Maihak's proven Shaft Power Meter now also SHaPoLi ready!
Hoppe now offers a precise and cost-effective solution based on the proven Maihak-Shaft Power Meter to meet IMO Resolution MEPC 335(767)
In order to achieve the target of reducing greenhouse gases by 40% by 2030, the IMO has created the "Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index" (EEXI), which will be valid from 2023. This index shows the various emission-limiting measures that are planned for ships of 400 GT and above. For example, the IMO has provided two methods for limiting engine power:
- Engine Power Limitation (EPL)
- Shaft Power Limitation (SHaPoLi)
Hoppe's Shaft Power Limitation solution has many advantages for the operator of a vessel compared to EPL:
- The full engine power can still be used without restriction, which represents a substantial safety gain in dicey situations.
- In addition to power measurement, our system also offers automatic event logging and the basis for shore-based data analysis.
- The MAIHAK-SHaPoLi is significantly more cost-effective than conventional engine power limitation solutions.
- All relevant MAIHAK-SHaPoLi components are type approved
New service partner agreement with ELCOME International LLC
We are pleased to have ELCOME as our new service partner. Pramod Nair, Senior Manager Automation of ELCOME International LLC, and Christian Behn, responsible Sales Manager for the GCC countries, signed the Service Partner Agreement this week in Dubai.
Already earlier this month, ELCOME service technicians in Hamburg were extensively trained on Hoppe Marine's products so that service calls for Valve Remote Control-, Tank Content Measurement-, Anti-Heeling and Performance Systems and others in the Gulf region can be carried out promptly and professionally.
30 years of precise Sensor Technology
For 30 years Hoppe Marine has been providing precise pressure sensors that are used in many thousands of tank level, draught, anti-heeling and anti-rolling systems. Thanks to many years of cooperation with the company Labom Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH, it was possible to develop the HCG 2011 and HCG 4011, a sensor that is characterised by extraordinary quality and precision.
Discover the special advantages of the titanium version and contact our colleagues from the Spare Part Team:
Hoppe at the APM Singapore 2022
At this year's APM in Singapore, we were able to learn that the cooperation between HOPPE SINGAPORE and URECON Automation, which has been in place for a year, is perceived very positively by ship owners and ship managers. This has now also been made clear by the many positive comments from customers about the Hoppe Onboard Service at Asia Pacific Maritime (APM). Dai Xiyue and Wilfred Rachan, Managing Directors at URECON and HOPPE SINGAPORE, had many visitors at the booth of both companies and were thus able to highlight the joint service offering well. To further strengthen the service level, the Hoppe SGP and URECON Automation team will be at Hoppe's headquarters in Hamburg later this month for annual training and certification.
We are continuously working on expanding our service team and spare parts availability to ensure a fast and reliable response to requests from ship owners and managers.
No security hole due to log4shell at Hoppe Data Services
We are pleased to
report, that the Hoppe Data Services running on board and on shore are not affected by the recently discovered security vulnerability coined log4shell.
On December 9th 2021 a zero-day vulnerability in the Log4j logging framework was reported. The vulnerability is also known and tracked by now under CVE-2021-44228. In the linked blog post, we would like to update you on why Hoppes' Data Services solution is not affected by that.
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Hoppe Marine at Kormarine 2021
We were very pleased to be able to exhibit at Kormarine again. Something very special at this time!
Due to the many ongoing and upcoming newbuilding projects, there were many topics that we had to discuss with the various teams from the large shipyards. Our classic product portfolio, such as valve control, tank content measurement, anti-heeling and FLUME roll damping, is on the makers list for many projects. But also topics like the Electronic Inclinometer and our various service solutions were part of many discussions.
Our colleagues from Hoppe Korea did a very good job at the fair. We are already looking forward to the Kormarine in 2023.
Hoppe monitors the largest sea locks in the world!
Hoppe normally uses the intertial measuring system HOSIM as a motion sensor on our FLUME® and U-Tank roll damping systems. There, HOSIM determines the roll and pitch angles, the associated periods as well as the trim and the list.
Now, however, our HOSIM sensors are also being used to monitor the lock gates that are being installed at the world's largest sea lock, currently under construction in IJmuiden. There, the sensors will monitor the impact of forces on the gates, as well as the respective inclination.
The lock is located at the mouth of the 27-kilometre-long North Sea Canal, which connects Amsterdam with the sea. The lock, commissioned by the Dutch government, has the following dimensions: 500 metres long, 70 metres wide, 18 metres deep.
GTT Ballast Free LNG Bunker and Feeder Design Includes FLUME® Anti Rolling Tank from Hoppe Marine
Keeping vessels of all kinds stable at sea or in port is an essential part of Hoppe Marine's DNA.
We are therefore naturally delighted when our rolling damping and anti-heeling solutions also contribute to new ways of increasing efficiency or enabling more environmentally friendly operation of ships.
GTT has now received approval from the China Classification Society and DNV for their Shear-Water concept. The idea is to use a large bilge keel and a FLUME® anti-rolling tank supplied by Hoppe Marine for their LNG bunker and feeder ship design, instead of the usual method of achieving the necessary draft and associated stability by taking seawater.
