December 03, 2016
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December 02, 2016
SPB Marine LLC has signed a contract for supply of the engines Scania DI 16 070M on ships of the project 23040.
The engines will be installed on the rescue boat intended for diving works at depths up to 60 up to Sea State Code 3, search, observation and inspection works.
The construction is carried out by ZNT-Yard (Russia). 18 vessels have been already built with Scania's previous generation Ð96 engines. The current engines are supplied for 19th and 20th vessels of the project.
Sea transportation and Roll on-Roll off-loading (Ro-Ro) are both key in Siemens' new offshore logistics concept launched in 2015. Now the company has commissioned its first specialized transport vessel, the Rotra Vente.
It fulfills the needs for cost effective transportation of the large nacelles used in Siemens' direct drive offshore wind turbines. The 141-meter long vessel can carry multiple 8-megawatt nacelles per trip and will connect Siemens' coming manufacturing site in Cuxhaven, Germany with installation harbors in the North and Baltic Seas.
Siemens and logistics partner deugro organization celebrated the delivery of the ship today (Dec. 2), together with customers and representatives of the European offshore wind industry, in the Danish harbor of Esbjerg. A sister ship is expected to be delivered in spring 2017.
Wärtsilä EnergoProFin is a state-of-the-art energy saving solution that increases propeller efficiency and creates fuel savings of up to five percent. The solution is now available for both controllable pitch propellers (CPP) as well as fixed pitch propellers (FPP), yielding the same results in both propeller options.
Offering the solution for technologically more challenging CPPs was previously considered impossible in the industry, but is now made possible due to development work by the Wärtsilä hydrodynamics team.
The hybrid-powered passenger vessel is serving both the community and its customers
Dec. 2, 2016 – ABB’s Onboard DC Grid enables the Vision of the Fjords to switch to battery power when it reaches the spectacular Nærøyfjord in Norway but her story does not stop there. As well as transporting tourists, the Vision of the Fjords serves the local community by delivering mail to remote homesteads situated along the shore. The hybrid power system also means the impact on the UNESCO-listed fjord is minimized.
Norwegian ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin is celebrating today after becoming the first system supplier to gain full USCG type approval. The development, which adds to IMO approval and certification from a host of classification societies, means Optimarin’s environmentally friendly UV-based technology now leads the market in terms of global compliance.
Evac Group, the world’s leading provider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore, and building industries, has acquired Uson Marine. The acquisition is expected to increase Evac’s market share in dry and wet waste management systems, as well as strengthen the Group’s position with regard to small and medium-sized marine and offshore vessels. Thanks to the acquisition, customers of both Evac and Uson Marine will benefit from an improved service network and enlarged offering. After this acquisition Evac Group’s turnover will be over 110 MEUR.
Caterpillar Marine has received Type Approval certification from DNV GL for Cat® Asset Intelligence (Cat AI) software, demonstrating Caterpillar’s commitment to quality and customer focus. Caterpillar provides Cat AI advanced predictive analytics and expert advisory services to ship owners and operators, with onboard and shore based modules, which can be configured for a single vessel or an entire fleet.
Cat AI is focused on increasing uptime, by predicting and avoiding failures and better maintenance planning, and decreasing operating costs, through fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance expense. With over 40 million hours of equipment analytics experience, Cat Asset Intelligence turns data into actionable information, for Cat and non-Cat equipment including diesel engines as well as non-diesel engine auxiliary equipment.
December 01, 2016
The Armitt Group, a respected UK shipping agent and specialist logistics company, has signed an agreement with Hutchison Ports for a purpose built, 120,000 square feet specialist steel handling facility at London Thamesport.
Construction of the first phase of 60,000 square feet is currently well underway with completion expected by the end of April 2017. Freight will move through the facility as early as May 2017.
The opening of a specialist steel terminal at London Thamesport is significant. This deep water facility will offer reduced sea freight distances for both short and deep sea steel importers as well as superb rail links straight into the heart of the United Kingdom.
Using newly developed H2One™ solution for logistics facilities to promote hydrogen supply system business for fuel cell vehicle
Dec 1, 12, 2016 - Toshiba Corporation today broke ground on a new Hydrogen Application Center at its Fuchu Complex in western Tokyo. Scheduled to start operation in April 2017, the center will be built around a newly designed H2One™ hydrogen power system that will use renewable energy to produce hydrogen and supply it to fuel-cell powered forklifts operating in Fuchu Complex. Fuel cells can be quickly refueled and are available 24 hours a day, a clear advantage over batteries.
Each vessel will be fitted with Wärtsilä’s Advanced Wastewater Treatment system, including grease traps, buffer tanks, and membrane bioreactors; Wärtsilä’s Dry Waste Disposal system, including densifiers, glass crushers, bale compactors and storage; Wärtsilä’s Food Waste Vacuum system, including feeding stations, shredders, collection tanks, vacuum stations, decanters with flocculation, and food waste chutes; Wärtsilä’s Bio-Sludge Treatment system, including a de-watered bio waste silo, decanters with flocculation, a dryer, and a dried bio-sludge silo; and Wärtsilä’s Dry Garbage system, including shredders, a dry waste silo, and incinerator.
When completed, the 236 metre long vessels will offer capacity of 999 passengers. They will sail in some of the world’s most environmentally protected sea areas, including the Baltic Sea and Alaskan waters.
Deliveries of 3512 and 3516 marine engines and generator sets are on track to begin at Caterpillar’s established facility in Tianjin, China from February 2017
The first Cat Marine engines and generator sets to be produced at the company’s plant in Tianjin, China are being prepared for delivery. Caterpillar Tianjin Ltd (CTL), which began turning out generator sets for power market customers from early 2014, will become the group’s second global center for marine engines and genset production from February 2017.
