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April 19, 2015

Aker Arctics icebreaker design selected for Gazprom Nefts Novy Port project

Aker Arctic and Vyborg Shipyard have confirmed a contract for the design of two new icebreakers based on Aker ARC 130 A design. The icebreakers will be used in the oil terminal operated by LLC Gazprom Neft Novy Port in the Gulf of Ob.
The new icebreakers represent a further development of the Aker ARC 130 icebreaker concept originally developed for the Finnish Transport Agency. The new design, Aker ARC 130 A, will utilize similar propulsion concept consisting of three azimuth thrusters – two in the stern and one in the bow of the vessel.



Rosneft, Seadrill and NADL Agree to Extend the Framework Agreement

Rosneft and North Atlantic Drilling Limited have agreed to extend the termination date of the Framework Agreement signed on August 20, 2014 until May 31, 2017.
Additionally, the parties have agreed to renegotiate the terms and characteristics of the transactions contemplated in the Framework Agreement and the terms of the related offshore drilling contracts.


Two new Damen-built sister tugs ATD 2412 ZP Bison and ZP Bear for KOTUGs European Harbour Towage

Damen Shipyards Group delivered two sister tugs ATD 2412 ‘ZP Bison’ and ‘ZP Bear’ to strengthen KOTUG’s European Harbour Towage. On April 8th 2015, the sister tugs were handed over by designer and builder Damen to her owner Elisabeth Ltd in order to operate for KOTUG. ZP Bison will operate in the Port of Bremerhaven and ZP Bear on the River Thames in London.
Damen Services arranged the transport from Vietnam to Rotterdam, where they handed over the tugs in a turnkey operation. After their arrival the tugs have been equipped and prepared to commence their towage activities in Bremerhaven and on the River Thames from April 17th, 2015.



Relevant UAE maritime sector bodies participate in workshop on Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre work mechanisms

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a comprehensive workshop for various governmental and non-governmental bodies and companies working in the UAE’s maritime sector to discuss the best practices in international arbitration and the working mechanisms of the "Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC).”


April 17, 2015

Seaspan Accepts Delivery of Second 14000 TEU SAVER Containership

April 17, 2015 - Seaspan Corporation announced today that it accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Wellhead. The new containership, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., is Seaspan's second 14000 TEU SAVER design containership and third delivery in 2015.


Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque installs ballast water treatment system to Cable Innovator

Global Marine Systems Limited’s vessel Cable Innovator has recently left Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) after extensive work including the installation of a ballast water treatment system and a 5-year survey.
Global Marine Systems has been active on the cable-laying market since the industry’s earliest days and offers its clients 160 years of experience in the sector.


Star Bulk announces completion of the delivery of the Excel Vessel Fleet

April 17, 2015 - Star Bulk Carriers Corp. today announced that following the delivery of M/V Star Jennifer (ex “Ore Hansa), a 82,290 dwt Kamsarmax bulk carrier, built in 2006, the Company completed the acquisition of 34 vessels from Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (Excel Vessel Fleet) under an “en bloc” transaction announced on August 19, 2014.


Steelhead Introduces a New Yacht Crane

April 16, 2015 - Steelhead Marine, a North American manufacturer of premium cranes, has expanded its product offering with the launch of the new E Series 1000 crane designed for applications that demand a robust, cost-effective solution.
Ideal for commercial and recreational vessels, the E Series crane is available primarily in a 1,000-lb model with a 1,500-lb model available on special order.


Konecranes will deliver four more RTGs to TCV Stevedoring Company S.A. in Valencia, Spain

This will be Konecranes’ sixth RTG delivery to TCV. When the four RTGs on order go into operation, TCV will operate a fleet of 20 Konecranes RTGs. The cranes will be delivered in the first quarter of 2016.
The 16-wheel RTGs will be equipped with Konecranes’ Active Load Control, Diesel Fuel Saver system, Auto-steering and Crane Management System, supporting safe and uninterrupted use of the cranes. They will have a lifting capacity of 50 tons to operate in twin-lift operation, and will stack one-over-five containers high, and six plus truck lane wide.


Suezmax shuttle tankers benefit from MacGregor's Pusnes bow loading systems

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has secured contracts to supply Pusnes bow loading systems for three newbuild shuttle tankers intended for operations in Brazilian waters. The order was booked into first quarter 2015 order intake.
South Korean shipyard Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd will install a Pusnes bow loading system on a 157,000 dwt Suezmax DP2 shuttle tanker under construction for tanker specialist Tsakos Energy and Navigation Ltd. The Greek headquartered company specified Pusnes loading systems for two earlier shuttle tankers, the Brasil 2014 and Rio 2016, both delivered in 2013.


