Chinese to Build its First Polar Research Vessel
The world’s move north to the Arctic for the exploration of energy resources has attracted global attention of Arctic and non-Arctic states. The newest player: China, which last month announced its plan to design and build its first ever Polar Research Vessel. The plan has been organized by State Oceanic Administration (SOA),China, Chinese Arctic and Antarctic Administration (CAA) and the Polar Research…
Ailing German Shipyard Appoints New CEO
Rüdiger Fuchs to become new Chief Executive Officer of P+S Werften, aims to re-define the German shipyard's business model. The experienced industry manager and qualified engineer (Daimler Group, Airbus and Sietas Group) will take over management of the company from Dr. Dieter Brammertz, who is leaving P+S as planned. The change is taking place after the European Commission has approved the rescue aid granted preliminarily by the German State of Mecklenburg-Pomerania.
Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Increases Net Profit in H1 2012
Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. announce its financial results for the first half of 2012, ending June 30th. • Operating revenues of QR 1.164 billion vs. QR…
Container Crane Maker Liebherr Gets DP World Melbourne Order
Ireland-based Liebherr to supply a ship-to-shore container crane to handle 'Post-Panamax' ships at DP World Melbourne. The crane has a waterside outreach of 50m a span of 25.3m and a landside backreach of 20m. The S.W.L. of the crane is 65 tonnes under twin lift spreader with a lift height of 38m under spreader. Hoist speeds are 70-180m/min, trolley speed is 240m/min and crane travel speed is 50 m/min. Crane drives are Liebherr A.C.
Hammerfest LNG Plant Resumes Production
The Norwegian LNG plant was shut down due to water ingress in natural gas driers, but is now back in production. Large amounts of natural gas are sent ashore and cooled down at Hammerfest LNG on Melkøya, the world’s most northerly and Europe’s first export facility for LNG from Snøhvit, the first petroleum development in the Barents Sea that has no installations above the sea’s surface. Statoil’s share of production from Snøhvit comprises roughly 50,000 barrels of oil equivalents per day.
Norwegian Fishing Trawler Orders for Vacon AC Winch Drives
AC drives manufacturer Vacon will deliver 81 AC drives for 3 new fishing trawlers being built for Aker Seafoods. The new fishing vessels will be built at the STX shipyard in Braila, Romania.
Sea Trucks Sailors Kidnapped in Niger Delta, Guards Killed
Gunmen have attacked two Sea Truck ships, took 4 hostage, & killed two Nigerian Navy sailors protecting the vessels. The attack happened about 35 nautical miles off the coast of the Niger Delta…
Saudi Owners Receive New Chemical Tanker
National Chemical Carriers receive new chemical tanker 'NCC Najeem' from the SHINAsb Shipyard in S. Korea. National Chemical Carriers Ltd. Co. (NCC) of Saudi Arabia…
Naval Amphibious Operations Subject of London Conference
Senior militiary officers from 15 nations to meet with leading industry experts to examine role of amphibious operations. The subject of the conference is: "Delivering an Agile…