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March 24, 2017

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group Wins USD 240 Million Order for the Worlds First LNG-fueled Aframax Tankers

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipbuilding affiliate, announced today that it recently won an order to build four 114,000 DWT Ice-Class IA aframax tankers from Sovcomflot, the Russia’s state-owned shipping company.
The world’s first LNG-fueled aframax tankers, measuring 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height, are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018.



Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

A purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with Walk-to-Work capability
The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on March 24th.


USC of Russia and ZPMC (China) sign memorandum of cooperation

United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation and joint activities today, 22 March 2017, in Moscow.
The companies are set to establish ZPMC manufacture of state-of-the-art shipboard equipment in the Russian Federation for production of floating cranes, pipe laying and cable laying ships, oversized cargo carriers and auxiliary ships for servicing of drilling rigs.
The Russian and the Chinese sides have agreed to create a working group and to develop a roadmap for implementation of the Memorandum provisions.


Crowley Launches Industry-Leading, LNG-Powered ConRo Ship at VT Halter Marine

Crowley Maritime Corp.  and VT Halter Marine launched Crowley’s new Commitment Class ship El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas in Pascagoula, Miss
Putting the ship into the water on Monday (March 20) was the first in a series of milestones expected to be achieved this week as part of Crowley’s $550 million project to expand and modernize the company’s shipping and logistics services between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.


Alfa Laval Touch Control is the new standard of control for marine boilers

Alfa Laval Touch Control is being rolled out successively for new and existing Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers. First out are the Alfa Laval Aalborg OL and OC-TCi boilers, which will now feature advanced control with a simple touch.


Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama

Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean
The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval - SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, performed the christening ceremonies of all four vessels on 6 February 2017.
Coinciding with the vessel handover, SENAN also signed a second contract with Damen for an additional batch of four Interceptors. Both contracts include a comprehensive after-sales package that consists of training, spare parts and maintenance.


ClassNK issues first EGCS ready notation

Leading classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting.
Following discussions on the implementation schedule of MARPOL Annex VI SOX/PM regulations at MEPC70 in October last year, all ships operating outside Emission Control Areas (ECA) will be required to limit sulfur emission levels to under 0.50% from 1 January 2020.


New KONGSBERG Ships Bridge Simulators for University College of Southeast Norway

The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) has contracted Kongsberg Digital to deliver a major upgrade of its maritime simulator park. The contract, signed on 16th March 2017, includes five new K-Sim ship’s bridge simulators to be delivered during Autumn 2017 in addition to a Long Term Simulator Support Programme (LTSSP), which provides dedicated support services in addition to updates to the latest KONGSBERG simulator software developments.
The contract will result in a significant upgrade to the existing simulator park, led by a new full mission K-Sim DNV GL class A bridge simulator, installed in a dedicated room designed to resemble a ship’s bridge. The contract also includes a further DNV GL class A bridge simulator in addition to three DNV GL class B bridge simulators.


The Nautical Institute launches Command Diploma Scheme

The Nautical Institute’s flagship distance learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, was launched today in Singapore at the first of this year’s Nautical Institute Command Seminars.
The scheme is intended for those about to take command as well as those who have just done so. At its core are the subjects that existing and aspiring Masters have identified as areas of concern – onboard leadership and management, navigation and shiphandling, ship’s commercial business and coping with emergencies.


Konecranes Liftace lift trucks put into operation at Italian terminal operator

Two reach stackers and one empty container handler have been delivered to Co.Na.Te.Co. S.p.A. (Conateco), Italy, in the course of March 2017, making them the first Konecranes Liftace branded machines on the market.
At Conateco, the biggest terminal operator in the Port of Naples, the machines will be part of a diversified fleet of container handling machines that includes different equipment from Konecranes.


ORBCOMM, Pole Star and Weatherdock launch tri-mode Class B vessel tracking solution

Combines terrestrial and satellite AIS data with satellite M2M technology to enable visibility for small craft anywhere in the world
ORBCOMM Inc., a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced that it has collaborated with maritime technology industry leaders Pole Star and Weatherdock to develop Hali, a Class B tri-mode vessel tracking solution that ensures complete vessel visibility.
Hali combines terrestrial and satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data capability with two-way satellite M2M technology to deliver reliable vessel location data to small craft and fleet owners & operators, maritime authorities and enforcement agencies, providing the actionable intelligence required to maximize maritime safety, security and environmental compliance.


March 23, 2017

VSTEP and Damen sign cooperation agreement for Royal Bahamas Defence Force project

A recent cooperation agreement between Damen and VSTEP has been established for the delivery of a NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator with Alphatron Marine equipment to the Royal Bahamas Defence Force. The delivery is part of the Sandy Bottom Project, which sees the Defence Force acquire a range of Damen patrol vessels, upgrade its existing fleet and develop its port and base infrastructure.


Anglo-Eastern, Optimarin and Saga join forces for ground-breaking Manila-based BWT training facility

Global ship management services provider Anglo-Eastern Ship Management has created a unique ballast water treatment (BWT) training facility at its Manila base in the Philippines.
Working in conjunction with BWT specialist Optimarin - a leader in system technology, supply and global compliance - and Saga Shipholding, a respected open hatch shipowner, Anglo-Eastern has built an essential resource for training crews in the wake of the ratification of the IMO’s Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.


