Synopsis

Shipbuilding

  • Macrocontract for building seven cargo vessels signed by BF Tanker Company
    On September 23, 2015, in the framework of NEVA-2015, the International Maritime Exhibition and Conference on civil shipbuilding, navigation, port operations, sea shelf and ocean development, the Shipping Company BF Tanker LLC has signed the contracts at the exhibition stand of United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) with shipbuilding yards Krasnoye Sormovo (incorporated in USC) and Okskaya Shipyard (incorporated in UCLH) for building 7 river/sea type tankers. PJSC State Transport Leasing Company (STLC) acted as a finance lessor.
  • Vyborg Shipyard has built icebreaker “Vladivostok”
    An official ceremony was held on October 9, 2015 in St. Petersburg to sign the acceptance certificate for head icebreaker “Vladivostok” built under project 21900 M by Vyborg Shipyard under order of the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport.
  • Sredne-Nevsky shipyard launched new coastal minesweeper
  • Support and technical fleet vessels of XXI century
  • Ship equipment of "Marine Technics" company: European quality of domestic production

Shipping

  • Wartsila to collaborate with GoodFuels Marine and Boskalis in marine bio-fuels programme
    A consortium comprised of Wartsila, GoodFuels Marine, and Boskalis will head a two year pilot programme to accelerate the development of sustainable, scalable and affordable marine bio-fuels. Bio-fuels are today not part of the marine fuel mix that operators and owners can choose and this means that shipping is missing an opportunity to utilise what should be an environmentally friendly fuel option.
  • Triton and TAL International Announce Merger Creating World’s Largest Intermodal Container Lessor
    Triton Container International Limited and TAL International Group, Inc. jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals transaction. The transaction, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, will create the world’s largest lessor of intermodal freight containers with a combined container fleet of nearly five million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) and revenue earning assets of $8.7 billion.
  • GEA Heat Exchangers becomes Kelvion
    Something’s happening in the international Heat Exchanger business: another new standalone company has been created out of the former Heat Exchanger division of the GEA Group AG. Due to a change of ownership, the company is now ready to take on the competition around the world under the name Kelvion. The other segments of the Heat Exchanger division will operate under different names and market presence, like DencoHappel (former Air Treatment) whilst the Power Cooling Solutions business will be renamed before the end of the year.

Ports

  • Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm
    Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire,Scotland.
  • Port of Antwerp is a central hub for Russian trade and industry
    The roadshow of the Port of Antwerp through Russia – from Moscow to Saint Petersburg – has successfully ended. Thanks to a wide range of short sea and feeder connections, the Port of Antwerp is well connected to Russia and sees great potential in the Russian market.
  • Krylov State Research Centre completed offshore transportation system modelling for oil offloading from Yamal
    By the order of «Gazprom Neft Novy Port» LLC, KSRC specialists have developed the computer simulation model of offshore oil offloading system for Novoportovskoye oil and gas condensate field located in Yamal peninsula in harsh environment of polar region.
  • Port News

Ocean and shelf exploration

  • Deltamarin and Aker Arctic combine excellence in Arctic tanker design
    Sept. 18, 2015 - Deltamarin Ltd and Aker Arctic Technology Inc have jointly developed a modern Aframax-sized tanker concept for arctic use, focusing on safe operations. Deltamarin’s expertise in affordable energy efficient cargo vessels together with Aker Arctic’s strong track record in arctic vessels have turned into a unique tanker concept. Apart from being ice strengthened and equipped with other novelty features, the vessel will provide cost efficient and reliable tanker operations both in open water and in ice.
  • ABB invests in most advanced cablelaying vessel for subsea installation and service
    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has ordered the world’s most advanced cable-laying vessel to boost the capacity of its submarine cable operations while achieving greater efficiency and precision. The new ship will be custom-built to ABB specifications and measure approximately 140 by 30 meters, will be constructed at Kleven shipyard in Norway. Delivery is expected in 2017.
  • Shareholders Agreement on Nord Stream II project
    Sept. 4, 2015 - As part of the Eastern Economic Forum, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Kurt Bock, Chairman of the BASF Board of Executive Directors, Klaus Schaefer, Member of the Management Board of E.ON, Pierre Chareyre, Executive Vice President of ENGIE, Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Executive Board of OMV, Ben van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell signed in Vladivostok today a Shareholders Agreement to construct the Nord Stream II gas pipeline for boosting gas supplies to the European Union.


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