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Atlantic Marine-Mobile Completes Variety of Cruise Ship Jobs

Atlantic Marine-Mobile was granted myriad of cruise ship refurbishment contracts throughout 2001, beginning with Holland America’s Maasdam, which spent approximately 14 days last January at the Alabama yard’s drydock. During this period, the vessel underwent steel prefabrication and installation of a new 2,400 sq. ft. teen room, which was put in place via the yard’s 275-ton bridge crane Goliath. The yard also completed a major cruise ship conversion to a Zenon system on Holland America’s Zaandam in order to achieve the highest level of environmental compliance. The vessel, which is the second Holland America ship to undergo voluntary installation of a Zenon system, is now in the fullest compliance with federal and Alaskan regulations, including the Coast Guard Reauthorization Bill, Title VII, regarding the disposal of graywater in Alaskan waters. The Zenon system allows the ship to discharge treated black and gray water so that it is near drinking quality. Since it was imperative that Zaandam be out of service for the least amount of time possible, Atlantic dispatched a riding crew to St. Thomas to meet the vessel so that they could begin work while the vessel completed its cruise to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The crew then rode the ship into Mobile, Ala., where the completion of the work (as well as routine maintenance) was performed in a record four days time.


Art Anderson Associates Names New Vice Presidents

Ralph E.  Duncan, PE, Vice-President of Marine and Sean M. Hoynes, PE, Vice-President of Facilities.

Art Anderson Associates, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, has named Ralph E.  Duncan, PE as Vice-President of Marine and Sean M. Hoynes, PE as Vice-President of Facilities.   Each will be responsible for customer relationship management, program management, resource planning and allocation, contract compliance, quality assurance, personnel supervision, marketing, sales and strategy


Aker Yards Signs Refurb Contract

Aker Yards and Silja Oy Ab have signed a contract for modernizing the two passenger-car ferries Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony. The refurbishment includes renewing the vessels passenger areas to conform to the demands of the future The project will be managed by Aker Finnyards Lifecycle services, which offers comprehensive and cost efficient services to cruise and passenger ship operators. The refurbishment will be carried out in cooperation with partners


OIS Wins Semi Reactivation Contract

In early 2005, Transocean Inc selected Mobile, Alabama based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services Inc (OIS) to perform the re-activations of semis Falcon 100 and Amirante. Transocean has now designated OIS as the prime contractor for the re-activation of the Semi C. Kirk Rhein. The ongoing topside services provided by OIS include steel fabrication and renewals, piping and tubing replacement, electrical repairs, mechanical component replacement and deck crane repairs.


First Wave/Newpark Awarded Contract

First Wave/Newpark Shipbuilding has won a contract from Sasaran Perdana Sdn Bhd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crest Petroleum Bhd, for the drydocking, repair and refurbishment of the semi-submersible tender assisted platform drilling rig to be renamed the Teknik Hidayat. The refurbishment will be performed at First Wave's Pelican Island Facility in Galveston, Texas and is expected to continue into the fourth quarter 2002. The rig is expected to arrive in Galveston in mid-June 2002.


Lamprell to Refurbish MOS Jackup Rig

A MOS jackup rig: Image courtesy of MOS Group

Lamprell a leading provider of diversified engineering and contracting services to the onshore and offshore oil & gas and renewable energy industries, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately US$ 64 million.by Millennium Offshore Services group (MOS) to convert its 'MOS Frontier' into an accommodation support vessel. The three-legged Type MLT116C jackup rig is a multi-purpose jackup unit capable of operating in water depths of 300 feet and it will be converted into an


Silversea Buys Ship; Refurb Next

Silversea Cruises Group Ltd. bought the expedition ship World Discoverer. The company took delivery of the vessel in Singapore on September 17. The ship will undergo a multi-million dollar refurbishment before it begins service in spring 2008. After the planned refurbishment, World Discoverer will accommodate approximately 140 guests (reduced from current 175) and a crew complement of 106 in a state-of-the-art vessel sporting the latest communications systems, audio-visual equipment


A&P wins Contracts from Norway

A&P Tyne is celebrating this week after clinching its third contract from Norway in just a matter of weeks. The first contract, which is currently underway in the Hebburn shipyard, involves the refurbishment of the 10,385 grt pipe-laying vessel Seaway Falcon for Stolt Offshore of Stavanger, Norway. The second contract involves the refurbishment of the 3,254 grt Skandi Fjord, an oil well stimulation vessel, owned by DOF Ship Management, Bergen


Crowley Launches Refurbishment Of 25 Seagoing Tugs

Crowley Liner Services has launched a major refurbishment of 25 seagoing tugs to extend their lives at least another 15 years. These U.S.-flagged, Invader-Class vessels, each of which is crewed by six seamen, are widely used throughout the Crowley system for a variety of jobs, including the ocean towing of the company's triple-deck RoRo barges between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico and specialized contract services.


