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IRS completes Well Stimulation Vessel Conversion

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  IRClass, a leading Classification Society and member of IACS, has recently completed the survey and certification of ‘Greatship Ramya’, during its conversion from an Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) to a Well Stimulation Vessel for Schlumberger under its Single Class. The vessel is now deployed with an Indian Oil Major in the offshore sector. Well Stimulation Vessels are one of the most critical ship types in offshore segment with respect to complexity of processes and equipment reliability as they handle hazardous chemicals under very high pressures (close to 20,000 Psi) and supply/receive these fluids to& from offshore Oil Wells. The Classification for such vessels, thus, requires to meetextremely stringent norms and compliance with multiple codes like IBC code, IGC Code, IMDG code, and Offshore Standards in addition to the SOLAS and MARPOL conventions. Due to the tight delivery timelines, Schlumberger chose to get the conversion done under single class of IRClass. The classification process involved Plan approval and surveys during manufacturing, installation on board the vessel, test and trial of acid& various types of processtanks, pressure vessels, high pressure piping systems, engines, generators, electrical installations, safety systems, process handling equipment including handling of return fluid from the Well, their separation, processing and burning through a specially constructed burner boom at the forward end of the vessel.


Bollinger Shipyards Agrees On Modification/Conversion Project

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has signed a contract for modifications and conversions for MSV Ocean Intervention, a multi-purpose support vessel owned by Oceaneering International, Inc. Measuring 243 x 54 x 19 ft., the vessel will undergo revisions to its moon pool systems and "A" frame, as well as enhancement of tank capacities at Bollinger's Morgan City facility.


Japan Tankers Enter MSE For Fix

There are currently two large Japanese-operated tankers, both from International Energy, in for repair at Malaysia's Malaysia Shipyard & Engineering (MSE) - the 299,986 dwt Ibukisan and the 314,026 dwt Asian Progress 11. The yard is also completing two PFSO conversion projects involving the 87,768 dwt Bunga Kertas for Malaysia's Petronas, and the 109,300 dwt Ross Sea for Singapore's Tanker Pacific. Also undergoing general repairs on the yard's Syncrolift are Sealift Industries' 27


M.V. !Gariep Arrives at Tyneside

The M.V. !Gariep has arrived at A&P’s Tyneside Hebburn Conversion Facility. The vessel departed Cape Town, South Africa on November 20 and will arrive Tyneside on December 23, 24 days ahead of schedule. The contract was won following significant international competition in August of this year. The new 300 tonne mid body fabrication block has now been completed five weeks ahead of schedule. This block has been assembled in the Hebburn fabrication facility and work is now undergoing


DDW Wins Groundbreaking GOM Conversion Contract

Ali Bin Towaih, VP Business Development, Administration & Strategies of DDW with Hor Weng Yew, President & CEO of AET at the contract signing.

Drydocks World signed a Contract with Singapore based AET, a global leader in petroleum shipping, for two Tanker-to-Modular Capture Vessel (MCV) conversion projects. AET is converting these vessels as part of the Marine Well Containment Company’s (MWCC) well containment system. MWCC is a not-for-profit, stand-alone organization with 10 member companies ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Shell, BP, Apache Anadarko, BHP Billiton, Statoil and Hess


Keppel Shipyard Secures Contracts Worth $170 Million

Keppel Shipyard Ltd. (Keppel Shipyard) has secured Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) upgrading projects from its long-term partners SBM Offshore N.V. (SBM Offshore) and Bumi Armada Berhad (Bumi Armada). The combined contract value of the two projects is S170 million. The first project is from SBM Offshore to refurbish and upgrade an existing FPSO vessel, FPSO Xikomba. Work on this FPSO unit is expected to be completed by the third quarter of 2013.


Ulstein Group Enters Letter of Intent with Sea of Solutions

A letter of intent was signed on the 5th of September 2007, in respect of the contemplated acquisition of a majority stake by the Ulstein Group in Netherlands based Sea of Solutions as per January 2008. The deal is subject to a positive outcome of the Due Diligence process. Managing director Tore Ulstein of Ulstein International pointed to the similarities between Sea of Solutions and the Ulstein Group, and Bob Rietveldt, commercial director of Sea of Solutions


Conversion of FPSO Aseng Continues

Keppel Shipyard Ltd's (Keppel Shipyard) conversion of the FPSO Aseng is nearing completion. The FPSO will be operated by Aseng Production Company Ltd, a joint venture by SBM Offshore and Compania Nacional de Petroleo de Guinea Ecuatorial (GEPetrol), the national oil company of Equatorial Guinea. Chartered by Noble Energy for the development of the Aseng field in offshore Equatorial Guinea, FPSO Aseng is designed to process 80,000 barrels of oil per day and store approximately 1


