- 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.
- Oct 2017AEGIR-Marine and Maersk Line renew Frame AgreementWijk bij Duurstede, October 26 2017 – Maersk Line, global leader in container shipping, renewed its Frame Agreement with AEGIR-Marine, full service provider for stern tube seals and propulsion systems for the maritime industry.The Dutch company will extend its high quality overhaul and maintenance services for Maersk container ships for the coming years. Maersk Line manages the contracted vessels from its offices in Copenhagen (Denmark), Norfolk (USA), Singapore and Mumbai (India).
Three years ago both companies signed their first mutual frame agreement. The years following were used by Maersk Line and AEGIR-Marine to align their operations. Maersk Line was looking for service cost reduction on its container ships, as the profitability of this market is under pressure. Read more.
- 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.
- Today we celebrate the 12,5 year anniversary of our colleague of #mariekeboter controller at AEGIR-Marine HQ. We are so happy to be working with you! #celebration #teamwork #aegirmarine #anniversary #maritime #careers #congratulations
- Apr 2017AEGIR-Marine April Newsletter
- Apr 2017AEGIR-Marine in the land of the rising sun
AEGIR-Marine will attend the BARI-SHIP2017 fair in Imabari, Japan from 25 May - 27 May 2017. Imabari is situated on the smallest of the four Japanese islands, just South of Honshu. The city is the very center of Japan’s maritime industry. One-third of the annual commercial Japanese tonnage is built here. Imabari also hosts an extensive marine equipment manufacturing industry. Read more.
- Apr 2017On the Job: Peter Versteeg
Peter Versteeg is an experienced stern seal engineer, and one of our engineers who is specialized in installing Primair Systems. He told us about a service job he was proud of, which he worked on together with Danny Haverlag. Read more.
- Apr 2017AEGIR-Marine adds stabilizer repair to its service package
AEGIR-Marine adds stabilizer repair services to its portfolio of independent maritime services. In February 2017 we reinforced our team with a specialist in stabilizers. The expansion of our service portfolio is part of our long term growth strategy. Now we are able to offer ship owners and ship managers a one-stop-shop overhaul service. Read more.
- Jan 2017Bigger and Better
- Jan 2017AEGIR-Marine’s new repair shop: bigger, better
AEGIR-Marine considerably expands its in-house repair capacity for ship components, such as thrusters and propulsion systems. The company is currently building a new accommodation in Wijk bij Duurstede, the Netherlands. The new building, adjacent to the existing one, will house a new state of the art work and fully equipped repair shop. In this way, AEGIR-Marine will be able to deal with the growing demand for repair services in the maritime industry. The opening is due on 1 July 2017. Read more
- Jan 2017Five questions for Mustafa Göktas
How long have you been working for AEGIR-Marine?
“I’ve been working for AEGIR-Marine for two years now as a propulsion engineer."
What was your last engineering job?
“I just returned from an extensive job propulsion job in Shanghai, China. I spent two weeks there on a big shipyard. The vessel was a fifteen year old bulk carrier, which needed a complete overhaul of the oil distribution box (OD), the controllable-pitch propeller (CPP), the stern seals and shaft installment." Read more
- Jan 2017The PRIME-Blue
The PRIME-Blue is AEGIR-Marine’s water lubricated stern seal installation, which is designed to be an environmental friendly sealing solution. Read more
- Jan 2017The new AEGIR Calendar 2017!
The new AEGIR Calendar is out now! Read more
- Dec 2016Maritime trends for 2017 and beyond
Ruud Muis, Marine Service Entrepreneur and Co-founder of AEGIR-Marine BV, on the maritime trends for 2017 and beyond. His vision on the maritime industry, the economic challenges, the after sales market and innovation. Read more
- Dec 2016On the job
On the job
AEGIR-Marine was asked to service a cruise vessel which was planned to dock in Cadiz, Spain. The job included the overhaul of three thrusters (2 in the bow and 1 in the stern) and the exchange of the seal rings of the aft and forward stern tubes on both propeller shafts, A nice job of course, on a very well maintained vessel.. Read more
- Nov 2016Five questions for Anton Pramatarov
What is your position at AEGIR-Marine?
