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Roxtec unveils fire stop for cable bundles

 In order to meet the huge and unsatisfied demand for efficient firestops for entire cable bundles, cable and pipe transit specialist Roxtec introduces the GK Multi-cable fire collar.

“This fire collar is designed for use in entries with high cable density in decks and bulkheads in fire rated divisions above the waterline,” says Roger Johansson, Executive Vice President and Business Area Manager Marine & Offshore at Roxtec. “It is certified to A-60 marine fire rating and easy to use when you want to ensure protection onboard ships and vessels.”

The GK Multi-cable fire collar is tested according to type approval test guidelines as well as to SOLAS/IMO regulations, and it is both RoHs and REACH compliant. It is quick, easy and safe to use with multiple cables, entire cable bundles and busbars.

“It is cost-efficient thanks to its great fill ratio and since you do not have to separate any bundled cables,” says Roger Johansson.

 

Valmet to upgrade control and monitoring systems on Finnish research vessel

Valmet will upgrade the control and machinery monitoring system of Aranda, a Finnish marine research vessel, to meet current needs as part of a renovation project for the vessel. Valmet's delivery includes the upgrade of the Valmet DNA control and machinery monitoring system, training and commissioning. The system is used to control and monitor the vessel's machinery and monitor alarms

The order was placed by Telesilta Oy, a Finnish company responsible for integrating electrification and the machinery monitoring system with other systems on the vessel. Prior to this order, Telesilta and Valmet have closely cooperated on many ship projects. Automated vessels include the harbor icebreaker Ahto, connection ferry Otava and oil pollution control vessel Hylje. Currently, the two companies are carrying out a comprehensive project on Molslinjen's RoPax vessel that is under construction by Rauma Marine Constructions Oy at its Rauma shipyard.

"As renovation projects are often technically very challenging, we wanted to have a product that we know well for our system. Successful cooperation with Valmet and its earlier experience with the original system on the vessel were two main reasons in favor of choosing Valmet DNA," says Kari Laulajainen, Managing Director, Telesilta.

"Upgrading the control and machinery monitoring system increases the reliability of this advanced vessel. One of Valmet DNA system advantages is its easy upgradability to the latest technology," says Heikki Tanner, Sales Manager, Automation, Valmet.

Scanship awarded clean ship system contract by Fincantieri for Silversea newbuilding 

Scanship Holding ASA through its subsidiary Scanship AS, has been awarded a contract by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the supply of total clean ship system for a Silversea Cruises newbuild. The newbuilding will enter service in 2020, and Scanship will deliver equipment during 2019.

"This will be the third newbuilding with Scanship total clean ship system built by Fincantieri for Silversea Cruises. We are very pleased to work with Fincantieri and Silversea on this high-end luxury class of ship to ensure environmental sustainability at sea,” said CEO Henrik Badin in a statement.

Ponant partners with Adonis

Adonis AS, leading providers of global maritime HR solutions, has announced that it has started a project with the French luxury cruise company Ponant. In the run of 2018, Ponant will have the Adonis Maritime Suite running for all their crewing and payroll operations.

"The complexity of our global operations made it necessary for us to start looking for a brand new platform and technology for our crewing agent UMS. By choosing Adonis, we are confident that we are entering the future together with a partner that fully understand our high demands for reliable, efficient and cost reducing systems, said François Vielfaure, Executive Vice Président Marine Operations for Ponant.

Ponant is currently operating five high-end luxury cruise ships. The company has an expansive new building program that is targeting this number to increase to nine vessels within 2019.

"Being selected by Ponant, after a rigorous evaluation process, confirms that Adonis is continuing to meet the needs of today's labor-intensive, demanding and highly competitive maritime businesses, said Sigrid Kviteberg, Project Director at Adonis. Ponant and Adonis both enjoy reputations as innovators in their respective fields, which is why we're so honored to have been selected as their technology partner. We look forward to helping them streamline their existing fleet, and to a productive, long-term partnership to support their growth and continued innovation in the years ahead.

Scanship awarded clean ship system contracts by Fincantieri for four NCL newbuilds

Scanship Holding ASA through its subsidiary Scanship AS, has been awarded contracts by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the supply of total clean ship system for the Norwegian Cruise Line new generation newbuilds. The first newbuild will arrive in 2022 with three more coming in 2023, 2024, and 2025. Norwegian Cruise Line has the option to order two more for delivery in 2026 and 2027.

The Scanship contracts includes delivery of systems for food waste processing, garbage handling, advanced wastewater purification and bio-residue treatment. The advanced wastewater systems to be installed, processing all black water and grey water from accommodation, laundry, galley and foodwaste will be designed according to the new standard in the Baltic Sea with nutrient removal.

"In our efforts to keep our oceans clean, we are thrilled to work with Fincantieri on this new class of ships for Norwegian Cruise Line. These ships will be meeting highest environmental standards worldwide," says CEO Henrik Badin.

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