Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cyprus News

ABB Turbocharging Service Point to Open at MMS' Limassol Shipyard

ABB Turbocharging and Multimarine Services Ltd (MMS) have agreed an ABB Turbocharging Service Point will open at the MMS shipyard facility at Limassol Port, Cyprus.The deal, signed this week during the Posidonia exhibition in Athens, confirms the creation of the first turbocharging service point in Limassol to be located at a shipyard, after proactive discussions between ABB Turbocharging Greece & Cyprus and MMS to relocate ABB’s local service facilities. The relocation will support a closer physical pick up point for marine customers…

Mark Cornforth (Photo: Maktec)

Lubricants Manufacturer Exol Eyes Maritime Markets

A new worldwide distributor deal signed between Yorkshire-based maritime diesel engine specialist Maktec Marine and Midlands headquartered lubricant giant Exol aims to catapult the U.K. lubricants manufacturer into the maritime industry. “Exol is a sleeping giant in the maritime sector,” said Mark Cornforth, owner of Maktec, a brand with 20 years of maritime industry experience. “Exol is flourishing in the industrial, automotive, agriculture and transport sectors but wants to ramp up activity in the shipping industry, which is Maktec’s specialist area.

LNG carrier GasLog Greece (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Inks Maintenance Deal with GasLog

Wärtsilä said it has signed an engine maintenance agreement with Monaco-based GasLog LNG Services, covering eight LNG carriers operating on Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines. The agreement, effective as of October 1, 2017, consists of Dynamic Maintenance Planning (DMP), technical support, secured availability of spare parts and specialized technical personnel around the clock as well as constant performance monitoring. Wärtsilä's digital services enable remote troubleshooting and tuning of engines as well as software updates.

File photo: TORM

Emissions Levy Can Cut Ship NOx Emissions by 70% -Study

A levy on nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions with revenues earmarked to fund the uptake of NOx abatement measures is believed to be the most promising tool to reduce these ship emissions by up to 70 percent, as revealed by a new study by environmental consultancy IVL and CE Delft. The study, commissioned by Transport & Environment (T&E), identifies the policy options available at the EU level to regulate ship NOx emissions in the EU seas and compares them with the measures to be taken under the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Nikolas Theodorou (Photo: Verifavia Shipping)

Verifavia Shipping Expands into Greece and Cyprus

Verifavia, an emissions verification company for the transport sector, has expanded into Greece and Cyprus with the launch of Verifavia Shipping (Hellas) Ltd. The Athens-based team, led by managing director, Nikolas Theodorou, will support the region’s shipping community in effectively navigating the requirements of the European Union’s (EU) Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) Regulation. MRV Regulation 2015/757 came into force on July 1, 2015 and shipping companies operating in the EU have until 2017 to prepare plans to monitor and report their carbon emissions.

Clean Ocean Courtesy ABB

ABB, Dynagas Sign Turbocharger operating Deal

ABB Turbocharging, the leading provider for the manufacture and maintenance of turbochargers for 500 kW to 80+ MW diesel and gas engines, has signed a long-term Maintenance Management Agreement (MMA) with Dynagas Ltd. The service contract covers all Dynagas TFDE (tri-fuel diesel electric) vessels: Arctic Aurora, Yenisei River, Lena River, Clean Planet, Clean Ocean, Clean Horizon and Clean Vision. In order to ensure the reliability of operation of all the 42 turbochargers operating on Dynagas Ltd vessels…

The first ever combined inert gas generator (IGG) and gas combustion units (GCU) having a capacity of up to 3800 kgh.

Wärtsilä' Inert Gas Solution for LNG Carriers

Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea has contracted Wärtsilä to supply combined inert gas generators and gas combustion units for 17 new LNG Carrier vessels under construction at the company's yards. The vessels are being built for leading operators in Singapore, Greece, South Korea, Cyprus and Canada. These significant contracts with Wärtsilä were signed in June and September. These will be the first ever units delivered by Wärtsilä that combine inert gas generators (IGG) and gas combustion units (GCU) with high capacity.

GasLog's Santiago vessel (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä to Optimize GasLog's LNG Carriers

Wärtsilä informs it has signed a maintenance agreement with the GasLog LNG Services Limited that aims to ensure the reliability of operation of GasLog's seven LNG carriers, each having a cargo capacity of 155,000 cbm. According to Wärtsilä, the demand for predictive analytics and advisory services is increasing. By analyzing the data collected from GasLog's vessels, Wärtsilä said it is able to provide valuable information regarding the condition of the equipment, which enables GasLog to optimize maintenance and asset performance.

Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

MTU Turkey Celebrates 25 Years

The Rolls-Royce Power Systems subsidiary in Istanbul - MTU Turkey - is now a quarter of a century old. It was established in Istanbul on April 19, 1990 under the name MTU Motor Türbin San ve Tic AS. Prior to that, a workshop in Turkey dating back to 1985 had carried out parts assembly and maintenance jobs and major overhauls of MTU engines. Today, MTU Turkey employs a 150-strong workforce in sales, service and component manufacture. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems within the Land & Sea Division of Rolls-Royce.