April 16, 2015

LUKOIL and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) sign cooperation agreement

OAO LUKOIL and the Non-Profit Organization World Wildlife Fund (WWF) signed a cooperation agreement today (April 15).
The agreement provides for bilateral consultations, working meetings, exchange of information and data as regards the implementation of environmental-protection projects and nature conservation.


AVEVA launches major electrical and instrumentation software upgrade

April 16, 2015 - AVEVA today announced new productivity enhancements in the latest release of AVEVA Electrical and AVEVA Instrumentation, feature-rich software applications for electrical & instrumentation engineering and design in plant and marine projects. 
New functionality also includes offering best-in-class cable routing capabilities based on AVEVA Everything3D (AVEVA E3D)  as well as delivering greater flexibility to the way in which distributed engineering teams can configure and control projects.


Nautical Institute and DNV-GL accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators

April 16, 2015 - In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by the Nautical Institute and Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) certification bodies. The accreditation means the new NAUTIS Dynamic Positioning simulators from VSTEP are fully certified and approved to be used for official DP training courses.



Rolls-Royce Powers the Worlds Longest Journey by LNG at Sea

A Rolls-Royce pure-gas engine has propelled Nor Lines’ Kvitbjørn today (April 16) into the history books by becoming the world’s first vessel to operate between Asia and Europe solely on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as the ship’s bunker fuel. Kvitbjørn’s naming ceremony in Stavanger celebrates Nor Lines’ 5000dwt short sea cargo vessel, built to Rolls-Royce’s award-winning Environship concept.


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Hotchya
April 19, 2015

Russia starts Arctic industrialization - deputy PM

Russia may spend $4.27 billion on Arctic exploration
With the large-scale Arctic exploration Russia is beginning "Arctic industrialization," Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told TASS on Tuesday (April 14).
"The Arctic should be a model cleanness zone, therefore ecology is among top priorities of the region’s development," he said. "Under the Arctic flag now we, in essence, are launching Arctic industrialization, for which we need much new and good equipment."
The state Arctic development program was approved in 2014, and in early 2015 the decree on the establishment of a state commission that deals with the region’s development was signed. Rogozin was appointed the commission head.


New rules for Russian shelf

More companies prepare to engage as the economic crisis pushes through a liberalization of Russian shelf regulations.


4.4 billion for Russian Arctic development

The Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin has rolled out a €4.4bn Arctic infrastructure plan.
The figure was given by the minister at the first meeting of Russia’s Arctic Commission. Rogozin who is known for his hard-line attitude on national security issues, says the prime focus in the Arctic lies in the development of Russia’s economic interests in the area.
Rogozin wants to remove red tape by developing an Arctic Law that can regulate overall legislation in the region.
The overall investments in Arctic activities in the period 2015-2020 amounts to €4.4bn with the state coming in for around 70% of the total.


Equip4ship
April 17, 2015

World's largest oil services firm Schlumberger takes job cuts in 2015 to 20,000

Schlumberger, which provides drilling technology and equipment to oil and gas companies, expected to cut jobs in North Sea following slump in oil price.


Gazprom, Gasunie consider LNG cooperation

At a working meeting between Gazprom and Gasunie, Alexey Miller, Gazprom Chairman and Han Fennema, CEO of Gasunie, considered further cooperation in the LNG sector.
The two heads acknowledged the strength of the existing partnership between Gazprom and Gasunie, particularly with relevance to the Nord Stream project. The gas pipeline is performing an important function of diversifying the energy supply to Europe, as recognised by the companies.


Propulsion Engines Market Set for Steady Growth

The global marine propulsion engines market is expected to reach USD 10.95 billion by 2020 from USD 8.23 billion in 2013, according to a new study by the US based market research and consulting company Grand View Research.
Significant modernization in marine propulsion as a direct consequence of increased demand for operationally dependable and financially efficient ships is expected to drive the marine propulsion engines market.


