• 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.




2019 July 18

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16:35 Consortium including DEME and Jan De Nul explores pioneering high-wave offshore solar technology
16:07 Large maritime market players join hands to create high-wave offshore solar panels
15:52 State Duma makes it easier for foreign tourists to visit Russia’s Arctic
15:35 Incat Tasmania delivers new 111-metre ferry to Spain operator Naviera Armas
15:18 Hapag-Lloyd launches South-East India – Europe Express Service // IEX to start operations in October 2019
15:01 Operation ATALANTA welcomes ESPS CANARIAS
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14:00 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Selina with Ausca
13:44 PortNews Media Group's anniversary celebration photo release
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11:53 Construction of LNG-powered icebreakers to be financed by NOVATEK – Vyacheslav Ruksha
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11:09 Port of Muuga strengthened with new ferry connection to Finland
10:48 Primorsky MRC terminal to offer fully closed transshipment of loose cargo
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10:09 Port of Lowestoft names new state-of-the-art pilot boat
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2019 July 17

18:13 USCG responds to boat collision, assists 4 injured
17:55 LNG vessels to protect environment and increase container turnover at the Port of Riga
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17:03 Qatargas delivers 3000th LNG cargo to Japan
16:48 Maslovoz-2 tanker left floating dock of Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard
16:21 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers the Aleksandr Zuyev, dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, to STLC
16:03 Safe Bulkers, Inc. announces installation and commissioning of the first scrubber on MV Martine
15:44 Germany accedes to ship recycling convention
15:27 South Africa accedes to compensation regime for hazardous and noxious cargoes
15:02 BHP to introduce low emissions LNG freight
14:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from ISC to North Europe and the Mediterranean
13:32 McDermott awarded FEED contract for Sohar LNG bunkering project in Oman
13:15 Pilbara Ports Authority delivers a total annual throughput of 697.2 million tonnes for the 2018/19 financial year
12:39 Exports of Russian oil products from Kambarka oil tank farm resumed by river route via RPK-Vysotsk-LUKOIL-II
12:01 Aker Solutions announces Second-Quarter and Half-Year results 2019
11:51 New edition of Rules for Classification and Construction of Ships Carrying Liquefied Gases in Bulk published by RS
11:44 Port of Oakland’s keystone project set to be delivered in 2020
11:26 NIBULON shipyard continues forming the hull of its 140-m NIBULON MAX floating crane
11:02 The President of the European Council visits the new Port of Baku
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10:17 AS Tallinna Sadam reports its 2019 Q2 passenger and cargo flows
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09:19 Baltic Dry Index is up to 2,011 points

2019 July 16

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17:06 Odfjell SE sells its ownership share of terminal in Jiangyin, China
16:30 Keppel secures contract from Yinson for the modification of FPSO
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