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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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India Plans for Six New Subs

India has begun the hunt for six more submarines to add to the six being built at Mazagon Docks under the mammoth Rs 18,798-crore Scorpene project, according to a report in the Times of India. "We are now actively looking at the second line of submarines after the Scorpenes. The contenders for the six new submarines could include the German HDW and Russian Amur submarines, with the French Scorpenes also being in the reckoning for a repeat order. At present, India has 16 conventional diesel-electric submarines — 10 Russian Kilo-class, four German HDW-class and two very-old Foxtrot-class vessels. The Scorpene project, under which the six submarines will roll out between 2012 and 2017…

DBR Generatorsets Wins Large Repeat Order

Photo courtesy of DBR

DBR will supply emergency/harbor diesel generator sets for six new pipelaying vessels under construction at IHC Merwede in the Netherlands for Subsea 7 and SapuraKencana. The order for the custom engineered units, generating up to 1,875 kVA, follows DBR’s successful delivery of three similar generator sets for IHC Merwede in 2013. For each of the six new generator sets, DBR selected Mitsubishi diesel engines and either 800 kVA Leroy Somer or 1,875 kVA AvK generators. The delivery includes cooler and control panels, and the units can operate in up to 50ºC air on temperature.

Jurong Reportedly Close To Six Ship Pact

Jurong Shipyard is reportedly close to signing an order to build six new containerships.

NLNG Adds New Vessels

Image: Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited

The Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) will this month receive the last of the six new vessels it bought for the transportation of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to various parts of the world, says a report in The Nation. Five of the six vessels were already delivered between November last year and March this year, said NLNG Managing Director, Babs Omotowa. He added that  the acquisition of the new ships became imperative as Train plant approaches nameplate capacity and…

Canada to Get 6 CG Vessels for $324m

The Canadian government will reportedly spend $324 million to purchase six new vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard, according to a report on www.cbc.ca. The vessels will reportedly include four midshore patrol vessels, one offshore science vessel and one hovercraft. Three of the vessels are bound for British Columbia, two are destined for Nova Scotia and one will go to Quebec. All six will be built in Canada, which should boost the country's shipbuilding industry. In addition to the six new vessels, Hearn said the coast guard will spend $17 million to buy a high-speed air cushion vehicle that will be used in search and rescue services in Quebec.

Corvus Energy Powers New Port Cranes in China

Corvus Energy announced it will provide the battery systems for an additional six new integrated hybrid solutions for new rubber-tired gantry cranes (RTGs) that will be produced by integrator CCCC Shanghai Equipment Engineering (CCCCSEE) for Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (ZPMC) and installed in Waigaoqiao Terminal, Shanghai. CCCCSEE is leading the shift towards green technology in China’s largest port by integrating diesel-battery hybrid RTG technology. This latest order of six Corvus ESSs for hybrid RTGs follows two previous orders for the same systems installed in Shanghai last year. Cranes equipped in this manner operate at optimal efficiency with decreased fuel consumption, reduced emissions and lower operating costs due to reduced maintenance, Corvus Energy said.

Delhi to Acquire 6 submarines, 33 Ships

According to reports, India’s navy will acquire six new submarines and 33 ships. The reports indicated that it would take about six years for the navy to acquire the six new submarines and 33 ships. It currently has 126 ships and 16 submarines, some of which are aging. India has been seeking to bolster its rise as an economic power by reshaping its armed forces into a modern military capable of projecting power well beyond its shores. The defense ministry said that it was inviting bids from international aircraft makers for 126 combat jets to upgrade its air force's capability at an estimated cost of $10b. India is expected to evaluate aircraft built by U.S. manufacturers Lockheed Martin and Boeing, France's Dassault Aviation, Sweden's Gripen-SAAB and Russia's Sukhoi.

