Search results for: biofouling

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  • 25 June 2020
    Vessels

    More than 40% of vessels were suffering from over 10% hard fouling coverage on the hull even before the idling of fleets due to COVID-19, analysis of hull fouling collection data in a new research commissioned by Swedish biotechnology company I-Tech AB shows. I-Tech contracted independent marine coating consultants, Safinah Group, to analyse underwater hull […]

  • 10 June 2020
    Environment, Infrastructure, Innovation, Market outlooks, Technology, Vessels

    The idea of cleaning hulls of vessels in transit is now becoming a reality with the innovative system developed by Norwegian company Shipshave.

  • 9 June 2020
    Business developments & projects, Collaboration, Outlook & strategy

    A ground-breaking Global Industry Alliance (GIA) has been launched to tackle two of the most pressing environmental issues of our time – invasive species and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

  • 27 May 2020

    To ensure that hull cleaning can be carried out in a safe and environmentally sustainable way in the future, a global standard is essential, BIMCO, the world’s largest shipping association, believes. Biofouling, which is the accumulation of various aquatic organisms on ships’ hulls, is gaining increasing importance on the global scene. Apart from impacting ships’ […]

  • 22 May 2020
    Authorities & Government, Business developments & projects, Innovation, Research & Development, Technology

    The US Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has awarded new research and development project funding for marine energy technologies. The selected small businesses are receiving Phase I Release 2 grants for innovations that demonstrate technical feasibility during the first phase of their research. Most Phase I awards are for $200,000, covering a period of less […]

  • 18 May 2020
    Vessels

    Odfjell Drilling’s semi-submersible drilling rig Deepsea Stavanger is preparing for drilling operations off South Africa, where it will start a firm contract with French major Total. The dual derrick, dynamic positioned (DP), semi-submersible is set to work in demanding environmental conditions characterized by a combination of high fouling intensity and strong ocean currents, which could […]

  • 24 April 2020
    Vessels

    German container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has obtained 9 percent in energy savings in the form of fuel by preventing fouling on the hulls of its ships. The company is using digital tools to detect water resistance increases on its ships caused by fouling. It has also developed ship-specific biofueling management plans for its vessels detailing […]

  • 18 March 2020
    Operations & Maintenance, Project & Tenders

    DARPA has selected three companies to focus on development of an integrated solution for Manta Ray technology and operational areas. DARPA’s Manta Ray Program aims to demonstrate critical technologies for a new class of long duration, long range, payload-capable unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs). DARPA  has selected Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation […]

  • 12 March 2020
    Technology

    France Energies Marines (FEM) said that due to the evolution of the coronavirus epidemic, its third Scientific & Technical Tribune dedicated to offshore renewable energy (ORE) has been postponed. The event was supposed to takes place at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech near Paris on 20 March, with aim to bring together the main players […]

  • 6 March 2020
    Research & Development, Technology

     The NEMMO project has recently installed a set of tidal turbine blade panels made from fibreglass and a gel-coat coating for testing at the HarshLab facility. The samples, taken from the current Magallanes’ turbine blade, will be submerged for six months to determine the level of biofouling on the surface. These results will then […]

  • 24 February 2020

    The link between hull performance and vessel efficiency is much stronger than previously thought.

  • 19 February 2020
    Environment, Technology

    France Energies Marines is organising its third Scientific & Technical Tribune dedicated to offshore renewable energy (ORE). The event takes place at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech near Paris on 20 March, with aim to bring together the main players in the sector to discuss technical issues and present scientific advances in the field. Representatives […]

  • 20 December 2019
    Operations & Maintenance

    HullWiper is joining forces with GAC Qatar in preparation to launch its hull cleaning solution at the Qatari port of Ras Laffan in early 2020. GAC Qatar has been granted a license by the country’s Environment Ministry to operate hull cleaning equipment in its waters. HullWiper’s Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) complies with Qatar’s strict regulations, […]

  • 5 December 2019
    Environment, Research & Development, Technology

    Aquarius Marine Coatings (AMC) has launched its anti-foul coating, Coppercoat-Commercial, in the offshore energy sector. The coating, which is said to contain exceptionally high levels of copper, a natural anti-microbial agent, protects subsea infrastructure from hosting layers of plant, animal and microbe growth while meeting environmental and safety standards. The launch follows the completion of […]

  • 4 December 2019

    New Zealand revealed plans to sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions.

  • 20 November 2019
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Operations & Maintenance

    Norwegian provider of hull cleaning technology ECOsubsea said it has been given green light by the Dutch regulatory body Rijkswaterstaat to offer hull cleaning services to vessels at all Dutch Ports including Europe’s biggest port, the Port of Rotterdam. ECOsubsea also secured similar permissions in Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Southampton. “Ports want evidence that our […]

  • 14 October 2019
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    Metocean Services International (MSI) has completed 520-day measurement programme to support feed of FSRU and pipelines at Alexandroupolis, Greece. The Alexandroupolis Independent Natural Gas System (INGS) project will supply natural gas into the Greek and Southeast European gas markets. The project comprises of an offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Equipment, Research & Development

    The second phase of an Innovate UK project has been launched to develop an automated fouling management system for the marine energy industry. The 24-month RoBFMS (Robots to Inspect, Maintain and Repair in Extreme and Challenging Environments) project will develop an automated robotic system to monitor, identify and clean biofouling from subsea structures, building on […]

  • 13 September 2019
    Research & Development, Technology

    The second phase of an Innovate UK project has been launched to develop an automated fouling management system for the marine energy industry. The 24-month RoBFMS (Robots to Inspect, Maintain and Repair in Extreme and Challenging Environments) project will develop an automated robotic system to monitor, identify and clean biofouling from subsea structures, building on […]

  • 18 June 2019

    energy3, Canada’s energy conference, has invited researchers to submit abstracts for both oral presentations and poster presentations outlining their research & development associated with energy related themes, including marine energy. The event, scheduled for October this year, is being developed and hosted through a partnership between Marine Renewables Canada (MRC), The Maritimes Energy Association (MEA), […]

  • 7 January 2019
    Research & Development

    The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme launched its 5th call for proposals on Monday. FORESEA is an €11 million project which helps to bring offshore renewable energy technologies to market by offering free access to a network of test centres: EMEC (UK), DMEC (NL), SEM REV (FR) and SmartBay (IE). The […]

  • 29 November 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The latest version of the United States Energy Department’s open-source marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) composite materials database has been released by Sandia National Laboratories.

  • 19 September 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Environment, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The project bringing together companies and organizations from several countries under the joint objective of improving the performance of wave energy technologies has been officially launched in Spain.

  • 10 July 2018
    Authorities & Government, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development, Technology

    The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) of the US Department of Energy has organized a webinar that will provide an update on the research in composite materials for marine renewable energy devices.

  • 27 April 2018
    Operations & Maintenance, Research & Development

    The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has contracted Orkney-based Leask Marine to remove a tripod foundation from EMEC’s Fall of Warness tidal energy test site.  The operation will feed into a collaborative FORESEA-funded project called Forensic Decommissioning for Tidal Energy Converters (FoDTEC), involving Blackfish Engineering Design, the International Centre for Island Technology (ICIT), Rovco, and […]