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April 25, 2017

Samsung Heavy Industries Builds Worlds Largest Containership with Intergraph Smart 3D

Successful construction of the MOL Triumph cements partnership of technological excellence
April 25, 2017 – Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, has used Intergraph Smart® 3D to design the world’s largest containership for Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL), surpassing 20,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).

Gazprom Neft drills first ever multi-hole "fishbone" well on the Arctic Shelf

The first ever multi-hole “fishbone” well involving multiple horizontal branches has been drilled and commissioned at the Prirazlomnaya offshore rig — the only project on the Russian Arctic shelf at which commercial oil production is currently ongoing. The trajectory chosen for the wells allows significantly greater coverage of oil-bearing sections of the strata. The new well represents the fourth injection well at Prirazlomnaya — the platform having 11 wells currently in operation: six production wells, four injection wells, and one absorption well.

SSA to raise the bar as an international Maritime Centre in 2017

The key focus for ‘Maritime Singapore’ in 2017 will be to continue strengthening efforts to raise the bar as a major Asian and International Maritime Centre. In this respect, the SSA is working closely with MPA and other key industry players and has outlined five key areas in its Blueprint for Growth in preparation for better times ahead for the shipping industry. The five key areas are: Regional Leadership, Legal, Finance, Operational excellence and Innovation with Technology.
Strengthening the global importance of Singapore as a maritime powerhouse and a leading maritime capital remains work in progress, and Singapore sees itself as a strong advocate for a greater prominence of the Asian maritime sector.

90 years for Damen

Damen is celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. From small beginnings in the 1920s, the company has grown into a renowned maritime service provider that employs 9,000 people. With Dutch roots, Damen’s expansion has been global. This growth can be viewed in terms of its yards, service hubs and other subsidiary companies as well as a globally-operating client base. For 90 years, Damen’s vessel designs have successfully served customers operating on all over the world.
Damen was originally established by two brothers, Jan and Rien Damen, in 1927. From facilities located on the banks of the River Merwede in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands, they managed the growing firm into a well-respected business.

ABB at Hannover Messe 2017: Showcasing customer value in the digital age

ABB will present its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability™, at this year’s Hanover Fair from April 24-28, connecting with the trade fair’s slogan “Integrated Industry – creating value.” The ABB Ability portfolio comprises more than 180 digital solutions using the Industrial Internet to create digitally connected devices, systems and services that dramatically increase productivity, cut maintenance costs considerably and reduce energy consumption up to a third in today’s digital age.

Alewijnse to install Ballast Water Management Systems

System integrator Alewijnse Marine, piping specialist Leemberg and 3D (EX) scanning specialist Medir International have together entered into a frame agreement for the delivery within Europe of ballast water management systems (BWMS) for several leading BWMS manufacturers.

Marlink launches new Sealink Business VSAT service packages

Customers can choose from seven levels of guaranteed bandwidth ensuring availability of broadband communications for business needs
Marlink has expanded its extensive Sealink VSAT portfolio with new service plans specially designed for the business needs of maritime customers. The new Sealink Business is a highly flexible, cost-effective way to meet the diverse operational and crew communication requirements for maritime customers of all segments and features a choice of Committed Information Rates (CIR) to guarantee constant minimum bandwidth at all times. The service plans enable digitalisation of vessel operations by ensuring fixed bandwidth is always available for applications and processes that contribute to more efficiency throughout the shipping value chain.

April 24, 2017

Liebherr all over Antwerp

Liebherr Maritime further increases the number of cargo handling equipment in the Antwerp region. More than 50 units of Liebherr Reachstacker and mobile harbour cranes were delivered to Antwerp in the past 25 years. More and more terminals reach out for an LHM 600.
Liebherr Maritime delivered its first mobile harbour crane to Antwerp more than 25 years ago. Since then terminal operators all over Antwerp steadily equipped their maritime cargo handling fleet with high quality products from Liebherr. Especially mobile harbour cranes are widely spread in the seaport of Antwerp – more than in any other port in the world. Over the years Antwerp MHCs also became bigger and bigger.

"Marine Technics" supplied equipment for several project at one time

So, “Leningrad Shipyard “Pella” OJSC received set of valves for vessel project 16906, project 02980 and several crafts of project 03160.
A set of pipeline valves and pump equipment for project 12V-05 were delivered to “Laky Verf” Ltd..
“Baltic Shipyard–Shipbuilding” Ltd. received Azcue pumps equipment for ice-breaker, project 22220 being built by the order of “Rosatomflot”.

April 21, 2017

Working together to provide Damens Green Solutions

Highlighting the benefits of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s retrofit experience
Bringing together the experience and knowledge of two Damen companies is the close cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC). The two companies combine their specific skill sets to offer ship owners a smoother transition towards compliance with new environmental regulations and cleaner sailing.

New Strategic Partnership with Simwave Includes one of the Largest KONGSBERG Simulator Deliveries Ever

New Simwave concept to introduce maritime simulation as a service
Kongsberg Digital and Simwave B.V. have formed a strategic partnership resulting in a contract for one of the most extensive KONGSBERG maritime simulator deliveries to date. Located in Barendrecht, The Netherlands, Simwave is a new Maritime Centre of Excellence with ambitions to offer the future generation and current maritime professionals the best possible training experience and fair assessment procedures next to the most advanced and specialised applied research.

Successful sea trials for Australian MATV

Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore. The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. Following final vessel handover, MV Sycamore will perform diverse training and support duties for the Royal Australian Navy.

