December 20, 2014
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December 19, 2014
Dec. 18, 2014 - A ceremony to inaugurate the fast crew boat after People's Artists of the USSR, world-renowned singer Muslim Magomayev has been held.
President Ilham Aliyev reviewed the conditions created at the facility. Chairman of “Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company” CJSC Rauf Valiyev informed the head of state that the fast crew boat Muslim Magomayev was purchased under a long-term alliance agreement with Caspian Marine Services company.
The length of the boat is 70m, width is 16m, and height of the side is 6m. It was built with lightweight marine-grade aluminium. The world's largest fast crew was constructed at Australian Incat Tasmania shipyard.
Dec. 19, 2014 - Fincantieri has been awarded an order by Carnival Corporation & plc for the construction of two new cruise ships for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line.
Both will be sisters ships respectively to “Carnival Vista” and “Koningsdam”, currently under construction at Fincantieri shipyards. The Carnival Cruise Line ship, the 26th unit in line’s fleet, with a gross tonnage of 133,500 tonnes, will have capacity for 3,954 passengers and will enter service in the spring 2018.
The Holland America Line ship, a second Pinnacle class unit, will have a gross tonnage of 99,500 tonnes and accommodation for 2,650 passengers and will be delivered in autumn 2018.
Dec. 19, 2014 - Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest travel and leisure company, today announced new cruise ship orders for two of its brands with Fincantieri S.p.A., the world's largest cruise ship building company.
The new cruise ships will be constructed by Fincantieri for Carnival Cruise Line and Holland America Line, two of Carnival Corporation's nine industry-leading brands.
Dec. 18, 2014 - GE and Sabine Pass Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P., announced today that they have entered into a $1 billion, 20+-year service contract under which GE will provide spare parts and planned inspections, maintenance services and round-the-clock technical support for the gas turbines and refrigerant compressors on the first four LNG trains currently under construction at the Sabine Pass LNG export facility.
Each train will have six gas turbines and is expected to have nominal capacity to produce approximately 4.5 million metric tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG.
Dec. 18, 2014 - Transas Marine has successfully completed installation of the ECDIS simulator class at the Constanța Maritime University (CMU).
CMU is one of the first maritime schools in Romania to launch simulator-based courses to train bridge watchkeeping officers and other personnel in safe and efficient use of ECDIS in full compliance with the STCW 2010.
Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has been awarded an EPC contract by Petrojarl I LLC for the upgrade of its FPSO Petrojarl I. The Petrojarl I is a Teekay Petrojarl managed FPSO, built in 1986, which has been active in the North Sea. Its redeployment will be at the Atlanta field in Brazil.
The Petrojarl I is contracted by Queiroz Galvão Exploração e Produção (QGEP) for deployment at the Atlanta post-salt oil field in the Santos Basin offshore Brazil to produce heavy crude oil in a water depth of 1535m. For this deployment as an ‘early production system’, the FPSO will be upgraded at DSR.
Dec. 18, 2014 - GasLog Ltd. is pleased to announce the delivery of the fully owned LNG carrier GasLog Saratoga, from Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.
The vessel has secured a charter to a first class counter-party for her maiden voyage and will proceed accordingly.
GasLog has one LNG carrier newbuilding due for delivery in 2015, four in 2016 and four in 2017.
The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel.
The vessel was launched in a unique way, using the yard’s new gantry crane. At 22,000 tonnes SWL the Honghai crane is the largest moving gantry crane in the world. It was the first time the giant crane has been used.
The vessel, named Nordic Trym, is expected to be delivered to its new owners, Nordic Offshore Supply Limited, in April 2015.
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In early 2015, two newly built ESVAGT ships will begin servicing the offshore wind farms ’Baltic 2’ and ’Butendiek’.
On Thursday 19 December 2014, ESVAGT landed another contract for servicing offshore wind farms: ’Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm’, an approximately 400 MW offshore wind farm off the east coast of England, which from autumn 2016 will be serviced by an ESVAGT SOV (Service Operation Vessel) that has been specially designed for the purpose.
The Group delivers its 11th Super 116E jackup drilling unit
Dec. 18, 2014 - Lamprell, a leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore energy industry, announces the completion of construction on a further jackup drilling rig, the “Shuwehat”, and its delivery to Abu Dhabi’s National Drilling Company (NDC), safely, within budget and as scheduled.
This follows the recent announcement on 12 November when the Group received a new contract award from NDC for the construction of two further jackup drilling rigs of a similar design and high specification, which is valued at approximately US$ 365 million.
RINA has been recognised by the Indonesian Shipowners Association (INSA) as the best classification society in Indonesia in 2014.
The award as best classification society was presented in Jakarta by Carmelita Hartoto, Chairman of INSA and President Director of Andhika Line in recognition of RINA Services’ classification and assistance services to Indonesia shipowners during 2014.
Wärtsilä has been given full notice to proceed (NTP) from Manga LNG Oy for the supply of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Tornio, Northern Finland. Wärtsilä will commence construction on the site near the port of Tornio in January 2015. Manga LNG Oy is a joint venture of Outokumpu Group, Svenskt Stål AB (SSAB), Skangass and EPV Energy Ltd.
