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Rapp Hydema Seattle Expands Yard

Rapp Hydema U.S. has begun a major expansion of its industrial yard in Seattle, increasing its yard size by some 2700 sq. ft. Owing to a substantial equipment inventory, Rapp has leased space in recent years at a nearby Commodore Way yard from the Port of Seattle; the new yard expansion will, however, allow all that inventory to be more conveniently placed--on Rapp's own property. In order to utilize this back part of Rapp's original site, some 900 yards of fill dirt had to be removed; this material, forming a 8-ft. high plateau overgrown with a dense thicket of weedy growth, was what had been generated from the laying of the original yard area. Contractor Peterson Trucking & Excavation laid down 230 yards of rock (at a depth of over 24" in places) following soil removal. Plans now call for laying asphalt or concrete in the spring. Simultaneously, new fencing will replace the existing picket, enhancing the exterior appearance of the property.


Rapp Establishes Canada Marine Affiliate

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Rapp Hydema formed a new affiliate company, Rapp Hydema Canada Marine Incorporated. The new company will be associated with manufacturing and servicing of company’s lines, including winches and LARS (launch-and-recovery systems). Expanding government research vessel contracts brought about an expansion of both staff and facilities in nearby Seattle most recently, with both a new crane company (Rapp Hydra Pro) and 3,200-sq. ft. warehouse added


Record Contract Awarded to Rapp Hydema

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Rapp Hydema and Triplex were awarded a record-sized deck machinery contract for Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organization (CSIRO). CSIRO selected Teekay Holdings Australia and Sembawang Shipyard Pte Ltd. to carry out  the design, build and commissioning of the vessel. Sembawang and Teekay appointed RALion (a joint-venture between Alion Science and Robert Allan LTD) to carry out the vessel basic design


Rapp Hydema Establishes Office in Stavanger

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Rapp Hydema, the winch and deck machinery specialist, are opening a new office in Stavanger. “We are pleased to be present in Norway’s most expansive offshore environment. This new establishment is both strategic and necessary to meet our customers’ demands for service and support,” said Inge Henning Andersen, Managing Director of RH. Rapp Hydema has hired Runar Tunem to head the Offshore Sales Division in Stavanger


Rapp Hydema to Deliver ROV Moon Pool System

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Ezra Marine Services awards Rapp Hydema contract for delivery of next generation ROV moon pool handling systems on vessel CONSTELLATION.    The contract covers the delivery of two complete ROV Moon Pool handling systems for Ezra`s new build vessel Constellation. The systems to be supplied by Rapp are the latest generation of ROV MP handling systems designed for Work Class ROV operations down to 4000 meters in harsh weather


Rapp Hydema Hauls in the Research Vessel Market

Johann Sigurjonsson and Scott Atkinson of Rapp Hydema receiving award at OTC

Rapp Hydema has been supplying deck machinery to research vessels since 1977, but this global market recently became especially significant for the group. In 2002, in what would be a watershed project, Rapp Hydema was chosen to outfit the NOAA Fishery Survey Vessel (FSV) Oscar Dyson class of vessels. The first four ships in the class were being constructed at VT Halter Marine Shipyard. “That NOAA research vessel contract provided us with excellent exposure


Rapp Hydema Winches for Alaska Research Vessel

Rapp Hydema NW has been awarded a major contract for supply of a complete suite of winches including oceanographic traction, hydrographic, and CTD winches, two storage reels, side-handling boom, control systems and other equipment for the Alaska Regional Research Vessel (ARRV).  The vessel is being built at Marinette Marine Shipyard. In addition, Rapp was awarded integrative services as Scientific Handling Services Integrator (SHSI) for the project


Rapp Hydema Winch Package for Icelandic Trawler

Rapp Hydema has just completed successful sea trials of electric winches for the F/V Thorunn Sveinsdottir, an Icelandic fishing-trawler. The substantial winch suite supplied includes Split Trawl (2), Sweep Line (2), Gilson (2), Cod-End, Out-Haul, Auxiliary and other winches, net reels, and Anchor Windlass. Rapp has been a long-time supplier worldwide of such devices—but this was a unique order. Rapp has some of its newest research-and-development achievements on display


Rapp Hydema Wins Winch Contract for Fishery Survey Vessel

Rapp Hydema has closed a major contract with STX Finland Oy Shipyard related to a new research vessel.   The Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources selected STX Finland Oy to build new hull, No. 1378, which will undertake fishery survey missions.    Distinctive for recent orders is an admixture of both electric and hydraulic machinery.  Hydraulically-powered machinery includes the Rapp trawl winches


Rapp Electric Winches for New O’Hara Vessel

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Rapp Hydema landed a contract for theoutfitting of the new trawler F/V Araho, a 185-ft. freezer-trawler being built for O’Hara Corporation at Eastern Shipbuilding in Pensacola, Fla. The owners had originally planned to retrofit the F/V Harvester Enterprise but instead opted for an outright newbuild.  The new trawler build has potential to mark the first of several new trawler builds to replace aging hulls throughout the Alaskan trawl fleet.