The 100% Caterpillar-owned facility is the result of a US$300 million investment by Caterpillar, with mainstream Caterpillar engine production for Electric Power and the Oil & Gas segment having commenced at Tianjin in March 2015.
Through the acquisition of two SCHEUERLE InterCombi vehicle combinations complete with frame decks for the transport of extremely heavy cable drums, the Wassermann Group has taken a further positive step regarding the upgrading of its portfolio of services. The vehicles are continuously in use – also recently as part of an expansion project involving a high-pressure pumped storage power station of the Vorarlberg Illwerke power company situated at Lake Vermunt (Vermuntsee) in the Austrian state of Vorarlberg.
General Dynamics Electric Boat will christen Colorado (SSN-788), the U.S. Navy’s newest and most advanced nuclear attack submarine, at a ceremony at its shipyard on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.
December 02, 2016
Russian state-owned oil major Rosneft and Ural Mining and Metallurgical Company (UMMC) have created joint venture Eastern Mining Company that will become an anchor supplier of rolled steel to the Zvezda shipyard, Rosneft said in a statement on Thursday (Dec. 1).
Rosneft will own 25% in the joint venture, while UMMC will own the remaining 75%. The venture is to ensure supplies of rolled steel to Zvezda and to start development of feasibility studies for options of improving production capacities and implementation of other investment projects in mining and metallurgical sectors of Russia’s east, Rosneft said.
Maersk Line, the world's biggest shipping company, is to buy smaller rival Hamburg Süd, joining a wave of M&A in the industry just over two months after the Danish company revealed plans to bolster its transport operations.
Royal Navy fleet depleted by ‘vicious cycle’ of chaotic planning and cost overruns.
Ukraine's president says his country and Poland want to speed up the construction of a pipeline link that would bring gas from Europe to Ukraine and aims to cut dependence on Russian deliveries.
Rolls-Royce is cutting another 800 jobs from its struggling marine business in a move it says will save the engine manufacturer $63m a year. The marine headcount today stands at 4,800, mainly based in Norway.
Last year, Rolls-Royce axed 1,000 staff from its marine division as newbuild orders at yards across the world slipped to their lowest levels seen in a generation.
November 29, 2016
2016 is the year of ZPMC’s active entry to the Russian market as one of the leading ship-building enterprises of China. The development prospects for 2017. Heavy-duty equipment company - Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (ZPMC) is the largest manufacturer of port, offshore and shipbuilding equipment, engineering vessels and large steel structures.
Elin Oleg V., the Head of Offshore Machinery and Shipbuilding Department of the Russian Subsidiary, described to “Maritime Market” the current situation on the shipbuilding market and revealed Company’s plans for the development of the Russian market.
November 26, 2016
The Russian FSUE Rosmorport in accordance with the Ministry of Transport order No 387 “On approving list of harbor dues in the seaports of the Russian Federation”, changed the foreign shipping rates at Seaports of Arkhangelsk and Sabetta, as well as the port of Mezen, Naryan-Mar and Onega. The local authorities decided to raise the costs for pilotage, lighthouse and navigation dues, aiming to maintain in good technical condition, maintenance, repair, reconstruction and new construction of navigational equipment and facilities to ensure the safety of navigation systems in the seaport water areas and facilities. The new dues and charges are effective from December 1, 2016.
Singapore plans to offer financial assistance to its liquidity-hit marine and offshore engineering companies that could help them raise as much as S$1.6 billion ($1.1 billion) in loans.
The two-year downturn in oil prices has forced several firms, including oilfield services firm Swiber, oil and gas service provider Swissco Holdings Ltd and container ship owner Rickmers Maritime, to seek restructuring of their debt.
November 25, 2016
Vlissingen, Netherlands, headquartered Oceanwide Expeditions reports that it has commissioned the building of an 180-passenger vessel, called the Hondius, that will be the strongest ice-strengthened vessel in the Polar regions.
It is being built in Croatia by shipbuilder Brodosplit and will be available to customers in 2019. The vessel will be 107 m (350 ft) long, with a breadth of 17.6 m (58 ft).
Titan LNG has announced that it has successfully completed the first ever LNG bunker delivery at the Port of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to a sea-going vessel.
The operation involved the transfer of 220 m3 of LNG to the Fure West – a 144 m long, 17 557 dwt oil products tanker owned by Furetank. Delivery was carried out at the Groene Kade in Amsterdam through the use of five trucks, taking 12 hours.
Vyborg Shipyard JSC (corporate member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it has launched the hull of the lead icebreaking support ship of Aker Arc130A design being built for Gazprom Neft. The ship named Aleksandr Sannikov has been launched today, 24 November 2016.
The vessel’s cutting edge design provides high icebreaking capability and considerable manoeuvrability with comparatively shallow draught.
The shipyard says the vessel is assembled on a semisubmersible barge, the Atlant. The ship was launched from the barge. Now the vessel is to undergo outfitting.
When outfitting and equipment of the Aleksandr Sannikov is completed, the ship will undergo mooring and sea trials. Ice trials are scheduled for winter-spring 2018.
Dec. 5-7, 2016 • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Dec. 7-9, 2016 • Guangzhou, China
Jan.31 - Feb.2, 2017 • Paris, France
March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE
April 18-20, 2017 • Moscow, Russia
May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway
June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 11-13, 2017 • Gdańsk, Poland
Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 3-5, 2017 • Mumbai, India
Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands