• 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 September 18

18:26 SGRE confirmed member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices in 2019
18:03 MOL repays existing loans through issuance of project bond for FPSO charter project
17:48 Russia’s Rosmorrechflot and Ministry of Industry and Trade develop preferential leasing programme
17:30 Vympel DB develops concept design for Arctic cruise ship
17:22 Metal Shark delivers new foil-assisted catamaran excursion vessel to Pure Florida
17:11 US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas
17:03 ECSA considers the European State Aid Guidelines for maritime transport highly successful and key to maintaining a strong European shipping sector
16:39 Vigor hosts keel-laying ceremony for the U.S. landing craft MSV(L)
16:21 Vitol announces long-term LNG time charter contract with H-Line
16:03 Despite some positive indicators, concerns remain for offshore energy underwriters, reports IUMI
15:42 Wärtsilä Denmark joins Digitalisation in Shipping: Europe 2019 as Associate Partner
15:24 USCG ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach
15:03 GTT receives an order from HHI & SHI for the tank design of six Very Large Ethane Carriers
14:50 FSUE Atomflot develops project on construction of 7MW icebreaking tugboat
14:33 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
14:16 Wärtsilä simulators provide advanced training at newly inaugurated Portuguese facility
14:14 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation at Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
14:12 GTT obtains Approval in Principle for Arc7 ice class ships from Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
14:03 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries sign digital technology
14:00 SAAM Towage contracts Damen for delivery of tug vessel
13:31 Discussion “Development of recreational crafts and high-speed passenger vessels” begins at Neva 2019
13:10 Wärtsilä launches the Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications
13:04 International Association of Ports and Harbors visited by ICHCA representatives
12:38 RS issues Approval in Principle for new GTT’s LNG containment systems
12:03 LR awards Jiangnan AiP for 91,000 m3 VLGC Panda 91T design.
11:49 ADNOC acquires 10% of VTTI
11:30 LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin undergoes 1st LNG bunkering trial in Port of Kobe
11:02 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries to develop next generation LNG carrier
10:37 Training underway for Jeddah Maritime Information Sharing Centre
10:21 Panama Canal signs agreement with Port of Rotterdam
10:12 TGS announces strategic milestones to accelerate growth
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.09% to $64.49, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.44% to $59.08
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,283 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 18

2019 September 17

19:06 Rosmorrechflot’s shipbuilding order for coming six years foresees construction of 147 vessels
18:29 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М named PortNews after our agency
18:05 MPC Capital and ZEABORN strengthen HARPER PETERSEN by combining their shipbroking activities
17:24 MOL issues integrated 'MOL Report 2019'
16:35 Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of M/V Sydney Eagle
16:02 CMA CGM and TFG launch Rhine valley rail to German hinterland
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to New Zealand
15:02 Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian shipyard completes Petrobras P-68 FPSO
14:56 CMA CGM strengthens its intra-European and Mediterranean offer with the launch of the Black Sea Marmara Morocco service
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for Trans-Pacific eastbound
13:10 Zadar Cruise Port is Port of the Year 2019
12:10 Port of Oakland refrigerated exports jump 20 percent in past year
11:51 Combined Task Force Commanders discussed their shared aims and goals in tackling the threat of piracy
11:34 Lars Thrane makes its Iridium Certus® debut with the LT-4200 maritime satcom system
11:22 Belfast Harbour reveals ambitious growth plans
11:00 Marine cargo market characterised by “accelerating change” as underwriters take action to address continuing unprofitability, says IUMI
10:34 Safety at Sea and BIMCO publish cyber security white paper
10:27 ABS and Keppel partner in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations
09:43 Greenland research vessel picks MAN hybrid propulsion package
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.87% to $68.42, Light Sweet Crude – down 1.24% to $61.89
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,311 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17

2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
17:59 GOGL increases investment in Singapore Marine
17:50 Pella launched first serial trawler of Project 03095, Castor
17:25 Tenders on pilot projects for stevedoring company concessions in Olvia and Kherson ports officially announced