Synopsis

Shipbuilding

  • ZNT Yard. New growth opportunities
  • Large freezer trawler General Troshev delivered to Customer
    Sea trials have been completed and the Russian flag has been run up and General Troshev is ready to serve for Russia’s benefit. Over the last twenty years this large freezer trawler of the 1288 project is the first vessel of such a class built in the post-Soviet space.
  • Analysis of a possibility to use natural gas as fuel for vessels of mixed sailing type
  • Equipment manufactured by Marine Technics is always in stock
  • Marine engines MTU of 2000 series
  • Cost-effective solution against fouling
  • Maprom lubrication system
    Maprom Engineering B.V. is proud to announce that their Closed Water Lubricated Sterntube System is selected for the ROSNEFTEFLOT new building program of vessels type 00211 for which the keel is laid at JSC “ Far- Eastern Shipbuilding and Repair Center” in Vladivostok Russia.
  • Optimal solution for safe navigation: MDC-2000 series radar made by Koden Electronics

Shipping

  • BLRT Grupp delivered world’s largest gas-powered ferry
    Dec. 14, 2011 in Ålesund, Norway, a naming ceremony for MF Boknafjord, the world’s largest gas ferry, took place. The largest gas-powered ferry in the world Boknafjord was built by shipbuilding company Fiskerstarnd BLRT for the transport company Fjord1 in accordance with the results of the international tender. The ship was designed by the company Multi Maritime.
  • Bilge water challenges: rethinking the solution
    International regulations demand the reduction of oil content in bilge water to 15 ppm before it can be discharged into the ocean. Yet while bilge water treatment systems are carefully regulated by International Maritime Organization (IMO) resolution MEPC.60(33) or MEPC 107(49), many ship owners and ship operators possess type-approved systems that fail to do their job at sea.
  • Russian Maritime Register of Shipping is recognized by European Community
    Feb. 21, 2012 – Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is now officially recognised by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union as a classification society fully meeting the criteria for the relevant work under Directive 2006/87/EC. The Directive establishes the technical requirements to inland waterway vessels for operation on all European inland waterways, including the Rhine.
  • GE “Global Innovation Barometer” examines state of business innovation in a volatile global economy

Ports

  • Pneumatic plants protecting from ice formation
  • Maritime University of Szczecin invites students
    The Maritime University of Szczecin is one of the biggest maritime universities in Europe running Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses for future sailors and other specialists in the area. MUS offers study opportunities in English for foreign students.
  • Port News
  • Philadelphia regional port authority signs Memorandum of understanding with port of Klaipeda
    The Republic of Lithuania Port of Klaipeda and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority January 20, 2012 signed an historic Memorandum of Understanding that promises to open Philadelphia ports to the European and Asian shipping trade via the ice-free port of Klaipeda, the Lithuanian port city on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea.

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Kongsberg to head up a major consortium to develop Integrated Environmental Monitoring System
    In order to reduce the environmental risks from oil and gas operations, a consortium consisting of Kongsberg, IBM, and DNV will now develop a real-time environmental monitoring solution together with their client Statoil. The 150 MNOK project is led by Kongsberg and will use integrated technology to create a step change for the operators’ access and operational usage of environmental data.
  • South Stream – Europe's energy security
    The South Stream project is aimed at strengthening the European energy security. It is the key project in the diversification strategy for gas supply routes to the EU. The South Stream gas pipeline will ensure a direct connection between hydrocarbons suppliers and consumers thus raising significantly the energy supply security on the entire European continent.
  • Alliance Oil and Repsol reach an agreement to form and govern Russian exploration and production joint venture
    Dec. 20, 2011 – Repsol Chairman Antonio Brufau and Alliance Group Chairman Musa Bazhaev have signed an agreement in Moscow to form a joint venture that serves as a growth platform for both companies in the Russian Federation, the world's largest oil and gas producer.
  • A “small window” to the unknown world of subglacial Lake Vostok is open
    Feb. 8, 2012 - The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute has received the following formal report from A.M.Yelagin, Head of Vostok station of the 57th RAE and Dr. N.I. Vasilyev, Head of the glacial-drilling team of the 57th RAE.


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