Friday, April 6, 2012

[Catalogs] ARA PLASMA Ballast Water Treatment System


Model of ARA PLASMA BWTS
1. Filtration Modul
- Removes larger particles and organisms included in ballast water that are bigger than 35㎛during injection of the ballast water.
- It is the double filtration which is highly accurate and reliable for filtering micro-organisms.
- Operates at only ballast mode.
Function
(1) Filtration phase
- Throughout the filter cartridge, it removes any substance that are bigger than 35��.
(2) Back– flushing phase
- Removes any substances in filter cartridges by housing internal pressure increase and time set.
- Be able to remove organisms manually. 


2. Low Voltage Plasma Module






-This unit can generate plasma underwater by using a low– voltage generator during its encounter with the ballast water in the vessel.
- Produces a pressure shockwave by a high– energy plasma arc.
- A shock wave destroys targeted micro-organisms such as zooplankton and phytoplankton by causing physical damage to their cell membranes underwater.
Function
- Able to remove aquatic organisms in ballast water by using shock waves that have dramatic differential – pressure.
- Operates only during ballasting.
- Maintains safety assurance by an interlock function.


3. MPUV Module



- Accomplished uniform and efficient disinfection for bacteria and viruses.
- No need to add any chemical substances.
- No formation of residual toxics or harmful substances.
- Acts safely.
- Not only economical but also an eco-friendly system when compared to others.
- Use a wavelength of UV-C(200~280nm) to sterilize microorganisms.
Function
- Sterilizes the microorganisms by exposing UV energy in ballast water.
- Generating UV rays from the mercury-arc lamp.
- Wavelength of medium-pressure lamp : 265 nm
- Operates during ballast and de-ballast mode.
- Available for automatic cleaning in order to increase the penetration rate of a quartz tube.


4. Control Panel




- Control panel provides all functions and sets on “ ARA PLASMA BWTS ”. 
- User can conveniently operate “ARA PLASMA BWTS” by touch screen. 
- The status of each module and any alarm messages can be easily monitored in real time 
- Control panel consists of four parts : monitoring & operating part, main switch, emergency stop switch and cabinet ventilators.

CONTACT INFO
Samkun Century Co.,ltd
128-56, Mae-ri, Sangdong-myeon, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea
PHONE 82-55-338-3030
Fax 82-55-356-5418
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Ordering plunges: Q1



Only 199 newbuildings have been contracted during the first quarter, 2012. Q1 recorded the lowest since the second quarter of 2009, when 98 vessels contracted.

According to Clarksons, quarterly average contracts have been 536 vessels since 1996 and 412 vessels, even after the fourth quarter of 2008, when the global financial crisis occurred.

Meanwhile, South Korean shipbuilders have maintained the first place in new order in March for three months consecutive, having contracted 22 vessels of a cumulative 0.5m cgt last month, accounting for 42% of global newbuildings contracted in fleet terms.

It was cut by over half from 1.06m cgt in February, the largest amount in recent six months. However, in last month, China contracted just 29 vessels of a cumulative 0.41m cgt.

Therefore, in the Q1, Korean shipbuilders topped in quarterly new order with contracts for 60 vessels of a cumulative 1.93m cgt, 51% of global new order of 3.8m cgt. However, Korean booked 4.08m cgt in Q1 2011, centering on ultra-large containerships and drillships.

In Q1 2012, China and Japan recorded 73 vessels of a cumulative 1.05m cgt and eight vessels of a cumulative of 0.15m cgt, respectively.



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Koreans expect no price fall



Despite a slump in the newbuilding market South Korean shipbuilders do not expect newbuilding prices to fall further due to the cost of materials, such as thick steel plates.

A number of analysts including Clarkson Research Services’ Martin Stopford have forecast that newbuilding prices could fall by as much as 10% this year as yards get increasingly desperate for new orders and accept prices below breakeven level.

However, South Korean shipbuilders hold a different view as they shift much of their new order attention to the offshore sector.

Especially, Big3 shipbuilders Hyundai, Samsung and Daewoo are targeting nearly 70% of orders this year in the offshore arena, such as Central Processing Facility, FPSO and drillship.



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Samsung wins drillship



Responding to the high level of customer demand driven by an ongoing trend of successful offshore discoveries, Ensco plc (NYSE: ESV) has ordered a new advanced-capability, ultra-deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Co. Ltd. (SHI) Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea.

The vessel, ENSCO DS-8, will be the sixth Samsung DP3 drillship in the Ensco fleet, extending the benefits of Ensco’s fleet standardization strategy. It is scheduled for delivery in the third quarter of 2014.

The contract also includes options for two additional drillships of the same design. The fleet expansion will extend Ensco’s advantage of operating the newest ultra-deepwater fleet among global drilling contractors.

Including commissioning, systems integration testing, project management and spares, the construction cost is expected to be approximately $645 million.

