• 2011 September 28 11:23

    Vyborg Shipyard completes delivery of semi-sub rig Polar Star to Gazflot

    Vyborg Shipyard (VSZ) has officially handed over to Gazflot, the semi-submersible drilling rig  " Polyarnaya Zvezda” (Polar Star), the shipbuilding firm said Tuesday.

    The singing of certificate of acceptance for the semi-sub was held on September 27, 2011, at the office of Gazflot.

    The turnkey contract worth RUB 58 billion for construction of two semi-submersible rigs of Project MOSS CS-50 MK-II for operations on the Shtokman gas condensate field was signed between Gazflot and Vyborg Shipyard in November 2007. The shipbuilder commenced construction in July 2008.

    The platforms will be able to operate in the arctic conditions at depths of 500 m and well drilling to a depth of 7500 m. The expected lifetime of the unit is not less than 20 years with the possibility of further extension. Homeport of the facility is the city of Murmansk.

    OJSC Vyborg Shipyard based in Leningrad region specializes in the construction of drilling platforms for the development of offshore deposits, of vessels of small and medium tonnage. The shipbuilding company’s net loss (RAS) for 9 months of 2010 amounted to RUB 202,651,000 vs profit of RUB 1 billion 227.076 million a year earlier. Revenues shrank by 2.7 times  to RUB 7,849,754,000.

2015 October 9

18:30 The ports of Le Havre and Nantes-Saint-Nazaire receive high environmental recognition
18:00 Throughput of port Kavkaz up 54.2% to 19.o83 ml t in 9M’15
17:36 Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals signs MoU with New Mangalore Port Trust to build an LNG regasification terminal
17:29 Opening ceremony held at sea transshipment terminal in Mykolayiv (Ukraine)
17:18 Center for construction of superlarge marine facilities in Belokamenka to be built by mid-2018
17:05 MOL implements General Rate Increase on Asia-Europe services
16:35 ClassNK starts verification tests of next-generation condition-based engine monitoring system for MAN B&W engines on MOL vessel
16:34 Klaipeda Seaport cargo turnover up by 9,3 pct to 28,92 mln tn in January – September of 2015
16:12 A railway viaduct to optimise flows on the Betuwe Route
15:42 First Wärtsilä 31 engines selected for state-of-the-art icebreaker
15:37 Port of Gdansk launches new tender for attractively located areas
15:12 The Port of Long Beach boosts its on-dock rail capacity with a US$93m project
14:40 Acceptance/delivery certificate signed for diesel-electric icebreaker Vladivostok (photo)
14:12 Hapag-Lloyd improves North Europe-Montreal (Canada) service
13:43 OAO NOVATEK reports its preliminary operating data for QIII'15
13:11 Diana Shipping announces signing of a US$39,682,500 term loan facility with ING Bank
12:55 Throughput of Arkhangelsk Sea Commercial Port up 12.6% to 1.24 mln t in 9M’15
12:31 ABS release world's first guide for SOx scrubber ready vessels
12:10 Vroon Offshore Services to reduce operational fleet through lay-up
12:00 Multi-purpose salvage ice-breaker Murman underwent sea trials (photo)
11:30 Imtech Marine and Radio Holland complete first of two-vessel Sea Trucks’ contract
11:09 Gunvor buys refinery Q8 in Rotterdam
11:02 Latvian Shipping Company disposes it’s interest in AS “Latvijas Naftas tranzīts”
10:58 Over 500 ships and platforms for Arctic shelf development are required by 2022, says RF Ministry of Industry and Trade
10:29 Throughput of Kaliningrad Sea Commercial Port down 12.2% to 2.15 mln t in 9M’15
10:05 Brent Crude futures price up 1.25% to $53.72, Light Sweet Crude - up 1.60% to $50.22
09:51 Bunker prices at port St. Petersburg up in late 41st week (graph)
09:30 RF Navy’s Kaluga submarine returns to her home base after long-range trip
09:13 Baltic Dry Index down to 817 points

2015 October 8

18:16 Port of Gothenburg freezes port charges
17:47 Throughput of port Klaipeda (Lithuania) up 9.3% to 28.91 mln t in 9M’15
17:35 Throughput of Russian seaports up 3% to 495.8 mln t in 9M’15
17:23 Container turnover of Transiidikeskuse AS down 20% to 157,380 TEUs in 9M’15
17:01 RF Northern Fleet ship formation finished task performance at the Novaya Zemlya archipelago
16:37 18,000 TEU CMA CGM Bougainville inaugurated in Le Havre (photo)
15:50 Ban on ordering ships from foreign shipyards to be considered by RF Govt Commission on Import Substitution
15:25 Kotug and Becker to develop floating LNG power plant
14:28 Bunker prices in the Far East ports go up in late 41st week (graph)
14:04 APL launches Eagle Express service between North Asia and U.S. West Coast
14:01 World bunker prices may turn into irregular fluctuation's phase next week, MABUX says
13:30 MacGregor secures new deck machinery contracts in China
13:14 Remontowa awarded Golden Anchor prize for conversion of Stena Germanica into methanol-fuelled ferry
13:02 Ocean Rig announces fleet update
12:30 MOL starts demonstration test of next-generation condition-based engine monitoring system
12:12 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) down 0.05% to 30.026 mln t in 9M’15
12:00 Statoil awards contracts for two Johan Sverdrup jackets to Kvaerner Verdal and Dragados Offshore S.A.
11:30 HELCOM kick-starts work on underwater noise in the Baltic Sea
11:01 Aker Philadelphia Shipyard starts construction on third and fourth product tankers for Kinder Morgan
10:50 More industry plaudits for ABP Humber as International Bulk Journal Awards shortlist announced
10:31 Boskalis launches sustainable “drop-in” marine bio-fuels
10:28 Transas contracted to supply ECDIS system for 20 surveillance vessels in Indonesia
10:22 Brent Crude futures price up 0.39% to $51.46, Light Sweet Crude - up 0.31% to $47.96
10:08 Cargotec's Kalmar receives port equipment order of 23 RTG cranes and 79 terminal tractors from Colombia
09:49 Baltic Dry Index down to 841 points
09:35 Damen sponsors 3rd International Forum of Dredging Companies
09:17 Russian Defence Ministry published video featuring massive precision weapon strike at ISIS infrastructural facilities in Syria (video)

2015 October 7

18:51 OOCL announces enhancement of its Gateway Express (GEX) 1 & 2 service
18:23 Port of Dover joins UK CBI
18:04 Cargotec's Hiab receives an order for 60 MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts from the United States
17:50 Throughput of port Tallinn (Estonia) down 21% to 17.02 mln t in 9M’15