February 21, 2017
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Feb 20, 2017 - South Stream Transport B.V. and Allseas Group today signed in Amsterdam a contract to build the second string of the TurkStream gas pipeline’s offshore section. The document was signed as part of the option included in the construction contract for the pipeline’s first string, which had been inked in 2016.
In a similar fashion to the construction of TurkStream’s first string, Allseas plans to use Pioneering Spirit, the world’s largest construction vessel, to lay more than 900 kilometers of pipes across the seabed for the second string of the pipeline.
WID 2915 HYBRID and ASD 2310 SD to be equipped for dredging role
Baggerbedrijf De Boer B.V. (Dutch Dredging B.V.) has ordered two custom, special-purpose tugs to be built at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands through the subsidiairy De Boer Remorquage SARL. The tugs are for a 10-year contract with Grand Port Maritime de Guyane in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French Guyana. Their primary functions will be assisting vessels entering and leaving port, and rendering help in the event of emergencies including fire-fighting. An important secondary role for both vessels will be assisting with maintenance dredging operations in both ports.
System integrator Alewijnse Marine has signed a contract with the Royal Netherlands Navy for the electrical refit of HNLMS Pelikaan (A804), a logistics support vessel designed and built for operations in the Caribbean Sea. The 65.4 metre HNLMS Pelikaan is currently at the naval base Parera in Willemstad, Curaçao, and will remain there for the works until April 2017.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published its latest Flag State Performance Table which can be downloaded free of charge via the ICS website.
The ICS Table provides an annual overview of the performance of the world’s flag states against a number of criteria such as port state control records, ratification of international maritime Conventions and attendance at IMO meetings. The Table is mainly intended to encourage shipowners and operators to maintain an open dialogue with their flag administrations with respect to any improvements that might be necessary.
GTT has received an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to equip a new floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) with its Mark III cryogenic membrane containment system. This order includes a firm vessel and one option. The FSRU of 170,000 m3 will be built at Hyundai's shipyard, in Ulsan (South Korea), on behalf of a European shipowner. The vessel will also be equipped with a Dual Fuel Diesel Engine motorization like standard LNG Carrier (LNGC). Delivery is scheduled in March 2019.
Sydney City Marine has completed its first maintenance docking of a Damen vessel since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Damen Shipyards Group last year. The works signify the successful cooperation between Damen Services in the Netherlands, the Damen Service Hub in Brisbane and Sydney City Marine.
The vessel in question was the Svitzer Warang, a Damen ASD 2810 owned by global towage operator Svitzer. Sydney City Marine was contracted by Svitzer to carry out a 5-year special survey on the vessel. The Svitzer Warang left the yard just before Christmas 2016.
February 20, 2017
On 13 February “Marine Technics” signed an exclusive partnership agreement with a Norwegian company Libra Plast AS, leading European manufacturer of marine doors and hatches.
Signing of the agreement became the result of joint fruitful work over series of six pilot boats, ST23WIM project (Ship owner – FSUE “Rosmorport”) which has been led since 2016.
C-MAP, a leading supplier of digital navigation products into the maritime market, has been appointed by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) as an official ADMIRALTY Digital Distributor and SENC Service Provider.
Following this appointment, C-MAP, will now supply ADMIRALTY Vector Chart Service (AVCS), C-MAP ADMIRALTY ENC Service (CAES), ADMIRALTY Digital Publications (ADP) and Electronic Nautical Publications (e-NPs) through its global network of offices and distributors.
“Marine Technics” Group of companies has dispatched the first emergency genset MT ÀÄÃ-315ÌË designed, manufactured and tested by our specialists on own production site.
The emergency genset will be installed on a research vessel. When planning the device, specialists of “Marine Technics” have addressed the requirements of the customer to the reliability, small size, and economical efficiency. Our basic marine auxiliary MAN engine fits perfectly to meet these requirements. During the production, the engine starting system was improved; Russian-made control system was used as well.
February 17, 2017
Color Line and Ulstein sign a firm contract on construction of the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel
It has now been decided that Ulstein Verft will be constructing Color Line’s new hybrid vessel. The environmentally sound ship will be servicing Sandefjord – Strømstad from summer 2019. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other yards.
The Group completes and delivers its 26th new build jackup rig
Lamprell , a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the energy industry, announces the completion of construction on a further jackup drilling rig, the “Al Hudairiyat”, and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC), within budget and as scheduled.
The Bowanenkovo gas condensate field on the Russian peninsula of Jamal is one of the largest in the world. One of the first facilities in the complex to become operational is an LNG gas processing plant which has a capacity of 30 billion cubic metres of gas per year. The heaviest components weigh in the region of 7,000 tonnes.
After manufacture has taken place by the module producer COOEC in Qingdao, China, these are then transported by the Chinese logistics service provider Zhejang Lida using 280 SPMT axle lines from SCHEUERLE (TII GROUP) and subsequently loaded onto barges.
At the end of 2016 MAN Truck & Bus received the third recognition certificate issued by RRR.
“Marine Technics” organized a trip for a representative of RRR to the factory in Nuremberg where he inspected the plant, approved a new engine model range and carried out bench trials.
During all inspections MAN proved its high quality standard and compliance with the Rules of Russian River Register (RRR).
Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment decision for its 497 megawatts offshore wind power plant. Starting in early 2018 the large wind park will be installed at a site 90 kilometers north of the German island Borkum in the North Sea at water depths of up to 40 meters.
February 21, 2017
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.
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%.
February 20, 2017
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.
According to the report, the plan is to complete the drilling of Salman-1 well in July 2017.
February 17, 2017
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.
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 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.
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 & 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
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 & 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.
February 13, 2017
Russia’s Project 21900M icebreaker Novorossiysk has completed its first Arctic voyage and returned to the port of Murmansk to prepare for a new journey to begin Saturday (Feb 11).
“During the first Arctic journey that lasted slightly more than a week, the icebreaker delivered more than 160 metric tons of cargo to the Alexandra Land island,” officials said.
The icebreaker also successfully escorted a ship with 200 passengers on board.
International oil companies believe there is still great potential to make new oil discoveries in Cuba since most of the island remains unexplored.
Companies are putting a brake on exploration and large fields are harder to find.
Unmanned underwater vehicle a strategic threat
Russia conducted a test of a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine that poses a major strategic threat to U.S. ports and harbors.
U.S. intelligence agencies detected the test of the unmanned underwater vehicle, code-named Kanyon by the Pentagon, during its launch from a Sarov-class submarine on Nov. 27, said Pentagon officials familiar with reports of the test.
No details were available about the location or results of the test.
Feb 23-24, 2017 • Houston, USA
March 20-22,2017 • Beijing, China
March 20-22,2017 • Beijing, China
March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE
April 6 - 7, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
April 18-20, 2017 • Moscow, Russia
May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway
June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Aug.23-25, 2017 • Jakarta, Indonesia
Sept. 11-13, 2017 • Gdańsk, Poland
Sept. 12-15, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 3-5, 2017 • Mumbai, India
Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dec.5-8, 2017 • Shanghai, China