Knutsen Oas Shipping News

11 Apr 2019

Burckhardt Supplies Laby Compressors for LNG Vessel

Image: Burckhardt Compression

Swiss firm specialising in reciprocating compressors, Burckhardt Compression AG is outfitting a 30,000 m3 LNG carrier operated by Knutsen OAS Shipping AS with Laby compressors.The Laby compressors will be delivered to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard as part of the fuel gas supply system built by Wärtsilä Oil & Gas Solutions and will supply the LNG carrier’s WinGD X-DF 2-stroke, dual-fuel engine with LNG boil-off gas as fuel.The X-DF engine, a two-stroke engine from Winterthur Gas & Diesel…

08 Apr 2019

Wärtsilä to Equip Knutsen LNG Carrier

Knutsen OAS Shipping LNG vessel  (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä said it will provide an integrated propulsion and cargo handling solution for a new 30,000-cubic-meter liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier being built at the Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) in South Korea on behalf of Norway based Knutsen OAS Shipping.Under a 12-year long term charter, the vessel, expected to be delivered during the first half of 2021, will be operated by Knutsen and chartered to Edison S.p.A, an Italian energy services provider. It will be used to supply coastal LNG deposit terminals in Italy.The order with Wärtsilä was booked in January 2019…

19 Jun 2017

Knutsen Orders Four ME-GI Engines

Image: MAN Diesel & Turbo

Norwegian operator Knutsen OAS Shipping has ordered four MAN B&W 5G70ME-GI engines with EGR systems in connection with the construction of two 180,000 m3 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker newbuildings. Upon delivery in 2020, the vessels will transport cargoes worldwide for two Spanish utility companies. According to the engine’s manufacturer MAN Diesel & Turbo, the order follows the increasingly popular path initiated by Gas Natural Fenosa, the multinational Spanish group that was the pioneer in adopting ME-GI technology in an order for four LNG tankers in 2013.

02 Mar 2016

Gassco Examines Feasibility of CO2 Shipping

Vessels like Gijon Knutsen might be used for CO2 transport. (Picture: Knutsen OAS)

Gassco has commissioned Knutsen OAS Shipping and Larvik Shipping to study transport of CO2 by ship in connection with the Norwegian government’s full-scale project for managing this greenhouse gas. In cooperation with Gassnova, Gassco has earlier studied CO2 handling chains. “The transport study will help to ensure that the government’s ambition of realising at least one full-scale CO2 facility by 2020 can be met,” says Gassco CEO Frode Leversund. The CO2 chain is being addressed by industrial players.

16 Jun 2015

Japan's First High Pressure Fuel Gas System Ordered

Photo courtesy of Bestobell Marine

Bestobell Marine, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has received an new order to supply its globe and check valves for Japan’s first high pressure fuel gas system that will be installed within a marine vessel. The order will see Bestobell Marine supply a number of its cryogenic globe and check valves to be installed in two sister ships being built by Imabari Shipbuilding Group in Japan for Elcano. Bestobell Marine’s valves are required for the carrier’s MAN ME-GI engines, where natural gas is injected into the engine at over 300bar pressure.

15 Dec 2014

Scana Industrier Receives Turret Equipment Order

Scana Industrier ASA has through its subsidiary Scana Offshore Vestby, signed a letter of intent (LOI) for delivery of a FSO turret pull-in and locking system to Knutsen OAS Shipping AS / KNOT FSO1 AS. The FSO is a converted Shuttle Tanker in the Knutsen Fleet. Project work will commence immediately and final contract will be signed early 2015.   The equipment is developed in cooperation with Cefront Technology AS.   This is the first contract Scana has signed directly with Knutsen OAS Shipping.   Delivery is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2015.

16 Dec 2013

Norwegian Player to Power LNGCs with ME-GI

Graphical rendering of the six-cylinder version of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s S70ME-GI dual-fuel low-speed engine. Within the company’s low-speed engine portfolio, the ME-GI engine is officially designated as ME-C-GI (M-type, Electronically Controlled, GI for Gas Injection).

Adoption of dual-fuel, low-speed engine type by market grows apace. Knutsen OAS Shipping, the Norwegian shipping company, has placed an order for 2 × 2 7G70ME-GI engines in connection with the building of two 176,300 m3 capacity LNG carriers. The specified engines are also based on MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new, ultra-long-stroke, G-type concept to deliver an even higher, overall propulsion plant efficiency. MAN Diesel & Turbo has verified that, even when compared to the best, modern DFDE propulsion solution…

23 Jun 2010

Haugesund Contract for Offshore Simulators

Photo courtesy Saltwater PR

Kongsberg Maritime's simulation division has signed a new contract to deliver a range of offshore simulators to the newly founded Haugesund Simulatorcenter in Norway. The contract, which was signed on 16 June 2010 is for the 2011 delivery of a 360 degree visual offshore vessel simulator with interface to a range of specialized task simulators for team training of complex offshore operations. The offshore vessel simulator, which includes a main bridge with forward DNV class A and aft bridge configuration, is fully equipped with anchor handling and Dynamic Positioning (DP) functionalities.

