Wärtsilä Ship Design enables unique capabilities for new factory fishing trawler

The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to provide the ship design for a state-of-the-art factory fishing trawler. The vessel will be unique in having the combined capabilities of twin trawling for many different fish species, having both conventional winching as well as pumping systems for bringing the catch onboard, and being able to process fish from other vessels. The ship is to be built in Kaliningrad at the Yantar shipyard for RK named after V.I. Lenin (RK Lenina), the owner. The order with Wärtsilä was placed through its Russian entity Wärtsilä Vostok LLC and was booked in October 2018.

The 121 metres long vessel will feature a unique bow design that has undergone testing following computerised fluid dynamic calculations and simulations. The design offers enhanced performance. The ship will be part of the Russian Government’s investment programme for fleet renewal. Under a separate agreement, Wärtsilä has developed a concept that will enable the owner to apply for an extended quota for fishing in Far East waters. The ship will have more than 5000 cubic metres of storage capacity.

“Wärtsilä has a very successful track record in designing highly efficient and sustainable fishing vessels, and an impressive reference list to back it up. We have worked closely with the yard and owner to deliver a very extensive design package that meets the specific operational requirements,” says Dmitry Firsov, Managing Director of Wärtsilä Vostok.

“We have had positive collaboration with Wärtsilä during the concept development phase of the project, and we appreciate their support and technical know-how in designing this very modern fishing vessel. It demonstrates innovative thinking and will help in upgrading fishing methods, processing and logistics,” says Sergey B. Tarusov, Chairman of RK Lenina.

“Agreement has been reached between all parties as a result of our negotiations. This project represents one of the most significant developments for the Russian Federation’s fishing fleet,” says Ilya Panteleev, Head of Marketing at the yard.

The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2023 and will operate in Russia’s Asian fishing grounds in the Okhots Sea.

While this is the first ship design project that Wärtsilä has carried out for the Yantar shipyard, the company has supplied equipment for numerous vessels built at the yard.

Image caption: The specially designed unique bow design of the trawler enhances efficiency. The 121 metres long factory trawler will also be capable of processing fish from other vessels.

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Reports that a cruise vessel discharged several thousand litres of food waste and grey water into the Great Barrier Reef should send a clear message to the International Maritime Organisation that MARPOL Annex IV needs urgent revision, said Mark Beavis, Managing Director of ACO Marine.

While the alleged incident is still under investigation by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the pulped slurry could have been transferred from a food waste holding tank to the ship’s grey water holding tank from where it was unintentionally discharged overboard into the protected marine park. The incident occurred on 26th of August 2018.

“There are local rules regulating the discharge of ships’ grey water, but there is still no internationally-enforced requirement to prevent the damage that this waste stream can have on the marine environment and, ultimately, human health. Grey water is a such an under-reported threat; much more so than oily water, black water and sewage,” said Beavis.

When discharged into the marine environment, the oils, fats, detergents, chemicals, greases, galley waste and micro- and nanoplastics that make up the grey water stream can flood the surrounding environment with nutrients. “It overloads the biological make-up of the eco-system, is being consumed by marine life and is entering the food chain,” said Beavis.

In October, researchers at the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria published the results of a study into the amount of microplastic found in human stools.

The study, the first of its kind, analysed stool samples from eight participants around the world. None of the participants identified themselves as vegetarian and six ate fish. The samples contained up to nine different plastics of between 50 and 500 micrometres in size. On average, researchers found 20 microplastic particles per 10g of stool.

“Up to 5% of all the world’s plastic ends up in the ocean, finding its way into seafood, including tuna, lobster and shrimp,” said Beavis. “A significant amount of this microplastic is being discharged in the grey water generated by the global shipping fleet but, as an industry, we can reduce this by simply revising existing legislation.

“If we follow the spirit of MARPOL Annex IV, then grey water must be added because it has a far greater environmental and human impact than any other wastewater stream.”

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Rolls-Royce to provide power and propulsion for Norway’s new eco-friendly coastal route operator

The Norwegian ship owning company Havila Kystruten AS, has ordered four new build Ro-Pax vessels of Havyard 923 design. Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine will provide power and propulsion for all four ships.

From January 2021, Havila Kystruten will operate four ships on the coastal route between the cities of Bergen in south western, and Kirkenes in northern, Norway. The company has contracted Spain’s Astillero Hijos de J. Barreras shipyard to build two of the cruise ferries and Turkey’s Tersan yard to construct the remaining two.

