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July 24, 2014

Rosneft will conduct marine fauna monitoring in the Northern Sea Route

OAO NK Rosneft will conduct marine fauna monitoring in the Northern Sea Route in 2014. The studies will be organized by the Arctic Research Center, a joint venture of Rosneft and ExxonMobil.
The objective of the said studies is collection of data on marine fauna in Rosneft License Areas with a view to building a complete and detailed picture of the baseline environment state and developing a set of environmental controls to be applied during hydrocarbons exploration and production.
The studies will cover animals, birds and mammals of northern seas.

Arctia Shipping joins World Ocean Council

Leading Icebreaker Fleet Joins Growing Global Industry Alliance on Corporate Ocean Responsibility
Arctia Shipping, the Finland-based global leader in icebreaking and Arctic operations, has become a member of the World Ocean Council (WOC).
With its headquarters in Finland, Arctia brings extensive maritime experience and expertise in ice and Arctic operations to the WOC and adds significantly to the number of important firms with Arctic activities distinguishing themselves as members of the WOC.

Danelec Marine Wins More Orders in China

July 24, 2014 - Danelec Marine has received orders to supply Voyage Data Recorders (VDRs) and Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) for 18 offshore support vessels in China.
The orders were taken by Danelec’s distributor Xiamen Huayi. The ships are under construction at a shipyard in Fujian province.
Danelec Marine has seen a surge of business from Chinese shipyards, having booked 48 additional orders for its next-generation VDRs from nine different Chinese shipyards last month. The company recently opened an office in Shanghai to support its rapidly growing business in China.

Maersk Successfully Demonstrates BELCO Marine Scrubber Technology

July 24, 2014 – Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO®), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has partnered with the Maersk Group to successfully demonstrate BELCO® Marine Scrubber technology aboard the Maersk Tukang, a container ship with max TEU Capacity of 8,112.
The BELCO® Marine Scrubber was tested over six days in May 2014 as it sailed from the Port of Algeciras, Spain, to Genoa, Italy. Representatives from BELCO® and Maersk were on board. A surveyor from the American Bureau of Shipping was also there to witness and monitor the full testing as the system awaits class certification, expected later this year.

N-KOM wins GDI contracts worth US110 million

July 23, 2014 - Gulf Drilling International (GDI) Limited,a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, has awardedtwo contracts worth US110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore &Marine (N-KOM), a joint venture shipyard between Nakilatand Singapore's Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M).
The first contract is for the construction of a self-propelled and self-elevating liftboat, which is customised for field transit operations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in water depths of up to 65 meters. When completed at the end of 2015, the liftboatwill provide accommodation and platform support services for a customer with operations in Qatar.
N-KOM has also been awarded a six-year repair and maintenance contract for GDI's existing fleet of jack-up rigs operating in the Middle East.

MarinOIL and Tuco target offshore market with ProZero range of composite surfer boats

Marine Oil Transportation Consultants Inc (MarinOIL) and Tuco Group of Denmark have concluded a co-operation agreement that will see the marine projects consultancy market the Tuco-designed and built ProZero workboat range to the offshore oil and gas sector.
The agreement includes the ProZero surfer, a lightweight 16m waterjet powered crew boat capable of 23 knots carrying up to 12 passengers. The latest design, based on proven hull lines, has been developed for service in various offshore markets, employing a closed cell polyethylene foam fender for safer personnel transfers.

BMT Partners with Ares Shipyard to Deliver 17 Patrol Boats for Qatar Coastguard

BMT Nigel Gee (BMT), a subsidiary of BMT Group, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Ares Shipyard (Ares) to design and build seventeen patrol boats from advanced composites, for the Qatar Coastguard.
This order comprises three different vessel sizes: five of 23 metres capable of speed in excess of 37 knots, 10 of 33 metres capable of achieving 30 knots and two of 46 metres also capable of 30 knots.
BMT will be responsible for the Naval Architecture, including hull development, and class level design & engineering work on all three sizes of vessel.
The project will last a period of 5 years with the first vessel on sea trials early in 2016.

July 23, 2014

Hyundai Heavy Industries Developed HiCASS

July 23, 2014 - Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), the world’s biggest shipbuilder, announced today that it developed Hyundai Intelligent Collision Avoidance Support System (HiCASS) for the first time in Korea to ensure safe and optimum navigation of the vessels.
The system searches the optimum sea routes and prevents collisions by automatically detecting potential obstacles such as ships and reefs within 50 km. In addition, the enhanced accuracy of the system enables vessels to identify hazards based on the type of vessel, weather conditions, waves and wind. Also, the system is equipped with a collision notification system that signals “Caution”, “Urgent” and “Danger” which ensures safe operation at sea.

