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Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Chile Plans to Build New LNG Terminal

President Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday that Chile would build a new liquefied natural gas terminal in the country's central-south region. State oil company Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (ENAP) will participate in the future construction, she said. (Reporting by Santiago bureau, Editing by Franklin Paul)

Navex Joins Global Ship Agencies Network

The Global Ship Agencies Network (GSAN) announced that Navex-Empresa Portuguesa de Navegação, S.A. (Navex) of Portugal has joined its worldwide network. Roy Stapleton, President stated “Navex is the largest Ship Agency in Portugal based on the number of vessels handled and has offices strategically located in all major ports. We are pleased to welcome them into our global network. With their commitment to quality services, experienced personnel and excellent reputation, they exemplify the high standards that GSAN offers to the shipping and maritime industry”

Double Milestone for Great Lakes Shipyard

Joseph P. Starck, Jr., President, The Great Lakes Towing Company & Great Lakes Shipyard; Eduardo De Jesus Paiz Lemus, Presidente Junta Administrador & Gregg A. Thauvette, Vice President, Operations, The Great Lakes Towing Company (Photo: Great Lakes Shipyard)

Tug Daniel Joncaire II, the first of two tugboats to be built by the Great Lakes Shipyard for New York Power Authority – Niagara Project, was commissioned during a ceremony hosted by Great Lakes Shipyard and attended by more than 200 on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. The sponsor of the commissioning ceremony was Karen W. Penale, Real Estate Administrator – Western Region, New York Power Authority – Niagara Project. “With the traditional breaking of the bottle of Champaign,” she declared, “I name this tugboat Joncaire II.

Jeppesen, Brazil Forge Marine Data Agreement

Jeppesen and ’s Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation (DHN) have reached an agreement giving Jeppesen access to all of the nautical charts and data published by DHN for ’s sovereign waters. The agreement, signed through Empresa Gerencial de Projetos Navais (EMGEPRON), will allow Jeppesen to use DHN’s high quality nautical charts and data in its industry leading marine navigation products for both commercial and light marine users. With direct access to sovereign data, Jeppesen is able to ensure the highest levels of quality and integrity, thereby increasing the safety of maritime navigation. The agreement also makes possible new chart and data coverage areas for Brazilian waters.

STX Gets First Order for LNG Tanker

STX Shipbuilding Co., received its first order to build a liquefied natural gas tanker. The shares climbed to a record. Spain's Empresa Naviera Elcano SA agreed to buy the vessel for $225m, with an option to purchase three more LNG tankers, which may increase the value of the contract to $1 billion, the Jinhae, South Korea-based company said in a regulatory filing yesterday. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. and other South Korean yards took almost half of last year's orders in the $100 billion global ship industry, as demand for fuel and global trade encouraged shipping companies to expand their fleet. STX Shipbuilding said it will focus on more expensive vessels that carry energy products including oil and liquefied natural gas. (Sourc: Bloomberg)

Shanghai Yard Delivers 10th Bulk Carrier to Cuba

Bulker Abdala: Photo credit Acemex Cuba

Shanghai Shipyard Chairman Gu Tiquan presided at the launch of the Josefa, the last of the 35,000-ton carriers, accompanied by the Cuban ambassador in Beijing, Alberto Blanco, reports The Cuba Standard. Neither of the two sides has revealed the financial terms of the order by Cuba’s Empresa Importadora General del Transporte (EIGT), on behalf of Grupo Acemex, with Chinese state company China National Machinery Import & Export Corporation (CMC). The purchases are financed by China’s Eximbank. According to observers, the order for 10 35,000-ton handymax vessels is worth at least $250 million.

BP Pact with Eni to Buy Gas from New Mozambique Field

Photo: BP

BP and the Area 4 concession partners, Eni East Africa (EEA), Galp Energia (Galp), Kogas and Empresa Nactional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH), have entered into a sales and purchase agreement for BP to purchase 100% of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) produced by the EEA-operated Coral South Floating LNG facility expected to be installed offshore Mozambique. The agreement covers the purchase of LNG for over 20 years. The agreement, which has been approved by the government of Mozambique…

MAN Wins Power Contract for Spanish Ships

Spains's Empresa Naviera Elcano, S.A., aninternational shipping group, placed an order for two medium-speed MAN L27/38 engines as part of a propulsion package for a new vessel. The units will be constructed at the MAN Diesel & Turbo facility in Frederikshavn, Denmark, and will power a 7,000-dwt asphalt and oil-products tanker to be built at Sedef Shipyard in Turkey. The 6-cylinder main engines each deliver 2,040 kW at 800 rpm. Elcano has chosen the engines as part of a MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package that also comprises an Alphatronic 2000 propulsion control system…

