August 28, 2016
September issue MM#3(57) will be released on 21.09.2016. Brief on articles is available on the official web-site of the publication.
August 27, 2016
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Following a technical update the SCHOTTEL LEACON system has now been certified by the independent classification society DNV-GL as a leak-free sealing system for the oil-to-sea interface. This optimized version has already been integrated in the ongoing production.
This means that SCHOTTEL drives with LEACON can still be operated in US waters without the need to use bio-oils in compliance with the current VGP from EPA.
Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M)'s wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to deliver a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel to Armada Kraken Pte Ltd (Armada Kraken), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada).
The naming ceremony of the FPSO, Armada Kraken, was held at Keppel Shipyard on August 27.
Armada Kraken is a harsh-environment FPSO unit that is designed for operations in the North Sea under a stringent regulatory regime. The FPSO vessel, which has a design life of 25 years without dry-docking, will be deployed to produce the heavy oil (API degree 14) found in the Kraken field in the UK sector of the North Sea.
August 26, 2016
Aug. 26, 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited (VARD), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that it has secured contracts for the design and construction of two luxury expedition cruise vessels for German cruise company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises.
Developed by VARD in close cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, the vessels are specially designed for cruises in polar regions in the Arctic and Antarctica, but are also prepared for operations in warm water destinations such as the Amazon.
Aug. 25, 2016 - Matson, Inc. today announced that its subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc., a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, has signed a contract with General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, to build two new combination container and roll-on/roll-off (Con-Ro) vessels for its Hawaii fleet at a contract price of $511 million for both vessels with deliveries scheduled for the end of 2019 and mid-year 2020.
Damen Trading’s story begins in 1986, with Damen Shipyards Group responding to growing market demand for used vessels.
Since then, Damen Trading has gone on to sell over 500 used vessels, right across the maritime spectrum, developing along the way a reputation for personalised, reliable service.
Packed with technical innovations, the MTU Series 4000 engine received accolades when it was presented to international experts for the first time at the SMM trade fair in October 1996.
Series 4000 engines were the first of their kind to be fitted with common rail injection as standard and were 10 years ahead of their time. The Series 4000 has gone on to become MTU’s biggest selling engine in production.
New Guide addresses advanced crew transfer technologies, providing safety guidance for offshore access gangways.
ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, announces the publication of The ABS Guide for Certification of Offshore Access Gangways. The new Guide addresses certification for safety systems used for “walk to work” (W2W) crew transfers.
August 25, 2016
Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the re-gasification system for an FSRU (Floating, Storage, Re-gasification Unit) conversion project that Höegh LNG plans to carry out on a modern LNG vessel. The contract was signed in August.
The Wärtsilä re-gasification system to be supplied will feature regas technology using water glycol as the intermediate medium instead of propane. This provides a more compact solution being some 15 percent smaller and lighter than the propane based system.
Royal IHC has completed the upgrade of the underwater pump and jet water system on trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) VOLVOX TERRANOVA for Van Oord. The renovation involved among others a complete engineering package.
This package included a plan of repairs for the ship’s hull and modifications to accommodate a jet pump unit and the frequency drive of the new submerged dredge pump unit.
With the new Alfa Laval DuroShell plate-and-shell heat exchanger, Alfa Laval significantly strengthens its lead in LPG/E cargo reliquefaction. DuroShell features an innovative construction that dramatically increases resistance to thermal and pressure fatigue.
Alfa Laval DuroShell is a specially engineered plate-and-shell heat exchanger with unique design capabilities. Already used in the offshore oil and gas industry, it is now being introduced for demanding marine duties such as LPG/E cargo reliquefaction. An innovative construction and a patented roller coaster plate pattern make DuroShell significantly more robust, allowing it to condense cargo with a higher ethane content.
Presentation will take place at the SMM-2016
Scania will present SCR emission control technique for marine engines in Hamburg Messe (Hall A3, stand 114). SCR has already been used for industrial engines by Scania and now this solution will be applied to the marine engines.
We are waiting for you at the presentation of the marine engines TIER III in the Hamburg Messe on the 6 – 9th of September 2016 (Hall A3, stand 114). Russian-speaking employees from Scania will be present at the stand.
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has established a dedicated local transit team to help its customers negotiate not just the Suez Canal, but also the complex rebate system designed to boost traffic through the recently expanded waterway.
The new office, based in Alexandria, is staffed 24/7 by local agents who intimately understand both customer requirements and the workings of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA).
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 25 forklift trucks from the Algerian port procurement company, Groupement D'Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP). The order was booked in Cargotec's 2016 first quarter order intake, and the deliveries took place during quarter two, 2016.
August 28, 2016
Russia's Krasnye Barrikady Shipyard made a deal with Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company worth $1 billion to build offshore drilling rigs to be used in the oil and gas exploration project in the Persian Gulf.
