August 24, 2016
Following a technical update the SCHOTTEL LEACON system has now been certified by the independent classification society DNV-GL as a leak-free sealing system for the oil-to-sea interface. This optimized version has already been integrated in the ongoing production.
This means that SCHOTTEL drives with LEACON can still be operated in US waters without the need to use bio-oils in compliance with the current VGP from EPA.
Sales Agreement furthers ‘one-stop-shop’ retrofit philosophy
Damen Shipyards Group has signed a Sales Agreement with scrubber producer AEC Maritime. Damen will now be able to offer ship owners exclusive access to efficient, low maintenance and IMO-certified exhaust gas scrubber technologies.
With the inclusion of scrubber expertise to its existing knowledge of Ballast Water Treatment Systems, Damen has added an important facet to its strategy of providing ship owners with a total solution regarding the latest IMO requirements.
Marine communications specialist Ocean Signal and VDR manufacturer AMI Marine will introduce a new float-free EPIRB with integrated voyage data recorder (VDR) memory capsule at this year’s SMM in Hamburg.
The Ocean Signal E101V provides a reliable and innovative solution for commercial vessels of 3000+ gross tonnage to store recorded data in a float-free capsule within their VDR systems, as required for compliance with the revised recommendation on performance standards for VDRs.
August 23, 2016
Aug. 23, 2016 - Fednav Limited, the largest international bulk shipowner in Canada, today welcomes to the Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor, the Federal Caribou, one of seven new oceangoing lakers equipped with a ballast water treatment system - a first for the Great Lakes.
This vessel protects the Lakes by treating its ballast water two times: by conducting an exchange in the North Atlantic, and through filtration and a chlorine disinfection treatment on the ship.
Aug. 23, 2016 - The UK-based Iridium® satellite tracking and communication specialist Rock Seven has appointed MVS Telecom as its Russian distributor.
MVS Telecom will launch Rock Seven’s RockSTAR and RockFLEET products through its nationwide dealer network, providing access to new users on land, air and at sea.
International Windship Association (IWSA) hosts its annual Wind Propulsion Innovation Forum at SMM2016 in Hamburg this year.
There is an extensive agenda with expert speakers and panellists that are sure to provoke discussion and debate about wind propulsion as key to the future of sustainable shipping.
Cathelco will be providing a marine growth prevention system (MGPS) for the latest in a series of jack-up drilling rigs to be built by Lamprell, the UAE based leading provider of fabrication, engineering and contracting services to the offshore and onshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries.
This will be the ninth MGPS to be supplied to Lamprell for jack-up rigs constructed at their Hamriyah facility.
Aug. 23, 2016 - The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) COMBATSS-21 as the combat management system for the Navy's frigate ship program.
COMBATSS-21 is the combat management system in operation on the Freedom variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The five-year contract, which is worth up to $79.5 million, covers fiscal years 2016-2021.
On August 17th, 2016, Onego Shipyard (Petrozavodsk) launched an ice-class working boat “Bata”.
“Bata” is the first vessel of project ST23WIM built for the Azov-Black Sea Basin branch of FSUE Rosmorport. The project was developed by the Design Bureau of Marine Technics, and share of the equipment, supplied by our company, exceeds 95%.
Thordon Bearings has called on the marine industry to investigate the characteristics of both conventional seawater-lubricated propeller shaft systems and podded propulsion arrangements in order to provide shipowners with a better understanding of the two very different propulsion configurations.
In a recently published White Paper, the Canadian manufacturer of the COMPAC seawater-lubricated propeller shaft bearing system believes there is a great opportunity for independent comparative data so that cruiseship operators, in particular, can make more informed procurement decisions.
Alewijnse Marine Systems, the independent international system integrator, will once again be present at SMM Hamburg, the leading international event for new and innovative marine technology. SMM takes place from 6-9 September 2016 at the Hamburger Messe. Alewijnse Marine Systems looks forward to welcoming visitors to its stand, number 125 in Hall B6.
