• 2017 June 15 15:01

    MAN Diesel & Turbo wins contracts for four Chinese dredger newbuildings in four months

    In the short period of just four months, MAN Diesel & Turbo has won contracts for four Chinese dredger newbuildings. Chinese outfits CHECD, Jiangsu Haixin and Huanghua Port Bureau recently chose MAN medium-speed engines for trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) newbuildings, the company said in its press release.

    CHEC Dredging Company Ltd. (CHECD) – a subsidiary of CCCC Shanghai Dredging Company Ltd., a branch of CCCC Dredging Company Ltd. (CDC), one of the leading dredging companies in the world and the largest in China – chose complete propulsion packages from MAN Diesel & Turbo for their new 2 × 6,500 m3 TSHDs.

    Each vessel will feature 1 × 6L32/44CR + 1 × 9L32/44CR engines with the latest, flexible, common-rail technology. CHECD cited the engines’ proven robustness, high efficiency and high output as important decision criteria during the selection process. One of the engines will be dedicated to driving a CPP, as well as a mechanical dredge pump, and is designed to satisfy its demands for constant torque and reliable performance under different operational conditions. Furthermore, the engines will be delivered as ‘SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction)-ready’ so as to readily accommodate any retrofit should Tier III operation be requested in the future.

    The propulsion packages also include an MAN Alpha Twin screw CP propeller plant – type VBS720-ODF – with AHT nozzles, as well as 2 × MAN Renk RSLV-720 gearboxes. Shipment of both shipsets is scheduled for the turn of 2017/18.

    The new CHECD dredgers’ basic design comes from Royal IHC in the Netherlands. IHC has an extensive know-how and many years of experience in the design and building of standardised and custom-built dredgers for many different applications.

    In another boost to MAN Diesel & Turbo locally, Jiangsu Haixin Shipping Heavy Ind. has again ordered 2 × MAN 32/40 engines as part of a propulsion package in connection with a repeat order for an 8,000 m3 TSHD, a further sister to an existing series of MAN-powered vessels.

    The scope of delivery covers one shipset including a propulsion package consisting of 2 × 9L32/40 engines, an MAN Alpha twin-screw VBS860 CP propeller, single marine reduction RSVL-800 gearboxes from Renk, plus an SCR system that enables the engines to fulfill Tier III. Delivery is scheduled for end-2017.

    Jiangsu Haixin will construct the vessels at its yard in China, and MAN Diesel & Turbo will build the engines at its Augsburg plant in Germany.

    Huanghua Port Bureau has also chosen MAN engines in the form of 2 × 12V32/44CR units to power a 10,000m3 TSHD newbuilding. Both engines will drive a CPP and have a power take-off for a mechanical dredge-pump drive.

    The Port of Huanghua is an artificial, deep-water, international seaport on the coast of Huanghua, Cangzhou Prefecture, Hebei. MAN Diesel & Turbo is working with a partner, Yue On Shipping, on this project to provide the propulsion package, as well as additional expertise.




