Another week has passed and it is time for our newsletter. Come to think of it, how fast the time goes and rumor has it that the older one gets the faster the time will pass. So in a volatile world and with terrorist attacks coming out of the blue most recently in Stockholm & London the lesson is perhaps to ensure living to the fullest whenever we can. A wise man once said it’s the life in your years, not the years in your life!
Breakbulk expo in Antwerp is coming up 24-26 of April and I shall certainly be present to meet/mingle and shake hands. I may even enjoy some of the free beers available at some of the exhibitor’s booths. Networking, however, is the key, the internet and email can never replace a face to face meeting and a proper handshake. Which is a good thing, better than being a desk general, hiding behind the computer.
This week we move from China to Singapore and onward to Denmark with some interesting contacts for you all – enjoy!
In this week’s issue:
Interview with Siem Car Carriers – offering roro service from Asia to USWC and Mexico, as well as Trans-Atlantic and Intra-Asia services.
Interview with Port of Jurong, Singapore – a very important hub in South East Asia. We learn about their expansion plans.
What does a naval architect and surveyor actually do? Find out by reading the interview with Mermaid Maritime Consulting in Helsingoer, Denmark.
Sector news, photo, and video of the week.
Until next time, I remain,
Bo H. Drewsen
Siem Car Carriers (SCC)
Mr. Tim Rufus
Chief Representative Asia/General Manager China
Outline a bit about the services that you provide.
Today, SCC operates 3 main services, a Trans-Pacific service, a Trans-Atlantic service and an Intra-Asia service.
– We currently have one to two sailings per month from Asia to USWC and Mexico, we will be increasing that to 2 to 3 sailings per month within 2017.
– SCC has a monthly sailing from East Asia to South East Asia
– Additionally we have 5 vessels sailing the trans-Atlantic Trade
Jurong Port – Singapore’s Project Logistics Hub
Mr. Walter Lin
Senior Manager for Project Cargo
Tell us about Jurong Port’s recent developments and plans for the future.
Our strategy is to enhance our service offerings through our vision of being a next-generation multipurpose port. In 2016, we recorded many firsts. This includes a Mediterranean mooring for a semi-submersible with an overall length of 219m with modules weighing up to 800 tonnes that were transshipped in Jurong Port.
The Survey and Consultancy Work of a Naval Architect – Mermaid Maritime Consulting ApS
Mr. Steen Ravnborg
What services does Mermaid Maritime provide?
Services offered: Independent Condition Survey, Pre-Purchase Inspection, all types of vessels, Steel Structure Supervision, Pre-Entry Survey & Loss Adjusting and Prevention, Dry docking Management, Project Management.
Pulp & Paper
Valmet Received A Repeat Order For Advantage THRU-AIR Tissue Line From First Quality Tissue
Valmet will supply a complete Advantage ThruAir tissue line to First Quality Tissue (FQT) in USA. The new production line is planned to be started-up in the second quarter of 2018 and it will add 70,000 tons of ultra-premium quality tissue to the company’s annual production. Read more…
Andritz to Upgrade Wet Lap Plant for Thai Paper
Andritz will supply major components for an upgrade of the 2.4 m wide Andritz twin wire press, installed in 1990 and used in a wet lap application. The scope includes the following: Rebuild to floating wedge zone, Grooved stainless steel pre-press rolls, Newly designed split press roll system, Pressure loading device for the drive rolls, New drive system Read more…
Valmet To Supply An Advantage Thruair Tissue Production Line To Irving Consumer Products
Valmet’s delivery will comprise a complete tissue production line with stock preparation equipment. The new line will include an Advantage ThruAir tissue machine, including an OptiFlo II TIS headbox, ThruAir Dryers and Air system and an Advantage SoftReel reel. The delivery also includes mist and dust systems, automation systems, basic mill engineering, and advisory services. Read more…
TMC Compressors Awarded Contract By DSME To Supply Marine Compressed Air System To New-Build FSRU
TMC’s scope of work includes engineering, manufacturing and supply of a complete compressed air system for the FSRU, which is being built by DSME for BW LNG. Under the contract, TMC will supply 3 x 40 kW frequency controlled control air compressors and 3 x 40 kW service air compressors. The contract value is undisclosed. Read more…
Sembcorp Industries Wins India Wind Power Project Worth INR19 Billion
The proposed plant will be located in India’s southern Tamil Nadu state and is expected to be completed by March 2019, Sembcorp said in a statement to Singapore Exchange, where it is listed. Read more…
Argentina’s SICA, Spanish Cos to Make Wind Towers in Esperanza
According to figures by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), Latin America and the Caribbean installed over 3 GW of wind power capacity last year, reaching 15.3 GW in total. Argentina has a tiny share of that, but the RenovAr tenders are changing the picture. Contracts for nearly 1.5 GW of wind power capacity have been awarded and a third auction is expected this year. Read more…
Kolbenschmidt Gains Contract to Supply Steel Pistons from its Celaya Facility
The ultramodern steel pistons will be supplied over a period of six years as from the fourth quarter of 2019. The Mexican location of KS Kolbenschmidt de Mexico, manufactures steel pistons for the North American market since 2013. Besides making the actual pistons, the manufacturer completes the assembly with rings and pins. Read more…