The FLUME® roll damping tank is designed for maximum efficiency in the empty condition where rolling might be more severe. However, it may also be operated in design draft condition with slightly less efficiency.
Most merchant vessels worldwide use ballast water when the bunkers are empty or only partially loaded to maintain seaworthiness. Therefore, a considerable amount of ballast water is carried by ships every day. However, ballast water has to be purified of pollutants and organisms in an elaborate way due to applicable IMO regulations. But even if the ballast water is treated, there is a risk of harmful aquatic organisms and pathogens being transferred from one area to another. With the solution developed by GTT, this risk is completely eliminated. This is because the envisaged FLUME® tank is operated with fresh water, which eliminates this costly and energy-intensive cleaning of harmful organisms. In addition, a ballast-free ship also offers advantages in terms of investment and operating costs, simplification of ship operation, reduction of corrosion and extension of service life.
The seakeeping behaviour of the Shear-Water design was extensively tested at the Hamburg Ship Model Basin (HSVA), including different bilge keels and the operation of the ART in various load cases, sea-states and headings. The results were in line with the expectations and confirmed the efficiency of the installation, with generally a rate of roll reduction between 15% and 40 % for the Full condition and 44% to 64% for the Empty condition.
FLUME® is a passive free surface open channel box type roll damping tank. It has the unique ability to adapt to changes in the vessel’s loading and operating condition. The stabilizers’ natural response period can be adjusted by a liquid level variation to match the corresponding roll period of the ship. Equipped with a Liquid Level and Roll Period Indication System that constantly monitors the operating condition of the vessel and the stabilizer the system assists the crew in achieving the maximum roll stabilization. As an add-on, the system can be upgraded with a designated pump to adjust the liquid level in the tank automatically, therefore no interaction of the shipboard personal is required. The FLUME® Roll Damping tank is especially suitable for vessels with a very large variance in loading conditions. As it has no moving parts maintenance and initial installation cost are relatively low.
SAVE RETURN TO PORT (Regulations compact)
Understanding the complex regulations is the basis for offering our customers the concepts that meet both the legal requirements and your specific needs.
RoPax ferry operators, for example, need to consider the correct design of the SAVE RETURN TO PORT concept for their vessels.
With the experience of more than 1,600 VALVE REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEMS, Hoppe Marine is the competent partner for such questions - and can also explain them in a simple and understandable way!
Your data is safe with us
Operational data has become a very valuable asset in times of efficiency and cost benefits. Hoppe has always developed systems that provide the respective ship management with information as a basis for their decisions.
With our ship-to-shore products DATA BUTLER and DATA, this data is now also made available on shore in a qualified manner. It goes without saying that data security is one of the top priorities here.
Adam Fisher and Dr. Klaus Hueck have written an interesting article on this subject, which gives an insight into how we protect our customers' highly sensitive data from unauthorised access.
For more detailed information, please contact our experts.
Hoppe Marine is a new partner of MN3D
We are pleased to be a new partner of MN3D, a network organised by Maritimes Cluster Norddeutschland e. V. to discuss and develop synergy effects in the development and production of maritime solutions through 3D printing together with companies and organisations such as Technologiemanagement am Fraunhofer IPT, Briese Research, MMG - Mecklenburger Metallguss GmbH and thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, among others.
New monitoring and reporting tool from Hoppe Marine: Crew Connect – MAIHAK
New monitoring and reporting tool from Hoppe Marine: Crew Connect - MAIHAK.
Hoppe Marine now offers its customers a user-friendly solution to access your vessel's performance data via the ship's network using an internet-enabled device (smartphones, laptops or tablets). Crew Connect - MAIHAK provides live KPIs on the vessel's shaft speed and torsion and allows viewing of aggregated historical reports - which is very useful for planning and maintenance purposes.
- Visualization of live operational data and warning messages.
- Report generation with operational KPIs including nautical and machinery data.
- High resolution graphs for all primary signals.
- Add live values to customized containers.
- Usage of Hoppe calculation and analysis library.
- Automatic detection of operation mode (harbour/sea).
- Fuel consumption matrix for different consumers and fuel grades.
- User and access management for individual configuration and thresholds.
- HOWEB functionalities with day- and night view and remote updates.
First large container ship converted to LNG is equipped with a pneumatic Valve Control System from Hoppe Marine
The first voyage of Hapag-Lloyd AG's BRUSSELS EXPRESS (IMO 9708784), after it was converted in China into the world's first large container ship with LNG propulsion, was to Hamburg.
In addition to a tank content measuring system and an anti-heeling system, the ship is equipped with a pneumatic valve control system from Hoppe Marine, which will supply the engines with liquid gas from the next voyage onwards.
Article about the commissioning carried out for the B-Zero project via remote support in Schiff & Hafen 06/2021
In the current issue of Schiff & Hafen there is, among many other interesting stories, an article written by Nicolas Harcke and Klas Reimer about the commissioning of the sensor package of the BMWi-funded research project B ZERO - the development of an autonomous sensor, decision-making and documentation system for temporary unmanned bridge operation - on the MOL GLIDE.