2017 June 27

18:36 Hapag-Lloyd to implement new GRI for all dry, reefer, flat rack and open top containers from East Asia to US and Canada
18:06 JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously approves start of Jacksonville Harbor Deepening
17:52 Vympel Shipyard launches fourth Grachonok-class boat of Project 21980
17:36 DNV GL updates the widely used recommended practice for free spanning pipelines
17:24 Vyborg Shipyard hosted meeting focused on localization of ship equipment production in the Russian Federation
17:06 DOF Subsea contract awards in the North Sea and in Canada
16:43 Panama Canal commemorates one-year anniversary of expanded Canal
16:40 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol terminal hit 11 mln t milestone this year (photo)
16:19 Wood Group secures FEED for Alexandroupolis LNG project in Northern Greece
16:12 Port of Helsinki publishes instructions for the safe LNG bunkering of ships
15:55 Insolvency administrator and representatives of Port Equipment LLC shut off from company assets at the port of Vyborg
15:47 Damen Multi-role Aviation Training Vessel arrives in home port of Sydney, Australia
14:44 Krylov State Research Center announces opening of its 40-MW electrical test unit on 28 June 2017
14:26 NYK selected for FTSE4Good Index for the 15th straight year
14:22 Russia’s General Board of State Expert Review approves construction of utilities for sea terminal in Pionersky (Kaliningrad region)
14:03 Norway to implement maritime broadband communication on ships and planes in public service
13:47 Glosten completes design of 150-passenger hybrid electric ferry for Kitsap Transit
13:30 Wan Hai Lines enhances China - Southeast Asia service network
13:23 Goodman increases warehouse space at its logistics centre at the Port of Gdansk
13:17 DFDS Logistics uses biofuel for trucks in Gothenburg
12:58 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:07 RF Navy’s missile ships practiced interaction in the Baltic Sea
11:39 Arctic Economic Council welcomes Statoil as Northern Partner
11:15 NIBULON launches the last tugboat in a series of three vessels of Project 121M
10:48 Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine appoints new Head of USPA's Nikolaev branch
10:16 New Skangas Board member appointed
09:52 Brent Crude futures price up 0.28% to $46.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.23% to $43.48
09:35 Passenger Port of St. Petersburg welcomed 19 cruise ships last week
09:13 Baltic Dry Index up to 884 points

2017 June 26

18:04 2 MOL-operated / managed vessels selected as 2016 'Best Quality Ships Award'
17:51 Gas from Lithuanian LNG terminal will be stored in the Latvian Inčukalns storage facility for the first time
17:34 EUROGATE publishes first sustainability report
17:04 Diving support vessel Redsborg from the Wagenborg Offshore sets direction to St. Eustatius
16:48 Murmansk Region and Gazprom Geologorazvedka sign agreement on social and economic development
16:34 ZIM deploys an 11,000 TEU vessel in the Asia-ECSA Trade
16:04 Upcoming State of the Baltic Sea report to be in focus in the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting
15:50 Baltic Sea Tug Agency provided towing and mooring services to the largest bulk carrier welcomed by the port of Ust-Luga (photo)
15:34 Aker Solutions to supply umbilicals for Mozambique's first offshore field development
15:04 DEME’s subsidiary GeoSea to install offshore foundations for EnBW offshore wind farm Albatros in Germany
14:38 Nevsky Shipyard will launch dry cargo vessel of Project RSD 49 on 29 June 2017 (photo)
14:19 Damen prepares Columbus for summer cruise season
14:15 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 9,573 in RF spot market
13:49 Rosterminalugol welcomed the largest bulker in the history of Ust-Luga port (photo)
12:56 Upcoming State of the Baltic Sea report to be in focus in the 2018 HELCOM Ministerial Meeting
12:03 New City Terminal entrance improves accessibility of Rotterdam’s city and port
11:34 Port of Rotterdam Authority contracts four PortXL start-ups
11:11 Baltic Sea Tug Agency LLC assisted floating crane involved in lifting of sunken barge (photo)
10:48 Decade-old Betuwe Route crucial for sustainable growth of port of Rotterdam
10:25 Seafarer abandonment was the subject of a seminar held at IMO Headquarters
10:00 Brent Crude futures price up 0.98% to $46.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.09% to $43.48
09:37 Nevsky Shipyard starts mooring trials of salvage tug Kalas
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 870 points

2017 June 25

14:10 NYK Rumina receives Japanese Pilots' Best Quality Ship Award
14:08 JAXPORT welcomes largest containership to ever call a Florida port

2017 June 24

08:22 Viking Cruises christens Viking Sky in Tromsø, Norway
08:20 Atlas Maritime join the V8 Pool
08:08 Van Oord starts collaboration with start-up acceleration platform PortXL
08:06 Day of the Seafarer is on 25 June

2017 June 23

18:04 CMA CGM announces PSS from Asia to North Europe
17:50 Severnaya Verf will launch the Gremyashchy, corvette of Project 20385, on 30 June 2017