The deal signed by the companies' CEOs Aleksandr Ilichev and Ehsan Mousavi provides that the drilling rigs will be built in the Iranian city of Khorramshahr within the next two years, IRNA news agency said.
Despite a tanker market turndown, Russia’s Sovcomflot was able to strengthen its financial position during the first half of 2016 with net profit adjusted for non-operating revenues decreasing by only 5.8 percent.
The company launched five new vessels during this time pioneering 172,600 m3 capacity ice breaking LNG carrier (Arc7 ice class) for Yamal LNG project (January), three new Arctic shuttle tankers for Novy Port project (February, April, June), and a new ice-breaking supply vessel to serve Sakhalin-2 project (June).
August 25, 2016
Russia is carrying out a large-scale modernization of its fleet after 20 years of stagnation, with billions being poured into the replacement of outdated vessels and the production of new craft and weaponry. However, the task is not straightforward.
Odfjell has penned a letter of intent valued at $240m to build four stainless chemical tankers at a state-owned Chinese shipyard, with the final contract expected to be signed in the second half this year.
The slump in prices and surging power demand is spurring demand for liquefied natural gas in the Middle East and North Africa.
Even the UAE, which earlier this year decided to put on hold indefinitely plans to build a huge onshore LNG plant at the Indian Ocean port of Fujairah, instead recently chartered a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) from Texas-based Excelerate to meet domestic gas demand.
Throughout the region there are a growing number of such facilities under way or on the drawing board to meet rising demand.
The slump in world seaborne gas prices is a major factor, driven largely by the waves of supply that have hit the market as huge long-term projects came onstream in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the US and elsewhere.
Danish producer Tuco Marine said it will reveal a new Arctic workboat daughter craft at next month’s SMM in Hamburg.
Many arctic patrol vessels, icebrakers and polar research vessels are currently under development and construction worldwide, and therefore it is as a specialized workboat daughter craft for such mother ships that the new ProZero Arctic workboat is a great match, according to Tuco.
The Indian Navy’s new $3 billion fleet of submarines – said to be the quietest in their class – may have been compromised after 22,400 pages of top-secret files detailing the vessels’ stealth capabilities were reportedly leaked from a French shipbuilder.
The leak describes in detail vital features of six Scorpene-class submarines that the French state-owned shipbuilding company DCNS designed for the Indian Navy, according to the Australian - which published a number of redacted documents on its website.
Norway-based owner and operator of floating LNG import terminals, Höegh LNG, is preparing for the start-up of the Colombian FSRU project, which is scheduled to start commercial operations at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2016.
Qatar’s RasGas has delivered its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Italy’s Toscana Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU) for Swiss multi-energy trading company DufEnergy Trading SA (DufEnergy).
Located 22km off the Italian coast between Livorno and Pisa, FSRU Toscana is one of Italy’s main regasification projects. The terminal is permanently anchored to the seabed through a mooring system, with a single point of rotation at the bow.
August 24, 2016
The Turkish defence and engineering services vendor STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (or STM for short) is generating valuable momentum as it embarks on its major objective, to penetrate the global naval shipbuilding market.
Last week, STM saw through the successful completion of the Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker, a 15,600-ton auxiliary vessel used for refuelling and transport that it had developed, but produced in collaboration with Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) in Pakistan.
US defense companies are making out like bandits from the growing political and military tension between the West and Russia, even as experts remain doubtful as to how much of a threat to NATO Russia really poses.
Commenting on what he sees as an explicit escalation of "anti-Russian rhetoric in the US presidential campaign," The Intercept contributor Lee Fang wrote that it's coming "in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy," one "that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries."
Russian oil company Gazprom Neft, the country’s fourth largest oil producer, said two weeks ago that four wells were now in production at the northern Prirazlomnoye field after two more were successfully started. The Prirazlomnoye field is an Arctic offshore oilfield located in the Pechora Sea, south of Novaya Zemlya, Russia.
Production from an ice-resistant offshore rig perched in the Pechora passed 43,980 barrels of oil per day (bpd), the company said. Full field development plans call for 32 wells. In March, the company said that it had reached a milestone with production of its 10 millionth barrel of oil at the field, while it revised its production schedule higher to 35 million barrels.
State-run company’s rigs are ‘strategic weapons’
China has become the largest crude oil operator in the North Sea despite boasting that it uses deep-water oilrigs as strategic weapons.
The scale of Chinese growth in the region meant that Britain handed about £2 billion in tax breaks to one state-run oil company last year, analysis by The Times has shown.
Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 8, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 29, 2016 • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 4-7, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 13, 2016 • Singapore
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-21, 2016 • Kish Island, Iran
Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China
Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark
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
May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway
June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands