A&P Birkenhead Limited and Reddington Finance Limited have reached an outline agreement for the sale and leaseback of some of A&P’s land at Birkenhead. A&P Birkenhead retains ownership of the drydocks, but some surplus land will be sold to Reddington Finance. This is a positive development, as it allows A&P to focus on their ship repair business and allows Reddington Finance to focus on developing surplus land at Birkenhead. Clive Towl, Managing Director of A&P Birkenhead commented “2004 has been the busiest since we re-opened the yard after the receivership of Cammell Laird. We look forward to continuing to grow the business in 2005.”
NorseMerchant Ferries has responded to market demand for increased trailer capacity between North-West England and the Republic of Ireland by adding a third vessel to its Birkenhead - Dublin service. With a capacity of approximately 70 trailers, the newly-chartered Leili will provide over 400 additional spaces per week in each direction on this route when she enters service in October. A sister vessel to NorseMerchant's Varbola, currently operating on the Heysham - Belfast route
Space may be the final frontier but in this instance, the craft setting out on a momentous voyage was not the starship Enterprise but Rickmers New Orleans, one of nine identical ships maintaining Rickmers-Linie’s bi-weekly Round-the-World Pearl String service for heavylift and project cargo. On board was the Experiment Logistics Module - Pressurized Section (ELM-PS), which forms part of the Japanese Experiment Module Kibo (meaning ‘hope’)
A&P Group has confirm that it will soon be docking its first vessel at A&P Birkenhead since the facility was purchased in 2001. The European Envoy, a 4,267dwt passenger vessel owned by P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea) will be arriving at the Birkenhead facility at the end of July for a dry dock and repair programme.
Subsequent to an extensive research and selection process, the awards committee at the Institute of Transport Management has decided to present A&P Birkenhead with the “European Shiprepair & Conversion Specialist 2003” accreditation. All major European Shiprepair Companies were canvassed, and this accolade is a true testament to the outstanding company that is A&P Birkenhead. The ever-increasingly popular ITM Awards Programme took place once again
A&P Group's newly reopened dry dock facility, A&P Birkenhead, has recently completed the dry docking and repairs of Mersey Ferries' 464grt passenger ferry Woodchurch. The Woodchurch is the first of three vessels booked into the yard by Mersey Ferries Ltd, the Passenger Transport Authority and Executive for Merseyside. The three ship contract was won in open competition against other UK ship repairers. The two other ferries
Insolvent British shipbuilder Cammell Laird Plc is cutting a further 117 staff, a spokesman for its receivers PricewaterhouseCoopers told Reuters on Monday. The spokesman said 34 jobs out of 59 were being shed at its Tyneside operation in northeast England while 83 of 136 jobs were being cut at Birkenhead in northwest England. Cammell Laird went into receivership in April after a series of cancelled orders hit its finances
A&P Birkenhead has drydocked its first vessel since A&P Group acquired the facility in 2001. The vessel involved is a 1,537dwt general cargo vessel Kay L, which is owned by German shipping company Reederei M. Lauterjung KG, Emden. The vessel was trading in the Irish Sea area when it suffered rudder problems and had to enter dry dock for repairs. The vessel will undergo some additional general repairs whilst in dry dock.
A&P Birkenhead Ltd, part of the A&P Group, has been awarded the contract for the ‘pre-acceptance’ drydocking of BAE Systems’ newbuild HMS Bulwark (L15) prior to its delivery to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The vessel is due to arrive in Birkenhead during early June this year (2004). Whilst in drydock, work will include final removal of the hull launch ‘poppets’ and complete coating of its underwater hull, plus other work as required by BAE Systems.