Crew performed remote sensor installation for Diamond Bulk Carriers and Mitsubishi Ore Transport Co., Ltd. during COVID-19, supported by Hoppe Marine, to enable them to access Nautilus Labs' platform for fleet optimisation via Hoppe's ship-to-shore data link Data Butler!
(New York, USA / Hamburg, Germany / Singapore / Tokyo, Japan – MAY 19, 2021) Diamond Bulk Carriers Pte. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Ore Transport Co., Ltd commenced a partnership with Nautilus Labs and Hoppe Marine GmbH with the goal of maximizing vessel and voyage profits while reducing their carbon footprint.
Diamond Bulk Carriers selected Nautilus, the technology firm advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence, as their partner for fleet performance optimization. The vessel operator sought to unlock access to vessel high frequency sensor data to feed into Nautilus’s decision support software. Hoppe Marine, a Nautilus Labs preferred partner, was enlisted for instrumentation, installation services, and signal aggregation for the vessel owned by Mitsubishi Ore Transport. Due to pandemic-related travel and port restrictions, the marine service provider guided Mitsubishi Ore Transport’s crew through a remote crew-led installation, allowing them to access a stream of high frequency sensor data used to inform Nautilus’s optimal operating recommendations powered by vessel-specific machine-learning based models.
Diamond Bulk Carriers, Mitsubishi Ore Transport, and Nautilus collaborated with Hoppe Marine as their partner for instrumentation and hardware installations. Hoppe transmits the vessel’s data back to shore as part of the “Data Butler” program, with which Nautilus, as an interoperable solution, integrates via an API, to access the vessel’s sensor data. The sensor installation was planned to be conducted by Hoppe’s technical team. Due to COVID-19 and ongoing travel restrictions, the marine service team was not able to attend the vessel in-person. Diamond Bulk Carriers, Mitsubishi Ore Transport, Nautilus, and Hoppe agreed on a remote installation, conducted by the crew, and successfully enabled through detailed communication between all stakeholders.
Shusuke Miyazaki, General Manager at Diamond Bulk Carriers, comments on the partnership: “Having a crew install sensors was the first time in our and Mitsubishi Ore Transport’s history. We’re excited to collect and receive our vessel’s data to optimize our vessel operations. Nautilus’s interoperability and the ability to integrate with any third party provider or OEM made the deployment into Hoppe’s Data Butler easy and seamless, allowing our teams to access a single source of truth, fostering cross-departmental collaboration. Deploying Nautilus Platform is an important step for our business in achieving meaningful savings and reduced emissions.”
“We’re proud of our crew, installing the sensors in addition to their daily schedule. We’ve experienced a great partnership with Diamond Bulk Carriers, Nautilus, and Hoppe based on detailed and transparent communication. By using Nautilus Platform, we empower all stakeholders to access the same information to drive collaboration, transparency, and accountability while promoting greater sustainability,” adds Fumiyuki Yasuda, Marine Management Group Technical Team Leader at Mitsubishi Ore Transport.
“Especially during these unprecedented times, we’ve seen that data and the insights it brings are key to success,” says Matt Heider, CEO at Nautilus Labs. “By being an interoperable software and working with our partners to create creative solutions to overcome obstacles, such as travel restrictions when installing sensors, we enable ship owners and operators to access a predictive decision support tool that combines all different data sources and unifies all stakeholders. The crew-led install by Mitsubishi Ore Transport is a great example. We’re looking forward to working on meaningful voyage profit uplifts and increased sustainability with Diamond Bulk Carriers.”
“We’re proud to partner with Diamond Bulk Carriers, Mitsubishi Ore Transport and Nautilus. We’re constantly looking for new ways to empower ship owners and operators collecting and transmitting data from ship to shore to work with companies like Nautilus to optimize vessel performance. Our Data Butler includes daily data checks, fleet data quality reports and troubleshooting measures and, thus, provides the data basis for optimized fleet planning and vessel operation,” adds Hauke Henricks, Head of Sales at Hoppe Marine GmbH.
ABOUT DIAMOND BULK CARRIERS
Carrying the heritage of more than 60 years within the Shipping industry, Diamond Bulk Carriers is renowned for its global dry bulk chartering and trading operations. Its portfolio includes cargo owners from its related companies and numerous Multinational Companies. This company has been incorporated in the Republic of Singapore since 2012, and is now expanding its operations into the region.
ABOUT MITSUBISHI ORE TRANSPORT
While paying attention to the global economy and current market trends, Mitsubishi Ore Transport purposefully and strategically builds ships with safe navigation capabilities and exceptional loading features and maintains and upgrades its vessels using its consolidated technology based on many years of experience in the industry. By offering a reliable and competitive fleet management along with high quality ships, we are continuing to raise our reputation from Customers as well as Charterers. The fleet includes Capesize Bulk Carriers, Pure Car Carriers, Wood Chip Carriers and others, while maintaining focus on Panamax bulk carriers. We are actively engaged in transporting automobiles to America and Europe and in providing transport for coal, iron ore, wood chips, grains and other products from regions bearing resources to countries with demand.
