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Tanker Conversion in China for Dockwise

  The former Sealift/Frontline Suezmax tanker "Front Granite", now owned by Granite B.V., a wholly owned subsidiairy of Dockwsise Ltd., "Trustee", has been delivered to Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard on March 20, 2008 and the conversion into a heavy lift vessel will start. The conversion from a tanker into a heavy lift vessel embodies the complete renewal of the entire midship section after removing the original cargo section. Construction of the new midship section started already mid September 2007 and is at present ongoing, whilst erection of double bottom has started beginning of this year. The new midship section of 130 x 44.5 x 14 mtr., which will replace the old midbody of 174 x 44.5 x 24 mtr., will be joined to the original bow and stern section. The conversion of the remaining Sealift/Frontline single hull Suezmax tankers to semi- submersible heavy lift vessels is in full progress and the last three (3) vessels will join the fleet during 2008.


Sappio Appointed President & CEO of Rickmers Americas

Robert Sappio

Sappio Appointed President & CEO of Rickmers Americas   The Rickmers Group has appointed Robert Sappio to the position of President and CEO of Rickmers Americas. He will report to Ronald D Widdows, CEO of Rickmers Holding. Sappio will be responsible for all aspects of Rickmers Group’s business in the Americas: including Rickmers-Linie (America) which is based in Houston, Texas, and the Maersk-Rickmers US Flag joint venture, which operates multi-purpose heavy lift cargo ships


Rickmers-Linie Names JHL as New General Agent

The German project liner and heavy-lift specialist, Rickmers-Linie, has appointed Japan Heavy Lift Inc. (JHL), a Sankyu Group company, as its new general agent for Japan, effective March 1. Rickmers-Linie serves Japan with its Round the World (RTW) service on a fortnightly basis. In due course this service will see a major upgrade with the phasing in of newly built “Superflex Heavy MPC” vessels, of which three have been delivered and further six ships become available later this year


“World’s Largest” Heavy Lift Ship Enters Service

Heavy lift specialist Jumbo enters its heavy lift vessel MV “Jumbo Javelin” newbuild into service this week after having been mated with cranes successfully and passing final sea trials in the North Sea. With its 1,600 tons lift capacity, a hold space of 19,000 cu. m. and a main deck of 2,650 sq. m., MV Jumbo Javelin is without contest the largest heavy lift ship in its class in the world. She is the first in a series of two new ships ordered by Jumbo


Jumbo Completes Transports for KNPC

Jumbo Shipping has completed its eight-month heavy lift transport contract for client KNPC (Kuwait National Petroleum Company). The contract involved the transport of 37 reactors, separators and coke drums for KNPC’s Clean Fuels Project expansion. Jumbo’s Total Transport Solution included shipping and barging operations, as well as land transport. From October 2010 until June 2011, Jumbo’s Heavy Lift Vessels Jumbo Jubilee and Fairpartner and its flat-top barge JB-2


Liebherr Delivers Heavy Lift Offshore Crane For “Vidar”

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In June, components weighing up to 420 tonnes each for Liebherr’s new heavy lift offshore crane CAL 45000-1200 Litronic  were loaded from Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH onto two ships in the port of Rostock.   These components were subsequently transported to the Crist shipyard in the Polish town of Gdynia. There, the crane is currently being assembled on the “Vidar”, an installation vessel belonging to Hochtief Solutions


Rigging Int’l, Sarens Group Partnership

A strategic alliance has been formed between Rigging International (RI) of Alameda, California and the Sarens Group of Belgium.  Effective May 31, 2009 Sarens acquired 100% of the shares of RI, which will continue to operate under its present name and current management in the heavy lift rigging and heavy haul transport industry. The alliance allows the Sarens Group entry into the US market and greater reach internationally


New Heavy Lift Record for Jumbo Jubilee

Photo courtesy Jumbo Shipping

On Saturday the 22nd of August 2009, a new tandem heavy lift record was set by MV Jumbo Jubilee. During the crane tests of Jumbo’s latest J-class vessel at the Huisman yard in Schiedam, a ballasted pontoon was lifted out of the water in tandem by the two 900t mast cranes. A load of 1,980 tonnes, 10% on top of the combined safe working load (SWL) of the cranes, was required to obtain a Lloyds Certificate of Compliance


Maiden Voyage Cargo: a River Steamer

Lloyd Werft Bremerhaven GmbH

Shipping company owner Peter Harren said declared the building of four specialized heavy lift vessels at Lloyd Werft in Bremerhaven “a grand achievement.” At the same time, Harren backed up the hope that Rüdiger Pallentin, Managing Director of the Lloyd Werft shipyard had expressed when the last of this construction series was delivered, underlining: “I am fairly certain that there will be no more than a brief pause in our cooperation


Sohar Port Receives 1,000th Vessel

As Oman celebrated its 42nd Renaissance anniversary, Port of Sohar welcomed its 1,000th vessel of the year The 9,000 metric tonne MV Maria, owned and operated by SAL Heavy Lift GmbH, berthed at the container terminal C Steinweg Oman (CSO). On board was a 300-tonne gas turbine due for installation at a new power plant under construction in the Batinah area.
 The arrival of the 1,000th vessel this early augurs well for a significant increase in ship calls during 2012


