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Maintenance Contract for Norsk Hydro

Norsk Hydro will award Aker Kvaerner a frame agreement for maintenance and modification of six of their platforms in the North Sea. The agreement runs for three years and the contract value is approximately NOK 300 million p.a. The agreement may be extended for additional six years. The platforms included in the agreement are Troll B and Troll C, Oseberg Øst, Oseberg C, Brage and Grane. The work is estimated to approximately 500,000 hours per year.The contract will be managed from Aker Offshore Partner's division at Sandsli close to Bergen in Norway under the new offshore agreement with Norsk Hydro, but also other Aker Kvaerner companies will be involved. The agreement will take effect as of July 1. In addition to the frame agreement covering the six above mentioned platforms, Norsk Hydro will also award Aker Kvaerner a tender agreement which gives the Group the possibility to tender for major modification contracts on all of Norsk Hydro's installations on the Norwegian shelf.

Ingalls Awarded USN Contract for 11th LPD 27

USN LPD 27 Class Ship: Photo credit HII

Ingalls to provide long-lead materials for US Navy LPD 27 The US Navy has awarded a million cost-plus-fixed-fee advance procurement modification contract to Huntington Ingalls Industries' (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division to provide long-lead materials for the 11th San Antonio-class (LPD 17) amphibious transport dock, LPD 27. The advance procurement contract for LPD 27 is the fourth to be awarded to the company, with the first contract awarded in October 2010.

Harris Awarded $62.1m Contract Modification

The Harris Corp., , is being awarded a $62.1m modification to a previously awarded contract (N66001-07-D-0054). The modification (#P00003) will include additional contract line items for maritime single-channel, handheld radios and maritime handheld and vehicular components and accessories for the military. The Harris Corp., software-definable radio supports interoperability in joint operations of the military as well as among other government personnel

Navy Issues RoRo Operation & Shipyard Repair Contracts

Watson-class RoRo: Photo courtesy of USN

Among the latest Department of Defense, Navy, contracts, Ocean Ships Inc. of Houston is awarded a contract modification for operation & maintenance of 8 RoRo ships, and Colonna's Shipyard for drydocking and major refit of 'USS Shamal' (PC13). Ocean Ships, Inc., Houston, Texas, is being awarded a $32,383,461 modification under a previously awarded contract (N00033-09-C-3200) for the operation and maintenance of eight Watson-class large, medium-speed, roll-on/roll-off ships

GD Wins $7m for Submarine Work

General Dynamics Electric Boat has been awarded a $6.8 million U.S. Navy contract modification to design and procure a common controller for various shipboard functions on Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). This modification is part of an overall engineering contract supporting the Virginia-class submarine program.  The contract was initially awarded in July 2010 and has a potential value of $881 million over a total of

General Dynamics Awarded $59m Contract for Sub Work

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $58.7 million contract modification for nuclear-submarine modernization and maintenance work. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. Under the terms of the contract modification, Electric Boat will provide drawings and related data; planning; scheduling; and technical support required to complete engineered overhauls and extended refit periods for operational submarines

General Dynamics Wins $12m Navy Deal

General Dynamics Awarded $12 Million for Virginia-Class Repair Parts   General Dynamics Electric Boat has received an $11.5 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to provide on-board repair parts for Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The modification was exercised under the $14 billion contract awarded to Electric Boat in December 2008 for the construction of eight Virginia-class submarines

BAE Systems Awarded USS Ramage Contract Modification

USS Ramage: Official USN photo

US Department of Defense informs that BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $15,060,606 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4308) for USS Ramage (DDG-61) fiscal 2014 Selected Restricted Availability (SRA). DoD explains that a SRA includes the planning and execution of depot-level maintenance, alterations, and modifications that will update and improve the ship's military and technical capabilities.

VT Halter Receives Contract for Egyptian Ships

VT Halter reportedly won the Phase II contract with the U.S. Navy to build three fast missile ships for the Egyptian Navy when it was awarded a $41.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract, according to a report on The modification is for long lead-time materials relating to the command and control systems for the three ships. The efforts required include all hardware, software, licensing, design engineering, production engineering, manufacturing

BAE Systems Awarded Two Navy Contract Modifications

USS Gettysburg in Suez Canal: Photo USN

The US Department of Defense informs it has awarded separate contracts to BAE Systems in Jacksonville and in Norfolk for ship repairs and modifications as follows: 1. BAE Systems Southeast Shipyards Mayport, Jacksonville, Florida, is being awarded an $54,698,937 modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-4406) for a Docking Selected Restricted Availability to include structural work and extensive repairs and maintenance onboard USS Gettysburg (CG-64).

