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VOS Start W2W vessel departs Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf following major upgrade

Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) has bid farewell to VOS Start, Vroon BV’s first DP2, subsea-support, walk-to-work (W2W) vessel. The 80m VOS Start arrived at Oranjewerf on 1 June from her build yard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system - the first of its kind - by Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth, the extended installation of a Kongsberg reference system (including a ‘windfarm module’), and an active heave-compensated crane from SMST. In the eight weeks that she was in the yard, the vessel also underwent a wide range of other upgrades and preparations for her first charter.

Breakthrough in the digital transformation: thyssenkrupp connects machinery

A milestone for the digital transformation: thyssenkrupp connects the machinery of the materials division via a new digital platform. Thanks to toii all machines can communicate with each other. Due to predictive maintenance the platform is also supposed to forecast the necessity of machine services in the future.
The name chosen by the business area is a double play on words - it spells IIoT backwards, the abbreviation for “Industrial Internet of Things” - and it is pronounced like the word “toy”, an indication of how the new platform makes linking heterogeneous machines to existing IT structures “child’s play”. toii was developed completely in-house by company software engineering experts and tailored to the specific requirements of Materials Services.

Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway.
Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, Samskip has agreed with the DSD Group to acquire the activities of Nor Lines, which generate an average annual turnover of €110 million.
With its head office in Stavanger, Nor Lines is a diversified logistics business offering domestic and international services. The transaction includes terminal activities nationwide, warehousing and haulage services, while five out of seven multi-purpose vessels will be transferred under a time charter arrangement to Samskip. It also brings 170 employees, based in 14 locations throughout Norway. Post-acquisition, activities will continue operate under the Nor Lines brand name.

Nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar successfully passes DNV-GL verification at new Janneby test site

An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany which demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programmes – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted Remote Sensing Devices (RSDs).
In the verification, the ZephIR DM nacelle-mounted lidar was mounted horizontally on a raised platform (FW-MM) - 180m away from two reference met masts (T-MM-N and T-MM-S) equipped with calibrated anemometers at DNV GL’s test site, located 20 km southwest of Flensburg, Germany.

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July 24, 2017

Surging demand suggests NEVA 2017 set for early space sell-out

The last few exhibition spaces are disappearing at an extraordinarily early stage for NEVA 2017 - 14th International Maritime Exhibition and Conferences of Russia, which is set to take place in St. Petersburg, between 19-22 September.
Organisers Dolphin Exhibitions reports that over 97% of stand space is already reserved a full two months before doors open at the Expoforum Convention Centre near Pulkovo International Airport, where expectations are high that the number of visitors to this year’s NEVA will once again top the 15,000-mark.

MacGregor receives an order for project management, engineering and supply of on-vessel equipment including a complete mooring and riser system to Excelerate Energy

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, signs an order for on-vessel equipment, product fabrication, engineering and project management for a complete mooring and riser system that will serve Moheshkhali floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. The order was booked into Cargotec second quarter 2017 order intake. The delivery will be completed in the second quarter 2018.

July 21, 2017

SPB Marine successful passed Scania DOS audit

The certificate extended until 2019 inclusive
SPB Marine Company once again has successfully passed the audit for compliance with Scania DOS (Dealer Operating Standard). The certificate for compliance with DOS extended until 2019 inclusive.

MT-AZCUE marine pumps supplied in June

In June “Marine Technics” Group supplied equipment for several project on different shipbuilding enterprises.
The first set was shipped on the localization programme “MT-Group”-Azcue for the Baltic shipyard “Yantar”.

First ship with IMO Tier III EIAPP certified Wärtsilä engines is launched

The launch of the L’Astrolabe, a 72 metre polar logistics vessel fitted with a complete Wärtsilä propulsion machinery package and Wärtsilä NOR (NOx Reducer) SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) exhaust gas cleaning systems for all the main engines, took place on July 12. This is the first vessel operating with the International Maritime Organisation’s IMO Tier III EIAPP (Engine International Air Pollution Prevention) certified Wärtsilä diesel engines.
The ship was built by PIRIOU (France) for the French Southern and Antarctic Lands Administration. It will be used to transport personnel and supplies to the Dumont d’Urville research station in Antarctica.

Flexible procurement service for the global marine market

Having been set up as a solution to the heavy demand for quality and reliable third party procurement services, Marine Buying Services (MBS) is going from strength to strength.
With clients hailing from Asia to the Americas and Europe to Australia, MBS is truly serving the global marine market. Customers range from single ship owners up to the largest owners looking for every type of procurement solution for their vessels. By using its own leveraging power, in combination with that of Wallem Ship Management, MBS benefits include lower purchasing costs and reduced internal resources.

Davie Shipbuilding unveils the largest naval ship ever delivered from a Canadian shipyard

July 20, 2017 - Today, Canada's largest and most experienced shipbuilder unveiled the Asterix, the first large naval ship to be built in Canada in over 20 years. Davie's 1,369 staff together with over 900 Canadian suppliers spent just under 2 years delivering the Resolve-Class naval support ship which will enter into service with the Royal Canadian Navy by the end of this year as initially planned.
The Resolve-Class naval support ship will be the largest naval platform in service with the Royal Canadian Navy for the foreseeable future and will provide a wide range of functions from at-sea replenishment of fuels and cargo to aviation support, fleet medical support and humanitarian and disaster relief.

