• 2019 May 21 16:42

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down Pioner-M, research ship of Project 25700

    On 21 May 2019, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNS, a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down a research ship of Project 25700, Pioner-M. According to the shipyard, the construction will be carried out by three companies.

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard will make the hull off composite materials. The superstructure will be built together with the specialists of Crimea based company Sudokompozit. Sevastopol Marine Plant (Sevmorzavod shipyard, branch of Shiprepairing Center Zvyozdochka of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) will perform works on final assembling and outfitting.

    The Pioner-M, a small-size research ship of catamaran type, is to perform a wide range of comprehensive research works in coastal waters of the Black Sea including oceanographic, hydrobiological, hydrochemical, geomorphological, hydroacoustic and diving works. 

    With its modular system of alternative container-type laboratories, the ship will be able to conduct a wide array of missions. 

    RV Pioner-M will be the first ship in Russia to practice unmanned navigation. The ship design foresees all-year-round operation in the Black Sea and Azov Sea waters standing off a place of shelter within 20 nautical miles.

    The Pioner-M design was developed by the Sevastopol State University at the Innovative Shipbuilding and Shelf Development Technologies department established by CDB Korall. The project applying innovative methods of designing based on ship lifecycle was developed with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

    A new approach to designing was applied under the project on construction of RV Pioner-M by the NTI Competence Center of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University “New Production Technologies”. A method of creating a digital twin of the ship hull lets reduce the time of designing and perform monitoring of the hull during the ship operation.

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is a part of the design consortium of NTI Center based on the Polytechnic University which comprises science, education and id leaders focused on the development of and transfer of technologies developed by the Center. Among them are digital designing and modelling, new materials (composite materials, nanomaterials, meta-materials, metal powder for additive manufacturing), additive technologies, Smart-Manufacturing and hybrid manufacturing technologies.

    RV Pioner-M will have the following characteristics: length – 25.7 m, breadth - 9 m, depth — 3.1 m, draft – 1.5 m, speed – 10 knots, cruising range – 500 miles, displacement – 82 t, endurance – 6 days, seaworthiness – 3.5 points.




2019 June 25

09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 25
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,258 points

2019 June 24

18:05 Training Montenegro to combat oil spills
17:50 Four cruise ships visit the Port of Riga at the same time
17:27 Finnish Government proposes supplementary appropriation of EUR 40 million for basic infrastructure management
17:05 Austal delivers third guardian class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence
16:47 Incat Crowther announces contract to design a 65m catamaran passenger ferry
16:46 Construction and operation of dual-fuel ships has low economic efficiency – USC President
16:45 Maersk Drilling completes sale of jack-up Mærsk Giant
16:24 USC set to build floating electricity-generating facilities running on LNG supplied by bunkering ships
16:03 Van Oord and Mammoet enter into cooperation with scale-up Verton
15:45 United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
15:30 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes USC-Propulsion and USC-Interior subdivisions
15:03 MOL signs deal on a long-term charter contract to utilize "MOL FSRU Challenger" for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project
14:42 New USC Vice-President, Civil Shipbuilding, to get into office on 10 July 2019
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year
14:03 Yang Ming announces new China-Thailand direct service
13:37 Port of Rotterdam Authority to collaborate with four new companies
13:25 Igor Vasilyev appointed as Acting General Director of FTI Rostransmodernizatsiya
13:02 ARIES gained ABS Certification: Middle East 1 st Remote Inspection Techniques specialist
12:20 BC Ferries releases year-end results
12:10 Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change
11:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,377 in RF spot market
11:29 FESCO to launch new container train to China via Far East overland route
10:58 Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair acquired property of Krasniye Barrikady plant
10:35 Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot delivered to Azerbaijan
10:13 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 5.5 billion tonnes in Jan-May’2019
09:53 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 24
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.4% to $64.71, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $57.82
09:34 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.7% to 7.55 million TEUs in Jan-May’2019
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,239 points

2019 June 23

16:29 INPEX submits revised plan of development for Abadi LNG Project
15:13 Oceanwide Expeditions: Hondius sister ship m/v Janssonius ordered for 2021
14:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates on Asia - Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka service
13:46 Coast Guard rescues five from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay
12:43 Danske Commodities signs 20-year PPA with Hywind Scotland wind farm
10:29 TMC sets up office to support Chinese yards

2019 June 22

15:24 AAPA selects Christopher Connor as its new CEO
12:37 TMC contracted by VARD to supply marine compressors for Viking Cruises' vessels
11:23 ABS to class first ‘tri-fueled’ vessel for Harvey Gulf
10:13 Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever
10:05 Coast Guard responds to barge aground in Naknek, Alaska

2019 June 21

18:07 Austal gets Navy's modification to littoral combat ship contract
18:04 MODEC awarded Letter of Intent by Petrobras related to Búzios 5 FPSO
17:58 Frontline announces acquisition of VLCC resale and two LR2 newbuildings
17:56 BC Ferries adds extra sailings for the summer
17:55 Maritime Anti-Corruption Network to develop Global Port Integrity Index and Scale Up Collective Action in West Africa
17:37 Siemens Gamesa receives first offshore wind preferred supplier nomination in Japan: up to 455 MW for Obayashi Corporation
17:12 Krasnoye Sormovo launches final RSD59 ship in a series four units ordered by STLC
16:38 Ships of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet involved in exercises in the Sea of Japan
16:26 Government of Canada enters into negotiations with Chantier Davie for construction of two ferries
16:14 Standic expands with state-of-the-art chemical storage terminal in Port of Antwerp
15:50 Klaipedos Nafta announced call for Chief Executive Officer
14:27 Safety management training takes centre stage
14:26 USCG says Polar Security Cutter to be homeported at Seattle
14:03 Maersk to offer customers carbon-neutral transport
13:35 LUKOIL’s dividends payable for 2018 will be RUB 250 per ordinary share
13:15 Anthony Veder expands fleet with taking in five gas carriers from GATX
13:12 HELCOM’s Executive Secretary to step down in August 2019
12:48 Novotrans acquired stevedoring company operating Ro-Ro ferry facility at the port of Ust-Luga