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RAO/CIS Offshore
May 24, 2017

Keppel to build two additional dredgers worth S$120 million for Jan De Nul

Keppel Offshore & Marine's (Keppel O&M) wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd (Keppel Singmarine) has secured contracts from Codralux S.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jan De Nul Group, to build two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). The dredgers are valued at approximately S$120 million, including owner-furnished equipment.
Keppel Singmarine is currently building three dredgers for Jan De Nul Group, based on contracts that were secured in July 2016.

Global Internet service for Shipyards and Shipowners
May 23, 2017

Rolls-Royce uses MTU propulsion for biggest High-Speed Catamaran in the Mediterranean

Rolls-Royce is to supply four 20-cylinder Series 8000 engines from MTU to Australian shipyard Incat Tasmania. The engines will be installed in the new high-speed ferry to be used by the Virtu Ferries company on the Malta-Sicily service that it operates daily throughout the year. The vessel is 110 m in length and can accommodate 900 passengers plus crew and 167 vehicles on 490 truck lane metres. The RoPax ferry is set to be the largest high-speed catamaran operating in the Mediterranean. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems.

DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017 for smart underwater robotics

Marco Bibuli was announced as the winner of the DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017, which took place in Cardiff this year. The Italian maritime robotics expert, working at the Italian research centre CNR-ISSIA in Genoa, was honoured for his work on team-capable, smart robots.
“The jury singled out Marco Bibuli, because his work brought advanced techniques of Artificial Intelligence to practical applications, representing innovative engineering at its finest. In Bibuli’s applications, the robots are not replacing the human, but act as caddies, supporting a diver in his work, for enhanced efficiency and safety,” says COMPIT organizer Volker Bertram from DNV GL

JDN116 from J D Neuhaus - New Finish for Versatile Hoist Range is Environment Optimised

J D Neuhaus (JDN) is implementing a new Hydro Coating on its industry-leading hoist range. The coating not only enhances quality and appearance, but is far more environmentally friendly.
JDN takes its corporate and social responsibilities extremely seriously, and moving from a standard hammer finish to the Hydro Coating will contribute to sustainable protection of the environment. In fact, the new Hydro Coating features a percentage of organic solvents that is less than 3%, which is significantly more environmentally-friendly than the former hammer finish. In addition, the coating is silicone-free, which means no wetting failures, an important consideration for automotive or coating plants.

May 22, 2017

MacGregor participates in developing unmanned/autonomous traffic in the Baltic Sea

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is one of several leading global companies that have teamed up for the advanced co-creation ecosystem, One Sea. Founded in 2016, the goal for the ecosystem's partners is to jointly-develop the world's first system of autonomous ships. The partner's shared vision is to enable fully remote-controlled vessels in the Baltic Sea in three years and to achieve autonomous commercial maritime traffic by 2025.

Nevsky Shipyard laid a new dry-cargo vessel of the RSD59 project

On May 18, in the boathouse of Nevsky Shipyard, a multipurpose dry-cargo vessel with  a deadweight of 7500/5200 tons of the Volgo-Don Max class of the RSD59 project was laid (the building number 591 at shipyard).
Contracts for the construction of a series of five dry cargo vessels project RSD59 were signed in December 2016.

Liebherr Maritime Service Factory: From used to new - reviving of an LHM 180

Since 2006 Liebherr’s maritime cargo handling equipment can be overhauled at the Rostock factory. In the past, the refurbishment of used machines was integrated into the ongoing production of new cranes. Since 2015 a specialised department, namely the Liebherr Maritime Service Factory, has been dealing exclusively with refurbishment projects.
This department carries out extensive renovation work on used products from the whole range of Liebherr maritime products, without direct dependence on the manufacture of new products. Service activities extend from the repair and exchange of single parts and components up to the complete overhaul of machines with a high number of operating hours.

Kalmar's first RTG delivery to Evergreen International Storage & Transport Corporation in Taiwan

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has successfully delivered five rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes to Evergreen International Storage & Transport Corporation in Taiwan. The cranes will be used in Taoyuan Inland Container Terminal and Hsichih Inland Container Terminal.

Videotel Develops First Mobile Platform for Maritime eLearning Programmes

VideotelTM, a KVH company, has launched a new eLearning content delivery platform that will allow users to view its comprehensive range of maritime training programmes on a wide variety of devices, including tablets and mobile phones. This development is a leap forward in maritime training delivery and not only provides a superior user experience for the learner, but also paves the way for seafarers to acquire and test knowledge on any device wherever they are on land and sea.

Gibdock takes invasive action for Normand Reach

A surge in offshore vessel repair and maintenance work at Gibdock has included a special project for returning customer Solstad, to ensure that Normand Reach meets the exacting hull cleanliness standards set by Australia’s National Biofouling Management Guidelines for commercial vessels.
The 120.85m length Solstad CSV entered the yard for a special wash and brush up on its way to Western Australia, where it has been reported as due to enter charter in the coming weeks to work in the Ichthys gas field development project.

Adventure cruisers offered MissionEase

Vestdavit is bringing its MissionEase multiple-boat handling system to a new passenger ship audience, citing concerns that conventional launching and retrieval could compromise safety for a generation of expedition ships heading for remote locations.
Increasingly, those onboard expedition yachts and cruise ships expect excursions away from the main vessel, with RIBs, kayaks, waterjets or similar considered part of the adventure. One solution gaining popularity sees inclusion of a mission bay in the ship’s structure, capable of protecting multiple boats from the elements and stowing the high value assets out of harm’s way.