Nautilus Labs is advancing the efficiency of ocean commerce through artificial intelligence. With hubs in New York and Singapore, the firm is trusted by clients across the globe to help make better, real-time decisions that ultimately unlock transformative outcomes—at sea and on shore. By partnering with Nautilus, ocean shipping leaders can maximize returns for every vessel and voyage while driving cross-team collaboration, greater transparency, and stronger accountability for their companies, shareholders, and the planet we all share. (To learn more about Nautilus or request a demo of the software application, Nautilus Platform, visit us at www.nautiluslabs.com.)
Research vessel "ATAIR" with Hoppe U-Tank Anti-Rolling System put into service
We congratulate the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH) on the commissioning of their new flagship, the survey and research vessel "ATAIR".
We are also pleased that the ship is equipped with an Anti-Rolling system from Hoppe Marine, so that the crew will always have a smooth ride on all voyages.
We are pleased to welcome SIRM ITALIA as a new distributor for our ELECTRONIC INCLINOMETER
Active for over 90 years, SIRM is one of the leading companies in the fields of telecommunications, navigation and safety (GMDSS) and advanced information technology solutions.
SIRM is headquartered in Naples, one of the most important ports of Italy and the Mediterranean, and has local offices in the main ports of Italy.
SIRM chose Hoppe Marine's Electronic Inclinometer because, in addition to the features required by the IMO, this cost-effective all-in-one instrument solution offers additional and helpful advanced functions
- Can be installed in any desired mounting position
- Precise three-axis measurement including trim and heel angle (± 0.1° accuracy)
- Additional display for power/safety values
- PoE interface for simultaneous power supply and data connection
- USB interface for direct data download
- Approved by most major classification societies
B-Zero Project: Test of our new Remote Connection Box successful
On the occasion of a visit to the M/V MOL-Glide, the test vessel of the B-Zero research project, in the port of Hamburg, we took the opportunity to install a MAIHAK Shaft Power Meter and to commission it using our new mobile Remote Connection Box.
Connected to a permanently installed connection box, WIFI access point and PPoE feed, our engineers were able to guarantee full WIFI reception in all areas of the engine room. Due to the high bandwidth, video calls and software updates could be carried out quickly and in good quality.
With the knowledge gained, we will be able to offer our customers further solutions in the future that make the maintenance of their ships independent of travel restrictions and offer the services of our service technicians anywhere and at any time in the best quality.
The German Center Shanghai has been the headquarters of Hoppe China for ten years already
For ten years now, Hoppe Marine has managed its activities on the Chinese market from the German Center located in Shanghai. We congratulate the team of Hoppe China and our General Manager Doru Hincu on their successful work and wish them continued good business and always good customer relations.
HOPPE MARINE offers two new services to improve DATA QUALITY on board and ashore
The basis for professional ship operation, whether on board or ashore, is always good quality data! With the DATA BUTLER and the DATA INSPECTOR Hoppe Marine has developed two new data services, which collect ship operation data on board, make them available to the user via ship-to-shore cloud-based connection and, if desired, validate them with regard to data quality.
Both solutions provide the basis for fleet operators, technical managers and platform providers to make the right decisions in the areas of SAFETY, COMPLIANCE, PLANNING and OPTIMIZATION.
Learn more about the full scope and possibilities of our new data services DATA BUTLER and DATA INSPECTOR.
HOLAB - Driving innovation at Hoppe!
Yesterday the HOLAB - Hoppe Innovation Lab was opened. As one of our strategic fields, innovation management at Hoppe now focuses even more strongly on close cooperation with our maritime partners and joint and innovative product and business development. Our customer always with us in the room (as you can see on the pictures) - and has already experienced exciting workshops in the past weeks. With its multimedia and flexible equipment, the HOLAB is also designed for hybrid workshops, among other things. Besides customer workshops, the HOLAB is also used for hackathons, project and strategy meetings and HOLAB workshops (innovation days, quarterly).
Maybe we will be able to welcome you soon to a joint event in our HOLAB!
New Office in Dalian, China
We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Dalian, China, which will strengthen our presence in this very important market. On site, our colleagues Jeff Zhang and Toni Li will be responsible for supporting our customers and partners in North China in all matters relating to service, as well as product issues such as valve control, tank level measurement and performance products.
General Manager for our activities in China is Doru Hincu in our office in Shanghai.
Dalian Construction Holding Building Room 305, Quanshui A4-43A, Ganjingzi District, Dalian
Current information about COVID-19 / Coronavirus impact
Dear Customers and Partners,
the Coronavirus and the measures to limit the spread of the disease affects many parts of the economic and social activities in most countries of the world. It is still too early to assess all possible effects on the supply chains - in particular because the outbreak and the taken measures differ country specific in time and scope.
Hoppe is closely following developments related to the outbreak of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2) and supports measures of the authorities. Our main goal is to ensure the safety of our employees and suppliers and to minimize the impact of the virus on our customers.
Due to legal rules and disorders along the supply chain, there is a possibility that service deployments or deliveries cannot be fulfilled.