Gazprom Neft to utilise capacity at the St Petersburg Polytechnic University supercomputer

As part of the ongoing collaboration between the Gazprom Neft Science and Technology Centre and the Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University (Polytech) in geological prospecting, company specialists have investigated the possibility of processing data using high-performance computing systems — specifically the Polytech supercomputer,* the third largest in Russia. Computations generated on seismic prospecting, flow simulation, geo-mechanics and fracturing modelling will reduce calculation times by two- to four-fold, as well as allowing greater volumes of data to be processed.

Siemens Gamesa receives 20-turbine order from Indonesia for Equis Energys Tolo 1 onshore wind power plant

With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018.
Equis Energy has signed 5-year contracts with Siemens Gamesa for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance (O&M). The ‘Tolo 1’ wind power plant will be installed in Jeneponto on the south-coast of the central Indonesian island Sulawesi. For the installation work, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is working in consortium with one of the largest Indonesian construction companies PT PP (Persero) Tbk.

Industry news

July 24, 2017

New EU research seeks to use composite materials in shipbuilding

A new research project funded by the European Union (EU) has been launched to study the use of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials in the process of shipbuilding.
The FIBRESHIP project aims to replace steel with FRP composite materials to facilitate the construction of lightweight and more efficient large-length ships.
The research is expected to aid the creation of vessels featuring lengths of more than 50m for use in various applications such as commercial, passenger oceanographic and leisure transport.
Most vessels measuring less than 50m in length are manufactured with FRP materials, including pleasure boats, sailboats, ferries, patrol boats and rescue ships.
However, the use of such materials in vessels more than 50m-long is currently restricted to the secondary structures and components.

Indonesia: A New Shipbuilding 'Magnet' from ASEAN to Africa?

The head of the country’s state-owned shipbuilder offers a rather optimistic reading despite the familiar challenges that remain.

Svitzer to provide marine support services for Excelerate FSRU

Svitzer has announced that it has been awarded a 15-year contract by Excelerate Energy Bangladesh Ltd to provide marine support services for the Excelerate Energy floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).
The FSRU will be located offshore Moheshkhali Island in the Bay of Bengal, and will serve as Bangladesh’s first LNG import terminal. It will enable Petrobangla – the state-owned energy company – to increase the country’s natural gas supply by up to 20%, sufficient to support up to 3000 MW of power generation capacity. Construction will commence in 4Q17, with the unit expected to enter service by mid-2018.

Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches chemical carrier Balt Flot 16 of Project RST27 for BF Tanker

Medvedev: The Government to fulfill all its obligations for developing the Northern Sea Route

July 20, 2017

NAPA, NDES in cooperation on engineering service for shipbuilding

Finland’s maritime software provider NAPA and Japan’s maritime software engineering firm NTT Data Engineering Systems (NDES) have announced a cooperation on system collaboration and engineering service business for shipbuilding.
The cooperation also aims to commercialise the engineering services that can help streamline integration between early stage design and production planning during the shipbuilding process.

Far East crab catchers to have their fleet renovated at domestic shipyards

On the wave of state efforts to develop fishery and to stimulate shipbuilding, both industries are in active search for mutually acceptable compromises. Aleksandr Duplyakov, President of the Far East Crab Catchers Association, answers the questions of IAA PortNews.

July 18, 2017

RS about BWM Convention

The IMO Ballast Water Management Convention (BWMC 2004) will enter into force on 8 September 2017. Vladimir Shurpyak, Senior Principal Surveyor of the RS Machinery Department, tells IAA PortNews about its meaning for ship owners in actual practice.

South Korean yards see shipbuilding market improving as new orders rise

Ailing South Korean shipbuilders going through a rough patch of debt restructuring are slowly getting back on their feet, as they recorded a rise in new orders in the first half of the year and are expecting more new contracts for the second half, reports said.

Indonesia: A New Shipbuilding 'Magnet' from ASEAN to Africa?

The head of the country’s state-owned shipbuilder offers a rather optimistic reading despite the familiar challenges that remain.

July 15, 2017

Fair seas: What threatens small, medium Arctic fishing companies

The government has introduced supporting measures in order to cope with the problem of outdated vessels but they are not applicable to the light-duty fleet.

Zelenodolsk shipyard lays down two high-speed passenger ships of Project 145 designed by Agat Design Bureau LLC for UAE

On 13 July 2017, Tatarstan based Zelenodolsk Plant named after M. Gorky (AK BARS HOLDING) laid down two high-speed passenger ships of Project 145 designed by Agat Design Bureau LLC. The shipyard says the vessels were ordered by a customer from the United Arab Emirates.
The A 145 vessels are the comfortable high-speed ships capable of carrying 150 passengers with luggage in the marine coastal area at a speed of 40 knots for a distance of 400 miles unrefueled.

An automated information system to be introduced in the Arctic

An automated information exchange system (AIES) developed by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) will be shared with the Arctic countries' border services. This was announced by the FSB Public Relations Center, TASS reports. Since 2005, AIES has been supplied to the border agencies (coast guard services) in the northern Pacific.

The Sibir nuclear icebreaker to be launched in September

The Project 22220 universal series-built nuclear icebreaker Sibir, currently on the stocks at the Baltic Shipyard in St. Petersburg, is to be launched on September 26, the Shipyard's Director General Alexei Kadilov told RIA Novosti.

July 14, 2017

Kremlin comments on postponement of Arktika icebreaker commissioning

Russia’s civil nuclear power corporation Rosatom believes that the delay won’t generate problems with the delivery of cargoes via the Northern Sea Route.

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