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LOCKPORT FABRICATION

Another Utility Vessel for Supreme Service

The Fanguy brothers are optimistic about the ongoing demand for versatile off shore supply vessels in the Gulf of Mexico. Last summer their Supreme Services Inc. took delivery of the 166 by 36-foot Bertha D. Now they are anticipating the delivery of a sister-ship, the OSV Warren Thomas. Main engines in the vessel are a pair of Cummins KTA38-M0. Gen sets are a pair of Cummins 6CTA8.3 producing 99 kw each and the bow thruster is powered by a Cummins QSM11M-360. By early December 2006 when the attached photo was taken at the Lockport Fabrication Inc. yard the latest vessel was nearing completion and should deliver in January.


Small Yard, Big Boat

The Bayou Country of Louisiana has a reputation as a place where great boats are built in small yards. When Richard Adams Sr. opened his Lockport Fabrication yard on the bank of Bayou Lafourche at Lockport in 1979 he became a part of that tradition. Now, at 72 years of age, he comes in every day to work with his son Richard “Dickie” Adams Jr. Over the years the two men have launched a lot of boats from their yard. Recently, when they launched the supply vessel Bertha D stern first


CDI Builds New MSV

Cal Dive International, Inc. is building a new DSV to replace Cal Diver IV which has been sold. The new vessel, which will retain the name Cal Diver IV, is under construction at R&S Fabrication, Inc. in Lockport, La. Like its predecessor, the new vessel will be ideally suited for supporting general diving such as: pipeline inspections, pipeline commissioning and decommissioning, platform inspections and repairs, wellhead inspections, drilling rig support, and "liveboating" operations.


OIS Tapped for Diamond Voyager Upgrade Project

Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. has selected Mobile based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services (OIS) to perform upgrades and modifications to the Ocean Voyager. The rig recently arrived at Mobile Middle Bay Port for upgrade work related to the Voyagers’ upcoming Pemex contract period. The scheduled work items the following: Fabrication and installation of high-pressure mud piping, Fabrication and installation of four new, Potable Water Tanks and pumping system


Lockport Finishes Third in Series

Supreme Servics Inc. is expecting delivery of the third in a series of Frank Basile designed utility vessels. All three vessels are from Richard Adams Sr. and son Dickie Adams’ Lockport Fabrication. The first, the Betha G, was delivered in March 2006 with a second, the Warren Thomas, in early 2007. The third vessel, the Penny F, will deliver in early 2008. All three vessels are 166 by 36 ft. and powered by a pair of Cummins KTA38-M0 main engines generating 850 hp at 1800 rpm


Gjøa Contract to Technip Norge

The Gjøa field is being developed with a semi-submersible platform. (Illustration: StatoilHydro/Øyvind Thorsdalen)

StatoilHydro has awarded the contract for the fabrication and installation of structures and tie-in of the pipeline systems for the Gjøa project to Technip Norge AS. Work will start immediately. Technip has previously been awarded the contract for the fabrication and installation of the in-field pipelines and will also perform unmanned subsea operations. The contract includes: fabrication and installation of tie-in structures for the in-field pipelines and export pipelines


SembCorp Brazil Wins $149M Offshore Contract

SembCorp Marine Ltd.'s Brazilian joint venture had secured its first contract, worth $149 million, for the fabrication of topside production modules in offshore Brazil. The firm said the contract for Maua Jurong SA, the Brazilian joint-ventue of Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd, was to build topside fabrication modules for the Barracuda and Caratinga fields in offshore Brazil. It said the contract was awarded by Halliburton Productos Ltda, the Brazilian affiliate of Kellog Brown & Root Inc


Bollinger and Edison Chouest Sign Contract for Liftboats

Profile drawing of the Bollinger 245-ft Class Liftboats for Edison Chouest Offshore that will be built at Bollinger’s Lockport facility. Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. and Edison Chouest Offshore entered into an agreement that will propel Chouest into the growing liftboat market. The two 245-ft class liftboats, Bollinger hull 515 and 516, are based on a Bollinger design that has proven to be an industry leading design that is American Bureau of Shipping


Lawsuit Brought Over Cutter Contract

Lockport, La.-based Bollinger had a joint venture with Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Inc. to extend the length of 49 Coast Guard cutters from 110 feet to 123 feet. But the first eight boats produced under that contract were taken out of service when the frames cracked on their maiden voyages. (Source: The Associated Press)


Dutch HFG Wins Offshore EPCI Contract

Contract Signing: Photo credit Heerema Fabrication Group

Heerema Fabrication Group contracted by Marathon E.G. Production to deliver the new Alba B3 greenfield gas compression platform. The Alba Field is a gas and condensate field located approximately 20 miles north of Bioko Island.  MEGPL operates the Alba Field on behalf of itself and working interest partners Samedan of North Africa, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Noble Energy, Inc.and Compania Nacional de Petroleos de Guinea Ecuatorial.


