Vigor signs deal for largest floating drydock in the United States. Vigor Industrial has reached an agreement with Daoda Marine Heavy Industry Company (DDHI) to purchase a new floating drydock for $40 million. At 960 feet long, with an inside width of 186 feet and a lifting capacity of 80,000 long tons, it will be the largest floating drydock in the United States. “We decided now is the time to buy because demand to service large vessels is growing and large drydock capacity in proximity to the US West Coast has diminished,” said Vigor Industrial CEO Frank Foti. The new drydock, set to be stationed in Portland, will be 300 feet longer than the largest drydock Vigor currently owns. It will be one and half times wider and will be able to lift more than triple the weight. This new capacity will allow Vigor to service the incoming generation of the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC) dry cargo/ammunition ships, which are replacing some smaller MSC ammunition, combat stores and fuel ships. The drydock will be large enough to service private vessels including post-Panamax cargo ships and cruise ships. The increased capacity will also help Vigor meet growing demand from the Arctic as oil and gas exploration and other ship operators take advantage of longer ice-free summers. In addition to growing demand, the past decade has seen half a dozen large drydocks go out of service in the Pacific region.
Drydocks World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, has announced that it has successfully completed the setting up of a new group under its umbrella. Geoff Taylor, CEO of Drydocks World, said Drydocks World will monitor, control and set procedures in respect of finance, HR and other common functions in group companies. Those in the group at present include Drydocks World Dubai, which is an amalgamation of Dubai Drydocks and Jadaf, Drydocks World Singapore, formerly Pan United Marine
Malta Drydocks has won a contract to refit the 34,250-ton Orient Lines luxury cruise liner Crown Odyssey. The ship is to be docked between April 25 and May 4 for what has been described as a "substantial" refit, including pipe works and machinery and an overhaul of propellers, shafts and stabilizers. The Crown Odyssey will be the first cruise liner at Malta Drydocks this year and the first time Orient Lines is sending a vessel to Malta Drydocks, dockyard officials said
Drydocks World - Dubai, the ship repair, conversion and building subsidiary of Drydocks World, has added two new berths to its facility, significantly increasing its conversion capacity. Completed recently, Berths 9 and 10 are now fully operational and have recently accommodated the 380-metre long TI Asia, Abuzar and Spring Bow for conversion works. The announcement comes ahead of Drydocks World’s participation at Nor-Shipping 09, in Oslo, June 9th–12th
Drydocks World has won a contract to build a new state-of-the-art oil well intervention Compact Semi-Submersible (CSS) vessel, representing a third order from integrated energy industries service provider Hallin Marine. The vessel will cost a total of $110m. Designed by STX Canada Marine Inc, the diesel/electric CSS’s primary function is to facilitate repair and maintenance to an existing well, via chemical injection on braided lines
Resolve Marine Group has successfully raised and refloated the “Machinist” drydock at Guam Shipyard in Apra Harbor, Guam. The 825-ft drydock sank on January 2, 2011 during a rough weather event. Resolve began the salvage job on January 31 and successfully refloated the drydock on March 3. Resolve’s Salvage Master, Salvage Engineer, and salvage divers first conducted a comprehensive casualty assessment to determine the structural and watertight conditions of the drydock and
With its 14,600 LT drydock completely booked until the end of April, which has been utilized to the fullest since it was put into operation last summer, Atlantic Dry Dock has myriad of projects scheduled at its yard. The company's 4,000 LT Marine Railway is back in operation after an extensive overhaul. Upcoming projects include routine maintenance on the dump scow, BTS 401; megayacht, Cakewalk; general cargo ship, Argosy; gaming vessel, La Cruise; and ferry Jean Ribault.
