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May 05, 2016

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants launches additional Barge in Singapore

With the continued success of LUKOIL Marine Lubricants and the ever growing demand upon us to supply lubricants, we have recently launched an additional supply barge named ‘LUKOIL Marine’.
With a length of 45m and a capacity of 800 dwt divided into several compartments, ‘LUKOIL Marine’ will supply a variety of products including Navigo TPEO 30/40, Navigo TPEO 40/40, Navigo 40 MCL, Navigo 100 MCL, Navigo 70 MCL and Navigo 6 SO.
‘LUKOIL Marine’ becomes the third in a fleet of barges which includes ‘Transwift’ with a capacity of 100 dwt, and ‘Marine Success’ with 350 dwt, delivering lubricants in Singapore.

Towing winch for Francisco Cardama, S.A. Shipyard

Fluidmecanica has signed a new contract with Francisco Cardama, S.A. Shipyard to supply of towing winch and hydraulic installation for the hulls: BE-252, BE-252 (Morocco) and C-241 (Iraq).
Towing winch has a drum belt brake keeping force of 100 Ton.

Austal USA Award Highlights EPF Program Extension

Austal Limited is pleased to announce it has been awarded a US$18.5 million contract to procure long-lead-time materials for the twelfth Expeditionary Fast Transport vessel (EPF 12), for the U.S. Navy.
The award covers materials including main propulsion engines, water jets, stern ramp and other long-lead-time items, to support the detail design and construction of EPF 12.

Intergraph« Process, Power & Marine Releases SmartPlant« Instrumentation 2016

Market-leading instrument engineering solution features significant upgrades to enhance user experience by offering more flexibility to fit work processes
May 5, 2016 - Intergraph® Process, Power & Marine, part of Hexagon and the world’s leading provider of enterprise engineering software enabling smarter design and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, has released SmartPlant® Instrumentation 2016, the latest version of its industry-leading instrumentation solution.

May 04, 2016

ABB to supply special transformers for the worldĺs most powerful wind turbines

Wind farm with 40 turbines will contribute to supply clean energy to thousands of households in England
May 4, 2016 - ABB will deploy 40 special transformers to equip wind turbines for an offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea. The MHI Vestas Offshore Wind turbines are 195 m (640 ft) tall - around two-thirds the height of the Eiffel Tower - and weigh 1000 metric tons, approximately double a fully-loaded Airbus A380 plane.
Its 80 m (262 ft) rotor blades sweep through an area equivalent of three soccer fields and can produce up to eight megawatts of power, making it the most powerful wind turbine in the world.

Bureau Veritas pursues external growth strategy with the acquisition of TMC Marine

May 4, 2016 - Bureau Veritas has reinforced its position in value-added marine services with the acquisition of leading international consultancy TMC Marine Ltd.
TMC has been providing pre and post casualty advice and support to the marine industry since 1979. The business focuses on marine claims and accident investigations, salvage and wreck removal consultancy and marine expert witness services for a client base that spans P&I clubs, law firms, marine insurers, salvage companies and ship owners.
Headquartered in London, TMC has a network of offices in the US, China, Singapore and Australia. It employs over 50 people and generated revenues of EUR 8.5 million in 2015.

"Pathways to Shipbuilding" Indigenous Education and Apprenticeship Pilot Program Launched with Irving Shipbuilding's Centre of Excellence

May 4, 2016 - A collaboration of ten industry, government, and Indigenous partners announced today the launch of an education and apprenticeship program to create job opportunities for 20 Indigenous students in metal fabrication.
The program, offered through the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Akerley Campus in Dartmouth, offers successful students the unique opportunity to build a lasting career in shipbuilding at Irving's Halifax Shipyard.

New Tritex Multigauge 5650 Surveyor Thickness Gauge

Dorchester based, Tritex NDT have launched their new Multigauge 5650 Surveyor thickness gauge.
The new gauge, based on the already very popular original Multigauge 5600, has new features including the option to simply exchange the probe and the gauge automatically switches to single echo mode for measuring GRP, plastic or uncoated metal.

Anschütz Advanced Steering Gear Control for Luxury Cruise Ships

The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz was awarded a retrofit contract of steering gear control systems for two luxury cruise ships chartered by Noble Caledonia Ltd. The cruise ships will be retrofitted with the Anschütz NautoSteer AS advanced steering gear control system.

Keppel completes acquisition of LeTourneau

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), through its wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Offshore & Marine USA, Inc., has completed the acquisition of Cameron International Corporation's (Cameron) offshore product division, which comprises the LETOURNEAUTM jackup rig designs, rig kit business, as well as its aftersales and aftermarket services. The acquired company will operate as Keppel LeTourneau with offices in the United States, United Arab Emirates and Singapore.
The acquisition will not only broaden Keppel O&M's suite of jackup rig designs but also expand its business in the provision of aftersales and aftermarket services.

