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SSA to raise the bar as an international Maritime Centre in 2017

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.


90 years for Damen

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.


Equip4ship
April 24, 2017

Liebherr all over Antwerp

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.


"Marine Technics" supplied equipment for several project at one time

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

Working together to provide Damens Green Solutions

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 Strategic Partnership with Simwave Includes one of the Largest KONGSBERG Simulator Deliveries Ever

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.


Successful sea trials for Australian MATV

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.



Rolls-Royce to provide mooring system for Statoils oil platform Njord A

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, sold and delivered

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 and Damen Shipyard Group celebrate the 110th Liebherr Crane Order

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 and Dublin Ferryport Terminals to enter ground-breaking cooperation in RTG automation

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.


Mediterraneans largest high speed catamaran to be powered by Wärtsilä waterjets

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 wins an order for ship-to-shore cranes from Rotterdam Short Sea Terminal

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.


DNV GL wins DAkkS accreditation as EU MRV verifier

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.


Industry news
NEVA 2017
April 18, 2017

Financing of shipbuilding projects

Eternal problem of Russian economy is the inaccessibility of "long" and cheap money, which has the highest impact on industries with long payback periods. Shipbuilding is among them. Starting from 2009, the problem has been handled through subsidies provided to cover the leasing interest rates, budget financing of manufacturers and leasing companies with preferential interest. Now the discussion has unfolded around an even larger leasing program.


South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding unlocks US$2.6 billion bailout after bondholder approval


Crewing - work at sea
April 17, 2017

Sovcomflot switches to gas

Last week saw the event that had been expected for two years. SCF Group, in partnership with Shell, initiated the transfer of an entire segment of tanker market to more efficient, "green" technologies. In June 2018, SCF will start operating Aframax tankers powered by LNG. Experts agree that this decision opens a new phase in the development of maritime fleet.


Daewoo Shipbuilding bondholders accept bailout plan after pension fund's agreement


Alaska schedules offshore oil and gas lease sales


April 14, 2017

USC to Make Life Cycle Contracts Instead of Ships Sales

The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) changes over to life-cycle contracts; the USC shipyards will maintain serviceability of naval ships and civil vessels throughout their service lives, Dmitry Kolodyazhny, the USC vice president for technical development told Mil.Today.


India to Offload 25% Share of Four Government Defense Firms

The Indian government has agreed to sell up to 25 percent stake in government-owned defense companies, involved in shipbuilding and guided missiles, to give a push to defense manufacturing within the country.


April 11, 2017

Putin: Russia is interested in using resources from non-Arctic countries to develop the region

Russia will not prevent non-Arctic countries from helping it to develop the Arctic, but it is interested in using their resources, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue forum.
"We will not prevent non-Arctic countries from helping us develop the Arctic. Moreover, we are interested in using their resources and capability for this provided they respect the standards and rules of environmental safety, the safety of biological resources and the interests of the indigenous people living in this region. This is something we can and will coordinate. In fact, we are already working to coordinate this cooperation," Putin said.
The Yamal LNG project, in which seven countries are participating, could serve as an example.


Seoul presses Daewoo Shipbuilding creditors to back bailout

Otherwise, a bankruptcy could deal a $51bn-plus blow to the economy.


Ice class SAR tug/supply nears completion

Russia's Nevsky Shipyard is currently fitting out the fourth in a series of four MPSV12 design multipurpose, shallow draft, tug/salvage vessels.
The 79.85 m by 17.36 m Arc 5 ice class vessel has a 6.7 m molded depth. a minimum draft of just 3.2 m and a loaded draft of 4.5 meters.


Russian-Chinese Joint Ventures in Russias Far East, Arctic


Sovcomflot: LNG Is "A Promising Fuel" for Large-Capacity Vessels


Russia increases nuclear sub fleet, combat patrols reach Soviet-era levels


April 08, 2017

Qatar set to remain dominant force in global LNG industry

Qatar’s plans to develop an export-oriented gas project in the North Field, with a capacity of about 2bn cu ft a day will help the country consolidate its position as a major LNG exporter while satisfying the rising domestic demand for natural gas.
A project of this size will increase the current production of the North Field by about 10% and add about 400,000 barrels per day of oil equivalent (bpdoe) to Qatar’s hydrocarbon production.
By developing a world-scale gas project in the North Field, Qatar is in fact lifting of moratorium on drilling in the world’s largest non-associated natural gas field. The vast offshore gas field accounts for nearly all of Qatar’s gas production and a bulk of its export revenue.


France clears large shipbuilding industry venture with Italy

The consolidation of Europe’s naval industry has taken a first, hesitant step with the approval of the purchase by Italy’s Fincantieri of a 48 percent stake in the French shipbuilder STX.
The green light from the French government for the deal will put Italy’s state-controlled builder of frigates and submarines in the driving seat at the only European yard big enough to build aircraft carriers. 


Crucially, as part of the deal, the French government brought in state-owned DCNS.


Coming Events
Maritime Vortal
May, 2017

Nor-Shipping 2017

May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway



Direct Email
June, 2017

International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017)

June 28 - July 2, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia



August, 2017

INAMARINE

Aug.23-25, 2017 • Jakarta, Indonesia



September, 2017

BALTEXPO 2017

Sept. 11-13, 2017 • Gdańsk, Poland




RAO/CIS Offshore 2017

Sept. 12-15, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia




NEVA-2017

Sept. 19-22, 2017 • Saint Petersburg, Russia



October, 2017

INMEX SMM India 2017

Oct. 3-5, 2017 • Mumbai, India



November, 2017

Europort 2017

Nov. 7-10, 2017 • Rotterdam, Netherlands



December, 2017

Marintec China 2017

Dec.5-8, 2017 • Shanghai, China




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