Wilhelmsen Major Safety System Service

Wilhelmsen Ships Service has completed a major safety system service for the Chevron FSO (Floating Storage and Off-loading unit) Escarvos in South Africa.  At the same time, Wilhelmsen Ships Service provided equipment and refrigerant to support the refurbishment of the vessel’s chiller systems. The project, valued at over $450m was completed within tight deadlines through close co-operation between several Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s offices in the company’s global network


Drydocks World Repairs Self-elevated Crane Vessel

Photo courtesy Drydocks World

Drydocks World, an international provider of maritime and offshore services to the shipping, oil, gas and energy sectors, completed major repair and refurbishment of National Drilling Company’s (NDC) self-elevated crane vessel Al Ghweifat at its Dubai-based shipyard.


Drilling Tools International Acquires Reamco

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Hicks Equity Partners (HEP), a private equity firm led by the Thomas O. Hicks family, announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals, Inc., has acquired Reamco, Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products


SEMBCORP MARINE’S SEMBAWANG SHIPYARD TO REVITALISE 'VOYAGER OF THE SEAS'

Sembcorp Marine’s wholly-owned subsidiary Sembawang Shipyard has secured an agreement with RCL Cruises Ltd., a member of the Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. group, to perform the extensive revitalisation of Royal Caribbean International’s 137,276-gross tonnage


Drydocks World to Build Jack-Up Drilling Rigs

Image Courtesy Drydocks World

Drydocks World, an international service provider to the maritime, oil and gas and energy sectors, announced it has signed an Agreement with Malta Oil & Gas Ltd. for building two unique new jack-up drilling rigs based on Gusto MSC CJ54-X135-A design


Damen Trading Delivers Several Vessels

Photo: Damen

Trading in preowned vessels continues to be a popular choice for many customers. Damen Trading facilitates the sale and purchase of both Damen and third-party vessels. Recent deals highlight how trading in vessels results in a win-win situation for buyer and seller. 


Signet Expands with New 150-Ton Crawler Crane

Signets Link Belt Model 238 HSL crawler crane

Signet Shipbuilding & Repair, (SS&R) a division of Signet Maritime Corporation announced the purchase and operation commencement of its newest heavy lift crane for new construction and repair. The 150-ton crawler crane will be utilized for hauling small vessels and barges from the water


Willard Delivers SOLAS Rescue Boats

Photo: Willard Marine

Willard Marine, a 56-year-old builder of composite and aluminum boats, has recently taken orders to build rescue boats for the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS), U.S. Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Maersk Lines Ltd. The Willard Marine rescue boats meet all U.S


Gulf of Mexico Crewboats Keep Performing

Photos courtesy of FT Farfan Ltd.

Shipyards along the coast of Louisiana have been turning out high-speed aluminum crew boats for several decades now. While ever larger and faster new vessels are being launched, many of the smaller older vessels continue to give good service in other waters.


All Coast Liftboat 'Barracuda' Refit Work Goes to Semco

Photo courtesy of All Coast

Gulf of Mexico liftboat operators All Coast, LLC, have entered into a contract with SEMCO, LLC, for the refurbishment and enhancement of its L/B 'Barracuda', which was previously out of service. Under this agreement, sponsons will be added to the hull


Keppel Wins $120m in Offshore Contracts

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Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd's (Keppel O&M) subsidiaries Keppel Shipyard Ltd (Keppel Shipyard) and Keppel Nantong Shipyard Co. Ltd (Keppel Nantong) won five contracts worth about $120m in total. "We are glad to have the support of repeat and new customers for a range of offshore


MPE Helps on Stena Ferry Interior Refit

MPE Interiors has completed a contract for ferry operator Stena Line to deliver an extensive fit out on the Stena Adventurer vessel.   MPE carried out the refurbishment works at the forward end of passenger decks seven and eight on the vessel which operates between Holyhead, on Anglesey


MacGregor Heavy-lift Electric Cranes Ordered for Nordana MPVs

Photo: MacGregor

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, has won a contract to deliver four 250-metric-ton heavy-lift electric cranes to two 12,000 dwt multipurpose vessels (MPVs) for a Danish operator Nordana. As part of a fleet refurbishment plan, the long-established Danish operator, Nordana


Signet Poised for Growth

Joseph W. Dahl to Vice President & General Manager of SS&R.

Signet Maritime Corporation is investing $7.2 million in infrastructure improvements to their Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard, Signet Shipbuilding & Repair (SS&R) to support an increased workload and future growth.   In addition to the recent acquisition of the 150-ton crawler crane


Special Operations Boat Contract for Oregon Iron Works

Special Operations Craft: Photo credit Wiki CCL

The US Department of Defense has issued a Special Operations Command contract to Oregon Iron Works for funding of the Combatant Craft Medium Mark One (CCM Mk1) building program. The CCM Mk 1 craft will replace the Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) as a utilitarian go-to-war


Landing Craft Becomes Floating Repair Facility

Al Hail 1: Photo courtesy of DDW

Platinum Yacht Repair, the yacht repair and maintenance arm of Dubai's Drydocks World & Maritime World, say they have converted the landing craft Al Hail 1, belonging to Dubai-based M/S Royal Yachts from naval to civilan use as floating yacht repair and maintenance facility.


 
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