23 Mar 2010

CSA to Present Shepheard Award

Joe Cox, President and CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America, and Chamber Chairman, Michael T. Bohlman, Horizon Lines, are proud to announce that on behalf of the Board of Directors of CSA they will present the prestigious Halert C. Shepheard Award to the 2010 recipient during a luncheon celebration on March 24 in Stamford Connecticut during the Connecticut Maritime Association Shipping 2010 conference. The Award is presented to Trygve Seglem, Managing Director, Knutsen OAS Shipping in recognition of his dedication to marine safety and environmental protection.

06 Mar 2008

Grieg Named New President of the NSA

The Annual General Meeting of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) has elected Elisabeth Grieg, the Chief Executive of Grieg International AS, as the Association's new President. Grieg (48) was proposed unanimously by the election committee and succeeds Trygve Seglem of Knutsen OAS Shipping, who has been President for the last two years. Elisabeth Grieg is the first female president of the NSA. Thor Jørgen Guttormsen of Leif Høegh & Co in Oslo and Stig Remøy of Olympic Shipping AS in Fosnavåg were elected as new vice-presidents, having been NSA Board members for six and four years, respectively.

05 Dec 2001

Great Ships of 2001 -- Polar Endeavour

Representing an important milestone for U.S. commercial shipbuilding, the delivery of the 141,740-dwt Polar Endeavour signaled the unfolding of a major new chapter of investment in the fleet dedicated to coastwise transportation of Alaskan crude oil. Giving first form to the Millennium concept, the tanker has been purpose-designed for trade in the world's most environmentally-sensitive waters. While Polar Tankers' main requirement of the Millennium-class is to ship crude to Puget Sound from the Trans Alaska Pipeline terminal at Valdez, the series is also suited to the needs of the traffic to California and Hawaii. The program had been implemented in 1997…

05 Dec 2001

Great Ships of 2001 -- Polar Endeavour

Representing an important milestone for U.S. commercial shipbuilding, the delivery of the 141,740-dwt Polar Endeavour signaled the unfolding of a major new chapter of investment in the fleet dedicated to coastwise transportation of Alaskan crude oil. Giving first form to the Millennium concept, the tanker has been purpose-designed for trade in the world's most environmentally-sensitive waters. While Polar Tankers' main requirement of the Millennium-class is to ship crude to Puget Sound from the Trans Alaska Pipeline terminal at Valdez, the series is also suited to the needs of the traffic to California and Hawaii. The program had been implemented in 1997…

11 Feb 2004

CAE Wins Navy, Commercial Contracts

CAE's marine controls division has won contracts worth around C$5 million to supply its automation systems for installation on a number of commercial ships, two French naval ships and a U.K. Royal Navy research/support vessel. For the French navy, CAE Valmarine will build integrated safety management systems (ISMS) for French shipyard Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN), which will install the equipment on the two Mistral-class landing helicopter docks (LHD), being built to commercial standards. The first vessel (Mistral) is to be fitted in March 2005. Installation on the Tonnerre is to be completed in December 2005. CAE has already supplied the integrated automation system and emergency shutdown system for the two vessels.

25 Mar 2004

Hvide New President of NSA

The annual General Assembly of The Norwegian Shipowners’ Association has today elected shipowner Johan G. Hvide, Seatrans DA in Bergen, as President for a two years period. Mr. Hvide was unanimously proposed and was elected by acclamation. Elisabeth Grieg from Grieg International AS in Oslo and Trygve Seglem from Knutsen OAS Shipping AS in Haugesund were elected Vice Presidents. President: Johan G. Kjell E.

17 Jun 2002

Husky Announces Contracts for White Rose Offshore Project

Husky Energy Inc. (Husky) announced that time charter contracts have been awarded to Knutsen OAS Shipping A.S. for two newbuild shuttle tankers to transport oil from the White Rose offshore project to market following commencement of production planned for late 2005. Husky is the operator of the White Rose project, the third major oil field development in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin located about 217 miles east of Newfoundland and Labrador. White Rose will be developed using a floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO). Husky awarded contracts for the construction of the FPSO vessel in April. Husky and Petro-Canada, as co-charterers, signed the shuttle tanker time charter agreements with Knutsen OAS Shipping A.S. of Haugesund, Norway as owner.

