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March 27, 2017

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Rolls-Royce signs Memorandum of Understanding with Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore to develop Smart Ships

Rolls-Royce and the Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic partnership to develop smart ship technologies.
The partners will work on world leading research to develop fundamental technologies, such as smart sensing, digital twinning and integrated modelling which are essential to the development of future marine data based solutions. These developments will be applied to technology demonstrators to show how they can be used by specific ship types.

VARD selects Synapsis INS for an advanced research vessel

VARD Holding Limited, a major global designer and shipbuilder of specialized vessels, with their subsidiary VARD Electro AS, have selected Raytheon Anschütz’ Synapsis INS for a new research  vessel.  The Synapsis INS is part of a large equipment and electrical installation package, which VARD Electro AS will provide to Cochin Shipyard Ltd.

Live-Stream Survey Data Set to Show How Integration can Optimise ASV Operations at Ocean Business 2017

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd is teaming up with ASV Global at Ocean Business 2017 to demonstrate how the deep integration of sophisticated KONGSBERG survey, communication and positioning technology is vital to leveraging the power of a new generation of advanced Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV).

MacGregor offers improved operations through new virtual reality training facility

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has recently opened a new facility in Arendal, Norway, which houses a training academy for customers. It specialises in advanced simulation training and has a purpose-built virtual reality (VR) showroom. 
The academy provides a risk-free environment where the users learn how to make real-time, complex manoeuvres safer and more efficient. It also showcases simulations of MacGregor products in action and demonstrates technical challenges.

Rolls-Royce and Tampere University of Technology form strategic partnership to develop Autonomous Systems in Marine

Rolls-Royce and Tampere University of Technology, Finland, have announced a strategic partnership to develop and test the technology to support systems necessary for autonomous navigation, enabling the first generation of autonomous ships.
The partners will work towards developing and validating technologies using the University’s purpose built autonomous ship simulator.

March 24, 2017

Hyundai Heavy Industries Group Wins USD 240 Million Order for the Worlds First LNG-fueled Aframax Tankers

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI), Hyundai Heavy Industries’ shipbuilding affiliate, announced today that it recently won an order to build four 114,000 DWT Ice-Class IA aframax tankers from Sovcomflot, the Russia’s state-owned shipping company.
The world’s first LNG-fueled aframax tankers, measuring 250 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21 meters in height, are scheduled to be delivered from the third quarter of 2018.

Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

A purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) with Walk-to-Work capability
The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on March 24th.

USC of Russia and ZPMC (China) sign memorandum of cooperation

United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC) have signed a memorandum of cooperation and joint activities today, 22 March 2017, in Moscow.
The companies are set to establish ZPMC manufacture of state-of-the-art shipboard equipment in the Russian Federation for production of floating cranes, pipe laying and cable laying ships, oversized cargo carriers and auxiliary ships for servicing of drilling rigs.
The Russian and the Chinese sides have agreed to create a working group and to develop a roadmap for implementation of the Memorandum provisions.

Crowley Launches Industry-Leading, LNG-Powered ConRo Ship at VT Halter Marine

Crowley Maritime Corp.  and VT Halter Marine launched Crowley’s new Commitment Class ship El Coquí, one of the world’s first combination container/Roll on-Roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas in Pascagoula, Miss
Putting the ship into the water on Monday (March 20) was the first in a series of milestones expected to be achieved this week as part of Crowley’s $550 million project to expand and modernize the company’s shipping and logistics services between Jacksonville, Fla., and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Alfa Laval Touch Control is the new standard of control for marine boilers

Alfa Laval Touch Control is being rolled out successively for new and existing Alfa Laval Aalborg boilers. First out are the Alfa Laval Aalborg OL and OC-TCi boilers, which will now feature advanced control with a simple touch.

Eight Damen Interceptors for Panama

Ultra-fast vessels to be part of anti-drug trafficking operations in Caribbean
The National Air and Naval Service of Panama (Servicio Nacional Aeronaval - SENAN) has taken delivery of four Interceptor 1102 vessels from Damen Shipyards Group. The President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, performed the christening ceremonies of all four vessels on 6 February 2017.
Coinciding with the vessel handover, SENAN also signed a second contract with Damen for an additional batch of four Interceptors. Both contracts include a comprehensive after-sales package that consists of training, spare parts and maintenance.

ClassNK issues first EGCS ready notation

Leading classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting.
Following discussions on the implementation schedule of MARPOL Annex VI SOX/PM regulations at MEPC70 in October last year, all ships operating outside Emission Control Areas (ECA) will be required to limit sulfur emission levels to under 0.50% from 1 January 2020.

New KONGSBERG Ships Bridge Simulators for University College of Southeast Norway

The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) has contracted Kongsberg Digital to deliver a major upgrade of its maritime simulator park. The contract, signed on 16th March 2017, includes five new K-Sim ship’s bridge simulators to be delivered during Autumn 2017 in addition to a Long Term Simulator Support Programme (LTSSP), which provides dedicated support services in addition to updates to the latest KONGSBERG simulator software developments.
The contract will result in a significant upgrade to the existing simulator park, led by a new full mission K-Sim DNV GL class A bridge simulator, installed in a dedicated room designed to resemble a ship’s bridge. The contract also includes a further DNV GL class A bridge simulator in addition to three DNV GL class B bridge simulators.