EMAS Awarded Gunflint GoM Project

EMAS, the operating brand of Ezra Holdings, a global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the oil and gas (O&G) industry, today announced that it has received a Letter of Agreement (LOA) from Noble Energy for the Gunflint Project in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM).


Q-Max Floating Dock Launched

Photo courtesy N-KOM

On March 21, 2014, senior management from N-KOM and Nakilat attended the launching and naming ceremony of N-KOM’s Q-Max sized floating dock at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. 42,000T of fabrication work has been completed for the floating dock named Laffan


WireCo Acquires Netherlands’ Endenburg

Company will open new crane distribution center WireCo WorldGroup Inc., the world’s leading producer and marketer of specialty steel ropes and high synthetic ropes, announced today that WireCo has acquired the assets of Endenburg B.V., a Netherlands-based company


McDermott Signs Agreement for North Sea Spoolbase

© McDermott International

McDermott International, Inc. announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an option agreement with PD Ports which gives it the exclusive right to operate a spoolbase to serve projects in the North Sea. McDermott expects to have the facility available for projects in early 2015.


Admiral's Wife Has Initials Set in US Warship's First Steel

Keel-laying ceremony: Photo courtesy of USN

The Navy and Lockheed Martin, with Marinette Marine Corp., have held a keel laying ceremony for the future 'USS Sioux City' (LCS 11), the Navy's 11th littoral combat ship (LCS).

 Ship sponsor Mary Winnefeld, wife of Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff


Harley Orders Two Newbuild Tank Barges from Vigor

Sixty-Five Roses is a 422’x 76’ tank barge with capacity of 83,600 barrels presently employed  in U.S. West Coast Trade under Charter to a Major Oil Company. Built by Vigor in Portland, Ore., the barge is of double hull design and constructed to exceed OPA 90 Double Hull Standards. Fully loaded she displaces 13,150 Long Tons DWT. She is certified ABS Maltese Cross A1 Oceans.

Vigor Fab has been awarded a contract to build two 83,000 bbl. tank barges for Harley Marine Services, Inc.  The 422’x 76’ x 27’ tank barges, designed by Elliott Bay Design Group to be part of articulated tug and barge configurations


McDermott Get Big Middle East Offshore Contract

Offshore rig in storm: File Image CCL

McDermott International, Inc. informs that one of its subsidiaries has been awarded a large engineering, procurement, construction and installation (“EPCI”) project by an operator in the Arabian Gulf. The award is included in McDermott’s fourth quarter 2013 backlog


HSOG Launches Apprenticeship Program

HS Ocean Group (HSOG ) celebrates National Apprenticeship Week by committing to long-term Apprenticeship program. The marine services specialist HSOG has launched a formal Apprenticeship training program following the successful progression of its first ever apprentices.


Fendercare Secures Major Fendering Contract

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Norfolk based Fendercare Marine, a supplier of marine products and services, has won a contract to supply Yokohama fenders to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The three year contract is for the supply of 3.3m x 6.5m Yokohama original pneumatic fenders


IPS Completes Repair Job for Stena Line

IPS directors Paul Smith & Peter Hillan at Cammell Laird

Engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications said it has completed major upgrade work for ferry operator Stena Europe. The company, which is headquartered in Birkenhead, has repaired and maintained fabricated air handling units throughout the Stena Europe vessel.


Keppel Reports Batch of New Projects

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd.'s (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd., Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd. and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd. have secured contracts worth a total of about S$140 million. Michael Chia, Managing Director (Marine & Technology) of Keppel O&M, said


NRC Acquires Specialized Response Solutions

National Response Corporation (NRC), a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company, announced today the completion of the acquisition of Specialized Response Solutions (SRS). NRC is a commercial provider of United States Oil Pollution Act of 1990 regulatory compliance and emergency response


Bishop Lifting Acquires Delta Rigging & Tools

SBP Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary Bishop Lifting Products, has completed the acquisition of Delta Rigging & Tools headquartered in Houston, Texas. Bishop Lifting Products and Delta Rigging & Tools specialize in the fabrication and distribution of slings


J.K. Fabrication Winch Earns DNV Approval

Photo: J.K. Fabrication

J.K. Fabrication announced it has received DNV Type Approval on its Model 40-30-3000 Anchor Winch. The winch can now be specified into existing commercial applications on barges, tugs, fishing and yacht vessels around the world. The company said the new Arctic Prowler Longlining vessel


IPS Completes Insulation and Fabrication Contracts

Paul Smith

Birkenhead  based engineering firm IPS Marine Fabrications has completed a series of contracts for three ship operators. IPS director Paul Smith said the contracts with Whitaker Tankers, and ferry operators Seatruck and Stena showcased the broad range of fabrication and insulation skills


 
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