• 2021 July 29 09:18

    SCHOTTEL to deliver a total of ten rudder propellers and two transverse thrusters to Sanmar Shipyards

    SCHOTTEL will deliver a total of ten rudder propellers and two transverse thrusters to Turkish Sanmar Shipyards, according to the company's release. These will be installed in two LNG-fuelled escort tugs, as well as in three battery-powered harbour tugs. Ordered by Canadian HaiSea Marine, a partnership between the Haisla Nation and Seaspan ULC, the vessels will provide ship assist and towing services to LNG carriers stopping at a new LNG export facility in Kitimat, British Columbia. All five tugs are scheduled to enter service in 2023.

    The fleet will consist of two RAstar 4000-DF dual-fuel (LNG and diesel) escort tugs and three ElectRA 2800 electric harbour tugs. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd. (RAL), the LNG tugs will be built in Sanmar Shipyards Altinova while the electric tugs will be built in Sanmar Shipyards Tuzla.
     
    Each of the two dual-fuel escort tugs will be equipped with two SCHOTTEL RudderPropellers type SRP 610 CP featuring an input power of 3,000 kW with a propeller diameter of 3.2 m. To further enhance manoeuvrability, each vessel will be fitted with a SCHOTTEL TransverseThruster type STT 170 (250 kW).

    Measuring 40 m in length and providing around 100 t of bollard pull, they will be the most powerful escort tugs on Canada’s west coast. In addition, they will feature an exhaust after-treatment system in full compliance with IMO Tier III emissions standards.
     
    Each of the three battery electric tugs will be propelled by two SCHOTTEL CombiDrives type SCD 460 (2,100 kW each) with four-bladed propellers with a diameter of 2.6 m. This thruster setup enables the harbour tugs to achieve a bollard pull of approximately 70 t.

    The ElectRA 2800 harbour tugs will operate in unison at a new LNG export facility and will be “first-of-their-class” battery-powered electric tugs. They are designed to perform their regular ship-berthing and unberthing missions using on battery power with a capacity of around 5,240 kWh. The ElectRA 2800 harbour tugs will be 28 m in length.
     
    With an ample supply of clean hydroelectric power available at Kitimat, the harbour tugs will be able to recharge from dedicated shore charging facilities at their berths between dockings, effectively resulting in near-zero emissions when running on batteries. GHG emissions from the new tugs are expected to be significantly lower (54% and 24% respectively) than diesel-powered alternatives.
     
    About HaiSea Marine

    HaiSea Marine is a joint venture majority owned by the Haisla Nation in partnership with Seaspan ULC. Both partners have considerable experience and knowledge of operating in Northern British Columbia, making HaiSea a natural choice for providing responsible and dependable marine services in the region.
     
    About Sanmar

    With more than 40 years’ experience, Sanmar Shipyards has a worldwide reputation for innovation and excellence at its two custom-built, state-of-the-art shipyards at Tuzla and Altinova in Turkey. Renowned for a wide portfolio of technologically-advanced tugs based on world-leading designs from naval architects such as Robert Allan Ltd (RAL), built on demand to customers’ specific operational needs and leads the world in the construction of RAL tugboats, with approx. 250 built to date. Range of tugs includes LNG-fueled, hybrid and autonomous vessels. The company, which also operates tugs, prides itself on focusing on the need to minimize or eliminate negative environmental impact. Sanmar Shipyards works in close partnership with customers at every stage of a project, and claims to provide unrivalled after sales and post-delivery technological support.




2021 September 24

14:40 International conference “Inland waterways: strategic potential for growth” focused on INFUTURE project was held on September 20
14:13 Dredge spoil disposal system planned for fairway deepening project
13:57 LAS Vice Admiral Kulakov went to the Atlantic
13:33 Wärtsilä ensures optimal performance and minimal carbon footprint for world’s most environmentally friendly ferry
13:09 Wan Hai Lines holds online ship naming ceremony for new vessels
12:38 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard launched unmanned research ship Pioner-M
12:10 Record mid-year cargo volumes through the Port of Vancouver in 2021
11:46 SCF Group wins sci-tech award for development in Arctic exploration
11:02 Rolls-Royce and Overmarine continue cooperation with future-oriented mtu technologies
10:07 Tallink Grupp secures another short-term charter deal for vessel Silja Europa
09:59 MPA, SSA and GCNS sign MoU to raise carbon accounting capabilities amongst maritime companies in Singapore
09:41 MABUX: Global Bunker Market may continue firm upward trend on Sept 24
09:24 Crude oil prices continue increasing
09:09 Baltic Dry Index as of September 23