The company will be bringing to the show its philosophy of ‘continuously connected from idea to sea’, along with its emphasis on collaborating with clients from the earliest stages of a project right through to completion and after-sales support.
August 22, 2016
We invite you to visit Marine Engineering Bureau (MEB) stand (No. 501, hall B7) at SMM 2016 at Hamburg in the period from 6 till 9 of Sept. 2016.
304 river, sea going and river-sea going vessels were built due to 83 projects designed by MEB during 2002-2016 period (up to middle of August). Moreover, 8 vessels are under finished building stage after launching and 27 vessels were on building berths of shipyards on this date.
On August 19, 2016 on the slip of "Nevsky Shipyard" ceremony of launching of the multi-functional shallow-draft tug-salvage vessel, capacity 2.5-3 megawatt, MPSV12 project “Bakhtemir” took place.
The construction of vessel is provided by the order of FSI “Directorate of Public Procurement”. The project was developed by CJSC “Marine engineering Bureau-design-SPb”.
Shallow-draft tug-salvage vessel has a unique deadweight for this size of the Arctic ice class and ARC5 - with the draft of 4.50 m/3.20 m it is 1820 tons/320 tons and 30-days autonomy of the vessel by fuel, water and provisions.
Dubai Chamber and DMCA to participate in SMM Hamburg 2016 to promote UAE maritime sector’s competitiveness: • Maritime Sector Strategy under spotlight; • Dubai playing larger role in hosting major global maritime events.
Aug. 22, 2016 - Nakilat, the shipping arm of Qatar’s liquefied natural gas sector, has entered into a contract with Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.’s Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) service line to provide marine VSAT services for vessels in its fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers.
August 24, 2016
Russia is carrying out a large-scale modernization of its fleet after 20 years of stagnation, with billions being poured into the replacement of outdated vessels and the production of new craft and weaponry. However, the task is not straightforward.
The Turkish defence and engineering services vendor STM Savunma Teknolojileri Mühendislik ve Ticaret A.Ş. (or STM for short) is generating valuable momentum as it embarks on its major objective, to penetrate the global naval shipbuilding market.
Last week, STM saw through the successful completion of the Pakistan Navy Fleet Tanker, a 15,600-ton auxiliary vessel used for refuelling and transport that it had developed, but produced in collaboration with Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works (KSEW) in Pakistan.
US defense companies are making out like bandits from the growing political and military tension between the West and Russia, even as experts remain doubtful as to how much of a threat to NATO Russia really poses.
Commenting on what he sees as an explicit escalation of "anti-Russian rhetoric in the US presidential campaign," The Intercept contributor Lee Fang wrote that it's coming "in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy," one "that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending by NATO countries."
Russian oil company Gazprom Neft, the country’s fourth largest oil producer, said two weeks ago that four wells were now in production at the northern Prirazlomnoye field after two more were successfully started. The Prirazlomnoye field is an Arctic offshore oilfield located in the Pechora Sea, south of Novaya Zemlya, Russia.
Production from an ice-resistant offshore rig perched in the Pechora passed 43,980 barrels of oil per day (bpd), the company said. Full field development plans call for 32 wells. In March, the company said that it had reached a milestone with production of its 10 millionth barrel of oil at the field, while it revised its production schedule higher to 35 million barrels.
State-run company’s rigs are ‘strategic weapons’
China has become the largest crude oil operator in the North Sea despite boasting that it uses deep-water oilrigs as strategic weapons.
The scale of Chinese growth in the region meant that Britain handed about £2 billion in tax breaks to one state-run oil company last year, analysis by The Times has shown.
August 19, 2016
The Russian Federal Tourism Agency consider it necessary to take measures for the successful development of cruise tourism in Russia, which currently faces a number of global issues, including the urgent need to develop the fleet.
The cruises are a traditional and promising area of domestic tourism, but the volume of passenger traffic on tourist routes on inland waterways in recent years have fallen and now accounts about 350,000 people per year, representing a decrease of 60% in comparison with years before 2009.
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia based Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard (part of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) on August 19, 2016 hosted a ceremonial launching of the RST27 Explorer tanker ordered by British Virgin Islands-flagged Caspian Marine Services Limited (CMS).