Drydocks World - Dubai has delivered the Polarcus Nadia, the most advanced seismic vessel built at the yard to date. The vessel, first of a series of four vessels to be built at Drydocks World – Dubai (DDW-D), is to be part of the Polarcus fleet, the Dubai-based marine geophysical company specialising in towed streamer marine data acquisition across the world. The double-hulled, 289.7 ft long Polarcus Nadia is an advanced 3D seismic vessel
Drydocks World– Dubai delivered a 3D seismic vessel, Polarcus Asima, to Polarcus, a Dubai-based marine geophysical company. Polarcus Asima is the third in a series of six seismic vessels being built at the yard for Polarcus, following the vessels Nadia and Naila. The double-hulled, DP2 class Polarcus Asima incorporates many features to enhance performance with improved safety and comfort elements while ensuring minimum emissions
Drydocks World announced that it has entered into a global strategic alliance with Kuok Group to form a Joint Venture between Drydocks World – SEA and Pacific Carriers Limited. The new venture will subsequently be renamed DDW-PaxOcean Asia Pte Ltd and will continue to have its headquarters in Singapore. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, will also serve as the Chairman of the Board of DDW-PaxOcean Asia.
The RINA Group has entered a framework agreement to supply certification and engineering services to UAE-based Drydocks World - Dubai (LLC). Under an MOU signed in Rome (Italy) today Drydocks World will draw on RINA Group's field of expertise to deliver assistance on project management and
Drydocks World received H.E. Cheong Ming Foong, the Consul General of Singapore along with Khalil A. Bakar, Center Director Middle East of Singapore Economic Development Board. Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman and Dr. Markus Voege, VP – Operation and Production of Drydocks World and Maritime
Drydocks World and Maritime World threw their combined weight behind the Emirate’s bid to host the World Expo in 2020 while also discussing matters of mutual cooperation with Italian industry leaders . His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman
South Shields based Solar Solve Marine received an order for Solasolv anti-glare, heat rejecting roller screens for the navigation bridge windows of a Marine Capture Vessel (MCV) which is being converted at Drydocks World in Dubai. Solasolv screens are installed at the windows of ships
West Coast Shipyard banks on the old adage, “if we build it, they will come.” In a climate of both seemingly fat backlogs and at the same time uncertainty for domestic shipyards, Vigor Industrial is one company that continues to make news in the shipbuilding and repair merger and
Rolls-Royce plc has signed a memorandum of understanding with Drydocks World Dubai to provide systems for Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) powered tugs for the Middle East market. The tugs, to be designed by the Drydocks World in-house design team
Dubai Maritime City's facility & services were introduced at a specially convened Ship Owner’s meeting at The Capital Club at the Dubai International Financial Centre. The recent meeting was attended by Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World and Maritime World, Nikolas Veniamis
At the beginning of March a Hydrex team of diver/technicians sailed out with one of the company’s dive support workboats to a 200-meter vehicle carrier berthed in the port of Antwerp. They performed an underwater inspection and repair of the vessel’s malfunctioning rudder.
Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries, the umbrella industry body representing the marine and relevant industry, had its first introductory member’s meeting. The meeting sought to introduce the members, lay the broad framework for future operations
Drydocks World, one of the world’s largest yards, present Annual Awards for Excellence in Health, Safety & Environment. The event was held to coincide with the World Safety & Health Day on 28, April 2013, initiated by the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Port of Galveston say that Royal Caribbean International is to base their Voyager-class ship year-round from Galveston, from November 2013. The Navigator of the Seas, due for an extensive drydock refit in January 2014, will replace Mariner of the Seas to offer Texas vacationers roundtrip
Dubai Maritime City (DMC), the mixed-use development for maritime business, announced the Grand Opening of the new Goltens facility at the City. The ultra-modern facility seeks to support Goltens’ operations worldwide. Dubai Maritime City project is built over 2
Moving MOUs to sheltered waters or drydock facilities for surveys is disruptive and expensive. Using the experience gained from several years of dealing with floating production units and surveying drilling units on location, DNV is now preparing a Recommended Practice (RP) to allow mobile
Drydocks World and Maritime World, one of the largest and most diversified shipyards in the world, announced that Chairman Khamis Juma Buamim, will participate in the Mare Forum, Rome, Italy where he will deliver a keynote address. The theme of the forum “Quo Vadis” (Where are you
At the beginning of March, a Hydrex team of diver/technicians sailed out with one of the company’s dive support workboats to a 200-meter vehicle carrier berthed in the port of Antwerp. They performed an underwater inspection and repair of the vessel’s malfunctioning rudder.