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July 25, 2016

Leidos Completes Initial Performance Tests Of Highly Autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel

Technology Demonstration System Trials Conducted off San Diego Coast
Leidos, a national security, health, and infrastructure solutions company, announced today that on June 22, it completed initial performance trials of the technology demonstration vessel it is developing for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)'s Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel (ACTUV) program. The at-sea tests took place off the coast of San Diego, California.


Golar and Schlumberger Form OneLNG Joint Venture

OneLNG targets development of low cost gas reserves to LNG
July 25, 2016 - Golar LNG Limited and Schlumberger today announced the creation of OneLNG℠, a joint venture to rapidly develop low cost gas reserves to LNG.
The combination of Schlumberger reservoir knowledge, wellbore technologies and production management capabilities, with Golar’s low cost FLNG (Floating LNG) solution, will offer gas resource owners a faster and lower cost development thereby increasing the net present value of the resources.



New record Montecarlo - Venice

On July 12, 2016, the Fabio Buzzi crew, composed by Mario Invernizzi, Antonio Binda, Eric Hoorn, Stefano Gibelli, has succeeded in setting the Montecarlo - Roccella Jonica - Venice record, with a time of 22 hours 5 minutes and 42 seconds, by lowering the primacy of 7 minutes and 35 seconds, maintaining an average of 52.3 knots (97 km /h.).
For these two primates, as for the previous ones, they’ve  been used  the propellers for surface transmissions drives designed and produced by Eliche Radice.




New Ecofix filler coat reduces the cost of rudder repairs

With an increasing trend for thruster and rudder manufacturers finishing their products with self-cleaning protective hard coatings, Antwerp headquartered Subsea Industries has introduced a filler coating for use with its award-winning Ecoshield hard coat system.
Ecofix, specifically formulated to provide shiprepairers and Original Equipment Manufacturers with a cost-effective solution for the repair of corroded or pitted steel surfaces, returns the thruster or rudder to its original state prior to touching up the repaired area with Ecoshield.


Keppel Singmarine to build dredgers worth $100 million

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd has secured contracts from Jan De Nul Group to build three Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHDs). The TSHDs are worth about S$100 million in total.
The first two dredgers are expected to be completed in 2H 2018 while construction of the third dredger will require a notice within six months from Jan De Nul to exercise the option for the dredger.
To be built to Jan De Nul's design, the dredgers will be able to dredge to a maximum depth of 27.6m, and have a hopper capacity of 3,500 m3. The two dredgers will be built to the requirements of classification society, Bureau Veritas, in Keppel Nantong Shipyard, a subsidiary of Keppel O&M.


Innovative new business offers operational support services in West Africa

Shipping companies operating in West Africa can now benefit from an innovative new business, Africa Risk Compliance (ARC).
The new management company has been born out of many years’ experience of operating in the Gulf of Guinea. Offering long term partnerships to its clients, ARC provides a wide range of operational support services across West Africa.


Christening Reylavers new Damen ASD Tug 2411, Jesus

Damen congratulates Reylaver on the safe arrival and naming ceremony of the new ASD Tug 2411 Jesus. In order to reach her owners, the vessel undertook, on her own keel, a significant voyage covering 10,500 nautical miles.



SCHOTTEL introduces new type designations

With the slogan „Proven technology has a new name“ SCHOTTEL is introducing new type designations starting 1 September 2016. The company replaces the current product names which have developed within the last 65 years after the invention of the Rudderpropeller for more consistency.
A new, clear nomenclature will ease orientation among the variety of products. However the clear message is that the proven products remain the same.


New hybrid UK ferry will feature a broad range of Wärtsilä solutions for environmental efficiency

A new ferry being built at the Cemre shipyard in Turkey for UK operator Wightlink, will feature a comprehensive range of modern Wärtsilä equipment and systems to ensure a high level of environmental efficiency.
In addition to conventional fuel, the new vessel will be the first ferry to utilise Wärtsilä hybrid battery technology to improve efficiency, reduce the exhaust emissions and lower the noise level.



