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September 20, 2017

Maritime Market magazine #3 (61), 2017 PDF

Maritime Market #3(61), September 2017

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Fast track Electrical Steam Boiler module for Lancaster FPSO

Parat Halvorsen AS is proud to announce that we recently secured a contract to design and fabricate a complete, turnkey steam boiler module for the Aoka Mizu FPSO owned by Bluewater Energy Services BV.
The FPSO is being recommissioned for the Lancaster project which is owned and operated by Hurricane Energy UK.
The module will include 2x3200kW electric steam boilers based on the PARAT MEL design and will provide an additional 9.600kg/hr of saturated steam for the FPSO marine and process systems. The shipping weight of the module is estimated to be approximately 70 ton.
The module is a fast track delivery and the lead time from PO to delivery is only 30 weeks.

Continuing success for Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Cranes in South Korea

South Korean Terminal Operator Pyeongtaek Dangjin Central Terminal Co. Ltd. (PDCT) has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation.
Since August 2017 the new diesel-electric crane handles bulk and some general cargo in the terminal, situated around 80 km south of Seoul on the west coast of South Korea. For particularly eco-efficient operation, it is equipped with an external power supply to hook up to the terminal’s mains.

Kalmar helps MSC to cut running costs in South Africa with new order for reachstackers and empty container handlers

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to continue its cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) with a new order for container-handling equipment. The order, comprising five Kalmar reachstackers and two empty container handlers, was booked in Cargotec's 2017 third quarter intake. Delivery will commence in Q4 2017 and continue into Q2 2018.

Siemens and PAS announce global strategic partnership to provide essential industrial control system cybersecurity

Siemens, a global engineering and technology leader, and PAS Global, the leading provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity solutions, announced an agreement to provide fleet-wide, real time monitoring for control systems. By leveraging the unique capabilities of both companies, this partnership will provide customers with: (1) deep analytics required to identify and inventory proprietary assets; and (2) visibility to detect and respond effectively to attacks across the operating environment.

Crewing - work at sea
September 18, 2017

KR launches industry's first 'Survey & Audit Preparation Guide'

Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has launched the industry's first 'Survey & Audit Preparation Guide' which will allow shipowners to check exactly what items need to be prepared for their next vessel survey audit, before submitting an application.
KR has used its extensive data resources and IT technology expertise to develop the new tailored service that will support shipowners' forward planning helping them to get the most out of their ship safety management activities.  Previously, shipowners did not know which items they needed to prepare for the ship survey before submitting their application.

Wärtsilä launches new eco-friendly tug designs

Wärtsilä has already introduced tug designs featuring liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel technology as an efficient means for complying with environmental legislation. The company has long been at the forefront in developing technologies that have enabled LNG to become a viable marine fuel, and the Wärtsilä LNGTug designs reflect this experience.
These latest designs have been developed utilising Wärtsilä’s strong competences in hybrid propulsion technology, along with the company’s extensive experience with more than 1000 tugs built based on Wärtsilä’s ship designs.

Transas survival craft simulator eliminates drill risks

Transas has introduced a new Survival Craft Simulator (SCS) to prepare crew for the multitude of possible scenarios that can occur during lifeboat drills, aiming to address one of the most notorious sources of accidents in shipping without exposing personnel to physical danger.
Effective survival craft training is essential to prepare crew for a disaster at sea but practical lifeboat drills have a troubling track record for causing fatalities. By shifting some elements of training to a simulated environment, the risks are minimized and the crew can focus on the procedures that will increase safety when operating the real lifeboat equipment in an emergency.

Nordic Engineering and Dalryba will cooperate in designing sea-going crab-boat

Nordic Engineering JSC and Dalryba PJSC have signed an agreement on cooperation in designing a sea-going crab-boat. The document has been signed  on 14 September 2017, at the Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in Saint-Petersburg.
Nordic Engineering will provide the customer with information about Russian shipyards which can be involved in construction of such ships, taking into consideration the shipyard’s technological facilities and loading.
Upon completion of designing the parties will discuss commercial issues and sign a contract for development of the project’s technical documentation.

Italian terminal operator Spinelli purchases another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane

Spinelli S.r.l. (Spinelli) has ordered another Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane for its terminal in the Port of Genoa.
The Model 7 crane was ordered in August 2017 and will be delivered on site in October. The main role of the machine will be container handling. It is the fifth Konecranes Gottwald Mobile Harbor Crane ordered by Spinelli since 2013.

Global marine underwriting premiums continue to fall, reports IUMI.

IUMI debates the growing challenge of reconciling dropping income levels with the risk of having to cover even larger single claims in an environment of ever increasing accumulation of values.
IUMI – the International Union of Marine Insurance – presented its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market at today's conference in Tokyo. The association reported that global marine underwriting premiums for 2016 fell to USD 27.5 billion, a 9% reduction on the figure reported for 2015.

September 14, 2017

Korean Register joins Green Award

Korean Register has joined Green Award as a part of its incentives program, offering Green Award certificate holders a special discount on a subscription to its database of IMO instruments - KR CON.
Ships certified by the Green Award Foundation have a proven record of commitment to superior safety and quality standards as well as demonstrating responsible environmental performance. The certification program is voluntary and supported by a large number of ports, maritime related organisations and companies, it  encourages high standards and best practices in shipping by providing special deals and discounts to Green Award certificate holders.
On Wednesday 13 September, 2017, Korean Register became part of this network of socially responsible incentive providers.

