November 28, 2014
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Nov. 27, 2014 - United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) today named the industry’s first ever LNG-ready ultra large container vessel. MV “Sajir” is the first vessel in UASC’s current newbuilding program, comprising 17 of the world’s most eco-efficient vessels.
With a capacity of 15,000 TEU (A15), the DNV GL classed vessel is the largest and most eco-efficient vessel in this capacity range. Preliminary calculations indicate an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) value that is close to 50% below the 2025 limit established by the IMO.
MV “Sajir” will start operating on the Asia–North Europe route after delivery. Ten further A15 vessels and six 18,800 TEU (A18) box ships will be delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries to UASC by mid-2016.
Norwegian ship builder Kleven has secured a new contract for a high specification, 116-metre long Expedition Support Vessel. The order is placed by Mr Graeme Hart, who currently has another vessel of the same type under construction at Kleven Verft.
This new vessel is almost ten metres longer than the vessel currently under construction at the yard, and is of type MT 5006 MKII ESV, designed by Norwegian ship design company Marin Teknikk in cooperation with Naval Architect Kyle Dick of New Zealand based Oscar Mike Naval Architects.
The vessel is specially designed for long expeditions in rough waters, and blends a robust, hard-working character with luxurious added extras.
November 27, 2014
The production of the icebreaking multipurpose supply vessel for Sovcomflot was started with steel cutting on 26 November 2014. The ceremony took place at Vyborg Shipyard, where the blocks of the vessel are produced. The production start was attended by representatives from Sovcomflot, United Shipbuilding Corporation, Russian Maritime Register of Shipping, Vyborg Shipyard and Arctech Helsinki Shipyard.
The design, hull assembly, outfitting and commissioning of the vessel will be done by Arctech Helsinki Shipyard. The main purpose of the vessel is to serve Sakhalin-2 region energy production sites by transporting supplies and people between land bases and the production platforms in the harsh climatic areas of the Sea of Okhotsk. The operator of the oil and gas field is Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
After a very fast and successful 17-day drydocking the cruise ship MSC Magnifica left Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) for Hamburg on schedule to start her next cruise.
Next week (December 2) another cruise vessel will arrive at Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam - the 200 m MS Saga Sapphire. In the meantime, Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen recently handled two, 167 m cruise ships, the Astor and Marco Polo.
A new series of six Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels to be built at the Kleven Verft AS in Norway for the Danish based Maersk Supply Service A/S - part of the A. P. Møller-Mærsk Group, will feature fully integrated solutions from Wärtsilä. There is an option for an additional four vessels within this series. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in November.
Rolls-Royce has won a £12 million order to provide design, integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for a highly advanced multipurpose service vessel for the Norwegian ship owner Myklebusthaug Management to be built at the Beşiktaş Shipyard in Turkey.
This latest contract will see the first UT design vessel to be built by a Turkish shipyard. Around 800 Rolls-Royce UT vessels have been built or are under construction since the first one entered service 40 years ago.
Improving vessel and cost efficiency with Pay As You Go ‘smart shipping’
Rock Seven, the established manufacturer of Iridium-based satellite tracking & communication systems and airtime provider has introduced a new Machine-to-Machine (M2M) data communication module for its RockFLEET vessel tracking system. The module adds new possibilities for improving vessel operations through the use of data to i.e. reduce fuel consumption or enhance equipment maintenance processes.
Nov. 27, 2014 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed development of the "Sayaringo STaGE," a next-generation LNG carrier. The Sayaringo STaGE was developed as a successor to the "Sayaendo1," the company's highly acclaimed LNG carrier evolved from carriers with Moss-type2 spherical tanks that offer a high level of reliability.
The adoption of apple-shaped tanks has enabled a near 16% increase in LNG carrying capacity without changing the ship's width, while incorporation of a hybrid propulsion system has boosted fuel efficiency by more than 20% compared to the Sayaendo (and more than 40% vis-à-vis earlier carriers).
Leveraging the Sayaringo STaGE's capacity for transporting North American shale gas safely and efficiently, MHI plans to undertake extensive business activities promoting the new vessel as a strategic product among its LNG carrier offerings.
World's largest LNG powered PSV enters Statoil chart
Rem Eir, build no 356 from Kleven Verft, was delivered to Remøy Shipping on November 26, 2014. With a length of 92.5 metres and a deck capacity of 1080 m2, Rem Eir is the world's largest environmentally friendly LNG powered PSV.
The vessel enters a long term chart for Statoil. Rem Eir is the fourth PSV delivered from Kleven this year to enter into a Statoil chart.
BIMCO has now announced its intention to develop a standard term sheet to assist the shipping industry in the creation of ship financing documentation.
The aim of developing this document would be to offer lenders and borrowers a comprehensive and simple standard which would become well-known – and could replace the many individually drafted term sheets developed by banks and other financial institutions.
As a result, this standard would have the potential to facilitate the provision of ship financing, increase predictability and reduce cost.
November 26, 2014
Nov. 25, 2014 - Gazprom Neft has signed a number of agreements with Vietnamese companies aimed at developing cooperation between the two countries.
Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of Gazprom Neft’s Management Board, and Nguyen Xuan Son, Chairman of the Board of Directors of PetroVietnam, signed an agreement to start exclusive talks on possible cooperation in the exploration and development of the Dolginskoye field on the Pechora Sea shelf. Before the end of May 2015 the two parties are expected to sign an operating agreement and outline terms for the creation of a special company for the project, in which Gazprom Neft will be a majority stakeholder.