I am an Area Sales Manager for AEGIR-Marine. My roots are in Bulgaria, and I’m responsible for Russia, the Baltic states and Eastern Europe, with the exception of Poland. I am also ASM for Greece, Cyprus, Iran and the Middle East. Read more
- Nov 2016Propeller damage repair: the AEGIR-Marine approach
AEGIR-Marine was commissioned with the repair of propeller damage of a Greek Panamax bulk carrier in Guangzhou, China. The service engineers of AEGIR-Marine were dealing with many challenges in the course of this project, and had to improvise on the spot.
On the morning of 10 June 2016, received a diving inspection report from a consultant on the propeller of the vessel in Guangzhou. During a laden voyage from Iran to China the vessel encountered excessive vibration on her propeller. The ship owner arranged for an underwater propeller inspection. Read more
- Nov 2016Five questions for service engineer
How long have you been working for AEGIR-Marine?
I’ve been working here for 3,5 years now.
What is the project you are currently working on?
I’ve been to Malta to install a PRIMAIR seal system on a vessel that is just five years old. A few years ago, the revised Vessel General Permit (VGP) issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have come into force. Forcing all ships in US waters to apply biodegradable oil (EAL) for their propulsion system. Not every propeller shaft seal is EAL resistant, so we convert them into a PRIMAIR system. Read more
- Nov 2016Special job: Underwater
AEGIR-Marine received a call from Underwater Propulsion Engineers (UPE), our underwater diving partner. UPE came up with an emergency job on which they needed our assistance. A loaded car carrier in Panama was losing oil through the stern tube. Because the vessel was loaded, it could not be docked. Also trimming, removing or shifting the cargo weight of the ship, was impossible. As the leakage was sustainable, underwater repair was the best solution.
- Nov 2016AEGIR's Calendar: November
Our November calendar shows the dark months ahead of us. But come snow, hail or storm, we will delver our parts. It's our state of mind. That's why we keep all PRIME parts in stock and delver on the spot if necessary.
- Oct 2016AEGIR’s successful quest at the SMM exhibition
AEGIR-Marine is the illustrious regular guest at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg, Germany. Needless to say that the 27th edition of this exhibition again hosted our stand, from 4 to 7 September 2016. The leading international maritime trade fair in Hamburg welcomes more than 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world, roughly 50,000 industry visitors, and covers some 93,000 square meters of exhibition space. We had a great time. Hard work and sometimes play. Read more
- Oct 2016Powered by green energy
AEGIR-Marine is way ahead when it comes to sustainability. And, we are working hard to reduce our ecological footprint even more. Our existing office is very sustainable, our new office will be even more sustainable.
AEGIR is a fast growing company. Since we started in 2000, our company has grown to 70 employees in the Netherlands, and 104 worldwide. That’s why we are building an additional, even more sustainable office next to our current office in Wijk bij Duurstede, the Netherlands. And it is taking shape at a tremendous pace. Read more
- Oct 2016Five questions for service engineer Richard Banning
Five questions for service engineer Richard Banning
How long have you been working for AEGIR-Marine?
I’m in this profession for some forty years now. First in the United Kingdom, where I was born. The past ten years I worked as a propulsion service engineer, and since 2013 for AEGIR-Marine. Read more
- Oct 2016Iranimex 2016: opening new markets
AEGIR-Marine will present itself for the second time at the Iran International Maritime Industries Exhibition (IRANIMEX). The exhibition will take place from 18 to 21 October 2016 on the Iranian island Kish. This is the only professional maritime exhibition in Iran. AEGIR-Marine combined forces with Europort in the Netherlands Maritime Technology pavilion. The Holland Pavilion covers an area of some 240 square meters.
- Sep 2016Read our latest Newsletter
- Aug 2016Thruster job -continues
Palermo - Italy
While we are working on the huge thruster in the Netherlands (see earlier post), the pipe-laying vessel it belongs to, docked in Palermo-Italy. As we mentioned before the spare thruster at the workshop in Wijk bij Duurstede is just one of 11 thrusters that belong to this vessel. The one in the workshop is the spare one.
By now the other ten thrusters have been removed in Sicily for overhaul and inspection, but that wasn't quite as simple as it sounds.
- Aug 2016Training never stops
Training is an essential part of every AEGIR service engineer. It never stops. This week we have two of our colleagues over from Shanghai and Singapore.
The coming weeks will be filled with theory and practice. They will hear everything there is to know about stern tube seals and the way AEGIR performs service.