Rolls-Royce to provide mooring system for Statoils oil platform Njord A

Njord A is a semisubmersible floating steel platform, with an integrated deck with drilling and processing facilities, as well as living quarters. It is normally located in the Njord oilfield, around 130 km northwest of the city Kristiansund and 30 km west of the Draugen field.
Today Njord A has a 12-point mooring system which will be upgraded to a modern 17-point system. Rolls-Royce will supply low pressure hydraulic driven winches, fairleads and a control system. The semisubmersible four-column production platform will be moored at about 330m water depth.
The delivery from Rolls-Royce is scheduled for 2018. The platform is planned to be back in operation offshore in 2020 and to operate for another 20 years.

Ocean King, sold and delivered

Ocean King is now sold and delivered to her new owners.
She has been laid up since August 2016, after continually serving more than 30 years on contract for Statoil.

Industry news
NEVA 2017
April 18, 2017

Financing of shipbuilding projects

Eternal problem of Russian economy is the inaccessibility of "long" and cheap money, which has the highest impact on industries with long payback periods. Shipbuilding is among them. Starting from 2009, the problem has been handled through subsidies provided to cover the leasing interest rates, budget financing of manufacturers and leasing companies with preferential interest. Now the discussion has unfolded around an even larger leasing program.

South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding unlocks US$2.6 billion bailout after bondholder approval

Crewing - work at sea
April 17, 2017

Sovcomflot switches to gas

Last week saw the event that had been expected for two years. SCF Group, in partnership with Shell, initiated the transfer of an entire segment of tanker market to more efficient, "green" technologies. In June 2018, SCF will start operating Aframax tankers powered by LNG. Experts agree that this decision opens a new phase in the development of maritime fleet.

Daewoo Shipbuilding bondholders accept bailout plan after pension fund's agreement

Alaska schedules offshore oil and gas lease sales

April 14, 2017

USC to Make Life Cycle Contracts Instead of Ships Sales

The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) changes over to life-cycle contracts; the USC shipyards will maintain serviceability of naval ships and civil vessels throughout their service lives, Dmitry Kolodyazhny, the USC vice president for technical development told Mil.Today.

India to Offload 25% Share of Four Government Defense Firms

The Indian government has agreed to sell up to 25 percent stake in government-owned defense companies, involved in shipbuilding and guided missiles, to give a push to defense manufacturing within the country.

April 11, 2017

Putin: Russia is interested in using resources from non-Arctic countries to develop the region

Russia will not prevent non-Arctic countries from helping it to develop the Arctic, but it is interested in using their resources, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum.
"We will not prevent non-Arctic countries from helping us develop the Arctic. Moreover, we are interested in using their resources and capability for this provided they respect the standards and rules of environmental safety, the safety of biological resources and the interests of the indigenous people living in this region. This is something we can and will coordinate. In fact, we are already working to coordinate this cooperation," Putin said.
The Yamal LNG project, in which seven countries are participating, could serve as an example.

Seoul presses Daewoo Shipbuilding creditors to back bailout

Otherwise, a bankruptcy could deal a $51bn-plus blow to the economy.

Ice class SAR tug/supply nears completion

Russia's Nevsky Shipyard is currently fitting out the fourth in a series of four MPSV12 design multipurpose, shallow draft, tug/salvage vessels.
The 79.85 m by 17.36 m Arc 5 ice class vessel has a 6.7 m molded depth. a minimum draft of just 3.2 m and a loaded draft of 4.5 meters.

Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russias Far East, Arctic

Sovcomflot: LNG Is "A Promising Fuel" for Large-Capacity Vessels

Russia increases nuclear sub fleet, combat patrols reach Soviet-era levels

April 08, 2017

Qatar set to remain dominant force in global LNG industry

Qatar’s plans to develop an export-oriented gas project in the North Field, with a capacity of about 2bn cu ft a day will help the country consolidate its position as a major LNG exporter while satisfying the rising domestic demand for natural gas.
A project of this size will increase the current production of the North Field by about 10% and add about 400,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent (bpdoe) to Qatar’s hydrocarbon production.
By developing a world-scale gas project in the North Field, Qatar is in fact lifting of moratorium on drilling in the world’s largest non-associated natural gas field. The vast offshore gas field accounts for nearly all of Qatar’s gas production and a bulk of its export revenue.

France clears large shipbuilding industry venture with Italy

The consolidation of Europe’s naval industry has taken a first, hesitant step with the approval of the purchase by Italy’s Fincantieri of a 48 percent stake in the French shipbuilder STX.
The green light from the French government for the deal will put Italy’s state-controlled builder of frigates and submarines in the driving seat at the only European yard big enough to build aircraft carriers. 

Crucially, as part of the deal, the French government brought in state-owned DCNS.

Coming Events
Maritime Vortal
May, 2017

Nor-Shipping 2017

May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway

Direct Email
June, 2017

International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017)

June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia

August, 2017


Aug.23-25, 2017 • Jakarta, Indonesia

September, 2017


Sept. 11-13, 2017 • Gdańsk, Poland

RAO/CIS Offshore 2017

Sept. 12-15, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia


Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia

October, 2017

INMEX SMM India 2017

Oct. 3-5, 2017 • Mumbai, India

November, 2017

Europort 2017

Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands

December, 2017

Marintec China 2017

Dec.5-8, 2017 • Shanghai, China

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