HMC participates in the “VOL-connect initiative” by TU Delft
The Association of Alumni of the department Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft) have developed the “VOL-connect initiative”. The initiative links students of the TU Delft with alumni within their discipline. A student will contact a graduate within the maritime industry and asks for a link. At HMC the link results in a kind of internship, which in cooperation with the company can be determent. Our director, also studied at the TU Delft, was very interested in being linked to the new generation of maritime engineers and has been connected to several students. The latest interesting link the student validated HMC’s calculations by comparing them between theory and practice. If you would like to read the article, please click here (Dutch).
» VOL koppel initiatief (Dutch)
HMC is awarded with the 35th place in the “MKB (SME) Innovation Top 100” award
In Utrecht, The Netherlands, HMC was honored for the development of the intelligent software tool: EcoTrim. EcoTrim calculates the optimal trim for a vessel, aimed at reducing fuel consumption. EcoTrim consists of a trim optimization module for all types of vessels. The presentation of the SME Innovation Top 100 took place at the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz in the Netherlands. The list with the most innovative companies was published on Monday, June 13th 2014 in the NRC Handelsblad and was sponsored by Mercedes, NRC Media and the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. HMC is very proud with this result and looks forward to the next MKB innovation top 100 edition in 2015. Read more.
» HMC’s EcoTrim page
» Official MKB innovatie top 100 website
HMC presented paper about Proposed rules for fatigue in offshore Transport Engineering
The presented paper described the history of special transport and the impact on the development of rules to keep in pace with the technical developments to assure safe transport. Interviews with experts in the industry confirm the need for common rules for fatigue assessment in transport. For a copy of HMC’s paper or more information please contact our office.
» Official OMAE2014 website
HMC presents paper at the RINA office in London
On May 22th 2014, HMC presented a paper at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) about the Design and Operation of Container Ships. The RINA wants to further investigate this aspect of the maritime Industry. HMC was proud to present our view on this topic and hopes the industry will share our thoughts. For a copy of HMC’s paper or more information please contact our office.
» Official RINA website
» Read the full article in the MS newsletter Q2 2014
HMC attends a succesful placement market at the HVA
Enthusiastic and eager students who are looking for ways to expand their horizon with an internship are always welcome at HMC. We are proud of the fact that we are an approved apprenticeship by ECABO.
To introduce new students to our industry, HMC attended the placement market at the HVA in Amsterdam. The placement market was well organised and a lot of students showed interest for our industry, thereby making it a great success.
» HVA website
Nautical safety of wind turbine farms offshore presentation
In November of 2013 Mr. Bos, gave a presentation in Portugal on his ideas about Nautical Safety of offshore wind turbine farms. Mr. Bos’ vision and knowledge about the subject were positively received. The video of this presentation is now online. Click here to view the presentation in PDF.
» WavEC Presentation video (YouTube)
» Official WavEC website
M.I.C.E. invited HMC to provide a seminar about Transport Engineering
From 26th – 28th February 2014, Our director, Mr A.J. Bos, will give a seminar Transport Engineering in the Oil and Gas Industry in Singapore. This seminar will be given on behalf of M.I.C.E. Global. The target of this seminar will be oil and gas operators, design companies, shipbuilders, marine offshore companies and offshore transportation companies. Read the full article in HMC’s Maritime Education newsletter (Q1 2014).
» M.I.C.E. Global course
HMC provides a seminar about Transport Engineering at the OMAE2014
HMC will be present at the 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE2014) in San Francisco, California, from June 8-13, 2014. On the 7th of June HMC will provide a very interesting seminar about Transport Engineering. Fatigue damages to modules during transport when transported on module carriers are a hot topic at the moment. Read the full article in HMC’s Maritime Education newsletter (Q1 2014).
» OMAE2014 course
EcoTrim can reduce costs up to 5%
Fuel is by far the largest operating cost for many ship owners. With the increase of fuel prices and the more stringent environmental regulations, ship-owners and operators are searching for ways to lower their operating expenses and emissions. How the ship is trimmed has significant impact on the amount of power and fuel needed. Read the full article in HMC’s Maritime Business Applications newsletter (Q4 2013).