We wish them pleasant and useful weeks.
- Aug 2016Emergency docking in France
Dunkerque - This ship came in with leaking stern tube seals. It was quite some puzzle to decide just how to execute the repair. Trimming wasn’t possible with the ship fully loaded. Under water repair assisted by divers was considered, however, this turned out to be too expensive. And so, after ample calculations, they decided that the ship could be docked, loaded and all.
It became a very long, but successful, working day, that ended with the ship sailing again.
Not leaking of course :)
- Jul 2016Working on something else in Bremerhaven
We were asked to come to Bremerhaven to renew the rudder stock seals on a huge sea going vessel. Of course we were restricted in time; it had to be done while unloading/loading.
Now rudder seals are not in the most spacious room at the ship. In order to reach the rudder seals you have to go underneath the steering gear. This space is closed at the top and open at the bottom. After all a rudder works best in the water...
But it all went fine and we fixed the seals well in time!
- Jul 2016Wanted: sales director
We are presently looking for a Sales Director
In this dynamic and enterpreneurial position you are responsible for a.o. further professionalising our international sales department and achieving commercial results. You will be part of the Management Team. Read more
If you are interested? Please, get in touch with E. Roeterink by phone +31 343 432 509 or by email: email@example.com
- Jul 2016One of the biggest thrusters
The huge thruster part on the photos is just the under water part of the thruster. that has just arrived at the Propulsion Service Workshop in Wijk bij Duurstede.
It came in for regular maintenance, but while disassembling it, we found a broken gearbox. The next step will be finding out, why the gearbox was broken and producing a new one. In the mean time, there's a lot of work to be done! We will keep you posted about that too!
- Jul 2016Complex job on a bow thruster
In Denmark Propulsion Service had to inspect and overhaul a bow thruster.
First we dismantled the thruster for transport to the workshop. During the inspection we found water inside the thruster’s housing, this meant stripping down the whole thruster.
We then found a broken sliding shoe and many scratches on the blades feet and crank disks. Things we wouldn't have seen without stripping the unit.
Photo: Machining the new bushing according to the findings.
- Jun 2016AEGIR's Beachteam qualifies for the Olympics!
Our beach volley ball team VanderVlist-VanGestel goes to the Olympics in Rio! After they had beaten the Ukrainian twin-team, they played against the 'sensation of the Continental Cup' which was yet another Ukrainian team. Winning the Continental Cup was the last-but-one chance to qualify. They played fantasticly and won!
We are incredibly proud of our beach team!
- Watch how they claim their ticket
- Read our Press Release about our beachteam.
- Jun 2016Our latest Newsletter & Press Release
Here you can find the PRESS RELEASE about the scientific research programs that we have started with two renowned universities.
- May 2016Working on a Rolls Royce installation
...where there were a Rolls Royce / Kamewa TT1300-thruster and a CPP Rolls Royce / Kamewa 111xf/4 waiting for us.
Everything had to be done. We overhauled the bow thruster and renewed the seals.
The CPP took most of our time, since the hub was quite worn out. AMPS flew in cunial to reproduce new sliding blocks, The blades were dismounted and machined. Now we are about to reinstall everything. The shipyard will be doing this under our supervision.
- May 2016Coming up: Posidonia 2016
6-10 June 2016 we will be present at the Posidonia in Greece. Always a pleasure to be there!
- May 2016Cadiz - CPP overhaul
It's not something very special, but it makes a nice picture. This photo shows the drilling of new holes for small locking bolts. Sometimes things changed slightly and new holes have to be made.
We did this... read more
- May 2016AEGIR's Calendar
This is May 2016
In Situ repair also includes repair afloat or under water.
For under water repair we like to work with our partner UPE, however the customer's preference will always be leading. No need to say that under water too, we go that extra mile.
- Apr 2016MOCE 2016 has started
Today we will be present in Rotterdam in the WTC-building. Our stand is M207.
Els Roeterink and Gerben Donselaar will represent us.
If you're interested, please visit us, give us a call+31 343 432 509 or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
- Apr 2016New engineer in training
Bremerhaven - Germany
Part of training a new engineer is accompanying an experienced engineer on the job. This new engineer went with Peter Versteeg to Bremerhaven.
The job at hand concerned regular maintenance, which means renewing the stern tube seals through bonding.
