Carmen, Car Carrier
When built, Carmen was the… View
When built, Carmen was the largest car carrier in the world, with a capacity of almost 8,000 cars. As is customary, the engine room and car decks are protected by a low-pressure CO2 system. Danfoss Semco has a long standing relationship with Wallenius Wilhelmsen, and therefore we were invited to provide the fire-fighting system for this series of five vessels. Nobody wishes to ever use this system, but even after 35 years on board a vessel, you need to feel confident that the system will work in case of a fire. This is the reason why many ship owners all over the world look to Danfoss Semco for low-pressure CO2.
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Ville de Bordeaux, RoRo vessel
During the development stages of… View
During the development stages of the ultra large A380, it became evident for Airbus that a need to transport the large parts of the plane from manufacturing site to manufacturing site would arise. This transport is done by sea – using a RoRo vessel. The RoRo vessel "Ville de Bordeaux" was built at Jinling Shipyard in China in 2004 and is protected with a Danfoss Semco low-pressure CO2
system for engine room total flooding and cargo holds.
The largest warship and first aircraft carrier to be designed and build in India. The aircraft carrier displaces about 40,000 metric tons, is 262 metres long and has a tailored air group of up to thirty aircraft. It is powered by four gas turbines on two shafts, generating over 80MW of power. INS Vikrant will have capacity for a crew of 1,600 people. Upon completion, INS Vikrant will be the biggest warship ever built by Cochin Shipyard Limited. It has two take-off runways and a landing strip with three arrester wires, capable of operating STOBAR aircrafts including the indigenous LCA, as well as a range of helicopters. The engine rooms of INS Vikrant are protected by the SEM-SAFE®
high-pressure water mist system for fire fighting combined with a bilge foam protection system. To read more about the project, click here
R396, Drilling rig
The project started in 2015… View
The project started in 2015 and will be finished in 2016. The customer is Keppel FELS and the end Customer is Sapura Kencana Drilling. The location of the project is Singapore and the third party is ABS For the drilling rig, the scope was design, engineering, and supply of equipment in addition inspection and commissioning of the water mist system, including horn & beacon, push button & section valves.
Atlantic Mercy, Hospital ship
Mercy Ships’ new hospital ship… View
Mercy Ships’ new hospital ship to double the capacity to deliver free healthcare. The 37,000 GRT hospital ship will be constructed by China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) in its Tianjin Xingang Shipyard with project management by Stena RoRo of Gothenburg, Sweden and construction design by Deltamarin of Turku, Finland. The hospital covers most of decks 3 and 4 – approximately 7000 square meters containing 6 operating rooms, an intensive care unit, clinical laboratory, diagnostic radiology, hospital supply and pharmacy services. With 109 acute care and 45 self-care beds, the hospital will have an onboard capacity of 154 patient beds. The hospital ship is going to be protected by state of the art Danfoss Semco A/S high-pressure water mist system. The system protects hospital, accommodation and machinery space.
Triple-E, Container vessel
The Triple-E series comprises 20… View
The Triple-E series comprises 20 ultra large container ships and these are among some one of the largest ship in the world. It sets new standards in the container industry. The name "Triple E" is derived from the class's three design principles: "Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved". The Triple E design helped Maersk win the "Sustainable Ship Operator of the Year" award in July 2011. The series is protected with a Danfoss Semco low-pressure CO2 system for engine room total flooding and cargo holds.
Far Solitaire is a monohull platform supply vessel (PSV) owned by Farstad Supply and managed by Farstad Shipping. STX OSV built the “Far Solitaire” at its shipyard in Langsten, Norway, and delivered the vessel to Farstad Supply in October 2012. Far Solitaire was presented with the "Ship of the Year 2012" award at the SMM maritime exhibition held in Hamburg just one month before delivery. The DNV-classified ship is fully protected with a SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system. The fire fighting system protects the engine room with total flooding and local application in addition to protecting the deep fat fryer in the galley.
Launched in 2011 by Lürssen Yachts under the supervision of Moran Yacht & Ship, this 61m superyacht is protected against fire with a SEM-SAFE® high-pressure water mist system. Lady Kathryn V offers spectacular views from the main-deck master suite, offering an adjacent lounge and a separate office as well as four guest staterooms below decks plus side-launching tenders – all protected by high-pressure water mist.
