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High Speed Transfers Takes Delivery Of Fourth Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2710 In 18 Months

The UK-based High Speed Transfers (HST) Ltd has taken delivery of its fourth Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2710. This has occurred just over 18 months since it received its first, the HST Hudson, in June 2018, which was followed by HST Sofia in March 2019 and HST Harri in October of the same year. The latest addition is named HST Euan and in mid-January 2020 she was loaded on to a heavy lift vessel at Damen Shipyards Antalya in Turkey bound for Rotterdam. The HST Euan replicates the features and ...

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China Looks to Further Its Arctic Role by Constructing Arc7 LNG Carriers

Last month Russia’s natural gas giant Novatek and its shipping partners took delivery of the last of fifteen ice-breaking Arc7 LNG carriers. These highly specialized vessels transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Yamal facility off Russia’s Arctic coast to markets in Europe and Asia. With the opening of the Novatek’s next project, Arctic LNG 2, just three years away, the company is looking for the timely construction of an additional fifteen Arc7 LNG carriers. While the original vessels were constructed by South Korean Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), ...

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South Korean Shipbuilders Working on Smart Ships

Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, and Samsung Heavy Industries are further enhancing the competitiveness of the shipbuilding industry of South Korea by developing smart ships incorporating Industry 4.0 technologies. The smart ships they are building already achieved fuel cost reduction, autonomous navigation and long-distance remote control. Hyundai Heavy Industries recently developed a navigation optimization system based on artificial intelligence (AI) and its self-developed Hi-touch Marine & Stationary Engine (HiMSEN). The AI part in the system analyzes big data related to the engine and collected via intelligent ship ...

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Hyundai Heavy Industries Group wins deals worth 266 bln won for 5 vessels

Top shipyard Hyundai Heavy Industries Group said Tuesday its two affiliates have clinched two deals worth a combined 266.6 billion won (US$229 million) to build five vessels. Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. won a 109 billion-won order to build a very large crude oil carrier for an unidentified European shipper by June 2021. In a separate deal worth 157.4 billion won, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co. is set to deliver four chemical tankers to the Pan Ocean Co., South Korea’s leading bulk carrier, in phases, beginning in June 2021. Hyundai Samho ...

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Aspectum releases a smart map of Besiktas shipyard for better maritime business management

Aspectum, a cloud service for location data analytics, presents its latest interactive map of Besiktas Shipyard. This map serves as an example of shipyard management. Just in a few clicks, users can view detailed 3D visualization and gain valuable insights about the shipyards’ workload and current infrastructure. Besiktas Shipyard is one of the best-established shipbuilding and ship repair yards of Turkey and the most active one for ship repair in the Mediterranean region. The shipyard has proven know-how in building the most sophisticated ships up to 26,000 dwt and repairing ...

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Shipping firm MSC and St Nazaire shipyard win 2 bln euros cruise liner deal

Shipping company MSC and France’s Saint Nazaire shipyard won a 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) deal to build two cruise liners, in a contract unveiled by the companies on Monday in the presence of French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe. The contract formed part of this week’s “Choose France” drive, which is an annual investment event created by President Emmanuel Macron to draw business leaders to France en route to the World Economic Forum in Davos each January. Source: Reuters (Reporting by Marine Pennetier; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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Babcock LGE Wins First Cargo Handling System Contract For New Ethane Ships At Jiangnan Shipyard

Babcock’s LGE business, the global leader in liquid gas solutions, has won a cargo handling system design and supply contract for two Very Large Ethane Carriers (VLEC) at China’s Jiangnan shipyard. Building on 2019’s strong orders in Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and ecoSMRT® Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) cargo handling and reliquefaction solutions, these new awards mark an important milestone for Babcock LGE and a successful start to 2020 in a new market. The VLEC cargo handling systems will include SuperCooler™ and ecoETHN™ technologies, both part of Babcock LGE’s Intellectual Property ...

