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August 30, 2016

Maritime Market #3(57), 2016

September issue MM#3(57) will be released on 21.09.2016. Brief on articles is available on the official web-site of the publication.

New ABB marine torque measuring system targets fuel efficiency and engine optimization

Introduction of Torductor Marine comes after successful trial with Stena Line BV
ABB is launching a new torque monitoring system, called Torductor Marine, which is aimed at optimizing engine and fuel efficiency in the maritime sector.
It comes after a successful trial on Stena Line’s freight ferry mv Stena Scotia, where sensors tracked the performance of the vessel’s engines.  It will fit into ABB’s Marine Software portfolio, which visualizes the data for the onboard crew and can be shared with the ship’s shore-side support team.

Transas unveils the future of maritime operations

Today's maritime industry requires realistic solutions and concepts for a modern, integrated operational infrastructure that delivers a sustainable, viable future.
Whether an autonomous ship or not the maritime sector needs an infrastructure solution that will enhance and support our human element, and enable operations.
At 14.00hrs on Tuesday 6th September at SMM Hamburg, Mr Frank Coles, CEO, Transas will deliver critical insight and practical innovation for the future of maritime operations.

Meet Arctech at SMM 2016

Arctech is participating in the international maritime trade fair SMM in Hamburg, 6-9 September.
Come and meet us in Hall B2, Stand 107. We are exhibiting together with United Shipbuilding Corporation (Russia).

Alfa Laval FlowSync is the energy-efficient way to more cat fine protection

Flow optimization of the separator feed increases protection from cat fines while decreasing energy use.
The new Alfa Laval FlowSync is a single solution for automatic flow control, unique in its ability to steer multiple separator feeds simultaneously.

Further success for WinGD X-DF engines as SK Shipping chooses 5X72DF for new 180,000 m3 LNG carriers

Securing the position of its low-speed low-pressure X‑DF engines as market leaders, Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) has been selected to supply two 5-cylinder X72DF (5X72DF) engines for each of a pair of 180,000 m3 LNG carriers ordered by South Korean shipowner SK Shipping Co., Ltd (SK). The shipbuilding contract was signed in May 2016.

Esvagt makes Vestdavit MissionEase first choice for mission bay

Norway-based boat system and davit-handling specialist Vestdavit has secured a breakthrough order for its unique MissionEase multi-boat handling solution for mission bays, under contract to offshore support vessel owner Esvagt.
Multi-boat handling on the high seas will be a defining characteristic of flexibility for offshore ships in the years ahead, according to Vestdavit, and MissionEase’s fast and safe solution for transferring boats between storage and davit is expected to enhance the attraction of ships up for charter.

Bureau Veritas classes first newbuilding LNG-fuel oil/chemical tanker built by Avic for Terntank Rederi AS

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has classed the first LNG-fuelled newbuilding oil/chemical tanker, the 15,000 dwt Ternsund, built under BV class at Avic Dingheng, China and delivered to Denmark’s Terntank Rederi at the end of June 2016.
The new vessel is the result of close co-operation between Terntank, Avic and Bureau Veritas.

Raytheon - US Navy collaboration improves mine detection

Rhode Island undersea experts achieve enhanced results - on land and at sea
Aug. 30, 2016 - Raytheon Company and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) - Division Newport have enhanced Raytheon's AN/AQS-20A mine-hunting sonar for better performance and reliability, including higher-quality imaging of objects deep under the sea, improving the system's ability to identify and classify mines.

Calnetix Publishes White Paper Validating Results from HydrocurrentÖ System on First Ship Installation

Aug. 30, 2016 – Calnetix Technologies has just released a White Paper describing the operational results from the first shipboard installation of its new Hydrocurrent™ system.

WSS partners with Turner Design to offer cost effective ballast water compliance tool

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS), the leading global provider of products and services to the shipping industry, has signed a partnership with Turner Designs USA to market its Ballast-Check 2 PAM Fluorometer to shipowners worldwide.
Easy to use, cost effective and capable of providing rapid results, the hand-held device enables crew to check the quality of treated ballast water for compliance with the D2 standard of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.

