GE to Present Its Marine Solutions at Kormarine 2013

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 GE, October 23, 2013 zoom GE’s Global Offshore and Marine business powers and propels ships, keeping them in position at the touch of button. The Korean naval, offshore and merchant, shipbuilding industry, the largest and most important in the world, has long since recognized the benefit that GE’s experience and technology can deliver—partnering together for 30 years.That is why Kormarine 2013 is one of the key events where GE will showcase its latest advancements in diesel engines, gas turbines and dynamic positioning solutions, all designed to deliver reliability, fuel efficiency, lower maintenance and life cycle costs.SB Ahn, GE’s Global Offshore and Marine leader said, “GE provides solutions that affect vessels and marine installations from stem to stern and from ocean to sea bed. With the launch of our Global Offshore Marine organization, based here in Korea, we are continuing to strengthen our relationships with Korean shipbuilders. Together we have delivered naval and merchant vessels and offshore installations that can operate efficiently, reducing emissions and meeting critical environmental regulations. At Kormarine 2013, we will share our cutting-edge solutions that will continue to meet the challenges that the naval and marine industry faces—powering, propelling and positioning them now and in the future.”Key innovations on display at the show include:PowerSince LM gas turbines offer power density, low emissions, rapid start up and fuel flexibility, they are used in a wide range of military and commercial ship applications. LM gas turbines meet both International Maritime Organization and Unites States Environmental Protection Agency emissions requirements. The GE LM2500 is one of the world’s most popular marine gas turbines, powering more than 400 ships in 33 world navies including the Republic of Korea Navy.LM500 gas turbines were selected to power the ROK Navy’s PKX-B patrol boat program. Potential gas turbine propulsion system value over the life of the 34-ship PKX-B program is approximately $400 million.Turbomachinery continues to provide reliable operations with more than 175 centrifugal compressors and 100 gas turbines in use in floating production applications worldwide including the world’s first FLNG projects in Australia (Prelude) and Malaysia (Petronas FLNG).Committed to investing in research and development to continuously improve technologies, the latest in medium-speed diesel engines (12 and 16 cylinder V as well as 6 and 8 cylinder inline configurations) reduces emissions by up to 70 percent and meets IMO Tier III in-engine. This breakthrough technology eliminates the need for urea-based after-treatment emissions reduction system as well as offering increased power (1,550 – 4,650 kW) while maintaining low life cycle cost, enhanced reliability and improved fuel efficiency.­The SeaSmart offshore package for compact, lightweight and proven gas turbine configurations with integrated controls and auxiliaries reduces installation and commissioning times, enhances accessibility and lowers maintenance providing an overall smarter machine delivering reduced OPEX and CAPEX.GE exclusively provides the Echogen Power Systems heat-to-power system to enhance GE’s mechanical, hybrid and all-electric propulsion system solutions. The Echogen system boosts efficiency by capturing the heat inherent in the gas turbine or diesel engine exhaust stream and turning it into electricity. This system allows for a more compact, lighter and economical configuration than traditional steam systems.PropelVF-AFE, variable frequency, active-front end drive, reduces SFC consumption up to 15 percent and enables the use of existing technology while driving down maintenance intervals and costs.The Inovelis podded thruster is designed to be more efficient for transit mode and dynamic positioning. The compact design improves hull integration, enabling an increased payload, and allows fuel savings of up to 10 percent.Rolls Royce Marine and GE Power Conversion’s marine business supply large pods to cruise ships and ice class auxiliary vessels. The Mermaid Pod is an electrical pod and propulsion system that offers flexibility in machinery and vessel arrangement. The Mermaid Pod offers improved efficiency combined with excellent maneuverability.PositionThe latest dynamic positioning (DP) system is more functional and “mariner friendly” than ever before. GE has introduced numerous improvements to facilitate its use, most importantly through the use of a new human-machine interface with a clean and uncluttered control panel that is easy to view and understand. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, an energy efficient DP mode, which saves significant amounts of fuel, reduces equipment wear and tear and increases machinery maintenance intervals. As part of GE’s ecomagination portfolio, the new DP energy efficient mode, one of the finalists in the IET Innovations awards 2013, supports GE’s commitment to deliver cleaner and more efficient sources of energy. Operational costs can be reduced and overall system uptime/availability increased.Visor Asset Management system provides immediate access to GE’s global engineering organization and assists ship operations in identifying and allocating onboard concerns and assets in a form that is easy to understand. Visor provides all system information to users on and off board allowing for improved safety and asset management. My location Print  Closelast_img read more

Sri Lankan consulate denies claims

“Most of those seeking to exit the Kingdom are runaway and illegal workers, who have come to us just for out-passes so they can leave the country. We are trying our best to complete the process before the end of the grace period, but the authorities here are facing a heavy load and are taking time to complete the process,” he said.Many of these undocumented workers tell us that they can manage their own tickets, Dr. Adambawa said.“There, however, is a issue that we cannot resolve. Those seeking to leave the country but have come to Jeddah for that purpose from Riyadh and Dammam, will need to go back to the place of origin,” he said. Dr. Adambawa was responding to complaints by a few Sri Lankan workers published in a section of the Arabic press that the mission in Saudi Arabia is refusing to provide them air-tickets. He explained that the SLBFE takes care of the interests of only legal foreign workers. An insurance agreement signed in Colombo in March this year covers all legal migrant domestic workers in Saudi Arabia. The insurance scheme not only looks after the workers but their employers as well by covering possible losses incurred in case of wrong doings by the worker.The consul general said, “We have issued 9,500 out-passes for those who are seeking to leave the country, and are assisting them to get fingerprinted on the allotted day — Monday — so they can proceed on their onward journey.” The Sri Lankan Consulate in Saudi Arabia has denied allegations that it had failed to assist Sri Lankans in distress in the country.Sri Lanka’s  Consul General Dr. Adambawa Uthumalebbe told the Saudi Gazette that the consulate has helped many legal workers in distress from the insurance scheme, which was implemented by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) in partnership with the International Social Security Program (ISSP). The Saudi Gazette reported that a dozen Sri Lankan workers are camping out in front of their consulate, seeking to rectify their status before the end of the amnesty. “The bureau insists on insurance for every legal worker, from which we can claim the ticket money if any Sri Lankan needs it to travel back home,” Dr. Adambawa said, adding, “We have used this recourse for many and have been helpful to all workers who have come for our help.” read more

OxyContin maker government attorneys in settlement talks

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments said Tuesday they are in active settlement talks with Purdue Pharma, the maker of the prescription painkiller OxyContin that is facing billions of dollars in potential liability for its role in the nation’s opioid crisis.Purdue has been cast by attorneys and addiction experts as a main villain in the crisis for producing a blockbuster drug while understating its addiction risk. A report by NBC News said the privately held company has offered to settle for $10 billion to $12 billion.In a statement, the Stamford, Connecticut-based company said it’s prepared to defend itself but sees little good in years of “wasteful litigation and appeals.”“Purdue believes a constructive global resolution is the best path forward, and the company is actively working with the state attorneys general and other plaintiffs to achieve this outcome,” the company said.News of the settlement talks involving more than 2,000 lawsuits against the company and other players in the painkiller industry comes about two months before the first federal trial over the toll of opioids is scheduled to start in Cleveland.NBC reported that Purdue presented a plan for it to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy and then restructure into a for-profit “public benefit trust.”Paul Farrell Jr., a lead plaintiffs’ lawyer representing local governments, said all sides remain under a gag order: “All we can confirm is that we are in active settlement discussions with Purdue.”Attorneys general representing several states also confirmed the accelerated negotiations.Ohio Attorney General David Yost is “actively engaged in conversations with Purdue,” said spokeswoman Bethany McCorkle, declining further comment.Kylie Mason, spokeswoman for Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, declined comment on details of any possible settlement but said the state will “continue to aggressively pursue justice — to ensure those companies complicit in the opioid crisis pay for the pain and suffering inflicted on our state.”Purdue Pharma is owned by members of the Sackler family, who have given money to cultural institutions around the world, including the Smithsonian Institution, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and London’s Tate Modern. The New York Times reported late Tuesday the payout would include $3 billion from the Sackler family. In addition, the Sacklers would sell another drug company, Mundipharma, which would add $1.5 billion to the settlement.In March, Purdue and members of the Sackler family reached a $270 million settlement with Oklahoma to avoid a state trial on the toll of opioids there.Lawsuits filed by more than 2,000 state, local and tribal governments have cast Purdue as a chief villain in an overdose crisis that has killed more than 400,000 people in the U.S. since 2000.The lawsuits assert the company aggressively sold OxyContin as a drug with a low chance of triggering addictions despite knowing that wasn’t true.Purdue’s drugs are just a slice of the opioids prescribed, but critics assign a lot of the blame to the company because it developed both the drug and an aggressive marketing strategy.“Our mission here has always been clear — make Purdue Pharma and the other manufacturers and distributors pay for what they did to Pennsylvania and its people, and put the Sackler family out of the opioid business for good,” said Jacklin Rhoads, spokeswoman for Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who has staffers at the Cleveland negotiations.___Associated Press writers Geoff Mulvihill in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Marc Levy in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, contributed to this report.Andrew Welsh-Huggins, The Associated Press read more