• 2018 March 5 17:57

    NIBULON shipyard launched first 100-m vessel from its newly reconstructed slipway

    The shipbuilders of NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard have launched the first non-self-propelled B5000 project vessel from the reconstructed slipway today. Its length is 101 m. This launching inaugurated a new stage in the history of NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard. NIBULON says the vessel should have been launched a bit earlier. Due to difficult weather conditions, it was necessary to postpone this event.

    “The launching of the vessel was scheduled for earlier period, but at that time there was bad weather; it caused through freezing of the bay. It is not the appropriate way to launch a vessel in such extreme conditions, because strong wind and temperature reduction caused fluctuations in water level up to 1 m. Of course, today’s weather conditions (heavy fog and ice) are challenging. But we still have to launch this vessel as the next orders are waiting for their movement to the building plates. It is not considered appropriate to launch vessels on Monday, and Tuesday is far away and we will waste a lot of working time. We cannot stop the technological cycle of construction of vessels”, said Ivan Tauzhnianskyi, a chief engineer of the shipyard.

    The B5000 project are non-self-propelled vessels with a cargo capacity of 5 thousand tons; vessels of this project are of mixed navigation and with two holds, as well as with improved operational qualities, in particular with a hydraulic hatch cover drive system. The company’s specialists designed a new improved project of non-self-propelled vessels with a breadth of 17 m on the basis of the American and European experience. This is the first vessel with a breadth of 17 m built at the shipyard for operation on the Dnipro River. Operation of non-self-propelled vessels of the new project will increase the efficiency of NIBULON’s fleet. Larger cargo capacity of vessels will allow the company to deliver larger batches of cargo from the transshipment terminals on the Dnipro River and the Southern Buh River, as well as from the transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv to the outer roads, thereby increasing volumes of river transportation and transshipment.

    This historic event was preceded by the construction of a new workshop with an automatic line for metal cleaning and priming and a metal processing workshop with plasma cutting and gas cutting machines; the workshops were put into operation in May 2017 during the International Exhibition “Shipbuilding-2017” held at the shipyard. After that, the company put an assembly and fabrication workshop with modern equipment from the leading manufacturers of the world into operation and started to construct new multipurpose tugs of 3,500 hp (T3500 project). The implementation of such a large-scale reconstruction of the shipyard’s capacities became possible thanks to support of the European Investment Bank; the signing of a loan agreement with the EIB took place in Brussels at the headquarters of the European Commission in December 2016. In 2017, NIBULON also constructed two transshipment terminals on the Dnipro River and an elevator complex as part of the cooperation with the bank.

    The reconstruction of NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard brings it to an absolutely new high level. Upon its completion, NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard will be the most modern plant in Ukraine and undoubtedly one of the best shipyards in Europe. The slipway reconstruction, which enables the company’s shipyard to launch 100-m vessels, has become a new challenge for NIBULON’s shipbuilders. At the moment of the acquisition of the property complex in August 2012 and creation of NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard it constructed vessels of 70 m. The launching of the first order enables the company to construct complete vessels of various purposes with a length of 100 m. NIBULON plans to construct five more ways that will enable the shipbuilders to construct and launch vessels of up to 140 m. It is the project length of a self-propelled floating crane (P-140 project) with two cranes with a cargo capacity of 10,000 tons and productivity of 18,000 tons per day. It is capable of withstanding sea waves of up to 3 m.  The construction of such a modern cargo vessel will be started in August. 

    At the same time NIBULON finishes constructing its complex for shipment of grain and oilseeds as part of the transshipment terminal in Mykolaiv with a capacity of about 43 thousand tons with the support of the International Finance Corporation.

2019 June 25

18:06 VARD orders seawater cooling for newbuild cable layer
17:34 ABP Humber Estuary Services (HES) purchased new £600,000 survey vessel
17:06 Q-Flex vessel sets delivery benchmark in Turkey
16:28 Awilco LNG posts vessel and contract update
16:22 Zhatai Shipyard to be provided with RUB 4.1 billion of budget investments in 2019–2021
15:59 Maersk introduces Maersk Spot, a new fully online product that simplifies the buying process for customers
15:15 NCSP Group announced decisions made at annual general shareholders' meeting
14:51 IMO: committed to implementation
14:20 ABP King’s Lynn investment attracts new construction industry customer
13:37 MAN B&W dual-fuel engines pass half-million hour milestone
12:59 ECSA celebrates the Day of the Seafarer
12:47 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:58 Fuel technologies in the spotlight at ABS Hellenic Technical Committee
11:39 Dickson obtains status of international port
10:58 MEYER WERFT hands over Spirit of Discovery to the British cruise line Saga Cruises
10:42 Concordia Damen ships 18 hulls from Shanghai to Rotterdam
10:24 Gender equality is the theme of Day of the Seafarer 2019
10:03 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.81% to $63.66, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.88% to $57.39
09:46 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 25
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,258 points

2019 June 24

18:05 Training Montenegro to combat oil spills
17:50 Four cruise ships visit the Port of Riga at the same time
17:27 Finnish Government proposes supplementary appropriation of EUR 40 million for basic infrastructure management
17:05 Austal delivers third guardian class patrol boat to the Australian Department of Defence
16:47 Incat Crowther announces contract to design a 65m catamaran passenger ferry
16:46 Construction and operation of dual-fuel ships has low economic efficiency – USC President
16:45 Maersk Drilling completes sale of jack-up Mærsk Giant
16:24 USC set to build floating electricity-generating facilities running on LNG supplied by bunkering ships
16:03 Van Oord and Mammoet enter into cooperation with scale-up Verton
15:45 United Shipbuilding Corporation to launch the first LNG-powered ferry for Ust-Luga – Baltijsk line in late July
15:30 United Shipbuilding Corporation establishes USC-Propulsion and USC-Interior subdivisions
15:03 MOL signs deal on a long-term charter contract to utilize "MOL FSRU Challenger" for Hong Kong Offshore LNG Terminal Project
14:42 New USC Vice-President, Civil Shipbuilding, to get into office on 10 July 2019
14:21 USC expects its Astrakhan cluster to build 12 river-sea class ships per year
14:03 Yang Ming announces new China-Thailand direct service
13:37 Port of Rotterdam Authority to collaborate with four new companies
13:25 Igor Vasilyev appointed as Acting General Director of FTI Rostransmodernizatsiya
13:02 ARIES gained ABS Certification: Middle East 1 st Remote Inspection Techniques specialist
12:20 BC Ferries releases year-end results
12:10 Keel laid for the first of Damen’s revolutionary new FCS 7011 Crew Change
11:56 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 15,377 in RF spot market
11:29 FESCO to launch new container train to China via Far East overland route
10:58 Southern Center of Shipbuilding and Ship Repair acquired property of Krasniye Barrikady plant
10:35 Satti floating drilling unit owned by Kazmortransflot delivered to Azerbaijan
10:13 Throughput of Chinese ports grew by 4.1% to 5.5 billion tonnes in Jan-May’2019
09:53 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning June, 24
09:52 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.4% to $64.71, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.68% to $57.82
09:34 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.7% to 7.55 million TEUs in Jan-May’2019
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,239 points

2019 June 23

16:29 INPEX submits revised plan of development for Abadi LNG Project
15:13 Oceanwide Expeditions: Hondius sister ship m/v Janssonius ordered for 2021
14:19 CMA CGM announces FAK rates on Asia - Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka service
13:46 Coast Guard rescues five from capsized boat in Chesapeake Bay
12:43 Danske Commodities signs 20-year PPA with Hywind Scotland wind farm
10:29 TMC sets up office to support Chinese yards

2019 June 22

15:24 AAPA selects Christopher Connor as its new CEO
12:37 TMC contracted by VARD to supply marine compressors for Viking Cruises' vessels
11:23 ABS to class first ‘tri-fueled’ vessel for Harvey Gulf
10:13 Port of Oakland steps up as ships carry bigger loads than ever
10:05 Coast Guard responds to barge aground in Naknek, Alaska