Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) announced today that its manufacturing subsidiary, LeTourneau Technologies, Inc. (LTI) has signed contracts valued at approximately $185m with a Brazilian construction consortium to provide the rig kit, rig design and drilling equipment for two LeTourneau Super 116E jack-up rigs. The two Super 116E jack-up rigs are to be built at Petrobras' Maragojipe, Bahia, Brazil facility by the Consorcio Rio Paraguacu. The rig kits will be substantially delivered in 2009 while most of the drilling equipment will be provided in 2010. The Super 116E Class is one of five current LTI jack-up rig designs, and is an evolution of LTI's industry workhorse 116-C Class design. The Super 116E provides for up to 2,000 kip greater payload than its predecessor. The rig is designed to drill in up to 350 feet of water in moderate environmental locations and can be outfitted to handle high temperature/high pressure wells. LTI built the world's first jack-up drilling rig in 1955. (www.lti-offshore.com)
In construction at Rainier Shipyard in , Foss Maritime's Hybrid Tug combines batteries, generators and main engines to reduce air pollution and offer greater fuel economy. The technology used is flexible and can be used to convert other standard tugs. The Hybrid Tug design was awarded the EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award for Clean Air Technology earlier this year. Foss has contracted with Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc
Danny R. Irby has joined Bollinger as executive vice-president, new construction responsible for all aspects of construction of new boats, barges and other specialized vessels and equipment, commercial and government. “Danny’s leadership and proven ability to successfully perform in all aspects of the new construction business makes him a great addition to our team as we continue our efforts to increase our business,” said Mike Ellis
OMI Corporation of Stamford, Ct. has exercised an option to have a sixth 37,000 dwt ice class 1A product carrier constructed for it by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard Co., Ltd in Ulsan, Korea; (2) it has entered into time charters for the fifth and sixth of the 37,000 dwt product carriers with the Handytankers KS pool operated by an affiliate of A.P. Moller of Copenhagen for five years from the deliveries in 2005; both of the charters have a base rate and profit sharing on earnings above the base rate
Bollinger Gretna, L.L.C., Harvey, La., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. company, and K-Sea Transportation Corp. of New York have signed a contract for the construction of four double hull, ocean service, OPA ‘90 oil barges. The barges will have capacities of 80,000 to 100,000 barrels. Terms were not disclosed. The barges will be built primarily for oil service on the Northeast U. S. coast. They will be coupled with existing K-Sea tugs using a connection system designed and delivered by
The laying of the first section of a 92,700 tons Costa Crociere new ship began at the Fincantieri Ancona shipyards. When completed the first section will be transferred to the Marghera (Venice) shipyards, where the construction of the ship will continue. The delivery of this ship is expected in spring 2010. This one is the sistership of Costa Luminosa, currently under construction in Marghera (Venice) and ready for delivery in Spring 2009.
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a watercraft under construction is not a vessel in navigation for purposes of the Jones Act. In the instant case, plaintiff allegedly incurred injuries while working on an oil drilling rig that was afloat, but not yet ready for operation and for which the required US Coast Guard certificates had not yet been issued. He brought suit under the Jones Act. The court held that the Jones Act was not applicable in that the rig was not
Construction of a vessel capable to carry 6,900 cars began in the northern port city of Hai Phong on February 26 by the Nam Trieu Shipbuilding Company under the Viet Nam Industrial Shipbuilding Corporation (Vinashin). The ship, which is 199.90m long, 32m wide, was designed by Finland ’s Delta Marine and built under the supervision of Norway ’s DNV Registry Agency. The ship is being built under a contract with the Norway ’s Hoegh Autolines.
Dynamic Positioning and maneuvering solution to Pieter Schelte - Allseas' platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel that will be delivered in 2011. After the successful launch of Audacia in November 2007, Allseas is now fully committed to its next construction vessel - Pieter Schelte - which will take the pipe laying specialist into new territory by providing heavy lift and platform removal capability. With the Dutch company Imtech Marine & Offshore as contractor for the
Gov. Chris Gregoire announced that the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will move forward with construction of two 64-car Home style vessels and will not build a smaller 50-car vessel. WSDOT no longer plans to build a 50-car Steilacoom II style vessel, which was originally intended to fill the gap in service until the two Island Homes were built. Instead, WSDOT reached agreement with to extend the lease on one of the County’s ferries until new vessels can be built
IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee's recent (MEPC), 65th session, agreed a draft amendment on implementation date for Tier III engines. MEPC considered and agreed to proposed draft amendments to MARPOL Annex VI regulation 13 on Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
The Mexican Navy contracted Damen Shipyards Group for the design and material package of a Damen Stan Patrol 4207, including technical assistance. Construction of the vessel will start in the summer of 2013 at ASTIMAR 1 (Tampico), one of the five naval shipyards of Astilleros de la
Austal held a keel-laying ceremony for the fourth Joint High Speed Vessel Fall River (JHSV 4), one of ten Austal-designed 103-meter U.S. Navy Joint High Speed Vessels under contract with the U.S. Navy. The ship’s sponsor, Diane Bemus Patrick
In a review of Finnish energy policies launched, the International Energy Agency praised Finland for its commitment to a sustainable energy future. With its energy-intensive industries and its cold climate, Finland’s energy consumption per capita is the highest in the IEA
The Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, joined GDF SUEZ E&P U.K. in Aberdeen yesterday to witness the signing of another major contract with the U.K. supply chain for the Cygnus project. The deal with Burntisland Fabrication Ltd (BiFab) to construct
Oceanteam also says it continued its investment program in 2.000 / 4.000-ton modular carousel systems. Highlights for the first quarter of 2013: · Revenue from operations USD 16.5 million · EBITDA from operations is positive USD 7.2 million
The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC), is under criticism from Russian President Vladimir Putin for delays in delivery of several warships for the Russian Navy, RIA Novosti reported. In his complaint to USC officials, Putin cited problems with efficiency and quality on a number of projects
Today in U.S. Naval history - May 22 1882 - Commodore Shufeldt signs commerce treaty opening Korea to U.S. trade 1958 - Naval aircraft F4D-1 Sky Ray sets five world speed-to-climb records, May 22-23 1967 - New York City reaches agreement to purchase Brooklyn Navy Yard
Rafael de Góngora Escrivá de Romaní has been appointed Head of the Marine Engineering Strategic Business Unit (MaSBU) and director of the Department of Engineering and Marine Systems of SENER, an engineering and technology group that has a workforce of more than 5
IHC Merwede delivered the Alberto Alemán Zubieta to Autoridad del Canal de Panama (ACP) in Panama City. The formalities were handled by ACP’s Contracting Officer, Mrs. Regina Donelson, after a successful trial period of 30 continuous days on the Panama Canal.
Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has signed a classification agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for the construction of five 18,400 TEU containerships. The so far largest container vessels are ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL).
Pacific Northwest LNG awards FEED contract, takes next step toward an LNG export terminal island on Lelu Island, near Port Edward. The front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract will see three firms working together to design the terminal and work on feasibility studies in the Port
BAE Systems holds a keel laying ceremony for the first of 4 platform supply vessels for Jackson Offshore Operators. The new vessels, which will support drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems continued growth in U.S
TY Offshore, LLC launched the FMT 3256, the eighth of eighteen 297’6” x 54’ x 12’, 30,000 barrel tank barges for FMT Industries, LLC, one of the several companies within the Florida Marine Group. FMT Industries recently exercised its option for four additional barges from
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that René Mathieu has been named vice president and general manager, Avondale Industries Inc., effective May 20. He is responsible for all non-Navy aspects of HII's energy infrastructure business in Avondale, La