Marine & Shipbuilding News Letter
Jan 2017, Vol No. 100
Metal & Welding Journal for Monthly
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    DHT Holdings, Inc. fourth quarter 2016 results - DHT Holdings placed an order for two VLCCs with Hyundai Heavy Industries earlier in January. [Jan 2017] In January 2017 DHT entered in an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries for the construction of two VLCCs of 319,000 dwt scheduled for delivery in July and September 2018. The newbuilding contracts will be financed with cash at hand and bank debt;
    WE Tech launches Energy Storage Solution for Stenersen new builds [Jan 2017] WE Tech Solutions, a leading energy efficiency solution provider, has received an order for its Energy Storage Solution for a series of two 17500 dwt chemical tankers, with an option for two more. The tankers are built for Bergen-based Norwegian shipowner Rederiet Stenersen AS by the Chinese shipyard Taizhou Kouan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
    Vestdavit offers speed boost or power saving choice [Jan 2017] Client consultation and a full internal technical review have prompted Vestdavit to refine lifting speed vs power options available across its entire davits range. The boat handling specialist has been focusing on how best to optimise equipment hoisting and lowering speeds within available power constraints, or reduce power while maintaining speeds.
    SFL - Update on Seadrill Limited restructuring [Jan 2017] Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) ("Ship Finance" or the "Company") today announces that Seadrill Limited ("Seadrill") has filed a Form 6-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing the status of negotiations with its secured lending banks, unsecured bondholders, and potential new money investors.
    The Smart Connected Ship, Big Data and Cybersecurity towards Smart shipping [Jan 2017] We live in a world where we hear the words, smart ships, connected ships, unmanned ships, automated ships etc. We hear statements about a digital shipping world and a forecast of new business models in shipping. It’s a confusing world, a fast moving world, what is the reality and how do we sift through the hype?
    Wartsila Ballast Water Management System again chosen for new container vessels [Jan 2017] Four new 3300 TEU container vessels being built for the French shipping group, CMA CGM, will feature Wartsila Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS). This is the third series of vessels for which the same owner has selected the Wartsila BWMS solution, making a total of ten ships in all.
    Signing of MOU between COSCO SHIPPING Ports and CMA Terminals Holding [Jan 2017] COSCO SHIPPING Ports signed a memorandum of understanding (“MOU”) with CMA Terminals Holding in Shanghai. The two parties have agreed to seek cooperation in ports worldwide and preference will be given to ports that the Ocean Alliance calls. Meanwhile, both sides have also agreed to provide support in terms of business and service
    MAN Diesel & Turbo - Doosan Engine Passes 100m BHP Milestone [Jan 2017] MAN Diesel & Turbo’s licensee, Doosan Engine Co., Ltd., held a ceremony in Changwon, Korea on January 20th to celebrate the production of 100 million two-stroke bhp. The milestone was achieved with the successful test operation of an MAN B&W 11G95ME-C (103,000 hp) engine, the world’s most powerful engine type per cylinder
    Wartsila to optimise maintenance and engine performance of Tallink's new M/S Megastar [Jan 2017] Wartsila has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Estonia based AS Tallink Grupp for their new RoPax ferry M/S Megastar on the Tallinn - Helsinki route across the Gulf of Finland. Megastar starts operation on 29 January 2017. The ferry is powered by Wartsila dual-fuel engines which operate primarily
    SeaQuest oversees construction of new state-of-the-art tanker for major MOD project [Jan 2017] Korean shipyard specialist SeaQuest Marine Project Management has successfully completed a major project overseeing the construction of one of the UK Ministry of Defence's latest Naval Auxiliaries, that will provide support to the new UK aircraft carriers and other British & NATO naval vessels.
    Wartsila and Carnival Corporation announce strategic performance-based partnership [Jan 2017] Wartsila and Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest cruise company, announced today that they have signed a comprehensive, 12-year agreement that strengthens their existing partnership and joint continuous improvement efforts to maintain the highest possible levels .
