Three platform supply vessels (PSVs) owned by Mantenimiento Express Marítimo SAPI de CV (MEXMAR), a joint venture of Seacor Marine in Mexico, will receive “full picture” hybrid technology upgrades from Norwegian technology firm Kongsberg.
The contract will have Kongsberg delivering and installing a hybrid power and dynamic positioning upgrade designed to significantly enhance energy efficiency on board the Seacor Azteca, Seacor Warrior and Seacor Viking.
The development follows an earlier September 2017 contract for the same upgrade package on the Seacor Maya PSV, which was a step taken by MEXMAR to meet increasing industry demand to reduce the environmental footprint of offshore operations.
“We are confident in the energy saving and safety elements of Kongsberg’s hybrid technology for Seacor Maya and keen to start migration of more of our vessels to this unique, environmentally friendly and highly efficient power solution,” said Tim Clerc, Manager of Engineering, Seacor Marine.
“With the reduction of environmental impact fast becoming a key criteria for our clients, it’s important that we are able to meet the changing needs in the market, which Kongsberg technology is helping us to do.
“We will soon have four vessels operating on the most advanced hybrid powertrain available, offering capabilities and efficiency not available on any other PSVs operating in the Americas.”
Photo credit: Kongsberg
Published: 26 January, 2018
“In TotalEnergies, we already have projects along the e-Fuel value chain, from green electricity and green / blue hydrogen to e-Fuel production that will be integrated along the marine fuels value chain in time to come,” shares Louise Tricoire.
Buyers can nominate deliveries on platform and plan operations together with suppliers following ‘one single truth’ concept with all players aware of what has been agreed when and by whom, says DNV spokesman.
Rotterdam’s intention to mandate the usage of MFMs goes down well with licensed bunker supplier VT Group; MFM providers supportive of move but stressed continuous monitoring is needed for optimum performance.
Cost of alternative bunker fuels, bunker operations and technology advancement are some considerations to be examined by the maritime industry, says Neo, director of SDE International Pte Ltd.
Kim Hyung Joon and Han Donghoon were planning to join the Singapore entities of Hartree Group - either Hartree Partners Singapore Pte Ltd or Hartree Marine Fuels - in October, discovered management.
‘When you think of Helmsman on the next occasion, think of us as lawyers with expertise in various fields. Come to us before a problem develops. It’s the process that matters,’ says Tang Chong Jun, Executive Director.