July 25, 2017
New issue of "Maritime Market" #3(61) is preparing.
Advertisement orders are accepted until Aug. 21, 2017.
The magazine will be distributed on the exhibitions RAO/CIS Offshore, NEVA (St.Petersburg, Russia).
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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.
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 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.
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.
July 24, 2017
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, 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
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.