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Samsung Heavy likely to receive compensation over order cancellation

Samsung Heavy Industries Co., a major shipbuilder in South Korea, is likely to receive US$318 million in compensation over a drill ship order cancellation, industry insiders said Thursday. An arbitration tribunal in London on Wednesday (local time) favored Samsung Heavy’s claims against Pacific Drilling VIII Ltd. (PDC), a subsidiary of U.S.-based Pacific Drilling S.A., regarding the contract cancellation for the Pacific Zonda drill ship. In 2013, Samsung Heavy secured an order from PDC to build a drill ship for $517 million. But in October 2015, PDC notified Samsung that it ...

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China’s Shipbuilders Seek New Inroads in Arctic Shipping

With the Arctic Ocean becoming increasingly more navigable as a result of global warming, the prospects of hydrocarbons, mineral resources, and transarctic shipping are drawing more actors to the far north. Despite forecasts of an “ice-free” Arctic, however, icebreakers, along with ice-strengthened and winterized merchant ships, remain vital to realizing these opportunities safely and effectively. Judging from the Marintec maritime trade fair held in Shanghai last month, China’s state-owned shipbuilders are positioning themselves to meet this demand. China’s New Ice-Capable LNG Carriers At the fair, subsidiaries of the newly-merged China ...

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Keppel O&M certified for 3D printing of offshore grade materials

Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), in partnership with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and the A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore Institute of ManufacturingTechnology (SIMTech) has been awarded the Lloyd’s Register (LR) Certification for its Laser Aided Additive Manufacturing (LAAM) system to produce offshore grade steel. This certification conforms to the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) A131 requirements following an audit and successful mechanical testing. Mr Aziz Merchant, Executive Director, Keppel Marine & Deepwater Technology, said: “This certification is the first step for us ...

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Konecranes wins crane move and recommissioning contract in Italy

Yilport Holding in December chose Konecranes to refurbish and bring back into service 23 cranes as part of its plan to create a new and important Mediterranean shipping hub at Taranto Port. Yilport won a 49-year concession from Italian authorities in 2019 to operate Taranto, located in the southeastern part of the country. The Turkish company plans to use the port’s central location to create a thriving Mediterranean hub, supporting its broader ambition to become one of the top ten container terminal operators in the world. Robert Yildirim, owner of ...

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Damen signs MoU for development of Bangladesh shipbuilding initiative

On 14th January, Gentium and Damen Shipyards Group signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Industry of Bangladesh in Dhaka. Also present at the signing ceremony were representatives of the Netherlands Embassy in Bangladesh, who are supporting Gentium-Damen in their undertaking. The goal of the MoU is to establish and develop a shipbuilding and ship repair industry in the Bangladesh. The aim is to build ships in Bangladesh, for Bangladesh, with a long-term view of serving export markets. The partners in the MoU will undertake a number ...

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Hyundai Heavy Industries uses AI to create ‘smart’ vessels

Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea’s leading shipbuilder, said that it had developed an optimal vessel operation system by equipping its generator-engine model with advanced information and communication technologies. According to HHI, it utilized artificial intelligence and its own Hyundai Intelligent Equipment Management Solution to enhance its independent Hi-Touch Marine and Stationery Engine and cut fuel expenses by over 10 percent. HiEMS and AI collect and analyze the big data and real-time information of a vessel’s engine, and make adjustments to optimize fuel efficiency, the company said. Since it developed its ...

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Damen Announces More Technical Seminars In Nigeria For 2020

Following the success of the Technical Seminars that it introduced in Nigeria in 2019, Damen Shipyards Group will this year hold another series of events. With the three-day long, intensive training events, Damen aims to provide its clients in the region with a better understanding of their vessels, with the goal, ultimately of optimising their efficiency of operations. However, the value of the seminars is clear and Damen now sees them as a potential vehicle for the transfer of skills and knowledge that could help develop the country’s own maritime ...

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Western Marine exports two more bulk carriers

Western Marine Shipyard (WMS) has handed over two bulk carriers, each worth around Tk 50 crore, to Indian steel manufacturer and thermal power plant operator Jindal Steel and Power. Each of their deadweight tonnage or total carrying capacity, including cargo, fuel, fresh water, ballast water, provisions, passengers and crew, is 8,000 tonnes while cargo hold capacity 8,988 cubic metres. The service speed or average speed under normal load and weather conditions is 10 knots or around 18.5 kilometres per hour. The cargo vessels also come with accommodations for 14 persons. ...

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