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) has completed the world’s largest class diesel engine (MITSUI-MAN B&W 1198MC type: 69,920kW) at its Tamano Works and delivered the engine to Imabari Shipbuilding co., Ltd. in October 2001. The engine has been installed on a 6,000 TEU container carrier. The second 11K98MC type was also completed for the same shipbuilder in December 2001. MAN B&W Diesel A/S developed the K98MC type diesel engine series as a highly efficient main engine for
Parmaris, a U.K. manufacturer of lifejackets, appointed Pete Evans as Sales Manager. Pete, who formerly worked for Crewsaver for more than 16 years has a wealth of experience in the safety equipment sector which he brings to the company, including a number of years focussed on cruise and ferry
MMT (Sweden) completed a survey which includes collection of parametric sub-bottom profile (SBP) data with a Kongsberg TOPAS PS 40 system. The system was hullmounted on MMT´s survey vessel Triad. The survey covered an area of 6000 km2 in the Baltic Sea with an extensive amount of data.
Cammell Laird Shiprepairers & Shipbuilders Ltd. returns to shipbuilding with the construction of two RoRo car ferries at its yard in Birkenhead, Merseyside. Building to the account of Western Ferries (Clyde) Ltd. the new ferries will replace two aging ferries in a four-vessel fleet that
Industry May Keep Tryst with Doomsday The new IMO convention on Ship Recycling and the EU Proposal for Regulation of Ship Recycling are being viewed with concern by ship recyclers in Alang, India. If these come into force it is possible this world’s biggest grave yard for ships will have
Rolls-Royce wins contracts to supply thrusters for two Scottish operators, Western Ferries and Orkney Ferries. Western Ferries recently announced the construction of two new ferries which will operate on the Dunoon to Gourock route, across the Firth of Clyde
Vroon Offshore Services name their new SSV 'VOS Shine' in a ceremony at Den Helder in The Netherlands VOS Shine was christened by Mrs Gwen Klaphake, wife of Mr Rolf de Vries, Managing Director, Blue Stream Offshore B.V.. the first charterer of the vessel.
Liverpool, UK, shipbuilder, Cammell Laird, wins first complete ship building contract for 20 years Cammell Laird has won a multi-million contract to build two ferries that are hoping to restore the Wirral shipyard to its former glory. The firm was appointed by Western Ferries as the preferred
COSCO Dalian Shipyard has delivered a 57.000 dwt bulk carrier to Common Progress Co Na S.A. of Athens COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard Co., Ltd ("COSCO Dalian"), a subsidiary of the Company's 51% owned COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd, has delivered a bulk carrier of 57000DWT
Adelaide Brighton Cement's new enclosed Siwertell system from Cargotec will ensure minimal environmental impact when loading cement and clinker at its plant in South Australia. Cargotec has won an order to supply Adelaide Brighton Cement with a Siwertell SSL 700 screw-type shiploader
The tools law enforcement agencies use to investigate crimes and ensure public safety are critical to their success. Police departments and sheriffs offices around the country are adding underwater search equipment to ensure their dive teams have the proper equipment to safely and
GF Piping Systems added an Ultrasonic Flow Measurement and Logging Family to its line of flow and analytical measurement instrumentation. Featuring advanced DSP technology, the new ultrasonic family includes two portable models, Portaflow 220 and 330 ,and two fixed installation models
L-3 Marine & Power Systems (M&PS) has extended its presence into the Brazilian marketplace by opening a new office and appointing key local staff. All regional operations for the new Brazilian office will be led by Jonas Henrique Lobo
SALEM, N.H., May 5, 2011 – L-3 Klein Associates, Inc. (L-3 Klein) announced today the first deliveries of its HarborGuard Integrated Waterside Security and Surveillance System for a major U.S. security upgrade program. With its ability to provide immediate alerts and updated threat positions
L-3 Maritime Systems has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems to supply its Seaframe Control System for the next Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS). The contract is for the first ship and includes options for an additional 14 ships.
Keppel AmFELS LLC, a US wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has won a contract from Mexico's Perforadora Central SA de CV (Perforadora Central) to build a repeat jackup rig valued at about US$195 million.