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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


Methanol Powered Ferry Launched in Baltic Sea

 The Stena Germanica (Photo courtesy of Stena Line)

Swedish ferry operator Stena Line has announced that it has converted the Stena Germanica to run on methanol, an industry first.   The company spent $24 million on converting the ship to methanol. The ferry re-entered service on March 26, serving its route on the Baltic sea between Kiel


Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman Secures Dredger Conversion Contract

 The Ostsee in dry dock at Scheepswerf Hoebee (photo courtesy of Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman BV)

    Scheepswerf Gebr. Kooiman BV, a subsidiary of The Kooiman Group (www.thekooimangroup.com), has signed a contract to complete a conversion project for the sea going dredger Ostsee.     The Ostsee is a trailing suction hopper dredger and member of the fleet of Maritime


Flynn Refrigeration Completes Upgrade on Nuclear Carrier

  Flynn Refrigeration managing director Alex Flynn (photo courtesy of Flynn Refrigeration)

  Flynn Refrigeration has delivered a major package of improvements to the refrigeration and air-conditioning system onboard a vessel used to transport specialist nuclear materials around the world.   Working under contract to ship managers, Serco


MARAD Offers Grants for LNG Conversion

U.S. Maritime Administrator Jaenichin (Photo: MARAD)

The U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) issued a request for proposals for projects focusing on vessel conversion to natural gas in an effort to measure changes in emissions before and after conversion. The total amount of funding available is $900,000


Fourth Rig Delivered to Perforadora Central

Coatzacoalcos is the fourth of five jackup rigs Keppel AmFELS is building for Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco S.A. De C.V., a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V


Floating Production: Huge Opportunity for Shipyards, Manufacturers

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Floating production has been one of the most significant achievements in the upstream oil and gas industry over the past four decades. The ability to produce in deepwater has opened a new frontier in oil and gas development – and has generated a huge business base for suppliers of floating


ABS Releases Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels

Christopher J. Wiernicki

Notation reflects increased demand for review and approval of machinery elements on vessels designed for conversion to LNG fuel.   ABS has published the ABS Guide for LNG Fuel Ready Vessels to support members and clients in preparing newbuildings for future conversion to gas propulsion.


Damen Responds to Evolving Fishing Practices

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Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam meets fishing sector’s growing needs by performing electric pulse fishing conversions   As European fishing policies evolve, so fishing techniques advance. One of the latest technologies available is electric pulse fishing


Teekay Petrojarl Contracts Damen for FPSO Upgrade

Teekay Petrojarl’s FPSO Petrojarl I (Photo: Damen)

Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (DSR), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion (DSC), has been awarded an EPC contract by Petrojarl I LLC for the upgrade of its FPSO Petrojarl I. The Petrojarl I is a Teekay Petrojarl managed FPSO built in 1986 which has been active in the North Sea


Shipdock Yards Adopt Damen Names

Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (Photo: Damen)

Amsterdam and Harlingen integrate into Damen’s worldwide network    On January 1, 2015, Shipdock Amsterdam and Shipdock Harlingen changed names to Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSA) and Damen Shiprepair Harlingen (DSH) respectively


Lamprell Issues Pre-close Trading Update

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Lamprell published a trading update ahead of its results for the year ending December 31, 2014, stating it has delivered a robust operational and financial performance in 2014 as a result of strong project execution, favorable phasing of rig construction cycles and some one-off elements.  


Stena Germanica to Run on Methanol

Stena Germanica (Photo courtesy of Stena Line)

The Stena Line's ferry Stena Germanica will become the world's first ferry to use methanol as a fuel.  The 240m, 1,500-passenger, 2001-built ro-pax ship will soon undergo conversions in Poland’s Remontowa shipyard.  The aim of the exercise is to drastically cut exhaust emissions


N-KOM Sees Increased Tanker Business

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Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), which recently celebrated its fourth year in operation, has seen an increasing number of tankers dry docking at its facility in Qatar. With the introduction of de-mucking and de-slopping facilities


Maher to Invest in Prince Rupert Port Expansion

Tugs escort a container vessel to Fairview Container Terminal

  Maher Terminals Holding Corp., the operator of the Port of Prince Rupert’s Fairview Container Terminal, today announced its decision to proceed with expansion of the 7-year-old facility, increasing its container capacity by 500


Damen Refits Fisheries Research Vessel

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Tridens joins select group of vessels installed with ‘drop keel’ echosounder technology     Last week, the Dutch governmental shipping company Rijksrederij (part of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment






 
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