MTR100 '13: Rapp Hydema NW LLC

Seadiscovery.com
Friday, September 20, 2013

Rapp Hydema, founded in 1907, is a leader in the design,  production and supply of deck machinery. Rapp Hydema has, within the last three years, won five major research contracts.  Each includes complete outfittings of winches for new government research vessels with a variety of state-of-the-art winches, plus launch-and-recovery systems (LARS) and sophisticated winch control and powering devices.  South Africa, Australia, Namibia and the U.S. are represented among the customers here.  The largest-scale deck machinery package for a research vessel ever recorded—for Australia’s CSIRO vessel—was one of the five.  This package includes no less than 180 tons of deck machinery.  
Apart from multimillion-dollar research vessel contracts involving provision of varied deck machinery, Rapp also won a key ROV winch contract with UNOLS member Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute in 2012.  This winch, with Active Heave Compensation (AHC) and other technological advances, will be sea trialed soon. 
Rapp Hydema has grown substantially recently as a result of these activities.  Rapp, providing integrator services as a Single-System Vendor (SSV) in recent years, purchased Seattle-based Hydra Pro, a manufacturer of cranes and A-frames, in 2011.  Hydra Pro’s  production facility, which is ISO 9001: 2008 certified, marks a sharp upgrade for Rapp’s  U.S-based manufacturing footprint.  Rapp also purchased a nearby property with a 3200-sq. ft. warehouse.  Present plans for further expansion include likely acquisition of  a Kodiak, AK, service center.
 

4433 27th Avenue W., Seattle, WA  98199
Tel: (206) 286-8162
Email: sales@rappus.com
www.rappmarine.com

(As published in the July/August 2013 edition of Marine Technologies - www.seadiscovery.com)

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

U.S. Shipbuilding: ESG Nabs Two Z-Drive Tug Contracts

Eastern Shipbuilding (ESG) said that Suderman & Young Towing Company and Bay Houston Towing Company each exercised one additional Z-Drive Tug to be built at ESG.

Nordic Wins with Noble

Nordic Maritime, a leading offshore service operator, today announced a five year time charter for its DP2 IMR Subsea vessel, Mokul Nordic, which has been awarded by Noble Energy,

PDVSA Charters Another Algerian Crude Cargo

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA has hired a supertanker to load a second 2 million-barrel cargo of Algerian crude, according to preliminary tanker fixture data.

Vessels

Bright Outlook for BWM Convention

The Danish Maritime Authority informed that the Ballast Water Management Convention is now one step closer to ratification following last week’s meeting of United

Chief of Naval Personnel Visits Naval Special Warfare

Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP) Vice Adm. Bill Moran visited Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Sailors during an all hands call on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Oct.

FMT Orders Another Towboat from Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, LA exercised another additional 90’x32’x10’ “Canal

Deck Machinery

SOSI Delivers Mooring Winches; Completes Test Pad

Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. (SOSI) announced the delivery of two unique mooring winches, both tested on its newly constructed test pad at its primary manufacturing facility in Sultan, Wash.

Barge Master Installed on Walk-To-Work Vessel

On October 14 the Barge Master BM-T40 system motion-compensated knuckle boom crane pedestal was installed on the new Wagenborg Walk-to-Work vessel, designed and built by Royal Niestern Sander.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1897 sec (5 req/sec)