As 2010 draws to a close, and before looking forward to 2011, we thought we would review some of our most popular posts of the year on the Cavotec blog.
With many of us taking a break at this time of year, we thought our review of 2010 should get underway with a cruise: especially cruise ships that have been fitted with shore-to-ship electrical power, also known as ‘cold ironing’, units that reduce particulate, NOx and SOx emissions when these vessels are in port.
Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, and her sister ship, Oasis of the Seas, are equipped to use shore-to-ship power, also known as ‘cold ironing’. Click here for the full story.
Our most popular post on the Airports side was the update of our major infrastructure project in Bahrain. A groundbreaking application is seeing the delivery of an entirely integrated state-of-the-art utility system for Bahrain International Airport. The final commissioning phase of this project is due to start as planned, during Q1 2011. Read the full post here.
In October, we reported how our automated mooring technology, MoorMaster™, has been adapted to a rugged application at Port Hedland in Western Australia, where 14 MoorMaster™ units have been installed at the port’s Utah Point iron ore berth. Click here for the full post.
Since its introduction in 1998, several versions of MoorMaster™ have successfully performed some 32,000 moorings at container, bulk handling, Ro/Ro, ferry and lock applications around the world.
For General Industry, we rather enjoyed the post on our collaboration with Norway’s Maritime Robotics that sees our radio remote control technologies installed on unmanned, remote controlled vessels for applications in the offshore and maritime industries. For full details, including a video, on this exciting project, click here.
And just for a bit of fun before the holidays, a reminder of how some innovative thinking can make waiting for your aircraft a novel experience: the slide built into the side of Singapore Changi Airport. Click here to take the ride on the slide!
Thanks to all those who have taken the time to comment on our posts – and do let us know whether we have missed your favourite post in our review. Here’s to another busy, productive year in 2011: we’re looking forward to it.