Global Internet service for Shipyards and Shipowners
August 29, 2016

Wärtsilä and Gasum cooperation aims at developing LNG markets

Wärtsilä and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications.
The agreement was signed in Helsinki today, 29 August 2016. Wärtsilä provides the gas value chain technology know-how, while Gasum has the expertise in distributing and selling natural gas and biogas.
The development work regarding liquefied natural gas (LNG) for marine applications will also utilize the expertise of Gasum subsidiary Skangas, the leading LNG player in the Nordic market.

Damen and Evoqua Launches DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by SeaCURE« Systems

Damen Green Solutions and Evoqua Water Technologies will launch the DAMEN BALCON EC 1500 powered by the SeaCURE® ballast water management system (BWMS) at SMM Hamburg on 6 September 2016.
The BALCON containerized deck house has been developed as a direct result of customer demand for fast plug and play installation in the yard.

Samskip acquires Euro Container Line AS to further strengthen its presence in Nordic area

Samskip has completed the acquisition of Euro Container Lines AS (ECL), building on a strategy for growth in the Nordic area to make its largest ever acquisitive move in Norway.
The ECL acquisition aims to strengthen Samskip's position in the Norwegian market by enhancing the speed and frequency of services delivering a second-to-none value proposition for its Norwegian client base.
In a significant enhancement for regional fishing industry exporters in particular, the acquisition will deliver a substantially improved Norwegian coastal service under the direct control of Samskip.

Simplicity and service in focus as the Alfa Laval PureBallast offering develops

The Alfa Laval PureBallast offering continues to develop and expand. Higher flows are now possible with a plug-and-play PureBallast 3.1 Compact solution, and a broad service offering is available to support PureBallast worldwide.

Industry news
IMDS 2017
August 29, 2016

Russia, Iran Sign Deal Worth $1Bln to Build Offshore Drilling Rigs for Tehran

Russia's Krasnye Barrikady Shipyard made a deal with Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company worth $1 billion to build offshore drilling rigs to be used in the oil and gas exploration project in the Persian Gulf.
The deal signed by the companies' CEOs Aleksandr Ilichev and Ehsan Mousavi provides that the drilling rigs will be built in the Iranian city of Khorramshahr within the next two years, IRNA news agency said.

Western sanctions affect Russia-South Korea economic engagement - Trutnev

Ahead of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Yuri Trutnev, the Russian presidential envoy for the Far East, talks to RBTH about the prospects for Russia-South Korea trade and investment.

Iran needs $100b for upstream oil, gas projects by 2021

Sofcomflot Launches Five Vessels This Year

Despite a tanker market turndown, Russia’s Sovcomflot was able to strengthen its financial position during the first half of 2016 with net profit adjusted for non-operating revenues decreasing by only 5.8 percent.
The company launched five new vessels during this time pioneering 172,600 m3 capacity ice breaking LNG carrier (Arc7 ice class) for Yamal LNG project (January), three new Arctic shuttle tankers for Novy Port project (February, April, June), and a new ice-breaking supply vessel to serve Sakhalin-2 project (June).

India on track to be the worldĺs largest oil consumer

India is now the fastest growing significant economy in the world - 7.6% growth last year and roughly the same expected this year - but still gets surprisingly little coverage compared to the fluctuating United States, troubled Europe or slowed down China. But India is big news.
Consider this statistic alone - India is forecast to soon overtake Japan, China and the US as the world’s largest consumer (and importer) of oil. That is a massive geopolitical and geoeconomic shift. India will, in 2016, import more inputs for manufacturing than China for the first time ever.

August 25, 2016

What condition is the Russian fleet in, 25 years after the end of the USSR?

Russia is carrying out a large-scale modernization of its fleet after 20 years of stagnation, with billions being poured into the replacement of outdated vessels and the production of new craft and weaponry. However, the task is not straightforward.

Russian Oil Production to Hit New Record in 2016

Odfjell pens order for four chemical tankers for $240m at Chinese yard

Odfjell has penned a letter of intent valued at $240m to build four stainless chemical tankers at a state-owned Chinese shipyard, with the final contract expected to be signed in the second half this year.