Consistent with the previous five Samsung ultra-deepwater drillships ordered since 2007, the new unit will have advanced capabilities to meet the demands of ultra-deepwater drilling in water depths of up to 12,000 feet and a total vertical drilling depth of 40,000 feet.

New features on ENSCO DS-8 include retractable thrusters, enhanced safety and environmental features, improved dynamic positioning capabilities and advanced drilling and completion functionality including below-main-deck riser storage, triple fluid systems, offline conditioning capability and enhanced client and third-party facilities.

Ensco Chairman, President and CEO Dan Rabun said, “An ongoing trend of new deepwater oil and gas discoveries around the globe is creating a high demand for equipment capable of tapping those resources. Our track record of leading safety and deepwater performance increasingly makes us the driller of choice for operators working in complex offshore fields. Our high-grading strategy will ensure that we continue to be equipped to respond to rising customer demand.” The latest EnergyPoint industry survey rates Ensco first in total customer satisfaction among offshore drillers overall and specifically in safety, health and environment performance as well as in deepwater drilling.

The new drillship is based on the proprietary Samsung GF12000 hull design measuring 755 feet in length and 125 feet in width. It will offer a payload in excess of 22,000 metric tons and a 1,250-ton hoisting system. The rig’s design and capabilities include numerous features that increase operating efficiency. Primary to these capabilities are enhanced and redundant offline tubular stand building features and a 165-ton active heave compensating construction crane, allowing for the deployment of subsea production equipment without interference with ongoing drilling operations.

The rig, which will be initially outfitted for drilling in water depths of up to 10,000 feet, will be equipped with dynamic positioning in compliance with DPS-3 certification; six-5.5 megawatt thrusters for enhanced station-keeping; expanded drilling fluids capacity; a 15,000-psi subsea well control system with six rams, upgradable to seven rams and/or a second BOP stack; burner boom for well testing; and living quarters for up to 200 personnel.

“This addition to our fleet is in keeping with our strategy of standardization, which streamlines construction, operations, inventory management, training, regulatory compliance, repairs and maintenance,” Mr. Rabun pointed out. “We are very pleased to continue our successful newbuild drillship program with Samsung.”

Ensco’s three active DP3 drillships are currently contracted into 2016 in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and West Africa. A fourth, ENSCO DS-6, is undergoing pre-commissioning modifications in preparation for its first well assignment under a five-year contract with BP. ENSCO DS-7 is scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2013.



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Q2 escaping from slump?



With increasing demand for LNG, orderings for LNG carrier, offshore plant, drillship, etc. are expected to grow. Moreover, when the economies in Europe and the US recover, followed by rising newbuilding price, shipbuilders would gain moderate earnings in the commercial ship sectors too.

Also, if Brazil, recently actively engaged in deep-sea field development, places additional orders for drillship, etc. in the second half of this year, South Korean shipbuilders are likely to secure the order.

According to LIG Investment & Securities, Petrobras of Brazil is in the pipeline of ordering 15 drilling rigs within this year.

LNG carrier sector is also expected to stay strong, with Novatek and Total, partners for Russia's Yamal LNG project, planning to give orders for a total of 16 177,550-cbm LNG carriers during the second half of 2012.

Besides LNG carrier, LNG-FPSO and FSRU orderings are prospected as well. If the first contract is sealed, this would lead to additional ordering.

Meanwhile, analyst Yum Dong-Eun, HMC Investment & Securities said, "If newbuilding price goes up by 10-20%, shipbuilders' share price would grow up consistently."

Orders for tanker, containership and bulker are limited, except LNG carrier sector, however, if macroeconomic condition improves, the share price would be able to rebound.

However, HMC's Yum added, "To increase newbuilding price, thick-plate price should increase, with resumed orderings for commercial ship and recovery in shipping freight."



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Cosco yards won $2bn orders



Cosco Corporation (Singapore) will keep a reign on costs and grow its focus on the offshore sector if it is to ride out the shipping downturn, according to its vice-chairman and president.

The company, which owns seven shipyards in China, is facing pressure from rising interest rates and labour costs, Captain Wu Zi Heng says in an interview published in Cosco’s annual report.

Combined with a slowdown in orders for bulk carriers, Cosco is predicting a tough year.

"Most of the world’s major shipping companies have reported lower profit or loss for 2011, and projections for the shipping business have not been encouraging so far," says Wu.

"Although the bulk shipping market has been expected to recover, we do not foresee a strong up-tick because of the continuing over-supply of new ships."

Cosco has evolved from a ship repair company five years ago to an outfit that includes ship conversion, shipbuilding and marine engineering in its portfolio.

It benefitted from the ordering bonanza a few years back, delivering 43 vessels in 2011 of which 34 were bulk carriers. However, it also handed over two car carriers, a pair of wind turbine installation vessels, three shuttle tankers and two heavy-lift carriers.

And now the company is looking to make greater inroads into the burgeoning offshore sector.

"Global oil companies have made announcements to increase their budgets for offshore exploration," Wu says.

"The daily rates for jack-up vessels and semi-submersible platforms have been rising, which is encouraging for the offshore marine engineering market.

