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March 29, 2017

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Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port

The Bristol Port Company has taken delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2308S. Modified with several customised options, the vessel will be able to take on a multifunctional role that includes plough dredging, towing, pilotage and survey duties. This is the first contract between Damen and the Bristol Port Company.
Construction of the new 23-metre long Shoalbuster took place at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, in the Netherlands. During the handover ceremony on 17 March, the vessel was officially named Graham Robertson.


Kalmar's electric straddle carriers support capacity expansion at MPET, Port of Antwerp

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is pleased to continue its long-standing relationship with MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) with a repeat order for nine electric straddle carriers. The order was booked in Cargotec's Q1 2017 intake, with delivery scheduled for Q3 2017.


60 new Liebherr Ship Cranes for Daewoo in South Korea

Liebherr´s ship crane department equips 15 new vessels of the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., LTD with one ship set of four units type CBW 2100 each. That means a summarized order volume of 60 Liebherr ship cranes.
The 15 ordered and identical vessels are LNG gas carriers with a capacity of 172.600 cubic metres and a total length of 299 metres. They are specially designed and adapted for the extreme environmental conditions around the Russian peninsula Yamal.


KONGSBERG launches Kognifai

kognifai is designed to enable value creation for KONGSBERG customers throughout the digital value chain
Kognifai is an open and collaborative digital platform that improves integration between the world of information technology and operational technology to accelerate business transformation in established civilian industries.



A conference on containers and container transportation was held by RS

The conference “Containers and Container Transportation – Problems, Solutions and Perspectives” was held by the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS). The representatives of 60 container industry organizations took part in the event held on 21 - 22 March, 2017.
The achievements of Russian companies in the area of applied research, development of innovative container types and implementation of advanced technologies in their production were presented at the conference.


World Fuel Services starts supplying marine fuel at the Sunoco Logistics Nederland terminal, Texas

World Fuel Services (WFS) is pleased to announce that its exclusive agreement to supply marine fuel at the Sunoco Logistics Nederland Terminal in Texas, is now fully operational with effect from March 2017.
The exclusive agreement means that WFS can now supply RMG 380 and MGO 0.1% Sulfur ‘ex-pipe’ and concurrent to vessels while loading and discharging cargo.


Equip4ship
March 28, 2017

Alfa Laval AFEM for Smit inert gas systems produces significant fuel savings

The Alfa Laval Automatic Fuel Efficiency Module (AFEM) is a new modification for reducing the fuel consumption of Alfa Laval Smit Combustion inert gas systems. It does so by ensuring the inert gas that keeps cargo safe during offloading is only generated in the exact amounts required. In a two-year pilot project, the AFEM allowed Italian shipping company Navigazione Montanari S.p.A. to achieve an average fuel savings of 30%.


The Switch improves its net sales and profitability significantly

The Switch, a specialist in advanced drive train technology, has seen a sharp jump in growth over last year. The company increased its net sales by 80% from EUR 40 million to more than EUR 72 million. Moreover, profitability also returned after a few previous years of losses.


British Steel awards new export deal to P&O Ferrymasters

Pan-European logistics provider P&O Ferrymasters is implementing an expanded contract from major UK manufacturer British Steel.
The Scunthorpe-based long products business was re-launched as British Steel in June last year following an acquisition.  After a five-month logistics tender process which began that month, P&O Ferrymasters won a new three-year deal that maintained its pre-existing volumes under the previous owner and added lanes to Scandinavia and Italy. The agreement covers exports of wire, rods, semi products and steel sections to mainland Europe.


Kalmar delivers range of cargo-handling equipment to Hamad Port, Qatar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for twenty-one forklifts, five empty container handlers, and four reachstackers for the New Port Project (NPP) in Qatar. The order, which also includes training to serve port operations and equipment handling, was booked into the 2016 third quarter intake. Deliveries have started in the first quarter of 2017.


March 27, 2017

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion completes series of works on Jan de Nul Group vessels

Jack-up vessel Vole au vent and TSHD Leiv Eiriksson
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC) has recently completed works in Vlissingen and Brest on two major vessels in the fleet of dredging and marine construction specialist Jan de Nul Group.
One of these is the Vole au vent, a 140-metre jack-up vessel built specifically for the installation of the latest generation of offshore wind turbines. The other is the trailing suction hopper dredger Leiv Eiriksson. Both vessels are among the largest in their classes, anywhere in the world.


ABB to power and remotely monitor new BW Group LNG FSRU vessel

ABB will supply the power and electric propulsion system to a new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for BW Group, which will also be remotely connected to ABB’s Collaborative Operations Centers.  The equipment onboard will provide data to the shore-side Centers allowing ABB and the vessel owner to take a proactive approach to maintenance throughout the lifetime of the vessel.


