• 2017 July 17 18:21

    MAN Diesel & Turbo expands its contribution to world’s largest fusion experiment

    MAN Diesel & Turbo has concluded a contract with Walter Tosto S.p.A. for the delivery of essential parts for the worldwide renowned ITER project. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor currently being built in Cadarache (France) aims to demonstrate the feasibility of fusion as a future energy source, the Company said in a press release.

    With this most recent order to MAN Diesel & Turbo’s fabrication specialists in Deggendorf, the company already won the third sub-project contributing to this multinational experimental set-up. The 13 so-called Port Stubs, fabricated for the Italian company Walter Tosto S.p.A., are to be installed in ITER’s vacuum vessel. This vessel will house the fusion reactions and act as a first safety containment barrier. The Port Stubs are the connecting element between the vacuum vessel and the ports. The latter provide access for remote handling operations and other installations as diagnostics, heating, and vacuum systems.

    “MAN Diesel & Turbo is proud to be part of the most ambitious energy project in the world today. We are helping to bring the source of the sun’s energy down to earth – our experts participate in the construction of a fusion reactor which may soon demonstrate power can be generated in the same way the sun does it”, says Dr. Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “MAN continues to contribute to the development of leading-edge technologies with its high-tech equipment and enormous technical knowledge.”

    The ITER (lat: the way) project is funded and run by seven member entities: Japan, the European Union, the United States, Russia, China, South Korea and India. In southern France, 35 nations are collaborating to build the world's largest tokamak – a magnetic fusion device designed to prove the feasibility of fusion as a large-scale and carbon-free source of energy based on the same principle that powers our sun and stars.

    "This third order within the ITER project underlines the industry’s confidence in MAN’s skills in complex stainless steel processing and innovative welding technology”, explains Prof. Dr. Rolf Bank, Head of MAN Diesel & Turbo in Deggendorf, Germany.
     
    The first ITER order to MAN was booked in 2012. It encompasses the delivery of 18 so-called Upper Ports to Russian JSC “NIIEFA”, D.V. Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus as sub-contractor. More than 1000 tons of stainless steel is currently being processed by MAN in Deggendorf in order to deliver the Upper Ports starting mid-2017.

    MAN received the second ITER order from Indian multinational conglomerate Larsen & Toubro, which is manufacturing the critical Cryostat at Hazira, India. The order comprises the assembly of the Cryostat. The largest stainless steel high-vacuum chamber ever built (16,000 m³) provides the high vacuum, ultra-cool environment for the vacuum vessel and the superconducting magnets. With this order, MAN was one of the first companies on the construction site in France, where works started in mid-2016.

    MAN Diesel & Turbo in Deggendorf has a vast experience with demanding projects within the scope of large-scale fusion experiments. The company has already participated in the construction of the Wendelstein 7-x plant and supported the project for 15 years by supplying the internal and external vessel as well as the machinery foundation. Wendelstein 7-x commenced test operation and produced the first plasma in 2016 – scientists from the Max Planck Institute are now studying the basis for the energy supply of the future.




