• 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 October 15

16:56 Tall ships arrive at Port of Ipswich as part of 'Race of the Classics'
16:37 Coast Guard ends search after plane crash victims bodies are located
16:20 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard delivers 8,140 DWT Pola Fiva, fifth dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59
16:04 DNV GL leads consortium to update Carbon Trust Floating LiDAR Roadmap
15:34 East Mediterranean projects take steps towards adoption of alternative fuels
15:04 NYK approves Japan Climate Action Summit declaration
14:51 Wärtsilä LNG solutions featured on environmentally advanced cruise ship
14:35 Coast Guard sets port condition X-ray in Georgia, South Carolina
14:17 Andrey Shunin appointed as General Director of Caspian Energy Management
13:28 Cooperation for sustainable shipping in the Mediterranean
12:41 ACL christens its newest G4 vessel, the Atlantic Sun
12:13 Kongsberg Digital and KPMG launch new complete cybersecurity partnership for the maritime industry
11:55 Nevsky Shipyard took part in Offshore Marintec Russia
11:19 ABS leads industry discussion on digitization, safety and compliance
11:12 New shipping route links Gdansk and Scandinavia
10:51 Port of Gdansk considered as transport hub for Slovakia
10:29 Brent Crude futures price up 1.21% to $81.4, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.04% to $72.08
10:10 Tuco Marine Group to build a multipurpose first responder boat for Hovedstadens Beredskab I/S
09:53 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,579 points
09:34 Gazprom and Shell discuss next steps in Baltic LNG project
09:15 Throughput of port Helsinki (Finland) in 9M'18 up 8.4% Y-o-Y to 11.38 million tonnes (table)
08:07 PIL terminates all calls to Iran due to US sanctions
07:06 ChainPORT hackathon held for the first time simultaneously in the ports of Antwerp and Los Angeles
06:16 Vinalines posts profit of US$900,000 in the first nine months of 2018

2018 October 14

09:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
09:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
09:16 Port of Corpus Christi moves record tonnage in first nine months of 2018
09:12 Port of New Orleans receives Excellence Award for Master Plan

2018 October 13

09:06 OOCL fleet moves forward to meet IMO 2020 regulation
09:04 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
08:56 Algoma announces cancellation of Croatian new build contracts
08:54 Panama Canal sets record annual cargo tonnage in fiscal year 2018

2018 October 12

18:07 Port of Antwerp on track for sixth record year
17:36 Strengthening of Kaliningrad seaway canal's embankment included in Russia’s territorial development strategy through 2025
17:08 Stena Bulk in partnership with Bay Crest Management for expansion in Asia
16:04 Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of work at DP World Berbera in Somaliland
15:52 LNG Croatia invited bids for import LNG terminal infrastructure
15:35 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company continues expanding its operations in international waters
15:03 Maersk Line announces an increase in FAK rates from Far East to North Europe
14:47 Minister Berner: Finland strives to reduce emissions from shipping
14:03 CMA CGM to introduce new quarterly BAF for long term contracts from 1st of January 2019
13:44 LUKOIL commissions fifth well at Filanovsky field second stage
13:21 Ocean Network Express enters bilateral feeder network cooperation with Hapag - Lloyd
13:10 MOL consolidation service succeeds with trial of remote container tracking management device
12:28 Germany furthers support to WMU with Simulator Lab refurbishment
12:05 Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Group in China and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to establish a shipbuilding joint venture
11:47 BPO pays a visit to the Port of Ust-Luga
11:26 Rosterminalugol exported 16 million tonnes of coal YTD
11:05 Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia
10:54 Bunker prices continue going up at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
10:50 Port of Gothenburg starts construction of new terminal
10:30 Brent Crude futures price up 1.2% to $81.22, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $71.81
10:11 De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen RSD WID Tug 2915 Hybrid Fregate and ASD Tug 2310 SD Papillon
10:09 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,515 points
09:58 Damen signs for another three years as founding partner of the Nederlands Dans Theater
09:51 Fuel oil prices show no significant changes in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
09:33 RF Government approves plan for modernization and expansion of core infrastructure
09:14 Vimpel Shipyard launches border patrol boat of Project 1496М1 built for FSB Border Guard Service

2018 October 11

19:00 Gasum becomes 100% owner of Skangas, consolidates its position as the leading Nordic LNG provider
18:36 FLEX LNG to enter into transaction to acqure five 5th generation LNG newbuildings