Please take notice of the following information:
Service deployment / Installation
- Entry requirements and legal regulations allows us only to carry out services in countries and areas that are not classified as risk areas and allow entries
- Inquiries for services will be individually evaluate by legal and risk aspects.
- We hope for your understanding, that some services must be relocated or postponed until the risk situation has changed.
Deliveries of goods
- Some suppliers and logistic companies have problems to deliver planned products or materials in time.
- At the moment, we assume that most of planned deliveries can be fulfilled.
- In case a delivery is delayed, we will inform immediately.
- National and international visits are minimized and individual evaluated by risk aspects.
- Our employees are informed and prepared to minimize risks and to act accordingly.
- Emergency plans has been developed and are updated if changes occur, e.g.
- As far as possible employees work remote in the home office, in different shifts or in split teams.
- Some processes are digitalized or modified to optimize remote work.
Thank you for your understanding and best regards
Hoppe Marine GmbH
This document will be updated regularly.
For deeper and background information about the Coronavirus we recommend the following websites:
World Health Organization (WHO): https://www.who.int/health-top...
Robert Koch Institut: https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/...
Hoppe at the Marintec 2019 in Shanghai
The participation at the MARINTEC in Shanghai (3 - 6 December 2019) is a mandatory event for Hoppe Marine. Besides the SMM in Hamburg this fair is one of the best opportunities to talk to important shipbuilders as well as representatives of many well-known shipping companies about current projects and our innovations.
This year Hoppe Marine presented, besides our classic products like Valve Control and Tank Content Measurement Systems, especially our solutions in the field of data quality and ship to shore data transmission as well as the visualization of complex Anti Heeling Systems. But also the fuel consumption saving potentials as well as additional income by the use of our FLUME Roll Stabilization System were well received by our guests.
Due to the very positive response to our trade fair appearance, it is a matter of course for us to be represented again at the MARINTEC in 2021.
Hoppe at the Kormarine 2019
For many years now, Kormarine has been one of the most important fairs where Hoppe Marine exhibits its products and where a good exchange with customers and partners takes place.
Also in 2019 we were able to meet many visitors at our booth and could convince them of the advantages of our Electronic Inclinometer as well as our thoughts about Vessel digitalization process and validated data.
We would like to thank our friends from Hoppe Korea, with whom we have carried out our trade fair appearance, for their support.
Hoppe on Sea Asia 2019
This event was held at the MBS (Marina Bay Sands, Singapore) from 9th Apr till 11th Apr 2019.
HOPPE focus was on Floating Dock Control Systems, Anti-Heeling (AH) and Roll Damping (RD) systems for Heavy Lift vessels. In addition HOPPE’s latest development of Electronic Inclinometer and Hoppe’s inertial measurement system HOSIM for ship movement reporting, the sensor Toolbox HOSET for On board Sensor Diagnostics / Analysis and the hybrid cable HOCAB for Pneumatic valve control systems were also exhibited.
Inclinometer and HOSIM were the attention grabbers of the visitors at the exhibition. There were several visitors interested in AH & RD systems to ensure stability and safety of heavy lift crane operations. HOPPE sensor reliability and cost effectiveness also received much attention of the visitors at the exhibition.
The message that HOPPE Singapore is not only a sales office but also a service center with competent service engineers and spares inventory was also re-enforced at the exhibition. It was a positive event to further create visual awareness of the HOPPE brand and local presence. Visitors were able to revisit the products and service offerings of HOPPE and got the latest updates.
Hoppe on Exposhipping Istanbul
The participation at the Exposhipping Istanbul was again a very successful event for Hoppe Marine. Irena Bittorf and Harry Amtsberg had many good conversations with shipyards, ship owners and designers.We would like to thank our partners from ARTI Denizcilik for the organisation of our trade fair appearance and wish both of us continued good business.
A roll damping system from Hoppe Marine ensures stability on the winner of the "Offshore support vessel of the year Award"
We congratulate Sovcomflot and Arctech on winning the "Offshore support vessel of the year Award" from the Offshore Support Journal for the vessel Yevgeny Primakov. This 104 meter ice-breaking support vessel, the last of a series of four, was built to withstand the harsh conditions of Sakhalin and is therefore equipped with a Hoppe Marine roll damping system.
Hoppe on SMM Hamburg.
We would like to thank our guests for the good talks during the SMM 2018 and look forward to further cooperation and great projects
Hoppe Singapore is operational
It is our great pleasure to announce the opening of Hoppe Singapore office, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoppe Group, HQ in Hamburg, Germany.
Hoppe Singapore set up adds to the already existing network of Hoppe Marine in China and South Korea further strengthening Hoppe’s commitment in ensuring a reliable and timely response on service and spares support to customers in the region.
Hoppe Singapore is headed by Dr Wilfred Rachan as Managing Director with his team of Service Engineers and Administration staff. In addition to its role as a Sales and Services office, Hoppe Singapore shall also be the spares and logistics hub for Hoppe Marine operations in the region. During the current challenging maritime market, Hoppe Singapore’s goal is to provide quality services and spares efficiently and economically to ship owners and operators in the region.