Construction of LNG-powered cruise ship Costa Cruises NB-1394 begins at Meyer Turku shipyard

The steel cutting ceremony for the first of two Costa Cruises ships to be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG) was held today 13.9.2017 at Meyer Turku shipyard, Finland. The ship will sail to the seas in October 2019 with a sister ship following in 2021.
Costa Cruises’ president Neil Palomba has announced today that newbuild NB-1394 will be named Costa Smeralda and adds:
“The two new Costa Cruises ships are a true innovation and set new standards for the entire sector. They will be among the first cruise ships powered by LNG, spurring the development of this green technology.”

The Switch recruits Parpala to help drive marine growth

The Switch has recruited Ville Parpala as Director, Product Marketing, Marine Solutions, as it targets its ambition of achieving growth of 200% in the marine segment across the next five years. The firm, a specialist in the development and supply of advanced drive train solutions, will leverage Parpala’s vast experience, and contact book, to push its ability to deliver enhanced efficiency, cost savings and environmental performance to the shipping industry worldwide.
Parpala joins the Finnish headquartered business, part of the EUR 3.3 billion turnover Yaskawa Electric Corporation, from Marioff Marine, where he spent almost three years as Area Sales Manager for Germany and Italy. Prior to that, he enjoyed nearly 10 years at Emerson, including a stint growing the firm’s Marine Tank Management division in Dubai, and over seven years at ABB, working with azimuth propulsion and variable speed drives.
He believes the move to The Switch is timed to coincide with a growing ‘green movement’ within the global industry.

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September 15, 2017

Molodtsov: We need to develop the Russian shelf despite oil price fluctuations

Russia needs to prospect for oil and gas on the continental shelf despite oil price fluctuations, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Kirill Molodtsov told RIA Novosti at the 13th RAO/CIS Offshore 2017 International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and Continental Shelf.

Arctic development state program to 2025 is based on core zones

The total investments are estimated at $2,8 billion.

Russia to build 70-90 ships worth RUB 400 bln by 2030 under Fishery Development Strategy

70-90 ships worth some RUB 400 bln are to be built in Russia by 2030 under the Fishery Development Strategy, IAA PortNews correspondent cites Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of the Russian Federation – head of the Federal Fishery Agency, as saying at the Global Fishery Forum & Seafood Expo in Saint-Petersburg.
He says this number will include 15-20 large-, 25-30 mid-size and 30-40 small-size fishing ships.

Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) lays down a trawler for Murmanseld-2

On 15 September 2017, Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) held a ceremonial keel-laying of the trawler intended for catching bottom-dwelling fish and processing of the catch onboard the ship, IAA PortNews correspondent reports. The ship was ordered by Murmansk based company Murmanseld-2.

September 14, 2017

Controversy Rises Again over Future Prospects of Shipbuilding Industry

Controversy over future prospects of the shipbuilding industry is rising again. This has come after Hyundai Heavy Industries lost an ultra large container vessel (ULCV) deal to Chinese shipbuilders.
According to shipbuilding industry sources on September 6, SK Securities, including analyst Ahn Young-jin, released a 52-page research paper under the title of the “Effects of global value chain changes on Shipbuilding Industry” on the 4th.
The paper said global trade countries, including China, saw their global cargo volumes show a clear decreasing trend and it would reduce the number of ship orders, which are the main transport means between countries. Accordingly, the South Korea shipbuilding industry is in an extremely precarious state.

China poised to torpedo Japanese shipbuilders' tenuous recovery

Amid global upturn, Chinese players could ramp up output and flood market.

Combat Management System Market Worth 365.5 Million USD by 2022

September 10, 2017

Russia to set aside 190 billion rubles for Arctic socio-economic development in 2018-2025

China invests $9.1 billion in Rosneft as Glencore, Qatar cut stakes

Chinese conglomerate CEFC will buy a 14.16 percent stake in Russian oil major Rosneft for $9.1 billion from a consortium of Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority, strengthening the energy partnership between Moscow and Beijing.
CEFC China Energy has grown in recent years from a niche oil trader into a sprawling energy conglomerate and the transaction will allow China, the world's second largest energy consumer, to boost cooperation with the world's top oil producer.

September 08, 2017

Zvezda Shipyard to bid for building Leader nuclear icebreaker

We have been building the largest dry dock in Russia that could be used for the construction of the Leader nuclear icebreaker, the shipyard’s Director General said.

S.Korea & Far East Development Fund may invest $2bn in Russia's Pacific region

The Russian Far East: Creating a New Reality

Defence warns of costly delays on future warships if Australian companies participate

Two Australian companies who want to help build high-tech future warships have been told their involvement in a $35 billion Defence project could lead to costly delays of at least two years.

September 06, 2017

Gazprom says sanctions won't stop Nord Stream 2 pipeline project

The $11 billion Nord Stream 2 project to add a second Russian trans-Baltic gas export pipeline will be implemented regardless of how new U.S. sanctions are interpreted, an official at Gazprom told a conference call on Sept. 6.
Gazprom’s officials also said during a call with investors that the newly imposed sanctions by the United States did not bar the company from borrowing abroad.

Shoigu: Arctic exploration is a guarantee of RussiaТs independence tomorrow

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