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Aker Yards Delivered Arctic Container Vessel

MS Norilskiy Nickel, an arctic container vessel built under NB 505 at Aker Yards in Helsinki, was delivered to the Russian MMC Norilsk Nickel. The vessel is intended for traffic on the Northern Sea Route. The vessel left Helsinki on March 3 for ice trials in real arctic conditions in Northern Russia. After successfully completing its trials, it was handed over to the owners in Murmansk on April 11. MS Norilskiy Nickel is a prototype based on the double-acting ship concept developed by Aker Yards. The 14,500 dwt Arctic Container Vessel worth $84.9 m is 169 m x 23 m, with 9 m draught and capable of breaking 1.5 m ice. It will transport metallurgical products from Dudinka on the river of Yenisey to Murmansk. The vessel can navigate the ice-bound Arctic Ocean all year round, without the assistance of ice breakers.


Seville Delivers RoPax Ferry

Seville has delivered the largest RoPax ferry ever sailing under Spanish flag to its owner, Trasmediterranea. IZAR's Seville yard delivered the vessel on March 14, yard number 291, the 6,900 dwt RoPax Murillo, and will join Trasmediterranea fleet ahead of its scheduled delivery for next May. As the largest RoPax vessel ever owned by a Spanish company and sailing under Spanish flag, it exceeds the dimensions of any other vessel in Trasmediterranea's fleet


FPSO Farwah Launched at Fene Yard

The 900,000bb FPSO (floating production, storage, and offloading unit) Farwah, to be operated in offshore block C137, 100 km offshore Libya, was launched at IZAR’s Fene yard, according to schedule, on October 7. Partners in the development of the offshore block C137, known as the B structure, are TotalFinaElf, Germany’s Wintershall, and Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) with the balance. TotalFinaElf affiliate Compagnie des Petroles Total Libya (CPTL) is operating the project


Possible Fourth Freedom Vessel to be Built by Aker

Aker Yards and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have reached an understanding regarding the basis on which Royal Caribbean will order a fourth ship in the Freedom class -- currently the world's largest cruise ship. The vessel would be delivered in the second half of 2011. The placement of the order is still subject to a number of conditions, including board approval and finalization of terms and conditions. Aker Yards, has previously delivered two of these record breaking cruise ships


Pushing on Brazil’s Rio Madeira

M/V SCL 22

Flavio Silveira does design work for the Beconal shipyard where he continues to upgrade the Amason’s basic pushboat design.   This September the yard delivered a 1200 hp pushboat  to Planalto. As do most Amazon pusboats, the hull of the M/V SCL 22 has a slight dead-rise at the bow with a two deck winches for making up to the tow mounted on the foredeck. Push knees are designed to accommodate barges at various drafts


Jotun Offers New Ship Performance Solution

Jotun Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) has launched the HPS Newbuilding Solution at Kormarine in Busan, South Korea. The HPS Newbuilding solution is aimed at yards delivering vessels with eco-design and who want to maximize the energy efficiency at both speed trial and in operation. “With HPS Newbuilding Solution Jotun enables yards to become more competitive when bidding for eco-ship projects. The solution provides an opportunity to both optimize initial performance as well as


Aker Yards Builds Two Large Construction Vessels

Aker Yards is to build two large construction vessels for DOFCON. Both vessels will be delivered from Aker Yards' site at Søviknes in Norway. The first vessel is of Aker OSCV 06 L design, developed by Aker Yards, and will be delivered from the yard spring 2009. The vessel is 153 meters long. It will have DP Class 3 and Ice Class. The vessel will have a maximum speed of 18.5 knots, which is of significant importance for global operations in order to minimize mobilization time.


Keppel Ends 2006 with Timely Deliveries

Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M) completed and delivered 26 newbuilds and conversions, on time or ahead of time and within budget in 2006. Mr Tong Chong Heong, Managing Director of Keppel O&M, said, "At present, many shipyards worldwide are faced with high level of activities, and Keppel is no exception. "The on-time and ahead of time deliveries by our yards demonstrate that the Keppel O&M group remains on track in delivering profitability and growth with the


Aker Yards to Deliver Combi Freighter to Briese

Aker Yards has sold a combi freighter to Briese Schiffahrts GmbH & Co, in Leer (Lower Saxony / Germany) to be delivered from Damen Shipyards Okean in the Ukraine, a joint venture between Aker Yards and Damen Shipyards Group. The value of the contract is approximately $24.9m. Delivery is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2007. A first vessel of this type was delivered by the Okean shipyard in July 2006.


Three Coastal LNG Ferries Ordered

Aker Yards signed a contract with Tide Sjø AS for three ferries dedicated to operate the link between Oslo and the peninsula of Nesodden. The ferries will be built in France at Aker Yards, Lorient. The total contract price is approximately EUR 45 million. Construction will start in March next year and all three ferries will be delivered in the first half of 2009 and start operating in July 2009. The three ferries will have a capacity of 600 passengers and will be using environmental friendly


Dutch Yards May Need to Rethink Contract Structures

Rotterdam-based law firm AKD said a recent decision of the Dutch courts means that shipyards in The Netherlands may no longer be able to rely on the right to retain a vessel while awaiting payment for work done. As a result of this unexpected decision


An Efficient Addition to a Strong Fleet

Photo courtesy of Rodriguez Boat Builders

Cvitanovic towing of Belle Chasse, Louisiana has taken delivery of a fourth vessel for its fleet of highly efficient Lugger-style tugs. Built at the Rodriguez yard in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama, the 65 by 26-foot, Andrew C, is slightly smaller than the 67.5 by 26-foot Pere C (2011) and George C (2012)


Vacant Pier to Help Ease Long Beach Congestion

Image: Port of Long Beach

Pier S temporary depot to relocate empty containers for next five months    The Port of Long Beach expects a “Temporary Empty Container Depot” planned for a vacant pier on Terminal Island to be open and operating in December


Fourth Rig Delivered to Perforadora Central

Coatzacoalcos is the fourth of five jackup rigs Keppel AmFELS is building for Perforadora Central

Keppel AmFELS LLC, a wholly owned US subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd (Keppel O&M), has delivered the jackup rig, Coatzacoalcos, to Mexico’s Central Panuco S.A. De C.V., a subsidiary of Mexico's Perforadora Central S.V. De C.V


12th ULSTEIN PSV Delivered to Deep Sea Supply

Sea Swift (Photo:  ULSTEIN/Gunnar Haug)

Zhejiang Shipbuilding in Ningbo, China, delivered Sea Swift, the final of 12 platform supply vessels (PSVs) of the large PX105 design to shipowner Deep Sea Supply PLC on October 23, 2014. The Deep Sea Supply vessels are 88.9 meters long and 19 meters in the beam


Regulators Invited to Witness Ship Breaking in India

Photo: IMO

Global Marketing Systems, Inc (GMS) has challenged the European Commission’s intention to ban ship recycling by beaching, by inviting the commission and a major representative group of top level shipping industry stakeholders to India to witness the recycling process first hand at one of the


Launch of OCEAN FALCON in Pasajes

Zamakona Yards Group successfully completed the launch of the ship “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes (San Sebastian, northern Spain).

  On November the 6th, Zamakona Yards Group successfully completed the launch of the ship “Ocean Falcon” at its facilities in Pasajes (San Sebastian, northern Spain). The ship is the third Zamakona Yards launches, of all three signed with the Norwegian shipping company


Aker Not to lay off Staff

Aker Solution

  Norwegian broadcaster NRK today reported that Aker Solutions' fabrication yard in Egersund, Norway, will be letting 1,500 temporary workers go after the new year. While it is common practice at the yard to adjust the temporary workforce to existing activity levels


Vard 3Q: Higher Revenues, Solid Order Book

18.5% increase in 3Q revenue, and 4.5% increase in 9M revenue from same periods in 2013. Vard Holdings Limited (“VARD”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels


Emissions Scrubber Tech for Exmar LPG Carriers

(Photo: Alfa Laval)

Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction, Korea, is building a pair of new LPG carriers for Exmar, which  is a Belgian energy logistics company with an existing LPG fleet of around 30 vessels.   The two new 38,000-cu. m. LPG carriers will be built at Hanjin’s Subic Shipyard in


Shipdock Amsterdam Nominated for Triple Certification

Shipdock Amsterdam (Photo courtesy of Damen)

Lloyd’s Register has nominated Shipdock Amsterdam for ISO 9001:2008 (quality), ISO 14001:2004 (environmental management) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (health and safety management) Shipdock Amsterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion


RT Endeavour Delivered in Hong Kong

Photo: Rotortug B.V.

Second ART 80-32 Rotortug delivered to Elisabeth Ltd. RT Endeavour, the second of four Rotortugs on order with Cheoy Lee shipyards Ltd. and designed by Robert Allan Ltd., sailed Hong Kong waters Saturday, November 15, 2014 on her way from the build yard to her new owner Elisabeth Ltd


Paragon Acquires Majority Stake in Prospector

PROSPECTOR 1 on location in the U.K. Sector of the North Sea (Photo courtesy of Prospector Offshore Drilling)

Paragon Offshore plc reported that it has acquired 52,749,014 shares of Prospector Offshore Drilling S.A., a publicly traded offshore drilling company listed on Oslo Axess. Paragon acquired the shares at a price of 14.50 Norwegian kroner (NOK) per share, or $2


Deepwater Semi-Sub COSL Prospector Delivered

COSL Prospector

COSLProspector, the fourth deep-water semi-submersible drilling rig built by CIMC Raffles for China Oilfield Services Limited (COSL), has been delivered in Yantai, Shandong Province. It represents another milestone for China’s deep-water drilling rig going into the global mainstream market


LR to Class Maersk Supply Service Anchor Handlers

The six vessels (plus four options) placed in the Norwegian yard will be assigned Lloyd’s Register (LR) class notations 100A1, Offshore Supply Ship AHTS, Fire Fighting Ship 1 (2400), Ice Class 1A PS, RD (2.8), IWS.   Steel cutting is expected to begin in June 2015 with the first two






 
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