Rolls-Royce will provide a fully integrated LNG power and propulsion solution to all four ships. This includes two LNG fuel tanks with process system, and control and safety systems, four Bergen gas engines, main propulsion thrusters of type Azipull with Permanent Magnet (PM) drive motor, PM tunnel thrusters, and stabilisers of type Neptune 200.

The main propulsion thrusters with integrated PM motors are developed in close cooperation with ship designers, to ensure optimal integration with the hull. The energy efficient tunnel thrusters allow for a slimmer hull shape due to their narrow design, which fits well with the project’s overarching goal of energy efficiency and low emissions. The low noise and vibration levels of the PM tunnel thrusters combined with the roll damping effect of the stabilisers, will benefit the comfort of both passengers and crew.

The LNG Fuel System from Rolls-Royce will supply Bergen gas generator sets. Each vessel will have two engines with nine in-line cylinders, and two with six cylinders. The engines can operate on variable speed to reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. The Bergen engines series is in operation across a range of vessel types today, including cargo vessels, PSVs and tugs as well as passenger vessels. Two separate LNG fuel systems are designed in cooperation with the ship owner and include flexibility to bunker both tanks from the same side of the ship, as well as the option to supply the front and aft machine rooms from both tanks. This ensures high redundancy and flexibility during operation.

Steinar Oppedal, Technical Product Manager for LNG Fuel Systems, Rolls-Royce – Commercial Marine said: “Havila Kystruten has chosen a LNG fuel system that builds on our long experience with these type of systems, designed to be robust and reliable in rough weather conditions. No less important is the fact that the system and its engines will provide a significant reduction in emissions compared to conventional diesel engines.”

The chosen Bergen engines series reduces total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by about 20 per cent compared to a similar diesel engine, and is IMO Tier 3 compliant. The whole LNG System is designed for safety with double walled stainless steel containment.

In May 2018 the Norwegian government awarded 11 new licenses for the renowned passenger and cargo route from Bergen in the southwest to Kirkenes in the north. For the first time, the licenses have been split between two operators, and new entrant, Havila won four of the 11 licenses. The route has, since its beginning in 1884, kept coastal Norway connected, with 34 ports seeing daily ship calls. The new agreement starts in January 2021, and a key requirement from the Ministry of Transportation has been to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) plans to further boost its presence in Middle East & Africa with new offices

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), a leading international classification society, plans to further expand its operations into the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region with new offices in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Egypt, Lebanon and Nigeria.

The expansion plan underlines its commitment towards the growing number of customers from this region and enhances the classification society’s proximity to flag administrations, ship owners, shipyards and other stakeholders in the MEA region.

Promoting its new strapline - ‘Your Partner in Maritime Risk Management’, IRClass is exhibiting at the Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 (SMME 2018) and is showcasing new services including Cyber Risk Management & IMO Data Collection System.

Managing Director, Mr. Suresh Sinha, said today: “The Middle East continues to be a key region for us with its high growth potential. With existing offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Fujairah and RO authorisation from UAE, Qatar & Oman flag administrations, our focus for this region will be to further extend our reach and gain recognition from other key flag administrations in the Middle East region. We are also looking to engage with the region’s major oil companies to supplement our growth and the proposed new offices will further improve our service levels.”

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The MSC Antonella docked at London Gateway recently, carrying a record number of refrigerated containers.

Our teams in both South Africa and Europe showcased their reefer expertise recently when handling the shipment of more than 1650 containers of refrigerated cargo.

The image above shows the MSC Antonella carrying a record-breaking number of reefer containers as it heads towards London Gateway from South Africa. This record was very quickly broken when the MSC Giselle arrived from South Africa carrying an impressive 1735 containers.

Over the years we’ve built up expertise in this specialist area of container transportation. We know how important it is to take the necessary precautions to maintain the optimum conditions for your cargo. Our aim is always to help our customers meet the relevant regulatory requirements and retain the sales value of their cargo at its destination.

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Rivertrace strengthens marine product portfolio with Smart WiO - Water in Oil Sensor 


Water quality monitoring market leaders Rivertrace have expanded their product range with the addition of a new Smart WiO - Water in Oil  sensor that continuously monitors dissolved water content in oil allowing ship operators to proactively limit the risk of engine and machinery corrosion.

