- Ensuring Safe and Reliable Exchange at Sea
The process of replenishing and refueling ships at sea can occur in challenging situations, including rough weather conditions and freezing temperatures in Arctic seas. At Van Halteren Technologies, we understand the critical need for a safe and reliable exchange of solid goods and liquids in such conditions. Our Replenishment at Sea Systems meet industry quality standards, ensuring technology, functionality, safety, economy, and class conformity. From the engineering phase, we leverage creative innovations to exceed these standards, resulting in improved availability and reduced maintenance time and costs throughout the system's life cycle.
- Versatile Solutions for Liquids and Solid Goods
Van Halteren Technologies offers a range of Replenishment at Sea Systems tailored to different requirements. For liquids (RAS-L), we employ the Abeam Method and the Astern Method. In the Abeam Method, a tensioned support line (spanwire) connects the delivering and receiving ships, while transfer is facilitated through suspended hoses. This method allows for the transfer of various liquids, such as diesel, aviation fuel, and water, using separate hoses to meet specific capacity needs. The Astern Method, on the other hand, involves a floating hose paid out and connected to the receiving ship, ensuring safe distance between the vessels. Our system design includes automatic approach and stopping of the winch drum, along with an emergency hand drive for enhanced safety.
For the transfer of solids (RAS-S), our system utilizes a tensioned support line (highline) supporting a traveler block assembly. This assembly efficiently transfers single objects, pallets, or containers at a high transfer rate between the delivering and receiving ships. With our specialized solutions, you can optimize the exchange of solids and improve overall operational efficiency.
- RAS Receiving Stations: Seamless Integration
Van Halteren Technologies' Replenishment at Sea Systems also incorporate dedicated RAS receiving stations. These stations feature connection points for the highline or spanwire on the receiving ship, along with standardized receiving flanges or probes for liquids. Additionally, the connection point for receiving solids can be a fixed pad eye or an electric-driven sliding pad eye, allowing for the smooth and secure transfer of the load onto the deck of the receiving ship.