New factory in Kuwait consolidates Hempels position as market leader in the Middle East

Global coatings supplier Hempel inaugurated a new factory in Mina Abdullah in Kuwait today. The factory, which meets ISO 9000 quality management guidelines, will meet growing demand for Hempel coatings and consolidate its position as market leader in the region.
Hempel’s new factory in Mina Abdullah, Kuwait is the latest addition to its comprehensive global supply chain. In 2016 alone, the company completed a capacity expansion project in Malaysia and opened new factories in Russia and Vietnam, adding more than 28 million litres to its annual production capacity.


Industry news
NEVA 2017
March 24, 2017

Australia Establishes Maritime College for Shipbuilding

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the establishment of a new Maritime Technical College to prepare Australia for the nation’s $90 billion naval ship building program.
The Government will invest an initial $25 million in the college which will deliver world class training across the country in key areas such as steel fabrication, welding and naval engineering.


Yantar shipyard lays down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R

Kaliningrad, Russia based Baltic Shipyard Yantar (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it laid down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R on 24 March 2017.
The contract for construction of three trawler-seiners of Project SK-3101R was signed by the shipyard and Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) on January 22, 2016. The series is to be delivered to the customer in 2018.
According to the statement, Russia is building a series of fishing vessels of this type for the first time in more than 20 years.


Hyundai Heavy Wins Tanker Order from Russia

Hyundai Heavy Industries received an order for four "eco-friendly" LNG-fueled tankers from Russia's state-run shipping company Sovcomflot.
Hyundai Heavy announced on March 19 that it signed a deal worth about US$240 million with Sovcomflot to build four 114,000 ton LNG-propelled tankers. Each tanker will feature a length of 250 meters, a width of 44 meters and a depth of 21 meters. They will be mounted with the ice class 1A grade ice-resistant function.
They will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and slated for delivery from the third quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. The tankers will be chartered by global oil major Royal Dutch Shell for transport of oil from Russia.


World's top LNG buyers form alliance to push for flexible contracts

The world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers, all in Asia, are clubbing together to secure more flexible supply contracts in a move which shifts power to importers from producers as oversupply grows.
Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) said on Thursday (March 23) it had signed a memorandum of understanding in mid-March with Japan's JERA and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) to exchange information and "cooperate in the joint procurement of LNG."


Lamprell sees tough year ahead, recovery only in 2018


Crewing - work at sea
March 23, 2017

Russia to cut imports of offshore equipment 50% by 2025

The share of imported oil and gas drilling and production equipment for offshore projects will be cut from 85 percent to 50 percent by 2025. Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Vasily Osmakov said this in an interview with RIA Novosti before the international forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue.


Russia will subside ship recycling and boost shipbuilding

Russia will subside the ship recycling to recover part of the cost of acquiring or building new merchant vessels. For the current year, the government will allocate 400 million rubles and the measure will last until 2030.
The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to consolidate the requirements for the priority placement of orders for the construction of ships at domestic shipyards, which will boost the local sector and expected to start benefiting the economy from 2020, as the measure is good only with the full technical modernization of domestic enterprises and need technical period for modernization of the yards.


Russias naval shipyards fully booked with orders till 2023

Most of those shipyards were not that busy even during the Soviet years, according to the United Shipbuilding Corporation


Over RUB 15 bln is going to be invested in modernization of Russian shipyards Denis Manturov


March 22, 2017

Rosneft signs deal to supply 10 LNG cargoes to Egypt in 2017

A trading unit of top Russian oil producer Rosneft has signed a deal to supply 10 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company this year.
The first delivery by Rosneft Trading SA (RTSA) is expected in May, Rosneft said.


RockRose continues North Sea spree

London-listed RockRose Energy has continued its North Sea buying spree with the acquisition of assets formerly owned by collapsed First Oil.
The independent said a further deal with an un-named “major trading company” and the completion of an agreement to buy offshore fields from Maersk, will see its production go from zero to more than 1,400 barrels of oil and gas a day.


Daewoo Shipbuilding losses should be shared by stakeholders

South Korea’s chief financial regulator said Tuesday(March 21) that stakeholders of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. should shoulder losses, a precondition for another round of rescue package for the cash-strapped shipbuilder.


Statoil Cuts Johan Sverdrup Oilfield Development Cost Again


March 18, 2017

Icebreakers escort twice as many vessels on Northern Sea Route as in 2016

The most intensive route of cargo deliveries is towards the Sabetta port, to which in December 2016 the icebreakers escorted 24 vessels.


Missing from Trump's grand Navy plan: skilled workers to build the fleet

U.S. President Donald Trump says he wants to build dozens of new warships in one of the biggest peace-time expansions of the U.S. Navy. But interviews with ship-builders, unions and a review of public and internal documents show major obstacles to that plan.
The initiative could cost nearly $700 billion in government funding, take 30 years to complete and require hiring tens of thousands of skilled shipyard workers - many of whom don't exist yet because they still need to be hired and trained, according to the interviews and the documents reviewed.


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