Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Region Europe News

Martin Bjuve (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Bjuve VP, Customer Support/Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas has appointed Martin Bjuve as vice president for customer support and training. In this position, he will provide strategic direction and management for support and product training for dealers and customers across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Bjuve has served as vice president and chief financial officer at Volvo Penta of the Americas since 2013. In addition to his responsibilities in the finance department, Bjuve has led key manufacturing investment projects in the Americas.

Photo: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta Accelerates Production with Quickline

After manufacturing its first test engine in September, Volvo Penta’s new Quickline production line is set to help Marine Commercial reduce lead times and address end users’ breakdowns more quickly than ever. To reduce manufacturing times, Volvo Penta has installed the Quickline, a production line that cuts lead times to as little as a week, in its Volvo Penta Production (VPP) facility in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Quickline celebrated its first successful run in September, when a custom-built engine — a D16-MH for propulsion — was produced for a Belgian Volvo Penta dealer in just four days.

Julio Carrasquilla Martínez (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

SCHOTTEL Opens Colombia Subsidiary

SCHOTTEL has opened a new subsidiary in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.   Serving as managing director of SCHOTTEL de Colombia is Julio Carrasquilla Martínez who previously worked as a sales agent for SCHOTTEL do Brasil. He has a Master in Marine Technology from Delft University and brings 16 years of work experience in the marine industry in South America and Europe.    SCHOTTEL de Colombia serves customers from Venezuela and Colombia and is responsible for the sales activities in the region.

Jim George (Photo: OEM Group)

George Joins OEM Group

OEM Group said it has welcomed on board a new global business development manager as the company gears up for growth in the U.K. and internationally. The firm created the position for Jim George to support ongoing operations in Europe and the Middle East. Based at OEM Group’s Aberdeen headquarters, George will focus on all commercial matters as well as building and strengthening client relationships across all regions. George has more than four decades’ experience in the oil and…

Naval Vessel MRO Market Research Published

New report Added in ResearchMoz Reports Database –  'The Global Naval Vessels MRO [Maintenance, Repair, Operation] Market 2012-2022'. This report is the result of ICD Research / Strategic Defence Intelligence's extensive market and company research covering the global naval vessels MRO industry. It provides detailed analysis of both historic and forecast global industry values, factors influencing demand, the challenges faced by industry participants, analysis of the leading companies in the industry, and key news.

Photo: Monjasa

Monjasa Named Exclusive Bunker Supplier at Tongue Anchor

Global oil and shipping group Monjasa said it has consolidated its physical operations in North Western Europe and in particular in the world’s second busiest waterway, the English Channel. Over the past year, Monjasa has established exclusive oil terminal operations and bunkering facilities in Portland Port, Tongue Anchorage, and set up an office in London. The bunkering operations at Tongue Anchorage further tightens the Monjasa Group’s European physical supply operations, which stretch from the Baltic Sea to the English Channel.

First Port in S. America Panamax Approved

Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá (TCP) first port in the region approved to allow unrestricted access of vessels of new Panama Canal’s maximum dimensions. Only weeks after having received permission to lift all restrictions to navigate at night, TCP - 3rd biggest Brazilian container port located in Paranagua has become the first port in the region to receive approval to allow unrestricted access of vessels featuring the new Panama Canal’s maximum dimensions of 368 meter in length and a beam of 51 meters.

Photo credit:antarctica.gov.au

Chinese Icebreaker Transits Northern Sea Route

The icebreaker 'Xuelong' made the Arctic Ocean passage from China through to Norwegian waters. The Chinese icebreaker completed the Arctic North-East Passage marking the first such voyage by a Chinese vessel and opening an Arctic route connecting the Pacific and the Atlantic for future Chinese science expeditions. In completing the voyage, the icebreaker Xuelong or Snow Dragon channeled through five marginal seas of the Arctic Ocean: the Chukchi Sea, the East Siberian Sea, the Laptev Sea, the Kaka Sea and the Barents Sea.

Genset Manufacturer to be Taken Over by Tognum MTU

Specialist manufacturer of propulsion and power systems, Tognum, has received the approval of the competition authorities for the takeover of the Bavarian manufacturer of power generator sets Aggretech. This means that 75.1 per cent of the shares in Aggretech will be transferred to Tognum this week. It is planned that the new Tognum subsidiary will be renamed to MTU Onsite Energy Systems GmbH. The Board of Management of Aggretech and later Managing Directors of the new company will be Hubert Diener as Chairman and Stephan Hoffmann.

DNV Assists Belgium Towards LNG Bunkering

The Flemish government and the port authorities of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Fluxys have published a feasibility study on LNG bunkering. DNV provided a market forecasting study, a regulatory analysis and modelled the LNG supply logistics. The Flemish government is now acting on DNV recommendations to ensure the safe introduction of LNG bunkering at Flemish seaports. The market study led to a forecasted LNG bunkering demand for each port derived from shipping and world energy market forecasts…

MAN to Supply Four Dual-Fuel Engines to Waterfront Shipping

MAN Diesel & Turbo has signed a LoI with Vancouver-based Waterfront Shipping for the use of four MAN ME-LGI engines on its ships. The engines will run on a blend of 95% methanol and 5% diesel fuel. Waterfront Shipping, a wholly owned subsidiary of Methanex Corporation, is a global marine transportation company specializing in the  transport of bulk chemicals and clean petroleum products. With the growing demand for cleaner marine fuel to meet environmental regulations coming into effect in Northern Europe and other regions, methanol is a promising alternative fuel for ships.

Port of Antwerp Shows Off to North American Ports

Port Of Antwerp seeks to further consolidate market share with representative visits to Chicago, Houston & Montreal. When it comes to trade with North America, Antwerp has the largest market share of any European port. To consolidate and further extend its market share in this region, the Port of Antwerp recently sent a road show to the US and Canada. As the second-largest port in Europe, Antwerp has plenty of advantages to offer its North-American trading partners. Its location deep inland enables customers to get physically close to many large European markets…

Bechtel & Subsea 7 in Offshore Wind Team Up

Bechtel and Subsea 7 will work together to develop offshore wind & associated transmission projects in Europe, including the UK and Germany. The non-exclusive joint approach provides customers with Bechtel’s unmatched experience designing and building some of the world’s most complex projects and Subsea 7’s global expertise in seabed-to-surface engineering and construction. Together they provide developers and utilities a single contracting group to take responsibility for the delivery of their projects.

Ship Design Specialists Open New Asian Offices

Nupas-Cadmatic, CAD ship design software provider, opens new office in Goa, India and another in Singapore. Nupas-Cadmatic ship design software is a joint-venture product of Numeriek Centrum Groningen B.V. and Cadmatic Oy. The offices were established in response to the rapid expansion of Nupas-Cadmatic in Asia. The main purpose of the offices is to provide services to the Nupas-Cadmatic customers in the region in cooperation with the support team at the head offices in Europe. In India today there are two offices.

Cruise Conference Notes Asia Port Infrastructure Shortfall

Second annual Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference opens in Singapore with State of Asia Cruise Industry panel discussions. Gianni Onorato, president of Costa Crociere, noted that port infrastructure in Asia is still lacking, along with consumer education. "The major issue here is to explain what cruising is to the customers," said Onorato. "The second challenge is how to offer destinations and itineraries that can be reached in a competitive way cost-wise. We have a number of major homeports in the region, but they need other ports of call that are able to accommodate ships.

Intergraph Rated Top Engineering Design Provider

Intergraph® ranks as No. 1 overall engineering design solution provider for industry in ARC Advisory Group study for the 6th consecutive year. Intergraph tops the rankings in three of five segments in which it competes – oil and gas, chemical and power – in ARC Advisory Group's "Industry" category devoted to technology used in the design, construction and operation of process, power and discrete manufacturing plants, as well as the shipbuilding and marine industries. Intergraph is the only engineering design solution provider ranked No. 1 in more than one industrial market segment.

LNG Capital Expenditure to Double

A strong recovery in expenditure on LNG facilities now underway worldwide driven by a growing demand for natural gas. The new eighth edition of Douglas-Westwood’s (DW) World LNG Market Forecast expects that global Capex will total nearly $228bn during the 2013-2017 period, an increase of 109% over the preceding five years. The spending surge includes capital expenditure on base-load onshore and offshore fixed LNG liquefaction, LNG carriers and LNG regasification via both onshore and offshore fixed import terminals.

Elite Diesel aerial view Kemah, Texas facility (Photo courtesy of Cox Powertrain)

Cox Powertrain Names its First Distributor

British diesel engine innovator, Cox Powertrain, has named Texas based Elite Diesel Service as its first distribution partner for the company’s revolutionary new marine diesel outboard, the CXO300. As Cox’s US distributor for Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri. Elite Diesel will play a key role in bringing its game-changing technology to market in this region. Operating from two Texas based facilities in Kemah and Rockport and representing a number of premium marine engine brands, Elite Diesel are highly experienced in marine diesel applications across the commercial…