MARAD Backs Emissions Reduction Projects

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced it will provide more than $1 million to support the development of two new emission-reducing maritime solutions. The first is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) conversion demonstration project

Kooiman BV Contracts for Survey, Life-Extension of SWATH

Photo: Kooiman

The Dutch Pilotage Service contracted with Kooiman BV for a major maintenance survey and life-extension of its SWATH vessel Cetus en Persues. The SWATH, a catamaran vessel measuring 25.7 x 14.3 x 2.7m was built in 2005.   Combined with regular special survey

FPSO: Guide to Life Extension

Maersk Peregrino FPSO off Brazil.  Photo: Oeyvind  Hagen Statoil

There are new-builds, and there are conversions. In lean times, there’s also “life-extension” for FPSOs increasingly seen as the best hope of developing oilfields too pricy as platform projects.   Life extension is about making first-time money

Panama to Assess if Seepage Will Delay Expanded Canal Opening

Panama Canal Expansion

  During the testing phase of the new Pacific locks for the Panama Canal, some water seepage was detected in a specific area of the new Pacific Locks in a section that separates the middle chamber and lower chamber, as they were being stressed tested through exposure to level differentials

Panama Canal Locks Tests Reveals Water Seepage

Photo: ACP

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) awaits formal GUPC report on water seepage issue; program 93 percent complete The filling of the Panama Canal’s new locks began in June, marking the start of a planned and methodical phase of operational testing of the Locks, including its culvert valves

HII Wins $109.4mln U.S. Navy Contract

Photo:  Huntington Ingalls Industries

 Huntington Ingalls  has received a $109.4mln contract modification to carry out support services for the U.S. Navy’s nuclear submarines.   The company will work to engineer, design, configure and update various classes of submarines, special mission submersible interfaces

N-KOM: New VLCC Size Floating Dock

Donnelly Tankers vessel inside new VLCC size floating dock

Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM), the joint-venture shipyard of Keppel Offshore & Marine and Nakilat, continues to see strong interest for its ship repair services in 2015, having already delivered more than 450 projects for shipping and oil and gas companies over the past four

Keppel Shipyard Wins FPSO Conversion Contract

Keppel Shipyard

Even as world energy prices continue to maintain low pricing levels, offshore contracts are there to be won. Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd has secured a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) conversion contract as well as three repair

China to Dig the Nicaragua Canal With a Change in Layout

Map Credit:  NPR

 The $50 billion project of Hong Kong development company HKND to build an artificial waterway across Nicaragua to go ahead with some modification of the route of the canal to avoid affecting ecological zones and farming communities opposed to the project.  

General Dynamics to Modernize USN Submarine WCS

U.S. Navy  SSN  Virgina Class Submarine

  General Dynamics received a $20 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to continue modernizing the AN/BYG-1 Weapons Control System (WCS) Technology Insertion and Advanced Processing Build software for U. S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy submarines

SAFE Boats Wins USN Patrol Boats Order

Mk VI Patrol Boats

  SAFE Boats International (SBI) has been awarded a contract modification to provide the United States Navy two (2) additional Mk VI Patrol Boats (Mk VI PB). The contract modification exercises the options available on the second Mk VI procurement contract

Bugsier's First Order with Damen

ASD 2411 - Artist Impression

  BugsierReedereican look back on a history that spans over a century. The company, with the largest tug fleet under German flag,will celebrate their 150th anniversary in 2016, and will also mark the delivery of the newly purchased Damen ASD 2411

Sea Trucks Wins First Contract in Brazil

Jascon 28 (Photo: Sea Trucks)

Sea Trucks Group announced the award of its first contract in Brazil.   Sea Trucks, a global provider of offshore installation services to the oil and gas industry, said it will provide accommodation support services to Saipem for 300 POB, including lifting operations

NASSCO Delivers USNS Lewis B. Puller

NASSCO Program Manager William McKay and Area Manager Aaron Rockwell present the ships captain, Jonathan Olmsted, with a photo of the MLP 3 AFSB, USNS Lewis B. Puller. (Photo: NASSCO)

Shipbuilder General Dynamics NASSCO delivered the U.S. Navy’s newest ship, the USNS Lewis B. Puller (MLP 3 AFSB) on Friday, June 12.   The ship is named in honor of the late U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller

Offshore Accommodation Market Sees Modest Growth

Douglas-Westwood (DW) forecast in its new World Offshore Accommodation Market Forecast that over the period 2015 to 2020 demand for offshore accommodation vessels will average almost 42,000 Personnel on Board (PoB) per year. An increase of 14% compared to the preceding six-year period.

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