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Otto Marine Wins Two AHTS Construction Contracts

Singapore headquartered Otto Marine to build two Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels for an Indonesian operator.  The new shipbuilding contracts, with a total value of US$27.8 million are for constructing two identical units of 5,150 bhp Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (or AHTS). The two AHTS will be approximately 62 meters in length and will be constructed to meet ABS class requirements. The contracts were awarded by an un-named Indonesian operator that owns and operates a fleet of offshore and other vessels. The vessels are to be delivered in the second half of 2014. Mr Michael See, Group Chief Financial Officer, said: “During the last year or so, we focused our resources under our shipbuilding segment towards finishing and delivering the orders that were on hand. We have also done some restructuring and consolidation in our yard which enhanced our efficiency and reduced the costs. With all these efforts combined, we are now in a much better position to revitalize and grow our shipbuilding segment and securing these new build orders reiterates our commitment to revitalize and focus in our core competency in this segment under the Otto Group. These new orders are the first shipbuilding contracts that we have taken in almost two years. Under our shipbuilding segment, besides building high-spec and complex offshore vessels, we also have ship repair and fabrication capabilities.”


BAE Systems Starts Construction on GulfMark PSV

BAE Systems’ shipyard in Alabama has begun construction on the first of two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for GulfMark Americas, Inc. Executives and employees from both companies gathered recently at the BAE Systems’ facility in Mobile to oversee the initial cutting of steel for the vessel’s first module, which is expected to be delivered in the second half of 2014. The BAE Systems-built 300-Class Green DP2 vessels are designed by MMC Ship Design & Marine Consulting


Hyundai Heavy Wins Offshore Construction Vessel Order

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Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world’s largest shipbuilder, has announced it won an order to build a multipurpose offshore construction vessel (MOCV) from Toisa Ltd.   The contract includes an option exercisable by the owner for an additional same class MOCV. With a 900 tonne and a 200 tonne offshore crane, the vessel will be capable of undertaking ultra deepwater installation and construction activities including subsea pipeline and cable laying


Subsea Construction: Cable Reel System Supplied by Houlder

Reel Skidding Drive System: Photo credit Houlder

UK-based equipment provider Houlder deliver a 'Fast Track' cable reel system to Acteon company, Aquatic for S.America subsea work. The Reel Skidding Drive System (RSDS), designed, engineered and constructed by Houlder to the client specification, consists of a skid frame, skid trolley and push beam. Weighing 75t itself, the RSDS receives a loaded cassette reel of flexible product, engages its drive system and then transports the unit 10 metres along the vessel deck from the loading to the


Construction of Finnish Border Patrol Vessel Underway

Photo: STX Finland

The keel of the offshore patrol vessel being built for the Finnish Border Guard was laid at STX Finland Oy’s Rauma Shipyard. The event was witnessed by representatives of STX Finland, Finnish Border Guard, classification society and media. Scheduled for delivery in November 2013, the 96 meter long and 17 meter wide vessel uses some of the latest technologies and environmentally friendly innovations in accordance with the Government decision-in-principle on sustainable public


IT Network for World's Largest Offshore Construction Vessel

SAM Electronics of Hamburg, an L-3 company, has been awarded a major contract for supply and installation of a comprehensive IT network and associated equipment aboard Pieter Schelte, the €1.3 billion dynamically-positioned platform installation-decommissioning and pipelay vessel being built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea on behalf of Swiss-based Allseas Group SA.   Expected to begin worldwide service in 2014


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.


Subsea Construction Services Contract for 'Aker Wayfarer'

Aker Wayfarer: Photo credit Aker

Aker Solutions subsidiary Aker Oilfield Services signs a contract to provide subsea construction services offshore Brazil. An undisclosed customer will utilise Aker Oilfield Services' subsea construction vessel Aker Wayfarer for a period of 230 days. Start-up of operations is likely to be in May/June 2013, with mobilisation and de-mobilisation taking place in north-east UK. Aker Wayfarer has previously been on a year-long campaign offshore Brazil during 2011 and 2012.