22 Apr 2005

Finalists for Heyerdahl Award Announced

The Expert Committee announced a short list of two candidates for The Thor Heyerdahl International Maritime Environmental Award. This year the awarding ceremony takes place in Japan, host to EXPO-2005 under the theme Natur’s Wisdom. The Heyerdahl Award’s Expert Committee, lead by Terje Staalstrøm (DNV), have concluded a short list of two worthy candidates, who have demonstrated outstanding technical innovation and outstanding and proactive environmental policy and activities. Both candidates contribute to an improved global environment and to the development and implementation of new specific environmental measures. The Norwegian shipping…

20 Jun 2007

Knutsen Chooses Electric Power for LNG Ships

Converteam won a contract at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. in Korea to supply electric power and propulsion systems on board three LNG carriers for Norwegian ship owner Knutsen OAS Shipping AS. These 173,400-cu. m. LNG carriers will be Knutsen’s first with electric propulsion. They will be fittedwith Converteam’s solution based on induction motors and PWM type MV7000 converters. The vessels will be of twin skeg design and will be driven by two 13.6MW – 570 rpm high torque density induction motors each fed by two dual PWM type MV7000 converters associated with an advanced digital propulsion control system. Converteam will also supply the generators and the Main and Cargo MV switchboard.

20 Apr 2006

Bluewater Purchases Vessel from Knutsen

Bluewater Energy Services B.V. announced the purchase by Bluewater of the MT Hanne Knutsen tanker from Knutsen OAS Shipping AS. Delivery to Bluewater is expected to take place on or before June 30. The MT Hanne Knutsen was built in the Spanish shipyard Astilleros de Sestao and was delivered to Knutsen OAS Shipping AS in 2000. The vessel was designed as a typical North Sea shuttle tanker and has since been trading in Baltic ice regions and has also been in service as a shuttle tanker. The Hanne Knutsen has a storage capacity of 860,000 bbls cargo, and is a sister vessel of the Aasgaard C FSO. The hull structure offers considerably higher strength than standard tankers and is rated Ice Class 1A which is ideal for harsh environments.

04 Dec 2002

Meet the ULFPS

While seeking to consolidate its existing LNG carrier workload by bidding for new tonnage to serve the Qatari export traffic and other projects, Spanish shipbuilder IZAR has intensified its research endeavors so as to create a broader business platform in the energy market. The group has thrown its weight behind a new initiative aimed at developing floating plant incorporating gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to extract and convert gas from remote offshore fields into premium grade liquid products. The joint industry research and development project, known as Seagas, draws in IZAR Fene Shipyard (the former Astano establishment), Bermuda-based engineering corporation Foster Wheeler, and other partners from various disciplines.

10 Mar 2003

Spain: IZAR Shows Its Mettle in the Gas Sector

As the sole shipbuilding organization outside eastern Asia with a current involvement in the construction of large LNG carriers, IZAR is determined to maintain a long-term position in a promising, higher value-added field of the newbuild market. The present business profile is based on a series of membrane-type vessels of 138,000-cu. m. capacity, contracted in recent years in the face of fierce international competition and oriental domination of gas tanker production. However, the gathering momentum behind the Spanish group's research and development drive has increased its offering to the LNG transportation sector beyond the impressive new generation of ships now taking form in Sestao and Puerto Real for Spanish and Norwegian interests.

09 Jul 2001

Largest Spanish RoPax Enters Service

The largest Spanish flagged RoPax ferry, named Fortuny, has been delivered by IZAR's Puerto Real shipyard to the Spanish shipowner Trasmediterranea. The contract for the construction of this ferry was landed by Puerto Real yard, formerly part of Astilleros Españoles group, on July 30, 1999. The new ferry has become the fastest vessel to join the owner's fleet, with a 23.5 knot speed on the engines' 85 percent continuous service rating. On trials, the vessel reached a top speed or more than 25 knots. Propulsion power is supplied by four 7,240 kW diesel engines rated at 500 rpm, coupled by pairs to two shaft lines and two CP propellers. Maneuvering equipment includes two 1,000 kW bow-tunnel thrusters. With an overall length of 566 ft. (172 m), a breadth of 86 ft.

05 May 2003

Knutsen OAS Shipping Leads Gas Shipping Charge

Knutsen OAS Shipping of Haugesund, Norway, is no stranger to international shipping circles, with roots back to 1896 when the founder of the Knutsen company bought his first vessel. Today, the company operates one of the most sophisticated and modern fleets of purpose-built shuttle tankers, chemical carriers and product tankers in the world, and is presently operating the largest fleet of purpose-built DP class shuttle tankers in the world. The company has adhered to a hands-on strategy, based on the development of total projects from design to operation. The strategy has, throughout the last 10 years, been implemented with a program of 20 newbuildings worth more than $1 billion.

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