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Seaspan Signs Contracts for 2 Vessels

Hong Kong-based container ship company Seaspan Corp. has signed contracts for two 2500 TEU vessels from Jiangsu Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Co. at an expected delivered cost of $46.4 million per vessel. Seaspan said the two new orders, scheduled for delivery in March and June, are on top of the eight 2500 TEU vessels it ordered last year from Jiangsu. The company said it has arranged simultaneous 10-year charter agreements for the two vessels with Japan's Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd. at a daily rate of $17,880. Seaspan said it expects each new vessel to contribute between $4.5 million and $4.9 million in annual earnings before interest, taxes and other payments. Source: AP


Havila and Subsea Sign Contract

Havila Shipping ASA and Phoenix International, Inc. signed a 10-year contract, with additional option years, for the newly built SubSea Construction Vessel, Havyard 858. The vessel is scheduled for delivery from Havyard Leirvik during the summer of 2008, and will support oil and gas industry initiatives in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The contract has been entered into on market terms.


Wärtsilä Wins Bulk Orders for 72 FPPs

The propeller manufacturer and joint-venture company Wärtsilä CME Zhenjiang Propeller Co Ltd signed contracts in November to deliver a total of 72 fixed pitch propellers (FPP) at a value of approximately EUR 30 million. The company will deliver the propellers to six of China's leading shipbuilders for vessels due to be delivered between 2009 and 2011. The nickel-aluminium bronze propellers, totalling over 2700 tonnes with diameters ranging from 6.1 - 8


NOL Group Signs Contracts for Containerships

NOL Group confirmed it has signed contracts with Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. and Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co., Ltd to build 12 new container vessels, including ten of its largest vessels. The confirmation follows the Group’s announcement on June 15 that it had signed letters of intent with both shipyards for its $1.54 billion newbuild program. The signed contracts are for:


China's CNOOC Place Large Scana OSV Propulsion Systems Order

Image courtesy of Scana Propulsion

Scana Industrier has through its Norway-based subsidiary Scana Propulsion signed contracts with a value around 50 million NOK in second half 2013. The orders are related to delivery of propulsion systems for offshore vessels within China. The contracts are signed with companies within the CNOOC group and includes delivery of gear, propellers, remote controlling and tunnel thrusters for Anchor Handling Supply Vessels and Oil Recovery Vessels. Delivery will be during second quarter 2014.


OSI to Upgrade Canadian Navy Software

HMCS Toronto in the Arabian Gulf. Credit: Colin Kelley

OSI Maritime Systems Signs Contract with the Royal Canadian Navy to Provide In-Service-Support and an Upgrade to the Most Advanced ECPINS-W Sub 6.0 OSI Maritime Systems announced that it has signed a contract to provide in-service-support for its ECPINS-W Sub software - ECPINS is the only ECDIS independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564.  The software is in service across the Royal Canadian Navy surface and subsurface fleet


Aker Yards and Color Line Signs Contract for Superspeed Ferries

The Letter of Intent for two Fast Passenger Day Ferries signed on 2 November by Aker Yards and Color Line will today be confirmed as a firm contract worth approx. EUR 250 million. The contract will be signed at a ceremony onboard M/S Color Fantasy in Oslo today, 11 am. The vessels to be delivered during 2007-2008 are intended for the Denmark-Norway services. The working title "Color Superspeed" indicates that the ferry is designed for a high service speed of 27 knots.


Nautronix Sign Contract for Vessel Controls Systems

Nautronix has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Keppel FELS Limited in Singapore for the supply of systems for their new construction for ENSCO International Incorporated. The ENSCO 8500 is an ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig. The scope of supply includes Nautronix NMS6000 multi-station Class 2 Dynamic Positioning (DP) System, Thruster Controls, Vessel Management System as well as associated environmental and position reference sensors


Rodriquez Cantieri Navali, Sultanate of Oman Sign Contract

Rodriquez Cantieri Navali on April 11 signed a contract for the supply of five catamarans for the Sultanate of Oman. Rodriquez Cantieri Navali will build five fast ferries inside the yards of Messina and the times of realization and delivery are foreseen by the end of 2008. The ships will be of two different types to be used by the client for two different purposes. Three ships (South vessel), will carry 100 passengers, 10 crew units and 22 vehicles at a maximum speed of 41 knots


Aker Yards Signs Contract with Birka

Aker Yards Lifecycle Services and Birka Line have signed a contract for the refurbishment of the spa area on board the Birka Paradise. The contract is worth approximately $2.7m. The refurbishment is scheduled for completion in January 2008. The scope of work onboard the cruise ship Birka Paradise includes the extension and refurbishment of the spa area (treatment rooms, saunas, showers and other spa facilities). This is the fourth spa refurbishment contract won by Aker Yards in the last


