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USC of Russia and ZPMC (China) sign memorandum of cooperation

United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation and joint activities today, 22 March 2017, in Moscow.
The companies are set to establish ZPMC manufacture of state-of-the-art shipboard equipment in the Russian Federation for production of floating cranes, pipe laying and cable laying ships, oversized cargo carriers and auxiliary ships for servicing of drilling rigs.
The Russian and the Chinese sides have agreed to create a working group and to develop a roadmap for implementation of the Memorandum provisions.

Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama

Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean
The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval - SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, performed the christening ceremonies of all four vessels on 6 February 2017.
Coinciding with the vessel handover, SENAN also signed a second contract with Damen for an additional batch of four Interceptors. Both contracts include a comprehensive after-sales package that consists of training, spare parts and maintenance.

New KONGSBERG Ships Bridge Simulators for University College of Southeast Norway

The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) has contracted Kongsberg Digital to deliver a major upgrade of its maritime simulator park. The contract, signed on 16th March 2017, includes five new K-Sim ship’s bridge simulators to be delivered during Autumn 2017 in addition to a Long Term Simulator Support Programme (LTSSP), which provides dedicated support services in addition to updates to the latest KONGSBERG simulator software developments.
The contract will result in a significant upgrade to the existing simulator park, led by a new full mission K-Sim DNV GL class A bridge simulator, installed in a dedicated room designed to resemble a ship’s bridge. The contract also includes a further DNV GL class A bridge simulator in addition to three DNV GL class B bridge simulators.

The Nautical Institute launches Command Diploma Scheme

The Nautical Institute’s flagship distance learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, was launched today in Singapore at the first of this year’s Nautical Institute Command Seminars.
The scheme is intended for those about to take command as well as those who have just done so. At its core are the subjects that existing and aspiring Masters have identified as areas of concern – onboard leadership and management, navigation and shiphandling, ship’s commercial business and coping with emergencies.

Konecranes Liftace lift trucks put into operation at Italian terminal operator

Two reach stackers and one empty container handler have been delivered to Co.Na.Te.Co. S.p.A. (Conateco), Italy, in the course of March 2017, making them the first Konecranes Liftace branded machines on the market.
At Conateco, the biggest terminal operator in the Port of Naples, the machines will be part of a diversified fleet of container handling machines that includes different equipment from Konecranes.

ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock launch tri-mode Class B vessel tracking solution

Combines terrestrial and satellite AIS data with satellite M2M technology to enable visibility for small craft anywhere in the world
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has collaborated with maritime technology industry leaders Pole Star and Weatherdock to develop Hali, a Class B tri-mode vessel tracking solution that ensures complete vessel visibility.
Hali combines terrestrial and satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data capability with two-way satellite M2M technology to deliver reliable vessel location data to small craft and fleet owners & operators, maritime authorities and enforcement agencies, providing the actionable intelligence required to maximize maritime safety, security and environmental compliance.

March 23, 2017

VSTEP and Damen sign cooperation agreement for Royal Bahamas Defence Force project

A recent cooperation agreement between Damen and VSTEP has been established for the delivery of a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, which sees the Defence Force acquire a range of Damen patrol vessels, upgrade its existing fleet and develop its port and base infrastructure.

Anglo-Eastern, Optimarin and Saga join forces for ground-breaking Manila-based BWT training facility

Global ship management services provider Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has created a unique ballast water treatment (BWT) training facility at its Manila base in the Philippines.
Working in conjunction with BWT specialist Optimarin - a leader in system technology, supply and global compliance - and Saga Shipholding, a respected open hatch shipowner, Anglo-Eastern has built an essential resource for training crews in the wake of the ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

New factory in Kuwait consolidates Hempels position as market leader in the Middle East

Global coatings supplier Hempel inaugurated a new factory in Mina Abdullah in Kuwait today. The factory, which meets ISO 9000 quality management guidelines, will meet growing demand for Hempel coatings and consolidate its position as market leader in the region.
Hempel’s new factory in Mina Abdullah, Kuwait is the latest addition to its comprehensive global supply chain. In 2016 alone, the company completed a capacity expansion project in Malaysia and opened new factories in Russia and Vietnam, adding more than 28 million litres to its annual production capacity.

MacGregor and Rolls-Royce to explore implications of autonomy for container ships

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, and Rolls-Royce have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on research and development to explore the impact of developments in autonomy for cargo ship navigation and cargo systems onboard container ships. This collaboration will harness both companies' unique experience laying the groundwork for the development of autonomous container ships.

March 22, 2017

German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food awards Damen Fisheries Research Vessel contract

The German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel.
The contract followed the successful result of a European tendering process, realized by the Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau, BAW). With the vessel, to be called the Walther Herwig, the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL) will support Germany’s fisheries and oceanographic research programmes. To this end, Damen will construct the Walther Herwig to the highest levels of scientific and environmental standards.
Measuring 85 x 17,40 metres, the Walther Herwig will be the largest vessel in the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture’s fleet. Such dimensions will allow for accommodation for 26 crew and 26 scientists.

