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January 30, 2015
Ankara hosted today (Jan. 27) a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. The parties discussed the main issues of constructing a new gas pipeline across the Black Sea towards Turkey.
The meeting considered the preliminary feasibility study on the new gas pipeline and approved its new route. The four strings will have an aggregate capacity of 63 billion cubic meters a year. 660 kilometers of the pipeline’s route will be laid within the old corridor of South Stream and 250 kilometers – within a new corridor towards the European part of Turkey.
Jan. 29, 2015 - GE unveiled today its new GE Marine organization. GE Marine combines the cumulative expertise of several GE businesses and will be led by Tim Schweikert, VP, GE Marine.
This new organization brings together GE’s commercial and technological expertise in the marine sector from gas turbines and diesel engines to motors and generators, variable speed drives and drilling systems to automation and control systems and all the electrical equipment in between. GE Marine combines this with world-class system integration capabilities and a global infrastructure including a wealth of training and service facilities close to our customers’ operations.
15-18 September 2015, RAO/CIS Offshore, 12th International Conference and Exhibition for Oil and Gas Resources Development of the Russian Arctic and CIS Continental Shelf, will be held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
RAO/CIS Offshore is the event with a twenty-year history, which leading Russian scientists and the world's largest oil and gas companies.
First Order for Transporting Shale Gas Produced in North America
Jan. 29, 2015 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for two next-generation LNG carriers from Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The carriers on order feature a design that achieves significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance through the adoption of a more efficient hull structure and an innovative hybrid propulsion system.
The vessels are scheduled for completion and delivery in 2018 and 2019, respectively. They will be put into service for the Cameron LNG Project under way in the United States, an initiative in which Mitsui is participating. The event marks the first order placed to MHI for LNG carriers to transport shale gas.
LUKOIL has begun supplies of cylinder oils of a new generation, LUKOIL NAVIGO 100 MCL, to MSC OSCAR, the world’s largest container ship, acquired by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) earlier this year. The container ship is capable of holding a record number of containers, 19,224 pieces. It is equipped with fuel-saving engines operating on LUKOIL’s new oils.
As part of the agreement, LUKOIL will supply 15,000 tons of lubes to MSC before the end of 2015, thus providing more than 100 heavy-tonnage vessels with high-quality marine oils.
Fjord1 has ordered two ferries of Multi Maritime design. The double ended ferries will be approx. 70 m long and be able to carry 60 cars and 199 passengers. The ferries will be built at Ada Shipyard in Tuzla in Turkey. Delivery is schedueled medio 2016.
The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz announces the establishment of its new subsidiary Raytheon Anschuetz Panama, S. de R.L., located in Panama City.
With the opening of the new company, Raytheon Anschütz further improves worldwide service capabilities and takes the next step on the way to the most attentive customer care and immediate support.
Jan 30, 2015 - Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today that it has taken delivery of STI Veneto, an LR2 product tanker from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. This vessel will begin a voyage for 60 days at approximately $32,000 per day.
Jan. 30, 2015 - SSI released ShipConstructor 2015 R2.1 software in response to emerging ship design, engineering and building trends identified by a “Client Council” of industry leaders.
The expert advisors on this software launch were representatives from US and Canadian companies: Genoa Design, Glosten & Associates, Gunderson Marine, and Trinity Marine Products.
This group has similar production methods and/or design approaches. A different set of advisors from Europe provided input into the previous Client Council release last year.
WOC Is Working To Ensure Ocean Industries Are Informed And Engaged In Global Ocean Governance Developments Affecting Business
World governments agreed last week that the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) should be expanded to include a new legally binding instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine life in areas beyond national jurisdiction (ABNJ).
The subsea vessel Island Performer has been upgraded for her next assignment in the US. Ulstein Verft has installed cargo tanks and corresponding piping, a switchboard room for deck equipment and the sea fastening frame for stacks, as well as platforms for the tower winches. The tower has been upgraded, and cables are installed for future deck equipment. The vessel is now ready to load equipment for her US assignment, and will be leaving Norway shortly.
Island Performer is an SX121 subsea vessel design, specialized for RLWI/IMR work. The ship has been designed and built by Ulstein, and was delivered from UIstein Verft in 2014.
In 2014 OJSC “Sea Port of Saint-Persburg” (SP SPb) transferred 367.4 mln Rubles which is by 40% more than during the last year.
270 mln Rubles were transferred for the modernization of the port infrastructure and technical re-equipment of the terminals; 97.4 mln Rubles were transferred for lease payments for the equipment purchased earlier within the renewal of handling equipment fleet.
January 29, 2015
The year 2014, the 101st year in the activities of Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), an internationally recognised classification society, was a landmark year. The construction of the world's first Arctic LNG carrier began to RS class. The new 300-meter-long ship carrying liquefied natural gas in membrane tanks will be able to operate in ice of about two meters thick.
There are over 150 vessels that are ordered or already under construction to the RS class with the total gross tonnage of about 2 million.