» HMC’s EcoTrim page
The technical part of HMC’s SafeTOW
HMC has a lot of experience in transport engineering and maritime operations and safety is always an important factor of maritime transports. HMC developed SafeTOW and created an online safeguard system, integrated with the equipment on board. SafeTOW calculates the stability aspects of vessels engaged in towing and anchor handling operations. Read the full article in HMC’s Maritime Business Applications newsletter (Q4 2013).
» HMC’s SafeTOW page
HMC delivered the stability booklet for Conquest MB1
HMC delivered the stability booklet for the heavy lift crane barge Conquest MB1. The state of the art crane barge is designed for offshore transportation, removal, refurbishment, construction activities and especially for year round operation in harsh environments in full compliance with UK, Dutch and Danish operating regulations. Read the full article in HMC’s Marine Services newsletter (Q4 2013).
» Official Conquest website
Nautical Safety of offshore wind farms in Portugal
The topic on nautical safety was central at the visit of Mr. Bos to Lisbon, Portugal. On the 25th of November our director, Mr. Bos, gave a successful presentation on his ideas about Nautical Safety of offshore wind farms presided by the former minister of Portugal. His vision about the subject were positively received and we are looking forward to the opportunity to share our knowledge. Currently, A meeting is held between Mr. Bos and Energias De Portugal (EDP) to assess the current status of safety when operating in wind offshore farms. The EDP group is centered on the generation and distribution of electric power, as well as information technologies areas. Their business includes complementary and related areas such as water, gas, engineering and vocational training.
» Official EDP website
HMC’s visit to South Korea
Mr A.J. (Ton) Bos and Mr. S. (Stephan) Lucas of HMC are currently in South Korea to visit some of our clients and relations.
On the 18th of October they have visited Busan International Distribution Centre (BIDC), for which HMC performs the transport engineering.
» HMC’s Marine Services newsletter
Guest lecture offshore at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU)
On the 17th of October Mr A.J. Bos, director of HMC, was invited to perform a guest lecture offshore.
The lecture was given at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU) in Busan, Korea.
Mr A.J. Bos said afterwards: “I am very honored to have been invited to such an prestige school”.
» Official KMOU website
HMC received a nomination from Kenteq for best learning company 2013
On the 3rd of October Kenteq announced the Best Learning Company of 2013 from the election group Randstad. We are very pleased that HMC has come second in the competition. It was an exiting day for us and we came very close.
HMC takes its title as “learning company” very seriously and is always looking for students (and starters) that are enthusiastic and are willing to learn.
» Official article
HMC is proud to be involved in an enormous project as the $5.2 billion project of the expansion of the Panama Canal
Our part in this magnificent project is the delivery of the complete transport engineering which led to the successful transportation of the first sets of four voyages to be completed. The first set of Panama locks were transported from Trieste, Italy and are now off-loaded onto a temporary dock on the Atlantic side of the waterway. The arrival of the first set of new gates comes as the expansion nears the end of its sixth year of construction. The completion of our transport engineering part is not to be underestimated. It took some time to modify the heavy transport vessel to comply with all applicable regulations and raised questions in our participation in the DNV workgroup of Heavy Lift and Transportation.
The arrival of the gates is one of the most visible aspects of the total project and HMC is very proud to show the industry how important good engineering can be in voyages like this. In 2014, the Panama Canal has his 100th birthday and the total project of the renovation and enlargement is scheduled to be completed. For now HMC looks forward to the second load out of the Panama lock gates which will take the completion of the Panama Canal expansion to the next level.
» Official article
Transport engineering services for TPI Mega Line Co. Ltd.
HMC is proud to be invited to offer transport engineering services to TPI Mega Line Co. Ltd. This month we were honored by the visit of Mr. J. Hwang and Mr. J. Park.
Next month staff members of HMC will visit TPI Mega Line Co. Ltd. in South-Korea.
» Official TPI Mega Line Co. Ltd. website
Renewable Offshore Energy & Ocean Development mission to Japan
In June 2013, HMC joined the Renewable Energy & Ocean Development mission to Japan. The focus on the demand for renewable energy has grown into a major trend and the Japanese government and industry wish to invest in matchmaking with Dutch parties with expertise in technology development. During the trade mission, HMC found new partners and showed them our knowledge of transport and installation engineering.