Hatteland Display Chosen for UAE Corvettes

Hatteland Display will supply 19 inch Series 1 displays for the MTU engine consoles aboard six new high speed corvettes being built for the UAE. The Baynunah Class Multipurpose Missile Corvettes are sophisticated 236 ft vessels that have a cruising speed of 15 knts and can reach a maximum speed of over 30 knts, which is achieved through the use of four MTU 12V595 TE90 engines. The Series 1 family of displays range from 10 to 27 inches (widescreen) and are used in automation and navigation systems aboard naval and commercial vessels. MTU supplies over 70 navies worldwide and is a major supplier of engines for Corvettes and Frigates. Five of the six new Corvettes…

Grote's Work Lamp for Workboat Applications

 six new versions of its Trilliant LED WhiteLight Work Lamp.

New White Housings, On-Lamp Switches and Powerful, Refined Beam Patterns Add to Work Lamp Family’s Depth and Versatility. Grote Industries, a world leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, announced the introduction of six new versions of its Trilliant LED WhiteLight Work Lamp today. Grote’s Trilliant family was already the largest and most advanced line of LED WhiteLight Work lamps in the industry. Trilliant work lamps have gained popularity with their array of powerful, yet controlled beam patterns and superior performance characteristics.

Viking River Cruises – New Ships, New Destinations

In addition to the six state-of-the-art Viking Longships launching in 2012, Viking will continue expansion in 2013 with the launch of six additional Viking Longships: Viking Bragi, Viking Forseti Viking Rinda, Viking Skadi, Viking Tor and Viking Var. Designed by celebrated maritime architects Yran & Storbraaten—the team behind the Disney Dream and the Yachts of Seabourn, the new ships integrate patent-pending  technology and innovations such as diesel-electric hybrid engines, solar panels and onboard organic herb gardens. This year marks the 15th anniversary for Viking River Cruises, and with the launch of six new ships in a single season, the most significant year in the company's history.

Maersk Logistics To Open New Offices

Maersk Logistics is to open six new offices in Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. With the opening of the new offices, Maersk Logistics has a total of eight offices in the region, covering Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama.

Bollore Orders Six Containerships

French shipping-to-tobacco conglomerate Bollore ordered six new containerships from Taiwanese group CSBC for $190.3 million. The company said the ships would be used for transporting cargo to and from Africa, a region where Bollore said it intends to be a major operator.

Kongsberg Maritime Signs Deal For Advanced Subsea Systems

Kongsberg Maritime has signed a contract with the shipyard Alcock Ashdown Ltd. of Gujarat, India, for advanced subsea systems valued at approximately $58.6m. The equipment will be installed on six new surveying vessels that India's National Hydrographic Office has ordered from the shipyard. HUGIN was developed through collaboration between the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, the Royal Norwegian Navy, Statoil and Kongsberg Maritime. Cooperation began in 1995, and the first HUGIN was put into commercial use in the North Sea in 1997.

Ottawa Renewing Subsidy for Purchasers of Canadian-Built Ships

The federal government is keeping afloat a subsidy program for buyers of Canadian-built ships, reported the CP. Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay and Industry Minister Maxime Bernier said Thursday that Ottawa will renew and add $50m over three years to the Structured Financing Facility, which reduces the interest cost of loans used to buy Canadian-built ships. Thursday's statement noted that the government is also proceeding with more than $3 billion in ship procurement, including the $2.9-billion Joint Support Ship program and $324 million for six new Coast Guard vessels.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd Announces 6 New Contracts for US $214.2 Million

SINGAPORE: Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (Holdings) Ltd announced six new shipbuilding contracts for a total of US $214.2 million. The company will build two 82,000 DWT (deadweight tonnage) bulk carriers, two 10,000 DWT bulk carriers and two 4,800 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container ships, to be delivered in 2012 and 2013. During the first quarter of 2011 Yangzijiang has secured a total of 14 shipbuilding contracts adding up to US $512.3 million. Source: Channel News Asia- 11 April 2011

Colombo Dockyard to build Six

According to a report on www.colombopage.com, Sri Lanka's state-owned Colombo Dockyard, won six new shipbuilding projects from Singapore and India. One of the projects is to build four units of 78M Multi-purpose platform supply Vessels to its Singapore Client. Two units of 400-passenger, 250T Cargo Vessels are also to be built for an Indian client.  (Source: www.colombopage.com)