Contamination of oil with dissolved water poses a significant corrosion risk to engine machinery. All oil can absorb a certain volume of dissolved water up to a maximum concentration called the ‘saturation point’. When the saturation point of an oil is exceeded, any unabsorbed water will fall out of the oil as free water and can cause corrosion inside the engine. The saturation point can change with an oil’s age, cleanliness, temperature and other factors including composition, whether the oil is mineral or synthetic and the formulation of additives.

Water in oil content has traditionally been measured by test kits which detect free water in lubricating oil or emulsion from 100.02% humidity. However, any water content values measured exceeding 100% humidity indicate that free water is already present, and the engine is being exposed to corrosion and oil degradation.

To mitigate corrosion risk from water in oil, Rivertrace has introduced the Smart WiO Sensor that uniquely uses capacitive measurement of absorbed water in oil with continuous monitoring. The Smart WiO Sensor continuously monitors water content value as % humidity taking consideration of the oil temperature. The sensor also measures the saturation of the oil independently from the oil type and oil age.

Its intended use is for preventative maintenance protocols and condition-based monitoring for lubricating and hydraulic oil, detecting water presence to avoid costly damage and premature wear with early warnings from pre-set alarms. At 50% humidity the WiO Sensor shows a pre-alarm allowing the crew to take preventative actions to reduce the water content. At 90% humidity the main alarm is triggered alerting crew before any free water is present in the oil.

Gillian Peden, Business Development Manager: “As specialists in water quality monitoring we are expanding our range or products to offer our customers a partner for their maintenance and compliance monitoring needs. Rivertrace is committed to ensuring that the marine industry has the right tools to measure Water in Oil and limit the risk of engine corrosion and premature wear with our solution the new Smart WiO Sensor.”

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WinGD set to increase technical capacity through new Engineering Centre in Shanghai

WinGD (Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd.), is establishing an Engineering Centre in Shanghai together with CSPI (China Shipbuilding Power Engineering Institute Co. Ltd.), a fellow subsidiary of CSSC (China State Shipbuilding Corporation Limited) to increase its technical capacities by 20%. 

In response to the successful market response to its X-DF engines and the planned technical advancements to come, WinGD is looking to further expand its resources, continuing its focus on maritime two-stroke engine design.

The maritime industry is facing unprecedented change; change that is driving ambitious innovations in technology. This announcement demonstrates that WinGD, together with its shareholding company CSSC and CSPI, are poised to continue to deliver current and future market needs.

“For nearly three years CSPI and WinGD engineers have been sharing expertise. While initially the cooperation focused on a few areas only, for instance engineering applications, CSPI’s capabilities in developing engine related systems and components has created further, enhanced synergies.” said Dominik Schneiter, Vice President of Research and Development, WinGD.

“Our new Engineering Center, in cooperation with CSPI, is a milestone in our efforts to increase our overall R&D capacities and our global knowledge base. It is one of the cornerstones of our strategy, to further expand our product portfolio and strengthen our market position in both market segments, diesel and dual fuel engines.” Added Klaus Heim, Chief Executive Officer, WinGD.

The new Engineering Centre will be located at the CSPI premises in Shanghai, PRC. As part of its mission to achieve engineering excellence through collaboration, WinGD will also continue to invest in its successful engagement with L&T Technology Services Ltd, a leading global engineering services provider.

“The shipping industry is highly volatile and heavily regulated. It is therefore essential for us to partner with global companies like L&T Technology Services who bring cross domain expertise and can understand our complexities to consistently deliver through high quality engineering work.” Schneiter said.

The strong market share growth seen over the last 12 months is a clear indicator that these key collaborations have created a formula for success for WinGD.

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Rolls-Royce and Sunseeker agree new framework agreement for supply of MTU engines

Rolls-Royce and British luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International have agreed a new framework agreement for the supply of MTU Series 2000 and 4000 engines for its 86Y, 95Y, 116Y, 131Y range of yachts and for future yacht series. Under the terms of the agreement, new technologies and systems solutions that MTU launch on the market during the contractual period until the end of 2020 are also to be included.

“We intend to continue the successful working relationship we have enjoyed with MTU in the course of the last 18 years,” said Michael Straughan, Chief Operating Officer of Sunseeker International, “and is why we have now signed a new framework agreement. In MTU, we have an exceptional partner for the introduction of innovative technologies and can look forward to a very positive future together.”

MTU UK has been supplying engines to Sunseeker for many years, installed in Sunseeker models from 60FT (approx. 20 metres) to 155FT (approx. 47 metres).