Nov. 25, 2014 - Saipem, through its controlled company ERSAI Caspian Contractor LLC, has been awarded a major new Engineering & Construction contract in the Caspian Region.
The contract awarded to ERSAI, in consortium with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., is worth approximately $1 billion. Contract scope includes yard engineering, fabrication and pre-commissioning activities as well as the load-out of 55,000 tons of pipe racks.
1480 tons and a high center of gravity made the transport of an absorber from the Malysian Bintulu port to the Petronas LNG production site a challenging task. Due to the unprecedented tilting stability of the SCHEUERLE SPMT, the load was transported to the production site safely, despite difficult road conditions and turns. Limited ground resilience made the transport even trickier, a problem solved by side-by-side coupling of 2x24 axle lines of SPMT.
On 25 November, at Fujian South East Shipyard (FSES) in Fuzhou, China, five of Vroon’s newbuilding vessels have been named.
The vessels christened were VOS Pride and VOS Prime, two multi-purpose platform-supply vessels (MPSV), plus VOS Glamour, VOS Glory and VOS Gorgeous, three 60-m field-support vessels (FSV).
The company has ordered a total of 22 offshore-support vessels at Fujian Southeast, with delivery between 2014 and 2016.
November 28, 2014
A ‘unilateral decision’ was taken by OPEC not to cut production and to leave the daily output ceiling unchanged at 30 million barrels, despite a major oversupply that has caused oil prices to fall more than 30%.
Japan imported U.S. oil for the first time in four years as companies find ways around a four-decade ban on American exports and the Asian nation seeks to cut its dependence on Middle East suppliers.
Canada has fallen behind on meeting its promised Arctic investments, even while new data show its aggregate public spending in the three northern territories is among the highest in the world.
Classification society ClassNK has granted approval to the design of the new 28AHX-DF dual-fuel engine developed by Niigata Power Systems Co., Ltd.
The new engine will be used as the main engine on a new LNG-fuelled tugboat being built by Keihin Dock Co., Ltd. for NYK Line. The vessel will be Japan's first LNG fuelled vessel, excluding LNG carriers.
November 27, 2014
Satellite data show numbers quadrupled over two decades, raising new concerns about escalating emissions
Ship traffic on the world's oceans has quadrupled over the past two decades, according to a new study that's the first to rely on satellite data to produce global maps of shipping on the open seas.
The North Atlantic Drilling Ltd is requesting permission for a continued cooperation with Rosneft.
The Norwegian company, a subsidiary of Seadrill, is pushing on the authorities for an exception in the sanction regime against Russia, media reports say. The North Atlantic Drilling Ltd (NADL) argues that it should be allowed to complete its comprehensive cooperation agreement with Rosneft, a deal which includes extensive drilling in Russian Arctic waters.
The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a €34.8 million loan agreement with Klaipedos Nafta AB to finance an LNG terminal at the Port of Klaipeda, Lithuania.
The project will increase the security of the country’s natural gas supply and improve its competitiveness. The 20-year maturity loan for the LNG terminal allows Lithuania to purchase natural gas from several global suppliers.
President Vladimir Putin announced Monday (Nov. 24) that Russia has created a new strategic military command to cover all operations in the Arctic and the new establishment will start business on Dec. 1. Putin made the announcement at a meeting with top military officials of Russia.
The military command will exercise leadership over all armed forces of Russia in the Arctic so as to improve structure of the military there, said the Kremlin press service.
November 25, 2014
Statoil plans to expand its Snøhvit gas plant outside Northern Norway for NOK 21 billion.
Investments include connecting the gas field Askeladden to Snøhvit, and construction of a new pipeline.
Global demand for energy will increase 37 percent by 2040 despite no growth in energy demand from major developed nations throughout the forecast period, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its World Energy Outlook 2014 released Monday (Nov. 24).
Oil, coal and natural gas remain major energy sources throughout the forecast, representing almost 75 percent of total demand in 2040, despite coal and oil demands reaching a plateau by 2040. Natural gas demand, however, increased by over 50 percent by 2040.
Global warming will have more impact on Russian than any other area of the world, this will give the country certain advantages as longer navigation period and shorter heat supply seasons, Head of Meteorology says.
Russia, in desperate need of higher oil prices, is making a last-ditch attempt to sway this week's Opec meeting by suggesting it could cut output if the group does the same.
But in a sign that it has yet to take a final decision, Russia has also said instead of cutting output it could just keep it flat.
France suspended indefinitely on Tuesday (Nov. 25) delivery of the first of two Mistral helicopter carrier warships to Russia, citing conflict in eastern Ukraine where the West accuses Moscow of fomenting separatism.
Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told RIA news agency Russia would not for now pursue claims against France over non-delivery, but expected the contract to be fulfilled.
The biggest new navy vessel in almost two decades is ready to be handed over to the Northern Fleet.
The 4500 deadweight ”Admiral Gorshkov” is the first of Russia’s new series of frigates. Two years after schedule, the ship is now getting prepared to leave the Northern Yard in St. Petersburg and head towards Severomorsk in the Kola Peninsula.
Dec. 8-10, 2014 • Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dec. 10-12, 2014 • Guangzhou, China
March 11-14, 2015 • Istanbul, Turkey
March 18-20, 2015 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
March 26-28, 2015 • Beijing, China
April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
May 19-21, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
June 2-5, 2015 • Oslo, Norway
July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 7-9, 2015 • Gdansk, Poland
Sept. 15-18, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 22-25, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 23-25, 2015 • Mumbai, India
Oct. 7-9, 2015 • Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 3-6, 2015 • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
March 16-18, 2016 • Singapore