• 2017 April 19 17:13

    MRTS installs first eight large-diameter bored piles at the construction site of LNG terminal in Kaliningrad Region (photo)

    MRTS Holding says pipe-laying vessel Fortuna has installed the first eight large-diameter bored piles at the construction site of Gazprom’s LNG regasification terminal in the Kaliningrad region. This is the first project in Russia to use this sort of piles. MRTS companies are involved in the project.

    The shells for the first piles were made in Arkhangelsk at the facilities of MRTS Terminal and delivered to Kaliningrad by water transport, where they are welded and undergo anti-corrosion treatment.

    Then the piles are delivered to the construction site and installed with a crane.

    DGPS sensors are installed on all shells, which allow them to be positioned with high accuracy. Deviations from the vertical position are monitored with inclinometers. If deviations are not detected, the shells are filled with crushed stone (about 8,000 tons of crushed stone for each shell and 2,500 tons between inserts and shells).

    Thus, the foundation is formed to bear a birth of 40 m wide and 100 m long. Besides, there will be a breakwater with a width of 26 m and a length of 600 m. A 5-km long pipeline will link the terminal with the underground storage facility (pipe diameter of 530х15 mm, concrete pavement of 50 mm thick).

    “Construction of an LNG terminal in the Kaliningrad Region is a unique project. Therefore, it is extremely interesting for us from the point of view of design, production and logistics. Besides, the time of the project implementation is very short, which also complicates the task, - commented Vladimir Durnin, General Director of MRTS. - Each phase of this project requires absolute attention and creative approach. We develop new methods and looking for new approaches allowing for implementation of our task as well as for optimization of the process. This is a kind of challenge we should meet. All this will let us obtain unique competencies that can be used in other projects in the future."

    LNG regasification terminal in the Kaliningrad Region is a project of strategic significance for Russia. Its implementation will let improve energy security of the Kaliningrad Region. The terminal will let the region be fully-autonomous for a long time. The consumers in the region will be able to get up to 2.7 bln cbm of gas per year.

    The terminal is to be put into operation by the end of 2017. It will be connected with the existing gas pipeline near the underground gas storage facility of Kaliningrad, so that gas could be supplied to consumers in the region and to the storage facility. The process of regasification will be performed on a flouting regasification unit.

2018 September 25

16:29 Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton
16:20 Portugal joins WISTA International
15:38 Volga Shipping Company named the best in terms of transport security
15:12 Mr. Birkir Hólm Guðnason hired as CEO of Samskip Iceland
14:11 CMA CGM to review sales policy regarding Low Sulphur IMO 2020 Regulation
13:49 NIBULON successfully completed its passenger transportation season
13:11 North Carolina Ports’ terminals resume full commercial operations following hurricane Florence
12:50 Fuel oil prices are going up in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:31 Havila Kystruten selects Havyard to deliver the ship design and extensive equipment package for four new vessels
12:14 European ports welcome Parliament’s explicit support to remove the tax barriers for shore-side electricity for ships
12:01 Long Beach Commission OKs budget for expanded rail yard
11:43 DHT Holdings announces $50 mln scrubber financing
11:32 Nevsky Shipyard takes part in «Marintec Offshore Russia» exhibition
11:00 GTT receives a new order from Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of two new LNG carriers
10:55 NYK announces delivery of new wood-chip carrier for Hokuetsu Corporation
10:24 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,434 points
10:01 Brent Crude futures price up 0.2% to $80.69, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.12% to $72.17
09:38 Yaroslavsky Shipyard lays down oil recovery vessel of Project Р2114 for Transneft
09:15 Audit summary report to be considered by Sub-Committee on Implementation of IMO Instruments

2018 September 24

18:36 DNV GL unveils the complexity of ocean governance in report for the UN Global Compact
18:03 Klaveness Combination Carriers AS announces completion of USD 45.0 million private placement
17:52 Port of Southampton recognised in top 20 under 40 cruise award
17:36 CMA CGM announces GRR from India West Coast to Mozambique
17:03 Metropolitan Plan for Great Newcastle endorses Port of Newcastle vision
16:50 Ust-Luga Container Terminal handles cargo for Nord Stream 2
16:47 Wightlink names its new flagship
16:45 Bomin exits the bunker markets in Singapore and Antwerp
16:43 Hamburg and St. Petersburg strengthen cooperation at the Port Evening
16:33 DNV GL ends operations in Iran by 4th November
16:19 Vladimir Panchenko dredger built by Shipbuilding - Ship Repair Corporation features local content of 90%
16:03 IMO sadness over Nyerere casualty
15:47 Moby Dik terminal starts handling vessels of Sea Connect line
15:33 Wärtsilä inaugurates upgraded EGC test facilities in Norway
15:20 ESPO wants more ambition on harmonisation of data, while maintaining flexibility in reporting systems
15:03 Vinalines to build 2 terminals at $299 mln in Lach Huyen Port
14:46 Port of Antwerp presents smart port of the future at Supernova
14:33 DFDS Seaways raises capacity on route Zeebrugge - Norway
14:18 Feasibility study of concession of state stevedoring companies «Olvia» and «Kherson» presented for acquaintance to potential investors
14:03 Norway’s largest cruise port of Bergen to build Europe’s largest onshore power supply facility
13:59 Sea Port of Saint-Petersburg named one of the best transport infrastructure facilities
13:34 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO up to RUB 21,529 in RF spot market
13:11 Okskaya Sudoverf lays down fourth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD32M
12:45 NOVATEK shipped first LNG cargo to Brazil
12:23 Finalists for the Seatrade Maritime Awards in Dubai announced
12:00 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
11:16 Longline factory ship Marlin laid down by Severnaya Verf shipyard to feature 40% of local content
10:54 Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker
10:52 NOVATEK increases number of Management Board members
10:28 Smart shipping to be under the spotlight at Seatrade Maritime Middle East
10:05 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,413 points
09:43 Brent Crude futures price up 1.25% to $79.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.2% to $71.63
09:21 Freeport of Riga’s project on construction of Krievu Island Terminal enters its final phase
09:00 Vice Premier Han Zheng inspected COSCO-PSA terminal in Singapore
08:14 International maritime community reaffirms cooperation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore

2018 September 23

10:47 DEME unveils innovative nodule collector pre-prototype ‘Patania II’
10:33 Global Ship Lease secures additional charter coverage and adds Maersk Line to charterer portfolio
10:30 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from Latin America to North Europe and South Europe

2018 September 21

18:06 Forth Ports wins prestigious award for community work
17:44 NCSP Group's cargo turnover for January–July 2018 totaled 82,351 thousand tons
17:28 First ISO-container ever loaded with liquefied natural gas at the LNG terminal in Świnoujście