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Stolt Offshore Signs Global Contract

SeaSupplier Ltd, the marine e-procurement subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen S.A, announced today it has signed a multi-year SeaManager ™, e-procurement contract with Stolt Offshore S.A., the world's largest operator of specialty sub sea construction and maintenance ships, pipe laying and heavy lift barges. Together with Stolt Offshore’s annual expenditure of $600 million on products and services and with SNTG, Seabulk International, RCCL, Teekay Shipping and NYK LINE, more than a $1billion of expenditure is anticipated to be transacted through the SeaSupplier Value Added Network™. SeaSupplier will provide Stolt Offshore S.A with its complete procurement solution, SeaManager™, as well as consulting services for database rationalization and business process re-engineering. The solution is based on an Application Software Provider (ASP) concept and will integrate Stolt Offshore S.A.’s requisition to delivery process by receiving orders automatically from the onboard systems, Amos and Maximo, sending RFQ’s and P.O’s to select supplier’s via the SeaSupplier Value Added Network™ and integrating supplier responses and invoices automatically to Stolt Offshore’s JD Edwards systems. Stolt Offshore will achieve substantial cost savings and process efficiencies through SeaManager’s™ execution of volume aggregation, automated contract management, competitive quoting, and innovative logistic solutions.


OMM: New Maintenance Service to Renewables Sector

Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has launched a new maintenance support service for offshore renewables operators. With little existing guidance and no legislation currently in place, operators may not be conducting the maintenance they need in order to guarantee the integrity of their assets – or they might be spending too much on completing unnecessary routine servicing. OMM’s new Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (‘IMR’) service can give operators the confidence


Xantic and HSE Global Sign Software Cooperation Agreement

Xantic has announced the signing of a Software Cooperation Agreement with HSE Global. This mutually beneficial strategic alliance will provide the shipping industry with an invaluable tool for the efficient control of chemicals and hazardous materials onboard vessels. Maintenance systems for ships have been in existence for several decades, and in electronic format for the past 20 years or so. Chemicals are often used in relation to the maintenance and operation of ships


USACE – FY09 Budget for Civil Works

The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) summarized its budget request for fiscal year 2009 for civil works. It includes $2.638 billion for operation and maintenance. This is the account from which harbor maintenance and dredging funds are derived. The Civil Works budget consists, in part, of $729 million from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and $167 million from the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. Source: HK Law


AVSEA Engineering for Reduced Maintenance

By NAVSEA Corporate Communications 2007 was another successful year for the Naval Sea Systems Command’s (NAVSEA) Engineering for Reduced Maintenance (EFRM) team, with the warfighter-focused program making great strides in reducing shipboard maintenance burdens. Working under NAVSEA’s Naval Systems Engineering Directorate, the EFRM team seeks to streamline costly and time-consuming maintenance procedures in the Fleet.


Panama Canal to Host International Maintenance Congress

 Experts from the United States, Latin America and Europe will participate in the second Panama Canal International Maintenance Congress to be held on August 27 – 29, 2014, within the framework of the waterway’s centennial.   The three-day event will have as main theme "Investing in Maintenance: Key to Competitiveness and Sustainability." Experts in the fields of maintenance and engineering will participate in the congress


Horizon Lines to Operate and Maintain MSC Oceanographic Fleet

The U. S. Military Sealift Command has given notice to Horizon Lines marine operations staff for operation and maintenance of the Oceanographic (T-AGS) fleet. The turnover operations are targeted for early October 2004. The multi-year contract award covers vessel maintenance of seven of the MSC’s Oceanographic (T-AGS) vessels, which are civilian-crewed auxiliary survey ships. Horizon Lines will provide crews and engineers to run vessel


SeaKits for Boston’s Best Cruises

Photo courtesy Chesapeake ProCon

SeaKits, the developer and provider of the Marine Maintenance System (MMS), has signed an agreement with Boston’s Best Cruises to provide the company’s two workboat fleets with their turnkey MMS Fleet Solutions. SeaKits and Boston’s Best Cruises met at the Passenger Vessel Association meeting in February and began discussions of implementing Fleet Solutions into their Boston and Ft. Lauderdale based fleets


The Townsend Decision: Should Vessel Owners Deny Maintenance and Cure?

Lawrence R. DeMarcay, III is a partner at Fowler Rodriguez Valdes-Fauli in the firm’s New Orleans, La. office. He can be reached at ldemarcay@frvf-law.com or 504-595-5122.

