26.09.2008 Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, Germany «SMM 2008»

Managers of the marine transport service department and innovations department have visited the Shipbuilding Machinery & Marine Technology International Trade Fair.

This fair is arranged once in two years and attracts leading international companies working in field of shipbuilding and marine fleet operation, representing recent innovative solutions in these fields.

The motto of the SMM 2008 is “Environmental protection and efficiency of implementing innovative solutions in relevant fields”. For our specialists it has been the second shipbuilding fair, where we could present and examine innovations in field of ecological operation of marine transport. Besides, we had a possibility to participate in a symposium organized by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technologies (BMWI) and the Community of European Shipyards Associations (CESA), dedicated to globally important problems of marine fleet operation in accordance with environmental requirements, presenting solutions of diminishing emissions.

Director of innovations department Mr. Alexander Polyakov has participated in a discussion about this subject, presenting comparative characteristics of analogues to DRS® (mixer-disperser), or homogenizer, as called by European producers, manufactured by CORVUS Company. Comparative characteristics, tests and technical specifications of different models have been presented to a wide audience. Basing upon the comparison of specifications the audience has agreed to promising outlook of this CORVUS Company’s development. Protocols of intentions for implementation of DRS® at the Singapore shipyard have been signed.

This fair clearly evidenced that increase of efficiency and environmental protection are not two contradictions. It has been noted by Dr. Hans-Heinrich, managing director of German Association of ship owners (VDR).