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  • 29 Aug 2014 4:21 PM | Anonymous
    Original news was published on 28 August, 2014

    DENMARK's Maersk Line has taken delivery of the Merete Maersk, the 11th 18,270-TEU ship that are being built at the Daewoo shipyard (DSME) in South Korea.

    Ordered in 2011, the ship is joining the shipping line's Asia-Europe (AE-10) service, replacing the 15,550-TEU Edith Maersk, which is to operate Maersk's Far East to Europe loop (AE-2).

    The Edith Maersk will replace the 8,400-TEU Maersk Saigon, the last of the smaller ships on the AE-2, which will henceforth be run with 11 vessels of 13,000-15,500 TEU, reported Alphaliner.

    The Merete Maersk follows the Mayview Maersk, delivered in July. The 12th unit in the series, Mogens Maersk, is scheduled for delivery in mid-September, after which the AE-10 will deploy a full fleet of 18,270 TEU ships.

    The last eight Triple E class ships are scheduled for delivery in September 2015.


  • 28 Aug 2014 8:35 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was publsihed on 26 August, 2014

    Alstom and Brazilian engineering and construction company Andrade Gutierrez have formed a joint venture to make steel towers for wind turbines.

    The pair will build the new plant in Brazil’s northeastern state of Bahia, in Jacobina, a city 350 kilometers from Salvador, the French power equipment manufacturer said in a statement. Each company will contribute about half of the capital needed for the project, which is expected to cost US$106 million. Andrade Gutierrez will be the majority shareholder with 51 percent of the new venture.

    Production at the new plant will begin this year with the capacity to manufacture 200 towers each full year.

    This is Alstom’s second plant in Bahia ‒ the first facility makes nacelles for wind turbines ‒ and its third in Brazil. Alstom operates another wind tower factory in Rio Grande do Sul. Around 80 percent of the national wind farms are in the northeast region of the country.

    Brazil has adopted strict terms for developers who want to build wind farms. To qualify for reasonable financing through the Brazil’s Development Bank (BNDES), 60 percent of the components for wind turbines must be manufactured within the country.


  • 27 Aug 2014 1:22 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 25 August, 2014

    402MW project located in UK waters of North Sea

    Siemens will supply its 6-megawatt turbines to Statoil and Statkraft’s Dudgeon Offshore wind farm, under a contract valued at US$830 million.

    The German manufacturer will produce, deliver and install 67 of its larger capacity turbines. Each turbine is equipped with a 154-meter rotor, the company said in a statement.

    The 402-megawatt Dudgeon project is located 32 kilometers north of Cromer in North Norfolk, England, in the North Sea

    Installation will start in early 2017.


  • 26 Aug 2014 2:37 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Project Cargo Specialists,
    Very Professional agents are going on to join Overseas Project Cargo Association all around the world.

    Today we are very happy to announce you that NEPTUMAR Schiffahrtsagentur GmbH recently joined among us from GERMANY.

    We are also pleased to announce that Managing Director, Markus Fintelmann and General Manager Projects, Rene Bleckwehl will be attending our coming Annual Summit in Turkey at 20,21,22 November 2014. The gathering will be a great opportunity to meet all OPCA partners.

    Please click here for full information on the event.          

    By their registration to the November meeting, now NEPTUMAR Schiffahrtsagentur GmbH has the privilege of becoming OPCA member till August 2015. It would be our pleasure to serve our new agent for a long term cooperation in our group.  

    ADDRESS :Kehrwieder 9, 20457, Hamburg, GERMANY
    CONTACT :Markus Fintelmann / Managing Director
                   Rene Bleckwehl / General Manager Projects
    TEL:    +49 (40) 822193-451
    FAX:     +49 (40) 822193-276

    NEPTUMAR Schiffahrtsagentur GmbH _ GERMANY
    NEPTUMAR is the freight forwarding and NVOCC unit of the Menzell & Doehle Group,  a  market leader in Northern Europe with interests in liner agency, husbandry, freight forwarding and logistics.  Our headquarters are in Hamburg and we have further branch offices throughout Germany located in Bremen, Duesseldorf and Offenbach. 

    With our two brands NEPTUMAR Schiffahrtsagentur GmbH and NEPTUMAR Projects GmbH we can offer freight by land, sea and air.   Sea freight activities include project cargoes which range from smaller parcels  to  heavy lift projects  and  voyage charters but also include LCL or FCL movements.  A team of highly motivated and skilled experts guarantees first class service.

    It is our policy to establish networks and long term partnerships to  ensure that our businesses thrive to our mutual benefit.    

  • 26 Aug 2014 8:36 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 25 August, 2014

    KBR has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract from Gemini HDPE, a manufacturing joint venture between INEOS Olefins & Polymers  and Sasol. The Houston-based engineering and construction company will build a high-density polyethylene facility in La Porte, Texas.

    The plant will produce 470 kilotons per year of bimodal HDPE, KBR said in a statement. The single-train facility will include new polymerization, pelletization, and railcar load-out facilities, plus upgrades to existing utilities and infrastructure at INEOS Battleground Manufacturing Complex in La Porte. The value of the EPC contract was not disclosed.

    KBR will split the work between its Houston operating center and its Monterrey, Mexico, engineering center.


  • 25 Aug 2014 8:33 AM | Anonymous

    Replica lifted 150 feet in the air at NASA Space Center in Houston

    Mammoet lifted a replica of space shuttle Independence onto the original Shuttle Carrier Aircraft at NASA Space Center in Houston. Thousands of visitors to the center watched as Mammoet’s 250-foot-tall crane lifted the 122-foot-long space shuttle into the air undefined reaching a height of 150 feet, equivalent to a three-story building, Mammoet said in a statement.

    “The lift was challenging because of the awkward weight distribution of the replica and the safety concerns for the thousands of spectators,” Pierre Mille, Mammoet USA’s sales manager, said. “A space shuttle, even a replica, is designed to go straight, so it catches a lot of wind when lifted sideways.” The lift to the crown of the 63-foot the aircraft, a Boeing 747, took about 40 minutes. Mammoet carefully lowered the replica onto a 15-inch concrete foundation.

    The crane was assembled at the site a week in advance. It took a day-and-a-half to assemble the crane and the same amount of time to disassemble it after the lift was completed.


  • 23 Aug 2014 9:16 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was publsihed on 20 August, 2014

    Netherlands infrastructure project to cost close to US$1 billion

    IXAS Zuid-Oost, a consortium consisting of Ballast Nedam, Heijmans and U.S.-based Fluor, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for the A9 motorway in the Netherlands.

    The fourth member of the consortium, 3i Infrastructure, is an investment company headquartered in the U.K. All four members will own an equal share of A9 Gaasperdammerweg public-private-partnership project.

    The A9 Gaasperdammerweg work consists of the reconstruction and expansion of the A9 motorway between the junctions of Holendrecht and Diemen near Amsterdam in the region of Amsterdam, including the bridge over the river Gaasp, the road surface and the construction of a 3-kilometer tunnel.

    The project is valued at US$935 million, Netherlands-based Ballast Nedam said in a statement. The A9 Gaasperdammerweg project is the third section of the Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere road expansion.

  • 22 Aug 2014 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 21 August, 2014

    Nurminen Logistics has completed  a challenging special road transport in Finland from Pori to Nokia.

    The cargo was the Silver Sky, the largest boat on inland waters in Finland, Cargo Equipment Experts said in a statement on behalf of its member. Silver Sky measured 30 meters long and 7 meters wide and was built in Turkey.

    The transport began in early August at the Mäntyluoto harbor in Pori. The height of the 250-tonne transport was 8.3 meters. Special arrangements on the route from Mäntyluoto to Nokia were extensive, including cutting off of electricity in 70 places, taking down telephone lines and the detachment of electric lines from pylons along the way.

    Nurminen transported the vessel to Nokia, a distance of about 124 kilometers, a trip that took place primarily at night.

    The lake cruiser will soon begin its scheduled voyages, the first of which will be from Nokia to Tampere along Lake Pyhäjärvi. It has a maximum capacity of 250 and can seat 150 in its restaurant.


  • 21 Aug 2014 10:01 AM | Anonymous
    Original news was publsihed on 19 August, 2014

    10,000 tons of project cargo, including 2,200 tons of structural steel for HBI plant

    BBC Zarate, carrying the first structural shipment for voestalpine’s new Texan plant, arrived Monday morning (Aug. 18) at Port Corpus Christi.

    The shipment included of 2,200 tons of structural steel undefined welded steel columns, frames, beams and bracings undefined for the reformer building and the furnace tower. The total weight of the project cargo is about 10,000 tons, Port Corpus Christi said in a statement.

    Austrian steelmaker voestalpine is building a US$750 million hot briquetted iron (HBI) plant at Port Corpus Christi’s La Quinta Trade Gateway. HBI is a key material in the raw steelmaking process.

    When completed, the voestalpine plant will have the capacity to produce 2 million tons per year of HBI. About half of the HBI will be exported to voestalpine’s plants in Linz and Donawitz, Austria.  The rest will be sold to international customers and used to supply voestalpine’s strategic reserves.

    The plant will be fueled by natural gas from the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale.  Production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2016.


  • 20 Aug 2014 8:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 19 August, 2014

    150 tonnes of steel used in retrofit

    Damen Shipdock Amsterdam retrofitted two antiroll tanks onto GulfMark UK’s Highland Defender and Highland Guardian, both platform supply vessels. In all, 150 tonnes of steel was used for the job.

    Niron Staal manufactured the antiroll tank and hull sections, while the shipyard handled the installation at its 250-meter Panamax drydock. Antiroll tanks are installed onto ships in order to reduce the roll motion and roll angle during adverse weather conditions.

    “The contract was completed within a six week lead-time only, from the initial steel cutting to the vessels’ delivery,” Flip van der Waal, managing director of Shipdock Amsterdam said in a statement. “The lead-in time was practically zero.”

    Prefabrication took three weeks, including constructing the two 75-tonne sections and painting them. Overall, the 87-meter-long PSVs were out of service for six weeks.

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