The emergency Rescue and Recovery vessel “Esvagt Aurora” is protected with a SEM-SAFE®
high-pressure water mist system. The system protects the engine room with both a total flooding and a local application system. In addition to the class requirements, a diesel back up system for emergency operation in case of total black-out has been developed in close cooperation with Esvagt. The SEM-SAFE®
system was put to the test in October 2012 when fire broke out due to leaking marine diesel oil from a hot exhaust pipe of one of the diesel gensets. The crew released the SEM-SAFE®
system and in less than 2 minutes, the fire was extinguished. After the fire was extinguished, the vessel sailed to port, although it could easily have continued operations without jeopardising the safety of vessel and passenger crew. Read the case story here
Danfoss Silicon Power is an innovative designer and manufacturer of power modules for solar and wind power plants, electric cars, medical equipment, industrial and automotive controls as well as many other appliances. The clean room at Danfoss Silicon Power is one of the largest in Europe, with approximately 3,900 m2
. The clean room has been equipped with highly specialised production machinery, which is vital for manufacturing sensitive components. In line with this cutting edge technology, SEM-SAFE®
high-pressure water mist system from Danfoss Semco was chosen for fire protection in the clean room at Danfoss Silicon Power. The SEM-SAFE®
high-pressure water mist system uses very little water. In case of a fire, the water damage will be kept to a minimum. This is imperative for the high-tech clean rooms in Danfoss Silicon Power as it means no business interruption. Read more about the Danfoss Silicon Power project here
The advanced building ‘Phase II’ of the national library in Beijing has a SEM-SAFE® system with 1,600 nozzles installed. Our high-quality nozzles and pipes contribute architecturally to the high-tech design and offer a safe environment, also for water-sensitive valuables.
Shanghai Metro Station, China
Ensuring the fire protection of… View
Ensuring the fire protection of one of the fastest-growing rapid transit systems in the world was a challenge. Since 2008, more than 6,000 nozzles and over 40,000 micro nozzles have been installed in the metro stations in Shanghai. In addition to the metro line, SEM-SAFE®
also covers public spaces and access areas, electrical equipment rooms and technical rooms. Read more about Shanghai Metro Station here
Alsion was built to create a unique environment in a unique building at a unique location to stimulate regional growth. More than 2,200 nozzles have been installed in this prestigious building. Torben Sten Hansen, from the Danish consulting engineering firm Sloth Møler states: “ The water mist system fits well with the innovative “spirit” characterising this project”. Read more about Alsion University project here
Magdeburg, City hall, Germany
Built in the renaissance style,… View
Built in the renaissance style, Magdeburg’s old and beautiful city hall has a SEM-SAFE® water mist system installed. Heritage buildings benefit from using a water mist system, due to low water consumption and consequent low water damage, as well as the fact that the small pipes are easily integrated into the surroundings, without harming the irreplaceable building, its interior and fixtures.
Ten Trinity Square is truly one of London’s landmark buildings, overlooking the river Thames at Tower Hill. It is a Grade II listed building, meaning it has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architecture or Historic Interest. In 2012, the building was used as the set for the famous James Bond film: Skyfall. Ten Trinity Square consists of a hotel section, a residential space, restaurants, bars, spa and a club. This beautiful historical building is completely protected with SEM-SAFE®
high-pressure water mist system for fire fighting. The aesthetic design of the SEM-SAFE®
nozzles integrates well with the unique architectural features of the building. Read more about Trinity here
Situated in the capital of Germany, the Heinrich Hertz Institute, has a worldwide reputation for leading-edge research and development with IT. With a height of 100 m, the building consists of:
- Laser rooms
- Computer work spaces
- Meeting rooms
- Server rooms
- Emergency diesel backups
- Workshop areas
During the building renovation, it was concluded that a fire fighting system was needed in order to increase the fire resistance. Minimum water damage was the main criteria when choosing the fire fighting system. With this in mind, SEM-SAFE®
high-pressure water mist was chosen. During the installation of the SEM-SAFE®
system, the building continued to be in operation. Read more about the project here
The impressive data centre facility of Equinix AM3 offers a “digital gateway to Europe”. The entire building is protected with the SEM-SAFE®
high-pressure water mist system. The protected areas comprise data halls, corridors, transformer rooms, mechanical plant rooms, switch gear rooms, generator spaces, battery rooms and UPS rooms. Being able to keep the data centre operating round the clock is critical. With SEM-SAFE®
, the Equinix AM3 data centre can function even during a fire extinguishing process. Read more about the Equinix project here
Isala Clinics is one of the largest, non-university hospitals in The Netherlands. The complex is particularly appealing because of the organic style of architecture, the interior garden and green landscape. SEM-SAFE®
has proven to be the perfect solution for this beautiful hospital, as it does not interfere with the architectural integrity of the building. Read more about the Isala Clinics project here