Unfortunately, as a vessel owner or operator, you have probably been faced with a situation where one of your crew members have allegedly become sick or injured while in the service of the vessel.  As you are aware, once this injury or illness is reported to the company, the duties of providing maintenance and cure under the Jones Act begin. Unfortunately, instances of fraud where the employee may not have suffered the injury or illness that he or she is complaining of seem to be common


BAE Systems Norfolk Awarded 'USS Wasp' Contract

USS Wasp: Photo credit USN

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Va., awarded Navy contract by US Department of Defense to drydock 'USS Wasp' (LHD 1) and work on repairs and maintenance. The $110,781,296 undefinitized contract action has been awarded as a modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-11-C-4407) for the USS Wasp (LHD 1) fiscal 2013 drydocking planned maintenance availability.  A drydocking planned maintenance availability includes the planning and execution of depot-level


Better Operational News from Fugro

Fugro Saltire: Photo courtesy of the owners

Fugro says that (an as yet unidentified vessel) recently affected by a fire is back in operation. The total time out of operation amounted to seven weeks. Secondly, the company also confirmed that a divers strike in Brazil has reached a negotiated settlement and the divers have


DoD Awards Ingalls 'USS Ronald Reagan' Contract Modification

Carriers in San Diego yard: Photo USN

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) informs that Huntington Ingalls Inc., Newport News, Virginia, is being awarded a US$13,759,894 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee, incentive-fee contract (N00024-13-C-4315) for USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) fiscal 2014 planned incremental


UK Chancellor Mentions Hi-Tech Tax Breaks on Bibby Offshore Visit

Osborne (L) & Woodcock: Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore, subsea services provider to the oil & gas industry, says it has hosted a visit by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, to the Company’s workshop, storage and maintenance facility in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.


Three Share in Navy US$96.8-M Twin-Ship Modernization Contract

USS Blue Ridge: Photo USN

The U.S. Department of Defense informs that AMSEC LLC; CDI Marine Co. LLC; and Q.E.D. Systems Inc., (all located in Virginia Beach, Virginia) are each being awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee/cost-only, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple award contract for the procurement of material


USCG Cutter Drydocked in Curtis Bay

Coast Guard Cutter Diligence up for repair in Curtis Bay, Md. (USCG photo)

The Wilmington, N.C.-based Cutter Diligence recently entered the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Yard in Curtis Bay, Md. for drydock availability. The 50-year-old medium endurance cutter will spend the next three months drydocked for approximately $2 million worth of “critical maintenance work


Dire Need of NNS Offshore Accommodation: Analyst

Offshore workers: File photo

Declining North Sea production and increasingly mature assets are expected to drive demand for offshore accommodation support, with the attributed maintenance, refurbishment and shutdown work requiring additional personnel-on-board and workshop capacity


Rise of the Semisub Floatel

Declining North Sea production and increasingly mature assets are expected to drive demand for offshore accommodation support, with the attributed maintenance, refurbishment and shutdown work requiring additional personnel-on-board and workshop capacity, Douglas-Westwood reported


Trailer Bridge Vessel Returns to Service

Following required regulatory inspections along with regular scheduled maintenance in Mobile, Alabama, the Trailer Bridge Ro/Ro vessel the Jax - San Juan Bridge (JSB) returned to service on July 5.  In addition to the American Bureau of Shipping regulatory inspection


American Club Expands E-Learning Offering

The American P&I Club has added to its library of e-learning modules released in cooperation with IDESS IT in the Philippines. The new module covers compliance with The Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers (BLU Code)


BAE Systems Awarded USS New Orleans Drydocking Contract

USS New Orleans: Photo USN

The U.S. Department of Defense informs that BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, San Diego, California, is being awarded a US$15,178,728 modification to previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00024-10-C-4407) for 'USS New Orleans' (LPD 18) fiscal 2014 selected restricted availability (SRA)


Bolidt Decking, Flooring for Viking Cruise Flagship

CGI of the Viking Star

Bolidt Synthetic Products & Systems has secured a contract as exclusive partner to Viking Ocean Cruises for the supply of decking and flooring. The contract covers Viking Star, the first vessel due for delivery in 2015 and its sister ship, Viking Sky, scheduled for delivery in 2016


Andrew Weir to Support UK Navy in Antarctica

HMS Protector A173

Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd. announced that it has been awarded the contract for the support and maintenance of HMS Protector (A173), following a competitive tendering process. HMS Protector is the Royal Navy’s Ice Patrol Ship, and is deployed on operations for 334 days per year


New Keel Cooling Option for Diesel Engines

Image: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta of the Americas today announced the availability of a keel cooling option with D4 and D6 marine diesel engines to meet customer demands in the North American marine commercial market. Volvo Penta is now offering factory-built keel-cooled engines for the entire line of marine


Hyde Marine Makes BWTS Installation Agreements

Ballast water discharge: File photo

Hyde Marine, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Calgon Carbon Corporation, says it has established two partnership agreements for installation of the chemical-free Hyde GUARDIAN Gold Ballast Water Treatment System (BWTS) for international markets as follows: Grand Bahamas Shipyard


GDI Awards N-KOM US$110-M Contracts

GDI N-KOM contract principals: Photo courtesy of N-KOM

Gulf Drilling International (GDI) Limited, a subsidiary of Gulf International Services (GIS), the largest oilfield service company in Qatar, has awarded two contracts worth US110 million to Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), a joint venture shipyard between Nakilat and Singapore’s






 
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