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February 23, 2017

Fincantieri: 2 cruise ships for china with an option for additional 4

Feb. 22, 2017 – Fincantieri, China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Carnival Corporation & plc signed a binding Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) for the construction of two cruise ships, with an option for additional 4, the first units of the kind ever built in China for the Chinese market.
The parties signed the MoA on behalf of the joint venture between Fincantieri and CSSC Cruise Technology Development Co., Ltd (CCTD), of the joint venture between Carnival Corporation and CSSC, and of the shipyard Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding Co., Ltd (SWS).
The agreement, subject to several conditions and of an approximate value of 1.5 billion dollars for the first two ships, updates the terms announced last September 23 between the parties, CIC Capital, CCTD and SWS, aimed at developing and supporting the growth of the Chinese cruise industry.

Transas and Japan Radio Company announce a global strategic partnership

Feb. 23, 2017 - Transas, the innovative, digital solutions company, and Japan Radio Company (JRC), a leading global marine electronics company, today announced their new strategic partnership.
The two industry-leading companies will work together in research and development, product distribution and project collaboration.
The technical cooperation will be strongly reinforced including development of innovative solutions and will bring together the best hardware and best software to produce next-generation of e-Navigation products and solutions.

Changing market situations force Damen Shiprepair & Conversion to review strategy

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has announced a reorganisation at three Dutch yards within its group. Staff members of Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), Damen Shiprepair Van Brink (DSVB) and Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSVl) were informed that the overall number of staff will be reduced by approximately 150 employees. Unfortunately, DSC has been forced to take these measures due to continued adverse market conditions.

ABBs OCTOPUS marine software to enhance safety and efficiency for new Greenland Heavylift vessels

ABB’s OCTOPUS marine software will improve the safety and efficiency of four new semi-submersible heavy lift vessels, using weather and loading data to plot the optimal route. 
The ships, owned by Greenland Heavylift Holdings, will transport gigantic cargoes such as oil rigs and jack-up rigs, with OCTOPUS providing a tailored route for each voyage that is updated with fresh weather data throughout the transportation.

New DAMEN Yacht Support GAME CHANGER launched

Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN has launched GAME CHANGER, its latest 70-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with helicopter hangar. Available in time for the 2017 summer season, GAME CHANGER is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solution for owners who want to have more fun off the beaten track, but with a significantly lower Total Cost of Ownership.

POSH (Singapore) takes delivery of two OSD Azistern tugs

Two Azistern 3270 tugs designed by Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) have been delivered to their new owner, PACC Offshore Services Holdings Limited (POSH Singapore), the leading Asia-based international offshore support vessel operator. 
Posh Husky and Posh Hardy were built at Paxocean Shipyard in Singapore. They are classed by Bureau Veritas, and fly the Singapore flag. The 488 gt vessels have a LOA of 31.62 m, a bollard poll of 72 tonnes, and a maximum speed of 13 knots. They can accommodate ten crew members in six single and two twin-berth cabins.

Minesto and Stena Line engage in joint project for build-up of the renewable energy sector in Wales

Swedish-based companies Minesto and Stena Line engage in a joint project to invest in Wales’ transition to renewable energy. Stena Line will build an assembly hall in Holyhead, which Minesto will utilise in their upcoming rollout of the company's unique technology to generate clean electricity from the ocean.

Liebherr LHM 550 for A. Henriksen Shipping A/S in Denmark

The Danish company A. Henriksen Shipping A/S recently signed a contract for a new multi-purpose Liebherr mobile harbour crane, type LHM 550 with a total lifting capacity of 144 tonnes.
Operating out of the ports of Frederiksværk and Hundested, north of Copenhagen, the Danish company A. Henriksen Shipping A/S offers a wide range of services within shipping, transport and logistics.
The company was established in Copenhagen in 1934 and has for decades served local as well as international customers with high quality solutions. Today A. Henriksen Shipping efficiently handles most types of cargo including bulk, break bulk, ro-ro, heavy lift/project cargo, etc.

"Shamakhi" vessels assignment is changed

The assignment of “Shamakhi” tanker owned by Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company has been changed. Since 1988 this vessel was continuously transporting oil and oil products. After its repairing and maintenance the vessel will operate as a cleansing station.

TNL Group and Marlink to create a new leading satellite communications expert for the Greek and Cypriot markets

Marlink has signed an agreement to enter into a joint venture with the satellite connectivity business of Greece and Cyprus based TNL Group, enabling it to launch a brand new maritime satellite communications expert, Marlink CG.
Delivering a wide portfolio of innovative Marlink VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) services, Inmarsat FleetXpress, Inmarsat/Iridium MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) and integrated business critical solutions for customers in Southern Europe, Marlink CG will operate from offices in Greece and Cyprus, with expert staff from both TNL and Marlink dedicated to improving the flexibility and reliability of maritime satcom in the region.

ACO claimers delivered for installation on new high-specific

ACO Marine has delivered three of its smallest Clarimar wastewater treatment units to Ukraine-based Nibulon Shipbuilding and Repair Yard for installation aboard a series of high specification project tugs.
Nibulon, Ukraine’s leading exporter of agricultural products, grains and fertilizers with a history dating back to the nineteenth century, entered the shipbuilding and repair sector in 2012, following the acquisition and development of a yard on the Southern Bug River, near the company’s trans-shipment terminal, in Mykolayiv.

Inmarsat and VT iDirect partner on next generation DVB-S2X technology for Global Xpress

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services, has announced a significant advance in the on-going development of its Global Xpress (GX) high-speed, global, mobile broadband platform. 
In conjunction with VT iDirect, Inmarsat’s strategic technology partner for the GX platform, over-the-air tests of iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2X technology achieved a forward channel throughput rate of 330 Mbps over a live Inmarsat GX satellite in orbit.  The successful tests were conducted in January 2017 and leveraged iDirect’s next-generation iQ Series modem.

