JES International Holdings Limited reports Norwegian customer has exercised option for four more UT 755 LN Platform Support Vessels (PSV's). The ships will be delivered in early 2015. “The group is thrilled that our expansion plans into the offshore space have taken off, and is making good progress. As the requirements for offshore shipbuilding are much more stringent, the group will be making strides in our technical capabilities as well as yard management,” said Jin Xin, chairman and ceo of JES.
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded an $18,604,845 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-07-C-2302) to exercise options for the accomplishment of follow yard class services for the DDG 51 class AEGIS Destroyer Program and will provide expert design, planning and material support services for both DDG 51 ship construction and modernization. Work will be performed in Pascagoula, Miss., and is expected to be completed by August 2010
Ardmore Shipping Corporation announced that it has been contracted for the construction of four 25,000 Dwt IMO 2 eco-design product and chemical tankers ordered from Fukuoka Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Japan (Fukuoka) for a total price of approximately $118 million. As part of the contracts, Ardmore has also negotiated fixed price options for additional vessels. Ardmore expects to take delivery of the contracted vessels between fourth quarter 2014 and fourth quarter 2015
Austal USA gains additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) work contract. The United States Department of Defense has announced that Austal USA has been awarded a US$19.987-million modification to a previously awarded Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) contract. The modification exercises options for class service efforts and special studies, analyses and reviews for the LCS program. Austal USA will assess engineering and production challenges, and evaluate the cost and schedule risks
BAE Systems, Bath Iron Works, and Electric Boat Corp figure in the latest US Department of Defense, Navy, contracts issued, as follows: BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Alabama LLC, Mobile, Ala., is being awarded a $32,946,457 firm-fixed-price contract for the regular maintenance and overhaul of USNS Supply (T-AOE 6). This contract includes two additional options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to $42,499,988. Work will be performed in Mobile, Ala
Aker Solutions has received a Letter of Award from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), to supply a further two drilling equipment packages to the 'Category D' drilling rigs the yard is building for the rig operator Songa Offshore. The contract value is undisclosed. The development of the Cat D semi-submersible drilling rigs has been initiated by Statoil, the international energy company. The Cat D drilling rig is a new generation drilling and well intervention vessel
General Maritime Corporation today announced that a leading international trading company has exercised its option to time charter three additional Aframax OBO vessels for two years. The contracts for the these three vessels will provide net voyage revenue to General Maritime in the first year of approximately $21 million and could provide an additional $21 million in the second year through the exercising of the charterer's option
Todd Pacific Shipyards Corporation has been informed by the US Navy that the USS Sacramento (AOE 1), is scheduled to be decommissioned on or about October 1, 2004. The Sacramento is one of the four AOE class ships originally covered by the Company's six-year, cost-type contract with the Navy, under which the Navy has options to have Todd Pacific perform maintenance work on the ships. The contract, which is the Company's fourth consecutive
Marinette Marine Corp., Marinette, Wis., is being awarded $125,968,000 to exercise an option under a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00025-03-C-0002) for the manufacture of the improved Navy lighterage system to be delivered at Naval Amphibious Construction Battalion One, Coronado, Calif. and Naval Amphibious Construction Battalion Two, Little Creek, Norfolk, Va., Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific and Blount
Keppel FELS Limited's repeat customer, Asia Offshore Drilling Limited ("AOD"), has exercised its first of two options to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig worth $184 million. The effectiveness of this first option is subject to AOD or its wholly-owned subsidiary entering into a construction contract with Keppel FELS and fulfilling certain conditions precedent. This rig will be AOD's third with Keppel FELS and is scheduled for delivery in 3Q 2013
Austal Limited was awarded a $6,502,918 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-2301) to exercise an option for special studies, analyses and review efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The deal will see Austal provide engineering and design services
Diver detection sonar technology developed by Sonardyne International Ltd, UK, has played a part in a international exercise organized to train naval forces in mine countermeasures, maritime security operations and harbor protection operations.
BW LPG Limited exercises purchase option over Very Large Gas Carrier Vermilion First. The VLGC Vermilion First has been on a time charter with BW LPG since the acquisition of the charter from AP Moller-Maersk in 2013. The Vermilion First was built in 2010 at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Hornbeck Offshore Services has closed the sale of three 250EDF class OSVs to the U.S. Navy, the company announced today. The three vessels were sold for cash consideration of $114 million, the company reported. This is expected to result in a gain on sale of assets of
Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NMM) an international owner and operator of container and drybulk vessels, announced today that it has secured, for no consideration, an option to acquire a 2012 South Korean-built container vessel of 13,100 TEU from an unrelated third party
The ports of Seattle and Tacoma saw combined container volumes fall 13 percent in January, continuing a trend that started in November. The Puget Sound gateway handled 226,906 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) last month. Containerized imports plunged 21 percent to 89,982 TEUs
Eidesvik Offshore has taken delivery of Viking Neptun, an offshore construction vessel from Kleven Verft AS. According to Eidesvik Offshore, TBN Viking Neptun is represents its largest ever investment in the subsea segment. A long-term loan facility of $124 million has been drawn with
DOF ASA announced that Statoil has exercised its first one year option for the 2010-built anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) Skandi Vega. The option also includes ROV, DOF ASA said, noting that the vessel is firm until mid-May 2016.
Scorpio Tankers Inc. today took delivery of STI Alexis, an LR2 product tanker from Daehan Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. This vessel will begin a voyage for 52 days at approximately $33,500 per day. The Company has also exercised an option to extend the charter on one of its time chartered-in
Several of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. subsidiaries have entered into an omnibus agreement with ENI Angola S.p.A pursuant to which ENI has exercised its option to extend the contract for the drillship Ocean Rig Poseidon for a further one year until the second quarter of 2017.
China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has entered into 13 shipbuilding orders in the fourth quarter of 2014, of which nine were effective orders with a total contract value of US$388 million, brining total orders for 2014 to a record US$1.8 billion
Following the announcement of 10 December 2014, the board of Fastnet has elected not to exercise the option to farm into the Tendrara Lakbir Licence onshore Morocco. The option expired on 31 December 2014. Carol Law, newly appointed CEO of Fastnet said:
Ship Finance International Limited announced that Seadrill Limited has exercised a purchase option for an ultra-deepwater drilling unit. Ship Finance acquired the West Polaris in 2008 and chartered it to a subsidiary of Seadrill on a long-term bareboat charter where Seadrill was granted
Scorpio Bulkers Inc. announces agreements to modify and sell existing shipbuilding contracts for six capesize vessels Scorpio Bulkers Inc. has reached agreements with shipyards in South Korea and Romania to modify six newbuilding contracts for Capesize bulk carriers into newbuilding
Seabourn has announced that it has exercised its option for a second new 40,350-GRT ship to be built by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri S.p.A. It will be a sister ship to the newbuild announced earlier this year. The first new Seabourn ship is scheduled for delivery in late 2016