2021 September 23

18:05 Maersk calls Jafza home for its first Warehousing & Distribution facility in the UAE
17:25 GTT and Deltamarin receive AiP from American Bureau of Shipping for their new design applied for LNG fueled tanker
17:05 LR grows fleet optimisation offering with GreenSteam acquisition
16:25 The Port of Rotterdam Authority helps German DeltaPort to be a regional hydrogen hub
16:15 Panama Canal joins to the Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization
15:39 Dry cargo vessel of RSD59 design, Alexander Ivanov, leaves for sea trials
15:21 ABS grants AIP for next generation liquified CO2 carrier JDP designs
15:05 Synergy Group to take over Maersk Tankers’ technical management business
14:37 DNV and LISCR award AiP to HHI for 40,000 CBM liquefied CO2 carrier design
14:17 Kaliningrad region and FESCO to cooperate in the field of logistics
13:48 Damen can build icebreaking ships for Russia’s Arctic projects within short timeframes
13:25 Sweden’s largest port solar cell system inaugurated at Stockholm Norvik Port
13:15 MABUX: Bunker Weekly Outlook, Week 38, 2021
12:56 Keel-laying of Damen tug series for Atomflot held in Saint-Petersburg
12:51 MSC invests in new efficiency solution to reduce emissions from fleet
11:00 13th Annual Capital Link Shipping & Marine Services Forum took place with great success on September 13, 2021
11:00 Rolls-Royce and Sea Machines sign partnership to cooperate on smart ship and autonomous ship control solutions
10:34 APM Terminals partners with Siemens for energy optimisation and emission reduction at terminals
09:58 Torqeedo and Fassmer Shipyard announce the CIT-E Ferry - a passenger ferry for public transport
09:46 MABUX: Global Bunker Market may demonstrate firm upward evolution on Sept 23
09:29 Crude oil prices continue increasing
09:14 Baltic Dry Index as of September 22

2021 September 22

18:05 ClassNK joins as signatory to Call to Action for Shipping Decarbonization
17:47 Localization level of LK-60 icebreakers estimated at 92% in finance terms
17:20 Torvald Klaveness joins over 150 industry leaders and organizations in call for decisive government action to enable full decarbonization of international shipping by 2050
16:55 SC Zvezda counts on signing contracts for 10 tankers under Vostok Oil project in October 2021
16:31 Transition to unmanned navigation and navigation with reduced crews will be possible in Russia in three years
16:30 LR, HHI and KSOE sign MoU to develop digital twin technology for an LNG carrier
16:10 APM Terminals Pipavav marks 1,000 days of safe operations
15:39 Wärtsilä and SHI agree to collaborate on ammonia fuelled engines for future newbuilds
15:14 NAVTEK proves first zero-emissions tugboat performance
14:43 Additional EUR 90 million to be invested in Saimaa Canal infrastructure development
14:14 Valmet AB orders Agilon automated warehouse solution and overhead cranes from Konecranes
13:57 Northern Sea Route will be covered with satellite communication services – expert
13:16 ABB’s Eero Lehtovaara appointed Chair of EU association Waterborne Technology Platform
13:13 LNG bunker terminal construction begins in Bilbao
12:04 Big Data Exchange, National University of Singapore and Sembcorp Marine to explore development of sustainable ocean Data centres
11:31 Russia’s Inland Water Transport Development Concept aimed at raising IWW cargo traffic by 65%
11:08 Pier T Terminal in the Port of Long Beach begins pilot program for 24-hour cargo pickup
10:40 Vadim Shpityak appointed as General Manager of Moby Dik and Yanino Logistic Park
10:15 Tollerort to become preferred hub for COSCO services
09:57 More than 300 ships to be built by 2032 under subsidized leasing programmes
09:40 Crude oil prices increase on reduction of reserves
09:39 MABUX: No firm price trend on global bunker market on Sep 22
09:22 Baltic Dry Index as of September 21
09:13 Havyard Leirvik hands over the third and last of the ‘triplet ships’ for ESVAGT