April 16, 2015

French yards hit high note

The French shiprepair industry is working hard to revive Europe’s repair yards in the face of Asian and Middle Eastern competition - with some positive recent results.
The Marseille Fos port authority is leading the way, with plans to re-open its Drydock 10 shiprepair facility which was mothballed in 2000. A renovation project valued at around €28 million is set to be completed in September 2015.
The dry dock is said to be the world’s third biggest (after Lisbon and Dubai), at 465m in length and 85m wide. With Marseille an important port in the Mediterranean cruise itinerary, the revamped dock is targeted primarily at the mega-cruiseship sector, but the port authority points out that it would be highly suitable for stemming other very large ships, including container carriers, LNG tankers, bulk vessels and offshore rigs.


Danish naval architect firms merge

Copenhagen, Denmark, based OSK-ShipTech A/S has acquired consulting naval architects A/S Jørgen Petersen, which is based in Horsens, Denmark, and has more than 40 years of experience in ship design and consulting.
OSK-ShipTech A/S has in recent years developed a strong business in the passenger vessels market, with recent references including the LNG fueled RoPax ordered by Sweden's Rederi AB Gotland at China's Guangzhou Shipyard.


Russia appeals to OPEC in bid for higher oil prices

Russia has been holding active, “unprecedented” consultations with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, a senior official said on Wednesday (April 15), a clear signal of Moscow’s strive for higher oil prices.
Russia has stepped up contacts with OPEC after oil prices plunged last year, however it has dismissed any suggestion it might cut output to prop up prices, saying it is technically impossible to idle production due to the harsh climate in Siberia, the heartland of Russian oil production.


Cat now offers whole vessel monitoring and diagnostics

Caterpillar Marine says it has completed the acquisition of ESRG Technologies Group, LLC, a marine industry vessel monitoring and data analytics provider.
The acquisition includes ESRG's comprehensive software suite for the remote monitoring and diagnostics of more than 65 on-board systems as well as the expertise to provide meaningful recommendations to shipowners to help increase efficiency, reduce downtime on their vessels and assist shipyards in reducing warranty expenses.


Protecting and Strengthening Arctic Species and Ecosystems

Protecting and strengthening the Arctic’s ecosystems has been a priority for the Council during Canada’s Chairmanship…


Shell starts gas supplies to Ukraine


April 15, 2015

Sub-frozen logistics

The decline of oil prices has a ‘freezing’ impact on Arctic development projects. Nevertheless, with support bases established in the northern regions and phasing out of imports in construction of supply vessels, the economy of many offshore projects would be viable even in current situation.


New LNG Shiprepair Yard Enters the Scene

A new ship repairyard has been launched earlier this month by Japanese shipbuilders Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries Co., Ltd (KHI).
The shipyard MES-KHI Yura Dockyard will specialize in LNG ship repair, as MES and Kawasaki endeavor to tap into the growing potential of the uptake in North American shale gas transport which is in turn expected to spur LNG ship maintenance demand.
Market forecast indicated that the number of LNG carriers could reach around 700 units by 2030, adding 300 more to the global LNG carrier fleet.


April 14, 2015

New Regulation Aims to Prevent Explosions at Offshore Rigs

The Obama administration on Monday (April 13) proposed a new regulation for offshore oil and gas rigs intended to improve equipment standards and well designs and avoid a catastrophic spill like the one in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.


Coming Events
IMDS
April, 2015

FLNG Fundamentals, Design & Technology

April 20-23, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia




TransRussia

April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia




Oil & Gas Africa

April 27-29, 2015 •  Nairobi, Kenya



June, 2015

Nor-Shipping 2015

June 2-5, 2015 • Oslo, Norway



July, 2015

International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2015)

July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia



August, 2015

Oil & Gas Tanzania

Aug. 27-29, 2015 • Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania



September, 2015

6th Maritime Salvage & Casualty Response

Sept. 2-3, 2015 • London, UK




BALTEXPO 2015

Sept. 7-9, 2015 • Gdansk, Poland




RAO/CIS Offshore 2015

Sept. 15-18, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia




NEVA 2015

Sept. 22-25, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia




INMEX SMM India

Sept. 23-25, 2015 • Mumbai, India



October, 2015

Indonesia Maritime Expo 2015

Oct. 7-9, 2015 • Jakarta, Indonesia




European Dredging Summit

Oct. 7-8, 2015 • Antwerp, Belgium



November, 2015

Europort 2015

Nov. 3-6, 2015 • Rotterdam, The Netherlands



December, 2015

Marintec China 2015

Dec. 1-4, 2015 • Shanghai, China



March, 2016

APM 2016

March 16-18, 2016 • Singapore




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