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Chinese CMES shipping company takes delivery of its first rigid sail supertanker

September 29 2022

The ship will carry energy resources between the Middle and Far East

Shanghai shipping company China Merchants Energy Shipping Co. Ltd. (CMES, part of the CMG Group) has taken delivery of the New Aden, the first environmentally friendly VLCC oil tanker. The special feature of the supertanker is that it is the first vessel of its type to use four rigid sails as an auxiliary propulsion system along with other technological solutions that ensure fuel economy during operation, the industry portal Maritime Executive reported.

The New Aden tanker is the 100th oil tanker built by China’s Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Company (DSIC). It was named after the first ship of the fleet launched 150 years ago.

The new VLCC tanker has a length of 332.8 m and a deadweight of 300,000 tons. It is equipped with a system of four rigid sails, which are made of carbon fiber developed by Guangwei Composite Materials. Each sail has a height of about 39.6 m and a surface area of ​​almost 13 thousand sq. ft. The sails are raised and turned by a fully automatic system.

According to the DSIC shipbuilding company and its parent CSSC company, the ship was designed to transport energy resources between the Middle and Far East. According to the creators of the vessel, its operation will provide annual fuel savings of 9.8% and emission reductions of over 2.9 thousand tons of carbon. The vessel is also equipped with the latest technology to reduce sulfur and nitrogen oxide emissions in accordance with EEDI and EEXI standards.

In 2018, the DSIC shipyard installed two rigid sails on a VLCC tanker that was also under construction for China Merchants.

The shipbuilding company DSIC, which has been cooperating with CMES since 2007, has already built more than 30 large-capacity vessels with a total deadweight of almost 9 million tons for the Shanghai shipping company.

Source: https://portnews.ru/news/336274/

Rosatom plans to create a shipyard for composite shipbuilding in Korsakov (Sakhalin)

September 7 2022

Rosatom plans to create a shipyard for composite shipbuilding in Korsakov (Sakhalin Region). This was announced during the Eastern Economic Forum by the CEO of the state corporation Alexei Likhachev.

“We have good groundwork in terms of composites, moreover, I would say that we are absolute leaders here, the first to localize all the technology from oil to the final composite product and … on Sakhalin, in Korsakov, we plan to locate a shipyard associated with composite shipbuilding,” said Alexey Likhachev.

He did not name the specific parameters of the project.

Source: https://portnews.ru/news/335072/ 

“Zvezda” Shipyard Establishes Cooperation with the Grozny Oil University

July 27 2022 

“Zvezda” Shipbuilding Facility and Grozny State Oil Technical University named after Academician M.D. Millionshchikov (GGNTU) signed a cooperation agreement. As noted in the message of the “Far Eastern Center for Shipbuilding and Ship Repair” dated July 19, the document provides for the development of long-term partnerships in the field of science, the development and implementation of professional educational programs.

In particular, the document provides for the employment of groups of GGNTU graduates at the shipyard, the organization of long-term (up to 1 year) internships for students at the Zvezda production site. Cooperation also involves professional training of personnel in accordance with the needs of the shipbuilding facility, the participation of Zvezda employees in the development of academic training programs for the university.

At present, more than 4.8 thousand specialists work at Zvezda shipyard. It is planned that upon completion of the construction of all shipyard facilities, the number of personnel will increase to 7.5 thousand.

Source: https://sudostroenie.info/novosti/36900.html

Sakhalin plans to build a shipyard in 2022

April 7 2022
The passenger and fishing fleet of the Sakhalin region will be replenished through the construction of a shipyard by the company, which is expected to start operating in 2022, governor of the Sakhalin Region Valery Limarenko told at the forum “Investment potential of the Kuril Islands” in Moscow.

According to the head of the region, the passenger and transport fleet, taking into account the implementation of shipbuilding projects, is sufficient for the needs of the region. This year the region received two ships that make regular transportation to the Kuril Islands. The construction of two more ships for the transport of trains on the Vanino-Kholmsk line is also expected.

In addition, the head of the Sakhalin Region added, that foundation stone for a shipyard is being laid this year together with Yumateks Rosatom. New shipyard will build tourist and coastal fishing vessels.

Source: https://portnews.ru/news/327749/

“Uralmashzavod” will supply “Zvezda” shipyard with protective tanks for the “Leader” icebreaker

January 12 2022

PJSC “Uralmashzavod”, part of the ”UZTM-Karteks” group is starting to manufacture metal-water protective tanks for the Project 10510 “Leader” nuclear icebreaker. 

According to the company information release of January 11, a contract for the manufacture of protective metal structures worth 5.76 billion rubles was signed at the end of December by Sergey Tseluiko, general director of ”Zvezda” shipyard, and Yan Center, “UZTM-Karteks” director – general. “Uralmashzavod” will deliver two protective tanks (starboard and port) with a total weight of about 1,400 tons to the shipyard in Bolshoi Kamen in October 2023.

The metal-water protective tank consists of layers of metal, highly purified water and special concrete. The device is used to attenuate the ionizing radiation of the core of a nuclear reactor, which ensures the safe operation of the ship’s crew. Metal structures will be made of corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel of various thicknesses.

“We are grateful to the leadership of “Rosneft” and “Zvezda” shipyard for entrusting us with the manufacture of one of the most important components for the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker,” Jan Center commented on the event.

Metal cutting for this new nuclear-powered icebreaker, named “Rossiya” (Russia), began in July 2020. The ship has the following characteristics: length – 209 m, width – 47.7 m, ice penetration (maximum) – 4 m, displacement approx. 69 700 t, power plant capacity – 120 MW (on shafts), cruise speed – 22 knots (in clear water)

Source: https://sudostroenie.info/novosti/35266.html