July 30, 2014
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Sept. 9-12, 2014 • Hamburg, Germany
Former Vice-Admiral and Commander-in-chief of the German Navy Hans-Joachim Stricker, President of the German Maritime Institute (DMI), belives that in terms of security the industry is headed in the right direction. But challenges remain.
Safety First: Shipping is no exception. Keeping people and property out of harm's way not only means complying with on-board technical safety regulations, training ship crews and providing rescue equipment. It also means addressing external threats from terrorism and piracy, which continue to be a major challenge for shipping.
July 29, 2014 - Today, Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of the State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM, and CNNC New Energy (China) signed Memorandum of Intent in the Field of Cooperation in the Project for Development of Floating Nuclear Power Plants.
The next step in the implementation of the project will be establishment of a joint Chinese-Russian working group.
On 24-29 July, Chinese delegation came to St. Petersburg and Moscow. The delegation visited Floating NPP Training Centre and the Baltic Shipyard and had a meeting with the members of the referential floating NPP construction project team, as well as examined the floating power generating unit which is currently under construction.
July 29, 2014
IHC Hytech, part of Royal IHC, has secured an order for two innovative containerised air-dive spreads from Bluestream, an offshore and subsea company that operates in the oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors.
These high-quality systems consist of a containerised 1,800mm decompression chamber with a full three-dive control panel and a separate machinery container that will be modified to meet the customer’s needs.
July 28, 2014 - ABS, a leading provider of global marine classification services, has been chosen to class the world’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia’s state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN).
The award for the precedent-setting ship is the latest example of ABS’ leadership in the gas ship sector, where the largest share of LNG ships is presently being built to its classification standards.
The Mexican Navy selected VSTEP to supply a Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge (FMB) Simulator and 24 NAUTIS desktop trainer stations for the Naval Academy in Veracruz. The simulators will be installed at the new simulator training wing of the Heroica Escuela Naval Militar set to open in Q4 2014.
The Heroica Escuela Naval Militar is the school where future officers are trained for the General Corps of the Mexican Navy. In line with the expansion of the school’s training facilities, a new simulator wing is currently under construction. The Mexican Navy selected VSTEP as prime simulator provider for its new facility.
One of the world’s most sophisticated shipping simulators is being used by Australia’s leading maritime pilotage company, Australian Reef Pilots (ARP), to enhance its state-of-the-art combination/suite of safety and training initiatives.
ARP uses the Smartship Australia (Smartship) facility in Brisbane to give its pilots a realistic experience on the bridge of a ship in a vast array of shipping scenarios.
Vladimir Putin held a meeting on replacing imports in the defence industry.
Rapid introduction and maximum broad use of Russian-made materials and spare parts in special equipment and arms production was the subject of discussion.
July 29, 2014 - NewLead Holdings Ltd. announced today that the "Newlead Venetico," a 2012-built dry-bulk eco-type Handysize vessel of 32,500 dwt, was delivered to NewLead's fleet on July 25, 2014.
The Newlead Venetico is trading on the spot market and is expected to generate approximately $1.7 million EBITDA per year assuming $1.73 million yearly OPEX.
GTT, world leader in the design of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG announced the order of nine LNGCs which will be built by the Korean shipbuilder DSME.
Six new ships will be owned jointly by TEEKAY & CLNG and the three others will be owned jointly by MOL & CSLNG.
These large vessels are expected to be delivered between 2017 and 2019. They will be built with the NO 96 membrane technology, with more than 20 years of successful experience at sea, which is well suited for these ice-breaking LNGCs and allows for an optimized daily boil-off rate of cargo LNG.
These nine Liquefied Natural Gas Carriers follow one identical Sovcomflot order of an LNGC, dated March 2014, also being built with NO 96 Technology.
These are the world’s first ice-breaking LNGCs ever ordered. They will create the link between the liquefaction production plant at Yamal, located in the North West part of Russia, and numerous customers in North East Asia, travelling via the Arctic Ocean.
