• 2019 September 29 12:57

    NIBULON put into operation its 140-m NIBULON MAX floating vessel

    On September 20, NIBULON put into operation its 140-m NIBULON MAX floating vessel, the company says in a press release.

    NIBULON, a leader in the agrarian market and shipbuilding sector of Ukraine, once again demonstrated its productivity, innovation, and efficiency. Recently, the company has put into operation a 140-m NIBULON MAX river-sea floating vessel, the longest one built for the past 25 years of Ukraine’s independence. The vessel flies Ukraine’s flag. The event was held as part of the international TRANS EXPO ODESA MYKOLAIV 2019 forum organized by NIBULON together with MediaCompass at NIBULON shipbuilding and repair yard in Mykolaiv.

    NIBULON MAХ will enable the company to increase the annual river transshipment by fleet by 2-3 million tons per year and to increase transshipment volumes by NIBULON’s fleet up to 5 million tons per year.

    Construction of this class vessel is an absolutely new and higher level of NIBULON’s shipbuilding facilities. For this purpose, the shipyard modernized a slipway as well as a launching and lifting gear, thereby increasing the number of launching ways. The company reconstructed and modernized the existing capacities. Upon its completion, the shipyard will be the most state-of-the-art facility in Ukraine and, without doubt, one of the best shipyards in Europe.

    According to the last year’s results, the 2018/19 marketing year became the most successful in the history of NIBULON’s shipping company. We achieved the goal set, having transported more than 3.5 million tons of various cargoes by inland waterways; thus, the company has increased transportation volumes by 40 %.  Consequently, NIBULON removed more than 145 thousand trucks from roads.

    By the end of this year, the company’s fleet will number 80 units. Most of the vessels were constructed according to NIBULON’s own designs and at its own capacities.  During this day, NIBULON keel-laid new vessels, namely Т410 harbour tug designed for pushing and docking operations and non-self-propelled B1500 project open type vessel. The vessels will transport building cargoes along the Southern Bug River.

    According to NIBULON’s General Director, Hero of Ukraine Oleksiy Vadaturskyy, the company has already invested more than USD 2.1 billion in Ukraine’s economy, USD 600 million of which were allocated to construct the fleet. “Today, we have proved by actions that Mykolaiv is a productive region. NIBULON does everything to make Ukraine a maritime state, rather than just a country with a sea coast”, he mentioned.

    O. Vadaturskyy also added that one working place in shipbuilding ensures 10 new jobs in related sectors. Thus, the company has created not less than 10 thousand workplaces in metallurgy, construction, and service sector.

    It would be impossible to implement this project without the assistance of NIBULON’s international financial partners, namely the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation which have been working with the company for many years. “NIBULON is a very reliable partner for international bankers. The company created 7 thousand workplaces. It is an efficient employer. NIBULON is also a very important taxpayer in this country, thereby developing the regional economy in different fields. NIBULON is an exceptional company. If you invest hundreds of millions of dollars, it means that you believe in your region and your country”, mentioned Head of the EIB Representation in Ukraine Jean-Erik De Zagon. It is symbolic that an honorary title of the vessel’s godmother was given to the EBRD’s Agribusiness Projects Principal Banker Lesia Kuzmenko when putting into operation the largest NIBULON MAX vessel. “We are proud of having NIBULON as our client in Ukraine. It is a pride for the country as well. We want Ukraine to have more such companies. We will support the company in its further development. We will be a reliable financial partner”, she mentioned during the festivities.

    Artem Zubkov, IFC’s Representative, noted that NIBULON was a reliable partner for the international financial institutions, and the construction of such a unique vessel was the most powerful impetus to develop Ukraine’s infrastructure. He also hoped that cooperation between NIBULON and the International Finance Cooperation would be continued.

