Marine link
 

SMI: Diverse Job Load Keeps Morgan City Yard Busy

Service Marine Industries (SMI), based in Morgan City, La., has enjoyed the work swell produced by the still-growing oilfield business. Recently, Offshore Marine Service entrusted SMI with the conversion and refurbishment of MTV Louis Eymard. Once a supply vessel used for towing, the vessel will be cut in half and extended 20 ft. (6.1 m) with the addition of a midbody section, leading to its reclassification as a USCG Subchapter L supply boat for loadlined vessels. The boat will measure 185 ft.

(56.4 m) when complete, and will be outfitted with a larger bowthruster for increased maneuverability. "We have completed numerous conversions of this size and scale on offshore supply and multi-purpose vessels," said Ronnie Chiasson, SMI vice president and Repair Division manager. The lengthened Louis Emyard is to be used as an offshore supply vessel. SMI also won a contract from Oceaneering Intl. to design and build a 243-ft. (74-m), 4,000- hp multi-service vessel. The contract — which includes an option for a second vessel — is significant because it is the first newbuild ordered in the company's history.

The MSV will be classed to ABS DP-2 (double redundant). In addition, it will SOLAS and ABS classed for unrestricted ocean service, and equipped with a fully integrated GMDSS for area A3 operation. The vessel will sport a 6,000-sq.-ft. aft deck will be able to accommodate a cargo deck load of 1,200 long tons.

Finally, SMI signed a contract with Kim Susan Inc. to build a 210-ft. (64-m) offshore supply vessel. Having sold its fleet to Trico last year, Kim Susan now plans to rebuild its fleet, starting with the SMI newbuilding. The vessel will be powered by two EMD Model L-16-645- E6 marine engines, rated 1,950 bhp at 900 rpm. For more information from Service Marine Circle 94 on Reader Service Card




Maritime Contracts History

ABS Finds Asian Market Fruitful
Alfa Laval Announces Contract Awards
Avondale: Riding A Wave Of Profit With An Eye To The Future
Avondale: Riding A Wave Of Profit With An Eye To The Future
Blount Lands Oyster Boat Contract
Board Approves Modernization Of inree rori m Bammoro vranes
Bollinger's Barge Business Is Booming
Brookville Shipping Asks Subsidy Board To Use Unused Operation-Differential Subsidy
Canadian Department Of National Defense Awards EDO $1.4 M Contract
Evergreen And Uniglory To Upgrade Container Fleets
Fednov Signs $100M Contracts For lour Bulk Carriors
Folk Gear Drives Shipped For Installation On Bob Hope Class RoRos
Harland And Wolff Awarded Bluewater FPSO Conversion Contract
Kvaerner Wins Sealift/ MarAd Contracts
Kvaerner Wins Series Of Orders For Almost $160 Million
Lindenau Delivers Tanker
Lockheed Unit Wins $6.4 M For Radar Development
New Sulzer Reports Engine Order Influx
Penn Yon Secures California Patrol Boat Award
Racal-Decca ISIS Engine Room Monitoring Systems Chosen For Aramco Arabian Gulf Support Fleet
Singmarine Wins $34 Million Contract
Singmarine Wins 2nd LPG Contract From Thai Oil
Smit Continues Danyard Heavy Lifts For Stolt Nielsen Newbuildings
SSE Secures Further Contract For Two Container Vessels
TANKERS FOR RUSSIA TO BE BUILT IN U.S.
TEXTRON Marine & Land Wins $26.6 Million USCG Contract
Textron Marine Awarded $117.4 Million Navy LCAC Contract
Trinity Wins Contracts To Build Ferries For Three States, Options For Two More
Uniter Wins LGN Turkey Contract
Unitor Contracting Div. Gets Work On RCCL Ships
 
rss feeds | archive | privacy | history | articles | contributors | top news | contact us | about us | copyright