Cecon ASA: Update on Davie Yard Situation
“SNC-Lavalin has made the difficult decision to cease its efforts to participate in the Davie Joint Venture. Following an extensive analysis, we concluded that this initiative did not pass the financial or business risk criteria required to proceed. SNC-Lavalin was one of the Davie J.V. partners that was planned to take part in the completion of the Cecon vessels under construction at the Davie yard. Cecon regrets the withdrawal, however alternative solutions are under negotiations and development for delivery of the vessels.
Group Eyes Davie Yard
According to a report on CanadianBusiness.com, SNC-Lavalin formed a joint venture with prospective new buyers of Davie Yards in order to bid on federal shipbuilding contracts. Davie has been in creditor protection since February 2010, according to the site, and after negotiations with a potential buyer broke down this week, the company is pressed to quickly find a deal to avert bankruptcy. If no agreement is reached by July 21, Davie reportedly will not be able to bid for part of federal shipbuilding contracts valued at $35 billion. (Source: CanadianBusiness.com)
Northrop Grumman Navigation Systems for Canadian Navy
Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine business unit has been selected to design and supply gyrocompass navigation systems for 12 Kingston Class coastal defence vessels for the Royal Canadian Navy, as a subcontractor to SNC-Lavalin Defence Programs Inc. The contract will include Dual NAVIGAT X MK1 gyrocompass systems, NAVITWIN IV Heading Management Systems and a complete suite of Heading Repeaters. Installation will start in June 2015 and extend through early 2017. Six of the vessels being upgraded are based in Esquimalt…
CP Ships Appoints Director of Environmental Services
CP Ships Limited has appointed environmental management specialist Dennis Fortune as its first Director of Environmental Services, based in Montreal. Mr Fortune is responsible for leading CP Ships' extensive environmental management program which involves all aspects of the company's operations including marine and terminal activities, hazardous cargo handling, occupational health and safety and compliance with local and international regulations. "We are proud of our environmental management track record and, with Dennis's extensive experience, we look forward to building on our strengths," commented CP Ships' CEO Ray Miles. Mr Fortune has more than 20 years of environmental management experience, most recently as head of his own consultancy, Dennis Fortune Environmental Associates Inc.
Irving’s Bid to Build Navy Ships Unchanged
According to the Chronicle Herald, a deal to save Quebec’s Davie shipyard hasn’t changed Irving’s plans to bring a $2.1b navy shipbuilding project to Halifax. But one of the new owners of the Quebec City yard isn’t ruling out the possibility that the three 28,000-ton joint support ships will be built in Quebec. Navamar and its senior Norwegian partner, Teco Management Group, announced a deal Thursday to purchase Davie. The transaction is slated to be completed by the end of June, allowing Davie, to resume operations. Davie is the largest shipyard in Canada and could build the vessels without making changes needed at the Halifax facility. Two groups, Canadian North Atlantic Marine Partnerships and BAE Systems Inc., are seeking to build the three ships in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Four Groups to Compete for Naval Contract
The Ottowa Business Journal has reported that four consortia have been selected to bid on a $2.9 billion contract to supply three new joint support ships to the Canadian Forces, the first in a week-long series of announcements by the Harper government of new equipment for Canada's sailors, soldiers and airmen. Irving Shipbuilding, BAE Systems (Project) Limited (BAE Systems Naval Ships), ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems AG and SNC-Lavalin Profac Inc will bid on the project definition phase---including preliminary ship design, project implementation plans, and an in-service support plan. Two groups will then be awarded contracts worth $12.5 million each for the project definition phase, and will compete for the final implementation contract.
Canada Announces Shipbuilding Teams for Joint Support Ship Project
Michael M Fortier, Canadian Minister of Public Works and Government Services announced that two teams led by ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada Inc. and SNC-Lavalin ProFac Inc. have been selected to receive contracts for the project definition phase of the Joint Support Ships project. The teams will each be awarded an identical contract of $12.5 million to complete proposals to design and build the ships, as well as to provide long-term in-service support. The Joint Support Ships will be designed to replace the Canadian Forces’ auxiliary oiler replenishment vessels. The Joint Support Ships will support and enforce domestic maritime security, as well as contribute to Canada’s humanitarian and peacekeeping missions.
