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, and with a length of 382m and width of 117m, Pieter Schelte will be the world’s largest vessel of its type. It will have a topside lift capacity of 48,000 tons, a jack lift capability of 25,000 tons and a pipelay tension proficiency of 2,000 tons, effectively doubling the capability of the world’s current largest pipelay vessel, Allseas’ Solitaire. The new vessel is being equipped by SAM Electronics with a specially-designed multifunction IT network said to be more advanced than any other comparable assembly. Based on a 10GB LAN network and two high-performance core switches with high data throughput, the complete assembly includes a high-precision IP-based master clock facility for worldwide use, comprehensive IP TV and video-on-demand equipment, powerful satellite antennas for internet access, and a novel VoIP telephone system featuring a GSM solution enabling vessel personnel to make telephone calls via their own cell phones.
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
Ulstein Verft AS will build a large construction vessel for Solstad. The contract is worth around $98.8 million and the vessel will be delivered in May 2007. “We have won this demanding project in competition with several other shipyards and the contract confirms that Ulstein Verft is a leader when it comes to offshore construction vessels, and our good cooperation with Solstad,” said Tore Ulstein, the president of Ulstein Verft
Aker Yards has signed a contract with DOF ASA, through its subsidiary DOFCON ASA, for the building of a large construction vessel. The value of the contract is approximately $114.4m. The vessel will be built by Aker Yards in Brazil, with planned delivery May 2009. This large construction vessel is an Aker Yards design, called Aker OSCV 06 and is the fourth vessel of this design under construction to DOF. The vessel is 452.8 ft. and will be equipped with a 250 tons offshore crane
Construction is a complex business. Equipment can break down; employees can be injured; a project can go awry in unexpected ways. Add a marine element to the work underway, and the pitfalls that a contractor must navigate to manage risk become even more challenging. Marine contractors have long understood that they need specialized coverage and have sought out ocean marine insurance carriers with the expertise to help them
A further milestone has been reached with the start of the second modular assembly cycle of the first QE-class aircraft carrier in Rosyth A further milestone has been reached in the assembly of the first of the UK’s new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers by Babcock at Rosyth, Scotland, where the massive Super Block 03 (SB03) has been moved 90 metres north to meet Lower Block 02 (LB02) in a major hydraulic skidding operation
ABS has given full design approval for the class of the compressed natural gas (CNG) carrier designed and developed by Canadian-based Sea NG Corporation. Sea NG is expected to award construction of three Coselle CNG carriers later this year. These first vessels are intended to service projects in the Caribbean or Mediterranean Seas. “We are pleased to bring innovation to the marine gas transportation market by offering a new ship-based gas delivery system that is safe
Ferry service between South San Francisco and Oakland just moved one step closer to reality. The Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority (WTA) approved construction phasing plans for the South Francisco Ferry Terminal at Oyster Point, contingent upon successful lease negotiations with the property owner (the San Mateo County Harbor District). If all goes according to plan, construction could start as early as this Fall.
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.
AVIC Singapore wins US$60 million contract to build five service vessels, subcontracted to be built in China China mainland based shipbuilding management and consultancy (“M&C”) services provider AVIC International Investments Limited (“AVIC Singapore”), which is a member of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (“AVIC”) group of companies, announce it has secured a US$60 million contract for the construction of five vessels.
The contract , to be signed shortly, with a value of approximately EUR 140 million comprises the construction and maintenance of a new sandy coastline for 20 years. The project is part of the second national High Water Protection Program.
The 488-meter-long-hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility has been floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) yard in Geoje, South Korea, where the facility is currently under construction
Scorpio Tankers Inc. has announced that it has entered into agreements for the construction of seven Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCCs) and entered into an agreement with an unaffiliated third party to issue shares in exchange for the transfer of ownership to the company of four MR product tankers
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on the liberalization of exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG). According to the document, two new categories of license holders are entitled to the right to export LNG, in addition to Gazprom, reports Arctic-Info.
Strategic Marine makes headway in marine infrastructure sector with two new projects underscoring fabrication capabilities Strategic Marine announced today it is constructing two marine infrastructure fabrication projects in its Vietnam shipyard. Both projects are for Australian clients.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has promoted Lee Jae-sung, from CEO to chairman, the position having become vacant when former chairman Min Kye-shik left the shipbuilder in December 2011, reports 'The Korea Times'. This is part of a management reshuffle designed to defy concerns over corporate
Yusuke Shiomoto (20), an employee of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) who works at the Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works in the Energy & Environment business domain, has won the gold medal in the Construction Steel Work category at the 51st National Skills Competition held at Makuhari
RS say that Russia-China ties are developing actively and that China's maritime industry capabilities are of great interest to their Russian clients. Consequently RS will be exhibiting at this year's Marintec China expo in Shanghai.
MacGregor, part of Cargotec, is to deliver a package of three cranes to a new offshore accommodation & construction vessel being built at Chantier Davie Canada, with delivery scheduled for the end of Spring 2015. The vessel is the first in a series of dynamically positioned offshore
IHC Merwede has been contracted by Royal Boskalis Westminster (Boskalis) for the design, construction and delivery of a 23,684kW self-propelled cutter suction dredger (CSD) which will be one of the largest CSDs of its kind in the world. The shipbuilders say that as part of the close cooperation
DHT Holdings, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI) in South Korea for the construction of two very large crude carriers (VLCCs) with a contract price of $92.7 million each, including certain additions and upgrades to the standard
The Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government has awarded Damen Shipyards Group an order for a state-of-the-art, 80 m Ice Class ferry, which will operate on the Fogo Island-Change Islands service. Scheduled for delivery in September 2015
Among the latest listing of US Department of Defense contracts are those for the dredging of Newport News Navigation Channel, examination of littoral combat ship (LCS) core class shipyard services; and for the leasing of a submersible vessel, as follows: Dredging contract
David Sneddon is to succeed Robert Hingley-Wilson as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Limited. Mr Sneddon joined Seadrill effective December 1, 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Hyde Marine, Inc. has introduced the Hyde GUARDIAN Gold™ Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS), which they claim offers the smallest footprint of any BWTS in the maritime industry. The IMO Type-approved Hyde GUARDIAN Gold provides a 50 percent reduction in footprint with its new filter