MV Polarlys, MV Trollfjord and MV Finnmarken; Norwegian cruise company Hurtigruten testing Shipsonic Ultrasonic Antifouling

The Norwegian dealer for Shipsonic, Naustor Technology (https://www.naustor.com/), has struck an agreement for testing of our systems with the well know Norwegian Cruise company Hurtigruten (https://global.hurtigruten.com/). We will be testing our ultrasonic anti-fouling systems on the hulls of 3 different Hurtigruten cruise ships. 1) The Polarlys has been equipped with 2×100 Watt, 28 kHz ultrasonic[…]

3D view control unit to power 30 transducers (courtesy GTV)

Protecting floating windmills

Multiple transducers on 1 object   Shipsonic is preparing a project to protect floating windmills against marine fouling. That involves installing a large number of transducers. Our biggest system powers 8 transducers, and our heaviest transducers are 120 Watt. But for this application even that is not enough. We need something bigger.      […]

HAM 317; installation video HDS40 on sea-chest

Sea-chest installation One of our earlier bigger professional installations was on the HAM317, a trailing suction hopper dredger owned by Van Oord. We installed 4 transducers of 50 Watt each to protect the sea-chests. In the video we still show the old installation method, with threaded rings.               New[…]

OSV Sjoborg; fourth round of testing on box-coolers

Skansi Skansi is a shipping company very keen on innovation and experimentation. Shipsonic has installed various systems for box cooler protection on 2 of their off-shore vessels, the Saeborg and the Sjoborg. First round of trials We started in 2016 installing a number of HDS (Heavy Duty) systems to protect the sea chests and -indirectly-[…]

Fides; first Blokland-Shipsonic box-cooler ultrasonic anti-fouling test system installed

Box-cooler protection Blokland-Shipsonic have installed their first ultrasonic anti-fouling system. The system is developed specifically for the protection of box-coolers. The installation was carried out by a Blokland engineer. The ship where it was installed is the Fides. The Fides is active in the Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp (ARA) region. It is a container vessel owned[…]

Nisr (pilot boat Kuwait) equipped with Shipsonic ultrasonic anti-fouling system

Big fouling problems The SL Nisr (Smit Lamnalco) operates in the Persian Gulf, known for its relative severe marine fouling. The LS Nisr is not equipped with a box cooler, but has 2 small inlet chambers, protected with a grate, that lead to 2 strainers which strain the seawater before reaching the plate coolers.  […]

Madagascar (tug); Shipsonic installs another heavy duty anti-fouling system on a SmitLamnalco vessel

              The vessel Shipsonic just finished the hand-over of another heavy duty ultrasonic anti-fouling system for use on a SmitLamnalco vessel. This time it concerns the tug Madagascar, operating in the Persian Gulf, and based in the United Arab Emirates. The system The system installed is a HDS80, the[…]

MV Saffier; ultrasonic anti-fouling system installed on box-coolers of deBockMaritiem vessel

              Client installation The Saffier was equipped with  an HDS40-100. That is 4 x 100 Watt transducers. Maintenance staff made use of regular maintenance -and cleaning- of the box coolers to install the ultrasonic anti-fouling system. Clean start After all, an ultrasonic anti-fouling system requires that the box coolers[…]

Fangst; diving inspection of ultrasonic protection of hull of Norwegian fishing vessel

The vessel The Fangst is a 14 meter Norwegian fishing boat. It is active in the North Sea and the Barents Sea.                   The ultrasonic system The Fangst has been equipped with 2 control-units HDS20. That makes 4 transducers all together. The transducers are evenly spread, glued[…]

Ange; Shipsonic antifouling system installed on a competitive regatta yacht in the Mediterranean

Fast yacht even faster The captain of the Ange has just installed a Shipsonic ultrasonic anti-fouling system. The Ange is a competitive regatta yacht, a Beneteau First 40.7, based in Toulon. The system comprises 2 transducers                 Professional marine standards Shipsonic specializes in heavier systems for sea going[…]

Blokland Non Ferro joins Shipsonic research program

A box-cooler overgrown with blue mussel (photo Naustor Technology AS https://www.naustor.com/)   Box-cooler specialist Blokland joins Shipsonic research project   We are happy to announce that Blokland Non Ferro has joined our ultrasonic anti-fouling for box-coolers research project. Blokland is, worldwide, a major player in maritime cooling technology. Challenge For this project, they will make[…]

FWN Solide; 7 transducers for box-coolers of

On top of the box-cooler   The Solide was one of our first installations with the transducers directly installed on top of the box-coolers. The transducers are glued on the water covers. Each auxiliary box cooler was equipped with 1 transducer, each main box-cooler was fitted with 2 transducers. Together 7 transducers were installed, on[…]

Ikigai; customized transducer mounting for Vitters Shipyard

Ultrasonic anti-fouling technology for Vitters Shipyard Shipsonic™ delivered the ultrasonic anti-fouling technology to one of the internationally renowned Dutch superyacht builders Vitters Shipyard. Transducer mounting challenge While finishing the rebuild of sailing yacht Ikigai, Vitters contacted Shipsonic for a Marine Growth Prevention System for their seawater strainers. The seawater strainers are tailor made. No flat surfaces[…]

Platform Supply Vessel Bourbon Front

Bourbon Front

            Installation The Bourbon Front is a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The ultrasonic anti-fouling system installed comprises 8 transducers. They are installed on the sea-chests. The installation dates from November 2014. It concerns transducers of 50 Watt, still installed using metal threaded rings. Other Bourbon installation Shipsonic has installed 2[…]

Beyond; first installation with different transducers on 1 sea-chest

System with 50 Watt and 100 Watt transducers   The Beyond is a bunker tanker operating from Singapore. An HDS40 was installed, but with 2 sets of different transducers. We installed 2 transducers of 50 Watt and 2 transducers of 100 Watt. The transducers were installed on the sea-chests.     Advantages of different transducers[…]

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