Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), or condition monitoring, aims to identify failure and/or defects within installations (on board or ashore) in an early stage so that timely action can be taken. The goal is to maximize the total availability as much as possible, to prevent costs through damages & unplanned downtime and to ultimately reduce maintenance and downtime costs. HME launches a two-day CBM training on the 15 and 16 of June in Zoetermeer.
For the second time, Shore Support was represented at a meeting in Haren for the northern division of the KNVTS on Tuesday the 5th of April. A presentation on the Shore Support research results of TNO, the overall philosophy and how to proceed with this unique initiative was given to inform the group of interested people and to stimulate positive discussions about this Dutch initiative.
The information center Sustainable Shortsea Shipping (Duurzaam Schip) organizes a Maritime Innovations seminar on Tuesday the 11th of January 2011 in Vlissingen. The Shore Support partner Duurzaam Schip coordinates projects conducted by students in the field of innovative sustainable developments on board seagoing vessels.
On Thursday the 13th of January, The Royal Dutch Navy will organize a CBM symposium about planned maintenance within the maritime industry. Since many years, the Royal Navy follows a planned maintenance scheme, according to service based on a periodic frequency or running hours.
Wärtsilä has announced to organize a “Total Life Cost-Optimizing value by (remote) monitoring” seminar on Friday the 10th of December. The project Shore Support will be presented by Mr. Izak van Rhijn, (nautical and technical consultant at Wagenborg) on ‘How efficient crewing can reduce the Total Cost of Ownership’.
Four whitepapers (free advisory reports) can now be downloaded from the online Pon Power knowledge center. The latest whitepaper provides a better insight into engine’s oil. Broken bearings, sticking piston rings, and high oil consumption: these are all symptoms of engine problems associated with the condition of the motor oil. Three things ensure that oil is in ideal condition: use of the right type of oil, regular maintenance of the oil system and systematically monitoring the oil. All of these elements are discussed in the newest whitepaper.
Radio Holland Netherlands (Rotterdam), member of Imtech Marine, and Spliethoff’s Bevrachtingskantoor (Amsterdam) signed a contract for the supply of a substantial connectivity solution on the global VSAT network of Radio Holland. The total solution supplied by Radio Holland consists of the hardware, the installation thereof, the airtime and the maintenance of the hardware.
Three whitepapers (free advisory reports) can now be downloaded from the online Pon Power knowledge center. The latest whitepaper of Pon Power, one of the Shore Support partners, provides a better insight into the functioning of the engine’s fuel system.
Datema, one of the Shore Support partners, is developing an application to increase safety at sea. While driving in your car, your navigation device reports you on current information about traffic jams, speed cameras and road constructions. On board ships, it may take months before critical updates on waterways are known. This can and should be changed, according to Datema.
Amasus Shipping BV, one of the shipowners of the project Shore Support, has renewed its website. The site went live on July 14, 2010.
A total of 11 Shore Support partners are represented at SMM 2010. From September 7 to September 10, visitors can find these Shore Support companies at the Hamburger Messe in Hamburg Germany.
Pon Power, one of the Shore Support partners, has published two free to download whitepapers (advisory memos) about cooling systems, to be found on their online knowledge center. The most recent whitepaper explains how an engine’s cooling system works and the function of the coolant. In over 40% of all cases where engine failure occurs this is either caused or worsened by the cooling system.
The weekly newspaper Schuttevaer published a special about ‘Engines: Propulsion and Auxiliary output’. A multiple choice quiz with 25 tough question about engines was part of the special and one question contained an answer about the Project Shore Support.
MITE Systems BV is the new trading name of ELMO (Electronic Mobile) ICT Systems BV. MITE stands for Mobile IT and Telecom and is one of the many platform partners of Shore Support. The new trade name better reflects the diversity in projects in which this company operates.
Pon Power is to share more technical information on the products it supplies. By sharing knowledge it is possible to contain wear and unnecessary repairs on Cat® diesel or gas engines and generators. And by giving more information Pon enables its partners to respond faster to different operational situations.
On Tuesday the 6th of April, Shore Support was represented at a gathering of the KNVTS in Haren. A presentation on the Shore Support philosophy will be given to inform the group of interested people and to stimulate positive discussions about this Dutch initiative.
On Tuesday the 1st of June, the next seminar Design & Usability will take place of the innovation project Shore Support. Click here to subscribe for this event. The seminars programme will be published soon.
An agreement to jointly develop, market, and distribute a ballast water treatment product for ships has been signed by Wärtsilä Corporation and Trojan Technologies. The ballast water treatment product is presently in pre-production, with third-party validation to take place in late 2010. The ballast water treatment product is expected to enter the market at the end of the year.
TNO Magazine has published an article partly on the innovation project Shore Support. TNO Magazine is the publication of the Dutch institute for applied scientific research and contains articles, interviews, columns and interesting reports on research conducted by the various divisions within TNO.
The bachelor programme Human Technology, provided by The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Hague is already the 39th organization participating in the consortium/platform of Shore Support. Their contribution to the project Shore Support lays in the field innovation of user friendly technology.