    Idwal Marine launches first online ship inspection platform [Jan 2017] Global provider of ship inspection services Idwal Marine has launched the shipping industry’s first cloud-based online platform to provide instant quotations and deliver reporting for complete vessel condition, pre-purchase and pre-charter inspection services. The online platform provides 24-hour access
    Rotterdam Offshore Group upgrades world’s largest jack-up vessel - Seajacks Scylla [Jan 2017] The world’s largest jack-up vessel Seajacks Scylla, has recently visited the Rotterdam Offshore Group terminal in the Waalhaven, after her first successful assignment on phase 1 of the Veja Mate Offshore Windpark project. During the vessels stay at the Waalhaven facility, ROG performed an upgrade on the vessels mooring system.
    Lamprell, Today provides an update on its current trading. [Jan 2017] Lamprell (ticker: LAM), a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, today provides an update on its current trading. Lamprell has retained its focus on operational performance and, during 2H 2016, three rigs have been delivered on time,
    MISC Berhad Celebrates the Naming and Delivery of its Second MOSS-Type LNG Carrier, Seri Cenderawasih [Jan 2017] MISC Berhad, a world leading energy related maritime solutions and services provider today held the naming and delivery ceremony of its new LNG carrier, Seri Cenderawasih. The 150,200㎥ Liquefied Natural Gas carrier is the second in a series of five MOSS-Type LNG carriers ordered from HHI
    Scorpio Tankers Inc. Announces a Commitment for a New $172 Million Credit Facility for its Eight MR Product Tankers under Construction [Jan 2017] Scorpio Tankers Inc. announced today that the Company has received commitments for a loan facility of up to $172 million from a group of financial institutions including Macquarie Bank Limited (London Branch), DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale,
    Hoegh LNG : New FSRU contract with HHI and contract allocation update [Jan 2017] Hoegh LNG Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed a new Shipbuilding Contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for a new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) for delivery in Q4 2018 (FSRU #9). The FSRU will have a storage capacity of 170,000 m3 and a max regasification capacity
    Rotterdam Offshore Group expand their operational capabilities. [Jan 2017] Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG) is pleased to announce that as of January 2017, it has started to upgrade their facilities in the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. ROG has acquired the neighbouring land and buildings to their existing premises allowing the significant expansion of their quayside, storage as well as office capabilities.
    Hoegh LNG : Signed firm agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries for its next series of FSRUs [Jan 2017] Reference is made to the stock exchange notice dated 7 December 2016. Hoegh LNG Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed one firm Shipbuilding Contract (SBC) and an agreement for three optional FSRUs with Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (SHI) in South Korea.
    MISC Berhad Hosts Commencement Ceremony for FSO Benchamas 2 Project [Jan 2017] MISC Berhad (“MISC”) today celebrated the commencement of FSO Benchamas 2 conversion, in a ceremony at MMHE West Yard, Pasir Gudang. In attendance were the vessel charterer, conversion contractors and the vessel operator which included the guest-of-honour, the President of Chevron Offshore (Thailand) Limited (“COTL”),
    Cathelco supply systems for new generation of cruise ships [Jan 2017] Cathelco are supplying two of their systems for the latest Quantum class cruise ships to be built for Royal Caribbean Cruises by Meyerwerft in Germany. The marine growth prevention and impressed current cathodic protection systems will be installed on the fourth and fifth vessels in the series which are scheduled to go into service 2019 and 2020.
    Eastern Shipbuilding Selects MAN 28/33D STC Engines for US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Programme [Jan 2017] The US Coast Guard (USCG) will have MAN’s 28/33D STC engines installed as the main propulsion for its new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) programme. The programme is the replacement platform for the 13 ‘Famous’ class and 14 ‘Reliance’ class cutter vessels,
    Building industry momentum at Intermodal Asia 2017 [Jan 2017] There have been unprecedented changes and challenges within the industry over the last few years but the new year brings with it fresh hopes for recovery. With the global container fleet market forecast to grow 3.19% between 2017-2021, the need for companies to develop strategies to help cut costs and improve efficiency is more prevalent than ever.