Demand for LNG grows in Mena region

The slump in prices and surging power demand is spurring demand for liquefied natural gas in the Middle East and North Africa.
Even the UAE, which earlier this year decided to put on hold indefinitely plans to build a huge onshore LNG plant at the Indian Ocean port of Fuj­airah, instead recently chartered a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) from ­Texas-based Excelerate to meet domestic gas demand.
Throughout the region there are a growing number of such facilities under way or on the drawing board to meet rising demand.
The slump in world seaborne gas prices is a major factor, driven largely by the waves of supply that have hit the market as huge long-term projects came onstream in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the US and elsewhere.

Tucoĺs New Arctic Workboat to Debut at SMM

Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.
Many arctic patrol vessels, icebrakers and polar research vessels are currently under development and construction worldwide, and therefore it is as a specialized workboat daughter craft for such mother ships that the new ProZero Arctic workboat is a great match, according to Tuco.

Fears data leak could sink Indiaĺs $3bn fleet of French-built stealth subs

The Indian Navy’s new $3 billion fleet of submarines – said to be the quietest in their class – may have been compromised after 22,400 pages of top-secret files detailing the vessels’ stealth capabilities were reportedly leaked from a French shipbuilder.
The leak describes in detail vital features of six Scorpene-class submarines that the French state-owned shipbuilding company DCNS designed for the Indian Navy, according to the Australian - which published a number of redacted documents on its website.

Höegh LNG Readies for Start-Up of Colombian FSRU Project

Norway-based owner and operator of floating LNG import terminals, Höegh LNG, is preparing for the start-up of the Colombian FSRU project, which is scheduled to start commercial operations at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2016.

RasGas delivers first LNG to Italyĺs Toscana floating regasification terminal

Qatar’s RasGas has delivered its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Italy’s Toscana Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) for Swiss multi-energy trading company DufEnergy Trading SA (DufEnergy).
Located 22km off the Italian coast between Livorno and Pisa, FSRU Toscana is one of Italy’s main regasification projects. The terminal is permanently anchored to the seabed through a mooring system, with a single point of rotation at the bow.

August 24, 2016

STM Turkey building momentum in global shipbuilding market

The Turkish defence and engineering services vendor STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (or STM for short) is generating valuable momentum as it embarks on its major objective, to penetrate the global naval shipbuilding market.
Last week, STM saw through the successful completion of the Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker, a 15,600-ton auxiliary vessel used for refuelling and transport that it had developed, but produced in collaboration with Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) in Pakistan.

US Arms Industry Rolling in Dough Touting Non-Existent 'Russian Threat'

US defense companies are making out like bandits from the growing political and military tension between the West and Russia, even as experts remain doubtful as to how much of a threat to NATO Russia really poses.
Commenting on what he sees as an explicit escalation of "anti-Russian rhetoric in the US presidential campaign," The Intercept contributor Lee Fang wrote that it's coming "in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy," one "that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries."

Coming Events
Maritime Vortal
September, 2016


Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany

Digital Ship during SMM

Sept. 8, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany

The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam

Sept. 29, 2016 • Rotterdam, Netherlands

Direct Email
October, 2016

Offshore Marintec Russia

Oct. 4-7, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia

The Maritime CIO Forum Singapore

Oct. 13, 2016 • Singapore

Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV)

Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam

Marine Vietnam 2016

Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam


Oct. 18-21, 2016 • Kish Island, Iran

Shiptec China 2016

Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China

Danish Maritime Fair

Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark

December, 2016

Saudi Transtec 2016

Dec. 5-7, 2016 • Dammam, Saudi Arabia

INMEX China 2016

Dec. 7-9, 2016 • Guangzhou, China

January, 2017

Euromaritime 2017

Jan.31 - Feb.2, 2017 • Paris, France

March, 2017

Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum

March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE

May, 2017

Nor-Shipping 2017

May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway

June, 2017

International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017)

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

September, 2017


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

November, 2017

Europort 2017

Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands

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