April 25, 2017
New issue of "Maritime Market" #2(60) is preparing.
Advertisement orders are accepted until May 21, 2017.
The magazine will be distributed on the exhibitions International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS), RAO/CIS Offshore, NEVA (St.Petersburg, Russia).
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The key focus for ‘Maritime Singapore’ in 2017 will be to continue strengthening efforts to raise the bar as a major Asian and International Maritime Centre. In this respect, the SSA is working closely with MPA and other key industry players and has outlined five key areas in its Blueprint for Growth in preparation for better times ahead for the shipping industry. The five key areas are: Regional Leadership, Legal, Finance, Operational excellence and Innovation with Technology.
Strengthening the global importance of Singapore as a maritime powerhouse and a leading maritime capital remains work in progress, and Singapore sees itself as a strong advocate for a greater prominence of the Asian maritime sector.
Damen is celebrating nine decades of operations in the shipbuilding industry. From small beginnings in the 1920s, the company has grown into a renowned maritime service provider that employs 9,000 people. With Dutch roots, Damen’s expansion has been global. This growth can be viewed in terms of its yards, service hubs and other subsidiary companies as well as a globally-operating client base. For 90 years, Damen’s vessel designs have successfully served customers operating on all over the world.
Damen was originally established by two brothers, Jan and Rien Damen, in 1927. From facilities located on the banks of the River Merwede in Hardinxveld, the Netherlands, they managed the growing firm into a well-respected business.
April 24, 2017
Liebherr Maritime further increases the number of cargo handling equipment in the Antwerp region. More than 50 units of Liebherr Reachstacker and mobile harbour cranes were delivered to Antwerp in the past 25 years. More and more terminals reach out for an LHM 600.
Liebherr Maritime delivered its first mobile harbour crane to Antwerp more than 25 years ago. Since then terminal operators all over Antwerp steadily equipped their maritime cargo handling fleet with high quality products from Liebherr. Especially mobile harbour cranes are widely spread in the seaport of Antwerp – more than in any other port in the world. Over the years Antwerp MHCs also became bigger and bigger.
So, “Leningrad Shipyard “Pella” OJSC received set of valves for vessel project 16906, project 02980 and several crafts of project 03160.
A set of pipeline valves and pump equipment for project 12V-05 were delivered to “Laky Verf” Ltd..
“Baltic Shipyard–Shipbuilding” Ltd. received Azcue pumps equipment for ice-breaker, project 22220 being built by the order of “Rosatomflot”.
April 21, 2017
Highlighting the benefits of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion’s retrofit experience
Bringing together the experience and knowledge of two Damen companies is the close cooperation between Damen Green Solutions and Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC). The two companies combine their specific skill sets to offer ship owners a smoother transition towards compliance with new environmental regulations and cleaner sailing.
New Simwave concept to introduce maritime simulation as a service
Kongsberg Digital and Simwave B.V. have formed a strategic partnership resulting in a contract for one of the most extensive KONGSBERG maritime simulator deliveries to date. Located in Barendrecht, The Netherlands, Simwave is a new Maritime Centre of Excellence with ambitions to offer the future generation and current maritime professionals the best possible training experience and fair assessment procedures next to the most advanced and specialised applied research.
Damen Shipyards Group has announced the successful completion of sea trials of the Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel (MATV) MV Sycamore. The sea trials included testing of all on-board military systems. Following final vessel handover, MV Sycamore will perform diverse training and support duties for the Royal Australian Navy.
Njord A is a semisubmersible floating steel platform, with an integrated deck with drilling and processing facilities, as well as living quarters. It is normally located in the Njord oilfield, around 130 km northwest of the city Kristiansund and 30 km west of the Draugen field.
Today Njord A has a 12-point mooring system which will be upgraded to a modern 17-point system. Rolls-Royce will supply low pressure hydraulic driven winches, fairleads and a control system. The semisubmersible four-column production platform will be moored at about 330m water depth.
The delivery from Rolls-Royce is scheduled for 2018. The platform is planned to be back in operation offshore in 2020 and to operate for another 20 years.
Ocean King is now sold and delivered to her new owners.
She has been laid up since August 2016, after continually serving more than 30 years on contract for Statoil.
April 20, 2017
Liebherr´s ship crane department is proud to announce that Damen Shipyards Group ordered its 110th Liebherr crane product. The historical order comprises a Liebherr floating crane type CBG 350 that is going to be used on a Transshipment Crane Barge 6324 built by Damen.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to extend its long-standing relationship with Dublin Ferryport terminals (DFT) with an order for Kalmar AutoRTG System. The order was booked in Cargotec's fourth quarter 2016 intake and delivery is scheduled to start during second quarter 2017.
The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the waterjets for a new high speed ferry being built by the Incat Tasmania yard in Australia for Malta based Virtu Ferries. When delivered, this vessel will be the largest high speed catamaran operating in the Mediterranean Sea, and will have a service speed of up to 38 knots. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in March 2017.
The scope of supply covers four Wärtsilä LJX1500SRI waterjets and a Lipstronic control system. The equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the yard in April 2018 and the ship is to be delivered to the owners at the end of 2018.
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has signed a contract with Rotterdam Short Sea Terminal B.V. on the delivery of new Kalmar ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. The deal includes two Kalmar STS cranes and an option for further two cranes. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2017 first quarter order intake, and the delivery of the first two cranes is planned to be completed by the end of 2018.
Classification society DNV GL has gained the accreditation from German accreditation body DAkkS to verify compliance with the EU Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (EU MRV) regulation. The regulation, part of the EU's commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, requires operators to monitor and report on CO2 emissions based on ship fuel consumption. It applies to all merchant ships of 5,000 GT or above calling at EU (and EFTA) ports.