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Good Times Coming for Indian Shipyards

According to a Dec. 14 report from Daily News & Analysis, the Indian shipbuilding industry could witness good times once again following a significant rise in offshore activities and favorable policy changes. According to the report, Kejal Mehta, research analyst at Prabhudas Lilladher, said some revival has already been witnessed in the global offshore order-book in the last couple of months. (Source: Daily News & Analysis)  


IHC Merwede Increases Revenue and Profit

IHC Merwede’s expanding portfolio has helped it to record increased revenue and profit figures for 2011, and to maintain its strong order book for 2012 and beyond. In the past year, IHC Merwede’s revenue has increased by four per cent to reach € 1.05 billion. The company’s net profit has also increased to € 103 million with a solvency ratio of 40 percent, demonstrating that IHC Merwede is in strong financial health and able to implement its growth strategy.


Bourbon Orders 56 PSVs

In line with its strategy in modern offshore, Bourbon is expanding its fleet with next-generation, innovative and high-productivity vessels to assist its oil and gas clients in the development of their deepwater and continental offshore operations. On February 28 in the context of its Horizon 2010 plan, Bourbon announced investments of $1.8b, 85 percent of which will be devoted to the Offshore Division. Since January 1, Bourbon has placed the first series of orders


Daewoo Expects 18% Jump in Offshore Orders

According to a report from Bloomberg, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s third-largest shipyard, expects orders for drilling vessels and offshore platforms to increase 18% this year, helped by higher fuel prices. Contracts for drill ships, semi-submersibles and offshore platforms may rise to $6b this year from $5.1b in 2010, according to Nam Sang Tae, Daewoo Shipbuilding’s chief executive officer, the report said.


Rolls-Royce Wins Italian OSV Contract

Rolls-Royce announced an £11million order to design and equip two offshore service vessels for Italian ship owner Fratelli D’Amato.These UT 755 XL vessels will carry out operations in the offshore oil and gas sector and will be built at the Rosetti Marino S.p.A shipyard in Italy. The order includes an integrated system of Rolls-Royce equipment including thrusters for manoeuvring, rudders, propellers, deck machinery and a bulk handling system for the safe loading of fluids and solid


MacGregor Offshore Cranes Meet Specialist Operator's Needs

MacGregor 250-tonne subsea crane and a 15-tonne offshore crane on board Grand Canyon,  the first of Volstads new-generation fleet

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, secured its third identical offshore crane contract for Volstad Maritime AS series of 125m offshore construction vessels being built by Bergen Group Fosen shipyard in Norway. The order is booked in the first quarter 2013 order intake.   Two more active heave-compensated (AHC) MacGregor offshore cranes have been ordered for hull 091, the third in a run of 125m-long offshore construction vessels (OCVs) for Volstad Maritime AS


Offshore Books $1M Of New Business with USCG

Offshore Systems International Ltd. has received orders from Marinette Marine Corp. Shipyard for ECPINS systems for USCG Sea Going Buoy Tender WLB hulls 6 and 7 with an option for an additional nine systems through the year 2003. In addition, Offshore's wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Offshore Systems International Inc., has been selected by the USCG and Bollinger Shipyard to provide the Yokogawa EML500HV1 Electromagnetic Speed Log for the new USCG Coastal Patrol Boat (CPB) Program


GPA Orders for Offshore Vessels Increase

Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), said that orders for offshore vessels designed by the Seattle-based Naval Architecture firm have increased by 400% within the past two years. Currently, twenty-one GPA-designed Platform Support Vessels are already serving the offshore industry. These vessels include ten 73-meter GPA 670 PSVs owned by Bourbon Offshore and built at Zheijang Shipyard in China, ten 64-meter GPA 640 PSVs owned by Rigdon Marine and built at Bender Shipyards


ABS Reports Continued Growth in 2012

ABS President And CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki. Photo: ABS

ABS hosted its Annual Meeting in New York on April 23, 2013. ABS Chairman, Robert D. Somerville reported that, "despite the uncertainties of the global economy and of the shipping and offshore markets, ABS turned in yet another record performance." In 2012, the ABS-classed fleet reached 193.5 million gross tons, a growth rate of more than 4% year-on-year. ABS also maintained its leading position in the global orderbook with 21% of all vessels on order designated for ABS class.


VARD's Largest Single Vessel Order

Photo courtesy of VARD

Construction for One Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel for Solstad Offshore Made Effective.   Vard Holdings Limited is pleased to confirm that the contract for the design and construction of a large Offshore Subsea Construction Vessel (OSCV) has been made effective. The contract is the largest single vessel order in VARD’s history. The contract value has already been included in the new order intake and order book values reported at the end of 1Q 2014.