URS Wins U.S. Navy Construction Contract

URS Corporation has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Atlantic to execute global contingency construction projects worldwide. Under the terms of the contract, URS can compete for or be awarded task orders by the U.S. Navy on behalf of the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies when authorized, for construction and engineering services related to natural disasters, humanitarian assistance


MAN 32/44CR Units to Power Offshore Construction Ship

Ceona Amazon

MAN Diesel & Turbo has won an order to supply the main gensets for a multi-layer vessel newbuilding, recently commenced by Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven AG for British client, Ceona. The multi-layer vessel, Ceona Amazon, which will specialize in pipelines and subsea structures, will be equipped with two 9L32/44CR and four 8L32/44CR main gensets, providing a total output of 28MW. Each engine will be constructed at MAN Diesel & Turbo’s Augsburg production facility in southern Germany


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


HydroComp to Hold Propeller 'Mini-Workshop'

Photo courtesy of HydroComp

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


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.


Better Operational News from Fugro

Fugro Saltire: Photo courtesy of the owners

Fugro says that (an as yet unidentified vessel) recently affected by a fire is back in operation. The total time out of operation amounted to seven weeks. Secondly, the company also confirmed that a divers strike in Brazil has reached a negotiated settlement and the divers have


Turkey Approves EIA Report for South Stream’s Offshore Section

South Stream’s offshore pipeline

The Ministry of Environment and Urban Planning of Turkey approved the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report and issued a positive opinion of the EIA results for South Stream's offshore section in Turkey. The Report contains the assessment of potential environmental impacts caused by


Wilhelmsen Secures Inert Gas System Orders

Breakthrough order in Japanese shipbuilding market sees largest ever capacity Maritime Protection IG units delivered for leading domestic owners. Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) has secured multiple orders to supply its Maritime Protection Dry Inert Gas Generator (DIGG) systems for


New Crewboat Design for Offshore O&G Market

The Tuco designed and built 16m surfer crew boat will be marketed by MarinOIL for offshore crew supply operations.

Upgraded crewboat design employs carbon-reinforced composite materials and is lighter, faster and more fuel-efficient than alternatives. Marine Oil Transportation Consultants Inc (MarinOIL) and Tuco Group of Denmark have concluded a cooperation agreement that will see the marine projects


General Dynamics Reports 2Q 2014 Earnings

Phebe N Novakovic , Chairman and CEO

  General Dynamics today reported 2014 second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $646 million, or $1.88 per share on a diluted basis, compared to second-quarter earnings from continuing operations in 2013 of $640 million, or $1.81 per diluted share


Panama Canal to Celebrate 100 Years

Photo: Panama Canal

To commemorate its centennial, the Panama Canal will host a series of events August 14-15 in Panama City to highlight the impact of the waterway during the past century. On August 14 at 8 a.m., an expansion/Panama Canal tour will be held for guests to view the expansion construction site and


Eastern to Build Offshore Vessel for Harvey Gulf

Image: Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding announced that on, Wednesday July 16, 2014, Harvey Gulf International Marine, Inc. (HGIM) and Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. (ESG) entered into a contract to construct a new Robert Allan, LTD. (RAL) RAmpage 6400 Multipurpose Field Support Vessel (MPFSV) at Eastern’s


N-KOM to Build Floating Jetty for QPMC

Photo courtesy of N-KOM

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), a joint venture shipyard established by Nakilat and Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has secured a contract worth $19 million (69 million Qatari Riyals) to design and construct a floating jetty for Qatar Primary


Scorpio Bulkers Gets $540m Loan for Newbuilds

Photo courtesy of Scorpio Bulkers

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announced that it has received a commitment for a $540 million loan facility and provides an update on the financing of its fleet. On July 21, 2014, the company received a commitment from two European financial institutions for a loan facility of up to $540 million


Third RAmparts 2500 Tug for SMIT-Rebras

SMIT Panará (Photo: Robert Allen Ltd.)

Keppel Singmarine BrasilLtda. (KSMB), of Navegantes, Brazil has recently completed the construction of the SMIT Panará, the third of a series of six Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAmparts 2500 tugs, for SMIT Rebocadores do Brasil (Rebras), of Rio de Janeiro


COSCO Guangdong Building 3rd Ship UT771WP Series PSV

COSCO Guangdong start building a third ship UT771WP series PSV

  Construction of the Guangdong company COSCO Singapore CHELLSEA third ship built offshore platform supply vessels UT771-WP (N605) was successfully started yesterday. The total length of 85.7 m platform supply vessels, width 18 m, depth 7


HII Completes Sea Trials on Fourth National Security Cutter

Fourth National Security Cutter

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today the successful completion of builder’s sea trials for the company’s fourth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Hamilton (WMSL 753). The ship, built by HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division






 
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