Black, Navionics Sen.VP of Sales & Marketing

Navionics, provider of electronic charting and digital navigation data, named Mr. Don Black as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Black will head the Navionics Teams for Sales, Marketing, Product Management and Business Development, working across all divisions. Black’s most recent position was CEO/President at SeaWave, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, a company which developed ship to shore wireless communications. Prior to that, Black worked in leadership positions at Drew Scientific and Instrumentation Labs. Early in his career he was a sales and marketing manager for Canada Packers and Gainers Corporation, Canada. Black is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan and studied at the Goethe Institut…

ConocoPhillips and Venezuela Unable to Reach Migration Agreement

ConocoPhillips and the Venezuelan government were unable to reach agreement regarding ConocoPhillips’ migration to an Empresa Mixta structure mandated by Venezuela decree law 5.200. Therefore, pursuant to the decree, Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) or its affiliates will directly assume the activities associated with ConocoPhillips’ interests in the Petrozuata and Hamaca heavy-oil ventures and the offshore Corocoro development project. While negotiations are continuing between ConocoPhillips and Venezuelan authorities concerning appropriate compensation for the company’s interests, the company expects to record a complete impairment of its entire interest in its oil projects in Venezuela of approximately $4.5 billion…

Brazil's EDPI Ship Repair Yard Project gets Funding Approval

EDPI Ship Repair Yard Project Receives Priority from FMM Photo  Empresa de Docagens Pedra do Ingá

At the 33rd ordinary meeting on Thursday, 1 December, the Board of Directors of the Merchant Marine Fund (CDFMM), at the Ministry of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation in Brasilia (DF), approved to finance basis 2.15 billion reais for the construction of a new ship repair facility in Brazil as part of a 9.15 billion reais program for new and existing projects. Company (BBDC). The yard will be located in the municipality of Lucena, in the northeastern Brazilian state of Paraíba. Banco da Amazônia. depending on a number of project parameters.

Statoil Awarded Licenses Offshore Nicaragua

Image: Statoil

Statoil informs it was today awarded four licenses offshore the Nicaraguan Pacific, covering an area of about 16,000 km2 in the largely unexplored Sandino Basin. Statoil will be the operator with 85 percent equity with the Empresa Nicaraguense del Petroleo (Petronic) participating with the remaining equity. Nick Maden, senior vice president for Statoil's exploration activities in the Western Hemisphere, said, “Offshore the Nicaraguan Pacific is virtually untested and the awards of new acreage in this frontier area are in line with our exploration strategy of access at scale.

MAN Dual-fuel Engines for Russian LNG Carriers

LNG Carrier for Sovcomflot: Image courtesy of STX Korea

Largest Russian shipowner, Sovcomflot, recently selected the dual-fuel MAN 51/60DF engine for an LNG carrier newbuilding programme comprising of two confirmed vessels with an option for two more vessels. The dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion system and the MAN 51/60DF engine have been selected to provide the vessel with a high efficient and low emission propulsion system, especially when running in gas mode. A high degree of redundancy and the MAN 51/60 DF engine’s multiple fuelling options have been also taken into account.

MAN Dual-Fuel Engines to Drive Russian Gas Carriers

The largest Russian ship owner, Sovcomflot, recently selected the dual-fuel MAN 51/60DF engine for an LNG carrier program, consisting of two confirmed vessels with an option for two more vessels. The dual-fuel diesel electric propulsion system and the MAN 51/60DF engine have been selected to provide the vessels with a highly efficient and low emissions propulsion system, especially when running in gas mode. A high degree of redundancy and the MAN 51/60 DF engine’s multiple fueling options have been also taken into account. The vessels are currently under construction at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding in South Korea and will each be driven by sets of two 8L and two 9L51/60DF engines.

Damen Builds Tug, Dredger for Nicaragua

El Danto, a new Damen Stan Tug 2608 built for Empresa Portuaria Nacional (Photo: Damen)

The Nicaraguan port authority Empresa Portuaria Nacional (EPN) is set to take delivery of two newbuilds from Damen Shipyards Group. Damen built both vessels, a Damen Stan Tug 2608 and a Cutter Suction Dredger CSD350, at its yards in the Netherlands, and they are completed and underway. Damen Sales Manager Pieter Becker signed the contract for the Stan Tug 2608 on September 2, 2014 during a maritime trade mission to Nicaragua organized by the Netherlands Council for Trade. The contract for the dredger followed shortly after on November 15.

