September 25, 2017
Sept. 25, 2017 - Topaz Energy and Marine (“Topaz”), a leading offshore support vessel company, today announced a new contract with global energy giant, TOTAL, to support its operations in the Azerbaijani market.
TOTAL E&P Absheron (TEPAb) is operating on behalf of JOCAP, Joined Operating Company for Absheron Project, a joint venture between SOCAR (50%) and TOTAL (50%).
Topaz will supply its anchor-handling vessel Topaz Triumph to TEPAb to service one work-over and one development well in the Absheron offshore field. The work is estimated to take more than one year. First discovered in 2011, the Absheron Field is being developed under an early production scheme, reflected in the development programme agreed by State Oil Company of the Republic of Azerbaijan (“SOCAR”) and contractor parties.
Leading classification society ClassNK has released R&D Roadmap, detailing its vision and goals for projects over the next five years.
The R&D Roadmap outlines the two activities as the foundation of ClassNK R&D, and details investigations and research associated with core technologies (*1) which will also contribute to the development of human resources for contributing maritime technology and engineering as a classification society and utilization of damage information to contribute to damage prevention.
The GIA will support the implementation of energy efficiency measures for ships and shipping
Sept. 25, 2017 – At a ceremony in Singapore today Bureau Veritas formally joined the Global Industry Alliance (GIA).
Philippe Donche-Gay, President Marine & Offshore, Bureau Veritas said that he was delighted BV was able to provide support to the GIA: ‘Whether it’s a better understanding of hull structures, digitalization, gas fueled and hybrid systems or the many other areas of research and development that are leading to practical solutions, our Marine & Offshore Division - and the 70,000 Bureau Veritas people around the world (10,000 in China alone) across our group - will be able to contribute towards this important initiative.’
September 22, 2017
Damen Shipyards Group has compiled a comprehensive summary of its worldwide shipbuilding activities regarding Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs). The information shows that, with five vessels delivered in the last year and 15 currently under construction, Damen has unrivalled experience in serving the naval industry with its OPV portfolio. Moreover, the company is just as capable of completing complex naval projects in cooperation with local shipyards as it is in constructing vessels at its own yards.
"With the fully electric SPMT Light from SCHEUERLE, we provide one of the most universal and efficient systems for indoor and outdoor use," says Joachim Kolb, Business Development Manager at TII Sales. The vehicle comfortably moves an 86 tonne payload free of emissions and almost without a sound, which is almost a third more than competing systems. Loading is carried out either by driving under the load and lifting the hydraulically supported vehicle or with the help of available hall and site cranes.
Sept. 22, 2017 -General Dynamics Electric Boat yesterday delivered the nuclear-powered attack submarine Colorado (SSN 788) to the U.S. Navy. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).
Colorado is the 15th ship of the Virginia Class, which provides the Navy with the capabilities required to retain undersea dominance well into the 21st century. Colorado is also the fifth of the eight-ship group of Virginia-class submarines known as Block III. These ships embody a Navy and industry commitment to reduce costs while increasing capabilities through an initiative comprising a multi-year procurement strategy, improvements in construction practices and the Design For Affordability (DFA) program.
September 21, 2017
January 2018, focuses on the integration of a sophisticated new hybrid power solution designed by KONGSBERG to assist SEACOR Marine and MEXMAR in meeting strict environmental regulations by decreasing CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, with the added benefit of reducing operating costs through reduced fuel consumption.
SEACOR Marine and MEXMAR have chosen KONGSBERG as a single supplier for this turnkey delivery, including supply and full integration of the energy storage system with a custom designed Energy Control System (ECS), and the existing Dynamic Positioning (K-Pos DP-22) and Integrated Automation System (K-Chief 700 IAS), both of which will be upgraded as part of the contract. The overall solution adds safety and efficiency beyond conventional energy storage.
Gazprom Neft Badra, operator of the Badra field, Iraq, has undertaken the largest ever maritime shipment of oil for export in the company’s history, with 1.78 million barrels of hydrocarbons being despatched for the United States in the New Solution crude oil tanker.
This is, to date, the second oil consignment to the American market by Gazprom Neft Badra - recipients of the preceding 12 shipments having been European companies and refining facilities in the Asia - Pacific region.
The technology group Wärtsilä and Flender (Siemens AG, Mechanical Drives) have reached an agreement regarding the contract manufacturing of Wärtsilä’s marine gear box portfolio. With immediate effect, the assembly and testing of the gear boxes will be moved to the Siemens Mechanical Drives facilities in Voerde, Germany.
Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to have the option to make the company’s Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service.
With data collected from a multitude of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 reduces energy consumption and supports environmental compliance as well as allowing for the benchmarking of efficiency against historical performance.
September 20, 2017
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Sept. 20, 2017 - Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies. The primary aims of the Service Hub will be to optimise the services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the region in addition to strengthening Damen’s cooperative relationship with Delo Group of companies.
Part of DeloPorts (which is, in turn, part of the Delo Group), Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard is a ship repair facility located in the Port of Novorossiysk, on the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea.The LOI was signed by representatives from the two companies during the NEVA 2017 trade fair in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The open-ended agreement states that cooperation between Damen and Delo Group of companies regarding the new Service Hub will commence before the end of 2017.
Commitments from international shipping interests and leading-edge maritime technology companies, plus Government support across the board have contributed to a record-breaking uptake of exhibition space at NEVA 2017, the biennial event for building connections to Russia’s maritime industries.
On the eve of NEVA 2017, which runs from September 19-22 at the Expoforum Convention Centre, organisers Dolphin Exhibitions reported full occupancy within exhibition Halls F & G, covering gross space of over 26,000m2 at St Petersburg’s premier event venue. Participants include over 600 companies from 36 countries, while the parallel multi-streamed NEVA 2017 Conference has attracted over 1,500 speakers and delegates.
The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for its batteries, and the successful project represents a notable breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated vessels. The tests were carried out on the 85 metre long ‘MF Folgefonn’ in Norwegian waters during the end of August / early September of this year. The ferry is owned by Norled, one of Norway’s largest ferry operators.