"In addition, we expect rising demand for floating production installations such as FPSO, wind turbine installation vessels and offshore vessels.

"As a result of the expansion of our ship repair and conversion capability into the offshore marine field, we have acquired the technology, skills competency, professional management and the necessary infrastructure to position ourselves for a sustainable future."

Cosco pulled in $2bn worth of fresh orders in 2011 and its orderbook stood at $6.2bn at the turn of the year.

$300m in new orders have been secured year-to-date. This is still running short of management’s expectation to secure some $2b in orders for 2012.

Cosco’s net profit dropped 44% in 2011 despite an 8% pickup in revenue.



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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Russia in need of 40 LNGCs



If Russia's LNG projects, now being planned, get to realized, at least 40 LNG carriers are needed to transport from Russia.

There are Yamal, Shtokman, Sakhalin 2, Vladivostok and other projects.

Yamal LNG, led by Novatek of Russia, has already started talks with yards regarding LNG carrier procurement. It plans 16 177,550-cbm LNG carriers, at most.

Although Gazprom's Shtokman LNG project is getting late, it is expected to proceed negotiation with yards in this Summer.

Also, Vladivostok is scheduled for operation in 2017. In case of Sakhalin 2 project, there is an expansion plan to install liquefaction facility with LNG production of 9.6 million tons per annum and start exportation in 2016.



Published : April 3, 2012

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Hyundai Samho 2011 earnings↓



Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries is no different from other troubled shipbuilders.

The South Korean shipbuilder's 2011 revenue is KRW 9.4522trn ($8.41bn), up by 11.8% year on year, on consolidated basis, according to Hyundai Samho's report on March 30.

Operating profit and net profit plummeted to KRW 1.1826trn and KRW 723.7bn, down by 21.9% from KRW 1.5138trn and by 35.2% from KRW 1.1159trn, respectively.

On stand-alone basis, revenue increased to KRW 4.8287trn, up by 11.9% from KRW 4.3166trn, while operating profit and net profit decreased to KRW 804.3bn and 551bn, down by 3.1% from KRW 830.3bn and by 12.8% from KRW 631.6bn each.

Meanwhile, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Hi Investment & Securities, Hyundai Vinashin Shipyard, etc., are included in Hyundai Samho's financial statement.



Published : April 3, 2012

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Greek "Double Listing": Seoul-Athens



An MOU for cooperation between the Korea Exchange (KRX) and the Athens Exchange (ATHEX) to be signed in the beginning of May.

KRX and ATHEX plan to select outstanding companies out of 800-some Greek non-listed shipping companies and get them listed on both KRX and ATHEX, at once.

KRX revealed that it had visited ATHEX early March and agreed on the plan, saying "After signing MOU, there will be the first listing in July."

Although Greece is undergoing debt crisis and its economy is not so good, it is one of the largest shipowning countries.

An official from KRX said, "The 800-some shipowners are reasonable to be listed on the Korean market due to their healthy financial conditions. Also, earnings would be reported based on IFRS."

Market player expect that if global companies listed on KRX get premium, Korean companies in the same industry would grow together.



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Sembcorp wins semi-sub rig



Singapore’s Sembcorp Marine has secured a $568 million contract to build an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible rig for Seadrill subsidiary North Atlantic Drilling, to be built at the company’s Jurong shipyard.

The rig will be based on the Moss Maritime CS60 design, which Sembcorp said was an improvement on the West Pegasus and West Leo rigs Jurong had delivered to Seadrill in March 2011 and January this year.

Designed for work in the North Sea and Barents Sea, the rig will be built for a water depth rating of 10,000 feet, with a maximum drilling depth of 40,000 feet, Sembcorp said.

Rig delivery is expected no later than the first quarter of 2015.

North Atlantic Management chief executive Alf C Thorkildsen said: “The combination of historical high oil prices and significant exploration successes for our customers in mature as well as frontier areas has increased the demand for quality high specification rigs.”

NAD, 74% owned by Seadrill, now has a fleet of six harsh environment units in operation and two newbuildings on order.

The Oslo-listed outfit recently completed a private placement to raise gross proceeds of $300m to finance the first yard payment for a semi-sub rig.

Singapore-based analysts say the order takes SembCorp Marine’s 2012 order intake to SGD2.5bn ($2bn) and its net orderbook to SGD7.6bn.



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FSRU awards to increase



Pareto Securities is bullish in its view of the LNG-FSRU market. Analysts at the Norwegian finance house are now expecting 11 project awards in 2012, better than the eight they previously forecast.

And with just six FSRU newbuildings in the pipeline of which three are uncommitted, and up to 40 potential FSRU awards by 2015 Pareto expects a “firm market balance over the next couple of years.”

Analysts Martin Korsvold, Per Kristian Reppe and Jonas Kraft said in their latest weekly report: “Both Golar and Hoegh LNG should be very well positioned for new awards this year.”



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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Online open market of Marine Industry, Shipsol.com


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