Knut Müller, Head of MTU Marine and Government Business, said: “We are very pleased to have concluded this new agreement and to continue our good cooperation. Over a period of many, many years the company’s founder Robert Braithwaite has had a major impact on the success of Sunseeker, MTU and the yacht building industry and has been instrumental in developing the market. We at MTU are very grateful and privileged to be part of the ‘Sunseeker family’.” MTU presented an award to Sunseeker for 1.8 million bhp of MTU power installed in Sunseeker yachts in the course of the last 18 years.

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현대글로벌서비스, 친환경선박 개조 대규모 수주

현대글로벌서비스가 최근 부산 본사에서 안광헌 대표와 김성현 SK해운 전무 등이 참석한 가운데 SK해운과 "친환경선박 개조공사 계약"을 체결했다.

이 계약에 따라 현대글로벌서비스는 2020년 3월까지 SK해운의 30만톤급 초대형원유운반선(VLCC)과 8만 입방미터(㎥)급 LPG운반선 등 총 15척에‘배기가스 세정설비(Scrubber)’를 설치한다.

배기가스 세정설비는 선박 엔진의 배기가스를 물로 세척해 황산화물과 염산, 불산 등의 유해물질을 최대 99%까지 제거하는 장치로, 2020년 발효되는 국제해사기구의‘황산화물 규제(Marpol Annex Ⅵ)’에 대비할 수 있다. 한편, 현대글로벌서비스는 올해 70여척분의 배기가스 세정설비를 수주했다고 밝히고 있다.

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한국 9월 전 세계 발주의 65% 점유 수주량 1위 유지...수주잔량 1년 9개월만에 2,000만CGT 회복

영국의 조선해운시황 분석기관 클락슨리서치에 따르면 2018년 9월 한달간 전세계 선박 발주량 252만CGT(75척) 중 한국이 163만CGT(28척, 65%)를 수주하며 14%에 그친 중국을 제치고 5개월 연속 1위를 차지하였으며 올해 누계실적에서도 2위 중국과의 격차를 299만CGT까지 벌리며 1위를 유지하고 있다고 밝혔다. 

또한, 한국 조선사들의 수주잔량이 2,037만CGT를 나타내며 2017년 1월, 2,074만CGT 기록 이후 1년 9개월만에 2천만CGT를 넘어 서는 등 한국 조선업계가 회복세를 보이고 있다고 밝히고 있다..

2018년 9월 한달간 전세계 선박 발주량은 지난달 147만CGT(54척) 보다 71% 증가한 252만CGT(75척)를 기록하였으며 국가별 선박 수주량을 살펴보면 한국 조선사들이 9월 전세계 선박 발주량의 65%인 163만CGT(28척)를 수주하면서 35만CGT(17척)에 그친 중국을 크게 제치고 5개월째 1위를 유지하고 있다고 밝혔다.

올해 1~9월 누계실적도 한국이 950만CGT(212척) 45%로 중국 651만CGT(307척) 31%, 일본 243만CGT(111척) 12%에 앞서 여전히 1위를 유지하고 있으며 최근 3년간 1~9월 누계 선박 발주량은 2016년 992만CGT, 2017년 1,873만CGT(89%↑), 2018년 2,114만CGT(13%↑)를 기록하며 증가세를 계속 이어가고 있다고 밝혔다.

2018년 9월말 전세계 수주잔량은 8월말 대비 81만CGT 증가한 7,780만CGT를 나타나고 있으며 지난 달과 비교해 중국이 50만CGT, 일본이 6만CGT 감소한 반면 한국은 133만CGT 증가한 2,037만CGT를 기록하며 2017년 1월, 2,073만CGT를 기록한 이후 1년 9개월만에 2,000만CGT를 넘겼으며 국가별 수주잔량은 중국 2,790만CGT(36%)에 이어, 한국 2,037만CGT(26%), 일본 1,351만CGT(17%) 순으로 나타나고 있다고 발혔다.

9월 클락슨 신조선가지수(Newbuilding Price Index)는 지난달 129포인트에서 1포인트 상승한 130포인트를 기록하고 있으며 선종별 선가 추이를 살펴보면 유조선(VLCC)은 지난달 보다 150만 달러 상승한 9,150만 달러를 기록하였으며 컨테이너선(13,000~14,000TEU)과 LNG선은 지난달과 가격 변동없이 각각 1억 1,400만 달러와 1억 8,200만 달러를 기록하고 있다고 밝혔다.

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