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DSME Opens Warship Construction R&D Center

Center opening: Image courtesy of DSME

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), which claims to be the world’s second-largest shipbuilder, has opened a research and development center specializing in warships, reports the Korea Times. The center is compromised of 50 researchers in four groups, who will conduct studies on submarines and warships. In addition, the company plans to strengthen R&D facilities at the center by constructing a dedicate building in Mago, Seoul by 2017. Pictured: Ko Jae-ho, center, CEO of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, cuts a cake along with other guests to celebrate the opening of the Research and Development center for warships at its head office in Seoul. Source: Korea Times  


Solstad Sign Intents in Large Subsea Construction Vessel Deal

Rendering of subsea construction vessel courtesy of Solstad

Norway headquartered Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) inform it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with a major international offshore contracting company to construct & operate a large subsea construction vessel. The intention is that the client will charter the vessel from Solstad for a period of 8 years firm, in addition to 3 x 1 yearly options.  
 At the same time, Solstad have signed a LOI with VARD  to design and build the vessel


Bollinger, K-Sea Agree On Barge Construction Program

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


Kongsberg Maritime Develops DP Solution for Construction Vessel

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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


Great Lakes Shipyard Begins Workboat Construction

Workboat final profile arrangement.

At Great Lakes Shipyard, Cleveland, OH, the laying of the keel marks the start of construction on a 60-foot work boat for the Port of Milwaukee. The city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin awarded the contract in June 2011. The vessel is scheduled for completion by the end of this year. Designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants, Seattle, WA, the vessel’s capabilities will include general harbor work, icebreaking, salvage and dive operations


China Shipyard Delivers Windfarm Construction Vessel

COSCO Corporation (Singapore) subsidiary COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard Co delivers offshore wind farm installation vessel. The windmill turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Sea Installer has been successfully delivered to its European buyer. The Sea Installer is designed to transport, lift and install wind turbines and their foundations. It measures 132.34 meters in LOA, 39 meters in breadth and 9 meters in depth.


CDC Proposes Cruise Ship Construction Changes

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its recommended shipbuilding construction guidelines for cruise ships destined to call on U.S. ports showing Proposed Changes. (HK Law). To view the document of proposed changes, visit http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/pub/Construction%20manual-august%2020011.pdf


Construction Continues on New Bouchard ATB

Bollinger Gulf Repair L.L.C., a Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., shipyard, has completed the retrofit of a Bouchard Coastwise Management Co., tug and barge to an articulated (ATB) unit utilizing the Intercon Coupler System. The 446-foot, 125,000 BBL (barrel) black oil Barge B. No.175 which was renamed Barge B. No.275, was transformed from a single hull to double hull vessel to meet the requirements of OPA ‘90. Her stern was modified with the matching Intercon ladder to accept the bow of the


OMI Announces Construction of Additional Vessel and Time Charters

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


Contract Awarded for Construction of Valemon Deck

Illustration: The Valemon platform

Statoil is to choose Samsung Heavy Industries for construction of the topsides for the Valemon platform. The contract is worth an estimated NOK 2.3 billion. The award has taken place in wide-ranging international competition among pre-qualified suppliers. “We’ve awarded the assignment to build the Valemon topsides to Samsung Heavy Industries,” says Jon Arnt Jacobsen, chief procurement officer in Statoil.


First Panels Installed at Australia’s Biggest Solar Plant

Integrated PV solar roofing

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency today celebrated a major milestone with the installation of the first solar panels at AGL’s large-scale solar plant in Nyngan, NSW. ARENA’s CEO Ivor Frischknecht joined federal and state officials, key stakeholders


FERC Approves Freeport LNG Export Project

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U.S. federal regulators on Wednesday approved construction of Freeport LNG Development LP's liquefied natural gas export project in Texas. Freeport is the third U.S. LNG export project to get the green light to begin construction from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission


Redwood City Sees Cargo Movement Boost

CSL Tacoma (Photo courtesy of the Port of Redwood City)

Port of Redwood City reports 19% increase in cargo movement; highest since 2006 and third highest in modern history Reflecting a significant increase in construction in the Bay Area and the high quality of building materials from British Columbia


Kirby Reports Record Q2 2014

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Record 2014 second quarter earnings per share of $1.31 compared with $1.11 in the 2013 second quarter, which included a $0.07 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability.   2014 third quarter earnings per share guidance range of $1.30 to $1.40 compared with $1


Danos Adds Environmental Services

Danos recently added an Environmental Services Division to the company’s collection of oilfield related services, which includes production workforce, construction, fabrication, coatings, instrumentation and electrical, and shorebase and logistics.


HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

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A special version of HydroComp's intensive Propeller Workshops will be brought to Tampa before the start of IBEX 2014.   The Mini-Workshop is a special version of HydroComp’s intensive Propeller Workshops for those involved in design


Westermeerwind Wind Farm Construction Begins

Mammoet announced today that Westermeerwind BV has reached financial close on July 25 for the turnkey construction of the Westermeerwind wind farm in Ijsselmeer, meaning work can now start on building the 48 wind turbines. The Westermeerwind wind farm consists of 48 wind turbines with a


Canal Project Slows Panama Economy Growth

Photo: Panama Canal

Panama's economy expanded in May at its slowest pace since 2009 as major public works projects, including an expansion of the Panama Canal, slowed or wrapped up, dragging on the construction and mining sector. Panama's economy grew 1.71 percent in May compared to the same period a year earlier


Horizon Delivers 4th 74’ Towboat for Canal Barge Co.

MV Jane Merrick: Photo credit Horizon Shipbuilding

Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc., Bayou La Batre, AL, has delivered the fourth in a series of 74’ towboats to Canal Barge Company, Inc. of New Orleans, LA.    The Jane Merrick is 74’ long with a 32’6” beam and an 8’6” draft


Clacton to Holland-on-Sea Coastal Defence Scheme

A major £36 million coastal defence scheme from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven

  A major £36 million coastal defence scheme from Clacton Pier to Holland Haven is to get underway this week. The first phase of works will begin with demolishing the existing concrete and timber groynes from the radar mast to Brighton Road at Holland-on-Sea and removing them in


North Sea Atlantic Joins the Technip fleet

On Saturday July 26, 2014, a ceremony was held in Bergen to officially name the latest new subsea construction vessel to join the Technip fleet, the North Sea Atlantic. More than 200 guests from shipowner North Sea Shipping, ship charterer Technip and supply chain partners


RS Class New Ships for the Caspian Sea

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a contract with Baku Shipyard LLC for the construction of three 38М high speed crewboats (designer - SHIPTECH, Singapore) for Azerbaijan State Caspian Sea Shipping Company. Construction is set to begin in August 2014 and the boats are


Burger Boat to Build New Passenger Vessel

Image courtesy of Burger Boat Company

Burger Boat Company announced that it has received a contract for the construction of an 89-foot (27-meter) steel passenger vessel for Wendella Sightseeing Company, Chicago, Ill. Styled after other vessels in Wendella's fleet, this vessel will be used for their signature Combined Lake and River


ATB Barge Project for Murray & Associates

Rendering of barge structure (Image courtesy of Murray & Associates)

Murray & Associates, LLC has been commissioned to deliver a comprehensive design package for an 185,000 BBL Chemical Tank Barge new construction project. The ABS SafeHull barge is an articulated tug and barge type utilizing an Intercon Model 50 coupler system


FortisBC Set to Expand its Tilbury LNG Facility

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FortisBC Energy Inc. today selected Bechtel Canada Co. (Bechtel) as the contractor for its Tilbury LNG Facility Expansion Project in Delta, B.C. (Project). The selection of Bechtel took place after a competitive procurement process. Bechtel brings global experience in the development of LNG






 
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