The British hydrographic service, UKHO opposes the concept of Datema’s ENC track system. Datema won the Maritime Innovation Award 2009 with the ENC Track System. UKHO is against introducing and installing the ENC Track system, because users will be able to preview maps for free.
More than 100 representatives of 60 different organizations were present on the 15th of December at Pon Power in Papendrecht for the 3rd seminar of the innovation project Shore Support. During the break, people had the opportunity to see more of the company Pon Power by means of a Factory Tour.
On December 15 the next seminar ’Human & Technology’ will take place of the innovation project Shore Support. There is an indispensable link between human & technology. In the last couple of years, many technological innovations have taken place to the benefit of the maritime industry. During the seminar, six presentations cover some effects of technological developments on human beings and vice versa. Click here to subscribe for this event.
Alfa Laval has become a member of the Shore Support consortium. Alfa Laval is a global provider of specialized products and engineered solutions based on the technologies of heat transfer, separation, and fluid handling. Alfa Laval’s products and solutions are used in areas of vital importance for humanity such as food and water supply, energy production and economizing and environmental protection.
By signing an agreement for the VSAT Ku-band footprint Radio Holland Netherlands extended their global coverage of maritime broadband communications. This significantly improves Radio Holland Netherlands network for VSAT.
The decision by IMO to make ECDIS mandatory for certain types of ships from 2012 has triggered a spark of activity in the maritime charting business. Datema Delfzijl BV, member of the Shore Support consortium, introduced ENCTrack last June.
The consortium welcomes Radio Holland Netherlands as new member of SHORE SUPPORT. Radio Holland Netherlands will contribute to the electro-technical & communicational knowledge exchange and support from the shore. Radio Holland Netherlands is a leading system house, specialized in satellite- and radio communication, automation, observation and navigation systems.
As from September 1st, Van der Velden Marine Systems has become member of the SHORE SUPPORT consortium. Their contribution to the project Shore Support lays in the field of innovative developments on manoeuvrability as one of the critical systems on board oceangoing vessels.
As from September 1st, Mach6 became member of the SHORE SUPPORT consortium. Mach6 is a fast-growing Dutch company that provides satellite communication solutions to the maritime sector, multinationals and governments.
Project SHORE SUPPORT is heading for India! From 24 till 26 of September 2009, it will be present in Mumbai at the Holland Pavillion of Trade Exhibition INMEX India 2009.
As of August 1, Machinefabriek Bolier BV joined the SHORE SUPPORT consortium. With more than 60-years of marine and diesel engine experience, Bolier will contribute to defining (technological) possibilities regarding shore support services.
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P.J. Brand BV has become a new member of the SHORE SUPPORT consortium. This company will contribute to the technological knowledge exchange and support from the shore. P.J. Brand’s working method is completely attuned to repairing and overhauling engines, in the Dordrecht plant or anywhere in the world.
Datema Delfzijl BV, a member of the Shore Support consortium, has a global first: on Tuesday 9th of June it launched a nautical revolution in the field of maritime navigation during the opening day of Nor Shipping in Oslo. Navigation in commercial shipping will never be the same. The nautical specialists from Delfzijl, the Netherlands, have succeeded in developing the first pay-as-you-sail principle. The keywords for this innovation are safety and efficiency.
Project SHORE SUPPORT launches it’s first digital newsletter from maritime event Nor-Shipping in Oslo, Norway. From the Knowledge Booth at the Holland Pavillion, the newsletter is send to the maritime community.
The number of participating companies is growing rapidly. The consortium is already counting 29 organsiations. Amongst them eleven innovative suppliers.
At the Digital Schip conference in Oslo, Ron Vollenga of Outsource-IT presented a cost comparison between the three satellite providers: VSAT, FBB and IOP. This research took place as part of project broadbandatsea.nl
Ship-shore broadband connections, Conditioned Based Monitoring, Telecontrol Services, Global Service Netwerks and many others. Find out the newest developments in supporting systems for coastal ships.
Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) offers a substantial cost advantage since it closely conforms to the operational availability requirements. CBM makes maintenance proactive, rather than reactive, by spotting fault sources and emerging operational trends well before any failure occurs. The main aims are to:
At 28 January 2009, HME BV has organised a broadband@sea seminar on behalf of the projectgroup Broadband@sea.
Outsource-IT Management has become a participant in the Shore Support Consortium, next to its membership of the Broadband@Sea project. Wagenborg Shipping and HME B.V. established this consortium to research a new pattern in engine room tasks onboard vessels, resulting in more efficient crewing. This is achieved through modern IT and communication technologies.
The Dutch government is partner in this project. This news illustrates that the government is willing to invest in the maritime industry.
MOSSAP stands for maritime office and shore-ship access platform.
The project focuses on the various maritime broadband satellite connections and the many applications which can be use with a broadband connection. The applications are various; from remote monitoring systems, automatic updates of the electronic cards, stock management of the ship from the shore, and network update on the ship from the office.