    Heads of Mykolaiv and Kherson Regional State Administrations participated in the solemnities. “Everyone is related to this important day, when we are able to see the real result rather than empty talks”, mentioned Oleksandr Stadnik, Head of Mykolaiv Regional Administration. I want to thank NIBULON’s General Director, owner, Hero of Ukraine. It is a very important moment for me. We all can thank Oleksiy Vadaturskyy for his good work. It is a great event. The most important thing is that shipbuilding, which has not been developed for a long time, is revived in Ukraine.  I thank you greatly for this.

    According to Head of Kherson Regional Administration, NIBULON becomes a driving force behind the transformation in any region, where the company constructs its facilities. “NIBULON makes the government work, makes business work better, makes the state authorities work to satisfy needs of business and investors, and, in the final result, to satisfy people’s needs”, said Yuriy Husev.

    “Someone says it is impossible, but Oleksiy Vadaturskyy simply implements it together with his team. He does not make statements; he just works. I think if each our citizen will act the same way, Ukraine will achieve success”, mentioned Oleksandr Sienkevych, Mykolaiv mayor. Viktoria Moskalenko, head of Mykolaiv Regional Council, presented Oleksiy Vadaturskyy with the 1-st Degree Order of Merit for Mykolaiv region, the highest acknowledgement of the region.

    Representatives from embassies and the company’s financial partners highly appreciated NIBULON’s contribution to the development of Ukraine’s economy. 

    Thus, Riny Bus, Head of the Economic Cluster of the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine, recollected her visit to NIBULON’s facilities two years ago. She attended the first international “Shipbuilding and Water Transport” exhibition, since then everything has been changed completely.  According to her, there should be more companies in Ukraine like NIBULON to develop the economy and water transport. “The Dnipro River requires development in order to be used as a transport artery. Let other companies follow NIBULON’s example. I would like NIBULON’s initiatives to bring peace and stability in Ukraine”, said Riny Bus.

    NIBULON greatly contributes to the development of Ukraine’s infrastructure”, stated Jaime Ramón Fernández Sánchez, Head of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy. “I am proud that Spanish companies promoted NIBULON’s leadership in this sector. In addition, Spain is a reliable partner of Ukraine in grain exports”.

    More than 100 companies which are engaged in constructing vessels and producing ship equipment, providing different services in shipbuilding and navigation sector participated in the exhibition dedicated to shipbuilding and navigation in Ukraine. Most of the participants are contractors and partners of NIBULON, the largest producer of the cargo fleet in Ukraine.

    An exciting water show with the participation of NIBULON’s entire fleet series was the most enchanting event for the guests. During this unique event, they managed to estimate NIBULON’s fleet quantity and discover its capacities in a new way.   

    “I would like to say publicly that Mykolaiv is a city of shipbuilders rather than a gangster city.  I am proud of working here. Let us make everything so that our city may have only with positive events. The well-developed economy will contribute to the positive changes in the country”, thinks Oleksiy Vadaturskyy.




