Japan Takes Shipbuilding Dispute to WTO
The Japanese government has filed a new petition with the World Trade Organization (WTO) against South Korea concerning alleged aid provided by the Korean government to the country’s shipbuilding industry.According to Yonhap, Japan has asked South Korea to discuss the issue which it says is affecting international competition, and if the talks fail, Japan will seek to establish a dispute settlement panel.In November 2018, Japan filed a complaint with the WTO, claiming that South Korea violated existing regulations by providing subsidies to its shipbuilders…
Partners to Expand Pakistan LNG Inport Terminal
Excelerate Energy announced it has agreed with partner Engro Elengy Terminal Ltd. (EETL) to expand the EETL liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal in Port Qasim, Pakistan.Under the heads of agreement (HOA), Excelerate will exchange its existing floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Exquisite with a newbuild FSRU, Hull 2477, which is currently under construction at South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard and due to be delivered in April 2020.
Flex LNG Launches New LNG Carrier
Norway-based player in LNG Shipping with a focus on LNG Carriers and FSRUs (Floating Storage Regasification Units) Flex LNG has launched the 173,400m³ Flex Resolute LNG carrier at South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard.According to LinkedIn post of Flex LNG, the new-building number 2480, to be named Flex Resolute, has been launched on January 5.Flex Resolute is a 173,400 cbm two-stroke vessel fitted with a full re-liquefaction system (MEGI-FRS)…
Zvezda Shipyards Secures Arc7 Tanker funding
Russian state development bank VEB said on Tuesday it has provided first tranche worth $66 million to Rosneft-led Zvezda shipyard to finance construction of the first Arc7 gas tanker for Novatek's Arctic LNG 2 project.VEB has said its board has approved financing for 15 Arc7 gas tankers for the Arctic LNG 2 project which is expected to start liquefied natural gas (LNG) production in the first part of the next decade in what will be Novatek's second big LNG plant.For its pilot LNG plant, Yamal LNG, Novatek has ordering Arc7 ice-class LNG tankers from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).Reporting by Darya Korsunskaya
Avance Gas Orders LPG VLGC Duo at DSME
Avance Gas Holding, a company engaged in the transportation of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), has entered into shipbuilding contracts for two 91,000 cbm, LPG dual-fuel very large gas carriers (VLGCs) with South Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME).The Norwegean LPG shipping firm said that the vessels are are scheduled for delivery in Q4 2021 and Q1 2022.The transaction enhances the green profile of the Avance Gas fleet while increasing its competitiveness.
Yamal LNG Gets All 15 Arc7 Ice-Class Tankers
Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Yamal LNG announced the operational start of the new Arc7 ice-class LNG tanker “Yakov Gakkel”, the fifteenth and final Arc7 ice-class tanker built specifically for the Project.The Yakov Gakkel has loaded the 354th LNG cargo in the port of Sabetta bound to China, said a press note.The vessel was built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and is owned and operated by a 50-50 joint venture by Teekay LNG and China LNG Shipping.
Novatek in Talks on LNG Transhipment
Russia's liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer Novatek is in talks to tranship its Yamal cargoes in Norway or Russia's Murmansk because it is unsure of the impact of U.S. sanctions on the Chinese COSCO tankers it uses, a Novatek official said.The United States imposed sanctions on Sept. 25 on state-owned COSCO's subsidiaries, COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co and COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Seaman & Ship Management, for allegedly ferrying Iranian crude.U.S.-listed ship owner Teekay LNG said last week its shipping joint venture in Russia, Yamal LNG, had been "blocked" by the U.S.
Excelerate Charters Out Maran Gas FSRU
Excelerate Energy and Maran Gas Maritime have signed a five-year bareboat charter agreement (BBC) for the floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) hull 2477.During the five-year BBC Excelerate will have the option to purchase Hull 2477. MGM is currently building Hull 2477 at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard and is scheduled for delivery in April 2020, when the BBC will start.The vessel will have a storage capacity of 173,400 m3 and will be capable…
HMM, DSME Join Forces for Smart-ship Tech
South Korea’s container shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and compatriot shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) have joined forces on the research, development and innovation in the field of smart ship technologies.Under a Memorandum of Understanding, the parties would conduct research on real-time service system based on IoT (Internet of Things), design on-shore platforms for optimized fleet operation, develop automated warehousing systems for ship materials and development economic navigation solutions.HMM plans to promote the innovation of smart ship techno
ABS Grants AIP for the World’s Largest Ethane/Ethylene Carrier
ABS has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) for its 165,000 CBM Jumbo Ethane/Ethylene Carrier design.Under this design, the IMO Type B cargo tanks would be constructed out of High Manganese Austenitic Steel (Hi-MN Steel), which DSME says is more cost competitive than Ni alloy steel as well as providing increased reliability and a more robust containment.ABS has reviewed the safety, suitability and feasibility of the…
Teekay Adds 4th Arc 7 Icebreaking LNG Carrier
Bermuda-headquartered Teekay has taken delivery of Vladimir Voronin, the fourth in a series of six Arc 7 icebreaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers intended for Yamal LNG project."Named after the famous Soviet sea captain, we have recently taken final delivery of Vladimir Voronin HN 2431, the fourth in the series of our six Arc 7 ice breaking LNG newbuilds," said a press statement from Teekay, which has developed from a regional shipping company into one of the world's largest marine energy transportation…
Last Yamal LNG Arctic Ships on Sea Trials
The last of 15 Arc7-classed tankers ordered for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) production plant Yamal LNG in Russia's Arctic north are undergoing sea trials around a South Korean shipyard, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed on Monday.The Georgiy Ushakov and Yakov Gakkel LNG tankers are both in water at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo shipyard in South Korea and indicating they are performing sea trials, the data showed. The Vladimir Voronin, meanwhile, finished its sea trials and has left the Sea of Japan, setting Yamal LNG as its destination.