The Explorer is the first is a series of two tankers of Project RST27 being built at Krasnoye Sormovo Shipyard and scheduled for delivery to CMS in the 2016-2017.
In the two years that Crimea has been under Western sanctions, numerous foreign vessels have entered the Russian peninsula’s ports. Some of the ships bear the flags of EU members, are registered in the bloc and belong to its beneficiaries, a recent report finds.
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) says that European ships use various methods to circumvent sanctions that prohibit vessels from entering the republic’s Black Sea ports.
Parker Bestobell Marine, the cryogenic valve expert, has received a major new order from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea to supply cryogenic valves for three new Arctic LNG carriers.
The three vessels are part of the fifteen vessel series of Arc7 ice-class LNG carriers bound for the Yamal LNG project in Russian Siberia. Parker Bestobell Marine previously supplied the first vessel in the series with its cryogenic globe and check valves.
August 18, 2016
Hamburg has finally pulled out of the container slump, with Russian traffic up 2.3 percent at 216,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units despite the ongoing trade sanctions against the Kremlin as the German port’s overall traffic shrank by just 1.2 percent in the first half of the year compared with a 9 percent decline in 2015.
The construction of the second domestic oil pipeline linking China and Russia has started, China's National Petroleum Corporation, the country's biggest oil and gas producer, announced on Monday (Aug. 15).
The project starts from the Chinese border city of Mohe and ends in China's northeastern city of Daqing. It will run parallel to an existing spur off of Russia's East Siberia-Pacific Ocean crude pipeline. The 940 kilometer line can have an annual capacity of 15 billion metric tons of crude. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2017, and put to operation on January 1, 2018.
August 17, 2016
UAE offshore driller Quality Marine Services (QMS), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi based Zakher Marine International, has signed contracts with CSIC-affiliated Wuhan Marine Machinery (WMM) for the construction of six jackup platforms.
The total value of the contract is around RMB1.2bn ($180m) with deliveries scheduled to commence from the first half of 2017. The rigs will be deployed in fields in the Gulf region.
Hyperloop One, port operator DP World to assess possibility
Hyperloop technology is fast-tracking into the freight sector.
Hyperloop One Inc., one of two companies racing to build the futuristic speed-of-sound transportation technology, announced a new partnership with DP World, one of the world’s largest port-terminal operators.
August 16, 2016
A keel-laying of a passenger ship for cruises on the Caspian Sea was hosted Monday, August 15 at Astrakhan based Lotos Shipyard.
Two Russian shipyards, the Astrakhan Lotos Shipyard and Nizhny Novgorod based Kransoye Sormovo were awarded contracts for two cruise vessels. The contract for four-deck cruise ship is valued at about RUB 2.5 bn. The ship will be 141 meters in length, 16.5 meters in breadth, to accommodate 300 passengers. The payback period will take 15 to 25 years.
The 300 and 500 passenger capacity cruise ships were designed by Marine Engineering Bureau.
South Korean media reported Sunday (Aug. 14) that Korea's Big Three shipbuilders have already shed 5,000 jobs so far this year, and will cut at least 1,000 more positions by the end of December (including voluntary retirements).
Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering have been restructuring their operations and cutting costs in order to reduce ongoing losses from the shipping downturn; their combined order backlog is now at the lowest level seen in 13 years.
Sept. 6-9, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 8, 2016 • Hamburg, Germany
Sept. 29, 2016 • Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct. 4-7, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 4-6, 2016 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Oct. 13, 2016 • Singapore
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-20, 2016 • Vung Tau, Vietnam
Oct. 18-21, 2016 • Kish Island, Iran
Oct. 25-28, 2016 • Dalian, China
Oct. 25-27, 2016 • Copenhagen, Denmark
Dec. 5-7, 2016 • Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Dec. 7-9, 2016 • Guangzhou, China
Jan.31 - Feb.2, 2017 • Paris, France
March 27-29, 2017 • Fujairah, UAE
May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway
June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia
Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands