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Thursday, September 19, 2019

West Coast Of Norway News

Dubai Harmony. Pic: Dubai Navigation Corp

Sture Terminal Situation Normalised

The fire in the engine room of the crude oil tanker Dubai Harmony moored at Equinor’s Sture terminal in Øygarden municipality on the west coast of Norway near Bergen has now been extinguished.At 1102 this morning, Equinor's alarm center received reports of a fire in the engine room on board Dubai Harmony, which was loading at the quay at the Sture terminal.The fire has now been extinguished and the fire service is continuing to cool the area where the fire took place.The 102 people who were at the Sture terminal were evacuated from the terminal when the incident occurred as a precaution…

MS Roald Amundsen sailing on battery power. Photo: Hurtigruten

First Battery Powered Cruise Ship Underway

Hurtigruten’s hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen makes maritime history as the first cruise ship in the world to sail purely on battery power.The moment – when the brand new expedition cruise ship moved through the water silent and completely emission free, powered by her large battery packs only - was captured off the west coast of Norway.Specially designed for some of the most spectacular waters of the planet, MS Roald Amundsen features groundbreaking green technology such as…

 Nor Lines vessel, MV Kvitbjorn (Photo Samskip)

Nor Lines Adds Calls at Rotterdam

Samskip subsidiary Nor Lines will include calls at Rotterdam for the first time in its weekly multipurpose liner service connecting to Western, Mid and Northern Norway, with effect from June 1. The service is provided by Nor Lines’ liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled vessels MV Kvitnos and MV Kvitbjorn, which each offer 1,500 lane square meters (550 lane meter) of RoRo capacity, 122 TEU as container space, 1,500 tons of reefer space in the lower holds and come equipped with a heavylift crane.

Photo provided by AKASOL

Battery Pioneers AKASOL , ZEM Set Sail Together

The German expert for lithium-ion battery systems AKASOL and the Norwegian pioneer of maritime energy storage solutions ZEM have worked together on the development of AKAZEM. The result is a unique autonomous IP 67 compliant liquid cooled modular system that can be combined in a “lego-like” fashion to meet smaller vessels’ space and power requirements up to a 2C power range at costs that opens many new applications. The first joint product, AKAZEM 15 OEM, is a self-contained modular battery unit specifically designed for work boats in the aquaculture industry…

Photo Credit: Farstad Shipping

Trim Optimization – Saving Fuel on Offshore Supply Vessels

A joint development project (JDP) between DNV GL, Statoil and Farstad Shipping has demonstrated that offshore supply vessels (OSV) can save up to 21,000 Euros on their annual fuel bill, by running the vessel at optimal trim. The project partners carried out a comparative study in the North Sea to document potential energy savings created by using DNV GL’s trim optimization tool ECO Assistant on a platform supply vessel (PSV). “Even if our modern PSVs are highly fuel efficient due to advanced hull designs as well as innovative engine- and propeller configurations…

Future generations: Deputy CEO Tore Ulstein with Ulstein summer job hopefuls.

Ulstein: Stronger Than a City

“Two brothers united are stronger than a city,” goes the biblical paraphrase. Surely, brother-sister tandems are also implied. According to local business records for Ulsteinvik — a swampy but beautiful corner of coastal Norway — Ulstein Group chief exec Gunvor Ulstein is tied to her chairman and deputy-CEO brother, Tore Ulstein, by 16 business entities. Strong ties on paper, to be sure, but this is no ordinary family enterprise. That’s because Ulstein has grown into a conglomerate comprising power and propulsion outfitting…

Here Statoil CEO Helge Lund concludes a dialogue session with GE Oil and Gas head Lorenzo Simonelli regarding some of the challenges and opportunities that operators and suppliers share. (Photo: Harald Pettersen - Statoil)

Statoil Invites Suppliers to Closer Cooperation

Statoil invited politicians, suppliers and other important stakeholders to Stavanger Concert Hall  to share challenges and increase understanding for the changes that are the inevitable outcome of tighter margins in the oil and gas industry. Stavanger Day, being arranged this year for the first time, is set to become Statoil’s most important arena for meeting politicians and industrialists in the Stavanger region. Some 630 participants were in attendance at the Concert Hall. President and CEO Helge Lund emphasised the important role played by the Stavanger region and the west coast of Norway.

Shell Norway Award Subsea Service Contract to ABB

ABB signs a $260 million service contract with A/S Norske Shell for operations at the Draugen and Ormen Lange oil & gas fields. The contract is for a period of 9 years and requires ABB to provide integrated service and support solutions for the Draugen offshore oil platform and the nearby Ormen Lange onshore gas processing plant on the west coast of Norway. The agreement includes the option of two consecutive two year contracts and covers both the oil and gas fields, as well as future expansions, tie-ins and upgrades.

Five Minutes With Trond K. Johannessen

Trond K. Trond K. Johannessen, President & CEO, Hatteland Display, shares with MR his insights on the evolution and future direction of this Marine Electronics subsector, modern marine displays. Please tell us how you came to lead Hatteland Display. As so often in life, it was a coincidence that I got introduced to Hatteland Display in 2008 by a former colleague from McKinsey &Company that had contacts in the Board of Hatteland Display. One thing lead to another and in early 2009 I started as CEO and my former colleague as CFO.

Havyard & MMC Principals: Photo credit Havyard Group

Havyard Group Buys Out MMC

Norway's Havyard Group AS buys 70 % of the shares in MMC, provider of products & services to the fishing & offshore vessel sectors. MMC has 120 employees and the company’s main office is at Mjølstadneset in Fosnavåg on the west coast of Norway. The company is also located in Stavanger, Haugesund, Vigra and Tromsø, as well as having a branch office in Lima, Peru. MMC and Tendos joined forces in 2000 to deliver products  to fishing and well boats as well as shore-based receiving plants.

Rolls-Royce Wins Order for "Enviroship"

Rolls-Royce received its first order for vessels based on the Group’s award-winning Environship concept. Rolls Royce will design and provide integrated power and propulsion systems for two technologically advanced cargo vessels, which have been purchased by Norwegian transportation company, Nor Lines AS. These highly efficient ships incorporate a striking wave piercing bow,  gas powered engines and an innovative Promas propulsion system, which combined, significantly improves the overall performance of the vessel, increasing fuel efficiency by up to 18 per cent.

Image courtesy STX Europe

STX Europe to Build Simon Møkster PSV

STX Europe has entered into a new contract with Simon Møkster Rederi for the building of a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV). The vessel is of STX Europe PSV 09 CD design, featured with the new environmental friendly hull lines optimized for eco-drive in all weather conditions. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q4 2011. Roy Reite, President of STX Europe's Offshore & Specialized Vessels business area, said "We look forward to continuing the good cooperation with Simon Møkster Rederi. The vessel is arranged for regular platform supply duties.

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