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September 19, 2014

Offshore Marintec Russia to host top players of the global energy and shipbuilding market

October 7-10 Pavilion 1 of ExpoForum Convention and Exhibition Centre in St. Petersburg will host the International Specialised Offshore Exhibition and Conference Offshore Marintec Russia dedicated to the Arctic continental shelf infrastructure development.
The trade show is organised under authority of the Government of the Russian Federation. Offshore Marintec Russia serves as a new professional venue for demonstration of recent technical solutions in all aspects of exploitation of the Russian offshore deposits.
The Exhibition and Conference will encompass the most relevant topics regarding development of marine, transport, energy and technological infrastructure of the continental shelf.

First of Type Incat Crowther-designed Walk-to-Work Catamaran Fast Crew Boat Launched

Incat Crowther is pleased to announce the launch and sea trials of Muslim Magomayev, a first-of-type 70m Catamaran Fast Crew Boat (FCB).
Constructed by Incat Tasmania, Muslim Magomayev is compliant with IMO HSC code and complete with a crew transfer system consisting of dynamic positioning equipment class (DP2) coupled with a walk-to-work stabilized access platform.
Following deployment in October 2014, Caspian Marine Services (CMS) will operate the vessel, providing crew transfer and hot shot cargo services to platforms in such fields as Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG), the largest oil field in Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea and Shah Deniz.

Transas simulators bring Western Shipping training centre to a new level

Transas Marine Pacific has successfully completed the upgrade of a simulator complex for Western Shipping Pte. Ltd. training centre.
The simulator class was upgraded to the latest version of the Transas navigational simulator NTPRO 5000 to fully support ECDIS training as per STCW 2010.

Company SPB Marine celebrates 7 years

Sept. 19, 2014 - Today the company SPB Marine is 7 years old. To date, SPB Marine is an official dealer of Scania, an official distributor of Bukh, a service dealer of Corporation Twin Disc and an official dealer of Discom.

Konecranes launches a new overhead crane for lifting needs in emerging markets

Sept. 18, 2014 - Konecranes is introducing a new overhead crane in Pune, India today. The new crane, the CXT® UNO, has been developed to give small and medium-sized customers in emerging markets access to Konecranes’ proven technology, and will extend Konecranes’ product offering for these markets. The CXT UNO is primarily intended for companies operating in manufacturing, construction, and logistics.

Deep Sea Supply: Delivery of Newbuilding

Deep Sea Supply on 18 September took delivery of the newbuilding Platform Supply Vessel 'Sea Triumph'.
The vessels 'Sea Triumph' is a STX 05-L design built at Cochin shipyard in India. Main characteristics of the vessel are; 4.100 dwt, 810 m2 deck area, clean design and diesel electric propulsion.

September 18, 2014

Maritime Market #3(49), 2014

September issue MM#3(49) will be released on 21.09.2014. Brief on articles is available on the official web-site of the publication.

Seaspovill signs contract for second Damen Fast Ferry

DFF 4212 to be delivered from stock
South Korean operator Seaspovill signed its second contract for a Fast Ferry with the Netherlands-based shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group. The Fast Ferry 4212 - to be named SEA STAR 5 - will operate between Mookho and Ulleung-Do at the East-coast of South Korea.
The ferry is a high-speed catamaran passenger ferry. As Damen keeps this successful type of ferry on stock the vessel has a short delivery time. The Damen Fast Ferry 4212 catamaran is designed and built to comply with the international code of safety for High Speed Craft, 2000 HSC Code.

Leading Russian water company selects AVEVA for advanced 3D modelling

Vodokanal Engineering chooses the AVEVA PDMS software for increased efficiency, quality and capability in its major projects
Sept. 18, 2014 - AVEVA announced today that Vodokanal Engineering, an important provider of water supply and wastewater projects in Russia, has chosen AVEVA PDMS as its 3D design modelling solution. AVEVA PDMS will provide much greater design efficiency while allowing Vodokanal to meet the increasingly high standards demanded by key clients.

GVF announces launch of ‘Glossary’ of maritime communications to promote inter-industry understanding

Lexicon of Communications Terminology to be applied to Communications Solution Provider & Solutions User Dialogues
Sept. 18, 2014 - During the Informa VSAT 2014 conference in London today, the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) announced the launch of its Maritime SatCom Forum (MSF) ‘Glossary’. The document, earlier iterations of which were developed by the Maritime SatCom Forum Working Group of the GVF, has been further developed by the joint-chairs of the MSF, Martin Jarrold, Chief of International Programme Development, GVF, and Roger Adamson, Chief Executive, Futurenautics.