The August Edition of USA Oil and Gas Monitor 2014 is out today (July 28). Indeed, it goes without saying that there is abundance of natural gas across the globe and the call for cleaner alternative to oil fuel, CO2 and GHG emission is making gas not only the fuel of the future but also the fuel of the moment.
To buttress this assertion, Jérôme FERRIER Senior Vice President Corporate Total said, “Natural gas has become a clean and economic alternative to drive mobility today. The fuel has become a natural part choice available across the globe for individual and public transportation, heavy duty trucks, as well as maritime and air transportation”.
July 29, 2014 - 2020 Company LLC (2020), an Acentia company, today announced it was awarded a 5-year, $97.2-million Satellite Mission Operations and Maintenance Support (SMOMS) contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Under this award, 2020 will provide Program Management, Systems Engineering, and Operations and Maintenance (O&M) to the Agency's Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). 2020 will primarily operate on the premises of the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility (NSOF) in Suitland, Md., and the Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Md.
Gondan Shipyard has recently signed a contract with the Guardia Civil for the building of two patrol boats.
The vessels with dimensions of 20,5 m length overall and 5,0 m breadth, will be built in aluminum and fiber (PRFV) at the facilities that Gondan Shipyard has in Vegadeo. It is due to be delivered in Summer 2015.
July 29, 2014 - Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, has been awarded a contract to provide VSAT connectivity to PBJV Group’s barge Kota Laksamana 101.
Globecomm will provide Ku-Band VSAT connectivity with L-band back-up to the specialist vessel during its deployment in waters off Bintulu.
Container specialist UNIT45 has opened up new opportunities for shippers seeking to move temperature-controlled products over long distances by rail, water and/or road.
The Rotterdam-based company has designed and built a 45ft combined diesel-electric refrigerated container that can be used for journeys up to 10,000 km by rail carrying, for instance, temperature-controlled goods from Europe to China and vice versa for up to 20 days.
July 29, 2014
Jakarta: The world's first compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier has been ordered by Pelayaran Bahtera Adhiguna, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PT PLN). The ship, to be classed by American class society ABS, will be built at China’s Qingdao Wuchuan Heavy Industry's shipyard.
The CNG ship has been designed by China's CIMC Ocean Engineering Design & Research Institute.
Hamburg Süd is set to become the world’s largest eighth largest container line by the end of this year through a combination of taking over Compañía Chilena de Navegación Interoceánica (CCNI) and newbuilding deliveries over the next five months according to Alphaliner.
The German liner company announced at the end of last week it had made $160m bid to acquire CCNI. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of December subject to due diligence and regulatory approvals.
July 28, 2014
Policymakers dread slump in Russia - from further sanctions by the west - would trigger another global economic meltdown.
Russian Navy celebrates its professional holiday on Sunday (July 27) by putting two new submarines into service and expects a new warship in the fall and several additional ships for its Black Sea Fleet off the Crimean coast in the next three years.
Dalian: CSIC-affiliated Bohai Shipbuilding Industry has received an order from Singaporean owner Stella for two 210,000dwt newcastlemax bulkers.Stella is a shipping unit of China’s Rizhao Steel.
The vessels will be classified by ABS and managed by Cara Shipping, another Rizhao Steel-controlled shipping company, upon delivery in May and September of 2016.
China Offshore Oil Engineering Co’s (COOEC) subsea division is planning to acquire a deepwater multi-purpose subsea services support vessel at a price of RMB1.42bn ($229.2m).
July 27, 2014
Northern Sea route is the shortest shipping lane connecting Europe to Asia
Melting Arctic ice is widening a path for ships to deliver European oil to Asia, stoking South Korea’s ambition to become a regional storage and trading hub.
The country, whose proximity to China, Russia and Japan makes it an ideal conduit for oil arriving via the Arctic, plans to add tanks for storing almost 60 million barrels of crude and refined products by 2020, about the same as Singapore’s current capacity.
