Replenishment at Sea Systems (RAS)
Van Halteren Technologies is an experienced partner when it comes to different types of Replenishment systems. The systems are designed for transfer of liquids abeam as well as liquids astern (RAS-L) as well as solid goods (RAS-S). The safe and energy efficient winch driven ship-to-ship connection is constantly tensioned using a unique hydro-pneumatic tensioner.
The process of replenishment and refuelling ships at sea can take place in demanding situations, from being underway in rough weather conditions to experiencing freezing temperatures at the arctic seas. In order to ensure a safe and reliable exchange of solid goods and liquids in various conditions at sea, Van Halteren Technologies Replenishment systems meet the industry quality standards with respect to technology, functionality, safety, economy and class conformity. As a partner already in the engineering phase, Van Halteren Technologies is able to develop systems making use of creative innovations to exceed these industry standards plus it can save you maintenance time and costs, not to mention improving availability over the complete life cycle.
Electric & hydraulic RAS systems
Throughout the years Van Halteren Technologies delivered both electrical and hydraulics-based replenishment systems. Hydraulics are usually more compact and may have advantages in power consumption. In case hydraulic power is already available in the ship’s design a substantial reduction on the costs can be expected by using hydraulic replenishment solutions. Electrical replenishment systems on the other hand are less complex and easier to maintain.