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.
Guest lecture offshore at the Korean Maritime Institute (KMI)
On the 17th of October Mr. A.J. Bos, director of HMC, was invited to perform a guest lecture offshore at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU) in Busan, Korea.
» 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.
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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.
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HMC behoort bij de meest aansprekende leerbedrijven van 2013
Op woensdag 5 juni 2013 is HMC (Hydrographic and Marine Consultants) 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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» 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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