Chinese Shipyards Bankrupted by Sluggish Demand
According to 'China Daily' Zhejiang Jingang Shipbuilding Co Ltd, headquartered in the Taizhou city of East China's Zhejiang province, recently filed a bankruptcy…
New Design Contract for Delamarin's Bulk Carriers
Deltamarin has entered into a new contract with Yangfan Group (China) for the design of B.Delta37 Bulk Carriers to be built for d'Amico Societa di Navigazione S.p.A. who placed orders with the Chinese builder for a series of six fixed orders with options for six more vessels. Deltamarin will procure the basic sesign, part of the detail design of the vessels and technical procurement handling and will also have a site team to ensure the continuity all along the design phases to the production.
Vietnam Shipping Industry Burns its Fingers
According to a Reuter news report by Ngo Thi Ngoc Chau, Vinalines has become a bloated behemoth with 18,000 workers, a fleet of loss-making ships and $2.1 billion in debt.
Avance Gas Holdings Expands VLGC Fleet
Avance Gas Holding Ltd. adds Transpetrol Gas Holdings Ltd. Stolt-Nielsen Limited announce that Avance Gas Holding Ltd. (AGHL), a joint venture between Sungas Holdings Ltd. and Stolt-Nielsen Gas Ltd.
Konecranes Get Kvaerner Goliath Crane Order
The Goliath gantry crane will be in operation at Kvaerner’s facilities at Stord on November 2013. The parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order. The ordered Goliath gantry crane will more than double the lifting capacity, from 350 to 800 tons. The span will be 153 meters and the height 115 meters. With the new Goliath crane Kvaerner will be able to conduct two topside projects in parallel, compared to one earlier.
ECDIS Solution by Transas for Jo Tankers
The agreement includes upgrade of 3 vessels, retrofit on-board 11 vessels and 6 planned newbuilds. All vessels will be equipped with Dual 26'' Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS Premium Multifunction Display…
Protecting Contractors As They Enter New Waters. As the economic recovery continues to sputter along, construction companies eager to land any available projects have found themselves bidding outside their normal scope of work. Maritime construction is one such industry that has seen an increase in contractors who may not typically work on marine-related projects, thereby increasing the likelihood that individual projects may fall outside their skill set.
Vigor Marine Completes Work on the Kulluk and Noble Discoverer
The Kulluk and Noble Discoverer set sail for the Arctic today from Vigor Industrial’s Seattle shipyard, following completion of extensive environmental and safety upgrades by its commercial ship repair subsidiary, Vigor Marine. The Kulluk, an ice-classed semi-submersible drill rig measuring 266’ x 230’, arrived at Vigor’s Seattle yard in July, 2011. Following the work done by Vigor Marine teams, it will operate with zero discharge in the Beaufort and Chuckchi Seas.
Imtech Marine to Power Turkish Navy Vessels
Imtech Marine announces that Elkon (Istanbul), member of Imtech Marine , signed a contract for the design and supply of the complete electrical systems to power three Turkish Navy Auxiliary vessels. The vessels, consisting of one Submarine Rescue Mother Ship (MoShip) and two Rescue and Towing Ships (RATships) will be built by Istanbul Shipyard in Tuzla Turkey and are scheduled to be delivered to the Turkish Navy by mid of 2015.
Fugro Seacore Jacket Installation Works for Australia’s Largest Platform
Fugro Seacore (FSCL) has just completed drilling on the jacket installation works on the North Rankin B platform in Australia. Fugro Seacore designed, built and…
Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering Co., Ltd Acquires FORAN Licenses
SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. and Guangdong Yuexin Ocean Engineering Co., Ltd –GYOE- (formerly Yuexin Shipbuilding Co., Ltd) have signed an agreement for the…
Jo Tankers Chooses Transas ECDIS Solution
JO TANKERS (Bergen, Norway) has chosen Transas Marine as an ECDIS supplier for its fleet. The agreement includes upgrade of 3 vessels, retrofit on-board 11 vessels and 6 planned newbuilds. All vessels will be equipped with Dual 26’’ Navi-Sailor 4000 ECDIS Premium Multifunction Display, Radar Overlay and Firewall. Some vessels will utilize Transas’ recently launched Pay As You Sail chart solution for (S)ENC.
Transas Adds Ukrainian Chart Folios to its TX-97 Collection
Transas TX-97 non-official chart collection now includes Ukrainian chart folios. The agreement was signed between Transas Marine Ltd and the State Hydrographic Service of Ukraine in May 2012 allowing Transas to use official ENC’s and Inland ENC’s to create TX-97 folios. New charts will be available for the users of Transas ECDIS and ECS. The uniqueness of this project is that it is the first time when Inland ENC’s were used to produce TX-97 folios.
Moore Stephens Strengthens Regulatory Advisory Team
Moore Stephens has further strengthened its regulatory advisory capability with the appointment of John Westlake as compliance manager. John Westlake has a broad…
Troll A Tie In Success for Pipeline Specialist STATS Group
Specialist engineering company, STATS Group, has completed an 18 month design, manufacturing and installation project to enable the tie-in of a fifth pipeline on Statoil’s Troll A Platform. Statoil’s Troll A platform, located off the west coast of Norway, utilises a system of seal tubes to tie-in risers which are run down the inside of a dry concrete leg. The seal tubes were concreted in place at the base of the riser leg on the gravity base structure in 1991.
Universities, Environmentalists get Help From Underwater Cameras
More universities and environmental groups are using underwater video systems to assist in their research and monitoring operations. These cameras can be very useful tools in studying benthic habitats and marine organisms, and to monitor the impact of pollution on the environment. Darling Marine Center is the marine laboratory at the University of Maine. Home to world renown research and education, the facility is situated on the shores of the Gulf of Maine with its diverse intertidal habitats.
Concordia Maritime's Suezmax Tanker Named
The tanker is a third generation, fuel-efficient Suezmax and will be employed in the open market via the Stena Sonangol Suezmax Pool. She is expected to be delivered shortly, the fifth in a series of seven units, each representing an investment of just under SEK 500 million, designed by Stena Bulk and ordered in March 2010. Together with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Stena Teknik has been responsible for the development of the new ship model, where the focus has been on energy efficiency.
NOIA Responds to US Offshore Leasing Proposals
Background: US Department of the Interior released its proposed final 2012-17 US Outer Continental Shelf leasing program that it said makes areas with the most likely…
Wärtsilä's Russian JV to Build Engine Production Facility
Wärtsilä TMH Diesel Engine Company LLC, a joint venture owned 50/50 by Wärtsilä and Transmashholding (TMH), is ready to start construction of a modern factory located in Penza, Russia. The new plant, which is expected to be ready to start production in summer 2013, will provide world-class assembly and manufacturing facilities. Wärtsilä and Transmashholding signed the joint venture agreement in May 2010.
ABB Wins Electrical Contract for Drillships, LNG Carriers
ABB's order, worth $80 million from Samsung Heavy Industries, is to supply energy efficient drives, motors and electrical power systems for five drilling vessels…