Rimorchiatori Riuniti takes delivery of Damen ASD 2411

Rimorchiatori Riuniti S.p.A. of Genoa (Italy) has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411. The 70 tonne bollard pull azimuth stern drive tug will be temporarily deployed by Tug Malta Ltd., a full subsidiary of the Genovese towage company.
Named Malta, the tug was officially delivered to Mr. Gregorio Gavarone, Managing Director of Rimorchiatori Riuniti. The transfer took place in Malta. Initially flying the Maltese flag, the 24.5 metre ASD 2411 will temporarily be prospecting for work in the Mediterranean under the auspices of Tug Malta.

Keppel secures fifth jackup contract from Gulf Drilling for US$227 million

Keppel FELS Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, has secured a contract from Gulf Drilling International Ltd. (q.s.c.) (GDI) of Qatar to build a repeat high-specification KFELS B Class jackup rig worth US$227 million. As part of the contract, GDI has options for two more KFELS B Class rigs for deliveries in 2017.
On the new jackup, to be named Halul, Keppel FELS has already begun preparations for its scheduled delivery in 1Q 2016 during the course of discussions with GDI. Upon delivery, Halul will be chartered to Qatar Petroleum for five years.

URAG places order for two ASD Tugs 2411

URAG, the leading German port and offshore towage provider based in Bremerhaven, has placed an order for two Damen ASD 2411 tugs. The contract was signed at the SMM exhibition in Hamburg.
This contract follows an order placed in September 2013 for an identical vessel which is under management by Lütgens & Reimers (L&R) in Hamburg. L&R is an affiliated company of URAG, both being part of the LINNHOFF Schiffahrt Group.

MacGregor secures RoRo cargo access equipment order from South Korea

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won an order from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea for the design and delivery of MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment. It is destined for a 180m logistics and support vessel (LSV) under construction at the yard for the Royal Norwegian Navy's Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO). The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2016. The order was booked into the second quarter 2014 order intake.

September 17, 2014

Lectrotab Introduces Automatic Leveling Trim Tab Control

Sept. 17, 2014 - Linear Devices Corporation today announced the introduction of a new automatic leveling control for its Lectrotab electric trim tab systems. The new microprocessor-based control adjusts your trim tabs to correct the pitch and roll and keep your boat level under changing sea conditions.
The unit comes with a two-year warranty. All Lectrotab actuators have a lifetime warranty.  The automatic leveling control is CE approved for the European market.

Industry news
September 19, 2014

Official: Foreign investors interested in stake in Russia’s Rosneft

The 19.5% stake is planned to be sold in 2015, and the 423 billion ruble ($11 billion) income from the sale has already been accounted in the budget for 2015.

Exxon halts Arctic oil well drilling on sanctions

Exxon Mobil Corp has halted drilling an offshore oil well in Russia's remote Arctic just a few days after the United States and European Union barred companies from helping Russia exploit Arctic, deep-water or shale-oil fields.
The United States and European Union were planning to stop billions of dollars in oil exploration in Russia by the world's largest energy companies including Exxon and BP Plc, U.S.

Eight percent of Wärtsilä changes hands for $824m

Investor AB, a Swedish holding company, has acquired 15.8m shares in engine and equipment manufacturer Wärtsilä for EUR639m ($824m).
The shares were bought from a joint venture that Investors had with Finnish company Fiskars at a price of EUR40.55 each.
Shares in Wärtsilä rose by around 5% on the news as Investor's stake in the company rose to 16.8%, making it the largest shareholder in the company. Fiskar retains a 5% stake in the Helsinki-headquartered engine manufacturer.
The Wärtsilä board rejected a takeover bid from Rolls-Royce for its marine engine unit operations in January this year, a move that Investor and Fiskars supported at the time.

September 18, 2014

Azerbaijan, Russia mull development of bilateral ties

The rapid and successful development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Russia on all fronts was high on the agenda of talks held between a Russian delegation and Azerbaijani top officials.
The delegation led by Deputy Head of the Russian government and Co-chair of the Russian-Azerbaijani Intergovernmental Commission Dmitry Rogozin first met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on September 15.

Russia's Gazprom announces to sign gas supply contract with China via western route

Russian energy giant Gazprom plans to sign a 30-year gas supply contract with China via the western route, the company's CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday (Sept. 17).

Cosco orders five 14,500 teu boxships at Jiangnan

Shanghai: State run shipping conglomerate Cosco announced that it has signed shipbuilding agreements with Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding for the construction of five 14,500 teu containerships.
The price for each vessel is $123.6m. Deliveries are scheduled in 2017 and 2018.

BP Plans Deeper Drilling for Offshore Oil Despite Ruling

Even as it faces $50 billion in potential liabilities from the worst U.S. offshore oil spill, BP Plc is leading the effort to extract crude from deep below the sea, a place as extreme and inhospitable as the surface of Mars.
BP, Chevron Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell Plc are among companies developing a new generation of oilfield technology to reach through more than seven miles of water and rock, where temperatures can reach 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius) and the pressure hits 20,000 pounds per square inch - and to do it safely.