Yaskawa invests in large-capacity kinetic energy storage company, Teraloop

Yaskawa Electric Corporation has completed a strategic investment in Helsinki-based Teraloop, a startup grid- and utility-scale kinetic energy storage company. This equity investment aims to help Teraloop accelerate the steps needed to bring its patent-pending storage solution to the market within the next two years. The financing will allow the prototype to be finalized for a complete simulation in commercial working conditions.

Roxtec Services expands in North America

Global safety seal provider Roxtec follows its expansion plan and launches its second specialized service company offering inspections and maintenance of cable and pipe transits. The new Roxtec Services US LLC is a subsidiary of Roxtec Services AB. It is based in Houston, Texas, and will cover ships and offshore units all over North America.

Damen InvaSave external ballast water treatment system receives IMO type approval

Damen’s award-winning, mobile, ballast water treatment system has received IMO type approval. An external ballast water treatment unit designed primarily for use in ports and harbours, the Damen InvaSave treats ballast water to the IMO D-2 standard, for ballast water received from inbound ships.
It can also deliver water treated to the same standard to outbound vessels. Its mobile, containerised format means that it can be operated from the dockside or from onboard a vessel alongside, receiving or delivering water to a ship.

Industry news
NEVA 2017
March 23, 2017

Russia to cut imports of offshore equipment 50% by 2025

The share of imported oil and gas drilling and production equipment for offshore projects will be cut from 85 percent to 50 percent by 2025. Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Vasily Osmakov said this in an interview with RIA Novosti before the international forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue.

Russia will subside ship recycling and boost shipbuilding

Russia will subside the ship recycling to recover part of the cost of acquiring or building new merchant vessels. For the current year, the government will allocate 400 million rubles and the measure will last until 2030.
The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to consolidate the requirements for the priority placement of orders for the construction of ships at domestic shipyards, which will boost the local sector and expected to start benefiting the economy from 2020, as the measure is good only with the full technical modernization of domestic enterprises and need technical period for modernization of the yards.

Russias naval shipyards fully booked with orders till 2023

Most of those shipyards were not that busy even during the Soviet years, according to the United Shipbuilding Corporation

Over RUB 15 bln is going to be invested in modernization of Russian shipyards Denis Manturov

Crewing - work at sea
March 22, 2017

Rosneft signs deal to supply 10 LNG cargoes to Egypt in 2017

A trading unit of top Russian oil producer Rosneft has signed a deal to supply 10 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company this year.
The first delivery by Rosneft Trading SA (RTSA) is expected in May, Rosneft said.

RockRose continues North Sea spree

London-listed RockRose Energy has continued its North Sea buying spree with the acquisition of assets formerly owned by collapsed First Oil.
The independent said a further deal with an un-named “major trading company” and the completion of an agreement to buy offshore fields from Maersk, will see its production go from zero to more than 1,400 barrels of oil and gas a day.

Daewoo Shipbuilding losses should be shared by stakeholders

South Korea’s chief financial regulator said Tuesday(March 21) that stakeholders of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. should shoulder losses, a precondition for another round of rescue package for the cash-strapped shipbuilder.

Statoil Cuts Johan Sverdrup Oilfield Development Cost Again

March 18, 2017

Icebreakers escort twice as many vessels on Northern Sea Route as in 2016

The most intensive route of cargo deliveries is towards the Sabetta port, to which in December 2016 the icebreakers escorted 24 vessels.

Missing from Trump's grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

U.S. President Donald Trump says he wants to build dozens of new warships in one of the biggest peace-time expansions of the U.S. Navy. But interviews with ship-builders, unions and a review of public and internal documents show major obstacles to that plan.
The initiative could cost nearly $700 billion in government funding, take 30 years to complete and require hiring tens of thousands of skilled shipyard workers - many of whom don't exist yet because they still need to be hired and trained, according to the interviews and the documents reviewed.

Reliance Defence, Russian USC to build four frigates for Indian Navy

They'll be built at a cost of Rs 30,000 cr; the agreement includes refit and modernisation of all Indian Navy surface ships of Russian and Soviet origin at Reliance's Pipavav Shipyard.

Russia to Float Out 1st Upgraded Borei-Class Strategic Sub in 2Q17

Russia's Borei II-class Knyaz Vladimir nuclear-powered strategic submarine will be floated out in the second quarter of 2017, the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) said Friday (March 17).
Knyaz Vladimir is the first Borei-class vessel being built under the modernized Project 955A program, which envisions a number of improvements including arming the sub with enhanced Bulava-M sea-launched intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Crimean Shipyard to Build 3 Missile Corvettes by 2020 - Deputy Defense Minister

Russian Deputy Defense Minister said that Three Karakurt-class (Project 22800) corvettes for the Russian Navy will be constructed at the More (Sea) Shipyard in the town of Feodosia in Russia’s Crimea in 2018-2020.

Russian guided-missile stealth frigates to be made in Goa

The Project 11356 frigates are likely to be armed with BrahMos missiles.

Russia to start upgrading Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier before July 2017 source

The ship will be equipped with modern systems of electronic warfare, communication, intelligence, navigation and combat control, accoridng to a defense source.

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