Global expansion drives continued growth for leading society
ClassNK has announced its registration totals for 2014. Over the course of the year, 833 new vessels with a combined total of 21,466,272 gt joined its register, marking the fourth straight year that the leading classification society registered over 20 million in new tonnage.
January 30, 2015
Although the crisis in Ukraine continues to focus attention on Russia’s western border, Moscow is seeking to exploit a more lucrative prize along its vast northern frontage: the Arctic Circle. Melting ice has opened up new transit routes and revealed previously inaccessible oil and mineral deposits.
Facing a year of harsh economic constraints, securing exploitable energy reserves remains a top priority for Moscow.
Oil major Royal Dutch Shell is planning to resume oil drilling program in the Alaska's Chukchi Sea in this year, following a nearly two-year suspension.
The move is being opposed by the environmentalists, who claim that the oil spill risk in the Arctic is too high. The drilling program was suspended in early 2013 following the grounding of a drilling rig.
OTTAWA - The premier of the Northwest Territories says it’s time to start laying the groundwork for a potential oil pipeline to the Arctic Ocean, notwithstanding currently depressed global energy prices.
Myanmar has held a ceremonial opening of a deep sea port off its western coast, part of a $2.45 billion port and pipeline project that will carry crude oil from the Middle East to China.
The port and 770-kilometer (480 mile-) long oil pipeline is a joint venture between the China National Petroleum Corporation and Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise.
January 29, 2015
Russia plans to sign an intergovernmental gas pipeline agreement with Turkey in the second quarter of 2015 with first deliveries slated for December 2016.
On January 29, interactive classroom of Maersk was opened at Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping.
The classroom is intended for training of the cadets studying at the International Transport Management Department. The Company specialists are supposed to participate in preparing the cadets for work at Maersk which operates in different sectors of economy.
Evergreen Group has finalised plans to charter an 11-strong series of 18,000 teu ships from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, ending weeks of speculation about its newbuilding plans.
The order includes the six units of that size announced by Evergreen Marine Corp and its subsidiary last December. Deliveries will be between 2018 and 2019.
January 28, 2015
Saudi Arabia’s state run oil company, Saudi Aramco, has said that it is to triple its investment in shale gas exploration in spite of oil prices at multi-year lows.
Speaking at an investment conference in Riyadh, chief executive of Aramco, Khalid al-Falih said that for the first time he could say publicly that the company had already earmarked $3 billion for shale gas exploration but has set aside a further $7 billion of investment.
The Obama administration on Tuesday (Jan. 27) proposed allowing for the first time oil and gas exploration in a wide swath of U.S. waters off the Atlantic Coast.
The 2017 to 2022 drilling plan begins a process that could take many years before waters off the coasts of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Georgia are cleared for drilling.
January 27, 2015
The Export-Import Bank of China has extended a loan of $312m to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) for the construction of three 18,000 teu containerships.
China EximBank has extended loans worth a cumulative total of RMB93bn ($14.9bn) to CSSC, supporting the construction of around 120 new ships.
The newbuilding order intake of South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has taken a plunge as the shipbuilder recorded 27.5 pct dip in new orders in 2014 when compared to last year’s figures.
The company’s orderbook ending with December 2014 amounted to USD 19.8 billion, around USD 8 billion lower from 2013, when it totaled in 27.3 billion.
HHI’s overall shipbuilding business activity decreased by 34.9 pct when compared to the same period last year.
January 26, 2015
Poland's Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. last week held a steel cutting ceremony at its Gdansk shipyard to mark the start of construction of three new LNG fueled intermediate class ferries (ICF) for Canada's BC Ferries.
BC Ferries awarded the $165 million contract to Remontowa last July after an extensive bidding process. build three new vessels. They will be the first dual fuel ferries in BC Ferries' fleet to operate. The first ICF is scheduled to arrive in Canada in August 2016.
Despite falling prices for raw materials, companies should maintain their investment plans not to lose what is done, Russian Energy Minister said in an interview to the Rossiiskaya Gazeta.
Athens, 22 January - These projects will also consolidate the role of Piraeus as an important European portal along the new Silk Road, and help boost the Greek economy.
Feb. 23-27, 2015 • Johannesburg, South Africa
Feb. 24-26, 2015 • Helsinki, Finland
March 11-14, 2015 • Istanbul, Turkey
March 18-20, 2015 • Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
March 26-28, 2015 • Beijing, China
April 20-23, 2015 • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
April 21-24, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
April 27-29, 2015 • Nairobi, Kenya
May 19-21, 2015 • Moscow, Russia
June 2-5, 2015 • Oslo, Norway
July 1-5, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Aug. 27-29, 2015 • Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
Sept. 7-9, 2015 • Gdansk, Poland
Sept. 15-18, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 22-25, 2015 • Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sept. 23-25, 2015 • Mumbai, India
Oct. 7-9, 2015 • Jakarta, Indonesia
Nov. 3-6, 2015 • Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Dec. 1-4, 2015 • Shanghai, China
March 16-18, 2016 • Singapore