2019 November 13

18:07 LR and Seabury Maritime partner to tackle OPEX and CAPEX challenges
17:55 Gasum acquires AGA’s Clean Energy business and Nauticor’s Marine Bunkering business from Linde AG
17:36 Rolls-Royce and luxury yacht manufacturer Sunseeker sign frame agreement for MTU engines
17:18 Next-generation controller platform ‘Triton’ successfully passes TAT in Japan using latest ME-engine control system
17:04 LNG market expectations will be framed at the 6th International LNG Congress
16:54 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 21% Y-o-Y to 9.34 million tonnes
16:28 Throughput of port Vyborg in Jan-Oct’2019 fell by 35% Y-o-Y to 1 million tonnes
16:03 MSC Cruises christens MSC Grandiosa
15:29 Innovative solutions for remote inspection: RINA and Kiber team up
15:03 Klaveness to focus their Dry Bulk operator activity on the Panamax to Post-Panamax segment
14:57 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Oct'2019 climbed by 5% Y-o-Y to 16.15 million tonnes
14:16 HHLA reports 4% growth in container volume to 5.7 million TEUs, revenue up 8.3% to 1 bn euros in Jan-Sept, 2019
13:33 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Oct’2019 grew by 17% Y-o-Y to 51.84 million tonnes
13:12 Ten ports in the Nordic Region agreed upon a declaration focusing on sustainable port management
13:12 Cargo traffic in Ob-Irtysh Basin slightly down to 7.7 million tonnes
12:49 Port of Ust-Luga handled 87.49 million tonnes of cargo in 10M’19, up 7% Y-o-Y
12:24 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in 10M'2019 grew by 2% to 50.00 million tonnes
12:00 EIB agrees to provide EUR 140 million to support expansion and upgrading of the Port of Piraeus
11:57 MPC Capital acquires stake in tanker specialist Albis Shipping & Transport
11:33 Port of Southampton welcomes MSC Grandiosa on her UK launch
11:08 Net profit of Commercial Port of Vladivostok for 9M’19 totaled RUB 4.64 billion, up 38.7% YoY
10:17 Port of San Diego to add seven alternative fuel vehicles to its work fleet
10:16 Environmental legislation on maritime transport will be reformed – focus on waste management
09:50 Bunker market at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia sees mixed price movements (graph)
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.37% to $61.83, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.33% to $56.61
09:25 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 13
09:14 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,354 points

2019 November 12

18:06 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from China to Middle East including Red Sea
17:51 Admiral Makarov SUMIS participates in the international investigative project on oil spill response
17:36 Black Bear Carbon announces Port of Rotterdam as preferred location for new rCB plant in The Netherlands
17:20 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M'2019 grew by 3.2% to 701.6 million tonnes of cargo (detalization)
17:06 MODEC, Mitsui, MOL and Marubeni to proceed with the deepwater FPSO charter project for Búzios field of Brazilian offshore pre-salt oil field
17:05 Peninsula Petroleum Group says is ready for IMO 2020
16:38 Metrans receives the first of ten new Vectron locomotives
15:59 New Joint Guidelines from ICS and OCIMF to improve safety in polar waters
15:31 Diesel submarine of RF Navy’s Pacific Fleet participates in exercised in the Sea of Japan
15:04 NMDC to complete fleet-wide conversion to Thordon seawater lubricated composite cutter shaft bearings
14:38 Krasnoye Sormovo delivers dry cargo carrier of Project RSD59, Aleksandr Sokolov
14:03 Damen Marine Components receives steering system contract for SunStone’s fifth Infinity-class 200 pax polar expedition cruise ship
13:35 Glavgosexpertiza of Russia approves survey findings under project for port construction on Novaya Zemlya
13:09 The Port of Gdansk connects Poland and Singapore
13:06 Bunker prices go down at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
12:43 NMDC to complete fleet-wide conversion to Thordon seawater lubricated composite cutter shaft bearings
12:28 Admiral Makarov SUMIS confirmed unique competence in dynamic positioning operators training
11:44 RINA works with the National Technical University of Athens to support the future Young Engineers in Greece
11:19 IMO launches online tool to smooth reporting formalities
10:47 Montreal, Canada to host 16th Arctic Shipping Summit on 11-12 March 2020
10:25 Number of new watercraft registrations increasing in Finland
10:23 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Nov 12
10:01 Hydrographic surveys in the Vuoksi river system to ensure safe navigation
09:42 Fleet Xpress agreement marks new stage in Bourbon digitalisation strategy for offshore
09:32 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.11% to $62.26, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.11% to $56.92
09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 1,345 points

2019 November 11

18:33 Alfa Laval opens new global Innovation & Test center outside Copenhagen
18:03 ABS issues industry-leading guide for firefighting for cargo areas of container carriers
17:54 Yantar shipyard launches lead rescue ship of Project 23700 named Voyevoda
17:48 Massterly and the future of autonomous shipping
17:25 Throughput of Russian seaports in 10M’19 grew by 3.2% to 701.48 million tonnes
17:03 Wärtsilä and PSA Marine achieve breakthrough in IntelliTug project
16:44 University of Rochester create a metallic structure that won't sink