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April 27, 2017

Wilhelmsen acquires Drew Marine Technical Solutions

Wilhelmsen has signed an agreement to acquire the technical solutions business from Drew Marine, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced performance chemicals and technical solutions to the maritime industry.

Dresser-Rand to supply compressor trains for BP project in the Gulf of Mexico

The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, received an order from BP to provide rotating equipment for the Mad Dog 2 project in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico.
The scope of supply comprises two DATUM compressor trains driven by Siemens electric motors for export gas service. The equipment is scheduled to ship in 2018, with oil production of the platform expected to begin late in 2021.

ABB and IBM partner in industrial artificial intelligence solutions

Combining ABB Ability™ and IBM Watson for superior customer value
ABB and IBM has announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s industry leading digital offering, ABB Ability, with IBM Watson Internet of Things cognitive capabilities to unlock new value for customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure.
Customers will benefit from ABB’s deep domain knowledge and extensive portfolio of digital solutions combined with IBM’s expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as different industry verticals. The first two joint industry solutions powered by ABB Ability and Watson will bring real-time cognitive insights to the factory floor and smart grids.

MacGregor divests Woodfield Systems Ltd.

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, sells the majority shares of Woodfield Systems Ltd. Woodfield became part of MacGregor in January 2014, when MacGregor acquired mooring and loading systems unit from Aker Solutions. Woodfield offers onshore loading customers marine loading arms for fluid transfer of crude oil, refined products, chemicals LPG and LNG. Due to the different clientele, Woodfield has been a stand-alone brand within MacGregor.

April 26, 2017

Damen TSHD 650 launched for Gippsland Ports

The Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 ordered by Gippsland Ports of Victoria, Australia, in December 2015 has recently been launched at Damen Yichang Shipyard in China. The vessel, named Tommy Norton, is now alongside the yard’s new quay undergoing final commissioning, after which she will sail for Shanghai to undertake sea trials. Once those are completed she will sail for Australia on her own keel for dredging trials and delivery. The official handover will take place in August.

ABB launches Shipping 4.0 with search for Power of the Future

ABB has launched its Shipping 4.0 concept with a high-level roundtable discussion on the ‘Power of the Future.’ Industry leaders and journalists met with ABB experts to discuss the technologies and power sources that are shaping the maritime industry. In response to the changing needs of the industry, ABB can also announce the role of Global Product Manager for Energy Storage Systems has been expanded to include the development fuel cell solutions.

General Dynamics Receives $96 Million U.S. Navy Award for Continued Columbia-Class Submarine Development

April 26, 2017 - The U.S Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $95.5 million contract modification to continue development of the Common Missile Compartment for the U.S. Navy's Columbia-class submarine and the Royal Navy's Dreadnought-class ballistic-missile submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.

April 25, 2017

Samsung Heavy Industries Builds Worlds Largest Containership with Intergraph Smart 3D

Successful construction of the MOL Triumph cements partnership of technological excellence
April 25, 2017 – Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), one of the world’s leading shipbuilders, has used Intergraph Smart® 3D to design the world’s largest containership for Mitsui O.S.K Lines, Ltd. (MOL), surpassing 20,000 Twenty-foot Equivalent Units (TEU).

Gazprom Neft drills first ever multi-hole "fishbone" well on the Arctic Shelf

The first ever multi-hole “fishbone” well involving multiple horizontal branches has been drilled and commissioned at the Prirazlomnaya offshore rig — the only project on the Russian Arctic shelf at which commercial oil production is currently ongoing. The trajectory chosen for the wells allows significantly greater coverage of oil-bearing sections of the strata. The new well represents the fourth injection well at Prirazlomnaya — the platform having 11 wells currently in operation: six production wells, four injection wells, and one absorption well.

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.

ABB at Hannover Messe 2017: Showcasing customer value in the digital age

ABB will present its industry-leading portfolio of digital solutions, ABB Ability™, at this year’s Hanover Fair from April 24-28, connecting with the trade fair’s slogan “Integrated Industry – creating value.” The ABB Ability portfolio comprises more than 180 digital solutions using the Industrial Internet to create digitally connected devices, systems and services that dramatically increase productivity, cut maintenance costs considerably and reduce energy consumption up to a third in today’s digital age.

Alewijnse to install Ballast Water Management Systems

System integrator Alewijnse Marine, piping specialist Leemberg and 3D (EX) scanning specialist Medir International have together entered into a frame agreement for the delivery within Europe of ballast water management systems (BWMS) for several leading BWMS manufacturers.

Marlink launches new Sealink Business VSAT service packages

Customers can choose from seven levels of guaranteed bandwidth ensuring availability of broadband communications for business needs
Marlink has expanded its extensive Sealink VSAT portfolio with new service plans specially designed for the business needs of maritime customers. The new Sealink Business is a highly flexible, cost-effective way to meet the diverse operational and crew communication requirements for maritime customers of all segments and features a choice of Committed Information Rates (CIR) to guarantee constant minimum bandwidth at all times. The service plans enable digitalisation of vessel operations by ensuring fixed bandwidth is always available for applications and processes that contribute to more efficiency throughout the shipping value chain.

Industry news
April 26, 2017

Russia Begins Testing New Gas Engine for World's Largest Hovercraft

Tests of gas turbine propulsion units for the Zubr-class air-cushioned landing craft have started at Russian aircraft engine manufacturer NPO Saturn, Russia's state corporation Rostec said Tuesday (April 25).

Fourth fiberglass mine sweeper laid down for Russian Navy

The Alexandrit-class ships have a unique and the world’s largest monolith fiberglass hull manufactured by the vacuum infusion method.

Azeri SOCAR sees oil output stabilising from 2020

Chinese Naval Shipbuilding: Measuring the Waves

After a six-century hiatus, sea power development may once again find its center of gravity in the Asia-Pacific. While the Trump Administration plans a naval buildup, China is already well into a buildup of its own. A new book from Naval Institute Press explains why Beijing is making such waves, how big they are, and how great they might become. To learn more, The Diplomat’s Editor-in-Chief Shannon Tiezzi interviewed Naval War College professor Andrew S. Erickson, the editor of Chinese Naval Shipbuilding.

China launches its 1st domestically-built aircraft carrier

China has transferred its first indigenously built aircraft carrier into the water, expanding its fleet to two such vessels. The ceremony, held amid heightened tensions in the region, almost coincided with the US deployment of THAAD anti-missile system in South Korea.

Crewing - work at sea
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

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.

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

August, 2017


Aug.23-25, 2017 • Jakarta, Indonesia

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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