July 22, 2016

Total signs long-term agreement to supply LNG to Japans Chugoku Electric

July 22, 2016 - Total has signed a binding Heads of Agreement with Chugoku Electric for the direct supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for a period of 17 years starting from 2019.
Under the agreement, Total will supply Chugoku Electric with up to 0.4 million tons of LNG per year (Mt/y) sourced from the company’s global portfolio.
Total’s objective is to double its liquefaction capacity to around 20 Mt/y and increase its LNG trading portfolio to 15 Mt/y by 2020.


RINA closes 100% acquisition of Edif Group

RINA S.p.A, the holding company of the multinational testing, inspection, certification and consulting engineering group based in Genoa, Italy, is pleased to announce that it has closed its acquisition of the entire share capital of Edif Group Limited for £118.5 million (around €151 million).


Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc. Takes Delivery of its Second 49,000 DWT IMO2 Interline-Coated Chemical Tanker from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

July 22, 2016 - Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc., an international shipping company focused on the transportation of chemicals, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Topaz, a 49,000 DWT IMO2 Interline-coated chemical tanker, from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd..


July 21, 2016

Wärtsilä optimises Eckerös engine performance with customised service package

Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö have extended their long-term maintenance agreement for Eckerö’s entire fleet of five vessels. Wärtsilä is providing leading digital maintenance concepts to meet the customer’s needs.
The five-year agreement between Wärtsilä and Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö covers five vessels. One of the vessels has been fitted with the Wärtsilä Condition based monitoring system, which provides data to enable dynamic maintenance planning.



TCM implements Tanker Competence and Promotion Management System through Seagull's Competence Manager platform

Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (TCM) S.A. has strengthened its collaboration with Seagull Maritime AS to bring its in-house ‘Tanker Competence and Promotion Management System’ (TCPMS) to its fleet of fifty-five tanker vessels through Seagull’s Competence Manager.
Available both onboard and online, Seagull’s Competence Manager is a versatile component of the ‘Seagull Training Administrator’, allowing shipping companies to monitor the career development of their seafarers and dynamically implement competence and promotion requirements. It works in conjunction with Seagull’s extensive reports and statistics on the existing e-learning material onboard.


Industry news
IMDS 2017
July 25, 2016

Russia Lays Down Nuclear-Powered Ural Icebreaker at Baltic Shipyard

Russia’s second serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural has been laid down in St. Petersburg on July 25.


Shipbuilding: Good Practice in Welding Aluminum

Aluminum alloys have been used for many years in the shipbuilding industry. There are two characteristics that make them particular useful: their light weight and their corrosion resistance in marine environments.


Government set to start talks on merging 13 state oil companies to create behemoth

The government is set to start consultations for an ambitious plan to merge 13 state oil firms to create a giant corporation whose revenue dwarfs global energy major Chevron which competes with US conglomerate General Electric in the Fortune-500 ranking.


Global oil companies keen to tap opportunities in India


July 21, 2016

Fincantieri first-half net profit lifted by shipbuilding segment

Group reaffirms guidance for 2016 with revenue growth forecast at 4%-6% year on year
ITALY-based shipbuilder Fincantieri posted a €5m ($5.51) net profit for the first half of 2016 versus a €19m net loss a year ago as demand for cruise vessels remained strong.


Report: Iran Ordering USD 2.4 Bn Worth of Ships in Korea

Iran has been linked to shipbuilding orders worth up to USD 2.4 billion at South Korean yards, providing them with the much-needed boost as they scramble for new orders.
Specifically, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and oil producer Iranian Offshore Oil Co. (IOOC) are said to have reached preliminary agreements with Korean shipbuilding majors for which Iranian firms are yet to secure required financing.


