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Marin Teknikk to Design, Engineer New US SSCV

Marin Teknikk MT6020: Image credit Marin Teknikk

Norway's Marin Teknikk AS wins Otto Candies of Louisiana contract to design & engineer a Subsea Support & Construction (SSCV) vessel. The vessel will be built at the owner's private shipyard, Candies Shipbuilders to a new design from Marin Teknikk – MT6020. It is intended to operate in the U.S. portion of the Gulf of Mexico and must therefore be constructed in the United States. The MT6020 design is an innovation from Marin Teknikk and is a continuation of the lessons learned from a series of MT6016 design, which has been built more than 20 times during the last 8 years. The new vessel has a length of 102 m and a width of 20.6 m, and will be equipped with a 150T crane and two ROVs (unmanned submarines) that can operate down to 3000m. The vessel has accommodation for 90 people and is designed according to the latest rules in terms of stability, security, and emissions of pollutants to the environment. Within this agreement there is also an option for another slightly bigger vessel, a MT6022 design with a length of 108 m, beam of 22 m and arranged for 110 persons. The fleet of Otto Candies presently consists of Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV), Inspection Maintenance and Repair Vessels (IMR), Diving Vessels (DSV), Special Purpose Vessels (SPS), Crew boats and Deck Barges. Construction, maintenance and ship conversion is usually handled by Otto Candies private shipyards, Candies Shipbuilders in Houma, Louisiana, USA.


American Equity Safety Awards Announced

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) 2011 Safety Awards were presented at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA) Conference in Grand Cayman on July 30, 2012.   The awards are given each year to the best performing ALMA members nationwide and are based on the number of accidents and the severity of accidents for each calendar year. The award is an acknowledgement that these companies are leaders in the most important aspect of business operation –


Phoenix Announces Term Charter Agreement

Phoenix International, Inc., (Phoenix) announced today that it has signed a term charter agreement for the M/V ANNE CANDIES. The agreement includes options until August 2012. The M/V ANNE CANDIES is mobilized with a new, state-of-the-art Schilling Ultra Heavy Duty (UHD) intelligent Work Remotely Operated Vehicle (iWROV), and expands Phoenix’s subsea support capabilities to include infield development. The vessel is currently configured for deepwater inspection


Austal USA Enters Repair Market

Following an accidental collision by a large OSV while in port, the Seba’an was taken to the Austal USA facilities in Mobile, Ala., for an extensive but quick repair. The damage was to the starboard side at window height breaking all of the windows and damaging some of the fitout and internal structure on that side of the boat. Originally sold to a client in Japan as the passenger ferry “Speeder” by Austal Ships seven years ago, the ferry was purchased by Otto Candies, LLC


Rapp Provides Winch Drive to Otto Candies

Rapp technicians recently completed a winch drive retrofit for Otto Candies in Houma, LA, early this year. An existing Rapp hydraulic winch was converted to electric, making use of Rapp’s Active Heave Compensation (AHC) package. Rapp’s package includes a motor recognized at the 2010 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Spotlight on Technology  ceremony.  Its design features liquid cooling—despite the fact that the R&D team at the outset considered myriad


Maritime Safety Awards Announced

Pictured Left to Right: Mike Lapeyrouse (AEU), Otto Candies, Jr. (Candies Shipbuilding), Perry Triche (US United Bulk Terminals), Coach Gene Stallings, Bill Hardy (Beacon Maritime), John Bullock (Willis of AL representing Signal International), Jimmy Burgin (AEU)

On July 29, 2013, The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU) presented the 2012 Safety Awards at the annual American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA) Conference in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, where Coach Gene Stallings was the keynote speaker. The awards are given each year to the best performing ALMA members nationwide and are based on the number of accidents and the severity of accidents for the calendar year.


Bender Signs Contract to Build Tugs

Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc., Mobile, Ala., has signed a contract for the construction of three 150-ft. anchor handling tugs for Otto Candies, LLC, Des Allemands, La. In addition to the contracted three orders, the contract grants Otto Candies, LLC, an option to purchase five more identical vessels. The first three vessels will be delivered in 2000. The anchor handling tug dimensions are 150 x 50 x 21 ft. and have a 10,000 hp capacity


AUSTAL USA Launch First Two Vessels

Within a busy 18 day period, Austal USA have launched their first two vessels, Anapaula and Veronica from the new, high-tech facility in Mobile, Ala. The 120 man workforce watched with pride as on December 2 and then December 20 each of the vessels made its way onto the launch barge supplied by part owner, Bender Shipbuilding and then on to a dry-dock for floating off. The Austal USA team who have produced these two vessels in just 8 months in the large construction hall on the edge of the


Adams Interim President & CEO at OMSA

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) announced the appointment of James Adams as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Adams’ appointment followed the resignation of Ken Wells, who has led OMSA since 2004. Wells left the organization in order to pursue other opportunities.  Otto Candies, III, the chairman of OMSA’s board of directors stated, “We are sorry to see Ken go as he has served our organization and members energetically for six years