‘Landmark Year’ for RS in 2014

For Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), 2014 marked the 101st year of its activities. The classification society said 2014 also marked a landmark year, as the construction of the world's first Arctic LNG carrier began to RS class. The new 300-meter-long ship carrying liquefied natural gas


Wartsila Sees Low Oil Price Impacting Shipping

CEO cautious on 2015 outlook. Finnish ship engine and power plant maker Wartsila reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly profit and warned lower crude prices were likely to curb oil firms' demand for vessels. Shares in Wartsila dropped 2.1 percent to 40


Navigational Charts App Debuts at Ocean Business

Image: Norcom Technology

An independent consultancy and software development company will launch a new web and PC based navigational charting app at Ocean Business 2015.   Norcom Technology Limited said its eChart software combines up to date information from different sources including wreck, cable


Kongsberg Expands Louisiana Office, Training Facility

Image: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime has purchased approximately 5.2 acres for new construction on an 82,980 sq ft office and training facility. Construction on the James Business Park property located on James Drive East in St. Rose, Louisiana is scheduled to begin this spring.   


OMSA Opposes McCain Amendment

Ben Billings (Photo: OMSA)

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) issued a statement regarding Senator John McCain’s proposal allowing foreign-built vessels to take over marine transportation in the United States, stating the amendment would gut U.S. shipbuilding while outsourcing jobs and security.  


Eversendai Offshore Selects AVEVA Software

AVEVA Marine is a set of integrated applications created specifically for the unique processes in the engineering and design of ships and offshore structures (Photo courtesy: AVEVA)

AVEVA announced that Eversendai Offshore, a brand new customer, has made a significant investment in AVEVA’s Integrated Engineering & Design solutions through its deployment of AVEVA Marine. The agreement includes the full suite of AVEVA Marine engineering and design applications that


GE Electric Propulsion Equipment for LNG Carriers

GE Power Conversion receives first order in Japan from Kawasaki Heavy for electric propulsion motor equipment for LNG vessels   GE’s Power Conversion business has received a new order from Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. for electric power and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers


Japan Shipyard Orders Continue Decline

(Pic Source: JSEA)

 In December 2014, orders of Japan yard fell 37% year on year, says Japan Ship Exporters’ Association (JSEA). Japanese shipyards specialize in building dry bulk carriers.  JSEA member yards secured 24 export orders totaling 1,215


The Deepwater Sector's Perfect Storm

Photo: Petrobras

Impact of $50 oil and Petrobras implosion on contracting in the floating production sector     The drop in oil/gas prices and ongoing implosion in Petrobras have combined to create a perfect storm in the deepwater sector. More than 170 projects involving oil production floaters and 35


Obama’s Address Missed Energy Opportunities -NOIA

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in Washington, D.C., January 20 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

NOIA President Randall Luthi issued a statement in response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address, stating that the President missed a few key points regarding domestic onshore and offshore energy production and supply, and its impact on the U.S. economy.  


Keppel Q4 Profit Up; 2014 Profit Beats Street

Keppel Corp's full-year profit up 2 pct at S$1.9 bln. Singapore's Keppel Corp Ltd said fourth-quarter net profit rose 6.1 percent to S$725.9 million ($544.8 million), while its full-year profit rose 2 percent and beat analysts' consensus.


Semco Maritime Expands in Houston

Photo courtesy of Semco Maritime

Rig upgrade and repair specialist Semco Maritime opens new Houston office on January 23, offering services for rig customers in Canada, Gulf of Mexico and Brazil.   Project management and offshore engineering company Semco Maritime is now opening a new, larger office in Houston


Shipbuilding, Repair and Conversion: Brazil's Quick Fix

Vard Promar shipyard in Pernambuco at night. (Photo: Vard Promar)

The growth trend continues in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry, a trend that has been relatively constant during the last five year. While shipbuilding is ‘ship shape,’ the reality of the Brazilian ship repair industry is somewhat muddled


Zamakona Refits Vessels VOS HERA & HADES

Vos Hera

  The Zamakona Yards in Pasajes has successfully finished the works carried o t in the vessels VOS HADES and VOS HERA that belong to the Company Vroon Offshore Services UK. The conversion required a major upgrade of the VOS H-Class to enable Rescue & Standby facilities for a Group B


CORIMA Orders a Damen ASD Tug 2810

Image: Damen

CORIMA, part of the Italian Gesmar Group, has ordered a Damen ASD Tug 2810.   The Damen ASD Tug 2810, which has a 60 metric tons bollard pull, will be deployed in the port of Ancona. With the official signing ceremony taking place on January 12






 
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