Eni: closing of the sale of 12.5% of Saipem share capital to Fondo Strategico Italiano

The Shareholders Agreement between Eni and FSI has taken full effect San Donato Milanese (Milan), 22 January 2016 – With reference to the sale and purchase agreement between Eni S.p.A. (“Eni”) and Fondo Strategico Italiano S.p.A. (“FSI”), the object of which is the sale, from Eni to FSI, of a stake …

Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Ensco

Wärtsilä signs maintenance agreement with Ensco for sustained cost savings and improved reliability Wärtsilä, the leading global supplier of flexible and efficient power plant solutions and services, has signed a maintenance agreement with Ensco, a global provider of offshore drilling services to the petroleum industry. The agreement, signed in September …

The Barents Sea ice challenge: Loads to learn

There is a sustained high interest for oil and gas exploration in the new unlocked areas of the Barents Sea, as announced in the 23rd licensing round in Norway. In particular southeast Barents Sea areas are so far unexplored, leaving an ocean of opportunities ahead. However, new challenges accompany the …

Criteria for entry into force of BWM Convention not yet reached

Insufficient tonnage to trigger entry into force despite recent ratifications Following the spate of ratifications in November 2015 of the Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, IMO and partner IHS Maritime & Trade have been engaged in a process to verify tonnage figures to ascertain whether or not the convention’s final …

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Evergas to supply comprehensive integrated solution for three Multigas carriers

May 26, 2014 News No Comments

wartsila_smallThree new state-of-the-art 27,000 cbm LNG/Multigas Carriers for Evergas, the Denmark based transporter of petrochemical gases and natural gas liquids, are to be built featuring the integrated Wärtsilä solution, comprising the main propulsion equipment, the gas fuel supply system, and the cargo handling system. This order is an extension of the one placed in 2013 for a series of three similar vessels. The ships are being built by the Sinopacific Offshore & Engineering (SOE) shipyard in China, and feature an advanced design that offers very high efficiency and unparalleled flexibility. The order was signed in March 2014.

“Wärtsilä is extremely pleased to continue this valuable cooperation with Evergas and SOE. The concept that has been developed has proven to be extremely successful as evidenced by the fact that it is being continued for a further three vessels. Our integrated solution fully meets the design criteria for excellent fuel economy as well as superb redundancy,” says Jaakko Eskola, Senior Executive Vice President & President, Ship Power, Wärtsilä Corporation.

“These vessels are the largest, most flexible and advanced multigas carriers yet to be built. By utilising Wärtsilä dual-fuel propulsion machinery capable of running on clean LNG, the ships will be Tier III compliant and have a minimal environmental footprint, which is important to our company. We appreciate Wärtsilä’s valuable cooperation in this newbuild programme, and we are pleased that this extended order allows us to continue this excellent cooperation,” says Martin Ackermann, CEO of Evergas. … Continue Reading

Investment projects for gas supply to China launched

May 26, 2014 News No Comments

gazprom_smallAlexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee signed an order to start the implementation of Gazprom’s investment projects for gas supply to China. Starting from today, all the specialized structural units and subsidiary companies are involved in the projects for creating gas production, transmission and processing capacities to supply gas to China. All these investment projects rely on natural gas from the Yakutia gas production center.

In line with the approved comprehensive Action Plan, Gazprom will start pre-developing the gas deposit of the Chayandinskoyefield, constructing the first string of the Power of Siberia gas transmission system (GTS) and creating a gas processing and helium complex in the Amur Region in 2015.

It is planned to launch gas production from the Chayandinskoye field in late 2018. By this time, the top-priority section of the Power of Siberia GTS from Chayanda to Blagoveshchensk and primary gas processing capacities will be put onstream. This will make it possible to initiate direct gas supplies to China in line with the obligations provided for by the contract.

The comprehensive plan also stipulates test oil production from the Chayandinskoye field in 2014 and pilot production – in 2015. The oil supplies into the Eastern Siberia – Pacific Ocean oil trunkline are slated for late 2017. … Continue Reading

NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SIMULATOR TRAINING CENTRE IN TEEKAY GLASGOW

May 26, 2014 News No Comments

Teekay Logo SmallBig day for Teekay LNG! A new, state-of-the-art navigation and cargo operations simulator training centre was opened in our global gas operations headquarters, Teekay Glasgow.

The new simulator centre will see hundreds of Teekay seafarers a year come to Glasgow to attend intensive courses in ship handling; navigation; bridge teamwork; ship-to-ship interactions; cargo operations, heavy traffic situations, and harsh weather conditions.

The simulator training centre is a fundamental move for Teekay LNG. “We are just now entering the golden age of gas… and ensuring we have an ongoing supply of highly trained seafarers is critical to that success” said David Glendinning, President, Teekay Gas Services. Learn more about the new training centre in the official release.

Teekay is the world’s second largest independent owner of liquid natural gas (LNG) vessels. Our fleet of 34 vessels, each of which can carry roughly one million metric tonnes of cargo annually, can transport LNG equivalent to about 30% of the UK’s annual energy requirements.

Lifeboat safety: SOLAS amendments set to be adopted

May 26, 2014 News No Comments

IMO SmallThe MSC is expected to adopt amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) related to lifeboat safety; continue its action plan of work on passenger ship safety, following the Costa Concordia incident; review the draft mandatory Polar Code and related draft SOLAS amendments; adopt amendments to SOLAS and other treaties to make mandatory the IMO Member State Audit Scheme; adopt a number of other important amendments; and consider items submitted by the sub-committees.

Lifeboat safety: SOLAS amendments set to be adopted
The MSC is expected to adopt draft amendments to SOLAS chapter III to make mandatory the Requirements for periodic servicing and maintenance of lifeboats and rescue boats, launching appliances and release gear, which are also expected to be adopted at the session. The MSC is also expected to approve a related draft MSC circular on Guidelines on safety during abandon ship drills using lifeboats, providing additional recommendatory provisions.

The package of mandatory and recommendatory measures follows work by IMO to review recommendations previously issued (MSC.1/Circ.1206/Rev.1 on Measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats and MSC.1/Circ.1277 on Interim Recommendation on conditions for authorization of service providers for lifeboats, launching appliances and on-load release gear), which were themselves developed as part of long-standing work on measures to prevent accidents with lifeboats. … Continue Reading

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  • 3rd Engineer at Cable Layer DP2 April 2, 2018
    3rd Engineer VSL’s type – Cable Layer DP2 (the vessel is working under ARAMCO charter); Wages – 100 USD per day; Contract Duration: 4 months; Area of sailing – Saudi Arabia; Join date – ASAP; Comments: The candidate must hold 3rd Engineer’s Unlimited License, DP Maintenance Certificate; Minimum obligatory experience – 12 months on DP […]
  • Pumpman (Cargo Operator) April 2, 2018
    We are looking for Pumpman (Cargo Operator) Start: Asap Day rate: negotiable Requirements: 3 years experience as Pumpman on oil tankers (VLCC experience preferred) • STCW Reg AII/4 certification. • Understanding of Permit to Work systems; Mechanical Isolation Standards, Risk Assessment and COSHH • Medically fit to offshore International standards such as ENG1 or equivalent.
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    TOP URGENT! We need GAS/ENG for newbuilt LPG 50.000 DWT. (min 15 months experience in the same rank position on the same type of vessels). Traiding area – world wide. Crew on board – mixed, good english is a must. Age limit – below 55 years old Please contact us tel/Viber 380634544252 or send your […]

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