• 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.




2019 January 23

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18:13 Eagle Bulk receives commitment for a new credit facility totaling $208 million
18:02 Port of Gdansk (Poland) throughput in 2018 totaled 49.03 million tonnes, up 20.7% Y-o-Y
17:40 Andrei Malyarov elected as Chairman of Severnaya Verf shipyard's BoD
17:19 RWE files acquisition of renewables businesses of E.ON and innogy with European Commission
17:03 The Board of Directors of Fincantieri appoints a second General Manager
16:51 Ice restrictions at the port of Arkhangelsk come into effect on February 15
16:37 USCG interdicts smuggling boat with convicted criminals aboard off Florida
16:24 Regulatory issues related to operation of seaport infrastructure facilities to be discussed at the 2nd HES and Dredging Congress
16:08 First discharge of LPG from Ichthys LNG Project in Japan carried by “K” LINE’s VLGC “GRACE RIVER”
16:03 CMA CGM to launch its Med Pendulum Service (MPS)
15:46 Ice restrictions at the port of Vyborg (Leningrad Region) come into effect on February 6
15:33 Nakilat – Keppel welcomes first FSRU at the Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard
15:28 MHI Vestas achieves final turbine installation at Horns Reef 3
15:18 Rolls-Royce completes €57 million upgrade of Rauma thruster facility
15:03 NYK announces delivery of new coal carrier for Hokkaido Electric Power
14:33 Port of Oakland reports more ships than ever plugging into grid
14:20 Throughput of Port Vysotsky up 10.7% to 7.89 million tonnes in 2018
14:03 Kiel welcomes the TUI Cruises newbuilding
13:45 Admiralteiskie Verfi shipyard lays down large freezing trawler of Project СТ-192
13:27 Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker arrives at Antarctica
13:02 Rotterdam as a circular hub for the raw materials transition
12:58 The Russian Federation accedes to passenger compensation treaty
12:51 New initiatives to strengthen Singapore as a global maritime hub announced
12:37 SCHOTTEL presents new mechanical hybrid propulsion solution
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11:42 15 vessels escorted by icebreakers in eastern part of Gulf of Finland during 24 hours on January 22-23
11:16 OSG exercises option for second 204,000 barrel barge at Gunderson Marine
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09:19 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,036 points

2019 January 22

18:25 Elengy prepares the sale of access capacities to the Fos Tonkin LNG terminal for the period 2021-2030
18:05 Monjasa steps up as the 2nd largest local bunker supplier in the Panama Canal in 2018
17:54 Relampago practices skills with UAE Navy ship
17:35 CalMac takes over the tiller at Argyll Ferries
17:05 NYK gets the highest-rated ‘A’ for Climate Change by CDP Survey
16:42 RF Government proposed candidates to Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port's BoD
16:23 Pilbara Ports Authority achieves a new record tonnage on a single tide at the Port of Port Hedland
15:56 Port of Rotterdam Authority and Rotterdam Port Promotion Council renew collaboration
15:46 ICTSI Subic hits milestone 200,000th TEU move
15:44 Growth seen in several sectors at ABP South Wales
15:28 KONTUR SPb ERT unit’s drills get thumbs up from Rosmorrechflot’s certification commission
15:22 First ship viaVerbrugge Terminals’ new permanent shipping line with South America docks in North Sea Port
15:00 Meyer Turku delivers New Mein Schiff 2 to TUI Cruises in Kiel
14:41 Jotun looks into expansion of ship coatings production in Russia
14:32 HHLA completes expansion of the container rail terminal Burchardkai
14:19 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
14:02 North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation opens the Port of Mackay for new bulk material trades
13:32 China Navigation to acquire the bulk shipping activities of Hamburg Süd
13:22 14 crewmembers of gas carriers which caught fire in the Kerch Strait confirmed dead, five missing
13:15 Fincantieri to build LCS 31 for US Navy
12:53 Gdynia, Poland to host Transport Week 2019 on March 5-7
12:31 MOL moves to establish 'Asahi MOL Tankers' for pool operation of MR Product Tankers
12:14 DFDS expands cooperation with Turkish Ekol Logistics
11:45 ABP invests £2.2 million in new agribulk terminal at Port of Ayr
11:17 BIMCO: only international action will stop increase in piracy