- Apr 2016AEGIR-Marine Calendar 2016 - April
Here she is, our second 'engineer girl'. Working on a bow thruster job in Cadiz. It's awfully warm in Spain this year.
- Apr 2016Two brand new spare blades
Propulsion Service was asked to deliver two spare propeller blades. No problem for our casting specialists. However there was no specific design data available. No production drawings, no measurements. We had to go by the blades of the propeller itself.
During a short regular dry-docking interval the customer gave AMPS the opportunity to take one of the blades of the hub. So we dismounted the blade and made several 3D scans. Of the blades, but also of the blade carriers' top. We do so to make sure...read more
- Apr 2016Composite Propeller
Nothing is certain yet, but reading this article we are fascinated by the developments regarding propellers. Worth reading!
- Mar 2016Looking back at APM 2016
Looking back we are quite satisfied. We got to meet many friends and made new acquintainces. We would like to see you all of you again in the near future.
We thank our colleagues, both local and overseas, who have helped to make the exhibition a success. And of course Thanks to all those that visited our stand.
We'll meet again!
- Mar 2016PRIMAIR & Propulsion Service in Spain
Ferrol-Spain We have just finished a job in Ferrol. The shipowner had decided on a PRIMAIR installation. Always an interesting choice since it's very cost-efficient taking the VGP-law into account.
For this specific ship Engineering foresaw some extra work. Both the 18 ton propeller, the 15m tailshaft, the bearings and the rudder ... read more
- Mar 2016Read our newsletter March/April 2016
We herewith present you our newsletter for March/April 2016. Read about AEGIR-Marine Africa and more.
- Mar 2016On the water in a tiny boat
This vessel from a Turkish owner had a leaking sealsystem. We had to renew all the seals, inside and outside.
Nothing special you might think, but what if we tell you that it involved a working day of 22 hours, of which the engineer spent 7 hours in a very small rowing boat. The ship laid trimmed on buoys and the support vessel was positioned right next to the propeller. The repair would take place afloat.
It was not very comfortable... read more
- Feb 2016Working on one of the big boys
Brest - France Last week we were in Brest to work on one of the biggest vessels in the world. Every time again a vessel like that impresses you, whether you want it or not. It's such an enormous ship!
Three of our engineers went for Seal Service. First we renewed the FWD seals and before changing the AFT seals (1180 mm) we advised to... read more
- Feb 2016Ruined gearbox in Namibia
Namibia - Walvisbay In came an anchor handling towboat. It had severe thruster damage. Inspection by AEGIR's local workshop showed that the gear box was completely ruined. All gears were damaged and the unit as a whole couldn’t be used anymore...
- Feb 2016AEGIR JOB happy customer
We have an opening for 'not-just-any-job'. We are looking for a Manager Happy Customers. Our Manager Happy Customers will be responsible for the anchoring of our key values (our DNA) throughout the company. He or she will be in the lead when it comes to improving the customers' satisfaction. Since this is of the utmost importance to us you will be part of the MT.
Please read the full job-description here.
If you're interested please contact us at:
or call us +31 343 432 509
- Feb 2016A real nice shipyard
Odense - Danmark Working in Odense at the old MAERSK-shipyard is always a pleasure. This is the place where EMMA (biggest containership ever) has been built.
The work itself was just a routine seal job, but what makes it worthwhile, is this shipyard. They are very professional, capable and helpful. Their Engilish is good and they are very cooperative. Always a real pleasure to work here.
- Feb 2016AEGIR JOB
In addition to our previous job ads, we also have an opening at our department Customer Service.
Please read the full job-description here.
If you're interested please contact us at:
or call us +31 343 432 509
- Feb 2016AEGIR's Beachteam in New Zealand
Our beachteam is still chasing the tickets necessary for the Olympics in Brazil 2016.
They did really well in the New Zealand Beach Volleyball Open. After two victories on Japan (half finals and final) they can call themselves the Champions of Auckland!
- Feb 2016We are looking for
At the moment we are -amongst others- looking for
Please check our jobs-page here.
If you're interested, please contact us through email: email@example.com
or give us a call at: +31 343 432 509
- Jan 2016Asia Pacific Marine 2016
As always we will be present @Asia Pacific Marine 2016
- Jan 2016A trainee day at IHR
We currently work with a trainee which is always good. Adolescents need places to learn and we are happy to provide those. Right now we are disassembling a TT2400 for inspection. It's a Rolls Royce bow thruster.
