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September 22, 2017

Damen displays leading position in global OPV market

Damen Shipyards Group has compiled a comprehensive summary of its worldwide shipbuilding activities regarding Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The information shows that, with five vessels delivered in the last year and 15 currently under construction, Damen has unrivalled experience in serving the naval industry with its OPV portfolio. Moreover, the company is just as capable of completing complex naval projects in cooperation with local shipyards as it is in constructing vessels at its own yards.

Siemens tests fully-electric SCHEUERLE SPMT Light from the TII Group

"With the fully electric SPMT Light from SCHEUERLE, we provide one of the most universal and efficient systems for indoor and outdoor use," says Joachim Kolb, Business Development Manager at TII Sales. The vehicle comfortably moves an 86 tonne payload free of emissions and almost without a sound, which is almost a third more than competing systems. Loading is carried out either by driving under the load and lifting the hydraulically supported vehicle or with the help of available hall and site cranes.

General Dynamics Delivers Submarine Colorado

Sept. 22, 2017  -General Dynamics Electric Boat yesterday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Colorado (SSN 788) to the U.S. Navy. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Colorado is the 15th ship of the Virginia Class, which provides the Navy with the capabilities required to retain undersea dominance well into the 21st century. Colorado is also the fifth of the eight-ship group of Virginia-class submarines known as Block III. These ships embody a Navy and industry commitment to reduce costs while increasing capabilities through an initiative comprising a multi-year procurement strategy, improvements in construction practices and the Design For Affordability (DFA) program.

Crewing - work at sea
September 21, 2017

SEACOR Marine Chooses KONGSBERG for Platform Supply Vessel Hybrid Power and DP Upgrade

January 2018, focuses on the integration of a sophisticated new hybrid power solution designed by KONGSBERG to assist SEACOR Marine and MEXMAR in meeting strict environmental regulations by decreasing CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, with the added benefit of reducing operating costs through reduced fuel consumption.
SEACOR Marine and MEXMAR have chosen KONGSBERG as a single supplier for this turnkey delivery, including supply and full integration of the energy storage system with a custom designed Energy Control System (ECS), and the existing Dynamic Positioning (K-Pos DP-22) and Integrated Automation System (K-Chief 700 IAS), both of which will be upgraded as part of the contract. The overall solution adds safety and efficiency beyond conventional energy storage.

Gazprom Neft undertakes the companys largest ever maritime oil shipment

Gazprom Neft Badra, operator of the Badra field, Iraq, has undertaken the largest ever maritime shipment of oil for export in the company’s history, with 1.78 million barrels of hydrocarbons being despatched for the United States in the New Solution crude oil tanker.
This is, to date, the second oil consignment to the American market by Gazprom Neft Badra - recipients of the preceding 12 shipments having been European companies and refining facilities in the Asia - Pacific region.

Wärtsilä marine gear boxes to be produced by Siemens

The technology group Wärtsilä and Flender (Siemens AG, Mechanical Drives) have reached an agreement regarding the contract manufacturing of Wärtsilä’s marine gear box portfolio. With immediate effect, the assembly and testing of the gear boxes will be moved to the Siemens Mechanical Drives facilities in Voerde, Germany.

Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat sign ship energy management agreement

Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to have the option to make the company’s Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service.
With data collected from a multitude of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 reduces energy consumption and supports environmental compliance as well as allowing for the benchmarking of efficiency against historical performance.

September 20, 2017

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Damen to open Service Hub in Russian Black Sea port

Sept. 20, 2017 - Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies. The primary aims of the Service Hub will be to optimise the services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the region in addition to strengthening Damen’s cooperative relationship with Delo Group of companies.
Part of DeloPorts (which is, in turn, part of the Delo Group), Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard is a ship repair facility located in the Port of Novorossiysk, on the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea.The LOI was signed by representatives from the two companies during the NEVA 2017 trade fair in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The open-ended agreement states that cooperation between Damen and Delo Group of companies regarding the new Service Hub will commence before the end of 2017.

International links strengthened as doors open on NEVA 2017

Commitments from international shipping interests and leading-edge maritime technology companies, plus Government support across the board have contributed to a record-breaking uptake of exhibition space at NEVA 2017, the biennial event for building connections to Russia’s maritime industries.
On the eve of NEVA 2017, which runs from September 19-22 at the Expoforum Convention Centre, organisers Dolphin Exhibitions reported full occupancy within exhibition Halls F & G, covering gross space of over 26,000m2 at St Petersburg’s premier event venue. Participants include over 600 companies from 36 countries, while the parallel multi-streamed NEVA 2017 Conference has attracted over 1,500 speakers and delegates.

Another worlds first for Wärtsilä - wireless charging for hybrid coastal ferry successfully tested

The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for its batteries, and the successful project represents a notable breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated vessels. The tests were carried out on the 85 metre long ‘MF Folgefonn’ in Norwegian waters during the end of August / early September of this year. The ferry is owned by Norled, one of Norway’s largest ferry operators.

Fast track Electrical Steam Boiler module for Lancaster FPSO

Parat Halvorsen AS is proud to announce that we recently secured a contract to design and fabricate a complete, turnkey steam boiler module for the Aoka Mizu FPSO owned by Bluewater Energy Services BV.
The FPSO is being recommissioned for the Lancaster project which is owned and operated by Hurricane Energy UK.
The module will include 2x3200kW electric steam boilers based on the PARAT MEL design and will provide an additional 9.600kg/hr of saturated steam for the FPSO marine and process systems. The shipping weight of the module is estimated to be approximately 70 ton.
The module is a fast track delivery and the lead time from PO to delivery is only 30 weeks.

Continuing success for Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in South Korea

South Korean Terminal Operator Pyeongtaek Dangjin Central Terminal Co. Ltd. (PDCT) has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation.
Since August 2017 the new diesel-electric crane handles bulk and some general cargo in the terminal, situated around 80 km south of Seoul on the west coast of South Korea. For particularly eco-efficient operation, it is equipped with an external power supply to hook up to the terminal’s mains.

Seaspan Accepts Delivery of 11000 TEU SAVER Containership

Seaspan Corporation announced today that it has accepted delivery of the MSC Shreya B, an 11000 TEU containership that will commence a bareboat charter with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A.  for a period of seventeen years. Upon completion of the bareboat charter period, MSC is obligated to purchase the vessel for a pre-determined amount.

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September 22, 2017

First serial-produced nuclear-powered icebreaker Sibir floated out in St. Petersburg

Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreakers will be fitted out with a two-reactor power plant.

September 15, 2017

Molodtsov: We need to develop the Russian shelf despite oil price fluctuations

Russia needs to prospect for oil and gas on the continental shelf despite oil price fluctuations, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Kirill Molodtsov told RIA Novosti at the 13th RAO/CIS Offshore 2017 International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and Continental Shelf.

Arctic development state program to 2025 is based on core zones

The total investments are estimated at $2,8 billion.

Russia to build 70-90 ships worth RUB 400 bln by 2030 under Fishery Development Strategy

70-90 ships worth some RUB 400 bln are to be built in Russia by 2030 under the Fishery Development Strategy, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – head of the Federal Fishery Agency, as saying at the Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in Saint-Petersburg.
He says this number will include 15-20 large-, 25-30 mid-size and 30-40 small-size fishing ships.

Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) lays down a trawler for Murmanseld-2

On 15 September 2017, Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) held a ceremonial keel-laying of the trawler intended for catching bottom-dwelling fish and processing of the catch onboard the ship, IAA PortNews correspondent reports. The ship was ordered by Murmansk based company Murmanseld-2.

September 14, 2017

Controversy Rises Again over Future Prospects of Shipbuilding Industry

Controversy over future prospects of the shipbuilding industry is rising again. This has come after Hyundai Heavy Industries lost an ultra large container vessel (ULCV) deal to Chinese shipbuilders.
According to shipbuilding industry sources on September 6, SK Securities, including analyst Ahn Young-jin, released a 52-page research paper under the title of the “Effects of global value chain changes on Shipbuilding Industry” on the 4th.
The paper said global trade countries, including China, saw their global cargo volumes show a clear decreasing trend and it would reduce the number of ship orders, which are the main transport means between countries. Accordingly, the South Korea shipbuilding industry is in an extremely precarious state.

China poised to torpedo Japanese shipbuilders' tenuous recovery

Amid global upturn, Chinese players could ramp up output and flood market.

Combat Management System Market Worth 365.5 Million USD by 2022

September 10, 2017

Russia to set aside 190 billion rubles for Arctic socio-economic development in 2018-2025

China invests $9.1 billion in Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes

Chinese conglomerate CEFC will buy a 14.16 percent stake in Russian oil major Rosneft for $9.1 billion from a consortium of Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority, strengthening the energy partnership between Moscow and Beijing.
CEFC China Energy has grown in recent years from a niche oil trader into a sprawling energy conglomerate and the transaction will allow China, the world's second largest energy consumer, to boost cooperation with the world's top oil producer.

September 08, 2017

Zvezda Shipyard to bid for building Leader nuclear icebreaker

We have been building the largest dry dock in Russia that could be used for the construction of the Leader nuclear icebreaker, the shipyard’s Director General said.

S.Korea & Far East Development Fund may invest $2bn in Russia's Pacific region

The Russian Far East: Creating a New Reality

Defence warns of costly delays on future warships if Australian companies participate

Two Australian companies who want to help build high-tech future warships have been told their involvement in a $35 billion Defence project could lead to costly delays of at least two years.

September 06, 2017

Gazprom says sanctions won't stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline project

The $11 billion Nord Stream 2 project to add a second Russian trans-Baltic gas export pipeline will be implemented regardless of how new U.S. sanctions are interpreted, an official at Gazprom told a conference call on Sept. 6.
Gazprom’s officials also said during a call with investors that the newly imposed sanctions by the United States did not bar the company from borrowing abroad.

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