MacGregor's new ship-to-ship compensation system widens offshore load transfer windows

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has launched a new crane compensation system for offshore ship-to-ship load transfers, offering substantially larger operating windows as well as safer and faster load transfers.

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February 21, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Rosneft signs oil purchase deals in Libya and Iraq

Russia's Rosneft has expanded its business in the Middle East by signing two oil purchase deals in Libya and Iraq.
The firm signed a cooperation framework agreement with Libya’s state-owned firm National Oil Corporation (NOC) to buy crude oil.
As part of the agreement, the firms will establishment a joint working committee to assess opportunities in sectors including exploration and production.

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February 22, 2017

Gazprom signs contract for construction of Turkish Streams second line with Allseas Group

South Stream Transport B.V. affiliated with Gazprom awarded the contract for construction of the second line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline’s offshore segment to Allseas Group, Gazprom said on Monday (Feb.20).
The contract was signed within the framework of exercising an option stipulated by the contract for laying the first line of the gas pipeline made in 2016.

South Stream Transport BV, Allseas Group sign construction contract for second string of offshore section

Russia to induct largest n-icebreaker in 2019

Looking to expand its reach in the Arctic region, increase the transportation of cargo and conduct year-round navigation in the ice-covered polar waters, Russia is set to commission the 33,000 tonne Arktika, the world's largest nuclear-powered ice-breaker, in 2019, a top official has said.
Not only that, Vyacheslav V. Ruksha, Director General of Atomflot that maintains Russia's fleet of nuclear icerbreakers, told IANS in an email interview that Leader, thrice the size of Arktika and which looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie, is also progressing well.

MHI-MME retrofits 80 LNG carriers for ultra low sulfur fuel

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Marine Machinery & Engine Co., Ltd. (MHI-MME) has completed retrofit work to enable 80 LNG carriers to run on Low Sulfur Fuel.
IMO's global sulfur cap for marine fuel, set to enter force in 2020 , will see the maximum sulfur content in marine fuel reduced from 3.5% to 0.5%.

OPEC Cuts Hurt VLCC and Suezmax Markets

Consultant Maritime Strategies International (MSI) has forecast a testing time for the crude tanker market over the next six months – and perhaps longer if OPEC is successful in extending production cuts beyond the first half of 2017.

February 20, 2017

Chinese, UAE Oil Firms Sign $1.77Bln Deal to Develop Onshore Concession

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) signed a deal with the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) on Sunday (Feb. 19) to award it an 8-percent interest in an onshore oilfield concession.

Rosneft starts drilling first exploration well in Iraq

According to the report, the plan is to complete the drilling of Salman-1 well in July 2017.

February 17, 2017

Examining the Human Impact of the Northern Sea Route

A research project is examining how the establishment of Russia’s Northern Sea Route has shaped the lives of residents along the country’s northern coast, amid the booms and busts of industrialization.
Most discussion about Russia’s Northern Sea Route focuses on shipping traffic and sea ice. However, an anthropological study is taking a different tack, by looking at how industrialization along the route has affected northern residents.

Opening a new chapter in Russian Arctic trade

The Samsung-built Shturman Albanov class of shuttle tankers signals a further development in Russian Arctic maritime capabilities, writes David Tinsley.
A new generation of diesel-electric shuttle tankers built to a unique, bespoke design for year-round operation in the Russian Arctic impacts directly and considerably on the country’s capabilities in developing oil shipments from the Yamal peninsula to export markets.
A series of 42,000dwt vessels specified to Arc7 ice class criteria was entrusted by SCF Sovcomflot to Samsung Heavy industries to meet the requirements of a long-term contract with Russian oil and gas corporation Gazprom Neft.

China to develop floating nuclear power platform in next 5 years

China will prioritize the development of a floating nuclear power platform in the coming five years, in an effort to provide stable power to offshore projects and promote ocean gas exploitation.
The news was announced by Wang Yiren, vice director of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense. Wang told Science and Technology Daily that Chinese authorities have already carried out research on relevant core technologies as well as the standardization of maritime nuclear power plants, adding that the development of the facility is a crucial part of the country’s five-year economic development plan, running through 2020.

HMM Eyes Stake in Two More Hanjin Terminals

South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has signed a deal with Hanjin Shipping and Marine Terminals Investment Limited (MTIL) to acquire Hanjin Pacific Corporation’s terminals in Tokyo and Kaohsiung.

Daewoo Shipbuilding wins LNG ship-related patent case in China

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME), a major shipyard here, said Thursday(Feb. 16)  that it has won its patent case in China which is related to its core technology for LNG-fueled ship.
DSME said that a filing by a Chinese shipbuilding and offshore equipment firm with the Chinese patent office, the SIPO, to nullify the South Korean shipyard’s patent for LNG fuel supply technology was dismissed.
DSME registered a patent for the “HiVAR-FGSS” technology in China in March 2013.

February 15, 2017

Southeast Asias Naval Shipbuilding Industry: Challenges Ahead Analysis

Naval shipbuilding in Southeast Asia, although ambitious in scope, is likely to remain limited to low-tech manufacturing (hulls and sub-assemblies), MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), and a few showcase projects.

Daewoo Shipbuilding mulls slew of options to avert 'April crisis'

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., a major shipyard in South Korea, is looking at a slew of options to deal with massive debt due in April, its chief said Wednesday, brushing off concerns that the cash-strapped shipbuilder may fail to pay off the maturing debt.
The shipyard should pay off or refinance up to 1 trillion won ($869 million) worth of debts that mature this year, but the shipbuilder's financial status is not good enough to deal with the situation amid the dearth of new orders and a delay in the delivery of drill ships.

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