August 30, 2016
September issue MM#3(57) will be released on 21.09.2016. Brief on articles is available on the official web-site of the publication.
August 29, 2016
Today's maritime industry requires realistic solutions and concepts for a modern, integrated operational infrastructure that delivers a sustainable, viable future.
Whether an autonomous ship or not the maritime sector needs an infrastructure solution that will enhance and support our human element, and enable operations.
At 14.00hrs on Tuesday 6th September at SMM Hamburg, Mr Frank Coles, CEO, Transas will deliver critical insight and practical innovation for the future of maritime operations.
Wärtsilä and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications.
The agreement was signed in Helsinki today, 29 August 2016. Wärtsilä provides the gas value chain technology know-how, while Gasum has the expertise in distributing and selling natural gas and biogas.
The development work regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine applications will also utilize the expertise of Gasum subsidiary Skangas, the leading LNG player in the Nordic market.
Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua Water Technologies will launch the DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by the SeaCURE® ballast water management system (BWMS) at SMM Hamburg on 6 September 2016.
The BALCON containerized deck house has been developed as a direct result of customer demand for fast plug and play installation in the yard.
The Alfa Laval PureBallast offering continues to develop and expand. Higher flows are now possible with a plug-and-play PureBallast 3.1 Compact solution, and a broad service offering is available to support PureBallast worldwide.
Following a technical update the SCHOTTEL LEACON system has now been certified by the independent classification society DNV-GL as a leak-free sealing system for the oil-to-sea interface. This optimized version has already been integrated in the ongoing production.
This means that SCHOTTEL drives with LEACON can still be operated in US waters without the need to use bio-oils in compliance with the current VGP from EPA.
Kongsberg Maritime’s energy, handling and operational technology solutions are to be further combined in complete vessel concepts under a new ‘Integration’ strategy introduced at ONS 2016.
KONGSBERG is creating a new integrated platform to enable solutions that network seamlessly to provide tangible benefits with efficient operations on vessels and ashore.
Uruguayan port operator Somasol S.A. orders machine for terminal in Fray Bentos
Aug. 29, 2016 - Terex Port Solutions (TPS) will for the first time deliver a Terex Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane to Latin America. The Uruguayan port operator Somasol S.A. (Somasol) has ordered the machine for the terminal in Fray Bentos, situated beside the Uruguay River close to the border with Argentina.
The machine will be manufactured and assembled by the Chinese site of TPS in Xiamen and is due to be shipped to Uruguay by the end of the year.
Poltramp Yard S.A. in Świnoujście, Poland, used the new Roxtec SPM seals for the BoDo Constructor – a newly built offshore cable laying barge-pontoon.
Poltramp Yard needed to seal the openings for a substantial amount of pipes onboard the large vessel, but in many places welding was not possible due to safety regulations.
Poltramp Yard therefore decided to use the certified Roxtec SPM seal which does not require any welding. Fast and easy installation was another reason for the shipyard to choose Roxtec.
In July, Konecranes received an order for 12 RTGs from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
The cranes will be delivered to SCPA’s Wando Welch terminal in the Port of Charleston in early fall 2017. When the 12 new RTGs are operational, the SCPA will operate a fleet of 53 Konecranes RTGs.
Danelec Marine has published a White Paper describing the cyber security protective measures built into its Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs).
August 27, 2016
The world’s leading maritime industries expo is a showcase for the future.
More than 2,150 exhibitors from all parts of the world will present their latest products and services at this great innovation show
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)'s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to deliver a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Armada Kraken Pte Ltd (Armada Kraken), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada).
The naming ceremony of the FPSO, Armada Kraken, was held at Keppel Shipyard on August 27.
Armada Kraken is a harsh-environment FPSO unit that is designed for operations in the North Sea under a stringent regulatory regime. The FPSO vessel, which has a design life of 25 years without dry-docking, will be deployed to produce the heavy oil (API degree 14) found in the Kraken field in the UK sector of the North Sea.
August 26, 2016
Aug. 26, 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited (VARD), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured contracts for the design and construction of two luxury expedition cruise vessels for German cruise company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Developed by VARD in close cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the vessels are specially designed for cruises in polar regions in the Arctic and Antarctica, but are also prepared for operations in warm water destinations such as the Amazon.
Aug. 26, 2016 - MV WERFTEN signed a letter of intent with the engineering company Foreship in Stralsund today.
The agreement includes parts of the basic design as well as design, purchasing and production assistance of the “Endeavor” class luxury expedition yachts. The 20,000 GT cruise vessels will be built at MV WERFTEN Stralsund, with production starting late 2017 and deliveries from spring 2019.