Transas Secures Two VTS Contracts in Bulgaria

Photo: Transas

Transas Marine has signed contracts with the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company (BPI Co) for the implementation of two significant Vessel Traffic System projects in Bulgaria. The first project involves completion of the second phase of the Bulgarian River Information Services project


Latest Global Deep-Sea Shipbuilding Orders

COSCO (Zhoushan) Shipyard: Image courtesy of COSCO

China shipyards as usual again figure prominently in the weekly round-up of contracts placed in an active market for ocean shipping set out in the latest Clarkson Hellas S+P Weekly Bulletin as follows: Dry bulk carriers Sinotrans Shipping have signed contracts for two firm 78


Asia-Pacific Crude Steady, Conoco Sells Bayu Undan

The Asia-Pacific crude market held steady on Tuesday as traders sought clarity on the supply of June-loading cargoes amid potentially higher Libyan exports. "We are still not quite sure whether it's for real," said a trader with an Asian refiner


RS Expands Participation in Offshore Projects

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) is to undertake ship construction survey for the Lukoil Group. This project follows the RS effective cooperation with one of the major RF oil companies in developing offshore hydrocarbon resources.


Petrobas Contracts For 23 New OSV's

Petrobras has signed contracts with Brazilian shipbuilders as part of its 3rd 'Fleet Renewal Plan for Offshore Support Vessels (OSV's). The units, type PSV 4500 and OSRV 750, fulfill 60% local content requirements and will be built in Brazil


Ulstein Reports Good 2012 Financial Result

Launching Seven Viking: Image credit Ulstein

Ulstein Group report an operating income of NOK 2.27 billion and an operating profit of NOK 228 million in their 2012 financial report. *Operating income: NOK 2.27 billion (2011: NOK 2.06 billion)
 *Operating profit: NOK 228.0 million (2011: NOK 253.7 million)


Leevac Wins HOS Shipbuilding Contract

(Photo: HOS // Leevac)

Leevac Shipyards Jennings LLC, of Jennings, LA, a subsidiary of Leevac Shipyards, LLC signed contracts with Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC, an affiliate of Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) of Covington, La., for the construction of two  STX Marine SV 310 Multi-Purpose Supply


Jaya Wins $60 million in Long-term Charters

Offshore energy services provider Jaya Holdings Ltd. announced that the Group has signed contracts for three of its four newbuild platform supply vessels (PSVs) ahead of their delivery dates from the shipyard. The total value of these three contracts is more than $60 million


New Chinese LNG Carriers Powered by GE

The first electrically propelled liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers, each at 174,000 cubic meters, to be built in China will incorporate power and propulsion systems developed and built by GE’s Power Conversion business. Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Group


DNV to Class UASC Ultra-large Container Ships

Ultra-large Container Ship: Image courtesy of Maersk

United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has signed contracts to build some of the world’s largest and greenest container ships, and all will be classed by DNV. Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea (HHI) is to build the five 18,000 TEU ships. In addition, there will be an option for one more


Matson, Aker Ink Shipbuilding Deal

Artists Depiction of 3,600 TEU containerships

Matson Signs Contract With Aker Philadelphia Shipyard For Two New "Aloha Class" Containerships, First Ship To Be Named The Daniel K. Inouye. Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today that its subsidiary, Matson Navigation Company, Inc


Inchcape Shipping Services Celebrates 300+ Offices

Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is celebrating the further expansion of its global footprint, following the opening of a new office in Map Ta Phut, Thailand. This new opening takes the ISS worldwide network to over 300 offices


Aker Starts Building First Product Tanker for Crowley

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI), the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA (Oslo: AKPS), began production activities today on the first product tanker that it is building for its joint venture with Crowley. Crowley and APSI have signed contracts for the first four


Big Ship Newbuildings: Global Order Update

Shipyard: File photo

Container ship newbuildings figure most active in the latest weekly news from Clarkson Hellas, with the majority of orders placed with China and Korea shipbuilders. Dry bulk carriers Clients of Diana Shipping reports Clarkson Hellas in its Weekly Bulletin have announced a further order for one 82


Long-Distance Black Sea Gas Pipeline: Project Update

Image courtesy of Gazprom

 Gazprom board members at the South Stream Transport B.V. joint company in Amsterdam noted significant progress in the project. Approval was given for the signing of pipe supply contracts for the first of 4 lines of the 931-kilometer offshore gas pipeline &


 
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