Archives for 2020

Crystal Endeavor Undergoes Sea Trials

Crystal Endeavor, the 200-passenger ultra-luxury cruise ship, has successfully performed sea trials over three-days in the Baltic Sea. Assisted by tugboats from her construction port in Stralsund, Germany, the ship travelled around the island of Rügen and into deep-waters for her…

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ICE Tenant DNV in Name Change

After merging with the German classification society Germanischer Lloyd, Det Norske Veritas, the Oslo headquartered classification society some years ago changed its name to DNV GL. It has now simplified its name to DNV. DNV has since 2011 leased office…

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ICE Hosting Review of Alternative Fuel Engines

Recently, Mr Bart Vandedrinck of Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC) visited ICE in Romania to discuss hydrogen and methanol powered engines. Sustainability is one of the big challenges facing the marine industry and ICE is keen to stay abreast with technology…

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ICE winning Drillship Motion Study

Ordering of new drill ships and semi-submersible drilling platforms has not yet recovered after the 2014 oil price collapse; the world-wide oversupply of such “floaters” will probably remain for some time.  However, existing drill ships still need upgrades and modifications….

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ICE Surviving the Corona-19 Pandemic

The Corona-19 pandemic has been devastating for many families who have lost loved ones; it has also hurt many companies economically. ICE, like many ship design companies, has suffered from ongoing projects being halted and start of new contracts being…

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Icebreaker Sea Trials

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) announced that the month-long sea trials campaign of Australia’s new icebreaking research and supply vessel (RSV) “Nuyina” has started and will be followed by additional weeks of deepwater trials. Testing of the ship’s speed, noise,…

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Icebreaker Commissioning

After a month-long journey of nearly 7000 kilometres, Australia’s new icebreaker RSV Nuyina has recently arrived at Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding’s shipyard for the final stages of testing and commissioning. She is expected to be delivered to her owners, the…

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Covid-19 Did Not Stop BWTS Project

ICE would normally send its engineers anywhere in the world to perform surveys and onboard laser scanning as part of designing ballast water treatment system (BWTS) retrofits. However, due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, for design of a new BWTS for…

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ICE Providing World-class Computer Simulation Service

ICE’s scope of technical services includes state-of-the-art simulation technology using powerful computer software. Currently, ICE is engaged in two such projects. Last year, ICE was retained by an Asian customer to analyse unexpected convective heat transfer phenomena related to a…

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The Pandemic Forces Employee Lay-Offs

The ongoing pandemic earlier forced ICE’s largest customer to suspend operations and has caused many ship design and offshore energy projects to be postponed. Having earlier cut costs and assigned surplus employees to training, internal projects and short work weeks,…

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Summer Holidays

The Covid-19 pandemic has upset the best laid plans. During the first half of this year, almost all of ICE’s clients have been forced – either by projects being delayed or cancelled or by Government instructions – to suspend or…

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ICE to Sponsor Floating Solutions Conference

ICE is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the World Conference on Floating Solutions 2020 – “Paving the Waves”. The conference will bring together leading international industry experts to share knowledge on floating platform developments. The event will take…

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“All onboard” Again in ICE Offices

In March, concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic caused ICE to start work-from-home. Thanks to our employees diligently observing all precautionary measures, we are happy to note that no ICE employees or their families have been infected by the virus. Work-from-home…

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ICE Passes ISO 9001:2015 Audit – Remotely!

In June, DNV-GL Business Assurance performed the annual periodic audit on the ICE’s Quality Management System (QMS), to verify its compliance with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. In addition, the audit scope included verification that the quality management system has…

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Safe Return to Office

As an experienced designer of passenger ships, ICE is familiar with SOLAS requirements for Safe Return to Port (SRtP). Over the next weeks, our employees will become equally familiar with ICE’s own rules for “Safe Return to Office”, spelling out…

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ICE using ShipConstructor Software

Being contracted to correct and complete design done by others for a nearly completed aquaculture service vessel, ICE found it necessary to obtain licenses and quickly learn how to use the ShipConstructor 3-D software used for the vessel. ICE’s scope…

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ICE Welcomes New Project Managers

ICE is pleased to announce that Alexandru Antohi and Eduard Daniel Burghelea have joined ICEPRONAV Engineering as Project Managers. Alexandru studied Electrical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. Since 2007, he has worked as an engineer and later project…

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ICE in “Significant Ship” Design

We are pleased that the Royal Institution of Naval Architects has included the “Histria Atlas”, built by Santierul Naval Constanta (SNC) in Romania, as one of its “Significant Ships” for 2019. This is the first in a series EcoMax-class MR1…

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ICE Wins New Retrofit Contract

We are happy to announce that ICE has won another contract for design of a ballast water treatment system (BWTS), this time for a very large crude carrier (VLCC). The contract was awarded by Aitken Marine International (AMI), a Dubai-based…

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Icebreaker Sea Trials Delayed by COVID-19

The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) announced that sea trials of Australia’s new icebreaking research and supply vessel (RSV) “Nuyina” have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Construction of the ship commenced at Damen’s Galați shipyard in Romania in May…

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New Structural Analysis Contract

ICE has recently received an order from a leading Classification Society to assist with structural analysis services for an offshore production vessel project. The job consists of technical assistance with Finite Element Modelling for generation of fine and fatigue grid…

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ICE Remains Open for Business

Whilst carefully complying with Coronavirus-related restrictions imposed by Governments in countries where we do business, ICE continues to perform work on ongoing contracts and to respond to new inquiries. We took precautions early to protect our employees at work and…

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Offshore Safety Training

Prior to recently attending a contract that involved design work for an offshore platform in the Black Sea, Eugeniu Rotaru, a Principal Engineer in ICE’s Outfitting & Deck Equipment Department was required to undergo the Basic Offshore Safety Induction Emergency…

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ICE Hosting Industry Meeting

ICEPRONAV Engineering hosted recently the quarterly meeting of the Romanian Shipbuilders Association (ANCONAV). ICEPRONAV is one of the founding members of this organisation, which represents the large Romanian shipbuilding industry including producers of ship’s equipment and related service providers. Cristian…

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Silverstream and ICE Cooperating on Retrofit Design

ICE is pleased to announce that it has entered into a framework agreement with Silverstream Technologies for worldwide installation design services for retrofitting of the Silverstream® System, the market leading patented air lubrication system designed for reduction of friction between…

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Serving Customers World-wide

Thanks to extensive use of video conferencing and state-of-the-art IT technology, ICE is usually able to service its international customers remotely from its own offices. That keeps travel costs down and makes the best use of ICE’s modern facilities and…

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Chairman’s New Year’s Greetings

The start of a new decennium is an appropriate time to look back at the one that just ended. The ten years from 2010 through 2019 saw major changes for the ICE Group; we steadily invested in our business, we…

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Children’s Christmas Party

December was the time for ICE’s traditional Christmas craft workshops for employees’ children. Nautical Christmas tree decorations and driftwood boats were the theme this year. A huge thank you to ICE kids – aspiring naval architects – and to their…

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