• 2017 September 8 14:27

    Vladimir Putin took part in Zvezda shipyard’s keel laying ceremony for 4 multi-purpose high ice class supply vessels (photo)

    On 8 September 2017, Russian Presiden Vladimir Putin visited Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex (Bolshoi Kamen, Primorsky Territory) and took part in the keel laying ceremony for the Vladimir Monomakh, Alexander Nevsky, Yekaterina Velikaya and Svyataya Maria multi-purpose high ice class supply vessels, which will be built for Rosneft.

    According to the official press center of the President, Vladimir Putin attached a memorial plate to the base section of the Vladimir Monomakh.

    Russia’s first dockyard producing large-capacity vessels with an annual capacity of 330,000 tonnes is being built at the Zvezda shipyard. In the next few years, a commercial shipyard will open here that will manufacture medium and large-capacity vessels and marine equipment, including tankers, gas carriers, elements of drilling platforms, support and seismic survey vessels.

    When speaking at the ceremony, the President said: “A year ago, we met here at the Zvezda shipyard, which was under construction at the time, and inspected its new facilities together. I am happy to see – and I know what is going on here since have I followed the progress closely – that this large-scale project, which is important for the entire country, is developing at a good pace. Almost all work is proceeding in accordance with the schedule. Most importantly, the construction of ships and marine equipment has already begun”.

    Vladimir Putin congratulated the team of the shipyard on a major landmark: “four high ice class supply vessels have been laid down. Commissioned by Rosneft, they will strengthen the company’s potential and that of the entire national fuel and energy sector, as well as promote the development of the Northern Sea Route, a highly important project for the entire country. And not only for our country – you may have watched, followed the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok: virtually all countries in the region have shown an interest in it”.

    The President emphasized the importance to start accomplishing the main long-term strategic task and to launch production of full-fledged medium and large capacity vessels and marine technology as soon as possible. “I know that a long-term plan for utilising the enterprise’s production facilities up to 2035 has already been approved. I hope that this plan will be implemented. In fact, I will monitor this project closely because it is probably a key precondition for the enterprise’s success. Not only Rosneft but also Gazprom, Novatek and other Russian companies must put this plan into practice and place orders on time. Maybe, they should submit even more orders because Zvezda certainly has the potential for handling more orders than provided for in this plan. I would like to note that all the principal clients ordering vessels must submit technical specifications for the required products on time”, he said.

    “I am confident that the company’s staff, you and your colleagues comprehend the scale and importance of our tasks, and that you will do everything possible to establish a competitive shipbuilding centre capable of manufacturing modern and highly popular products. Zvezda is sure to join the list of leading shipyards in Russia and internationally”, added the president.

    The Zvezda Shipbuilding Complex is established at the Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Center (FESRC) by a consortium of Rosneftegaz, Rosneft and Gazprombank. The project will be implemented in three phases. Phase I – construction of a heavy outfitting berth for construction of mid-tonnage vessels and marine facilities. Phase II – Dry dock and full-cycle fabrication shops for construction large-tonnage vessels and marine facilities. Phase III – fabrication shops for construction of offshore facilities.

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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