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions secures Inert Gas System orders for LNG carriers from Japan Marine United

Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Dry Inert Gas Generator (DIGG) systems for installation on LNG carriers under construction at Japan Marine United’s Tsu shipyard.
Two DIGG units will be installed on two gas carriers under construction for Japanese owners Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd./Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd (first vessel) and Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd./NYK Line (second vessel).

COSCO Corporation secures offshore and shipbuilding contracts valued at approximately USD300 million

July 22, 2014 - The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited is pleased to announce that shipyards, which are subsidiaries of the Company’s 51% owned subsidiary COSCO Shipyard Group Ltd, have secured contracts valued at approximately USD300 million to build one accommodation barge and seven bulk carriers.

Alewijnse wins eight Asian contract within three months

System integrator Alewijnse Marine Systems has won its eighth offshore contract in Asia, over a short period of just three months since the official launching in March 2014 of its new branches Alewijnse Marine Singapore Pte. Ltd. and Alewijnse Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
Alewijnse’s most recent contract is signed with Jumbo Maritime and includes electrical service support for the offshore transportation and installation vessel Jumbo Fairpartner and material supply for the Jumbo Jubilee.

July 22, 2014

Kleven has signed a new shipbuilding contract

July 21, 2014 - Kleven has today signed a new shipbuilding contract with Malaysian based Joint Venture Company IES Pioneer Ltd.
The contract for the new vessel is of the MT 6015 MPSV design, designed by Norwegian design company MarinTeknikk, and will be outfitted with a crane, helideck and FiFi II. Delivery will be September 2015.
The signed contract by the above parties also includes an option for a second vessel to be constructed and delivered in 2016.

Bureau Veritas kick-starts LNG bunkering

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has published a comprehensive set of guidelines on LNG Bunkering, with the aim of speeding adoption of LNG as a ship’s fuel by kick-starting the LNG bunker chain.
BV’s Guidance on LNG Bunkering NI 618 provides recommendations on LNG bunkering, focusing on the framework to be established with the port authorities and the bunkering organizations before any commercial operation, conditions to be observed before, during and after each bunkering operation, management of emergency situations and the training of staff involved in bunkering operations.

Delivery of Livestock carrier

The Board of Directors of COSCO Corporation (Singapore) Limited wishes to announce that COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered a 4500m2 Livestock Carrier, “Girolando Express” to its European buyer.
The delivery documents were signed by and between COSCO Guangdong and the buyer recently.

Industry news
July 24, 2014

Oil and natural gas sales account for 68% of Russian export revenues

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), sales of crude oil, petroleum products and natural gas accounted for 68% of Russia’s total export revenues in 2013. Russia received almost four times as much revenue from exports of crude oil and petroleum products as from natural gas.
Most of Russia’s exports of crude oil and products, as well as virtually all exports of natural gas, are delivered to Europe, including Turkey. Asia (in particular China) receives substantial volumes of crude oil and some LNG.
Recently, Russia finalised a 30 year, US$ 400 billion natural gas supply deal with China. North America imports some Russian petroleum products, particularly unfinished oils used in refineries.

GE and LR look for gas turbine commercial ship opportunities

Could the move to LNG fueling present new opportunities for gas turbine powering of commercial ships?
GE Marine and Lloyd's Register report they have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to identify potential gas turbine-powered commercial ship projects.
The news follows an earlier, separate, announcement reporting that GE Marine, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC) and Lloyd's Register have jointly developed a design for a gas turbine-powered LNG carrier that, they say, will provide low life cycle cost, high environmental performance and flexible design.

East Sunrise orders 10 platforms

Hong Kong East Sunrise Group disclosed that it had placed new orders for 10 jack-up offshore platforms at shipyards of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).
The new orders will cost a total of CNY10Bn ($1.6Bn), with deliveries scheduled within 18 months from the beginning of the building.
The newbuilds will be delivered at an interval of three months after the delivery of the first platform. The platforms measure 81.3m in length, 40.4m in width and 5.8m in depth, with a deck area of about 1,500 m3 each.

