• 2019 April 10 17:37

    P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology set to sign contract with Vyborg Shipyard on construction of two research ships of Damen design

    P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS) is set to sign a contract for construction of two scientific research ships within two months, Aleksey Sokov, Doctor of Geographic, Acting Director of IO RAS, said at the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum when answering the question of IAA PortNews correspondent.

    “We have come to an agreement with USC and we are ready to place the order at Vyborg Shipyard, - he said. – We would like to have ships built to the project of Damen and we discussed it with Aleksey L’vovich (Aleksey Rakhmanov – Ed.). Yet, USC insists on the design by Almaz.

    Aleksey Sokov emphasized that the state programme named “Science” and supervised by the Ministry of Education and Science foresees the construction of two research vessels (RV) by 2024. The deadline is fixed. Therefore, no more than two months have been left to sign a contract. “If we do not start the construction of ships in May 2019, if we do not sign the contract, we will not have it finished by 2024. June is a deadline, - said Aleksey Sokov. – A rough design should be available and a shipyard should be selected by the moment of contract signing. Detailed design is to be ready by the end of 2019 and the construction should be started from the beginning of 2020.”

    When speaking with journalists at the ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ forum, USC head Aleksey Rakhmanov said that United Shipbuilding Corporation has started designing a scientific research ship for IO RAS at its own expense hoping to sign a contract in the nearest future.

    “We are in a dialogue with the Institute. Our proposal on application of a two-phase construction of sophisticated ships has been finally heard, - explained Aleksey Rakhmanov when answering the question of IAA PortNews correspondent. – First, a design is needed and suppliers are to be selected. Then we negotiate the construction cost and time. If we do not follow this two-phase process we are going disappoint the customer again.

    Damen, which announced the beginning of the project on localization of its manufacture in the Russian Federation last year, takes part in the exhibition in the framework of ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ International Arctic Forum presenting a scientific research ship being currently built by Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania for an Australian customer.

    P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IO RAS) is the largest Russian research center in the field of oceanology. IO RAS is conducting large-scale research in the Global Ocean including the North and South Atlantic, Baltic Sea and Arctic seas. It is involved in scientific research in the sphere of physics, geology, ecology and marine facilities. IO RAS is an operator of Russia’s entire scientific research fleet.

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    Damen presents Arctic shipbuilding at ‘Arctic: Territory of Dialogue’ forum >>>>

    Aleksey Sokov: “We are the largest research fleet owner in the country” >>>>




2019 December 14

14:31 SK Telecom and SHI successfully verified 5G-powered autonomous and remote control navigation test platform using a test ship
13:19 Mitsubishi Corporation participates in FPSO project in Brazil
11:54 SEA\LNG's study underlines LNG as a compelling investment solution for VLCCs on the Arabian Gulf to China trade route
10:46 GTT Training receives the ‘LNG World Shipping Safety Award 2019’
08:55 Draft strategy for development of Russia’s Arctic through 2035 to be presented to Vladimir Putin by year end

2019 December 13

18:17 New ecological equipment enters berths of Multipurpose Reloading Complex in Ust-Luga
17:22 Total's Mozambique LNG Project gets $400 mln loan from African Development Bank
17:03 Port of Los Angeles and Indonesia Port Corporation sign cooperative agreement
16:33 ABB wins contract to power Genting’s next-generation cruise vessels
16:12 ABB completes delivery for the world's most advanced icebreaking LNG carrier fleet
16:03 Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched in Damen Technical Cooperation project
15:33 MacGregor deck handling solution supports China’s Xue Long 2 icebreaker operation
15:12 Polarcus awarded 10-month acquisition program offshore Brazil
14:32 Rotterdam Port Fund invests in Fleet Cleaner
14:11 Subsea 7 awarded contract offshore Norway
13:43 Moín Container Terminal reaches 1 million TEUs
13:31 New container terminal opens in northern Italy
13:05 Aker Solutions to provide subsea production system for phase two of Aker BP's Ærfugl
12:30 Jifmar Offshore Services acquires Delta Marine
12:04 SBM Offshore signs FPSO Sepetiba contracts
11:30 Abu Dhabi Ports announces AED 4Bn expansion projects at Khalifa Port on its 7th Anniversary
11:27 Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel
11:12 WMU and EMSA cooperate on capacity building and research
11:03 SAL Heavy Lift becomes world’s first to equip vessels with new hydrogen / methanol injection technology
10:48 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 245,000 tonnes of cargo in 11M’2019, down 20.7% Y-o-Y
10:34 Overseas Shipholding Group and American Shipping Company jointly announce extension of tanker charters
10:24 WMU President reports to the IMO Assembly
09:59 Kawasaki Heavy Industries launches the world's first liquefied hydrogen carrier
09:43 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, December 13
09:29 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.65% to $64.62, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.52% to $59.49
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,388 points

2019 December 12

18:36 EBRD finances Tekirdag port on Turkey’s Sea of Marmara
18:05 Dutch Drone Delta established with Port of Rotterdam Authority support
17:51 Port of Southampton continues infrastructure investment with £3m crane
17:30 Baltic Workboats shipyard delivers 19 WP Oilrec workboat
17:05 The European Federation of Inland Ports welcomes the Green Deal for Europe
16:46 MOL orders 2 next-generation 'EeneX' coal carriers
16:43 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 10.20 million tonnes
16:26 Klaipėda LNG terminal welcomed three large and four small LNG vessels in November
16:05 Air quality sensor in the Port of Rotterdam checks sulphur emissions from shipping
15:57 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Nov’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1.12 million tonnes
15:34 Alewijnse wins electrical contracts for two additional Combi Freighters at Damen Yichang Shipyard
15:00 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Nov'2019 climbed by 6% Y-o-Y to 17.90 million tonnes
14:36 Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard launches dry cargo carrier Pola Anastasia of Project RSD59
14:12 CMA CGM announces FAK Reefer Rates from North Europe to Asia and Middle East
13:53 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:31 NLNG signs sales deal with Vitol SA
13:12 Austal USA delivers USNS Puerto Rico to U.S. NAVY
12:49 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Nov’2019 grew by 16% Y-o-Y to 56.25 million tonnes
12:24 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, left for sea trials
12:00 ABS publishes Fuel Cell Guidance to support industry decarbonization objectives
11:38 Port of Ust-Luga handled 95.31 million tonnes in 11M’18, up 6% Y-o-Y
11:13 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 11M'2019 grew by 2% to 55.01 million tonnes
11:10 Verifavia Shipping undertakes IHM services for 29 Attica Group vessels
10:56 Wärtsilä to divest its ELAC Nautik business
10:49 Throughput of port Riga (Latvia) in 11M’2019 fell by 9.4% Y-o-Y to 30 million tonnes
10:26 TransContainer dispatched test train from Korea to Poland
10:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Dec 12
09:47 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.41% to $63.98, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.14% to $58.84
09:31 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,460 points