Image courtesy of MAN Alpha Kappel

Kappel Propellers for Newbuild Bulk Carriers

Lemissoler Navigation Co. Ltd., the Cyprus-based owner and operator, has selected the MAN Alpha Kappel propeller design for a new series of 8 × 58,500 DWT bulk carriers planned for delivery during 2015 and 2016. The 6.8-meter, slow-running, four-bladed Kappel fixed-pitch propellers will be tailored to the SDARI-designed bulk carriers and a drivetrain powered by an MAN B&W 5S60ME-C engine, economy-rated at 8,050 kW and 89 r/min. The new Lemissoler vessels will be characterized…

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WESMAR Bow Thruster Fitted in Turkish Research Vessel

Woodinville, WA - based WESMAR informs that its V2-12 commercial bow thruster, is part of the propulsion equipment on the 60-foot Turkish Research Vessel 'BELUGA', doing deep water research in areas around the Bosporus Straits, the Sea of Marmara, along the west coast of Turkey and in the South Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and Cyprus. The vessel is owned by Derinsu Underwater Engineering Company of Turkey and is being used for deep water research assignments related to gas and electric pipe and cable line installations. Ocean underwater engineer for the company, Mr.

NGO's Condemn IMO Environmental Implementation Delays

The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) today decided to postpone the entry into force of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions limits for ship engines from 2016 to 2021. Environmental NGOs Transport & Environment (T&E) and Seas at Risk, founding members of the IMO observer organisation Clean Shipping Coalition, condemn IMO’s decision and now call on the EU to adopt its own NOx limits for cleaner air. The decision taken at a meeting in London of the IMO working group reviewing MARPOL Annex VI [1]…

'Tamar' on Tow: Photo credit Fairmount

Fairmount Tugs Deliver Noble Tamar Jacket

'Fairmount Summit' & 'Fairmount Alpine' tow laden barge from Corpus Christi US to Mediterranean offshore field. Both tugs towed the barge on which the 18,500 ton jacket was loaded from the US to the field South-East of Cyprus. In Corpus Christi the jacket was loaded on Heerema Marine Contractor's 260 meters long barge H-851, the world’s largest launch and cargo barge. From this port the convoy set sail for the 9,000 miles voyage, which took only 54 days at an average speed of 6.9 knots to deliver the barge in the Tamar field.

European Commission Finances Renewable Energy Projects

The Commission has awarded over €1.2 billion to 23 innovative renewable energy technology (RES) projects. The projects cover a wide range of renewable energy technologies from bioenergy (including advanced biofuels), concentrated solar power and geothermal power to wind power, ocean energy and distributed renewable management (smart grids). The projects will be hosted in 16 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Helping Hand for North Sea RoRo Collision Survivors

The Mission to Seafarers’ Chaplain in Rotterdam, Holland, worked around the clock with rescue crews following the collision. The 24-man crew of the Baltic Ace immediately abandoned ship, outside Rotterdam port at 1815 GMT on 5 December. 13 seafarers have been rescued, four have been confirmed dead, and seven remain missing. Revd Stephen Hazlett, The Mission to Seafarers’ Chaplain in Rotterdam spoke to the crew who had survived the sinking of the Baltic Ace and was among the first welfare support worker on the scene.

ISS Contracted to Support Offshore Greece LNG Exploration

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) appointed by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) to support a key marine seismic survey project in Greece. Under the three month research project, ISS Greece will provide marine services to the survey vessel ‘Nordic Explorer’ and two smaller support vessels as they work along the western Greek coast from Patras Port. The national project has been commissioned by the Greek government to try and seek out important new reserves of natural gas. George Andreakos…

Seaway H/L Ship 'Oleg Strashnov': Photo credit Seaway Heavy Lifting

Seaway Heavy Lifting Hoists North Sea Contract

Cyprus-based Seaway Heavy Lifting awarded a transportation and installation contract for UK's East Anglia offshore wind zone. Aberdeen based Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Ltd awarded the contract to Seaway Heavy Lifting Contracting Ltd for the transportation and installation of two weather monitoring stations for the East Anglia Offshore Wind zone, located in the Southern North Sea, East Anglia Field, UK. The offshore weather monitoring stations comprise of conventional mono-piles (399t and 616t)…

Singapore Shipyard to Get Accommodation Rig Contract

Norway's Prosafe (HQ in Cyprus) issues a 'Letter of Intent' for Jurong Shipyard to build a semi-submersible accommodation rig. The rig, which is of similar design as Safe Boreas presently in construction at JSPL, will be built to comply with Norwegian regulations. The rig will be ready for operations in the North Sea in 2015 (exact delivery date to be determined in the final yard contract). In addition, JSPL has, subject to board approval, granted two options for further new builds, meaning that Prosafe now in total has options for three new builds at JSPL.