Geo Shipyard Delivers R/V Apalachee

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Geo Shipyard Inc, New Iberia, La, delivered the R/V Apalachee, a 64x21x9’, aluminum catamaran for Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, St Teresa, Florida. Designed by Fyffe Yachts with NC lofting by Eli Ring, VP of Advance Fabricating, both of Kemah, Texas


Eastern Shipbuilding to Build Large Fishing Trawler

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Eastern Shipbuilding Group contracted by O’Hara Corporation to construct a 194-ft freezer stern-trawler. The new vessel is a ST-115 design by Skipsteknisk, AS of Aalesund, Norway, and will be built to DNV classification rules: +1A1, Stern Trawler, E0 Notation for hull


Australia’s Largest Research Vessel Ready for Launch

Australia’s new research vessel, Investigator

At the end of 2013, the team of Sembawang Shipyard of Singapore and Teekay Shipping Australia will hand over the new scientific Research Vessel Investigator to her owners, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an agency of the Federal Government of Australia.


Rapp Marine Hires Vatnehol as CEO

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Helge Vatnehol has been appointed Group CEO of Rapp Marine. Vatnehol comes from the position of Senior Vice President Offshore Deck Machinery in Rolls Royce and takes over on September 1, 2014. “The companies in the winch division of former Rapp Marine Group have been collected within


New Tugs Offer Cutting Edge Capability

The two innovative Carousel combi-tugs being built in Malaysia for Dutch salvage and towage company Multraship could revolutionize tug design, without the need for expensive technology, according to the Carousel system designer, Novatug. The tugs ordered in July this year from Malaysian


Novatug Establishes Tugboat Equipment Sourcing Consultancy

Novatug, the Rotterdam-based specialist behind the design of the revolutionary Carousel towing system for tugboats, has established an international tugboat equipment sourcing consultancy for vessel owners and shipyards. The innovative Carousel towing system


USNS Stockham Stops in Guam, Opens Doors to Navy League

Lance Cpl. Jeffrey A. Rapp and Lance Cpl. Nathan G. Seither, assigned to Military Sealift Command (MSC) roll-on/roll-off ship USNS Stockham (T-AK 3017), load rice on a HH-60H helicopter to deliver to outlying islands in support of humanitarian efforts


Deck Machinery

Research Winches for R/V Maria S. Merian Seven special winches were supplied by Hatlapa in December 2003 after being tested and demonstrated in the factory. These winches are intended for the new research vessel Maria S. Merian, which will support the vessel Polarstern during operations in the


NME Appoints New Managing Director

The Association of Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) announced the appointment of a new managing director, Ole Henæs, who began in the position 3 August. Henæs takes over the leadership of the member-based organisation from Halvard Olafsen


Rapp Hydema Winches for USGS Research Vessels

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Great Lakes Shipyard this month awarded Rapp Hydema NW the deck machinery packages for two U.S. Geological Survey research vessels now under construction.  Rapp’s award includes a pair of trawl winches, a centerline winch, side-sampling winches port and starboard, and a dual net reel


Rapp Provides Winch Drive to Otto Candies

Rapp technicians recently completed a winch drive retrofit for Otto Candies in Houma, LA, early this year. An existing Rapp hydraulic winch was converted to electric, making use of Rapp’s Active Heave Compensation (AHC) package. Rapp’s package includes a motor recognized at the 2010


Rapp Hydema Buys Hydra Pro

Crane on the production line:  inside the Rapp Hydra Pro facility, at 2260 W. Commodore Way, near the Seattle Fisherman’s Terminal and the Marco shipyard.

Rapp Marine Group recently acquired Hydra Pro Seattle, a crane manufacturing firm.   Possessing both American Petroleum Institute (API) Spec 2C and ISO 9001:  2008 certifications, Rapp Hydra Pro is a rarity in the crane community


Rapp Hydema Completes FAT for ARRV Deck Machinery

Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) of Rapp deck machinery for the Alaskan Regional Research Vessel (ARRV) were recently undertaken successfully in Seattle. Other than winches, the tests included the Load-Handing System (LHS), which was tested in a unique upside-down configuration


WHOI Selects Rapp Hydema ROV Winch

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) selected Rapp Hydema to supply an electric ROV winch. The order adds another UNOLS entry to Rapp’s backlog, including a complete deck machinery outfitting on the Alaskan Regional Research Vessel (ARRV) that includes winches as well as load-handling


Geo Shipyard Delivers Research Vessel to FSU Coastal Marine Lab

Photo: Fyffe Yachts

Designed by Fyffe Yachts with NC lofting by Eli Ring, VP of Advance Fabricating, both of Kemah, Texas, the 48 passenger T-boat will support various research functions in the Gulf of Mexico. Power for the new boat is supplied by a pair of John Deere 6135 SFM engines rated at 500 hp at 1900 rpm






 
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