August 29, 2016
Russia's Krasnye Barrikady Shipyard made a deal with Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company worth $1 billion to build offshore drilling rigs to be used in the oil and gas exploration project in the Persian Gulf.
The deal signed by the companies' CEOs Aleksandr Ilichev and Ehsan Mousavi provides that the drilling rigs will be built in the Iranian city of Khorramshahr within the next two years, IRNA news agency said.
Ahead of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Yuri Trutnev, the Russian presidential envoy for the Far East, talks to RBTH about the prospects for Russia-South Korea trade and investment.
Despite a tanker market turndown, Russia’s Sovcomflot was able to strengthen its financial position during the first half of 2016 with net profit adjusted for non-operating revenues decreasing by only 5.8 percent.
The company launched five new vessels during this time pioneering 172,600 m3 capacity ice breaking LNG carrier (Arc7 ice class) for Yamal LNG project (January), three new Arctic shuttle tankers for Novy Port project (February, April, June), and a new ice-breaking supply vessel to serve Sakhalin-2 project (June).
India is now the fastest growing significant economy in the world - 7.6% growth last year and roughly the same expected this year - but still gets surprisingly little coverage compared to the fluctuating United States, troubled Europe or slowed down China. But India is big news.
Consider this statistic alone - India is forecast to soon overtake Japan, China and the US as the world’s largest consumer (and importer) of oil. That is a massive geopolitical and geoeconomic shift. India will, in 2016, import more inputs for manufacturing than China for the first time ever.
August 25, 2016
Russia is carrying out a large-scale modernization of its fleet after 20 years of stagnation, with billions being poured into the replacement of outdated vessels and the production of new craft and weaponry. However, the task is not straightforward.
Odfjell has penned a letter of intent valued at $240m to build four stainless chemical tankers at a state-owned Chinese shipyard, with the final contract expected to be signed in the second half this year.
The slump in prices and surging power demand is spurring demand for liquefied natural gas in the Middle East and North Africa.
Even the UAE, which earlier this year decided to put on hold indefinitely plans to build a huge onshore LNG plant at the Indian Ocean port of Fujairah, instead recently chartered a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) from Texas-based Excelerate to meet domestic gas demand.
Throughout the region there are a growing number of such facilities under way or on the drawing board to meet rising demand.
The slump in world seaborne gas prices is a major factor, driven largely by the waves of supply that have hit the market as huge long-term projects came onstream in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the US and elsewhere.
Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.
Many arctic patrol vessels, icebrakers and polar research vessels are currently under development and construction worldwide, and therefore it is as a specialized workboat daughter craft for such mother ships that the new ProZero Arctic workboat is a great match, according to Tuco.
The Indian Navy’s new $3 billion fleet of submarines – said to be the quietest in their class – may have been compromised after 22,400 pages of top-secret files detailing the vessels’ stealth capabilities were reportedly leaked from a French shipbuilder.
The leak describes in detail vital features of six Scorpene-class submarines that the French state-owned shipbuilding company DCNS designed for the Indian Navy, according to the Australian - which published a number of redacted documents on its website.
Norway-based owner and operator of floating LNG import terminals, Höegh LNG, is preparing for the start-up of the Colombian FSRU project, which is scheduled to start commercial operations at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2016.
Qatar’s RasGas has delivered its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Italy’s Toscana Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) for Swiss multi-energy trading company DufEnergy Trading SA (DufEnergy).
Located 22km off the Italian coast between Livorno and Pisa, FSRU Toscana is one of Italy’s main regasification projects. The terminal is permanently anchored to the seabed through a mooring system, with a single point of rotation at the bow.
August 24, 2016
The Turkish defence and engineering services vendor STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (or STM for short) is generating valuable momentum as it embarks on its major objective, to penetrate the global naval shipbuilding market.
Last week, STM saw through the successful completion of the Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker, a 15,600-ton auxiliary vessel used for refuelling and transport that it had developed, but produced in collaboration with Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) in Pakistan.
US defense companies are making out like bandits from the growing political and military tension between the West and Russia, even as experts remain doubtful as to how much of a threat to NATO Russia really poses.
Commenting on what he sees as an explicit escalation of "anti-Russian rhetoric in the US presidential campaign," The Intercept contributor Lee Fang wrote that it's coming "in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy," one "that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries."
Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 8, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 29, 2016 • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 4-7, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 13, 2016 • Singapore
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-21, 2016 • Kish Island, Iran
Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China
Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec. 5-7, 2016 • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Dec. 7-9, 2016 • Guangzhou, China
Jan.31 - Feb.2, 2017 • Paris, France
March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE
May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway
June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands