Norway News

23 Aug 2019

Klaveness' CLEANBU Switch from Wet to Dry Cargo

MV Baru. Pic: Klaveness Combination Carriers

Norway-based shipowner Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has undertaken a wet-dry cargo switch, marking a first for one of its CLEANBU combination carriers.The vessel transported a full cargo of petroleum products (CPP) from India to Argentina, said the global owner and operator of combination carriers.After discharging the CPP, she completed the cleaning and conversion from tanker mode to dry bulk mode, loaded a grain cargo and is now enroute back to Asia. Strong cleaning capabilities with cleaning result available for online inspection on new digital application.After discharging of CPP…

22 Aug 2019

Expedition Cruise Market Powers Ahead

National Geographic Endurance for Lindblad. Source: Ulstein Verft AS

While nothing lasts forever, the cruise industry – and particularly the ‘expedition’ cruise sector – remain on a historic run with no indication of a near-term slowdown.The leisure travel sector, of which expedition cruising is a part, offers numerous possibilities for delivering new “experiences” unlike industrial shipping businesses (or even conventional ferry and passenger transport), which can only grow as fast as the demand in a particular sector.Though there is no precise definition of “expedition”…

22 Aug 2019

MTR100: Five "Ones to Watch"

Saipem’s Hydrone R – in the flesh and ready for real world testing. Image from Saipem.

For Marine Technology Reporter's (MTR) 14th Annual "MTR100" - a look at 100 innovators and technologies in the subsea space - MTR editor-at-large Elaine Maslin reports on five companies and technologies that are worth the watch for the remainder of 2019 and beyond. For the full edition, see https://magazines.marinelink.com/nwm/MarineTechnology/201907/Blue Logic: Entering a new eraCompletely new modes of operation are entering the underwater domain for oil and gas operations and…

22 Aug 2019

Norway Mulls U.S. Gulf Naval Mission Proposal

Norway's foreign minister said on Thursday it was deliberating how to respond to a U.S proposal on forming an international mission to safeguard shipping in the Gulf.Speaking at a joint news conference with her Iranian counterpart, Eriksen Soereide said the government was "considering a number of different measures" and would make an assessment based on information it gathered.So far, Britain, Australia and Bahrain have joined the U.S.-led security mission to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz, a vital gateway for global oil supplies. Reporting by Nerijus Adomaitis

22 Aug 2019

Portable Emission Analyzer Certified for Marine

Photo: Ashtead Technology

A portable analyzer designed for monitoring emissions from ships is now available for sale or rent from Ashtead Technology. “With increasing global efforts to limit ship emissions, and with new regulations to reduce sulphur dioxide emissions coming into force on January 1, 2020, the addition of the Testo 350 MARITIME instrument is perfectly timed,” says Ashtead’s Environmental Sales Manager, Josh Thomas.The Testo 350 MARITIME is the world’s first portable analyzer certified for…

22 Aug 2019

SCHOTTEL Wins Deal for Three Hybrid Ferries

Photo: SCHOTTEL

SCHOTTEL secured a contract to provide propulsion units for three newly built hybrid ferries under construction at Sembcorp Marine, Singapore. Each of the double ended RoPax ferries will be equipped with two SCHOTTEL EcoPellers type SRE 340 FP. The vessels will be driven by an battery/diesel electric hybrid system and will be operated during their transits by green battery power. The main propulsion for the LMG 80-DEH design ferries consists of PM motor driven SCHOTTEL EcoPellers type SRE 340 with 2.1 m diameter fixed pitch propellers.

14 Aug 2019

North Sea Spot Market Remains Challenging

Trond Myklebust. Image: Viking Supply Ships AB

The North Sea spot market has improved during the second quarter of 2019, as a result of increased rig activity, said Viking Supply Ships.However, the Norway-based supply shipping company expects that the overall market conditions will likely remain somewhat challenging.According to Trond Myklebust, CEO and President of Viking Supply Ships, the rig activity in the North Sea is expected to see a modest increase during Q3, before softening slightly during the winter season.The long-term trend within the offshore market is however positive…

14 Aug 2019

Wilhelmsen Bags Stove Shipping Contract

Carl Schou, CEO and President. Photo: Wilhelmsen Ship Management

Norway-based Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) announced that we have been selected as the technical manager for the Stove Shipping AS (Stove) vessels, Stove Friend and Stove Tide.The two supramaxes are the newest addition to the Stove fleet built in 2016 by Tsuneishi shipbuilding Co, Ltd. Eastern Bulk Carriers will be the commercial manager of both vessels and technically managed by WSM in Singapore, said a press note from the third-party ship manager with a portfolio of more…

13 Aug 2019

DHT Holdings Bags 3-Year Time Charter

Pic: DHT Holdings

Bermuda-based crude oil tanker company announced that  it has entered into a three year time charter with a leading refining company for one of its 2012 built very large crude carriers (VLCC).The charter will commence after the vessel completes a scrubber retrofit in the fourth quarter of this year, said the New York-traded company.The time charter has a base rate of $30,000 per day with all earnings up to $37,500 to DHT following a profit sharing structure that includes scrubber…

12 Aug 2019

HSFO, EGCS Better for Reducing Global GHG

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Members of the Clean Shipping Alliance 2020 have welcomed a new addition to the canon of scientific literature relating to exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), the latest of which indicates that continued use of residual fuels with a scrubber can help towards global CO2 reduction.In a study published in June by Norway’s SINTEF, one of Europe’s largest independent research organisations, Chief Scientist Dr Elizabeth Lindstad concluded that from well-to-wake the continued use of…

12 Aug 2019

New Name for MMC Green Technology

MMC Green Technology AS will be renamed Norwegian Greentech AS.In connection with the sale of MMC First Process, it was agreed that MMC Green Technology would change its name. The new name is Norwegian Greentech AS, and Havyard Group ASA is the company's majority owner with 77.78% of the shares. The remaining shares are still owned by key employees who have been with the company since its formation.Ballast water treatment system – a requirementShips built after September 8, 2017 are bound by the requirements of the IMO convention concerning treatment of ballast water, while existing ships must have a ballast water treatment system installed by September 8, 2024. Also, all ships are already required to have an approved ballast water management plan in place.

09 Aug 2019

Oil Outlook Becomes Gloomier: Rystad

Graph: Rystad Energy

Rystad Energy said the oil market was going “from gloomy to gloomier”, calling into question the consultancy's own bullish view for the first part of 2020.Recent developments in the oil market have sent cold shivers through Rystad Energy’s oil market team, calling into question our short- bullish view for the first part of 2020 linked to the new IMO shipping fuel regulations.“Economic recession risk and further escalation of the US-China trade war are key concerns in the near term.

08 Aug 2019

DNV GL Can Issue IECRE Certificates Now

Pic: DNV GL

The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL has become the world’s first certification body approved to issue IECRE - International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) System for Certification to Standards relating to Equipment for use in Renewable Energy applications - certificates for project certification.The Norway-headquartered organization now able to conduct conformity assessments as official Renewables Energy Certification Body (RECB) relating to project certification…

07 Aug 2019

BSP Contracts AqualisBraemar

Image: Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd

Oil & natural gas company Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sdn Bhd (BSP) has awarded AqualisBraemar a frame agreement to conduct rig inspection services for the operator.The agreement is valid for three years with an option to extend the contract for additional periods of three times one year, said the Norway-based global company that provides, through its subsidiaries and associates, consultancy services to the energy, marine and insurance sectors.Oslo-listed AqualisBraemar – a…

01 Aug 2019

World’s Largest Plug-in Hybrid Vessel Delivered

Photo: Ulstein Verft

The world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel, Color Hybrid, was delivered from Ulstein Verft to Color Line. With all its innovative and new environmentally friendly solutions, the ship is an important milestone project for both Ulstein, Color Line and the maritime cluster.“Strong focus on innovation and delivering quality to our customers has always been very important to us. With broad maritime expertise, our skilled and committed employees have made a great effort to complete the Color Hybrid…

01 Aug 2019

GC Rieber Shipping Nails Nexans Gig

Image: GC Rieber Shipping

Norwegian offshore shipping company GC Rieber Shipping (RISH) has agreed with Nexans Skagerrak AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexans Norway AS, to enter into a ship management agreement for the cable laying vessel Nexans Skagerrak.The agreement also includes management of the Nexans’ state of the art cable laying vessel Nexans Aurora once it gets delivered from Ulstein yard in 2021, said the operator of offshore subsea support vessels, marine seismic vessels and polar logistics…