The Nautical Institute launches Command Diploma Scheme

The Nautical Institute’s flagship distance learning programme, the Command Diploma Scheme, was launched today in Singapore at the first of this year’s Nautical Institute Command Seminars.
The scheme is intended for those about to take command as well as those who have just done so. At its core are the subjects that existing and aspiring Masters have identified as areas of concern – onboard leadership and management, navigation and shiphandling, ship’s commercial business and coping with emergencies.

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NEVA 2017
March 27, 2017

PM Medvedev says Russia will continue focusing on reasonable import substitution

Russia's technological sovereignty will be preserved primarily in the defense industry, according to Medvedev.

Crewing - work at sea
March 24, 2017

Australia Establishes Maritime College for Shipbuilding

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced the establishment of a new Maritime Technical College to prepare Australia for the nation’s $90 billion naval ship building program.
The Government will invest an initial $25 million in the college which will deliver world class training across the country in key areas such as steel fabrication, welding and naval engineering.

Yantar shipyard lays down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R

Kaliningrad, Russia based Baltic Shipyard Yantar (member of United Shipbuilding Corporation) says it laid down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R on 24 March 2017.
The contract for construction of three trawler-seiners of Project SK-3101R was signed by the shipyard and Fishing Collective Farm named after V. Lenin (Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) on January 22, 2016. The series is to be delivered to the customer in 2018.
According to the statement, Russia is building a series of fishing vessels of this type for the first time in more than 20 years.

Hyundai Heavy Wins Tanker Order from Russia

Hyundai Heavy Industries received an order for four "eco-friendly" LNG-fueled tankers from Russia's state-run shipping company Sovcomflot.
Hyundai Heavy announced on March 19 that it signed a deal worth about US$240 million with Sovcomflot to build four 114,000 ton LNG-propelled tankers. Each tanker will feature a length of 250 meters, a width of 44 meters and a depth of 21 meters. They will be mounted with the ice class 1A grade ice-resistant function.
They will be built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and slated for delivery from the third quarter of 2018 to the first quarter of 2019. The tankers will be chartered by global oil major Royal Dutch Shell for transport of oil from Russia.

World's top LNG buyers form alliance to push for flexible contracts

The world's biggest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers, all in Asia, are clubbing together to secure more flexible supply contracts in a move which shifts power to importers from producers as oversupply grows.
Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) said on Thursday (March 23) it had signed a memorandum of understanding in mid-March with Japan's JERA and China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) to exchange information and "cooperate in the joint procurement of LNG."

Lamprell sees tough year ahead, recovery only in 2018

The government will allow pilotless ships

Pilotless ships will improve safety at sea and reduce costs. By 2020 it should be possible to insert pilotless ships in Danish waters according to the Industry Minister Brian Mikkelsen, who wants to change legislation to pave the way for pilotless ships.

March 23, 2017

Russia to cut imports of offshore equipment 50% by 2025

The share of imported oil and gas drilling and production equipment for offshore projects will be cut from 85 percent to 50 percent by 2025. Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Vasily Osmakov said this in an interview with RIA Novosti before the international forum The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue.

Russia will subside ship recycling and boost shipbuilding

Russia will subside the ship recycling to recover part of the cost of acquiring or building new merchant vessels. For the current year, the government will allocate 400 million rubles and the measure will last until 2030.
The Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade plans to consolidate the requirements for the priority placement of orders for the construction of ships at domestic shipyards, which will boost the local sector and expected to start benefiting the economy from 2020, as the measure is good only with the full technical modernization of domestic enterprises and need technical period for modernization of the yards.

Russias naval shipyards fully booked with orders till 2023

Most of those shipyards were not that busy even during the Soviet years, according to the United Shipbuilding Corporation

Over RUB 15 bln is going to be invested in modernization of Russian shipyards Denis Manturov

March 22, 2017

Rosneft signs deal to supply 10 LNG cargoes to Egypt in 2017

A trading unit of top Russian oil producer Rosneft has signed a deal to supply 10 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes to the Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company this year.
The first delivery by Rosneft Trading SA (RTSA) is expected in May, Rosneft said.

RockRose continues North Sea spree

London-listed RockRose Energy has continued its North Sea buying spree with the acquisition of assets formerly owned by collapsed First Oil.
The independent said a further deal with an un-named “major trading company” and the completion of an agreement to buy offshore fields from Maersk, will see its production go from zero to more than 1,400 barrels of oil and gas a day.

Daewoo Shipbuilding losses should be shared by stakeholders

South Korea’s chief financial regulator said Tuesday(March 21) that stakeholders of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. should shoulder losses, a precondition for another round of rescue package for the cash-strapped shipbuilder.

Statoil Cuts Johan Sverdrup Oilfield Development Cost Again

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April, 2017

Russian shipbuilding. Import substitution invites

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April 14, 2017 • Moscow, Russia

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April 18-20, 2017 • Moscow, Russia

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Nor-Shipping 2017

May 30 - June 2, 2017 • Oslo, Norway

June, 2017

International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS-2017)

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

August, 2017


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September, 2017


Sept. 11-13, 2017 • Gdańsk, Poland

RAO/CIS Offshore 2017

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


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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