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Friday, November 15, 2013, 4:42 PM

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Power and automation technology group ABB won two orders in the third quarter to provide the waste heat recovery systems, each powered by a power turbine generator (PTG), for 14 new 8,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels.

The first seven post-panamax vessels will be built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd., (DSIC) and the other seven vessels at New Times Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., for China International Marine Containers Group Co. and Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A (MSC). When delivered, in 2015 and 2016, the ships will serve under a long-term charter agreement to MSC, one of the world’s largest containership owners.

The employment of a waste heat recovery system (WHRS) to increase energy output onboard ships is becoming an increasingly viable means of reducing fuel costs. In marine propulsion plants, around 50 percent or more of the energy from fuel is lost to heat when converted to mechanical work by the main engine. By supplementing a ship’s main propulsion plant with a waste heat recovery solution, up to 4 percent of the lost fuel energy can be recovered and converted into electricity. More efficient energy use also reduces CO2 emissions in relation to the engine’s mechanical power output.

ABB’s scope of supply includes power turbines with control valves, alternators, reduction gears and dynamic compensators. The package also includes two newest generation turbochargers. The electrical output of the system is 1.65 megawatt (MW).

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Published on 16 November 2013 SBLT Clodagh O’Neill (author)


Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, addresses HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company during the Remembrance Day service.

HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company paused during passage of the Whitsunday Islands to commemorate Remembrance Day 2013.

Ship’s Company assembled on the Sweep Deck of the Huon Class Minehunter for the Call to Commemoration read by SBLT Clodagh O’Neill. On completion, the Chief of the Boat, CPO Clearance Diver, Christopher Wright recited the poem ’In Flanders Field’ written in 1915 by Canadian Doctor LTCOL John McCrae.

CPO Wright related an example of supreme sacrifice with a special mention of the Australian soldiers who have been killed in action in recent times and asked all assembled  to remember those who have fallen in service to Australia.

With the Australian White Ensign flying in the background, the Navigating Officer LEUT Michael Gordon read the remembrance prayer which was followed a commemorative address by Commanding Officer LCDR Aaron Cox.

“Nine-five years ago today, the guns on the Western Front fell silent. The Great War, the war to end all wars was over with the signing of the Armistice” said LCDR Cox.

He went on to tell of the early actions of the war of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and how ships that only sailed into Sydney Harbour the year before, had assembled near Rabaul in modern day Papua New Guinea, hoping to find Admiral von Spee’s German Far Eastern Fleet.

“Just four days after the announcement of war being declared, the RAN’s first ever order for action, Operational Order No. 1 said in part: ’the intention is to attack with torpedoes any ships which are there and to destroy the wireless station’” sail LCDR Cox.

At 1100, the Last Post was played, the Australian White Ensign lowered to half-mast and Ship’s company paid one minutes silence to remember. At Reveille and full masting of the Ensign, ABML-C Cameron Acreman recited ’Ode to the Fallen’.

Sailing under a blue sky in the crystal clear waters of the Whitsunday Islands, the men and women in Gascoyne felt they could not have been more physically removed from the sacrifices and hardships of the men and women of the wars and conflicts they had gathered to honour.

 

Chief Petty Officer Christopher Wright recites the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ to HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company.

 

Seaman Kelsie Wright attends to the Australian White Ensign during Remembrance Day.

Seaman Kelsie Wright attends to the Australian White Ensign during Remembrance Day.

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Friday, November 15, 2013, 4:42 PM

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Power and automation technology group ABB won two orders in the third quarter to provide the waste heat recovery systems, each powered by a power turbine generator (PTG), for 14 new 8,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container vessels.

The first seven post-panamax vessels will be built at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd., (DSIC) and the other seven vessels at New Times Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., for China International Marine Containers Group Co. and Mediterranean Shipping Co. S.A (MSC). When delivered, in 2015 and 2016, the ships will serve under a long-term charter agreement to MSC, one of the world’s largest containership owners.

The employment of a waste heat recovery system (WHRS) to increase energy output onboard ships is becoming an increasingly viable means of reducing fuel costs. In marine propulsion plants, around 50 percent or more of the energy from fuel is lost to heat when converted to mechanical work by the main engine. By supplementing a ship’s main propulsion plant with a waste heat recovery solution, up to 4 percent of the lost fuel energy can be recovered and converted into electricity. More efficient energy use also reduces CO2 emissions in relation to the engine’s mechanical power output.

