Lagersmit proud sponsor of Dutch National Women’s volleyball team for deaf and hearing impaired!

Lagersmit is proud to announce that they will sponsor the National Women’s Volleyball team for deaf and hearing impaired. They represent The Netherlands from June 29th till July 11th at the European Championships in Paris. The Dutch team is classified in poule D and will be facing Ukraine, France and Poland.

Update 7/13/2015: After several matches they ended up 6th at the European Championships. A very good accomplishment!

For more information about the European Championships: www.volley-sourd.fr/paris2015/en/

For more information about the Dutch Team: www.dovenvolleybal.nl

Lagersmits Liquidyne® seal added to the Shell Supplier Qualification System

Shell has a Supplier Qualification System (SQS) which is designed to collect and store information of qualified suppliers invited to work with Shell. Lagersmit recently was invited to join this supplier system. We are proud to mention that our Liquidyne seal is now added in the section 2.3.8. Metal Bearings and Seals as a sealing solution.

The water lubricated Liquidyne seal was initially developed for heavy duty dredging pumps. To date, the Liquidyne is successfully installed in dredging pumps, cooling-water pumps, booster pumps, slurry pumps and many other applications.

More about the Liquidyne seal

Not only are we added to the list of the Shell SQS, we are already on the TAMAP (Technically Accepted Manufacturers And Products) list, published on the Shell Global rotating equipment network as Best Practice for cooling water pumps and passed for incorporation in the Shell DEP (Design Engineering Practice).

The possibility of continuously monitoring the actual state of the Liquidyne seals delivers Shell a peace of mind by enabling planned maintenance of their cooling water pumps. As a result, the stability and reliability of the pumping operation are increased considerably and maintenance costs are reduced to a minimum.

The above mentioned results of Lagersmit with its Liquidyne seal makes us a reliable partner for Shell. Securing maximum control on the cooling water supply and ensuring the best possible reliability, availability and lowest TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) of the concerning equipment.

The Port of Antwerp awards green technology pioneers

By Sabrina Peters-Nijssen

Less emissions is gaining more importance at the Port of Antwerp. The port and the city suffer from high concentrations air pollutions such as particulates and therefore seeks to attract vessels that make use of innovative, sustainable technologies. Seagoing vessels using an alternative technology to reduce emissions of particulates will grant a discount as of the 1st of June 2015. The discount comes on top of the existing ESI discount. In some cases this means a 30% reduction in the port dues. These dues need to be paid whenever you call at Antwerp. By awarding green technology pioneers the Port of Antwerp encourages investments in sustainable shipping.

What does this mean for you

As of the 1st of June vessels can claim the discount if they are able to demonstrate that they either make effective use of scrubbers or powered by LNG for a period of at least 24 hours before they call at the port of Antwerp.
A 20% discount will be given if a ship is powered by LNG. In case you use closed scrubbers you get a discount of 15%.
‘Early adapters’ will be rewarded in this case since the discount percentages will be gradually reduced as of 2016. The percentages for 2016 are set at 15% and 10% respectively, and for 2017 they will be 10% and 5%.

We noticed that environmental responsibility is gaining more importance. In line with the changing legalization and regulations Lagersmit designed zero-emission sealing solutions. Seals will not contribute directly in obtaining a cleaner air but they can retrieve less emissions of oil into the marine environment.
The Supreme Ventus® and the Supreme Athmos® are designed to deliver your peace of mind by guarantying a zero-emission of oil. Their air and drain system prevents oil leakage to the environment or water leakage into the stern tube.

Please visit our green solutions page to find out more about the Lagersmit environmental friendly solutions.

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Source: http://www.portofantwerp.com/en/news/port-antwerp-grants-discount-ships-lower-particulate-emissions

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