Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Oceania News

SCHOTTEL Far East Relocated

The SCHOTTEL Singapore subsidiary has relocated to its new facilities next to the new shipyard centre in southwestern Singapore. This heavy investment shows SCHOTTEL’s strong interest in the long-term partnership with local customers. This new facilities are equipped to support SCHOTTEL's efforts in enhancing its plan for commissioning, maintenance and repair activities to meet current and future standards of propulsion systems. They incorporate a workshop with an 80-tonne lifting capacity…

LUKOIL Marine Lubricants Celebrates 5 Years in Hong Kong

Marking the fifth anniversary of its presence in the Southeast Asian marine lubricants market, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants hosted a reception in Hong Kong. The event was attended by more than 50 key clients of LUKOIL, including BSM, Fleet Management Limited, FW, Misuga Kaiun, Anglo-Eastern, Wallem Shipmanagement, OOCL, China Merchants Group and other leading shipping companies which operate in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “Over the last few years, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants has developed into a large international player and currently accounts for over 10 percent of the marine lubricant market.

Caterpillar to Establish Singapore Marine Hub

Caterpillar Marine is establishing a new Marine Center in Singapore in the facility at 5 Tukang Innovation Grove previously occupied by Caterpillar Remanufacturing. The facility will bring together in one location almost 200 people employed by Caterpillar Marine in Singapore, and is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter 2016. It will also house members of Caterpillar Marine's Propulsion Systems Solutions team, and already serves as Caterpillar Marine's sales and service hub covering MaK…

The new Caterpillar Marine Center Singapore  (Photo: Caterpillar Marine)

Caterpillar Establishes Marine Center in Singapore

Caterpillar Marine is establishing a new Marine Center in Singapore in the facility previously occupied by Caterpillar Remanufacturing, at 5 Tukang Innovation Grove. The new center will bring together in one location almost 200 people employed by Caterpillar Marine in Singapore. Facilities will feature new manufacturing capability for Caterpillar Marine’s Propulsion business to build the company’s range of MTA azimuth thrusters and MTT tunnel thrusters. The new Marine Center will…

Photo: Twin Disc

Twin Disc Celebrates 50 Years in Oceania

Twin Disc is celebrating 50 years in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The company established Twin Disc (Pacific) Pty Ltd (TWINPAC) in 1966, triggering its global expansion to 250 distributor sales and service locations in 83 countries worldwide. During its first 15 years of operation, TWINPAC focused on land-based industrial applications and axle manufacturing. In the 1980s the subsidiary began to leverage the burgeoning commercial and recreational marine markets within the region. Its success led Twin Disc to expand into Asia with an office in Singapore.

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ABB to Maintain Prestige Cruise Fleet Turbochargers

ABB announced that it has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Prestige Cruise Holdings (PCH) to provide services, parts and support for all turbochargers installed on its fleet of eight cruise ships. The contract provides global access to maintenance services for the turbochargers to ensure their continued safe and reliable operation. Prestige Cruise Holdings is the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises, which serve the upper-premium and luxury segments of the cruise industry with over 6,400 berths.

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ClassNK Holds LNG Fuel Technologies Seminars

ClassNk held LNG-Fuelled Vessel Technologies seminars in Shanghai and Singapore on 22 July and 24, July 2014, respectively. With the industry looking to adopt cleaner fuels to meet new environmental regulations as well as future economic growth , the demand for LNG as a fuel is rapidly increasing. ClassNK said it organized the seminars to provide the industry with the latest technical information on the use of LNG as a fuel and related technology. In addition to ClassNK’s own LNG experts…

Cruise Line Adds to Wärtsilä Maintenance Agreement

Wärtsilä says that two vessels have been added to the 5-year maintenance agreement between them and US-based Prestige Cruise Holdings, Inc. (the parent company of Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises). The agreement now covers 8 vessels with a total of 35 Wärtsilä engines. According to Wärtsilä the tailor-made agreement that was signed in 2012 with Prestige is one of the most comprehensive yet for the cruise industry. The depth and scope of the agreement covers pro-active planning by both companies working in co-operation.

CNOOC Mulls LNG Vessel Orders

CNOOC has it in mind to order 14 medium & small-sized LNG ships from Chinese shipyards. The Group is China’s largest producer of offshore crude oil and natural gas and one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in the world. It mainly engages in exploration, development, production and sales of oil and natural gas. The Group’s core operation areas are Bohai, Western South China Sea, Eastern South China Sea and East China Sea in offshore China. In overseas, the Group has oil and gas assets in Asia, Africa, North America, South America and Oceania.

Navis Opens in Singapore Gateway

Dynamic positioning and vessel motion control systems supplier, Navis Engineering Oy, has deepened its commitment to Asia by establishing Singapore as its regional sales hub to cover South East Asia and Oceania. Its new Singapore office, headed by South East Asia Area Sales Manager Yuri Krivtsov, will take care of the sales and support operations in Singapore itself, but will also become the focus for the company’s activities in Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Australia.