This investment in Singapore is a reflection of Hoppe Marine’s commitment to the customers that Hoppe is here to stay for the long term. Hoppe Singapore is positioned to provide sales and services support to Ship Design Offices, Shipyards, Ship owners and ship operators. Local presence of qualified and trained service engineers coupled with local availability of quality spare parts and tools are key to ensure competency in service delivery to our customers in the region.
Please do not hesitate to contact us, we would feel much obliged to be of service to you.
18 Boon Lay Way, #04-93 Tradehub 21 Singapore 609966
|Office Phone:||+65 6717 4888|
|Fax:||+65 6931 3988|
Hoppe Marine on MARINTEC China 2017
Launched for over 30 years, Marintec China has become renowned as the most authoritative B2B platform for the International Maritime Industry. As in previous editions of this biennial event Hoppe was delighted to welcome many visitors across the complete maritime range during 5-8 December 2017.
Our booth personnel on this important event represented staff from all Hoppe locations worldwide. We had the opportunity to discuss current projects as well as the market development and outlook with our customers and partners. It was generally agreed that the preceding business year seemed to turn out well and that this positive trend will continue in 2018.
The most addressed topics were the HOPPE Marine Tank Content Measuring System which continuously monitors the contents and temperatures of ballast, cargo, fuel oil, and other liquid tanks, our Valve Remote Control System, designed for remote control of pneumatic, hydraulic or electro-hydraulic operated valves and our newly developed Electronic Inclinometer which displays actual roll and pitch data in real time according to IMO res. MSC.363(92).
Summarizing, we can say that the event was a great success and we are looking forward to continuing a prosperous business in China.
Hoppe Marine at the INMEX 2017
Hoppe Marine participated in one of the leading South Asia`s Maritime Exhibitions: Inmex SMM India in Mumbai last week.
We as well as our local Sales ambassador Navicom were delighted to advertise and demonstrate our solutions to interested visitors.
The biggest fields of interest were our unique FLUME® Stabilization System which helps reducing roll motion of ships by up to 90 % and our newly developed Electronic Inclinometer which displays actual roll and pitch data in real time according to IMO res. MSC.363(92).
Many visitors represented the Navy, for which we developed various sophisticated systems and solutions in the past years.
Hoppe Marine on EUROPORT Rotterdam 2017
Hoppe Marine on EUROPORT Rotterdam 2017
During 7th to 10th November 2017 one of the world’s leading exhibitions for maritime technology, Europort was held. Europort has a strong focus on special purpose ships including offshore vessels, dredging vessels, construction vessels, naval vessels, workboats, inland vessels, fishery vessels and super yachts.
Our German colleagues Ms. Dorothee Gaedeke (Sales Manager) and Mr. Joern Rohde (Senior Customer Relation Manager) welcomed many existing and potential customers on the booth of our sales ambassador TBU (BV Technisch Bureau Uittenbogaart).
Besides the HOPPE Sensor Toolbox HOSET 2.0 which is an essential maintenance tool for any ship’s crew for checking, calibrating and exchanging of tank sensors independently, a main topic had been our very accurate and reliable MAIHAK shaft power meter using the Maihak vibrating string sensor. Another principal topic was our unique FLUME® Stabilization System which helps reducing roll motion of ships by up to 60 %.
System and sensor validation – the basis for product development and meaningful data analysis
The validation of data quality and measuring accuracy of related systems and sensors is a mandatory prerequisite for any meaningful data analysis with resulting product development and steady quality improvements. Therefore the standardised Validation Catalogue is executed preceding each system or ship operations analysis that is performed by Hoppe Marine. As a manufacturer and redistributor of high precision measuring equipment and systems for the maritime industry and service provider for standardized and individual data solutions, Hoppe Marine combines unique know-how in the industry.
The data quality section of the Validation Catalogue focuses on data loss, signal mapping, scaling factors and systematic deviations. Implausible value ranges are automatically detected and highlighted. A proactive approach and close cooperation with the service and software department, as well as our customers, guarantees fast detection and correction of causes of error.
The measuring accuracy section of the Validation Catalogue focuses on plausibility and deviation of the measurements of related systems and sensors. Hoppe Marine’s own measuring equipment, like the MAIHAK Performance Meter and flow meters, can hereby be analysed to the very last detail. This enables us to locate the exact source of error in advance, streamlining service operations and saving time and money for our customers. In addition third party equipment, such as speed logs and wind sensors, can be validated to ensure correct functionality.
Knowledge gained from data analysis is also used to develop and improve our hardware and software solutions. For example in 2016 an algorithm was introduced to the MAIHAK Performance Meter software to self-identify zero point drifts and prompt the crew to perform a calibration accordingly. Calibration procedures are logged and can be accessed retrospectively, allowing to prove the proper functioning and accuracy of measuring equipment, for example to comply with standards such as ISO 50001.
The Validation Catalogue by Hoppe Marine is the base for all other standardized data solution products such as the Analysis Catalogue, Fleet and Voyage Comparisons and individually customized analyses. It ensures the highest standards of data quality and measuring accuracy and thereby allows to focus on content-related analysis.