Todd Pacific Shipyards Launches Margarita

Todd Pacific Shipyards launched Margarita, a 70 mw power barge, that will provide Nicaraguan communities with much needed electricity. In the wake of devastation from Hurricane Mitch, many communities in Nicaragua do not have basic services and still suffer enormous public health challenges. Todd built Margarita for MAN B&W Diesel of Augsberg, Germany. MAN is building the vessel for Empresa Energetica de Corinto, Ltd., a consortium of Enron International of Houston and Centrans International of Guatemala. Margarita is the result of a 15-year power purchase agreement entered into by the consortium in July 1998. The power plant's capacity will represent 15 percent of Nicaragua's electricity generation.

Halter and Bazan Form Joint Venture

Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Halter Marine Group, Inc., and Empresa Nacional Bazan de C.N.M., S.A., of Madrid, Spain, have formed Halter-Bazan, a joint venture to build Bazan-designed aluminum passenger/vehicle fast ferries at a Halter facility in the U.S. of an "Alhambra" Class fast ferry. Construction for an undisclosed customer is expected to begin in February 1999 on a 410 ft., 1,250 passenger/240 vehicle, diesel/waterjet, 40-knot monohull ferry. Completion is planned by year-end 2000. Halter-Bazan is negotiating an option for a second similar ferry for the same European operator. Bazan-built "Mestral" and "Alhambra" Class ferries are now operating on routes in Europe and South America.

Rolls-Royce Marine H1 2013 Strong Revenue Increase

Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Revenue increased by 16%, reflecting OE volume from improvement in the Offshore sector, services growth in Offshore and Naval and foreign exchange benefits. However profit decreased by 8% due to adverse revenue mix, pricing pressures and warranty charges, partially offset by cost reduction and favourable foreign exchange. The order book increased 10% including an order intake of £1.7bn (£2.2bn in H1 2012). The decrease in new orders primarily reflects the UK Ministry of Defence £1.1bn order for submarine reactor core capability in H1 2012…

PUBLIC TENDER N° TR31028394

According to article 3, second paragraph of the Chilean Merchant Marine Development Law (Ley de Fomento a la Marina Mercante – Decree Law N° 3.059 of 1979), and articles 6 and next of its Regulation (Decree Nº 237 of 2000 of the Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications), EMPRESA NACIONAL DEL PETRÓLEO, on behalf of its subsidiary, Enap Refinerías S.A., calls for tenders to provide “TIME CHARTER SERVICE OF A LPG TANKER VESSELS FULLY REFRIGERATED SEMI PRESSURISED BETWEEN 14.000 AND 33.000 M3 FOR LGP  ”, to transport LPG products, in, from and between coastal ports located in the Republic of Chile (cabotaje) and ports located abroad (imports and exports) in volumes over 900 tons.

Great Lakes Shipyard to Build Guatemalan Harbor Tug

Photo: Great Lakes Shipyard

U.S. shipbuilding and repair yard Great Lakes Shipyard informs it has signed a contract to build another of its HandySize Class, 3,400 HP twin-screw tugboat for harbor towing operations in Puerto Quetzal, a commercial cargo, container and cruise port located on the Pacific coast of Guatemala in Central America. The tugboat’s buyer, Regimen de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Personal de la Empresa Portuaria, is a Pension Benefits Plan for Port employees and retirees who operate a…

ROTC Trains Maritime Staff of Emodraga in Mozambique

Pic: ROTC

Empresa Moçambicana de Dragagens E.P. has recently formed some of its maritime people so that they are trained according to the standards and requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and STCW Convention (Convention – Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers). Recognizing the importance of professional training, not only in the valuation of human capital, but also to create conditions that allow a safe maritime activity, EMODRAGA, E.P.

Damen Quick Docking/Fuel Saving Package

Damen Shiprepair & Conversion developed a new product, the Quick Docking/Fuel Saving package, offering owners a fast and low-cost additional docking with the sole aim of reducing fuel consumption in between the five-year statutory survey period. The first vessel booked under the new concept has docked at Damen Shiprepair Brest (France). It is the capesize bulker Castillo De Catoira operated by Spanish company Empresa Naviera Elcano. Damen expects to bring more of its vessels to its shiprepair yards.

Eni Announces Production from Junín-5 Giant Heavy Oil Field in Venezuela

Photo: Eni

PetroJunín, joint venture formed by PDVSA (60%) and Eni (40%),  has started production from the Junín-5 giant heavy oil field, located in the Faja del Orinoco, the area with the largest untapped hydrocarbon reserves in the world. The block is located 550 kilometers southeast of Caracas and covers an area of approximately 425 square kilometers. The Junín-5 block, currently under development, holds 35 billion barrels of oil equivalent (boe) of certified oil in place and is jointly…

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