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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Yamal is the future of the Russian gas industry

December 31, 2014 News No Comments

gazprom_smallA new gas facility (GP-1) was commissioned today at the Bovanenkovskoye field.

Taking part in the commissioning ceremony were Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, Dmitry Kobylkin, Governor of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area, heads of the Company’s structural units, subsidiaries and contracting agencies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin commanded to put onstream the gas facility.

Gazprom gradually builds up its production capacities in the Bovanenkovskoye field and develops the Cenomanian-Aptian deposits. The annual design capacity of the new gas facility (GP-1) is 30 billion cubic meters. As a comparison, it is more than the Company will be producing from the Chayandinskoye field, the largest one in Yakutia.

Earlier in 2012, the first gas facility (GP-2, 60 billion cubic meters) was launched at the Bovanenkovskoye field. A total of three gas facilities with 115 billion cubic meters in annual capacity will operate in the Cenomanian-Aptian deposits. … Continue Reading

Wärtsilä strengthens its support for African maritime sector with delivery of donated ship engine

December 31, 2014 News No Comments

wartsila_smallAn important initiative by Wärtsilä to support and stimulate the maritime economy in South Africa has come to fruition with the delivery of a state-of-the-art Wärtsilä 20 engine. The engine has been donated by Wärtsilä to the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), and will be used to facilitate teaching within the University’s School of Engineering. The donation is part of a long-term sponsoring partnership with NMMU and the South African International Maritime Institute (SAIMI).

The official hand-over took place earlier in connection to the African Maritime Domain (AMD) Conference in Port Elizabeth in November but the actual delivery of the 11 ton engine has now been completed. The engine will give students the opportunity to have hands-on experience of the latest developments in ship engine design and technology.
At the earlier hand-over ceremony, Professor Dalenca Pottas of NMMU’s School of Engineering commented:

“NMMU’s business strategy in the next decade and beyond is to develop our marine education and training, as well as our research and engagement programmes, and to significantly upscale our strategic support for this crucial sector.” … Continue Reading

Ships face lower sulphur fuel requirements in emission control areas from 1 January 2015

December 31, 2014 News No Comments

IMO SmallShips trading in designated emission control areas will have to use on board fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1 January 2015, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until 31 December 2014.

The stricter rules come into effect under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution form ships (MARPOL) Annex VI (Regulations for the Prevention of Air Pollution from Ships), specifically under regulation 14, which covers emissions of Sulphur Oxides (SOx) and particulate matter from ships. These requirements were adopted in October 2008 by consensus and entered into force in July 2010.

The emission control areas established under MARPOL Annex VI for SOx are: the Baltic Sea area; the North Sea area; the North American area (covering designated coastal areas off the United States and Canada); and the United States Caribbean Sea area (around Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands).

Outside the emission control areas, the current limit for sulphur content of fuel oil is 3.50%, falling to 0.50% m/m on and after 1 January 2020. … Continue Reading

Cruise ship passenger drill requirements come into force on 1 January 2015

December 31, 2014 Featured, News No Comments

IMO SmallNew requirements for musters of newly embarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure come into force on 1 January 2015.

Further SOLAS amendments entering into force address enclosed-space entry and rescue drills and the code for recognized organizations.

Passenger muster
The amended regulation III/19 in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea was adopted in 2013 in the wake of the Costa Concordia incident, to ensure that passengers undergo safety drills, including mustering at the lifeboat stations, before the ship departs or immediately on departure.

Previously, the requirement was for the muster of passengers to take place within 24 hours of their embarkation. … Continue Reading

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JFC announces new jobs with Launch of new Marine Division

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John Concannon, MD. JFC Manufacturing announces details of new jobs, at the ‘Innovating the future of Marine Navigation Safety’ conference in Galway on Friday 16th October, at the launch of the west of Ireland company’s new division, JFC Marine. The …

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The 2015 Irish Maritime Forum, attended by over 150 delegates, discussed the importance of the Maritime Industry to Ireland’s continued economic growth and how solutions to a number of the world’s great challenges will come from the Sea. The National …

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A new modern fishing vessel being built by Simek AS in Norway on behalf of the U.K. operator Antares (Whalsay) Fishing Company Ltd, will feature an integrated Wärtsilä propulsion solution including main engine, controllable pitch propeller and gearbox. The Wärtsilä …

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