• 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.

    Related links:

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

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




2019 August 17

14:24 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel Facilities
13:31 Damen Shipyards Cape Town joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association
12:28 CMA CGM announces rate restoration for Asia to West Africa trade
11:32 APL informs on voil sailing on Asia-Indian Subcontinent Service in August
10:58 Pre-commissioned USCG's Cutter Midgett makes second cocaine seizure within five days

2019 August 16

18:16 Port of Vyborg volumes in Jan-Jul plummet 29% to 687,700 tons
18:06 Hapag-Lloyd announces rates from East Asia to North Europe and Mediterranean
17:36 Norwegian Encore leaves MEYER WERFT's building dock
17:06 Balltec secures North Sea decommissioning contract from Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland
16:35 Canada Infrastructure Bank signs MoU with the Port of Montreal on Contrecoeur port expansion project
16:05 Vår Energi AS awarded an EPCI contract to Rosenberg Worley AS
16:03 Low-sulphur marine fuel sales by Gazprom Neft in the first half of the year increased by 11% to 121,400 tonnes
15:48 Samsung Heavy to advance smart ship technology in cooperation with equipment producers
15:36 Throughout of oil port Primorsk in Jan-Jul 2019 increased 14% to 35.74 million tonnes
15:14 New mid-year record for container volumes through the Port of Vancouver
15:11 USCG repatriates 25 migrants to the Dominican Republic
14:27 Port of Vysotsk throughput in January-July rose 7% to 11.14 million tonnes
14:10 Austal signs A$126 mln contract to export two Cape Class Patrol Boats
13:14 Seven-month cargo volumes of Port of Ust-Luga increase 10% to 62 million tonnes (update)
13:05 NORDEN signs multiple long-term global contracts
12:05 APM Terminals Poti to implement uninterrupted 24/7 operations
11:39 Port of St. Petersburg seven-month volumes rise 2% to 35 million tonnes (update)
11:05 Steel cutting ceremony for the next AIDA LNG cruise ship at MEYER WERFT
10:48 Tekmar Energy selected for Formosa 1 Phase 2
10:44 Port of Hamburg seaborne cargo throughput up 4.1 percent to 69.4 million tons in H1 2019
09:55 Crude futures prices tend upward again: Brent Crude rises to $ 58,88, WTI – to $ 55,16
09:34 Baltic Dry Index leaps 97pts to 2047 points
09:27 Bunker prices show mixed movements at Port of St. Petersburg
08:41 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 16

2019 August 15

18:48 Seven-month box throughput of Ukraine’s seaports leaps 20% to 545.800 TEUs
18:05 Huntington Ingalls Industries announces leadership changes at shipyards
17:05 Scandlines installs Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution on board hybrid ferry
16:43 Kinder Morgan announces additional projects to enhance capabilities at Houston Ship Channel facilities
16:35 Kalmar service expertise to enhance safety, performance and productivity at OPCSA’s Las Palmas terminal
16:33 Global Dredging Forum in London to address all current aspects of capital and maintenance dredging as expansion opportunity
16:05 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS
15:47 Neste introduces a new IMO2020-compliant low-sulphur marine fuel
15:43 Stena Bulk's CEO appeals directly to the Leaders of India, Russia, Latvia & the Philippines
14:33 Rotterdam Polymer Hub construction starts
14:20 A.P. Moller - Maersk reports strong improvements in earnings in Q2
14:01 Tuapse Sea Commercial Port JSC 1H net profit drops 3.3 times to RUB 1bn
13:52 Port of Oslo speaker to join Int'l Baltic Transport Forum, Sept. 11
13:05 RS supports PortNews сonference on icebreaking and service fleet, to be held prior to NEVA-2019 trade fair
13:02 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
12:06 LUGAPORT terminal construction kicks off at Port of Ust-Luga
12:03 MOL transports fire engines to Paraguay
11:03 Jan De Nul bags 600MW Kriegers Flak contract
10:17 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Crude futures prices continue to decline: Brent Crude – to $ 59,09, WTI – to $ 54,92
09:57 Latest frigate Admiral Kasatonov enters shipbuilder’s trials final phase
09:12 Baltic Dry Index leaps by 4.61% to hit 1950-pts mark
08:42 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Aug 15

2019 August 14

23:00 Sergey Mazokhin takes helm at Nordic Engineering JSC
18:09 Icebreaker Novorossiysk escorts Silver Explorer along the Northern Sea Route
18:05 OOCL revises Trans-Pacific service
17:23 Moscord to add Schneider Electric Marine Product Line
16:35 Wärtsilä turns to startups to help solve some of the biggest problems in the maritime industry
16:05 Round table on import substitution in Russian shipbuilding sector slated to be held on August 29 in St. Petersburg
16:04 HHLA H1 2019 performance report: growth with sustainable success
15:33 Wilhelmsen Ship Management awarded two supramaxes from Stove Shipping AS