September 17, 2014

After standoff, Vale and China's Cosco both claim shipping victory

In the end, the answer to Brazilian miner Vale's Chinese shipping problem turned out to be in the problem itself.
For two years, Vale SA's Valemax mega-ships - designed to cut the costs of transporting iron ore to China - have not been allowed to dock at Chinese ports, stalling the miner's $4 billion strategy.

OPEC May Lower Oil Production to 29.5Mln Barrels Per Day in 2015

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) may decide to lower its oil output from 30 million barrels per day to 29.5 million, OPEC Secretary General Abdalla El-Badri, said on Tuesday (Sept. 16).
El-Badri reiterated he was not overly concerned about the current drop in oil prices and said he expected them to rebound by the end of this year.

Russia's First Arctic Oil Rig Will Keep Pumping Despite Sanctions

Gazprom Neft, the oil arm of Russian state gas company Gazprom, may turn to alternative equipment providers to meet production targets at its Prirazlomnoye oil field in the Arctic, after Western sanctions restricted access to existing suppliers.

Finland, Russia Ink Deal on Icebreaking Cooperation

Finland and Russia signed an agreement on 15 September providing a framework for cooperation in icebreaking services, Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications said.
The agreement was signed by Harri Pursiainen, Permanent Secretary of the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, and Sergei Aristov, Russian Deputy Minister of Transport.
As explained by the Finnish Ministry, the agreement on icebreaking services enables Finnish icebreakers to operate in the eastern parts of the Gulf of Finland in the territorial waters of Russia in return for compensation.

Construction begins on Central Asia - China Gas Pipeline Line D in Tajikistan

The pipeline will run from Turkmenistan to China via Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, and is due for completion in 2016.
By the end of China's 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016–20), when construction of Line A/B/C/D and the auxiliary facilities in China are completed, 80 Bcm of natural gas will be transported from Central Asia to China on an annual basis, taking over 40 per cent of China’s gas imports of the year.

September 16, 2014

CSBC develops ice-class boxship designs

Taipei: Taiwan’s leading shipbuilder CSBC has recently finished development of design for ice-class containerships. It has also developed semi-submersible crane vessel designs of up to 65,000 dwt.
CSBC is understood to have already received a number of inquiries for its ice-class boxship design. Among those paying close attention to opening up of the Arctic to international shipping is the island’s number one shipping line, Evergreen.

New US and EU sanctions against Russia cast wider shadow over offshore sector

New sanctions against Russia from the US and EU go much further than the previous restrictions on technology exports, and could spell serious trouble for joint venture projects between Western oil majors and their Russian counterparts.
The US added Gazprom, a massive supplier of European energy, to its sanctions list along with private Russian oil group Lukoil. Both companies join a list of entities denied access, directly or indirectly, to US technologies, services and expertise for arctic and deepwater offshore operations.
For its part the EU has added energy companies Rosneft, Gazprom Neft and Transneft to its sanctions list. Specifically prohibited is the provision of services associated with Russian shale projects, deepwater and arctic oil exploration and production from within EU nations or from EU vessels and aircraft.

September 15, 2014

Russian President notes prospects of SCO overall transport system

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes that formation of the SCO overall transport system with the use of Transsib and BAM has great prospects.
"The idea of ​​the formation of the SCO overall transport system with the use of transit potential of Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway, Baikal-Amur Mainline, coupled with the plans on the development of the Silk Road of the People's Republic of China has great prospects, in our view.
I'm sure that such large-scale projects will serve both the interests of members of our organization and other states of Eurasia," Putin said at the SCO summit.

Coming Events
October, 2014


Oct. 1-3, 2014 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Offshore Marintec Russia

Oct. 7-10, 2014 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Arctic Shipping North America Forum

Oct. 20-21, 2014 • St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

November, 2014

Shipping & Maritime Expo 2014

Nov. 12-14, 2014 • Mumbai, India

TransAsia 2014

Nov. 18-20, 2014 • Singapore

December, 2014

Saudi Transtec

Dec. 8-10, 2014 • Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Dec. 10-12, 2014 • Guangzhou, China

March, 2015

INMEX Vietnam

March 18-20, 2015 •  Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

China Maritime 2015

March 26-28, 2015 • Beijing, China

April, 2015


April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia

May, 2015

Marine Industry of Russia

May 19-21, 2015 • Moscow, Russia

July, 2015

International Maritime Defense Show (IMDS 2015)

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

September, 2015

RAO/CIS Offshore 2015

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

NEVA 2015

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


Sept. 23-25, 2015 • Mumbai, India

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