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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.

Royal Australian Navy Conscripts MAN

Fleet support tankers to receive main and GenSet engines
Navantia, the major Spanish shipbuilder, has chosen MAN main and GenSet engines to power two fleet-support-tanker newbuildings it is currently constructing for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
Each vessel will feature 2 × MAN 18V 32/40 main engines and 4 × MAN 7L21/31 GenSets with shipset deliveries scheduled for December 2017 and June 2018, respectively.

SANY Introduces New RT and Crawler Cranes for North American Market

March 22, 2017 - At this year's CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas, the world-leading hoisting solution provider SANY Group unveiled three new rough terrain crane models SRC865C, SRC885C, SRC8130 and one crawler crane model SCC8260, increasing its crane fleet for the North American market. The four crane models on show are tailored to meet the emission and transportation regulation requirements of the high-end markets.

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

Combines terrestrial and satellite AIS data with satellite M2M technology to ensure complete visibility for small vessels 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 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 maritime authorities, providing the actionable intelligence required to maximize maritime safety, security and compliance.

March 21, 2017

2016 Audited Financial Results

Robust strategy delivering solid results despite market volatility in 2016
PAO Sovcomflot (‘SCF Group’), Russia’s largest shipping company and one of the world’s leaders in energy shipping, as well as in servicing offshore upstream oil and gas projects, has today announced its results for the full year to 31 December 2016.

Danelec Marine Establishes Certified Service Center in Northern Europe

Danelec Marine today announced that Latvia-based Hansael has become a Certified Service Center for the company’s Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS).
As a Danelec Certified Service Center, Hansael will maintain a substantial inventory of replacement units and spares to ensure availability at short notice across the region.

Veson Nautical Introduces Veslink Business Intelligence Delivers Actionable Insights Anchored in Analytics

March 21, 2017 - Today, at CMA Shipping 2017, Veson Nautical unveiled Veslink Business Intelligence (Veslink BI), the latest addition to Veslink, Veson's online solutions platform and maritime network. Designed for users of all levels of experience, Veslink BI combines voyage performance data with the underlying contracts, pricing, and voyage P&L, and uses Microsoft Power BI to create visually striking, interactive dashboards and deliver data in context directly to end users, decision-makers, and counterparties.

Cargotec defines its offering for eco-efficiency

Cargotec has defined its offering for eco-efficiency. The offering highlights the possibilities that Cargotec has to drive environmental efficiency and sustainable cargo handling globally.

March 20, 2017

Damen SEA 1180 OPV Roadshow tours the nation

Industry briefings provide the pathway to maximising Australian Industry content
Damen Shipyard Group’s Australian team has delivered two more industry briefings to potential suppliers from Australian industry ahead of its bid submission for the design and build of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels. Following the success of February’s events held in Adelaide and Perth, Damen hosted a third in Brisbane on March 15 and a fourth two days later in Melbourne.

MAN 48/60CR engines selected for New US Navy Tanker Series

Fairbanks Morse to build 34 × 12V48/60CR engines for TAO-205 programme
The US Navy has chosen the Fairbanks Morse MAN 12V48/60CR engine as main propulsion for a new series of 17 ships as it begins plans to phase out its existing tanker fleet. Known colloquially as ‘oilers’, the existing aging fleet of 15 tankers is used to transfer fuel from coastal ports to naval vessels at sea.

Always at the forefront, Alfa Laval PureSOx continues to develop

Alfa Laval PureSOx is today’s most complete SOx scrubber platform, with multiple operating arrangements, two scrubber designs and a range of compliance profiles for meeting the 2020 global sulphur cap. Working closely with customers, Alfa Laval is pursuing improvements and options to make it even more flexible and optimized.

Industry news
NEVA 2017
March 22, 2017

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.

RussiaТs 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 Ц Denis Manturov

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.

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.

Crewing - work at sea
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 Ч source

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

March 14, 2017

Mitsubishi Heavy Considers Spinning Off Shipbuilding Operations

Company has booked about $2 billion in cruise-ship losses • Mitsubishi Heavy is seeking tie-ups with other shipbuilders
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. is considering spinning off its shipbuilding business and planning local partnerships as weak demand for vessels prompts companies in the industry to reorganize their operations.

Spliethoff books six ice-class multipurpose vessels at Ouhua Shipbuilding

Amsterdam-based shipping firm Spliethoff has booked six 18,000-dwt ice-class multipurpose vessels at China’s Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding.
The first newbuilding, named Raamgracht, is scheduled to be delivered in January 2019, followed, in regular intervals of two months, by the remaining five sister vessels, named Realengracht, Reguliersgracht, Rijpgracht, Ringgracht and Rozengracht.
Financial details of the shipbuilding deal were not disclosed.

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April 14, 2017 • Moscow, Russia

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

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INMEX SMM India 2017

Oct. 3-5, 2017 • Mumbai, India

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December, 2017

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