Besides this we are testing all kinds of stern tube seals for our Production department. It concerns split seal houses. We put pressure on the spares to see if the seals hold and no leak occurs.
- Jan 2016Will he fit?
Famagusta - Cyprus Such a coincidence that shortly after our last post, one of our engineer was in Cyprus. And guess what? This manhole was also extremely small. Would he fit in? was the question.
Well, he really had to squeeze himself in and once inside, there was a lot of climbling over the shaft involved. But he actually did manage to bond 2 FWD-SC1-type stern tube seals.
So sometimes, an European engineer does fit!
- Jan 2016Asian engineers fit better
Singapore - This offshore tug boat was built in Indonesia and has been equipped with two 300mm tail shafts. Now the access hole to the shafts is very small; just half a meter wide. Besides the shaft being small there are also oil pipes running through this access hole.
However there was no other way to get to the stern tube seals. And yes, we could have asked the superintendent to remove the oil pipes, but would he be pleased about that? We thought not and so ... read more
- Jan 2016Holiday bow thruster job
Our work is never done and so you could fine us amidst all the festivities surrounding X-mas and New Year in our workshop in Wijk bij Duurstede working on a bow thruster.
This particular bow thruster was brought to us because it didn't function as it should. Once it was disassembled the feed back system turned out to be damaged. We took the whole device apart and ... read more
- Dec 2015Happy New Year
We have had a marvellous year with the breakthrough of our PRIMAIR, more service jobs than ever, 2 anniversaries (Shanghai 10 years, Singapore 5 years), successful exhibitions and the launch of our book The Happy Company, an unconventionval businesss approach.
All in all it was quite a busy year and now, with just a couple of 2015-hours left, we want to thank all our customers and partners for working with us in 2015. We couldn't have done it without you!
We want to wish you a great new year! We hope that both your personal life and your business will flourish and that all your wishes come true. See you in 2016!
- Dec 2015Merry X-mas to all
We wish all of our customers, suppliers, partners, agents, employees and everybody who happens to read this a wonderful Christmas and some very pleasant holidays.
- Dec 2015Installing a PRIMAIR
This is us, installing a PRIMAIR-seal system in Portugal. This is one of 6 sister-ships that have switched to PRIMAIR.
We've done quite a few retrofits this year, but we are particularly proud of our PRIMAIR, since it's not just-a-sealsystem. It's an advanced installation, especially designed as a environmentally friendly alternative. Seawater and lubrication...
- Dec 2015The new AEGIR Calendar 2016
The new AEGIR-Marine calendar is being sent these weeks. The calendar is the second in the retro-vintage-style we have introduced last year. It's better of course smile-emoticon.
Here's a sneak preview.
We hope you'll enjoy it.
- Dec 2015Working on a huge propeller
In Gdansk-Poland we had to renew stern tube seals, but first the propeller -96 tons- had to be removed first. Not the easiest job with this size. The seal’s diameter was 1030 mm! Pretty big therefore! This was done in close cooperation with the shipyard, of course.
We also changed the bow and stern thrusters seals and machined the blades.
- Dec 2015Sinterklaas visits AEGIR
Sinterklaas -the Dutch Santa Claus- celebrates his birthday the 5th of December. He arrived in Holland by a (steam) ship on November 15, well in time to pay many companies and especially their staff's offspring a visit. Of course AEGIR invited Sinterklaas too. We welcomed him and his Piets in Wijk bij Duurstede, where we all had a very pleasant afternoon. Sint really took his time and brought a present for each kid.
We wish all Dutch families a very nice 'joyful evening' coming weekend.
- Nov 2015Newsletter November-December 2015
We herewith present you the latest news by AEGIR-Marine, published 30 Novembeer 2015.
If you are interested in reading it please click this line.
- Nov 2015Propulsion engineer China
Recently we have been extremely busy in China with both stern seal and propulsion jobs. So busy that we've expanded and strenghtened our team with a propulsion specialist.
This is mr. Shi working in ZESCO shipyard. He is our new propulsion engineer stationed in Shanghai. He didn't come a minute too soon. He could start immediately with a routine overhaul of a Jastram thruster.