Wärtsilä initially announced this project in January 2014. The order, valued at approximately EUR 100 million, will be included in Wärtsilä’s order intake in December 2014.
December 19, 2014
The control center of the Main command of the Russian Navy, opened on Wednesday (Dec. 17) in St. Petersburg, will allow continuous monitoring of the situation in the world ocean, reports "Interfax" with reference to the Navy commander Admiral Viktor Chirkov.
"The launch of the Centre of the Navy will allow continuous monitoring of the situation in the world ocean, to analyze the action of the forces in the sea, groups and ships that perform inter-naval transitions, as well as the tasks of our ships in the Arctic," said Teal at the ceremonial opening of the center in the General command of the Navy in the Admiralty.
He added that the high command of the Navy gets the opportunity to exercise control over the activities of training on all four fleets and the Caspian flotilla in real time.
A. P. Moller-Maersk will continue its activities in Russia as planned despite the major economic problems caused by the fall in oil prices and the Russian currencies greatly reduced value.
Both Maersk Line, APM Terminals, Damco and Svitzer has activities in Russia, and they continue to have so.
Russian newspaper Vedomosti reports that German shipbuilder Nordic Yards, together with an unnamed local partner, has set up a Brazilian company, Nordic Yards do Brasil.
Nordic Yards - which is owned by the Russian investor Vitaly Yusufov, the son of a former Energy Minister - reportedly plans to build a shipyard in the Brazilian province of Camocim in the northern Brazilian state of Ceara.
Russia will file a claim with the UN by the end of March 2015 to expand the boundaries of its continental shelf in the Arctic. Conflicting territorial claims with Denmark will be solved via bilateral talks, the Russian Government says.
An Ecuadorian government official and Russian state-controlled oil giant Rosneft's representative for Latin America signed a memorandum of understanding on exploring future investments in the Andean nation's hydrocarbons sector.
In November, the company signed a contract with Venezuelan state-owned oil company PDVSA for the purchase of 1.6 million tons of oil and 9 million tons of petroleum over five years.
December 18, 2014
Two Chinese ship recycling yards, the world's largest facilities, have applied for the EU's future list of approved ship recycling facilities.
Representatives from Zhoushan Changhong International Ship Recycling and Xiagang Changjiang Ship Recycling, which have capacities of 1.1m and 1.2m ldt respectively, submitted official documents to the European Commission at a ceremony in Brussels yesterday.
Under new regulations adopted in November 2013, only facilities on the EU's list will be permitted to recycle ships flying the flag of an EU member state. The rules will come into force by the end of 2016 at the latest.
Shanghai: China Ocean Shipbuilding has announced that the company has set up a jv with ship design and construction company, Zhejiang Ouhua Shipbuilding, through its subsidiary Zhoushan China Ocean Investment Fund.
China Ocean Investment Fund will invest RMB300m in the new jv, representing 75% of the registered capital, while Zhejiang Ouhua will invest RMB100m.
Danish shipping company Norden said that it has secured three new credit facilities, worth a total of USD 187 million.
Two loans have been agreed with Scandinavian banks and the remaining one with a Japanese bank. The said financing puts USD 433 million of undrawn credit facilities at Norden’s disposal.
Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard has won an order to build two small 1,700 teu container vessels for a German shipowner.
The newbuildings are scheduled to be delivered in 2016, according to Wenchong Shipyard, subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC).
December 17, 2014
The war between the United States and Russia over the Arctic and its abundant resources is definitely a cold one, but it’s as real and harmful of a threat as any facing U.S. security today.
Whereas Russia is acutely aware of its opportunities in the north, U.S. leaders and officials refuse to acknowledge the critical importance of the Arctic, which could help the United States lower costs and become more independent of Middle Eastern oil.
Denmark will on Monday (Dec. 15) afternoon become the first country to claim ownership of the North Pole. Scientific data shows Greenland’s continental shelf is connected to a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean, says Denmark’s Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard.
Morocco has launched a national plan to boost imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), including the construction of a terminal at the industrial hub of Jorf Lasfar, worth up to $4.6 billion, its energy minister said on Tuesday (Dec. 16).
Morocco, a net energy importer, aims to diversify energy supplies and reduce dependence on oil and coal imports. It is also developing a plan to build 4 gigawatts of renewable energy.
December 16, 2014
The total costs of carrying out the Navy’s 2015 shipbuilding plan—an average of about $21 billion per year (adjusted for inflation to 2014 dollars) over the next 30 years—would be one-third higher than the funding that the Navy has received in recent decades, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates in its just published analysis of the 2015 plan.
And while the Navy plans to buy 264 ships over the next 30 years, it would probably need to purchase substantially fewer ships than planned if current caps on defense funding remain in place.
Shanghai: Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Herun Group to jointly develop business in shipping, shipbuilding and trading.
SWS will develop Xiazhidao shipyard, a shipbuilding arm of Herun, to be a large-sized offshore engineering equipment manufacture base, also capable of shipbuilding and ship repair.
Feb. 23-27, 2015 • Johannesburg, South Africa
March 11-14, 2015 • Istanbul, Turkey
March 18-20, 2015 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
March 26-28, 2015 • Beijing, China
April 20-23, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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
Dec. 1-4, 2015 • Shanghai, China
March 16-18, 2016 • Singapore