» Learn more
Internships at HMC
At HMC we are very committed to our students who make their internship at HMC. Our Interns are treated just like full-time staff and given plenty of opportunities. After all a good internship is a strategic way to jumpstart a career. One of our Interns, studying at the ROC Flevoland Mechanical Engineering indicated that he had a very valuable learning experience. He told us it was a great opportunity to get to know our company, the people and the culture of HMC. The student made a beautiful cake to show his thank and appreciation for HMC. We want to thank and wish him all the best in his coming career.
» Interested? HMC vacancies
HMC behoort bij de meest aansprekende leerbedrijven van 2013
Op woensdag 5 juni 2013 is HMC (Hydrographic and Marine Consultants B.V.) bezocht door een delegatie van Kenteq. Vanuit de verkiezingsgroep Randstad waren drie erkende Kenteq leerbedrijven genomineerd in de categorie tot en met 25 werknemers. HMC is trots om bij deze drie genoemd te worden als één van de meest aansprekende leerbedrijven van 2013.
» Full article
HMC nominated for the award of best learning company 2013
In May 2013, HMC received news that it was nominated for the award of best learning company 2013, in the category of up to 25 employees. These prizes are awarded annually by Kenteq. Kenteq is the Dutch centre of expertise on vocational education, training and the labour market. Kenteq is responsible for the qualification of companies’ educational activities. HMC’s maritime education business unit manager, Ing. Timon Ligterink replies: “We feel honored to have Kenteq’s recognition for our educational activities in the maritime education business unit. We strive to live up to the expectations of Kenteq and our clients in the near and far future”.
» Official Kenteq website
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) at Houston
The OTC 2013 is organised and operated exclusively to promote and further the advance of scientific and technical knowledge of offshore resources and environmental matters. HMC will participate as usual at the OTC to get up to date with developments in the offshore oil and gas industry. The Conference will be held at the Reliant Center in Houston from 6 – 9 May 2013.
» Official OTC Website
Transport engineering: Big business
2012 has been a truly busy year for HMC. Among new product development, expansion of the HMC crew and the flourishing start of two new joint industry projects, transport engineering was the steady factor within our walls. This business unit closes 2012 with two highly valued cooperations with J.F. Moore on performing engineering services. Read the full article in HMC’s Corporate Newsletter (Q4 2012).
» HMC’s Transport Engineering page
HMC on trade mission to South Korea with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander
In the summer of 2012 Mr. Ir. A.J. Bos MBA, Eur. Ing. travelled to South Korea with a delegation of Dutch entrepreneurs to participate in a trade mission with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.The trade mission aimed to align the South Korean – Netherlands’ trade and business goals and provide grounds for expanding cooperation between the two nations. For HMC, this was a perfect opportunity to speak with new and existing South Korean partners and expand our business with HMC Korea. During the main event, a dinner with His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, HMC was joined by its most highly valued partners in South Korea and its Korean subsidiary. HMC wishes to thank the organizers as well as HMC Korea, and its partners for the highly pleasant mission.
» Full article
HMC receives European subsidy for the development of a Ship Dismantling Instrument
On March 1st 2012 HMC received its official cheque of little over 80.000,— euro from the European Union to develop a Ship Dismantling Instrument. Over the past two years, HMC has been busy with increasing efficiency, health and safety standards on ship dismantling operations. The subsidy, granted through the TMI (Technologische en Milieu Innovatie regeling) subsidy will contribute to the development of such a system and support local and regional business in an environmentally friendly way.
» Full article
CrewPlan: The first crew management system for small(er) shipping companies
The market of crew management and administration software is filled with complicated, expensive software packages which are especially useful for shipping companies exceeding 25 ships or 250 crewmembers. HMC launched a crew management software package for the smaller shipping companies. With a price of less than 900,— euro per license it offers great functionality for only a fraction of the price of other crew management software packages.
» Full article
» CrewPlan 6.2 page
CPC 2.0: HMC Takes Ship Loading Computers to a whole new level
HMC is a Dutch enterprise specialized in products and services that improve safety, quality and efficiency of maritime operations. The first CPC was delivered in 1976, and as of 1995 CPC is part of HMC’s product portfolio. After a 35 year period of delivering its ship loading computer CPC to more than 2000 ships worldwide, HMC has now introduced its successor: CPC 2.0.
» CPC 2.0 page
HMC involved in salvage operation K-Wave
Last month HMC was involved in salvage work for the K-wave off the coast of Malaga, Spain. Just only 2 days after it had run aground it was refloated again and returned to its British owners.
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