Keppel Shipyard Secures S$142 Million Contracts

Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) has secured three conversion contracts worth a total of S$142 million. These conversion contracts are to convert a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Carrier to a Floating Storage Unit (FSU), a VLCC tanker to a Floating Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit as well as a tanker to a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit.   Mr Nelson Yeo, Managing Director of Keppel Shipyard, said


MN 100: Conrad Shipyard

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1501 Front Street Morgan City, LA 70380 Telephone: 985 384 3060 E-Mail: rasampey@conradindustries.com Website: www.conradindustries.com CEO/President: Johnny Conrad Number of Employees: 1,250 The Company: Conrad specializes in the construction, conversion and repair of a wide variety of steel and aluminum marine vessels for commercial and governmental customers. Conversion projects consist of lengthening the mid-bodies of vessels


BIMCO's "SUPERMAN" Contract for Newbuilding Supervision Services

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  BIMCO has now launched a new standard contract for ship managers to provide supervision services for shipbuilding and conversion projects. The contract, code named SUPERMAN, is a valuable new addition to BIMCO's existing suite of ship management agreements


Spanish Ship Repair On a Winning Streak

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Strategically located Spain, linking countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas, along with a dynamic coast line dotted with number of highly proactive ports have bolstered its progress helping it to become a global leader in the ‘ship’ repairs and conversion


Green Shipping: Wessels Reederei Takes the Lead

Gerd Wessels, the 45 year old CEO of the Wessels Reederei GmbH, was elected in 2013 as Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the Technical Advisory Board of DNV GL. In this role he has championed a number of pioneering developments, such as the “Environmental Passport – Operation.” (Image: PPM News Service Pospiech)

International trade relies on transportation by sea, as about 85 percent of the freight volumes are shipped globally by vessels. But while maritime is widely regarded as the most environmentally benign of any transport system, maritime transport can cause a diverse environmental burden: It includes


Damen’s Offers Solutions for Laid Up PSVs

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Damen Shipyards Group has developed a committed response to the increasing number of laid up Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) resulting from the current predicament facing the offshore oil and gas industry. The Dutch company’s solution involves converting idle PSVs into vessels capable of


Keppel Shipyard Wins FPSO Conversion Contract

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Even as world energy prices continue to maintain low pricing levels, offshore contracts are there to be won. Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd has secured a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract as well as three repair


Interview: Germán Carlos Suárez Calvo, CEO of Astican & Astander Shipyards

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How did you find a career in the maritime industry? As a consequence of my father´s dedication to the industry, as founder of a shipping agency in the early eighties as well as partner in a large shipping company and shipyard´s ownership


Oman Drydock Company Expands Rapidly

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Oman Drydock Company (ODC) is growing fast. In January, the yard hit an important milestone - its 300th drydocking. Harnessing the power of its new $1.8 billion, 1.3 million sq. m. shipyard it aims to become a leading shipyard in the Gulf over the next five years


Genting HK to Buy Lloyd Werft Shipyard

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Genting Hong Kong has agreed to acquire the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, in a deal that will see the company invest €17.5 million for a 50 percent ownership of the land and 70 percent of the new build business. The acquisition remains subject to final purchase conditions.


MARAD Backs Emissions Reduction Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it will provide more than $1 million to support the development of two new emission-reducing maritime solutions. The first is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion demonstration project


Wärtsilä Ship Design for Offshore Wind Farm Service Vessels

Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the ship design for the ‘Vestland Cygnus’, a Platform Supply Vessel

  Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply the ship design for the ‘Vestland Cygnus’, a Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) owned by Norway based Norside AS that is to be converted to serve as an offshore wind farm service vessel


LR to Class Project Resolve Conversion

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Project Resolve is the conversion of the container vessel M.V. Asterix to an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship to support the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) interim supply ship capability requirements. Providing support to Project Resolve will be Lloyd’s Register’s (LR)


Pittsburgh Coalition Receives Marine Air Quality Grant

Rendering of the conversion of an inland towboat to dual fuel diesel/liquid natural gas (LNG). (Image: Bristol Harbor Group)

Cutting-edge Demonstration Project on the Rivers. The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) is proud to be participating with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) and Clean Fuels Clean Rivers (CFCR) to conduct a marine air quality study centered on the conversion of an inland towboat to dual fuel


Keppel Wins $88.5M in Floating Production Contracts

Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s local and overseas subsidiaries continue to win support from repeat customers by securing four contracts worth a total of about $88.5 million.   In Singapore, Keppel O&M's wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard)


Keppel Secures $125 mln Repeat Contracts

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  Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M)'s local and overseas subsidiaries continue to win strong support from repeat customers by securing four contracts worth a total of about S$125 million. In Singapore, Keppel O&M's wholly-owned subsidiary Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel


Reederei NSB Widens Panamax-class Container Vessels

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 In an unprecedented endeavour, the ship manager Reederei NSB is widening its Panamax-class container vessels. DNV GL, the class in charge, is on board, says a report in DNV GL, Maritime Impact.   Too young for scrapping, too old to compete: Roughly 500 Panamax-class container ships






 
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