2017 September 22

18:04 ESL Shipping's second LNG-fueled dry cargo vessel was named Haaga
17:47 Black Sea Fleet frigate Admiral Essen returned to Sevastopol
17:22 Port of Gdansk throughput up 4% to 25.5 mln t in Jan-Aug'17
16:58 Pella Shipyard (Leningrad Region) launched the harbor tugboat of Project 04690 (graphics)
16:35 Connecting Europe Conference takes place in Tallinn
16:00 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Aug'17 grew by 15% to 9.02mln t
15:33 Wan Hai Lines awarded “Container Shipping Line of The Year India-Far East Trade Lane” for the sixth time in seven years
15:19 Throughput of port Vyborg up 16% to 935,600 t in 8M’17
14:55 Throughput of port Vysotsk up 4% to 11.74 mln t in Jan-Aug'17
14:33 Neptun shipyard in Rostock finishes first engine room module for AIDAnova
14:20 Mooring trials of nuclear-powered icebreaker Arktika scheduled for early 2018
14:02 Polarcus awarded broadband 3D project in Asia Pacific
13:43 USCG to present Amver Awards to Dutch ship owners at Europort 2017
13:32 MOL issues "Safety, Environmental and Social Report 2017"
13:17 Throughput of port Primorsk in 8M’17 down 7% Y-o-Y to 40.12 mln t
13:02 PhilaPort container throughput up to 54,185 TEUs in August 2017
12:55 Baltiysky Zavod launches Sibir, first serial nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220 (photo)
12:42 Meyer Werft to build cruise ship for Saga Cruises
12:01 Singapore will host 18th Ballast Water Management Conference on 7-8 February 2018
11:40 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 12% to 67.54 mln t in 8M’17
10:28 Throughput of Big Port St. Petersburg up 11% to 35.26 mln t in 8M’17
10:09 Damen displays leading position in global OPV market
09:54 Brent Crude futures price up 0.16% to $56.52, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.28% to $50.69
09:35 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:17 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,470 points

2017 September 21

18:01 Nuclear missile cruisers of RF Navy's Northern Fleet conducted bilateral exercise with firing
17:38 CPC has accepted three million tons of crude oil from the Russian fields on the Caspian shelf
17:10 FESCO delivered hydraulic equipment weighing over 500 tons to the Krasnoyarsk power plant
16:43 Ukraine’s water transport carried 0.4 mln passengers in Jan-Aug'17, up 40.2%, Y-o-Y
16:19 Vympel Shipyard dispatched two fast patrol boats of Project 12150, Mangust, to Sakhalin (photo)
16:02 Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat sign ship energy management agreement
15:26 MABUX: Global bunker market turns in the rebalancing direction
15:24 Cargo transportation by Ukraine’s water transport down 11.4% to 3.6 mln t in 8M’17
15:02 Wärtsilä marine gear boxes to be produced by Siemens
14:41 Black Fleet frigate Admiral Essen returns to Sevastopol from Mediterranean
14:02 Finnlines to lengthen four of its "Breeze series" vessels
13:50 Photo release “IAA PortNews at the NEVA 2017”
13:17 Sovcomflot CEO Sergey Frank meets IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim
13:02 Aker Solutions wins Troll FEED contract with EPCI option from Statoil
12:31 RF Navy’s Northern Fleet takes part in combined-arms exercise in the Barents Sea
12:08 Dorian LPG selects ABS to evaluate LPG as fuel and other 2020 compliance options
11:39 Fuel oil prices are still high at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:08 ZIM marks the 3 millionth container carried through DaChan Bay Terminals
10:47 IMO conducted table-top exercise on maritime security in Lima, Peru
10:29 Brent Crude futures price down 0.23% to $56.16, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.12% to $50.63
10:08 MAN Diesel & Turbo concludes dual-fuel ‘Wes Amelie’ LNG conversion project
09:50 Port of Gdansk to cooperate with new foreign partners - Ukraine and Qatar
09:32 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,449 points
09:17 NCSP volumes for 8M 2017 totaled 97 million tons
09:08 Royal IHC launches NMDC’s first custom-built TSHD
08:28 Berth rehabilitation continues apace at APM Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey
08:02 Samsung Heavy Industries showcases in-house glycol LNG regasification system to shipowners
07:57 Wärtsilä tests its automatic wireless induction charging system on a hybrid powered coastal ferry

2017 September 20

18:04 IMO talks Polar matters in Russia
17:49 Uniper and Pavilion Gas sign LNG deal providing access to their assets in respective home markets
17:32 Seaspan accepts delivery of 11000 TEU SAVER containership
17:22 Songa Bulk ASA announces acquisition of Kamsarmax bulk carrier
17:17 Digital Ship returns to Singapore on 4 October with a focus on investigating maritime’s digital future
16:55 Damen to open service hub in Russian Black Sea port
16:48 Almaz Shipyard hosts flag hoising ceremeny for patrol ship Predanny of Project 22460