Turkey has given the green light to the Environmental Impact Assessment (ÇED) report for the section of the South Stream Offshore Pipeline that will cross the country.
The Turkish Environment and Urbanization Ministry has approved the ÇED report that oversees the potential impact of the project on nature.
The report concluded that the project, which will carry natural gas from Russia to Europe, is not expected to have any significant impact on the marine environment or fisheries in its Turkish section.
According to information provided by the company, the pipeline will be constructed at a distance of over 110 kilometers from the Turkish coast, in waters up to 2,200 meters deep.
According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), sales of crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas accounted for 68% of Russia’s total export revenues in 2013. Russia received almost four times as much revenue from exports of crude oil and petroleum products as from natural gas.
Most of Russia’s exports of crude oil and products, as well as virtually all exports of natural gas, are delivered to Europe, including Turkey. Asia (in particular China) receives substantial volumes of crude oil and some LNG.
Recently, Russia finalised a 30 year, US$ 400 billion natural gas supply deal with China. North America imports some Russian petroleum products, particularly unfinished oils used in refineries.
July 24, 2014
Could the move to LNG fueling present new opportunities for gas turbine powering of commercial ships?
GE Marine and Lloyd's Register report they have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify potential gas turbine-powered commercial ship projects.
The news follows an earlier, separate, announcement reporting that GE Marine, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) and Lloyd's Register have jointly developed a design for a gas turbine-powered LNG carrier that, they say, will provide low life cycle cost, high environmental performance and flexible design.
Hong Kong East Sunrise Group disclosed that it had placed new orders for 10 jack-up offshore platforms at shipyards of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).
The new orders will cost a total of CNY10Bn ($1.6Bn), with deliveries scheduled within 18 months from the beginning of the building.
The newbuilds will be delivered at an interval of three months after the delivery of the first platform. The platforms measure 81.3m in length, 40.4m in width and 5.8m in depth, with a deck area of about 1,500 m3 each.
Siemens Energy has obtained type certification of DNV GL for the company's innovative D6 offshore wind turbine.
The model Siemens SWT-6.0-154 is equipped with a modern direct drive generator, rated at 6 megawatts (MW) and equipped with a 154 meter rotor. The official certificate is a further step in ramping up the serial production of the turbine.
Semco Maritime and PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard has signed a strategic partnership - Vung Tau Rig Services - to perform the repair, renovation and upgrading of drilling rigs in Vietnam for local and international operators in the region.
Semco Maritime and PetroVietnam Marine Shipyard has collaborated since 2012 and completed two successful major upgrades of rigs in 2013.
It currently operates about 25 rigs in Vietnamese waters. The owners now have an alternative to transport their rigs to Singapore to get them upgraded.
July 21, 2014
China increases its units 60% over last year
Despite growing concerns about a possible offshore drilling rig oversupply, owners continue to place orders to build more jackups, semisubmersibles, drillships, and tender-assisted rigs. Since last year, 103 additional rigs have been ordered.
By far, the most new orders have been for jackups, which accounted for 77 of the total. Drillships were next with 18 new orders, followed by six semis and two tender-assisted rigs.
The bulk of the new rig order awards have gone to Chinese shipyards, which is a testament to the country's pursuit of an increased slice of the offshore rig-building pie by using its attractive rig-financing offers.
As expected, Singapore and South Korea remain popular spots to build rigs. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates is growing its rig-building business as well, having achieved seven new orders in the past year. Construction has begun on 38 of the 103 orders.
Sept 3-5, 2014 • Oslo, Norway
Sept. 9-12, 2014 • Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 1-3, 2014 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 7-10, 2014 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 20-21, 2014 • St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Nov. 12-14, 2014 • Mumbai, India
Nov. 18-20, 2014 • Singapore
Dec. 8-10, 2014 • Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Dec. 10-12, 2014 • Guangzhou, China
March 18-20, 2015 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
May 19-21, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 22-25, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia