Generations 2013 - 200 Pages

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Generations 2013

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A publication of ABB Marine and Cranes Safety and availability Oiled machinery 6 Interview with Seadrill’s Alex Monsen Joint effort 12 ABB’s breakthrough in Brazil Pushing automation to the limit 21 Interview with APM Terminals’ Frank Tazelaar Power and productivity for a better world TM

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This issue of Generations is dedicated to safety and availability. In the Business Insight section, we present customer cases and articles introducing key concepts, market trends and business strategy. This is followed by Technology Insight, where ABB engineers, as well as external stakeholders, share research findings, details of new solutions and the thinking behind them. Our goal has not been to make the complex simple, but to make it comprehensible.

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Oiled machinery Joint effort Dealing with risk Pushing automation to the limit Safety First Switch to mega-ships raises stakes at ports Time for class to shine What makes a good engineer? EU cracks down on equipment Russian connection Accelerated icebreaker development A shift in the development of new standards for safety Seadrill’s Alex Monsen shares his recipe for success Beating the odds in Brazil An approach to risk management Behind the scenes of the new terminal at Maasvlakte II The safety side of a fully automated terminal Intelligent automation solves the new dilemma at container...

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Nordic know-how Taking risks to stay safe Remote but never far away First steps for high-tech wonder child Hand in hand with the crew Priceless data Human factors top priority The flat management model works on ships A seasoned captain tells why simulator training is vital ABB Marine academy training makes operators proactive A remote engineer tells about being on hand for crew 24/7 RDS has a bright future ahead of it How RDS lessens the need for specialists on board What valuable RDS data could mean for the industry An HMI experts talks about trends in this field Control rooms in focus How...

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The development of new standards for safety has traditionally been a history of learning from mistakes. Every major accident at sea has lead to new awareness and understanding of risks with new technology and stricter regulations to follow. This happens slowly and at a high price for those involved. afety and availability is about avoiding undesirable interruptions in what we see as successful, normal operation. We want things to work as intended and over time value is created most effectively in the mode we name “business as usual”. For this issue of Generations, we focused our writing on...

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case with simulator training at Aboa Mare1 and at the ice lab at Aker Arctic2. Not only is experience gained on how to manage rare events, but the boundaries for safe operations of vessels and equipment are explored for more economical use. At the Remote Diagnostic Service3 (RDS) facility at ABB, wear and tear can be monitored to schedule timely shipment of spare parts and reduction of stockpile. A change from schedule-based to condition-based maintenance can be achieved and form more effective cooperation between operator, equipment supplier and the class society. Feedback from operations...

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Alex Monsen, Vice President Asset Management at Seadrill

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Oiled Machinery We buy turnkey solutions from the yards, says Alex Monsen, Vice President Asset Management in Seadrill, with a staggering 26 new build projects in progress. enerations caught up with Monsen in his office in Singapore the week after he took delivery of a new jack-up rig from Keppel and the day before he headed off to christen three new drill ships at Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea. The triple-launch is illustrative of the “assembly line” approach to newbuildings at Seadrill. Since Monsen started working for the company in 2006, Seadrill has acquired Smedvig, Mosvold...

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Christening ceremony for three new drillships at Samsung Heavy Industries, South Korea Experience and feedback from 75 units has built a unique knowledge on what works and what doesn’t at Seadrill. It is all based on cost-benefit analysis. In some cases we have gone back to more basic solutions, says Monsen and mentions VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) on jack-up motors as one example of a feature that did not add value as expected. Experience and feedback from 75 units has built a unique knowledge on what works and what doesn’t in Seadrill. “We have seen solutions that we don’t want to use...

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Monsen says: “I can’t remember a single incident related to their equipment that has caused us major problems, and ABB has never caused a delay for us in the yards.” However, he quickly adds, “the reason their equipment is found in so many of our units is that they are also competitive on price”. Global support Monsen would like to see new suppliers enter the market – for increased competition and development. However, without global support he cannot afford to take the risk. He recalls a decision to change a supplier because they charged a very high fee for their engineers. The new...

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West Tellus is a 6th generation drillship with planned delivery Q3 2013. The design is based on Seadrill’s existing Samsung drillships. and he mentions the semi-submersible West Aquarius as an example of their mobility. It has been operated in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, China and Myanmar and is now in Canada. Improvements on the horizon Seadrill is clearly conservative when it comes to the implementation of new technology, still they need to identify their competitive advantage five years down the road. The last five years very little new has happened,...

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could have been used to increase the capacity for things like mud handling – on semi-submersibles as much as a thousand cubic meters. Keeping the number of suppliers to a minimum “Ten years ago we bought the top drive from one supplier, the pipe handler from another and the control system from a third one,” Monsen recalls. The market was much more open to small, innovative companies. “Today there are typically three suppliers that compete for each package. MH (Aker Solutions Maritime Hydraulics), NOV (National Oilwell Varco) and Camron compete for the drilling package while ABB, Siemens and...

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