The above figure Torque at Standstill is used to validate the zero point offset of a MAIHAK Performance Meter’s torque measurement at standstill. It is based on the hypothesis that even though tidal and river currents can induce some torque into the shaft during standstill, on average the measured torque should be zero for a representative data set.
The first subplot displays the torque during standstill over time. It can visualize zero point shifts over time or special events such as maintenance or recalibration of the sensors.
The second subplot displays the same data as a histogram to highlight the distribution of the deviation from zero.
In the above case the sensors show optimal behaviour with an average zero offset of only -0.14 kNm and all deviations being well within the ship specific limits of 11 kNm. Additionally no zero point shift over time can be seen. The conclusion is that the data can be trusted and used for further data analysis. The hardware is in good order and no recalibration or maintenance is required.
Hoppe Marine on KORMARINE 2017
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all visitors on our booth during South Korea’s Maritime Exhibition KORMARINE 2017. The 20th edition of KORMARINE was held during 24th - 27th October and successfully closed thanks to many interesting and fruitful discussions with existing and potential customers.
Main topics had been HOPPE Marine Valve Remote Control System, designed for remote control of pneumatic, hydraulic or electro-hydraulic operated valves, our very accurate and reliable MAIHAK shaft power meter using the Maihak vibrating string sensor as well as our unique FLUME® Stabilization System which helps reducing roll motion of ships by up to 60 %.
Our local staff from Hoppe Korea, supported by their German colleague Mr. Carsten Rüpcke, advertised and demonstrated our solutions to interested visitors who represented shipyards as well as shipping companies.
Hoppe Marine GmbH takes over Rolls-Royce’s Intering Business
After careful consideration Rolls-Royce Marine Deutschland GmbH has sold its Intering business to Hoppe Marine GmbH, Hamburg. The trade and asset sale is part of Rolls-Royce’s ongoing commitment to concentrate on areas of its core business. The transfer becomes effective on 8 May 2017. From then on Hoppe Marine takes over new building projects as well as related service and spares activities on a successive basis.
The sale includes U-Tank-Systems for roll damping, Blower Anti-Heeling Systems on seagoing ships, as stand-alone or combined solution, and furthermore pump-based Anti-Heeling Systems, also providing an automatized in-service-inclining-test option. With this acquisition, Hoppe Marine now offers the world’s broadest expertise in tailormade, optimized solutions for anti-heeling and passive roll damping systems, under the well established brands Intering, FLUME® and Hoppe.
Marc Rohde, Managing Director and shareholder of Hoppe Marine GmbH, states: “We are delighted to announce the agreement with Rolls Royce. With the acquisition of Intering, Hoppe Marine can further consolidate and expand its leading-edge competence on the field of anti-heeling and passive roll damping solutions (Motion Control), a sector which is of key importance for safe and efficient cargo and passenger shipping, but also for navy and coast guard ships as well as for safe working conditions on offshore vessels. The broad experience portfolio, which Hoppe Marine has accumulated from thousands of successful Hoppe and FLUME® systems, will now be ideally complemented by the Intering line.”
Janne Silden from Rolls-Royce Marine Deutschland adds “We are convinced that our former Intering customers will be in good hands at Hoppe Marine, and we will continue to focus on our core products and capabilities. We wish Hoppe Marine well for the future.”
Hoppe Marine GmbH is a family owned leading supplier of marine systems with main seat in Hamburg / Germany. Hoppe Marine offers innovative and reliable products and system solutions for ships and other maritime applications in the competence areas “Fluid Management”, ”Motion Control” and ”Ship Performance”. During the past years approximately every eight new built seagoing vessel is sailing with Hoppe products on board. Hoppe Marine maintains a world wide service network. Hoppe employs world wide about 150 well qualified staff, in the Hamburg headquarter as well as in its own affiliates in Korea, Chinas and Poland.
Team Manager Motion Control
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Rolls-Royce has a world-leading range of capabilities in the marine market, encompassing vessel design, the integration of complex systems and the supply and support of power and propulsion equipment. We are leaders in mission-critical systems for offshore oil and gas rigs, offshore, merchant and naval vessels.
Today the Rolls-Royce marine product range is one of the broadest in the world. 70 of the world’s maritime forces and over 30,000 commercial vessels use our equipment. Our global support network underpins all activities and continues to expand with 50 centres in 28 countries with more planned.
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Seminar ISO 19030 - Measurement of Changes in Hull and Propeller Performance
Open Seminar ISO 19030 - Measurement of Changes in Hull and Propeller Performance
ISO 19030 outlines general principles for the measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance and defines a set of performance indicators for hull and propeller maintenance, repair and retrofit activities.
When: Wednesday September 27th 2017, 14:30 – 17:00
Where: Office VDR, Burchardstraße 24, 20095 Hamburg
1. Welcome, Introduction of speakers
2. ISO 19030 – introduction of the first edition
3. Application Examples – ISO 19030 in use
4. Coffee break
5. Partners‘ Forum /audience discussions
- Reederei Claus-Peter Offen
- Reederei E.R. Schiffahrt
- Hoppe Marine
6. Summary and close
Participation is free of charge, but registration via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
FLUME® roll damping tanks for the Eimskipafélag Íslands hf. and Royal Arctic Line A/S newbuildings
The three recently ordered 2150 TEU Container vessel newbuilding, designed by Deltamarin Ltd are optimized to operate in the harsh ocean environment of the north Atlantic. In this area you never can expect a calm sea and the risk for ships to come in bad weather situations is high. The seakeeping performance of these vessels is therefore under a special concern in the design, why each of these vessels will be equipped with two FLUME® roll damping tanks.