Crewing - work at sea
July 21, 2014

Offshore rig building boom continues

China increases its units 60% over last year
Despite growing concerns about a possible offshore drilling rig oversupply, owners continue to place orders to build more jackups, semisubmersibles, drillships, and tender-assisted rigs. Since last year, 103 additional rigs have been ordered.
By far, the most new orders have been for jackups, which accounted for 77 of the total. Drillships were next with 18 new orders, followed by six semis and two tender-assisted rigs.
The bulk of the new rig order awards have gone to Chinese shipyards, which is a testament to the country's pursuit of an increased slice of the offshore rig-building pie by using its attractive rig-financing offers.
As expected, Singapore and South Korea remain popular spots to build rigs. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates is growing its rig-building business as well, having achieved seven new orders in the past year. Construction has begun on 38 of the 103 orders.

Sweden's Lundin Petroleum confirms sizeable oil find in Arctic

Hantong bags first ever chemical tanker order

Shanghai: Sinochem Shipping, the shipping arm of Sinochem Group and the largest chemical tanker operator in China, has ordered four 38,000dwt chemical tankers at Jiangsu Hantong Ship Heavy Industry. The order is the first ever chemical tanker order that Hantong has received.
The price for each is about $53m and deliveries will start from the second half of 2016.

July 18, 2014

Samsung Heavy Bags USD 440 Mln Order

Korea’s shipbuilding giant Samsung Heavy Industries said that it has secured a major order earlier this month.
Namely, Samsung won an order amounting to USD 440 million for three shuttle tankers from an unnamed European shipper.
The order comes in the wake of reports on struggling Korean shipbuilders to win orders, as China takes the lead as the world’s top builder of ships.
Korean companies won orders for 5.55 million compensated gross tonnage (CGT), or 164 vessels, in the first half,  29.5 percent lower that the previous year, according to Clarkson’s data.

Beihai Shipbuilding secures four bulkers from Foremost

Dalian: Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Industry has received orders from American owner Foremost Group to construct four 180,000dwt bulkers.
The price for each vessel is about $55m. Foremost Group had placed orders for two 180,000dwt bulkers at the shipyard in April this year.
All four vessels will be classified by ABS, and delivered in November 2015, May 2016, June 2016 and December 2016 respectively.

HHI shipbuilding orders down in first half

Hyundai Heavy Industries’ (HHI) new shipbuilding orders for the first half have fallen 15% from the same period last year to $4.1bn.
Across the group as a whole, new orders fell by 23% to $11.2bn from $14.6bn in the first half of 2013.
Six months into the year the Korean giant has secured 45.8% of its shipbuilding target for the year, with sales totalling $4.1bn. LPG carrier orders make up over a quarter of the total, representing 24 of 48 vessels ordered.

New technology enhances security at ports

As the large crude oil tankers are increasing in size, the demands on precise navigation are increasing as well. Therefore, DanPilot with Statoil and Marimatech has developed a unique navigation system with centimeter accuracy which shows the ship's position, speed and drift.

July 17, 2014

Global oil demand to rise on non-OECD growth

Global oil demand will rise by 1.5% next year, driven by economic growth in non-OECD countries, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

Russia's Gazprom eyes oil, gas exploration JV with Bangladesh's Bapex

Russia's state-owned Gazprom is interested in setting up a joint venture with Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company, or Bapex, to jointly carry out oil and gas exploration in either of the countries or others, Petrobangla Chairman Hussain Monsur said Tuesday (July 15).
Gazprom, which is increasingly more focused on strengthening relations with Asia, currently operates in Bangladesh on a contract basis, as a drilling contractor.

Centrgaz to construct South Stream in Serbia

South Stream has entered into a contract with Centrgaz for the construction of the Serbian section of the South Stream gas pipeline.
Centrgaz will focus on design, procurement, construction and installation activities, personnel training and commissioning of South Stream in Serbia. The contract stipulates involving Serbian subcontractors in carrying out certain operations.

ZNT Yard launches SAR boats duo of 23040 project for Russian Defense Ministry

On July 17 ZNT Yard launches two serial multipurpose offshore Search and Rescue Boats of project 23040 (Hull No No 1109-1110) being built for Russian Ministry of Defense.
This year the shipbuilder has already launched four sister SAR boats of  23040 design (Hull No No 1105 - 1108), which are currently being tested and prepared for voyages to the destination ports.

July 16, 2014

China Cosco mulls order for five boxships and six bulkers

China Cosco Group is planning to order more new ships that will include five containerships and six dry bulk carriers.
The state-owned shipping conglomerate has scheduled a shareholder’s meeting on 28 August to discuss the proposal to order five 14,000 teu containerships and six 81,600 dwt bulk carriers.

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

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March, 2015

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May, 2015

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May 19-21, 2015 • Moscow, Russia

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