• 2019 May 21 16:42

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down Pioner-M, research ship of Project 25700

    On 21 May 2019, Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard (SNS, a company of United Shipbuilding Corporation) laid down a research ship of Project 25700, Pioner-M. According to the shipyard, the construction will be carried out by three companies.

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard will make the hull off composite materials. The superstructure will be built together with the specialists of Crimea based company Sudokompozit. Sevastopol Marine Plant (Sevmorzavod shipyard, branch of Shiprepairing Center Zvyozdochka of the United Shipbuilding Corporation) will perform works on final assembling and outfitting.

    The Pioner-M, a small-size research ship of catamaran type, is to perform a wide range of comprehensive research works in coastal waters of the Black Sea including oceanographic, hydrobiological, hydrochemical, geomorphological, hydroacoustic and diving works. 

    With its modular system of alternative container-type laboratories, the ship will be able to conduct a wide array of missions. 

    RV Pioner-M will be the first ship in Russia to practice unmanned navigation. The ship design foresees all-year-round operation in the Black Sea and Azov Sea waters standing off a place of shelter within 20 nautical miles.

    The Pioner-M design was developed by the Sevastopol State University at the Innovative Shipbuilding and Shelf Development Technologies department established by CDB Korall. The project applying innovative methods of designing based on ship lifecycle was developed with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

    A new approach to designing was applied under the project on construction of RV Pioner-M by the NTI Competence Center of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University “New Production Technologies”. A method of creating a digital twin of the ship hull lets reduce the time of designing and perform monitoring of the hull during the ship operation.

    Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard is a part of the design consortium of NTI Center based on the Polytechnic University which comprises science, education and id leaders focused on the development of and transfer of technologies developed by the Center. Among them are digital designing and modelling, new materials (composite materials, nanomaterials, meta-materials, metal powder for additive manufacturing), additive technologies, Smart-Manufacturing and hybrid manufacturing technologies.

    RV Pioner-M will have the following characteristics: length – 25.7 m, breadth - 9 m, depth — 3.1 m, draft – 1.5 m, speed – 10 knots, cruising range – 500 miles, displacement – 82 t, endurance – 6 days, seaworthiness – 3.5 points.




2019 June 20

18:36 Xeneta and Catapult announce agreement
18:06 Inland terminals CTU in Lelystad, HOV Harlingen and Westerman Multimodal Logistics in Hasselt joined the North West Central Corridor
17:36 First European conversion of a dredger to dual-fuel LNG / MGO departs Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque
17:06 ECSA organises workshop on the shipping industry’s interests in the UN negotiations on international ocean governance
17:05 Containerships introduces its second LNG-powered ship CONTAINERSHIPS POLAR and optimizes its Baltic service
16:50 Recovery of vessel traffic in Tushino, Moscow Canal, postponed again causing ship owners’ losses
16:35 Damen Oskarshamnsvarvet Sweden achieves coveted AAA credit rating
16:18 MAN Energy Solutions, Corvus Energy and DNV GL present results of HYCAS study on hybrid power generation
16:04 Knud E. Hansen announces design of 110 m. Adventure Wind Cruise Vessel
15:34 MEYER WERFT announces handover of Spirit of Discovery
15:04 Busan Port Authority and Port of Rotterdam Authority sign contract for the issue of a five hectare site on Maasvlakte Distribution Park West
14:42 Composit participated in Dredging Summit & Expo 2019
14:25 UAE Shipping Association looks to branch out
14:03 MOL and GAIL sign charter contract for one LNG carrier
13:47 DNV GL: Building a marine supply infrastructure as part of a future hydrogen society
13:46 New generation trailing suction hopper dredger ‘Bonny River’ joins the DEME’s fleet
13:28 Helle Hammer awarded WISTA Norway’s LeaderShip Award 2019
12:50 Gazprom Management Committee reviews progress of Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream projects
12:24 Bunker prices are flat at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:01 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to West Africa
11:36 ReCAAP ISC and Indian Coast Guard co-hosting 12th Capacity Building Workshop for Maritime Law Enforcement and Regulatory Authorities
11:11 NCSP Group’s consolidated cargo turnover for Jan-Apr 2019 increased by 0.3% to 47.6 million tonnes
10:42 Amendments to be introduced to the Water Traffic Act
10:10 Tallink Grupp connects first two vessels to shore power at Port of Stockholm in a bid to reduce environmental impact
10:09 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Middle East Gulf
09:46 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.81% to $62.95, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.69% to $54.9
09:27 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 20
09:17 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,179 points

2019 June 19

18:14 Port of Southampton signs sister port agreement with PortMiami
18:05 Unique Wärtsilä fresh water production system offers one ton per day fuel savings
17:51 Continued rail investment at the Port of Southampton accelerates air quality improvements
17:28 PGNiG confirms production potential of Poland’s largest gas field
17:03 IMRF announces new Board of Trustees
16:40 Small-size missile ship Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Black Sea Fleet, completes tasks in the Mediterranean Sea
16:02 Hapag-Lloyd announces GRI from Asia to East Coast South America
15:39 Vympel Shipyard launched first Grachonok-class special purpose boat for Federal National Guard Troops Service
15:02 Black Sea Mediterranean Express (BMX Service) Additional Gemlik Call
14:43 Baltic Workboats announces delivery of 100m fully electric ferry
14:21 RS participates in Global Fishery Forum
14:02 MOL and Japanese shipyards design Next Generation Coal carrier 'EeneX'
13:45 Igor Sharkov appointed Director of FESCO Branch Office in Vladivostok
13:26 FESCO opens seasonal transportation to ports of Chukotka
13:02 Van Oord awarded large contract for Mozambique LNG project
12:34 NIBULON Shipbuilding and Repair Yard starts constructing vessels of new project
12:12 ICS meets in Faroe Islands
11:58 Frigate Admiral Gorhskov of RF Navy's Northern Fleet sails through Panama Canal
11:37 Ship inspection platform Idwal urges investors to carry out due diligence on asset condition as standards decline
11:19 WMU signed MOU with Higher Institute of Maritime Studies, Morocco
11:12 Damen signs Phase II contract with International Organization for Migration for nine additional SAR 1906 search and rescue boats
10:55 ABB wins system package with Keppel for dredging contractor Van Oord
10:33 Lavna coal terminal to reach design capacity of 18 million tonnes in 2022
10:00 Bunker market sees mixed price movements at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:38 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, June 19
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.03% to $62.16, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.22% to $54.23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,135 points

2019 June 18

18:36 Spotlighting IMO's actions on climate change
18:31 Transborders Energy signs joint study agreement with Kyushu Electric Power for FLNG Solution
18:06 Kim Heng Offshore & Marine Holdings signs MoU with HHC and Thaitan
18:03 Container service boost at Bristol Port
17:53 IMO and UN Environment – working together to keep the Mediterranean clean