• Russian technical fleet - the current state and the need to build new ships
    To ensure safety navigation on inland Russian Waterways annually conducted dredging work in the amount of 23 million sq.m and contained 90,000 onshore and floating signs.
  • Radio navigation equipment: Japanese quality
    Marine Technics company presents: Koden Electronics & Saura
  • The joint venture for arctic shipbuilding
    STX Finland Oy and United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) have formed a joint venture company, which will specialize in arctic shipbuilding technology. An agreement for the formation of the new company, Arctech Helsinki Shipyard Oy, was signed on December 3 in St. Petersburg in a meeting with the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and the Finnish Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi.
  • Navis Engineering completed the development of the new AP4000 autopilot
  • R&M: the amount is varied depending on the quality of summands


  • Remora HiLoad DP completes Final Sea Trials with Kongsberg Maritime Dynamic Positioning in Control
    State-of-the-art Integrated Automation and DP system supports unique HiLoad concept.
  • Fincantieri launches the multipurpose “Rossita”
    16/12/2010 in the presence of the Minister for Economic Development, Paolo Romani, and the Russian Minister for Industry and Trade, Viktor Khristenko, there was the launch of the “Rossita”, the vessel tasked with transporting radioactive material from the dismantlement of Russian nuclear submarines, whose name was composed to convey the idea of cooperation between Russia and Italy.
  • Alfa Laval acquires Aalborg Industries, a leading specialized equipment company
    Alfa Laval – a world leader in heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling – has signed an agreement to acquire Aalborg Industries Holding A/S for a total cash consideration of SEK 5.0 billion, on an enterprise value basis, from Altor 2003 Fund, LD Equity and the Company’s management. Aalborg Industries has some 2,600 employees and is expected to generate sales of about SEK 3.3 billion in 2010. The acquisition will be accretive to EPS from 2011. The closing of the transaction is subject to clearance from regulatory authorities.
  • RS class: positive trends 2010
    Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) demonstrated sustainable development in 2010 despite the continuing effects of the global economic downturn on the maritime industry.


  • Freight turnover of Russian seaports in 2010
    Throughput of Russian seaports in 2010 increased compared to the same period last year by 5,9% and amounted to 525.85 million tonnes.
  • Port news
  • Sberbank and Ust-Luga Company entered into a cooperation agreement

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Rosneft and BP Form Global and Arctic Strategic alliance
    Jan. 14, 2011 - BP and Rosneft announced that they have agreed a groundbreaking strategic global alliance.
  • Sovcomflot successful in Exxon Neftegas Supply Vessel tender
    On 16 December 2010 in Moscow, the Sovcomflot (SCF) Group of companies and Exxon Neftegas Limited (a subsidiary of ExxonMobil) signed long-term agreements for two icebreaking supply vessels to service the oil platform at the Sakhalin-1 Project Arkutun-Dagi offshore oil field.
  • NOVATEK and Atomflot signed cooperation agreement
    Moscow, 02 February 2011. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or “the Company”) First Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Mikhail Popov, and the General Director of the Russian Federation’s Atomflot (Atomflot), Vladimir Ruksha, signed a Сooperation Agreement (Agreement) establishing the framework for the development of reliable and safe transportation solutions for the Yamal peninusla and Northern Sea Route.
  • Rosneft and ExxonMobil to Develop Black Sea Resources
    Jan. 27, 2011 - Rosneft and ExxonMobil entered into an agreement regarding joint development of oil and gas resources in the Black Sea, which includes an initial focus on oil exploration and production in the Tuapse Trough in the Russian Black Sea basin.

International maritime news

  • Wärtsilä strengthens market leadership
  • SKB puts safety and the environment first when commissioning its new vessel
  • Rolls-Royce wins contract to power fuel efficient ferries
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo to Power New Chinese Rescue Ships with State-of-the-art Propulsion Packages
  • MOL Introduces Energy Efficiency Management Plan Initiative to Cut CO2 Emissions from Vessels

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