Albion Team Updates October 2020 (5)

Albion Marine Engine Experts (AMEX) team was working onsite through this weekend to provide emergency main bearing replacement on a mammoth 10S90ME engine. Albion was able to activate it AMEX team to arrive onboard within a few hours of notice. The team returned back late past Monday midnight having successfully complete the job well before vessel’s morning departure. The job was executed at one of the largest container terminals on west coast of North America - Delta port, BC with the vessel being a part of one of the world’s largest container carrier fleets.

Albion Team Updates October 2020 (4)

Ballast Water Treatment System retrofit onboard LNG carrier has been completed, full commissioning carried out on the Singapore anchorage, signed off by Albion Marine representative, BWTS supplier Service Engineers and Class. The vessel is on the way to the loading port. The next vessel entered dry dock two weeks ago and installation is in the full swing supported by our onsite supervisors.

 

   

Collaborating to reduce GHG emissions from ports and ships

A new strategic partnership to strengthen cooperation between ships and ports to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been signed by the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) and the GreenVoyage2050 Project, which is executed by IMO. The partnership will result in collaboration to jointly deliver technical cooperation and capacity-building activities to support implementation of an IMO resolution (MEPC.323(74)) which encourages voluntary cooperation between ships and ports to cut GHG emissions. The partnership with GreenVoyage2050 seeks to support countries even further, through the development of additional tools for ports to become cleaner and greener. The overall aim of the partnership is to demonstrate how efforts in the port can support overall reductions in emissions from shipping and help achieve the goals of the Initial IMO Strategy on the reduction of GHG emissions from ships. Read more: IMO News

 

Albion Team Updates October 2020 (3)

This month, Albion Marine Onsite Solutions Team was busy providing technical solutions for one of our prestigious clients in Trois-Rivières, QC. This time the expertise was required by Albion for a propulsion motor re-alignment work scope. The complete execution took over two weeks, including chock fast application and re-alignment.

The work was executed successfully, even though it was a challenge with more than 3 different maker representatives involved.

Albion Marine being responsible for overall project management, ensured that it was delivered safely, on time and to owner’s satisfaction. This week Albion Marine personnel are busy with yet another technical emergency solution based project. More to follow soon...

 

   

US EPA proposes new vessel discharge standards

On 6 October 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its notice of proposed rulemaking to set national standards of performance for incidental discharges from commercial vessels as required under the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (VIDA). The proposed rule details specific discharge standards that would apply to 20 different types of vessel equipment and systems, as well as general discharge standards that would apply more broadly to all types of incidental vessel discharges. Once finalized, “this new rule will streamline the current patchwork of federal, state, and local requirements that apply to the commercial vessel community and better protect our nation’s marine waters” says the EPA. In accordance with VIDA, the new standards are being developed to replace the 2013 Vessel General Permit (VGP) scheme and like the VGP, the proposed rule primarily targets non-military and non-recreational vessels 79 feet in length and above. However, where the scope of the VGP applies to discharges into the ‘waters of the United States’, which refers to the three-mile limit, the proposed rule would equally apply to discharges into the waters of the contiguous zone. Read more: Gard