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German Yard FSG Launches its Longest RoRo Ferry

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Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft launches first of two RoRo freight ferries for the Turkish shipping company Ulusoy Sealines.  “At 208 metres, this is the longest and biggest freight ferry ever built at FSG”, declared shipyard Managing Director Peter Sierk. He added that it was a very significant moment for him and the entire shipbuilding team at FSG to see the “Ulusoy 14” slide into the Flensburg Fiord without a problem. Ulusoy Sealines has ordered two of the modern freight ferries from FSG for service on the route between Cesme and Trieste where the Flensburg new buildings will replace not just two but four older ferries. They have almost the same freight capacity as the old units, but will consume significantly less fuel and will have considerably less waste gas emissions. While the hand-over of “Ulusoy 14” is not scheduled to take place until October this year, the keel of the second new-building for Ulusoy Sealines is being laid. Her launch is planned for November 2nd 2012 and her delivery for January 2013. Each of the ships has space for 283 trailers and a loading capacity of 4,094 lane metres.


Miami Boat Show is Ready to Roll

What is touted as the world's largest boat show - the Miami International Boat Show - will cruise into Miami for a six-day run Feb. 13-18, 2003, at the Miami Beach Convention Center and the Sealine Marina and Yachting Center. The 62nd edition of the Miami International Boat Show will feature the latest powerboats, engines and accessories from more than 2,300 exhibitors on more than 2.5 million sq. ft. of exhibition space


New York Gala Introduces Meridian Yachts

With the New York City harbor as a backdrop, on August 8 the public got a sneak preview of the new Meridian line, which will be introduced during the 2003 model year. William J. Barrington, president of Meridian Yachts, served as master of ceremonies at the event, which was held at Chelsea Piers. Joining Barrington for the unveiling and ribbon cutting were George W. Buckley, chairman and chief executive officer of Brunswick Corporation, and Dustan E


Saipem Wins Offshore Contracts Worth $230m

Saipem has been awarded two new offshore contracts in Kazakhstan and Egypt worth a total value of $230 million. Agip KCO awarded the Saipem and Aker Kvaerner unincorporated consortium a contract as part of the experimental programme of the Kashagan field development in the Caspian Sea. The contract includes early work activities for the hook-up and commissioning of the offshore facilities as well as for the inshore completion to be executed in the Kuryk yard


Flensburger Newbuilding No. 749

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On Friday Dec 19 the naming and launching ceremony of a new 634 ft RoRo freight ferry will take place in Flensburg, Germany. The freight ferry is the thirteenth of fourteen RoRo vessels, which our longstanding Turkish customer U.N. Ro-Ro has ordered with Flensburger. U.N. Ro-Ro is in ownership of the private investor KKR (New York), who took over the shipping company U.N Ro-Ro in 2007. The vessel will be christened Cüneyt Solakoglu. The vessel’s godmother is Mrs


Delivery of the C├╝neyt Solakoglu

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On Thursday, 12th March 2009, another newbuilding for Flensburger´s Turkish customer U.N RO-RO will be delivered on time and will leave the yard on Saturday, 14th March 2009, early in the morning. The main particulars of the ferry are: Length o.a.    193.30 m Breadth        26.0 m Draught    6.45 m Propulsion power    2 x 8,400 kW Crew    23 Speed    21.50 kn


In-House Build of Eleven Work-Class ROVs

Ever attentive to the dynamic demands of the oil and gas industry, Sonsub International Inc. will finalize the initial phase of its ROV new-build program with the timely delivery of two of eleven systems. Nine additional units will enter the market during the course of the year. The newbuild has been named Innovator. A high voltage power drive system (4,500v), rated in excess of 11,482 ft. water depth, the system is targeted towards a wide range of applications from deepwater construction and


Nassau ESG Returns to Norfolk

Elements of the USS Nassau (LHA 4) Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) including the dock landing ship USS Carter Hall (LSD 50), amphibious transport dock USS Austin (LPD 40) and the guided-missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71), carrying more than 2,700 Sailors, returned to Naval Station Norfolk and Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek May 4, following a six-month deployment is support of the global war on terrorism.


Saipem Wins $1B Offshore Deal

Saipem has been awarded new offshore contracts worth over 1 billion euro. The contracts refer to activities to be carried out between 2010 and 2012 in the main offshore areas where Saipem is present, in particular in the Caspian Sea, both in the Kazakh and Azeri sectors, Brazil, the Middle East, West Africa, the North Sea and Mexico. The operations will be performed by Saipem’s most powerful fleet vessels and include the laying of sealines, field development


New E&C Offshore Contracts Worth Over $1 billion

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San Donato Milanese (Milan), 3 May 2011 – Saipem has been awarded new E&C Offshore contracts worth in excess of $1 billion in China and Brazil.   The offshore activities for both the contracts will be performed mainly by the newly-built and highly-specialized Saipem FDS 2 vessel, in different periods between 2012 and 2013.   In China, Husky Oil China Ltd awarded Saipem the contract for the Liwan 3-1 Field – Deepwater EPCI


Meridian Debuts Updated Line in NY

Setting the scene for the premiere of the new 2003 line of Meridian Yachts, a clear, blue sky served as the backdrop at New York City's Chelsea Piers, as these new innovative, and technologically sound vessels were introduced, by Meridian's president and master of ceremonies, William J. Barrington


 
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