Wait for Work at Marystown Shipyard Could Soon Be Over
The industry and political leaders in the area will say the community’s shipbuilding future is built on more than just the federal government’s plan to construct new Joint Supply Ships (JSS) for the Canadian Navy, according to theWesternStar.com. In the meantime, a duo of companies are in the process of putting together plans to “develop project implementation and in-service support proposals” for the JSS project. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada Inc. and SNC-Lavalin ProFac Inc. won that contract following a bidding process. Peter Kiewit and Sons Ltd. in Marystown is part of a pre-qualified consortium for JSS. It is believed the worth of such a contract to the Marystown Shipyard would be in the neighborhood of $800 to $900 million.
Kvaerner Appoints Allen Executive VP
Kvaerner appointed Tony Allen as Executive Vice President for its International business area. Allen has more than 30 years of industry experience and has been part of the corporate management with several of the leading EPC contractors for the oil and gas industry, including SNC-Lavalin Inc., Humphries & Glasgow and Earl and Wright. He also worked as a Project Manager and Technical Director for Kvaerner in the 1990s. "We are pleased that we now have in place a manager with extensive experience within this area, and who will be able to further develop our international operations in line with our ambitions", says Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO for Kvaerner. Mr. Allen is a British citizen, with hands-on experience from work in several different countries.
Aker Solutions Boosts Canada Presence
International oil service group Aker Solutions strengthens its commitment to the Canadian oil and gas market through taking full ownership of Newfoundland and Labrador-based AKCS Offshore Partner. "The buy-out will support Aker Solutions' growth plans in North America and be the foundation for further expansion in St. John's and Atlantic Canada. This is a firm commitment from Aker Solutions to continue to invest in this region to offer the best possible support to our customers," says Tore Sjursen, head of maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) in Aker Solutions. AKCS Offshore Partner was a partnership formed by Aker Solutions, SNC-Lavalin and G.J Cahill & Co. in 2002 to pursue contracts for the Atlantic Canada oil and gas industry.
Petrobras Sets up Special Committee
The Board of Directors of Petrobras approved at a meeting held today, the creation of a special committee to act as interlocutor ("Reporting line") of independent internal investigations conducted by the Trench, Rossi e Watanabe and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher offices . This Committee shall act independently and will report directly to the Board. The powers and responsibilities of the Special Committee shall include (i) approve the research plan; (Ii) receive and analyze the information submitted by the offices of lawyers; (Iii) ensure that research maintain independence by ensuring that this is not impeded or obstructed; (Iv) review, approve and feasibility of the implementation of the recommendations made by offices…
STX to Design Canadian Icebreaker
STX Canada Marine Awarded Contract to Design the Canadian Coast Guard’s New Polar Icebreaker. STX Canada Marine is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the contract to design the new polar icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced today the award on behalf of the Government of Canada. The work will be carried out at STX Canada Marine’s Vancouver office and be completed by the end of 2013. The polar icebreaker will be named after former Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker (CCGS John G. Diefenbaker).
Moular Barge Mounted Coal to Liquids Facility
Waller Marine, Inc. of Houston has been selected as part of the Project Team for the initial Feasibility Study of the $5b Geismer, La., Clean Coal to Liquid Fuels Project, recently announced by the Governor of Louisiana, Kathleen Blanco and the Leaders of Shanyang Borough of Shanghai City, China. Acclaimed as the World’s first Coal to Gasoline Project Waller Marine, Inc, will provide the marine engineering and management support to the modular design concept developed by the Company for the facility’s construction, transportation and installation at the designated operating site in Geismer, Louisiana. The initial work shall be carried out under a Feasibility Study Service Agreement between Sino Global International…
LOC, Studio Navale Canepa Join Forces
Leading international marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group has announced a collaboration agreement with marine survey experts Studio Navale Canepa (SNC) of Italy. Together the two organisations are combining expertise and their global networks to offer unrivalled casualty services to the Italian market. SNC specialises in providing Hull & Machinery related casualty surveying services to the Italian insurance and shipping sectors through its in-house team, supported by a network of trusted associates.
LOC Group Partners with Studio Navale Canepa
Marine and engineering consultancy LOC Group and marine survey experts Studio Navale Canepa (SNC) have entered a collaboration agreement whereby the two organizations will combine expertise and global networks to offer casualty services to the Italian market. SNC specializes in providing hull and machinery related casualty surveying services to the Italian insurance and shipping sectors through its in-house team, supported by a network of trusted associates. Joining forces with the LOC world-wide network extends SNC’s reach allowing it to deliver more cost-effective, global services to the Italian community. Meanwhile, LOC will benefit from working alongside a company that is established in the Italian shipping and insurance markets.
