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  • Green Recycling for Rigs and Ships

    The UAE has been proven a fruitful location for various industries throughout the years. As a hub for world trade and a beacon for the oil and gas industry, ship and rig recycling has great potential here.
     

  • Keeping up with the Challenges

    Ali & Sons Marine Engineering Factory (ASMEF) started about seven years ago as the youngest member of the Ali & Sons, a group operating in the UAE for more than 37 years.  ASMEF operates in a vast facility in Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD II) in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.
     

  • Renewable Energy from Sea and U.A.E.

    Look around and you will see movement everywhere, whether it is man-made machines viz. cars, escalators or natural viz. people walking, the trees swaying, flags fluttering in the wind or the beautiful soft motion of the sea waves.
     

  • FUTURE LNG INFRASTRUCTURES

    The increasing use of LNG fuel in maritime transport needs to be coupled with an effective land-based refuelling supply chain.

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Automation in the marine and oil and gas industry

Is it time to call it a new world order when it comes to automation and robotic use in the marine and oil and gas industry? For many years we saw how movies painted a picture of an automated world with robots and human-less services.

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ENTRY INTO FORCE OF THE BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT (BWM) CONVENTION

by Roberto Cazzulo, RINA

Ships will be required to carry on-board an approved “Ballast water management plan” and a “Ballast water record book”. Ships ≥ 400GT will have also to carry on board an “International Ballast Water Management Certificate” issued for a period not exceeding five years and subject to annual, intermediate and renewal surveys.

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Why oil price volatility persists and is here to stay?

by Arvind Ahuja

2016 was a challenging year, with tight financial markets with low liquidity, restricted cash flows limiting investments in new projects and expansions, a high number of payment defaults, low crude prices hurting the oil and gas industry, removal of subsidies and introduction of taxes or higher interest rates by the oil exporting countries.

For the maritime industry, with its overcapacity choking the freight rates, bulk carriers and dry cargo fleets were the worst hit with Hanjin’s failure highlighting the severity of the crisis.

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Green Recycling for Rigs and Ships

The UAE has been proven a fruitful location for various industries throughout the years. As a hub for world trade and a beacon for the oil and gas industry, ship and rig recycling has great potential here.
 

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