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GPO

First Plant Modules Delivered for Ambitious Arctic LNG 2 Project

Published Sep 22, 2021 6:10 PM by The Maritime Executive

Russian natural gas company Novatek has taken delivery of the first modules for its giant Arctic LNG 2 liquefaction plant, which is currently under construction near the port of Murmansk.  The first pipe rack modules were built at Wison Offshore & Marine in Zhoushan, China, then loaded onto a heavy-lift ship for transport to Murmansk. Each of the two 9,000-tonne sections will be skidded off the heavy-lift ship onto a concrete gravity-based structure, which will support a complete LNG train during transport...

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USCG trains with Indonesian authorities during Pacific tour

U.S. Coast Guard Trains with Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency

Published Sep 22, 2021 5:43 PM by The Maritime Executive

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro conducted operations and exercises with the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency and coast guard, the Badan Keamanan Laut (BAKAMLA). The exercises which were carried out in the Singapore Strait on September 20 are part of an ongoing tour by the cutter which has included training exercises with multiple authorities along the Pacific Coast of Asia. The Munro, a 418-foot national security cutter, departed its home port of Alameda, California, in July for a months-long deployment...

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White House Encourages Competition Compliance for Shipping Companies

Published Sep 22, 2021 4:48 PM by Marjorie Holmes, Oliver Beiersdorf and Louisa Martac

President Joe Biden has issued Executive Order 14036, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy” (“the EO”), which was signed on 9 July 2021. The EO has the goal to promote competition within the U.S. economy to lower prices for families, increase wages for workers, promote innovation and foster economic growth. The EO puts forward 72 initiatives for multiple federal agencies. While it does not establish new requirements, it is a call to action for federal agencies to establish policies in...

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Shell contracts for Singapore's frst fully-electric ferries

Shell Contracts for Singapore’s First Fully-Electric Ferries 

Published Sep 22, 2021 4:11 PM by The Maritime Executive

In the latest advancement in the use of battery-powered ferries around the world, Shell’s Singapore operations announced plans to introduce fully-electric ferries to replace conventional diesel-powered ferries currently used to transport passengers to its facilities.  The new vessels will be the first fully-electric ferry service in Singapore, a first for Shell globally, and a first for Penguin International Limited, which won the international tender to design, build and operate the ferries. The program is in keeping with the goals of...

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Offshore

world's largest offshore floating wind farm completed

World’s Largest Floating Wind Farm Completed, Statkaft Takes Power

The installation of the wind turbines at Kincardine in Scotland, which has been called the world’s largest floating wind farm, was recently completed. With the completion of the project, which is designed to provide over 200,000 MWh per year, Norway’s Statkraft began to take power from the site under its long-term Power Purchase Agreement. Final approvals for the project were granted in March 2017 with contracts for the project awarded in 2017 and 2018. The first power was demonstrated from...

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Shipbuilding

design approval for ammonia carrier using ammonia propulsion

HHI Received AiP for Ammonia Carrier with Ammonia Fuel Propulsion

In the race to develop commercial ammonia technology for the shipping industry, South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering Co. jointly received the first Approval in Principle for the design of an ammonia carrier with ammonia-fueled propulsion. The design was developed in partnership with Bureau Veritas, which issued the AiP, and is part of South Korea’s strategy to build leadership in the high value segments of shipbuilding. According to Bureau Veritas, the South Korean design was...

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Environment

deep sea mining

Critics Question the Climate Benefits of Deep Sea Mining 

Few people have ever heard of the tiny country of Nauru. Even fewer ever think about what happens at the bottom of the world's oceans. But that may soon change. The seafloor is thought to hold trillions of dollar’s worth of  metals and this Pacific-island nation is making bold moves to get a jump on the global competition to plumb these depths.   The targets of these companies are potato-sized rocks that scientists call polymetallic nodules. Sitting on the ocean floor,...

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Business

Q88 LLC

Three Ways to Increase Efficiency of Shipping Businesses

In an operations business environment subject to sudden disruptions resulting from rapid and unpredictable market changes, reliable information and data are the most important assets to ensure smooth transitions and workflows. Having immediate access to the most current and up-to-date information and mastering how to utilize information allows operations to conduct business with greater efficiency and make hard and fast decisions with greater certainty and confidence. Q88’s Voyage Management System (Q88VMS) helps shipping companies...

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