Fred Cheng Completes Deal with Louis Dreyfus, DVB Nedship
Fred Cheng's new shipping company, Shinyo International, has purchased the 1998-built 43,000dwt bulk carrier Bara from Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SNC of France. The ship, which will be managed by Univan Ship Management of Hong Kong, is chartered back to CETRAGPA (Louis Dreyfus) for a period of four years. Mortgage finance for the acquisition was provided by DVB Nedship's Hong Kong office.
Fairmount Heavy Transport Awarded Amenam Contract
Rotterdam based Fairmount Heavy Transport NV has been awarded the contract by Saibos Akogep SNC to transport and install the AMP2 Topside for Total. The scope of the work for Fairmount Heavy Transport includes the engineering of the transport and installation project, the load out of the AMP2 Topside (about 11,000 tons ) on the barge Fairmount Fjell in the tidal port of Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, the transportation of this module from Malaysia to the float-over location offshore in Nigeria and the float-over, positioning and installation of the AMP2 Topside on its jacket. The contract will occupy the Fairmount Fjell for June to September 2006.
FHT Awarded Amenam Contract
Rotterdam based Fairmount Heavy Transport (FHT) NV has been awarded the contract by Saibos Akogep SNC to transport and install the AMP2 Topside for Total. Due to contractual requirements, Fairmount Heavy Transport is requested to keep commercial terms confidential. The scope of the work for Fairmount Heavy Transport includes the engineering of the transport and installation project, the load out of the AMP2 Topside (about 11,000 tons) on the barge Fairmount Fjell in the tidal port of Pasir Gudang, Malaysia, the transportation of this module from Malaysia to the float-over location offshore in Nigeria and the float-over, positioning and installation of the AMP2 Topside on its jacket. The contract will occupy the Fairmount Fjell for June to September 2006.
Two Turkish-built Tugs Delivered in Canada
Two newly built custom tugboats have been delivered to Canadian based SNC Lavalin to operate during the construction of Montreal's New Champlain Bridge on the Saint Lawrence River. The new vessels, one 13 meters long and the other 15 meters long, were built in Turkey by Besiktas Shipyard's workboats division and were completed according the regulations of Transport Canada as well as Bureau Veritas. The 15-meter Turbulent has a bollard pull of 17 tons with its Volvo Penta D16 main engines that each produces 750 hp at 1,900 rpm, and the 13-meter Intense has a bollard pull of 13 tons with its Volvo Penta D13 main engines that each produces 550 hp at 1,900 rpm.
Cheng Completes Deal with Louis Dreyfus, DVB Nedship
Fred Cheng’s new shipping company, Shinyo International, has purchased the 1998-built 43,000dwt bulk carrier Bara from Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SNC of France. The ship is chartered back to CETRAGPA (Louis Dreyfus) for a period of four years. The transaction marks the first post-Golden Ocean acquisition by Cheng. It also reflects the core industrial shipping approach taken by Cheng over his twenty five years as a shipowner. DVB Nedship Bank provided the mortgage finance for the acquisition out of the bank’s Hong Kong office. The ship will be managed by Univan Ship Management, also of Hong Kong. Dagfinn Lunde, Chairman and CEO of DVB Nedship Bank stated…
Drydocks World Delivers 5 Vessels
Drydocks World – Southeast Asia Pte. Limited (DDW-SEA), the Southeast Asian subsidiary of Drydocks World, announced the deliveries of vessels Endeavor, Greatship Ahalya, Mermaid Vision and Ark Dartmoor from their Drydocks World – Nanindah yard and Armada Tuah 104 from their Drydocks World – Pertama yard. The Endeavor, a fully pneumatic self discharge cement carrier designed by Shiptech Pte. Ltd. was delivered to Endeavor S.N.C., a subsidiary of Setaf Saget of France, a company of the Bourbon Group.
Seafuture Sponsored by Italian Trade Commission
The Italian Trade Commission and the Liguria Region are sponsoring an event in La Spezia to facilitate and create collaborations and partnerships between universities, companies, research centers, and other stakeholders in the maritime field. Seafuture will host engineers, designers, manufacturers and distributors of sea-related equipment and technology. The event will feature a number of thematic and technical seminars, forums, and meetings aimed at sharing up-to-date information and data under all institutional, technical and scientific aspects. • Eco-compatible solutions for ports, ship and coastal areas. Security and control management of anthropogenic activities. Management, control & prevention of high-risk operations, man-caused extreme natural events.