These tanks are designed to fit into the ship structure without any loss of container storage capacity. The tank design will be exactly aligned with the ships loading scenarios and the internal structure of the tank will be optimized using most modern CFD tools. For the final performance evaluation, Hoppe Marine uses a 6 DOF moving platform, capable to simulate any ship motion and measure the tanks performance of that particular scenario.
This project is the 6th most modern container ship class equipped with a FLUME® roll damping tank from Hoppe Marine. While for this project the intention of the tank installation is mainly crew comfort and safety, FLUME® roll damping tanks nowadays are an attractive solution to increase the loading flexibility and the overall container storage capacity of ULCVs (Ultra Large Container Vessels) by up to 10%. For further information about possibilities of roll damping tanks on Container or other Vessels, please contact email@example.com
Hoppe supplied marine systems for every tenth vessel new built 2013 world wide
Hoppe Marine with headquarters in Hamburg and affiliates in Busan (Hoppe Korea) and Shanghai (Hoppe China) supplied almost every tenth new vessel > 1.000 GT built in 2013 worldwide with it’s quality marine systems. The largest share is with Fluid Management Systems, predominantly Valve Remote Control and Tank Content Measuring, closely followed by Motion Control Systems such as Anti-Heeling- and passive Roll Damping-Systems.
Many of the orders were for Container Vessels (among them also Ultra Large CV) and Offshore Vessels, but Hoppe contracted also for RoRo- and Passenger Vessels, Bulk carriers and Tankers. Additionally to the supply for newbuildings Hoppe Marine has retrofitted several vessels in 2013 with MAIHAK Shaft Power Meters and Performance Monitoring Systems as well as with FLUME® Anti-Rolling Tanks.
MAIHAK Ship Performance Monitoring is setting new standards in on board performance data logging
To monitor consistent ship performance KPIs or to prove the impact of optimization measures like trimming or new bow or propeller shapes appears often like searching for a pin in a hay stack, since aggregated errors from the data recording as well as the lack of possibility to record and analyze the impact of all involved parameters may lead to standard deviations larger than the expected optimization impact. This is why Hoppe Marine is developing and testing a comprehensive data logging and analysis system under real sailing conditions around it’s quality measuring systems MAIHAK Shaft Power Meter, Hoppe Tank Content Systems and Mass Flow Meters, Hoppe HOSIM Dynamic Floating and Inertial Ship Motion Measuring System and TRIMCON Dynamic Trim Measurement.
Core of the System is an onboard data logging system with intelligent algorithms to pre-process continuous input from Hoppe’s and external measuring devices, which can also deliver data to overarching shore transmission and fleet management systems (e.g. Interschalt BLUE TRACKER). Since September 2011 first elements of the MAIHAK Ship Performance Monitoring Systems in different versions and depth are successfully in on board operation (including top operators like Bernhard Schulte and HAPAG Lloyd). In spring 2014 another large operator has decided after a trial period to install a first MAIHAK Ship Performance Monitoring System level on dozens of his fleet’s vessels, in combination with BLUE TRACKER.
Hoppe’s MAIHAK Ship Performance Monitoring System provides the key function of logging, managing and understanding data on board, without which every fleet management program would still search the pin in the hay stack.
FLUME® Roll Damping Systems kept Container Vessels upright in stormy Bay of Biscay
Hoppe Marine has gained valuable feedback from some Container Vessels equipped with the FLUME® Stabilization System during their passage through the Bay of Biscay in heavy winter storms early 2014.
On a 8700 TEU- Vessel the data Logging equipment installed with the FLUME® tank recorded 5-6 degree significant roll angles with maximum peaks up to 10 degrees during the worst hours, while a vessel of similar size and load condition without FLUME® tank, which followed some miles back on same course reported mean values of estimated 15-20 degrees.
This was impressive evidence how FLUME® passive roll damping Systems can contribute to a safer passage for crew and cargo.
FLUME® Product Video
The FLUME® Product Video demonstrates to what extend a FLUME® Stabilization System can contribute to reduce roll motions of sea going vessels.
FLUME® Stabilization Systems are installed on many different types of vessels e.g. Offshore Vessels, RO-RO Ferries, Naval Vessels and Containerships. A FLUME® Stabilization System is a passive free surface open channel type roll damping tank. It is partially filled with water and extends across the full beam of a ship. The tank is designed to create a stabilizing moment which counteracts the wave moment causing the ship's roll motions. It has the unique ability to adapt to changes in load and operation condition. By a change in the liquid level, the natural response period of the tank is adjusted to correspond to the roll period of the ship.
The FLUME® Product Video compares the impact of sea motions on a ship without a stabilization system and a ship with a FLUME® installation.
For further information you can check our publications in the download area or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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