Indonesia Launches 1st Local Submarine
ALE, a solution provider for heavy transport and lifting, completed the launch of the first ever submarine to be locally-assembled and launched in South East Asia.According to a press release, the KRI Alugoro (405) submarine was the final vessel to be commissioned as part of a $1.2 billion contract between Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) and the Indonesian Ministry of Defence for three diesel-electric submarines.Following the successful completion of the Alugoro…
Hyundai Seeks Approval For DSME Merger
South Korean shipbuilding conglomerate Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group has officially started the process to earn approval from anti-trust regulators for its proposed takeover of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME).HHI has submitted a request for the formal approval from the South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission (FTC), as well as from antitrust authorities in Japan, China, Kazakhstan and the European Union.According to Yonhap New Agency the shipbuilding major would submit further requests for approval to other countries.Meanwhile…
Two Yamal Arctic LNG Tankers to Start Sea Trials
A new Arc7 class ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker, the Nikolay Urvantsev, is undergoing sea trials, Refinitiv data shows, becoming the 13th vessel to join a fleet servicing Novatek's Yamal plant.The vessel, previously known only as DMSE 2432, is owned by Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and was built at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo shipyard in South Korea. It is currently in the Korea Strait.Another Arc7 tanker, the Vladimir Voronin, is also undergoing sea trials. The Nikolay Yevgenov, meanwhile, which underwent sea trials in April, delivered its first cargo last week.The Yakov Gakkel, which had been due to begin operation next year…
New Arc7 Class Arctic vessel Heads for Yamal LNG Facility
A new ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker of the Arc7 class, the Nikolay Yevgenov, is due to arrive this week in Sabetta, the Arctic Russian port of Novatek's Yamal plant, Refinitiv shipping data showed on Monday.The tanker is off the west coast of Ireland at the moment, having left the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Okpo shipyard in South Korea at the end of April, Refinitiv Eikon shipping data showed.It is due to arrive on May 26, according to the data…
WinGD: Strong 1Q 2019
As the clock ticks toward January 1, 2020 and the implementation of strict new emission regulations from the International Maritime Organization, WinGD is reporting a solid order intake for the first quarter of 2020 for their low-pressure, dual-fuel two-stroke engines, powered by a newbuild order spree of LNG carriers specifying WinGD’s XDF engines. In addition, WinGD reports a broadening range of vessel types are selecting dual fuel solutions, including Chemical & Crude Oil Tankers, Asphalt Carriers and Container Feeders.
Valmet to Supply Scrubber Systems to DSME
Finnish technology company Valmet Oyj will supply exhaust gas cleaning system (scrubber system) for seven new building container vessels, which will be built in South Korea by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for Korean Shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM).The developer and supplier of technologies, automation systems and services said in a press release that the building container vessels are the largest in the world, over 23,000 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit) each.
Iran's Oil Tanker Fleet Being Squeezed as Sanctions Bite
Iran is running short of options to replace its ageing fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag registries wary of doing business with Tehran, Western and Iranian sources said.Since U.S. President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions in November, exploratory talks with South Korea for up to 10 new supertankers have stalled and Panama has also removed at least 21 Iranian tankers from its registry forcing Tehran to put the vessels under its own flag…
GTT Wins Tank Design Order of a New LNG Carrier
French specialist in liquified natural gas (LNG) containment systems Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) has received a new order notification from a Korean shipyard for the tank design of a new 174,000 m3 LNG carrier (LNGC), to be built on behalf of a European ship-owner.The vessel’s delivery is expected in Q1 2021. The ship-owner’s and shipyard's names are confidential.The LNG tanks of the vessel will be equipped with the proven Mark III Flex containment system developed by GTT.Last week…
Arc7 Class Arctic Vessels for Yamal LNG Facility
A new ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker of the Arc7 class has begun sea trials by South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) around the island of Geoje, Refinitiv Eikon data shows.The Nikolay Zubkov, formerly known as Hull DSME 2429, exited DSME's port on Geoje on Tuesday and has zig-zagged across the Korea Strait, the data showed. Ship trials for previous Arc7 carriers now in operation have lasted several months.The Arc7 tankers, for Novatek's Yamal LNG facility in northern Russia, are able to cross the Northern Sea Route eastwards to Asia during the summer and westwards to Europe throughout the year…
LNG: GTT Wins order from DSME
GTT received an order from the South Korean shipyard Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) for the tank design of two new 173,400 cu. m. LNG carriers (LNGC). These units will be built on behalf of a European ship-owner. The tanks will be fitted with the NO96 GW technology and the vessels' delivery is expected by end of 2020.
Ice-breaking Tanker Heads for Russia to Load Yamal LNG
A new ice-breaking tanker capable of navigating the Arctic on its own is set to load its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from Russia's fast-expanding Yamal facility.The Georgiy Brusilov left South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering shipyard at the weekend and is due at Yamal's Sabetta port on Nov. 28, Refinitiv Eikon data shows.It is the eighth ARC7-class LNG carrier, which are longer than the Titanic, to join the Yamal fleet operated by Teekay, Mitsui OSK Lines and Dynagas, with another seven expected.The vessels have enabled Yamal's operator Novatek to ramp up production since its first LNG cargo at the end of last year…