    Transas brings THESIS to its 2017 forum for change [Jan 2017] The speaker line-up at the next annual Transas Global Conference confirms that the innovative digital solutions company is catching the mood at the cutting edge of vessel operations by suggesting that, properly harnessed, operations and technology can transform maritime safety as well as efficiency.
    DHT Holdings, Inc. Business Update [Jan 2017] Jaguar, a fracture surrounding the inspection window of the rudder was identified. Following a root cause analysis conducted by the builder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DHT implemented a permanent repair plan for a rudder design improvement on the DHT Jaguar and its sister ships.
    FONASBA and BIMCO launch new Agency Appointment Agreement [Jan 2017] FONASBA and BIMCO are pleased to announce the launch of a new Agency Appointment Agreement document. This new form, which is based on BIMCO’s tried and tested box layout, provides a simple, clear and effective means of confirming the details of an agency agreement for an individual or short series of port calls.
    Samskip, Smurfit Kappa and BCTN Roermond join forces [Jan 2017] World leading producer of paper-based packaging Smurfit Kappa, multimodal network operator Samskip and BCTN Roermond (BCTN) are proud to announce that they have set up a cost effective, sustainable transport solution to take cargo off the road. Samskip handles most of the paper-based cargoes that are shipped in
    MV WERFTEN selects ABB propulsion, automation and marine software for five new Genting vessels [Jan 2017] ABB will supply the complete power, propulsion and automation package for a series of new cruise vessels being built by MV WERFTEN for Genting Hong Kong brands Crystal Cruises and Star Cruises. The three Crystal Cruises’ luxury “Endeavor Class” mega-yachts will feature a Polar Class 6
    Emergency call out steers tanker clear of trouble [Jan 2017] Early one November morning, a 7,071dwt tanker was manoeuvring in the port of Antwerp when it experienced a steering gear problem. The vessel managed to safely berth alongside and carry out cargo operations but emergency repairs where needed before the vessel could continue.
    BW LPG takes delivery of BW Mindoro and BW Messina [Jan 2017] BW LPG Limited (“BW LPG”) has today taken delivery of BW Mindoro and BW Messina, the final two of four Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGCs) in its newbuilding program from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME). Concurrently, BW LPG has concluded a sale and leaseback agreement for VLGC BW Messina.
    BIMCO launches first report on global dry bulk terminal performance [Jan 2017] BIMCO is seeking to drive the improvement of standards for ships at dry bulk terminals across the world and has today launched its first report on terminal performance. Since 2015 BIMCO has been collecting feedback on the performance of port terminals in order to be able to report the results to members and, ultimately,
    Wartsila carries out fast and efficient repowering of Italian ferry Moby Zaza [Jan 2017] The Italian ferry company Moby S.p.A has chosen Wartsila to carry out the repowering of its passenger ferry MV Moby Zaza. Wartsila was chosen as a partner because of its ability to provide the fastest delivery of the complete system and thus minimising the downtime of the vessel. Moby Zaza is the last one in a series of
    World Fuel Services to be exclusive Marine Fuel Provider at Sunoco Logistics Nederland terminal, Texas [Jan 2017] World Fuel Services (WFS) is pleased to announce that it will be the exclusive supplier of marine fuel at the Sunoco Logistics Nederland Terminal in Texas, starting in March 2017. WFS will supply both RMG 380 and MGO 0.1% Sulfur. Both options will be available ‘ex-pipe’
    Hydrex Averts Panama Canal Delay With Underwater Sterntube Renewal [Jan 2017] Hydrex Underwater Technology has assisted an excavation vessel hemorrhaging oil from a stern tube seal entangled with steel wire to pass safely through the Panama Canal. The 156m long, Dutch-owned vessel was unable to make the canal transit until the propeller shaft seal had been repaired,
    Wartsila increases operational safety and predictability for two LNG carriers of MOL LNG Transport (Europe) Ltd. [Jan 2017] Wartsila has signed a ten-year maintenance agreement with MOL LNG Transport Europe Ltd., an affiliate of the Japanese MOL Group. The agreement, which covers two LNG carriers, increases the predictability of the vessels' operations, enhances safety and reduces operational costs.
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