• 2018 June 5 14:48

    Krylov Centre is testing the electric propulsion system for LK-60 icebreaker

    Krylov Centre says it is testing the electric propulsion system for LK-60 icebreaker.

    The trials are intended to check each individual component and overall functional performance of the electric propulsion system (EPS) made in TSNII SET for the LK-60 icebreaker to confirm that the system fully meets the design specs.

    A huge 20 MW propulsion motor weighing over three tons had arrived at Krylov’s electric engineering test facility a few days before the trials. This unique transportation job involved formidable logistic efforts, mobilizing special -purpose cargo handling and lifting equipment. The motor was installed on the test site and connected to all service lines pertinent to the electric propulsion system as required for an inclusive package of tests, which are scheduled to last a few months. The tests will include debugging of the EPS software under realistic operating conditions. These verifications are expected to cut down the duration of start-up and adjustment tests on board the icebreaker to speed up commissioning and delivery of the ship to the Customer.

    This is the most powerful marine electric engineering system that has ever been tested in Russia on a land-based facility. The trials commenced at the unique facility of the Krylov Centre are considered as a milestone event for the Russian shipbuilding industry attracting many distinguished visitors.

    Among special guests were Mr.V. V. Ruksha and Mr. K.Yu. Knyazevsky, Atomflot executives representing the Customer of the multi-role LK-60 icebreaker. Both were satisfied with the tests and testing capabilities of Krylov’s experimental facility. Prospects for development of tremendous Arctic potential and construction of new icebreakers and ice-going vessels for northern seas were also discussed during this visit.

    The test facility was also visited by Mr. A.A. Arkhipov, Surface Ship Designer General. He was demonstrated main operating modes of the icebreaker electric propulsion system.

    Another high guest was Mr. R.I. Mistakhov, Director of Ak Bars Shipbuilding Corporation. As a shipbuilder he was particularly interested in the opportunities offered by the experimental facility in testing shipboard electric equipment and systems.

    The demonstration tests were also witnessed by high-placed officials of regional administrations, e.g. Mr. A. G. Vasyuta, Minister of Industrial Policy in the Republic of Crimea, and Mr. O.E. Belaventsev, Plenipotentiary for the North Caucasus Federal District. The regional leaders were shown the impressive capabilities of the 40MW electric engineering test facility — the first in its kind in Russia. These meetings and discussions are essential for promoting new business contacts and projects for closer inter-regional cooperation.

2018 August 16

18:45 Kalashnikov Concern’s Vympel Shipyard lays freezer trawler of Project T30
18:06 Port of Dover awarded contract to Solent Marine Ltd to design and fit-out Dover's new marina
17:32 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East Asia to West Africa
17:06 Hapag-Lloyd increases reefer fleet by 11,100 containers
16:56 DFDS orders additional freight ferry (ro-ro) newbuilding from the Chinese Jinling Shipyard
16:52 Sovcomflot’s shuttle tanker Governor Farkhutdinov ships 600th crude oil cargo for Sakhalin-2
16:03 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Mozambique
15:47 Taganrog Sea Commercial Port's H1 2018 employee benefits and rewards programme totals RUB 2.2 million
15:31 Melbourne port operator ICTSI may be investigated by State and Federal authorities
15:09 Bunker prices at Far Eastern ports remain flat
14:33 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to Indian Ocean
14:27 MABUX: Bunker prices may change irregular next week
14:13 Maersk Line announces rates from Far East to North Europe
13:42 First ever S-T-S loading of 70000dwt Panamax coal carrier performed at Shakhtersk harbour transshipment location in Sakhalin
13:32 More investment contracts at the Port of Gdansk
13:02 Wärtsilä equipped Canadian ferry will have minimal environmental impact
12:16 Damen Shipyards Galati celebrates 125 years
12:09 Okskaya Sudoverf Shipyard launches 6th serial barge of Project ROB20
12:03 Boskalis presents half-year results and terminates loss-making low-end transport activities
11:59 Port of Oakland container volume up 3.6 percent in July 2018
11:45 Rolls-Royce launches new battery system for ships
10:58 DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018
10:57 VARD secures contract for one autonomous and electric-driven container vessel for YARA
09:39 EU NAVFOR mission operation commander visits Spanish MPRA in Djibouti
09:21 Baltic Dry Index gains to 1725 points

2018 August 15

18:33 Equinor extends partnership with The Arctic Race of Norway
17:56 Port Kavkaz seven-month volumes soar 30% Y/Y to 25.21 million tonnes
17:36 Russian Gov't to allocate RUB 500 million in subsidies to support small-tonnage fishing ships construction, Rosrybolovstvo says
17:34 Maersk Line to rise rates from Far East to East Coast South America
17:30 Yang Ming orders ten 2,800 TEU containerships
17:19 Nor-Shipping 2019 takes place in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway, from 04 to 07 June 2019
16:05 New Times Shipbuilding announces delivery of oil tanker
15:04 Rosrybolovstvo looks into building a series of three RVs as from 2020
15:04 Concordia Maritime AB announces interim report for H1 2018
14:12 Multipurpose Reloading Complex spends over RUB 600,000 on employee benefits and rewards programme
13:20 Konecranes to deliver more electric RTGs to Luka Koper in Slovenia
13:02 Join Marinet Conference at SMM 2018, Hamburg
12:32 Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev gives green light to NLR construction project
12:01 WW Ocean presents new-look trade maps resembling public transit maps
11:15 Port of Vancouver posts H1 2018 results
10:41 Aker Solutions wins orders for Liuhua power umbilical systems in China
10:21 Nor-Shipping 2019 devotes entire hall to new focus on Blue Economy
10:05 Crude oil futures drop 0.22% to $72.3 in London and 0.48% to $66.72 in New York
09:29 Bunker prices at Port of St. Petersburg show mixed movements

2018 August 14

18:30 Hapag-Lloyd annonces General Rate Increase from East Asia to USA and Canada
18:12 FE Railways' loaded freight in Jan-Jul up 2% to 28.2 million tonnes
18:07 Hapag-Lloyd changes terminals at Genoa on its MPS service
17:47 British Ports Association launch Sustainable Development Resolution
17:45 Euro Tank Terminal extends jetty at the port of Rotterdam
17:31 MEYER WERFT holds float out procedure for cruise ship for AIDA Cruises
17:29 APM Terminals launches online customer platform in Bahrain
17:27 MED MARINE delivers a 24m ASD Tug from Turkey to Estonia
16:24 Offshore installation vessel starts work on Belgium’s largest offshore wind farm
15:44 Logistec Corporation declares quarterly drvidends on shares
15:21 Vessel Performance Optimisation Forum Singapore initial speakers announced
15:02 Danaos Corporation announces closing of comprehensive debt refinancing
14:16 Sea Port St. Petersburg earmarked over $337,000 for bonus and social responsibility programmes
14:13 TTS Group ASA secures new contracts for access equipment and cranes for two reefer vessels
14:06 Ports of Primorsk and Ust-Luga support green shipping, to implement incentives for LNG-powered ships as from August 15, 2018
13:39 Bunker prices in Far East seaports edge down