Here we are, in Marina di Carrara.
“The Zero Impact Shipyard. Sustainable propulsion and shipping chain: engines, alternative fuels, infrastructures.”
This is the title of the first of the two calendar conferences which were held on Thursday, March the 30th, at Hall E Pavilion within the Seatec Exhibition.
At the heart of the discussions, the environmental sustainability.
Dr. Massimo Dona and Ing. Ruggero Riva intoduced the debate.
Among others, Rev. Admiral Claudio Boccalatte and Ing. Luigi Grossi of the Ligurian Region of Marine Technologies explained their points of view .
Ing Fabrizio Zaninello of INCOFIN Saim Group, pointed on “vices and virtues” of Gnl, even in comparison to other fossil fuels. He finally explained the reasons for an efficient filtration system to avoid complications such as cold start, injector clogging and increased injection costs.
We remind also Eng. Carlo Belloni of Volvo Penta, Dr. Barbara Amerio of Amer Yachts, Stefano Martelli of Swiss Brugg and Avv. Dario Soria.
The courses regarding ZF electronic controls were held at ZF headquarters in Arco di Trento and have focused on the line Smart Command and the new JMS (Joystick Maneuvering System).
They involved more than 30 specialized technicians from 20 authorized Service Points.
The courses were held by our Service Engineer Marco Oltolina with the support of Davide Mazzotta (SAIM Network Technical Manager) and the ZF Staff.
In addition to a theoretical session, the techinical staff carried out tests in open waters, sailing on board of the ZF Test Boat on the Garda Lake.
The technical training session concerning the new range of marine generators Kohler 12 – 24kW, addressed to Saim Dealer Network – Level 1 has just ended.
The course, which was organized in two sessions from the 7th to 10th of February, involving 40 specialized technicians from 20 companies located throughout the country, has been held by Service Manager SAIM Marco Pezzuolo with the support of the Service Manager KOHLER Francesco Pitardi. The training was focused on the new gen-set range equipped with KOHLER Diesel engines.
In particular, the features of these new series have been studied in details as well as the new soundproofing cabin and the new and revolutionary DEC3500 controller that offers the possibility of parallel operation with multiple generator sets (also single phase) thanks to PGEN® system patented by KOHLER.
In Salzburg (Austria) took place the last Ferretti Group Convergence, the annual conference that brings together several commanders of the Ferretti Group yachts and shuttles.
The participants this year were over 100 and the main Sponsor of the event was the Norwegian SIDE POWER, as well as MAN and RINA.
Ronny Skauen, Side Power General Manager, held to commanders a theoretical session lasting two hours, explaining the features and benefits of the Side Power thrusters and stabilizers.
SAIM has supported the event by participating actively in the organization of this worldwide important meeting point.
A technical training exclusively addressed to Ferretti dealers was held by Ferretti Service University at Saim headquarters at Buccinasco on February 9th and 12th.
More than 40 dealers attended the event focused on Kohler ranges K and DJ. The 2-day program included sessions concerning the new EFKOZD and EFOZDJ with Kohler engine, theory and practical courses for the DEC3500 functionality and new FRX alternator. Attention was drawn to the use of original spare parts for maintenance and service schedules of all models were delivered to the dealers.
The meeting was a great opportunity to develop major technical issues at Saim thanks to Ferretti Service University and the technical staff of Saim Service department.
Saim delivered five MAN engines to CME (www.cmesrl.it). The generators equipped with Man engines were employed for the Skyway Monte Bianco, the brand new cable car in Courmayeur.
Two gens – 400 and 800 kW – were located at the cable car base at Pontal d’Entrèves, at 1.500 m above sea level, two 800 kW gens at Pavillon Mont Fréty, at 2400 m, a 500- kW gen at the top at Punta Helbronner at 3.466 m.
The Saim technical department accomplished a long feasibility study due to the height of the location.
SAIM has been appointed as exclusive sales agent for Italy for Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control Systems by the Swedish company.
SAIM Group will be responsible for increasing awareness of the Swedish engineering firm’s latest developments in fast acting interceptors and kit boxes for dynamic control system, whilst driving sales in Italy.
Both SAIM and Zipwake have established enviable reputations within their respective fields for the development and distribution of high quality marine equipment. The signing of the new agreement means both parties can look forward to expanding Zipwake Dynamic Trim Control System’s market presence.
SAIM enthusiasm for collaborating with the Swedish company further demonstrates the quality and unique benefits of Zipwake interceptor.
Superyacht sailboat and motor yacht owners have long desired a robust capstan that is capable of being
retracted, when not in use, in order to provide an uncluttered deck area; whether it be located on the
foredeck or installed in the mid ship and/or stern areas of a vessel.
Maxwell has developed an inspired solution which allows for a retractable unit every bit as functional and strong as a non-retractable capstan.
The entire Maxwell Retractable Vertical Capstan (RVC) has been designed not only for superb functionality,
but with the aim that aesthetics aboard any Superyacht are also paramount.
The top of the capstan drum is pleasing to the eye and has been patterned to provide a non-skid surface when flush with the deck, in
the fully “DOWN” position.
Operation of the Maxwell RVC, which performs above the exacting performance criteria of the conventional
Maxwell VC4000 capstan, is as simple and straightforward as any conventional capstan.
Adjustment and maintenance of the RVC is equally simple, utilising a basic tool kit with minimal disassembly of the unit.
Underwater Lights Limited expand their already comprehensive portfolio of lights with new Marlin surface mounted lights. This surface mounted light is ideal for smaller craft with its simple non-cutting installation and simple plug and play system utilizing an integral driver.
Offering 2800 lumens of brightness, the lights give a wide 60 degree angle of beam making them ideal for super yacht tenders, pleasure boats or even fishing boats. With electrics bonded through the power cable the lights give 40,000 hours of LED life. Available in white and blue, it’s built from armor coated AB2 bronze.
Marlin Lights will be shown at the forthcoming boat shows next September at Saim Marine booth.
Stradella’s Hospital is equipped with an gas fueled engine
driving a three-generation CHP unit
using natural gas which can provide energy
and heat for heating or refrigeration system.
The whole system, built by a leading Italian Company,
uses the power generated by a MAN E2876 E312 engine
which supplies 150 kW @ 1500 rpm.
The final performance of the system can recover up to 85%
of the supplied heat by the energy of the introduced gas .
MAN and SAIM are definitively environmentally friendly