ABB’s scope of supply includes power turbines with control valves, alternators, reduction gears and dynamic compensators. The package also includes two newest generation turbochargers. The electrical output of the system is 1.65 megawatt (MW).

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Published on 16 November 2013 SBLT Clodagh O’Neill (author)


Commanding Officer HMAS Gascoyne, Lieutenant Commander Aaron Cox, addresses HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company during the Remembrance Day service.

HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company paused during passage of the Whitsunday Islands to commemorate Remembrance Day 2013.

Ship’s Company assembled on the Sweep Deck of the Huon Class Minehunter for the Call to Commemoration read by SBLT Clodagh O’Neill. On completion, the Chief of the Boat, CPO Clearance Diver, Christopher Wright recited the poem ’In Flanders Field’ written in 1915 by Canadian Doctor LTCOL John McCrae.

CPO Wright related an example of supreme sacrifice with a special mention of the Australian soldiers who have been killed in action in recent times and asked all assembled  to remember those who have fallen in service to Australia.

With the Australian White Ensign flying in the background, the Navigating Officer LEUT Michael Gordon read the remembrance prayer which was followed a commemorative address by Commanding Officer LCDR Aaron Cox.

“Nine-five years ago today, the guns on the Western Front fell silent. The Great War, the war to end all wars was over with the signing of the Armistice” said LCDR Cox.

He went on to tell of the early actions of the war of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), and how ships that only sailed into Sydney Harbour the year before, had assembled near Rabaul in modern day Papua New Guinea, hoping to find Admiral von Spee’s German Far Eastern Fleet.

“Just four days after the announcement of war being declared, the RAN’s first ever order for action, Operational Order No. 1 said in part: ’the intention is to attack with torpedoes any ships which are there and to destroy the wireless station’” sail LCDR Cox.

At 1100, the Last Post was played, the Australian White Ensign lowered to half-mast and Ship’s company paid one minutes silence to remember. At Reveille and full masting of the Ensign, ABML-C Cameron Acreman recited ’Ode to the Fallen’.

Sailing under a blue sky in the crystal clear waters of the Whitsunday Islands, the men and women in Gascoyne felt they could not have been more physically removed from the sacrifices and hardships of the men and women of the wars and conflicts they had gathered to honour.

 

Chief Petty Officer Christopher Wright recites the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ to HMAS Gascoyne’s Ship’s Company.

 

Seaman Kelsie Wright attends to the Australian White Ensign during Remembrance Day.

Seaman Kelsie Wright attends to the Australian White Ensign during Remembrance Day.

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On Tuesday November 12, marines of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, embarked on the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atlanta flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, have executed a parachute jump exercise in the Gulf of Aden.

The marines are part of the Enhanced Boarding Element of HNLMS Johan de Witt and are able to carry out boarding operations in case of a counter piracy operation.

The para jump on water is a way of quickly deploying marines, anywhere and anytime, closely to a maritime unit in order to operate at and from the sea. If the marines are not on board, they can be flown in for a counter piracy operation. The para jump is a unique capacity to fight piracy, because there is no need for the warship to schedule a harbour visit to pick up the marines. They can carry on with their operational program, while the marines deploy through a para jump.
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Marines of the Netherlands Defence Para School and Guardian Angels of the United States Air Force, also stationed in Djibouti, supported the para jump exercise. They jumped out of an American C130 aircraft of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, stationed in Djibouti.

After two so-called “sticks” with a static line, several free fall jumpers jumped out of the craft, including a tandem jump. This method, where two persons jump together, is used to deploy for example an interpreter or a doctor, who is not a trained paratrooper, during a counter piracy operation.

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China Shipyards Secure US$380-Million Contracts for COSCO China Shipyards Secure US$380-Million Contracts for COSCO Read more posts and click here

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

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Chinese shipyards, which are subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned subsidiary COSCO (Singapore) Shipyard Group Ltd, have secured contracts to build two jackup drilling rigs and a bulk carrier as follows:

1. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co. Ltd has secured contracts from a Bermuda company for two LeTourneau Super 116E jackup drilling rigs, scheduled for delivery in 1H2016 and 2H2016 respectively. The same buyer has also secured options for two additional jackup drilling rigs.

2. COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co. Ltd has been contracted to build a dry bulk carrier of 64,000dwt for a European buyer, with delivery scheduled in the second half of 2014.

The COSCO Group adds that barring  any unforeseen circumstances, the above contracts are not expected to have a material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of the Company for the year ending 31 December 2013.

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Marines Of HNLMS Johan De Witt Execute Para Jump

On Tuesday November 12, marines of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps, embarked on the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atlanta flagship, HNLMS Johan de Witt, have executed a parachute jump exercise in the Gulf of Aden.

The marines are part of the Enhanced Boarding Element of HNLMS Johan de Witt and are able to carry out boarding operations in case of a counter piracy operation.

The para jump on water is a way of quickly deploying marines, anywhere and anytime, closely to a maritime unit in order to operate at and from the sea. If the marines are not on board, they can be flown in for a counter piracy operation. The para jump is a unique capacity to fight piracy, because there is no need for the warship to schedule a harbour visit to pick up the marines. They can carry on with their operational program, while the marines deploy through a para jump.
Marines Of HNLMS Johan De Witt Execute Para Jump .

Marines of the Netherlands Defence Para School and Guardian Angels of the United States Air Force, also stationed in Djibouti, supported the para jump exercise. They jumped out of an American C130 aircraft of the Combined Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, stationed in Djibouti.

After two so-called “sticks” with a static line, several free fall jumpers jumped out of the craft, including a tandem jump. This method, where two persons jump together, is used to deploy for example an interpreter or a doctor, who is not a trained paratrooper, during a counter piracy operation.

Press Release, November 15, 2013; Image: US Navy

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

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COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard: Image courtesy of COSCO

Chinese shipyards, which are subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned subsidiary COSCO (Singapore) Shipyard Group Ltd, have secured contracts to build two jackup drilling rigs and a bulk carrier as follows:

1. COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co. Ltd has secured contracts from a Bermuda company for two LeTourneau Super 116E jackup drilling rigs, scheduled for delivery in 1H2016 and 2H2016 respectively. The same buyer has also secured options for two additional jackup drilling rigs.

2. COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard Co. Ltd has been contracted to build a dry bulk carrier of 64,000dwt for a European buyer, with delivery scheduled in the second half of 2014.

The COSCO Group adds that barring  any unforeseen circumstances, the above contracts are not expected to have a material impact on the net tangible assets and earnings per share of the Company for the year ending 31 December 2013.

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Friday, November 15, 2013, 3:19 AM

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The RTS Lab in Tehran, Iran, has successfully tested its Pars Rescue Robot which has the ability to quickly locate drowning victims in the ocean and launch life-preserver floats to them, reports Robots.Net.

The robot’s tests were carried out in August 2013 over the Caspian Sea, and thirteen tests in all were made in a four day period.

Pars was able to fly for ten minutes with its present design and its maximum speed was 10 m/s [sic] thus it proved capable of being used in missions with a 4.5 kilometer radius range, reports Robots.Net.

Tests were completely successful and all of the expected goals were achieved. Based on the test results and considering the general rescue methods new ideas for developing Pars were achieved.

RTS Labs hopes to create further, improved prototypes and eventually commercialize the life-saving robot.

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HMS Dragon has made a brief stopover in Malta – the first Type 45 destroyer to visit the Mediterranean island.

She arrived on a rainy Armistice Day to take on stores before continuing with her journey back to the UK.

While on the island the ship’s company took the opportunity to attend a Remembrance Day event at the Upper Barrakka Saluting Battery overlooking the Grand Harbour.

 

 

Dragon’s Commanding Officer, Captain Iain Lower, said:

“It is a privilege to be able to visit Malta, and especially to take part in an act of Remembrance alongside the Maltese and the numerous Naval associations that are still on the island.”

For one member of the ship’s company the visit was especially poignant as Dragon’s Logistics Officer, Lt Cdr Andy Bray, is half Maltese and spent time growing up on the island.

He said, “I spent many happy times in Malta as a child and this was usually on holiday in my grandmother’s flat in St Pauls.

“I think my mother, who is Maltese, will be most jealous that I have sailed into Valletta – something I know she has always wanted to do. It is great to be back and especially at this time of Remembrance.”

HMS Dragon is due home in Portsmouth later this month.

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