Schlumberger Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco

Agreement reinforces In-Kingdom Total Value Add program and confirms long-term commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 20, 2017 - Schlumberger today signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Aramco to develop an In-Kingdom Total Value Add roadmap, in alignment with the Kingdom’s economic vision for 2030.
The Schlumberger In-Kingdom Total Value Add roadmap includes the creation of jobs and enables development opportunities for Saudis in oil and gas services and related sectors. The roadmap also strengthens the deployment of Schlumberger technology, reduces regional delivery times for key products and services, and increases local capacity and deployment capabilities.

John Lloyd appointed as Nautical Institute CEO

Last week’s sold-out Nautical Institute London Command Seminar saw the appointment of Captain John Lloyd RD MBA FNI as the Institute’s new Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from Philip Wake OBE RD* MSc FNI, who is retiring after 14 years in post.

May 20, 2017

New topics of the RAO/CIS Offshore 2017: Conference program have been announced

12 - 15 September 2017, RAO/CIS Offshore, 13th International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and CIS Continental Shelf, will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
RAO/CIS Offshore is the event with a twenty-year history, which leading Russian scientists and the world's largest oil and gas companies. RAO/CIS Offshore obtains strong position among the world offshore oil and gas exhibitions and conferences. RAO/CIS Offshore is held on a biennial basis and brings together government officials, experts from Russian and foreign companies for discussion of the most important aspects of the Arctic and continental shelf offshore development

Conference "Advanced port fleet the basis of safety"

September, 18, 2017 in the run-up of NEVA 2017 exhibition, Media Group PortNews in partnership with Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is hosting the international conference "Advanced port fleet - the basis of safety" in Angleterre Hotel.
The conference aim is to create a convenient discussion platform for the interaction of shipbuilders, customers and contractors of port icebreaker, tugboat, bunkering and environmental services. The leading icebreaker fleet operators, foreign and Russian shipbuilders, designers, shipping companies, auxiliary fleet operators are invited to participate in the conference. Over 170 participants are expected.

Industry news

May 23, 2017

Submarines and frigates: Australia unveils multibillion-dollar shipbuilding plan

Australia revealed details of a massive shipbuilding strategy on Tuesday, its largest peacetime naval investment, with plans to construct dozens of new submarines and frigates to shore up its defence capabilities.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said the A$89 billion (US$66 billion) package – first flagged in 2015 to replace its ageing fleets – would boost local industry, with up to 5,000 jobs created in shipbuilding directly and double that in the supply chain.

May 20, 2017

David Singleton: How naval shipbuilding will secure jobs

THERE has never been a more critical point for Australia’s defence industry. The decisions made by the Federal Government in the coming months will set the shipbuilding agenda and the industry future for generations.
Decisions on shipbuilding will have an influence on our defence capability. Few deny that all nations - Australia included - need to defend their borders and ensure national security.
The ability to do this requires military capability and we, as a nation, have a responsibility to ensure our navy personnel are equipped with the best capability.

Australia prime minister: Shipbuilding plan is 'an end to the boom and bust pattern'

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull launched Australia's long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan on May 16, including the construction of submarines, frigates and offshore patrol vessels, costing A$89 billion (US $66.12 billion), in Australian shipyards.
Turnbull launched the shipbuilding program with Defence Minister Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry Christopher Pyne at Osborne in South Australia, where the majority of construction work will take place.

Osborn naval shipyard transformed by $1.2 billion upgrade for Offshore Patrol Vessels, Future Submarines

Asia-Europe marine container shipments notch new record

First-quarter reading sails past high marked a year earlier‎

OOCL Hong Kong takes the world's largest containership crown

The record for the world’s largest containership has fallen for the third time in just two months with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) smashing the 21,000 teu barrier.
The 21,413 teu OOCL Hong Kong was named last Friday at Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).

May 15, 2017

Shipbuilding plan confirms skilled foreign workers 'essential' to rapid naval expansion

Australia's long-awaited naval shipbuilding plan has acknowledged South Australia will struggle to provide the thousands of skilled workers needed for a massive expansion of the Navy's fleet, with foreign workers and interstate talent needed to help meet ambitious production deadlines.

Bulgaria and Russia state mutual interest in construction of gas hub Balkan

Asia Enters Fully Automated Terminal Era

Qingdao New Qianwan Container Terminal (QQCTN) in China has become Asia’s first fully automated port terminal after servicing its first containership, the 13,386 TEU COSCO France, on May 11, 2017.

Ice-breaking tanker for new oil field

The «Shturman Albanov» will autonomously be able to shuttle through the deep ice of the Ob Bay to Gazprom-Neft’s Novy Port field.

Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) Market Worth 938.5 Million USD by 2022

May 12, 2017

New Ship Building Orders for Korean Yards

South Korean shipyards emerged on top for new orders in April, Business Korea reported quoting industry data.
The global total amount of new shipbuilding orders reached 750,000 CGT last month and 340,000 CGT and 260,000 CGT went to South Korean and Chinese shipbuilders, respectively.  
Japanese shipyard orders came to nil. In terms of numbers, Korean shipyards clinched new orders to build 12 ships.
South Korea took the largest portion of very large crude oil carrier (VLCC) orders placed in quantity early last month, said the report.

Oil and gas exploration in 2016 fell to nine-year lows

Bangladesh plans first power plant for imported LNG by June 2019

May 10, 2017

France to invest in Iran's railway industry, shipbuilding

The Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) known as IDRO Group and the Movement of the Enterprises of France (MEDEF) inked an MoU to cooperate in investment, insurance and major projects.
According to the MoU, the two sides will collaborate on transportation, railway industry, energy, new energy, oil, gas and petrochemical industries, infrastructure development, automobiles, shipbuilding, high technology, IT and investments.

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

Advanced port fleet - the basis of safety

Sept. 18, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia


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

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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