Topaz Energy and Marine - Financial results for the year ended 31 Dec 2016

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, today announces its results for the twelve months ended 31 Dec 2016 (“the period”).
René Kofod-Olsen, Chief Executive Officer, Topaz Energy and Marine said, “Our 2016 results are reflective of the prolonged downturn in the energy sector which is a consequence of an unpredictable oil price, and minimal capex spending by oil companies, which is now at a 10-year low. These factors have contributed to visibly low charter rates and utilization across our industry segments and thus low profitability.


Rolls-Royce signs Memorandum of Understanding with Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore to develop Smart Ships

Rolls-Royce and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership to develop smart ship technologies.
The partners will work on world leading research to develop fundamental technologies, such as smart sensing, digital twinning and integrated modelling which are essential to the development of future marine data based solutions. These developments will be applied to technology demonstrators to show how they can be used by specific ship types.


Industry news
NEVA 2017
March 27, 2017

PM Medvedev says Russia will continue focusing on reasonable import substitution

Russia's technological sovereignty will be preserved primarily in the defense industry, according to Medvedev.


Symbolic End: Missile Cruiser 'Ukraine' Being Sold Off for Scrap Metal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree to scrap the unfinished Soviet-era missile cruiser 'Ukrayina' ('Ukraine'), which has been sitting for nearly thirty years at the docks of a shipyard in the port city of Mykolaiv, local media reports. Observers suggest that the decision is highly symbolic.


Poland considers building floating LNG terminal by 2021

Poland is considering building a second liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on the Baltic Sea by 2021 for about 700 million euros ($761 million), as a potential alternative to a planned gas pipeline to Norway, the gas system operator said on Monday (March 27).
Poland imports most of the gas it consumes from Russia's Gazprom. In a drive to reduce the reliance, Poland opened its first LNG terminal last year and plans to build a gas link to Norway's deposits.


Crewing - work at sea
March 24, 2017

Australia Establishes Maritime College for Shipbuilding

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the establishment of a new Maritime Technical College to prepare Australia for the nation’s $90 billion naval ship building program.
The Government will invest an initial $25 million in the college which will deliver world class training across the country in key areas such as steel fabrication, welding and naval engineering.


Yantar shipyard lays down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R

Kaliningrad, Russia based Baltic Shipyard Yantar (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it laid down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R on 24 March 2017.
The contract for construction of three trawler-seiners of Project SK-3101R was signed by the shipyard and Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) on January 22, 2016. The series is to be delivered to the customer in 2018.
According to the statement, Russia is building a series of fishing vessels of this type for the first time in more than 20 years.


Hyundai Heavy Wins Tanker Order from Russia

Hyundai Heavy Industries received an order for four "eco-friendly" LNG-fueled tankers from Russia's state-run shipping company Sovcomflot.
Hyundai Heavy announced on March 19 that it signed a deal worth about US$240 million with Sovcomflot to build four 114,000 ton LNG-propelled tankers. Each tanker will feature a length of 250 meters, a width of 44 meters and a depth of 21 meters. They will be mounted with the ice class 1A grade ice-resistant function.
They will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and slated for delivery from the third quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. The tankers will be chartered by global oil major Royal Dutch Shell for transport of oil from Russia.


World's top LNG buyers form alliance to push for flexible contracts

The world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers, all in Asia, are clubbing together to secure more flexible supply contracts in a move which shifts power to importers from producers as oversupply grows.
Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) said on Thursday (March 23) it had signed a memorandum of understanding in mid-March with Japan's JERA and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) to exchange information and "cooperate in the joint procurement of LNG."


Lamprell sees tough year ahead, recovery only in 2018


The government will allow pilotless ships

Pilotless ships will improve safety at sea and reduce costs. By 2020 it should be possible to insert pilotless ships in Danish waters according to the Industry Minister Brian Mikkelsen, who wants to change legislation to pave the way for pilotless ships.


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.


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


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.


Coming Events
Maritime Vortal
April, 2017

Russian shipbuilding. Import substitution invites

April 6 - 7, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia




Caspian Dialogue, 2017

April 14, 2017 • Moscow, Russia




TransRussia 2017

April 18-20, 2017 • Moscow, Russia



Direct Email
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



August, 2017

INAMARINE

Aug.23-25, 2017 • Jakarta, Indonesia



September, 2017

BALTEXPO 2017

Sept. 11-13, 2017 • Gdańsk, Poland




RAO/CIS Offshore 2017

Sept. 12-15, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia




NEVA-2017

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



October, 2017

INMEX SMM India 2017

Oct. 3-5, 2017 • Mumbai, India



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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