25 Jul 2019

Ocean Yield Adds Another VLCC Newbuild

Image: Ocean Yield

Norway-based shipping company Ocean Yield has taken delivery of Nissos Antiparos, a VLCC newbuild delivered from Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea, the fourth and final VLCC that has been delivered to the company in 2019.The VLCC commenced a 15 years' bareboat charter to Okeanis Eco Tankers Corp with a 5 years' sub-charter to Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd.Okeanis Eco Tankers was established in 2018 by the Alafouzos family to take over its fleet of modern tanker vessels and tanker newbuildings.With seven tankers built 2015 to 2018 and eight VLCCs for delivery in 2019…

01 Aug 2019

Norway Updates Hormuz Security Warning

Map: Norwegian Maritime Authority

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) advised the country’s flagged vessels to minimize transit time in Iran’s territorial waters, due to the previous attacks in the Strait of Hormuz.The ISPS/MARSEC security level remained at level 2, NMA said, noting that boundaries have been slightly adjusted in the Fujairah-area."Norwegian-flagged vessels arriving Strait of Hormuz within the boundaries of N25.257° - N28° and E054° - E058° as shown below are requested to implement security measures as described in their SSP according to ISPS/MarSec level #2…

21 Jul 2019

Bergur-Huginn Gets Finance for 6 Trawlers

Photo: VARD/Stian Brunes

Icelandic fishing company Bergur-Huginn has been issued a loan from Export Credit Norway in connection with delivery of the Vestmannaey stern trawler from Vard’s Aukra facility in Norway.A further five loans, for five identical vessels, will be disbursed to Icelandic shipowners over the coming months.The delivery of the Vestmannaey trawler is the first of seven identical vessels ordered from Vard’s shipyard in Aukra, Norway. The buyers are a consortium that consists of four Icelandic fishing companies.

22 Jul 2019

Offshore wind: One-stop power conversion

Optimal outputs: a wind-turbine permanent magnet generator at The Switch in Deyang. Image Courtesy Yaskawa’s The Switch

With the United States and China about to start their respective offshore wind build-ups, grid operators wondering about the efficiency of their turbines or the emissions-areas compliance of their wind-service vessels will be warmed to know there’s someone they can talk to. Yaskawa’s The Switch — a Japanese industrial giant’s European environmental tech business — is offering one-stop wind-energy shopping. As with shipping, you can order permanent magnet generators, drives and converters for your wind turbines. Take heart.

26 Jul 2019

Europe Installs 1.9 GW Offshore Wind Capacity in H1

Image:  WindEurope

Europe added 1.9 GW of new offshore wind was installed in the first half of 2019, up from the 1.1 GW added in the same period in 2018, according to figures released by WindEurope.The UK (931 MW), Denmark (374 MW), Belgium (370 MW) and Germany (252 MW) accounted for these installations. This includes Hornsea 1 in the UK which, when completed, will be the world’s largest wind farm with 1.2 GW.In the first half of 2019 Europe invested €8.8bn in the construction of future wind farms, €6.4bn in onshore wind and €2.4bn in offshore wind.

29 Jul 2019

DNV GL Looks for Partners in LIDAR JIP

Pic: DNV GL

The international accredited registrar and classification society DNV GL calls on industry stakeholders to jointly develop acceptance criteria for LIDAR-measured Turbulence Intensity (TI).The world’s largest resource of independent energy experts said in a press note that it is "calling on wind energy stakeholders to join a new Joint Industry Project (JIP) to explore the potential of using light detection and ranging (LIDAR) to measure wind speed TI for various applications in the wind industry."According to the Norway-headquartered organization…

29 Jul 2019

SHI Develops Lithium-Ion Battery System

Photo by Samsung Heavy Industries

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) said that it has developed a lithium-ion battery power system for ships.A press release from the shipbuilding giant said that the system, jointly developed with local battery manufacturer Samsung SDI Co., earned a type approval from Norway's renowned classification society DVL-GL, becoming the first local shipbuilder to do so, according to the shipbuilder.The newly developed lithium ion battery system, which reduces fuel consumption of generators by optimally controlling and managing on-board generators and power load…

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