running smoothly should never be left alone. Regular hydraulic oil sampling will give insight to the overall systems health. Key indicators in the…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Oil Temperature

Oct 23, 2020

Tip #4: Oil Temperature - Assume that 'running hot' is normalDuring warm summer months, with reasonable certainty, high machine temperatures will follow. This is especially true if using air oil heat exchangers. Dismissing this expectation may allow operators to prevent down time…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Oil Cleanliness

Oct 21, 2020

Tip #3: Oil Cleanliness - Don't add regular filter changes to your maintenance scheduleMost filters have switches indicating when the element is full, and sometimes waiting for that may be too late. Changing filters on a regular service interval…

Offshore Equipment Hydraulic Maintenance Tip-of-the-Day: Fluid Selection

Oct 20, 2020

Tip #2: Fluid Selection - Using the wrong fluid at the right timeFluid selection plays a critical role in machine life, and it is easy to take the convenient path, which is use what is already available from other equipment. When matched with the right component…

Harvey Gulf Equipping Four More PSVs for Tri-fuel Ops

Oct 19, 2020

U.S. offshore support vessel company Harvey Gulf International has ordered Wärtsilä's energy storage system for four of its platform supply vessels.The order comes just after Harvey said in September it had completed an upgrade of its platform supply vessel Harvey Energy…

ABB's Batteries for KNOT Shuttle Tankers

Oct 14, 2020

ABB has won a contract to equip KNOT's shuttle tankers with battery technology and other electric solutions, with the aim of making the vessels fuel-efficient and reducing emissions. Once complete, the shuttle tankers will go on a charter with Norwegian oil company Var Energi…

Miko Marine to Supply Magnetic Hull Closures for Modec FPSO

Oct 06, 2020

Norwegian company Miko Marine will deliver four cofferdams and water inlet covers for a Modec FPSO being built in China.The FPSO, under construction at the DSIC yard in Dalian, will operate at Equinor's Bacalhau field offshore Brazil.Miko Marine…

Konecranes and Cargotec to Merge

Oct 01, 2020

Finnish engineering firm Konecranes and cargo handling machinery maker Cargotec plan to merge to help speed up innovation and reap savings, they said on Thursday, sending both of their shares sharply higher.The boards of the companies, which…

Wärtsilä Names Håkan Agnevall as President and CEO

Sep 30, 2020

Finland-based marine engine and technology provider Wärtsilä has appointed Håkan Agnevall as its next president and CEO.Agnevall, who is currently president of Volvo's bus division, will start in his role no later than in April 2021, succeeding Jaakko Eskola…

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