Transport Engineering Course at OMAE 2014

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HMC will host ASME Courses on Transport Engineering and Front End Engineering Design from June 7-8, 2014 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. The OMAE is the flagship conference of the Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division of ASME


Knud E. Hansen A/S Wins Shippax Award

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At this week’s 12th Annual Ferry Shipping Conference sailing on board Romantika between Stockholm & Riga, Danish Naval Architects, Knud  E. Hansen A/S, were awarded the 2013 ShipPax Award. The award was presented in recognition of the efficient and innovative design of internal


Ultra Deepwater Rig Towed 11,500 Miles

Image Courtesy Fairmount

Fairmount Marine towed Sevan Louisiana to Curaçao Tug Fairmount Sherpa towed rig Sevan Louisiana safely from Singapore to Curaçao. During the 11,500 miles voyage via Cape of Good Hope, stops were made in Port Louis (Mauritius)


WireCo Acquires Netherlands’ Endenburg

Company will open new crane distribution center WireCo WorldGroup Inc., the world’s leading producer and marketer of specialty steel ropes and high synthetic ropes, announced today that WireCo has acquired the assets of Endenburg B.V., a Netherlands-based company


Mammoet Wins Costain Partner of the Year

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Engineered heavy lifting and transport company Mammoet won the Costain “Achieving Excellence” Award for Supply Chain Partner of the Year 2013. On February 6, a team representing Mammoet attended the annual Costain Awards Ceremony


Kvaerner Gets Offshore Spar Topsides Sub-Contract,

Example of Kvaerner topside work: Image courtesy of Kvaerner

Hyundai Heavy Industries (Hyundai) has awarded Kvaerner a sub-contract to provide services for inshore and offshore hook-up and commissioning assistance for the topsides for the Aasta Hansteen spar project.  The inshore-work will be carried out at Stord and the offshore scope will be done at


L-3 SAM Electrical Package for Pipelay Vessel

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L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that it has been awarded a major contract to provide complete electrical packages, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for Ceona Amazon, the 199-meter offshore construction and pipelaying


OCTOPUS-Onboard Ordered for Stanislav Yudin

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The Dutch offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting has ordered Amarcon’s OCTOPUS-Onboard decision support technology for her monohull crane vessel Stanislav Yudin. This order is the second OCTOPUS-Onboard installation for Seaway Heavy Lifting


DNV GL ShipManager for Entire H&P Fleet

H&P MV Palanpur

German-based shipowner Harren & Partner (H&P) will implement the DNV GL business intelligence software systems ShipManager Analyzer and ShipManager QHSE for its entire fleet of 52 vessels. Both systems will enable Harren & Partner to extract data from operational systems and


Pipelayer Towed from Genoa to Rotterdam

Fairmount Glacier

Tug Fairmount Glacier has towed pipelay-vessel Castoro Sei to Rotterdam, the Netherlands, from where the vessel will start her seasonal activities on the North Sea. The Fairmount Glacier hooked-up with Castoro Sei in Genoa, Italy.   The Castoro Sei is a 28


China Shipyard Delivers Offshore Pipelay Heavy Lift Vessel

A similar vessel: Photo courtesy of PR Allseas

COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard a subsidiary of the COSCO Shipyard Group informs it has delivered a pipelay heavy lift vessel, "SapuraKencana 1200", to its Asian buyer. The pipelay heavy lift vessel is designed to carry out multiple functions including oil piping processing, laying


Conrad Delivers Massive Deck Barge to JR Gray

Photo: Conrad Shipyard

JR Gray Takes Delivery of 300’ 6,000 psf deck barge from Conrad Shipyard’s New Deepwater South facility Conrad Shipyards announced today the delivery od a 200’ x 100’ x 19’10” ABS-classed ocean deck barge to Gray Offshore


BMT Designs Jetty for New Malaysia Refinery Construction

MOLF at Johor: Image courtesy BMT

BMT Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (BMT), says it has completed a concept design for the Material Off Loading Facility (MOLF) at Petroliam Nasional Berhad’s (Petronas’) proposed Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex in southeast Johor, Malaysia.  


DOF Subsea, Seaway Extend Contract

The Oleg Strashnov at work in the North Sea

DOF Subsea, provider of integrated subsea solutions, has been awarded a Master Service Agreement (MSA) extension with Seaway Heavy Lifting for the provision of positioning services onboard its Stanislav Yudin and Oleg Strashnov crane vessels.


Crane Barge Delivered to Stevens Towing

Photo: The Shearer Group

Bos Smith, Vice President, Operations, with Stevens Towing Co., Inc., Yonges Island, S.C., announces the delivery of Ocean Ranger, a 200’ X 72’ X 14’ ABS-classed floating crane barge. Stevens Towing, operating Ocean Ranger under Charleston Heavy Lift


 
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