Wednesday, July 17, 2013

News: Martek Marine wins first Russian deal


Rotherham company, Martek Marine, one of the world leaders in the supply of safety and environmental monitoring systems for the shipping industry, has achieved a breakthrough first export deal in Russia to national oil and gas explorer, Gazflot.

The Manvers company supplies ships around the world with products such as marine defibrillators, its Navgard BNWAS system, the Bulksafe Water Ingress Detection System and the Fastcalgas calibration gas supply service.

Part of the huge Gazprom company - the largest extractor of natural gas and one of the largest companies in the world - Gazflot was established in 1994 and carries out geological exploration and subsequent development of continental shelf gas and oil fields in Russia.

Martek has secured a deal to supply calibration gases for a pair of jack-up rig mobile platforms as well as six Navgard BNWAS systems. Gazflot has also signed a record breaking six figure system expansion contract.

Ship owners need to prove that on-board gas detection equipment is operating correctly and accurately. Martek's Fastcalgas service provides certified calibration gas anywhere in the world in order to test and calibrate the gas detection equipment on board vessels.

A BNWAS (bridge watch and alarm system) is designed to monitor bridge activity and detect any operator disability that could lead to shipping accidents. The system monitors the awareness of the Officer of the Watch (OOW) and automatically alerts other staff if for any reason, the OOW becomes incapable of performing duties through an accident, sickness or even a security breach such as piracy or hijacking.

Last year, Martek appointed Ian Bennett as a new regional sales manager for the growing Russian market. Commenting on Martek's first Russian sale, Ian said: "We've already seen a huge take-up in our systems aboard merchant vessels needing to meet the requirements of SOLAS Chapter V Regulation 19, but we're also now seeing increasing interest from the offshore market.

"Approved by all the major classification societies, Martek's Navgard is the easiest, quickest and lowest cost system to install."

Martek's latest innovation is a product that will help ship owners meet new regulations for the fitting of Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems on all new ships built since July 2012.

Martek Marine website



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