Shipbuilder launches revolutionary real time Shipbuilder VR module

 Courtesy ShipBuilders

Shipbuilder unveiled its new and revolutionary virtual reality module Shipbuilder VR during the Shipbuilder and Relatics Client Day on 30 June. “Shipbuilder VR allows the real-time publication of project management data, technical data and logistical data in 3D on smartphones, tablets and PCs,” comments at Shipbuilder director Geert Schouten. “This enables users to retrieve all the information relevant to spaces within a vessel and visualise them as if they were actually


Skilled Workers Needed to Build Trump's Navy Vision

File Image: AdobeStock CREDIT Bogdan Vasilescu

U.S. President Donald Trump says he wants to build dozens of new warships in one of the biggest peace-time expansions of the U.S. Navy. But interviews with ship-builders, unions and a review of public and internal documents show major obstacles to that plan.  


Mazagon Docks to Make 3 more Scorpene-Class Subs

Photo: Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders

 Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited has approached the Indian Navy with a repeat order for three Scorpene-class submarines, reports The Hindu Businessline.   The leading shipyard of the country has  French shipbuilder DCNS as its technology partner for the Scorpene submarines.


Damen OPV Roadshow Tours Australia

Mark Todd (Photo: Damen)

Damen Shipyard Group’s Australian team has delivered two more industry briefings to potential suppliers from Australian industry ahead of its bid submission for the design and build of 12 offshore patrol vessels (OPV). Following February’s events held in Adelaide and Perth


Royal Australian Navy Conscripts MAN

Photo courtesy of RAN

Navantia, the major Spanish shipbuilder, has chosen MAN main and GenSet engines to power two fleet-support-tanker newbuildings it is currently constructing for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Each vessel will feature 2 × MAN 18V 32/40 main engines and 4 × MAN 7L21/31 GenSets with


US Tanker Liberty Sails for Sea Trials

Liberty (Photo: NASSCO)

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO said it has sent the newly built Jones Act tanker Liberty to sea for testing and trials.   The 610-foot-long Liberty set sail for the first time on Monday, February 20 to undergo sea trials before delivery later this year.  


VT Halter Marine Names Socha Senior VP

Robert A. Socha (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

U.S. shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has appointed Robert A. Socha as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Estimating, effective January 30, 2017.   In his role


Vigor to Build 2 More San Francisco Ferries

Photo: Vigor

Vigor said it was awarded the contract to build two additional ferries for WETA (the Water Emergency Transportation Authority) in San Francisco, Calif.   The shipbuilder started constructing the first two WETA ferries in this class in spring 2015, said Tim Kolb


Rep. Granger Visits Newport News Shipbuilding

Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, visited Newport News Shipbuilding on Thursday. Granger serves as chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee’s Defense Subcommittee. (Photo: John Whalen/HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, on February 23 for a tour of the company’s Newport News Shipbuilding division.   Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin accompanied the congresswoman on the shipyard tour


Steel Cut for World's First LNG Cruise Liner

(Photo: AIDA Cruises)

German shipbuilder MEYER WERFT held a steel cutting ceremony on February 21 in Papenburg marking the ceremonial start of construction for the newest cruise liner for Rostock-based cruise company AIDA Cruises. The new cruise ship will be the world’s first capable of operating completely on


Vard Secures Trawler Build Contract

Artist impression: Skipsteknisk

Vard Holdings Limited said it has secured a contract to build a pelagic trawler for Research Fishing Company, based on Shetland. The contract value is approximately NOK 350 million (roughly $41.4 million USD).   In close cooperation with the ship owner


NASSCO Delivers Final Tanker for SEA-Vista

Liberty (Photo: General Dynamics NASSCO)

U.S. shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO has delivered the third and final ship for SEA-Vista LLC as part of the builder’s larger eight-ship ECO Class tanker program.    The LNG-conversion-ready Jones Act tanker Liberty was delivered on March 1


Oman Shipping to Acquire 10 Tankers

Photo: Oman Shipping Company

 Omani government-owned Oman Shipping Company (OSC) has secured USD 227 million in debt to finance the acquisition of ten tankers, Reuters said citing France-based Societe Generale.   The new medium range tankers are chartered to Shell Tankers Singapore for seven years.  


Daewoo Shipbuilding Seeking Stake Sale in Non-Core Assets

File Photo: Photo: Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering

 South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co (DSME)  is accelerating its move to  sell all non-core assets o beef up its financial status amid concerns over a sharp fall in new orders, Yonhap reported quoting industry sources.     


Horizon Names Hotz VP, Business Development

John Hotz (Photo: Horizon Shipbuilding)

Bayou La Batre, Ala. shipbuilder Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. said it has hired John Hotz as Vice President of Business Development. Hotz brings to the role industry experience and a background in business development, having worked within the commercial and government marine sector throughout


Irving Shipbuilding Invests in Ocean Technology Programs

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. said it has made a multimillion dollar investment to support marine innovation and commercialization in Nova Scotia and across Canada.    The shipbuilder is investing $4.52 million in the newly established Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE)






 
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