Navig8 Product Tankers Inc takes delivery of its sixth LR1 74k from STX

May 3, 2016 - Navig8 Product Tankers Inc., an international shipping company focused on the transportation of petroleum products, today announced that it has taken delivery of the Navig8 Express, a 74,000 DWT LR1 tanker from STX Offshore & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. The Navig8 Express will operate in Navig8 Group’s LR8 commercial pool.
Thus far the Company has taken delivery of six LR1 and five LR2 product tanker newbuildings and anticipates that its entire newbuilding fleet will be delivered by the end of 2016.

Cargotec's Kalmar wins its largest ever crane upgrade contract

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded the contract to upgrade seven ship-to-shore (STS) cranes at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) in Malaysia.
With a value of more than EUR 20 million, the order is the largest crane upgrade project to date globally for Kalmar. Site work is scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2016.

New Alfa Laval HCO filter with groundbreaking technology approved for validation testing

A major manufacturer of two-stroke engines has agreed to validation tests of an Alfa Laval hydraulic control oil (HCO) filter based on unique technology.
The approval to test the final HCO filter design comes after successful concept testing on the crude oil tanker Stena Suède.

PEMA reaches 100 members

May 4, 2016 - The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has recently welcomed Merford Cabins as its 100th member company.
The historic milestone was reached in March, less than 12 years after the Association was first conceived by five founding members as a neutral voice and forum for suppliers of port crane and handling equipment.

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May 05, 2016

Russia now has an instrument to help foreign companies bypass sanctions

The Russian government has found a way to simultaneously give foreign businesses a possibility to bypass Western sanctions and protect them from changeable laws.

Russian government to grant free port status to key ports in Far East

The Cabinet is also preparing a bill on lowering electricity tariffs in the Far East to the average value in Russia.

Chinese businesses see Russian Far East as manufacturing hub

China has proposed to move some manufacturing units to the Russian Far East. RBTH discusses the prospects of Sino-Russian cooperation in their border areas with experts.

Bollinger wins FRC contract worth potential $1.42 billion

In Phase 2 of its FRC acquisition program, the U.S. Coast Guard today awarded a contract to Bollinger Shipyards LLC, Lockport, LA, for the procurement of up to 26 Sentinel-class fast response cutters.
The initial value of the award is $318.6 million, which covers the production of six cutters. The contract has a potential value of $1.42 billion if options to procure all 26 cutters are exercised. At that point, the Coast Guard will have ordered all 58 FRCs in the program of record.

EU fails to push for ban on use of heavy fuel oil by ships in the Arctic

The EU's failure to push for a ban on the use of heavy fuel oil (HFO), a toxic pollutant, by ships when operating in the Arctic is a major cause of concern, a group of eight environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have stated.
The NGOs, however, commended the European Commission's focus on climate mitigation and adaptation strategies, and on protecting the environment in its new Arctic strategy.

Bahri secures financing for VLCC spree

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) has signed a RYL700m ($186.7m) loan to help pay for 80% of three VLCCs it has ordered in South Korea.
The loan, from Alinma Bank, would run for ten years. Bahri has a total of 10 VLCCs on order at the moment.

Russia boosts oil exports on higher crude prices

South Koreaĺs investment in Parsian Special Economic Energy Zone

Director of Parsian Special Economic Energy Zone Hassan Shahrokhi said on the basis of a recent letter of understanding inked with Iran, South Korea will make 200 million euro investment in the zone.

OMV signs agreement with Iranian counterpart

Austrian energy company said the move eases the door open for resuming work in Iran.

Record oil and gas companies in US file for bankruptcy

Sembcorp Industries' profit sinks nearly 25% as rig orders dwindle

May 04, 2016

US shale production may delay rebalancing of oil market

The surge in the US shale production may delay the rebalancing of the world oil market, analysts of UK economic research and consulting company Capital Economics said in a report obtained by Trend.
Oil prices have jumped on hopes that the market will finally rebalance later in the year, although this partly depends on cuts in non-OPEC supply that may not materialise if prices continue to surge, the report said.

Petrobras sells more than $1.3bn in assets

Petrobras, the state-controlled oil company at the centre of Brazil’s vast corruption scandal, has sold more than $1.3bn in assets in Argentina and Chile as it struggles to emerge from one of the deepest crises in its history.

DARPAĺs $120 Million Sea Hunter: Largest Unmanned Ship Sets Sail

On Monday (May 2), the US Navy conducted an initial test run of the world’s largest unmanned ocean-going vessel, a $120-million, 132-foot ship designed to travel thousands of miles at sea with no human crew.
The vessel, dubbed the "Sea Hunter," will allow the US to patrol waters without the risk of casualties should the ship come under attack. The US Navy also expects the Sea Hunter to be used as a prototype for unmanned private-sector cargo vessels, reducing costs by eliminating crewmembers.

May 03, 2016

China shipbuilding focuses on civilian-military integration to spur innovation

The China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) has said it will focus activities on civilian-military integration (CMI) in a bid to spur innovation and boost revenues.
In outlining its priorities for China's 13th Five Year Plan (2016-20), CSIC said on 28 April that CMI, which aims to leverage commercial technologies for military applications (and vice versa), will support its efforts to advance capability.

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