September 21, 2017
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Distribution: NEVA 2017 - F 8040 (Stand of Tritment Group Company)
January 2018, focuses on the integration of a sophisticated new hybrid power solution designed by KONGSBERG to assist SEACOR Marine and MEXMAR in meeting strict environmental regulations by decreasing CO2, NOx and SOx emissions, with the added benefit of reducing operating costs through reduced fuel consumption.
SEACOR Marine and MEXMAR have chosen KONGSBERG as a single supplier for this turnkey delivery, including supply and full integration of the energy storage system with a custom designed Energy Control System (ECS), and the existing Dynamic Positioning (K-Pos DP-22) and Integrated Automation System (K-Chief 700 IAS), both of which will be upgraded as part of the contract. The overall solution adds safety and efficiency beyond conventional energy storage.
Gazprom Neft Badra, operator of the Badra field, Iraq, has undertaken the largest ever maritime shipment of oil for export in the company’s history, with 1.78 million barrels of hydrocarbons being despatched for the United States in the New Solution crude oil tanker.
This is, to date, the second oil consignment to the American market by Gazprom Neft Badra - recipients of the preceding 12 shipments having been European companies and refining facilities in the Asia - Pacific region.
The technology group Wärtsilä and Flender (Siemens AG, Mechanical Drives) have reached an agreement regarding the contract manufacturing of Wärtsilä’s marine gear box portfolio. With immediate effect, the assembly and testing of the gear boxes will be moved to the Siemens Mechanical Drives facilities in Voerde, Germany.
Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to have the option to make the company’s Energy Management system available via Inmarsat Maritime’s Fleet Xpress high-speed broadband service.
With data collected from a multitude of ship control systems and equipment sensors, Energy Management 2.0 reduces energy consumption and supports environmental compliance as well as allowing for the benchmarking of efficiency against historical performance.
September 20, 2017
Sept. 20, 2017 - Damen Shipyards Group has announced plans to establish a Service Hub in the Russian port of Novorossiysk in a Letter of Intent (LOI) signed with Delo Group of companies. The primary aims of the Service Hub will be to optimise the services provided to the growing number of Damen vessels operating in the region in addition to strengthening Damen’s cooperative relationship with Delo Group of companies.
Part of DeloPorts (which is, in turn, part of the Delo Group), Aleksino Port Marina Shipyard is a ship repair facility located in the Port of Novorossiysk, on the north-eastern coast of the Black Sea.The LOI was signed by representatives from the two companies during the NEVA 2017 trade fair in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The open-ended agreement states that cooperation between Damen and Delo Group of companies regarding the new Service Hub will commence before the end of 2017.
Commitments from international shipping interests and leading-edge maritime technology companies, plus Government support across the board have contributed to a record-breaking uptake of exhibition space at NEVA 2017, the biennial event for building connections to Russia’s maritime industries.
On the eve of NEVA 2017, which runs from September 19-22 at the Expoforum Convention Centre, organisers Dolphin Exhibitions reported full occupancy within exhibition Halls F & G, covering gross space of over 26,000m2 at St Petersburg’s premier event venue. Participants include over 600 companies from 36 countries, while the parallel multi-streamed NEVA 2017 Conference has attracted over 1,500 speakers and delegates.
The technology group Wärtsilä has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for its batteries, and the successful project represents a notable breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated vessels. The tests were carried out on the 85 metre long ‘MF Folgefonn’ in Norwegian waters during the end of August / early September of this year. The ferry is owned by Norled, one of Norway’s largest ferry operators.
Parat Halvorsen AS is proud to announce that we recently secured a contract to design and fabricate a complete, turnkey steam boiler module for the Aoka Mizu FPSO owned by Bluewater Energy Services BV.
The FPSO is being recommissioned for the Lancaster project which is owned and operated by Hurricane Energy UK.
The module will include 2x3200kW electric steam boilers based on the PARAT MEL design and will provide an additional 9.600kg/hr of saturated steam for the FPSO marine and process systems. The shipping weight of the module is estimated to be approximately 70 ton.
The module is a fast track delivery and the lead time from PO to delivery is only 30 weeks.
South Korean Terminal Operator Pyeongtaek Dangjin Central Terminal Co. Ltd. (PDCT) has put a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 Mobile Harbor Crane into operation.
Since August 2017 the new diesel-electric crane handles bulk and some general cargo in the terminal, situated around 80 km south of Seoul on the west coast of South Korea. For particularly eco-efficient operation, it is equipped with an external power supply to hook up to the terminal’s mains.
Seaspan Corporation announced today that it has accepted delivery of the MSC Shreya B, an 11000 TEU containership that will commence a bareboat charter with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. for a period of seventeen years. Upon completion of the bareboat charter period, MSC is obligated to purchase the vessel for a pre-determined amount.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to continue its cooperation with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) with a new order for container-handling equipment. The order, comprising five Kalmar reachstackers and two empty container handlers, was booked in Cargotec's 2017 third quarter intake. Delivery will commence in Q4 2017 and continue into Q2 2018.
Siemens, a global engineering and technology leader, and PAS Global, the leading provider of industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity solutions, announced an agreement to provide fleet-wide, real time monitoring for control systems. By leveraging the unique capabilities of both companies, this partnership will provide customers with: (1) deep analytics required to identify and inventory proprietary assets; and (2) visibility to detect and respond effectively to attacks across the operating environment.
September 18, 2017
Korean Register (KR) – an IACS member classification society – has launched the industry's first 'Survey & Audit Preparation Guide' which will allow shipowners to check exactly what items need to be prepared for their next vessel survey audit, before submitting an application.
KR has used its extensive data resources and IT technology expertise to develop the new tailored service that will support shipowners' forward planning helping them to get the most out of their ship safety management activities. Previously, shipowners did not know which items they needed to prepare for the ship survey before submitting their application.