Maersk Supply Service Orders Six Offshore Vessels

Maersk Supply Service, a unit in Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk, said on Thursday it has placed an order for six new large anchor-handling tug supply vessels from Kleven Maritime in Norway. "The vessels are built for deep water operations and potential customers are international oil companies and construction companies worldwide," the company said in a statement. Delivery of the first vessels is expected in the fourth quarter of 2016. The parties have agreed not to disclose value of the contract. Reporting by Ole Mikkelsen

Ledcor Adds Six New Cargo Barges

Photo courtesy of Ledcor Group

The Ledcor Group of Companies announced that it has taken delivery of six new cargo barges to serve clients in southwest B.C. Ledcor said its marine division has grown significantly since its inception in 2012 and is on target to double its fleet size by 2016, bringing its fleet totals to nine tugboats and 23 barges. "Ledcor continues to invest in its marine operations, allowing us to expand and diversify to meet the needs of current and future clients," said Mark Houghton, Chief Operating Officer for Ledcor's Marine Operations.

Ottawa Spends $324m for Coast Guard Vessels

The federal government followed through on a major budget promise on Thursday, announcing it will spend $324m to purchase six new vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard. The vessels, which will be phased into the existing coast guard fleet between 2009 and 2014, will include four midshore patrol vessels and two offshore science vessels. All six will be built in Canada, which should boost the country's shipbuilding industry, said Fisheries Minister Loyola Hearn. In addition to the six new vessels, Hearn said the coast guard will spend $17 million to buy a high-speed air cushion vehicle that will be used in search and rescue services in Quebec. The government will also redeploy two of its icebreakers from the Maritimes to Newfoundland and Labrador over the next two years.

Petrobras to Seek Builders for Six Platforms

Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil's state-run oil company, as of 2017 will begin seeking offers for the construction of six new offshore oil platforms envisioned in current investment plans, according to a newspaper interview published Sunday. In an interview with O Globo, the biggest daily in the company's home base of Rio de Janeiro, Petrobras' director of exploration and production said the six new platforms, together likely to cost as much as $6 billion, are among eight rigs planned to enter service by 2021, with bidding for the other two contracts already under way. The new platforms, Solange Guedes said, will come on the heels of another 11 platforms already under construction and expected to enter service through 2019.

Keppel Singmarine Wins AHTS Contract

AHTS Coloso built and delivered to Gulfmark Offshore earlier this year. Keppel Singmarine, a builder of offshore support vessels, won a $230 million contract to build six new Anchor Handling Tug/Supply (AHTS) vessels for Gulfmark Offshore. Two of these six 10,700 bhp AHTS vessels of 2,700 dwt each will be built in the Keppel Nantong Shipyard. This is the first contract for Keppel’s newly acquired shipyard in China. The first vessel is expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2007, with the final delivery in the third quarter of 2008. Customized to Gulfmark’s requirements, the six vessels were designed by Keppel’s Marine Technology Development (MTD) and are being built to meet the growing demand of Gulfmark Offshore’s customers in Southeast Asia.

Polarcus Orders Six From Ulstein

Offshore shipowner Polarcus has ordered six new ships of Ulstein design.

Offshore shipowner Polarcus has ordered six new ships of Ulstein design. The Ulstein SX124-, Ulstein SX133- and Ulstein SX134-type vessels will be built at Drydocks World Dubai. Polarcus is committed to the environment and innovative solutions, and has done business with the Ulstein Group before. The two new designs, Ulstein SX133 and Ulstein SX134, are the first vessels with the Ulstein X-BOW to receive DNV’s ICE-1A class notation, which means they can operate in Arctic waters.

Bahri Scraps Old Stager Cargo Ship

'Saudi Diriyah': Photo courtesy of Saudi Arabia Ports Authority

The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) sells 'Saudi Diriyah' for recycling. The sale of the general purpose cargo vessel raised the sum of SAR. 30,257,136 generating a net gain of SAR 19,523,391 after deducting its book value and all expenses associated with the sale. Bahri mention that they had previously announced the signing of six ship building contracts to acquire six new general cargo vessels to replace the older fleet in this sector which have completed their useful life.

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