Shipbuilding, Construction Orders from Overseas Plummet

Korean construction firms and shipbuilder alike are facing a historic dearth in orders from overseas as they teeter on the brink of insolvency.
Overseas orders have been the mainstay of both industries, but now the global slump compounded by falling oil prices is threatening their very existence.
For example, Samsung Heavy Industries, one of Korea's top three shipbuilders, has yet to win a single overseas order this year.
The last order was in October 2015 for four oil tankers from Malaysia's AET for US$200 million. No such dearth has been seen since 2009.


Saudi Aramco signs contracts to build $13bn Fadhili gas project


Keel-Laying of Russia's Second Nuclear-Powered Ural Icebreaker Set for July

The keel-laying of Russia’s second serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural will take place in St. Petersburg on July 25, 2016.
The shipyard is contracted by the Atomflot Federal State Unitary Enterprise to build three project 22220 nuclear icebreakers. The lead ship, the Arktika, was launched on June 16. The first icebreaker, the Sibir, was laid down on May 6, 2015.


India and US Agree to Enhance Cooperation at Sea

India and the US have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the maritime sector during Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari’s visit to the US
India and the United States have agreed to deepen the scope of their cooperation in the maritime sector with the American ports showing a keen interest in comprehensive port-led development, especially the Sagarmala project.


July 20, 2016

Russia offers nuclear aircraft carrier to India

India offered a Project 23000E Storm aircraft carrier
Russia has offered India the joint construction of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, according to a source in the Indian Navy.


Eni nears Samsung FLNG order

Eni is closing in on an order for a floating liquefied natural gas unit in South Korea, according to reports, with its likely destination to be off Mozambique.
The Italian major will in October firm up an order at Samsung Heavy Industries for a total project cost of $5.4 billion.
The FLNG contract is going to a consortium including France’s Technip and JGC of Japan.


July 19, 2016

Saudi Arabia Plans Shipbuilding Complex to Support Oil Exports

Saudi Arabia will build a maritime complex on its east coast, with shipbuilding capability, to provide sufficient capacity for exporting oil, Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih said Sunday (July 17).
The country, the world’s largest oil-producing nation, eventually will have a shipping fleet that will match its oil capabilities, Al-Falih said in Riyadh. Saudi Arabian Oil Co., or Aramco, will need more tankers to meet global demand, he told reporters.


India: Shipbuilding set to get a big push

The decision taken by the Ministry of Shipping to implement Shipbuilding Financial Assistance Policy will give a big push to indigenisation and shipbuilding as part of the ‘Make in India’ programme.
Experts express satisfaction over finalisation of guidelines for implementation of the policy – a long pending demand of the industry. Almost 90 per cent of the Indian trade is handled by the vessels carrying foreign flags.
An institutional mechanism has been created within the ministry for redressal of grievances arising out of issues related to the implementation of the policy. The policy approved by the Union Cabinet in December last will provide financial assistance to Indian shipyards for shipbuilding contracts signed between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2026.


Hapag-Lloyd and UASC Pen Business Combination Agreement

German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) have reached an agreement on the terms and conditions of a Business Combination Agreement (BCA) providing for the contribution of all shares in UASC to Hapag-Lloyd.


Coming Events
Maritime Vortal
September, 2016

SMM

Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany




Digital Ship during SMM

Sept. 8, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany




The Maritime CIO Forum Rotterdam

Sept. 29, 2016 • Rotterdam, Netherlands



Direct Email
October, 2016

Offshore Marintec Russia

Oct. 4-7, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia




TRANSTEC 2016

Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia




The Maritime CIO Forum Singapore

Oct. 13, 2016 • Singapore




Oil & Gas Vietnam (OGAV)

Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam




Marine Vietnam 2016

Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam




Shiptec China 2016

Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China




Danish Maritime Fair

Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark



December, 2016

Saudi Transtec 2016

Dec. 5-7, 2016 • Dammam, Saudi Arabia




INMEX China 2016

Dec. 7-9, 2016 • Guangzhou, China



January, 2017

Euromaritime 2017

Jan.31 - Feb.2, 2017 • Paris, France



March, 2017

Fujairah Bunkering & Fuel Oil Forum

March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE



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



September, 2017

NEVA-2017

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




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