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  1. Mar 2019AEGIR-Marine’s R&D Testing Facility: state-of-the-art and fully equipped

    Wijk bij Duurstede, 13 March 2019 – AEGIR-Marine’s R&D Testing Facility accommodates state-of-the-art test benches and the latest data analysis software for stern tube sealing parts and propulsion systems. Investing heavily in R&D allows AEGIR-Marine to service every ship owner with the highest quality possible. Within the testing facility it is even possible to perform tests on tube seal systems and other parts in their natural habitat. Read more

  2. Mar 2019AEGIR-Marine’s R&D Lab: accommodating innovation

    Wijk bij Duurstede, 13 March 2019 – Under the wings of AEGIR-Marine’s head office, the company built its own laboratory. Making accurate measurements, oil compatibility and wear tests on stern tube seals possible. During these tests AEGIR can take into account the pressures inside the stern tube sealing system,circumferential speed and duration of the system’s operational time. This allows AEGIR to predict the lifespan of stern tube seals more precisely, saving ship owners time and money. Read more

  3. Aug 2018AEGIR-Marine releases own branded propulsion controls system at SMM

    Wijk bij Duurstede, 31 August 2018 – AEGIR-Marine, full service provider for stern tube seals and propulsion systems for the maritime industry, releases its own branded propulsion controls system: Prime Controls. The development of Prime Controls allows AEGIR-Marine to provide its customers with a full controls system retrofit and the assurance that spare parts are available at least fifteen years after delivery. AEGIR will demonstrate Prime Controls at the SMM in Hamburg from 4th to 7th September 2018 (stand A1.430). Read more

  4. Aug 2018AEGIR-Marine extends its augmented reality app for service and e-learning

    Wijk bij Duurstede, 29 August 2018 – AEGIR-Marine, full service provider for stern tube seals and propulsion systems for the maritime industry, improved and extended its augmented reality app for service and e-learning. The renewed app now supports bow thruster maintenance, and the modules for seal services and e-learning have been supplemented. The augmented reality app is an innovative addition to AEGIR’s remote assistance offering. AEGIR will demonstrate its AR app at the SMM in Hamburg from 4th to 7th September 2018 (stand A1.430). Read more

  5. Feb 2018AEGIR-Marine is available 24/7

    On Sunday morning we received an urgent call from a Superintendent who just left the shipyard after dry-dock, but ran into serious problems on their Propulsion systems. With only a maximum pitch of 35% on her pitch propeller the vessel could not continue her journey, which would cause possible delays in her charter. After a call with our 24/7 duty officer a control specialist was consulted and found that the problem could not be solved by the crew. Within 1.5 hour from the initial call from the superintendent, our control specialist was on board at the Maasvlakte terminals, where a root cause analysis has been conducted. Within 2 hours the problem was found and solved. After a sea trial with positive result, the vessel and its crew finally headed out for sea!

  6. Jan 20185 maritime trends for 2018: the promise of service

    Although the economy in general is booming, unfortunately growth in many segments of the shipping industry is still lagging behind. Yet there are some small rays of hope, and it’s about time. Another side effect of the economic crisis is that it has triggered a 'race to the bottom'. Many companies are approaching their nadir, hit rock bottom or were swallowed by the ground. A dead end race as far as I am concerned. Merging and downsizing, larger vessels and containerization have made companies more efficient. And with Big Data, automation and eventually even unmanned vessels, there are still many benefits to be gained. But our industry seems to have lost a lot of its elasticity. Many efficiency successes were at the expense of personnel, customer orientation and as a result customer satisfaction. Especially on this aspect companies can make a difference in the short and longer term. Therefore I would like to emphasize five prerequisites for a future-proof, service-oriented organization. Read more.

  7. Jan 2018AEGIR-Marine’s new propulsion workshop DNV-GL approved

    AEGIR-Marine has received an Approved Workshop statement from DNV-GL. AEGIR-Marine is the first brand-independent service provider in The Netherlands with an approved workshop for repair and maintenance of propulsion systems.For brand-independent service providers who perform repair and maintenance work on maritime propulsion systems, approval of their workshop is completely new. AEGIR-Marine approached DNV-GL for the approval process, because this agency also supported the company in obtaining the ISO 9001 certification, the international standard for quality management systems. Workshop Approval includes the quality of maintenance on propulsion systems, workplace routing, a safe working environment, dealing with hazardous substances and risk management to ensure the quality and a high uptime of the equipment based on elements of ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001. Read more.

  8. Nov 2017Bengi and AEGIR-Marine announce strategic partnership

    Bengi BV (Marine Engine Service & Trading) and AEGIR-Marine (expert in the field of stern tube seals and services for maritime propulsion systems) announced a mutual strategic partnership. This allows the joint customer base of both maritime service companies to profit from their combined knowledge on propulsion systems and engines. Read the English or the Dutch press release. 

  9. Sep 2017AEGIR-Marine opened its new Propulsion Workshop, R&D Center and AEGIR Academy

    AEGIR-Marine opened its new Propulsion Workshop, R&D Center and AEGIR Academy. As a opening event the stern tube seal and propulsion service expert held a seminar entitled 'Exploring The Future Of Services'. The two day event was attended by some 400 customers and business relations. Astronaut André Kuipers, Tjapko Poppens, Mayor of Wijk bij Duurstede, and the owners of AEGIR-Marine, Ruud Muis and Hans Dekker, jointly commissioned the opening ceremony. During the event DNV GL officially issued the Workshop Approval Certification for the new Propulsion Workshop and AEGIR Marine launched its new proprietary, brand independent and hyper robust seal. Read more.

  10. Apr 2017AEGIR-Marine April Newsletter

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