NNS Awarded Carrier Construction Preparation Contract
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding Division receives a $407 million contract extension to a previously awarded John F. Kennedy (CVN 79) contract. The award of the contract extends the period of performance, adds additional efforts for engineering, planning and material procurement through Oct. 31, and authorizes additional manufacturing efforts. NNS is performing work on CVN 79 under a construction preparation contract that allows for engineering…
GL Garrad Hassan Advise on Offshore Windfarm Transmission
GL Garrad Hassan was technical adviser to Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) on their recent acquisition of a 49% stake in the BorWin1 and BorWin2 German offshore high-voltage, direct current (HVDC) links.
Japanese Joint Venture on LNG Carriers
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Imabari Shipbuilding jointly establish the MI LNG Company, Limited. Through establishment of the JV, the two companies aim…
Iceland Likely to Order More PSV's
Iceland, which issued its first offshore oil and gas exploration licenses this year, seeks to become a hub for subsea explorers from Greenland to Jan Mayen. Foreign…
Concept Catamaran Can Morph to Liftboat
SHC Wavedancer, with a new patents pending design, is capable of transforming from a high speed catamaran to a semi-submersible platform. The desingers believe that this innovation has enormous global potential for use in the offshore energy markets, such as platform personnel transfers and wind farm maintenance, offshore survey, inspection and installation works. The patents pending Submersible Hull…
Second Ivory Coast Container Terminal
Contract awarded for a second container terminal that will double the African state's capacity. The Ivory Coast Government has awarded a contract for the construction…
Sunken Fishing Vessel Identified 8,920-ft Down
The Coast Guard has identified a sunken fishing vessel missing since 1972. a remote operating vehicle (ROV) to investigate. The fishing vessel Katmai was discovered in 8,920 feet of water approximately 200 miles offshore. After receiving data of the discovery from BOEM, the U.S. Coast Guard Investigations National Center of Expertise initiated a cold case investigation, the result of which has now been published by the Coast Guard.
'SS United States' Preservation Cash-strapped
The 'SS United States' is sending out what may be its final distress call. The conservancy working to secure a home and purpose for the 990-foot-long ship tells the Associated Press that it could be sold for scrap within two months unless they can raise $500,000 immediately so they can continue negotiations with several parties. Money and time are running out for the historic ocean liner, which carried princes, presidents and celebrities across the Atlantic Ocean in the 1950s and 1960s.
Abu Dhabi Speeds Port Paper Work
Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has signed a MoU with Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) & several government agencies with the aim of speeding up port formalities. The MoU…
FSL Trust: 2012 Was a 'Dismal' Year for Shipping
"The industry witnessed another dismal year as weakness in freight rates and asset values persisted in 2012. This resulted in a spate of defaults, restructurings…
Sea Marshals Urges Ship Operators to Stay Vigilant
The threat to maritime trade from Somali pirates continues, and ship operators should stay vigilant and adhere to best management practices, according to private maritime security company Sea Marshals Ltd, which counsels against complacency at this time. Latest security industry intelligence points to a likely upsurge in pirate attacks, particularly given recent releases of hijacked vessels and a reduction in attack success rates. Thomas Jakobsson, Chief of Operations for U.K.
Aker Solutions Awarded Moho Contract
Aker Solutions received a Letter of Award from Total for the delivery of a subsea production system for the Moho Nord project in the Republic of the Congo. The contract value is approximately $850 million (U.S.). The Moho Nord project, located approximately 75 km off the coast of the Republic of the Congo, consists of the two developments Moho Nord and Moho Bilondo 1bis. Aker Solutions and Total will run both developments as one integrated project.
Trelleborg to Supply Equipment to Yeudong LNG Terminal
Trelleborg Marine Systems has been awarded the contract to supply docking and mooring equipment and LNG cargo transfer technology for the new Yuedong LNG Terminal in China.
Jee Ltd UpdatesTraining Courses
Jee Ltd, a U.K.-based independent multi-discipline engineering and training firm, has launched a series of initiatives to update its training courses through geographical expansion and technological innovation. The company will expand the current course schedule to include Lagos, Nigeria and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, making Jee the only globally recognized subsea engineering and training firm to hold public courses in Nigeria.
Fireboat Chief Seattle Delivered
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla and Associates, Inc. (GPA) announced the completion on time and within budget of a major renovation of the fireboat Chief Seattle at Vigor Marine in Everett, Washington. Under the direction of the City of Seattle’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services (FAS), GPA’s team managed the project from initiation to delivery, working closely with FAS, Vigor Marine and the Seattle Fire Department.
Increased Demand for Panamax Vessels, Drewry Reports
A decline in demand for Capesize vessels has been countered by an improvement in demand for Panamax vessels, according to the latest Dry Bulk Insight published by Drewry Maritime Research.
The Eco Battle will be Fought, Warns Bibby
The Eco Ship revolution may be on the horizon but these new ships will not replace the existing fleet overnight, and ship managers are under increasing pressure…
Geo Shipyard Delivers R/V Apalachee
Geo Shipyard Inc, New Iberia, La, delivered the R/V Apalachee, a 64x21x9’, aluminum catamaran for Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory, St Teresa, Florida. Designed by Fyffe Yachts with NC lofting by Eli Ring, VP of Advance Fabricating, both of Kemah, Texas, the 48 passenger T-boat will support a verity of research missions in the Gulf of Mexico. DeJong and Lebet, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida provided construction oversight and plan review.
Statoil Contract for Ocean Installer
Ocean Installer has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Installation (EPCI) contract for subsea installations and tie-in operations at the Statoil…
Safariland Group Acquires Mustang Survival
The Safariland Group, a manufacturer of protective products and equipment primarily for law enforcement and the military, has acquired Mustang Survival and its related entities, Mustang Survival Inc. and Mustang Survival Mfg., Inc. (collectively, “Mustang Survival”). Mustang Survival is in the North American market for lifesaving equipment for recreational, military, law enforcement and industrial users in the marine and aviation environments.