Signal International

Friday, September 13, 2013
Signal International Texas Yard.

With a family of three yards located along the Gulf of Mexico in Alabama, Mississippi and Texas, Signal International offers new construction, rig and ship repair, offshore and technical services. Marine construction and repair needs are complimented by three dry docks; a 30,000-ton lift rig dock, a 22,000-ton Panamax dry dock and a 4,500-ton lift dry dock.

In Mobile, Ala., Signal Ship Repair (SSR) offers 4,400 ft. of water front along the Mobile River with a maintained channel depth of 44 ft.  This facility specializes in ship repair and conversion.  The shipyard houses two floating dry docks, one Panamax size dry dock plus one 4,500-ton dry dock.   

Most recently, SSR has completed dry docking and repair of the ATB Pat Cantrell and tug Betty Wood, Olympic Shipping’s Olympic Intervention IV, as well as Foss Maritime’s Delta Mariner. 
SSR is also in the final throws of a major conversion on the U.S. Corp of Engineers’ dredge Wheeler.   Upcoming work includes U.S. Shipping’s ATB Petrochem Producer/Galveston and Crimson Shipping’s ocean warehouse barge Crimson Tide. 

Joe Mayhall, VP Sales and Marketing states that SSR has a healthy backlog of work into the 1st quarter of 2014.  “2013 has been a very good year.  We continue to have success with new and repeat clients both foreign and domestic.  With PSVs and construction vessels increasing in size and deadweight, SSR has found a niche market having the capability to dry dock the larger, deeper draft vessels.

These vessels require higher blocking to work on underwater machinery.  As the new tranche of PSVs and CSVs come on line in the Gulf we see that market continuing to grow for us.”
Our new construction facility in Orange, Texas has undergone a major transformation over the past several years.

These upgrades include elevating its marine and heavy manufacturing capability to include a new panel line and steel processing facility.  Signal Orange has recently delivered to Kirby Offshore two 20,000-dwt ATBs. The hopper barges are 488 x 90 x 36 ft.  The two OTBE designed 6,000-hp tugs are 123 x 42 x 22 ft.  In May Signal delivered to McDonough Marine a 300 x 100 x 20 ft. heavy deck barge.  McDonough also has under contract to Signal several 260-ft. deck barges as well as a second 300 x 100 x 20 ft. 


The Pascagoula, Mississippi facility handles marine fabrication and rig repair.  Along with a 30,000-ton dry dock, Signal maintains a deep hole 500  x 300 x 60 ft. for underwater thruster work as well as space for storage of offshore equipment.  This year the 30,000-ton Dual Carrier/Heavy Lift dry dock has completed several dockings on semi-submersibles and jack-ups while maintaining a healthy backlog of marine fabrication.

 

(As published in the August 2013 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)

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

Shipbuilding

Wärtsilä Propulsion Equipment for 2 Fishing Vessels

Two new 78 metre purser/trawler fishing vessels being designed and built at Karstensen Shipyard in Denmark will feature Wärtsilä's main propulsion and control equipment.

Seaspan Takes Delivery of 5th 10000 TEU Containership

Seaspan Corporation announced yesterday that it accepted delivery of a 10000 TEU containership, the MOL Brightness. The new containership, which was constructed

MHI to Change Name of Group Company

Effective November 1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will change the name of its group company in Singapore from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering & Services Private Ltd.

Ship Repair & Conversion

Braemar Hosts Insurance Experts

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) welcomed an invited group of marine insurance professionals onto its specialist port and shipyard familiarization

Minimize the Risks, Think Cold Bonding

Cold bonding: a safer alternative to hot work Hot work required for welding, grinding and cutting operations presents certain potential hazards when conducted

Goltens Opens Houston Service Facility

Goltens Worldwide today announced the opening of its new full service facility located within two miles from the Port of Houston. Following months of planning and machinery and equipment installation,

Barges

Petrobras P-66 Platform Module to Boost Production

The P-66 platform’s first modules, built at the Tomé Ferrostaal Consortium’s Module Plant located at the Port of Maceió, Alagoas, are now ready and loaded on the São Tomé barge.

Kirby Corp. Announces Record 3Q Results

Record 2014 third quarter earnings per share of $1.34 compared with $1.21 in the 2013 third quarter, which included a $0.08 benefit due to the reduction of the United earnout liability.

Bouchard Wins Industry Safety Award

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., an independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, received the 2014 AMS Tug & Barge Safety Award from the American Maritime Safety, Inc.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
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: 0.2679 sec (4 req/sec)